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TRAIN ROBBERS HELD.
Two Men to Be Tried
for the Cow Creek
EXAMINATION AT RIDDLE
Both John McDowell and James
Pool Placed Under Heavy
ONE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED.
Little Doubt That the Former Is the
Man Who Went Through the
RIDDLE, Ok., July B.— The preliminary
examination of James Pool ami John
Case, alias McDowell, suspected of being
two of the men who held up the Orgeon
express in Cow Creek Canyon, was held to
day before Justice Webber. McDowell
was positively identified as the man who
went through the coaches and secured
booty. Detectives have been actively en
gaped in working up clews, and it is said
there is little doubt that McDowell is the
Brakeman J. A. Norman gave the most
important evidence as a witness. Ho said
that he recognized McDowell as a pre
vious acquaintance end had frequently
seen him in that country. Norman testi
fied that when in the sleeping-car the rob
ber was poking a sleepy man in the ribs,
telling him to "wake up and get out, his
stuff," and while thus engaged the mask
worn by the robber slipped down and he
saw the man's face. McDowell's voice
sounded familiar and he is sure that he
has seen him before.
Testimony to the same effect was given
by Engineer Waite and Fireman Gray,
who identitied McDowell as the man who
went through the train. Even on minor
points their description agreed.
McDowell's claim in defense is an alibi.
He says that he was at Pool's house on the
night of the robbery.
Riddle is four miles from the scene of
the hold-up. A farmer of the vicinity
testified that he saw McDowell at Riddle
on that Monday night.
Michael Dean's evidence was direct and
positive, identifying .McDowell as the man
that passed his home on the day of the
robbery and inquired the way. Dean also
identified the gray mare that Poole was
Justice "Webber here gave the defendant,
McDowell, a chance to make a statement,
but his attorney waived the opportunity,
and the Justice fixed his bail bond at
James Poole was then arraigned. Albert
Norman was called as a witness. He said
he saw one of the robbers at the hold-up
and thought he resembled James Poole.
Sam Dyer testified to seeing two men
near Mr. Dean's on the day of the robbery
leading the gray mare.
George Quinn produced in evidence,
among other things, a pair of shoes that
were James Pooie's, which he got at his
home, and the very shoes that made the
tracks at or near the hold-up.
Christopher Ledgerwood testified as to
the finding of several things the robbers
had and as to identifying the tracks of the
era; mare as the ones of the horse the rob
A Mr. Stevens testified to seeing one of
the alleged robbers. He noticed that he
walked with a peculiar swing in his gait.
He thought he recognized the walk or gait
as that of Poole.
Dr. Shambrook testified to the gray mare
being taken near the robbers' rendezvous
and turned loose and to her going at once
to where she had been tied up while they
committed the robbery.
The attorney for Poole here addressed the
court and made a motion for the release of
the defendant, James Pool, on the ground
of infficient evidence to convict.
Prosecuting Attorney Brown made an
eloquent speech showing that the State
had a good case.
Pending a decision the court took a re
cess till 7 p. m., and when the court recon
vened Poole's bail bonds were fixed at $5000.
To-day's examination was on the State
arge. The men are to be examined on
the Government charge of robbing the
United States mail on the 10th, when
United States District Attorney Murphy
of Portland will conduct the examination.
Postal Inspector N. P. Thrall has the case
in charge, and states that he is confident
that McDowell's accomplice will be iden
FATAL FALL NEAR FRESNO
Phillip H. Decker Plunges
From a Water-Tank Fifty
While Partly Intoxicated Ho At
tempted to Walk Upon a
FRESNO. Cal., July B.— Phillip H.
Decker died here this afternoon from the
effects of a fall from a water tank fifty feet
high. Decker was at Clovis, a small town
near Fresno, and ascended the tankhouse
to take down some Fourth of July deco
He had been drinking, and as he began
to climb up the tower he invited the
crowd to watch him walk the railing
around the tank.
In spite of the remonstrances of the
crowd he began to walk the narrow Tail-
Big. A man drove by in a cart and Decker
shouted down, "Look out or I'll jump into
While looking at the moving object he
lost his balance and the crowd below saw
him fall to the hard pavement.
