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VOLUME LXXVIII.— NO. 6.
THE PACIFIC COAST
Thrilling Experience of
a Drug Clerk in Pas
CLASS DAY AT RENO.
A Coulterville Saloon Affray
That Will Probably End
in a Death.
BEE-KEEPERS AT HANFORD.
Heavy Catches of Salmon In Mon
terey Bay — Reprieves for
PASADENA, Cal., June 5.— W. H. Hill,
formerly owner of a drugstore at 1324
Market street, San Francisco, who
came to Pasadena some weeks ago
and took a position as clerk in a drug
store, yesterday in the absence of his em
ployer showed signs of insanity or intoxi
catio:.. He was mixing peculiar messes
for customers, breaking bottles and behav
ing in a mysterious manner, which at
tracted attention, and officers were sum
moned. Hill was placed in jail to await
the arrival of his employer, Dr. W. H.
Prittie, who was at Catalina Island, and
vrno had been telegraphed for.
In the jail was an old man in an intoxi
cated condition. He was John McGuire,
an ex-convict with a bad record, who
Berved a sentence of eleven years for man
slaughter in Jefferson City. In some way
a quarrel between the two arose, and when
the officers entered the jail they were
horrified to find Hill unconscious, lying in
a pool of blood. He had been cut about
the face and head in several places and
also upon his hands. The wounds ex
tended from forehead to chin, cutting
through the artery beneath the eye.
Everything gave evidence of a severe
McGuire was found intoxicated in his
cell, with an open penknife in his hand.
He claims Hill assaulted him.
What really occurred may never be
known. Hill was taken at once to the Re
ceiving Hospital, where his wounds were
dressed. He is now conscious and appar
ently sane, and has no recollection of any
thing tnat has occurred since he took a
dose of what he supposed was paregoric for
illness yesterday morning. His injuries,
while serious, are not fatal, although he is
scarred for life. Mrs. Hill and infant
child are on their way here from San Fran
cisco, having started before the catastrophe
oc curie J.
CLASS DAY AT RENO.
University of Nevada Graduates Pass the
Pipe of Peace Around.
RENO, Nev., June s.— The class of '95 of
the University of Nevada held class day
exercises in Stewart Hall to-day. The
graduates were seated on the stage, with
the class trophies arranged around them.
The class flower, the carnation pink, was
conspicuous, and the class color, cardinal,
was to be seen on every hand.
The exercises were opened with an ad
dress by the president of the class, Miss
Mabel Stanaway. P. P. Frandsen delivered
an oration upon the duty of college
graduates in society, a masterpiece of
Btudent composition. Then followed an
instrumental solo by Miss Stella Linscott,
class history by Grace V. Ward, the class
poem by Theodora W. Stubbs, a vocal solo
by Mabel Stanaway, the class prophecy by
Stella Linscott, and the class song by all
After the exercises, the pipe of peace was
passed around and handed down to the
president of the junior class. This evening
t he Normal School held its commencement
exercises in the opera-house. The follow
ing programme was rendered:
IfuiC, University orchestra; oration, "Char
acter," Hiss Isabella Robb; essay, "Small
Things," Miss Allen; normal chorus, "Ebb and
Flow"; essay, "The Professional Teacher," Ina
Btiner; oration, "Know Thy Work and Do It,"
Mary Robb; duet, "Fly Away.Birclling," Misses
Edmunds and Sadler. Debate, '•Brain Versus
Heart"; affirmative, Miss Edna Catlin and
Miss Eva Bradshaw; negative, Miss Helen Mur
phy and Miss \V. O. Sadler. Vocal solo, "My
Queen," Mrs. A. L. Lay ton; scene from "Mary
Ptuart" — last meeting between Queen Eliza-
beth and Mary Queen of Scots, Marion C. Ed
munds and Edna N. Catlin; music. University
orchestra; Brownies' drill, training school
boy*, drilled by Miss Helen Murphy; song,
"Serenade to the Moon," training school boys;
address, Regent H. S. Starrett; normal chorus,
".-wift as a Bird."
Address on "The value of literary cult
ure to the teacher," by President J. E.
Htubbs, preceded the presentation of dip
lomas to the graduating class.
CO ULTER VILLE AFFRA Jr.
