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THE PACIFIC COAST.
Visalia Comes to the
Front in Aid of the
TACOMA BONDS DECISION.
A Nanaimo Steamboat Hand
Crushed to Death in a ..-
SPOKANE CLERK'S SHORTAGE.
News From the Victoria Seafers In
dicates That the Season Will Be
a Poor One for Hunters.
VISALIA, Cat., Apr!! 3.-Visalia to-day
expressed herself .-'Vk-arly- concerning her
attitude on the jSan tVancisco and San
Joaquin Vallor liiiilroad. Previous offers
were made <rooii a :: • ! extended. At a :meetr
ingof the Board of Trade aco^nmittee was
Visa^ia for depots, switches artd- yards,
ri glit of >ay through Tulai-e County and
a "fruaru'iWe of $25,000 xn : stbekv already
6llKsrr:bed. .'■'-.: -. . '-.'; . ; J ; '.' ~.'\' .-':'• ■■■■:■
The people of Visalia and the east Bide
of the valley are working together, and
: naloTers can be made conditiphal
upon the building of the road through .
and along the eastern side of the
San Joaquin Valley. ■■/. ■•.: ■•..'•■■■■'.'... •'/-:::•■ :
BTEXTSy At SACRAHrEXTO. ' ;..• : -
A Detective's Work in. Breaking Vp a
Tramp Secret Society.
SACRAMENTO, CAt.» April 3. -^For
Eome time it has been known to the offi
cials of the Southern Pacific Compapy that
a certain portion of the tough tramp ele
ment of the State had banded themselves
together into a fraternity for the purpose
of-robbing freightcars. ■••■
This fraternity had regular passwords,,
grips and signals, and have subscribed to
an iron-bound path to aid each other
should a member fall into the clutches of
the authorities. : ;.' ; ;; :;' '
So numerous and successful became the
burglarious operations 6t this gang that
the company detailed Detective S. B.
Priest to break up : the organization arid
arrest such members as proof «ould be ;pro-.
duced against. , V
After considerable labor, the officerdis
covered that a ont-ksged man, Charles
Harrison, alias Johnson, was the leader of
the society. .-■This man, who, "despite his
crippled condition, is conceded to be the
best train-jumper in ', the State, was; dis
covered and arrested by Detective Priest ia
iateo. '■'.'; . ' ■ : ."•. '.:- ..' ■■.. ■ •"-.:
After contining him for several weeks, he
consented to reveal what he knew, and
was then brought to Sacramento to an«
s#ei to a charge of burglary, in haying
been concerned in the robbery of a freight
car in the Sacramento yard on December
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In the mean time the fraternity dis
covered that Priest was on their trail and
that he had captursd: their leader. They
imriaiediately swore vengeance against him
and w-e.re careful to let information reach:
hia ears of their intention to: kill Vhinij
thinking to frighten him into abandoning
Lis object. ./ \ .':•..■■. ' ■ ' :; :■; '.'
The band also, discovered that: it/was
Priest's intention to bring his prisoner to
Facramento, and Daniel Walters and John
"Williams were dispatched from. Los Ange
les to this city to attempt the : rescue -of
their comrade,.and possibly'to put the pffi
cer .-put of the: way:.'should'an.' opportunity
present itself.- ' ■ • '• •■,:■•" .: ;'.': '--.-. :"".'•!-.?■■'"
These men arrived in. Sacrametfto. two
(Liys.ago, and : since that time have been
continually on therwateb; at the arrival of
all trains from the south,. Their peculiar
acrions aronsed tlie suspicion of the fail
road officer stationed at tfae depot and he
ordered them away... . .'..' '• ...
This.'evening Priest arrived with his
prisoner and conveyed him to the City'
Prison, where he was probably followed by
these men,.as shortly after his prisoner had
been placed ,i:v. a cell Policeman Douglas,
on his way, tp .the police station, saw.
two. men, one standing, on the-other's
shoulders at one of.theirpn-biarred. win
dows of the struf:• ;;rip, who were evidently
attempting. to force ah exit for their cook
rade. / '■'.: '_■.- ■■". :;'■■' -•■.'•"'•.. "■■■■ •'■•;•■ ■•;'.-. .-
Douglas ran rapiijly across the street,:
and the men on bis: approach attempted to
effect their escape, kit finding.thisf impos
sible they turned tomake an attack ori the
officer, who drew his revoiverVfo>eed.thpm
to throw up their hands- and march iuto
the station, where they wen- iockedup.
". Detective Priest wss sent for. and in
stantly recognized the two m^n as leading
mem bers of the band, the officer declares
that he has no fear of the fraternity and
intends to jail the whole outfit before he
..Stops. :'•. . :'..-. . ■.*■-•■ ;"■ •.'■'•.; '' ■ .-
He also says that if they get the best of
him. they will be welcome todo so. The
arrests made to-night will /probably ro-.
spit in the breaking^up of the. dangerous^
organization. ' . . V :
A VICIOUS AXSA.ULT. " •'..
