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VOLUME LXXVH.-NO. 134.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS.
An Eastern Colony to
Settle on San Juan
SMALLPOX AT NOGALES.
Plans for a New Railroad From
Pendleton to San Fran
VISALIA EMBEZZLING CASE.
A Beet-Sugar Plant to Be Erected
Near Anaheim— Accident
(■ACRAMENTO, Cal., April 22.—Nego
tiations have been completed for the pur
chase of the land known as the San Juan
arrant, lying south of Orange vale, north of
the American River and east of Rancho
del Paso, by a Chicapo syndicate for col
onization purposes, and a party of intend
ing settlers will be formed at once in the
East. The first party is expected to arrive
in Sacramento on the 30th. The portion
of land purchastd consists of 7000 acres,
and the whole tract will be thoroughly
FROM PEXDLETO-V SOUTH.
■4 Proposed Sew Railroad With San JFran-
ciscn as a Terminal.
FENDLETON, Ob., April 22.— An official
of the Washington and Columbia River
Railway Company is authority for the
statement that that company contemplates
extending the road during the present sea
son. One plan is to build from Dayton,
Wash., to Grain City on Smoke River, tap
ping a productive country. Another plan
is to construct a new line from Pendleton
to Camas Prairie and the John Day region,
involving eventually construction through
to California, coming into that State at
tie head of the Sacramento Valley, with
San Francisco as the objective point.
The line to John Day has been projected
for several years, and it has been the
cause of speculation as to whether the
"Washington and Columbia River road or
the Oregon Railway and Navigation Com
would take hold of it. The road will
tap a country rich in agriculture, mining,
timber and stock raising. It will run
throueh "Umatilla. Grant, Harney and
Lake counties in Oregon, and enter Cali
fornia at the northern border of Modoc
Theodore Wilcox, vice-president of the
Washington and Columbia River Railroad
Company, lias gone to Europe, and it is in
timated Ais visit is to arrange for funds
vath whkh to construct the road.
ITCK OF A SEATTLE BOT.
Siracvlnua Kscape of a Foundry Ap-
prentice From a Horrible Death.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 22.— Charles
Meydenbauer. aged 19 years, a member of
one of the best-known families in this city,
had a miraculous escape from a horrible
death this morning.
Meydenbauer is an apprentice in a foun
dry here, where the big pumps for the
Government drydock are being made, and
went up on a ladder to fix a belt. The
ladder slipped and threw him against a
shaft-collar. In a moment he was whirled
around in midair at a terrific rate. The
engine was shut down and he was rescued,
but not until his clothes had been stripped
from his body, his left arm broicen fn two
places and his left leg fractured. He will
VISALIA EMBEZZLEMENT CASE.
Hteodore K. Murray A mined of De-
frauding Sacramento Bankers.
VISALIA, Cal., April 22.— Theodore K.
Murray, the politician, county divisionist
and cattle-buyer, who is charged with em
bezzling several thousand dollars from
Cox & Clarke, the Sacramento bankers, is
having his preliminary trial before Justice
Holder. Murray is accused of having ap
propriated for his own use large sums with
■which he was to have purchased cattle for
In Clarke's testimony this afternoon it
was shown that Murray was allowed but
50 cents per head on all stock purchased,
out of which he was to pay all expenses of
6elivery to shipping points. The pur
chase of a hotel in this city by Murray is
said to have been made with Clarke's
SMALLPOX AT XVOALEB.
Xvco Deaths From the Dread Disease
Have Already Occurred.
PHCENIX, Ariz., April 22.— Governor
Hughes is authority for the statement in
this evening's Herald that black smallpox
is prevalent at Nogales. Private telegrams
from Fairbank also convey information of
two deaths yesterday at that place.
The Republican yesterday gave the first
alarm, but no attention was given it. The
Governor consulted Dr. Scott Helm on the
situation with a view of quarantining.
LOS ASGELEB CASE SETTLED.
An End to Lit i nation in the Matter of the
Annie l'ratt Estate.
