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WAR AT LOS TULES
Miners Aroused Overthe
Loss of Their
JOSE VALDEZ IN PERIL.
Pursued by Vigilantes, who
Will Shoot Him on
THEY WILL NOT PAY TRIBUTE.
An Armed Force Sent to Quel! the
Uprising on the Lower
SAX DIEGO, Cal., June 15.— Jose Val
dez of Sonora is in the middle of the
j>eninsula of Lower California, caged like
a rat in a trap, and 200 miners are trying
to cet a chance to kill him. The seat of
the trouble is the Los Tules camp, and the
row was caused by Valdez secretly obtain
ing, by fraud, it is claimed, a concession
to the entire district, throwing all miners
out or making them pay tribute to him.
Los Tules was discovered abouttwo years
ago, and, in spite of the fact that no rain
has fallen there for three years, consider
able gold is being taken out by the miners
who flocked in from Rosario, San Juan,
Aqua Dulce, Calmalli and Alamo. At
first claims were staked out according to
law, and a mining agent was Rent there to
keep matters straight, but since the arrival
of Valdez, some weeks ago, affairs have
Valdez lias some money and employed a
number of men. Recently he made atrip
to Enscnada on the pretense of selling
gold and obtaining supplies, and while
there, either by connivance with M. Cabal
lero, mining agent for Lower California, or
through the gross ignorance of that ofli
cial, Valdez secured a concession of the
entire district of Los Tules, giving him ab
solute control of the placer claims for live
years on payment of a royalty to the Gov
"When Valdez returned to camp and at
tempted to collect the royalty from the
miners or eject them the trouble began.
An indignation meeting was held, and it
resulted in a mob that visited Valdez'
camp but did not get him. That night j
another attempt was made to lyncta him, ■
but he was too cunning and was hiding in j
the mountains in company with eight
rurales, to whom he appealed for protec
tion. The miners organized a sort of vigi
lance committee, and at last accounts were
vii Valdez" trail, with the intention of
shooting him on sight.
Valdez dispatched a rurale to San Quin
tio with news of the situation, and the
authorities at Knsenada sent help. The
miners aJ so sent a man, Refugio Padilla,
to appeal to Governor Sangines. Padilla
was instructed to telegraph the facts to
President Diaz and ask for an investigation
in case no relief was afforded at Ensenada.
It is believed at Los Tules that Valdez
secured the co-operation of Mining Agent
Caballero to work the scheme, ami the
miners say they will never consent to being
(heated out of their property. Valdez is
in a very dangerous situation, and it is
feared he will be killed before an armed
force arrives from Ensenada.
SANTA MONICA'S NEW LINE
A Coast Road to Connect the
Southern Port With Santa
The Pasadena Electric Railway Is
Also to Be Extended to
SANTA MONICA, Cal., June 15.— The
Southern Pacific officials have about de
termined to build a coast line from Santa
Barbara to Santa Monica. This will give
the Southern Pacific a coast line from
San Francisco to Los Angeles by way of
Sana Cruz, Monterey, Santa Barbara and
Santa Monica. It will cut the running
time at least eight hours between the two
terminals and make a road for scenic
grandeur unequalod in the State, parallel
ing the ocean the greater portion of the
distance. Santa Monicans are pleased in
consequence, as it wiJl place their city on
the main line between San Francisco and
Los Angeles, with the best equipped wharf
as the southern ocean terminus.
General M. H. Sherman of the Pasadena
and Pacific Electric Railway Company is
also hard at work perfecting details for
the extension of the electric line to Santa
Monica. This will give through communi
cation from Pasadena to Santa Monica,
and the line is to be extended to Mount
Baptists in Session.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., June 15. —The
Baptists of Southern California are hold
ing their annual convention at the Y. M.
C. A. Pavilion at South Beach. The at
tendance is large and the interest great.
The chapel-car Emanuel is sidetracked
Heavy tlrain Crop.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., June 15.— The
grain crop of this section, which is an un
usually heavy one, is nearly all cut, and
threshing has commenced. It is estimated
by those who are in a position to judge
that the crop of barley will be the heaviest
and best ever harvested in this section.
To Visit Santa Monica.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., June 15.-The
board of managers of the various soldiers'
homes throughout the country will visit
the Pacific Coast branch, stationed at
Santa .Monica, about June 25. They will
remain several days, making a thorough
OREGON SHORT LINE CASE
Judge Bellinger Revokes the Order
Granting an Appeal.
