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TOIAJME LXXTII.-NO. 156.
THE PACIFIC SLOPE.
Hawaiian Royalists Said
to Be Plotting at
MURDER AT CALDWELL.
Tax Collector Weinekeof San
Diego Jailed for Alleged
A NAP A BANDIT ARRAIGNED.
"i-ord .Sho.lto Douglas Appears at Vic
toria—Murder and Suicide
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 14.— Cnief of
Tolice -Glass has received a letter from
Honolulu which conveys the information
th»t Los Angeles or vicinity has been se
lected as the headquarters for the opera
tion of a section of the Royalist faction
which is, seeking to overthrow the Ha
The epistle arrived at San. Pedro on May
15 and comes from the Marshal's office of
the republic. The envelope bears the label
"Department of the Attorney-General,
Hawaiian Islands, Bureau of Police," The
letter is marked personal and reads as fol
Chief of Police, Lot Angela, Cal.— Deaji Sir:
I have received information that & filibuster
ing party is being formed at or near your city
ifor the purpose of overthrowing this republic.
I know ihat $150,000 has been subscribed here
...Jor. that- purpose. Please investigate and In
::.■■ form me as [soon as possible, that I may be able
Yip: give- a this Government . timely warning.
'. There are. signs of great activity here among
' : . the riryalists, and I think we shall soon have
. ...trouble. : Awaiting an early reply, I am,
yours truly, 1 ' A. D. McEvov,
'.Secret Service, Hawaiian Islands.
• .: Chief Glass . has investigated the matter
•' and . = has replied that he finds no sign of the
-• reported filibustering expedition being pre
.- pared in this vicinity. The Hawaiian au
thorities seem 'to think that arms are to be
purchased here and loaded upon a sailing
[ vessel- at Pedro, thence to sail secretly
■' for.ohe of the" outlying islands of the Ha- ;
waiian group. .■-. '_
• ARRAIGNED AT XAPA.
Handtf Breckinridrje Hf>ld to the Superior
Court Under $5000 Bonds.
!?AEA, Cax., May 14.— Heroic methods
were .aj&dpted to-day to keep "Buck" Eng
lish, 0e WDunded stage robber, alive. He
t'rew rapidh' worse to-day and appeared to
be dying. -Asa last resort, Dr. Springsteen
t>*rforn:rdg (iimcuir operation and English
»t om a improved. The surgeon says the
Jirobabilities Are that the wounded man
wilt, not recover, but that, owing to his
hard^ ..constitution, there is a chance that
'Jlngli-sh was greatly pleased with the
operation and lor the first time talked of
his a-ti airs.,' He said that he had a brother
.who^wasishbt through the lungs in Napa
Eanje;-years ago, and that the same opera
tion was performed upon him with benefi
A. R. Palmer, the driver of the stage held
np by the rdbbers, swore to complaints to
day charging English and Breckinridge
with highway robbery. Breckinridge was
arraigned in the Justice Court and was held
in $5000 bonds fo appear for trial on May
2L Henry Hogan appeared as his attorney.
CRIME AT CALDWELL.
(Thomas Ronan, a Prosperous Farmer,
Foully Murdered and Robbed.
BOISE, Idaho, May 14. — A special from
Caldwell to the Idaho Statesman says:
Thomas Ronan, a well-known farmer of
this place, was foully murdered last night.
When Ronan was about to retire, he was
attracted by a clicking of a wire fence about
thirty yards from his house. He went out
to investigate the cause, and nothing more
was seen of him until this morning, when
his body was found lying near the corral
in front of his house. His head bore some
ghastly wounds evidently inflicted with
The deed is supposed to have been com
mitted by a tramp for the double purpose
of vengeance arid robbery. During the
evening a tramp called and asked for some
thing to eat. Upon being refused he went
away, muttering something not under
stood. About $10. all. Ronan had in his
pockei, was missing.
The vicinity is up in arms, but no clew
to the . murderer has been found.
