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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 8.
ALONG THE COAST
Stockton Moves to Se
cure the Corral Hol
A BATTLE OF BALLOTS.
Bitter Fight at Benicia Over
the School Trustee
PASADENA'S CUTTING AFFRAY.
A Lodl Woman Horsewhips a Man
Said to Have Assailed Her
STOCKTON, Cal., June 7.— Ex-Mayor
Pond of San Francisco, John W. Coleman,
John Treadwell and Engineer Newhouse
of the proposed railroad to Corral Hollow
spent the day in Stockton, driving over the
city to ascertain just what route would be
the best by which to enter Stockton. They
decided to come to this city if they could
pet the rights ol way and terminal facili
ties on Stockton Channel. This will not
be easy to obtain, as the land on this por
tion of the water front is very valuable
and the people of this city have done all
they car. in raiding the cash and stock sub
scriptions for the Valley road.
The proposed route will be from Corral
Hollow to a point near Banta, where it will
cross the tracks of the Southern Pacific
Company and will then run north to the
San Joaquin River, crossing at Johnsons
Terry. From this point the road will run
due north to the southern limits of Stock
The representatives of the proposed road
met the members of the Commercial As
sociation and the leading business men of
the city to-nisrht, and laid their plans be
fore them. Mr. Pond made a brief address,
in which he stated that the representatives
of the coal mines wanted the road to come
to Stockton if the people here desired to
have it, but that the cost of building to
Stockton would be somewhat greater than
that originally proposed by way of Beth
any. The road will be eight miles longer
if it is built to this city, and a draw bridge
will have to be constructed where it crosses
the San Joaquin River.'
J. W. Coleman showed the wonderful re
sources of the mines and the quality of the
coal. He predicted a great future for
Stockton's manufacturing interests if it
secured the Corral Hollow coal at the low
rates at which it could be laid down here.
A committee, consisting- of H. J. Cor
coran, 11. C. Sargent, James Marsh, Wil
liam Inglis and C. M. Weber, was ap
pointed to confer with the representatives
of the coal mines, to decide which of the
two proposed routes for entering the city
the people of Stockton would consider.
The railway people promise to commence
work on the road at the Corral Hollow end
within ten days if their propositions are
Ex-Senator Boggs owns a large tract of
water-front property within the city's
limits and he will give the railroad without
cost the right of way over his land and
what land may De needed for coal
bunkers. The Boggs proposition gives
water front on Mormon Channel within
200 yards of the Valley railroad ware
house site, but the coal mine people want
bunker ground on Stockton Channel near
the Valley road terminus. The conference
committee will try to settle the differences.
IX PASADEXA'S JAIL.
John MrGuire Held for Trial for the Mur
derous Assault on H. W. Hill.
PASADENA, Cat,., June 7.— John Mc-
Guire, tbe old man who so horribly cut H.
W. Hill from the top of his head to the
chin a few days ago while Hill was in jail
for mppOMd insanity, though in reality
frtupitied by paregoric, vas to-day ar
raigned fur the offense before Justice Ros
sitor and pleaded not guilty. In default
of $1000 bail he was Geld for trial in the
Superior Court, however, and was taken to
jail immediately by an officer.
HcGaire did not make any attempt to
justify himself in court, though he denies
that he was the aggressor in the affray.
He claims that when he was in the jail
Hill got hold of him and pulled his head
against the bars and also bit his finders,
and when he let him out of his cell to give
him a drink of water attacked him. He
used a knife in self-defense.
Hill is lying at the receiving hospital and
A Bitter Fight for School Trustees— Result
at Santa Cruz.
BENICIA, Cal., June 7.— One of the
most exciting elections for School Trustees
that ever occurred in the history of Benicia
was held here to-day. Bitter feeling was
aroused by an attempt made to get control
of the board for alleged sectarian reasons,
which met with aefeat. A. Dalton Sr. %
who has been Trustee for twenty years,
was re-elected, receiving 224 votes out of
353, and D. M. Hart was re-elected by 211
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 7.— An excit
ing election for School Trustee was held
here to-day. W. R. Springer, indorsed by
the Merchants' Association, and O. J. Lin
coln, the incumbent, were the candidates.