PORTLAND, Or., June 15.— As the Ore
gon Short Line receivership case progresses
it becomes more entwined with legal tech
Yesterday Mr. Snow, who is one of the
attorneys for the Union Pacific receivers,
secured an order from Judge Bellinger per
mitting an appeal from the decision of
Judge Gilbert concerning the issue of cer
tificates to the amount of $764,335 by the
consolidated mortgage bondholders of the
Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern
Company. This would have sent the case
to the Court of Appeals at San Francisco.
But after Judge Bellinger had given the
order yesterday he revoked it, remember
ing that he had promised to permit the at
torneys for the separation to argue the
question. Mr. Snow came into court this
morning to again move for an appeal.
Senator DoJph was on hand for the Ameri
can Loan and Trust Company and the two
came together in a very spirited argu
ment. Judge Bellinger took the matter of
appeal under advisement.
The Union Pacific did not desire to ap
peal to the Circuit Court of Appeals from
Judge Gilbert's order appointing Egan re
ceiver, for this would be an admission that
the American Loan and Trust Company
could appeal from Judge Merritt's order
appointing Mr. Bancroft, so the Union
Pacific is endeavoring to get the case into
the Circuit Court of Appeals on the ques
tion of receivers' certificates.
TACOMANS LOST IN THIS WILDS.
Ttco Men Who Leave for Mount Tacoma
Fail to I'ltm-iiS
TACOMA, Wash.. June 15.—Consider
able anxiety is felt here for the safety of H.
Hal Hoffman, city editor of the News, and
C. B. Talbot, a prominent engineer, who
left here some weeks ago for a short trip
to Mount Tacoma and return.'
Talbot, accompanied by Hoffman, was
engaged in verifying statements made in
regard to the quality and quantity of water
to be obtained for the city by his proposed
system of conducting it from the Chenuis
River. Both men were equipped for rough
work in the mountains, but Hoffman being
unused to severe exertion, it is thought
that some accident has happened or that
Talbot has lost his bearings. The time in
which they should have returned has
elapsed, and the country around Mount Ta
coma being wild and rough and the forest
dense, the alarm for their safety is great.
As they only took food for a few daya and
there is no place they could reach for food
without it becoming known, it ia almost
certain that they are lost. A searching
party will make an effort to find the men.
CRACKING THE BLUEROCKS
Some Fine Scores Made on
the Opening Day at
San Francisco Sportsmen Set the
Pace in the Shooting Tour-
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 15.— There
was a large attendance at the bluerock
tournament at the Kimball & Upson
shooting range to-day, and as a rule the
scores were good. San Francisco set the
pace and carried off the honors in the first
John Fitzgerald of Sacramento won in
the ten-bird contest by killing the entire
string. Simpson of San Francisco took
second, with Robertson of the same city
The sreond event was a fifteen-bird
match. Simpson of San Francisco and
Durst of Wheatland tied, killing thirteen
birds each. Fitzgerald of Sacramento and
Robertson and Fanning of San Francisco
divided second money, Webb of San Fran
cisco and Jlierson of Placerville taking
The third event was a 20-bird match.
Burston of Green Valley broke 19 and took
first money. Durst of Marysville and Rob
ertson of San Francisco divided second
money, each smashing 18, while Webb of
San Francisco walked away with third
In the fourth event Fanning of San
Francisco won first honors by breaking 10
birds straight, Robertson second with 9
birds; Durst, Webb and Newbert, the latter
a representative of the capital city, divided
In the fifth event, a 20-bird match, Webb
of San Francisco and Worth of Merced di
vided first money with a score of 18 birds,
Durst took second and Newbert and Rob
ertson divided the third prize.
The sixth event was a twenty-five-bird
contest. Durst, Fanning, Webb and
Worth tied for first money, with twenty
one clays to their credit. Simpson of San
Francisco took second and Brown of Sacra
mento walked off with third money.
In the seventh event, Fanning killed ten
straight, Smith of Sacramento and Robert
son broke nine, and Durst of Wheatland
carried off tne third prize.
The seventh event was a twenty-bird
match. Worth of Merced broke 19, Simp
son 18 and Webb 17.