BAS DIEGO OFFICIAL JAILED.
, Tax Collector ' Weineke Charged With
Misappropriating County Money.
BAN DIEGO, Cal., May 14.— Harry W.
Weineke, Tax Collector of San Diego
County, -was placed under arrest to-night
on complaint of Chairman Jasper of the
Board of Supervisors, charging himj with
the; misappropriation of $1400 of county
iponey. • This sum was found missing by
ah expert going over the books.
A civil case was also instituted to-day
against Weineke and bondsmen' for the re
covery of $29,000: The shortage claimed is
$l? 0 but as the; assessment-rolls cannot
be. accepted till the shortage is made good,
Euii is brought for the full amount repre
sented on the roljs remaining delinquent.
Matters, in the Tax Collector's office are
milch' puddled, and it is feared much
property \\->;i be sold for delinquent taxes,
upon which taxes have been paid. Non
resident's will suffer most.
PAX... MATEO INSTITUTE.
Miany Protninent Educators Participate
in the Connenljoa of Teachers.
REDWOO]? CITY, Cal., May 14. -The
annual contention , of the San Mateo
CotfrHy.; Teachers' Institute was organized
this. mb.rni.ng and will continue its sessions
during W edfiesday and Thursday of this'
week, The" meetings are being held in the
assembly hall of the new $40,000 school
In . addition to the usual routine work of
the .contention a number ot very in
structive' papers will be read and popular
lectures delivered by the following staff
of well-known instructors and scientists:
Earlßarnes, Stanford- University; James
G. Kennedy, Franklin Grammar School
Ban Francisco;. P. M. Fisher, editor State
Journal:; Miss Margaret ShaUenberger,
The San Francisco Call.
Stanford University; Miss Estelle M. Dar
rah, Teachers' Training School, St. Paul;
Miss Irene Hardy, Stanford University;
Miss Mary P. Adams, Normal School, San
Jose; Melville B. Anderson, Stanford Uni-
versity; E. B. Barnard, Lick Observatory,
and Samuel F. Black, Superintendent Pub
SAXTA CLAHA FRUIT.
Shipments for the Keek Shotr an Increase
Over a Year Ago.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 14.— Last week's
overland shipments amounted to 909,560
pounds, against 607,010 pounds for the
same period in 1894, an increase of over
300,000 pounds. Nearly every commodity
in the list shows an increase.
The canned fruit shipments footed up
94,990 pounds, against 76,570 pounds, and
dried prunes 216,210 pounds against 48,825
pounds a year ago. The wine shipments
were 403,850 pounds. Six carloads of hops
went East from Watsonville for export to
England, the total tonnage amounting to
The local shipments on the narrow
gauge amounted to 884,980 pounds — 175,985
pounds merchandise, 122,390 pounds fruit
and produce, and 277,850 pounds of wine.
The same road handled 105,785 pounds of
east-bound dried fruit, 90,715 pounds of
which were prunes.
Green fruit shippers are making active
preparations for handling the coming crop,
and will probably make the first shipments
of cherries the latter part of next week.
JCjramined for Insanity.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 14.— Fred John
son was examined on a charge of insanity
before Judge Reynolds to-day and was
remanded to the County Jail for a few
days. If any improvement is noted he will
be discharged. Johnson is the man who
was captured in the Calaveras Valley in a
nude condition. He imagines he is hyp
notized and under the influence of another
Johnson in Sweden.
GRATIFYIXG TO LOS AXGJBLEB.
Interesting Statistics Furnished by the
Director-General of the Fiestm.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 14.— The
Times to-morrow will print the financial
report of Max Meyberg, the director-gen
eral of la fiesta. It shows receipts from
all sources to have been $29,242 and ex
penses $31,737, leaving a deficit of $2495 due
the First National Bank, which advanced
sufficient money to pay off all claims.
The report gives a mass of figures, which
will prove of interest to people of this city,
among them being the statement that
40,000 visitors attended the fiesta, and that
they spent over $500,000, which was dis
tributed among the citizens generally.
