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VOLUME LXXVII.— NO. 143.
THE PACIFIC COAST.
An Otay Tax Collector
Arrested for Alleged
HAZED AT LOS ANGELES.
Two Murderers at San Quentin
Are Reprieved by Gov
SEALING CARSON MINT VAULTS.
Protest Against a New Bridge at
Sacramento— Death of a Sonoma
SAN DIEGO, Cal., May I.— Wesley
Terry, late collector of the Otay irrigation
district, was arrested to-day on a criminal
complaint, charging him with willfully
and feloniously omitting and refusing to
pay over funds of the district, amounting
The complaint is made by Rauford
Worthing, a prominent landholder in the
district. It sets forth that Perry was
collector of the district from November,
. March. 1SO;\ when he turned over
the office to Isaac Smith, but failed to turn
over the sum stated. The money was
collected as assessments or taxes on the
lands of the district, and it is feared the
titles are affected. The sum involved is
said to be much larger than that named in
IVrry was found by a constable at his
home at Otay, and made no attempt to get
away. He was brought to town and ar
raigned before Justice Bryan, who rixed
his bonds at $750. Perry furnished bail
end was released. His examination was
get for May 15.
Perry says the matter is simply a legal
tangle, resulting from a misunderstanding
of the Wright law, and that he withheld
the money on the advice of his attorneys,
and will pay it over when compelled by
the courts. It is charged by Worthing,
however, that Perry made personal use of
HAZiyG AT LOS AXGELES.
Brutal Treatment of a Student at the Vni-
versify of Southern California.
| LOS ANGELES, Cat.., May I.— case of
hazing, which occurred at the University
of Southern California on the night of
April 17, has just come to light. The
hazers left their mark on the victim, which
will be an unpleasant reminder to him
through life. The young man upon whom
the outrage was perpetrated is G. W.
Bollen of Murrietta, Cal., a divinity stu
dent of the Methodist faith, in" the fresh-
man class, who entered the university six
Several students, members of what they
are pleased to call the "Chaucer Club,"
induced Boilen to become a member of an
anti-Catholic society, and upon receiving
his consent, put him through an initiation
got up especially for him. After tying
his hands and blindfolding him, he was
driven over tin cans and various other
obstacles. He was then placed astride a
pole and carried into the basement of the
university, where an image of a woman
was painted on his chest with a solution of
nitrate of silver.
Not allowing the solution to be exposed
to the air it soon ate away the tissues and
caused a festering wound which the doc
tors fear will deveJop into a permanent
ulcer. The perpetrators were punished by
a suspension of one week, but the Humane
Society has taken the matter up and an
investigation will be made. The case will
be brought to the attention of the proper
TWO MURDERERS REPRIEVED.
Governor Budd Grants Collins and Mv-
rasco a Sew Lease of Liife.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May I.—Gover
nor Budd to-day reprieved Patrick J. Col
lins, sentenced to be hanged for killing his
■wife in San Francisco on October 10, 1893,
and Rico Murasco, sentenced to be hanged
for killing a man near Vacaville on April
27, 1894. Both men were reprieved until
Applications for commutation of sen
tences had been made in both cases. In
the case of Collins, the Governor had ap
pointed to-day as the day on which the at
torneys might endeavor to show him why
he should commute the condemned man
to life imprisonment. The attorneys noti
fied the Governor that they did not have
the opportunity to lay the matter before
him and could not have done so in the
time allowed. The Governor states that
for these reasons he has granted the re
In Murasco's case the Governor states
that the condemned man's attorneys were
notified several times that the hearing of
the application for a commutation of sen
tence to life imprisonment had been set
for a certain date, and that upon the day
the hearing was to be held Murasco's at
torneys telegraphed fhat they could not be
present. They informed the Governor
that they had evidence that would bear
upon the question of a reduction in the
Death of Ashley Upson, One of Sonoma
County' a First Settlers.
