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VOLUME LXXVII.— TsO. 157.
THE PACIFIC COAST.
An Exciting Insurance-
Rate War Now On
TRAGEDY OF CENTRALIA.
Large Quantities of Horseflesh
Shipped From an Oregon
SANTA BARBARA SENSATION.
A Monrovia Cycler Killed by a Fal
From His Wheel— "Kid" Thomp
son to Hang.
REDDING, Cal., May 15.— The insur
ance war is on in earnest in this city and
to-day the opening skirmish was made in
the county Supervisors' room at the court
Some three weeks ago the local insxir
ance agents formed a combine to stand by
the old rates and make no cut in the pre
'miumsnow held by the companies repre
sented by them. Yesterday Rod E. Smith,
'representing an Eastern company, ap
peared in the city, and his arrival, together
with thousands of circulars announcing a
, suspension of insurance rates, has caused
consternation among local agents and joy
'among the policy-holders.
Rates are being slashed right and left.
> The aeents who at first decided to keep up
rates are now attempting to meet the cut.
. A big fight ensued to-day at the court
house. The county has been paying $1080
premium on $36,000 worth of insurance,
and to-night the county Supervisors will
go to sleep with the consciousness of having
saved the county nearly a clear $1000 on
insurance alone, and it has all been
brought about by the insurance war. The
Supervisors passed an order canceling the
old policies and insuring under the cut
rates, which are 85 per cent lower than the
rates now charged, and the county saves
Many of the heaviest property-owners in
the city hastened to secure policies under
the cut rates. Joy reigns supreme here
to-night. Everybody is canceling his
GAJEKBD AT THE DAZZES.
Uoraenteat in Large Quantities Shipped
to Eastern Jlarkets.
PORTLAND, Ob., May 15.— The Herrick
cannery at the JJalJes has already begun to
pack horse in eat. Six cayuses have been
slaughtered and canned, and Mr. Herrick
is nov icethng a fine three-year-old filly on
grain for the purpose of noting the differ
ence in the flesh.
Dozens of people have sampled the
canned horse and are unanimous in pro
nouncing it good, though there was not
one of them but confessed a prejudice
against the eating of horseflesh. The only
trouble Herrick has met with in canning
is that the flesh cannot be packed into the
cans tightly enough by hand, but the diffi
culty will be overcome by using ma
chinery, such as is used in packing corned
beef. The first horse killed made six cases
of forty-eight pounds each, but the others
ran a little under that.
Herrick has samples in several of the
larger Eastern cities and is confident that
there will be a good demand for his goods.
He expects, if the demand that he antici
pates exists, to commence business in
earnest at the close of the salmon season,
and will be able to handle the carcasses of
100 horses a day.
CAUSE OF A. CEISTRAI.IA. CRIME.
JUra. Jones' Z,lfe Had Jieen Wrecked by
the Man She Killed.
CHEHALIS, "Wash., May 15.— 1t now
transpires there ■was a history behind the
tragedy at Centralia yesterday. The real
name of the man who was killed was
Joseph Cope. The woman was the wife of
M. E. Jones of Harts Location, Glen sta
tion, N. H.
Nine years ago Cope was employed there
as nurse. Jones was a wealthy lumber
man. Cope and the woman ran away,
taking her daughter, Kittie, now in the
Btate Reform School. They lived together
our years at V.inlock and three at Cen
Cope treated the woman brutally. On
her person last night was found a note to
the girl saying she was homeless, penni
less and friendless and nothing was left
but to kill Cope, who ruined her life, and
then herself. Monday night she waited
at the door of the theater with a loaded re
volver, intending to kill him when he
came out, but her purpose was discovered
and she was prevented.
SENSATION OF SANTA BARBARA.
A. J.os Angeles Man Arrested for Threat-
ening an Editor.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 15.— A
6ensation was caused here to-day by the
appearance of Charles Lyne, a Los Angeles
carpenter, who visited the office of the
Daily Independent, where his daughter is
employed, for the purpose of persuading
her to return to her home with him. The
young lady refused to accompany him,
whereupon he undertook to use force to
compel her to leave the office.
