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VOLUME LXXVII.-XO. 145.
ALONG THE COAST.
Trial of a Colusa Book
keeper for Robbing
DRIVER COLE'S STORY.
He Accuses Charles Meyers of
Planning the Pretended
SONOMA COUNTY'S BIG CROPS.
Los Angeles Voters Declare for a
Bond Issue— Salmon Catches in
the Columbia River.
OOLTJBA, Cal.. May 3.— Charles Meyers,
■_■—:: with complicity in the stage rob
bery, near Princeton, on April 13, is under
going ..u here. Meyers
was accused of i part in the
robbery by Charles W. Cole, the driver
oi the Boggs line stage, who confessed
ed and exe
\ded hold-up, to secure the
. ■ . . - treas
When the stage rolled into Princeton on
. . c a graphic
account of a hold-up by two masked high
way: he said, covered him with
mpelled him to throw
out the treasure-box. Then they searched
his pockets, securine ?26 in cash.
The ofE and
commenced an investigation of his a I
I retended robbery. Cole
finally made a complete confession, in
which he - '
head bookkeeper cf John Bosgs. who owns
kep: him informed of the dates when the
treasure-box would be carried th:
and when it arrived they away
and secreted it. I
an empty box in lieu of the treasure.
When v levers denied Cole's
story, alleging that he was being made the
victim of a plot. He
and appeared on time for the examination.
The first . But
ler of the firm of Bu r of Prince-
He testified that he was Postmaster
a: Princeton, and thai
Fargo & Co. He said the
treasure-box contained, when delivered to
the stage, $53 60 and one or two letters
containing che< - i to the cashier
of the Colusa Bank. The stolen box was
brought into court and identified by But
ler. The contents were intact. Bntler
esid be hid the box me : day \ before
the robbery, but ■would not send it,
as it ■would delay the stage, but shipped it i
the day of the robbery. "When the confes
sion was made the box was found in its
hiding place near the scene of the robbery.
■ Hon. John Boggs stated that when he
got home from the City he sent for Cole r
and told him suspicion was pointing to
him as the robber and asked Cole to tell
all he knew. Cole said that he had told
the stage was held up, and he knew no
more about it. Boggs said that the story
• was a weak one, for men were plowing in
eight of him; that if Cole would fccU the
truth and return the property he would do
all in his power to make his sentence as
light as possible. Cole then admitted that
he had himself bidden the box under the
He said he did not put up the job alone,
but that it was planned by Charles M<
who told him considerable money -
be sent by the stage, and thai
would hide it he l) would g
get it. Boggs telegraphed I
Jones, who left
Princeton and found the box wher
:.ey would. Meyers and Cole m
rested at once.
To-day Cole took the stand again, plac
ing the whole blame on Meyers' shoulders,
and repeating every detail of the conversa
tion between them. He said he only had
about $150 in the bank. He was a con
ductor on the Suiter-street railroad is
Francisco about a year.
Attorney Albery, after trying unsuccess
: :o get Cole's testimony ruled out,
he was willing to submit the case
without evidence for the defendant. The
case will be argued to-morrow morning.
Escaped From Custody.
COIXSA. Cai_, May 3.— George Woods,
who recently ran off with his brother's
wife, and who has given the Colusa author
ities a great deal of trouble, was arrested
for drunkenness yesterday. The court
pave him twenty days on the chaingang.
morning while the gang was at work
Woods broke for liberty. One of the
1 to overtake him, but he es
COLUMBIA. BITER BALXO>'.
fairly Good Runs of Fish Reported by
Washington Cannery Men.
ASTORIA. Or., May 3.— The Astorian's
" salmon report, issued to-day, says
The first cay of May found work on the
a exceptionally well ad
vanced, in contrast with the figures of last
season, ana all cannery men report fairly
good rr.r.« of fish and very early returns,
more particularly in the matter of quality.
:rorn the opening of the season, have
been firm, of a deep red color, rich in oil
and showing all the characteristics of a
late May catch, and considerably forward
in every way. In fact the quality has
nevv been better. Inaications point to a
falling off of tne .Inly catch and very few
fish after that month.