HEALDSBURG, Cal., May I.— Ashley
Upson, one of the pioneer citizens of the
Russian River Valley, passed peacefully
away at his home here early this morning
at the advanced age of 82 years. JtJut a
few days ago the aged wife of deceased
closed her eyes in death, and her demise
proved beyond the endurance of the good
old man, who had been her faithful pro
tector and tender companion for over half
Mr. and Mrs. Fpson had journeyed
through life together for sixty years. They
had resided in Healdsburg for over thirty
years, coining here when the townsite was
but a wilderness. Mr. Upson was a native
KILT, EI> AT EUREKA.
A. Frightful Accident Which Coat a
Mill Employe His Life.
EUREKA, Cal., May 1. — Andrew
Matherson, a millhand in Dolbeer & Car
The San Francisco Call.
son's mill, met with a frightful accident
this morning. He was working on the
carriage which is used for conveying logs
to the saws. Just before the carriage,
loaded with a small log, reached its destina
tion Mat herson jumped and fell between
the carriage and the iron-roller support.
His right lee was caught, the flesh mangled
and torn and the bones crushed to pieces.
His brother, who was standing near, saw
the whole affair, but was powerless to save
him. Mather?on never rallied from the
shock, and died this evening.
TROUBLE AT SACRAMENTO.
Opposition to the Construction of the
yew Steel Jtrawbridge.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May I.— A pro
test was made to-night by the Sacramento
Transportation Company, rivals of the
Southern Pacific's river service, against
the granting of permission to the latter
company to construct a steel drawbridge
across the Sacramento River between this
city and "Washington, Yolo County. The
Southern Pacific Company has been pre
paring to build a $250,000 bridge, with an
overhead wagonway, and recently ap
plied to Major Heuer, United States En
gineer, . for permission. Heuer gave no
tice that any objections thereto should be
filed by the 4th of May.
The protestants claim that as the pro
posed site of the bridge is a hundred yards
farther down the river than the present
bridge they will be restricted in maneuver
ing their boats. The City Trustees were
to-night asked toobjectto the construction
of the bridge, and they set the matter for
hearing to-morrow morning.
WILDCAT CREEK CAXYON MYSTERY
Officers Endeavoring to Identify the Body
of the Unktioicn Suicide.
MARTINEZ, Cal., May I.— The body of
a man was found in Wildcat Creek Canyon
on Monday and was brought to this place
by Coroner Curry yesterday. The man
had evidently been dead for some time, as
little but the skeleton was left. The head
was severed from the body, presumably by
The unknown had been clothed in a
black diagonal suit and black overcoat,
with underclothes of Canton flannel,
marked with the letter "S," a white shirt
and black tie and No. 5 shoe. All the up
per teeth were filled with gold and a right
lower tooth also. He wore a gray beard.
In a pocket was found a ten-cent piece.
Near by the body was a small, empty vial,
with the label of Wakelee& Co., druggists.
A newspaper, dated April 4, 1894, was also
lying near. It is supposed to be a case of
suicide, and the Coroner will hold the body
and endeavor to have it identified.
AFFRAY AT SAJfTA ROSA.
An Alleged Forger Knocks Down an
Uftirer Who Tries to Arrest Him.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May I.— Constable
Fred Luth of Sebastopol had an exciting
experience last evening in making the
arrest of C. Christiansen on the charge of
forgery. It was claimed that Christiansen
took a check on the Bank of Sebastopol
made out in favor of Hansen & Cole, to the
bank ami represented himself as being
A warrant was given Luth to serve, and
he approached Christiansen at the cross
roads between Sebastopol and Santa Rosa.
Christiansen is a powerful fellow, and de
nlared he would not be arrested. With one
blow he knocked Luth down. Others went
to Luth's rescue and succeeded in getting
Christiansen down. Ropes were put on
him and he was taken to town.
L AKEP OR T SHA K EX B YA TEMBL OR
Early Morning Vibrations That Last
From Five to »even .Seconds.