Failure to Pay a Liquor Hill Causes a
COULTERVILLE, Cal., June 5. — A
probably fatal shooting affray took place
Bt Frezona <fe James 1 saloon last night.
A man named Carlson had purchased a
drink and refused to pay for it. Frezona
objected and a quarrel ensued. Carlson
attacked Frezona with a knife. The latter
drew a revolver and emptied it at his as
sailant. Two shots took effect, one in the
groin and the other in the knee. Frezona
was so close to Carlson that the latter's
clothes caught fire when he shot.
Efforts to find the bullet that entered
Carlson's groin have proven futile, and
there is little likelihood of his recovery.
Frezona bears a bad reputation.
HAN Ills OBISPO CATASTROPHE.
A Driving Party Struck by a Train on
the Pacific Coast Railway .
SAN. LUIS OBISPO, Cal., June 5.-
John Carlson, John Johnson and James
Given hired a d#uble-seated surrey for a
drive to Sycamore Springs this afternoon.
On the outskirts of town they attempted to
cross the Pr lific Coast Railway, just as the
passenger train from Port Harford ap
proached. The engine struck the vehicle
midway, and the occupants were thrown
violently in different directions.
Johnson and Givens escaped miracu
lously with slight .bruises. Carlson's skull
was fractured. He was removed to the
County Hospital and his recovery is doubt
/uL The surrey was completely wrecked.
The San Francisco Call.
One horse was killed and the other re
ceived but a few scratches. Carlson had
just recovered from injuries sustained in
an explosion at the Seamans rock quarry,
about two months ago.
2TEWS FBOM ALASKA..
"Roving John" Timtnina Convicted of an
Ansaulr Upon Editor Howard.
SEATTLE, "Wash., June s.— Advices re
ceived from Alaska state that John Tim
niins, who shot Editor Frank E. Howard
at Juneau, has been convicted of assault
with a dangerous weapon.
John Phillips, 55 years old, a native of
Lisbon, Portugal, committed suicide at his
cabin, two miles from Juneau, on May 27,
by shooting himself through the head
with a pistol. Phillips had served fifteen
years in the United States navy. He
went to Juneau from Puget Sound with
Barney Hines several months ago in an
open boat. They sold the boat for money
to buy tools and provisions, with which to
cultivate a piece of ground and raise vege
tables. Phiilips had no money and was
despondent over the outlook.
Ex-Deputy United States Marshal A. A.
Myers, one of Alaska's leading citizens,
who has been on trial charged with mal
feasance in office, was convicted and
sentenced to two years and four months in
SALMON IS MONTEREY HAT.
Tlie Run of Fish Commenced Last Week
Is Daily Increasing.
MONTEREY, Cal., June s.— The salmon
run that commenced last week has daily
increased. Immense schools of the fish
are now in the bay. This morning not less
than twenty-eight boats came in, averag
ing about twenty-live fish each.
The fishing commenced eariy this year,
and the fish are large and plentiful, taking
the bait readily. The largest fish caught
so far was the one taken by Manuel Duarte,
weighing 3G pounds. To-morrow the num
ber of boats will be doubled, as sportsmen
are now arriving on every train to partake
of the enjoyable pastime. Two tons of
salmon were shipped to-day to San Fran
APIARISTS AT HANFORD.
Best Methods of Realizing Profits From
Bee Culture Discussed.
HANFORD, Cal., June s.— The Central
California Bee-keepers' Association met
here to-day, with fifty-five representative
bee men of the State in attendance.
The topic for discussion was how to real
ize the best profit from the industry. The
bee-keepers are facing much the same diffi
culty as the raisin-growers — that is, the
profits are absorbed by the shipper and the
broker. It was resolved to place the prod
uct of the members of the association in
the hands of G. X. Wendling of this city,
secretary of the association, as agent for
WRECK OF THE TEMPE SANK.
Two Indictments Against Its Officers
Sustained by the Court.
PHCENiX, Ariz., June s.— Judge Baker
to-day sustained the demurrer to one of
the seven indictments, including nineteen
counts, against P. P. Daggs, R. E. Daggs
and W. L. Van Horn, all connected with
the failure oT the Bank of Tempe one year
Two indictments were sustained, while
four are yet under advisement. Strong
legal talent is fighting the indictments on
the claim that they are loosely drawn and
charge the accused of appropriating no
fixed amount in gold coin, but simply of
embezzling notes and stock to which no
value is affixed.
