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VOLUME LXXVII.— NO. 165.
NEWS OF THE COAST.
Santa Rosa to Be Con
nected With an Over
SEALS IN VAST HERDS.
The Waters Off Cape Flattery
Said to Be Fairly Alive
INNOCENT MEN IN PRISON.
A Lone Tramp Commits a Remark
ably Bold Robbery at ,
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 23.— Your
correspondent saw Judge A. P. Overton,
one of the resident directors of the Dona
hue road, in reference to the article in
Wednesday's Call entitled "Anoiher
Overland Line," and the reported connec
tion of the Union Pacific and Donahue
Director Overton did not think the com
bination had yet been made, but said he
believed in the near future that Santa Rosa
would be on the line of a through overland
route, and that it would have relatively as
good a position to Northwestern Califor
nia as Los Angeles had to the south.
The immense resources in timber and
coal north of the present terminus of the
Donahue road, he said, is going to induce,
the extension of the road, and sooner or
later there is sure to be an Eastern con
The untouched forests of that region are
the finest in California, if not in the world,
and it was not reasonable to suppose that
they would remain much longer unde
veloped for want of an outlet by railroad
Judge Overton said he could not give the
precise time when work would begin, but
said that plans were being considered to
extend the Donahue road, and he also ad
mitted that the country had been fully
looked over with that end in view. He
w;<> > ertain that the coal fields of Round
Valley were extensive and immensely val
uable, to say nothing of the vast timber
resources and agricultural possibilities.
The county of Humboldt alone, he said,
is larger than the State of New Jersey, and
has more undeveloped wealth within its
borders than any equal area of territory
in the United States.
The termini of the proposed road will be
Tiburon at one end and Covelo at the other.
( BAXTA. «>>.! CYCLISTS MO CRN.
Their Sorrow Caused by the Disappear-
an re of G. A. Palmer.
BANTA ROSA. Cal., May 23.— There are
a number of scant pocket-books and sad
hearts here on account of the departure of
fi. A. Palmer, who has been in the bicycle
business here about six months, and in
stead of "roses" some prominent wheel
men have sad colors on their wheels.
Palmer is a carpenter who came here
about a year aco. He is a great bicycle
"crank," and after being here a while
opened a bicycle shop and store on Mendo
cino street. He became associated in the
bicycle business with a prominent banker,
and between the two a nice business was
coon built up.
Palmer sold many wheels and repaired
more. A week ago Sunday he left for San
Francisco, taking his trunk and tools with
him. He has not been heard of since, and
men who know him think he will never
show up here again. A few days before he
left a communication came here from the
Chief of Police of San Jose, asking if any
euch man were here. Some think that
this was the reason for his sudden de
One bicyclist here who gave him $100 for
a tandem wheel is still looking for the
wheel, and others mourn his departure in
even larger amounts. His store and shop
is in the hands of Sheriff Allen, and many
creditors are struggling with writs of at
tachment and other legal means to reim
SEAZ.fi SEAR CAPE FLATTER?.
Immense Herds Seen Along the Coast of
PORT TOWNBEND, Wash., May 23.—
Steamers from San Francisco report the
waters along the coast fairly alive with
thousands of fur seals. The XJmatilla
passed through immense herds yesterday
fifteen miles southwest of Cape Flattery.
This is an unusual occurrence for this sea
ton of the year, as it has been tne general
custom in the past for the animals to
migrate in April to northern waters, for
which place all the sealing vessels are now
heading. The news of the where
abouts of the herd will doubtless
be carried north by the cutter Perry,which
sailed for Sitka to-day to report for orders
to Captain Hooper of the Rush, the com
mander of the fleet. The cutters will
probably be ordered to return and accom
pany the seals north.
IX SESSION AT SACRAMENTO.
Eighth Annual Convention of the I. V.
