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fences and barrels to catch a glimpse of the
wonders within. Of course the famous
minuet was the number on the programme
which most desired to see. Many remained
to watch the guests depart. A large num
ber of people, including many San Fran
ciscians, bought tickets merely to view the
pretty sight, and general were the expres
sions of satisfaction and delight heard on
VOJtILAXIi'S CLJiJtIt'AL BAXDIT.
He Head Dime Morels and Then Sallied
Forth to Lift Scalps.
' PORTLAND, Ok., April 19.— The reports
of Drs. A. E. Joseph!, Harry Lane and A.
C. Panton, the commission appointed by
Judge Stevens of the State Circuit Court
to inquire into the mental condition of
Rev. J. C. Reed, the Baptist minister who
was found not guilty of holding up an
East Bide bank on the ground of insanity,
was made public to-day. The report, after
stating that the reverend gentleman was
in the habit of reading dime-novel litera
"He is a man 49 years of age, with the
impulses and judgment of a boy of 13 or
15 years, who, with his head stuffed full of
the garish fiction of dime novels, emu
lates the conduct of the heroic Seven-toed
Pete and sallies forth armed with a sharp
ened caseknife to lift the scalps of imagin
ary redskins in the persons of inoffensive
small children, and the degree of his crim
inality at the time of the robbery is to
be measured by that of the boy.
"He occupies the border line of mental
soundness, and conceding the commission
of the robbery the proper punishment, or
rather treatment, did the Jaw but permit
it, would be a long term in the reform
THE TRAGEDY AT RODEO
Witnesses Tell the Story of the
Killing of Frank
Shot Down by a Brother Whom He
Had Attempted to Place
MARTINEZ. C\.l.. April 19.— The prose
cntion closed its case to-day in the trial of
0. E. Ranlett for the killing of his brother
at Rodeo on December 23, 1?!>4.
From the testimony adduced the fact
has lieen established that bad blood ex
isted between the brothers for some time
prior to the shooting.
Justice Dohrmann on the witness stand
stated that o:i the evening of the tragedy he
was called to adjust the matter of framing
bonds for the release of Purvis Wilcox for
the crime of mayhem, and in fixing the
day of trial the brothers disagreed. The
Deputy Sheriff claimed that his brother,
*Kd Ranlett, had no right to interfere. Ed
Ranlett said he was the attorney for Wil
cox, and he had a right to say on what day
the trial should take place. Frank Ranlett
'■If you interfere here I will put you In
a worse box than this man."
Then followed a scuffle, during which the
fatal shot was fired. Ed Ranlett then took
three or four steps forward and shot again,
inflicting another wound in his prostrate
Other witnesses for the prosecution sub
stantiated this story, and also told of the
strained relations between the brothers.
The defense opened with a statement
that they expected to prove that the shoot
ing was in self-defense. They called sev
eral witnesses to prove the quarrelsome
nature of the deceased, and also to show
that deceased made an attempt to reach
for his revolver when the fatal shot was
fired. The case will probably occupy sev
BBOWXED AT BEIHLERS FOIST.
Edward Olaen, the Mate of the Schooner
Rachel. Meets Ilia Heath.
FORT ROSS, Cal., April 19.— Edward
Olsen, the mate of the schooner Rachel, !
was drowned by the capsizing of a boat at
Beihlers Point yesterday. The captain,
mate and two sailors were in the boat put
ting the wire out preparing to discharge
the cargo. The wind was blowing a gale
and the sea was very rough. A huge
breaker upset the boat. > The captain and
sailors escaped by means of ropes from the
shore, but Mate Olsen could not swinand
was drowned. His body has not been re
Olsen was 31 years old and a native of
Norway. Last year he was captain of the
schooner Archie and Fontie.
Sacramento Libel Suit.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 19.— Dr. R.
