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VOLUME LXXVII.— NO. 152.
THE PACIFIC COAST
English, the Wounded
GARDNER WILL RECOVER
Public Highways Obstructed
by Worthless Characters
SELLING LIdUOR TO MINORS.
A Brutal Murder of an Old Woman
by an Unknown Fiend Near
NATA, Cal., May 10.— But little of in
terest has transpired to-day in connection
with the captured stage- robbers, but the
events of yesterday have been in every
body's mouth. Under Sheriff Brownlee
and District Attorney Bell, with their as
sociates "Williams and True, have been
tnuch sought after and over and over again
congratulated on the brave work done and
the fortunate escape on their part. Johnny
Gardner, the injured stage-driver, is rest
ing comfortably. All the shots have been
removed from his leg and it is thought he
■Will speedily recover.
English, the wounded robber, is suffer
ing very much. He had a vomiting spell
early in the day, which is taken as a bad
sign, indicating serious internal injury.
He eats nothing to speak of. County
i'hysician Springsteen says he thinks the
man will surely die, though he may linger
some little time. The wounds being with
shot instead of bullets probing is difficult
and unsatisfactory. He is completely
prostrated from loss of blood and the pain
suffered, so that he lies on a cot perfectly
CAPTVBED SMUGGLED GEMS.
They Are JFon»irf to He Opal Chippings
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 10.— The
sensation created by tne seizure on board
the Duke of Argyle of the open package of
opals and the sealed package whose con
tents nobody knew, partially collapsed
when the second package, opened by
Deputy Customs Collector Sjoberg this
morning, was found merely to contain
more opals of a quality manifestly inferior
to the first. It wholly collapsed when the
united content? of both packages were de
clared by experts to be destitute of any
merchantable value, being apparently re
fuse chips from some opal mine.
The stowaway -fleece, from whom the
gems were taken, has disappeared, noth
ing having been seen of him since he
played with the Arlington band last night.
Whether he was frightened at the prospect
of arrest, or has made off for some more
serious reason, nobody knows. Meantime,
the Duke of Argyle's reputation is by no
means cleared. Men who claim to be in
position to know, darkly declare that there
is any quantity of opium on board, as well
as diamonds and other contraband articles
and that she will land them yet. But the
captain and the sailors laugh at these in
sinuations, while the customs officers
maintain their vigilant watch.
School fund Short.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 10.— All
the grammar schools of Santa Barbara will
close June 13, two weeks before the regular
time, on account of a lack of funds. This
is a slight improvement upon last year's
situation, when the school year was cur
tailed a month. A little larger tax levy
would easily cover the entire expense of
running the city schools, and the school
trustees feel that a determined effort
should be made to secure it. The high
echool will complete the full year.
A Would- Be Bridge Keeper Dislodged by
UKIAK, Cal., May 10.— C. M. Winkel
tnan who was arrested near Usal for hav
ing personally obstructed the highway near
that place, and at the point of a Winchester
prevented people from traveling the public
thoroughfare, is now in jail in this city.
The prisoner has a mania for occupying
county roads and bridges and exacting toll.
Borne time since a stranger pre-empted this
county bridge across the South Eel river
end levied a tribute for some days. The
citizens finally decided to rid themselves of
the usurper and organized a company and
laid siege to his stronghold. The self-ap
pointed tollkeeper had constructed a breast
work of stone and held the fort until
hunger drove him out. He disappeared
and was forgotten until the arrest of Wink
elman. He is supposed to be the same
JUDGMENT FOR CREDITORS.
A Suit Decided Against the Bear Valley
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., May 10.—
Judge Campbell in the Superior Court
gave judgment to-day in favor of three
San Francisco creditors of the Bear Valley
Irrigation Company, namely: Pacific
Rolling-mill, [$12,000; Russ Lumber Com
pany, $21,000, and the Excelsior Wooden
pipe Company for $12,000, and for attor
ney's fees $2500. These claims were for ma
terial furnished the Bear Valley Canal
some time ago and the suits have been
banging up for more than a year.
Now that these creditors have secured
judgment it is certain to precipitate many
new suits for material furnished, compli
cating difficulties which have surrounded
this enterprise for more than two years.