TACOMA'S XEW PACKIXQ-HOUBEB.
Another Company ill Erect a Plant on
the Tide Flats.
TACOMA, Wash., June s.— Frye Brnhn
& Co., meat-packing company, purchased
six acres on the tide flats to-day, on which
they will erect an extensive packing-house.
The Pacific Meat Company already has a
large building erected, and P. D. Armour
& Co. have a site for a packing-house.
The rivalry in selecting sites and com
mencing business is attributed to the new
Eleventh-street bridge, which connects the
city with the tide flats, and will be opened
for traffic July 4.
STUCKTOX'S SPOTTED MAX.
One of the Pinto Race of Mexico Causes a
STOCKTON, Cal., June 5.— A Mexican
Indian, who lives a short distance east of
town, was thought to be a leper because he
had large white blotches on his hands. In
vestigation of the case brought out the fact
that he is one of the pintos of Mexico,
spotted people who inhabit the valley of
Mescala, State of Guerrero. He is a harm
less fellow who gains a living by making
REPRIEVED B I THE TERROR.
Murderers Morasco and Smith Given a
XeUf l.rnsr of Life.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June s.—Gov
ernor Budd to-day granted a reprieve to
Rico Morasco and Fremont Smith, both of
whom were to be hanged next Friday.
Morasco's reprieve is until March 1,
1897, and that of Smith until August 5,
Insurance Rate War at San Luis.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cal., June s.— As a
result of the insurance rate war here the
Board of Supervisors decided to cancel all
policies on the county buildings and take
advantage of the cut rates. When the
matter came up before the board to-day
about fifteen local agents were present
anxious to secure the business at cuts
ranging from 50 to 75 per cent on the pres
ent rates. The Supervisors, unable to dis
pose of the business to the satisfaction of
the clamoring insurance men, finally or
dered all policies canceled, to take effect
August 7, and rewritten at a reduction of
50 per cent on the rates now in force, the
business to be divided equally among ail
the local agents. The insurance aggre
gates $60,000 on the courthouse, hall of
records and hospital.
Jirilliant Wedding at Santa Rota. ■"*"
SANTA ROSA, Cal., June s.— A brilliant
wedding occurred at the residence of H. L.
Tripp on Fourth street to-day. The event
was the marriage of his daughter, Miss M.
CorinneWey mouth toLevi Francis Hodge,
a young business man of Chicago. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Avery
Shepherd at the Episcopal Church in the
presence of forty intimate friends. The
marriage occurred at 12:30 o'clock. A re
ception was held this evening.
Wine From El Pinal Vineyard.
STOCKTON, Cal., Juue s.— One hundred
and twenty-five barrels of wine from
West's El Pinal vineyard arrived here
to-day to go to New York by a sailing
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1895.
WHITES DRIVEN OUT
None but Coolies Found
in Pleasanton Val
JAPANESE ON THE RACK.
Prove Their Shrewdness When
Questioned by the Com
SATO'S EMPLOYMENT BUREAU.
The Investigating Board Confident
That Anti-Contract Labor Laws
PLEASANTON, Cal., June 5. — The
cooly contract labor investigation came to
an end to-day, but it will be resumed to-
TILE COMMISSIONERS EXAMINING FUJIMOTO, THE JAPANESE COOLY CONTRACTOR, AT FLEASANTON.
morrow in San Francisco and in the Sacra
mento Valley in about ten days.
The inquiry has been productive of good
results in several respects. It has given an
insight into the Japanese character that
could not be reached by other means. It
has established beyond a douM that
hordes of Japanese are only too anxious to
come to this State and work for less money
than any other classes of laborers. While
they may not now be brought here under
written contracts, there is no doubt but
that they are invited to come on the
promise of all the work they can perform.
In the matter of character, the Japanese,
according to their own testimony given
to-day, are addicted to drink, and when
drunk they are liable to brawl like sailors.