A. Archibald of this city, secretary of the
State Veterinary Medical Association, was
arrested to-day on a charge of libel. The
complaint was sworn to by Dr. Thomas
"Wood, a veterinary surgeon of Oakland.
He alleges that Archibald, as secretary of
the State board, circulated defamatory ar
ticles about him to prevent his appoint
ment as meat inspector of Oakland.
Archibald was released on giving a bond
in $500 to appear in Oakland on the 25th
One Year at San Quentin.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 19. — A
young colored woman, named Mamie
Copeland, waa to-day sentenced to one
year's imprisonment at San Quentin for
stealing flO from Albert Pate. The latter
is now in jail awaiting trial for forgery, it
being alleged that he procured the money
which was stolen from him by means of a
Sacramento Faro Game Raided.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 19.— For a
year past there has been no faro game
running in this city, until, a few nights
ago, one was opened in a quiet way at Sec
ond and X streets. To-night Officer Tay
lor walked into the room, watched the
game awhile, and then placed the dealer,
George Higuet, under arrest.
Treasure Unearthed at Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April* 19.— While
digging in Dr. H. H. Pierson's yard on
Third street to-day a workman's spade
struck an iron box, which apparently has
been buried for a long time. The box was
opened, and in it was found $140 in $20
Arrest of a Eugene Burglar.
EUGENE, Ob., April 19.— X. M. Stevens,
a prominent young society man of this
city, has been arrested on a charge of rob
bing the store of A. V. Peters. Last night
about midnight he was seen by the officers
entering the store. When he came out
with his plunder he wasarrested.
A Walt a Walla Murderer Convicted.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. April 19.— The
jury in the Hoyt murder case retired last
night at 10 o'clock. At 1 :30 o'clock this
afternoon it returned a verdict of guilty of
murder in the second degree. Hoyt will
be sentenced on Friday, April 20.
Judge. <ironscup Improving.
REDLANDS, Cal.. April 19. — Judge
Grosscup to-day showed quite marked im
provement in health and it seems he has
mussed the worst point.
ALONG THE COAST
Rich Deposit of Silver
Found at Morgan
PAUL SCHULZE'S THEFT.
An Alleged Discrepancy of
$100,000 in the Sui
TWO MEN BURNED TO DEATH.
Death of George W. Baker at Will
cox—Fatal Shooting Affray
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 19.— Great ex
citement has been caused at Morgan Hill
by the discovery of a rich vein of silver
ore on the ranch of E. L. Rogers. Mining
operations have already commenced, and
prospectors are now at work in the vicin
ity, where it is thought other valuable de
posita will be found.
While chopping wood on his ranch sev
eral weeks ago, Rogers came across some
cropping in the rocks. On breaking off a
piece, he found that it contained silver.
He kept his rind a secret, as he did not
have a title to the place, but since then
he has secured a deed to the property, and
exhibits his find with pleasure.
Rogers has sunk a shaft about nine feet
deep and has struck a vein of silver ore
over ten feet wide. The vein has been
traced for a distance of 500 feet. Speci
mens have been shipped to San Francisco
to be assayed.
Old miners say that it has been known
that silver existed in the hills there, but
all efforts to find the ledge heretofore have
TACOMA'S SVICIDE A DEFAULTER.
Investigation of I'aul Schtilze's Accounts
:\, Continued by Experts.
TACOMA, Wash., April 19.— Ever since
his death there have been rumors that the
late. Paul Schulze was short in his ac
counts as general Western land agent of
the Northern Pacific road. The friends of
the dead man have been inclined to dis
credit such reports though an investiga
tion of his accounts has been in progress
for three days.
It is known that there are indications of
a shortage in the Land Office accounts, and
some of Mr. Schulze's close friends have
hesitatingly admitted that his affairs are
in a much more complicated state than
was supposed at the time of his death.
What the shortage will amount to, if
there turns, out to be one, cannot yet be
told. It will take months to check up all
the figures in the Land Office accounts, as
it will be done in a very careful manner.
