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A Terminus in San
Francisco for the
Valley Road.
Mayor Sutro Objects for the
Last Time and Everybody
Is Happy.
The Rails to Be Shipped to Stock
ton and Work to Commence
at Once.
The lease of China Basin to the San j
Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway j
Company was signed yesterday, and the
basin is now the terminus of the road in
Ban Francisco. At the meeting, the last
to be held, there were present Governor
Budd, Mayor Sutro. President E. L. Col
non. P. T^ Cole and F. D. Chadbourne,
Harbor Commissioners, representing the
State, and acting President Robert Watt,
Secretary Mackie and Thomas Magee of
the Valley road. Governor Badd had the
usual struggle to get through a mob of
office-seekers, but finally reached the
rooms of the Harbor Commissioners with
out damage.
It was thought that everything had been
cut and dried, and that all that would be
necessary would be to call the meeting to
gether and sign the lease. But as there
never had been a meeting without an ob
jection being raised, so it was in this in
Mayor Butro did not think that the cer
tificate authorizing Messrs. Watt and
Mackie to act was properly drawn, and
considerable time was lost in discussing
the matter, and finally the minutes of the
meeting at which the resolution appoint
ing the gentlemen named was passed were
produced. Another certificate was drawn,
and, on a resolution introduced by Attor
ney F. S. Stratton, formerly attorney for
the board, the lease was signed. On mo
tion of the Mayor, seconded by Commis
sioner Chadbourne, the meeting then ad
journed sine die.
President Colnon broke in on a confer
ence of the Governor with several poli
ticians to call the meeting to order. The
minutes of the preceding meeting were
then read, and Mr. Colnon declared that
tiie board was ready to proceed to busi
ness. Acting President Watt said that he
and Secretary Mackie had been authorized
to execute the lease by the- board of di
rectors, and offered the following certifi
cate of the passing of the resolution to that
San Frakcisco, May 28, 1895.
At a regular meeting of the board of direct
ors of the San Francisco and San Joaquin
Valley Railway Company, held this day, the
following resolution was, unanimously
Resolved, That this corporation, the San
Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway
Company, do lease from the Board of State
Harbor Commissioners the lands in the City
and County of San Francisco forming a part
of China Basin, subject to the covenants, con
ditions and limitations contained in a form of
lease of said premises submitted to the board
of directors of this corporation upon the 28th
day of May, 1895, by the Board of State Harbor
Commissioners, and the acting president and
the secretary of this corporation are hereby
authorized to execute said leaae in the name
of this corporation under the corporate seal
I certify that the above Is a true copy of the
resolution adopted by the board of directors of
the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley
Railway Company. Respectfully,
Alexander Mackie, Secretary.
At the conclusion of the reading of the
certificate Mr. Watt explained that the
president and attorney of the board of
directors were out of town and that he and
the secretary had been appointed to act.
Mayor Sutro objected to the form of the
"Why, this shows nothing," said he.
"It does not show who was at tne meeting
of' the directors.
"It was a regular meeting," said acting
President Watt, "and we never do any
business unless there is a majority."
"But there is nothing to show that,"
urgsd his Honor. "The certificate should
chow who was present and that all had
been duly notified."
"We have regular meetings every Tues
day," replied Mr. Watt. "At thi3 meeting
my recollection is tbat there was a full
quorum, and the action of the directors
was unanimous."
"When a corporation acts it is necessary
to show who was present. In the present
case we can't tell who was there."
"I agree with the Mayor," put in Presi
dent Colnon. "The certificate should be
more explicit."
"As a matter of fact," returned Mr.
Watt, "there was a quorum, but if you
like I will send for the records of that
"I think that is right," said the Mayor.
I have had fifty years' experience with
corporations, and we cannot be too
"What do you think of this, Mr. Strat
ton?" asked Mr. Colnon.
"The fact that the corporate seal is
affixed to it," said the former attorney of
the board, "is t>rima facie evidence that
the resolution has been passed. If the
certificate is spread on the minutes of this
meeting it is also prima facie evidence of
the same thing.'
"Suppose the books of the Valley road
were destroyed?" suggested the Mayor.
'•That would make no difference," re
plied tne attorney, "for then the burden
•f proof would rest upon any one who
sought to disprove it "
Btill the Mayor was not satisfied, and it
was concluded to send for the minutes of
the meeting. While Secretary Mackie
went after the minute-book the lease was
read ami pronounced to be satisfactory to
all parties.