For Refusing to .Buy a Drink a San
■ Francisco Man Is Cut With a Razor..
RAMENTQ, Cal., April 3.^-Albert
Gourdier entered a. Front street-saloon .in
company with two companions this.everi
inev '' • ■. '•••' "■"
While standing at the bar he was accost
ed by a stranger, who asked him to treat.
Upon l>eing refused the man whipped outa
razor from the breast of his shirt.and
slashed Gourdier across the left temple', in
flicting a wound several indies in lenerth
and cutting through to the skull,- severing
three arteries. • .
Gourdier hurried tdthe Receiving Hos-.
pital, a distance of two blocks, where his
wo.unds.were dressed.. • •
The razor.-wielder after the cutting
.•prang.through the door of the saloon and
■ran. "rapidly, down the street, flourishing
. the 'blood-stained weapon and forcing
e V.ery. one to give way before h;ni.
He; was pursued by the crowd, who snc
qee;de"d in running. -hrm down. He took
refuge ..under a, boxcar,.but was disarmed
and.conveyed to the station-house: He is
a- stranger tb" the police authorities, and
has every appearance of beinj; a desperado.
• Gourdier. is a" resident of ban Francisco,
The San Francisco Call.
where he has a mother living. He came
to Sacramento,. arriving to-night, in hopes
of prqcnring '.employment. .His wound,
though serious, i? not necessarily fatal.
THE FJtESCOTT EXPLOSION.
two Men Were Killed in the Ohio Mine
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PRESCOTT, Amz., April 3. — Prank
Clark and a man named McGuire are dead
as the result of yesterday's explosion of
giant powder in the Ohio mine, a-nd James
Newland, the foreman of the mine, seri
ously injimted. •■ -Clark and McGurre ar
rived here fmm Boulder, Colo., a few days
ago, ami had only worked three shifts in
The explosion was caused by a miner
"kmo king a lighted candle into a box : of
ponder, causing it to ignite, and the burn
ing ppwder communicated with five boxes
of caps, .which exploded, causing three
other boxes af powder to explode.
The men killed were working in a side
drift, and when the alarm was given they
started for the mouth' of the tunnel, and
just as they reached the point opposite
the burning powder in the main tunnel
the explosion occurred, killing them in
stantly. Foreman Kewland was a few
feet behind them and had not reached the
main tunnel, and owes his life to this cir
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: :*.: :. : A'O CTjTsWs AX . MARYS riLLE.
Pursuit of the Slayer of Sheriff tiogard
Continues in a Desultory Manner.
MARYSVILLE; Cal., April 3.-An in-
qiiest was held to-day by Coroner Be van
and the jury.; at Which the facts of the
killing of Sheriff Bogard of Tehama and
the train robber on last Saturday morning
were presented, and save for a few imma
terial points does -not differ from those
presented heretofore^ In reality many im
portant matters that have beetj published
and verified were omitted or overlooked.
The chase after the missing robber or
robbers bas been confined to a few local
officers and. men, whose incentive has been
the reward. None of these men reported
either to Sheriff Smith of Butter or lijlow
of Yuba. Consequently there is nothing
new to relate concerning the search. Sev
eral reported arrests proved to tie nothing
but hoaxes by practical jbkers, who seem
to have lost sigM of the seriousness of the
offense for which the men are wanted.
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TACOMA BOIfDS DECISION
The Result of a Suit in the Superior
. : •;'■ ■'• . • .Court. . '•.-•.• .'.■•■'' -
TAOOMA, Wash,, April.3.— in an impor
tant decision rendered to-day Judge Parker
of the: Superior Court decides squarely
against Judge Stallcup's suit' to invalidate
XToQ $1000 bonds issued by the city in pay
ment for the water and light plants pur
chased tWb years, ago. Stall-cup sought
also to enjoin the city from paying .interest
on the! bonds. '."":'. ■ •/,- :■[. •■ ' '■ .'■
After extensive arguments oh demurrers
Judge Parker decided for the '. city and
against Stallcup col every point. If an apr
peil is taken the Supreme Court will bear
thecase in May, ' ; • •-. . '• . '.-
The . decision is welcome n?ws to the
people ef Tacoma, who are strenuously
opposed, to. any attempt at repudiation.
The bonds are held in New Turk and New
England. . .'. •',■■. -.. " , .
ACCIDENT AT STAItAIMO.