It is very early to attempt estimates of
the final pack, but various local Bources
:i placing it at from 420.000 to 450,
--r ail points, a little lower than last
year's figures. The total catch to date is
SOXOXA. COVSTT CROPS.
All Cereals Oirr Promise of an Excep
tionally Heavy Yield.
SONOMA, Gal., May 3.-Warm showers
have been falling here during the past few
days, and the outlook for hay and grain
was never better. There will* be a splen
did yield of both in this valley. Fruit
prospects, however, are gloomy. There
will be few apricots, and Bartlett pears
The San Francisco Call.
are dropping badly. The peach crop will
also be short. Of apples, plums and
prunes there will be a big yield. Stock
men and dairymen are in a very cheerful
mood, as never in the history of the val
ley has there been such an abundance of
jrrass. and in consequence all kind* of
stock are sleek and fat. Wine-growers are
also much encouraged; the vineyards give
promise of a good crop of grapes.
WIXDSOR BURGLARY CASE.
The Jury in the Trial of John Eaton Fail*
to Ren eh a Vrrdict.
SANTA ROSA. Cal.. May 3.— After be
ing out twenty-four hours the jury in the
case of the People vs. John Eaton, on
trial for burglary, was discharged this aft
ernoon, being unable to agree on a verdict.
Eaton was arrested in Los Angeles for
the robbery of Henry Bell's store at Wind
sor last fall. He claimed that he was in
nocent and that the crime was committed
by a companion named Henderson, with
whom' he had been stopping at the Wind
sor Hotel. Eaton is a handsome young
fellow, and daring tne trial hi? mother
and four sisters were with him constantly.
Another triai will be had.
A San Rafael Boy Injured.
SAN RAFAEL. Cal., May 3.— Walter
Manderchied. a lad 14 years of age, was
severely burned by an explosion of pow
der yesterday. It seems that he and a
companion were playing with a can of
powder at Mount Tamalpais Academy,
when they accidentally touched it with a
match and the explosion followed. Man
derschied's face was burned frigh::
and he may lose his eyesight.
fire ir a Woodland Setcspaper Offitc.
WOODLAND. Cal., May 3.— A fire was
red m the composing-room of the
Reporter this morning about 4 o'clock.
Before it was extinguished the type was so
badly pied and melted that it will prob
ably be a total loss. The presses were un
injured. The origin of the tire was doubt-
NAMED BY THE GOVERNOR
Hon. A. C. Hinkson Appointed
to aJudgesnip in Sacra
Clunle, Hart and Laugenour Chosen
as Delegates to the Salt
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. May 3.— The ju
. plum of Sacramento County has
fallen to Hon. Add. C. Hinkson, who was
yesterday appointed Judge of Department
3 of the Superior Court.
Judge Hinkson arrived in California in
1852 He was called to the bar in l? 70. and
immediately entered into practice in Sacra
mento, where he has since followed his
He has long been known among the
legal fraternity as a lawyer thoroughly
Judge Add C. Hinkson.
| conver-ant with and an accurate exponent
I of the intricacies of California law. and his
ins to be universally satis
:he community at large.
.rd of twenty years Judge
-on has been a warm personal friend
r Budd. Yesterday he person
received his commission from the
nor, has qualihed, and expects to
; en his department on Monday
~ :ng-named delegates have been
• represent the State at the silver
convention to be held at Salt Lake on May
15: Ex-Co*gressman T. J. Ciunie and Gen
eral A. L Han of Sacramento, and Assem
blyman Henry Laugenour of Woodland.
W. W. Foote, W. H. Mills, General C. C.
Allen. E. I. p. h. Gould and P. B.
Cornwall have been appointed a committee
to make such airane^nients as may tend to
procure the | t h e National Demo
cratic and Republican conventions on this
CRVEI.TIFS TO A PAVPEB,
Verdict for Heavy Damages Against a
FORT SCOTT. K Ay? .. May 3.--A jury in
the District Court to-day awarded $ 10,000
damages to John M. Mehler, an old man.
who sued A. C. Dark, Superintendent of
the County Poor Farm under the Lewel
ling regime, for damages suffered by him
as the result of maltreatment while an in
mate of the institution under the adminis
tration of Dark. Mehler proved that he
had been beaten and imprisoned without
cause in a foal-smelling and vermin-in
fested .ceil, and imprisoned beyond a
reasonable length of time.