The Bear Valley is the biggest irrigation
enterprise in this valley and the property
was sold under a foreclosure last January.
ARRIVED AT FRESNO.
Director* of the Vallry Railroad Spent
the JSiyht There.
FRESNO, Cal., May 10.-The party of
directors of the San Francisco and San
Jose Railroad, who left San Francisco
Wednesday evening, arrived on the train
due here shortly after midnight. There
was no formal reception, and the
party spent tne nifrht in the sleeper.
They will go to-morrow morning
to Hanford by team, not stopping in
Fresno. From Hanford they will go to
Delano, thence to Yisalia, from which
The San Francisco Call.
place they will return here on Monday.
The whole journey will be made by team
so as to get a good idea of the resources of
the country off the main line of the South
ern Pacific Railroad.
FIRE AT THE TRYON MINE.
Hoisting Works and the Blacksmith-Shop
ANGELS CAMP, Cal., May 10.— The
hoisting works and blacksmith-shop of the
Tryon mine here were totally destroyed by
fire at 10:30 o'clock last night. Work was
suspended at 5:30 in the afternoon and the
engineer returned for something at 7 o'clock
when everything about the premises was
There is but one theory as to the origin
of the fire and that is that it was incen
diary. It will be some time before the
damage can be repaired and the loss will
CRACKiyG CLAY BIRDS.
Sportsmen Enjoy a Good Day's Shooting
WHEATLAND, Cal., May 10.— Not-
withstanding the fierce north wind which
prevailed the sporting men from north
and south came in on the Oregon express
train in goodly numbers to participate in
the shooting tournament in connection
with the N. S. G. W. picnic to-day. The
day was all that could be desired, with
just breeze sufficient to make it pleasant.
A great deal of disappointment was caused
by the failure of a San Francisco firm to
forward live birds. And this event was
not up to expectations.
The contest between Clifford Winders of
MISS ISABEL DONOVAN, WHO GRACIOUSLY BEIGNED AS THE
QUEEN OF THE SANTA ROSA CARNIVAL.
[From a photograph.] ,
Stockton and Chester Lipp of Marysville,
two twelve-yard bluerock shots, created
much interest. The contest was for a gold
medal, and was won by AN inders in the
following score: Winders If!, Lipp 12.
Warder carried off iirst prize in the live
bird match. Score: Warder 6, Feudner 4,
Judd 5, Coombs 2, Horning 4, Nauman 4,
Ditzler 0, Harkey 4, Robinson 5, Ellis 5,
Bernard 2, Liddle 5, Webb 5, Quimby 4,
Reichers 2, Walker 4, Lipp 3, Sunning 6,
Sims 1, Greely 5, Fanning 5, Winders 4.
Feudner won the $7") Claybrough ham
merless gun with a full score of 20 clay
Another match resulted as follows:
Durst 17, "Warder 18, .lay Budd 17, Mohr
14, Coombs 12, Greeley 16, Coons lt>, Grant
15, Lipp 7, Horning .16, Winders 16, Rod
dan 12, Hoppert 9, Manwell 12, Yoerk 13,
Barrett 14, Feudner 20, Ellis 17, Haugh 13,
Golddust 16, Liddle 17, Riechers 14, Nelson
12, Fanning 19, Nauman 16, J. W. Roddan
3, Webb 17. Howard 17, Fetrow 10, Lipp 16,
Newbert 18, Judd 12, W. B. Roddan 4,
Upson 18, William Brewer 10, Cartwright
Feudner made a record of 97 out of 100
VALJjET DIRECTOR!* IN HANFORD.
Reviewing the Probable Route Through
the Tulare Vineyards.
HANFORD, Cal., May 10.— A party of
directors of the San Joaquin Valley Rail
road, including Engineer Storey, are in
Hanford to-day. They rode over by team
from Fresno, and have spent the afternoon
viewing the vineyards and orchards around
this city. To-morrow, in company with a
number of Hanford citizens, they will
drive over the probable route of the new
road between Hanford and Bakersfield.
Refunding- Bond Sale Canceled.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 10.— At a
special meeting of the City Council this
afternoon it was made known that the sale
of $19<j,000 worth of refunding bonds to
Street, Wykes & Co. of New York for a
premium of $20,000, would most likely
have to be canceled on account of a law
which Governor Budd signed on March 27
last. The law provides that in the case of
refunding bonds the original holders of
the bonds shall have the first oppor
tunity to purchase them.