Land Commissioner Phipps has two ex
perts, whom he brought from St. Paul,
going over the books. It ia significant
that Mr. Phipps has remained here per
sonally supervising the investigation
while his brother officers have gone on a
trip to Grays harbor and Portland.
When seen to-night Mr. Phipps refused
to talk on the subject.
It was reported this evening that np to 6
r. m. a discrepancy amounting to $100,000
had been fouud in checking up the actual
land sales with the land contracts and cash
receipts. The cause of this cannot be
definitely ascertained, because the gentle
men in a position to know will not talk
An investigation of the accounts of the
Yakima Investment Company, of which
Schulze was president, is in progress.
CAR ACCOVXTAXTS EXTERTAiyED.
The Visitors Delighted With San Jose and
the Santa Clara Valley.
SAX JOSE, Cal., April 19.— The Car
Accountants' excursion arrived in this city
from Monterey this morning. The party
was met at the depot by a committee of th<»
Board of Trade and taken for a drive
through the Willows, and orchards adja
cent to the city. There were about 150 in
the party, and they were delighted with
the scenery along the drive. Accompany
ing the accountants are many ladies, whose
only topic of conversation was the beauti
ful flowers seen on every side.
After the drive through the orchards the
accountants were taken to the Board of
Trade rooms, where President Osborne of
the Car Accountants' Association made a
short speech, thanking the members of the
Board of Trade for the many courtesies
extended the excursionists. They were all
loud in their praise of Santa Clara Valley,
and said San Jose was the most beantiful
place they had visited on their trip. Many
declared their intention to return here and
settle in the valley.
Tbe party left at 4:30 o'clock for San
DIES Al WJLLCOX.
George liaher, Ex. City Recorder of Sn»
Francisco, a Victim, of Pneumonia.
WILLCOX, Ariz., April 19. -George W.
Baker, well known on the coast and in
the East, died here to-day of pneumonia,
after being ill just a week.
The deceased was born and raised at
Lancaster, Pa., and was a graduate from
Harvard. He was admitted to practice of
law in Philadelphia.
He married Miss Mary Lane, the sister
of Miss Harriet Lane, the celebrated mis
tress of the White House during Buchan
an's administration. Baker edited the
first Democratic morning paper established
in Philadelphia. He moved to California
with the 4!iers, and was City Recorder of
San Francisco for four years during the
early fifties, where he also practiced at
the bar later.
He was an associate of David Broderick,
Gwin, Munn and Terry. He camejto Ari
zona to close the affairs of the Gunsight
mine for Eastern stockholders and re
mained, being engaged in mining, law and
local politics. He was a charter member
of Occidental Lodge, F. and A. M. of San
Francisco, also a member of the local lodge
here, by whom he will be buried to-morrow
at 12 o'clock.
SVt:it AX SAN JOSE.
An Action Brought to Compel the fulfill
ment of a Contract.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 19.— J. P. Ponce
has begun a suit against If. M. Bairett,
John F. Daly and W. A. Cavanaugh, of
San Francisco, for the fulfillment of a con
tract alleged to have been existing since
July 31, 1894, entered into by the parties to
the suit. It is claimed the defendants
agreed to give plaintiff for $1000 the sole
right In Santa Clara County to sell and
manufacture their gas engines. The
plaintiff alleges that on December 10, 1889,
he paid the defendants $1000 for the exclu
THE SA^ FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 3 895.
sive right to use, sell and dispose of said
engines in Santa Clara County for the
period of time the letters patent were to
run, and by which he was to receive 25 per
cent of the sales.
It is alleged that the aggregate sales of
the engine? in this county amount to
$12,000, and the plaintiff prays that he be
awarded $3000 and costs of suit, and that
the contract entered into by him be de
clared in force, and that he receive 25 per
cent of future sales made in this county.
ELKIXS AT FORTLAXD.