As workmen they are inferior to the Chi
nese, but are less independent, and in their
dealings with their bosses they belong to
the contractors, body and soul. The sys
tem under which they work makes com
petition by any other class of laborers out
of the question.
Labor Commissioner E. L. Fitzgerald
and United States Immigration Commis
sioner Stradley were not successful in eet-
ting all the witnesses they wanted. One
important witness is E. R. Lillienthal of
Pine and Battery streets, San Francisco,
who is the president of the Pleasanton Hop
Company, and said to be tne president of
the Boston Hop Company. The Commis
sioners want to see his contracts with the
boss Japanese and to learn if these two
companies or either of them are incorpo
rated under the laws of Massachusetts.
The other witness is the crafty Japanese
contractor Sato, who handles half of the
cooly laborers in the valley. The deputies
hunted for the latter for two days and
finally learned that he had fled to San
Francisco, although his white partner, A.
R. Downing, promised to have him present
at the investigation.
An interesting feature in the investiga
tion is the attitude of the people here upon
the question of Japanese labor. Prominent
citizens of the Pleasanton Valley have called
upon the Commissioners and requested
that the laborers in the valley be investi
gated, as they had in two years driven all
the white help from the fields. Two or
three years ago all of the work was done
by people living in the towns, and the
owners of small farms. In the towns the
men, women and children made good
wages in tho hopfields during harvest
times. The small farmers were able to at
tend to their farmwork, and the wages
they earned "working out" for the large
farmers gave them the opportunity of pay
ing for their land and have a little spare
money to live on. Both townspeople and
small farmers spent their money in the
many Alameda County towns, and even
when times were dull in the outside world
there was no such thing as want in Ala
The town of Pleasanton, with a popula
tion of 1200 inhabitants, alone furnished
about 900 hop-pickers, as the school vaca
tions were arranged so that the services of
the children could be used for this light
Now times are dull and the small farmer
is crowded to the wall. The number of
little farms ana homes with the "for sale"
signs upon the fences is increasing every
month, because the main source of revenue
has been diverted into other channels and
the Japanese contractors are getting the
Citizens who furnished the information
requested that their names be not men
tioned, as the employers of coolies, being
wealthy, might find means of punishing
them for talking too much.
W. W. Camron of Oakland visited
Pleasanton a week ago, and after looking
into the situation told Commissioner
Fitzgerald that it was an excellent field
for operation from a labor standpoint.
He said that if any leverage could be ob
tained to drive cooly labor from| the valley
it should be done at once. If the evil
could not be overcome the fruit industry
would be a curse instead of a blessing to
the State, for an increase in the number of
orchards and hopyarda means an in
crease of the cooly population and
the greater the number of coolies the
greater the number of unemployed white
people. Another point noted was that
when the small farmers are driven out the
property usually falls into the hands of
the large land-owners.
The proposition of holding a mass-meet
ing and explaining the dangers arising
from employing cooly labor was discussed,
but the Commissioners decided that it
would not be advisable. It might incite a
riot, which would result in the white people
driving the Japanese out of the country.
This would cause international complica
tions, which the Commissioners do not
want to be responsible for. An anti-Jap
anese movement has started in Haywards,
and to hold a meeting here might be apply
ing a match to a very combustible public
sentiment, with unpleasant results to fol
It was deemed wiser to publish the. facts
learned at the investigation, and ha7e the
matter dealt with by the Federal Govern
ment in the shape of a Japanese restriction
law similar to the one now holding China's
thousands out of the United States.
Before the Commissioners opened the
meeting this morning in Judge Brophy'a
courtroom Special Agent Greene and Mr.
Fitzgerald went out through the hoptields
to the Sato camp. Dozens of laborers were
seen in all directions working among the
vines. They were all Japanese, not a
white man being seen for miles.
At Sato's camp the officials found a truly
oriental scene so far as living is concerned.
In a large barn are 100 bunks, placed one
above another, like milkpan shelves in a
dairy. A dozen low-browed coolies rolled
out o tfheir beds and atood staring at the
newcomers, whom they recognized as ene
mies. The general appearance of the men
and the place was more forbidding than
any Chinese camp on th^ , 'nst. Those
who were not at work bore viumistakable
signs of a recent debauch, and their ab
sence from the fields was caused by inabil
ity to work.
