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VOLUME LXXVII.— NO. 155.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Crops Damaged by Cut
:.: Worms in Southern
SONOMA TEACHERS MEET
Fire Destroys a Fruit Packing
A TRAGEDY AT SACRAMENTO.
Carson Officers Arrest Another
Tramp Suspected of Having
Killed Mrs. Sarmann.
/ POMONA, Cal., May 13.— valley
• a.nd several other sections of Southern Cal
.' ifornia have of late had a visitation of
.'".■ what' aTe commonly called cut worms,
■though ranchers who come from Kansas,
•; Missouri. Illinois and other Eastern States
which are subject to be overrun with army
■ Vrprms say these insects are of that class.
.■•, ."They appeared by thousands after the
.cloudy and damp weather of the latter
part of April and the first week of May,
' as though they had come up out of the
'/.. ground. Vegetables in several gardens in
this vicinity have been almost entirely
."■eaten" up by the worms, and a few alfalfa
' -.and beet fields and fruit orchards have
', been . cut to pieces by them ; yet they have
•done •no . serious injury to the ranchers,
»nd seem to be disappearing.
:•>".• The., older settlers say the insects will
iiot : survive much longer, as they cannot
#ndure bright warm weather. Eight years
- Sigo there was a similar visitation of them,
K^but- they all disappeared in about a week.
• jn Redlands, Santa Ana and other locali
'.•■. tie's -pans green has been used to poison
• ; .tiie' .worms, but nothing of the kind has
. .beeri; attempted here.
■•■ : ;;; The'"general' "general prospects for all kinds of
\lck©ps!were never better in this valley than
they are no-w. The apricot yield, for
VFtrich most solicitude has been felt, will
: : ;be : from tialf to two-thirds of an average
[ :e?op. and of unusually good quality. The
I'.'pjSkch. -crop will be unprecedentedly large,
. ; • vr-inle prunes now give promise of a large
yield • ' ,
; 5 -JSOXOITA, COUA'TY TEACHERS.
Opening Session of the Annual Institute
■ ■ ; '■'■■■. ••" at Santa Rosa.
' : ):'^kVTA ROSA, Cal., May 13.— The an
huaj teachers' institute of Sonoma County
opened this morning at the Fifth-street
Hettodist Church. About 300 teachers
were present. School Superintendent Da-
Tis called the institute to order, and in
compliance with a request of the chair the
Resembled teachers rose at the conclusion
6t tiie rollcall and sang "America" in
Mrs. Amanda H. Mcßeynolds of Bloom
f, field, Professor A. C. Abshire of Santa
Rosa, Professor F. A. Cromwell of Peta
luraa were elected vice-presidents.
Mayor Woodward on behalf of Santa
; Rbsa delivered an address of welcome to
■ which R. M. Sims of Sonoma responded.
At the afternoon session Professor F. A.
Cromwell presided. After rollcall Mrs.
John P. Rodgers of Petaluma rendered a
! vocal solo. Superintendent Davis an
■ pounced the following committee on me
morial resolutions: Miss Ella Robberson,
Miss Lillian Braman and R. M. Sims.
The superintendent addressed the insti
tute at length with much earnestness and
spirit. He pleaded for more earnestness
in our public school teaching, for a return
to the practical methods that will give
p upila a useful, if plain, business educa
tion, good common-sense and a loyal re
gard for God and country. He criticized
the tendency of modern education to run
wild on fads, which he declared were fan
ciful and transitory, theoretical and specu-
Professor Burke proposed that a com
mittee of five be appointed to take cog
nizance of Superintendent Davis' address
and determine whether his ideas on educa
tional methods were the sense of the
teachers of the county. A spirited dis
cussion followed, and when the motion
was put to a vote it was lost by a large
BLAZE AT SANTA CLARA.
SThv Ivaneotfich Fruit- Packing Estab
lishment Completely Destroyed.
&AX JOSE, Cal., May 13.— The large
fruit-packing establishment of John and
I*nke Ivancovich at Santa Clara was
destroyed by fire last evening. An adjoin
ing", barp, belonging to John Perado, was
A also 7 destroyed. The adjoining winery was
Bayed- after being damaged to the extent of
a eeveral hundred dollars.
