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VOLUME LXXVII.— NO. 117.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Train Wreck in Nevada
Caused by Cattle
BURGLARY AT BENICIA
Convention of Disciples of the
Church of Latter-Day
WOMEN 'HULE IS FLORENCE.
An Oregon Town Elects a Female
City Council, Recorder, and Even
a Female Police Force.
CARSON, Nev.. April s.— Brakeman
Charles Nolan was killed ;md several other
trainbands in jured in the wreck of a mixed
train near Wabu.-ka on the Carson and
Colorado Railroad this afternoon.
Passenger train No. 2, with several cars
of cattle attached, was en route to Mound
'•Holise to connect with the Virginia and
Trurkre Railroad. At a point three miles
wi of Wabu«kft the cattle in one of the
■cars -became frightened and rusjhed to one
side of the car causing it to turn over, thus
derailing the rest of the train.
Nolan was caught between two cars and
killed and several other trainmen were
severely bruised by being thrown from the
train. Two dozen head of cattle were
"killed. The damage to rolling stock was
SAJfTA ROSA niVORCE SJIT.
The Wife of Fugitive Murderer ftruggy
Seek* a Srj}rirntin)i.
SANTA ROSA, Cat.., April s.— Mrs. G.
H. W. Bruggy to-day began an action
against her husband on the ground of
Brnggy is the man who killed Richard
Leurisson at "Windsor five years ago. He
was convicted of murder in the second
degree and was sentenced to be hanged.
. "While under sentence of death and in jail
here his wife, who is the daughter of a
prominent Sonoma County farmer, was
married to him. The ceremony took place
in jail and w.as performed by a Justice of
the Peace. Bruggy was sentenced to be
; banged, but escaped before the date set for
. bis execution. He was recaptured and
me for his execution set for July 30,
His- wife was unremitting in her
devotion, and pleaded with Governor
• Markham a number of times to save him.
She spent much time and money in secur
ing petitions for a commutation of his
sentience, and never gave up hope. The
day -for his hanging was twice set, but
eacrutime he was saved by technicalities.
'. Just before the final decision in the Mc-
Nulty case was received he escaped from
lailbere. This was in January, 1894, and
nothing has been heard of him since.
Many believed his wife knew of his where
abouts all the time, but her suit for divorce
puts a new phase on the matter.
.. ."• Arrest of a Mmtber Sunpert.
.: -.SANTA ROSA, Cai... April s.— William
Thompson was arrested here this evening
'; on complaint of James Wilson, who
"charges him with robbery. Thompson
and Miller worked at Melita chopping
t^ood. Both came to town yesterday.
Thompson claims he knows nothing about
. the robbery, but a considerable sum of
money was found in his possession, and
the officers claim he had no money before
he went out in the suburbs of the town
. with Wilson.
MORMONS MEET AT SANTA CBVZ.
; -Conference of the Latter-Day Saints of
'-.'.'. Northern California.
•-.■ SANTA CRUZ, r.u.., April s.— The an
nual conference of the Central California
■ District Latter-day Saints met here in an
nual session to-day and elected J. M. Put
.• My of Gilroy high priest and J. M. Range
•.■of Hollister secretary. About sixty dele
gates were in attendance.
This evening Elder Ciapp of San Jose
addressed the conference.
The mempers of the sect are opposed to
•polygamy. The organization has a mem
bership of 4000"in this State. They will be
.in session two days.
THE TIIAIX-nOBrtEIt INQUEST.
Boulder Creek People Think Brady Was
in That Town.
. . SANTA CRUZ. Cal., April 5. - The
• •wheelman who is thought to be Jack
I Brady, the murderer of Sheriff Bogard of
• Tehama County, was seen at the Boulder
. "Creek depot when the train arrived last
. &ight. He inquired where he could get
-.supper and was directed to a hotel. A
: "guest there thought the stranger answered
the description of the murderer. When the
£iiest wt..t for a newspaper containing a
description of the murderer the stranger
• disappeared, and no trace of him has since
T. M. C. 'A. Convention.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April The
Northern California District Young Men's
..Christian Association is in session this
■ evening. A reception was given the dele
• gates at the Methodist Church, after which
the Rev. E. B. Pulla of San Francisco de
livered an address at Y. M. C. A. Hall.