LAKEPORT, Cal., May 1.-Quite a
severe shock of earthquake was felt here at
2:80 o'clock this morning. The vibrations
came from west to east, and lasted from
rive to seven seconds. No damage was
URIAH, Cal.. May I.— Mayday opened
with a severe shock of earthquake. It oc
curred at 3 o'clock and lasted some sec
VISALIA, Cal., May 1. -Walter Tall
madee was convicted in the Superior Court
to-day of stealing hogs, the jury recom
mending him to the mercy of the court.
Much interest has been manifested in the
hog-stealing cases, as it involves an or
ganized gang of thieves living west of
Tulare City. The first two men tried were
acquitted, and in the Tallmadge case the
verdict would undoubtedly have been the
same if it had not have been for the testi
mony of Harry Lynde, one of the accused,
who turned State's evidence.
UkiaJi's Reception to Excursionist*. *
TJKIAII. Cal., May I.— Owing to the
heavy fall of rain the programme for the
entertainment of the Half-million Club has
been changed. It was the original inten
tion to have the picnic in a grove near this
city. The threatening appearance of the
weather, however, induced the committee
on arrangements to secure the opera-house
and hold an indoor reception.
Mis* Londonderry Reaches Paso Robles.
PASO ROBLES. Cal., May I.— Miss
Annie Londonderry, the woman globe
girdler, is at a Paso Robles hotel to-day.
She will pass on her wheel to San Luis
Obispo and south via Los Angeles in the
morning. She will go south to Mexico,
and is due in Boston in September. She
gave a lecture last evening, giving her ex
periences in the Japan-China war.
Suicide of a Lincoln Saloon-Keeper.
LINCOLN, Cal., May I.— Philip Corco
ran, a saloon-keeper of this place, com
mitted suicide at 9:30 to-night by shooting
himself through the head with a 38-caliber
pistol. Death resulted instantly. The
deceased left a note to relatives and
friends stating that he was tired of living
and had nothing particular to live for.
San Rafael Land Case Decided.
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., May 1.-The cele
brated land case of Wormouth vs. Gardner
was decided by Judge Angelotti to»day in
favor of Wormouth. The plaintiff was
also allowed $450 damages. This case has
been in the courts since 1875.
To Muster Fallejo Veterans . '
SANTA MONICA, Cal., May 1.-Colonel
W. C. Burton, mustering officer of the
State of California for the Union Veter
ans' Legion, leaves Santa Monica for
Vallejo on the 3d inst. to muster encamp
ment 139, the second in the State.
Rain at Ukiah.
UKIAH, Cal., May L— lt began raining
heavily this morning and continued until
late in the afternoon. At 6 o'clock .23 of
an inch had fallen, making a total of 50.82
inches. ... i j
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1895.
Copious Rains Do Not
Prevent the Work of
SOLYANOS WILL PARADE.
Sonoma County Aborigines to
Take Part in the Carnival
CONTEST FOR THE THRONE.
Friends of Miss Mary Llvernash Ad
vance Their Favorite to the
Head of the List.
HEALDSBURG, Cal., May I.— This
rainy Mayday did not dampen the ardor
MISS ANNIE AMESBTTRY, A: , FAVORITE . IN THH v \ HEALDSBTJRO
.-«i V ;c,- s -jf^^ CARNIVAL, CONTEST. - l:^-/'^^^^^ ;
of the Healdsburg Floral Association, for
the copious downpour meant dollars for
the farmers in the way of insuring bounti
ful crops, and was a guarantee that the
flowers would still be in their full glory for
the carnival time. To be sure the rain
prevented much outdoor work by the
committees, but between showers this
forenoon the finance committee succeeded
in securing another $100 for the fund.
The ladies who have charge of the
pavilion are already fearful lest the de
mand for space that is being made for ex
hibition purposes Tvill become so great that
an additional hall may be necessary. If
this is the case Urton's Hall, directly oppo
site the opera-house on Center street, will
be used. The arrangements being made
by the ladies are very unique. The entire
gallery will be a bower of roses, and from
the center of the hall a huge floral bell will
In the decoration of the corners and
niches of the theater maidenhair ferns will
be largely used, while Easter lilies, so
plentiful in this section, will enter largely
in the decorations.