William Lavies, the editor and proprie
tor of the paper, went to the girl's rescue,
which so enraged the father that he threat
ened to put a summary end to Lavies' ex
istence. Lyne was arrested, charged with
making threats to kill, and was bound
over in the sum of $1000 to answer in the
Police Court to-morrow. This he was una
ble to secure and spent the night in jail.
Lyne's daughter has been employed at the
Independent office eight months.
CARSON MVKDI.R MYSTERY.
Xlie Husband of the I » fortunate Mrs.
Kantian Under a Cloud nf Suspicion.
CARSON, Nzv., May 15.— There is a
change of feeling in Douglas County over
the Sarman murder. There are a good
many people up there who think it sus
picious that the husband of the murdered
v. Oman went about his chores and milked
his cows after rinding the body. The man
who was directed to the place to get a
drink of water in the afternoon and the
man who helped put out the fire are not to
The San Francisco Call.
be found, and the District Attorney is be
ing criticized for not holding the latter for
MARE ISLAXI) SEWS.
A Report That the Cruiser Philadelphia
la Disabled at Honolulu.
VALLEJO, Gal., May 15.— The Union
Iron Works of San Francisco donated at a
meeting; of the directors the sum of $250
for the benefit of the Naval Union of this
city. The act of the directors is appre
ciated and the amount will serve to help
swell the building fund, causing the erec
tion ol a new building in this city for the
benefit of persons in the naval service.
It is learned by private advices that, the
cruiser Philadelphia is in a disabled con
dition as she lies in Honolulu. The star
board engine is disabled, and urgent re
pairs are necessary when she reaches Mare
Island. The belief is expressed that fully
two months will elapse before the cruiser
makes her reappearance at this station.
There is reason to believe that when re
lieved the Olympia will be sent to Hono
lulu. No advices, however, have reached
here to that effect, although they are daily
FATAL TALL AT MOSROTIA.
Roy Paries, a Young Cycler, Tiirown
Mm His Wheel and Killed.
MONROVIA, Cal., May 15.— Roy Parks,
aged 16 years, a son of J. A. Parks, was
instantly killed last evening by falling
from his bicycle, striking his bead upon
the ground and crushing his skull. Young
Parks had been riding around the roads in
that vicinity and was in the act of passing
his parents' residence at a rapid rate of
speed when through some unknown cause
lie was thrown to the ground. lie lived
but a few minutes after being carried into
COULTERriLLE MURDERERS FATE
John Barbeau to Serve, a Life Sentence for
Killing Bernard JlarJci.
MARIPOSA, Cal., May 14.— The second
trial of John Barbeau for the murder of
Bernard Marki of Coulterville last July
was liuished to-day. The jury was out
twenty-five minutes and brought in a ver
dict of murder in the lirst degree, with
penalty of imprisonment for life. Bar
beau at his first trial was adjudged insane
and sent to Stockton, but was return 1
here for trial.
ROSCOE ROBBER TO HA SO.
Sentence of Judge Smith in the Case of
LOS AXGELES, Cal., May 15.— Judge
Smith this morning sentenced "Kid"'
Thompson, convicted of the Roscoe train
robbery, to be hanged. "Kid" ytook his
sentence calmly, and even smiled faintly.
Oregon Officials Will Draw Their Pay.
ALBANY, Ob., May 15.— Judge Hewitt
to-day decided that the State Railroad
Commissioners are legally entitled to draw
salaries. The Commissioners were ap
pointed four years ago. The last Legisla
ture failed to elect successors and the Sec
retary of State refused to issue salary war
rants on the ground that the board's exis
tence ceased when jtbe Legislature met.
Torgery Case at Mad era.
MADERA, Cal., May 15.— The forg«»Ty
charges pending against W. F. Baird, now
serving a term in Folsom for forgery, were
called in the Superior Court this morning.
The defense announced that it was ready,
and demanded that the trial proceed.
Should the trial proceed, Baird will be
brought back from prison.
Sudden Death at Zt'eto Westminster.
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 15. — Dr.
Cooper, one ai the best-known medical
men and citizens of New Westminster,
was found dead in his office this morning,
death being due to heart disease. The
deceased was a noted local political leader
and also a member of Orange Lodge. K. of
P.; Odd Fellows, Workmen and other
Karn and Stork Burned.