LOB ANGELES, Cal.. April 22.— Judge
CJark made an order to-day in the Annie
Pratt estate case, by stipulation of all par
ties, that the motion for a new trial made
Beveral months ago be denied. The mo
tion by proponents to retax the costs was
allowed, and all costs claimed by the con
testants against the proponents of the
will— the Manslieldsand the Crosses— were
totally disallowed. The petition to com
promise the claims of the heirs acainst the
estate was granted on Saturday. This
practically settles the whole matter, as far
us the courts are concerned.
Robbers Captured Sear Santa Rosa.
BAHTA ROSA, Cal., April 22.-Sunday
afternoon two tramps assaulted another
tramp on the road about a mile north of
this city, knocked him down and robbed
him of a sum of money. The three had
been together for a number of days, and
on Sunday the two who made the aaMoli
discovered that the third man had some
money. After being robbed the fellow
came to town and reported to the oflicers.
who went out and arrested the two, to
The San Francisco Call.
gether with three men who claim to have
seen the trouble. The man who was
robbed was also detained. Some interest
ing developments may be drawn from the
case, as it is suspected that some of the
men are members of a gang which has
been robbing ranchhouses in this part of
the count}- lately.
JFIZCHJED TBOX SA.STA AX A.
A Private Company's Cuxtomera Supplied
From thr City's Water Main*.
BANTA ANA, Cal.. April 22.— The re
port of the committee of investigation on
the water circuit between the city water
works and the Spurgeon water system, by
which it was claimed by the former Board
of Trustees that the city water works was
supplying the private company's custom
ers, was made to-night.
It is in effect that a thorough investiga
tion has been made and connections found
between the two systems at the Commer-
cial Bank corner, forming a circuit, but by
whom made or at what time the commit
tee was unable to state. It was stated.
however, that they were of the opinion
that the circuit was formed at or near the
time of the breaking of the pipe by a pav
ing force. The committee so far has been
unable to obtain sufficient evidence to at
tach the blame to any person or persons.
This report, as accepted by the Board of
Trustees, practically ends so far as the city
is concerned what ten days atro promised
to be an intricate water muddle.
MARE ISLAyD XEWBS
The Cruiser Philadelphia Sooji to Return
VALLEJO, Cal., April' 22.— 1t is the
opinion of Mare Island officials that the
cruiser Philadelphia will soon return from
Honolulu, and that the Olympia, after re
turning from the south, will be sent to
Hawaii to relieve her.
During the past week the keel blocks
have been laid for the new steel tug to be
built at the yard. Some of the material is
already on the ground, and the work of
construction will be pushed rapidly.
Naval Constructor Baxter is still in quar
antine at his quarters, and Assistant Naval
Constructor Snow is confined to his home
in Vallejo -with sickness. The duties of
the department devolve upon Assistant
.iaval Constructor Spear, who is handling
the work very creditably.
WILT. MEET AT FICTORIA.
Canadian and Coatt Orangemen Prepar
ing for a Monster Demonstration.
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 22.-The
Grand Orange Lodge of British Columbia
is arranging for a monster demonstration
at Victoria on July 12. when, besides mem
bers of the order in this province. Orange
men from Washington, Oregon and Cali
fornia are expected to participate. Dalton
McCarthy. M. P.. has been invited, and
addresses on the Manitoba school question
will be made by several prominent leaders
of the order. The demonstration is ei
pected to be the largest ever held by Or
angemen in the West.
AXAITEIM JtEET . SVGAS . PZAMT.
An Immense Factory to Me Run on the
SANTA ANA, Cal., April 22.— The Ana
heim Independent is authority for the
statement that a contract has been closed
for the erection of a co-operative beet sugar
plant near Anaheim, at a cost of $340,000,
Edward F. Dyer being the contractor. The
farmers of this county are jnbilant over
the prospect that the factory will be com
pleted in time for the next year's crop of
beets. Already over 4OX> acres of beets are
growing in this county.
OBEG<t\ MAYORS MEET.
Preparing a Suitable Gift for Vie Battle-
ship Bearing the State's Xante.
SALEM, Or., April 22.— The meeting of
Mayors and other city representatives for
the purpose of devising means to make the
battleship Oregon a suitable gift, apprecia
tive of the name, was held to-day at the
State House. A motion was adopted re
questing Governor Lord to appoint a gen
eral committee of seven citizens to take
charge of the matter and suggest a proper
souvenir and the means of securing it. The
appointments will be made in a few days.
