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VOLUME LXXVIII.— NO. 11.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Mrs. Barnes Acquitted
of Murder at San
PARADE AT CAMP BUDD.
Two Sumas City Girls Drowned
While Being Rowed to
FRESNO'S TREASURER SUED.
Portervllle Firemen Celebrate—Ver
dict of Guilt in a Riverside
SAN BERNARDINO, Cat.., June 10.—
The trial of Mr?. Kate Barnes, charged
with poisoning her husband, reached an
unexpected and sensational end this after
noon. District Attorney Daley abandoned
the case, saying the State was not able to
convict, and Judge Campbell instructed
the jury to return a verdict of not guilty,
which was done, and Mrs. Barnes went
After a legal battle between the attorneys
on each side, which lastea from the open
ing of court this morning until 2:30 o'clock
this afternoon, the court decided that the
confession of Mrs. Barnes on the day fol
lowing her arrest last November could not
be admitted, for the reason that she made
it under the hope and the implied promise
that her punishment would be lighter.
Under this ruling, hex subsequent confes-
Bions to private individuals could not be ad
mitted. The District Attorneythereupon an
nounced that he would be unable to secure
conviction without the testimony con
tained in the confessions.
The facts are that when member? of the
Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias
lodges first camp to the former District
Attorney with the charges he could not
and dkl not believe the woman guilty and
hi> idea was to convict Saltcr, her lover,
on Mrs. Barnes' testimony. In this way
the confession was made.
There was a scene in the courtroom
when the Judge instructed the jury to
acquit the prisoner. She shook violently
with emotion for a minute or more. Then
three women, who had been her stanch
friends, stepped inside the bar, and for the
next minute there was intermingling of
tear?, laughter and osculation, which
bordered on the hysterical, the husband
whom the woman had poisoned being be
side himself witn joy. Three minutes
later, when the jury returned, Mrs. Barnes
un./erwent another long paroxysm, and,
Bring herself, shook hands "with each
CROWDS VISIT CAMP BUDD
Thousands W'itnr.is the Second Regiment '
mi Orena Parade and Guard Mount.
VALLEJO, Cal., June 10.— Camp Budd
Is now thoroughly established. At dress
parade and guard mount this evening
thousands of persons watched the military
tactics of the companies of the Second
Regiment. Major-General Dimond and
Adjutant-General Barrett were visitors at
the camp to-day.
Never has the Second Regiment ap
peared to better advantage. The usual
rules and camp regulations will be fol
lowed durii;g the week. Wednesday will
undoubtedly be observed as a half holiday.
On that date there will be races at the
Vallejo track and other interesting events.
Prominent visitors are expected during
After leaving Camp Budd, Barrett and
Dimond journeyed to Petaluma to attend
the encampment of the Fifth Regiment.
A DOUBLE DROWING
Tico Girts la>sc Their TAves While Being
Bowed to Church.
VANCOUVER, B. C, June 10.— A sad
drowning accident occurred yesterday at
Sumas, whereby Lottie and Lydia McLeod,
aged 14 and 12 years, daughters of Malcolm
McLeod, lost their lives.
In company with their mother and elder
eister they were on their way to church
and were being rowed across a small creek
when the accident occurred. Mrs. McLeod
had crossed safely, but the boat upset
while the girls were crossing. All three
clung to Lockhart Chadsey, the boy rowing
the boat, and all went down together.
He succeeded in freeing himself and res
cued the elder sister, but the two other
girls were drowned. The bodies were re
covered about an hour later.
DROWNED OFF" OLD SAUSALITO
The Body of a Man Taken From the
Bay by Fishermen.
RAN RAFAEL, Cal., June 10. — The
body of an unknown man was found by
fishermen floating in the water off Old Sau
The deceased was a man 5 feet 4 inches in
height, aged about 45 or 50 years, and
weighine about 140 pounds. He had on a
black sack coat and vest, pepper -gray
pants, white shirt, white turned-down col
lar, black necktie, white woolen under
shirt, white canton flannel uuder-dtawers,
brown merino socks, and wore No. 8
gaiters. He had blue eyes, sandy mus
tache, and was slightly bald. In his
pockets were found 80 cents in coin and a
pair of steel eyeglasses. He had been in
the water about twelve hours. Coroner
Eden brought the body to the Morgue
here, where it awaits identification.
