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VOLUME LXXVIL— :NO. 135.
THE PACIFIC SLOPE
Professor Sanders Con
victed of Forgery
TESTING THE FEE LAW.
:n to Be Brought by So
lano Justices and Con
TWO SHERIFFS UNDER ARREST.
Serious Complications Growing Out
of the Kidnaping of a
• i. • FRESNO, Cal., April 23. — Professor
.-. "-Sanders is guilty. At 9:30 to-night the
•-■_. jury brought in a verdict to that effect
■ ' '.. after only a few minutes' deliberation.
■" .. ; Oh-ly one ballot was taken.
.';-.-.< The- crime for which Sanders has been
;;. V\ convicted was that of forging the name of
.'.* •••. William Wootten to a draft for $1400. To
. ' nctore ' .". however, re
■ Cjtiire I the
red by hia
•friend, and it was the wish of Sanders' at
. • torneys to avert this charge that caused
ibborn light to be :
■^as an old i * near
Ln this county. He w -
.. ■ i
perso - farm
of about 300
■cabin - ' me, named
It was learned that he
had relatives in England, but beyond this
«imo=: -as known of his nistory.
He had do family ana a .ke of
Professor W. I red nearby
and had become very friendly with the old
bachelor. Sanders was a man of consider
able education, and for many years of his
long residence in Fresno County he had
taught schools. Altogether he was the
.last man who would be suspected
.■:- most cold-blooded, defibsi
; j d murders ever committed in the
For many mo:.- previous to the com- j
mission of the crime. Professor Sanders
had, so it appears, been laving bis plans.
He told "Wootten that an old friend of his,
John Knausch, wanted to look over the ■
ranch, with the intention of buying. i
Wootten told his hired man. Robloff. who j
■was the closest friend the reticent old
rancher had, that he was well contented I
with his quiet home and wadd live there j
to-the <«id of his days. "Within a few days
papers had been filed in. the Count Re
rorder's office showing that the ranch had i
become Sanders'. Wootten was missing.
According to Sanders' story, for he was
compelled to tell a story to avert suspicion
from himself, Wootten had finally decided j
to sell the ranch to Knausch. On Febru
ary 1. 1594, so the professor said, Knauseh
and a companion named R. L. Graves had
gone to Wootten's cabin by a roundabout
trail, carrying with them $20,000 in gold.
Sanders had met them at Wootten's cabin,
and although at first the old man refused
to accept any offer he yielded when the
gold coin vu poured out on the table.
■ In addition to this amount. Knausch and
Graves gave him a check on a Los Angeles
bank for $25,000. After the sale was made
ail four men left for Fresno. Sanders and
Wootten going one way with the gold and J
the other two men. who are now known to I
have been myths, going back over the trail. !
Rohlof? was plowing in afield near the
Toad and he noticed that Wootten sat on
the seat like a corpse. Sanders said that
■.Wootten took the train from Fresno or
Vome ether station, and that several times
afterward he had received letters from
. .These letters, as well as others, sent to
different friends of Wooten's are now
known to have been mailed by the mur
derer to direct suspicion away from him.
The crime Tor which Sanders was finailr
fcrought to trial was that ol i forged
me to a draft on ti
ompeny for $1400. It is
: LutXH B that this is oniy one of many
.at were necessary to cover the
Great ex ued a;! over the
;y the news of the mysterious disap
pearance. At the close of the first trial,
. was bitterly cor.-- ■• jnry
stood seven to live in favor of conviction.
The second trial closed at BAo to-night,
after having been in progress two and a
Judge J. R. Webb instructed the jury
and told them that he would wait until 10
o'clock for their report. It was generally
believed that the jury would not agree and
would have to be locked up for the night.
Many people were still waiting anx
in the courtroom, however, when a:
:ry sent word to Judge Webb that
they were ready to report. They filed into
their seats and Foreman L. R. Williams
announced that they had found the de
.joked blank for a moment, but
:■ other sizn of emotion at the -
trying ordeal of the past few months.
His attorney, Frank H. Short, informed
the Call correspondent after the trial that
the case would be appealed. It is very
likely that San lers will have to answer to
other charges of forgery, and also for per
WILL TEST THE FEE LAW.
