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PACIFIC COAST NEWS
A Ukiah Deacon on Trial
for Holding Up a .
CONFESSION OF HILTON.
Claims His Employer Planned
the Robbery and Shared
SONOMA'S PERMANENT FAIR.
Superior Judges of San Diego De
clare the i Game Law Un
- URIAH, Cal., June 24.— Superior
Court room was crowded to-day at the pre
liminary examination of George W. Hilton
and David Oldham, charged with the rob
• bery of the coast stage on June 15. Great
interest is manifested because one of
the accused, Oldham, is a deacon
of the Baptist church and related to
leading citizens of Ukiah. District Attor
ney Stnrtevant and T. L. Carrothers are
.conducting the prosecution, with Detective
Thacker of Wells, Fargo & Co. close by,
and Senator J. H. Seawell appears for Old
' ham. Hilton, who made a full confession,
intends to plead guilty, and so has no
The stage to the coast from Ukiah was
' stopped by a highwayman on June 15, and
$1019 04 taken from Wells-Fargo's box.
The robbery took place about 3
o'clock in the afternoon, about six miles
• southwest of Ukiah, at the foot
■of the mountain, on the road leading
to Anderson Valley. Tho robbery
took place within a few hundred
•■ yards of where four men were at work in a
"field. Because of this the theory of the
townspeople was that the hold-up must
have been committed by some one living
•in or near the town. This theory was
strengthened, because it was evident that
whoever robbed the stage must have had
certain information in order to carry out
Supervisor John Flanagan, whose home
is at Mendocino, comes at times to the
' county seat to cash warrants due himself
as a county officer and Road Commis
sioner, and when he makes these trips he
is usually commissioned by many of his
neighbors to cash warrants for them also.
On the day of the robbery Flanagan drew a
large sum of money from the County
Treasurer and expressed it to himself at
Mendocino. Evidently the highwaymen
knew this money was on the stage.
When the hold-up was reported search
began for the robber. Sheriff Johnson took
the trail with his bloodhound, but succeed
ed only in ; finding the robber's mask, the
boxes broken open and a pair of overalls.
That night a man with a shotgun
stayed at Charles Stanford's in' the
mountains about four miles from the scene
of the robbery. Early in the morning the
stranger departed, - saying * he , had some j
friends near Hot Springs from whom he
had strayed, and inquired the way. A '
small boy at Stanford's directed him. and
this circumstance became a very impor
tant factor in the case.
City Marshal Burke was searching with
the Sheriff, and was sent up to the. house
of Oldham, about four miles from Ukiah,
on the road to Low Gap to inquire of Old
ham the whereabouts of a man in his em
ploy on the day of the robbery. Oldham
accounted for the whereabouts of his hired
man, and protested against connecting
so good a man as Hilton with the crime.
Burke reported", but th« Sheriff was not
satisfied with Oldham's story, and went to
the latter's house himself, only to find
that Hilton had gone to Whittier Springs
in Lake County. Sheriff Johnson and
Marshal Burke started for Whittier at
once, taking Standford's boy along.
Hilton was found at W hittier, and was
recognized by the boy and immediately ar
rested. After Hilton was jailed, the Sheriff
interviewed Oldham, who stated that Hil
ton was with him at his camp at the time
of the robbery. He said Hilton was mak
ing pickets for him at his redwood camp,
and that he knew he was there, because he
went over to the camp to see him. Hilton
had made about 250 pickets.
! An investigation showed that no new
pickets had been made. Enough had now
been obtained to warrant a closer inquiry,
• and OJdham was brought to the Sheriff's
office and confronted by Detective Thacker,
Sheriff 1 Johnson and ex-Sheriff Stanley.
Here, upon being closely pressed, he re
ceded from his first statement and asserted
that he did not see Hilton on the day of
the robbery. Hilton was brought in, and
Oldham remarked when he entered :
"Well, Hilton, seeing the evidence these
men have against you, I guess I did not see
you Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock."
This was more than Hilton could stand,
and he then proceeded to unbosom him
self. He made a full confession, implicat
ing David Oldham and stating that Old
ham had planned the robbery and was to
have half the plunder, and that he had di
vided the booty according to the agreement
with Oldham. He told the • Sheriff where
he could find his half of the money, and
Sheriff Johnson by his direction went to
the cabin he occupied at Whittier Springs
and secured $458 from the mattress of the
bed in which he slept.