NAPA, Cal., May 15.— A large barn and
dairy-house on the Gardner ranch in
Wooden Valley, this county, were de
stroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. Sixty
tons of hay and six calves were consumed.
The cause of the fire is thought to be in
cendiary. The loss will aggregate $1200,
and is partly covered by insurance.
Memorial Services at Santa Cm*.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 15.— The Na
tive Daughters of this city held memorial
services this afternoon at the N. S. G. W.
Hall in memory of two of their members.
The services were very impressive. After
ward a short service was held at the ceme
tery, and the graves of the deceased mem
bers were decorated with flowers.
Wrecked year Chctnanua.
VICTORIA, B. C, May 15.— A freight
train on the E. and N, Railway ran into a
fallen tree this side of Chemanus, fifty
miles from here, this afternoon, and the
locomotive went into the ditch. Tony
Silljene, the engineer, is reported to be
Sent-enre of a Itedtoood City Thi«f.
REDWOOD CITY, Cal., May 15.-Dan
iel Howard, aged 22, pleaded guilty this
morning to stealing hides from Conover &
Fry. He was sentenced to serre seven
years in San Quentin. Edward Mahon,
alias Edward O'Heara, pleaded not guilty
and will be tried on May 25.
Nevada's Splendid Crop Prospects.
CARSON, Nev., May 15.— With ten days
more of good weather and no frost, Nevada
will have the largest fruit crop this year
ever known in the State, and as frosty
weather in May usually occura between
the Bth and 16th, May fruit is probably
The Mogul doing to Pieces.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., May 15.— The
last hopes of saving any machinery of tne
wrecked tug Mogul disappeared to-day,
and she is fast breaking up on the rocks
near Flattery this evening.
Troops Camped at Los Jtanos.
LOS BANOS, Cal., May 15.— Troops I
and X, Fourth Cavalry, with 120 men and
nine officers, Captains Rogers and Lockett,
are camped here to-night on the way to
Yosemite and Sequoia Park.
Death of Two Pioneer Women.
VALLEJO, Cal., May 15.— During the
past two days two of the oldest residents
of Vallejo have passed away, Mrs. W. 8.
Brooks and Mrs. Bridget R. Judge. Both
were pioneers in the community.
Fire at lox Gatos.
SAN JOSE. Cal., May 15.— The residence
of Contractor W. G. McGinty of Los Gatos
was destroyed by tire, caused by an explod
ing lamp, to-night. The loss was $2000,
with very little insurance.
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 16, 1895.
The Regal City Awaits
the Coming of Queen
READY FOR THE ENTRY.
Decorators Put the Finishing
Touches Upon Streets and
CARNIVAL GUESTS ARRIVING.
Though the Season of Gaiety Has
Not Yet Opened, Visitors Throng
HEALDSBURG. Cal., May 15.— When
Queen Emma Meiler arrives in Healds
burg to-morrow to assume control of the
city and her subjects for the next three
days her coming will be heralded in a fit
ting manner, and the every -day humdrum
of life will give way to joy and good cheer.
She ■will come from that mystic place
MJSS LEONORE REDDINO. MISS MAUD HALL' MISS EMMA MEILER, THE QUEEN. MISS ALICE HAIOH. MISS ANNIE McLAIN.
THE QUEEN OF THE HEALDSBUB& FLORAL FESTIVAL AND HER MAIDS OF HONOR.
[Drawn from a photograph.]
where fairy queens are supposed to dwell.
She will find the regal city ready for ncr
reception, for the trim cluster of stately
buildings that nestles at the foot of wooded
mountains, near the gurgling, splashing
Russian River, is to-night a perfect pic
ture of what the home of fairies has been
Above the streets in the business part of
the town a perfect network of Chinese lan-
terns has been hung. From a half-hun
dred fiagstaffs "Old Glory" will be un
furled to the soft breezes. Twenty thou
sand yards of carnival colors — gold and
blue— flutter to the winds, and ferns and
flowers and tangled grasses coyly hide the
blushing rose and the modest violet, while
golden buttercups and poppies lend luster
to the whole.