The minutes of the meeting of the
board of directors were then produced and
read, and a new certificate was drawn up
by Mr. Mackie, differing only from the
first in that it named those who had been
at the meeting. The list was as follows:
Bobert W*tt, first vice-president; A. H.
The San Francisco Call.
| Tayson. second vice-president; John D.
Spreckels, J. B. Stetson, Thomas Magee, Isaac
Upham, Leon Sloss. Charles Holbrook. Ab
sent and out of the city: Claus Spreckels,
president; \V. F. Whitticr, Alvinza Hay ward.
Attorney Stratton submitted the fol
lowing preamble and resolution, which
were adopted :
A form of lease having this day been pre
sented for adoption and execution by the
Board of State Harbor Commissioners, together
with the Governor of the State of California
nnd the Mayor of the City and County of San
Francisco, as ex-officio members thereof, for
the purposes hereinafter referred to, which
lease so presented is in the words and figures
following, to wit:
[The lease provides for the occupation of
China basin as a terminus for the San
Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway
Company for a term of fifty years, under
conditions which have been published
heretofore. The only changes from the
original draft are regarding the length of
the road to be built, to-wit: Fifty miles
out of San Francisco in ten years; the
privilege of renting part of the premises
for stands and offices necessary to the ter
minus, and the elimination of the word
"now' 1 in connection with an alliance with
any other railroad having a terminus in
the City. Continuing the resolution says :]
And it appearing to the satisfaction of the
board that all and singular the recitals con-
tamed in said lease are correct and true, and
that the same should be adopted and executed
by this board, as so composed, for the purposes
and to accomplish the ends in said lea&e set
And it further appearing that said lease has
been ratified, adopted and executed by the San
Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway
Company, through its proper officers, there
unto duly authorized, now therefore be it
Resolved, That the Board of State Harbor
Commissioners, duly assembled for such pur
pose and comprising the members thereof, to
gether with the Governor of the State of Cali
fornia and the Mayor of the City and County
of San Francisco, shall and will adopt and ex
ecute the lease hereinabove set forth, and the
members of said Board of State Harbor.Com
missioners, as so constituted, be and they are
hereby authorized to sign their names, as such,
to said lease in duplicate, to be countersigned
by the secretary of said board, and the seal of
said board to be thereunto affixed.
There was nothing left now but the exe
cution of the lease. Lincoln Sonntag, the
notary, was sent for to attest the signa
tures, and the indenture was signed in the
following order:
James H. liurld, Governor of the State
of California, and ex-offlcio member of
the Board of State Harbor Commis
Adolph Sutro, Mayor of the City and
County of San Francisco, and ex-offlcio
member of the Board of State Harbor
E. L.. Colnon, Dan T. Cole f F. S.
Chadbourne, members of and consti
tuting; the Board of State Harbor Com
J". J. Keegan, Secretary of the Board
of State Harbor Commissioners.
The San Francisco and San Joaquin
Valley Kailroad,
By Kobert Watt, its acting President,
And by Alexander Mackio, its Secre
Notary Sonntag donated his notary fees \
to the Valley road, and after that Mayor j
Sutro made the following motion:
'■I now move that this board, created
under an act of the Legislature for the pur
pose of executing a lease to the San Fran
cisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway
Company, having performed its duties,
do adjourn."
The motion was seconded by Commis
sioner Chadbourne and unanimously car
ried and the proceedings begun in last
January terminated.
Bids for the Grading: and for the
Bridge Lumber Are Re-
The bids for the first grading to be done
on the San Francisco and San Joaquin
Railroad, and the bids for lumber and
piles to be used in constructing the bridges
between Stockton and the Stanislaus
River, for the same road, were opened at
the office of the company yesterday after
"What the bids were will not be given
out until after they have been submitted
to the directors at the meeting to-mor
row," said Chief Engineer Storey. "There
were two or three bids for grading, but I
do not feel at liberty to say whether they
are low or high. They were, however,
from Stockton, as the company decided to
give that district the work. The bids for
lumber were many; there were about
thirty of them."
Mr. Storey added that if the bids for
grading prove satisfactory and the contract
is awarded at the meeting to-day, work
will be commenced within ten days. Then
after the graders have two or three miles
of road ready the track-layers will com
mence their part of the work and follow
the graders. At first they will lay the
side tracks and switches and then go ahead
with the main track.