San Francisco's Office O. K.
WASHINGTON. D. C. May 3. -Deputy
Commissioner of P- ' urphy has
just returned from a month's tour of in
spection of the pension agencies of the
West. "The San Francisco office I found
in better shape than it has been in ten
years. It has control of an enormous dis
trict, extending up to Montana and Alaska
3nd down to New Mexico, involving an
immense amount of work. It is so well
systematized, however, that only very
slight changes were necessary."
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON. D. C, May3.-To-day' 9
statement of the treasury shows: Avail
able cash balance, f1e0 ,487,967 ; gold re
SAX FRAXCISCO, SATURDAY MORXIXG, MAY 4, 1895.
GO DOWN IN A GALE
Seventeen Seamen Lost
by the Wrecking of
STRIKES A HIDDEN REEF.
The George R. White Goes to
Pieces Off the Alaskan
tossed nrro a raging sea.
Some of the Seamen Reach the
Shore Only to Die From Expos
ure to an Arctic Blast.
POP.T TOWNSEND. Wa=h., May 3.
--: Meager news was received this afternoon
! from Kodiak Island. Alaska, of the wreck
i of the schooner George R. Wnite, in which
! seventeen lives were lost. A. E. Biggs,
late engineer on the steamer Francis Cut
ting, arrived in Sitka on the Western
steamer Dora in time to take the steamer
Al-Ki for this port and brought some
! particulars of the accident, but was unable
to give the list of persons lost.
The schooner- Lescoi arrived at Kodiak a
few hours before his departure with one of
i the survivors, who was so exhausted that
I he could scarcely give a straight account
i ©f the disaster.
On Easter Sunday a terrible northeast
j gale, with a blinding snowstorm and the
I thermometer 3 degrees below zero, pre
| vailed along the southeast coast of Alaska.
The schooner White, which was hunting
sea otter, was caught in the storm and lost
To make matters worse, some of the sails
were carried away and a part of the fore
topmast went over the side. Then the
steering gear became dismantled. In this
helpless condition she was carried lightly
before the gale, and just before midnight
struck a submerged reef and a moment
Later her hull was smashed into splinters.
Twenty-eight men were thrown into the
ice-cold waters, with the shore three miles
distant, to reach which they must pass
through a heavy surf. Some of them in
their desperation clutched onto the float
ing debris and others were drowned.
About twenty were fortunate enough to
reach the beach through a gale-whipped
sea and snowstorm, almost dead, with
their clothes frozen to their bodies. With
out food or shelter they passed a miserable
night and at daybreak on the beach they
found ten corpses. The survivors them
aeJvea were too exhausted to bary the dead.
The most they could do vras to drag their
bodies ap on the shore away from the rmir
enous animals of the sea. Clad in light
garments, with no fire or shelter, subsist
ing on shellfish and suffering from intense
cold, three or four more men died.
On the third day after the wreck some
native hunters chanced to pass by. and
from them fresh meat and a supply «of
matches to start a fire were obtained. By
that time only eleven out of the original
twenty -eight had survived. Many of them
were badly frozen, their limbs frostbitten
so severely that they must suffer surgical
operations to save their lives. One man is
said to have lost the use of both legs and
arms. Scarcely one of the survivors will
get through the ordeal without being
maimed for life.
The schooner Lescoi. after reporting the
accident at Kodiak, returned for the sur
vivors. The place where the accident oc
curred was three miles from Tugeduk
Islands, twenty-two miles southwest of
Kodiak Island. The news had not reacned
Kodiak an hour before tne Dora sailed for
Sitka. and it was impossible to learn the
identity of the survivors.
The schooi'.f-r was owned by James Chen
owerth and Paul Paulson of Seattle. Both
of the owners are supposed to have been
aboard at the time of the accident. The
vessel was in charge of Captain J. M.
HAILED OS TBE WHITE.
A List of the 111-Fated Schooner's Officers
SEATTLE. Wash., May 3.— The
schooner George W. White cleared from
tbb port on July 14, 1594, for a year's
cruise in the North Pacific Ocean and
Bering Sea. Her crew was signed by
United States Shipping Commissioner J.