** The fire started in a room occupied by
workmen, "who lost personal effects to the
yaiue of about. s3oo. The fruit-packing"
liou fee -contained Beveral tons of dried fruit
6nd several hutodred empty boxes, all of
•which were totally destroyed. The loss
will-amount to $2500, with no insurance.
&EAtH OF SISTER ALDEGO2TDE.
X'aralysis Ends the lAfe of one of the
'=' ' • . Missionaries of 184 G.
• '. ",SA:N JOSE, Cal., May 13.— Sister Alde
gande died at the Convent of Notre Dame,
iv this city, at 5:45 o'clock this morning.
She was 80 years of age.
■ Ureter. Aldegonde was born August 31,
18-Js, ai Rogenee, Canton de Walcourt, Bel
gium^ and entered the Convent of Notre
Dame, Namur, in 1840. She was one of a
band i. of missionaries that came to the Pa
cific.Coast in 1846 and located at San Jose
in 1852; ..0n Saturday evening she was
stricken with apoplexy, death resulting.
. "' DESERTED* BY HER PARENTS.
- antic .Story of the Life of a Pretty
■ ' " . Qilroy Girl. «S
\ ■■' SAN JOSE, Cal., May 13.— John M.
* Powell. ibid wife of Gilroy appeared before
Judge Reynolds to-day and asked permis
sion to adopt Viola May. Powell, a pretty
child 14. "mQnths'old. \ They said the child
had been deserted by its parents at Gilroy
when only 8 days old, and they had since
cared for it. They had never known its
parents,, but as they had formed an at
tachment for the child they wanted an
order making the adoption legal. The
parents, they said, had left the child with
The San Francisco Call.
a nurse in Gilroy in March, 18& i, and no
one knows who they were or whither they
The Judge complied with their request,
and issued an order making them the
legal parents of the child.
SPORTS AT OIZRO*.
Cycling Hares and a Shooting Match at
the JWte Racetrack.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 13.— The race
meet of the Tribune Cyclers at the Gilroy
raqetrack yesterday was a success and was
attended by a large number of wheelmen
from San Jose. The new grand stand
erected by the club was well filled by en
The first event was a mile handicap in
heats, the final being won by "Doc" Hol
loway, with Thonaas Moloney second.
The two-mile handicap was won by W.
Cameron, M. Bertiz second.
The half-mile handicap was won by Lee
Holloway, James Babb second.
The medal shoot of £he Gilroy Sports
men's Protective Association took place at
the club's grounds yesterday afternoon
and was participated in by ten men.
George Furlong and Ed Banister tied with
a score of 10 out of a possible 12. In
shooting off the tie Furlong won.
The members of the shooting team of
the association have been practicing a
great deal lately and expect to make a
good showing with the Garden City Cyc
lers' Gun Club next Sunday.
Want to Join the Cavalry.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 13.— The mem
bers of Company B, N. G. C, are consider
ing the proposition of having the com
pany transferred from one of infantry to
cavalry. The last Legislature passed an
act creating three new troops of cavalry,
and the members of Company B will en
deavor to have the change made.
Company B will go into camp at Peta
i luma from June 8 to 15.
BRI\GB SUIT AT SACRAMEXIO.
Southern Pacific Tries to Settle the Re-
ward for a Train- Wrecker's Arrest.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 13.— The
Southern Pacific Company has commenced
suit in the Superior Court to decide who is
to receive the $5000 reward for the arrest
and conviction of S. D. Worden for wreck
ing a train during the strike on July 11,
1594. They ask that they be allowed to
pay the money into court, so that the
claimants can litigate the matter among
The complaint states that there is a large
number of these claimants. J. A. Gibson
and F. T. Burke, railroad detectives, have
commenced suit against them for the re
ward, claiming that they jointly are the
only ones entitled to it. M. M. Drew,
Chief of Police of Sacramento, and Arthur
J. Wilson make the same declaration. The
boy Sherburn, who drove Worden to the
wreck, also cJaims it, as do Frank "W. Hill,
conductor, and H. W. Teeple, brakeman.
PECULIAR STOCKTON SUIT.
The Word "Uemocrat" Stricken From
After a Candidate's Same.