He received severe internal injuries, and
his leg and thigh were broken, Decke."
was brought to this city, where he died
after having been unconscious twenty-four
hours. He was unmarried, but has rela
tives in the East.
Ajipcnrance of the Army Worm.
FRESNO, Cal., July B.— The army
worm has put in its appearance to the
south of Fresno, and the people are
greatly alarmed for fear it may spread to
Srattie'g Jteemtion to Schofirld.
\ TTLK. Wash., July B.—Major-Gen
eral John M. SchoSeld arrived in this city
this afternoon from Tacoma, To-night he
attended the theater as the guest of the
city, and at the close of the performance a
pnbiic reception w.i : him. He
will I'.dve to-morrow or. the lighthouse
• Maczanita on a trip around the
sound with a view of examining the vari
ous points for strategic and defensive
SACIiAMEyTO S VSPECTS.
Two Men Arrested for the Murder of
SACRAMENTO, Cal., July B.— Officer
Hardy has arrested two men suspected of
being the murderers of John Orelland,
locally known as "Old John," the San
Joaqnin Transportation Company's watch
man, whose body was found in the river
Saturday horribly mutilated. One of the
prisoners, a Frenchman, who refuses to
give his name, strongly resembles the por
trait of Farasar, who 13 wanted for a mur
der committed in Cincinnati. The other,
Julian Bocca, is a Portuguese water-front
loafer and is said to be a hard character.
Hardy claims to have strong evidence
against the suspects.
SAJS DIEGO'S AGED COUPLE.
They Celebrate, the Occasion of Their Six
tieth Mmrrimge Annirersary.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., July 3.— Mr. and
Mrs. C. K. Bmith yesterday afternoon cele
brated their sixtieth wedding anniversary
at their residence, some twenty descend
ants and relatives residing here being pres
ent. The couple were married in Ver
mont July, 1835, and came to San Diego in
l v 7»i from Monmouth, ill., where Smith
had been proprietor of a newspaper. He
retired from active work several years ago.
Both he and his wife arp mentally vigor
ous and in good health. A poem written
for the occasion by Mrs. Smith was read
during the festivities.
ARIZONA'S BAD MILITIA
Company F to Be Disbanded
for Deserting From a
Composed of Spanish-Speaking
Citizens— Court- Martial for
PHCEXIX, Ariz., July B.— Adjutant-
General Schwartz, National Guard of Ari
zona, to-morrow will issue an oider dis
banding Company P, First Infantry, sta
tioned at Tucson. A general court-mar
tial has been ordered i>pon the officers and
the non-commissioned officers who, prior
to dishonorable discharge, have been re
duced to the ranks. The company has
been known as the Mexican company of
the regiment, mainly composed of Spanish
speaking citizens. Its offense consisted in
leaving the parade on the Fourth of July
for the stated reason of their preference to
be in the line of march of a bicycle club.
An order will at once be issued at head
quarters forbidding the enlistment of any
person who cannot speak, read and write
the English language.
Itobbed the JPhccnlx Poatoflice.
PHCENIX, Ariz., July B.— Wilsey E.
Peck, extra carrier at the Phoenix Post-
I office, was arrested to-day for robbery of
| the local postal funds. His peculatiods
| have extended over a period of four
: months, and are understood to exceed
$100. He has confessed to Postmaster
: Thomas, and marked coins were found in
i his pockets.
SANTA BARBARA TEACHERS
Announcement of the Selec
tions Made by the School
Very Few Changes Made— Salaries to
Remain the Same as Last
BANTA BARBARA, Cal., July 8.-The
city Board of School Trustees to-night
held the second meeting of the school
year. After considering the question in
caucus as to the appointment of teachers
the board met in open session and an
nounced the election of the following
Superintendent of the city schools and
principal of the High School, Professor C.
Y. Roop; professor of sciences, James A.
Podge; professor of languages, William A.
Wilson; professor of English, Miss Emma
Squires; professor of modern languages,
William Zimmerman; principal First
Ward School, E. E. Dana; principal Third
Ward School, Laura E. Varner; principal
Fourth Ward School, Anna Faulding;
principal Fifth Ward School, William V.
The teachers of grades elected are:
Hortense Levy, Frankie Mc-tcalf. S. A.