Oldham still stoutly denies that ha has
the other half or any part of the money.
The prosecution to-day introduced as little
evidence as possible to warrant the hold
ing of Hilton, and Justice Critchfield held
him in $5000 bonds to answer to the Su
perior Court pending the examination of
Oldham. The court adjourned till to
morrow morning at 8 o'clock.
SAN RAFAELITES STARTLED
Queer Antics of a Man Who Suddenly
, *■-*. Became* lnsane. "
"• SAN IDAFAEL, Cal., June 24.— Mr. My
ers, a highly respected citizen of San
Rafael, startled the .West End neighbor
hood this morning at 4 o'clock by walking
put of his house en deshabille and making
a speech to an imaginary audience on the
street. Oflicer Healy was notified and took
him to his house after having a severe
struggle with him.
Myers came to San Rafael for his health
and for the last few days has been a trifle
demented. 'This morning he got up from
his bed and started out for a walk, as he
'told his wife. When found by Officer
Healy he was hopelessly insane.
A Permanent I Exhibit to Be Displayed
■in the. Courthouse. ■
SANTA ROSA, Cal., June 24.— Sonoma
County is to have a permanent exhibit of
its resources in big rooms in the Court*
house here. They are being prepared for
it by order of the Board of Supervisors.
M. Braugler, one of the leading f ruitmen
in the county, is working up financial and
other interests in the enterprise, and good
progress is reported.
Next February a grand fair will be held
under the auspices of the ; Horticultural
Society here, which will include a display
of samples of all the best products in the
horticultural, agricultural, viticultural and
mineral lines in the county. This will not
interfere in any way with the Cloverflale
Citrus Fair, though an effort will be made
to have Cloverdale send its citrus exhibit
here. . •'
GAME LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
Decision of Superior Court Judges in
Bank at San Diego.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., June 24.— The man
damus case brought by C. H. Ingelow to
compel the Auditor to issue his warrant
for his salary as game warden was decided
to-day by the Superior . Court Judges in
bank that the act creating game wardens
is unconstitutional. This is because it
delegates to the Supervisors ajdiscretion to
appoint or not, which is a power the con
stitution confers only upon the Legisla
ture, and on the further ground that if
such an office is created it must be for all
classes of counties.
This game law did not specifically name
counties of class B}£, which is San Diego's
class, and so left the matter of appointing
a game warden optional with the Board.
Ingelow will appeal to the Supreme Court,
and expects other game wardens to join
him, as this decision will have the effect of
preventing their drawing salaries.
SAN BERNARDINO'S GAIN
To Be Connected With Crafton
by a New Southern Pa
A Plan to Shorten the Transconti
nental Road by Over a Hun
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 24.—
When the Southern Pacific road was built
through Yuma to Los Angeles, San Ber
nardino was asked to contribute toward
building through here, but the citizens
would not give anything. It was built
three miles south, and the town of Colton
established, and the only way the Southern
Pacific comes here is over a motor road.
The same is true of Riverside.
A meeting was called to-day by business
men to assist the road in getting a right of
way out of this city toward Crafton, above
Redlands. If successful, the Southern
Pacific will come from Colton, probably
oyer a motor track, and go through to
Crafton. A committee was appointed to
aid the project, and business men are en
thusiastic over it. It is expected this line
will build through from Crafton to Ban
ning, putting this city on the main line.
To connect with this there will soon be
built a line from San Dimas, just west of
Pomona, along the foothills direct to this
city, it being demonstrated that the best
orange belt is close to the foothills. This
line will open up an excellent fruit country.
Another plan of shortening the trans
continental line over a hundred miles will
soon be commenced. This will be cut off
from the Southern Pacific line at Mojave,
almost an .air. line through „' Swarthout
Canyon, near here, to this city and over
the Crafton line to Banning. In sending
through freight and passengers over the
cutoff shorter time for many hours will be
made from San Francisco to the East.
Leading officials of the Southern Pacific
state this move will certainly, be made.