The Prohibition Ordinance.
YUBA CITY. Cal., May 10.— Yesterday
the Board of Supervisors refused to grant
the petition of those in favor of saloons to
repeal the prohibition ordinance in force
here for several years. A large remon
strance was presented against the petition.
The board recommended that the question
be submitted to a vote of the people at the
next general election.
JV>tr Jlanford Courthouse.
HANFORD, Cal., May 10.— The Board
of Supervisors to-day passed an order of
intention to purchase real estate in Hanford
for courthouse purposes. The intended
location is on Eighth street.between Douty
and Irwin, and is a very central location in
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 11, 1895.
SANTA ROSA'S FETE
Close of the Carnival
at the City of
BUDD AMONG THE BUDS.
Governor, Queen and Prin
cesses Mingle at the
DANCE OF THE LITTLE ONES.
In Fitting: Splendor the Reign of
Her Highness, Flora, Is
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 10.— It is now
8 o'clock of the evening of the third day of
the glorious reign of Queen Flora Isabelle,
the beautiful white rose of the carnival of
flowers. She is entering the Athenaeum,
changed by her magic into a spacious and
flower-bedecked ballroom, there, witn her
people gathered about her, to dance away
the last hours of her sovereignty.
This last day of the carnival has been
given over entirely to sport. Business has
been practically suspended, indeed, since
the Queen came to town, but to-day the
streets of Santa Rosa, while still well
filled with people, have borne a compara
tively deserted appearance, for the throng
went to the track, where a field day of
sports has been in progress between the
boys of the Fanta Rosa High School and
those of Petaluma, in which it may be as
well said that the Petaluma boys had the
best of it. During the afternoon Santa
Rosa had a try with Stanford in a good
game of baseball at the South Park
In the city Professor George Weston
made an unsuccessful balloon ascension
from B and Ross streets. The aeronaut
was to drop from a parachute when well
up in the clouds, but his hot air balloon
did not rise rapidly enough, and floating
too low over the top of a house near C
street, just a block away from where he
started, he was compelled to let go to save
himself and clung to the roof. The balloon
rose some distance and returned to earth.
So the day's sport ran through, being
rounded up by an open-air concert in the
City Park, where the flower show has been
visited by hundreds. And now the sun
has gone down upon the last day, and the
dim lamps of the oriental lanterns have
been lighted again in the streets and the
trumpet has sounded the first note for the
carnival ball, the herald that announces
the entry of the Queen. The floor of the
Athenaeum now extends on a level with
stage clear out over all the chairs of the
orchestra circle to the pillars of the bal
cony and is covered with white crash. The
balcony and pillars and proscenium boxes
are dressed in gay bunting, vines and
flowers. The stage has been closed in with
woodland scenery and young trees and
plants set upon it, giving a realistic touch
to the picture.
To the left of the stage is the throne
raised upon a high dais, which is covered
with flowers. Above the throne is sus
pended a canopy of gauze of a delicately
yellow tint. It is a very pretty ballroom,
all in all, lighted as it is with hundreds of
electric lamps flashing through bunches of
flowers. The chairs in the balcony and
dress-circle have been occupied for a long
time, the people waiting in patience for
the royal entrance.
The curtain has been down until now,
and as it is lifted California in the person
of Miss Harriet Maddux, the golden poppy,
steps upon the stage accompanied by Gov
ernor Budd and led by the Princess of Santa
Rosa (Miss George Stuart), and attended
by her maids, the Misses Mabel Kennedy
and Mamie Geer, also arrayed as is the
The Princess advances to the middle of
the hall and there awaits the loud note of
the herald's trumpet, which has just
sounded, and through the main doors of
the theater comes the Queen in new
beauty, her pages in advance and her
maids of honor following, and then a long
train of gala-day ladies and gentlemen.
Then the Queen reaches the center of the
hall and the Princess of the "Rose City"
advances to meet her. California and the
Governor advance with her. But the
Queen moves round to the left, circles
about the Princess, reversing the positions
they had held and the court following,
separates, one couple going to the right,
the other to the left, and ranging them
selves back of the Queen and her court, all
now facing the audience, save the Princess
and her party.