STOCKTON, Cal., May 13.— A peculiar
suit was begun before Superior Judge Budd
to-day. It was an action brought by Pool,
the Democratic nominee for Superinten
dent of Streets, against City Clerk Camp
bell to compel him to eliminate the word
"Democrat" from opposite the name of
Edwin Phillips, who is running for the
office of Superintendent of Streets as an
Independent Democrat. Pool's attorney
contends that Mr. Phillips, not being the
nominee of the Democratic convention,
had no right to use the word "Democrat"
on the ballot.
The court sustained Mr. Pool's conten
tion and instructed the City Clerk to print
tne ballots with the word "Democrat"
omitted from opposite Mr. Phillips' name.
HOLLISTER MURDER CASE.
A Novel Point to lie Raised by the Attor
neys for F. M. Conkling.
HOLLISTER, Cal., May 13.— A novel
point will be raised as the next move in
the case of F. M. Conkling, recently con
victed of murder, with the penalty of life
imprisonment fixed by the jury. It, ap
pears that during the trial of the case two
of the jurors experimented with a rifle to
ascertain at how great a distance a shot
would powder-burn .cloth. From these ex
periments they satisfied themselves that
the defendant's testimony on his own be
half was entirely false.
Conkling will be up for sentence on May
22, when his attorneys will ask for a new
trial on the ground that the jury wentoutr
side the courtroom for evidence.
TRAGEDY AT SACRAMENTO.
Miaa Lulu Worth Shoots Herself While.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 13.— Miss
Lulu Worth, daughter of Mrs. Worth,
housekeeper for ex-Senator Routier, shot
herself with a pistol this morning at the
Routier orchard near this city. Two ribs
were broken. The bullet was extracted
from the seventh rib.
Miss Worth had been suffering from
melancholia for a month past and wan
dered away yesterday morning. Search
was made for her, but she could not be
found. At 11 o'clock the report of a pistol
was heard and the girl was found lying in
the yard pistol in hand. The girl com
mitted the act in a fit of insanity. She
C ARSON MURDER MYSTERY.
Another Tramp Arrested for the Killing
of Mrs. Sannann.
CARSON, Nev., May 13.— The officers
who were investigating around the scene
of the Sarmann murder to-day found in an
outbuilding drops of blood and a piece of
a pin the old lady wore.
Another tramp was arrested at Bridge
port to-day, but just what evidence there
is againsf him the officer did not make
known. The man whom the officers
caught yesterday was released when the
supposed blood stains on his coat were
found to oe nothing but dirt.
J»~ev> Hospital for Tulare County.
VISALIA, Cal., May 13.— The Board of
Supervisors awarded the contract for the
new county hospital to Frank Sharpies of
Hanford. It will be a two-story brick
building and is to be completed jn four
months at a cost of |5575.
Death, at Tlsalia.
VISALIA. Cal, May 13.— Mrs. M. W.
Smith, mother of Mrs. Harry Levinson,
died suddenly this afternoon of apoplexy
of the heart.
fire at San Juan.
SAN JUAN, Cal., May 13.— The Abbe
warehouse was totally destroyed by fire
Saturday night. The adjoining building,
which was the old Sebastopol Hotel, was
also consumed. No insurance; loss $6000.
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 14, 1895.
Carnival Visitors Are
DONNING GAY COLORS.
Scores of Workmen Covering
the City With Bright-
FINE FLOEAL DECORATIONS.
Every Variety of California Plants
Will Be Displayed In At
HEALDSBURG, Cal., May 13.— Interest
in the coming floral festival is increasing,
and everybody is enthusiastic in the de
termination to make it a success. Even
the silurian is waking up and lending his
laggard assistance. Decorations of all
kinds are in progress. The fear now is
that enough material cannot be obtained
to complete the decoration of the city.
Several hundred lights will be placed on
the plaza, and innumerable Japanese lan
terns will be hoisted in the business por
tion of the city. There will be a magnifi
cent display of floats in all conceivable de
signs, and the industries of Northern So
noma will be fittingly represented.
A half hundred workers were at work
early to-day, and soon 4000 yards of old
gold and blue bunting was fluttering to the
breeze. The stock on hand was exhausted
and immense quantities were ordered by
local merchants by wire. But, while
bunting is being so largely used, the main
effects will be in flowers. Every variety
grown in California will be used. These
will not be put up until Wednesday night.
Evergreens, ferns and mosses will be
Many strangers are already arriving, and
the committee of reception is arranging
to receive and entertain a large number of
RIVAZRT AT SANTA CRUZ.