SILENT SALVATION DRUMS.
They Will Not Beat in Loa Gatoa for Some
Time to Come.
-SAN JOSE, Cal., June 24.— A truce has
been declared in the fight between the town
of Los Gatos and the Salvation Army, and
the victory belongs to the town for the
present at least.
; Several days ago Miss Wright, an army
lassie, was arrested for drum-beating in
violation of the town ordinance, and sen
tenced to jail in default of the fine im
posed. She is out on bail pending an ap
peal. The army continued the noise and
Private Lamb was arrested and will be
tried on Thursday. To-night Miss Barbe
and Dora Hinsley were brought into court
for drum-beating. They pleaded guilt}'
and were fined $20 each. As they prom
ised to refrain from offending in the fu
ture, a subscription was started by Judge
Beggs with $5 and the amount of their
fines was soon raised and the lassies were
set free. Until Miss Wright's appeal is de
cided, the Salvation drum will be silent in
the city of the hills.
Serious Runaway Accident.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 24.— Two women
were dangerously injured to-night as the
result of the running away of a hack team.
A buggy occupied by George Sclafano and
his wife, their two children and Dimitro
Matrango and his wife, was struck and
capsized. Both women struck upon their
heads. Mrs. Sclafano sustained a con
cussion of the brain arid a severe contusion
at the back of the head. Mrs. Matrango
received a severe contusion on the head,
and it is feared her skull is fractured. The
men and children escaped unhurt.
Sold by the Sheriff.
, SAN JOSE, Cal., June 24.— Sheriff Lyn
don to-day sold two lots in the Red Letter
tract to satisfy judgment for- plaintiff in
the case of Margaret .; Ogier vs. William
Farrington et al. ; The property was
bought by the plaintiff for $2865 20, judg
ment and costs.
Sheriff Lyndon also sold the Enright
Foundry property to Margaret Ogier to*
satisfy judgment in the foreclosure suit of
Margaret Ogier vs. Joseph Enright for
$13,257 41, judgment and costs.-
Flurry An the Fruit Market.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 24.— There is quiet
a flurry in the fresh fruit market and prices
are going up with buyers plentiful. Apri
cots large enough for canning are selling at
$35 per ton without regard " to variety.
parks, being a larger and liner variety
than any other, ought to bring at least
$40. Orchards of 7 Moorparks could be
bought at $35, taking everything as it runs.
Orchards have been sold without regard to
size or variety at $30, taking everything.
Arrest of a Diamond Thief.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 24.— E. D. Wal
lace, a negro,' was to-day arrested for steal
ing a diamond ring, . valued at, s6o, from
Ma: C. , Kilcourse <. of • 440 West Santa
Clara street. The ring was stolen on June
10, and Detective ] Anderson was detailed
on the case. To-day Detective Anderson
received word that Wallace 'had the ring
and a warrant was secured. ■" The ring was
found in Wallace's possession and he was
charged .with grand larceny. 7 . ',"■
To manufacturers like the Royal Baking
Powder Company the public .is under ' a
large debt qf gratitude ? for the increased
purity of articles of food sold at the present
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY. JUNE 25, 1895,
LOS ANGELES FEST.
Northern Vereins Vic
tors in the Athletic
GOOD SCORES ARE MADE.
San Francisco Carries Off
Honors in . the : Class
JOUSTS AT THE TOWN HALL-
The Metropolis Again In the Lead
In the : Wrestling: .
.. LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 24.— This,
has been a northern day with the Kreis
turnfest exercises. • In the athletic sports
at Agricultural Park during the day and
evening contests, the northern vereins
demonstrated their supremacy.
About 1000 people witnessed the sports at
the park. Nearly 150 contestants took
part, twenty-two in the highest class,
MAYOR BADER OF LOS ANGELES.
[Reproduced from a photograph.]
forty-four, in the middle class and the bal
ance in the lower class. Seven members of
the older class also entered, among whom
was Caspar Ellenberger of San Francisco,
53 years of age. The exercises consisted
of horizontal bars, parallel bars, horse
and pole vaulting, high and broad jump
ing, hop, skip and jump, throwing heavy
weight and hand - over - hand climb-
ing, in all of which excellent
records were made. The hand-over
hand-rope climbing of Woerner was es
pecially noteworthy, a r;cord of 43 7-10 feet
being made. In the apparatus exercises,
Richard Lenz of San Jose showed some
brilliant work. The scores were as follows:
Running broad jump— H. Radloff of Vor
waertz. 18 2-10 feet. ?
