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NEWS OF THE COAST.
Vain Pursuit of a Wild
Girl in the Sierra
GUESTS OF ST. HELENA.
Napa County Druids to Enter
tain Delegates to the
HEALDSBURG MEX BUNKOED.
Arrest of a Mendoclno County At
torney Who Is Charged With
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 13.—Con
siderable interest has been aroused here
over a report from Shingle Springs that
Lulu Wirt, the 19-year-old daughter of
Senator Routier's housekeeper at Eoutier
fetation, has been seen wandering in the
hills of El Dorado Comity.
Lulu Wirt is the girl who a month ago
attempted suicide by shooting herself with
a revolver while suffering from an attack
of melancholy. She was taken to the
county hospital and a few days later
slipped out of the building and escaped.
For several days it was supposed, as no
news was received of her, that she had
thrown herself into the river.
A report that she was seen in the foot
hills was received and her friends sent a
party to find her, but their search was un
availing. After this frequent reports of
her movements were received, but every
searching party met with failure, and all
told the .same story of how, when seen by
any of the residents, she would escape into
the brush. Occasionally she would ap
proach a farmhouse and ask for food, but
invariably refused when offered lodging.
To-day the news comes that she is in the
foothills of El Dorado County and headed
toward the mountains. In order to reach
these she will have to pass through the
thickly settled country around Placerville,
and hopes are entertained that she will
then be captured.
Should she succeed in getting through
to the higher Sierras and reach the snow
belt she will undoubtedly perish from cold
Constable Warren has just returned
from a search after the girl and suggests
that the Board of Supervisors be requested
to offer a reward for her apprehension, so
that more searchers may take the field.
He says that it is a great wonder that she
has lived as long as she has, owing to the
chilly night air and the number of days
she must have gone without food.
DRUIDS AT ST. HELENA
The Grand Grove to Convene in Thirty
first Annual Setsion.
ST. HELENA, Cal., June 13.— Elaborate
preparations are being made for entertain
ing the Grand Grove of Druids, which is to
meet in thirty-first annual session at this
place next Monday. From 300 to 500 vis
itors are expected to be in attendance dur
ing the session of the Grand Grove, which
will occupy most of the week.
The committee on arrangements, ap
pointed by the local grove, is providing for
proper accommodation of all who may
come, and an elaborate programme has
been prepared for their entertainment dur
ing the week. A grand arch is now being
erected across Main street, over which will
be erected a band stand, where daily con
certs will be given.
The grand officers and representatives
•will be met on the arrival of the train by
the St. Helena Grove on Monday evening,
and a salute of thirty-one guns will be
fired in their honor. Following this there
v.ill be a reception at Turner Hall. On
Tuesday the visitors will be treated to a
drive around the valley. In the evening
there will be a banquet at Turner Hall.
Wednesday evening there will be a grand
ball at Turner Hall.
Visiting Druids and their friends may be
assured of a pleasant week at St. Helena,
for the town is enthusiastic over their
coming and will see to it that they are
given a warm reception.
CAST HIS BALLOT AT HOPLAND
A Mrmlochto County Attorney Arrestrd
for Illegal Jotiny.
UKIAH, Cal., June 13.— George A.
Sturtevant, District Attorney of this
county, was to-day arrested by Constable
Eugene Parr of Hopland on" a warrant
sworn out by S. T. Parsons of that place,
charging him with illegal voting. The
alleged offense was Baid to have been com
mitted at the late election for Supervisor
of the First District, which was held on
May 7 last. The case is set for hearing at
9 o'clock to-morrow morning. •
Mr. Sturtevant is a property-owner in
the First District, and his contention is
that he had a perfect right to deposit a
ballot at Hopland. The affair is said to be
due to political spite work.
An Insurance Agent Writes Policies for
a Mythical Company.
HEALDSBTJRG, Cal., June 13.— Several
Healdsburgers are quite a few dollars
poorer through the fraudulent operations
of one E. A. Snanklin, who came here rep
resenting the Martinsburj; Insurance Com
pany of Martinsbur-, \\\ y a . He suc
ceeded in securing several policies, one
upon the laundry of Joe Wah Lee for
$1000. Not long since Lee's laundry was
destroyed by lire, but he has not received
his insurance money, as there is no such
company doing badness. Bhanklin is sup
posed to be operating in Mendocino or
iiumboldt counties at the present time.