There were 1082 votes cast, of which Lin
coln received 570 and Springer 510.
MARE ISI.AXT> JJVQUIJtT.
Evidence in the Cane of Lieutenant Don
Has All Keen Taken.
VALLEJO, Cal., June 7.— The trial of
Lieutenant Dorn of the Olympia was con
cluded to-day, and the case of Lieutenant
Buchanan will be taken up to-morrow
morning, and will probably be concluded
in a few days. The Olympia will remain
here until after the court-martial iB con
cluded, and then will go down to Santa
Cruz and remain there during June 14
ACCEPTS rJSALIA'S OFFER.
A Would-Be Bridegroom Agrees to Supply
a Marriage for the Celebration.
VISALIA, Cal., June 7.— One of the odd
features of the coming Fourth of July cele
bration will be a marriage in the presence
of the multitude that will assemble in
Visalia on that day. In order to get a
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couple to undergo the ordeal many valuable
presents were offered, and to-day a contract
was signed by the secretary of the com
mittee and the proposed bridegroom, and
the wedding will take place. The secre
tary of the committee refused to give the
names of the parties who are to be married
for the amusement of the people, but it is
certain that the ceremony will be per :
formed at the proper time.
In the contest for Goddess of Liberty
when the votes were counted at 7 o'clock
Miss Ward was in the lead. The vote now
stands: Miss Ward 5275, Miss Stevens
4940, Miss Blake 3606, Miss Brown 2873.
8 ALB OF CALIFORNIA FRUIT.
A Protest Against Hucksters and Ped-
dlers Is Ignored.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 7.— H. Wein
stock, president of the California Fruit
Exchange, has received a telegram from
Chicago asking that the California fruit
growers consent to have hucksters and
peddlers barred from the open auctions.
They said that 98 per cent of all California
fruit in Chicago was bought by members
of the association, who want to bar out the
Weinstock replied that 98 per cent should
not be afraid of 2 per cent, and that Cali
fornia fruit-growers, in State convention,
had unanimously agreed that there should
be but one auction-house in each city, and
that should be open to any and all buyers.
DIES AT SAX LVIS OBISPO.
Jo/in Carlson's Keck Dislocated, in a
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cal., June 7.— John
Carlson died at the County Hospital last
night from injuries sustained in the acci
dent on the Pacific Coast Railway last
Wednesday. Coroner Nichols held an au
topsy to-day, and found that his neck had
been dislocated. The Coroner's jury ex
onerated the railway company from all
blame as regards the accident. Carlson
was a native of Sweden, 30 years old.
Vallejo Heady for Its Guests.
VALLEJO, Cal., June 7. — In anticipa
tion of the arrival of the Second Regiment,
N. G. C, the city of Vallejo is trimmed in
an elaborate manner. The main and side
streets present one mass of bunting. The
city will be turned over to the visitors.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 7.— The
Second Infantry Regiment, N. G. C, will
leave this city to-morrow morning by boat
for Vallejo for an eight days' encampment.
The companies go well represented, and
will arrive at Camp Budd in the evening.
The regiment is one of the finest in the
Horsewhipped by a Lodi Wife,
LODI, Cal.. June 7. — Mrs. Cordway, the
divorced wife of a prominent farmer here,
horsewhipped a Salvation Army captain
named Thomson for having slandered her
to her ex-husband.
THE NEWS OF SAN JOSE
Edward S. Clayton to Continue
as Guardian, of James
P. Tread well.
New Moves by Eva Rose Barron's
Attorneys— Portuguese to
Hold a Fiesta.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 7.— Edward S.
Clayton, guardian of James P. Treadwell,
to-day tiled a demurrer to the petition of
James P. Treadwell, a minor, to have his
guardianship letters revoked and George
Y. Bolinger appointed in his stead. In his
answer he states that the petition is am
biguous, in that it does not show in what
particulars the guardian has become in
capable and neglected his trust, and that
the petition is void, as it should have been
made through his guardian.
Judge Reynolds denied the petition to
revoke the guardianship papers of Clayton
and set June 12 as the time for hearing.
THE HARJiOX CASE.