Winchester, Annie Hosmer, Sara Kratzer,
Mamie V. Lehner, Kate C. Higgins, Gussie
Carter, Mrs. S. G. Kelsey. Dorcas
Wheelock, Mrs. A. I. Hails, Mr?. J. H.
Summers, Gertrude Owens, E ■: ith Cheney,
Clara Diehl, Lillie Lenoir, Gertrude Le
land, Mrs. Duke Wright, Belle Pyle.
The teachers appointed are the same as
last year, with the exception of W. V.
Barnum, transferred from principal of tlie
first ward to principal of the fifth ward,
E. E. Dana succeeding him in the first
ward. W. V. Barnum succeeds Miss Dur
gin, who was not elected. In grade teach
en Miss S. A. Winchester succeeds Miss
Dora M. Selover, who resigned, and Mrs.
J. H. Summers takes the place of Emma
Edmondson, not elected.
The board elected janitors as follows:
First ward school, Daniel Hill; third ward
school, John H. Williams; fourth ward
school, A. B. Caldwell; fifth ward school,
Miss Rose Everitt has been appointed
provisional teacher of the third ward, the
appointment being conditional on funds
in the treasury being sufficient to pay her
salary. Miss Mary Diehl has been elected
Salaries will remain the same as last
year, with the probable exception of that
of the professor of modern languages.
The board has not determined what will
be the salary of the professor named, and
has left the "matter for a subsequent meet
ing of the board.
After discussing the question of improv
ing the present school ouiklings and con
sidering the erection of a High School
building, . the board adjourned without
SCHOFIELD A.T TACOMA.
Seeking Information for the Better Tro-
teclion of the Sound.
TACOMA, Wash., July B.— General Scho
fisld and party arrived from their trip to
Alaska to-day and will start to-morrow for
a cruise of the sound for the purpose of
advising himself as to the best point for
batteries and what protection is needed
for the sound.
Tea and Silk From China.
TACOMA, Wash., July B.— The steamer
Strathnevis arrived at 2 p. m. with 6000
tons of new tea and 3000 bales of silk from
Hongkong. She returns July 16 with a
Lamont Leaves for the East.
TACOMA, Wash., July B.— Secretary of
War Daniel S. Lamont and party left here
at 10 o'clock this morning for the East.
— — — • —
The Royal Baking Powder was intro
duced to the public a third of a century
ago, and from that time the era of good
bread, biscuit, cake and pastry com
Berlin is going to celebrate the hundredth
anniversary of the system of numbering
houses, which began there in 1795. Vienna
followed in 1803 and Paris in I^UO.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1895
NEWS OF THE COAST.
A Sacramento Girl De
EIGHT DEAD CHINAMEN.
Their Bodies Found Floating
in the Waters of the
FOUGHT TO TAKE HIS LIFE
More Than the Usual Interest Mani
fested In the Chautauqua
SACRAMENTO, Cal., July S.-Tired of
life, its trials, hardships and privations, a
young girl walked down to the banks of
China Slough in this city this afternoon
and ended the battle by deliberately throw
ing herself into the water.
A few short minutes before she took the
fatal plunge she was observed in the vicin
ity of the water by J. C. Asher, as he drove
by in his delivery wagon, and her actions
evidently aroused his suspicions, as when
he returned up I street he jumped from
the wagon and investigated as to her
whereabouts and discovered her body float
in c just beneath the surface of the water,
a short distance from shore.
He immediately notified the Coroner,
who removed the body to the Morgue.
The girl is a total stranger in this city as
far as can be learned. She was petite in
stature, had reddish hair, was evidently
about 2(y years of age, and was dressed in a
blue polka-dot skirt, with a short waist.
LIVELY PACIFIC GROTE.
It Is Daily Attracting Large. Xumbers of
PACIFIC GROVE, Cal., July 8.-Every
train seems to bring in new delegates for
the Chautauqua assembly. All the "To
Let signs have disappeared from the cot
tages, and the little city of the pines is
brim full of people. For several years
Chautanqaa has quieted down, but this
year it has revived more than ever.
At the concert last evening there were
about 1700 people present, making the
largest attendance ever witnessed at As
sembly Hall. Every one has entered into
the work with life, and every day there is
something outside to break the monotony
of leciuies, classes, etc.