The committee on parade has already
secured several attractive features for the
pageant. Captain Charley, chief of the
Bolyano Indians, will have a division, and
on one huge float will be constructed of
willows a wigwam, in which Indian life
will he depicted. This feature of Healds
burg's carnival is one not shown at any
other floral show and will be a complete
representation of the life, habits and
pastimes of the first settlers of Sonoma
The chariot in which the queen and
maids of honor will ride will be a
gorgeous affair, decorated entirely with
roses. The float introduced by Sotoyome
Parlor ©f Native Daughters will be decor-
ated with the poppy and will take the
form of a giant flower of this variety.
The residents of the Mill Creek County
will have a float showing a cave and
waterfall decora fed entirely with fern 9.
An especial feature of this carnival will be
the large use made of Sonoma wild flowers.
The exhibition of these will be extensive
Windsor has promised much for the car
nival. The live little village to the south
will represent her resources in a floral way
by several floats and also by standing ex
hibits. Harmony band will be in attend
ance from that town.
The vote in the contest for the floral
crown to-day was the heaviest yet polled.
Although the admirers of Miss Emma
Widland voted often for the Lytton
Springs favorite, the support from Healds
burg that Miss Mary Livernash received
placed her in the lead. The vote now
I— Mary Livernash.
2— Emma Widlund.
3— Zoe Bates.
4— Carrie Moulton.
s— Linaie Denio.
6— Veva Haigh.
7— Lena Zane.
B— Alice Haigh.
9— Maud Sargenson.
10 — Florence Denio.
There will probably be a marked change
in the contest to-morrow, for the friends of
the fair candidates who are now on the
list will exert themselves as the time for
closing the polls draws near. The sup
porters of Miss Amesbury, who led in the
contest for nearly a week, are playing a
waiting game, and it would not be surpris
ing if that young lady again advances to
the lead before the contest closes.
Run Down by Los Angeles Detectives.
LOS ANGELE3, Cal., May I.—A St.
Joseph (Mo.) dispatch, received here to
day, stated that a telegram had been re
ceived from Insley's Detective Agency an
nouncing the capture of George Hall, the
absconding Tax Collector of Buchanan
County, Mo. Dective Insley could not be
found to verify this dispatch, but it is
learned that Hall has been in Los Angeles
for several months. He has not yet been
arrested, however, but his incarceration is
expected at any moment.
SAXTA MONICA CONTRIBUTES.
Substantial Aid Given Two Students Who
Are Walking to Berkeley.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., April I.— Louis
E. Beers ai?d Ural Hughes, the two plucky
Los Angeles boys who started on their
walking and working expedition to Berke
ley from Los Angeles on Tuesday, reached
Santa Monica last night and have been
busy all day in gathering in such shekels
as the Santa Monicans would part with for
honest toil. They fared fairly well. The
young men have a card which says:
"Beers & Hughes— We are walking and
working our way to and through Berkeley
University. What can we do for you?"
They also carry letters of introduction
from a number of prominent men, so that
the Constables and other on their travels
will not take them for tramps. • They have
a few light aluminum cooking utensils,
blankets, etc., wear stout shoes and leg
gins and carry poles to hire the finny tribe
from their haunts and rifles and amm uni«
tion for game. Mr. Beers has a bunch of
keys with him, and being an expert lock
smith, is making money at his trade while
he journeys along. Hughes, who has had
some experience at reporting, will cor
respond for Eastern papers while on the
journey. The distance to be covered is
over 600 miles.
LOS GATOS FLOWER SHOW
Roses in Every Variety Arrayed
in Many Picturesque
Display of Floral Beauty That
Excels the City's Former At
tractions In This Lino.
LOS GATOS, Cal., May I.— The rose fair,
under the auspices of the Los Gatos Floral
Society, opened here to-day most auspi
ciously despite the bad weather. The ex
hibits were greater in number and of finer
quality than the town has ever before seen.
