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VOLUME LXXVH.-XO. 140.
NEWS OF THE COAST.
Mysterious Drowning of
Dr. Burnett of Los
NEWS OF MARE ISLAND.
A San Francisco Embezzler
Captured by a Portland
PURSUING CLE-ELTJM BANDITS.
Arrest of an Alleged Incendiary at
Modesto— Killed In a Pres
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 28.— The
body of Dr. T. L. Burnett was found float
ing in the stream which flows down Cold
water Canyon, some miles from this city,
at 11 o'clock this morning. He had been
camping in the canyon for some days.
The manner of his drowning is a mystery.
Dr. Burnett was one of the prominent
physicians of the city, the resident physi
cian of the terminal railway and a man of
WILL WALK TO BERKELEY.
Scheme of Two Los Angeles Youths to
Earn Money for a College Course.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 28.— Louis
E. Beers and V. Sumner Hughes, two
young men who will enter the University
of California in August, start from this city
to-morrow to walk to Berkeley, expecting
to earn enough on the way to pay the ex
pense of a college term.
The boys will follow the coast line, leav
ing Santa Monica for Santa Barbara on
Tuesday morning. They will advertise
several publications and correspond for
Eastern and coast journals, and are armed
with a letter from Chief of Police Glass to
convince country constables that they are
neither tramps nor train-robbers. They
will be accompanied by a performing dog,
named Oceanicus Paciticus Neptunius.
MODESTO FIREBUG ARRESTED.
Samuel Lore Accused of Causing a De-
MODESTO, Cal., April 23.— The Empire
livery stable in this city was burned last
July and fourteen horses were cremated.
The property belonged to C. C. Wright
and the business was leased to Samuel
Love. For some time a suspicion of in
cendiarism has rested upon John K. Love,
a son of the lessee, who was the manager
of the stable,
William C. Prescott, his 19-year-old
brother-in-law, to-day made a deposition to
the effect that John K. Love set tire to the
stable. Another deposition was made by
Mrs. May Whipple, the widow of R^v. Mr.
Whipple, who was killed near Crows Land
ing two years ago by S. A. Bauguess, also
charging Love with the crime. Wright
gwore to a complaint and Love was arrested
and his bail fixed at f 2OOO which was given.
The accused has long been a resident of
this city, and the news of his arrest caused
The depositions state that Love told the
deponents that the buggies, stock and
horses were insured for more than they
were worth, and that business had not been
paying. They both claim that the hay was
saturated with coal oil before being fired.
In addition to the stable three small houses
FLEECED ZOni FAJIMERB.
Xew Charges Against th* Confidence
Men Caught tit Portland.
LODT. Cal., April 28.— When shown por
traits of Smith, Green and Dudley, the
"bunko-steerers" arrested at Portland and
charged with stealing $2000 from Jacob
Brack of this place by means of the box
trick, H. C. Gillingham of Woodbridge, a
•wealthy and prominent old land-owner, at
once recognized the picture of "Crooked
mouth" Smith as that of a 'man who came
to him a week before the Brack episode,
and, representing himself as a Los Angeles
banker, wanted to buy some of Gill ing
ham's broad acres. The old land-owner,
however, was busy at the time and could
not attend to business. The stranger
promised to call again the following Mon
day, but failed to show up, as he was en
gaged in defrauding Brack.
Others have positively identified Smith
and Green as men who approached them
ostensibly to buy land, but who afterward
failed to keep appointments, and it is
probable that the three will be called upon
to answer for several additional crimes.
MEATY JRAiy A.I FRESXO.
The Country Flooded by the Breaking of
the Gould Ditch.
FRESNO, Cal., April 28.— 1t rained
heavil} 7 here last night, and reports from
the country districts show that farmers all
over the County have been benefited by
the downpour. During the past forty
eight hours .95 of an inch has fallen. The
rainfall for this season has been about an
inch and a half greater than that of the
very wet season of 1889-90. The outlook
now is that an immense crop of grain will
Tiie great Gould ditch broke at a point
six miles from here this morning on ac
count of the heavy downpour. A consid
erable section of country is flooded.
MARE ISLAM) NEWS.