A Japanese Fireman Crushed to. Death
. ■ • . : .. <»» o' Orankpit. : •
NANAIMO, B. C, April 3— 0. Kasaka,
a Japanese firemanj was crushfid to death
this morning in the crankpit of the passen
ger steamboat Cutch. :'..-'-.-..-Vv
A' Steamboat's Narrow- Escaped
NANAIMO, B. C, April 3.— The passen
ger steamer Joan, from Victoria to Comox,
ran on a ,r.ock off Peer Island yesterday
morning and held fast until late this after-.
noon. The damage was only slight. : .
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; *". .' A Red lands Motel Burns. ;.'•'.
REDLANDSj Cal.;. April 3.— The Terra
cina Hotel burned at sa. jit. The loss on
the building is $20,000 and on the furniture
$12,000. The insurance is $12,000, All/the
guests made their escape, but lost most of
their cloth irig.' The building was erected
in ISB9 to boom the land. It had never
been a success financially owing to its
small size and. remoteness from town..
The Hotel Terracina was owned by Airs.
William Melczer, wife of a wine merchant
of .San Francisco. Tit cost originally $35,
--.000, and the merchant bought it a year ago
and made his wife a present of it. They
have a beautiful cottage about 150 feet from
the hotel. • ■ .'. .-■-.*■ '. ".
A row of popper trees saved it from, de
structipn.' Among tfite. guests were Mrs.
T. S. Dole, child and maid, Charles H.
Isaacs and Mrs. O. B. Isaacs of San Fran
cisco,. Mrs, Dole, in her flight, ' left : $7000
worth of diamonds in her room. "' '■ .
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Southern. California Crop Bulletin.
1 LOS : ANGELES, . CA.1.., April 3.— The
weather crop bulletin of ■ Southern .Cali
fornia/furnished by Observer Franklin for
the week ending April- 1, says: The rains
will cause a larger area to-be planted to
certain root crops ana will shorten the
season of irrigation orchards. The honey
crop is expected to be large on account of 1
the rains stimulating, the , growth of " wild
" flowers. Apricots are reported to be drop
ping with indications :>f a light crop, prob
ably caused by the late heavy rains. Other
deciduous.fruits are setting well. Orange
trees, are in full blossom. . '
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j' •' A Spokane Embezzler's Shortage.'
.'• SPOKANE, Wash., April 3.— After three
months of close inspection of the books of
f;x-Countyv Clerk Downing, two experts
employed by the count}' have submitted
their report. It shows a total shortage of
$3430,. and declares that the books were
;kept in a' -very loose manner. Downing
was a captain in. the National Guard and
one of the most influential young poli
ticians of the city. He is now held for
trial on a charge of embezzlement.
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Prohibition of Poolrooms.
: . LOS ANGELES,- Cal., April \ 3.— The
City Council torday : passed an ordinance
prohibiting poolseiling and the two pool
.rooms, which have been making books and ,
selling pools on Eastern race events in this
city for several months, .will be compelled
to.go out of business April 15. The ordinance
does not prohibit the making of . books or
selling pools on • events conducted within
the corporate limits of Los Angeles, how
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Fruit Dryer for Kenwood.
KENWOOD, . Cal., April 3.-A large
fruit-dryer is to be established in this place
on a lot near the depot. The work of
erecting the building will be begun at once,
and a narket for fruit grown in Los Guil
■licos Valley is thus supplied. The new
orchards in this valley are quite extensive,
and prospects for a good crop axe excellent.
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 4, 1895.
The business office of the CALL has been removed fron 525 Mont
gomery street, where it has been for the past thirty years, to 710
Market street, within a stone's throw of the Chronicle office, and
just across the street from where the Examiner has declared its
intention to erect a magnificent building, and within the shadow
of where soon will stand a model modern sky-scraping structure, to
be built expressly for the permanent home of the CALL. We hope to
do some business at this stand; in fact, the principal business of
the paper will be conducted here. Branch off ices will be maintained
throughout the city as heretofore, which are announced elsewhere,
and the principal branch office will be continued at the old stand,
525 Montgomery street. Small advertisements will be thankfully
received; larger ones in proportion. I am happy to state that no
reduction has been made in .the subscription price, which remains as
usual, 15 cents per week, $6 a year by mail, postage paid.
Editor and Proprietor SAN FRANCISCO CALL.
NEWS OF SAN JOSE.
Chase of a Wheel-Rider
Who May Be Robber
LIKE THE FUGITIVE,
The Suspect Is Wheeling Rap
. icily Toward the City of
ROBS A FARMER AT HILLSDALE.
Santa Clara's. Sheriff Takes the Trail
.. . as He Wants the Man for. 9.
■■.'■•'■■■' . • Lesser. Crime.
SAN JOSE. Cxv, April 3.— Sheriff Lyndon
and Deputy Sheriff Gardener left this city
at noon to-day in a f.i# for Campbell sta
tion, and Los. "Gatoson a. search for Brady,
the man who is suspected of being the
slayer of Sheriff. Bogard at Reeds station
during the train robbery last week.