The report then says:
"It has given to Los Angeles a reputa
tion for enterprise and push which money
cannot pay for. The advertisement
through newspapers in the United States,
which gave glowing descriptions of our
festival, will draw attention to our city.
This of itself is invaluable and should be
taken advantage of by our citizens."
The report is addressed to the Merchants'
Association of Los Angeles, and it is said
that at the next meeting of that body a
proposition will be made to wipe out the
small deficit before mentioned.
TRAGEDY AT CEXTRALIA.
Mrs. John Robinson Kills Her Husband
and Then Commits Suicide.
CHEHALIS, Wash., May 13. — John
Robinson, a logger, this afternoon was
shot and killed by his wife at Centralia.
The woman then turned the pistol upon
herself and blew out her brains.
The tragedy occurred in the woods near
town, and there were no witnesses. They
had Lefcu quarreling for several days and
both had been on a protracted spree. Rob
inson appeared to have been shot while
asleep. The couple had no property and
left no children. They had been living
apart ?ome time.
ALAMEDA COUNTY SUGAR.
One Company Contracts for Nearly
Three Th viand Acres of Beets.
ALVARADO, Cal., May 14.-The Ala
meda Sugar Company has contracted for
2800 acres of beets for the coming season.
Last year the price offered was $5 per ton,
and thouzh a reduction of 20 per cent has
been made they have secured nearly as
great an acreage as in any previous year.
A reduction has also been made in the
price of labor on account of the removal of
KERN COUNTY FRAUDS.
An Ex-Supervisor Indicted for Collecting
BAKERSFIELD, Cal.. May 14.-The
Grand Jury has indicted E. M. Roberts,
ex-chairman of the board of Supervisors,
for rendering and collecting fraudulent
claims against the county for road work
claimed to have been dene on Union
Fruit Men Interested in a Santa Ana Suit.
SANTA ANA, Cal.. May 14.— A suit was
begun to-day in the Superior Court
here which is of unusual interest to the
fruit-growers of California. The Tustin
Fruit Association sued the Earl Fruit
Company for $38,759 damages for failure to
handle their fruit crop according to an
agreement entered into. It is alleged that
various sections of the lengthy contract
have been violated, which caused plaintiff
loss in the sum prayed for.
Left Selma Under a Cloud.
SELMA, Cal., May 14.— Henry W. Wat
son, editor of the Redlands Cricket, now
posing as a martyr in jail at Redlands be
cause he considers the license tax unjust
and refused to pay his printer's license or
the $16 fine imposed by the Recorder, left
here three years ago under a cloud. He
published a paper here for several months,
and it is said defrauded some of his too
Tisalia Thief Pleads Guilty.
VISALIA, Cal., May 14.— Thomas E.
Phillips pleaded guilty to two charges of
hog stealing this morning. Harry Lynde
was the only witness, and told how he,
Phillips and Tallmadge had stolen the
hogs. Phillips will receive his sentence on
Judge Grosscup lteparts From, Redlandn.
REDLANDS. Cal. May 14.— Judge
Grosscup of Illinois, who was so promi
nent in the celebrated whisky-trust case in
Chicago some three months ago, and who
came nere for the benefit of his health, has
recovered from his recent illness and left
yesterday for San Diego.
Stricken With Apoplexy.
GRASS VALLEY, Cal., May 14.—Cap
tain C. M. Casler, a representative of Lind
ley <fc Co., wholesale grocers of Sacramento,
had a stroke of apoplexy, and is in a pre
carious condition at the home of Judge
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1895.
LIKE A FAIRY CITY.
Healdsburg a Maze of
WORK IS NOT LAGGING.
Northern Sonoma Actively Pre
paring for the Festal
GUESTS WILL BE CARED FOR.