PRINTERS AT SAN DIEGO
Close of a Three Hays' Session of the
Sationul J'rotecttre fraternity.
SAN DIEGO Cal., June 13.— The eighth
annual convention of the International
Printers' Protective Fraternity closed an
interesting three days' session here, at
•which the following international officers
for the ensuing year were. elected: Presi
dent, L. R. Barr of Milwaukee; vice-presi
dent, W. H. Boswick of Montgomery, Ala. ;
Eecretary, L. M. Schnitzer of Tacoma,
Wash. ; treasurer, E. V. Bassett of Los
HARNEY BACK IN WHEATLAND
failed to JFind Any Damage by Grass
hoppers in the Foothills.
"WREATLAND, Cal., June 13.— G. W.
Harney, Horticultural Commissioner, re
turned to-day from a four days' trip
through the Sierra foothills, extending
from Marysville along the base of the
mountains and down through the hop
fields to "Wheatland. The trip was made
for the purpose of investigating the report
of t^he depredations by grasshoppers.
'Bhe alarmist reports sent out from here
some days ago have been proven by the
Commissioner to be without foundation.
There were only a few places in the hills
where the devastating species of hoppers
were found to be numerous, and then not
in such numbers but that they could be
controlled by the arsenic remedy. In the
hopfields the injurious species were not
found at all.
CRIME NEAR SANGER
Fienda Attack « Youny Girl and I'lirow
Her Into a liiver.
FRESNO, Cat,., June 13.— The report of
a brutal assault reached here this after
noon. It occurred about four miles north
of Sanger Wednesday afternoon and the
whole country is excited. The intended
victim was the 12-year-old daughter of G.
Albert Smith, a well-known rancher.
The girl had gone to the barn to collect
eggs, when she was suddenly overpowered
by some one who had come up behind her
and thrown a handkerchief over her eyes.
The child screamed for assistance, but as
the house was some distance away she
could make no one hear. She was thrown
to the ground and her hands and feet were
tied. She continued to scream and the
assailants, evidently fearing that she would
be heard, carried her to a creek about 150
yards away and threw her into it.
She fell onto a sand-bar and was not se
riously injured, but her hands and feet
were still tied and she could barely keep
her head above water. The assailants
meantime had run off. After working at
the knots for some time the giri succeeded
in freeing her hands and partly freeing her
feet. Finally her screams were heard by
one of her family, who had been hunting
for the child for two hours. She could
barely stand when rescued from the water.
As soon as the news spread the neigh
bors began an active search for the crim
inals, and a tramp and the Chinese cook
working with a gang of Chinamen on the
ranch were arrested. The cook had gone
in early from the field to cook supper,
which was not ready until late. He was
put in the lock-up, and refuses to talk or
even look at any one. The farmers and
officers are still hunting for possible crim
inals. They are very Jaw-abiding, how
ever, and there is little fear of a lynching.
At last reports to-night they had not ar
rested any one else.
Accident at Pasadena.
PASADENA, Cal., June 13.— Charles
Sing, a vegetable vender, met with a fatal
accident this afternoon on Illinois street.
In mounting his wagon he stepped upon
the wheel, standing with one foot on the
axle ana one on the brake. The horses
took fright and turning suddenly the wheel
ground into the Chinaman's thigh, crush
ing the bone, cutting deep into the flesh and
injuring him iniernally. In this condition
he was dragged a considerable distance
before he fell.
J'asadena's -Veto Pleasure Report.
PASADENA, Cat.., June 13.— Walter
Raymond has decided to convert Hotel
Hill into a pleasure resort for the coming
year by putting a fence about the grounds
and providing platforms, awnings and
chairs, where band concerts will be given
during every week of the year. Mr. Ray
mond has made arrangements for fifty
Fatnl Accident Sear Petaluma.
PETALUMA, Cal., June 13.— Donato
Merga, a young Italian working for Joseph
Traversi Nic&sio, was brought to Petaluma
this evening. He had been working a.
mowing machine and stepped in front of
the knife to repair something. The horses
started and Merga's left leg was cut off
above the knee and his left arm badly cut,
at the wrist. The injurea man died a half
hour after being brought to town.
Aative Daughters Visit JSevada City.
GRASS VALLEY, Cat,., June 13.— The
Grand Parlor of Native Daughters to-day
accepted the invitation of President Kid
der of the narrow-gauge railroad and vis
ited Nevada City, where the delegates
were received by citizens and a brass band
and driven about the city and afterward
banqueted at the hotels.