Shipping JVetr* at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 22.-The
steamer Empress of Japan sailed for the
Orient this afternoon. She had twenty
four saloon passengers and a big cargo.
The American schooner Peerless sailed
yesterday for San Pedro. The schooner
Compeer arrived to-day, to load for San
Car Accountants at I'ortland.
PORTLAND, Or., April 22.— A party of
120 delegates who attended the Interna
tional Car Accountants' convention in San
Francisco arrived here to-day in a special
train. The party went up the Columbia
River this afternoon to the Cascades. They
returned this evening, and to-morrow will
go to the Sound.
Inquest Over Chief George at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 22.-The
inquest on the body of Chief George of the
Capilanos, who was drowned Saturday,
was held to-day. Indians stated that the
chief was drunk when he siarted for home,
and the police are now hunting for
"Cloudy," a notorious character who sup
plied the whisky.
round Dead at Xewcantie.
NEWCASTLE, Cal., April 22.— Hugo
Belthasar, a farmer, 60 years of age, was
found dead in a gravel pit one mile from
town to-day. There is no evidence of vio
lence. Belthasar was a native of Prussia
and once owned a cigar-store in San Fran
cisco. He has carried a paper route in this
county for nearly thirty years.
T'ound Dead at Lemon Cove.
VISALIA, Cal., April 22.— William C.
Ragle, a prominent rancher of Westside,
was found dead in his cattle corral at
Lemon Cove last night. Ten days ago he
was attacked by severe pains, but was
thought to have fully recovered, and the
finding of his body caused widespread
Licenses Lowered at Santa Cruz.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 22.— The City
Council has reduced the circus license from
$250 to $100 a day, and the cigarette license
from $100 to $25 per annum. For several
years the merchants have not paid a
license, but the new ordinance fixes the
amounts they should pay.
fatal Accident at Itocklin.
ROCKLIN.CaI., April 22.— Joe Brazil, a
boy about 8 years old, in attempting to
jump on a heavily loaded wagon this after
noon fell and the wheels passed over his
body, injuring him so badly that he died
iv a few uuautea.
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1895.
SANTA ROSA'S QUEEN.
Miss Isabel Donovan
Wins the Crown of
FRIENDS ARE JUBILANT.
Tremendous Applause Greets
the Announcement of
PLANS FOR THE CORONATION.
The Key to the City to Be Surren
dered to Her Majesty by
SANTA. ROSA, Cal., April 22.— Miss
Isabel Donovan is to be queen of the ear-
MISS ISABEL DONOVAN, "WHO HAS BEEN CHOSEN QUEEN OF
THE SANTA ROSA CARNIVAL.
nival of roses. When the polls closed to
day and the final count was made she was
found to lead Miss Belle Spottswood by
Interest in the contest has been at fever
heat all day. As the time for the closing
of the polls drew near a great crowd of in
terested spectators packed the voting place
and ballots were cast as fust as they could
be crammed into the box. At 1:30 Miss
Donovan led by nearly 100 votes, and it
became almost a certainty that she would
win the floral crown. At Bp. m. the polls
were closed and the judges hastened to
count the ballots. The crowd, outside
waited in silence to hear the result.
Soon after 8 o'clock the count was com
pleted, and when the announcement was
made that Miss Isabel Donovan was the
MISS BELLE SPOTTSWOOD, WHO FINISHED . SECOND IN THE CON
TEST AT SANTA ROSA.
winner there was a tremendous burst of
applause. Besides the committee Mayor
Woodward, Dr. Savage and Attorney Sea
well counted the final vote, which resulted
I— Miss Donovan, 4610.
2— Miss Spottswood, 4450.
3— Miss Matthews, (532.
4— Miss Bishop, 263.
s—Miss5 — Miss Solomon, 261.
6— Miss Byington, 252.
7— Miss Stites, 164.
B— Miss lloney, 130.
9— Mrs. Byington, 101.
10— Miss Yost, 75.