Many delegates are present.
SUIT AT SAN RAFAEL.
'.Coroner Eden firings an Action to Re
' . . <eove.r Vay for Services.
■ ; BAN RAPHAEL, Cal., April s.— Coroner
• Eden to-day entered suit against the Marin
County Supervisors for fees and mileage
due in- going to San Quentin prison and
holding inquests on the bodies of prisoners.
■.' Senator McAllister of this place intro
duced and both houses of the Legislature
. passed a bill to pay this county $3000 ex
penses, incurred by holding inquests at the
..prison, but Governor Budd refused to sign
it, and it is on this account that the Super
visors refuse to pay the Coroner.
'.. J'RESBTTERT AT ZAKEPORT.
Alerting of the Clergy of the District of
: .LAKEPORT, Cal., April s.— The spring
meetin}: of the presbytery of Benicia, held
at this place, closed last night. Rev. L. F.
Day of San Anselmo was moderator.
..;Itev..G. W. Phelps' examination for or
The San Francisco Call.
dination was sustained, and he will be or
dained and installed pastor of Ilkiah
church, at that place, to-night. Otto Ho
shino's examination for licensure was sus
tained. A call from the church at Point
Arena to Rev. Arthur Hicks was received
and accepted. Permission was granted
Revs. J. S. McDonald and Isaac N. Water
man to labor outside the bound 3of the
presbytery for six months.
The commissioners to the General As
sembly were elected as follows: Rev.
T. F. Day and Elder R. J. Trumble; Rev.
Isaac N. Waterman and Elder A. M. Rey
Yallejo was selected as the place of the
The churches of Blue Lakes, Grizzly
Bluff, Lakeport, Kelseyville and Two
Hock were recommended to the board of
home missions for aid to support their
There are three students for the minis
try under the care of the presbytery.
SUITS IX SAX MA2EO VOVXTY.
The Southern Pacific* Operations to
Corner the Hay Shore Route.
REDWOOD CITY, Cal., April s.— The
five complaints now filed by the Southern
Pacific Company to condemn rights of way
along the bay shore affect most of the land
from the San Francisco County line to the
South San Francisco Land and Improve
ment Company's property near Baden.
The list of defendants has, therefore,
grown to quite respectable proportions,
: and includes the following: H. S. Wal
bridge, H. D. Walbridge, Samuel Crim,
John Center, Elinor Martin, Hugh Dia
mond, Richard Tobin, F. J. Sullivan,
James Brown, Peter Black, William Green,
Thomas Robinson, Fred Smith, Martin
Baker, San Francisco and Fresno Land
Company, S. Shepard Parkinson, Francis
B. Raymond et al., P. M. Partridge et als.
and the Pacific Bone, Coal and Fertilizer
a mexdocixo laxi> case.
Filing at Vkinh of a need to Valuable
J'roperty by Alleged Oxcners.
URIAH, Cal., April 5.— A deed to val :
liable lands in the coast portion of this
county has been riled for record in the Re
corder's office in this city. The land em
braced in the deed consists of about 250
acres and constitutes the mill site and a
portion of the lands now held by the Men
docino Lumber Company.
According to the deed the land was
located by Theresa Campbell, a halfbreed,
In 1807. It was entered under the Sioux
halfbreed reserve scrip act, and on the
death of Theresa Campbell it became the
property of Jennie Cratt, by whom, as the
sole surviving heir, it was deeded to D. S.
McKay. Jennie Cratt is now a resident of
It is said the land was originally trans
ferred to the present alleged owners by a
power of attorney said to have been given
about two years subsequent to the death of
Theresa Campbell. The land is quite val
uable and most of it is occupied by indus
JiURGT.ART AT BEXICIA.