Reports, came from several parties at,
Campbell that they had seen a man much
resembling the descriptions of the Reed
station robber pass, through that town.
He wore ordinary clothings There were
no traces of a bicycle suit about his attire.
The officers left . for the scene as soon as
possible and got traces of the -suspect,
which they followed: He was found to be
making his way as fast as possible toward
Santa Cruz. . . • : :
Sheriff Lyndon returned this evening,
put Deputy Gardener continued on his way
to Santa Cruz, He will attempt to over
haul the. man and settle the question as to
whether.pr.rtot he is the robber who is so
anxiously sought. for. •
A rancher named Edward Lavin reported
here to-d-ay that he had been stood up at
about 8 o'clock last Tuesday evening on the
road near HHl^dale. .He was driving a
double team : attached to a light wagon!
The robber at the point of a pistol com
pelled him to halt, climb to the ground and
deliver over a gold watch and $1Q in
money— all the valuables he had on his
person. The cycler footpad then jumped
upon his wheel and struck out on a rapid ,
pace in the directioa of San Jose. He wore :
ordinary rlothing, and resembled the de
scriptions of the cycler who had been seen
at Campbell.- It is thought probable that
the robber spent Tuesday night, after his
Hillsdaleexploit. in San Jose, and struck
out this morning, for Santa Cruz. .
If he is not the murderer he will be
■wanted- in this city anyhow for holding up
Rancher Lavin. ■ '..:
ESCAPES I*UlS T IBHMEXT.
Dismissal of a Case Against a PoJter-
I'layer .W/io Passed a- Bogus Cheek.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 3.— Hope John
son, charged with passing bogus checks on
William Corkery, a saloon-keeper, had his
examination before Justice Dwyer this
morning. Johnson, who is a young man
of good appearance, was seated in a poker
game in Cprkery's saloon, and, running
short of change, asked Corkery to cash a
check on the Oakland Bank of Savings for
$508, which the latter did. The check was
presented at the Oakland bank and proved
worthless. Later Johnson was arrested at
Banta Cruz and brought here. There was
no evidence to prove that Johnson had
acted in a criminal manner and Justice
Dwyer discharged him.
POVSDMASIERS GO TO JAIL.
A Justice Checking the Practices of Dog-
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 3.— At a night
pension of court last night Justice Dwyer
tried and sentenced W. E. Wilson, Thomas
Gough and A. B. Flora, deputy pound
masters, to thirty days in jail for taking a
dog belonging to John Dougherty. Dough
erty showad the men a license, receipt, but
they refused to give up the dog. These
men have made a practice of continually
taking licensed dogs. The Justice decided
that unlicensed dogs, accompanied by their
masters, cannot be impounded.
FELL IX WITH ROBBERS.
The Tale of Woe Told by a Laborer From
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 3.— Peter B. San
chez, who has been working at the Cowell
limekilns at Santa Cruz, called on Chair
man Greeninger of the Board of Super
visors to-day and related a tale of woe in
connection with a plea for assistance.
Sanchez says his home is in San Rafael.
Last week he received a letter from his <
■ •wife asking him to come home, Sunday
he drew $33, the balance due him, and
started for the train. - On the way he had
several drinks and took a good-sized flask'
on the train with him.': When the train
arrived at Los Gatos he ; was so drunk that
mistook the place for San Jose and got off.
In , the I evening he concluded to walk
to San Jose, and on the way he says
he was set upon by three • men who beat
him into insensibility and robbed him of
. $25. ,. ■■■■ •;;: ':. :MB ■•■ ;.■ :: •• / : : ■
Sanchez got transportation to San Ra-
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Petition for Electric Line Franchises. :
' SAN JOSE, Cal.; -'April 3.— The Board of
SnDervisofs here to-day were petitioned by
John W. Eisenhirth to grant him ja j fran
chise to construct an electric railway from
Sail Jose- along the Stevens Greek road and
Saratoga avenue to Saratoga, and also
lines to Santa Clara, Los Gatos and Palo
Alto. '■".::'. '-.' •■■ '•' - <r - ' ■'- : .'- : •
'. -The Mania' of 'a' Colored Girl.
SAN ; JOSE, Cal., April 3.-Clara Mack,
. a colored girl, 16 years of age, was brought .
to the County Jail to-day and will r be held
and examined on -aj charge of * insanity.