Wfc S. C. K. Opened Yesterday.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 23.— The
eighth annual convention of the Young
People' Society of Christian Endeavor
. opened at the State Exposition building
this afternoon. Trains were arriving all
day loaded with delegates from various
parts of the State. A special train of five
cars brought the delegates from Oakland,
San Francisco and San Jose. The. San
Joseans' car was decorated with flowers,
without and within. The sixty-five dele
gates bore as their badge a sunflower,; and
their banner was a big sunflower. \- San
Jose, is making a hard fight for the next
The Oaklanders were distinguished by
their blue caps with gold bands.
At the exposition building 3000 seats
had been arranged within the canvas
pavilion in the center, and those seated
numbered 1500. Conspicuous in the front
row were twelve non-commissioned officers
and seamen of the United States ship
Thetis in their natty uniforms.
Rev. Francis E. Clark of Massachusetts,
founder of the Christian Endeavor, will
arrive on Saturday.
Dr. E. E. Kelly, president of the Califor
nia Union, presided during the conaecra
The San Francisco Call.
tion services at the afternoon session. A
large number of members constituted the
choir, under the charge of J. W. Gibson of
Sacramento; Miss May Oatman acted as
organist.' Dr. Kelly announced the busi
ness committee, to whom all communica
tions are to be addressed, and through
whom all notices are to be announced, as
William Alexander of San Jose, Rev.
S. R. Wood of San Fernando, Rev. S.
AiKen of Sacramento, F. W. Marr of Niles
and G. F. Turner of San Diego.
Governor Budd was to have welcomed
the delegates to-night, but did not arrive
in time. The address of welcome was
therefore delivered by H. Weinstock of
this city. Dr. Kelly responded, also Rev.
Mr. Baxter of Los Angeles. Rev. H. H.
Hoyt of this city welcomed the delegates
on behalf of the clergy and churches.
The evening was given up to addresses
and the making of acquaintances. The
convention will be in session until Mon
A fitting Observance of the Second An
■Hirersary of Kings County.
HANFORD, Cal., May 23. — The cele
bration of the second anniversary of the
establishment of Kings County took place
to-day. The attendance was. in the neigh-
borhood of 10,000 people, and the day was
marked by orderly conduct and joyous
enthusiasm. The programme of exercises
included an exhibition drill of the Hanford
Fire Department and a display of the
workings of the water system and fire
A run of two blocks was made and water
thrown simultaneously from five nozzles
in thirty seconds. At the barbecue five
oxen, fifteen sheep and three hogs were
cooked and served in a very palatable
style. The literary exercises included an
oration by Hon. Justin Jacobs, a poem' by
Mrs. N. P. Duncan, and a chorus of 100
voices conducted by Mrs. W. E. Beeson.
The day was free from accidents, and in
numerable sports in the afternoon closed
A /tig Transfer of Wine at Santa Jtosa.
SANTA ROSA. Cal., May 23.— A big
transfer of wine was made to the California
Wine-makers' Corporation here yesterday.
Over 600,000 gallons were included in the
transfer. The wine came from the follow
ing Sonoma County parties: Theodore
Schiebel, P. Fredson, Claus Meyer, Clover
dale Wine Company, J. B. Trapot, Fred
Hofty, A. Tanzer and P. J. Cobbi, John
Balff, D. Cassassa, B. W. Paxton, John
Dixon, Staner & Foldmeyer, J. Chauvet,
Charles Lehm, D. Wazole. All wine has
Strike of San Luis Obispo Constables.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cal,, May 23.— A
valise containing some clothing and $40 in
gold was stolen from the room of P. F.
Heifer, living near Guadalupe. Heifer
swore out a warrant here to-day charging
Robert Kunz with the theft. Tho con
stables here have information that Kunz
is in the northern part of this county, but
refuse to serve the warrant, claiming that
Xheir fees as reduced by the last Legis
lature are insufficient to pay the expenses
of traveling a distance on the chance of
arresting a criminal.
Bold Robbery at Grass Valley.