Mrs. Knrron's Attorney* Want a JVete
Guardian for Edward A.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 7.— E. S. Pillsbury,
special counsel of Eva Rose Barron to de
fend the estate against the claims of Ed
ward A. Barron, the mulatto claimant, to
day filed a notice that as soon as counsel
can be heard he will move in the Superior
Court to have J. M. Green substituted as
guardian of Edward A. Barron in the
place of J. E. Brown.
Eva Rose Barron, by her attorneys, has
tiled a notice that she, as executrix of the
Barron estate, objects to each amendment
to the bill of exceptions, and refuses to
allow the same. June 10 is the time set
for presenting the bill of exceptions to
Judge Lorigan at his residence.
FIESTA JJE ESPIRITU SANTO.
San Jose Portuguese Preparing for a
Two Days' Carnival. .
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 7.— Extensive
preparations are being made for the fiesta
to be given Saturday and Sunday by the
Portuguese Benevolent Society of the
: The fiesta will open Saturday evening
with a display of fireworks on the Sodality
campus. At 9:45 Sunday morning there
will be a grand procession through the
principal streets of the city, ending at St.
Claire's Church, where solemn high mass
will be sung. Large delegations will come
from San Leandro, Hay wards and Mil
pitas, and it is expected that at least 1500
Portuguese will be in line.
found. Dead, in Bed.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 7.— Charles G.
Lyons, a pioneer resident of Santa Clara,
was found dead in bed. yesterday. An in
quest was held and the jury brought in a
verdict of death from Bright's disease.
About a year ago Lyons was attacked by a
gang of hoodlums and in the struggle that
followed lost an eye. He was a native of
Ireland and 54 years of age. .
. . ■ --Fifteen tears for Burglary. •
- SAN JOSE, Cax., June 7.— Frank Hunter
was to-day sentenced to fifteen years in
SanQuentin by Judge Buck ! for robbing
Fournie's grocery-store on New Year's
night. Hunter was found guilty of burg
lary in the first degree, with a charge of
jtaior . conviction against him. ' A motion
for a new trial was denied.
Her Eye JPiereed by a Knife. , i
; SAN JOSE, Cal., June 7.— Mary Ma
chado, the 15-year-old daughter of Barney
Machado of Gilroy, met with an accident
last evening which resulted in the loss of
the sight of her right eye. >- She was cut
ting a button from her : dress when the
knife slipped and struck her in the eye.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 8, 1895.
IN GALA SANTA CRUZ.
Preparations for Queen
Anita's Coming- Nearly
CLOTHED IN GAY TINTS.
The City Covered With the
Beautiful Colors of the
BTTfLDING A RIALTO BRIDGE.
The Picturesque Venetian Struc
ture to Be Reproduced In a
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 7.— Only a
few days remain before the beginning of
the carnival, and Santa Cruz is almost pre
pared for the reception of Queen Anita
and her merrymakers. The avenue looks
beautiful, and every hour new additions
are being made to the pretty decorations.
Yellow and white is almost universally
used, the exceptions being where the red,
THE KIALTO BRIDGE, SANTA CRUZ.
white and blue is added to the carnival
The costumers are about the busiest
people in town. Everybody will be en
masque on the "high-jinks" day, and the
costumes are being rented quite rapidly.
They are also kept busy in taking the
measure of the aids, who will appear in
A very busy spot is the workshop of
Goldstein Cayton, situated near the
tribunes, on the banks of the San Lorenzo.
Here is found the many beautiful river
boats beiug transformed into the regular
Venetian gondolas of the most graceful
shapes. An addition is made to the bow
and stern of the boat, and the whole is
covered with cloth and painted. They are
being painted in glowing tints and deco
rated in a most artistic manner. Just out
side the door the men are at work on the
Queen's barge, the framework of which is
completed, and one may grasp an idea of
the beauty of it when finished.
The work of decorating the tribunes is
being pushed forward rapidly. The rear
of the tribunes is being covered with cloth,
and, with the innumerable yellow and
white flags, the effect is quite beautiful.
The Rennie place, on the bluff overlooking
the river, and the Queen's throne were
decked out to-day with the carnival flags.