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Unknown Thieves hoot the Residence of a
BENICIA, Cai,.. April s.— Between the
hours of 8 and 10 o'clock last night the
residence of M. V. Goulart was burglarized
and property amounting to about $300, in
cluding two gold watches, jewelry and
some money, was taken. The thieves evi
dently were well acqiaainted with the
premises, and advantage was taken of the
fact that the family were at Goulart'6 place
! of business.
Change of factory Ownership.
BENICIA, Cal., April s.— lt became
known on the streets to-day that the well
known hide merchants, W. R. Knights &
Co. of San Francisco, had purchased the
interest of Alexander Chisholm in the firm
of McKay & Chisholm. The firm of Mc-
Kay &■ Chisholm was one of the oldest and
largest leather manufacturers on the coast.
The new firm will probably increase the
facilities of the plant. Thomas McKay,
one of the best leather manufacturers on
the coast, will manage the new concern.
SAN TIENITO'S POSTMASTER JtEAI).
ff'ilburn H. Peek, the Larae.it Man in the
County, Expires Suddenly.
HOLLISTER, Cai,.. April s.— Willbnrn
H. Peck, Postmaster at San Benito, thirty
miles south of here, died here Tuesday
night. He came to town Tuesday, settled
all his bills and went on a spree, retiring
to his room in the Western Hotel about
midnight. Wednesday morning he was
found dead in bed^ death being due to fatty
degeneration of the heart. Mr. Peck was
the largest man in this section of the
country, weighing 410 pounds. He was
but 33 years old. A special coffin was con
structed for his remains.
WOMEN RULE IN FLORENCE.
Result of a Recent Election in a Town of
EUGENE, Ob, April s.— Reports were
received to-day of the city election held in
Florence on Monday. The returns show
that women have been elected to adminis
ter the affairs of that place for the ensuing
year. The entire Council and the Recorder
and Marshal are women.
Santa Teresa Living Near Nogales.
NOGALES, Ariz., April s.— The reports
locating Teresa Urrea, the so-called Santa
Teresa, in El Paso, Paso del Norte,
Chihuahua and Ojinga, Mexico, are un
true. Teresa Urrea, the alleged saint, is at
El Bosque, ten miles from Nogales, and is
living in seclusion, doing all in her power
to alleviate the ills of humanity in her
humble way. Teresa Urrea has not left
nor does she* desire to leave her present
Contract Let for Del Monte Racetrack.
MONTEREY, Cal., April 5.-The con
tract for the $75,000 racetrack at Del Monte
has been let and actual work has com
menced. Contractor Lawrey has a large
force of men at work and expects to soon
finish the track, which will be one of the
best in the State.
Accident to a Brakeman at Wheatlnnd.
WHEATLAND, Cal., April 5.-Carlton
Cnte a brakeman, was thrown from a
freightcar this afternoon while making a
flying switch sustaining a compound frac
ture of the left leg below the knee.
A Lawsuit Drives a «///„,„. \r~~ »#„,»
WILLOWS, Cal., April 5.-8. S. Kidd, a
prominent rancher well known in this
county and Coluaa, was committed to the
Napa asylum to-day. A lawsuit with his
brother was the cause of his insanity.
Frost at Fresno.
FRESNO, Cal., April 5.-There was a
heavy frost here last night, but the damace
to fruit trees will not be great.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1895.
DUTCH FLAT ROBBERY
Seven Highbinders Raid
a Chinese Merchant's
TEE OCCUPANTS BEATEN.
After Binding and Gagging
Their Victimsthe Robbers
Ransack the Place.
FIVE OF THE THUGS IN JAIL.
The Sheriff and His Deputies Trail
the Men and Capture Them After
Shooting One in the Leg.
AUBURN, Cat,., April s.— Five Chinese
thugs are in jail here, one with a bullet
wound in his leg, and officers are searching
for two others of a band of seven high
binders who raided a Chinese store at
Dutch Flat last night, knocked down and
clubbed and stabbed the proprietor and his
son and tied with $1700 and a lot of opium.