The Best of Accommodations to Be
Provided for Alt Who Attend
HEALDSBTJRG, Cal., May 14.— The
clouds which all day long hung low in the
sky have not deterred the work of arrang
ing for the three days' flower festival
which commences in this city on Thurs
day. The residents of this city have an
abiding faith in the fairness of the weather
THE THREE MAIDS OF HONOR TO THE QT3 Sjl OF THE KEALDSBURG FLORAL, FESTIVAL.
[Drawn fro^ 1 photographs.]
clerk and hope that old Sol will not fail
them during the carnival days. Great
headway was made to-day in decorating
and the business streets are in a flutter
A meeting of the executive committee
was held last night and it was decided to
have the baseball game Thursday after
noon and the bicycle and other races on
Saturtlay. Elegant medals will be pre-^
sented to the winners of the races. Ar
rangements have been made for a special
train to leave San Francisco Friday morn
ing and return after the day's programme
has been completed.
Extensive arrangements are being made
in the way of providing seats for the multi
tude, and the visitor is assured comfort in
this respect. It is no idle boast to say that
all the plans that are being carried into
effect are on a more elaborate and exten
sive scale than had been anticipated by the
most sanguine. The old pioneers look
with wonder on the preparations that are
making. It recalls fairy tales of their
childhood. Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Clover
dale, Windsor, Geyserville and all sur
rounding villages will be represented by
large delegations as well as floats and
other evidences of enterprise and interest.
At Trultt's Theater the ladies are at
work, and the big building has already
undergone a transformation. When all
the decorations there are completed a
fairyland in miniature will be represented.
SANTA CRUZ PYROTECHNICS.
Magnificent Display of Firework* Ar
ranged for the Venetian Fete.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 14.— The peo
ple and committees seem never to tire of
the work in the interest of the Venetian
water fete. It has been estimated that
$15,000 will be necessary to carry out the
plans. There will be expended in fire
works |6000, incandescent lights $3000,
music $2500, street decorations $2000.
The finance committee is meeting with
great success. The list was headed by J.
P. Smith and J. R. Chace for $500 each.
The work on the dam was commenced to
day, and the tramps are at work. The
sack s continue to be carried to headquar
ters. An amusing sight this afternoon
was that of the tots from the kindergarten
carrying bundles of sacks almost as large
Contracts for the fireworks hare been
awarded. The pyrotechnic display will
begin with a beautiful figure of the Queen
in Italian and silver lance fires, encircled
with a wreath of emeralds, crimson and
blue, with ten yacht salutes for the ten
maids of honor; also a bust of Hon. J. P.
Smith in silver lance, and other designs of
the most beautiful sort, closing with a
grand finale of a Venetian chariot in silver
and Italian lance, with the Queen of the
Carnival in the center in Persian and
Greek fires, and with figures of cupid rest
ing on the seats of the chariot, surrounded
by the Venetian flag. There will be two
electric fountains and magnificent water
Word was received to-day from Hon.
George Perkins, who' said he had received
a telegram from Secretary Herbert of the
Navy Department, stating that Herbert
will be pleased to send the Olympia or
some suitable vessel to Santa Cruz from
June 11 to 16. The following telegram was
received by J. P. Smith:
At the kind invitation of Mrs. Smith I will
be in Santa Cruz with my staff.
A secretary has been appointed to take
charge of the headquarters in the Grand
Hotel in San Francisco and flowers will be
Some beautiful flowers were sent to-day
from Watsoaviiie. People continue to
bring the loveliest of blooms to headquar
ters. In the rooms of the Ladies' Auxiliary
the most beautiful flowers can be seen —
the choicest from many gardens of the
city. Mrs. J. H. Logan brought to the
rooms of the Ladies' Auxiliary a bunch of
peonies measuring three feet in diameter.
Five thousand seats will be placed on
the avenue and 5000 more on the river
The balloting for the maids of honor
continues to be very spirited, and those
who are successful thus far are: Misses
Marian Peck, Anita Gonzales, JosieTurcot,
Agnes McLaughlin, Georgie Skinner, May
Haley, Alice Madeira and Anna Linscott
and Mesdames 0. Turtle and F. O. Hihn.