Clara imagines '■'■ her mission ; is to roam
around the : streets singing ■ "Two Little
Girls in Blue." , ; v
Accident to aCa-fpeiiUr. ,
SAN JOSE, April 3.— George Spots
wood, a carpenter, while at ■■ work erecting
a frame for |a i windmill at the corner of
Tenth and Keyes streets this morning, fell
a distance of twelve feet. His right arm
. and leg were broken. ' •,'■'•■■ '.r ;,* .r- -. '■•"
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WHATCOM BOAT ACCIDENT
Rescue of All the Passengers,
Except Traveler Kautz
Slipped From a Liferaft Twenty
Minutes Before Help
WHATCOM, Wash., April 3.— A1l the
passengers and crew of the steamboat
Buckeye, which was swamped in a gale
last evening in Bellingham Bay., were res
cued except Vf. H. Kautzman. He was on
a life-raft with three other passengers, but
fell off, having become stiff with cold. The
others were rescued by a tug.
The body of Kautzman was found at
5:30 this evening at the mouth of Little
Squalicum Creek, about two. miles from
here, by the boys. They told two
other boys, who secured the body and
brought it to this city. On the body was a
diamond shirt-stud, a gold watch and
$57 65 in money, mostly gold, sewed in the
breast of his undershirt.
His neck was cut by the glass in the
cabin window through which he crawled to
the upper deck and there is a contusion on
his head. The life preserver had kept the
body afloat while it drifted with the tide
about six miles from the scene of the
disaster. Kautzman would have been
saved could he have held to the raft twenty
minutes longer. He was a member of
several fraternal orders and carried life in
surance to the amount of $8000. A reward
of $150 had been offered by Mrs. Kautzman
for the recovery of his body.
The hull of the wrecked steamboat was
picked up this afternoon by the tug J. E.
Bovden, nearly opposite the site of old
Fort Bellingham, about six miles from the
piace where she was swamped last night.
It has been towed here and beached. Her
upper works are gone and her boilers and
engine are probably lost.
VICTORIA BEALIXQ 2TEWS.
The neanon for Hunters Protnisen to Be
an Exceptionally Poor One.
VICTORIA, B. C, April 3.— Under the
international sealing agreement sealing on
the coast will cease April 30, and present
prospects indicate that the catch for the
first half of the season will be very light
Ten days ago the highest catch reported
was 325, which at current rates would not
ft is too early to venture to predict on
the season's work as everything depends
upon the second half of the season and
the luck in Asiatic waters. No reports
have been received from the Asiatic coast
as to the conditions and number of seals
and those from this coast are quite
Seals have| been running well off the
island , but the weather, as stated, has kept
the hungers aboard the schooners.
Devereaux Sot Found.
VICTORIA, B. C, April 3.-Chinese In
spector F. D. Schuyler and Customs Officer
Thomas Delaney of the Puget Sound Cus
toms Service intercepted and searched the
steamer Walla Walla here this morning
for Devereaux, alias Nielson, one of the
San Francisco fraudulent Chinese certifi
cate gang. He was not found.
ROW AT SANTA ROSA.
The County Treasurer
and a Banker Begin
POLITICS IS THE CAUSE.
Sequel to a Bitter Factional
Fight During the Last
FINANCIER DOYLE'S COMPLAINT
He Considers the Withdrawal of
Sonoma Funds From His
Bank as Unjust.
SANTA ROSA, OiaL, April 3.— County
Treasurer vVoodward and M. Doyle, presi
dent of fhe Exchange Bank, have opened
war on each other over the refusal of the
Treasurer to deposit any county funds in
the Exchange Bank.
Both men are active politicians, and
both are political enemies. Doyle is a
Democrat and Woodward a Republican.
The latter is also Mayor of this city. In
the county election last fall Doyle did his
best to knife Woodward, who was a candi
date for County Treasurer. Doyle's man
was Lee Ellsworth. Doyle said he would
spend $2000 to beit Woodward, and all
sorts of stories and circulars of a damaging
nature were sent broadcast over the county.
Doyle, it was alleged, was at the bottom of
it all. The contest was bitter, and feeling
Woodward was elected, and as soon as
he was installed County Treasurer he im
mediately withdrew $50,000 of the county
and State funds on deposit in Doyle's
bank. To-day was the time when the
board of examiners, consisting of the
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, the
District Attorney and the Auditor, exam
ined the cash on hand and on deposit be
longing to the county. They found every
thing in a satisfactory shape and the sum
of $154,441 12, the bulk of which was on
special deposit without interest at the
President Doyle learned of this and it
etirred him a little to find none of this
amount on deposit in his bank. He saw
Treasurer "Woodward and demanded a
share of it, saying:
"If you deposit with my bank $20,000 or
more without interest I will say nothing,
but if you refuse I'll tie up the -money in
the other banks and compel them to keep
the money in packages in their vaults or
I'll report the matter to the Bank Examin
ers and have them compel the banks to
return the money to the treasury and
make you keep it in your vault. I will not
stand idle and see the other banks get the
use of all that money."