The Senator Ex-presses Himself on the
PORTLAND, Or., April 19. — United
States Senator Elkins of West Virginia
and family arrived here from San Fran
cisco this morning in their private car
Topeka. They will remain here until to
morrow morning, when they will leave for
Puget Sound over the Northern Pacific.
When asked what the next National Re
publican Convention would do in regard to
silver, Senator Elkins saii quite positively :
"It will declare for bimetallism. That
does not mean for silver or a single gold
"I cannot say who leads in the race for
the Presidential nomination," he con
tinued. "You know as much about it as
I. It is all guess work, and no one can pre
dict. Vice-President Stevenson leads on
the Democratic side. Looking at the situ
ation as it is to-day he stands nearer the
Presidential nomination than any one
KERX COUXTY FATALITY.
A Boy Dragged Hundreds of Yards by a
Kit tut way Mule.
PASO ROBLES, Cal., April 19.— George
Stoker, the 10-year-old son of a farmer liv
ing east of this place, just with the Kern
County line, met with a fatal accident
The lad had mounted a mule to go to the
postoffice for mail. The animal became
unmanageable and threw him. Young
Stoker's foot was caught in the stirrup and
he was dragged head downward several
hundred yards. #:
The boy did not return home last night,
and searching parties started out to look
for him. This morning he was found on
the side of a steep hill lying with his head
toward the bottom and still insensible.
His head and body were fearfully bruised
and the left leg was broken in two places.
The unfortunate boy has not yet regained
consciousness and cannot recover.
FATAL AFFRAY XEAR OAKDALE.
Two Laboring Men Quarri'l, and One
Xote JAe.i at Heath's Jtoor.
OAKDALE, Cal., April 19.— A fatal
stabbing affray occurred this morning at a
camp on the upper end of the San Joaquin
canaL Tom Sullivan and a man named
Robison, two laborers, employed on the
canal work, became involved in a quarrel
at the breakfast table, and Sullivan slapped
Robison. The latter retaliated by stabbing
Sullivan in the region of the heart. The
wounded man is lying at the point of death,
and the assailant has escaped.
AGER STAGE HOLD-UP.
Loot of the Mail and Express
by a Single Highway
He Remains In Ambush While the
' Driver Is Made to Throw i
' ' the Pouches.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., April 19.— The
Klamath Falls and Ager stage line arrived
here this morning with empty express-box
and letter-pouches. About 12 o'clock last
night, at the foot of the Topsy grade, near
Ager, Driver Lowe heard the order:
"Throw out the express and letter
pouches and get out; take this ax, cut
open and return them without the con
The order was obeyed and then the high
wayman ordered the driver to lose no time
in making himself scarce. . The only pas
senger was a drummer, who handed out
$15. The robber's face was not seen. He
remained in ambush within three ftet of
This is the first mail robbery that has
occurred on the coast since the conviction
of Abe Jones, on May 21, 1892. Jones was
convicted on his third trial, in the United
States District Court in San Francisco, and
sentenced by* Judge Morrow to twenty
years imprisonment at San Quentin. His
partner, "Bill" Howard, was killed by
officers near Redding, Cal.. on the night of
November 2, 1891, while resisting arrest.
Jones was recaptured in Modoc County,
Cai., December 8, 1891. A brother of
Howard and a brother of Jones were con
victed of stage robbing in Oregon subse
quently, and another brother of Jones
served one year at San Quentin for perjur
ing himself in the. second trial of Jones.
SANTA CRUZ MAN INSANE
Peculiar Case of a Person Who
Imagines He Is Loaded
Pilgrims of the Mystic Shrine to
Meet— Arranging for a Rose
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 19.— George
Kind, a gentlemanly appearing man, 44
years of age, was arrested to-day by Chief
of Police Rawle, who swore to a complaint
charging him with insanity.