At 11 o'clock last night Yee Sang, a
Chinese merchant, with his son and
another Chinaman were sitting in the
former's store at Dutch Flat, when seven
Chinamen entered and fiercely assaulted
the occupants with knives, clubs and iron
bars. They knocked them down, gagged
and bound them and then leisurely over
hauled the contents of the store. In the
safe and money drawer was $1700, which
they appropriated, and to this plunder
they added a miscellaneous assortment of
goods, including a lot of opium. Yee Sang
was badly cut about the head and arms.
The first news of the robbery came to
Sheriff Conroy this morning in the follow
DUTCH FLAT, Cal., April 5.
To Sheriff Conroy: fcix Chinamen murdered
Yee Sang and son last night and robbed them of
$2000. One is captured and the rest is at iarge.
Sheriff Conroy left immediately for
Dutch Flat, leaving Deputy Mitchell to
guard the trains at Auburn, and word was
sent the various deputies along the railroad.
Subsequently Deputies Mitchell, Schwal
lenberg, NValdo and Bobo went to Rock
Creek and the Chinamen were discovered
hidden in the chaparral. One was cap
tured and brought to town by Mitchell.
Waldo gave chase to another, and finally
brought him down with a bulletin the leg.
Mitchell, accompanied by Deputy De
pendener, who has just returned from
Stockton, and by Bobo, Schwallenberg and
Waldo, returned to the chase and two
more Chinese were caught before dark.
Sheriff Conroy arrived at Dntoh Flat on
an early freight, and tracing the robbers
this way, found one near Colfax, and put-
ting his prisoner in a buggy, drove to this
city. To-night, at 7:40, a Chinaman, hat
less and breathless, arrived in this town-
He was evidently one of the highbinders,
and Deputy Sheriff Walsh arrested him
and put him in jail with his four com
All the prisoners are well dressed, and
are without doubt highbinders. One of
the Chinese had $200 in coin, another had
$100 in gold dust and four watches, and in
the brush where the Chinese had been in
hiding the officers found $400 worth of
The fugitives were traced through in
formation given to the Sheriff by W. Baker
of Applegate. He was in the Sheriff's
office when the news of the robbery at
Dutch Flat came. He then told ot having
taken five Chinamen to Bowman station
in his wagon this morning. The Chinese,
he said, were extremely free with money,
and paid him liberally for his services.
On this clew the chase began that re
sulted in the capture of five of the high
binders. Two more are still at large, but
may be captured soon.
STOCKTON FUND SWELLING
Citizens Active in Securing
Cash and Rights of Way for
the Valley Road.
Even the Ladies Are Subscribing: for
Stock and Engaging In Promot
ing the Enterprise.
STOCKTON, Cal., April s.— Stockton
held a rousing reception to-night to swell
the fund for the purchase of rights of way
and terminals for the valley road and
$30,000 were secured in addition to the
money on hand for the cash fund.
The ladies were out in force and took
interest in the work, several of them sub
scribing for stock in the new road. Twenty
eight shares of stock were taken by the
DOING AT HOME,
The "Call's" Articles in Regard to Cocal
Art Efforts Highly Appreciated.
EDITOR CALL: It is a source of satisfac
tion to many who appreciate the importance
of the work of the Art Association and School
of Design of the Hopkins Institute of Art
that the San Francisco "Call" devotes so
much space and intelligible notice of its
work, which is not only helpful and encour
aging to the students in its different
classes, but a great benefit to all con
cerned in the development of art in our com
munity, which heretofore has obtained more
compliments from abroad than at home.
San Francisco, April 5, 1895.
ladies while their husbands were subscrib
ing to the cash fund.
President Buell of the Commercial As
sociation reported that an agent sent out
among the farmers to secure rights of way
for the road from Stockton to the Stanis
laus River had just returned.
He had been splendidly treated, having
secured the right of way the entire dis
tance, save from one man. That one will
drop into line before he sees the last of the
committees of business men working in
this enterprise. The work is in good
Tailors Accused of Perjury,
SAN JOSE, Ca.l., April 5.— M. Bernstein,
proprietor of a tailoring store, and A. P.
Shoen, his clerk, were to-day charged with
perjury by C. Bailey, whe accuses them of
having sworn falsely in a civil suit.