Fresno firemen Injured.
FRESNO, Cal., June 13.— The Fresno
laundry was destroyed by fire this evening.
The loss was small, but two firemen were
seriously injured. W. X.Cowan and Captain
May were working on an awning when it
gave way. The men fell some distance
and both received internal injuries, the ex
tent of which cannot yet be learned.
Hanged Himself A'ear Redwood.
REDWOOD CITY, Cal., June 13.-A
man was found about two miles from
Uncle Tom's Cabin hanging to a tree this
afternoon. He was well dressed, 'and
about 40 years old. Nothing was found in
his pockets. It was a case of suicide.
rallcy Road Surveyors at Reedley.
VISALIA, Cal., June 13. —The surveyors
of the Valley Railroad are now in camp
about a mile from Reedley, on the north
side of the river. An examination of the
river has been made, and it is thought that
they will cross and begin work on the
south side of Kingß River in a few days.
fate of a San llafael Brute.
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., June 13.— V. Fassa,
who beat a woman and broke her nose
reaently, was convicted of an assault to
day and sentenced by Judge Gardiner to
six months' imprisonment in the County
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1895.
GUARDS AT PETALUMA
Men of the Fifth Enjoy
Life in Their City
DUTY NOT NEGLECTED.
They Profit by the Discipline
and Instruction of the
INCIDENTS OF THE SOJOURN.
Militiamen Embarrassed by the
Conduct of Bad Citizens in
CAMP FAIRBANKS, Pktaluma. Cal.,
June 13. — Delightful weather continues to
favor the gallant Fifth Infantry Regiment
of the California National Guard. All the
days since the tents were pitched have
GENERAL VIEW OV CAMP FAIRBANKS.
[From a photograph by End of Company E, iSanta Itosa.]
been pleasant, and the record shows only
one foggy and chilly night. Men of the
regiment who could not get away from
their work early in the week arrive on
every train, and the maximum attendance
of the encampment may be reached next
Saturday evening. The longer the regi
ment stays in camp the better pleased are
the men and officers with their surround
ings and the successful efforts of the citi
zens of Petaluma to make (he outing agree
Duty in the regiment is not neglected for
pleasure. Colonel Fairbanks believes in
giving the men of his command as much
liberty for individual enjoyment as due re
gard for military discipline will permit,
but during hours designated for drill and
the performance of other duties he de
mands close attention to orders and exacts
punctual attendance. The enlisted men
of the Fifth can approach their officers
without bowing low three times and pros
trating themselves to the ground, but un
due familiarity is discouraged.
Since the new regulations adopted by
the United State* army three years ago
have been tested for two years in the Na
tional Guard the advantages of the new
system are now fully understood.
The two battalions of the Fifth, one of
four companies and the other of three,
require two majors, two battalion adju
tants and the regimental adjutant. The
first battalion is commanded by Major
L. W. Juilliard, with Lieutenant A. A.
Uorlini adjutant. The second battalion is
led by Major .7. F. Hayes, with Lieutenant
L. N. Cobbledick adjutant. Captain D. A.
Smith is regimental adjutant. Daily re
turns of attendance are made by company
orderly sergeants in each battalion to the
adjutant of the battalion. These returns
are forwarded to the regimental adjutant,
who makes a consolidated report. Adju
tant Borlini, who has served in the guard
for eight years, says the battalion forma
tion is far superior to the form prescribed
in the old regulations;.
Lieutenant E. S. Heller, inspector of
ritie practice, who has done so much to en
courage constant practice at the rifle
range, received a beautiful token from the
enlisted men of the regiment at the
pavilion last night. The gift is a superb
locket with a diamond spark set in a
golden star. Lieutenant Heller's worth as
an <Wicer is recognized throughout the
whole regiment. Colonel Frank H. Sum
ner, now on duty as inspector in accord
ance with orders from division head
quarters, has not been idle for any length
of time since he arrived in camp yester
day. At daylight this morning he was
around to make an early inspection of
tents and company quarters generally.