J. Bams and was as follows:
Master, J. L. Wheeler; mate, Steve
Baretech ; cook, M. Buttee; huntersJEd
ward Pomeroy, Andrew Danielson and
Justin Chenoweth; seamen, Richard Red
mond. C. Morris. Louis A. Burrell, John
Harrison, C&Tis Swanson, Robert Baxter,
Henry Parker; cabin-boy, James Carton.
Her dimensions were: Net tonnage,
35.72; length, 61.2; breadth. ISA; depth,
6.3. She was built in 1890 at Port Mad
The George R. White and her crew were
well known here. She was owned by Paul
Paulson of Laconnor, and was fitted out
for her cruise by Hibbard £ Norton of this
Captain Wheeler is one of the best-known
sealing masters on the sound, and is said
to be a capable, daring navigator. During
his cruise on tne Volunteer, a little twelve
ton schooner, Captain Wheeler went upas
far as Copper Island, which is consider
ably further up than any large schooners
have ever gone.
Justin Chenoweth, one of the hunters
and owners, is also well known at this port.
His home is at Laconnor, and he went
along to represent his and Paulson's inter
It was the intention of Captain Wheeler
when he left here last summer to hunt
during the balance of the season in Bering
Sea. and as winter approached to go south
toward the Hawaiian Islands, and then
on to the California coast, near Santa
Barbara, when he would cruise along no
the coast and hunt the seals that are sup
posed to migrate in that direction at this
Instead of carrying out that plan he
undoubtedly wintered near Kodiak. Off
Kodiak and extending northward over a
distance of 200 miles is what is called the
Fortlock Banks, where there is excellent
hunting and which affords a good harbor
in the winter season, and probably he has
been hunting there all winter.
When the schooner was last spoken in
the Bering Sea by Captain Miner of the
Ella Johnson last September she had be
tween 100 and 200 sealskins. It is also be
lieved that she had several black bear and
otter skins, all of which will be lost. She
was valued at about $3000 and was well
LOS ASGELES TO ISSUE JBOJVJDS.
Toter* at the Foils Veclare in Favor of
the dtp's Improvement.
LO3 AXGELE?. Cal.. May 3.— The elec
tion to-day resulted favorably for the issu
ance of bonds to the amount of |30 r OOO, the
proceeds to be used in the purchase of
land for head works for a water system.
It was also voted to issue bonds to the
amount of $40,000 for the purpose of con
structing a new police station and jail.
The bonds will bear 4}.£ per cent interest,
one-fortieth of the principal payable an
The proposition to bond the city to the
extent of £300,000 for the improvement of
parks and the construction of a public
library and museum was defeated.
SANTA CRUZ BARON'S FATE
Yon Kanzler Sentenced to
Pay a Fine of Fifty
The Story of Ansel White's Death
Told by a Friend— Veterans Will
Observe Memorial Day.
SANTA CRUZ, Ca:l., May 3.— The
noted "Baron" yon Kanzler case is at an
end. Yon Kanzler was up before the Sa
perior Court this morning to be sentenced.
A motion W3« made through his attorneys
for a new trial, which was denied.
Yon Kanzler* attorney then pleaded
for clemency tor his client, telling of the
two months already served in the County
Jail and of his health Being seriously im
Yon Kanzler himself addressed the court
before his sentence was received. He said
he would not be able to say much, as he
was quite ill, but that il ever an innocent
man was convicted in these courts- it was
"There is a higher Judge before whom
we shall ail stand," said he. ''This entire
trial was a piece of spitework and con
The Judge asked Yon Kanrler if he
would be able to pay a fine, and received
the reply that if he were able to sell some
sxcck on his Lake County ranch he could.
He was then sentenced to pay a $50 fine or
| serve one dar in the County Jail for each
$2 of the nne.
Uoxr Ansel White Mcd.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 3.— Chief of
Police Rawle has received a letter from
S. G. Morse, ex-Sheriff of Ckllam County,
Washington, who knew Ansel White, the
missing heir to a $4,000,000 estate in New
York. He says White died suddenly in
1888. The cause of hi death was never
learned, and i* wat »'«#■ days before the
body was foand. as he lived alone. White
sold some land a year before he died and
hid the money — $500 — but it was never
found. His body is buried in the woods.