Ballot-boxes for the reception of votes
for the queen have been placed in the
headquarters and tickets are being sold at
a lively rate. Among those being balloted
for Miss May Burke seems to be a general
favorite. She is a daughter of Senator
Bart Burke and is a tall and handsome
blonde, of stately bearing and a general
favorite— so much so that the ladies have
already hung her picture in their room,
draped in the carnival colors.
HOGAX AT SACRAMENTO.
The American Jiatlway Union leader
Addresses the Federated Trades.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 14.— Vice-
President Hogan of the American Railway
Union addressed the Federated Trades in
this city last night. He left for Oakland
A well-known local labor leader informed
a Bee reporter last night that Hogan is
attempting to get the railway conductors
i and locomotive engineers into the Ameri
can Railway Union, even if in doing so it
will be necessary to kill the Brotherhood
of Railroad Conductors and Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers. The American
Railway Union does not intend to be sec
| ondary or subsidiary to any other organ
ization, he said. The chief fight is to get
) the engineers first. After that the con
ductors will be approached. Prominent
American Railway Union men say that
j they now have the best of the position
J over Chief Arthur.
ENGLAND'S CLAIM UNJUST
Opinion of Missionary Duncan
on the Alaska Boundary
Russia's Jurisdiction Had Never
Been Questioned Before the
Sale of the Territory.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 14.— At a meet
ing of the Chamber of Commerce to-day,
the following letter was read from Rev. W.
Duncan, the missionary who, on account
of British restrictions, removed his tribe of
Indians from Port Simpson, B. C, to
Annette Island, Alaska, which is part of
the territory involved in the boundary dis
"On Board City of Topeka, Alaska
"Waters, May 3. 1895.
"Before leaving home for a trip to Sitka I
received a letter from Mr. Miner Bruce,
the explorer, asking me to write you any
particulars I might happen to know re
garding the question of the boundary be
tween Alaska and British Columbia. Most
likely this little information I have on the
subject is already known to you, but it can
do no harm to write what I know.
"First— ln 1857 I was located at Fort
Simpson and was in constant daily inter
course with the affairs of the Hud
son Bay Fur Company, which had a
monopoly of the country at that time.
From this intercourse I learned that all
the country north of Portland Canal be
longed to Russia, and for the privilege of
I trading with the Indians from that point
' and as far as Chilcat the company paid a
i rental to the Russian Government of 1000
! otter skins each year. It is not at all
j likely that a company of such proportions
as the Hudson Bay Company would con
sent to pay rent for territory of which
there was uncertainty as to ownership.
That company would most assuredly be
well acquainted with the maps which as
signed the territory to Russia, or it would
have never made the agreement with Rus
sia which it did. Nor did those officers
during all the years I was in daily inter
course with them ever hint at a doubt as
to the boundary from which Russian claims
"Second— l have known law-breakers to
escape to Tongass from justice, being
while there out of the jurisdiction of Brit
"Third— When the United States pur
chased Alaska a corps of soldiers was
stationed at Tongass and continued there
for years in undisputed control.
"Fourth— On my migrating with over
800 Indians from British Columbia, .in
1887, we had to call at Fort Tongass and
give an account of our belongings. I paid
the customs officers over $1000 to bring my
goods into Alaska. The customs authori
ties resided at Tongass, just over the inlet
called Portland Caaal." '
AMID FRESNO VINES
The Valley Road Party
Visits the Land of
AN END TO UNCERTAINTY
They Announce That Fresno
Will Be Made Division
TWO RAILROADS TO DELANO.