It Is Thought the limning ton Will Be
Sent to < orinto.
VALLEJO, Cal., April 28.— The Ben
nington still remains at the yard ready for
sea. It is the opinion here that she will
Bail in the course of a day or two, and that
Corinto will be her destination.
The Hartford has been hauled from un
derthe large crane to her old berth south
of the stone drydock, where a large num
ber of men are employed in rebuilding her.
The Boston has taken her place above the
crane, and a force of mechanics are finish
ing their work. The Monadnock still re
mains in the drydock. The painters are
giving her hull two or three coats of lead.
The large crane recently received from
the East is being set up on the track south
of the drydock, and will be quite an impos
ing piece of machinery when completed.
The keel of the new tug to be known as
No. 4 has been laid during the past week.
The San Francisco Call.
It is the calculation to have the hull and
machinery completed within three months,
though it is hardly to be expected she will
be ready for trial by that time.
At the office building the court of in
quiry commenced some months ago is still
in progress. When started it was pre
dicted that a month would elapse before
the court would be able to determine
where the differences existed between the
commander and executive officer of the
Albatross, and the end is not yet.
The Olympia is expected at the yard the
first of the week. A lot of stores have ar
rived from the City for her, and will be
placed on board as soon as she arrives.
No orders have been received regarding
her future movements. All here ridicule
the story that her men are ill fed.
SrORTS AT HEALDSBURG.
Organization of an Athletic Club and a
HEALDSBURG, Cal., April 28.—Inter
est m sporting events has been greatly en
livened in this city by the organization of
a baseball nine and an athletic club.
With the organization of the atkletic
club a curious contest has been arranged
to take place at Truitt's Opera-house on
the night of May 4. Charles Moth, the
wrestler, who is in training here, has
agreed to throw C. Merchant, champion
amateur heavy-weight of the Pacific Coast,
and Edward and James Petray, local ath
letes, all in thirty minutes. A six-round
sparring contest will also take place be
tween Moth and Merchant, and several
bouts will be participated in by local
The baseball club was organized by the
election of J. J. McDonough, president,
and J. E. Ewing, manager. Grounds have
been secured and the opening game will be
played next Sunday, when the home nine
will cros3 bats with the Sebastopol club.
The Wheelman's Club, which was organ
ized recently, is increasing in membership,
and will enter contestants in the races to
be had at the rose carnival in Santa Rosa.
PURSUING CLE-ELVX JiAXMTS.
A Posse on the Trail of the Would- Be
TACOMA, Wash., April 28.— A posse is
in pursuit of the two would-be train
robbers who escaped after the failure to
hold up the eastbound overland train near
Cle-Elum on Friday. The two captured
men are at Ellensburg, and still protest
their innocence. One of the men who
escaped is a rancher named Combs.
The man who informed the railroad de
tectives of the plot, and who joined the
gang, is Charles Vinson, an ex-constable.
The would-be robbers, he says, are a crowd
of crooks who live in cabins, near Easton,
on the Northern Pacific Railroad, and who
have made a living stealing from the rail
road during the winter by breaking into
unprotected freightcars on the siding at
A JPRESCOTT MIXER KILLED.
Peter SlcGlendon's Seek Br often by a
Fall to the Bottom of a Shaft.
PRESCOTT, Ariz., April 23.— An acci
dent in the McCaDe mine yesterday re
sulted in the death of Peter McGlendon, a
McGlendon started with a companion to
so from the 350-foot level to the top of the
shaft in a cage used for hoisting ore. At
the 300-foot level he took a third man on,
and in pulling the bell cord to signal the
engineer to hoist the cage, the wire broke
about 200 feet above them and dropped
onto the cage, catching MeGlendon in its
coils and causing him to fall sixty feet to
the bottom of the shaft. Death was in
stantaneous, as his neck was broken by the
fall. His two companions escaped with
CAPTURE!* AT PORTLAXT).
Embezzler Morrison of San Francisco
in the Bands of the Police.
PORTLAND, Ok., April 28.— A. H.
Morrison, who is wanted in San Fran
cisco to answer a charge of embezzlement,
was arrested here this morning.