California steps forward and addresses
the Queen in the language of a very pretty
little poem, written for her by Mrs. Stuart,
the mother of the Princess. As she con
cludes she takes the Governor's hand and
leads and surrenders him to the Queen of
the carnival. The Queen now ascends the
throne, where a seat has also been pre
pared for the Governor, and her pages and
maids of honor range themselves properly
on each side. Then her chosen subjects
pass before the throne, each in turn making
a profound salute.
The band strikes into a waltz, to which
the gallant company takes step. It lasts
but a few minutes, and then the dancers
also range themselves back of and about
the throne, the music changes to a quicker
movement, and the little Princess Rosa
springs to the center of the floor. Her dance
is her own, full of grace and suppleness, a sort
of graceful invocation to the flowers to
which it is dedicated. She is enthusiastic
ally encored not only by the crowd gath
ering, but by the Queen's party and in re
sponse to it dances the '-money musk."
Then as the music takes a new measure
there enters through a floral arch from the
wings a company of little children — forty
of them— who take positions upon the floor
and perform the old-fashioned Oxford
minuet. The children, both boys and
girls, are dressed in white. They go
through all the steps without a word be
ing spoken. They march away after the
dance, and also take their place about the
Queen, but no sooner have they done this
than the band strikes into the full round
cadence of the grand march.
The Governor rises and offers the Queen
his arm, aud the mass about the throne
steadily unwinds as two by two they
follow their lead. Four- officers of the
Governor's staff are escorting the maids of
honor, Colonel Chadbourne being with
Miss Brown of Petaluma, Colonel Choyn
ski with Miss Btites, Colonel James with
Miss Markel and Colonel Burgin with Miss
O'Connor. Following came the gentlemen
and ladies of the coiirt, fifty couples, and
behind these the children, forming a very
noble company. In advance of all, lead
ing the way, is the Princess of Santa Rosa.
At the conclusion of the march which
leads through the Intricacies of these
things the company forms for the royal
quadrille, and the ball is fairly begun.
The Queen is radiant in her ball gown,
and more beautiful at the end than at the
beginning of her reign, if such comparison
may be made. She is dressed in white
satin, with court train, trimmed with
pearls. The dress is cut low with sloping
neck, in the style of the Queens of 1830.
The sleeves are cut a la Van Dyke, and she
wears a girdle of pearls.
Her dainty slippers are of white satin
and the gloves long and white. On her
head is a crown of nephetos roses and a
large bunch of the same is carried in her
hand. She is a queen in very queenly
robes, but without jewels other than the
And how she can dance ! In her set were
her three maids of honor and the colonels
of the Governor's staff. Another set was
led by California, Miss Maddux. Her
dress was another wonder. It was de
signed to typify the poppy. It was of the
golden color of the eschscholtzia, with a
long train representing the petals of the
poppy, and was trimmed with yellow lace
The puffed sleeves represented poppy
buds. She wore a white wig to indicate
the sheen of the State flower, and above it
was a wreath of poppies, and about her
waist a great sash of India silk of the same
color. She wore yellow slippers, and for
the stem of the flower her long silk gloves
were green. Her two maids in the same
set, Miss Mamie Greer of Windsor and
Mabel Kennedy, wore dresses in her own
Opposite California, in the same set, was
the little Princess Santa Rosa. She is
dressed in white silk with puffed elbow
sleeves covered with lace. The neck is cut
low and the dress is short, showing her
white silk stockings and slippers. In her
hair are pink roses. Parks' band is setting
the time for the flying feet with irresistible
music— music that teaches even the unac
customed how to wakz.«>
The bright and many-colored costumes
that shift and change, combine and recom
bine over the white floor, present a living
picture of the gardens they typify. The
room is brilliantly lighted, and the audi
ence that fills the space in and under the
gallery is led to a fragment burst of ap
plause by the beauty of all, unconscious
perhaps of how much they, with their own
brilliant costumes, add to it.
The boxes are occupied by well-known
people from San Francisco and surround
ing towns, as well as with notables of the
city of roses.
THREATS OF A LIXCHISG.