The company, he said, had not thought
anything about having a jollification on
the occasion of the turning of the first
shovelful of earth, but he had heard that
the people of Stockton had talked about
some kind of a demonstration.
Another consignment of ties for the
road, the third, was received yesterday,
and these will without delay be sent by
barge to Stockton.
To-day the Washtenaw will commence
discharging her cargo of rails, and these,
too, will be taken to Stockton on barges.
A party of surveyors for the road are at
work south of Stockton, another party is
near Tulare and a third at Wildflower, be
tween Fresno and Kings River.
A happy man was Secretary Mackie
wben he entered Chief Engineer Storey's
room late yesterday afternoon. He had a
paper in his hand and as he held it before
him he exclaimed: "We've got it at last!
Here it is, all signed." It was the lease to
China Basin, which he had just brought
from the office of the Board of State Har
bor Commissioners. He then showed it to
| the chief engineer, and with considerable
j satisfaction pointed to the bold signature
of Governor Budd and to those of the
other signers.
When asked how soon the lease would
i be placed on record at the City Hall he re
i plied that he did not know, as he had not
j given that matter any thought.
Omaha Police Are Confident
That He Did Not Commit
Mr. and Mrs. Urban and Their Con-
federates Formally Charged
With the Crime.
OMAHA, Nebb., July B.— Chief of Po
lice White has filed complaints charging
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Urban, John Dunnitz
and John Buckovitz with the murder of
John Seljan.
The police rely upon the circumstantial
evidence which they claim points toward
the theory of murder, found in the Seljan
bedroom, to assist them in securing the
conviction of the accused. They rely upon
the testimony of Dr. Summers to bear out
their theory of murder, and point to the
undisputable evidence given by the doctor
that Seljan was dead before the body
reached the water, because of the presence
of air in the lungs; also the further fact
that the doctor stated that it would have
been utterly impossible for a person with
such a wound to have traveled in any man
! ner such a distance to the river, for the
j purpose of drowning himself.
One of the jurors, who takes exceptions
to the charges made by the police that the
verdict was not rendered in accordance
with the. evidence, is severe upon Chief
White and his assistants. He says that
the action of the police in arresting the
three suspects and placing them together
for several hours at the city jail, thereby
affording the prisoners an opportunity to
settle upon a plan of defense and arrange
as to what they should say, was one of the
"rankest" pieces of detective work yet
done. The juror also accuses Chief White
with attempting to "blow his trumpet" at
the expense of the lives of four ignorant
men, who are without friends or money
with which to protect or defend them
It is alleged by friends of the Chief and
j of the Police Board that this Coroner's
i jury was worked upon by the A. P. A. in
order to confound Chief White and to lead
to his rejection by the new Police Board
when it conies into being, August 1.
Rxcift Descent of an Elevator.
CHICAGO, 111., July B.— An elevator in
the Warren-Springer building on South
Canal street dropped from the eighth floor
10 the basement this morning. Samuel
Ford and Joseph Levye were in the ele
vator at the time and received injuries
which will almost certainly prove fatal.
Appalling Destruction by-
Wind and Rain in
The Bodies of Twelve Victims
Have Already Been Re
Suspended by a Rope From a Cliff,
He Rescues People From a
Rushing Torrent;.
WINONA, Mo., July B.— Now that the
fatal deluge is subsiding in this ill-fated
town and its vicinity, the horror of the
disaster and its attending ioss of property
become apparent to the brave body of
[Sketched by a "Vail" artist.]
searchers and others who are here to
render what aid they can to the survivors.
The flood has left only a scene of desola
tion, and a menace to the health of the
living from the .presence of hundreds of
dead horses, cattle, hogs and other stock.
For miles below the town are strewn car
casses, mingled with wagons, household
furniture and other property, which was
swept away with the dwellings by the rag
ing torrent of water.
The loss of human life is placed at a
dozen to a certainty, all but one of the
victims being known. The bodies have
been recovered with the exception of that
of Lloyd Wright's daughter. The body of
George Nevins was found a little before
noon to-day. No arrangements have yet
been made for the burial of the victims.
The unidentified body is that of a stranger
who was a guest at one of the hotels.
As usual, in cases of calamity, men and
women have come to seize and appropriate
as their own all the movable property
which they can lay their hands on.