GRASS VALLEY, Cal., May 23.— The
most daring robbery ever perpetrated in
this city occurred to-day at noon. A tramp
entered the resilience of Mrs. John
Stevens, who was ironing, and at the
point of a revolver and a murderous-look-
ing knife made her give up $50.
The ruffian then chloroformed the lady
and ransacked the bureau and closets, but
failed to find any valuables.
He then left. Mrs. Stevens was not
found until 2 o'clock.
Grass Valley to Celebrate.
GRASS VALLEY, Cal., May 23.— Grass
Valley will celebrate the Fourth of July in
grand style. Committees are at work, and
the biggest celebration ever held in the
county is assured. A novel contest for
selecting the Goddess of Liberty has been
inaugurated. The goddess will "be chosen
by popular ballot, the lady receiving the
greatest number of votes to be selected.
Governor Budd has been invited to act as
orator. All the military and civic societies
in the county will participate, and visitors
are expected from the neighboring counties.
Innocent Men in Walla Walla's Prison.
TACOMA, Wash., May 23.— John Bryan
and John Wilson were convicted five years
ago of robbing Cyrus Cotton, a farmer, and
sentenced to ten years each at Walla
Walla. Since then two other criminals in
the same penitentiary have confessed to
the crime. Prominent attorneys have
brought the matter before Governor Mc-
Graw, with a view to securine the release
of the unjustly convicted men.
A Napa County Patient Drowned.
NAPA, Cal., May 23.— Kiernan Maher,
an aged inmate of the County Hospital,
was found dead last evening in a little
stream of water on the hospital grounds.
Not over six inches of water was running
there, bnt as he was subject to epileptic
fits it is presumed that one of these came
upon him and he fell helpless, face down,
in just enough water to cut off his breath.
The Coroner's jury found a verdict of acci
Insurance War Averted at Santa Cruz.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 23.-Another
insurance war was averted to-day by the
prompt action of the local insurance board.
A representative of an outside company
has been here seeking business this week
by cutting the rate about 75 per cent.
The members of the board notified the
representative that it wouio. also cut rates
and there promises to be a lively battle.
The result was that the representative re
tired and the local agents held the field.
A Carson Sentence Confirmed.
CARSON, Nev., May 23.— The Supreme
Court yesterday rendered a decision sus
taining and affirming the judgment of the
District Court in the case of Mrs. Hartley
who killed Senator Foiey in her studio in
Reno and was sentenced to eleven years
in the penitentiary.
Committed^Suicide at Sea.
TACOMA, Wash., May 23.— Chris Eric
son, a sailor on the brig Courtney Ford,
just in from Suva, Hawaiian Islands, com
mitted suicide when one week out from
Suva, by jumping overboard. He was in
sane from sunstroke.
Seizure of Opium, at Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 23.— Internal
Revenue Collector Noah to-day seized 640
taels of opium in a shed back of the Pres
byterian Mission in Chinatown. He also
found 1500 cans ready to be filled. No ar
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1895.
Eight of Them in the
Race for Goddess of
JUDGE CONLET HONORED.
Will Deliver the Oration Dur
ing the Fourth of July
A GREAT TIME IN PROSPECT.
Large Delegations Expected to Be
Present From Fresno and
VISALIA, Cal., May 23.— Judge W. M.
Conley of Madera, the youngest Superior
MISS LETITIA BLAKE -
M 155 IDA NOEL
Judge in the State, and a most popular
Native Bon, will deliver the oration in
Visalia'on the Fourth of July.
The committee of arrangements received
a letter from the Board of Trade of Tulare
stating that the members of that organ
ization will attend the celebration here.
The Native Sons of Fresno have also noti
fied the committee that they will be here
if there is no celebration in Fresno.
Miss Maud Brown, one of the leading
candidates for Goddess of Liberty, was
born in Visalia and is a daughter of Coun
cilman S. C. Brown. Miss Brown is a de
cided blonde and is an attractive and beau
tiful girl. Her father is wealthy and Miss
Brown takes a prominent part in all social
affairs. She is third in the race and her
many admirers are sanguine that they will
be able to keep her name well in the lead.