TO SUE FRESNO`S TREASURER.
A.n Effort to Compel the ray men t of
Bpwer Fund Warrants.
FRESNO, Cal., June 10.-The City At
torney has been instructed by the
Trustees to begin suit, if necessary, to
compel City Treasurer McKenzie to pay
warrants on the newer fund.
A suit has been pending for some time
against the city to collect $4800 alleged to
be due Alexander Mcßean for disposing of
the sewage. An injunction to prevent the
Treasurer from paying money out of the
sewer fund was finally dissolved, but the
Treasurer still refuses to pay the warrants.
A Riverside Murderer to Hang.
RIVERSIDE, Cal., June 10.— Charles
Marshall, the double murderer, who killed
frank Hamilton and Albert Larson in a
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street fight at San Jacinto, April 8 last, had
his case disposed of to-day in the Superior
Court. Marshall was found guilty of the
murder of Hamilton, about two weeks ago.
The jury made no recommendation for
mercy, so Marshall was sentenced by
Judge Noyes to-day to be hanged at San
Quentin, August 23.
NAPA ELECTION CONTEST ENDS.
The Caae Against Sheriff MelCenzie
Dropped by Ilia Opponent.
NAPA, Cal, June 10.— At the last gen
eral election the candidates for Sheriff of
this county were George S. McKenzie, Re
publican, and D. A. Dunlap, Democrat.
On the face of the returns the Supervisors
declared McKenzie elected by one plu
rality. Dunlap contested, and the case
occupied several days in court last Febru
ary. The case was postponed until this
morning, when by stipulation it was dis
missed, Dunlap evidently having con
cluded that he could not establish his case.
DIED AT ASHLAND
Dr. yon Haaalarher's Career of Honor
<'»>«(« to an l-'.ml.
ASHLAND, Or., June 10.— Dr. E. yon
Hasslacher died here to-day of senile
pneumonia, aged 73 years. Mr. yon
Hassiacher was of Swiss-German parent
age, and has a history of general interest.
He was highly educated, and in Paris en
tered the service as a surgeon in the
French army. During the Crimean war
he attained the rank of colonel.
After the close of the war he entered the
French diplomatic service, and made
treaties for the French people with the
Central American states, and later went as
French Minister to Hawaii, where he be
came connected by marriage with Queen
Emma, and held high state positions
He has made his headquarters at Ash
land for two years past, representing Eng
lish capitalists looking for mining invest
ments. His wife and daughter live in San
Francisco, and the former is expected here
to the funeral, which will be on Thursday.
The doctor was a gentleman of the highest
culture, and was greatly esteemed.
BATTLE WITH THE YAQUIS
The Indiana Are Routed by Mexican
Troops With Ileax'y Loss.
PHOENIX, Akiz., June 10.— Advices
from Herruosillo, Sonora, state that on
Saturday Lieutenant-Colonel Flores Hor
mosa, with fifty regulars of the Mexican
army, came upon a large band of rebel
Yaqui Indians in Chihuquete Canon,
Upper Sonora, and routed them with
heavy loss. Darkness terminated the fight.
On the Mexican side a colonel and five
soldiers were .ounded and one corporal
killed. A large amount of booty was re
covered from the Indians. The Yaqui
rebellion is the most serious ever known,
and the Mexican forces are making little
progress against it.
POR TER VI LLE FIR EM EN.
Celebration of the Anniversary of the De
PORTERVILLK, Cax., June 10.— The
Porterville volunteer fire department
celebrated the fifth anniversary of its or
ganization to-day. Twelve members of
the Visalia fire department were here, to
gether with visiting firemen from Tnlare.
This morning the annual parade oc
curred. The visiting firemen were dined
at the Pioneer Hotel and after dinner were
taken for a drive among the orange groves.
To-night the firemen gave a ball.
Siockton'.i A>t* Officials.
STOCKTON, Cai.., June 10.— Mayor
Baggs and the new city council went into
office to-night, and after the meeting of the
council the non-partisan officers elected
were serenaded by the Sixth Infantry
Band. Mayor Baggs made but one ap
pointment to-night, that of Frank H.