Hop" skip and jump— W. Grof of Eintracht,
Putting 35-pound shot— Feldkamp of San
Francisco, 18 6-10 feet.
Pole-vaulting— M. Lehman of Vorwaertz, 9
High jump— M. Lehman, 5 2-10 feet.
•'ln horizontal bar, < parallel' bars and
horsework the remarkable score of 14 2-10
points out of a possible 15 was made.
At the butts John Hauerwass of Los An
geles scored highest at. the 200-yard ring
target, and J. Sniger, also a Los Angeles
man, ma ie 89 at the point target. Leigh
ton, Sniger and Hauerwass made 38 each
for the Herald trophy, necessitating an
other trial to-morrow.
Turn Hall . was crowded to-night
with an enthusiastic audience to
witness the jousts there. The catch
as-catch-can wrestling bouts resulted
in a victory in the heavy-weight
class for Steinbeck of -Oakland; middle
weight, Merz of San Francisco; light
weight, Beeher of San Francisco.
To morrow will be the gala day of the
turnfest, all of the cyclers being interested
in the results, as they will have a special
bearing on the roadrace to be held here
July 4. Awards will be made to-morrow
night to the successful contestants.
In yesterday's tournament the San Fran
cisco Verein won first prize in class A;
Vorwaertz first and Oakland second prize
in class B.
CROPS OF CALIFORNIA
Report of Director Barwick of
the State Weather
Dry Northerly Winds Cause an
Unsatisfactory Yield of
;' SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 24.—Direc
tor Barwick of the California Weather and
Crop Service summarizes as follows for the
past A'eek: ;
The average temperature for the week
ending Monday, June 24, was: For Eureka
52,. Independence 76, Los Angeles 70, Red
Bluff 86, Sacramento' 79, San : Fran
cisco 62, San : Luis ' Obispo 70 and
San Diego 64. As compared ; with
the ; normal .temperatures there is
an excess of heat reported at Fresne of 7
deg., Los Angeles 1. Red Bluff 10, Sacra
mento 9, and : San v Francisco 2 deg., while
heat deficiency is • reported at Eureka of 3
deg., and San Diego 2 deg. This excessive
and abnormal heat in the fruit and grain
growing belts of 'this State have rapidly
ripened the fruit, as well as maturing
quickly the late sown grain.
Harvesting is general and the output
unsatisfactory indeed owing to the con
tinuous high and drying northerly winds,
the ; former ; shelling out the grain in the
heads of "the riper wheat ''and V the latter
shriveling the kernels |of -', the ■ late sown
■ 7 Fruits of all kinds will only be a lair
crop. The grape yield promises to be a
light one, excepting the white varieties,
which will give nearly a full crop.especially
is this so with the muscats. '-" ;
The week's weather has been very favor
able to all crops, ? for continuous hot
weather is now required to ripen quickly
the foothill crop, thereby giving it . both
a better color and flavor, making a better
appearance on the markets of the East. \
Hops are doing fairly well, the high
winds injuring them slightly, but not
enough to affect their producing qualities.
STATE FAIR FEATURES.
Contract to Furnish Music Awarded to a
San Francisco Band.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 24.—
executive committee of the State Board of
Agriculture to-dsy awarded the contract
for 7 furnishing music . during , the
State fair to the American Con
cert band of San Francisco. This
band comprises forty pieces, and the con
tract includes the triple dissolving electric
stereopticon of 15,000-candle power, with
competent parties to manipulate it. -This
apparatus will be used, to throw pictures
upon a. 35-foot canvas, illustrating the
music rendered ( by , the musicians. The
band embraces a full corps of eminent
soloists, and has filled many engagements
at the various floral festivals and carnivals.