Miss Donovan's Meads are rejoicing to
night and congratulations are pouring in
by wire upon the successful candidate,
who is manager of the Sunset Telephone
The committee on entertainment has
decided that the Queen shall be escorted
from her residence to the Athenaeum by a
company of fifty boys and girls gorgeously
decorated with flowers. She will be fol
lowed by a score of lady and gentlemen
attendants. Upon arrival at the theater
she will be received with an appropriate
address, when the key to the city will be
formally presented by the Mayor and the
Common Council. She then wears the
queenly crown of flowers and will reign
during the three days of the floral fiesta.
After the coronation of the Queen a
chorus of 100 voices will sing patriotic airs
appropriate to the occasion. A floral song,
written and set to music especially for the
occasion, will be rendered by Mrs. Gale, a
popular local vocalist. After the corona
tion of the Queen and the addresses and
sinking by the chorus of voices the Queen
and her attendants will march to the
ilower show and formally open it to the
public. This will conclude the perform
ance for the first evening.
The buildings along the line of the prin
cipal streets will be gorgeously decorated
and the streets lined with flowers.
As the time of the carnival draws near
one can begin to realize the magnitude of
the preparations. Already is there plenty
of funds pledged, and the executive com
; mittee is sparing no pains to make the
1 event one long to be remembered. The
j collection of subscriptions for the rose car
. nival fund has commenced. The people
if S.nita Rosa, always liberal and ener
getic in a good cause, have shown their in
j terest in the carnival in a substantial way.
HJEALVSBURG'S lETE POSTPOXEI).
It Will Set Take Place Vntil After the
Santa Roan Carnirnl.
HEALDSBURG. Cat.., April 22.— The
Floral Association to-day decided to post
pone the festival until Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, M;iy lti, 17 and IS. This de
cision was reached owing to lack of time
for making the necessary arrangements
and the fact that Healdsburgand Northern
Sonoma desire to unite in a display at the
Saftta Rosa rose carnival.
Efforts are being made for a creditable
display by this city lat the county capital.
A feature will be two huge steers, which
weigh 6000 pound?, the largest on the coast.
These animals are very gentfe and a plat
form saddle will be built for each, in which
costumed drivers will ride. : The whole
will be -decorated with Easter lilies* and
ferns. The Healdsburg Bicycle Club will
also participate; • ; *; i• . ' ■' ' ,',■'•"■'-:
Voting for. ; the'; queen of Healdsburg's
festival opened 7 . again ; this morning with
renewed interest. The contest was excit
ing, first' one candidate leading and then
another. ;: . ;
The Veterans and Their
Ladies Capture the
HAVING A FINE TIME.
Royal Entertainment Provided
for the Guests' Enjoy
WILL BE REVIEWED BY BUDD.
To-Day the Warriors In Blue Parade
Before the Governor—Recep
tion at the Capitol.
SACRAMENTO, Cas., April 22.— Grand
Army men have been coming into the city
all day, until now bluecoats by the score
are met on every block. The visitors were
met by the reception committee and as
signed to the rooms secured for them,
after which they strolled about the city
visiting points of interest and renewing old
Short sessions of the Grand Army, Ladies
of the Grand Army, the Women's Relief
Corps and| the Sons of Veterans' encamp
ments were held this afternoon, but noth
ing of importance was done at any of
them, the time bcine taken up with organ
izing and preparing for future business.
To-night the veterans attended a recep
tion at the State Capitol, at which the
Mayor presided, and many prominent
State and local officials and citizens
were present. Addresses were made and a
choice literary and musical entertainment
To-morrow forenoon the annual parade
will take place. It is expected to be a bril
liant affair. Governor Budd and staff will
he mounted and will review the column at
the conclusion of the parade.
Department Commander J. M. Walling
of Nevada City presides over the Grand
Army of the Republic encampment. He
has been here since Sunday morning as
pitting in preparing for the week's busi
To-morrow afternoon the various bodies
will hold a session and in the evening will
attend the Clunie Opera house, as many
ot them as can get inside. No one will be
admitted except veterans. On Wednesday
night the visitors will be given a banquet
in the k State exposition building, and on
Thursday the excursion to the foothills,
the American river water power, the mines,
the State prison, and the orchards and
vineyards in the vicinity of Foisom will
At the Mayor's request all the city de
partments will close to-morrow during the
parade. The old soldier.? have received a
hearty welcome here by every one, and they
are enjoying themselves.
WEATHER AXli CROP BULLETIX.
Rains and Cool Weather Seeded Over
the Entire State.