The shoot wound up with two ten-bird
contests. Simpson of San Francisco and
Upson of Sacramento each made a clean
score in the first. Robertson and Webb
were good seconds with nine each to their
credit, Gusto of Sacramento third. In the
last ten-bird match Fanning killed them
all. Newbert of Sacramento, Robertson
and Webb broke nine each and Simpson
and Durst took third money with eight
birds to their credit. Following is the
First match, ten birds — •
Fitzgerald 10 i Burst on 8
Fanning 8 Robertsan 7
Webb 8 O'Donnell 4
Simson 8 Morrison 8
Second match, fifteen birds —
Simson 13 Webb 10
Burst 13 ' Mierson 10
Fitzgerald 11 Burston 8
Kobertson 1 1 j Mornsou 0
fanning 11 j
Third match, twenty birds —
Burston 19 Simson 16
Koberlsou 18 FitageraM 15
Durst 1 8 : 0' Donnell 12
Webb 17! Morn sou 10
l-'auoiug 10 -Mu.-imuii 10
Fourth match, ten birds —
Fan nlng 10 ; New bert 8
Robertson 9 Simson 7
Webb 8 1 Brown 6
Fifth match, twenty birds —
Webo 18 ' Brown n
Worth 18 ! Fanning 10
It obertson 1 6 , Slnison lo
Durst 16 O'Donnell lo
Newben 16 1
Sixth match, twenty-five birds —
Webb 21 1 Worth 31
Fanniug 'ili-Sinisou 19
Durst 21 1 Brown ia
Seventh match, ten birds —
Webb 10 Simpson 7
Fanning lOlO'Donnell 7
Worth 9|Mierßon 7
Durst 8 .Brown 7
Kobertson 7 j
Eighth match, twenty birds-
Worth 19; Fanning lfl
Kimson 18: Durst 16
Webb 17|O'Donnell 12
To-morrow's shoot bids fair to be the
best of the season. Noted shots are arriv
ing on every train and from all parts of the
Held for Illegal Voting.
UKIAH, Cal., June 15.— The hearin g of
George A. Sturtevant, the District Attorney
who was arrested Thursday for alleged
illegal voting at the election held in Hop
land in May, resulted in his being held to
appear before the Superior Court, bail being
fixed at $2000. The case came up before
Justice Long at Largo.
Killed year Wacom a.
TACOMA, Wash., June 15.— M. E. Mur
ray, a Northern Pacific Railway section
hand, about 30 years of age, while walking
into this city from Puyallup this afternoon,
was struck by a train and instantly killed.
The back of his head and the right shoul
der were crushed.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 1895.
A Will of the Late Cuth
bert Burrel Filed
LONG KEPT IN HIDING.
For Many Years It Was Gener
ally Believed That He Had
FIGHTING FOR THE ESTATE.
The Court Petitioned to Revoke
Letters of Administration Issued
to the Widow.
VISALIA, Cal., June 15.— Cuthbert Bar
rel, one of the wealthiest residents of this
county, died on August 7, 1893, at San
Jose, where his family generally resided
and where he had large interests also. It
was thought at that time that he died in
testate, but to-day a will was filed with the
County Clerk of Tulare County, duly
signed by Cuthbert Burrel. It was filed
at the request of Herrington & Herring
ton, attorneys at San Jose. With the will
came a petition for its probate. The value
of the estate is placed at $SOO,OOO.
The petitioner, Edward Burrel, claims
the will was left in the care of D. S. Payne
of Santa Clara County; that William D.
Tisdale and James A. Clayton, named as
executors, decline to act as such. The pe
titioner prays that letters of administra
tion of the estate now held by Mrs. A. H.
Burrel and Charles Adams be revoked and
similar letters be issued to petitioner. The
will filed for probate disposes of the vast
estate as follows:
Twenty thousand dollars in gold coin or
bank stock, as she may elect, to his wife,
Mrs. A. H. Burrel, together with the
family residence at San Joee and the fur
niture, silverware, horses, etc., used on
said premises; to his two daugeters,
Varena Jeannette and Ida May Burrel, he
gives $10,000 each in gold coin or bank
stock of the Farmers' National Gold Bank
of San Jose, as his executors may deem
best for the children; to Charles Adams
and Edward Adams, children of his wife
by a former marriage, $2000 each; to the
legitimate children of his brothers, John
and Edward Burrel, the sum of $2000 each ;
to the children of his sister, Margaret
Matthews, $2000 each ; to the children of
his deceased sisters, Elizabeth Frasure and
Mary Thomas, $2000 each; to the children
of Mr. Robinson, who "was murdered at
my ranch Elkhorn in Fresno County in
1864," the sum of $1000 each; to his sister,
Margaret Matthews, and Edward Burrel,
$5000. The rest of the estate is given to
his two daughters, Varena Jeannette and
Ida May Burrel, share and share alike.
James A. Clayton, Edward Burrel and
William D. Tisdale are named as executors
of the estate without bonds. The execu
tors are directed not to sell his ranch in
Tulare County, known as the Burgin place,
until his youngest child is 21 years of age.