Solano County Official* Want Salaries
FAIRFIELD. Cal., April 2.3. -The forty
eight Justices of the Peace and constables
■mo County have decided to test the
law pissed at the last session of the Legis- '
lature, providing that fees, instead i
ries as formerly, stall be paid them for
their services. Constables Powers, Ryan
and Wilson have been appointed a com
mittee to secure an attorney.
. On May 1 Auditor G. F. Wooderson will
b* asked by the different Justices and con
stables to pay them the salaries allowed
■by the old law. The Auditor will re.
.audit the claims and tins refusal will lay
tne foundation for mandamus proceedings,
in, which the constitutionality of the new
ia.w will be questioned.
[Whatever decision is rendered by Judge
The San Francisco Call.
Buckles of the Solano County Superior
Court will be accepted as final and no ap
peal will be taken.
KinyAPLSG A PJiISOSEB.
Tiro Sheriff* Held for Trial on a Serious
BATTLE MOUNTAIN". Net., April 23.—
D. C. Kavanaugh, Sheriff of Platte County,
N'ebr., and H. Wrieht, Sheriff of Ogden,
Utah, were arrested and held over in $8000
bonds here to-day for kidnaping a prisoner
from Sheriff Easton of this county.
Michael Lamb, a fugitive from justice
from Nebraska, wa? held in this county on
commitment to Sheriff Easton to await
requ- -- from Governor
I Nevada. While in custody Sheriff
Kavanaugh arrived here in company with
- B Wright on train 2. Just before the
left they overpowered Deputy Sheriff
mson and took Lamb on the train
westward, not having procured the neces-
■warrant from Governor Jones.
Willfftwon immediately lodged a com
■ for the arrest of the two Sheriffs.
Kavanaugh was arrested with the prisoner
in his possession at Winnemucca. The
fugitive. Lamb, is held by Sheriff Hadiey
of Humboldt County, who refuses to sur
- him to the Lander County authori
ses. Serious complication? between three
States and two counties are likely to follow.
FRESNO'S DEFUSCT JBAJSK.
Stockholders Decide to Close the Doors of
the Institution Permanently.
FRESNO, Oal., April 23.— At a meeting
of the stockholders of the Fresno Loan
and Savings Bank u.e action of the board
of directors in closing the bank's doors was
indorsed. Five-sixths of the stock was
E. 0. Miller. T. J. Duncan and J. D.
urge stockholders in the bank,
were appointed to examine into the securi
ties and management of the institution
and report as to the best means to be used
in winding up the affairs and retiring per
manently from business. A special meet-
Urn stockholders will be held when
the report is ready for consideration. Jef
ferson G. James, the president, and Stock
■rs Breedon. Rector and Wallace were
appointed to report to the Bank Commis
sioners as to what is being done toward
A considerable number of the bank loans
are to be taken up Dy other banks of the
city. The process of litigation is going
MISSiyG JFROJf AUDERSO*.
Edtcard Frisbie Supposed to Save Seen
Dr&irn'd in the Sacramento.
ANDERSON, Cal.. April 23.— Edward
Frisbie, aged 26 years, a nephew of E.
Frisbie of Redding and leader of the Sal
vation Army at this place, is supposed to
have been drowned in the Sacramento
River this morning.
Frisbie went to the river to shoot geese
and failed to return. This afternoon his
brother Stephen started to search for him.
On reaching the river bank the young
man's gun and a goose were found about ten
feet from the edge of the water, with tracks
leading to the water and none . returning. j
The alarm was given and a large searching
party was at once formed. Parties in boats |
are dragging the river while others are !
searching the bank*. Up to a late hour no i
trace of the missing man had been found.
WEATERVI^LE XURUER TRIAL.
Xo»e» Williams Charged With Hiring a
Boy to Kilt an Enrtnif.
WEAVERVILLE. Cal.. April 22. — A
j:ry Hcoiud to-day in the case of
Moses William*, charged with being an
accomplice in the murder of John Hart,
near F lyiork, last November. Hart lived
long a ■ W iiliams,
boy, committed the deed.
Young Williams wa3 arrested and made a
confession implicating Hbaea WflHams.