SACBAMENTO, Cat,., April 22.—Di
rector Barwick of the State Weather
.•■Vrviee reports the average temperature
for the week ending Monday, April 22:
For Eureka 56, Fresno 64, Independence
62, Los Angeles 60, Red Bluff 6ti, Sacra
mento 65, San Francisco 56, San Luis
Obispo and San Diego 58 each.
As compared with the normal tempera
ture an excess of heat is reported of five
ilegre-s in the Sacramento Valley and one
degree in the San Joaquin Valley, while
the northern portion of Southern Califor
nia reports normal conditions to have pre
vailed at Los Angeles and a heat deficiency
of one degree is reported at San Diego.
The coast counties report an excess of heat
at Eureka of six degrees, while that of San
Francisco was normal.
The total precipitation dnring the week
was nothing for the San Joaquin Valley,
and but a trace for the Sacramento Valley
and the coast counties, except at Eureka
where there was .30 of an inch precipitated.
As compared with the normal precipita
tion there was a deficiency during the
week at Eureka of .54 of an inch; Fresno,
.28; Los Angeles, .41 ; Red Bluff, .55; Sac
ramento, .63; San Francisco, .49 and San
The excess of temperature with a de
ficiency of moisture daring the week was
further exaggerated by continuous and
drying northerly winds, which have been
rather detrimental to the grain and feed
over the entire State, the effect being more
severely felt in the lower San Joaquin
Valley than elsewhere.
The reports from the numerous corre
spondents show that the fruit crop is only
a fair one for some varieties and short on
some others, while the grain bids fair to be
a good crop unless the present spell of dry
weather, with the drying northerly winds,
continues for some time. If it does it will
evidently draw the moisture out of the
ground, and cause a hard crust to form
over the surface, which is detrimental to
any and all kinds of crops.
A few good showers are now badly
needed over the whole State, to be fol
lowed by cool weather. An abundant hay
crop seems to be an assured fact over the
DEATH BATHER THAX HVXGEH.
Failure to Secure Employment Leads to
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 22.— J. Flan
nigan committed suicide to-night by shoot
ing himself through the breast, in the
region of the heart, with a 32-caliber Smith
it Wesson revolver.
Flannigan was a printer by trade, and
was despondent because of lack of work.
For the past year he has been rooming in
a building at the corner of Tenth and I
streets, and this evening he retired to his
apartment, disrobed himself, extinguished
the light, lay down in bed, and, placing
the muzzle of the revolver to his breast,
tired three shots in rapid succession, every
one of them taking effect.
Arrest of a Would-Be Suicide.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 22.— Officer
Bagley to-day arrested an elderly and gray
haired man who was endeavoring to pur
chase laudanum which he admitted he
wanted for the purpose of ending his life.
He would not give his name, but said he
came from Texas and that he had relatives
iv Kansas aacl Missouri. He is slightly
crippled in one lep. Nobody here seems to
know him. The man says the world has
no use for him and that he will yet end his
life. He is locked up.
A REPRIEVE FOR AZOFF.
Governor Budd to Make a Tliorough Ex-
atntnation Into His Case.
SACRAMENTO, Cm,., April 22.-An
thony Azoff, the reputed slayer of Detect
ive Len Harris, has been granted a re
prieve by Governor Budd until June 6,
1895. In the meantime the executive will
make a thorough examination into the
case and the evidence presented and de
cide whether he is entitled to leniency.
Elk drove fatality.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 22.— At Elk
Grove, in this county, this afternoon the
east-bound overland express struck Ethel
Jennick, aged 12 years, and killed her in
stantly. She attempted to cross the track
in front of the train.
DENIED liV A PORTLASD JUDGE.
Claims to a Share of the Proceeds of a
Railroad Stile Not Alloterd.
PORTLAND, 0r... April 22.-Judge Bel
linprer, in the United States court to-day,
denied the petition of G. W. Hunt to share
in the proceeds of the sale of the Oregon
and Washington Territory Railroad to the
extent of $233,340.
Hunt claimed to have advanced this
amount to W. S. Todd and C. B. Wright,
which they had failed to apply on the in
terest of bonds held by them. The bonds
came into possession of the Farmers' Loan
and Trust Company, and when the road
was sold under a mortgage recently Hunt
demanded the $233,340 which had not been
applied as interest.