Director Watt's Proposition Is Re
ceived With Favor by the
FRESNO, Cal., May 14.— The party of
Valley road directors spent the day in
specting the country east and west of
Fresno. During the morning they drove
out to the Kearney estate, returned to
Fresno and thenwent east to the Malter,
Barton and other big vineyards. They
were accompanied by a large party of
Fresno people. Lunch was served at the
At 4 o'clock this afternoon the directors
had a conference with a committee rep
resenting Malaga, Fowler, Selma, Kings
burg and Traver. These towns are situ
ated on the line of the Southern Pacific
south of Fresno, and have been holding
union meetings to form plans to secure the
new road. They lie in a rich fruit coun
try, and ship a large amount of grain also.
The representatives of that country urged
upon the directors the advantage of pass
ing through a fruit district rather than
through a grain section, as the former has
a larger tonnage to the acre. The railroad
men made no definite statement, but prom
ised to give the matter thorough con
Vice-President Watt has stated that
he believes that at Fresno the road should
branch, one line going through the east
side to Visalia, and the other through the
west side to Hanford. This seems to be
the opinion of the other directors also.
The two lines would unite at Delano, or at
some point near there. The valley here is
bo wide and rich that two lines could easily
The directors this evening had a secret
conference at the Hughes Hotel with a
committee of the Hundred - thousand
Club, consisting of John D. Gray, A. L.
Hobbs and A. J. Wiener, and a committee
of the Chamber of Commerce, consisting
of Harry Sherwood, Arthur R. Briggs, 0.
J. Woodward, T. C. White, Alex Gold
stein, Louis Gundelfinger and Louis Ein
Contrary to expectation the directors
made a definite request of the representa
tives of the Fresno people. The railroad
men freely admitted that the line must
come to Fresno, and said further that from
twenty to forty acres would be required for
a round-house, depot, machine-shops and
other buildings. This will be made the
division headquarters. More land than
will be needed at once will be asked, as the
directors said they wished to be prepared
for the growth of the city. The directors
also said that they would expect a grant of
the right-of-way through the county.
Fresno will not be expected to subscribe
for much stock, but the directors want
some to be taken in order that interest
may be taken in the road.
The result of the conference is considered
very satisfactory by the Fresno business
men who took part, and active and organ
i zed efforts will be made to secure the con
cessions asked. The people of this city
have been waiting to learn what is ex
pected of them and are now ready to press
the work. A public meeting will probably
be called to arouse further interest.
The party leaves here for San Francisco
at 2:45 o'clock to-morrow morning.
SELMA GIVE* A JIEARISO.
Claim* of Valley Towns Favorably Be
ceived by the Director*. ■
SELMA, Cal., May 14. -A delegation of
Selma business men and property-owners
went to Fresno to-day to meet the direc
tors of the San Francisco and San Joaquin
Railroad Company. Those composing the
party were: D. S. Snodgrass, cashier of the
Bank of Selma and president of the citi
zens' permanent railroad committee ; At
torney W. B. Good, George W. Terrill, T.
F. Newell, Paris Allen, W. L. Lyon, V. I.
Willis. These gentlemen were joined by
E. Barnes and H. Hurst of Traver, Captain
Young Ten of Kingsbr.rg and Captain C. H.
Norris of Fowler, together with citizens of
the railroad committee.
The directors met the party at the
Hughes House this afternoon and received
Tery favorably the presentation of the
claims of this section for recognition. The
directors express themselves in favor of an
air line so far as practicable. Such a line
from Fresno to Visalia will go through the
towns included in the organization re
cently formed here to secure the road.
The committee is well pleased with the
assurance given by the directors.
Work of the Engineer*.
STOCKTON, Cal., May 14.— The camp
of the engineers at work on the new road
will be moved to-morrow to the Stanislaus
River, and the permanent survey will be
finished that far within the next few days.
Beyond the river the preliminary lines will
be run as soon as the permanent stakes
are driven that far. It is believed that the
line from Burneyville will make a straight
shoot toward Merced.
Damage to the Wheat Crop.