The Man Thought to Be 'Mrs. Sarmann' a
Slayer in Danger.
CARSON, Nkv., May 10.— A tramp has
been arrested In Carson Valley suspected
of being the slayer of Mrs. Sarmann. He
wore a pair of new shoes purchased in Car
son. After leaving the scene of the mur
der he made detours to avoid soft ground,
and so far not a single full track has been
found, but enough is shown to indicate
that the man who fled from the house wore
pointed shoes, such as the suspect had on.
The dead woman had been outraged and
her face beaten in by a hatchet. The sus
pect is in jail at Genoa.
Parties just in from Genoa say that a
large crowd left Mrs. Sarmann 's funeral
to-day at Genoa and went to the County
Jail with threats of lynching, but the jail
was strongly guarded and no attack was
made. Extra guards were put on to-day
in expection of a raid to-night as the feel
ing is very strong. Prisoner admits that he
got a meal at Mrs. Sarmann's house and
was the man who was in Carson jail, a
vagrant, but denies the murder. He says
his name is Williams and is a nephew of
Judge Williams of Placerville. He is
about 60 years of age. He is identified by
ranchers as the man seen hurrying through
the valley after the killing and looking
back at snort intervals as if expecting pur
Lots of Mail for the Arthur.
PACIFIC GROVE, Cal., May 10.— The
steamship (not man-of-war) Royal Arthur
is daily expected at Monterey. There are
eighteen sacks of mail matter at Monterey's
postottice addressed to the ship.
Miss Emma Meiler Will
Wear the Floral
NOT A CALIFORNIA GIRL.
But She Is a Beautiful Brunette
and Will Reign Most
ALL READY FOR THE CARNIVAL.
Most Encouraging Reports Being
Received by the Energetic
HEALDSBURG, Cal., May 10.— The con
test for the floral crown is over. The last
vote has been counted and Miss Emma
Meiler will rule the city of Healdsburg
during the three days' floral festival, tour-
MISS EMMA MEILER, ELECTED QUEEN OF THE HEALDSBURG
[From a photograph.]
nament and baby show. The crown will
not rest upon the head of a California girl,
for Miss Meiler is from Chicago, a niece of
the Catholic priest of this city.
All day the vote poured in, over 6000 be
ing cast in the last Hour of the contest.
Miss Liverna"h received 3087 votes. Miss
Meiler had 3468 votes when the contest
Mis» Widlund did not receive the sup
port she expected on the closing day, only
265 ballots being cast for her, while Miss
Lena Zane received 616 votes. The total
number cast during the Contest for all the
candidates was 10,200.
Miss Meiler is a brunette, with flashing
eyes and pretty face, and will make a com
The outcome of the contest gives general
satisfaction and the finance committee is
more than satisfied with the financial end.
The success of the floral show is assured.
The executive committee is receiving the
most encouraging reports, and on Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday of next week
Healdsburg will be in gala attire.
THE VENETIAN OAKNIYAL.
Great Preparations for the Coming Cel
ebration at Santa Cruz by
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 10.— The peo
ple of East Santa Cruz are getting very en
thusiastic over the Venetian carnival and
last evening at Lodtman's Hall the people
of that section turned out in full force at a
meeting in the interest of the carnival. J.
H. Collins was elected chairman of the
meeting and Edward Braun secretary.
Enthusiastic addresses were delivered by
Mrs. Lucy McCann. Senator Bart Burke,
W. P. Netherton, L. F. Smith, Brank Mat
tison and others.
Resolutions were adopted to the effect
that the citizens of East Santa Cruz should
do all in their power to promote the in
terest of the carnival. An auxiliary com
mittee was formed with J. S. Collins as
Manager Tidball has returned from
San Francisco more than pleased with the
success of his visit. A telegram was re
ceived from T. H. Goodman of the South
ern Pacific to-day in which he stated that
the company will at once issue a prelimi
nary poster to their agents calling their
attention to the great event and that next
week a handsome illuminated poster giv
ing rates and full particulars will be issued.