Morrison lives on a farm near Sno
homish, Wash., and when arrested by De
tective Griffin was leaving the Southern
Pacific train from California to board the
Northern Pacific. It is supposed he came
direct from San Francisco. Last night
Chief of Police Minto received a dispatch
from Chief Crowley of San Francisco, giv
ing a description of Morrison and asking
that he be arrested and detained until an
officer could arrive from San Francisco
with a requisition.
Folsotn Prison JJirertors Meet.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 28.— The
Board of State Prison Directors yesterday
held a meeting at Folsom, only Fitzgerald,
Devlin and Depue being present. The
usual routine business was gone through
with and bills allowed. The board passed
a resolution that hereafter no parties of ex
cursionists would be allowed on the
grounds expect by direct permission of the
Board of Directors and under the direction
of the "Warden.
Poisoning at Atessandro,
ALESSANDRO, Cal., April 29.— The
Coroner's jury in the case of Mrs. A. V.
Vantlandter, who died suddenly on April
23, returned a verdict that the woman's
death was caused by arsenic poisoning,
and ordered an autopsy. It is thought
probable that the woman committed sui
cide, though by some the opinion is en
tertained that she was murdered. A full
investigation will be made.
Found in Cowlitz River.
TACOMA, Wapii., April 28.— The body
of Mrs. (i. A. Spencer, who mysteriously
disappeared from her home at Castle Rock,
this State, two months ago, was found in
the Cowlitz River. It is thought she be
came temporarily insane, wandered away
from home and fell into the river.
Drowned at Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 28.-Assist
ant Engineer Michael J. Ward, while out
on the guards to oil the crank of the
wheel of the steamer Modoc, slipped and
fell overboard and was drowned. He was
about 51 years of age and leaves a widow
and four children, who reside in Oakland.
Msappearanee of a Yerlngton Rancher.
YERINGTON, Net., April 28.— J. G.
Pimental, a prominent sheepman, dis
appeared from here-* day or two ago. It
is supposed that he drowned himself in the
river, as he was despondent over money
matters. The river will be dragged.
Captain Gil-son Dies at Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 28.— Captain
George F. Gilson, a native of England and
one of the men who went to California in
1849, died here to-day of apoplexy, aged 72
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, MORNING, APRIL 29, 1895.
ARRIVE AT VISALIA.
Valley Road Officials Ex
amine the Proposed
TREATED TO AN OUTING.
They Are Shown the Varied Re
sources of the Surround
SAN JOAaUIN VALLEY SUGAR.
President Spreckels Thinks That
It Will In Time Supply the
VISALIA, Cal., April 28.— Claus Spreck
els, president of the San Francisco and San
Joaquin Valley Railroad, accompanied by
Directors Watt and Payson, arrived at Vi
salia from Bakersfield at 7:40 this morn
ing. The pentlemen were met in Tulare
City by Mayor Farnsworth, President
Mitchell of the Board of Trade and County
Clerk Hammond. When they arrived
here they proceeded at once to the Palace
Hotel, where rooms had been secured for
After breakfast carriages weie drawn up
in front of the hotel, and the ride over the
surrounding country was commenced. In
the first carriage were Claus Spreckels,
Judge N. O. Bradley, A. L. Levis and Ben
M. Maddox; in the second, Director Watt,
S. Mitchell, E. C. Farnsworth and 8. C.
Brown; in the third, Director Payson,
Judge Andrews, W. G. Dozier and W. H.
The party drove thirty miles and were
pleased with the country passed over.
President Spreckels said he thought the
bottom land in the vicinity of Visalia
would be just the place to grow sugar
beets, and when told that the people were
planting them for the purpose of making
a test of the amount of saccharine matter
the beets would contain, was much pleased.
"Some of these days," said Mr. Spreck
els, "the San Joaquin Valley will produce
enough sugar to supply the United States.
When we do that it will mem the saving
of 130,000,000 to the people of this country,
or rather the keeping of that much money
at home that is now sp«nt for imported
Mr. Spreckels had never been in the San
Joaquin Valley before, and his astonish
ment was great when he saw the magnifi
cent oak forests, the many irrigating
ditches and the fertile soil. The fruit trees,
he said, were the finest he had ever seen,
and when told the reason why some needed
enterprises were not carried out, on ac
count of the high freight rates, his face
lighted up and he remarked: "That must
The carriages returned to the Palace
Hotel by 1 o'clock, and the guests found
an elegant lunch ready for them. After
partaking of the refreshments the directors
walked up to the proposed depot site on
East street and examined it carefully.