Company C of Petaluma received com
mendations for good military form. The
olficers of this company are Captain
Maclay and Lieutenants Phillips and
Stockaalc. The Petaluma company has
an excellent record in the regiment and
ranks high in point of efficiency and
There is a rumor in the air that twent3 r
men in uniform got aboard of a streetcar
late Tuesday night, refused to pay fare,
and made the conductor, on peril of losing
his car, drive on to camp. Captain Poulter
of Company A says his men are innocent;
Captain Partridge says Company B of San
Jose would never think of doing such a
thing ; Captain Maclay asserts that all of
his men are known in Petaluma; Captain
Elliott of Company D, San Rafael, was
shocked when he heard of it, and averred
that all of his men were in camp ; Captain
Duubar of Company E, Santa Rosa, is sure
thar, his men always pay fare; Captain
"Wethren of Company F says that no Oak
land man would ride free if free rides were
tendered ; Captain Chapman of Company
Gis positive that all of the soldiers of the
Alameda company were sound asleep in
bed when the affair took Dlace. Seven
military alibis have been established. The
outrage must have been perpetrated by
citizens in military uniform.
Generals Dimond and Warfield were
here that night with their respective staff
officers, but Colonel Fairbanks does not
Camp Fairbanks was brilliantly illumin
ated to-night, and more than 2000 people
listened to the music and participated in
the festivities at a reception given by
Colonel Fairbanks and the officers of the
Fifth Regiment to the citizens of Peta
luma. Among the prominent local people
Colonel D. B. Fairbanks, Lieutenant-Colonel
A. K. Whitton, Major L. \Y. Juilliard, Major J.
F. Hayes, Captain D. A. Smith, Major F. Follis,
Rev. Mr. Shurtliff and wife, Lieutenant E. S.
Heller; Lieutenant J. S. Hendy, quartermaster;
Major Dunn, surgeon; Captain T. A. Rottanzi,
assistant surgeon; Lieutenant C. S. Derby,
commissary; Lieutenant A.;A. Borlini, bat
talion adjutant; Lieutenant L. V. Cobble
dick, Captain William Elliot and wife, Cap
tain C. T. Poulter and wife, Captain J.
Dunbar and wife, Captain W. F. Chipman
and wife, Captain Wetberu, Captain Partridge,
Captain F. Maclay, Lieutenant W. H. Cobble
dick and wife. Lieutenant Peteraon and wife,
Lieutenants Odell, Searles, Phillips, Stockdale,
Davenport, Holmes, Williams, Simpson and
Dohrmau, H. T. Fairbanks and wife, J. F. Fair
banks and wife, W. B. Higbee and wife, A. B.
Hill and wife, Mrs. A. J. Fairbanks, the Misses
Elizabeth, Zoe and Daeia Fairbanks, F. A.
and wife, C. B. Luff and wife, J.
P. Rodgers and wife, F. K. Lippitt and wife,
Mrs. M. Pierce, Williftm Loomis and wife, H.
L. Weston and wife, W. P. Hall and wife, W.
H. Hartman and wife, E. E. Drees and wife,
Captain L. J. Winans and wife, Dr. Reed and
wite, Dr. Proctor and wife, F. M. Collins and
wife, J. L. Camra and wife, Mrs. Newburg and
daughter, A. Kahn and wife, J. L. Winans
and wife, H. T. Maynard and wife, EL
Steitz and wife, W. J. Palmer and wife,
Rev. Mr. Partridge and wile, H. H. Atwater
and wife, Captain X. Gould and wife, S. J.
Hopkins and wife, H. P. Brainerd aud wife,
11. McA. Weston and wife, A. J. Show and
wife, F. H. Denman and wife, Misses Alice,
Marie, Edith. Ada and Genevleva Brown, Hen
rietta Cantel, Julia and Lena Steitz, Minnie
West, Fanny and Martha Thompson, Margaret
Grant, Grace Maynard, I'eari Scudiier, Gussie
Staderman, Josic JJyington, Isabella Donovan,
Maud Brainerd, Gertie Shelton, Lottie Bor
lini, Carrie Taylor of Sacramento, Muriel
Bailey, W. 11. Fairbanks, \Y. K. Hill, James
Hill, F. C. West, George E. Davis, L. E. Waite
and K. L. Waite.
A dinner at the home of H.T. Fairbanks
(the colonel's father) was given to the offi
cers of the regiment this evening. Mr.
and Mrs. H. T. Maynard also held a recep
tion to the officers on Wednesday evening.
The athletic representatives of the regi
ment are manifesting keen interest in the
events of field day to-morrow. The prin
cipal events are a 100-yard dash, half-mile
dash, high jump, hammer throwing, shot
put, officers' race, mile run, pole vault,
120-yard hurdle race and first sergeants'
race. The prizes have been contributed by
the merchants of Petaluma and the offi
cers of the regiment. The entries are nu
Company Fof Oakland held a shoot to
day fur regimental trophies. The scores
were not high enough to disturb Company
D's chances of winning the first prize.