Misa Whitaker delivered one of the best
lectures on scientific cooking this morn
ing. This department, which has gener
erally been attended mostly by ladies, has
interested many of the men, and now they
are as equally represented as the women.
At forum hour, Dr. C. Annette Buckell
of Oakland interested a large crowd on
"Manual Training in the Public Schools of
San Francisco." She spoke largely of their
benefit and progress.
Dr. Gunsaulus lectured at 3:30 p. m. on
"The Religious Influences of the Poetry of
the Nineteenth Century."
The round table at 5 p. m. was led by
James Clement Ambrose.
To-night Dr. Gunsaulus delivers his last
lecture on Phillips Brooks.
A MAIiYSVILLE TRAGEDY.
A Young Man's Determined and Success-
ful Effort at Suicide.
MARYSVILLE, Cal,, July B.— Harry
Vallis, 28 years of age, fought for the privi
lege of committing suicide on Sunday even
ing and gained the victory. Vallis was
employed on the farm of Charles En
grasser, near Nicolaus. On several occa
sions he had made the statement that life
had no charms for him. On the evening
mentioned he produced a phial containing
an ounce and a half of carbolic acid, and,
in the presence of Mrs. Engrasser and her
daughter, expressed his intention of mak
ing himself a corpse. Both of the ladies
struggled to secure the bottle, but the
young man succeeded in tearing himself
away and swallowed the fatal contents.
Vallis was a native of New York, and has
relatives in San Francisco. His funeral
will take place to-morrow.
MAI) ERA. CHiyESE DROWSED.
Eight of Them Found Floating in the
MADERA, Cal., July B.— lntelligence
was received at the Coroner's office this
morning that the bodies of eight China
men had been found in the San Joaquin
River at a point eight miles from here.
The coolies had been working in the
mines near there.
It is not known whether they came to
their death accidentally or met with foul
As the place is back in the mountains
and difficult of access, days may elapse
before the report of the officials sent to
investigate will be received.
SANTA CRUZ CRIMINALS
Four of Them Arraigned on
Serious Charges Yes
Death of One of the Most Promi
nent Portuguese Citizens
of the County.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., July B.— Four men
were arraigned on criminal charges in the
Superior Court this morning and informa
tion iiled against them. They were Joe
Rodriguez, known as "Black Joe," on a
charge of murder for kicking William Ben
son to death; William Jackson, on the
charge of felony for the abduction of Kate
Fillmore, a girl 14 years of age, from her
home at Corralitos, and John Davenport
and Joe Connors for grand larceny. The
last two are pickpocket?, arrested "during
carnival week. They will all plead in the
Superior Court Friday morning.
Death of a Prominent Citizen.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., July B.— Jackson
Sylvar, one of the most prominent and
popular Portuguese residents of this city,
died at his home on Mission Hill last night
at half-past 10 o'clock at the age of 57
years. He was a native of the Azores
Islands, and as there are many people of
that nativity in this county he was looked
up to by them as their Hdviser in business
transactions. Mr. Sylvar was for many
years Under Sheriff of the county, and has
been an important factor in business and
political circles of the county. He was a
man of considerable wealth and has been
a leading stockholder in the City Bank
since its incorporation. The funeral of the
deceased will take place from the Catholic
church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.
Capture of a Runaway Lad.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal.. July B.— A lad
named Parkinson, about 14 years of age.
was taken in custody by Chief of Police
Rawie yesterday and placed in the City
Prison for the nigiit. He, in company
with three other boys, had run away from
home in San Jose. The boy was re
leased to-day on the airival of his father
from San Jose and will return home to
Xot Anxioua to Secure a Murderer.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July B.— The
Chief of Police has refused to send for
Giovanni Carrazi, recently captured at
Newark, N. .]., who murdered Roy Ken
ner, a colored blacksmith, last December
in this city, and Sheriff Burr declines to
send for him unless he is instructed to do
so by the Board of Supervisor?. Unless
the Sheriff receives such instructions the
murderer will likely ro free.
NEWARK, N. J., July B.— A plea of
not guilty was entered by Juan Carazzi,
the Italian who was arrested in this city
charged with murdering a young colored
blacksmith in Los Angeles/Cal., recently.
The plea he entered was to a charge of
atrocious assault and battery committed
on Donald Scarpone.