The first witness examined to-day was
A. C. Vandervoort, a notary public and
real estate dealer in Pleasanton. He told
of acknowledging the contracts which were
published iv the Call of to-day. Speak
ing of the public sentiment regarding the
employment of Japanese, he said that the
generality of people are opppsed to the
Japanese. Only the employers are at all
favorable to this class of coolies. White
people can do the work in the hopyards
and beetfields as well as the Japanese,
but of course not at such low wages as the
latter work for. He knows that in point
of morals the Japanese coolies are in no
way superior to the average white laborers.
They buy cheap wine by the gallon and
get as drunk as lords. As a result there
are frequent brawls among themselves in
their quarters. As yet they have not
dared to get drunk or fight in town. The
Chinese, as workmen, are rated as far su
perior to the Japanese, but the latter work
for less wages than the Chinese.
R. Fujimoto, one the Japanese labor
contractors, was called. He testified that
he has a contract with Downing to fur
nish laborers to hoe and care for the beets.
He contracts by tqa ton and bosses the
gang of workmen. He said:
"I keep an average of about twenty-five
men all of the time, but they are not al
ways the same men. I have also a gang at
work on Charles Graham's ranch."
Deputy Earn obtained from Fujimoto a
list of the names of the laborers and closely
questioned him as to the places and the
dates on which he secured the help. The
purpose was to get his statement in writ
ing and look up the records and passenger
lists of the steamers on which the coolies
arrived. By comparing the statements,
records and at last the labor contracts
under which the Japanese are working
some idea could be obtained as to whether
or not the contracts were made previous to
the arrival of the laborers.
But the witness was a shrewd little fel
low. He stated that the laborers were se
cured in San Francisco, San Jose, Santa
Cruz and many were picked up in Pleas
anton. Some were gathered as far back as
two years ago, he said, but the majority
were picked up between May 1 and May
30. All the men he gets from San Fran
cisco are obtained at 270 Brannan street.
Most of these came from Seattle. He de
nied paying the Japanese boarding-house
keepers a commission.
"The men pay their own fare from Seat
tle," said he. "When I gave an order on
May 27 for a lot of men they were not in
San Francisco. I waited two weeks for the
men to arrive. lam not a partner in the,
boarding-house. I don't write to Japan
The witness cot decidedly mixed in sev
eral matters pertaining to dates and places.
In one matter he testified that the Japan
ese in Japan are never told what house
they shall go to in San Francisco, when as
a matter of fact the new arrivals always
tell the Immigration Commissioner that
they had been directed to certain boarding
houses before they left Japan.
In examining this contractor a remark
able state of affairs was brought to light.
He has a contract to work tne beet fields
for $15 an acre. After the first hoeing he
receives $5 and after the second hoeing he
receives $3. If the crop goes over eight
tons to the acre he gets $1 a ton for each
ton in excess of eight tons. In other
words he makes a contract for $8 an acre
and takes his chances of making more.
An average crop yields twelve tons per
Continued on Second Page
QUEEN ANITA'S ROBES.
Rich Gown to Be Worn
at the Santa Cruz
MR. BUDD AT THE BALL.
The Governor Will Escort the
Fair Ruler In the Grand
FLOATS FOR THE PAGEANT.
A Variety of Attractive Designs
Embraced In the Features
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June s.— The coro
nation robes of Queen Anita are magnifi
cent. They are of heavy white satin, em-
broidered in silver, and the foot of the
skirt is festooned with carnival-colored
roses. The corsage is decollette and sleeve
less, and will be filled with chiffons high
to the throat. The mantian de court is
of yellow plush, with a lining of satin of
the same color, and will depend from the
shoulder, and its long, heavy folds will be
borne by two pages. The crown will be
brilliantly jeweled and of the style worn by
the Empress Josephine.
The processional order for the attendants
on the Queen has been decided. First will
come a pretty little herald (not yet chosen)
in royal purple and silver; then the float
of the Queen and the Queen herself, with
her maids, pages and flower girls grouped
about her. On each sids of the Queen's
float will ride her guard of honor, made up
of six young men of this city, attired in the
handsome costumes of the fifteenth century
The pretty flower girls chosen are
Gladys Drullard, Rosalie Bernheim, Lita
Tuttle and Lita Crane. The guards
already chosen and accepted are Charles
Wilson, Claude Sharon, Frank McCann
and Frank Armstrong. Two remain to be
One of the prettiest sights will be seen
at the ball, when the Queen enters with
Governor Budd, accompanied by her royal
train. Her majesty will be preceeded by
the little herald and flower girls, and fol
lowed by the maids of honor, escorted by
the officers of the Governor's staff.