On entering the main exhibit hall thou
sands of roses of the most fragrant varie
ties and delicate colors were to be seen ar
ranged in various picturesque forms. To
the right on entering was R. F. Fletcher's
beautiful exhibit, consisting mainly of a
rockery with a fountain springing from it,
and surrounding and covered with palms,
ferns and other plants.
Next was to be seen the display of the
Los Gatos Art Association, including many
photographic views of scenes in Los Gatos
and vicinity decorated with beautiful flow
Then came the display of H. B. Ed
wards, consisting of forty varieties of roses,
twenty varieties of sweet peas, with potted
ferns and Oriental poppies.
"The Terrace,' 'in charge of Mrs. J. R.
Ryland ai»d H. E. Fellows, consisting of
roses and English hawthornes, was very
beautiful. This display had twenty feet
of front, tastefully decorated.
The exhibit of the Floral Society in
cluded an immense artificial pansy,
formed of varieties of natural pansies.
F. F. Watkins had a fine display of
eighty varieties ol roses, ten of which were
The exhibit at the Saratoga Hotel table
consisted of sweet peas, a rare variety of
ranunculus, the only salpiglopis in the
fair, with a tower of roses in the center.
Mrs. Wellman's display included beauti
ful white pinks and rare roses.
The exhibit of R. F. Fletcher consisted
of a magnificent display of roses of at least
twenty varieties and a large collection of
bulbous flowers. Next to this exhibit was
a handsome panel of roses that was ar
ranged by the Floral Society.
George McMurtry's collection contains
sixty or seventy varieties of roses.
There are many other very fine exhibits.
An adjoining hall is beautifully decorated
and will be devoted to the Maypole dance
and other evening amusements.
J:\ns HIS ZIFE AT TACOMA.
Suicide of Captain O'Hara, the Well-
Knot-,, Steamboat Man.
TACOMA, Wash., May 1. — Captain
James H. O'Hara, one of the beat-known
steamboat men in the Northwest, com
mitted suicide last night by taking mor
phine during a fit of drunken despondency.
O'Hara was a widower and leaves two
daughters. During the war he served with
the Louisiana Tigers.
WOMAN AND UTOPIA
Ideal Life in the Home
Discussed at Santa
THE WAY TO ALTRURIA.
Mrs. Margaret Collier Graham
Points Out the Dazzling
BOYS AND THEIR TEACHING.
Mrs. May Reese Eloquently Pleads
for Practical Training In
SAXTA BARBARA, Cat,., May I.—
White and orange ribbons, the colors of
Woman's Parliament members' and dele
gates' badges, fluttered on the bodice of
almost every Santa Barbara woman to
day, and distinguished half of the audi
ence gathered at the Methodist church,
where the morning business session was
held. In the afternoon there was seen in
the audience that packed the church a
sprinkling of the sterner sex, among them
Judge Wright, Edward Ivif=on, Dr. Max
well, Professor Snow, the Rev. Mr. Dins
more and the Rev. Alexander Grant, the
latter making a pithy speech in response
to one of the papers.
Mrs. May Keese of Santa Paula opened
the programme with a paper on "Our
Boys," taking the ground that primary
training was the most important part of
education, and making an eloquent plea
that the care and teaching of young chil
dren should not be turned over to the ser
vants, but should be personally under
taken by the mother and the father. She
raised many practical points, which were
discussed in two-minute speeches by Mrs.
Stickney of Los Angeles, a lady of culture
and education, who has recently joined the
Salvation Army; Mrs. Marsh of Santa
Barbara, Mrs. Bodkin of Goleta, Mrs.
Franklin of Carpenteria, Mrs. Spaulding
of Pasadena, Mrs. Hamer, Mrs. Wells,
Mrs. Fredericks, Mrs. Cameron and Mrs.
Pritchard of Santa Barbara, Mrs. dishing
of Oakland, Dr. Rachel Reed and others.