FRESNO, Cal., May 14.— The intense
heat that has continued since last Fri
day has done considerable damage to the
wheat crop. After the last heavy rain,
the outlook was better than for many
years past, but the hot wave is burning
up some of the grain. The grain that has
not yet headed out is most seriously
affected. The red rust is also doing
Foreclosure Suit Begun.
FRESNO, Cal., May 14.— Suit to fore
close a mortgage of $38,400 has been be
gun by Joseph Brandenstein against S. W.
Ferguson. ____ ___ «. _
REACHES SANTA BARBARA.
Perilous Trip of Miss London
derry Across the Santa
An Exciting Adventure With a Steer
Which Took Offense at Her
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 14.—
Miss Annie Londonderry, the young
woman who has been making a bicycle
trip around the world, arrived here late
Monday night after a rough ride from San
Luis Obispo. She left there on Saturday
morning and made 120 miles before night.
The second day she rode 9ti miles, and on
the third she completed her trip, making
87 miles, which included crossing the
Banta Ynez Mountains.
The heat was so Intense when she
reached the summit at noon that she de
cided to continue her trip after sunset.
After starting down the mountain it be
came so dark on account of the dense fog
that she did not dare ride, having already
had three slight falls on account of the
darkness; and so she walked almost the
whole way into Santa Barbara, a distance
of twenty miles.
While climbing the mountain a wild
steer took offense at the red skirt which
she wore and made a dash at her, but a
Mexican on horseback stopped the animal
with a lasso.
Miss. Londonderry spoke very highly of
the treatment whi,ch she had been accorded
throughout California. She is registered
at the Arlington Hotel, and will ride an
exhibition mile in the races whii.h are to
be held here Wednesday. She will also
lecture at the Arlington and at the race
track before she leaves.
TISCHBEIS MUST SERVE TIME.
Given a Term, in the County Jail for
Frightening a Man to Death.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 14.— 1n
the Superior Court to-day a motion for a
new trial in the Tischbein case was denied.
This finally disposes of a suit which has
won considerable celebrity.
Appellant August Tischbein is the man
who, in March, made felonious entrance
to the house of an elderly saddler, H. C.
Tennant, at midnight, causing the latter's
death from an attack of heart disease,
superinduced by fright. Owing to certain
complications it was impracticable to urge
a charge of manslaughter, and Tischbein
was tried on a charge of disturbing the
peace. One jury disagreed, but a second
convicted him, and he was sentenced to
Day a fine of $150, with the alternative of
150 days in the county jail, the severest
possible sentence. He will serve time.
Taken to Los Angeles.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 14.—
Robert McDonald, the man arrested here
on Friday for drunkenness, and who is
wanted in Los Angeles on a charge of
stealing a horse and wagon, left for the
south last night under the escort of Under
Sheriff Clement of that city.
AFTER A CHICO WARRIOR
Colonel Park Henshaw in Trou
ble Through the Rapacity
of His Men.
Threatened With a Suit Because of
a Melon Forage During the
A. R. U. Strike.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 14.— Colonel
Park Henshawof Ohico may be summoned
to appear before a Justice at an early day
as defendant in an action for the recovery
of the value of a load of watermelons. The
fruit was devoured by some of Henshaw's
men, who were on guard duty here during
the A. R. U. strike last July. The man
who threatens to sue the Chico warrior is
Farmer Byron of Sutter Township.
One day during the strike Byron drove
to town with a load of watermelons, and
somewhere in the suburbs encountered a
body of Henshaw's men. The Chico army
swarmed all over the farmer's wagon, and
his watermelons disappeared in quick
order. Byron says that flenshaw promised
to see that he received the value of the
watermelons, but afterward told he must
look to the State for his pay.
Byron says he gave Henshaw until to
morrow to settle the bill, and if he fails to
come to time he will bring suit for $16 and
DIES OF CONSUMPTION.
The Slayer of Patrick Brnnnifian I'aitse*
Away in Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 14.— George
Smith, well known in San Francisco as
"Big Neck" Smith, died to-night at the
County Hospital of consumption. He
recently came from the Bay City.