The latter was stabbed in five places at
15 South Canal street and lingered for
several months in the hospital. Carazzi
was indicted by the December term of the
court in 1883. He fled and while in Cali
fornia committed the murder. When they
get through with him here he will be sent
to the Golden Gate State.
STATE CROP PROSPECTS
Grasshoppers Again Working
Damage in Several
Appearance of the Army Worm In
El Dorado and Yuba
SACRAMENTO, Cal., July B.— Director
Barwick of the California weekly weather
and crop service summarizes as follows for
the past week:
The average temperature for the week
ending July 8 was: For Eureka 56 degrees,
Independence 74, Los Angeles 68, Red
Bluff 74, Sacramento 70, San Francisco 68,
San Luis Obispo 60 and San Diego 64. As
compared with the normal temperature
there is a heat deficiency at points named
except Eureka, which reports an excess of
heat of one degree. The deficiencies at
other stations are as follows: Fresno 4
degrees, Los Angeles 3, Red Bluff 5, Sacra
mento 2 and San Diego 3, while San Fran
cisco reports normal conditions to have
There were a few sprinkles during the
Fourth of July in the Sacramento Valley
and in portions of the coast counties, but
no damage was done, as the amount pre
cipitated was too small.
Harvesting is in full blast, but the yield
is not good. Grasshoppers are damaging
crops.etc. along the foothills of the Liver
more Valley and in the foothill regions of
Upper Sonoma County.
Fruit is beginning to come" in quite
freely, and the canneries and driers are
getting in proper shape to handle it as fast
as it may arrive. It is generally reported
that peaches will be a pretty good crop,
both in quantity and quality, but most
other fruits will bo rather short in yield,
although the quality is reported as being
unusually good and the fruit of a larger
Beans are doing only fairly well as yet,
while hops are slowly advancing toward
SELMA MOURNS A DEATH.
The Wife of Rev. L. C. Sanford
Succumbs to Typhoid
He Is Also Down With the Same
Dread Disease— His Condition
SELMA, Cal., July B.— Mrs. L. C. San
ford, wife of the rector of St. Luke's and
St. Michael's missions, died here to-day of
typhoid fever after an Illness of several
weeks. Funeral services were held in the
church to-night. The body will be sent
to Bristol, Rhode Island, for interment.
Rev. L. C. Sanford is also prostrated
with the same dread disease and his death
is hourly expected.
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford were married three
years ago at Bristol, Rhode Island, and
came at once to this charge. They have
done a grand work in building up the mis
sions of St. Luke at Selma and St. Michael
at Fowler. A church has been built at the
latter place, and the number of communi
cants in both missions has been more than
This visitation is peculiarly sad, as Rev.
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford were about to start
for a visit to their Eastern home when
stricken clown. Not alone among Episco
palians is there sorrow; there are mourn
ers in every household in Selma and Fow
AMONG THE UNIONS,
Labor Day Celebration Bring Digcugted
Union Carpenter* Rapidly Increas
ing in Number.
So far, not much has been done by the
labor organizations toward the celebration
of Labor day, which is the first Monday in
September, but the matter is now begin
ning to be a subject of discussion in the
The Labor Council has a committee ap
pointed to look after it, and there will
probably be a report of some kind made at
next Friday night's meeting. It is the
general sentiment of organized labor that
as big a turn-out as possible should be
The subject of Labor day came up at the
meeting of the Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners No. 483 last night. After a
number of suggestions were made it was
finally referred to the three delegates to
the district council, Messrs. R. B. Ingle, M.
Doyai and C. F. Schad, who are to bring
the celebration before that body.
Since the agitation begun by the union
carpenters at the Turk-street Temple on
April 17 nearly 500 non-union carpenters
have joined the local brotherhoods. Start
ing with a membership of 80 Brotherhood
No. 483 has taken in 232 additional mem
bers. There were 33 initiated last night
and the applications of 50 more were acted
Brotherhood No. 22, which meets at
Pythian Castle on Friday nights, started
with a much larger membership and has
increased it about 250 more.
The Coast Seamen's Union last night
formulated a plan of defense for such of
the four sailors of the barkentine Arago,
John Bradley, Pnillip H. Olsen, Robert
Robertson and Morris Hansen, now in the
Count}' J»il, as are members of the union.