Smith as city attorney. The mayor-elect
delivered a business-like address, promis
ing careful attention to the interests of the
people and economy in public affairs.
An Arizona Murderer Sentenced.
PHCENIX, Ariz., June 10.— Jesus Sares,
one of the murderers of Doll, near Mam
moth four months ago. has been sentenced
in the District Court of Pinal County to be
hanged August 2. Doll, a storekeeper,
was called to his door at night and shot
down. His wife was also shot at and
wounded, but managed to hide herself in a
clump of brush while the murderers rifled
Contest of Visalia Belles.
VISALIA, Cal., June 10.— This is the
last week in the contest for Goddess of
Liberty. Votes are being held back until
the closing hours, and the committee ex
pects to handle a multitude of ballots on
Friday and Saturday. Miss Stevens is
still crowding Miss Ward for first place.
The vote this evening at 7 o'clock was:
Miss Ward 6819, Miss Stevens 5540, Miss
Blake 4383, Miss Brown 3054.
Affray at San Rafael.
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., June 10.— Richard
Bullis, a large land-owner here, was cut on
the left side of his head with a file by
James Goldsmith, during an altercation
between the two men over the rent of one
of Bullis' lots. Officer Healey arrested
Goldsmith this evening. Goldsmith claims
that he struck Bullis in self-defense. He
pleaded guilty and paid his fine.
yapa River Improvement.
NAPA, Cal., June 10. — Congressmen
Barham of Santa Rosa and Hilborn of
Oakland are here to-night to confer with
the Napa Improvement Society and citi
zens about the improvement of Napa
River. To-morrow they, with a committee
of citizens, will inspect the river for some
miles down, and so go to Washington well
informed as to its needs.
Battery B Inspected at Napa.
NAPA, Cal., June 10.— Battery B of
Second Regiment, N. G. C, is being in
spected at its armory here to-night by
Captain Sam Naphtaly, inspection officer,
and Colonel McDonald. The battery has
done good work and has a fine standing in
Fire at Porterville. ~!T"?
PORTERVILLE, Cal., June 10.— A small
dwelling near this city was destroyed by
tire to-day, and its owner, Mrs. Stage, was
very seriously burned while endeavoring
to save her home. The fire was caused by
the bursting of an oil lamp which was used
in an incubator in the back room. Mrs.
Stage will probably recover.
Recovers His Children.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 10.— In the
Superior Court to-day a writ of habeas
corpus was granted to George Ashbury,
who sued for the recovery of his two chil
dren, who were being held as security for
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 11, 1595.
FETE OF SANTA CRUZ
AH Is Now in Readiness
for Queen Anita's
TO BE CROWNED TO-DAY.
A Cordial Welcome Will Be
Accorded the Fair Young
VISITORS ARE POURING IN.
Finishing Touches? Put Upon the
Magnificent Decorations of the
SANTA CRrZ, Cal., June 10.— There is
not a city or town in America that con
tains as much life as Santa Cruz does to
day. The streets are crowded with people,
reminding one that the carnival is at
SAN LORENZO LAGOUN, SCENE OF THE SANTA CRUZ WATBE FETE.
hand. Decorations continue to be placed
in the few remaining places where they
were needed. Standing at one end of Pa
cific avenue and looking down the street,
with their maze of fluttering banners, the
graceful festoons, fla^s floating in the
breezes and the long lines of decorated
poles, with the yellow and white ship
yards, the sight is a grand one. The grand
arch and Rialto bridge is in position at the
foot of Pacific avenue, below Beach Hill,
and every person arriving in the city,
either by rail or steamer, will pass under
The liveliest portion of the city is the
depot when the trains arrive. The grounds
are crowded with vehicles of every sort,
with people who are there to greet friends.
The trains were all crowded with visitors.
There is plenty of room for all, as the
committee in charge of accommodations
lias a system by which every spare room
in town is known, and by applying at
headquarters a stranger may be able to
find accommodations at a reasonable rate.
The work at the carnival arena has been
going on ceaselessly to-day, and by to-
HEADQUARTERS OF THE SANTA CRUZ CARNIVAL COMMITTE]
morrow everything will be in readiness.