AT CAMP UKIAH.
The Advance Guard of the Second Jtegi-
UKIAH, Cal., June 13.— The advance
guard of; the Second Regiment, N. G. C,
arrived here this afternoon. It consists of
Majors Huber and McCarthy, Captain Am
lnerman, Lieutenants Kuhls. Mangels and
Weiland and twenty privates. The camp
grounds have been arranged and the tents
will be ready for occupancy on the arrival
of the regiment on Saturday evening.
Three hundred and fifty soldiers will come.
INQUEST AT SAN JOSE
A Hotel Waitress Who Died for
the Love of a Girl Com-
Rather Than Be Separated From
Her Roommate, Amelia Relnelt
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 13.— Coroner Se
cord held an inquest this morning over the
body of Amelia Reinelt, the waitress, who
killed herself at the Eureka Hotel last
night by firing two shots into her brain.
The testimony at the inquest showed that
the deed was premeditated, and that her
love for her roommate, Gussie Munson, a
waitress employed at the same place, was
the cause of the rash act.
Monday Miss Munson decided to leave
the hotel, and this so worried Miss Reinelt
that she resolved to kill herself rather than
be separated from lier companion.
Miss lleinelt was a native of Austria, 2:2
years of age and had been in this country"
a little over a year. The Coroner's jury
brought in a verdict that she came to her
death by bullet wounds inflicted by her
I'LAXS FOR THE CARXIVAL.
Santa Clam County Floral Society Ladles
Take Hold of the Project.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 13.-The newly
elected directors of the Board of Trade
held a meeting last night and elected the
following officers for the ensuing year:
President, C. M. Wooster; first vice-presi
dent, R. M. Summers; second vice-presi
dent, A. 0. Darby : treasurer, C. J. Steeple.
The ladies of the County Floral Society
will meet with the board on June 21, for
the purpose of discussing the proposed car
nival next spring.
Killed by Falling Downstair*.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 13.— Mrs. Elisa
beth Wilk-ie, mother of Rev. G. Wilkie,
pastor of the German Methodist Episcopal
church in this city, died this morning
from injuries received from falling down
stairs last Sunday. The deceased was a
native of Germany and 73 years of age.
SANTA ROSA PLEASED
Verdict on the Carriger
Will Contest Meets
VICTORY OF THE WIDOW
The Jury Holds That the Fact
of Undue Influence Was
AN APPEAL MAY BE TAKEN.
Judge Dougherty Denies a Motion
of the Defense for a New
SAXTA ROSA, Cat,., June 13.— The
jury in the Carriger will case brought in a
verdict to-day breaking the will, thus giv
ing a second victory to the widow. The
jury was out but a short time, and stood
ten to two in favor of the widow on each of
the four counts which they were called
upon to decide.
The character of Mrs. Carriger was
roughly assailed by the attorneys for the
defense, but the lady, who is a Sonoma
born and bred girl, passed through the
ordeal unscathed, and the verdict was re
ceived with general rejoicing. Judge
Dougherty denied a motion for a new trial
and an appeal may be taken.
The case, which has just been decided
after a long trial, was one of the most sen
sational ever heard in a Sonoma court.
"William Carriger was shot and killed by
his brother, Boggs Carriger, at the old
Carriger homestead, about three years ago,
under circumstances that led to Boggs
Carriger's arrest and trial for murder. At
the first trial Boggs Carriger was convicted
of murder in the second degree, but he
secured a new trial and was acquitted.
Just a year prior to the tragedy William
Carriger was wedded to Miss Kate O'Brien,
a neighbor's daughter, with whom he had
been acquainted from childhood. Not
many months after the wedding Carriger
and his young wife became estranged. She
contends that her husband's mind had
been poisoned by false stories conveyed to
iiim by Boggs Carriger, and which reflected
on her moral character.
Boggs Carriger was a widower, and his
three children made their home with Wil
liam Carriger and wife. The latter ob
jected to their presence in the household,
believing their blood relations should be
their custodians. At any rate, a bitterness
was engendered between Boggs Carriger
and Mrs. William Carriger, which had its
culmination in a separation between Wil
liam Carriger and his wifs.