Work has been commenced on the im
mense arch, which will be an exact like
ness of the famous Rialto bridge at Venice.
Fifty men were added this evening to the
force of men at work on the dam. They
will do nothing but fill sacks with sand.
An additional race has been constructed
for the waste water and the channel on the
eastern bank, which was formerly five by
two feet, has been enlarged, until now it is
twelve by two feet. A gang of men was at
work all day blasting and accomplishing
this task. Civil Engineers Wallace and
Isaacs of the Southern Pacific Company
were in the city to-day and spent most of
their time at the dam. The water has
backed up thu river nearly a mile, and peo
ple owning boats are taking this opportu
nity for boating and are able to go further
up the river than ever before. Prepara
tions are being made for the water-fall,
from the "'cut-bias" bridge, about 100 yards
below the Queen's throne and in full view
of the tribunes. The sight will be a pic
turesque one. Behind the falling water
numerous electric lights will be placed.
The trains to-day all carried into the city
a large number of people who will spend
carnival week here.
A carload of fireworks arrived to-day
over the broad gauge.
The bicycle track at the Athletic Park at
Vue de l'Eau is nearly completed, and
when finished will be an excellent one.
The bicycle meet on Saturday promises to
be one of the most successful affairs during
Hon. James G: Maguire accompanies a
subscription to the carnival fund with the
Bart Burke, Esq.—Ur Dsab Sis: Your kind
Invitation to attend the Venetian water carni
val, to be held in the city of Santa Cruz from
the 11th to 15th of June, is at hand. I thank
you most sincerely for your thoughtfulness,
and am pleased to say that I have arranged for
a visit to Santa Cruz with my family for the
whole period of the carnival. I inclose a check
for $25, payable to the order of your treasurer,
to aid in defraying the expenses of the carni
val. As Santa Cruz County was the home of
my childhood, the most pleasant recollections
of my life are centered there, and I still desire
in some way to share and aid In her public en
terprise. Very truly yours,
James G. Maguike.
Took Laudanum and Died.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 7.— The trouble
in the Denver police force caused by Gov
ernor Waite has resulted in the suicide of
one of the men who lost tueir positions.
The victim is James L. Penrod, who has
lived with his wife and two children at
South Park since last December in a little
house furnished by a charitable woman.
He has led a hand-to-mouth existence, and
two weeks ago started to walk to Chehalis,
100 miles distant, to negotiate for a home
stead. He became sick and finally took
laudanum, it is thought, in a tit of tempo
STEILACOOM HOTEL FIRE.
The First Hostelry Built in the State of
TACOMA, Wash., June 7.— A Ledger
special from Steilacoom says the Light
house, the chief hotel of the town, burned
this afternoon, causing a $2000 lose, with
but little insurance. A defective flue was
This was the fir9t hotel built in Wash
ington Territory, having been erected in
the '50' s. It was the scene of many notable
territorial gatherings before the war, when
there was a large military post there, and
Steilacoom was the chief town on the
Sound. Generals Sheridan, McClellan
and Grant had stopped at the hotel while
on duty at Steilacoom, and part of the
original structure remained standing until
HT.AZE AT TA.COMA..
Wooden Pavements on Pacific Avenue
Destroyed by Fire.
TACOMA, Wash., June 7.— Pacific ave
nue, one of the main business streets of
Tacoma, was ablaze to-day. The wooden
pavement between the wharf and the City
Hall caught fire from discarded cigarettes
or sparks from locomotives. The fire was
burning in four spots along the street. It
was not exactly a conflagration, but the
insatiable flames spreaa over large areas
of the dusty thoroughfare and left nothing
in the wake but charred pavement.
The flames were first seen about 9 o'clock
this morning, and a still alarm was turned
into the Fire Department at 1 o'clock.
The flames suddenly became dangerous,
and the department responded cromptly
to the call. With the assistance of street
sprinklers the fire was extinguished by 3
IDAHO BANDITS FOILED
Robbery of a Rancher's Wife
Prevented by a Wild Dash
of Her Horses.
Repeated Attempts of Cowardly
Assassins to Take the Life
of Mrs. Saake.