The decorators are working diligently in
the interior of the pavilion. The fish
netting used for the ceiling is the largest
piece ever manufactured and when covered
with choice roses and illuminated by the
twenty arc lights will resemble an immense
The gondola builders are putting the
finishing touches on their graceful craft.
The large Venetian-shaped floats are
launched along the banks of the San
Lorenzo and are being painted, some in
brilliant hues and some in the light and
more delicate shades.
The Queen's barge is launched. It is
painted a pure white at present preparatory
to decorating. It towers above all the rest
of the gondolas, boats and barges, and is
noticeable from all points along the river.
The lining and covering with cloth of
the tribunes was completed to-day. The
bandstand in the center of the river was
decorated in carnival colors, while the
large masts which support the thousands
of lights were entirely covered with yellow
and white bunting. One hundred and
sixty men have been engaged as ushers
and gatekeepers at the tribunes during
Another busy place is the quarters of
Goldstein, the official costumer, in the rear
of the headquarters. At present they are
busy with the costumes of the marshals
and aids. The costumes of the grand
marshals are to be long mantels of heavy,
yellow plush, lined with white satin. They
will wear hats trimmed with plumes. The
aids will wear the same style of hats, and
will be attired in beautiful Venetian cos
tumes. The escorts to the Queen will
wear Venetian costumes, with nickel
plated helmets with yellow and white
To-morrow at 2 o'clock will witness
the commencement of the carnival. The
grand marshal of the day will be Dr. T.
W. Drullard. The opening will be in the
form of a reception to Miss Anita Gon
zales, the carnival Queen, at the wharf
landing. The escort to the Queen, citizens
on foot, will inarch to the lower plaza, and
thence on Pacific avenue to the carnival
arena. There will occur a reception to
Queen Anita by the Mayor and citizens.
After the crowning of the Queen an ad
dress of welcome will be delivered by Sen
ator Bart Burke. At 3:30 there will be an
informal reception by the Queen, assisted
by ladies of Santa Cruz County, at the
At 8:30 o'clock in the evening, in the
carnival pavilion, a concert will be given
by Roncovieri's American Concert band.
The programme is as follows:
March, "Sania Cruz Carnival," Roncovlerl
Dedicated to Mrs. J. Philip Smith.
Grand overture from the opera of "Tannbaus
Valsc Caprice, -'Loin dv Bal'" Uillet
Koinanz.'i, "Call Me Thine Own," cornet solo. ..
Grand bouquet of gerus from the popular opera
■•Th»! Bohemian Girl" (Balfe), introducing
all the favorite themes, "The Heart Bowed
Down," "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble
Halls," "You'll Remember Me," etc., as
Messrs. Casparl, Kent, Logar, Mahood, MpitlU,
Mundwyler and Gomez.
Grand overture from the opera of "Orpheus"...
Off en bach
Piccolo solo, from "I Masnadleri" Verdi
Kig. A. Logar.
Grand selection of Scotch melodies, '•Robert
Brucd" a musical tour through Scotland. ..
"Intermezzo," from the opera "Cavallerla Rus
t Icana" M asca^nl
"Midnight Patrol of the Shriners" Donlgau
Dedicated to the Mystic Shrine.
Galop de Concert, "Infernal," Keler Bela
The Queen, maids of honor, flower-girls
and escorts met at the pavilion this morn-
ing and again this evening |and the pro
gramme for the march at the ball for
Friday night was arranged. Queen Anita
is to enter, leaning on the arm of Governor
James Budd. She will be preceded by the
bugler, a son of Professor A. Roncovieri,
and four of Santa Cruz's prettiest little
girls, who will act as flower-girls. Ten
maids of honor, escorted by the Governor's
staff, will follow.
Miss Alice Garrett, the beautiful [daugh
ter of E. H. Garrett, has been selected
Queen of the merchants' float, which is to
be one of the handsomest of the pageant.
She will be attended by ten flower-girls.
GAT WITH CARNIVAL TINTS.
Santa Cruz Merchant* Unsparing in
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 10.— Among
the prettiest decorations is that of the Pa
cific Ocean House, which never looked so
attractive before. From the apex of the
flagstaff to the bases of the columns that
support the veranda the carnival colors
are flying gorgeously. Big flags and little
flags, banners and bannerettes, folds and
draperies, streamers and stars, all con
tribute to make up a bewildering effect, at
once symmetrical and varied.