Citizens Vie With JEaeh Other in Aiding
the Carnival Committee.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 13.— The car
nival enthusiasm is still raging. To-mor
row morning the work on the building of
the dam at the mouth of the river will
commence. Sacks by the hundred have
been donated by the children of the public
schools, to be used after being filled with
sand for that purpose. There is great
rivalry among the children as to who
will furnish the most sacks.
J. T. Sullivan went to San Francisco this
morning to establish the headquarters at
the Grand Hotel in the rooms kindly given
for the occasion by S. F. Thome. Boxes
of flowers will be sent daily there for decor
ative purposes, the Wells-Fargo Company
having offered free transportation. Plans
are being consummated to run special
palace-cars, leaving on Thursday evening,
to attend the ball Friday night; also to
leave Friday night to attend the "higii
jinks" and mask carnival on Saturday and
remain until Sunday. The time limit on
the tickets for those who attend the Mystic
Shriners' annual pilgrimage has been ex
tended so as to include the carnival.
Mayor Effey will leave to-morrow for
San Francisco to attend the meeting of the
Union League Club, at which the attend
ance of the clublat the carnival will be con
The committee started out for work this
afternoon and met with good success. A
meeting of the hotel men was held to-day
for the purpose of making the necessary
arrangements for the immense crowd that
will be in attendance. Even tramps in the
County Jail are going to aid in the prepa
rations, the Board of Supervisors having
given its consent to their assisting in the
building of the dam and the cleaning of the
The Chinese are becoming enthused, and
a pagoda fleet is what they are planning,
while the small colony of Japanese resi
dents are planning for two beautiful floats,
one of which will represent a Japanese tea
garden. Japanese ladies will be brought
down from San Francisco expressly for the
purpose of taking part in the ceremonies
on the floats.
Goodall, Perkins & Co. will run an ex
cursion steamer on Saturday, June 1, and
June 7, and every day during the festival
for as 2 rate. Mr. Goodman says the en
gines and cars running between San Fran
cisco and this city will be decorated im
mediately with the carnival colors — yellow
The voting for the maids of honor is
very spirited, and the friends of the young
people are warmly supporting their favor
ites. To-morrow the voting for the Queen
NAPA BANDIT IDENTIFIED
"Buck" English Found by a
Sister Whom He Had Not
Seen in Many Years.
It Is Thought the Wounded High
wayman Will Recovei — Part of
the Loot Found.
NAPA, Cal., May 13.-"Buck" English,
the stage robber, is getting stronger, and
the chances for his recovery are now favor
District-Attorney Bell received a letter
to-day from Mrs. Lou Peterson of Chico,
stating that she had a brother named
"Buck" English whom she had not seen
for eighteen years, and that he had a scar
on one of his legs, caused by a burn. An
examination of English's legs revealed a
large scar on the left one.
John Gardner, the wounded stage driver,
is getting along as well as could be ex
pected, and will soon recover from his
The watch which English threw from
the stage after his capture has been re
Commencement Week at Xapa College.
JNAPA, Gal,, May 13.— This is com
mencement week at Napa College. Yes
terday Rev. W. R. Goodwin, D.D., of San
Francisco delivered the baccalaureate ser
mon, and Rev. E. C. Darmete gave the
annual educational address. During every
day and evening there will be various ex
ercises connected with the closing of the
college year, and on Thursday will occur
the graduating exercises and conferring of
Found a Corpse in the Barn.
NAPA. Cal., May 13.— The body of an
unknown man was found by two boys in
a barn on the Tallman place, near Union
Station, this county, last evening. It is
thought to be that of a demented tramp
who passed the Tallman house about
May 1 and asked for a drink of water and
complained of being ill. He was about 50
years of age and wore a pair of blue
SHOCKING DEATH AT ItF.LROSA.
Postmaster Cushing's Tteo-Tear-Old
Child Killed by a Vicious Horse.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., May 13.— A
two-year-old daughter of D. J. Gushing,
the Postmaster and station agent at Del
rosa, a suburb of San Bernardino, strayed
into a barn this afternoon and got under
the heels of a spirited horse, which at once
began kicking. Her mother heard the
child's screams and rushed to the rescue,
but too late. At the imminent risk of her
life she dashed into the stall, and was her
self badly injured, receiving several
wounds about the head and breast. How
ever, she did not desist until she had pulled
the mangled body of the child from under
the horse's heels. Mrs. Cushing would
probably have been kicked to death had
not her husband come to the rescue in
time to pull her away. Mr. Cushing was
also injured, but not seriously. The child
lived an hour.