It has been whispered that in this
bustling burg dwell Silurians, but the
rumor does Healdsburg an injustice. If
at any time in years gone by these snail
like men existed here, the era has passed,
for in this city of 3000 souls, 3000 people
are helping to make the first floral festival
Every mail brings to the committee
on invitation letters of acceptance and re
quests to visit the carnival. Large num
bers of strangers are already here,
and to-night the streets are thronged,
although the carnival has not yet begun.
An invitation to Governor Budd and staff
is yet unanswered, but the chief executive
of the State may attend.
One hundred decorators are still at work,
and in the small hours of the morning
they hope to have their labors ended.
Tha main floral decorations will not be
put up until Thursday night, so that on
Friday — the great day— everything will be
fresh and bright.
After Queen Emma has been crowned in
the morning, and the governing power of
Healdsburg passes out of civil into regal
hands, a baseball game will be played be
tween the Forestville Club, one of the best
in the county, and the local nine.
At the pavilion, which will be formally
opened at 8 o'clock in the evening, by the
entry of the queen and her attendants, a
musical and literary programme will be
rendered. The inside displays are nearly
all in place, and a pleasing picture the
large building presents. All the arrange
ments are complete and ample provision
has been made for the accommodation and
entertainment of every one.
For the games, races and contests A. "W.
Garrett of the amusement committee re
ports a large number of entries. More
interest centers in the outcome of the
knighthood tournament than in any other
event, and the ten bedecked knights who
will tilt for the liberal prizes will have a
battle royal in the winning of the laurels.
THE BAN IA. CRUZ IT EKE.
One of the Most Pleasing Features Will
Be tUf Electrical Display.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 15.— The
electrical display for the carnival promises
to be one of its most pleasing features.
The contract for it has been let.
For the concert at the Pavilion on Tues
day evening, ten arc lights are to be pro
vided. On Wednesday evening, for the
grand carnival on the San Lorenzo River,
there are to be six calcium light stands,
twelve are lights for the grand illumina
tion, six are lights on the bulkhead, and
six hundred arid fifty incandescent and
one hundred extra in colors for the Queen's
throne. On Saturday night, hundreds of
lights will glow on the beach, on the river
bridges and the Pavilion.
A dance will be given at Sea Bright Hall
next week by the residents of Sea Bright
and East Cliff, the proceeds of which will
be used for the decoration of East Cliff for
The work of tilling sacks with sand for
the dam is being pushed rapidly, and a
donation of 500 sacks was received from a
single person to-day. A number of arches
will be erected on Pacific avenue. One of
them will be of bamboo, and will be of a
most beautiful design.
Voting for the maids of honor and
Queen continues to be spirited.
POWER FOR THE FRESXO SHOPS.
Offer of the San Joaquin Electric Com
pany to the Valley lload.
: FRESNO, Cal., May 15.— San
Joaquin Electric Company, which is bow
building an immense power plant on the
San Joaquin River, has made an offer to
the Valley road directors to furnish elec
tric power for use in the machine-shops
to be located here, the cost to be one-half
that of steam power. :..;;J;.
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TO REPLACE THE FARALLOIi.
The Steamer Wcnatchee Will Ply Between
San Francisco and Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 15.— Captain E.
W. Holmes has gone East to bring out the
large steamer Wenatchee to run between
Seattle and San Francisco for the West
Coast Navigation Company, in competi
tion with the Pacific ' Coast Steamship
Company. The boat is to take the place
of the Farallon, recently withdrawn, and is
said to be equal as regards speed and ac-
commodations to any of the Pacific Coast
boats. Captain Holmes is said to have
secured the financial backing from San
Francisco capitalists on the strength of
assurances from several Seattle merchants
that they will give him their business.
FIGHT NEAR FORT THOMAS.
Renegade Apaches Attack a
Band of Indians on the
An Attempt of the "Kid" to Carry
Off a Squaw Resisted by Her
WILCOX, Ariz., May 15.— 1t was learned
to-day from the driver of th« mail stage
between San Carlos and the abandoned
post, Fort Thomas, that the renegade
Apaches had a fight with the Indians on
the reservation, killing one squaw, injur
ing several others and carrying one away.
Later accounts would indicate ... that the
renegade "Kid" had a hand in the fray, as
he has a mania for taking a new squaw
each time he returns to the reservation.