Miss Letitia Blake is a schoolteacher
and a stately brunette. She is tall and
has a splendid form. Her eyes are par
ticularly beautiful, and she would make
an ideal "California." Miss Blake is a na
tive of Tulare County and is one of the
teachers in the Tulare public school,
though her home is in Visalia. She has a
host of friends working for her in the con
test for Goddess of Liberty.
Miss Ida iloell is a blonde and very
pretty and popular. She is a native of
Kentucky and came to California with her
father five or six years ago. She is rather
petite and has winning ways that make
her many warm friends.
Miss Carrie Weathers is a schoolgirl and
is a brunette. She has a good form and is
of a lively and agreeable disposition. She
is not receiving as many votes as some of
her competitors, but it is thought that she
will be near the first before the contest
The vote to-day stands as follows: Ward
1536, Stevens 1365, Brown 662, Blake 654,
Rice 367, Weathers 187, Kirby 186, Noell
The Pinole Inquest to Begin To- Day.
MARTINEZ, Cal., May 23.— The jury
impaneled on Tuesday will commence the
inquest at Pinole to-morrow at 11 o'clock.
The Coroner shipped the fragments of ten
Chinamen to San Francisco to-day. The
leg of a white man was found to-day, but
the families of Veneeas and Dean will
not claim it. The Coroner is holding it
here. ' : ._
Three Sailor* Desert.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., May 23.— Three sea
men of the British cruiser Wild Swan stole
a boat Wednesday night and made their
ashore. A constable could not find them,
and the vessel sailed without them.
A Tacoma Youth Misting.
TACOMA, Wash., May 23.— Seth Catlin,
aged 19 years, one of tne most prominent
young men in Tacoma, is either lost or
drowned in the foothills of Mount Tacoma.
He had been out camping with an older
companion. Tuesday word was received
that he was missing. His father organized
a searching party and started to look for
him.. News is received to-night that his
horse was found tied to a tree. His canoe
is missing and the river is being dragged
for. his body. His father is the founder of
the town of Catlin, on the Cowlitz River.
An Extension front. Wenatchee.
TACOMA, Wash., May 23.— The Great
Northern Railway let a contract to twelve
large mills to-day for over 400,000 ties, to
be delivered at some point near Wenatchee,
Wash. This means that President Hill
contemplates a southern extension of the
Great Northern from Wenatchee to a junc
tion with the Northern Pacific. Hill has
taken an option on large tracts of coal lands
near Roslyn. This means the use of Stam
pede tunnel and economy in many ways.
A Smuggler Captured at Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash., May 23.— Lee Wing-,
a member of the Chiuese firm of Quong
Lun Fai & Co. ol 61 Second street, Port
land, Or., was arrested this afternoon for
smuggling as he was about to take the
Portland train. In his valise was found
twenty pounds of opium and he wore a
smuggling coat with opium-pockets. He
will have a hearing Jane 1. He did not
employ a lawyer and will probably plead
A. Jilaine Mailman Cut in Two.
TACOMA, Wash., May 23.— A special to
the Ledger from Blame says that Will
M 155. CARRIE WEATHERS
MISS MAUD BRDWN
Simpson, an employe ol the Consolidated
Shingle Mills, while at work this morning,
accidentally stumbled and fell across the
bolting-saw. His body was cut in twain.
Simpson was a native of England. His
parents reside in London.
MURDER AT MARSHALLS.
ATomales Fisherman Stabbed
to Death by a Drunken
The Murderer Captured at Point
Reyes by the Sheriff and
Now In Jail.
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., May 23.— A brutal
murder was committed yesterday at 6:30
p. m. at Marshalls, a small station on
the North Pacific Coast Railroad in Marin
County, by Rafael Apostal, for whom a
warrant was sworn out by Coroner Eden.
Apostal was captured at Point Reyes this
morning by Sheriff Harrison of Marin
The dead man's name is Jose Cassaus
Cario. He was a fisherman at Tomales.