The matter of entrance fee to the trot
ting and pacing races was considered, and
the committee concluded, owing to the
general monetary depression and out of a
spirit of fairness to owners of this
class of horses, to modify the origi
nal terms of entrance to such an
extent as could be done in justice to the
society. The entrance fee in all purses
will be 5 per ,- cent from winners in all
classes where the number of entries is
eight or more. In classes where there are
less than ; eight • entries 5 per :', cent ad
ditional will be required from all starters.
The secretary was directed to advertise
for 'sealed proposals for pool-selling and
book-making, to be received at the meet
ing of the board on August 10.
LOSS ON EASTERN SHIPMENTS.
Fruit-Growers Advised Not to Send
Peaches to Outside Markets.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 24.—Fruit
shippers in this section are advising grow
ers to dry their peaches or sell to canners,
and unless people are thoroughly respon
sible transportation . men refuse to handle
neaches for shipment unless freight and
commission are advanced. The loss to
growers of peaches this year will un
doubtedly be very large and the result in
the orchards will be a tendency to sup
plant peach trees with other kinds of fruit.
A leading shipper here says: 77
"The refusal to handle peaches for the
Eastern market is owing to the enormous
crop in Georgia, Maryland, Delaware 'and
New Jersey. Georgia peaches are now
coming in in immense quantities, and
reach New York and Chicago in better
condition than California peaches. Again,
the freight from Georgia to Chicago is 57
cents a hundred, while from California it
is $1 25. These things make lit almost
impossible to ship peaches East at a profit
when there is a good crop in the Ajlamtic
States, as there is this year."
Shippers^here all advise growers not to
make any shipments of peaches East this
year, but instead to dry them or sell to the
best advantage to canners.
Trampa and Hobos to lie Expelled From
the Capital City:
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 25.-Last
Wednesday the Citizens' Safety Committee
that was organized at the time of the
Weber murder inserted an advertisement in
the local papers giving the vicious element
five days in which to leave the city..' The
time.was up at midnight to-niirht, and the
committee promises to begin the work of
driving out hobos, ex-convicts and known
thieves to-day. •
Hundreds ,• of tramps have been en
camped on the levees surrounding the
city, many of whom have taken the warn- j
ing expressed in the advertisement and
left, but many still remain. v Those who
are captured by the city in the next few
days will be taken to the city jail and will
be charged with vagrancy. .
Knocked Down by a Bicycle.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 24.-Samuel
Robinson, ticket agent for. the Southern
Pacific Company, 1 was knocked down by a
bicycle at Seventh and J streets to-night,
and had his left leg broken at the knee. The
rider of the wheel, 'a lad \ named Willie
McMurry, was \ arrestod by Officer Bagley
and 'released on bail. Mr. Robinson is a
man well advanced in years and his in
juries may result seriously. "■'■'.
THE WOLCOTT'S RUN NORTH.
She Arrivea Safely at Port Townaend
After a Hard Passage.
PORT^TOWNSEND, Wash.,, June 24.-
The United States cutter Wolcott, many
years' on duty in this collection district
and which was f recently „ transferred . from
San Diego to a permanent station at Sitka,
arrived early this mornine. The Wolcott
left San Francisco June 15, and had a hard
run up the coast. Her first stopping place
was at Drakes Bay, into ; which the vessel
was | forced i for shelter. • After a stay ! of
several hours she once j more headed sea
ward. only to run into another blow, from
the fury of which she escaped into Port
Orford. Lieutenant ' Levis, until recently
in command of '. the revenue launch service
of the Sound, joined the Wolcott here on
her arrival, under telegraphic orders.
STOCKTON'S NEW LINE
Corral Hollow Company
Asks the City for
SOON TO BE UNDER WAY.
Survey of the Route Will Be
Commenced Within a
NO CONCESSIONS ARE ASKED
When Right of Way Through the
City Is Granted the Work
Will Be Started.
STOCKTON, Cal., June 24.— The Corral
Hollow Railway is coming to Stockton.