In his statement the young man stated
he was to receive some hogs, a colt and
.::is for killing Hart. V
iwi — ntenced to life at. Folsoni,
from which place he has been brouirht to
testify. The boy enticed Hart to a se
cluded spot and then shot him dead.
SF.K.4STOPOL CASXERY LEASED.
A .»?r Market Opened, to Sonoma County
SEBASTOPOL, Cal., April 23.— The
Seba.stopol cannery has been leased to
Hotchkiss 4 Miller, the Healdsburg fruit
packers. and will be operated extensively
this season. The news will be hailed with
delight by the fruit-growers of Analy
Township, who have experienced difficulty
and loss in the marketing of their fruit.
Three years ago a joint stock company was
organized here and the cannery operated
at a heavy loss. Last season it did not run
Indications are not so favorable for a
heavy f rait crop in this section, although
the young orchards which will bear for the
first tia Kason will bring the output
up to that of last season.
SMALLPOX AT XOGAZE9.
Three Caaea Reported to the Board of
PHCENIX, Ariz., April 23.-Customs
Inspector Webb has wired Mayor Moni
han. chairman of the Board of Health, |
from Noiraies this morning of three casea j
of smallpox. There is no necessity to I
quarantine this city.
LOS ANGELES." Cal., April 23.— 1t was
learned here to-day that physicians of this
city have been requested by telegraph to
send vaccine to Tombstone and Nogales,
Ariz., and one dispatch stated that there
were twelve cases of smallpox at To jab- |
stone. This, however, has been denied.
A NAP A PATIESVS FORTUNE.
Gold and Silver Found in the Clothing of
a Crazy 11 o man.
NAPA. Cal., April 23.— Margaret Me-
Donough, who was committed to the In
sane Asylum here a day or two a?o, upon
being searched by the attendants, was
found to have $1150 sewed in her clothing.
Eleven hundred dollars was in gold and
$50 in silver. It was thought the woman
had money, bnt no one knew where until
the discovery was made. John O'Connor,
her brother, has been appointed her guar
Lot Angeles Bond Sale.
LOS ANGELES, Cvl., April 23.— An evi
dence of this city's good standing in finan
cial circles was given to-day when $396,000
in bonds were sold to Street, Wyke & Co.
of New York at 1% per cent. Considering
the premium, the bidding was very spirited.
Suicide of a Rosalia Burglar.
ROSALIA, Wa-h, April 22.— William
Smith, who was confined in the County
Jail on a charge of burglary, committed
suicide yesterday by hanging himseli with
SAX FRAXCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORXEN'G, APRIL 24, 1803.
FLOWERS OF SONOMA
Healdsburg Is Preparing
for the Great Rose
DECORATING THE CITY.
Gala Attire to Be Donned in
Readiness for the
CHOOSING THE FLORAL QUEEN.
Seven Popular Beauties Now In the
Race for the Throne of
HEALDSBURG, Cal., April 23.— The
coming rloral festival is the topic of con
versation in this city, and interest in the
event is constantly on the increase.
Rev. R. Messenger, as a member of the
committee on excursions, visited San Fran
cisco yesterday and secured favorable ex
cursion rates from the railroad company.
The finance committee, consisting of G.
H. Wartieid. James E. Ewing and L. A.
Norton, will at once commence soliciting
funds for the event.
A mass-meeting of citizens will be held
Thursday night for the purpose of making
arrangements for decorating the city and
Rev. B. Messenger, Pastor of the Pres
byterian - Church, and One of the
Leaders in Arranging: far the Fes
tival. .-,3fi-. V ••--?>.•-
receiving visitors. An invitation will be
extended to the Half-million Club to visit
Healdsburgr during the festival.
The merry contest waging between seven
of Healdsburg's charming young ladies
who are candidates for the floral crown
promises to become spirited as the carnival
approaches. F^ich is receiving very flat
tering support, and the rivalry has only
HEALDS&URG>S P-A IST XIXK.
A. Large force of Men 'JVotir at Work
Taking Out the Orr.
KEALDBBTTBG. Ota., April 29,-Opera
tions at the Healdsb:rg paint mine were
commenced this morning, and a large
number of men are at work takin? ont the
ore. For some week? carpenten have been
at work in the erection of a four-«tory mill,
and the most improved machinery has
been pat in.