BOISE. Idaho, June 7.— Three masked
highwaymen made a bold attempt to hold
up Mrs. Saake, wife of a well-to-do farmer
living four miles south of this city. Mrs.
Saake was driving toward her home when
the highwaymen emerged from the brush
and commanded her to halt. Her team
became frightened and before she could
obey the order the horses dashed away at
a fearful rate. The Highwaymen fired sev
eral shots after the team without effect.
Mrs. Saake's life was threatened several
weeks ago, and a few days ago an attempt
was made by unknown parties to chloro
form her. They entered the house at
night. Electric bells are arranged in the
house in such a manner that any one en
tering the gates causes an alarm to be
given in the house, but the miscreants
evaded the trap.
It is believed the trouble is caused by
Borne one who is endeavoring to drive the
family off land so they can secure posses
Rescued from Drowning.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 7.— An eight
year-old boy named J. Joseph was playing
with two other boys in a boat near the
East Cliff bridge this afternoon when he
fell in. As he was sinking for the third
time Charles Wilson, who happened to be
passing along tue shore, jumped into the
water and swam to the boy's rescue, bring
ing him safely to the shore.
Fatlure of Corvatlis Manufacturers.
CORVALLIS, Or., June 7. — The Coast
Carriage and Wagon Company assigned
this morning to M. M. Davis for the benefit
of creditors. The assets aggregate $79,051
and the liabilities $29,796. The creditors
are located in various parts of the
"United States. The assignment is volun
tary and believed to be temporary. The
outstanding accounts due the company
Died on the Train.
POCATELLO, Idaho, June 7.— D. A. Mc-
Dougal, proprietor of the Leland House at
Naskup, B. C, died of consumption this
morning on the westbound Union Pacific
train. His body was left at Glens Ferry,
Idaho. McDougal was on his way from
Bait Lake to Spokane. He told a passen
ger last night that he had a wife and three
children at Spokane.
The Mexico Overdue at Victoria.
VICTORIA. B. C, June 7.— The steamer
Mexico, due from San Francisco last night,
had not been sighted from Carmauab
Point up to dark to-night.
HER CRIME FORGIVEN
Sensation in the Trial of
Mrs. Barnes at San
REFUSES TO TESTIFY.
The Victim of the Poisoner
Maintains a Stubborn
WOULD SET HIS WIFE FREE.
It Is Thought the Wrongred Husband
Will Co to Jail Rather Than
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 7.—
The crowd that attended the opening of
the trial of Mrs. Kate Barnes, charged
with the poisoning of her husband, was
treated to an unexpected sensation to-day.
The first witness introduced by the prose
cution after the jury had been secured was
Samuel W. Barnes, the victim of the poi
soning and the husband of the defendant.
He refused to answer the first question put
by the prosecution. Judge Campbell,
without severity, but with marked kind
ness, informed him that he must answer
all proper questions. Barnes again re
fused. Byron Waters of San Francisco,
principal counsel for defense, then asked
persuasively that he answer, pointing out
at the same time the penalty for refusal,
fine or imprisonment, or both. Barnes an
swered somewhat doggedly :
"Well, if I can stand it, you ought to."
Finally Waters held a consultation with
Mrs. Barnes. She asked her husband to
testifyjfreely and he consented.
The lirst question put by the prosecution
tended to show a conspiracy between Mrs.
Barnes and Tom Salter against Barnes'
life. A n objection raised to this was sus
tained. The prosecution, not being ready
with with witnesses to establish the fact of
poisoning, moved an adjournment until
The manner of the crime for which Mrs.
Barnes is now being tried is without a par
allel in the criminal annals of this State,
and neither fiction nor history has ever de
tailed so cold-blooded a proceeding.
Early last fall Barnes, who is a well-to
do livery-stable keeper, living in a beauti
ful cottage on Third street, was taken ill
with what seemed to be rheumatism. His
joints began to swell and his bones to ache
terribly. The usual remedies were ap
plied, but the disease refused to yield.
Then the skin began to peel off, leaving
the flesh on the hands and feet raw.