After the disturbance they left the reser
vation traveling v southward. A detach
ment of calvary under the command of
Lieutenant Hartman, and the Indian
police is in close pursuit. It is now gen
erally, known that , for the past seven
months the Indians have invested all their
spare cash in ammunition, which is sig
nificant of dissatisfaction ,. arising from in
sufficient rations. The settlers are fortify
ing themselves and stocking up with arms
Vancouver's Police Investigation.
VANCOUVER, B. C M May 15.— At last
night's session of the police investigation
City Solicitor Hamersley, was examined at
length regarding the payment by his firm
of money to Sergeant Hay wood for assist
ing in pulling down shacks, though the
citY bylaws forbid officers receiving any
outside remuneration. .
Officer Cald well next took the stand and
testified that he had seen the sergeant and
other officers under the influence of liquor.
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Arrested fov a Stisanvllle Silling.
SUSAN VILLE, Cal., May 15.— Constable
Martin to-day arrested three Indians for
the murder of Herman Guzzi. Previous
trouble points to the Indians as the mur
Killed in a Korth Bloom field Mine.
NEVADA, Cal., May 15.— H. H. Cotton,
an old hydraulic miner, was killed this
morning by being caught in a cave at the
Malakoff mine, near.North Bloom£eld.
Burglars Loot the Safe
of the Village Post
TAKE GASH AND STAMPS.
They Make a Safe Escape With
Booty to the Amount of
CRUDE TOOLS ARE EMPLOYED.
The Combination of the Strongbox
Opened With a Blacksmith's
CLOVERDALE, Cal., May 15. — The
Cloverdale postoffice was entered by rob
bers last night and despoiled of $1020 in
cash and postage stamps, besides a num
ber of deeds and insurance policies belong
ing to private parties, who trusted their
valuable papers in the strongbox. The
loot occurred some time after midnight,
and was not discovered until this morning.
When Postmaster F. A. Dornine finished
his day's work in the postoffice last even
ing he locked up as usual and retired to
his home. The postoffice is located in the
Union block, on West street, in the heart
of the business portion of the town. Early
this morning passers-by discovered that
the building had been broken into during
the night. The postmaster was at once
notified, and an investigation begun. It
was found that the safe had been plun
dered of all its valuables.
To gain entrance to the office it was nec
essary for the thieves to break down the
outside door, and in accomplishing this a
sledgehammer and chisel were |used.
Once inside it was easy work securing the
door which permits entrance to the office
proper, and when this was done the rob
bers were safe from detection.
Sheriff Allen was summoned from Santa
Rosa this morning, and arrived with a
force of deputies. They first made a care
ful examination of the building and the
looted safe. The theory they arrived at
was that at least two men had committed
They used blank paper for a torch, and
with a blacksmith's sledgehammer one of
them knocked off the outside part of the
combination and then manipulated the
works inside the lock and unfastened the
door. To deaden the sound in hammering
the safe lock they used a pair of overalls,
which were left behind.
It is believed the robbery was the work
of strangers who have been lying around
Cloverdale since the carnival in Santa
Rosa last week. One man who is suspected
was noticed hanging around French's
blacksmith-shop for several days in a half
intoxicated condition. The sledge ham
mer used by ihe robbers was secured from
Of the sum taken by the thieves $420 was
in cash and $600 in stampß. Everything
of value and easily carried was taken from
the building. The country is being scoured
in all directions, but the only clew the offi
cers have to work upon is the fact that the
blacksmith-shop hanger-on is supposed to
be one of the robbers. He can be easily
A telegram received at the office of the
Postoffice Inspector in San Francisco yes
terday afternoon set forth that all the cash
in the Clove rdale office and all the stamps
had been taken. On receipt of this infor
mation Chief Deputy Erwin was at once
dispatched to investigate the matter, it is
thought that somebody thoroughly conver
sant with the details of the office commit
ted the crime.
Murder Trial at Redding.
REDDING, Cal., May 15.— The trial of
Charley Popejoy for the murder of Tom
Green, an Indian, at Shasta last fall, has
occupied the attention of the Superior
Court all this week. Popejoy is in good
spirits, and appearances point to his ac
Jrtixm Hound for JS'ew Zealand.