JAILED AT SANTA CRUZ
ASummlt Farmer's Murderous
Assault Upon Members
of His Family.
Heirs of Millionaire Crosby Search-
Ing for His Estate— Troubles
of a Confidence Man.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., 1 May 13.— T. Far
rell was brought here from Aptos to-day,
charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
It seems that Farrell, who lives on a farm
at Summit, near Aptos, went to town Sat
urday night and got intoxicated. He went
home, took down a gun from its accus
tomed place on the wall and fired several
times at members of his family and also
at a neighbor, who was hit in the arm.
"When arrested Farrell had to be tied, so
fierce was his resistance. _ He was brought
before. Judge Nichols, and not being able
to furnish the required $500 bail was
i brought • to this city and placed in the
County Jail. His examination has been
set for ' Wednesday. ; ..
SEARCHING FOR AX ESTATE.
Heirs of Andrew J. ■ in a Hunt
."■.-..' for the Millionaire's Property.
SANTA CRUZ, ; Cal., May 13.— County
Clerk Martin received a letter to-day from
a firm of Norristown (Pa.) : attorneys, say
ing' that they represent the heirs of An
drew J. Robinson, whose uncle, Andrew
J, Crosby, died in California . worth . from
$2,000,000 to $20,000,000. \
In the lifetime of the deceased Robinson
received communications regarding the big
estate. The lawyers desired to know if the
estate had ever been probated in this
county. They are not positive in what
part of the State Crosby lived, and are
making inquiries of County Clerks.
Crosby never resided in this county.
He Used Loaded Dice.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 13.— Sheriff
Besse was called by telephone yesterday to
go to Glenwood and arrest Jack Smith,
who was running a gambling game at the
picnic grounds at that place. He made
the arrest and brought the prisoner to the
Santa Cruz jail.
The charge against Smith was petit lar
ceny for stealing $13 50 from Dominick
Gonur in a loaded dice game. Smith was
released on furnishing $50 cash bail, and
this morning pleaded not guilty, but soon
returned to court, withdrew his former
plea and pleaded guilty. He was fined
$20 and costs, and was made to return
Charges Against Saloonistt.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 13.— At a
meeting of the City Council this evening,
the City Attorney asked that the license of
three saloon-keepers who sold liquor to
minors be revoked. The saloon-keepers
were given ten days to answer the charges.
It was ordered that work on the new dis
tributing reservoir be commenced. This
will give added fire protection to the city.
Ralph Thompson Improving.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 13.— Ralph
Thompson, who was thrown from a bicycle
yesterday, is pronounced out of danger and
will be able to be out this week.
SALE OF THE NEW IjDRIA MINES.
San Benito Quicksilver Fields Pass Into
the Control of Englishmen.
HOLLISTER, Cal., May 13.— The intel
ligence reached here this morning that the
famous New Idria quicksilver mines,
located in the southern end of the county,
had changed hands, passing into the con
trol of a rich English syndicate. Captain
Williams, who has been superintendent for
years, has resigned, and is succeeded by
Mr. Holmes. Great improvements are
contemplated by the new company; new
buildings and new furnaces will be erected.
All idle men around the mines have been
put to work and fifty more workmen are
expected to arrive shortly. The company
intends to put 200 men to work.
HOLLISTEIVS AX X UAL FAIR.
Citizens Raise a Large Sum to Be Offered
in Purses and, Premium*.
HOLLISTER, Cal., May 13.—Notwith
standing the withdrawal of State aid the
directors of the Agricultural Association
met to-day and offered $7500 for purses and
premiums at the annual fair in October.
The money was contributed by merchants
and business men. The principal race
will be for a merchants' purse of $1000, a
mile running race, free for all.
Itr. Lewi* Dies at Sparta.
BAKER CITY, Ob., May 13.— Dr. Guy
Lewis, a well-known mining man, died at
his home in Sparta last night after a brief
illness of erysipelas. Dr. Lewis was the
superintendent of Oregon's exhibit at the
Ruling of Judge Ross
Against the South
VAST TRACTS INVOLVED.