HAPPENINGS AT SAN JOSE
Death of Alfred French, a Well-
Known Pioneer of
An Aged Austrian's Attempt to End
His Life— Destroyed by
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 22.— Alfred H.
French, who was known throughout the
State as the "Duke of Milpitas," died at
the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Porne
roy, at 11 o'clock to-day.
Mr. French was born in Ohio in 1816, and
crossed the plains in 1859. In IS6O he
built the Milpitas Hotel, which he con
ducted for twenty -five years. About twenty
years ago a party of newspaper men, who
were hunting in the vicinity, dubberl him
the "'Duke of Milpitas,'' and he carried the
title ever since. He was an ardent Demo
crat, and no convention was considered
complete without his presence.
The deceased was 79 years of age. A
son, William F.. French, is now living at
TOOK A DOSE OF MORPHIXE.
Attempt of an Arjrd Paralytic to End
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 22. -John In
greseto, an aged Austrian, attempted to
commit suicide by taking a dose of mor
phine last evening at the Branch Pacific
Hotel. He was discovered this morning
in an unconscious condition and the city
physician summoned. The chances for
his recovery are flight.
Ingreseto is about 50 years of age. He
has been in Sun Jose fifteen years and was
employed about the various fruitstore3.
He was partially paralyzed and despond
ency is said to have caused his attempt at
GIVES THE YAQUIXA BAT RUX.
The Steamer Farallon to leave the Ta
eoma-Sau J-ranciaco Route.
TACOMA, Wash., April 22.— 1t is ru
mored here that the steamer Farallon is
to be taken off the Frisco-Tacoma run
and has entered into an agreement with
the Pacific Coast Steamship Company by
which she is to have the Yaquina Bay
run, without competition. This is said to
be the text of the agreement entered into
by the rival steamship lines, by which the
Pacific Coast people are to have undis
turbed traffic between here and San Fran
MURDER AyJi SUICIDE.
Albert Anderson Stabs Mm. George H.
Jllair, Then Himself.
SAX JOSE, Cal., April 23.— About 12:30
o'clock to-night a double tragedy was en
acted at the Hensley House, a place fre
quented by disreputable characters.
Alice T.'Blair, wife of George H. Blair,
a prominent citizen of Woodland, was
stabbed in the heart by Albert Anderson,
a young man who has been consorting
Anderson, after dealing the death blow
to the woman, stabbed himself in the
heart. Both died in a few minutes.
FOUGHT IN THE RIAO.
How Two Santa Clara Farmers Tried to
Settle an Old Dispute.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 22.— Fred Ellis
and Hank Raser, farmers living on adjoin
ing lands, had a dispute some weeks ago
over the use of water for irrigating pur
poses, and met yesterday in the ring near
here to settle it. Six rounds were fought
when the men were separated. Both were
badly punished, and declared they would
meet again to settle the question.
Destroyed by Fire.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 22.— The resi
dence of Mrs. E. Hall, on Fifteenth street,
was destroyed by fire at an early hour this
morning. An adjoining cabin was also
burned. The origin of the tire is unknown.
The inmates had barely time to escape
with their clothing and nothing was
saved. The loss is about $800, with $500
Aetr Courthouse for Santa Cruz.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 22.— The
Supervisors to-day considered plans fora
courthouse to cost $40,000. Ten plans were
submitted by local, Watsonville an San
Francisco architects. The matter will be
decided May 1.
Warm Weather at Auburn.
AUBURN, Cal., April 22.— The ther
mometer has gone up to 80 degrees in the
past two days. The warm weather comes
just in time to kill the curl leaf, which was
beginning to lay hold of the peach trees.
Drotcned at Westport.
WESTPORT, Cal., April 22.-Herraan
Miller and Otto Elvers were drowned to
day by the capsizing of a boat. Both men
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
JAILED AT ENSENADA.
Don Manuel Riveroll
Charged With a Gold
ROBBED HIS OWN VAULT.
He Is Placed in Solitary
ITS HIDING-PLACE REVEALED.