This region is so mountainous that
wagons can hardly make connection, and
there is a big cap in the railway bed
caused by the flood. The Fort Scott Rail
road officials came to W T inona on a special
train this evening to do what they could
for the tlood-stricken people- Trains were
run from each end of Current River branch
as far as the gap, thus establishing com
munication by railroad for the first time.
During the flood a man was lowered
from the bluffs by a rope and when a
human form was whirled past he jumped
into the water and carried the body to
shore, assisted by men on the bluff. In
this way he rescued three from death and
recovered two bodies.
Besides the unknown stranger the fol
lowing are dead: Rev. G. W. Duncan,
Mattie Duncan. Crawford Gart, Norma
Nevins, daughter of Lloyd Wright. Mrs.
Nevins, Mrs. G. W. Duncan, Mrs. Craw
ford, George Nevins, Maggie Cannon and
John Norris.
The follow ing business houses were de
stroyed and the stocks were partially or
totally destroyed: A. Carter Lumber Com
pany; Mrs. A. G. Scranton, millinery; J.
J. Brown, three buildings; Church & Kis
sell, dwellings; Tom McCandless; "Wil
liam Howell; George Jordan; Ulysses
Randolph; John Morris, drowned; George
Hayden, four houses; James Hensley;
Jack Chilton; Joseph Miller; Rev. G. W.
Duncan, drowned; D. W. Van; Daniel
Holmes; George Farris; Crandall Robert
son; Mr. Lloyd; Tom Galbraith. The Bar
Hotel, Tet tit House, Lewis House and
Sill's Hotel were badly damaged. Hardly a
building except those in the suburbs and
on high ground escaped being flooded.
Anether storm struck this territory and
about 9 o'clock last evening a severe earth
quake shock was felt in Springfield and
vicinity. Houses shook and windows
rattled, but there was no serious damage
A Destructive Stortn Sweeps Over Souih-
western loir a.
DES MOINES, lowa, July B.— Reports
here show that a storm swept a section o!
the southwestern part of the State this
morning. Southwest of here, in Warren,
Union, Adair, Page, Montgomery and
Pottawattomie counties, there was a wind
that approached the character of a tor
nado that did immense damage to crops.
There was also a severe hail in a wide strip
of country and which killed a considerable
number of cattle. The small grains, which
were very heavy, were matted down by the
storm and the loss will be severe. Details
are meager, but the storm caused great de
vastation in the southwest part of the
Destruction of Crops and Building* in
ATLANTA, Ga., July B.— News from the
path of yesterday's cyclone comes in very
slowly. Very little additional information
was obtained to-day from Putnam County.
Specials to the Constitution from Madison,
Sparta and Milledgeville received to-night
state that another storm of great violence
passed over that section, adding much
damage to the crops and buildings.
In Morgan County, in addition to the
damage reported last night, comes the
news of the destruction of the Home and
buildings of S. W. Higginbotham. F. R.
Logan, the loss of whose house was re
ported last night, had a thrilling experi
ence. He escaped from the house and
partly lashed himself to some shrubbery
to avoid being blown away. The members
of his family were visiting a neighbor,
whose home was beyond the path of the
storm. At E. L. Bradston's the wind
swept away all his barns and outhouses,
leaving his dwelling intact. His family
took refuge in the storm pit. At Mrs. D.
E. Butler's plantation several farmhouses
were blown away and her crop badly dam
The worst feature of the storm seems to
have been the destruction of Lally Pen
nick's house, while he and his wife were
in it. Parties who have seen the wreck
to-day say it was simply a miracle that
saved them from death. The house is a
mass of ruins. His corn crop is a com
plete wreck. He and his wife will recover
from the injuries they received.
At Albert Collier's place two of his chil
dren had their limbs broken by falling tim
bers. G. D. Perry's plantation lay in the
storm's path and several of his farmhouses
and much of his crop are ruined.
People who saw the storm cloud say
that it was an awful sight. A mass of
black clouds, with white, vapory linings,
was seen to whirl in the air, alternately
rising and falling. J. M. Brooks, who was
half a mile away from the main track of
the storm, says that he could see houses
and treetops whirling about in the air. A
house was seen to be lifted from the earth,
carried several hundred feet from the
ground and broken in twain.
Swollen Streams Overflow and Inundate
the Kansas Town.
SALINA, Kans., July B.— The territory
west of here was visited by another down
pour of rain yesterday, which added
greatly to the danger and damage by the
already swollen streams. Hail accom
panied the rain over a strip of country
twenty miles west of here, and the grow
ing crops were flattened to the ground.