Kind's mania is of a peculiar form. He
imagines that there is a large amount of
electricity in the back of his neck, which
he wishes to have cut out, and he waa
bothering the druggists, dentists and doc
tors to have it done. He also imagines he
is pursued by men who wish to do him
bodily injury. He was examined, pro
nounced insane, and will be taken to
Agnews to-morrow morning.
AT NICOLAS ZAKE.
Two Guests I'erish Miserably in the Burn
ing Driard Hotel.
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 19.— Word
has just been received of the total de
struction by tire of the Driard Hotel, at
Nicolas Lake, yesterday morning at an
early hour. Two boarders, Alexander
Ferguson, a miller by trade, and a brother
of the City Clerk of Brandon, Manitoba,
and Joe Moore, a stranger in the village,
perished in the flames, the other inmates
Laving a narrow escape. The loss on the
building is $3000.
Suicide at Reno.
RENO, Nev., April 19.— The body of a
suicide recognized as a workingman named
George Carpenter was found in the willows
on the river bank east of here this morn
ing. Carpenter had been drinking heav
ily, and closed a protracted spree by cut
ting his throat with a pocket-knife.
SEEN AT LOS GATOS
Dr. and Mrs. Spranger
Reply to Mrs. Dar
THEY SAY SHE IS CRAZY.
The Story That Edward J. Dar
ling Was Poisoned
HAD NOT LIVED TOGETHER-
The Accused Woman Says Whisky
Alone Caused Her First Hus
LOS GATOS, Cat,., April 19. — Dr.
Francis Xavier Spranger and his
wife, against whom the sensational
charge of having murdered Mrs. Spran
er's first husband by poisoning has
been made by Flora Adams Darling,
are located at the home of the form
er's father, bigh in the mountains above
here. The home of Dr. Spranger Sr. is
located on one of the loftiest peaks of the
Santa Cruz range, about 3000 feet above
the sea level. The Spranger home is a
cozy and palatial one, especially for that
mountainous country, and nestles in the
side of a bristling cliff, from which vantage
point a magnificent view of Monterey Bay
and the mountains above may be obtained.
Here in this lovely retreat, and with an
air of the ideal home pervading everything,
are at present sojourning the pair against
whom the sensational charges made by
Flora Adams Darling startled the readers
of a continent to-day. Dr. Francis Xavier
Spranger is an only son of the owner of
this hospitable house, and he and his wife
are now spending their honeymoon there.
The published charges state that Mrs.
Flora Aaams Darling, the writer of war
letters and one of the founders of the
Daughters of the Revolution, is seeking the
indictment of both the young doctor and
his wife by the Grand Jury of New York
County on the charge of having caused the
death of her son, Edward J. Darling, a
musician and poet of some renown, by
slow poison. Mrs. Spranger was the wife of
Edward J. Dariing, and at the time of his
death, in 1894, at Mount Clemens, Mich.,
had begun divorce proceedings on account
of the husband's dissipated habits.
Dr. Spranger, then a rising young physi
cian, was called in attendance on Mr. Dar
ling at the time Darling was first taken ill,
some time in 1886, shortly after his mar
riage to Miss Gay Beatrice Klingle in
Washington, D. C. Dr. Spranger re
mained in the capacity of family physi
cian until about two years before the death
of Darling. All parties resided in Detroit,
When the Call representative got to the
Suranger home in the mountains at noon
to-day he found the several members of
the household at dinner. He was ushered
into the parlor and greeted by a handsome
young man of about So, who pleasantly
asked what favor he could do the visitor.
A copy of a newspaper containing the
charges made by Mrs. Darling was handed
to him, with the introductory remark that
the public at large would no doubt be in
terested in hearing their aide of the story.
After carefully perusing the account,
Dr. Spranger called his wife from an ad
joining room. Mrs. Spranger is a delicate,
fair-faced woman,-and every line of her
features would seem to indicate a refined,
sensitive and highly cultured person — one
above all suspicion on a charge of this
"Why," said Mrs. Spranger, "this
charge is simply monstrous, utterly ridicu
lous, too, when taken into the slightest
consideration. We don't like to talk
about such an insane charge and would
rather have you write either to John D.