There were four men engaged in fishing,
and at noon they entered a house close by
the little town of Marshalls. Later one of
the men went to the grocery-store and
bought some wine. They continued drink
ing until late in the evening. Then John
Trouvite and ex-Convict Crockett Westcok
went for more wine, leaving Rafael Aoostal
and Jose Cassaus Cario at the camp. When
they came back they found Cario lying
dead on the floor, with a knife-wound in
his body. They at once surmised that
Rafael Apostal had killed him, but they
did not notify any one of the tragedy for
some time. When the constables of
Tomales Township heard of it they went
to the scene of the murder, and placed
John Trouvite and Crockett Westcok under
arrest. This morning Sheriff Harrison
caught Rafael Apostal at Point Reyes, and
took him to Tomales, where he will have
a hearing before Justice Fitsher to-morrow,
and then will be brought to the County
Jail in San Rafael.
Edward Eden, Coroner of Marin County,
was notified, and went to Marshalls,
where he held an inquest, and the jury
found Rafael Apostal guilty of the crime.
All three men are in jail at Tomales.
.Foul Play Suspected at Port Towns end.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., May 23.—
The police to-day learned that the boat
containing a corpse, found last week in the
straits by the steamer Rosalie and taken
to Victoria, belonged to this port. The
same boat was seen to leave the day
previous with two strangers aboard. Foul
play is strongly suspected and efforts are
being made to locate the missing man.
Vast Crowds Pour In to
See the Knights Turn
UNIFORM BANE CHEERED
Spectators Fill the Sidewalks
and Windows of Alvarado
SUMMARY OF THE NEW LAWS.
The Rathbone Sisters Elect Their
New Officers and Adjourn for
MONTEREY, Cal., May 21.— The streets
of Monterey were well filled with visitors
to-day. All morning conveyances of every
description poured into town from all
directions. Extra cars brought in hun
dreds from the ummedlate neighborhood.
The occasion for all this extra excitement
was the grand parade which was to take
place at 10 a. m.
The parade, which was nearly a mile in
length, was a big success, and the maneu
vers of the Uniform Rank brought forth
great applause frora the thousands of spec
tators. Every inch of the sidewalk was
occupied, and people could be seen
crowded in the store doors and windows
along Alvarado street. The parade started
from the city plaza, marched to the lower
end of town, around the old custom-house,
and then back to headquarters.
At 2 p. m. the Grand Lodge convened for
the fourth day. The session throughout
the afternoon was the busiest yet held,
and was prolonged two hours on account
of the long arguments and debates on im
portant subjects. The new constitution
was taken up and the following were some
of the new laws adopted :
The payment of weekly benefits was
made compulsory, the rates being left to
the discretion of the lodges, but the mini
mum rate being fixed at $1.
Hereafter the Grand Lodge will accept
no personal bonds from the grand officers,
but the bonds must be from some surety
Those for grand keeper of the records
and seals was fixed at |5000 and that of the
grand master at $10,000.
The mileage of the Grand Lodge dele
gates was raised to 10 cents, but the propo
sition to pay $2 per diem was defeated.
A law was also passed that any member
being five months delinquent was entitled
to no vote or benefits.
In the adoption of the new constitution
all amendments to the same must lie over
a year, and must be acted upon by the sub
ordinate lodges, whose representatives will
report their actions to the Grand Lodge.
It was resolved that the grand vice chan
cellor shall assist the grand chancellor in
all his work so as to divide the labors.
The subordinate lodges are allowed the
free use of all funds, other than trust
funds, for the purchase of building sites
and the construction of lodge halls. The
lodge adjourned until 8 a. m. to-morrow.
The Rathbone Sisters spent most of the
day in drilling for the exemplification of
their work before the Grand Lodge of
Knights of Pythias to-night. Conse
quently little business was accomplished,
save the election of officers. There were
some pretty close ballots this year, but the
election was not as lively as that of the
The first session convened at 8 :30 a. m.