This fact is assured now, and to-night
Attorney Arthur Levinsky asked the City
Council to hold a speciaL meeting next
Thursday night to consider an application
for a franchise to run through the streets
of Stockton. He stated that the owners of
the coal mines had decided to build to this
point instead of Mohrs Landing, and would
not ask any subsidy or assistance from the
people of Stockton, other than the fran
chise to run thro such streets as it is
necessary to use in getting to their coal
bunkers. He informed the Council that the
projectors of the road had purchased several
valuable pieces of property in this city,
and would begin the work of constructing
the road just as soon as they were granted
the franchise. They will secure them
selves the right of way to the San Joaquin
River, but in this the Stocktom Commer
cial Association pledged itself to aid them
several weeks ago. '
Stockton will now have an unlimited
supply of cheap fuel, for it has been
guaranteed that the retail price of coal
here from the Corral Hollow mines will
not be over $4 a ton. "With cheap fuel the
people here hope to increase the factories
and make this the chief manufacturing
city of the State. J -
The route proposed will run from the
mines to a point near Banta, where it
crosses the , Southern Pacific Company's
tracks, and thence on to Johnsons Ferry
on the San Joaquin River. There a draw
bridge will be constructed. From the
river the road will run over an unused
county road, so that there will be no
difficulty in securing rights of way, as the
Supervisors will grant an easement over
this, and the road will cross very few farms.
It will come into Stockton near the French
Camp road, and thence down Hunter
street. Just what course it will take after
striking Mormon Channel in this city has
not yet been determined, but the line pro
posed originally by Messrs. E. B. Pond,
John Treadwell and J. W. Coleman when
here, was down Harrison street to Weber
avenue, and thence to the water front on
Stockton Channel, or near the point where
this body of water and Morman Channel
unite. ' - ', ■ ':''77^: '■"..'
..' There will be great rejoicing in Stockton
to-morrow when the people learn that the
road is now an' assured thing, as the pub
lic feel that Stockton will be benefited by
this almost as much as by the Valley Rail
road.. , '777 . . - 7 ;
H. Barber, the representative of the coal
people here, stated to-night that the work
of running the preliminary surveys would
be commenced within one week, and pos
sibly this week, as the surveying party is
being arranged for now. The mine-owners
propose to push the work to an early com
pletion, in order to get a market for their
coal before winter sets in.
OWNS ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE.
Queer Terms of a Lease Held by a Stock-
STOCKTON, Cal., June 24.— Trucchi,
an Italian who arrived' here to-day, says
he has a claim on his former wife, now
the wife of another man. He has taken
possession of the woman, and threatens to
kill her husband if he goes back on his
Trucchi and his alleged leased woman
have an interesting history. He, although
an Italian, disguised ' himself as : a Turk
and conducted some sort of a variety stand
at the Chicago Exposition and also" at the
Midwinter Fair. At the International
Exposition Trucchi met a fellow-country
man, who had a buxom wife. He pro
posed that they travel together^ which was
agreed upon. Trucchi suggested that they
represent the woman to be his sister,
which was also called a go. They came to
the Midwinter Fair together and at the
close of it removed to Stockton and tbe
two men went into the grocery business
here. -l*-7r '■'■ ;■-'■';
The partners did not get along very
amicably together, however,' and they dis
solved partnership and Trucchi conducted
the business alone. The other man ap
pears to have dissolved partnership with
his wife too, for, according to the contract,
Trucchi retains the woman.
STOCKTON'S WATER FETE.
Elaborate Preparationa for the Carnival
■on MeLeoda Lake.-. 7*7'',7;7
" STOCKTON, Cal., June 24.— inter
est in the coming carnival is increasing
daily. Hundreds ;of the leading citizens
are hard at work, arid' intend to make Mc-
Leods Lake look like a veritable fairy land
on theriieht of the Fourth. A grand stand
capable, of " seating 5000 people is being
erected on the north side of the lake.
- The work of constructing a barge for the
Queen began to-day. It is" to be a very
ornate affair, of wood : and paper mache,
and will : be brilliantly lighted with elec
tricity. Besides 3000 Japanese lanterns,
there will.be used in the illumination at
McLeods Lake ten large electric arc lights
250 incandescent lamps and five bonfires.
John Busch's big : catamaran "will be made
to represent ,; a large red flower with green
foliage, and in the center of the flower will
sit an appropriately costumed goddess of
liberty. There will be "a float representing
Washington crossing the • Delaware, and
another representing the Boston tea party,
with forty Indians throwing tea , into the
water. • -7 "7".\ ■• '*.'. 7- .■'■:■'•'
PORT TO TOWNSEND'S CITY DEBT.