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 15.— Owing to
a mishap to her machinery, the Miowera's
departure for Australia bus been delayed
till Monday. Among the passengers is
Andrew Jensen, official historian of the
Mormons, who is on a tour of the world
visiting all the Mormon churches. He is
now bound for New Zealand to visit the
TJtIED TO MAXQ- HIMSELF.
Convict "Spud" Mvrphy's Latest Move in
the Insanity Game.
VALLEJO. Cal., May 15.— "Spud" Mnr
phy, arrested for attempted arson, later
sent to jail for vagrancy, and who broke
from jail with four others and was recap
tured through the courage of Under
Sheriff Robinson, is still feigning insanity.
A short time ago he tried the dodge, and
was placed in a dark cell. This brought
him to his senses, and he has behaved ex
cellently until to-day, when he tried to
hang himself by using a bale rope and
leather strap. Before the noose tightened
about his neck he was discovered by an
inmate of an adjoining cell. The cries of
the other man brought Under Sheriff
Robinson to the scene, and Murphy's life
Murphy is considered a thorough culprit,
and the general opinion prevails that the
alleged attempted suicide is merely a plan
of his own to prevent his going to San
Quentin for jail-breakine.
VAIsLEJO CITY ENJOIXEI*.
Right to Supply Mare Island WUh Water
Mitxt He Shotcn in Court.
VALLEJO, Cal., May 15.— Attorney
Hcynemann of San Francisco appeared
before the Superior Court this morning
with a huge package of papers and au
thorities anc' asked for a writ of review re-
quiring the city to show its right to furnish
Mare Island with water. Judge BucKles
granted a peremptory writ, returnable on
The action will take the same course as
an ordinary suit at law, and the city will
demur to the petition of the Vallejo Water
Company on that day. Attorneys Harrier
and Gregory will have care of the city's
The Vallejo Water Company contends
that Vallejo has no legal right to supply
water to customers outside of the munici
pality. The city, of course, will take the
opposite view. The general law on the
question will be invoked, and the peculiar
relation of Mare Island to Vallejo will also
enter into the matter.
AIRED IN A FRESNO COURT.
Another Action Growing Out
of the Yon Schmidt Family
Alfred Sued by a Younger Brother
for an Accounting: of the
FRESNO, Cal., May 15.— Judge J. R.
Webb to-day tried the suit of Edward A.
yon Schmidt against Alfred W. yon
Schmidt for an accounting. The plaintiff
is the well-known dredger of San Francisco,
and the defendant, who is his brother, was
arrested some time ago on the complaint
of his father, Alexey yon Schmidt, who
charged him with insanity. Alfred yon
Schmidt afterward brought suit against
his father for heavy damages, charging
that he had been imprisoned without cause
and had been ill treated.
The present suit is an outgrowth of the
same family trouble. The plaintiff claims
a half-interest in a 160-acre vineyard, heM
by Alfred, alleging that it was deeded to
him by his father, who spent over $77,000
in improving the land. Alfred, it is al
leged, has advanced only $93 50, and will
now, unless restrained by order of the
court, dispose of the property and appro
priate the proceeds. The plaintiff asks
that the land be sold and that he be given
his share of the proceeds. At the con
clusion of the trial, in which considerable
feeling was shown by the parties inter
ested, the case was submitted on briefs.
Teachers Get Their Salaries.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 15.— At a meeting
of the City Board of Education last even
ing the salaries of the kindergarten teach
ers were raised for the month of May, so
as to make up a deficiency in their salaries
for the same month a year ago. At that
time the City Treasurer refused to recog
nize warrants drawn in favor of the kinder
garten teachers, as they did not hold the
required certificates, and the courts sustain
him. As warrants for last year's salary
could not be paid out of this year's funds
the salaries for the month were raised to
coyer the deficiency.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TACOMA MEN ROBBED
Paul Schulze's Defalca
tions Assume Large
CASHED A FALSE DRAFT.
He Had Defrauded a Bank Juat
Before Ending His Life
With a Bullet.
NO TRACE OF THE MONEY.