A Call representative asked Mr. Spreck
els what he thought of Visalia and its
surroundings, and he replied :
"At the present time I have very little
to say. The country surprises me. I never
expected to see such magnificent land.
You have the best fruit land I ever saw,
and your people are of t*he right sort. The
proposed depot site on East street is well
Mr. Pay son said:
"I am pleased and delighted with the
country. I always heard Visalia was a
beautiful place. Your fruit trees are load
ed and the grain I saw to-day is well ad
vanced. Mr. Spreckels would like to visit
the east side of the valley, but he has not
the time now. The general committee
will do so later."
"This is not my first trip to Visalia,"
was Director Watt's comment. "I visited
this place several times when I was Bank
Commissioner several 3 T ears ago, but was
agreeably surprised at what I saw to-day.
I am well posted about the fruit country
in California, but never saw as thrifty
trees as I saw on my ride this morning.
You need canneries and packing houses,
but these will come in time. We are all
well pleased with the country and the way
the people have treated us."
At 5:30 o'clock the visiting railroad men
and those who accompanied them on their
drive this morning were treated to a Span
ish dinner. To-morrow morning Presi
dent Spreckels and Directors Payscn and
Watt will go to Hanford, where they will
spend the day. The weather was delight
ful to-day, the rain Jast night laying the
dust and making the drive a pleasant one.
The Visalia people feel much encouraged
over the visit of the directors of the Valley
road, and their hope of getting the main
line through the city is much strength
WORK OF THE SURVEYORS.
The Preliminary Line is Koto Completed
STOCKTON, Cal., April 28.— Assistant
Engineer Graham of the San Francisco
and San Joaquin Railroad Company is
back in Stockton with his entire force,
having completed the lirst section of the
survey to Burneyville, on the Stanislaus
River. Two or three preliminary surveys
were made for a bridge site.
During this week a survey of the Mor
mon Channel crossing at Edison street will
be made. The plan for the drawbridge
there will have to be approved by the Sec
retary of War, and the directors are anx
ious that it reach him as soon as possible.
This is the reason that the surveying party
is now here. Two more preliminary lines
will be run to the river, one reaching Bar
ley's Ferry and the other terminating at
BPORTS AT LOS AXGELEB.
Taber of Riverside Wins the Champion-
ship Shooting Match.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 28.— A large
and enthusiastic crowd of sportsmen as
sembled at the Gun Clnb grounds early
this morning to witness and participate in
the various events on the programme for
the last day of the Southern California
Wing Shooting Club's tournament. Satur
day's rain effectually dampened the ardor
of a majority of those in attendance, and
consequently all events announced for that
day were declared off and included in to
The chief interest to-day naturally cen
tered in the contest for the $200 gold-dust
challenge medal and the championship of
the Pacific Coast. For this event, which
was a twenty-live live bird one, with an en
trance fee of $10, there were ten entries,
representing the cracks of California. It
was won by.Dr. Taber of Riverside, with
twenty-one birds, Martinez Chick of San
Diego running him a close second with
twenty birds. Crittenden Robinson, the
former holder of the medal, withdrew
after losing rive out of his nineteen birds,
and others dropped out at various stages of
All other events were keenly contested,
and in view of the fact that the wind was
blowing a gale from the southwest, to-day's
performances may be considered far
above the average. Following are the
First event, si* live birds, entrance $s—Rob
inson 6, A. Ralph 6, Chick 6.
Second event, twenty-five live birds, entrance
$10, for the gold dust challenge medal— Taber
21. Chick 20, Robinson 14 (withdrew).
Third event, six live birds, entrance $5— A.
Ralph 6, 6, Chick 5.
Fourth event, six live birds, entrance $5 —
Robinson (5, Chick 5, Clines.
Fifth event, ten live birds, entrance $7 50—
Chick 10, Cline 9, Wiley 8.