Freeholdera Vote.- to Validate One of
PORT TO WNSEND7WASH., June 24— By
a handsome majority, with two hundred
votes to spare, the freeholders to-day voted
to validate the indebtedness of ' $56,000, in
curred last year for the improvement of
the streets and sewers of the city.
A Coalinga Mine Shuts Down.
7 FRESNO, Cal., June 24— The , works of
the San '; Joaquin Valley Mining Company
at Coalinga, this county, employing forty
men, have dosed down indefinitely. ■** The
products are coal and gypsum, chiefly
coal. The stocks of the company are
owned in Fresno and Hahford. It is un
derstood the mine will, be reopened on an
extensive ' scale ■ in November, in connec
tion with the Summit Lake irrigation
PROSECUTED AT SEATTLE.
Chinese Who Uttered Forged Certificates
to Be Given Long Terms.
SEATTLE, * Wash., June 24.— Four
Chinamen arrested recently. for having in
their possession bogus certificates will not
be deported, as the order for their deporta
tion has been suspended on application of
the United States District Attorney, and
they will be tried on the charge of uttering
boerus certificates. They will probably be
held to the Grand Jury, and will be given
"We will send them to the penitentiary
for a term of years, and then deport them,"
said a United States official this afternoon.
The preliminary examination of China
men on the new charge began this utter
noon, and was continued.
CAPTURED IS FRESNO.
A Hollister Horaethief Speedily Cornea -to
HOLLISTER, Cal., June 24.— Rnfns L»o
--pez stole a horse and buggy of Councilra'an
Khapp's from the street Thursday evening
and departed for Fresno. He avoided -tel
ephone sections, but was overhauled at
Fresno at an early hour this morning ; and
is now on the way here In charge of Con
stable Shaw of Fresno.
MARE ISLAND INSPECTION
Condition of the Olympla to
Be Investigated by the
Death of William McGlll, an Old
Resident of Vallejo— Payday
• at the Yard.
VALLEJO, Cal., June 24.— The Olym
pia has been made about ready for the in
spection board. Tuesday morning at 9
o'clock the board will report to Com
mandant Howison at Mare Island, and by
order of Secretary Herbert will proceed on
board and thoroughly inspect the vessel to
ascertain if her armament, hull, equip
ment, engine, provision, medical and
marine corps departments are in fit condi
tion for active service in the navy. After
two days have passed in this work the
ship will be run outside up and down the
coast to test « very quality and fire the
guns. The board's report will be for
warded to the Secretary of the Navy, and if
favorable that functionary will authorize
final payment to the Union Iron Works.
The members of the board are as follows:
Captain Frank Wildes (president), Chief
Engineer F. A. Wilson, Medical Inspector
G. W. Woods, Commander C. E. Clark,
Major P. C. Pope (United States Marine
Corps), Lieutenant A. F. Fechteler, Naval
Constructor W. J. Baxter, Lieutenant J. C.
Death of a Vallejo Pioneer.
VALLEJO, Cal., June William Mc-
Gill, one of the oldest residents of the
State, died to-day, aged 80 years. In 1840
he was well known in mercantile circles of
New York, and later was. in business in
Marine Band Concerts in Vallejo.
VALLEJO, Cal., June 24. — Arrange
ments have been made with naval authori
ties whereby the marine band will here
after play open air concerts in this city on
Payday at Mare Island.
VALLEJO, Cal., Jnne 24.— T0-morrow
will be payday at Mare Island, and $36,1)00
will be paid ont.
SANTA CRUZ GATHERINGS.
Two Church Conventions to Be
Entertained. in the Vene-
San Francisco Youth Held for
Picking: a Woman's Pocket
During the Fete.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 24.—Dele
gates have begun to gather for the annual
convention of the State Association of Bap
tist Churches of Central and Northern Cali
fornia. The opening sermon of the con
vention will be preached to-morrow even
ing in the beautiful chapel at Twin Lake,
the resort of the Baptist Church near this
The grand council of the Catholic Ladies'
Aid Society, will convene at Santa Maria
del Mar, the beautiful summer resort near
this city, overlooking Monterey Bay, this
The convention opens Wednesday morn
ing, and at 8 o'clock at the Church of the
Holy Cross high mass will be celebrated
by ' the pastor, Rev. H. McNamee. The
council will formally open the same day at
1 o'clock at Hotel del Mar, when an address
will be given in all probability by the bishop
coadjutor of the diocese, Rev. Father Mont
gomery. Delegates are already arriving.