To all this Treasurer Woodward replied
"I refuse to deposit a dollar of the county
or State money in your bank. I think it
beneath the dignity of a bank president to
importune me on this matter after the low,
bitter fight you made against me at elec
tion. If you will cease meddling in other
people's affairs and give more attention to
your own it will be better for you. You
are a political meddler, a manipulator of
conventions who nominate your own cre
ations and get them elected. You are the
'Boss Buckley' of Sonoma County, but
you can't boss me. I intend to divide the
county money among all the banks in
Sonoma County except your bank, the
Both men were very much wrought up,
the lie was passed, and Doyle, who is
known to be quick-tempered and to go
always armed, would have done some
thing desperate had not friends interfered.
Both men have employed counsel and
their friends and the citizens generally
have taken sides, some taking the position
assumed by Doyle and some the position
of Woodward, who is a couraeeous man.
Later in the day Doyle tried to prevail
upon the board of examiners and the Sup
ervisors to have the Treasurer either de
posit his funds equally among the banks
here or to compel him to keep the money
in the treasury vault.
In reply to this Treasurer Woodward said
it would not be safe to deposit $150,000 in
the treasury vault, and that he could not
be responsible for the custody of so much
coin, unless he was furnished with a dou
ble guard, one for the day and one for the
night. lie instanced the robbery of the
treasury on December 28 last, when his
predecessor was assaulted and locked in
the vault, and the treasury robbed of $8000.
The lawyers here incline to the opinion
that it is not strictly in accordance with
the law to deposit the money in the banks
and have them loan it out, but the Bank
Examiners, who know of this fact, have
hitherto ignored the technicality, believing
that the money is more safe in the banks
than in the treasury vault, and that such
an amount of coin in circulation in the
community is productive of much good.
Section 87 of the law in regard to the
matter says the County Treasurer must
keep all money belonging to the county or
State in his possession until disbursea, but
he can make special deposits for the safe
keeping of funds.
The end of the trouble is not yet.
FLOWERS FOR THE EAST. •
An Experimental Shipment to Chicago
for Easter Sunday.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 3.— The
first carload of cut flowers ever shipped from
California was sent to Kennecett Broth
ers, Chicago, to-day, by the Central Park
Floral Company. It is expected to reach
Chicago for Easter Sunday. The car con
tained 35,000 calla lilies, .marguerites, Eng
lish ivy and many other varities of flow
ers. The shipment is regarded as very
important here, as the enterprise is practi
cally a new one and promises big returns.
LOS ANGELES ORANGES.
Growers Decide to Meet Com
petition and Cut
The Exchange WiH No Longer
Make Quotations on the
LOS ' ANGELES, >Cal, April 3.— The or
ange-growers of Southern California have
been greatly worried for some" time over
the keen competition made to their or
anges in the Eastern markets by foreign
This culminated to-day in a meeting at
the Southern California Fruit Exchange in
this city, at which representatives - from
Riverside, San Bernardino, Pomona, Pasa
dena and other points were present. It
was pointed out at the meeting that the
prices, at which oranges from this section
were quoted offered a good margin of profit "
to the European orange-growers; that , the
latter could .; ship and land their fruit at
New York and other Eastern '■. points and
undersell the California growers. . '
This trouble was further emphasized by
the fact, that there were . many growers in
Southern California, not . members o? the
exchange, who , were shipping their fruit
on their own account, getting for it what
they could, and in this way adding to the
demoralization of < prices. - Some \ members :
present were in favor of going' on as. they
had been doing, snapping their fingers at
the European growers. Others contended .
they saw no use in making the ; running
for the foreign growers by quoting a r price
which . gave /them* a chance to cut with
profit still to. themselves.' '" .'.■' .■:■::: '■ -\
| After a long and acute discussion a com
promise: was reached whereby it was de
cided to continue quoting navel oranges as
heretofore, but to stop .making any more
quotations, on seedling oranges. T The re
sult of this move will j be to allow orange- •
growers who are members of the exchange
to sell their seedlings at ( any price they
like or ship them on . consignment; where
ever they please without by so doing for
feiting their membership in 1 the exchange.
Seedlings have hitherto been quoted as
follows per box : Fancy $1 50, choice $1 25, ;
standard $110. ' V. V • . . V .
; A prominent member of the Exchange
.was interviewed by your ' corespondent
after the meeting was over. ' ' ".
: "Yes," he said, "some of our members
may tnink it wise to ship.t heir seedlings
on 2 consignment, but .; the : majority of •us
will not. We will wait until the Eastern
markets are cleaned of the foreign drug,
and then we will ship : our fruit as before.
In the meantime we ; do : not : propose to
keep on quoting 'prices simply to make a
market for those foreign fellows 'to shoot
at." ■ - : " ; ; ■■■ '. .