The Grand Lodge degree was conferred on
Mrs. Rogers of Salinas.
The following officers were then elected:
Grand chief, Mrs. M. H. Weldon of Grass
Valley, who was unanimously re-elected;
grand senior, Lydia Monroe of Riverside ;
grand junior, Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald ; grand
manager, Mrs. Ada Merguire of Oakland,
re-elected ; grand mistress of records and
correspondence, Mrs. Louise Holmes, re
elected; grand mistress of finance, Clarabel
Farno of Oakland.
The grand chief then appointed Juliet
Stibbens of Riverside grand protector and
Mrs. Kate Lewis grand outer guard.
For supreme representative Mrs. Mad
dern of Oakland and Mrs. Katzenstein of
Sacramento were elected, the former for
four and the latter for two years.
A vote of thanks to the executive com
mittee was then tendered, and the fifth an
nual session of the Rathbone Sisters was
closed for the year.
OIL NEAR SANTA BARBARA
A Strong Flow of Good Quality
Struck In a Well at
The Fortunate Men Enthusiastic
Over the Prospects of the
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 23.—Al
bert Stevens and W. N. Roberts to-day
struck a good flow of oil in the second well
they have bored at Summerland, and will
at once put in a pump and begin shipping.
The oil is of excellent quality and will flow
from six to ten barrels daily. The gentle
men are enthusiastic over the prospects of
this district and will begin sinking a new
Harry Dulton has struck oil in two wells
this week, and their flow will average as
much as Stevens' and Robert's.
A" A H.OJCS DESERT.
Much Dissatisfaction Said to Exist on
the l>nkr of A.rgyle.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May. 23.—
The Duke of Argyle last night lost three
men by desertion— Arthur Burgess, Scotch-
Irish, aged 30, weight 150 pounds; John
Petterson, Norwegian, aged 26, weight 140
pounds; W. Beckman, Swedish, aged 33,
weight 150 pounds.
The men were last seen tramping north
ward and are believed to be trying to make
their way to San Francisco. The captain
offers to undertake all the expenses con
nected with their arrest and capture.
There is much dissatisfaction on the ship
due in larpe part to the recent alleged
brutality of the cook toward the boy Priest,
and it is rumored that other able seamen
are ready to leave at the first opportunity.
Nothing has been done in the matter of
issuing a warrant for the arrest of the
cook, John Southern, who so nearly killed
the cabin-boy, Priest, on Tuesday. The
seamen declare that the captain and the
cook are laughing o*er the latter's easy
escape from justice, and it is the general
opinion of the sailors that the boy will be
maltreated on the return voyage, as he has
been repeatedly knocked down before ana
blood drawn. At Newcastle the lad made
his escape, but, being dullwitted, he one
day walked directly up to the bark and
The men also comclain bitterly of poor
and insufficient rations.
Miaa Caire'a JTarrow Escape.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 23.—
To-day a horse attached to a phaeton-top
wagonette belonging to Mrs. Boynton of
Montecito and driven by Miss Caire,
daughter of Justinian Caire of San Fran
cisco, ran away on State street, throwing
out the young lady, but without doing
her any serious injury. The animal after
ward completely wrecked the wagonette
and demolished a buggy and a bicycle en
yieti7n of an Explosion.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 23.—
Intelligence comes from Goleta to-day
that Charles Ellis, one of the men so se
verely injured in the explosion in
La Patera asphaltum mine on Sat
urday last, has not one chance in a
million for his life, and is probably in a
dying condition. He is believed to have
inhaled the flames.
MARE ISLAND INSPECTED
Affairs There Found to Be in
a Most Satisfactory Con-
The Hartford Goes on the Dry
dock—The Olympia May Be Or
dered to Honolulu.