Sixth event, ten live birds, entrance $7 50—
Chick 10, Robinson 9, N. Ralph 8.
REFORM IN SAN JOSE
Enemies of the Saloon Seek to
Organize a Sanitary
Troubles of a Would-Be Suicide-
Light Shipments of Santa Clara
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 28.— The prohi
bitionists of the Second and Third wards,
and a part of East San Jose, recently filed
a petition with the Board of Supervisors
asking that an election be called for the
purpose of organizing a sanitary district.
The matter was referred to the District
Attorney, and yesterday he filed an
opinion in which he says the petition for
the formation of a sanitary district in this
county conforms to requirements of the
statutes, and will not interfere with the
exercise of the police powers of the city.
According 10 a recent enactment the sani
tary districts shall have entire control of
the liquor traffic within their limits. The
law has never been thoroughly tested in
the courts, and the saloon-keepers' organi
zation will make a determined fight against
the organization of the district.
SHIPMENTS OF FRUIT.
The Trade Is Light, but the Stock la
Moving Off Satisfactorily .
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 28 —Colonel
Philo Hersey, president of the Santa Clara
County Fruit Exchang. , in an interview
yesterday, said :
"During the past week the dried-fruit
trade has been lighter than for some time
past, but the limited quantity on hand is
moving off satisfactorily. Reports from
the East state that the fruit held there is
being sold slowly in small lots. At present
there are no apricots in the exchange ware
house. There is about a carload of
peaches and a few carloads of prunes left,
and there is but little dried fruit held out
side the exchange. During the next two
months dried fruit will be extensively used
throughout the country, and the small
amount on hand will pass into the hands
"It is certain that there will be an aver
age crop of peaches, but the apricot crop
will b« light. The prune crop will not ex
ceed that of last 3 r ear."
Next Saturday the annual meeting of the
directors and stockholders will be held in
the exchange warehouse. It is expected
that a large proportion of the 500 active
members of the exchange will be present.
There will be a general discussion of the
fruit business and an election of officers.
IX WANT, THOUGH RICH.
Strange Story Told by a Man Who Wanted
to Kill Hitnaelf.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 28.— A. W. Bow
den was brought to the County Jail to-day
from Mountain View to serve thirty days
Bowden is either slightly demented or
else he is the victim of adverse circum
stances. He says he came to this coast
about six months ago from Nebraska
in search of employment, and, be
ing taken sick, what little money he had
with him went for medical attendance.
He claims to have $2000 on deposit at
Wisner, Nebr., and a large number of horses
and cattle, besides a note for $775 signed
by his brother. He says all attempts to
draw on the bank at Wisner have proved
futile, as no one will identify him.
Bowden had laid down in front of a train
near Mountain View, with the intention of
ending his life, and had to be dragged from
the track. His arrest resulted.
WSIWIiJ) JtT WOMEN.
Rawhide* Applied, to a Florida Man Who
Beat Him Wife.
PORT TAMPA, Fla., April 28.— Edward
Tucker, a merchant of this place, was taken
from his home last night and unmercifully
whipped by female whitecaps. Tucker has
been in the habit of going home drunk and
abusing his wife. Some time ago he was
warned that he must treat his wife better
or he would be severely dealt with.
Last night Tucker went home drunk and
soon Mrs. Tucker was heard screaming.
Shortly after a number of men entered
Tucker's residence and dragged him to the
outskirts of the town, where a number of
women wearing white caps were waiting.
Tucker was shipped to the waist and
lashed to a tree. Then the women, each
of whom was armed with a rawhide, began
to whip him. Tucker's screams were
heard a mile.
When the women finished the skin on
the victim's back had been cut in dozens
of places and blood was streaming from
the cuts. Tucker promised never to abuse
his wife again. It is said several of the
most prominent ladies of the place were
engaged in the affair.
Awaiting a Conference.
DENVER, Colo., April 28. —Although Re
ceiver and General Manager S. S. Clark of
the Union Pacific has nad an order pre
pared to discontinue connections with the
julesburg branch of the Union Pacific,
Denver and Gulf system, it has been with
held pending a conference with Receiver
Vain Efforts of an Of
ficial to Get Out of
IS UNABLE TO RESIGN.