A new physician who was called in sus
pected arsenical poisoning and communi
cated his suspicions to the local lodges of
Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias, of
which Barnes was a member. They fur
nished watches at his bedside day and
night, and the patient began slowly to im
Meantime detectives were set to work,
and by diligent search learned that arsenic
had been systematically administered by
Mrs. Barnes and Tom Salter, a handsome
young Englishman, who owned a carriage
repository here. Both were arrested on
November 4 and locked up in the County
The next day Mrs. Barnes made a con
fession to the District Attorney, acknowl
edging a share in the crime, but making
Salter the originator and prime mover in
the scheme of poisoning, and herself his
The plan of the prosecution was to make
Salter the principal and use Mrs. Barnes
as the main witness in the case against
him. After two months' incarceration,
Salter, in whose lungs tuberculosis had
obtained a hold which could not be shaken
off, committed suicide in the County Jail
by taking morphine. Two days before
this event, he had been advised by counsel
that his chance v of acquittal was not one
in one hundred. iPost-mortem examina
tion showed that he could not have lived
more than six months under the most
About a year before the beginning of the
crime for which Mrs. Barnes is now on
trial young Salter was taken sick. Barnes,
who had a strong liking for Salter, took
him home and gave him a brother's care.
During Salter's convalescence an intimacy
sprang up between him and Mrs. Barnes,
which continued until their arrest.
A very remarkable feature of the case is
that Barnes fully forgives his wife and con
dones both crimes. He obtained bonds
for her release on the 25th of last Decem
ber after two months' imprisonment, and
Mrs. Barnes ate Christmas dinner at home,
where she has been ever singe. He will do
what he can to secure her acquittal.
The principal witnesses against Mrs.
Barnes are her daughter, aged 14 years,
and Mrs. Sullivan of San Luis Obispo
County, the mother of Barnes, who was a
member of the family during the poisoning
period. Trial of the case has been post
poned twice to accommodate Byron
Waters, chief counsel for the defense, now
at the head of the claims department of
the Southern Pacific Company.
It is believed that if questions involving
his wife's connection with the crime are
pressed Barnes will refuse to answer and
go to jail without a murmur. Opinion
prevails that with Barnes acting as his
wife's stanch defender the prosecution will
have great difficulty in convicting the
Acquittals at Modesto.
MODESTO, Cal., June 7.— The trial of
A. B. McLean, charged with attempting to
negotiate the sale of votes for himself and
club at a general election, resulted in a
verdict of acquittal. The case against L.
F. Triplett upon the same charge was dis
missed. Both men were indicted by the
The trial of Joseph Hall, charged with
assault to commit murder upon J. K. Love
in April, concluded with a verdict of ac
Sale of Arizona Mines.
PHOENIX, Abiz., June 7.— Harry Mc-
Fheal to-day sold the mines at Harqua
Hala, thirteen miles west of Harrisburg —
the Golden Eagle, Golden Mound and
Ocean Ware, all rich, free-milling gold
claims, to G. F. McFall of this city. The
consideration was $46,000.
JACKSONVILLE LIBEL, SUIT.
An Editor I* Sued for $10,000 for Calling
a Man a " Bilk."
PORTLAND, Or., Jun«7.— The libel suit
of Ezra Poppleton of Tacoma against
Charles Nickell, editor of the Democratic
Times of Jacksonville, Or., for $10,000 came
up in the United States Circuit Court to
In October, 1893, Poppleton went to
Jacksonville and endeavored to sell to
placer-miners what he called a "dry wash
pan," a device for separating gold from
sand without water. He remained in
Jacksonville several months and con
tracted a number of bills. After Popple
ton's departure Nickell, through his paper,
called him a "bilk." Poppleton says his
reputation has suffered and therefore
brings suit for $10,000 damages.
KEyyjSDI'S 8MOOTIN& AFFRAY.
Tom Jenkxna Taken to Winnemucea and
Placed in Sail.
WINNEMUCCA, Nev., June 7.— lt was
learned to-day that the Jenkins who
figured in the shooting scrape at Kennedy
yesterday was not W. T. Jenkins, the
sheep-owner of Battle Mountain, but his
cousin, Thomas Jenkins, whom he nad
employed at his quartzmill in Kennedy.