Ed Radke, the jeweler, is one of the
merchants who found a new way to ar
range the carnival bunting. The drapery
in his windows is unique and artistic in
Comrade J. D. White never forgets "Old
Glory," and, as might be expected, a fine
flag harmonizes with and sets off the car
nival-colored bunting in his window.
D. Jonas makes the background of his
two large show-windows much improved
by pullings and drapings of carnival colors.
These windows are so sightly as to scarcely
need adornment further.
Kurokawa has the very prettiest of awn
ings, all made of multi-colored bits, which
flutter gaily in the wind and enliven lower
The Arcade has probably the most cnaste
and artistic window in town. The dra
peries, of carnival colors, are drawn back
to form a deep recess, back of which is a
plate mirror. The beautiful costume in
carnival colors, which stands alone in this
window, was made by Miss Staudacher.
At Leask & Johnston's seaside store
three large half-hoops form sunbursts of
white and yellow on the awning, while in
the windows are the daintiest displays of
Messrs. Bernheim & Co. have four fine
windows with trimmings of carnival colors.
J. H. Horsnyder's drugstore is another
evidence that it is not the number of yards
of bunting used which makes a successful
decoration. This tasteful front has for its
center a circular shield of carnival yellow
over the entrance, with tasteful draperies
of white and yellow and ropes and tassels
of poppy color.
The model drugstore shows the excel
lent taste of Messrs. G. C. Whitcomb and
Arthur Hyer. The folds and drapings are
unique and handsome.
Tanner's pharmacy is so new and hand
some that a few draperies of yellow were
all that were needed to set it off.
George Dabelich's restaurant is attrac
tive in its carnival outfit. Count Dabelich
always shows the greatest public spirit,
and in this case the garb of yellow and
white adorns the good things to eat won
At the Bandbox even the canary bird in
the window wears carnival color.
Williamson & Garrett's aquatic window
attracts great attention, and the whole
establishment is a handsome picture of
white aud gold.
The windows of the Minneapolis Furni
ture Company represent two elaborate
drawing-room corners in the prevailing
tints of white and yellow. They are the
acme of good taste.
Miss Kate Handley's millinery estab
lishment is a maze of pretty carnival
P. W. Ely's show-windows have received,
merited commendation. The daintiest lace
curtains, hung over yellow draperies,
tapestry the sides of the recess windows;
handsome carpets and rugs are on the
floor, elegant chairs and tables are scat
tered about and pictures set off the whole.
Pena & Pixley utilize a window full of
Hotel Hagemann makes the whole lower
part of the avenue gay with its profuse
and elaborate decorations.
The Hihn Company's building on Pacific
avenue is among the prettiest in the city,
evergreens and flags being used to good
The Call agency and store of H. C. Les
ter is bedecked with carnival colors.
The Odd Fellows have spared no expense
or pains in making theirs one of the best
decorated buildings in town.
These are but a portion of the decora
A gorgeous sight greets the eye in enter
ing the floral committee's headquarters on
Soquel avenue. This evening a carload of
flowers arrived from San Jose and another
load from Watsonville. The ladies were
kept busy sorting them and placing them
in water. There were millions of all of the
choicest varieties of roses, carnations,
geraniums, marguerites and all the flowers
THE LURLINE ARRIVES.
Delayed by a Calm While En Route from
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 10.— The
3'acht Lurline, which left San Francisco at
6 o'clock yesterday morning, arrived at 6
o'clock this evening. Pigeon Point was
reached at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
when a calm was encountered, lasting
until 2 o'clock this afternoon, when a light
southeast breeze sprang up, but not enough
to insure fast sailing. The yacht beat
against the wind all the way from Pigeon
Point to Santa Cruz. Those aboard are:
John D. Spreckels. D. M. Deimas, Charles
M. Shortridge and Captain Alexander
S wanson. The carnival would not be com
plete without the Lurliae, which has won I
all the cups offered by the city in yachting
Twelve members of the Crescent Wheel
men arrived from Berkeley on their
bicycles to-day and are camping on a
vacant lot in a secluded spot on Water
street near the river bottom. They have a
splendid camping outfit, and will remain
throughout the carnival and be present at
the bicycle meet on Saturday next.