Many small buildings were blown down
and destroyed.
Bridgeport, a small town six miles up
the Smoky River, is submerged under
eight feet of water, the river having risen
to the flood height of 1867. At that point
a part of the current has left the main
channel and is sweeping across to Dry
Creek, inundating farms and crops.
At this place the river is breaking over its
banks, and business houses and dwellings
are being vacated.
Sequel to the Recent Robbery at Rainy
Lake City.
CHICAGO, 111., July B.— A special to
the Chronicle from Duluth, Minn., says:
The sequel to the recent bank robbery at
Rainy Lake City, Minn., came to-day.
After Cashier Butler returned from Du
luth with money to replace that stolen
from the bank he learned that during his
absence many of the depositors had openly
accused him of being a party to the rob
Butler was angry when this came to his
ears. He armed himself with a large re
volver and started out after his traducers.
He first went to the Girard House and no
tified the proprietor, Henry Girard, that he
must withdraw his deposit in the bank and
retract the stories he had circulated.
Mr. Girard protested and the gun was
pushed in front of his face. The same
treatment was accorded nearly a score of
depositors. While this was going on Fred
Potts, the bank clerk, was going around
notifying everybody to go to the bank and
get their money.
M. U. Thoma?, editor of the St. Francis
News, was attacked on the street by But
ler. The latter was terribly punished and
would have been killed but for interfer
ence. Butler had sworn out warrants for a
number on charges of slander. The town
is greatly excited, and it is likely that
there will be more trouble.
To-night the depositors of the bank are
holding a meeting, and an effort is being
made to get them to sign a statement that
they have been paid in full, and they do
not' believe Butler had anything to do
with the robbery.
Senator Warren Say* He mil Stand by
SALT LAKE, "Utah, July B.— United
States Senator Warren of Wyoming, who
was elected on the free silver issue, said
to-day in a Herald interview in regard to
his leaving the Republicans if the party
shelved silver:
"You know there is an old saying which
says: 'A good dog never shows his teeth
unless he is going to bite.' Some time in
the future I may have to leave my party
on account of silver. Until that time
comes, however, I shall not make any an-
nouncement or any threat to do so, but I
believe the silver issue is important. lam
a silver man, in and out of Congress, in
and out of conventions, all the time, at a
ratio of 16 to 1, without regard to other
nations, or at a ratio of 15V£ to 1 if we can
secure it. The sentiment in favor of silver
is spreading and the prospects of a popular
indorsement of it were never better, but
the problem is how to get it before the
people. I would like to see free silver,
even if we went to a silver basis."
Running Fight With a Robber
on Crowded Chicago
One Citizen Fatally and Another
Seriously Wounded Before the
Fugitive Is Killed.
CHICAGO, 111., July B.— A runaway
robber was killed on the street to-night,
and an innocent bystander fatally
At 9:30 o'clock George E. Cole went into
the restaurant of Peter C. McGloin at 84
Adams street and, at the point of a revol
ver, robbed him of a small sum of money.
When Cole went out McGloin gave chase.
Cole ran on Adams street to State, down
State to Van Buren, through Van Buren
to "NY abash and south again on the latter
street. All the way he was pursued by
McGloin, a number of citizens and several
policemen, who joined in the race. Shots
were fired freely by both the pursued and
his pursuers. Two bystanders were hit by
the fusillade, W. K. Lukes receiving a bul
let in his right leg and a man named
Sternberg getting another through the
abdomen. Sternberg will die.
Although a number of shots were fired
at Cole he continued in his mad flight
until he reached the corner of Wabash
avenue and Congress street. Just as he
reached the Auditorium Hotel the first
bullet struck him, and he dropped to the
sidewalk, dying almost instantly.
Cole is unknown to the police and hig
body was sent to the morgue. Sternberg
was sent to the hospital.
Two Men Die and Scores of Others Are
Seriously 111.
LTME ROCK, Ark., July B.— A whole
sale poisoning case occurred among the
Laurel Hill miners. Sixty-four of the men
partook of poisoned custard. Two died
and the others are dangerously ill.
Buried. Beneath Falling Walla.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July B.— By the caving
of the wall of a trench in which six men
were working, at the corner of Branch and
Thirteenth streets, this morning, two men
were Hilled and three seriously injured.
The killed are "William Gruenwala and
Daniel Cramer, who both leave families.
One of the injured, James Haggerty, is re
ported to be dying.