VALLEJO, Cal., May 23.— Commodore
Matthews, U. S. N., chief of the bureau of
yards and docks, after a couple of days' in
spection of the buildings, railroads, tele
phones, fire-alarm system, stone drydock
and the locomotive crane in course of set
ting up, left the navy-yard this afternoon
at 6 o'clock for Port Costa to take the train
for Port Orchard, there to inspect the dry
dock under course of construction. This
morning a visit was made to the Olympia,
which was pronounced by the chief to be a
remarkably fine cruiser, and one which the
United States Government should be
proud of. A test was to have been made of
the drydock crane for the benefit of the
chief, but a mishap occurring to a part of
the machinery the idea was abandoned.
The chief expressed himself as being highly
gratified at the manner in which he found
his department — that of yards and docks —
conducted, and only regretted that suffi
cient money was not available to carry on
all the work that is necessary.
The flagship Hartford was run into the
drydock this afternoon and workmen will
at once commence the work of removing
her lower planking. It is impossible to
tell how long she will be in dock, but, at
all events, she will remain until the Phila
delphia comes to the yard for docking and
repairs, and that will probably not be for a
month or six weeks.
The cruiser Olympia is ordered to be
ready for sea by the tenth of next month,
after which date it is expected she will be
ordered to Honolulu to relieve the Phila
So far as can be learned the monitor
Monterey is not on her way to San Fran
cisco but is still in southern waters and
likely to remain there for some time to
The examination to fill the position of
foreman or master-joiner in the construc
tion department will begin at the navy
yard Friday. The general impression seems
to be that the race will be between John
Marrey, who has the indorsement of ex-
Congressman English, Congressman Ma
guire and other prominent politicians, and
Robert Hood of the Union Iron Works,
who has that firm's indorsement and was
recommended by them to seek the position.
It is of course hard to tell who out of the
thirteen applicants will be successful, as
the decision is made at Washington, based
partially on the report of the board of ex
aminers, but Hood seems most likely to be
the one to carry off the prize.
A Victoria Sealer Seized.
VICTORIA, B. C, May 23. -The Cana
dian schooner Shelby has been seized by
the American cutter Cor win, a dispatch
received by Admiral Stephenson last night
from the British cruiser Pheasant an
nouncing the seizure. The cause of the
seizure is the reported sealing after May 1.
The Shelby was ordered to report by the
Pheasant to Collector of Customs Milne at
Victoria. Louis Willie, owner of the Shel
by, has also received confirmatory news.
An Alleged Bigamist Arrested.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 23.— Sheriff
Burr has arrested a man supposed to be
Harry Harris, wanted at Pocatello, Idaho,
for bigamy. The man claims his name is
Frank Baugh, and that he has been in
Idaho, but is not the man wanted. He is
a locomotive engineer.
Acquittal of a Jtedtvood Prisoner.
REDWOOD CITY, Cal., May 23.— 1n the
trial of John J. Clancy, accused of murder
ng his father, near Colma, on the night of
March 17, 'he jury was out ten minutes
and acquitted the defendant on the first
Ordered Sorth from San Diego.
SAN DIECO, Cal., May 23.— The British
cruiser Wild Swan received orders to pro
ceed northward as soon as possible, and
accordingly sailed at 6 this evening, hav
ing taken on coal. She intended to re.
main until Saturday.
Sentenced at San Diego.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., May 23.— Thomas
Colombo, who stabbed Sadie McDermott
five times in the back on March 31, was
sentenced to-day by Judge Torrence to
two years in San Quentin.
A Taeoma Street Railway Sold.
TACOMA, Wash., May 23.— The Point
Defiance Street Railway Company of this
city was sold to-day for $168,000 to a syndi
cate composed of Eastern and Portland
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SANTA CRUZ FESTIVAL
The Wheelmen's Meet
Will Be One of the
Several New Floats for the Pa
rade Promised From Vari
ART DECORATIONS PLANNED.