' GRAM) LODGE A. O. V. W. ■ '
Changes in the .lonics and Election of
. •. Officers.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 3.— The sec
ond day's session of the I Grand Lodge, A.
O. U. W., was held to-day, Grand Master.
Ward presiding. - V-. .',."' '.-.'- [■-■''-'.
". The features of the ' day's proceedings
were as follows: The Pacific States Watch-,
man was adopted as the official organ of
the order. V Xr ■'.'.' ;•• •
; An amendment to the constitution doing
away with grand trustees was defeated.
The laws governing sick. and funeral bene
fits were ■ stricken from the Grand Lodge
constitution and the lodges allowed to re
tain them as special features.
Hereafter moneys deposited in bank
must be in the name of the officer in his
official capacity. ;
"■ Lodges desiring to consolidate have been
allowed this privilege with the approval of °
the grand master.
The following grand officers were elected : i
Grand master— D. J. Toohey of San Francisco. i
Grand foreman— William Vinter of San Jose. :
i"i Grand overseer— A. F. Mackey of Los Angeles.
■ Grand recorder— D. S. Hirshberg of Oakland.
.: Grand receiver— Booth of San Fran
cisco.- .^ '■:"■";; ■' : ''. :-''■'..: .: .'"
Grand guide -John Kaskell of San Diego. . •
r. Grand inside watchman— W. Evans of
Monrovia. : '
'■ '-■_) Grand outside watchman— D. 'S. Baxter of
Siskiyou. . .
;■;. Grand medical examiner— Dr. J. L. Mayon of
:', Grand trustee— P. Abramson of San Francisco.
. Supreme • representatives— Eugene "X. r Den
prey, John ; N. Young 5 and W. H. i Barnes of
San Francisco. ■..'■.:..:-./; " -. ;.. ;'', : -..;i;. 4 sC.i:*'
. ; Corporate directors— W. Ward, D. J.Toohey,
William Vinter, A. A. Mackey, D. S. Hirshberg',
Samuel Booth, H. J. Norton, P. Abramson, J.
O. Love joy, Daniel Sewell," W. J. Beatty. ' T - •'
• Grand Master Ward of Oakland > was
first ; elected as a ; supreme, but ; declined
the honor. ■ ;■ . ■■; ■'■ ; v . :.-;-. ':'\'oA
The first Tuesday in April was then fixed
for the next session, which will be held in
San Francisco. ' , ■ .
• A competitive exhibition was given this*
evening with Los Angeles * Lodge No. 56 by
.teams .' from i this city, Oakland : and t San
■ Francisco. ■^-^■V. '.; '■•.■::•>• v' ■ .
■ The Grand Lodge will finish its work to-"
morrow, when the members will :be enter
tained by the Board of Trade. '> Numerous
excursions to points of interest will follow".
PBICE FIVE CENTS.
A FIGHT AT SALINAS.
Fierce 'Combat Between
and a Robber.
FIRING AT SHORT RANGE.
The Fugitive Bandit Receives
a Mortal Wound During
. the Encounter.
COURAGE OF THE DESPERADO.
The Ending of the Chase for the
Men Who Looted the Arroyo
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SALINAS, Cal., April 3.— ln a pistol- -."
fight that was short, sharp and decisive..
between 6 an unknown robber and Sheriff .
John L. Matthews of Monterey County
and Deputy Sheriff W. J. Nesbitt these \ ;
officers to-day proved their mettle and -
succeeded in getting their quarry, mortally "'"■
wounding the fighting desperado and cap-. •
turing his partner-in crime. Thewonnded '.
robber died soon' after, the fight— died un- ''.'■'
repentant, with his - lips sealed and with
out cry, or groan of agony. He is un
known. His companion, Henry Bishop, 'V
who is now in jail, stated that he did.not:.-
know the name of the dead man. * '■ . '
" At 11 a. >m. to-day Sheriff . John L. "•
Matthews received, the following telegram .:'': -'
'j?.p : _- '■'; San Lms Obispo, April 3. .. '.
John L. Matthews, Sheriff, Salinas, Cal.: Both
the Arroyo Grande men are on the northbound "
freight. Look out: for them. I am on No, tt.,
(northbound passenger). • They are armed. [ •
S. BaLLOU, Sheriff San Luis Obispo County. -.;•'.
Sheriff Matthews" and Deputies W. .J. .-
Nesbitt' and B. E. Duckworth secured 'a •':
livery rig and arming the driver, William '"'"",
Smart, ; drove to the outskirts of town, to •'.
meet the incoming train. This precaution
was taken to prevent the robbers from. •
escaping when the train • slowed. The
train came in at- 12:30 p. m. As soon as the
train stopped "all the officers proceeded "to
the boxcar indicated by a sign from the
brakeman. Conductor Butler, who had ,' '.';
been advised of the character of -. the pas- ■"
sengers Miho were stealing j a ride, had ':■'■
bolted the door at- Gonzales. Matthews .'-'■
and Nesbitt approached "the car door on '-.'.
one side and Under Sheriff Duckworth on V
the other side of the -car/ Nesbitt took off • . ;
the ■ bolt, and pushed ; the door open, Mat-"',
thews standing : in front with his revolver
ready. .'* ••"': . . •:• -.'" ... •'•'.'..