These four sailors are charged by Cap
tain Perry with refusal to obey his com
mands. When the ship was at Astoria,
Or., the men left her without asking for
their pay. Captain Perry had them im
prisoned at Astoria for sixteen days until
the vessel sailed, when they were taken
aboard. They said they did not want to
work on the vessel and " refused to do any
thing when ordered to take a hand. Their
cases are to be heard by United States
Commissioner Heaconk to-morrow.
Secretary Andrew Furuseth of the union
said last night that it was a question
whether seamen could be forced into in
voluntary servitude in the coast trade or
be permitted to choose their own ships and
LOS ANGELES BRIBES
Charges Against the
A COMMITTEE REPORTS.
It Fails to State Any Definite
or Satisfactory Con
FURTHER PROBING DESIRED.
The Significant Statement Made
by a Local Dealer In Hard
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July B.— The com
mittee appointed to investigate the bribery
charges brought against Street Superin
tendent Howard by Councilman Kingery
made a report to-day at the regular meet
ing of the Council. The conclusion ar
rived at was that it was a matter of veracity
between the men named.
The committee, through Mr. Stockwell,
desired to probe the matter farther, if any
method could be suggested by the Council
Mr. Kingery answered it was his wish
that the matter be sifted to the bottom, as
his integrity was at stake; that the charges
had been made without malice for the good
of the community. He expressed the be
lief that the people had already rendered
their decision, and demanded a full inves
tigation by the Council of the Street Su
perintendent's department, believing that
it would not be safe to have a man of How
ard's standing at the head of any depart
ment of the city government.
On motion the report of the committee
An evening paper prints some serious
charges against Howard and the peculiar
administration of the affairs of his office.
A memDer of a prominent hardware
firm, when asked whether his house had
been offered patronage by the Street Su
perintendent's office for a consideration,
would not deny it, but replied: "If I am
summoned before the investigating com
mittee I will tell what I know about the
matter under oath, but will not talk for
publication in the newspapers."
It is generally believed Howard's office
will be thoroughly investigated.
Chinese Murderer Convicted.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. July B.— Wong
Chuey, who was convicted of murder in
the second degree, was this morning sen
tenced by Judge Smith to life imprison
ment at San Quentin and a new trial was
denied. His attorney was granted twenty
days to file a bill of exceptions.
Wong Chee, who is also to be tried for
complicity in the same murder, was an in
terested spectator and Chuey's sentence
produced a visible effect upon him.
The case has been one of unusual inter
est from the bribery charges that were
bandied back and forth, the attempted
murder of an important white witness and
the unusual efforts made by the District
Attornty to secure conviction.
Seeking a Market for Oil.
LOS ANGELES. Car., July B.— The
proposition to pipe oil from Los Angeles
to Redondo for shipment from there to
San Francisco is about to meet with active
competition from the oil men of Santa
Paula and Newhall, the Union Oil Com
pany and the Pacific Oil Company of those
places having under consideration the
shipping of oil from Hueneme to the bay
city by barges. The oil product here now
exceeds the local needs, and a determined
effort will be made to find an outlet where
it can be marketed profitably.
FIGHT FOR A SLAVE GIRL
Habeas Corpus Proceedings
Are Begun In the Case
of Ah Soo.
The Traffic In Which He, Charley
Ah Him and Little Pete Are
A fight is to be made in Judge Troutt's
court for the possession of the Chinese
slave girl, Ah Soo, who was rescued from
a den on Church alley by Miss "Williams
of the Methodist Episcopal Chinese Mis
sion and the officers of the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
The services of Attorney Abraham T.
Barnett have been secured, and yesterday
Charley Hung of 807 }£ Clay street, the
notorious highbinder, opium-dealer and
ex-convict, applied for a writ of habeas
corpus, alleging that the girl was being
unlawfully detained by Miss Williams at
Miss Williams bad already anticipated
some such move and had therefore re
quested Secretary C. B. Holbrook of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals to act as her attorney. The two
prevention of cruelty societies usually
work together along humane lines. The
writ was issued and made returnable to
Hung is one of the most notorious char
actors in Chinatown. Seventeen years
ago he was serving a sentence for man
slaughter. Since then he has been
a tarror to Chinese merchants be
cause of his organized system of
blackmail. Inquiry at the Chinese
consular office elicited the information
that he was "no good," and is under the
official stigma. The consular authorities
and oßicerß of the Bix Conipanies inti
mated that the reputable Chinese in this
City would breatne easier if Mr. Hung
would change his residence to some other
city. He lives with the old hag, Dah Pa
Tsin, who keeps the notorious Church
alley den — a woman who had been in that
kind of business for the past fifteen years.