It Was Sought by the Com
pany to Oust Thousands
WILL KETAIN THEIR HOMES.
The Court Decides That the Land
Was Not Included In the
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 13.— 1n the
United States Circuit Court to-day Judge
Ross rendered his decision in the cases of
the Southern Pacific Railroad Company vs.
David R. Brown and Nathaniel Bray et al.,
which were submitted together on the
same briefs, a decree being ordered for the
defendants in each case with costs.
These actions were brought by the South
ern Pacific Company to determine conflict
ing claims to parts of odd sections of land,
situated within the primary or twenty
mile limits along the line of its road.
The only question involved was whether
the lands patented to defendants were ex
cluded from or passed by the grant made
from the Government by act of Congress
on March 3, 1871.
As they were excluded from the limits
of the Jurupa grant of September 28, 1839,
the court holds they were not public
lands within the meaning of the grant to
the railroad company.
Judge Ross rendered a very lengthy
opinion in the case of the Southern Pacific
Railroad Company vs. Otto Groech et al.,
an action to quiet title to certain lands in
Tulare County, which was recently sub
mitted on a demurrer.
The complainant having slept upon its
rights for six and a half years before
bringing suit, the demurrer to the com
plaint is sustained by the court, thus vir
tually disposing of the matter in favor of
IRVINO BLISS'S DESIAL.
Declares Be Had _\« Intention of Marry-
inn an Actress.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 13.— The
reports telegraphed from here of
the engagement of Irving L.
Blinn, son of the millionaire
lumberman of this city, to Miss Genevieve
Nannery, an actress in the Bailey Theatri
cal Company which lately played an en
gagement here, are the veriest nonsence.
Irving Blinn, when spoken ,to to-day on
the subject, burst out laughing. He de
nied that there was even the faintest
shadow of a peg on which to hang so un
founded a report.
He admitted having met the young
actress, but declared he had not the slight
est intention of marrying her. Blinn says
Manager Dailey started the report for ad
Fell From a Brakebeam.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 13.— An un
known man in an unconscious condition
was picked up near the San Fernando
depot to-night and brought to the Receiv
The only evidence of his identity was
the name "Alya Porter Moore, Santa
Rosa," written upon a pocket-book in his
It is evident that he was riding a brake
beam and in attempting to get off the
train was struck on the head by the
wheels, his skull being crushed. His in
juries are fatal.
ALL CROPS BENEFITED.
California Fruit and Grain
Growers Profit by Warm
Director Barwick Predicts a Heavy
Yield Over the Entire
SACRAMENTO, Cal. , May 13.— Director
Barwick of the California weather service
in his crop report for the week ending on
the 13th summarizes as 'ollows:
The average temperature for the week
ending May 13 was : For Fresno 72 degrees,
Independence 68, Los Angeles 66, Sacra
mento 70, San Francisco 66, San Luis
Obispo 68 and San Diego 62. As compared
with the normal temperature there was an
excess of heat as follows for the weather
bureau stations named : Fresno 5 degrees,
Los Angeles 3, Sacramento 6, San Fran
cisco 8 and San Diego 12. The total pre
cipitation was nothing. As compared
with the normal there was a deficiency of
from .07 of an inch at San Diego to .71 at
This excess of heat and deficiency of
moisture with an excess of sunshine and
warmth has been extremely beneficial to
all crops. Haying was more rapidly ad
vanced on account of the high northerly
winds drying out the ground so teams and
machines could enter the fields. It has
destroyed the cut worm and also the mil
dew on grapes and the rust in grain that
had made its appearance on account of too
much moist, cloudy and cool weather dur
ing the previous weefe. Haying ia being
rushed from one end of the State to the
other, and the crop is reported as good in
yield and excellent in quality.
The high winds damaged considerable
early fruit by whipping it off the trees,
thereby doing away with thinning by
hand. What fruit remains will no doubt
nature finely. Cherries seem to have been
the most damaged of any fruit. The gen
eral outlook for fruit, grain, hay, grapes
and hops has been advanced by the bene
ficial weather of the week.
Frosts are reported from Siskiyou
County, which may slightly damage the
fruit crop, but the crop in the mountain
counties is consumed in the locality in
which it is raised, therefore an excess or a
deficiency in that region cuts no figure in
effect on such crops in the valley portions
of the State.