Conely of Detroit, my lawyer, or refer you
to A. A. Birney, United States District At
torney of Washington, D. C. Both gen
tlemen rank high, and know something
aboui all this.
"Our opinion of Mrs. Darling is Bimply
this, that she is insane. Neither myself
nor my husband have been in New York
for years, and why she should bring a
charge like this in that State I do not
fathom. Why did she not do so in De
troit, where we live? I would be the lirst
one to refute it, you may be sure.
"I have expected something like this for
some time and am not entirely surprised."
Mrs. Sprangei stated she had not seen
Mr. Darling, her former husband, for a
year and a half previous to his death.
"And how," said she, "could I have poi
soned him ? The doctor and I were ruur
ried on March 16, 1895, in Baltimore, by
Rev. Mr. Starr. It was a public and not a
private marriage, as the papers have
stated. Here is another reference I would
like to give — G. C. Green of the Metropoli
tan Club, Washington, D. C— a gentleman
who stands higli in the community and
who knows us well.
"lam not worth a million, nor anything
like it. That statement owes its birth to
Mrs. Darling, who is a monomaniac in
money matters, and would do anything, I
believe, for a nickel. Mr. Darling's body
was cremated by th» sole request of his
mother. I have affidavits to that effect.
"The only thing that killed him was too
much whisky. Why, he had been drink
ing for almost the entire time of our mar
riage, nearly ten years, and finally con
sumption carried him off, not poison. At the
time he said he had drank poisoned milk we
were at the Ebbitt House in Washington.
The milk was bad, and both having drank
it we were both sick. 1 was even more ill
"Mrs. Darling," she continued warmly,
owes so many bills in Washington that she
can't go there, and some time ago she was
even 'kicked out' of the Society of the
Daughters of the Revolution, I believe, or a
similar society. Mrs. Darling also took
some of that bad milk and was quite sick.
That story is made out of whole cloth.
Mrs. Darling, since my marriage to Mr.
Spranger, even took pains to write and
suggest that he put me in an insane asy
lum. Mrs. Darling is certainly crazy— at
least that would be the most charitable
view to take of her actions. I have re
ceived at least 500 crazy letters from her
at different times. I haven't them with
me or I would show you one and let you
judge for yourself.
"I have two little children, a boy and a
girl. The little girl, when only six years
old, was taken from me by Mrs. Darling
and put into a convent. I regained her
after a while, however, but she was
utterly demoralized by the life her grand
mother made for her and in a shocking
Dr. Spranger corroborated his wife's
statements and occasionally interjected
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proaching hot weather will have most "I read that one bottle of Hood's 1Q Tower St., Fall River, Mass,
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cannot be overestimated. Hood's Sar- last I decided to take one bottle of When we had taken one bottle and a
saparilla will make a vast improve- Hood's Sarsaparilla. In three weeks hah* each, we were cu^*ed. My mother
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other diseases which have been accom- My hip has been restored to good con- tired worn out feeling, and it has
plished by Hood's Sarsaparilla have dition the sores have stopped discharg- n ' best medicine that I have
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similar remarks. He sent two telegrams,
addressed to John D. Coney, 45 N'ewbury
building, Detroit, Mich., and A. Biruey,
United States District Attorney at Wash
ington, D. C, which read :
"Darling has maligned us; use own
judgment and course."
RIDICULE THE CHARGES.
Darling's Heath Thought to Have Seen
Caused by Dissipation.
DETROIT, Mich., April 19.-The testi
mony of various residents of this city re
garding the charges of Mrs. Flora Adams
Darling to the effect that Dr. and Mrs.