Just why no attempt has ever been made
to hßve him deported as an ex-convict
is an enigma which respectable Chinese
think would prove unprofitable to discuss.
Hung himself 13 somewhat of a boaster.
He says he has plenty of money and when
it comes to fighting a case in the courts
that he has the wherewith to do it.
Withal he apes mild manners, however,
and feels that he can accomplish more by
politeness and subtlety, aided by effective
pecuniary pressure, than by talking too
lunch. All that can be got out of him is
that it tikes money to defray the expenses
of litigation and he has it.
His real business is concealed under a
show of selling an opium habit cure. For
yoars he, Kwan Ah Him, who is unfavor
ably known in Los Angeles, Fresno and
Bakersfield, and Fong Ching. or "Little
Pete," were identified with various phases
of Mongolian crookedness. These three
worthies are said to be more than a match
for any equal number of white men and as
deep in cunninsr as the bottomless pit.
Detective Cox once said that Kwan Ah
Him, whose alias i? Charley Ah Him, was
the most polite and, at the same time, the
smartest man in all California. That was
when he was brought by Cox from Los
Antreles to answer a charge of bigamy.
Not the least lucrative business in which
Charley Hung and Charley Ah Him have
been engaged until the Federal laws made
it too hazardous was the importation and
fostering of Chinese girls fora life of awful
slavery. Little Pete was counted on to do
whatever bribery was found necessary.
Since the vigilance with which the landing
of Chinese iip.s been watched by the cus
toms authorities, Charley Hung has busied
himself with the buying and selling of
girls already here, many of whom have
been born in this country*.
Charley Ah Him has" managed to keep
himself pretty nuiet of late, but at the
various missions he is said to be as deep as
ever in this traffic all over the State. He
was formerly a court interpreter at Los
Angeles, and hence is the handy man for
the management of law cases" It is be
lieved by the Society for the Prevention
of Crneltv to Children that he is behind
Charley Hung's habeas corpus proceed
ings, but, if so, he has not yet shown his
hand in any way.
A little daughter of his, Ada, is now at
the Presbyterian Mission Home, on Sacra
mento street. His first wife, who is a na
tive-born Chinese woman, left him when
he stole a girl from a Los Angeles den to
make her Mrs. Kwan No. 2. This girl he
brought to the Methodist Mission in this
City and by his representations and polite
manners he succeeded in getting himself
married to her by the Rev. Dr. F. J.
Then began a most remarkable Chinese
legal romance, in which Judge Alfred E.
T. Worley, now deceased, who was at one
time editorial writer of the Erening Bulle
tin, played a heroic part, with the enthusi
astic assistance of his two daughters, Miss
Minnie and Miss Florence Worley, who
are still engaged in active missionary work.
Kwan wanted to retain his first wife, and
resorted to the trick of having her arrested
for Los Angeles for grand larceny. A
counter-charge of bigamy was brought
against him, and to escape conviction on
this he disowned his first wife in Judge
Joachimsen'B court. The upshot of it all
was that Judge Worlev and his daughters
secured possession of Kwan'slirst wife and
little girl after much difficulty, and also,
by a strange coincidence, of Mrs. Kwan's
two little sisters, Ruth and Esther. The
last-named girl had been sold when she
was two years old, and was about to be
again sold when Judge Worley rescued
her. She and her sister Kuth, who was
the first one to be snatched from the burn
ing, had not seen each other for years, and
Esther had been given up as having been
sent to China.
The three girls, Esther, Ruth and Ada,
are »11 very bright children and great
favorites among the missionary workers of
Chinatown. They talk, read and write
English with astonishing facility. It is to
give Ah Soo an opportunity to become like
them that makes Miss "Williams *o anxious
for a victory when the legal battle begins
The woman, Dah Pa Tsin, will endeavor
to prove that she is the child's mother, and
another woman. Ah Wow. is claiming the
It is believed that the pistol bullet was
sent through the window of Mrs. Rev.