It is further recommended that his estate
be closed up inside of two Years and the
moneys belonging to his children are to be
invested in bank stock of different safe
and reliable banks in this State.
To a Call reporter, E. O. Larkins, attor
ney for the Burrel estate, to-da}' placed
the appraised value of the estate at about
$600,000. Mr. Larkius acted as Burrel's
attorney up to the time of his death.
Burrel had always left the impression with
that he had revoked all former wills and
wanted the estate to go to his wife and
children according to law. Larkins inti
mated that this will was one of many
schemes to secure from the estate property
which Burrel wished others to possess.
Sues a Fruit Company.
VISALIA, Cal., June 15. — Suit was
brought to-day against the Ephriam Vine
yard and Fruit Company, a corporation
doing business near Tulare City, for $47,
--679 58 by Sarah Phillips, executrix. Judg
ment is asked for that amouut, and it is
also asked that a receiver be appointed and
the property sold.
Yokohl Valley Grain Destroyed.
"VISALIA, Cal., June 15. — A fire at
Yokohl Vailey, fifteen miles southeast of
here, burned over 2500 acres of pasture and
thirty acres of grain. Hard work by the
inhabitants stopped the progress of the
blaze at the public roads and prevented it
from spreading into the other grain fields.
A Bog Thief Convicted.
VISALIA, Cal., June 15.— The jury in
the trial of Tallrnadge, charged with steal
ing hogs, rendered a verdict of guilty to
day. Tallmadge is one of a gang of men
arrested for stealing hogs inTuiare County.
MISS WARD THE GODDESS
Visalia's Merry War of the
Beauties Ends in an Ex
Miss Stevens Chosen to Represent
"California "and Miss Blake
VISALIA, Cal., June 15.— The contest
for Goddess of Liberty ended at 12 o'clock
to-night, and a large crowd was present to
witness the counting of the votes. The
battle of ballots passed off with the best of
good feeling, and the interest displayed in
the count was like unto that when the re
turns in a Presidential election were being
Miss Jennie Ward, who is to be the God
dess of Liberty, according to the result of
the contest just ended, is a native of
Visalia, and a beautiful and accomplished
young lady. Since the contest for Goddess
of Liberty began she has been in the lead
with the exception of two days, when the
friends of Miss Stevens placed that lady
in the lead. Miss Ward is a general favor
ite, and the local military company is de
lighted that she should be selected.
Her father is on Colonel Nunan'a staff
of the Sixth Regiment, and is an enthusi
astic National Guardsman. The reason
why Company E was so enthusiastic in its
Bupport of Miss Ward was that she as
sisted very materially in a concert recently
given for the benefit of the company fund.
She will erace the place for which she has
Miss Minnie Stevens, who has been
elected to represent "California" in the
Fourth of July parade, is a native of lowa
and a recent arrival in this county. Her
beauty attracted the attention of a number
of Yisalia people ana they determined
that she should have one of the places of
honor in the big parade.
From the beginning she has been second
in the race, and for two days was first.
She is a schoolteacher, and her victory is
remarkable when it is considered that she
is a comparative stranger to a majority of
the residents of this city. She is extremely
handsome, and will be a model represen
tative of "California" on the Fourth.
Miss Letitia Blake, who is to represent
"Tulare County" in the Fourth of July
parade, drew her support from every sec
tion of Tulare County. She was born here,
and is now a schoolteacher of the Tulare
City school. She lives in Visalia. Her
friends in Tulare rallied to her support,
and every coupon that has gone to Tulare
was cast for Miss Blake.
She is a stately brunette, and is noted
for her charitable disposition and kindly
heart. Many of her warmest supporters
were people whom she had at sotae time
assisted wnen in need, and her election is
a source of gratification to a large propor
tion of the people who have known her
Tea Landed at Taeotna.
TACOMA, Wa&k., June 15.— The North
ern Pacific steamship Tacoma arrived to
night, fourteen days from Yokohama. She
brings the first complete cargo of the new
crop of tea to be landed, it consisting of
nearly 5000 tons. The unloading began to
night and shipments East will begin to
Congressman Doolittle, Miss Doolittle
and Colonel F. D. Huestis of this city re
turned on the Tacoma from a two months'
trip to Japan and China.
Locusts Invade Mendocino County.
URIAH, CaL, June 15. — Grasshoppers
are reported in vast numbers in the south
ern part of this county. They are atiack
ing growing crops and are now advancing
on the hop fields of Cunningham and
Abrams, twelve miles below this city. The
outlook is very menacing.