Mrs. Elwood Cooper next presented a
paper on "Food Adulterations," She
quoted from the reports of government
chemists, showing the poisonous and dele
terious compositions entering into the
various brands of manufactured foods,
and urged that public sentiment should
be so agitated as to lead to a system of
government supervision, of food products;
that meantime there should be an organ
ized effort by women to compel their
grocers to keep none but pure foods. This
paper commanded serious attention, and
provoked a lively discussion, which was
participated in by Mrs. Spaulding, Dr.
Reed, Mrs. Graham, Mrs. Mills, Mrs.
North, Mrs. Bender, Mrs. Shephard of
Ventura, the Rev. Alexander Grant, Mrs.
Conger of Pasadena, Mrs. Comstock of
Ventura, Mrs. Shrewsbury, Mrs. Mary
Lynde Craig of Redlands, Mrs. Blanchard
of Los Angeles, Mrs. Haraer and many
The most popular feature of the day was
the paper entitled "The Way to Altruria,"
presented by Mrs. Margaret Collier Gra
ham at the evening session. Mrs. Graham
has a very demure manner of speech,
which lends rich flavor to her frequent
epigrams and unexpected satires.
She began by declaring that it might be
said of social conditions, as a modern
critic has said of the world of art, that it is
divided between a passion for perfection
and a madness for reform. We begin to
peer through the mists ahead for the shores
of Altruria. We are all bound for perfec
tion, each on his flying-machine or trudg
ing along on old-fashioned legs.
And we are getting on. This fact she de
sired to emphasize. Most of us have heard
of so much cruelty exercised toward work
ingmen that we are surprised to hear a
carpenter or a blacksmith whistle. Our
hearts ache for the oppressed poor, and
our heads ache for fear we are the op
pressors. The average reformer delights in
representing society on the way down hill,
with the brake out of order and a yawning
chasm at the bottom. Orators do not hesi
tate to assure us that we are on the eve of a
great civil conflict; that labor and capital
are arrayed against each other — in short,
the muscle in a man's arm and the money
in his pocket are thirsting for each other's
The speaker advanced arguments and
statistics to show that the world was ad
vancing in social conditions, rather than
retrogressing. Referring to the cry that
all poverty and distress was due to lack of
work, Mrs. Graham alleged that poor work
rather than lack of employment is holding
the world back.
"Even with moral perfection, perfect
happiness would be impossible in this
world of ours, 1 ' said the speaker. "While
gravity remains we shall fall down when
we lose our balance, and if we fall on rough
places there will be bruises; if we fall far
there will be death. Natural law pre
cludes perfect happiness. Such an Altruria
as we may command then will be at the
best limited and uncertain.
"The happiness of this world depends
upon the number of objects and oppor
tunities offered to meet the desires of
humanity, and the number and nature of
the desires to be gratified. It is our duty to
lend aid to increasing the supply of legiti
mate gratifications and decreasing the
number of illegitimate demands. He has
a narrow soul whose honest little is em
bittered by his neighbor's affluence, and
he has a narrower soul who thinks his
own affluence necessarily sweeter than his
neighbor's little. The man who makes a
pood cartwheel, or develops a new rose or
strawberry, or paints a good picture, or
builds a good bridge tastes only the sweet
ness that brings content to human soul.
"Good work well applied is the surest
means of adding to the world's comfoit.
The kingdom of heaven cometh not by
legislation, and if, instead of denouncing
Government and society, every one of us
would spend a little time examining our
selves and determining how far we have
traveled onward, Utopia would be upon us.
Every man or woman who has the intelli
gence to discriminate between what is real
and what is false in the struggle for happi
ness, and who furnishes a conscientious
supply in such a line as is given him to
work for his fellow men, has found a way
to Altruria and is traveling therein."
The church was filled, floor and gallery,
and the speaker was interrupted by fre
quent applause. At the close of the ad
dress responses were made by Mesdames
Cushing, Mills, Comstock, Reed and Ha
nier and Messrs. Dutton and Rush.
FREED BY A roRTZASD JUDGE.
Davenport, Whose Counterfeiting Was In
'.stigated by Detectives, to Be Released.