Chan Hon Tan's room at the Methodist
mission on the night of July 3 because of
Ah Soo's rescue. The girl is valued at
Charley Hung is a member of the Ping
Kuen To'ng, the Hip Yeng Tong and the
Chew Lun Tong — highbinder societies.
H*> acts as interpreter for the Ping Kungs.
From the Six Companies it was ascer
tained yesterday evening that he is com
monly known as a "kwei chan"; that is,
"one who undertakes to manage dirty
work." The officials said he is "a very bad
man, capable of any villainy," and that he
has an interest in the Church-alley den,
his brother. Ah Yuen — now in China — be
ing the principal owner. Hung is also
known as Tom Hung, being a mem ber of
the numerous Tom family. He is the
real manager of the place.
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Aid-de-Camp Bell Tells What
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Colonel Bush Would Like His Regi
ment to Go Into Camp
Lieutenant J. F. Bell, aid-de-camp to
Brigadier-General Forsyth of the Depart
ment of the Pacific, returned from Mon
terey yesterday, where he had been com
pleting the arrangements for the encamp
ment of seven companies of the First
United States Infantry, troops B and C of
the Fourth United States Cavalry and
Light Battery D of the Fifth United States
Artillery. He said:
Our command will go into camp there about
the 15th and remain there probably for a
month. The camp will be just opposite the
Hotel del Monte. , ,
It will be a camp of instruction, and, speak
ing technically, it will be instruction in the
m course you know the distinction between
the terms '"strategy," "grand tactics and
"minor tactics." Our command being so
small the minor tactics is all we can properly
attend to. .
This will include patrolling, reconnoissanee,
advance and rear guards, passage of denies ana
all of that class of maneuvers. We shall nave
some blank ammunition with us and though,
we shall not have any of what are commonly
known as "sham battles," yet there will be
much that will be of a spectacular nature
much that will appear like ml war on a small
scale and our men will fire at each other and
experience something of the smell of gun-
P °This r 'is absolutely necessary- Yon see, in
real war smoke is an important item An
enemy may be in ambnscade— concealed In
some woods, you know. all, in real war Jt is
smoke which betrays the presence of any inch
ambush, and we intend to approach as near to
real war as the size of our command ana per
sonal safety will allow.
Don't think, however, that our men will
blaze aw.-.v tit each other at a few yards dis
tance. That would hardly occur in war, and
will therefore not have any place on our pro-
ernmme. . .
The science of war is a progressive science,
like any other, and it must keep abreast of the
times the same as everything else, consequent
ly tactics are always being improved upon, and
weapons, like machinery, are the products ol
advanced inventive genins. It would never do
for us to face an enemy with the same weapons
and taotifs as were used during the war of
thirty years ago.
The general devoted himself very assiduously
to these new tactics at Fort Riley, Kansas, last
year, and proposes to have them practically
demonstrated as far as possible with what as
sistance the Government gives us.
Colonel Bush of the First Regiment (in
fantry) of the National Guard was present
while Lieutenant Bell was talking, and ob
served that his regiment might go into
camp at Monterey also if Governor Budd
and the Board of "Location did not muster
it out of the service. Companies C and Q
would start hrst. It would cost the regi
ment about $4000, he thought, if it was the
sole bearer of the expense.
fatal Result of a Treka Altercation.
YREKA, Cal., July B.— J. A. Smith, a
millhand at Pokegama, who had an alter
cation with a man named Johnson a few
weeks ago and was struck on the head
with a bottle, died from the effects of the
wound last night. Coroner Schorield held
an inquest this mornine and the jury re
turned a verdict charging Johnson with
murder. Johnson has skipped the country.
Arrent of a Healdaburn X,arcenist.
HEALDSBURG, C.\l., July B.— Marshal
Leard arrested Frank Bemis this morning
and booked him on a charge of grand lar
ceny. During the past week many resi
dents of this city have had valuables
stolen, and the officers recovered them all
at Bemis' camp on the river.
The Dakotas were rated in the eleventh
census as having a wealth of $20,321, 530.