SANTA BARBARA MINERALS
Gold and Silver Bearing Quartz
Found in San Rafael
Valnable Finds of a Party of Scien
tists Exploring: In the
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 15.—
Santa Barbara County's mining interests
are looking up. To-day a party of scien
tists, consisting of Dr. Lorenzo G. Yates,
John Spence and Robert Fulton, returned
from a ten days' trip to the San Rafael
Mountain Range, bringing fine specimens
of gold and silver bearing qcartz, with an
unKnown mineral presenting the appear
ance of a brilliant red crystal. Dr. Yates
found many new and rare specimens of
fossils, together with plants new to this
locality. The party found two specimens
of grass unknown to experienced botan
San Rafael Range, extending through
i the center of Santa Barbara County, is a
great haunt for wild game, and one of the
strongholds of the grizzly bear, several of
which are killed there every season. There
are traditions of fabulously rich gold mines
formerly worked there, and the mineral
resources of the range are practically un
explored and unknown. . '
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SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 15^f-j
The young widow of Dan Dover, aged 23,
died yesterday and was buried to-day.
Dover is the sailor whose tragical death
when the sealer C. G. White was wrecked
in Alaska waters the Call has already re
counted. Mrs. Dover never rallied from the
shock the tidings his" death caused. She was
seized with brain fever and died raving
over her loss. A little child of 2 years
survives the unfortunate couple.
Wrecked by a Frightened Horse*
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 15.— An
extraordinary accident occurred on State
street, in the heart of the business portion
of the city to-day. A spirited bay horse,
being led by Jose Magara behind a stylish
cart in which he was driving, excited by
something on the street, took one great
leap and landed squarely in the cart, com
pletely wrecking it. By a miracle Maraga
A Goleta Residence JJumed.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 15.—
Captain Parker's handsome residence, the
finest in Goleta, waß partially burned yes
terday morning. None of the family were
on the premises at the time and the cause
of the fire is unknown.
RUSH OF PROSPECTORS.
They Are Flocking to Oklahoma by the
GUTHRIE, O. T., June 15.— The Okla
homa gold excitement continues to spread.
Prospectors are flocking into the Wichita
Mountains by the thousand, and horses
have doubled in value. Many outfitters
have been unable to meet the demand for
supplies. Boggy Camp, in Wichita
County, now tias over 5000 people and
more are arriving hourly. Some trouble
over claim-jumping is reported.
Men returning from the gold fields report
remarkable finds, but so far reliable in
formation as to the real value of the strike
Deputy United States Marshal Morrow
of Oklahoma arrived here to-day from the
scene of the alleged gold discoveries in
Oklahoma. He said that the alleged min
ing boom was a gigantic fake, and that
what is said to be gold is nothing but cop
per-stained rock, which crops out of the
ground and has been known to exist there
as long as white men have been visiting
the country. It is not worth 10 cents a ton,
American Delegates Welcomed.
LONDON, Ekg., June 15.— The Ameri
can delegates to the convention of the
world's W. C. T. U. to the number of 150
persons arrived Friday night at South
ampton from New York, on the Ameriaan
They were met at Southampton by a
committee from the W. C. T. U., and,
upon arrival at Waterloo station, they
were met by Lady Henry Somerset, Miss
Frances E. Willard and other representa
tives of the union, who cordially wel
comed them to England. The informal
meetings will begin in the City Temple to
morrow, when Miss Willard and Lady
Somerset will speak.
Death of an Aged Editor,
ERIE, Pa., June 15.— Hon. I. B. Gara,
for more than a half century the leading
editor of Western Pennsylvania, died here
to-day, aged 76. He had held many posi
tions of trust, being at one time Secretary
of State. He was a consin of Robert G.
Hale of the Iron Hall Building.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 15.— The
building in which the Order of the Iron
Hall held its supreme sittings was sold
this morning to a private citizen f0r.?27,500.
CAMP LIFE AT UKIAH
Summer Outing of the
Artillerists of the
IDEAL CITY OF TENTS.
A Picturesque Spot Chosen
for the Site of Camp
GIVEN A HEAKTY WELCOMF.
Complete Arrangements for Their
Comfort Had Been Made by
URIAH, Cat,., June 15.— "Welcome to
the Second Regiment Artillery, N. G. C."
This is the legend emblazoned in bold
letters on a banner across Perkins street,
and under which all must pass when com
ing from the depot. Ukiah in time of
peace has assumed a military air, and in
Todd's Grove, one of the most beautiful
and cozy places in the valley, just over the
corporate line, CamD Foster was born less
than twenty-four hours ago. The site of the
camp is the high school plateau, well
shaded with massive black oaks, madronea
and the soft and dark-green foliage of the
towering Douglass spruce. The inclosure
gives ample space for everything pertain
ing to a well-regulated soldier city and for
all necessary drilling and military maneu
vers, all on level ground.