Tom Jenkins was brought here to-day by
an officer and is now in jail. Mclntosh is
still alive, but his chances for recovery are
thought to be very slight. Nine shots
were fired, four by Jenkins and five by Mc
lntosh. Jenkins' wound is not thought
SANTA BARBARA EVENTS
Edith Walker Loses a Point in
the Suit Against Her
Deplorable Condition of Stock on
Santa Rosa Island— Fight With
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 7.— The
case of Edith Alice Walker vs. William G.
Waters et. , al. came up in the Superior
Court to-day on a motion for an order of
the court to compel the payment of a cer
tain sum. The plaintiff's motion was de
nied. This is the first decision in the sen
sational suit brought by Captain Waters'
adopted daughter to enforce the payment
of a certain sum conditionally bequeathed
to her by the late Mrs. Waters.
STOCK DISEASED AXD STARTING.
Hundreds of Animals on Santa Rosa
. Island Suffering From Neglect.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 7.— C.
E. Sherman of this place, appointed by the
Superior Court to examine the condition
of cattle and sheep on Santa Rosa Island,
being one vast holding of the estate of the
late A. P. More, to-day rendered his report.
Sherman states that . Administrator John
F. More, a brother of the deceased, and the
lessee of the island, threw every possible
obstacle in the j way of his . examination,
and not until May of this year did he suc
ceed in visiting the island and making an
He found 25,000 sheep, one-fifth scabby,
poor arid showing great neglect. There
were only 1200 of this year's lambs, whereas,
with proper care, there should have been
fully 10,000. Three hundred and twenty
five sacks of this year's clip of wool and
the clip of last fall was so commingled
with the property of John More as to
render impossible a separate account. The
fences about the wharf were in good condi
tion, but the fence across the island, which
should have been built according to con
tract, has not been constructed.
Sherman said that it was impossible to
maKe a proper examination of the great
island, as all horses there are under the
direct control of John F. More, who re
fused to let him use them. More, accord
ing to the report, forced Sherman to sleep
with Chinese and sheepherders on a mat
tress made of jute sacks with old wool
sacks for bedding.
The 1523 cattle on the island were the
roughest band Sherman ever saw in thirty
years' experience a»a cattleman. There
were 155 horses, mules and colts, the
greater part useless and valueless through
careless ; breeding and handling. The re
port indicates great degeneracy in the con
dition of affairs in the short time since A.
P. More's death.
FOUGHT WITH A DESPERADO.
A. Santa Barbara Officer's Desperate
Struggle While Making an Arrest.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 7.—Offi
cer Figuroa was to-day sent to Los Almos
to bring back a desperate character, one
Bonilla. An attempt was made a day or
two ago to arrest Bonilla on a charge- of
battery, preferred by a Lompoc man, but
when the local officer presented the war
rant for his arrest he first shot at the offi
cer, then beat him with his pistol and was
only captured after a fierce struggle, in
which the officer employed a pitchfork as
an effective ally. The . charge now pre
ferred against Bonilla is assault with a
deadly weapon, based on the latter's action
while resisting arrest.
Silver on Anaeapa Island.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 7.—
report has been in circulation that gold in
paying quantities has been discovered on
Anaeapa Island. The fact of the case is
that some assays have been made of a
ledge showing a small amount of silver
and a trace of gold, but whether mining
can be carried on at a , profit no one yet
knows. It has been known for many
years that gold and silver had been found
in the channel islands, which in geological
character are distinctly different from the
mainland at this point, the latter being a
mass of sandstone strata, broken and
patched at all angles.
Van JBranter ' Passes Away.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 7.—
Van Bramer, a" wealthy citizen of Victoria,
B. C, died at the Cottage Hospital yester
day. He leaves two daughters, between
whom his large estate will probably be
divided. His partner, Mr. Springer of Vic
toria, came down to - take charge of his
business ; interests, arriving a few hours
after Mr. Van Bramer's death. >
Must Answer for Forgery.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 7.— The
charge of obtaining money under false pre
tenses preferred against George Tibbetts of
this place i has been changed to forgery.