Interest in the carnival grows every day,
and people are realizing more and more
the magnitude of the magnificent spectacle
they will witness in beautiful Santa Cruz
Designs have been drawn for four hand
some floats for local merchants. One will
be for the floral parade on the street, and
will be drawn by six prancing steeds,
richly caparisoned. The other three are
floats for the Venetian river carnival. One
will represent "commerce," and another
for historical day, "The Boston tea party."
The Young Men's Institute will have a
floral float in the street parade, one of the
features of it to be a floral arch with em
blems of the order. The Native Sons and
Native Daughters of the Golden West are
to combine, and will have a float appro
priate for the orders which they represent.
The Hotel Hagermann is decorated in
carnival colors. The large veranda is cov
ered witn yellow and white, looped in
graceful folds, while here and there de
signs, such as stars and the Maltese cross,
are placed with splendid effect. The Syl
var block, opposite the pavilion, is also
decorated in an artistic manner. Bunting
is placed to good advantage, but the lovely
ivy vine is used quite extensively, and
is novel as well as beautiful. The
Hihn building, between Lincoln street
and Walnut avenue, is in the hands of the
decorators, being festooned with redwood
The city's decoration is well under way,
and in a few days the main avenues will
be transformed by the profuse use of bunt
ing, lanterns and evergreens. The large
redwood arch at the corner of Pacific
avenue and Laurel street is receiving its
finishing touches. At each corner is an
exact imitation of a redwood tree, and
with the addition of boughs and branches
of redwood it will be difficult to tell
whether the tree is a genuine one or not.
The pavilion is about ready to be placed
in the hands of the decorative committee,
and Beach Hill, the most beautiful part of
Santa Cruz, and containing some mag
nificent residences, will be bedecked in
grand style. The Beach Hill people have
clubbed together to secure decorations
unique and beautiful.
Much interest is manifested in the en
campment of the Naval Reserve in this
city during carnival week, especially by
the members of Company E of this city,
who will then be mustered in. The loca
tion of the camp has not been decided on.
Three sites have been offered— the King
grove, a beautiful spot at Garfield Park, on
the line of the electric road, near Vue de
l'Eau; the Cunningham mill property, a
very convenient and pleasant spot a few
hundred yards from Pacific avenue, and
the Liebbrandt property, on the beach, in
the rear of the bathhouses. In all proba
bility the latter place will be chosen, as it
is well supplied with water, is near the
beach, and will be handy for the men for
drilling, as the Olympia will be in the har
bor. The local company of the Naval Re
serves is to have a beautiful float in the
pageant, typical of the marine service.
Carpenters are at work on the river bank
building barges for the floats to be used in
the Water Carnival. Twelve have been
completed. The Queen's barge is being
built and promises to be a beautiful one.
Many of the boats used on the river are
being transformed by carpenters, by addi
tions to the bow and stern, into beautiful
Venetian gondolas, which, when decorated
with flowers, will be a pretty sight. Seats
have been placed on Laurel, Front and
Spruce streets for the accommodation of
Forty men started to work at 4 o'clock
this morning on the dam, and 4000 addi
tional sacks of sand were filled and used.
It is expected its construction will be fin
ished by to-morrow.
A letter stating that the Mayor of San
Rafael and fifty of its leading citizens
would be in this city during carnival weefc
was received to-day. A letter has also
been received from Miss Phoebe Couzins
announcing her intention "of being present.
It has been decided to omit from the
programme on Tuesday the taking posses
sion of the city by the advance guard of the
Queen, and the mock ceremonies following.
The executive committee has changad
its meeting place at the headquarters to
the Pilot building, and the ladies have
again taken possession of the two front
rooms in the headquarters building.
The costumes for the grand mask ball
and for the "high jinks" day arrived to
day, and the costumer is busy at head
quarters arranging the hundreds of gowns
to be used.