The ladies' auxiliary headquarters are a
perfect bower of beauty and the decora
tions are something beautiful. Flowers
are being continually sent for decorative
The news has been received that the
Pharmaceutical Association of the State
of California has postponed its intended
visit from May 21 to June 10, so as to be
able to witness the carnival. C. L. Her
gert has taken five shares of stock in the
V. W. C. Association.
Invitations were sent to-day by Manager
Tidball to over 1200 different civic organi
zations in the State of California to be
present and take part. The Naval Re
serves have appointed a committee to pre
pare a float for the carnival. The Hale
excursionists caught the fever to-day, and
many were decked in the carnival colors —
yellow and white.
S. F. Thome has tendered the use of one
of the parlors of the Grand Hotel as head
quarters in San Francisco. The American
Concert band, under the leadership of
Professor A. Roncovieri, will be engaged
to play during the week; also the bands of
At a meeting of the executive committee
this evening the ladies of the different so
cieties requested that Mrs. J. P. Smith be
selected as queen of the carnival, and she
was chosen by a rising vote. Ten maids
of honor are to be selected by a popular
ballot, and must be residents of this county.
It was reported that invitations had been
sent to all civic organizations. Grand Army
posts, bicycle clubs in the State, and offi
cials of San Francisco and other cities.
Much progress was reported.
CA.TILJE JtYIXG IN FRESNO.
Diseased Beef, Milk and Butter Peddled
Around the Country.
FRESNO, Cal., May 10.— County Vet
erinary Inspector Graham to-day reported
to the Board of Supervisors that in the
southern and western parts of the county
many cattle are dying of splenic fever and
The disease gained a foothold a nnm-
ber of years ago, and no organized effort
has been made to combat it. In several
places the dying cattle are killed and the
meat boiled and fed to hogs, which are
afterward eaten by workmen on the big
Dr. Graham reported instances where
cattle so weak from disease that they could
hardly stand were milked and the milk
peddled around the country. Butter from
the dairies affected is sold in Fresno and
elsewhere, but none of the diseased cattle
are shipped away, as the health inspectors
would condemn them.
The bodies of cattle that have died along
the Kings River threaten to pollute the
whole river. Active measles will be
taken by the county Healtk ChScer and
District Attorney to check the (diseases.
SANTA CRUZ HAPPENINGS.
The Mother of Five Children
Commits Suicide by
She Dies Without Giving: a Reason
for the Act— Domestic Trouble
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 10.— A very
sad suicide occurred in this city this even
ing about six o'clock. Three weeks ago
Mr. and Mrs. C. Lages and their five
children arrived in this city from Seaside,
Monterey County, and rented the Kirby
douse, on Jordan street, which was fitted
up in fine style, they expecting to reside
here for the summer at least, and perhaps
Mrs. Lages swallowed an ounce of car
bolic acid, and then walked into the bed
room and said to her husband, "I have
taken carbolic acid," and fell over on the
bed. Dr. Fagen was called and gave her
an antidote, but she could not take it and
soon died. She left no letters nor gave any
reason for committing the deed, but the
cause is domestic trouble. She was a Ger
man, 38 years old, and a woman of splendid
appearance and nice looking. She resided
in Sacramento a number of years before
living at Seaside. Her husband is a retired
Good Templar District Meeting.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 10.— The Dis
trict Lodge of Good Templars is in session
in this city to-day. It comprises the
lodges of Boulder, Corralitos, Watsonville,
East Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz, which
are represented by delegates. At noon a
banquet was served in the Odd Fellows'
banquet-room, and a supper was served at
the same place in the evening. The after
noon session was devoted to the conferring
of the district degree and business. In the
evening a literary entertainment was
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AFFAIRS AT VALLEJO.
Henry Noyes, Builder
and Contractor, Has
HIS BONDSMEN HOPEFUL.
He Had a Large Sum of Money,
and It Is Believed He Has
MOVING THE BIG NEW CRANE.
The Cruiser Olympia Still In the
Stream— No Orders Regarding
YALLEJO, Cal., May 10.-Where is Con
tractor Henry Noyes? The question has
been asked for several days, and his where
abouts is as much a mystery to-day as
when he stepped on board the boat at
Georgia-street dock last Monday. At the
time Noyes left for San Francisco he is
known to have carried with him, in a
valise and in his pockets, not less than
$1000 in coin. Of this amount Dr. Rachel
B. Lain contributed $600, M. G. Winchell
$15 and it is said that a local bank helped
to swell the amount in the neighborhood
of $100, although the latter statement is
Noyes is a contractor and builder who
recently arrived in Vallejo from Oakland.