Smith shot and killed Patrick Branni
gan here in March, 1893, at the polls on
the city election day. He was tried twice,
but the juries disagreed and he was dis
charged. His victim was known in early
day pugilistic circles as "Scotty of Brook
lyn, who as a lightweight fought one of
the longest prize fights on record with
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SANTA ROSA MOURNS
Alva Porter Moore the
Victim of a Railroad
TRAVELED AS A TRAMP.
He Had Been Gathering Mate
rial for an Article on
WAS FOND OF ADVENTUEE.
Novel Methods Adopted by the
Young: Journalist to Secure
LOS ANGELE3, Cal., May 14. -The
young man who fell from the train at
River station near this city last night died
this morning. From papers found upon
his person it was learned that hi 9 name
was Alva Porter Moore and that he was
the son of Judge Moore of Santa Rosa. He
had a diary and some sketches supposed
to have been made for newspaper illustra
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 14.— Santa
Rosa was shocked to-day when the Call
brought the news of a fatal accident to
Alva Porter Moore, near Los Angeles.
Confirmation of the sad news came
speedily when Judge A. P. Moore re
ceived a telegram this morning announc
ing the death of his son.
Young Moore left here about a month
ago, for the purpose of gathering material
for an article on "Tramp Life in Cali
fornia." He set out on his travels with the
consent of his parents, and only a few days
ago they received a letter from him.
For some time Moore was one of the
editors of a weekly paper, the Cyclone,
and afterward of the Porcupine. He was
a young man of good habits, but fond of
adventure, and had a great thirst for
knowledge; He has been in newspaper
work since he was 8 years of age. Two
years ago he stood highest among the.
students of this county in a competitive
examination for a free ticket to the World's
Fair offered by a San Francisco paper. He
had been on the road several weeks in the
guise of a tramp while preparing the de
scriptive article on tramp life for the
Home Journal. He had with him a
sketchbook, in which he drew many pic
tures of the odd characters and scenes he
encountered. From letters written to his
parents it was known that he was greatly
enjoying his experiences. The trip was to
have ended in a few days.
A ESS I OX OF EDUCATORS.
Sonoma County leathers M*euss Xeth-
ods of School Work.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 14.— The So
noma Teachers' Institute was called to
order at 9 o'clock this morning with a full
attendance. After an instrumental daet
by the Misses Porter and Hopper Professor
Burke, principal of the Santa Rosa High
School, was introduced. He spoke on "Ex
amination of grammar-grade pupils and
some of its faults."
Before beginning his address Professor
Burke made a motion that a committee be
appointed to take cognizance of and con
sider the ideas brought out during the
discussion which was to follow. Superin
tendent Davis appointed Miss Gingerly,
Professor Neilson, Mr. Hollopeter, Miss
Kellogg, Mr. Mock, Mr. Hocker, Miss
Gould and Mrs. Floyd.
Professor F. A. Cromwell of Petaluma.
delivered an adaress on "The elastic child
and the inelastic teacher." Mrs. J. E.
Berry gave a pianoforte solo. State
Superintendent S. T. Black save an ad
dress on "Institute Work," followed by a
general discussion. Professor C. H. Neil
son of Sebastopol spoke on li The country
school, and how to do most for it."
Ex-Mayor W. R. Davis of Oakland gave
a lecture to a large audience to-night on
"What are we here for?"
To-morrow's session will be an interest
ing one, with addresses by Professor James
E. Addicott of the San Jose Normal School
and Principal H. R. Bull of Healdsburg,
and a lecture by Professor David Starr
Jordan of Stanford University on ''Woman
of Evolution and Woman of Pessimism."
Hlaze Sear I'kiah. . ■■■■'■'
URIAH, Cal., May 14.— The farmhouse
of William McClintock, about seven miles
from this citj', was completely destroyed
by fire this afternoon. The "loss is #2000,
•with no insurance.
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