The decorations of the poles along Pacific
avenue was commenced this afternoon.
Every electric light, telegraph and tele
phone pole is being covered with white
cloth and twined with ropes of redwood
foliage. Suspended from the poles are
ship yards of yellow and white.
SAN JOSE'S FAIR GUESTS
The Grand Circle of Com
panions of the Forest
Now in Session.
A Ball and Banquet to Be Given In
Honor of the Visiting
SAN JOSE, Cal., June s.— The seventh
annual session of the Grand Circle of Com
panions of the Forest Ancient Order of
Foresters of America, convened here to
day. The following grand officers are pres
ent and presiding: Mrs. M. B. Campbell,
G. C. C, San Francisco; Mrs. A. B. An
drews, G. S. C. C.Los Angeles; Mrs. A. D.
Bremer, G. S.,Alanu<ia; Mis« Emma Rap
pin, G.T., San Francisco; H. Kohen, G. M.,
San Francisco; Mrs. Kemp Van Ec, G. E.,
San Francisco; grand trustees — Mrs. M.
Degan and Mrs. H. Worms, San Francisco,
and Mrs. M. McCoy, Marysville.
About 100 delegates are in attendance.
Last evening the visiting delegates were
entertained at a reception by the San Jose
circles. The Grand Circle will be in ses
sion two days. To-morrow night a ball
and banquet will be given in honor of the
To-day was taken up in hearing reports
of the grand officers and acting on amend
ments to the constitution.
FTTXI>B WILL BE RAISED.
Indebtedness of the Santa Clara Agri
cultural Society to lie Met.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June s.— The life mem
bers and directors of the Santa Clara
County Agricultural Society held a special
meeting here to-day to devise ways and
means, if possible, to liquidate an indebt
edness of about $10,000. Creditors have
recently been pressing theiz claims, and
threats of attachment were made. The
valuable property of the society is in such
shape as to its title that it cannot be either
sold or mortgaged to pay the indebted
At the meeting to-day the directors were
authorized to lease the property, consist
ing of a racetrack and fair grounds, or to
take such other steps as are deemed ex
pedient to raise the funds required. About
$4000 in claims are pressing. It was de
cided to issue notes in the sum of $100
each, payable from the first money re
ceived by the society.
It was also decided if $1000 is subscribed
by citizens to hold a race meet here for six
days, from September 23. The meet is
assured, as $500 has already been sub
APPEALED TO THE MAYOR.
Members of the A. I. A. Resent the Flyinrj
of an Italian Flag.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June s. —Considerable
excitement has been aroused in A. P. A.
circles during the past few days by the
flying of the Italian flag over the hall of
the Italian Benevolence Society.
At a meeting of Council 31, A. P. A., last
evening, a committee was appointed to
wait upon Mayor Austin and have the flag
removed or the American flag placed above
it. The Mayor promised to use his in
fluence in the matter, and this morning
about 10 o'clock the flag was taken down.
It is said that there were about 500 mem
bers present at the meeting and that the
hot-headed members were in favor of
storming the building and tearing the flag
and pole down, but the more conservative
members were in favor of sending a com
mittee to the Mayor.
Chinese Jtobber Xd.entifl.ed.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June s.— Several
Chinese called at the County Jail to-day
and identified Lee Fee, the Chinaman ar
rested at Heinlen Chinatown yesterday by
Deputy Sheriff Black, as the man wanted
for looting the Chinese house on the Hop
kins place at Menlo Park.
Lee Fee is an ex -convict aad served five
years in San Quentin for buiglary from
this county. James Bradley of Menlo Park
identified Lee Fee as one of the two men
he had driven to Mountain View on the
day of the robbery. The men secured
about $500 in jewelry, clothing and money.
Some of the articles have been located in
Sent to Whittier.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 5.-Frank L.
Shepherd, a 12-year-old boy, was yes
terday committed to the Whittier Reform
School by Judge Reynolds. The boy is
vicious and incorrigible and his parents
are unable to control him.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SANTA BARBARA'S IRE
Reported Closing of the
Port Causes Great
FOREIGN SHIPS BARRED.