Will Observe Memorial Day.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 3.— The Grand
Army has decided to appropriately observe
Memorial day with a parade and literary
exercises. General W. H. L. Barnes of San
Francisco will be the orator.
SONOMA`S FLORAL SHOWS
Santa Rosa Completes Prepar
ations for the Carnival
Miss Mary Llvernash Again Leads
In the Contest for a Throne at
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 3.-Arrange
ments for the rose carnival to be held here
May 8, 9 and 10 are now complete, and all
that is necessary to make it the greatest
event that ever took place in this part of
the State is good weather. The roses are
coming out splendidly the pa3t few days,
and will be in all their glory next week.
Good rates have been made on all railroads
On Thursday, the day of the big parade,
the San Francisco and Xorth Pacific Rail
way and the Southern Pacific Company
will run special trains from San Francisco,
Vallejo, Xapa. Calistoga and intermediate
points, returning the same evening. This
will give everybody along those roads
ample opportunity to see the big day's fes
The indications are that the biggest
crowd in the history of Santa Rosa will be
here during the carnival.
MISS LirXWXASH LEADS.
The Contest for the Healdtburg Carnival
Croten Is Waxing Warm.
HEALDSBURG, Cal., May 3.— The bal
lots continue to pour in rapidly and
steadily for the fair belles of the Russian
River Valley and the contest for the carni
val crown is waxing warm.
Miss Mary livernash's friends hare
again rallied to the support of their charm
ing and popular favorite and to-night she
is in the lead. Her friends feel confident
that she will win the race, but equally
sanguine are the admirers of Miss Emma
TVidlund, who now stands second in rank.
Miss Lena Zane's friends have placed their
favorite in third place and she will prove a
formidable rival to the present leaders.
Miss Zoe Bates, a lovely blonde, is fourth,
followed by Miss Carrie Moulton, Miss
Linnie Denio, Miss Fiorence Denio and
Miss Maud Sarginsson in the order named.
S'fr'tary Greshani'm Condition.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 3.—Secre
tary Gresham passed a restless night and
to-day is much prostrated. The acute
symptoms have abated in severity and it is
hoped in the course of a few days the
Secretary will have gathered strength
sufficient to enable him to undertake a
visit to the nearest health resort.
Sanger Succeeds Wherry.
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 3. — The
resignation of Lieutenant-Colonel William
M. Wherry. Second Infantry, as military
secretary of the staff of Lieutenant-General
Schofield. has been accepted. Major Jo
seph P. Sanger, inspector-general, ha 3 been
appointed to succeed him, with the rank of
LOS GATOS AWARDS
Prizes Won by the Ex
hibitors at the Great
THE MAY QUEEN'S COURT.
Graceful Children Perform a
Pretty Dance Around the
HER MAJESTY TAKES PAST.
The Highland Fling Charmingly Ex
ecuted by the Autocrat of
LOS GATOS, Cal.. May 3.— The rose
fete has met with a success that was
scarcely anticipated by its enthusiastic
promoters. The attendance has been
large, many visitors from surrounding
cities being present to admire the admir
able array of floral beauty. To-day the
weather was ail that could be desired and
the floral pavilion was packed afternoon
and evening. Great interest centered in
the awarding of prizes on exhibits. Those
who secured awards were as follows:
In the professional class, for general dis
play of cut roses and other flowers — First,
Mrs. G. A. Buttner; second, V. B. Dives.
Amateur classes, general display of cut
roses of named varieties — First, George
McMurtry; second. F. F. Watkins. Ten
best— First. F. F. Watkins.
General display of cut flowers — First, to
the floral society's table, with special men
tion for the Los Gatos and Saratoga tables.
Collections of sweet pees and pansies —
First. H. B. Edwards.
Wild flowers— First, Miss Gertie John
Bulbous flowers — First, Mise Cohen.
Growing ferns — First. H. B. Edwards.
Artistic display of cut flowers— First, the
terrace, designed by H. E. Fellows, with
special mention of Mrs. Weliman's table.
New roses— First. Mrs. J. R. Ryland.