The topography of the situation renders
the place just such & one as a military
officer would select for successful opera
tions and as a point of vantage. Behind
the camp, on the west, the mountains rise
quickly, and, covered with a dense under
growth and thickly studded with
trees, give a background that makes the
location picturesque. In all other direc
tions the ground slopes gently away, and
the position of the Second Regiment Ar
tillery is considered impregnable should
the enemy try to approach from any direc
The mountains look upon Camp Foster,
Camp Foster looks upon Ukiah and XJkiah
looks upon the beautiful Russian River
Valley to the east, and stretching far away
to the north and south.
The camp has been honored by being
christened in the name of the enterprising
and genial president of the San Francisco
and North Pacific Railroad Company — A.
W. Foster. The committee of citizens that
has worked untiringly in making prepara
tions for the comfort and convenience of
the soldiers consists of B. S. Hirsch, F. M.
Weger, J. G. Whelan and George Eff. Wa
ter has been piped into camp; a large
brick range built for the culinary depart
ment, a substantial dancing platform
erected, wood and straw furnished, two
telephone lines built and the streets lead
ing to the camp thoroughly sprinkled.
Major Huber and Lieutenant Mangels,
with others of the advance guard, have
been here three or four days.
The white city under the trees is com
posed of 125 tents, regularly laid out in
streets at right angles. From the lop of a
lofty pole at the inner edge of the parade
ground and in line with a piece of artil
lery which is formidable enough in appear
ance to suggest a respectable distance, in
the rear floats "Old Glory."
The special train at 8 :30 o'clock brought
Cofonel McDonald, his staff and the regi
ment. The Second Regiment band fur
nished strains of music, which emphasized
the fact that the soldiers had arrived, and
with martial tread the regiment proceeded
to the grove to spend the first night in
Camp Foster. John Meyers, the chef, was
all ready, and the first attack was on the
rations at the dining quarters. To-morrow
the discipline of the encampment, with Its
drills and maneuvers, interspersed now
and then with the pleasant side of the
militiaman's life — the social dance and
the sports afield— will begin in earnest.
AT CAMP HUDD.
The Second Regiment (iivca a Farewell
VALLEJO, Cal., June 15.— The entire
Second Regiment paraded the principal
thoroughfares of Vallejo this afternoon,
and on Georgia street drill tactics were
gone through in the presence of thousands
of spectators. The boys in blue were
roundly applauded on their appearance.
This evening the officers and members of
the regiment were entertained at Com
pany B's armory— the last social event of
Captain H. I. Seymour of Company E
(Sacramento) was elected lieutenant
colonel of the regiment last evening. His
opponent was Major Curson of Woodland.
The vote stood: Seymour 20, Curson 5.
The selection gives general satisfaction.
Seymour is very popular, a thorough mili
tary man, and has been in the ranks of the
National Guard eleven years.
Camp life ends to-morrow. At 4 o'clock
tents will be struck and the regiment will
depart by special train.
A SB AM BATTLE JFOUGHT.
Warriors at Camp Fairbanks Wage
PETALUM A, Cal., June 15.— The attrac
tion at Camp Fairbanks this afternoon was
a sham battle between two battalions of
the Fifth Regiment. The conflict took
place in the racetrack inclosure at Agri
cultural Park. Thousands of people had
a fine view from the grand stand. The
camp breaks to-morrow morning in time
for the soldiers to leave on the 8:30 train.
FIGHTING ON GUADALUPE
Savage Encounter of Two Men
With Goat-Killers on
Three Assailants Kept at Bay Ten
Days U ntil Outside Help
SAN DIEGO, Cal., June 15.— J. M. Soto
and Thomas Hardy have arrived from
Guadalupe Island, off Lower California,
in the junk Acme, with particulars of a
savage encounter on the lonesome island
with three goat- killers — Antonio Felix,
a Basque and an American.
Soto holds a concession from the Mexican
Government and contracted with Felix to
kill goats for skins.