The highest temperature was 98 deg.
in the San Joaquin Valley and about the
same in the Sacramento Valley, and from
94 to 86 deg. in Southern California, the
hot wave of the week being therefore not a
MBS. XOIES LEAVES VAZLEJO.
7710 Misting Contractor's Wife Has Sud
VALLEJO, Cal., May 13.— N0 tidings of
Contractor Noyes, who mysteriously dis
appeared from here a week ago with money
belonging to others, have been learned.
It now turns out, after a close investiga
tion, that Mrs. Noyes has also disappeared.
There is no doubt that Noyes meant to
dupe the people of this town, as it is con
clusively proven that he went away with
his effects packed in a valise.
The disappearance of his wife adds in
terest to the story. She professed, when
interviewed, that she did not know of her
husband's disappearance. She has taken
up her residence in San Francisco, accord
ing to reports, with her brother, who re
sides on SLotwell street.
TACOMA TO BOLD A CARSITAL.
Roses and Strawberries to Jie the Main
Features of the Exhibit.
TACOMA, Wash., May 13.— Tacoma is
to have a rose and strawberry fiesta in
June, the dates being fixed to-day for June
20, 21 and 22. That will be the height of
the rose and strawberry season on Puget
Sound, and growers promise the most
complete display of flowers and berries
ever seen in the Northwest. One of the
features will be a display of the ever-bear
ing strawberries, which produce berries in
this climate from June to December.
REACH VICTORIA SAFELY
Passengers of the Glad Tidings
Return From Alaska on
The Overdue Missionary Vessel
Had Been Disabled by Crashing
Into a Rock.
VICTORIA, B. C, May 13.— The steam
er Danube arrived from the north at mid
night. She brought down the passengers
of the missionary steamer Glad Tidings,
for whom much anxiety was felt, as she was
one week overdue from the north. The
Glad Tidings had put into the cove for
shelter, and as she was hoisting anchor to
leave the stern swung onto a rock. The
passengers landed and waited for the Dan
The steamer Miowera arrived this morn
ing from Australia and Honolulu. She
had an uneventful trip, being delayed
several days on account of a break in the
machinery, and had to make part of the
trip under sail.
A half dozen sealing schooners arrived
in port yesterday, all with small catches.
They confirm the report that wreckage
from the Montserrat and Keweenaw is
scattered along the coast of Queen Char
lotte and Vancouver islands. There is now
no doubt that the two big steamers were
dashed to pieces.
A regular hurricane blew here yesterday
evening. A number of minor accidents
are reported. The storm came up sudden
ly and caught a number of small sailboats
and yachts. Luckily there were no fatal
To Carry Hawaiian Mail.
VICTORIA, B. C, May 13.— The Ha
waiian Government has closed a contract
with the Canadian-Australian Steamship
Company which remits to that company
all port charges except pilotage and water.
The company will be free from port
charges, wharfage, lights, buoys, blanks at
custom-houses and harbor-master's fees,
and will be allowed the use of land for the
storage of coal. The company in return
must carry the Hawaiian mail and main
tain the present schedule and freight rates.
The same arrangement will be made with
the Oceanic and Pacific Mail companies.
GOV&RSOR MeCOXNELISS STAND.
It Is Thought He Will Sot Fator a 16 to 1
BOISE, Idaho, May 13.— Governor Me-
Connell left this afternoon for Salt Lake
to attend the silver conference. When
asked if he would make a square fight for
silver at 16 to 1 he said:
"Well, now, I think the business to be
taken up at Salt Lake will be methods.
That is the idea. We will talk it over, for
mulate plans and hew out a clear path to
The Governor's evasive answer tends to
give credence to the repeated charges by
the Populist press of the State that he is
not in favor of free silver at that ratio. It
is furthermore taken as a signal that
should the Republican Convention in 1896
fail to adopt free silver the Governor will
abide by its action.
PORTJjJJiD POISOXIXQ CASE.
W, E. Ellsworth on Trial for the Mur-
der of His Wife.
PORTLAND, Ob., May 13.— The trial of
W. E. Ellsworth, on the charge of poison
ing his wife last January, began in the
Circuit Court to-day. Ellsworth is well
known in San Francisco and the Sound
cities, having been connected with the
Midwinter Fair and the Tacoma Interstate
Fair. He was also connected at different
times with Chicago and St. Louis papers.