- mine was discovered twenty years
ago, but ha? never been operated. Ex
perts who have sampled the paint pro
nounce it snperiar to the imported article,
and rhis i* the only mine of its kind in the
The ore crops out of the west end of a
mountain, and tunnels run in several dif
ferent places yield the same quality, which
proves that untold quantities are buried
here. The opening of this mine is of
great benefit to this city and Sonoma
WALNUT CREEK BAX HIT'S TRIAL.
Edgar Jane* Arraigned for Bobbing the
MARTINEZ. Gal., April 23.— The trial
of George W. Nottingham and Edgar
Jones, accused of robbing the Walnut
Creek railroad station on the night of Jan
uary 24, commenced in Superior Court
this afternoon. W. S. Wells, the attorney
for Jones, demanded a separate trial for
his client, which was granted, and then
the choosing of jurors to try Jones was
commenced. After thirty-six of the ven
ire had been examined the necessary
twelve were obtained and the court ad
journed until to-morrow.
The prosecution i? conducted by District
Attorney Brown and W. S. Tinning of this
city and M. C. Chapman of Oakland looks
after the interests of Nottingham. As
there are many witnesses, it is possible the
trial will extend into next week.
A RODEO MVRDERER COXTICTED.
C. E. Ranlett Will Serve Time for Killing
MARTINEZ, Cal., April 23.— The trial
of C. E. Ranlett for shooting his brother
at Rodeo last December was concluded to
day, the jury returning a verdict of guilty
of murder in the second degree. The day
of sentence was set for May 4 at 10 a. m.
Death of a Martinez Pioneer.
MARTTNEZ, Cal., April 23.— Thomas
Johnson, an old and well-known resident
of this county, died suddenly at his resi
dence in Martinez this morning of heart
failure. He was nnder-sheriff for a num
ber of years, and had resided in the county
since 1856. The funeral will tade place on
Thursday, and will be in charge of the
A. O. F. W., of which order Johnson was
a prominent member.
DEATH OF A SOUOXA FARMER.
Injuries Received in an Accident End
the Life of L. C. Prunty. ". , ; v.-
SONOMA, Cal., April 23.— E. C. Prunty,
a wealthy and prominent farmer of So
noma Valley, died at his residence, two
miles south of town, at 4 o'clock this morn
ing, from the effects of fatal injuries re
ceived , by falling from a cultivator last
On the morning of the accident Mr.
Pruaty hitched his steam to a cultivator
and started for a field, bat had proceeded
only a short distance when the seat gave
way, throwing him violently onto the iron
work of the implement. He sustained in
ternal injuries. Doctors Davis and Wall
iser. who were immediately summoned to
his bedside, soon observed that all hope of
saving the old gentleman's life had van
ished. He lingered on, however, until 4
o'clock this morning, when he expired.
Mr. Prunty has heavily interested in
a number of Eastern banks, and also
owned several large farm 3in Kansas. His
body will be shipped East to-morrow for
ZEATX FOR ALASKA.
Assistant Commissioner Hit milt to In
spect Reindeer Stations.
PORT TOWNSEXD, Wash., April 23.—
The steamer City of Topeka sailed for
Alasca to-night, having for a passenger
William Hamilton,- Assistant Commis
sioner of. Alaska Education, who goes to
Oonalaska, where he joins the revenue
' cutter Bear and proceeds to Point Barrow
to inspect the Government reindeer sta
tions. The Bear will cross over to Siberia
and purchase from the natives two loads
of deer and distribute them among the na
; tives along the Arctic coast of Alaska for
• Joseph Murray, special agent of the
Alaska fisheries, goes north to enforce the
laws relative to prohibiting cannery men
from setting fish traps and damming
streams, which unnecessarily destroys !
large numbers of fish. Radical violations
of the law have recently been reported to
Among the important cases at Juneau to
be called this term of court i 3 the case of
Adolpn Meyers, late Deputy United States
Marshal, who i.s accused of embezzling.
$2000 of Government money. He has been
in jail for several months. Meyers has
held several important Federal positions
in the Territory.
SUICIDE AT SANTA CRUZ.