Three months ago he went down to see
how business was progressing. He found
that Felix and party had moved camp and
were entering into the goat business for
themselves. Soto demanded an account
ing, anrt Felix responded with threats, say
ing he would be glad to shoot Soto as he
would a goat. Hardy left Felix and joined
Soto, and together they prepared to defend
themselves from Felix and the Basque,
who were joined by an adventurer from a
sealinc schooner hovering around the
Felix and companions ran out of food,
and attacked Soto one night, demanding
food at the point of pistols. They got
pork and flour, and the next night at
tempted a raid. Soto and Hardy met them
with a volley, which killed no one. As
Felix and partners had only starvation
ahead of them they were rendered desper
ate, while Soto and Hardy, not knowing
when the schooner would return, deter
mined to hold on to the food at all haz
They prepared a pitfall at the door of
the cabin and lay in wait. Felix, the
Basque and the American made another
onslaught, and fell into the trap, the
American being nearly killed by the fall.
Soto and Hardy covered the party with
rifles and made them swear to cease depre
dations, yielding to their entreaties not to
Hardly had Felix become free before he
viciously attacked Soto. and would have
killed him had not Hardy got in an op
portune blow on the head that laid him
out. For ten days following both aides
were kept on the alert, fearing surprise
and slaughter, and when the junk ap
peared Felix and his companions tried to
steal it and leave the others to starve or
But the skipper turned it over to Soto,
and be and Hardy managed to get away
from the island, arriving at Ensenada,
where the state of affairs was made
known to the authorities.
Orders have been issued to a force of
soldiers to proceed to the island to cap
ture Felix and his companions. Soto says
the island is made the prey of marauding
American sealers and land pirates. It is
probable that the Mexican Government
will station an armed force there.
LOOT OF THE CARSON MINT
Strong Evidence Against Sus
pect Heney in the Pre
Commissioner Edwards Binds Him
Over to Answer Before the
CARSON, Nev., June 15.— James Heney,
charged with the theft of $23,000 worth of
mint bullion, was examined to-day before
United States Commissioner Edwards and
held to answer before the Grand Jury, with
bail fixed at $15,000.
The principal witness against Heney was
H. H. Beck of the Reno Reduction Works,
who handled his bullion. Beck testified
that Heney brought him gold granulation
990 fine and told him it came from a leased
Silver City mine, whose owners did not
know how rich it was. Ellis, asaayer of
the mint, testified that the bullion from
Silver City ran only from 300 to 600 fine.
Witness Beck said Hen>.y had brought
ore to melt and assay several times. He
brought gold bullion the first time to the
value of $14,000. He thought this lot was
sponge gold amalgam. It was brought in
two bags. Heney said he and three others
were in partnership in a mine near the
Oest mine, between Gold Hill and Silver
City, ajid that the mine was leased. They
had lately struck good pay ore. He said
he had formerly had the work done on the
Comstock, but it was now so rich that he
wanted the matter kept secret, as he feared
the owner of the mine would not renew the
lease. Beck helped Heney dispose of three
bars, which were shipped to the Bank of
California with instructions to sell for the
best price obtainable.
The last lot brought by Heney to the re
duction works was different from all
former ones, resembling grain-gold. In
all, Heney brought about $23,000. The
Selby Company returns to the Bank of
California showed it to be 989 fine.
Hirsch Harris, melter and refiner, said
there was every opportunity during the
melting and rerinine for an employe to
steal bullion. There could be no safe
guards against the stealing. Employes
were not searched as they left the mint,
and could conceal bullion in their clothing.
Harris discovered the shortage in the mint
in February, 1895. The exact shortage was
found to be, in cold, 4067.99 ounces, and
the surplus of silver was 3019.48 ounces, or
in dollars and cents $75,549 75. He had
sent something like 11,000 ounces of gold
to the rerining-room and but $8000 was re
turned. This could only be accounted for
by the bullion, as turned over to him,
as being of less than assay value. The gold
must have been stolen in the form of gran
ulations. Bars would be missed if they
were taken out of the mint. One bar had
been stolen from Harris, but no other bar
had been taken from the mint.
Heney did not testify in his own behalf.
The Commissioner at the conclusion of the
evidence bound the defendant over. He is
still in the custody of the Sheriff.
TICKET-BROKERS AT WAR
One Begin* a $nO,OOO Damage Suit
Against the Other.
DENVER, Colo., Jane 15.— A special to
the Republican from Butte, Mont., says:
David Goldberg, a railroad ticket-broker
here, sued Adolpb Pincus for $50,000 dam
ages for criminal libel to-day. Pincus is
also a broker and recently preferred
charges against Goldberg in the American
Ticket-brokers' Association at St. .Louis
lor unprofessional conduct. Goldberg was
convicted and fined $4500. Since their re
turn from the East two weeks ago they
have been battling each other through the
columns of the local press. Pincus became
personal a few days ago and the suit re
The Winnebago Agency Troubles.