The following would have secured spe
cial prizes, but the committee found itself
unimpowered to make the awards: Orig
inal window display, F. M. Jackson, ar
tistic window display, J. J. Fretwell;
original street display, G. E. Jones; artistic
street display, Edwards >fc Suydam.
The special feature of the entertainment
in the evening was the court of the May
Queen (Miss Adeline Louise Bachelder).
The following were the maids of honor
and pages: Helen Ellis, Georgie Worth
ington, Florence Edwards, Edna Tranthan,
Sfatie Johnson, Bertha Bonterious, Ruby
Roller. Kthei Stipp. Montague Ltverißore,
Alfred Malpas, Lorraine Butler, Tom Bul
lard, John Neville and Eddie Readhead.
The Maypole dance was very prettily
performed, much praise being given to
Mrs. Cole and Miss L. C. Moody, who
trained the children. Those who partici
pated in the dance were: Charlie Johnson,
Albert Bell. Georgie Flowers, Georgie Ed
wards, Ray Edwards, Aieck Stoddart, Carl
Gertridge. Estelle Edwards. Winnie Per
kins, Mill Ellis, Sadie Sehomberg, Lee
Emerson, Luis Willie, Agnes Teach, Mary
Willis, Freeda Leech, Howard Robertson,
Alice Aems, Harry Piece, Gertie High,
Raymond Bond, Lyda Swaney, Bernil
The entertainment concluded with the
Highland fling, very prettily danced by the
May Queen. The whole Maypole pro
gramme had to be produced a second time
to satisfy the crowd 3, who clamored to see
it. After this dancing was indulged in.
TVL ARE'S CAJtSITAL.
■An Excellent Programme for the Enter
tainment of Queen and Guests.
TULARE. Cax., May 3.— Ham's Hall
was crowded again to-night with guests
eager to enjoy the excellent programme
provided for the entertainment of the
, Queen of the festival and her loyal at
tendants. When the Queen, followed by
her maids of honor, entered at 8 o'clock,
there was not even standing room in the
The first number on the programme was
the fancy drill of the Boys' Brigade, under
Captain V. TV. Tyier, and the evolutions
of the youngsters were frequently ap
plauded. The flag drill of all nations,
directed by Miss Eva Pogne, was as near
perfect as it is possible to get. The recita
tion by Miss Anna Dickinson and the piano
solos by Miss Ida Downing were features
of the evening's exercises, while the blind
auction by V. TV. Tyler created a great deal
The ladies in charge are issuing a hand
some four-page paper for the occasion,
called the Fiesta Echoes.
Flower prizes were awarded to Miss Kate
Beckwith for sweet peas. Mrs. J. A. Allen
for pansies and Mrs, W. W. Hoyt for roses.
SAXTA CRUZ FZORAL REGATTA..
An Innovation Which Will Delight the
Tisitora to the Carnival.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 3.— An en
thusiastic meeting was held this evening
at the pavilion to discuss plans for the
floral fiesta to take place next month.
J. P. Smith was selected as permanent
chairman and a committee on permanent
organization consisting of Mrs. L. IT. Mc-
Cann, W. T. Jeter, C. E. Lindsay. F. K.
Roberts, G. Bowman and W. D. Haslam
Letters were read stating that the rail
road company would assist in the success
of the affair by running excursions from
Saw Francisco every day at reduced rates.
Yachts will be here from San Francisco
and the Half-million Club has been
The principal features will be the regatta
on the river at night, in which 500 boats
decorated with Chinese lanterns will par
ticipate. Hundreds of arc lights and thou
sands of incandescent lights will illuminate
the river. Electric fountains will be a fea
ture, as the power-house, which will fur
nish the electricity, is close to the river.
The floral battle will be secondary to the
Assurances have already be«n received
that thousands of visitors will be here from
San Francisco and other California cities.
The floral .regatta will be something new
in this country, nothing like it ever hav
ing been attempted. The entire county
will participate in the carnival, and or
ganizations all over the State will be
invited to take part.
ALASKA. JfJ.VE ACCIDEST.
A. Serious Care-In That Will Require
Three Months' Work to Repair.