Chris Thompson's Body Found
Hanging in a Tannery
Killed by a Fall From a Hotel Ve
randa—Colonel Robb to Be In
terred With Honors.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 23.— Chris
Thompson, a workman employed at Kron's
tannery near this city, was found by a fel
low employe this noon hanging by the
neck to a rafter in the bathroom, which is
at the end of the building occupied as the
sleeping apartments of the workmen. He
had been dead for some time, having
committed the deed last night or this
Thompson was a Scandinavian, 60 years
of age and" unmarried." He has been em
ployed at the tannery some time, but dur
ing the last | four weeks has ... be»n on [ a
protracted spree. -*- He was despondent at
times, and J yesterday talked of commit
ting suicide. An inquest was held this
afternoon, the jury rendering a verdict of
suicide by hanging.
FELL FROM -A.: YEBASDA.
A Boulder Creek Man's Fearful Plunge
to Instant Drath.
BASTA C&UZ, Cal.. April 23.— The body
of Peter McFarland was found this morn
ing in front of the Lorenzo Hotel, kept by
by his brother, Dan Hartman, in Boulder
Creek. He was killed by a fall from the
veranda of the hotel.
McFarland had been working at Glen
wood and returned to town yesterday. He
had been drinking during the day, and it
is supposed that some time this morning
he walked from his room in the hotel oat
on to the veranda and accidentally fell to
the street below, a height of rifteen feet.
He struck head first, and his skull was
struck by contact with a small pebble.
McFarland has been a resident of Boul
der Creek for the past four years. He;waa
old and by occupation a millman.
Funrral of Colonel Kobb.
BAKTA • Rt'Z. T.vL.. April 23.— The fu
neral of the late Colonel Thomas P. Robb,
who was a member of General Grant s
staff, will take place Thursday under the
auspices of the Grand Army and Pioneers.
The body will be sent to Chicago for inter
HE BOBBED LOS ANGELES
Capture of an Absconding Tax
Collector After a Weary
For Eight Years He Had Baffled the
Officers Who Were on His
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 23.— Sheriff
Burr left for Salt Lake or Denver a few
days ago with requisition papers for Ham
mond, the County Tax Collector, who ab
sconded about eight years ago, leaving a
shortage of $11,000. Proceedings were
brought against Hammond s bondsmen,
but the defalcation was never settled, and
suits are still pending in court.
Hammond was recaptured in Arizona
soon after his flight, but escaped from the
officers. It was rumored that the surren
der of his plunder to the officers was the
price of his liberty, but this was not gen
erally believed, as it is probable the amount
he embezzled was squandered before he
fled. When next heard of Hammond was
reported to be chopping wood for a living
in a Canadian forest.
About a year ago the report came that
he was dead. His bondsmen, however, re
cently learned that he was still alive and
in the United States. His location becom
ing known the Sheriff quietly slipped away
to brine him back.
Hammond lived at El Monte when
elected Tax Collector, and was considered
an honest vaquero. After taking up his
official residence in Los Angeles he fell
from grace, his downfall being due to a
woman, on whom he spent considerable
money. Finding himself short in his ac
counts at the expiration of his term he
fle<i. He left his wife in almost destitute
circumstances. She lived here and eup
ported herself and aged mother by working
in a box factory until about two weeks ago,
when an aunt took her to Fresno and
started her in business in a little store.
Z" Sheriff Burr is expected to return with
the fugitive in a few days.
STOCKTON IS READY.
The San Joaquin Me-
tropolis Will Keep
HAS OPENED THE WAY.
Deeds for Right-of-Way Land
Secured for the Val-
CONTINUING THE GOOD WORK.
By the Close of the Week the Entire
Cash Fund Promised Will
STOCKTON, Cal., April 23. — Chief
Engineer Storey of the valley roaU was ex
pected in Stockton to-night, but did not
arrive. He will be here to-morrow to con
suit with his surveying party.
The Stockton Commercial Association
held a meeting to-nipht, at which it was re
ported that deeds have been secured for all
the pieces of land required in this city, ex
cept the convent property and that of John
Boggs. Deetfs for the latter were sent to
Colusa in the custody of young Boggs to
day for his father's signature. Father
O'Connor and the committee have ar
ranged to settle to-morrow about the sale
of the convent property, which i 3 wanted
for the depot of the new road.