At that period William Carriger made a
will disposing of his estate to his relatives,
and wholly ignoring his wife. In the
meantime the wife instituted proceedings
for a divorce. When matters were at this
crisis it appears the couple were about
effecting a reconciliation. Then it was
that Boggs Carriger went to William's
home one Sunday, and in some manner
shot and killed his brother.
Carriger's will at the time was locked in
a lawyer's safe at Oakland. When its con
tents were revealed the widow sued to
have it set aside, claiming that it did not
express the feelings or wishes of her late
husband at the time of his death, and that
its provisions adverse to her were the re
sults of undue influence incited by Boggs
Carriger. The jury returned a verdict in
ncr favor, but the finding was set aside by
Judge Crawford. An appeal was taken
and sustained by the Supreme Court.
In the second trial, the one just ended,
the attorneys for Mrs. Carriger were Peter
F. Dunne and Judge Cotton of San Fran
cisco, and for the estate Hou. Grove L.
Johnson of Sacramento and Hon. Barclay
Henley of San Francisco.
HELD UP NEAR STOCKTON
An Old Man Robbed by a Foot-
pad, Who Is Afterward
Franchise for the Valley Road
C ranted— A Dead Tramp
STOCKTON, Cal., June 13.— Fred San
ders, an old man who reached here yester
day from San Francisco, was held up and
robbed by a footpad to-night on the road
east of Stockton. To the officers he gave a
complete description of the robber, and in
less than an hour a man who gave his
name as L. Carter, but who is probably L.
Rice, as the papers in his possession show,
was under arrest. Sanders identified the
fellow, and his chances for a trip across
the bay are good.
VETEHIXARIAIfS AT STOCKTON.
Eqtiitie Diseases Discussed at the Meet
ing of the State Association.
STOCKTON, Cal., June 13.— The quar
terly meeting of the State Veterinary
Medical Association was opened in this
city yesterday afternoon. Dr. Orvis of
this city presided. Among those present
were: Drs. H. A. Spencer of San Jose, 11.
Lemke of Bakerstield, R. A. Archibald of
Sacramento, Dr. Hogarty of Oaidand, D.
F. Fox of Sacramento, Dr. Williams of
Marysville, J. H. Eddy of Lodi, Tnomas
Maclay of Petal uma, H. F. Spencer of San
Jose, F. E. Pierce of Oakland and W. F.
Egan of San Francisco.
At yesterday's session the subjects dis
cussed were anthrax and Texas fever. Dr.
Eddy read a paperentitled "Circumstances
Alter the Actions of Medicines," and Dr.
Fox of Sacramento spoke on laryngitis.
To-day's session was held in the veterin
ary staoles of Dr. Orvis, where a number of
horses were operated upon. The conAen
tion adjourned to-night.
R. A. Archibald was chosen as delegate
to the National Veterinary Medical Asso
ciation, which will convene in Dcs Moines,
lowa, in September next.
WAS FZEEIJVf} FROM JUSTICE.
The Man Killed JVenr Stockton Accused
of a San Francisco Crime.
STOCKTON, Cal., June 13.— The tramp
who wa3 run over and killed by the freight
train coming into Stockton yesterday
morning was identified to-night by Con
stable Teague of Oakland and George M.
Gropp of Berkeley. The dead man is Ollie
Brand, a butcher, who was to have an
swered in Judge Campbell's court in San
Francisco on Wednesday on a charge of
Brand was out on bail and was making
his way out of the State when he was run
over and killed. Gropp was one of his
bondsmen, and, recognizing the initials of
the man, came here to see if the deceased
was the accused man. He identified the
body at once.
STOCKTOX'S FRANCHISE GHAXTEO.
It Sinn's the Jiond to Commence Conatruc-
tion Within Thirty Days.
STOCKTON, Cat,., June 13.— The fran
chise asked for by the Valley railroad
through the streets of Stockton was finally
passed by the City Council to-night. It
binds the road to commence building with
in thirty days, but Attorney Preston and
the other officials have given every assur
ance that work will be commenced before
A Move to Compel the Landing of Sorthern
SEATTLE, Wash., June 13.— The Seattle
Shippers' Association, comprising 75 per
cent of the business men who have deal
ings with the railroads, to-day decided
unanimously to route no more freight by
the Northern Pacific, but to route it all
over the Great Northern until the North
ern Pacific stops its trans-Pacific steamers
here to land and receive freight. If the
Great Northern does not within a reason
able time provide a depot and terminal
facilities in accordance with President's
Hill's promise the boycott is to be applied
to the Great Northern and all business is
to be given to the Canadian Pacific.