PO£t TOWNBEND, Wash., May 3.—
Advices received from Unga Island, Alaska,
to-day say that a serious cave-in occurred
in one of the passages in a mine, which
had not been blocked with timbers. The
accident occurred between two working
shifts, otherwise several lives would have
been sacrificed. It will require three
months to repair the damage.
The revenue cutter Bear arrived to-day,
and before going north will have to go on
the dock for repairs. A flange to the bot
tom blowout of the boilers is found to be
VXI TAKIAys AD JO VRX.
Alameda Is Selected at the Plnee for
the >rxt Annual Contention.
SAX JOSE, Cal., May 3.-The Pacific
Unitarian Conference opened this morn
iag with devotional services by Rev. G. B.
An excursion to Mount Hamilton was
announced for to-morrow. It will leave
the city at 10:30 a.m. The excursionists
wfl] take a peep through the big telescope
and start on the return trip at 9:30 p.m.
Another excursion will be made to Palo
Alto and Stanford University.
The conference adopted a resolution
pledging its aid and sympathy to the build
ing and establishing of a theological school
Rev. Dr. H. Stebbins of San Francisco,
A. R. Butler of LO3 Angeles. Ezra Meeker
of Puyallup. Wash., and George A. Mur
dock of Alaraeda were elected to vacancies
in the board of directors caused by limi
Rev. U. G. B. Pierce of Pomona delivered
an address on "Unitarian Missionary
Methods on the Pacific Coast." A paper
on "Sunday-school Methods" was read by
Miss Anne 3. Campbell of San Francisco
and Miss English of San Jose read a paper
on the same subject.
Alameda was selected as the place forthe
next annual meeting, and at 1 o'clock the
convention adjourned to partake of an
elegant lunch served by the ladies in the
dining-room of the church.
This evening a popular platform meet
ing was held, the following questions being
discussed: "What Shall We Think, and
Why?' Rev. U. G. B. Pierce of Pomona;
"What Shall We Preach, and Why?" Rev.
William G. Eliot Jr. of San Francisco;
"What Shall We Do, and Why?" Rev.
Earl Morse Wilber; "What Shall We Feel,
and Why?" Rev. Leslie W. Spraeue;
"What Shall We Be, and Why?" Rev. G.
Heber Rice of Stockton.
DECIDES UPON A ROUTE
Course of the Valley Road
From Stockton to Stanis-
Chief Engineer Storey Says It Will
Follow the Line of the Pre
STOCKTON, Cal., May 3.— Chief Engi
neer Storey of the Valley road returned
this evening from the camp of the survey
ors, who are working about ten miles south
east of the city with Engineer Graham.
He stated to-night that to-morrow he will
call in the surveying party, and on Monday
the work of locating the track the new
road will begin.
It was thought that the preliminary
survey, as run from here to the Stanislaus
River, might not be followed, but that
another line might be run to see if a
better route could be found, and many
were under the impression that the route
first proposed along the French Camp
road would be selected. The decision of
Chiet Engineer Storey settles this ques
tion, and now that the preliminary lines
will be the ones followed by the road the
Commercial Association knows from
whom to secure rights of way.
This work will be commenced without
delay, and the committees for this purpose
will probably be appointed at the jollifica
tion mass-meeting that will be held here
OF IXTEREST TO TUB COAST.
Work on the Hearst School to Proceed at
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 3.— The
' board of trustees has agreed that the
Hearst School for Girls shall be con
strncted in Renaissance style of architec
ture, and this will also be applied to the
group of buildings known as the Protestant
Episcopal Cathedral in order to make all
of the buildings architecturally har
; monious. The committee will proceed
rapidly with the construction of the Hearst
: School, the excavation for which must be
begun in August.
Among the .California arrivals are John
H. Halcomb of San Francisco and P. H.
Carter of Oakland.