Bailey owed Bernstein $30 on a suit of
clothes and gave him a promissory note
for the amount. The note was lost and
Bernstein sued, he and his clerk swearing
that it was due on March 25, while Bailey
swore it was to be paid in $10 monthly in
stallments. Bernstein got judgment. He
claims the prosecution is due to malice.
SEATTLE EDITOR'S DEATH
George H. Heilbron Stricken
With Apoplexy in His
He Was One of the Leading Citizens
of That City, a Banker and
SEATTLE, Wash., April s.— George H.
Heilbron, part owner and editor of the
Post-Intelligencer, and manager of the
Guarantee Loan and Trust Company, was
found dead in the bathroom of his resi
dence at 9 o'clock this morning.
Mr. Heilbron arose at about 8 o'clock in
order to attend a meeting of the directors
of the Guarantee Company, which was to
be held in the morning. He took the
morning paper and entered the bathroom,
as was his custom. After preparing the
breakfast and waiting some little time for
Mr. Heilbron to appear the servant
knocked at the door, and, obtaining no re
sponse, entered the bathroom. She found
that Mr. Heilbron was dead. A physician
was summoned, who said that death was
due to apoplexy. This was conlirmed by
the autopsy subsequently held.
Mr. Heilbron was born io Boston, No
vember 3, 1800, was graduated from Har
vard in 1883, entered the Boston Univer
sity Law School and was graduated in
188<5. He arrived in Seattle in April, 1887,
and was one of the organizers of the Guar
antee Loan and Trust Company. He was
a prominent Republican leader and stock
holder in many corporations. Mr. Heil
bron was married in January, 1886, to Miss
Adelaide Piper of Boston. He leaves a
widow and two children, a boy and a girl.
Mr. Heilbron had $147,000 insurance on
his life. He had four policies aggregating
$100,000 in the Mutual J4fc of New York,
$40,000 in the Equitable Life and $7000 in
secret societies, chiefly in the Royal Arca
num. His estate is supposed to be worth
$50,000 to $60,000, and his business affairs
were in good shape.
FIGHT NEAR PENDLETON.
Encounter Between a Posse
and Two Horsethieves in
The Desperadoes Shoot Until Out
of Ammunition and Then
PENDLETON, Or., April s.— After a
long and exciting chase a posse has cap
tured the Parr boys and brought them to
Pendleton. They were arraigned on
charges of horse-stealing and assault with
intent to kill.
Sheriff Houser, with Indian Agent Har
per, put Indian policemen on the trail of
the Parrs, and for two days they made a
search. Last night they traced them to
the Boriper place on the reservation. As
the posse approached the Parrs hurried
out, mounted their horses and made for
the mountains. The chase was kept up
until the deep canyons of the Blue Moun
tains were reached, when the fugitives
abandoned their horses and continued their
flight afoot. The posse pressed on, and
when the distance between them was not
more than 100 feet the Parr boys turned
at bay, drew their revolvers and emptied
them at the officers. In the fusillade no
one was injured, and when the chambers
of the pistols of the horsethieves had all
been emptied they surrendered.
Heavy Frost in the Valley.
BAN JOSE, Cal., April 5.-There was a
heavy and severe frost here last night. It
appears that the frost was quite general
throughout the valley. Wherever it fell
apricots are said to* have been killed.
Some peaches were killed. Prunes are not
hurt. A severe frost is indicated again
EVENTS AT SAN JOSE.
The Barron Case Comes
Up Again in a New
OPPOSING THE ACCOUNTS
Contestant Objects to the Al
lowance of the Claims of
• the Executrix.
THE WIDOW SCORES A POINT.
Rendering of a Decision That Is
Partially in Favor of
SAN JOSE, Cat», April s.— The Barron
case was up before Judge Reynolds this
morning to hear the objections of George
Barron, the contestant, to the allowance of
the executrix's second annual account.
H. V. Morehouse appeared for George
Barron and W. L. Gill and J. C. McKinstry
for the widow.
Mrs." Barron 'was put on the stand and
examined as to the services of 8. G. Mur
phy, who has been drawing $500
per month as agent of the estate.