A Rumor at San Diego That the Mex
ican Officials Have Found the
SAX DIEGO, Cal., April 22.— Don Man
uel Riveroll, the discoverer of the famous
copper mine at Santa Rosalia and the fore
most commission merchant of Ensenada,
has been arrested there on orders from
Governor Sangines. He is charged with
the theft of a gold bar valued at $12,000,
placed by the Ibarra Gold Mining Company
in his charge.
The bar was stolen on the night of March
20, the safe having been opened by the
combination. For this crime Allen Pratt,
the bookkeeper for Riveroll, and his friend
J. E. Garratt, were arrested. Nothing
whatever has been shown against them,
and they are lying in prison with no pros
pect of a trial or release.
It is believed that the Mexican authori
ties have found new evidence showing
Riveroll's connection with the case, and
the rumor reached here to-day that the
hiding-place of the gold bar had been dis
covered, and that two other unknown
Mexicans were implicated in the robbery.
Riveroll is worth at least $100,000. and
Ensenada people are unable to account for
his crime, though the general opinion ap
pears to be that he is guilty. He was
placed in solitary confinement and will be
so kept until to-morrow, when his exam
ination takes place.
Pratt and Garratt are Mexican citizens
by naturalization, and cannot claim the
protection of Great Britain. It is not be
lieved here that the authorities have any
direct evidence against any of the five men
now in jail.
RIVERSIDE'S ORANGE DAY
Fully Five Thousand Visitors
Attend the Initial Cele
Tha Half- Mil If on Club Tendered a
Reception In the Opera-
RIVERSIDE, Cal., April 22.—River
side's first "orange day" celebration oc
curred to-day, and the city never presented
a more beautiful appearance than it did
this morning. The business blocks were
decorated with various colors from the
sidewalks to the tops, and many private
residences were bowers of beauty, with
streamers and bunting reaching across the
streets from building to building.
From 8 o'clock until noon the streets
were crowded with carriages loaded down
with flowers, oranges and evergreens.
Fully 5000 visitors were present, among
them the Half-million Club of San Fran
cisco. Riverside kept open house, as every
visitor was presented with all the fine
oranges he desired.
The forenoon was spent in showing the
visitors around the city and through the
famous Magnolia avenue.
In the afternoon a mass-meeting was
held at the Opera-house, in the nature of a
reception to the San Francisco visitors.
George Frost, the president of the City
Trustees, made the address of welcome,
which was responded to by W. M. Bunker,
president of the Half-million Club.
The intention is to make this celebration
a yearly affair.
Entertained at San Bernardino.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., April 22.—
The Half-million Club was entertained
this morning by the Mercantile Associa
tion, and after an informal reception at
the Stewart Hotel the club departed for
Riverside on the 11:30 train.
Small Seal Catches.
PORT TOWNBEND, Wash., April 22.—
A report from Neah Bay to-day predicts
that the present season will see small re
sults in coast sealing. This opinion is
based on the poor luck thus far met by all
vessels, including a half dozen native
schooners now at San Juan, and also
American vessels which have reported
catches from Neah Bay. The exceedingly
rough weather of.the past month seriously
interfered with the taking of seals, which
have for the most part already moved to
the breeding grounds on Copper Island, in
Bering Sea. The vessels throughout the
entire fleet have not averaged fifty skins.
Spokane Men Defrauded.
TACOMA, Wash., April 22.— The addi
tional facts that have been learned show
that Paul Schulze's defalcations as North
ern Pacitic land agent reach a much larger
sum than heretofore stated. The St. Paul
Syndicate of Spokane is known to have
paid him between $400,000 and $500,000 for
Spokane property, for which no account
was made. R. A. O'Farrell of Spokane is
here trying to protect the syndicate's in
terests. The property purchased was four
or five acres near the new freiphthouse, in
the heart of Spokane.
Will Be Paid a Dividend.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., April 22.—
Receiver Broderick of the First National
Bank announced to-day that the depositors
of the bank could be paid a dividend of 20
per cent between the loth and 20th of May
next. This will amount to a little over
Fresno Bank Goes Into Liquidation.
FRESNO, Cal., April 22.— At the stock
holders' meeting to-day the Fresno Loan
and Savings Bank definitely determined to
go into liquidation. The bank suspends^
on the 12th inst., with liabilities of 1142,001
and asset* $607,000.