The prosecution will rely chiefly upon
testimony of Cashier Lincoln of the First
National Bank, to whom Tibbetts presented
a forged check - for a ■ small amount on
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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WAR OF SUNSET MEN
Fresh Trouble Break 9
Out in the Irrigation
OPPOSED TO PEMBERTOX.
Fight Made Against His Ap
pointment to the Direc
SUPERVISORS DEFER ACTION,
Should He Be Chosen Work on the
Big- Canals Would Soon Bo
FRESNO, Cal., June 7.— The contest
that is going on in the Sunset irrigation
district between those who are in favor of
beginning work on the great canals and
those who are opposed to it has resulted in
a new struggle before the Board of Super
Some weeks ago Cole Campbell, director
for the fifth division of the district, was
ousted by the County Supervisors because
he was not a resident of the division for
which he had been elected. This left the
other remaining members of the board of
directors evenly divided as to pushing the
work of construction.
A contract for building the canals has
been let to P. Y. Baker and T. L. Reed for
$1,500,000, and the money is now lying in a
San Francisco bank. In order that the
board of directors may vote to authorize
the work to begin, the contractors must
secure the appointment of a fifth director
who is favorable to the construction of the
canal. Their candidate is R. W. Pember
ton, and the Supervisors were to-day asked
to appoint him to the vacant place. Those
who are fighting for the disorganization of
the district are opposing Pemberton.
The Sunset district is the largest in the
State, and many of those owning land in it
assert that everything has not been carried
on as it should be, especially in letting the
$1,500,000 contract to Baker & Reed. The
Supervisors deferred action until all inter
ested in the appointment should be heard
and a warm fight is expected.
Collided With an Engine.
FRESNO, Cal., June 7.— While driving
a four-horse team over the railroad track in
this city this morning an Indian named
Dick was seriously injured by the north
bound passenger train. The engine struck
the wagon and threw it thirty feet. The
Indian was hurled onto his horses and re
ceived a kick on the head, while the wheels
passed over him, breaking his leg and
otherwise injuring him. Two of the
horses were badly hurt. The Indian will
CARSON MINT SCANDAL
A Nevada Paper Accuses Gov
ernment Detectives of
Suspect Heney Said to Be Living
Openly at a Prominent Hotel
CARSON, Nev., June 7.— Mrs. Heney,
the wife of James Heney, the Carson mint
suspect, to-day filed with the commissioner
of the United States court a proposition
that Heney wouid voluntarily come to
Carson if his bail would be fixed at $5000.
The dispatch from Arizona stating that
James Heney had been arrested was
untrue. Heney has not been in Arizona at
all, but stopped openly at the Hotel Ven
dome in Leadville, Colo., and openly sent
and received messages to and from here.
The dispatches were not in cipher and
were always plainly addressed to or signed
by James H. Heney, Hotel Vendome,
Leadville, Colo. During all this time de
tectives were reported as being "hot on
Heney's trail," yet he was openly stopping
at the largest hotel in Leadville.
The Tribune, commenting on the action
of the Government officials in the mint
matter, this evening saia few people be
lieved that the Government detectives and
representatives really wanted Heney at all.
WILD MAN OF SONOMA
Ben Buckley, the Crazy Her
mit, Placed in the Ukiah
For Twenty Years He Has Made
His Home in Holes Burrowed
Into the Earth.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Jnne 7.— Ben
Buckley, the famous Sonoma County
"wild man," is aow in Ukiah Insane Asy
lum. For the past twenty years Buckley
has been living in an open pen on the Cun
ningham ranch in Blucher Valley. He
refused to leave the place, even in the
worst of the rainy season. He was con
tent to lie in a hole in the ground during
the hardest rainstorms. When the water
got too deep to suit him he would bale it
out with his old hat. He lived mostly on
canned goods, seldom cooking anything.
Buckley imagined himself President ol
the United States, and said he had held
the office since the time of Washington.
He has been considered harmless, and
spent most of the time chopping wood for
The cause of his hallucination was a
blow received on the head twenty years
ago. While on the road home one night
he was assaulted by robbers and badly
beaten. He then declared he would never
again sleep in a house, and kept his prom
ise until arrested a few days ago for in
sanity. He was examined before Judge
Crawford here, found to be insane, and
ordered committed to the asylum.
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