She said his services consisted of
the collection of the rents. Murphy
on being questioned said he had acted as
Mrs. Barron's agent since May : 16, 1891.
Under her supervision he collected rents
and kept the property in repair, attended
to leases and held himself in readiness to
be called npon at any time. He said he
had made many loans' for the estate on
which he had charged no commission. lie
estimated the personal 'property to be
worth from $350,000 to $400,000. . . /
Mr. Morehouse, objected to the item of
$2500 paid to E. S. Pillsbury as a retainer
to defend the estate in the petition of the
colored claimant for a partial distribution,
as Judge McKinstry was paid $10,000 a year
to attend to the probate of the case and he
should have taken charge of the matter.
Judge Reynolds held that it was a legal
charge, and the executrix had the right to
pay the retainer, as the petition was a dis
tinct and separate action. As to the ques
tion of excessiveness counsel made no mo
tion and on that score the court would not
pass. Judge Reynolds said the retainer
did not depend upon the size of the suit,
and the question of; the value of the ser
vices could not be determined until the ser
vices were completed. The propriety of the
charges of Mr. Murphy for services would
not be passed on, as it was a rule to attend
the matter of j compensations and commis
sions when the final account of the execu
trix had been rendered. :
,'Some bills for taking depositions in the
will contest were allowed. : '
The hearing :on the petition of George
Barron to have the family allowance re
duced from $2800 to $1000 per month was
by consent continued two weeks.
On the calling of the calendar in Judge
Lorigan's court to-day, Mr. Morehouse,
attorney for George | Barron, the contest
ant, was allowed five days additional time
in which to amend the contestant's costs
bill, and the matter was continued until
next i- Friday. The motion to set aside the
order staying the execution, under the ver
dict rendered March 7, was denied.
A JOUTHFUX, BURGLAR.
The Charge Made by, a Father Against
His Wayward Son.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April s.— Guy Silcox, a
17-year-old boy, was brought to the County
Jail from Los Gatos this afternoon .on a
commitment for burglary by Justice Beggs.
The boy has become unmanageable, and
his father had the charge of burglary put
against him,' with the hope that the boy
would be committed to the Whittier Re
form School. . .
Young Silcox ran away from home and
joined a circus here. While waiting for
the circus train to leave he laid down under
a car on th track . and fell asleep. The
train started and the boy was run over, his
left arm being cut off.
. A CQ UITTEif OF MURDER.
l'.tl.nnrd Qurich, the Slayer oj Mareno
vieh, Found A'ot Guilty of Crime.
. SAN JOSE, Cal., April s.— The trial . of
Ed Gurich for the -murder of Marenovich
was resumed before Judge Reynolds this
morning. The defendant was on the
stand to-day and told his story, substan
tially as follows : *
- Marenovich had entered his restaurant
and applied' a vile epithet to him. A
scuffle ensued and Marenovich had suc
ceeded in putting him on a red-hot stove.
He broke away from Marenovich and,/ in
self-defense, picked up a carving-knife
and plunged it into' Marenovich. Other
witnesses' were examined for, the defense.
The jury to-night returned a T verdict of
"not guilty." -''■- -"''. ;
ROUTES THROUGH SANTA. CLARA.
Two Feasible Rights of, Way Over Which
to Build the Valley Road.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 5.— a meeting
of the directors of the Board of Trade this
evening CM. Wooster, who has charge of
the work of getting subscriptions for the
valley I road, reported that -he had c two
feasible rights of way through the valley.
The one on the west side will require two
large curves in order to get " around the
property through which a right of way
could not be secured without great cost.
The other route; is comparatively direct.
He stated that he had written to Mr. Whit
tier Kof the .- committee on routes, asking
him to have the committee come down and
select a route as soon as possible, as it
would aid materially in getting subscrip
tions to have the matter settled.
Tlie'Epworth Lieague Convention. . \
•■.■:"' SAN JOSE, CAL./Aipril The Epworth
League of Santa Clara County .:; is makiug
great preparations for the San' Francisco
district convention to be held at Los Gatos
on the 25th and 26th of this month. ; Not
less than 300 delegates are expected !to be
in attendance, as the district I takes I; in
every Methodist church • from San Fran- :
cisco to Pacific Grove.