Kpranger are responsible for the death of
young Darling goes to indicate that
Darling- drank heavily while here, and as
a result was obliged to seek medical treat
ment frequently. It is well known that
his wife wa« a very unhappy woman, but
tlu-ir acquaintances credit to Darling's dis
sipation his untimely end.
Dr. , Spranger's friends ridicule the
mother's charges. Prosecuting Attorney
Frazier says that after investigating the
case he could find no proof of the elder
Mrs. Darling's statements, and became
convinced she was not in her right mind.
PROOF IS LACKING.
Flora Antes Darling's CJiarges Xot Be
lieved in Xtw York.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 19.— Assistant
Attorney Battle said to-day that he was
still investigating the charges made by
Mrs. Flora Ames Darling, in her belief
that her son, Edward Irving Darling, who
died in Mount Clemens, Mich., February
14, 18i)4, was deliberately poisoned.
It is not believed by the members of the
District Attorney's staff that her accusa
tions are borne out by the facts. It is re
garded as hardly probable, therefore, that
the Grand Jury will be asked to take ac
tion in the matter until more specific
proofs are presented.
CHIME AT ELK CREEK
The Home of Foreman Sever
ance Wrecked by an
Probably Fatal Injuries Received by
the Sleeping Victim— Talk of
FKIAH, Cal., April 19.— A dastardly
attempt to end the life of Ben Severance,
the foreman of the White Lumber Com
pany at Elk Creek logging camp, was made
lust night. A stick of dynamite exploded
under Severance's house, wrecking the
building, nnd Severance was so badly in
jured that he will probably die.
Abrams, a discharged workman, who
caused the explosion, is in custody. The
blood of the woodsmen is at fever heat,
and if Severance dies they will take tlie
law into their own hands.
Abrams was yesterday ordered out of
camp because of an attack made on the
cook. He charged Severance with having
caused his discharge, and swore he would
Last night Abrams secured a stick of dy
namite and placed it under the house oc
cupied by Severance. He touched off the
explosive, and with a shock that startled
the whole camp the house was wrecked.
Severance was thrown violently against
the ceiling of his room, the dynamite hav
ing been placed directly under the apart
ment he occupied. He was badly injured,
and his recovery is doubtful. Abrams was
captured, and pending the result of his
victim's injuries is conlined in the jail. It
is said that Severance had nothing to do
with the discharge of Abrams.
De Kontgki's Farewell.
Chevalier do Kontski will give a farewell
concert in this city on the 29th inst. at the res
idence of Sirs. Frank Pixley, corner Fillruore
and Union streets, prior to his departure for
TRAGEDY NEAR CAMANCHE
Mrs. John Hubert Murdered
by a Drunken Hus
The Fiend Claimed That the Woman
Had Attempted to Give Him
STOCKTON, Cal., April 19.— Shortly
after noon to-day Joseph Hubert shot and
killed his wife at the Poverty Bar Distillery,
located about three miles up the Moke
lumne River from Comanche, in Calaveras
For many years Hubert has been a very
heavy drinker, and has at times been
almost on the verge of insanity through
excessive drinking. This has led to many
family quarrels, and there have been con
stant bickerings in the family, owing to
the many debauches the wife-murderer in
dulged in. Several times he had quarrels
with his wife and threatened to kill her,
but he had made so many such threats that
no one paid attention to them.
At noon to-day Mrs. Hubert cooked the
usual noonday meal, and at the dinner i
table placed a plate of soup at the place
where her husband usually sat. Hubert
came in shortly after, but did not partake
of the soup. He looked at it. a few mo
ments, and then accused his wife of having
placed floison in it. He had been drink
ing, aa usual, and no attention was paid
to him for a time. He went to his room, |
secured his pistol, returned and again
accused his wife of having placed poison in
Without waiting for a reply Hubert lev
eled his pistol and fired. The bullet struck
Mrs. Hubert over the right eye and lodged
in the back of her head.