At to-night's meetins it was decided to
raise, by Saturday night, enough money
and stock subscriptions to carry out all the
promises made to the directors cf the val
The excursion of the Half-million Club
will reach Stockton on Thursday, and
committees were appointed to-night from
the Commercial Association and the
Ladies' Annex to entertain visitors. They
will be banqueted in the Agricultural Pa
vilion and driven to points of interest
about the city.
SASG LR WA \TS THE L IIFE.
It Unites With Rt-dley and Dinuba in m
Petition to the IHrtctsyrs.
FRESNO, Cal., April 23.— The citizens
of Sanger have appointed A. Frankenau,
Frank Lindsey, A. S. Annuth, A. J. El
more and E. P. de Wey to confer with the
citizens of Reedley and Dlnuba as to the
wisest course to pursue in trying to induce
the projectors of the valley road to build
through these towns. They lie "in a very
rich country, and every effort will be made
to secure the competing line. ; /The resi
dents of Dinnba ' have prepared the follow
ing statement of the advantages of tapping
their part of the San Joaquin Valley :
"Time has demonstrated that the South
ern Pacific acted wisely in locating its
line where it did. as it runs through the
most fertile body of land between the main
line and the foothills.
"At Sanger the great lumber trade fa
: immensely important. More carloads of
' freight are shipped out of that town than
j out of all others between Fresno and
i Yisatia. As that town is the distributing
; point for the sawmills, a corresponding
i amount of supplies is shipped into Sanger.
The new road is certain of receiving the
lion's share of all this business.
"South from Sanger to Monson lies a
rich agricultural region, where endless
supplies of grain, hay, fruit and livestock
are raised. At Ree«i!ey ana Dinuba more
grain i<» shipped than at any other two
small towns in the valley. Dinuba is also
the natural shipping-point for the thriving
"The line of the new road should follow
where the greatest amount of business lies.
The Southern Pacific has shown keen busi
ness sagacity in this, and it ia well to profit
by its experience whenever possible. To
pierce the wedee-shaped country between
Fresno and Yisalia would save a few miles
in distance, but such a line would not
traverse so desirable a territory and would
fail to capture much of the business that
wonld otherwise be ab««.,rbed by the two
Southern Pacific liness."
TRIAL OF A MURDERESS.
Edith Elder to Aitstrrr for the Murder
of Frank tjuinn.
STOCKTON, Cal., April 23.— Edith El
der, who shot and killed Frank Quinn on
the I.sth of last November, was on trial
before a jary in Judge Smith's conrt to-day.
The murder was a very cold-blooded
one. At 12 o'clock on the morning of the
loth the woman shot Quinn and then
turned the pistol upon herself, inflicting a
wound in her breast.
Miss Elder is represented by the best
local law talent obtainable, and the case
give? evidence of being a hard-fought one.
The brother of the murdered man is J. J.
Quinn, the present Councilman from the
From the questions asked the jurymen
it was made apparent that the defense will
be that Mis? Elder was temporarily insane
when she committed the homicide and
then tried to end ber own life.
i3rpnorEME>Ts at tacoma.
Immense Structure* to Jie Erected Along
tjie y'ortlif-rn Paelfle Water Front.
TACOMA, W.vh., April 23.— The North
ern Pacific Railroad began work to-day on
improvements on the water front that will
cost $300,000. Local companies will make
improvements costing $200,000 more. Tne
railroad will build a solid rock and stone
seawall along its water-front property. It
will build four freight warehouses, each
40x400 feet, and coaL bunkers of 10,000 tons
storage capacity, capable of handling 5000
tons per ten honrs.
The Cascade Oatmeal Company is pre
paring to erect a 500-barrel flourmill for the
hilt. Z.V royrnoL.
A Rumor That Hit Line Ha* Absorbed
th« \o-rthen Pacific.
TACOMA, Wash., April 23.— A report
here has it that President J. J. Hill of the
Great Northern has secured control of the
Northern Pacific Railroad. This report is
given as the cause of the recent shaking up
among officials of the latter road. None
of the officials here can confirm 'the rumor,
but they do not take much stock in it,
although it is generally believed by the
There is a general feeling of uneasiness
among Northern Pacitic officials, as it is
expected that several more of them will be
asked for their resiznations. Second Vice-
President Prescotfs office is said to be
booked for abolishment altogether, with
that of the second assistant land commis
sioner, occupied by George P. Eaton. The
tatter's headquarters are here and Pres
cott'a are in Portland.