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fire at Portland.
\l PORTLAND, Or., April s.— The Port
land Iron j Company's building ;' and plant
at Fourteenth and 2foxthxup street* was
destroyed by fire to-night. The building,
which was an old frame structure, occupied
half a block. The loss is estimated at
$100,000, with insurance of $43,000.
SACRA3TUXTO CROP REPORT.
Summary by the State Keather Bureau
for the Month oj March.
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. April s.— Director
Barwick of the State Weather and Crop
Service summarizes a3 follows for March :
The average temperature was as follows:
Eureka 48 degrees, Fresno 54, Independ
ence 50, Los Angeles SG, Red Bluff 52, San
Francisco 52, Sacramento 54, San Louis
Obispo 5*2, and San Diego 56.
As compared with the normal tempera
ture a deficiency is reported from all sta
tions of from one to three degrees, except
ing San Diego, whose average temperature
The total precipitation was: Eureka,
5.30 inches; Fresno, 1.80: Independence,
.10; Loa Angeles, 3.80; Red Bluff, 2.60;
San Francisco, 1.90; Sacramento, 1.20; San
Luis Obispo, 2.40, and San Diego, 1.40.
As compared with the normal precipita
tion there is shown a deficiency at all
points of from .01 of an inch at San Diego
to 2.08 inches at Sacramento, while Fresno
shows an excess of .48 of an inch above
The frosts of the 14th, 15th and 29th did
considerable damage to apricots and
almonds; still the prospects for other
fruits were never better.
The general outlook for March was good
for grain, hay and fruits, while the season
is from ten to twelve dajjs earlier than
NEWS OF LOS ANGELES
Sudden Death in Jail of a Pen
niless Wanderer From
Plans and Rumors of Extensions of
Several Car Lines Running to
LOS ANGELES, Cat,., April 5.— W. J.
Noble applied at the police station last
evening for a night's lodging. He told the
jailer that he was without money and that
he was overcome with a desire to drink
whisky. His requests were complied with,
and after one glass of whisky was fur
nished him he ~went to sleep. This morn
ing he seemed to be in good spirits, but
while sitting in the jail kitchen suddenly
feli over to the floor. Police Surgeon Bry
ant was called in and everything was done
to restore the man to consciousness, but
he died. Letters from his wife in Colorado
were found on his person.
Electric Roads Extension.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April s.— ln addi
tion to the electric road to Pasadena, which
is now nearly completed, it is announced
that a line will be built to the suburban
town of Whittier, in connection with the
extensive system already in operation.
I A rumor is in circulation that the Cin
cinnati-street railroad owners and capi
talists have purchased the Main-street
horse-car line in this city and the Redondo
Narrow-gauge Railroad, and will make a
continuous electric road to the coast from
Citing the District Attorney.
LOS ANGELES, Cat-., April s.— District
Attorney Donnell was to-day cited to ap
pear before the Superior Court to answer
the charges preferred against him by
Dalton Wheeler for refusing to issue a
warrant for the arrest on a charge of crim
inal libel tigainst the editor of the Times,
for the publication of an article regarding
certain meetings of a spiritualistic order
held at Wheeler's house.
An Exclusive Country Club Proposition.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April s.— Society
men are contemplating a proposition for
a very exclusive country club, with grounds
on the Rose Ranch, in San Gabriel Valley.
It will have a half-mile track, polo grounds,
etc. All but members of the club and
guests will be excluded.
PRISONERS AT ENSENADA
Complaint of Three American
Stockmen Resident in
Minor Officials Ignore the Orders of
the Government to Release Them
and Their Property.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., April s.— The cases
of the three Americans, Joseph C. S.
Carter, William Carney and D. A. Moore,
who were arrested during the latter part
of January by Mexican officials on the
charge of smuggling horses over the bor
der, and were imprisoned at Ensenada,
seem from all accounts to be in a more un
settled state than ever.