As heretofore stated the Oiympia will
put in for repairs at Mare Island, after
wnich she will proceed to Honolulu to be
come the flagship of the Pacific station, re
lieving the Philadelphia.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California — Original: Frederick Arneth,
Cottonwood, Shasta County; Edwin
Packer, National Soldiers" Home, Los
Angeles; John W. Lambert. San Diego;
Edward Leonard, San Francisco. Addi
tional — George C. Jefferson. Woodland;
John A. Spring, National Soldiers' Home,
Los Angeles. Restoration and reissue —
Alexander Norman, Dos Palos, Merced
County. Increase— William N. Johnson,
Oceansville, San Diego County; Nicola
Bruno, Lusardi, San Diego County. Re
issue — Thomas H. Green, San Jose. Origi
nal widow, etc. — Mary C. Bemis, Vacaville,
Oregon — Original —Daniel Gallagher,
Heppner, Morrow County. Increase-
Louis Silbereisen, Rockpoint, Jackson
Washington — Original — Joseph Walker,
Orting, Fierce County; Samuel B. Bnr
bridge, alias Samuel Fitch, Spokane. Re
issue — Henry Hatch, quartermaster, King
: One Small Cyclon*.
ST. i PAUL. ■' Mnry.,^&yj&— A Sioux
Falls;(S. D.) special to th^Tioneer Press
says: At West Sioux Falls, a suburb, this
afternoon a cyclone devastated a mile
square, wrecking } several buildings and
doing . $50,000 damages. * A man % named
Thur is the only : person hurt. He will
recover. '■ '■',;!.'■,;.•
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SAFE IN SAN QUENTIN
Charming Barnes, the
Ontario Bandit, Is
SUSPECTED OF MTJEDER.
Officers Now Believe That H©
Killed His Companion
NO LONGER THE PENITENT.
The Beardless Youth for Whom
All San Bernardino Pleaded
Throws Off the Mask.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal.. Mar 3.-
Charming B. Barnes, who, with one Hyatt,
robbed the Ontario State Bank of $5000 a
few months ago. is now safely lodged in
San Quentin for a term of six years. Offi
cer? of the law now suspect him, on cir
cumstantial evidence, of having killed
Hyatt, his partner in the crime.
While Barnes was confined in jail await
ing triai he formed a plan of escape, in
conjunction with friends on the outside of
the jail. Failing in this he pleaded guilty,
refused to defend his case in court and en
listed the Rev. Dr. Frost and other promi
nent citizens in his behalf to secure a light
It is now supposed he did this to escape
discovery of the crime of murdering his
companion. After securing the booty at
the bank Miey drove to the Rincon hills
and there left their team and hid in the
Barnes stated that he repeatedly de
tected Hyatt in the act of raising a rock
to beat out his brains, and only protected
himself by compelling Hyatt to go on be
fore him at the point of a revolver. Tne
next mornin? they divided their money
and boarded the train for Los Angeles, and
from that day to this no trace of Hyatt has
The officer who took Barnes to San Quen
tin detected him in conversation with two
toughs on the journey there. Barnes'
movements were so suspicious on several
occasions on the way that the officer took
extra precautions to prevent his escape.
He is not now the penitent man he ap
peared to be when pleading with the court
for a light sentence.
Bames' story of Hyatt's movements is
considered flimsy, and it is supposed tbe
balance of the bank's money is now in a
cache somewhere in the Chino hills, known
only to Barnes. The officers believe the
body of Hvatt may vet be found to tell
the story of a doable crime.
Senator Cvllotn Tendered a Reception.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., May 3.—Sen
ator Cullom of Illinois, who has been vis
iting various towns in this valley, arrived
hereto -night. He was tendered an informal
reception at the Stewart Hotel. He leaves
for San Francisco to-morrow morning.
sandbagged by a Burglar at Tracy.
TRACY. Cal.. May 3.— The house of
Antonio Silra, an old man employed in
the railroad yard, was entered by a
burglar to-night. Silva was struck on the
head with a sandbag while asleep. He is
delirious, but will recover. The burglar
Apiarists Meet at rtsalia.
VIS ALIA, Cal.. May 3.— The Tulaie
County Beekeepers' Association met in
Yisalia to-day and perfected a permanent
organization, electing officers for the en
suing year. There was a larsre attendance
of beekeepers from Kings and Fresno
Heath of a CoultcrrWe Pioneer.
MODESTO, Cal., May 3.— Word reached
here this evening of the death of J. F.
Johnson at Coulterviile last night. The
deceased was known to mining men as
"Quartz Johnson," and arrived in Coulter
ville in 18-46. He was about SO years of
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