Ellsworth came from Tacoma to Port
land in January, and shortly afterward his
wife died from the effects of poison and
Ellsworth was arrested for the crime.
Fatality in a Liliioat Mine.
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 13.-News has
just been received from Liliioat of a fatal
ity at the McDonald & Hurley mine which
occurred last Tuesday. Men were engaged
in taking out props when, without the
least warning, the earth caved in suddenly,
burying John Farrell, who was twenty
feet below. His companions immediately
started to dig him out, and it was eight
hours before they reached him. He was
badly crushed, and had evidently been in
stantly ki) 1 ..
Narrov> Escape From Death.
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 13.— James
Simpson, a resident of Sapperton, a suburb
of New Westminster, and his wife had a
narrow escape from death by fire this
morning. The house caught fire, aud his
wife, who is an invalid, was taken out by
her husband with difficulty. Simpson
then returned to the house for some cloth
ing and narrowly escaped suffocation.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Valley . Road Directors
Meet With the
STILL KEPT A SECRET.
i■ -V ■ ■ - ~ i — ~~~/
No Hint as to the Proposed
Route South of the
ARE MAKING HASTE SLOWLY.
A Careful Examination of the Coun
try Through Which the
Road Will Pass.
FRESNO, Cal., May 13.— The party of
Valley railroad directors, consisting of
John D. Spreckels, A. H. Payson, Thomas
Magee, Charles Holbrook, L. Sloss and
Robert Watt, accompanied by Chief En
gineer W. B. Storey, arrived from the
south at 5 o'clock this afternoon. They
drove from Visalia to Reedley this morn
ing, and from the latter place to Fresno.
They looked carefully over the country,
but would give no hint as to which way
the line would run from this city. The
party was accompanied from Visalia by
Ben M. Maddox, A. G. Patton, Georgt
Badden, P. M. Narboe and J. V. Huffaker.
Upon their arrival here they went
directly to their rooms in the Hughes
Hotel. This evening they held an infor
mal reception at the hotel, and many citi
zens participated in a conference with
The directors have ordered breakfast to
be served at 7 o'clock, and at 8 o'clock will
leave for a drive eight or ten miles west of
Fresno. On returning they will visit the
country east of here. It is thought that
their purpose is to decide through which
part of the country the line shall run.
They will leave here for San Francisco on
the 3 a. m. train Wednesday.
Fire at Fresno Thought to lie of In-
FRESNO, Cal., May 14.— Pease's foundry
on Mono street was burned to the ground
this morning at 1 o'clock.
The fire had gained too much headway
before the department arrived for it to save
the building. The loss is about $2000; fully
There are some serious suspicions as to
the origin of the fire. Last evening the
department was called out for a small fire
in the foundry, which was easily put out.
Affairs of a Defunct Sank.
FRESNO, Cal., May 13.— A meeting of
the stockholders of the Fresno Loan and
Savings Bank, which closed its doors April
29, was held to-day. The special commit
tee of stockholders appointed to investi
gate the value of the bank's securities
made a favorable report. An offer was re
ceived from one of the other local banks to
assume the assets and liabilities, but it was
not finally accepted. The affairs of the
bank will be wound up as soon as possible
and it will retire from business.
KILLED SEAR SUSAXFILLE.
Herman Guzzie Murdered by Indiana
Who Claimed His Land.
SUSANYILLE, Cal., May 13.— Herman
Guzzie was found dead in his cabin near
here to-day. He had been dead about ten
days. There were three bullet wounds in
his head from a Winchester. It is sup
posed he was killed by Indians, who
claimed the land he lived on. Guzzie was
32 years old and a native of Switzerland.
',San Diego to fete yatlve Sons.
SAN DIEGO. Cal., May 14.— A special
committee from the San Diego Parlor of
Native Sons met yesterday with the execu
tive committee of the Mid-Summer Asso
ciation, to discuss the advisability of hold
ing a celebration in San Diego on Septem
ber 9. — Admission Day — in the form of a
fete in honor of the Native Sons of the
Death of a Healdsbura Pioneer.
HEALDSBURG, Cal., May 13.— John
Henry Butler, a retired business man and
one of Healdsburg's pioneers, died at his
home in this city to-day, aged 68 years.
Mr. Butler had resided here since 1854.
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