Postmaster Atkinson's Pleas
for Liberation Avail
FORCED TO MEEKLY SUBMIT.
He Finally Resolves to Settle Down
to a Life In the Govern
SEATTLE, Wash., April 28.— 1n this
country of free elections and numerous
political revolutions, there are few instances
of an office persistently and everlastingly
seeking the man, yet King County has just
such a case. For seventeen years J. M. E.
Atkinson, Treasurer of this city, has been
Postmaster of Newcastle, a mining town a
few miles to the east of Seattle, and for the
past eight years he has made the most des
perate efforts to get rid of the office, but
without success. It has become a bugbear
to him, and it seems as if fate had ordained
that the office should be tied to him until
his dying day.
From 1878 to 1888 Mr. Atkinson served
Postmaßter J. M. E. Atkinson of New
as Postmaster at Newcastle, at the same
time acting as storekeeper for the Oregon
Improvement Company. He had been ap
pointed to continue in office "until relieved
by his successor," and on movinsr to this
city in 1888 he offered to resign. No atten
tion was paid to his notice, and although
he has since written time and time again
to the different Postmasters-General and
done everything to enforce a discharge, his
successor has never been named, and he is
still postmaster de jure. Do what he will,
he cannot get rid of the office, and it
haunts .him like an apparition and seems
to be his unholy birthright. The salary
arrives regularly, although he refuses to
accept it, and no amount of protest and
expostulation has been of any avail.
A few years ago Richard G. Roberts,
postmaster at Franklin, a neighboirng
town, where the frightful mine disaster
of last summer took place, moved to New
castle and succeeded Mr. Atkinson as
storekeeper for the company. The latter
also turned over the postoffice to the new
comer, making him a deputy and giving
him all the pay. Roberts, too, has en
deavored to resign from his office, but the
authorities have turned a deaf ear to his
entreaties. At Franklin the acting post
master receives all communications ad
dressed to Mr. Roberts, and at Newcastle
the latter attends to the departmental cor
respondence coming under the supervision
of Mr. Atkinson.
So the monotonous round of office-hold
ing has continued. Mr. Atkinson, during
his tenure of office, has received all sorts
of letters, which have been taken care of
and answered by his assistant at New
castle. The latest document only arrived
a few days ago from Washington, and was
in the shape of a blank bond for $1500,
which the unwilling postmaster was in
structed to till out with sureties and re
But the most annoying of all the com
munications have been those from leading
politicians, importuning Mr. Atkinson for
donations "to carry on the campaign" or
"to keep up the party organization." The
above fact calls to mind Mr. Atkinson's
experience with George Hazzard, the
wizard of the Washington Democracy,
who has just visited President Cleveland,
who called Hazzard a curiosity and said
he ought to be put on exhibition at the
Smithsonian Institution. A few weeks be
fore the campaign opened Mr. Roberts, at
Newcastle, received the following letter:
In view of the forthcoming State convention
the State organizations are preatly in need of
funds. I have been directed to request that
you will by return mail send a bank check or
postal order for $25 in payment of first and
last Installment of your verbal subscription.
• • * If you are unable or unwilling to pay
this sum then kindly so advise in inclosed
stamped envelope, when you will not be again
called upon. I am, sir, yours truly,
GEORGE HAZZARD, Secretary.
This letter was allowed to pass without a
reply, and a few days later a messenger
from Mr. Hazzard called on Mr. Atkinson
at the Treasurer's office in this city, and
presenting the letter made a demand for
the $25. Mr. Atkinson was evidently much
provoked, and after reading the communi
cation twice and pulling a handful of hair
out of his head, he turned his gray eyes on
the messenger and demanded:
'•So you want some money?"
"Yes; I would like to get the $25. You
know we need money now."
Mr. Atkinson, who is an ardent Republi
can, reflected that he was called upon to
contribute to a Democratic campaign fund.
He then answered positively :
"My leg is not very elastic. It has been
pulled until all the stretch is out of it, and
if you succeed in getting any money out of
me you'll be a dandy."
After thinking the matter over, Mr. At
kinson concluded to write to Mr. Hazzard.