At present the Northern Pacific sets qq
per cent, the Great Northern 25 per cent
and the Canadian 15 per cent. It was de
cided to secure the aid of every shipper in
the city and of every lumberman.
DROWNED IN TAKU RIVER
Two of a Party of Adventurers
Perish in the Alaskan
A Murderous Juneau Editor Sen
tenced to Serve Eight Years
at San Quentin.
PORT TOWXSEND, Wash., June 13.-
The Juneau (Alaska) correspondent of the
Associated Pre^s says:
S. J. Johnson of "Whatcom, Leon L.
Milem of Liberty and G. A. Koss of Cen
tralia, Wash., have returned from up the
Taku River in open boats, bearing the
news of the drowning of two of their com
panions in the Taku River. They were
Cornelius Spoo of Port Angeles and John
Whitmore of Liberty, Wash., both single,
ami aged 35 and 27 years respectively.
The parties left Juneau on the 13th of
April and by hard pulling and wading
were enabled to ascend the Taku River
seventy miles from me inlet. They were
in search of placer mines. Leaving the
boats at tlie head of navigation they left
Spoo at camp and ascended about thirty
miles further. On the fifth day they re
turned. Spoo started to ferry them over
to the camp in a canoe, but the swift cur
rent carried him down to a series of rapids.
The canoe tilled and he was drowned.
Mileni and Whitmore attempted the
passage by raft. They could not manage
it and were swept down a mile below the
camp. Checking the raft in an eddy on
the left bank for a moment they both
started to swim for shore. Miiem just
managed to grab a bush and pull himself
onto the bank, but Whitmore was carried
down by the current and drowned. The
survivors broke camp and descended tin;
river, having many narrow escapes from
drowning owing to the swiftness of the
A brother of Spoo lives in Minnesota
and his mother in Pennsylvania, while the
father and sister of Whitmore reside at
Liberty, Wash., and a brother in Colorado.
The steamer Cbilcat, from Juneau,
brings the news that "Jack" Timmina, ed
itor of the Searchlight of that place, was
sentenced to the penitentiary for six years
for attempting to murder Frank Howard,
editor of the Mining Record, a rival paper.
Howard published a caustic article refer
ring to Timmins' conduct as a volunteer
fireman during the progress of a small
blaze. Timmins. armed with a pistol,
went to Howard's office, and while the
latter was in his chair, unarmed, tired
three shots, all taking effect, and one of
which plowed an agly furrow across his
face. The compositors rushed to How
aid's assistance and drove Timmins from
the place. He will be taken to San Quen
tin on the next steamer to serve his sen
TO OPEN THE YUMA RESERVE
Orders for a Hisiirvey Issued From the
San Francisco Land Office.
YUMA, Ariz., June 13.— Captain F. S.
Ingalls, "United States Deputy Surveyor,
received instructions to-day from the Gen
eral Land Office at Sun Francisco, Depart
ment of the Interior, to resurvey the Yuma
Indian reservation for the purpose of
opening it to settlement. The Colorado
River Irrigation Company's great carjal
passes through this property.
BLAZE AT SOUTH FIELD.
T/;e British Columbia Mining Totcn
Almost Entirely Wiped Out.
PORTLAND, Or., June 13.— A dispatch
from Xanaimo, B. C, states that fire wiped
out two hotels and a dozen private resi
dences and stores at the mining town of
Southfield, three miles from Nanaimo, last
night. The loss, about $20,000, is only
partially covered by insurance.
Washington's Seta Military J,ai».;s3J
TACOMA, Wash., June 13.— The new
military law went into effect to-day. It is
the best ever passed by the Legislature,
effecting a complete reorganization of the
Guard and reducing the number of com
panies from twenty-two to seventeen, but
company commanders are allowed to re
cruit to 105 men. A battery is added,
which will probably be located here. Elec
tion of officers has been discarded, and
officers from brigadier-general down will
hereafter be appointed by the Governor.
Taeoma's Strawberry and Bone Show.
TACOMA, Wash., June 1.3.-The first
annual stray.' berry and rose exhibition held
in Tacoma opened this evening. It is esti
mated that 25.000 roses are arranged in
pyramids, banks and jars. The strawberry
display is excellent.
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