Experts Place the Amount of th«
Suicide's Shortage at Upward
TACOMA, Wash., May 15.— The finan
cial depths concerning the late Paul
Schulze continue to be stirred, and a few
more bubbles have come to the surface
where they can be seen. Schulze was
Henry Villard's confidential man on Puget
Sound, and general Western land agent of
the Northern Pacific Railroad land depart
ment, with headquarters here. His sudden
suicide several weeks ago shocked the en
tire Northwest. Schulze was the son of a
It transpired here to-day that three days
before Schulze placed a revolver behind
his ear and blew his brains out, he went
into the Bank of British Columbia and
raised $4600 by a few strokes of his pen.
Schulze had done business at the bank be
fore, and by this means his paper gained
the reputation of being all right on all oc
casions. He wrote out a draft for $4600 on
a man at San Francisco, took it to F. W.
Low, the cashier, and had it cashed. Be
fore the draft was heard from, Schulze had
departed by the revolver route.
When the draft was from it was
found that there was no man in San Fran
cisco of the name that Schulze had written
on the draft. The bank is out just $4600.
Nobody knc^s what Schulze did with t'le
money. This has precipitated the resig
nation of Cashier Low, after a continuous
service of fifteen years.
Thomas Cooper, Schulze's successor as
land agent, now says Schulze's defalca
tions will not reach less than $125,000, and
the investigation which is proceeding both
here and at the St. Paul office has not
reached bottom yet.
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A. Taconta Man's Revenge That May
Hr stilt in Several iteatha.
TACOMA,WA3H.,May 15.— R. Mentager,
a resident of a section of the city which has
been annoyed by cows despoiling lawns,
placed poison on his lawn last night for the
cows. The poison was devoured and the
milk frem the cows sold this morning in
the neighborhood. A large number of
children are very ill, and it is feared that
several will not recover.
FROM NAPA TO CALISTOGA.
A Franchise Wanted for the
Construction of a New
It Is Proposed by a Syndicate to
Build a Network of Lines In
NAPA, Cai,., - May 15.— Leonce Groth
well of San Francisco appeared before the
county Supervisors to-day and asked for a
franchise to run- an electric road f rom this
city north to Caiistoga, a distance .of
twenty-seven miles. He professes to repre
sent a syndicate worth many millions, and
offered to give a bond of $10,000 that the
road will be built if the franchise is
Grothwell says he also proposes to build
to Napa Soda Springs and the asylum, as
well as to cover the town with complete
lines. He estimates the cost of the pro
posed work at $400,000. The road up the
valley will parallel the Southern Pacific
Company's road the entire distance.
XAPA. COLLEGE XOTES.
The Board of Trustees Selects the Faculty
for the Coming Year.
NAPA, Cal., May 15.— graduation
and class day exercises of the preparatory
department of Napa College were held to
day, and were attended by large audiences.
The Board of Trustees of the University
of the Pacific has elected the faculty for
Napa College for the coming year as fol
lows: President and professor of mental
and moral science, J. N. Beard, A.M.,
D.D. (De Pauw); dean and professor of
mathematics and physics, C. B. Ridgway,
A.M. (Dickinson); professor of natural
history and chemistry, H. A. Surface, M.S.
(Iowa): professor of Greek and Latin, H.
D. Curtis, A.M. (Cornell); professor of
history and political science, R. D. Hunt,
Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins); principal of the
preparatory department, J. M. Brosius,
A.B. (Johns Hopkins); preceptress and
professor of modern languages, Ella S.
Nicholson, Ph.D. (lowa Wesleyan); direc
tor of the conservatory of music, Eugene
E. Davis ; director of the art department,
Etta E. Booth.
A number of the professors will divide
their time between the Napa and San Jose
colleges, which comprise the University of
the Pacific. .
Jtandit English's Condition.
NAPA, Cal., May 15.— Buck English,
the stage-robber, is not so well to-day. The
physicians removed a number of fragments
of bone from his side yesterday. Brecken
ridge, his accomplice, still stoutly main
tains his innocence. Henry Hogan has
been retained to defend him, and his exam
ination will be held next Tuesday.
VANCOUVER, 8.C., May 15.— "Buck"
English, the Napa stage robber, is well
known to old-timers in this city. In com
pany with two of his brothers, Ham and
"Doc," he came . here in 1883, about the
time of the great fire that wiped out the
town. All three were great gamblers.
"Doc" at one time kept the Crown Saloon
here, and is now ranching at Ashcroft.
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