PORTLAND, Or., May I.— "Doc" Dav
enport, who pleaded guilty to the charge of
counterfeiting in the United States District
Court several days ago, will in all prob
ability be a free man in a few days. Judge
Bellinger to-day ordered the plea of guilty
set aside, for the reason that Davenport
was instigated to issue counterfeit money
by Charles Fresch, an agent of the Govern
ment. Davenport will be tried by a jury,
who will be instructed by Judge Bellinger
to bring in a verdict "Not Guilty."
CLOSISG THE CARSOS MIST.
The Vaults of the Looted Stronghold
Being Sealed by Workmen.
CARSON, Nev., May L— lt was reported
this afternoon that a draft had been made
on all hands in the mint save those in the
assay office, the cashier and one ruelter.
Superintendent Adams said no such draft
had been made. Orders had beea received
from Washington to that effect, but he
had not issued them, as superintendent.
Yet the workmen are sealing up the vaults
under Inspector Mason's supervision this
PUYALLUP REDS UNEASY
They Protest Against the In
cursions of the White
Purchasers of Reservation Land
Warned Not to Attempt to Take
TACOMA, Wash., May I.— The sale of
land in the Puyallup Indian Reservation,
under the direction of the Government,
was begun here to-day, despite the protests
of a large number of Indians, who threat
ened to make trouble if any of the pur
chasers of the land attempt to take pos
The Puyallup Indians are recognized by
a decision of the United States Circuit
Court as citizens, and exercise all the rights
as suph, with the single exception that the
land on their reservation is held in trust
for them by the Government, the Indians
only b *ing allowed to enter into a lease of
the same for a period not to exceed two
years. Great dissatisfaction exists among
them on this account, and when the sale
of the lands began to-day a squad of red
skins announced publicly that the whites
had better not buy any of the land. John
Laclaire, one of the chiefs, said :
"The land belongs to us. The White
Father gave it to the Indians. These men
come out here to sell it when we don't
want them to. We want to be let alone.
We are good Indians. If we want to sell
the lands we sell, but the Government
says 'no.' If the Government wants to sell
the lands and we say 'no, 1 the Government
says 'sell anyhow.' Indians don't like that.
No man can take lands if he buys; In
dians say so. We give fair warning to
men who buy to keep off lands and away
The Rush at I'ort Totvnsend.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., May I.— The
revenue-cutter Richard Rush, from San
Francisco for Bering Sea, arrived here to
night. When the cutter Bear arrives a
general board of examination will convene
on board the Rush for the promotion and
retirement of revenue marine officers.
OF INTEREST TO THE COAST.
Official Inspection of the fort Winfield
Scott Battery Ordered.
WASHINGTON, May I.— By direction
of the Secretary of War, First Lieutenant
Ormund M. Lissak, ordnance department,
will make one journey each week until
June 30 from Benicia arsenal to the works
of the Fulton Engineering and Shipbuild
ing Company, San Francisco, and to Fort
Winfield Scott, California, and return on
official business pertaining to the inspec
tion of their compressing plant, etc.. for
the battery of pneumatic dynamite guns to
be erected at Fort Winfield Scott.
Among California arrivals are : John G.
Hall, Los Angeles; Philip Thornton, Oak
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California: Original — Elle L. Prindle,
National Soldiers' Home; Edward Cam
pion, San Fjancisco. Reissue — Oliver L.
Long, alias Jose Morrison, San Jose.
Original widows and minors — Minor of
George Lawson of San Jose.
Oregon : Reissue — Charles W. Cassedy,
Eagle Creek, Clackamas county. Original
widows and minors — Minor of Thomas J.
Parsons, Ashland, Jackson County.