He then dictated the following diplomatic
Your courteous request for a contribution of
$25 to the funds of the Democratic society of
Washington has been received, and I am
deeply grieved to learn that the society is in
ihe financial distress you depicted. However,
I cannot recall having made any verDal or
written promise of contribution in the sum of
$25 or any other amount, and consequently do
not feel under obligation to forward you a
check in "inclosed stamped envelope." For
the past eight years I have been con
scientiously, but vainly, endeavoring to secure
my discharge from the position of postmaster
at Newcastle, and if you can succeed in hasten
ing the wheels of the circumlocution office of
the postoftice department, and secure the ap
pointment of my successor, I will gladly give
you not only the contribution you wish but a
much larger sum.
As my successor, I would respectfully recom-
mend Mr. Richard G. Roberts Esq., at present
my efficient deputy at Newcastle. lam not
prepared to vouch for his politics, but in other
respects, which probably cuts no figure with
you, he is qualified for the position.
Mr. Atkinson will make one supreme
effort to throw off the cares of postmaster
at Newcastle. He intends at once to write
to William L. "Wilson, the new Postmaster-
General, and if the letter has no effect Mr.
Atkinson will cease to struggle against
fate, and will meekly bear the burden
placed upon his unwilling shoulders.
Winder Arrives at San Jose-
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 28.— Thomas W.
Winder, who is wheeling around the bor
der line of the United States, arrived here
last evening. The distance is estimated at
21,600 miles, and is to be covered in 300
days. He is traveling in the interest of the
SANTA CRUZ CARNIVAL.
A Floral Regatta on the River
Will Be an Interesting
Pharmacists of the State to Con
vene—Trial for Attempted
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 28.— The dates
of the floral fete have been fixed for June 12,
13, 14 and 15. It will be on a more elabor
ate scale than ever given in this city, which
has been the scene of many floral festivals.
The programme will include a floral battle,
flower show and entertainments at the pa
vilion, and a floral regatta on the river.
The regatta will be an important feature,
and something no other city has attempted.
Defrauded ftj/ a Forger.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 28.— The check
forger who escaped from a crowd last Sat
u-day evening after being detected in an
attempt to pass a bogus check at the Chi
cago Shoe Store, had previously victimized
several storekeepers. He passed a $15
check on Perrin <fc Stephenson, druggists,
and another for the same amount on Regli
<fc Peterson, shoe dealers. He is believed
to be a professional crook who is working
Death of a Santa Clara Capitalist.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 28.— Mariano
Malarin a well-known capitalist, died at
Santa Clara this morning. He was born
in Monterey, Cal., in 1827, and was a mem
ber of the first California Legislature. He
wa3 a lawyer by profession, but of late
years has been prominent as a banker.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Dr. Eoca
and Mrs. Dr. Fatjo.
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Pharmacists to Convene*
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 28.— George
Harvey, secretary of the State Pharmaceu
tical Association, is here making arrange
monts for the annual session of the asso
ciation in this city on Ma} r 20 and 21. The
programme of entertainment so far out
lined includes a drive in and about the city
and a ball and banquet at the Pacific Ocean
House. About 100 delegates will be in at
Charged With Attempted Murder.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 28.— The
trial of Alexander Perm, charged with at
tempting to murder his wife, will com
mence to-morrow in the Superior Court.
When the case was called a few weeks ago
it was found that Sallie Perm, the com
plaining witness, was missing. After a
scout she was found in Monterey and
Suffered Untold Agonies.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 28.— Christie
Studendorf, the lad who met with the
awful accident yesterday afternoon while
playing with powder near this city, died
this morning at his home after suffering
untold agonies. Manuel Pacheco, his com
panion, will recover.
WIPED OUT THE POSSE
Four Officers Killed While At
temping to Arrest a
They Are Mowed Down by a Fusil
lade of Bullets Fired From
CHICAGO, 111., April 28.— A Herald
special from Pittsburg, Texas, says:
In a remote section of Titus County, two
miles north of here, yesterday, Constable
Oliver attempted to arrest a man named
Belcher for some minor offense. Belcher
resisted, and in the shootine which fol
lowed Constable Oliver was shot through
the head. Oliver withdrew and secured re
enforcements in the persons of three men
named Cooper, Frye and Ritchie.