•| As the door opened it disclosed one • rob- ,
ber standing opposite ' the door with a big - c
44-caliber revolver in his hand. ; :Jrv'''s ■- .
; "What in h- — do you* want?": 'hie" said,
leveling his revolver at the Sheriff. - - * '>
There were no' further words. The Sher
iff and the robber fired simultaneously.
The bullet ' from the ' bandit's revolver •
whistled close by the Sheriff's head. '''~&js§*
The Sheriff's aim " was better. The ball •
from his pistol struck the outlaw between •
the tenth and * eleventh' ribs, ' passing"
through : the ' body."- • He fell backward, '
the Sheriff continuing shooting.' -The rob
ber then shot at. Deputy Nesbitt, who re- -
turned the V fire. The wounded robber
made an attempt to fire a third-time, when
a bullet from Nesbitt's pistol shattered his »
kftee. '':■ ;.:.' .' ■' ' ' .".' ■-'■"';■'-'..
Then he. shouted : •"I quit. : . I'm shot all
to pieces." : . •'...' • ' : •'
-"Throw away your gun," replied Sheriff
Matthews. •'• ■ . • • . -.-' . .vvv
The command- was. obeyed and the fight
was over. It had resulted ;in . the mortal '
wounding of the outlaw, the capture of his
partner in crime and two badly frightened
tramps,' who shared the car with the rob- •
bers. . •
Sheriff Matthews had- a narrow escape,
as the robber was not ten feet away. Eight
or nine.shots were fired in all, and both ,
officers showed courage and nerve.. The ,
wounded bandit had courage, -too the
courage of desperation. . . -..-".., .
. The wounded man was removed to the .
office of Dr. H. E." Stafford. He was 5 feet
10 inches high,_ weight "160 pounds, was of \
a swarthy complexion . and evidently had
Portuguese' or Spanish blood in his veins. •
He refused to make any statement. * The
doctor-told; him. it was important that he
should tell his age. He replied; "31
The: . doctor, said: • "You . are badly
wounded. Do you want- us to do what we'
can to save your life?'' ' ■;■' ".'.•■..':" '-. • " «
• : He answered : "I'm! not a bit particular.
Give me a gun for a minute and ; Ill-sett
le it."' ■ ■ ''■':'■ '•'.•'■'
. ■ After replying to another question of a .
similar character • from the doctor he said;
"Just as you please about it." • " .". -
County Recorder Coburn spoke to him
in Spanish, but obtained no response. He
asked him if he wanted a priest. The
dying ■ -man replied in English: "Go away
and don't bother. me." -•" '"
' Although suffering much, as evidenced
, by his blanched face, contracted muscles .
and a nervous twitching of the mouth; he .
never moaned or gave ..' further sign of
agony. And so he lay, nis life ebbing- /_
away. • . ; •••••..".•
Drs. Stafford : and Brumwell proceeded
to operate in l the ' hops of stopping the
hemorrhage. An incision revealed . the
hopelessness of , the effort to stay the hand •
of death. The ball had- caused . as" much'
havoc as a load ;of buckshot., badly lacer- ,
ating the robber's internal organs. • "
At 3:36 p. m. the bandit gave a gasp and •
died, having imparted no further informa
tion than above -narrated. ; ' . . ' ' . .
v Among the thing's taken from the dead
man's pockets by officers were H. E. Fry's '
gold watch, engraved with , the -initials of I
the latter's name;; *©4 45 and a mask made
of a woman's black stocking. He had an
other revolver of .-38 -/caliber,' which #
•was in a J scabbard,- and' -was not used dur»"
ing the fight.. ; ■ '-.: . "
<h The robber's partner was .interviewed at
the County 'Jail. He would . say nothing ] . ;
of the -robbery. He said his name waa ,
Harry ; Bishop, that he ; had 1 been born in
Cincinnati v and '-was < v aged 22 years; ■ his
height is ;5) feet 10 inches and he weighed
about 150 pounds. He has ; a light mus- '
tache, his ; chin indicating : a weak char
acter, and- he .betrayed ' ; great, nervousness
arid! evidently remorse.; :He said : he came ; ,-,
to California a year ago. c He met his com- ;;;
panion crime a month ago in San Ber- . •
nardino and met him subsequently at San-