Watsonvllle to Provide Two Maids of
Honoi — Spirited Voting for
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 23. -The
wheelmen's meet during the Venetian
Water Carnival week will be one of the
most important features. The beautiful
clubrooms of the Pilot Club will be thrown
open during that week for the visiting
bicyclists, and already thirty-four bicycle
clubs have signified their intention of
being here and will be the guests of the
The Pajaro Valley wheelmen of our
neighboring city, Watsonville, will be here
to the number of 125.
A new grand stand will be erected at the
Athletic Park, where the races will be
held, so as to accommodate the crowds
that will be in attendance.
The cricket match, which will be held at
the park to-morrow for the benefit of the
carnival by two elevens composed of our
British residents, promises to attract a
large number of our people, as well as give
them an opportunity to witness a good
On Decoration day, at the same park, ft
game of ball will be played which will
break all records. It will be very amusing,
as it is to be between a nine composed of
married men and another of single men.
Cliff Phillips of the Circus of San Fran
cisco has offered to put a float in the
parade which will outdo everything there.
The offer was accepted with thanks.
At a meeting of the Foresters of America
last evening a committee, with Enoch Al
zina as chairman, was appointed to pre
pare a beautiful float for the pageant.
Corralitos, one of the thriving fruit com
munities of this section, has sent word
that it will be represented by a float.
It has been decided to build twenty-four
private boxes on the river front, near the
Queen's throne. One of them has already
been engaged by a San Francisco party for
The artistic decoration committee report
that trees will be planted along the esplan
ade on the beach, and redwood trees on
Pacific avenue, and that all the poles on
Pacific avenue will be covered with ever
greens. The wharves on the beach are to
be decorated with Chinese lanterns by the
The Santa Cruz Turn Verein, a strong
society of Germans, has announced that it
will take part in the carnival.
It has been decided that two of the ten
maids of honor shall come from Watson
ville. The balloting for the queen and
maids of honor continues to be very
The present indications are that Santa
Cruz will have more people here during
carnival week than at any previous time
in its history. Rooms are being engaged
at all the hotels and boarding-houses. The
Carnival Association has a complete reg
ister of the people in town who have rooms
to rent. Great precaution is being taken
that no exorbitant rates will be charged.
BETWEEN BUTTE AND RENO
A Project to Connect These
Towns by Rail Under
Representatives of Heavy Capital
ists on the Scene Arranging
for a Bonus.
BOISE, Idaho, May 23.— There can be no
longer any question but that the projected
line from Butte to Reno, via Boise City,
will become a reality within a short time.
For the past few days representatives o!
Denver, Philadelphia and New York cap
italists have been in the city arranging to
secure a bonus from the people of Boise
and vicinity in the shape of a loan. The
proposition is for this section to subscribe
$250,000 toward the project. This money
is to be used in starting work on the sec
tion of the road reaching from Boise to
the Owyhee mining country, the syndicate
providing sufficient additional money to
complete that section of the road and equip
it. The completed section will then be
bonded and the funds used in building an
other section, and so on. Several meetings
have been held, and leading business men
of this city have agreed to subscribe not
less than $100,000 toward the enterprise.
H. H. Daniels, who is here representing
Denver capitalists, stated that a market for
the bonds has already been secured, and
that there was no question about getting
the money for the entire line. He further
said that when Boise business men were
advised as to- who was at the back of the
project none would doubt their ability to
carry it through.
The general plan is to build a road con
necting the Montana country and Idaho
with San Francisco, probably by a connec
tion at Reno, Nev. The line will cross the
Rockies at Lemhi Pass, strike the Lemhi
River, go up the Salmon through the
famous Challis mining country, following
down the Yellow Jacket, Clayton and
Stanley Basin country, cross near Sawtooth
Lake over to Atlanta and Rocky Bar and
down to Boise, then taking a southwesterly
course to Silver City, De Lamar and South
eastern Oregon to Reno, Nev.
The line has already been gone over by a
corps of engineers and found to be favor
able in all respects to the building of the
road. At no point does the elevation ex
ceed 4650 feet, and from Boise to Reno the
grade is only 1400 feet in eighty miles.
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