A Pickpocket Held.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 24.— W.
Davinport, a young man from San Fran
cisco, arrested during carnival week for
picking the pocket of Mrs. Manuel Chappel,
was tip before Judge Gardner this after
noon for preliminary examination. He was
charged with grand larceny . and held to
appear before the Superior Court, with bail
fixed at $1000. •
The La Jolla Outing.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., June 24.— addi
tional attraction for the big celebration of
July 4 at La Jolla is trie offer of 7 a
$200 lot to . the . yacht that wins the
race there (fifteen miles north of here)
on the Fourth/The offer is made
by Hamilton & French,' owners of the
hotel and lands at this sea-side resort.
They will have a lot floored for dancing
and the festivities will be led . off by the
captain and crew of the victorious yacht.
Death of a Grldley Editor.
GRIDLEY, Cal:. June 24.— E. B. Mor
gan, editor of the Gridley Herald, died at
his residence at this place at 11 o'clock last
night. His funeral will be '. held Tuesday
at 10 o'clock under the auspices of the
Masonic . order, the deceased being a
prominent member. 7
Acquitted of a Seattle Murder.
7 SEATTLE, Wash., June 24. — Paul E.
Page was" to-day acquitted, of the murder
of Harry Frazer on April 29. '"; The jury was
out '45 ■ hours and 13 * minutes. It ; stood
eleven to one during most of that time.
Fire at 'Fresno.
FRESNO, Cal., June 24.— The Kohler
House, on the south side of the city, was
totally destroyed by fire to-night. Loss
SAN JOSE KIDNAPING
An Attempt to Carry
: Away Pretty Ella
SEIZED BY A STRANGER.
Screams of the Girl Bring
the Neighbors to Her
A SHOOTING NEAR LOS GATOS.
Two Ranch Employes Wounded 'as
the Result of a Drunken
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 24.— police
were notified yesterday that an attempt
had been made to kidnap pretty Ella
Wonderley, a young girl . who resides on
King street, about 9 o'clock Saturday
night. 7' r : 7f7
Miss Wonderley had been uptown and
had just alighted from a 1 streetcar at First
and King streets, when she noticed a man
following her. As she was about to quicken
her steps, the man grabbed her and started
to carry her away, at the same time trying
to choke her. The girl screamed and the
neighbors along the street came to their
doors, whereupon the man dropped the
girl and ran.
The would-be kidnaper alighted from the
car at the time Miss Wonderley did, and it
is supposed he had followed her from up
town. The police have been on the look
out for the fellow, but it is supposed he has
left the city.
AFFRAY NF!AR LOS GATOS.
Two Men Shot as the Itesitlt of a Drunken
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 24.— mysterious
shooting affray took place in the moun
tains near Los Gatos Friday night in which
Eugene Borghini and John Petritz, two
ranchhands employed by J. Casseli, were
wounded. Borghini was shot in the leg,
and the wound is considered dangerous,
while Petritz has a wound in the head.
The men were attended by physicians
from Los Gatos, but refuse to talk of the
shooting. Borghini was taken to the hos
pital at Santa Cruz.
Borghini was found unconscious in the
barnyard by his employer, and Petritz was
found hidden in the barn. The row was
evidently the result of a drunken quarrel
and there appears to be a woman •in the
case. ' *77
Goes Into Insolvency.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 24.— Isaac Tasky.
proprietor of the Boston Shoe Bazaar, on
South First street, to-day filed a petition
in insolvency. His liabilities are $17,134,
and the assets $10,600, consisting of stock
and fixtures in the store. The principal
creditors are Cahn, Nickelsburg & Co. of San
Francisco for $3727 and Seebe,. Glanville &
Co. for $2591. He attributes his failure to
loss of trade and depression in business.
The adjudication is set for July 5. '_',
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