The Scene of the Crime
Four Miles From
Where the Howards and the
Ruggles Had Formerly
No Attempt to Resist by the Driver
of the Redding and Bleber
REDDING, Cal., July 3.— The Brady ex
citement was renewed here to-day. The
southbound Redding and Bieber stage was
stopped by a lone highwayman about
thirty miles from this city and the driver
was compelled to throw out both express
boxes and mail bags.
It was 11 o'clock last night when the
Redding and Bieber stage, southbound,
with Jay Smith, driver, reached the grade
at "Bullskin" Hill, a point about four
miles from the hamlet of Morley and
thirty miles from this city. It was bright
moonlight and naught disturbed the quiet
ness of the night save the rumbling of the
stage coach and the occasional howling of
a coyote in the distance. "Bullskin"
Hill has been the scene of several robber
ies, and it was here that the celebrated
Howards held forth and struck terror to
the farmers and residents in the neighbor
hood many years, and where one of them
two years ago was killed in his father's
house while resisting the officers who
wanted him for stage robbery. Tnis was
also the scene of the exploits of the Rug
gles brothers, who had justice meted out
to them at the end of a rope in this city
two years ago.
As last night's stage began the descent
of "Bullskin" grade the driver noticed the
dim outline of a man alongside of the
road ahead, and almost simultaneously the
command "halt" was given.
There were two passengers on the stage,
Mrs. William Brackett and Supervisor
At the command Smith drew rein, and
as he did so, the robber, who was a short
and rather heavy-set man, with a dark
mask over his face, ordered the driver to
throw out the box. The driver complied,
and both boxes were thrown at the feet of
the bold robber. This was not enough,
and he ordered Smith to throw out the
mail sacks. The driver did so, and the
stage was emptied, so far as the United
States and Wells Fargo's goods were con
The passengers were not molested, and
as the last sack struck the ground, the
command to "drive on and don't look
back," was given.
The stage rolled on and arrived hero
nearly on time, at 4 o'clock, this morn
ing, when the ofhcers were at once
The description of the robber given by
Driver Smith tallies exactly with that of
Brady, the bandit, who has been causing
the officers so much trouble here lately.
It is the general opinion that the robber ig
Brady, and that, instead of going toward
the coast after his exploit on Clear Creek
he struck out toward the mountains to the
east, and en route held up the stage to get
a supply of coin to carry him through.
This morning Sheriff Houston, a deputy
and a small posse left for the scene of the
hold-up, but as there is no telegraphic or
telephone communication, nothing will be
learned* of their whereabouts or doings
until a messenger comes down or they
The fact that this is Brady is made still
more apparent by a circumstance that has
just been made public to the officers, which
goes to show that Brady was in that coun
try, on the east side of the river, soon after
being seen at the Johns house, in Spanish
One morning last week an old German
was returning to his home, near Millville,
from Redding. It was about 4 o'clock in
the morning. On his way he met a man
of rather small size, but well built, walk
ing, or rather limping, along the road.
The individual had his face covered with a
dark handkerchief, and the German
thought him to be a highwayman and ex
pected to be held up.
On approaching, the fellow asked the
German how far it was to a certain point.
The German asked him why he kept his
face covered, and he replied that he did
not want to get any blacker than he was
This caused the German to suspect that
something was wrong, but he had not a3
yet heard about Brady. On hearing that
the bandit was in the country, he at once
came to the conclusion that it was he who
accosted him on the road, and tbe de
scription he gave tallies exactly with that
of the individual who had the encounter
with Bowers and Martin on Clear Creek,
and also tallies with the description of the
perpetrator of last night's hold-up, as
given by Smith.
It is not known how much coin or
treasure the robber secured. It is believed
there were several registered packages in
the mailsacks.
A report came to town this evening that
a Chinaman had found the body of a man
on Clear Creek, near where Brady, Bowers
and Martin had the shooting, but up to
this hour, 9 p. m., the report has not been
I'roposltion to Jiun Them Between Red-
ding and Tehama.
REDDING, Cal., July B.— Captain Rob
erts appeared before the Board of Super
visors here to-day and asked for the right
of way to run a line of steam freight wag
ons to this city. His object is to connect
with the line of river steamers at Tehama
and from there carry freight to this city.
The scheme, if carried out, will be a great
boon to people of the northern part of the
State. He will make a trip every twenty
four hours, and will use large traction en
gines of his own invention as propellers.

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