XEXVOCISO OFFICERS REPULSED.
Vain Pursuit of a Desperado Who It
Terrorizing the Ranchers.
FKIAH. Cal., March 23. -Sheriff John
son and Deputy Hatch have returned from
an unsuccessful pursuit of Dan Burton, an
ex-convict, for whose arrest a warrant has
been issued, charging him with threats to
Constable Hughes first attempted to ap
prehend Burton, but he refused to be
taken and defied the entire constabulary
of Mendocino County. Immediately after
repulsing Hughes. Burton took to the
brush and has been terrorizing the neigh
borhood since that time. Ranchers in the
vicinity are said to be living in constant
fear of their lives.
Burton is an old frontiersman, and added
to his ability with a rifle he unites a
character that knows no fear. He is
thought to be slightly demented. Burton
was recently released from San Que'nUn,
after having served a term of four years
for shooting a German named Axel Gutch.
A Hearty Reception Given the
Half-Million Club Ex-
Ladles Decorate the Train With
Flowers While the Party Visits
Points of Interest.
PORTERVILLE, Cal., April 23.— The
Half-million Club excursionists arrived
here from Los Angeles at 4:50 o'clock this
afternoon and were met at the depot by
the citizens of Porterville with carriages
and a brass band, and escorted throush
the principal streets and throuah the
orange and lemon grroves. While this was
being done a committee of ladies and gen
tlemen were decorating the interior- of the
cars with flower-.
The visitors were greatly pleased with
what they have seen here and were loud
in their praises of the rich country through
which they were driven, the orange and
lemon groves receiving their share of
attention from those of the party who are
residents of Southern California.
After being taken to the varions points
of interest adjacent to the town the excur
sionists returned to their cars. The people
of Porterville were invited inside and
thanked by Messrs. Bunker, Carman and
Daniels and others of the party for the
| hospitalityfshown them, the ladies espe
i cially receiving much praise for their kind
ness in decorating the cars with flower?.
Mrs. W. M. Banker of the excursionists
writes of the visit here flfl follow? :
"At Porterville the train ran into a great
I bouquet, as it were, the ladies of the town
waiting to welcome it with garlands and
roses. A delightful ride was enjoyed, the
tourists returning to find the cars a bou
quet of beauty. Every section was gar
landed and laden with flowers. They were
massed on all sides. 1 '
A vo:e of thanks was returned by the
club to the people here. Nowhere has the
club been treated more hospitably and
heartily than at Portervilie.
The excursionists left here at 9:10 p.m.
for Tulare, via Poso.
BAKERSFIELD, <\\r.., April 23.— The
Half-million Club arrived here at 9:30 this
morning and were met at the depot by the
agents of the Kern County Land Company,
with its vehicles, and then driven over the
company's domains. The citizens of Ba
kersrield provided a substantial lunch at
the Southern Hotel at 1:30. after which the
party left for Porterville at 3 o'clock. The
party consisted of twenty-four, including
FATAL SEATTLE AFFRAY.
A Quarrel Over Dice Results
in the Shooting of a
His Assailant Claims to Have Been
Drugged by the Man He
SEATTLE, Wash., April 23.— Hairy
Fraser, proprietor of the Northern Hotel
bar, was fatally shot this morning by P. D.
Page of Mitchell, S. Dak., the owner of a
large ranch and a member of one of the
best families in Milwaukee.
Page was shaking die* with Fraser, and
says that he had taken two drinks which
were drugged, for he became stupid and
jut remembers a struggle in which he
pulled his revolver and tired. Fraser says
Page suddenly began talking about two
sixes and trays turning up at dice, and in
an instant drew his revolver and shot him.
Page came here on April 12 with A. W.
Hager, an attorney of Chicago, to leave to
day on the steamer for Alaska, to go to the
Yukon mines. Hager says Page is an
abstemious man, whom he never saw take
two drinks of liquor, and he is convinced
that he had been drugged for the purpose
Page, he says, had on Monday cashed a
draft for $3-50 and had $ - J5 besides, bat when
arrested he had only $310 on his person.