Congressman Bowers brought the mat
ter before the State Department, with the
result that the men, after examination,
were ordered released, their stock returned
to them, and they were to use their own
discretion about returning to United
States territory with their possessions.
There the matter was supposed to have
ended so far as the Governrrfents of both
countries were concerned, and official corre
spondence between United States Vice-
Consul Godbe, Assistant Secretary of State
Uhl, W. W. Bowers and M. Romero, the
Mexican Minister, would seem to bear out
The men, however, give an entirely dif
ferent version of the result of their trial,
stating that they are still virtually prison
ers, that their stock is still withheld from
them and themselves forbidden to leave
Mexican territory. They claim that local
officials are using discretionary proceed
fngs not warranted by Government orders,
and ask that the State Department give
their case immediate consideration.
British Columbia-Alaska Boundary.
VICTORIA, B. C, April s.— At a meet
ing of the Board of Trade this afternoon a
committee was appointed to look after the
interests of British Columbia in the dis
pute over the location of the Alaska
boundary line, which traverses a valuable
section of this province for many miles.
The committee will assist the Ottawa Gov
ernment in gathering data.
His Lease of Life Renewed.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 5.—
Charles A. Morgan, the Aquia Creek train
robber, has been granted a farther suspen
sion of the execution oi his sentence.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SAN BERNARDINO OIL
Petroleum Bubbles Up
From Springs in That
A WELL MAY BE SUNK
Experimental Borings to Be
Made to Determine the Ex
tent of the Deposits.
DISCOVERY IN INDIAN GRAVES
Lazy Yumas Doubled Up Bodies of
the Dead to Evade the Digging
of Long Graves.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., April 5.—
Oil has been discovered in this city, coming
out of the middle of a hard-trodden walk
on Fifth street, near property owned by
N. W. Adams. It was noticed after the
last heavy rains oozing out of the ground
and forming on top of pools of water.
In one or two of the artesian wells in the
neighborhood the water is so impregnated
with offensive matter that it cannot be
Oil is the talk of the town and within the
next few days the whole matter will be
A SAN HERyARDISO FISIK
Yum a Indian Graves Jteveal ThHr
Stran/je Custom of jHurial.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., April 5.—
The discovery of an old hidden burying
gronnd near this city yesterday revealed a
strange custom which the Indians who
once inhabited this valley practiced toward
the dead. The bodies were doubled up and
interred in short graves.
Some boys hunting for grouse among the
sagewood brush half way between here and
Colton came upon a number of depres
sions and mounds in regular rows. Upon
their return they reported the fact, and
further investigation was made. It re
sulted in the discovery at the head (or sup
posed head) of each grave of a time-worn
and simple representation of the cross.
Other graves are marked by a border of
boulder 1 ?, while still others are plain
The present generation of whites, so far
as known, have never heard of this grave
yard, but two old settiers, to whom the
matter was mentioned, remember that the
aborigines had buried their dead at this
spot. The presence of the cross indicates
that they were the mission branch of the
Yumas, and had received some light on
Christianity from the early Spanish fathers.
This all-but-forgotten city of the dead
would be without interest if it were not for
the fact that every grave is short, none of
them exceeding three or three and a half
feet in length. An old settler, who re
ceived the information from his father, ex
plained the matter thus:
"It was the custom of the Mission In
dians to double the bodies of the dead,
bringing the feet up to either side of the
head and binding them with small
branches of young willows, which grew
and still grow thickly in the neighborhood.
You will perhaps wonder what signiiicance
is attached to this strange custom, and
you will smile when I tell you, as I smiled
when my father told me. The custom
arose from proverbial laziness. It was less
work to dig a grave three feet long than
one six feet long; therefore the bodies
A Bank-Robber En Jiottte to Prison.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 5.— C. B.
Barnes, the Ontario bank-robber, passed
through this city this afternoon in charge
of Sheriff Holcomb of San Bernardino on
his way to San Quentin to serve a term of
Indiana to Parade at Is Fiesta.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April s.— Charles
F. Lummis, the author, left last night for
Now Mexico to make arrangements for the
coming of a band of fifty Pueblo Indians,
who will take part in La Fiesta parades.
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