ON THE TRACK
Scores of Entries for f/ie Carnival Bicycle.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 10.—Work
men with plows and graders have been at
work steadily for the past three weeks at
the Veu de l'Eau Athletic Park, getting
it in readiness for the bicycle meet on Sat
urday, during carnival week. It promises
to be one of the best features of the car
nival. The new three-lap distance track,
second to none in the State, is in tine con
dition. It is the same in size, elevation
and curves as the Garden City track at San
The Pilot Wheelmen will entertain visit
ing cyclers while here and their beautiful
cln brooms will be thrown open.
The races and prizes are as follows;
One mile, novice— First prize.valued at $20;
second prize, silver medal, valued at $10.
One mile, scratch, class A— First prize, gold
watch, value $50; second prize, suit of clothes,
value $35; third prize, easy chair, value $20.
Two mile, handicap, class A— First prize, dia
mond locket, value $50; second, overcoat,
value $30; third, onyx clock, value $20.
Two mile, handicap, class B— First prize, un
set diamond, value $125; second, gold watch,
value $50; third, shotgun, value $25.
Half mile, scratch, class B— First prize, dia
mond stud, value $75; second, banjo, value
$40; third, banquet lamp, value $25.
The following have entered to compete
for the prizes:
Novice, one mile — Edward T. Dupuys, Pilot
Wheelmen, Santa Cruz; C. E. Lane, P. W.,
Santa Cruz; Norman C. Hammon, S. C. W. and
Tulare Club; Roy Eaton. Pajaro Valley Wheel
men, Watsonville; George Armstrong, Alnmeda
Cyclers; John P. Hughes, P. V. W., Watson
ville; W. B. Fawcett, O. W., San Francisco;
William T. Blakeley, E. W., Alameda; J. E.
Willoughby. P. V. W., Watsonville; Alfred L.
Holling, 1. C. C, San Francisco; A. W. Gunn,
G. C. C, San Jose; Victor ri. Tuttle, P. V. W.,
Watsonville; Michnel J. O'Brien, San Jose R.
C, San Jose; John Wing, S. J. R. C, Los Gatos;
IraC. Boss, unattached, San Francisco; Fred
B. Wilkins, Crescent A. C, Santa Cruz; J. F.
Thompson, Crescent A. C. Santa Cruz; George
D. Seig, unattached, San Jose; Emil Malm
gren, P. V. W., Watsonville; Fred H. Green
baura, Royal C. C, San Francisco.
One mile scratch, class A— Emil Malmeren,
P. V. W., Watsonville; Victor Tuttle, P. V. W.,
Watsonville; Roy Eaton, P. V. W., Watsonville;
Sydney B. Vincent, B. C. W., San Francisco; J.
W. Edwards. O. W., San Francisco; W. B. Faw
cett, O. W., San Francisco; Percy R. Moti, Acme
W., Oackland; F. T. Dieckman, R. W., San
Francisco; H. F. Terrill. B. C. W., San Fran
cisco; Oscar B. Smith, <fc. C. C, San Jose; E. J.
Sherman, G. C. C, San Jose; A. W. Gunn, G. C.
C, San Jose; Floyd A. McFarland, S. J. R. C,
San Jose; Henry L. Day, B. C. W., San Fran
cisco; J. J. Carroll, 8. J. R. C.
Two-mile handicap, class A— Emil Malm
gren.P. V. W., Watsonville; Victor R. Tuttle,
P. V. W., Watsonville; Roy Eaton, P. V. W.,
Watsonville; George Armstrong, A. C, San
Francisco; Sydney B. Vincent, B. C. W., San
Francisco; John P. Hughes, P. V. W.,
Wfctsonville; J. W. Edwards, O. W., San
Francisco; W. B. Fawce.t, O. \V.,San Francisco;
Percy R. Mott, Acme W., Oakland; F. T. Dieck
miß, R* W., San Francisco; L. T. Wagner, B. C.