He believes that Page had been robbed of
the $65, and that Fraser and his fr.ends
were drugging him to get the rest.
Page's father was formerly Chief of Po
lice and afterward Mayor of Milwaukee,
and his uncle, Hiram Barber, is a master
in chancery in Chicago, while Page's
mother and sister are now at Pasadena,
Fraser is a small man and had borne a
good reputation. He cannot recover.
Page has been in a semi-stupor all day,
and has not yet fully recovered his senses.
Arrested for Arson.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 23. —Thomas E.
Shoemaker, a white barber, and John
Mills, colored, were pat in jail to-day on a
charge of arson, each having made a sepa
rate confession contirming that of the
other. Shoemaker lived at 12tf Rollin
street, and on March 5 the house was
burned down, Shoemaker's furniture was
insured for $600, and the insurance com
pany offered to settle for $300. Shoemaker
paid Mill* $12 for the job.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HELD IN BAKERSFIELD.
Lord Sholto G. Douglas
Arrested for Alleged
RESCUED BY FRIENDS.
He Was About to Marry a
Waitress in a Variety
Since Coming to Bakersfield He Has
Figured In Many Sensational
BAKERSFIELP. Cal., April 23.— 0n a
warrant sworn out by a friend Lord Sholto
G. Douglas was arrested by Officer Leroy
this afternoon on a charge of insanity.
Lord Douglas, who is a third son of the
Marquis of Queensberry and a brother of
Oscar Wilde's friend. Lord Alfred
Douglas, has been a resident of Bakersfieid
for several months, ostensibly for the pur
pose of caring for a tract of forty acres of
land belonging to the Marchioness of
Queensberry. His agricultural operations,
however, appear to have been neglected
and he devoted himself largely to a pretty
little waitress named Loretta Addis, who
has been employed in a variety theater
here for some time.
Douglas became so infatuated with the
girl that he proposed marriage to her, and
his proposal was accepted. He called on
the County Clerk this morning and ob
tained a license to marry the girl.
This fact soon leaked out, and some of
his friends, after consulting as to what was
the best coarse to pursue, went before Jus
tice Fox and swore out a warrant for his
arrest on a charge of insanity. The war
rant was put in the hands of Officer Leroy,
who found Douglas at his hotel, preparing
to go to bed. When the officer entered
and showed him the warrant, he took it,
and. after looking it over, exclaimed:
"And what's tni*?"
'•Read it," said the officer.
Douglas again looked ac the warrant,
and this time with more chagrin than
astonishment, he exclaimed:
"Insane! Most extraordinary proceed
ings ! Insane ! One man come up and
swear you axe insane — most extraordinary
Douglas dressed himself and the officer
escorted him to jail, where he was locked
up in the jailer's room. He immedia:ely
sent for his counsel and -will fight for his
One of Lord Douglas' notable escapades
since he has been here occurred last night.
He went into a place where gambling of
various kinds is carried on. Here he very
soon managed to lose all the money he
had. but kept on playing, liquidating his
EOBMS with checks on a local bank, which
were freely accepted by the gamblers.
Finally, when he had lost something like
$600. he came to a realization of what he
had done and threatened to kill himself.
He was dissuaded by his friends, however,
and they undertook to settle the check
matter. It was given out that payment
on the checks was stopped, but as a mat
ter of fact, Douglas ha 3no money in the
bank on which they were drawn.
When interviewed this afternoon Miss
Addis declared she did not love the lord,
and did not consider a marriage into his
family at all an honor to her. If she mar
ried him at ail it would be to escape the
life she is now living. Miss Addis' true
name is supposed to be Mooney. She re
cently came here from a convent in San
Francisco. She is a pretty Irish girl, ap
parently 15 years old, with light blue eyes,
bark brown nair and an innocent face.
Tisnlia Embezzler Bound Overt
VISALIA, Cal., April 23 —At the pre
liminary examination. Justice Holder
ordered that Theodore K. Marry be held to
answer to the charge of embezzling funds
belonging to C. W. Clarke of Sacramento.
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