OMAHA, Nebb., June 15.— 1t is said
upon good authority that instructions have
been forwarded from the Secretary of
War to General Coppinger regarding the
trouble at the Winnebago agency, and
authorizing the commander of the dis
trict of the Platte to send to the Winne
bago Reservation in the event that Cap
tain Beck's increased Indian police force
meets with trouble when evictions of the
Plournoy tenants is resumed. A consign
ment of ammunition reached the Winne
bago agency to-night and the force will be
equipped for business immediately.
Devastated by a Cyclone.
DENISON, Tex., June 15.— A portion of
Grayson County was devastated by a
cyclone yesterday in the Martin Spring
district, west of here. Thousands of acres
of crops were wiped off the earth, houses
blown down and the damage will run high
into the thousands of dollars.
On Trial for Her Husband's Murder.
FORT SMITH,. Awe., June 15.-Mrs.
Kittering, a young woman who came here
from Colorado in 1894 with her husband,
an old man, is on trial for the murder of
the latter. Kittering's life was insured
for $20,000 in favor of his wife.
FIRE AT SANTA ROSA
A Large Tannery Stored
With Leather Is De
SCORES OF HIDES LOST.
The Building Packed From
Ground to Garret With the
FIREMEN CHECK THE BLAZE.
Spread of the Conflagration Pre
vented Only by the Sudden
Dying Out of the Wind.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., June 15.— The
most disastrous conflagration that has
visited Santa Rasa for along time occurred
here to-day at 11 o'clock. Fire broke out
at the large tannery of Uargren & Ander
son. It started in the second story of the
main building and before the workmen
had time to realize tbeir danger the build
ing was enveloped in flames.
The Fire Department responded
promptly, but for a time the Santa Rosa
Brewery adjoining was in great danger of
catching tire. The only thing that saved
it was the dying out of the breeze.
The tannery was packed from roof to
cellar with hides and leather which tn«
firm had been storing during the time of
cheap prices for a ru«e in the market.
They were preparing to sell the stock
when the flames consumed it. The firm
estimates its loss at $10,000, with $2000 in
CHILDREN CONTEST A WILL.
Heirs of Robert L. Uarragh Quarreling
Over Hit Estate.
SANTA ROSA, Cal.. June 15.— Last
winter a Mrs. Darragh of New York visited
this city to look after the business of an
estate In which she had some interest. At
the time of her visit the San Francisco
papers published a story regarding the al
leged capture of a female diamond-smug
gler in this city. This smuggling story
faded away into a myth. Now a dispatch
which has arrived here from the East
says that a contest over the will of the
Darragh estate will come up in Santa
Robert L. Darragb, a former resident oi
California, died in New York. He was
possessed of a large fortune, and by his
will left $50,000 to his first wife, Mrs. Eliza
beth Darragh, from whom he was di
vorced in 1886, and $5000 to each of hef^
children. The remainder he left to his sec
ond wife, Mrs. Laura Darragh.
His children are contesting the will on
the ground of mental incapacity. The
nurse who attended Darragh testifies that
he was very irritable and nervous at
times, and on one occasion, after attending
a theatrical performance, he danced upon
SUIT FOR HALF A MILLION
Brought Against Mackuy . am* rienneit
Dismissed for the Second Time. .
NEW YORK, N. V., June 15—Count
Arthur Dillon some time ago brought suit
against the Commercial Cable Company as
a corporation and John W. Mackay and
James Gordon Bennett as individual of
i fleers of the corporation, for $500,000 and
interest from 1890, which sum he repre
sented to be the value of 266 shares of pre
ferred stock, which he alleged was prom
ised to him for services rendered in fur
nishing valuable information and in estab
lishing the company.
The suit was tried in the Supreme Court
and the complaint was dismissed. The
count appealed to the general term of the
Supreme Court, which has sustained the
action of the lower court in dismissing the
MURDER WILL OUT
Confession of a Farmer Who Had . JlTwr-
dered a Wealthy Englishman.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 15.— A special
from Kokomo, Ind., says: Last winter
Mr. Overman, a farmer near Windfall,
Tipton County, was found dead with a pi>
tal near him. No cause for suicide was ay
signed. To-day a paper written by Mr.
Overman was found in his effects that ex
plains the mystery.
Overman's letter says that twenty years
•go an Englishman came to his house wit
$30,000 and tried to negotiate with him to
go into the ranch business in Colorado.
He murdered the Englishman, buried his
body in a marsh, took his money and
buried it on his farm. The place is not
designated. This also explains the hermit
like life Overman has led for many years.
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