W., San Francisco; J» E. Willoughby, P. V. W.,
Watsonville; Harry F. Terrill, B. C. W., San
Francisco; Alfred L. Holling, I. C. C, San
Francisco; Oscar B. Smith, G. C. C, San Jose;
R. E. Dow, G. C. C, San Jose; E. J. Sherman,
G. C. C, San Jose; Michael J. O'Brien, S. J. R.
C, San Jose; William Bryan, G. C. C, San
Jose; Floyd A. McFarlßnd, S. J. R. C, San Jose;
Henry L. Day, B. C. W.. San Francisco; R. K.
Belden, R. A. C, Oakland; John Wing, S. J. R.
C, Los Gatos; Charles M. Smith, G. C. C, San
Jose; J. J. Carroll, S. J. R. C, San Jose; Fred
B. Wilkins, Crescent A. C. Santa Cruz; J. F.
Thompson, Crescent A. C, Santa Cruz; C. E.
Lane, Pilot Wheelmen, Santa Cruz.
Two mile handicap, class B— R. L. Long, O.
W., San Francisco ; Walter Foster, O. W., San
Francisco; Casey M. Castleman, Acme W., Oak
land; George A. Nissen, Acme W., Alameda;
William A. Burke, Acme W., Oakland; Calvin
N. Langton, B. C. W., San Francisco; C. S.
Wells, B. C. W., San Francisco; Russell dish
ing, G. C. C, San Jose ; Henry C. Smith. G. C. C,
San Jose; Toney Delmas, G. C. C, San Jose;
Julius C. Smith, G. C. C, San Jose.
HaH-mile scratch, class B— R. L. Long, O. W.,
Pan Francisco; Walter Foster, O. W., San Fran
cisco; Casev M. Castleman, Acme W., Oakland;
George A. Nissen, Acme W., Alameda; William
A. Burke, Acme W., Oakland; Calvin N. Lang
ton, B. C. W., San Francisco; C. S. Wells, B. C.
W., San Francisco; Russell Cushing, G. C. C,
San Jose; Henry C. Smith, G. C. C, San Jose;
Toney Delmas, G. C. C, San Jose: Julius C
Smith, G. C. C, San Jose.
GRASS VALLEY'S GUESTS
The Grand Parlor of Native
Daughters Now Being
Visitors Warmly Welcomed In
the "Quartz-Crowned Empress
of the Sierras."
GRASS VALLEY, Cal., Jane 10.—
city is in gay attire in honor of the Grand
Parlor of Native Daughters, which con
venes in this city to-morrow. .Guests are
being given a warm welcome by the people
of the "Quartz-Crowned Empress of the
Sierras." The delegates were met at Coif ax
by a delegation of Manzanita Parlor.
To-night a band concert was given in
their honor. To-morrow the session will
open, and in the evening a formal recep
tion and concert will be given visitors at
the Morgan House. On Wednesday the
guests will be driven in carriages to the '
mines and shown the underground work
\ ings. The entertainment will conclude
with a band concert in the evening. Thurs
day will be devoted to lodge business and
on Friday the election of grand officer*
takes place, to be followed in the evenin g
by an elaborate ball.
LOS ANGELES MYSTERY CLEARED
A. Verdict of Suicide in the Case of E.
II ■ Spencer,
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 10.—The
Coroner's jury in the case of E. H. Spencer,
who at first was supposed to have been
murdered, possibly by his wife, returned a
verdict of death by suicide. Mrs. Spencer
proved a perfect alibi.
Death of a Former Santa Cruz Alcalde.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 10.-Manuel
8. Rodrigues, who was born in Monterey
County in 1817, died yesterday. He was
Alcalde of Santa Cruz in 1841.
Grain Fire JVear Chico.
CHICO, Cal., June 10.— A fire consumed
160 acres of barley owned by P. M. Cecil,
twelve miles north .of Chico at noon to
day. There was no insurance. The origin
of the fire ia unknown.
LOS ANGELES MURDER
Detective Lawson Shot
to Death by S. B.
RESULT OF A aUARREL.
Both Were Claimants for the
Reward for "Kid" Thomp
KENNET CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE.
He Takes the Matter Very Coolly
When Placed Behind the Walls
of a Prison.