Hubert then went over to the ranch of a
man named Storey, who lived near, and
told him what he had done. After that he
came on to Clements, in this county, and
told the people there that he had shot his
wife because she attempted to poison him.
From Cl".ments he went to Valley Springs
in Calaveras County and gave himself up
to the authorities.
Storey and a little boy who was on the
ranch went over to the Poverty Bar Dis
tillery when it was learned what had hap
pened and found Mrs. Hubert unconscious.
When the news was received in Clements
Dr. Priestly went at once to the distillery
on the Mokelume River. When he arrived
Mrs. Hubert was dead. She had not been |
conscious from the time her husband fired
Hubert is a hard character and is not
well liked in the neighborhood of the
tragedy. He is now in custody and a
charge of murder will be entered against
him to-morrow. The murderer is 50 years
Street Railroads Must Bd More Careful
of Human Life.
The Police and Health Committee of the
Board of Supervisors yesterday took up the
question of forcing the Market-street Rail
way Company to provide safe and proper
guards for the electric cars. Thi9 question
is also pending before the Grand Jury.
Supervisor Diamond charged the rail
road company 'with gross carelessness, and
declared that the fatal accidents on the
electric lines lately wrere nothing short of
murders. He said that the company dis
played a small regard for the safety of
pedestrians, in not providing suitable
He said that at the next meeting of the
Board of Supervisors he would introduce a ;
resolution to compel the companies to put
guards on every car within thirty days,
and he will see that they use devices that
will save human life, instead of assisting at
the death, &s the plank fronts now do.
The Reflector Will Soon be Here.
It is now an assured fact that the Crossley
reflecting telescope now in Halifax, England,
will be brought to this coast and located on
Mount Hamilton. Professor L. S. Holden of
the observatory undertook to raise funds for
transporting the same and was successful in
bia task. In two half days he secured $5000
and the big reflector will be taken down and
shipped to New York, thence by steamer to
New Orleans and to this coast by rail. A sep
arate building will be put up on Mount Hamil
ton for the instrument.
BIG CEOPS THIS YEAE.
Only Surplus Hawaiian Sugar Is Bring
Shipped Direct to New
A dispatch from Washington, D. C, yes
terday to the effect that the State Depart
ment was apprised by Consul-Gen
eral Mills at Honolulu of the shipment
by the Western Sugar Refining Com
pany of sugar direct to New York, was
shown to Secretary Richard Oxnard of
that company. The dispatch stated that
at least 30,000 tons of sugar would be
diverted from this city.
Mr. Oxnard said sugar had, it was true,
been shipped from Honolulu to Se.vr York,
but the amount had been greatly exag
gerated. The Hawaiian sugar crop was
unusually large this year and the surplus
over what was needed at this port was
being shipped direct to the East. San
Francisco, he said, would have its custom
ary 125,000 tons of sugar.
SUICIDE IN THE PAEK.
Conrad Hedelrand Puts Two Shots in
Conrad Hedelrand, a member of the
firm of Hedelrand <fe Hyman, barbers, 203
Montgomery avenue, shot himself in the
head at the Haight-street entrance of Gold
en Gate Park last night at 11:30 o'clock.
| He fired two shots from a new revolver.
The first shot evidently failed to kill, hence
the second shot followed.
In his pocket was found an invitation to
the wedding of Miss Emma Hildebrand
and Adolph Winter, at St. Paul's Church,
Thursday evening of this week.
He left no letters to show any cause for
the act. The shots were heard by John
Saylor, 1801 Haight street, and Captain
Thompson of the park police. The Dody
was talcen to the Morgue.
A Check for One Cent.
D. E. Holland of North Columbia. Nevada
County, is in this city and among other curi
osities is showing his friends a cheok for 1
cent, made payable by the Government to his
mother. Mr. "Holland's father was Postmaster
at North Columbia, and when h« died and his
accounts were settled it wei lound that th<j
Government owed him 1 cent. Uncle Sam ao
cordingly sent the widow a check for that
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