Returning to make the arrest Belcher
and the male members of his family am
bushed the party at Black's Ridge, on
White Oak River, just about dusk, pour
ing a heavy fusillade into the posse from
rifles and revolvers and mowed down the
Oliver and Cooper were instantly killed,
and Frye and Ritchie fell mortally
wounded. The Belchers mounted their
horses and fled, leaving the dead and dy
ing officers in the road where they fell.
Armed posses are on the trail, but it is
not believed they will be captured alive,
and more bloodshed is looked for.
Of Interest to the Coast.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 28.—
Colonel George H. Burton, Mrs. Burton
and three daughters will leave for San
Francisco Wednesday, stopping at Los
Angeles en route. Colonel Burton has
been on duty at the War Department and
is appointed inspector-general of the new
department of the Pacific. W. C. Ralston
has left for San Francisco.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Fourteen Beauties Are
Contesting for the
ANNIE AMESBURY LEADS.
A Native Daughter Who Is Re
ceiving a Large Share of
PREPARING FOR THE FETE.
Plans for Decorating the City to Bo
Arranged at a Public Mass
HEALDSBURG, Cal, April 29.-Ar
rangements for the coming floral festival
are progressing finely, and the rains have
done much in aid of the exhibition in the
benefit they have done to the flowers.
A meeting of the association was held
yesterday and the various committees
made gratifying reports. Lively interest
is being displayed and yesterday a call
was made for a mass-meeting of the busi
ness men and citizens of northern Sonoma,
to be held in the City Hall Monday night
at 8 o'clock for the purpose of arranging
for the decorations of the city and all other
matters pertaining to the floral festival.
Perhaps more interest centers in the
selection of a" queen for the festival than in
any other feature. As a result a heavy
vote is being polled and every evening
when the result of the day's vote is posted
in the meeting-room large numbers con
gregate to learn the outcome. As the con
test will not be decided until Wednesday
night. May 8, at 8 o'clock, many anxious
moments will be passed by the friends of
the fourteen belles who are contestants.
To-night Miss Annie Amesbury still
leads by a few votes. Miss Amesbury is a
native daughter and resides with her
parents on a fine farm near town. She is
one of Northern Sonoma's most charm
ing young ladies, and has scores of friends
of both sexes.
RUSSIAX JtirjOli IMFROTEMEVTS.
i Levees to Be Constructed and Obstruc
HEALDSBURG, Cal., April 28.— A
meeting of the Russian River Valley Im
provement Association was held yester
day, and a committee consisting of W. J.
Hotchkiss, W. N. Gladden, Lee Laughlin,
James McClish, J. D. Grant and Sol
Walters elected to determine the lines
necessary to be made to keep'the'iTlassiah'
River within its banks, j and to raise the
necessary funds for removing willow
islands and all other obstructions.
The committee appointed to view Dry
Creek has decided that a levee 1000 feet
long is needed to keep this stream in its
banks, and the same will be constructed.
Ira Proctor and W. B. Knox have just
completed a 900-foot levee on the same
Death of Sonoma' 8 First Teacher,
HEALDSBURG, Cal., April 28.— Mrs.
Wilson, the wife of H. M. Wilson, one of
the largest property-owners in this valley,
died at her home near town this afternoon,
aged 70 years. La grippe was the cause of
death. Mrs. Wilson was a pioneer, com
ing to California in 1848 and being the first
woman schoolteacher in Sonoma. She
had resided in the Russian River Valley
for forty years.
ARRESTED AFTER FIVE TEARS.
A Murderer Wanted in Kentucky Found
in the Osage Xation.
PERRY, 0. T., April 28.— Officers here
arrested James Dupont, alias Jake Black,
in the Osage Nation for a murder com
mitted near Lexington, Ky., in 1890.
Black was courting Dennis Lang's daugh
ter and went home with her from church
one night. Lang objected to Black's at
tentions to his daughter and met the
couple at the gate. A quarrel took place
and Black shot and killed Lang. He es
caped and came West, settling in Osage
County, where he married and has become
quite wealthy. A large reward was offered
for his arrest.
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