LOS ANGELES, Cat.., June 10.-Detec
tive A. B. Lawson was shot and killed in
his office on New High street, about 4
o clock this afternoon, by S. B. Kennet his
former partner. The shooting was done
so quickly that few were made aware of
the tragedy outside of those in the build
ing with Lawson until after Kennet had
been lodged in the County Jail.
Kennet has had some trouble with Law
son for some time over business matters
and they were at swords' points. Kennet
says that many times he has essayed to get
an interview out of Lawson in vain, much
less a settlement. He was determined to
get a settlement this afternoon. He went
into Lawson's office and took a seat oppo
site the table at which Lawson was sitting.
All of a sudden Lawson exclaimed:
"You , what do you want here?"
Kennet said that Lawson struck at him,
and thinking the detective might get the
drop on him he pulled out a .W-caliDer re
volver and began shooting. He tired three
times, and Lawson fell dead.
Deputy Sheriff Kearney, who was in an
adjacent room in the building, rushed to
the door and apprehended Kennet just as
he was coming out of Lawson's office.
Kennet made no resistance to the arrest,
and went calmly to the County Jail with
S. B. Kennet is an employe in the office
of Detective Insley. He is about 55 years
of age, and at one time was Chief of Police
of St. Louis. He buried his wife last week
and has a daughter 18 years of age. Ken
net had been drinking, or appeared so to
those who saw him immediately after
the murder. He has lived here three years,
and has the reputation of being a good de
tective. He was very cool after the shoot
The whole trouble arose out of a squab
ble over the reward for the capture of the
notorious train-robber, "Kid ' Thompson.
Detective Lawson was a married man,
and leaves a widow and four children. He
was one of the best known characters in
this city. Lawson was 40 years old, and
had been concerned in nearly every crim
inal case in this section. He was quite
active in all the train-robbery matters,
and has been also identified with some of
the most sensational civil cases in this
BOTH SAX FRAXCIBCO MEN.
T.axvson Had a Successful Record and
Kennett a Family One.
Detective Lawson was a widely known
man in California, and in the success and
reputation which he attained in his busi
ness he stood very near to the first rank.
He worked in San Francisco for a great
many years, always with private detective
He made a reputation during the years
he was connected with Morse's agency aa
head detective, and proved his efficiency
in more than one noted case. He left
Morse about eight years ago, and since
then he had been running agencies of
his own. The Lawson <fe Collins
agency was the tirst one he estab
lished, and after that he wat
in partnership for comparatively short
periods with three other men, one of whom
was Louis Metzger. About five years ago
he located in Los Angeles, where he had
established a prosperous agency and quite
an extensive merchants' patrol system in
connection with it. His business ran
down afterward and his patrol system was
abandoned. Two years ago he connected
his Los Angeles agency with Stilwell'g
bureau here, forming the Stilwell-Lawson
agency, which continued until a rupture
between the partners occurred a few
Lawson gained unpleasant notoriety
about six years ago by attempting suicide
with prussic acid as the result of domestic
trouble. The domestic trouble is said by
people who knew him to be the end of a
romance that figured in his life.
Several years before, while traveling in
the East, he met a handsome married
woman and a love affair was the result.
Later the woman secured a divorce to come
here, but a marriage ceremony was not
performed. Years later he wanted free
dom, to which the partner of his home
objected, and the consequence was that
Lawson concluded that life was worthless.
He recovered and resumed the detective
business with a fair degree of success.
F. B. Kennett lived in San Francisco for
several years without doing anything to
bring him into prominence. He was a
man more proud of his family than of
anything he ever did himself. His family
is one of the oldest and most aristocratic
families of St. Louis. The Kennetts there
take pride in a geneology that runs with
honor to revolutionary days, the coming
of the Huguenots and still backward to
the Old World. The house in which Ken
nett was born in St. Louis is an old man
sion called Kennett castle.
Kennett received a university education
and was a man of most polished manners.
He became Chief of Police in St. Louis
once, but his term was short. He used to
explain that he resigned because the Po
lice Commissioners overruled him in all
matters concerning appointments and dis
cipline. He arrived here broke in 1884
and w,as never in very prosperous circum
stances. He had a clerkship in the Cus
tom-bouse for a time and later worked in
the general office of the Pullman Car Com
pany here. About two years ago he went
to Los Angeles, where he tried hu hand at
the detective business.
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