Unequivocally for Free Silver,
WASHINGTON, D. C, May I.—Sena
tor Jones of Arkansas, one of the members
of the United States delegation to the pro
posed international monetary conference,
has returned to Washington. He says he
knows of no progress making toward the
holding of such a conference, and in an in
terview expressed the opinion that the
next Democratic National platform would
declare unequivocally for free silver, inde
pendent of action by other nations, and
that the Republican platform would de
clare in favor of bimetallism and an inter
Secretary Gre*hatn 111.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May I.—Secre
tary Gresham is again ill and confined to
his room. Several members of the diplo
matic corps came to the State Department
to-day to see him without success. Among
them were: Sir Julian Pauncefote, British
Embassador; Senor Arriggaf, the Guate
malan representative, and Dr. Guzman,
Suicide by Gas Inhalation.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May I.— W. T.
Loper, night manager of the United Press
in New York City, committed suicide at
the Arlington Hotel here last night by in
Will Sail For Greytown.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 1.-The
Navy Department has received word from
the commander of the Atlanta at Key
West that the vesse is coaling and will
sail for Greytown to-morrow.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Three New Brigade Of
ficers Soon to be
CANDIDATES ARE MANY.
Muller, Warfield and Weln
stock Likely to Be Named
GOES TO A SOUTHERN MAN.
It Is Thought Major Drlffel of Po
mona Will Be Appointed Ad
STOCKTON, Cal., May 1. — Governor
Budd will no doubt appoint the new briga
dier-generals early next week. The fixing
of brigade districts will be done by orders
promulgated by the Governor, and he will
name a brigade commander for each.
These will be three in number under the
new law, and the Third Brigade will proba
bly extend to the borders of San Joaquin
County, and the former brigade com
mandei, Muller of Fresno, will secure the
Owing to the dissensions among the lead
ing applicants in San Francisco, General
Dickinson and Colonels Barry and Mc-
Donald, the appointment as brigadier-gen
eral of the Second Brigade will probably
not fall to any of the officers named, but
Major Warfield, at present proprietor of
the California Hotel in San Francisco, is
thought to be favored for the place by the
General Sheehan's candidacy is favorably
considered by Governor Budd as the other
brigade commander. It is hardly thought
that the plum will fall to him, though, but
rather to Ma,, r Weinstock of General
In order to conciliate those who are mak
ing a fight for a distinctly Southern Cali
fornia brigade the Governor has about de
cided to appoint Major Driffel of Pomona,
of the Seventh Regiment, N. G. C, as
adjutant-general. This will give the south
ern section a representation close to the
head of the National Guard.
CAUSED A. POSTPOXJEMEyT.
Inclement Weather Interfere* With the
Jollification at Stockton.
STOCKTON, Cal., May I.— Owing to the
heavy rainstorm here, the mass-meeting
that was held in Mozart Hall to-night to
celebrate the prospect of securing the
Valley road was not the success that was
expected, and the jollification meeting
was postponed until next Saturday night.
About a third of the signers for the sfock
in the new road were present, and trans
ferred their names from the blanks of the
Stockton Commercial Association to the
subscription lists of the railway company.
Efforts will be taken to make Saturday
night's meeting a great demonstration, as
the one to-night would have been but for
the inclement weather.
Napa Observes Mayday.
NAPA, Cal., May I.— To-day has been
observed as a holiday here. All the busi
ness houses closed their doors. A large
company went on an excursion by steamer
to the Mare Island Navy-yard, returning
here at 6 o'clock to-night. A heavy rain,
which fell most of the day, spoiled many
plans and some new hats, but the rain is
welcomed by farmers.
Santa Cruz Merchants Will Fight.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May I.— The mer
chants of Santa Cruz last evening effected
a permanent organization to fight the
license ordinance. Legal advice will b*
sought, ana the case carried to the highest
courts. The merchants agreed to pay 10
per cent of the amount required for licenses
toward expenses of the trial.
Catch the Firtt Salmon.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May I.— The first
salmon of the season was caught in the
bay this morning. Fishermen predict
that the late rains will cause a big run
of salmon soon.
Ah Fong Will Xot Hang.
CARSON, Nev., May I.— The Supreme
Court to-day granted a new trial in the
case of Ah Fong, the Chinaman sentenced
to be hanged in White Pine County for
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