He made a good appearance, and on tak
ing up his residence here provided for a
wife and three children and placed them
in a cozy cottage in the center of the city.
After remaining here a short time he was
introduced about town, and his knowledge
of business proved he could be relied on to
carry out successfully all work he under
took. About the time of Noyes' arrival
Dr. Rachel B. Lain concluded to erect a
handsome residence on Marin street near
the Presbyterian church. Plans and
specifications were advertised for, and later
bids were asked. Npyes proved successful
and secured the work on a bid of $4150. R.
J. R. Aden and M. G. Winchell, two of the
most prominent citizens, went on his bond.
The work progressed well and the building
is half finished, and when completed will
cost nearer $6500 than the amount put in
by Noyes. Payments, of course, were ex
acted from Dr. Lain as certain parts of the
residence were completed, and thus far
Noyes has been paid $1800. It was stated
at the time that Noyes was given the con
tract that he could not finish the building
for the amount he bid. and many were of
the opinion that as he was a new resident
and was desirous of making a record ho
preferred to lose money on the job.
Last Saturday afternoon Noyes got a
third payment of $600 from Dr. Lain and
paid the workmen a very small sum. in
fact $5 was the only sum that can be ac
counted for. Plasterer Long did not re
ceive a cent. At the time Nqyes paid tho
$5 it is positively known he had nearly
$700 in his possession. At a meeting of
the directors of the Baptist Church Sun
day he volunteered to give $25 toward the
erection of the new building under con
templation. Only two weeks aeo he was
baptized and was regarded as a model man.
Mrs. Noyes does not know where her hus
band is and has not heard from him. Re
ports are to the effect that private citizens
have also been mulcted, but the exact
amount and names are not known at this
time. Bondsmen Aden and Winchell
made no denial of the fact that they are
anxious to see Noyes or even hear from
him. "Winchell stated prior to Noyes bor
rowing $15 of him he had paid the office
rent in advance and said he would carry
the job to completion in good season.
This evening there will be a meeting of
all interested parties to take action. In
the meantime work on the residence is go
To-day is pay-day on the yard, and $27,
--000 was required to satisfy the workmen,
and as might be expected the streets pre
sented an appearance of a metropolitan
city this evening.
The roster of workmen foots up nearly 800
persons in the different departments as
follows: Yards and docks, 131; construc
tion and repair, 349; steam engineering,
\99; equipment, 32; ordnance, 46; supplies
ahd accounts, 30; medical and surgery, 1.
i esterday the first test of the gigantic gib
crane in course of erection near the stone
dock was made. The setting of the| crane
up has progressed so well under the super
vision of Superintendent Harrington and
Assistant John Strom that the officials of
the yard were notified that a preliminary
run would be made without having in posi
tion the immense boom.
Steam was gotten up and at a signal the
ponderous machine moved slowly along
the track, which is twenty feet from center
to center. There was no disposition on
the part of the representatives of the con
tractors to hurry the crane on its journey
toward the head of the dock and the care
ful, slow-going manner in which it was
operated gave everybody an excellent idea
of the important work that the crane will
perform when the boom is placed in posi
tion, which will require three days more
time. In size it would be hard to describe
the crane, but it resembles more than any
thing else the tender to a locomotive, only
about five times larger. The crane went
along the track the full length of the dock
without a hitch and the curve at the head
was rounded nicely. Backward and for
ward, for some time, the crane was oper
ated and the preliminary run was most
On the 15th inst. the final trial will be
made. At that time the Inspection Board
will assume the task of ascertaining
whether or not the crane is in all particu*
lars exactly what the Government con
tracted for. The test will also be made of
the lifting capacity of the crane and ma
terial will be placed in the stone dock to
be lifted out.
The Monadnock alongside the quay wall
under the big derrick and the forward tur
ret armor is in place. The armor for the
after turret has not yet arrived, but is on the
way and can be looked for daily. The
monitor is fast nearing completion and
there is no doubt she will prove of the best
of her type in the entire navy.
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