Cargoes From Other Lands
Cannot Be Unloaded in
A SOUTHERN PACIFIC MOVE.
Alleged to Be a Scheme to Throw
Traffic to Huntington's
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 5.—
Word was received here to-day that the
customs authorities at Los Angeles or
Washington >have decided that the Duke
of Argyll shall be the last ship hailing
from a foreign port that shall unload cargo
at Santa Barbara until this is made a
regular port of entry.
The greatest indignation prevails over
this weli-airaed blow at Santa Barbara's
commerce. The channel is recognized by
navigators everywhere as one of the finest
and safest harbors on the coast, with deep
soundings, safe anchorage, free from dan
gerous currents and protected from violent
winds. Mr. Gourley, for many years the
wharfinger, states that in an experience of
fifteen years, no coast vessel or steamer
ever failed to make a landing on its regu
Santa Barbara people regard the closing
of the port as a stroke made in behalf of
the Southern Pacific railroad. The near
est port of entry is Los Angeles, and car
goes landed there must be shipped over
110 miles of road belonging to the South
ern Pacific system, with an enormous
tariff for the distance traversed. The
class of shipments principally affected
will be coal and lumber from British
The removal of the tariff from the latter
commodities had led to a lively lumber
traffic between this British port and Cali
fornia, and whatever advantages are to be
gained by the sharp competition now
waged upon building materials will be lost
to Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara has a resident customs
officer, Fred Forbush, whoso office this
ruling declares empty.
VAST Bit AX EH IS nil NO.
Me Was One of the Seekers After Buried
Treasure on Cocos Island.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 5.— J.
Van Bramer, a wealthy citizen of Victoria,
B. C, who has spent many seasons in
Santa Barbara, lies in a hopeless condition
at the Cottage Hospital, with death mo
mentarily expected. His sickness is the re
sult of the grip, contracted at San Diego
Mr. Van Bramer is the gentleman who
fitted up an expedition to go to Cocob
Island two years ago to search for treasure
buried there by pirates— a notable expedi
tion in which two prominent Santa Bar
bara men joined. The voyage was made
memorable by the detention of the ship
and arrest of the captain and charterer in
San Diego port, charged with being smug
glers, the Customs-house officer's sus
picions being aroused by the concealment
and mystery naturally affected by the voy
agers. The geDtlemen reaped a rich har
vest in adventure and jolly experience, al
though they came back with less gold than
Tried to Pass n Bogus Cheek.
SANTA BARBARA. Cal., June 5.—
George Tibbitts of this place was arrested
last night on a charge of attempting to pro
cure money under false pretenses. He was
to-day bound over in Justice Gammill's
court, under $400 bail, in default of which
ne languishes in jail.
Tibbitts went to the First Natioual Bank
yesterday and presented a check for $15.
The check was found to be valueless. The
charge against Tibbitts will probably be
raised to the dignity of forgery.
Damage to the liean Crop.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June s.—To
day's reports from Hueneme indicate that
the damage to the bean crop by recent
winds is more serious than previously es
timated. Indications now are that 1500
acres will have to be replanted.
The Ihike of Argyle Sails.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June s.— The
Duke of Argyle left port to-day, after dis
bursing $3500 here for supplies, balJast, etc.
THE KILLING AT COLTON
Horrible Confession Made by
the Slayer of James
Murderer Garcia Gives Up All Hopa
and Tells the Story of the
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 5.—
Emilio Garcia, who was sentenced to be
hanged on Friday in San Quentin for the
murder of James Guilminot at Colton, on
the 29th of last October, made a confession
of his crime on Sunday, May 24. in the
presence of the Mexican Consnl-General
and District Attorney Daley of San Ber
Garcia had appealed to the Mexican Gov
ernment to interfere in his behalf as a citi
zen of that country, claiming he had been
unfairly tried and unjustly convicted.
After Garcia had fully stated his case the
Consul-General informed him that, accord
ing to his own story, he was at least an
accessory, which, under the law of this
State, is punishable alike with the prin
cipal, and he could not make any attempt
to interfere with the carrying out of the
sentence of death. Garcia asked the Con
sul-General if there was no hope to be
looked for from the Governor, and when
told there was none he said:
"Then, if there is no hope for me and I
will have to hang, I may as veil tell the