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CAMP LEDYARD OPEN
The Boys' Brigade Has
Taken Full Pos
RAISING OF THE FLAG.
undreds of Lads Prepare for
Inurement to the Sol
SCRAMBLING FOR BLANKETS.
The City of Tents at Santa Cruz to
Be Under Military Dis
SANTA CRTTZ, Cal., July 10.— This
morning everything was completed at
Camp Ledyard for the reception of the
Boys' Brigade. The water-pipes were laid,
electric-light poles erected and arc lights
placed in position and another range built.
The large flagpole which has done service
at the militia camp grounds on the Rus
sell tract for a number of years was taken
down and placed in its proper position in
front of the headquarters tent.
There was a large gathering of the towns
people at the union depot on the arrival
of the train shortly before 12 o'clock. The
Santa Cruz company, under command of
Captain Fred Howe, were drawn up in
line at the station, and on the arrival of
the train of fifteen cars received them with
The trip down was a very pleasant one
and everything went without a hitch. The
cars were decorated with banners. The
boys soon alighted and were formed in
line, and, headed by the splendid First
Brigade band of twenty-two pieces,
marched over Beach Hiil to their camp
ground near the beach. Along the line of
march the boys attracted much attention
for their fine appearance and true military
On the arrival at camp the flag was
raised, while the band played the "Star
spangled Banner." Each company was
assigned to its quarters, and then com
menced the filling of the ticks with straw,
which will be used as mattresses by the
boys. There was a lively scramble among
the boys in getting their blankets and
baggage from the piles that were brought
from the depot.
When the mess call was sounded there
was a crowd of hungry boys ready to take
their first meal in camp. The boys did
full justice to the meal, and the meat and
potatoes went in quick order. The tables
are well supplied with the best of food, and
a tin cup and plate are the only dishes
After dinner for a few hours there was
time for recreation, and a number availed
themselves of the opportunity of taking a
plunge in the surf, while others took to
the river or town. The most of the boys
stayed in camp and arranged their tents.
Guard mount at quarter past 5 was quite
an interesting event to most of the mem
bers of the camp, who liiied the fence that
separates the camp ground from the
parade eround and watched the members
go through the maneuvers of guard
Some of the boys who are to act as guard
for the night are not quite old enough to
be left in the dark alone and away from
their mothers' care. The boys were then
all ready for their meal at mess call.
At dress parade they made a splendid
appearance and marched in fine military
style. It being Wednesday night a church
service was held, presided over by Presi
dent Bovard, and assisted by the general
and the two colonels. The music by the
band was quite a feature of the service.
There are 500 privates in camp and 110
commissioned officers. It is the First
Brigade, Boys' Brigade of California, com
prising the Second and Fifth regiments,
with companies from San Francisco.
The hospital corps has its tent with the
white flag and red cross, and have attend
ed to six patient 3. One has fever, one a
painful gash in his heel and another cut
Oakland, Berkeley, Golden Gate, San
Jose, Stockton and Sacramento brigade is
attached to the Second Regiment as a sig
nal corps, and to tne brigade as a hospital
corps. The brigade is in command of
Brigadier-General Rucsell and Adjutant
Colonel W. S. Grover. The Second Regi
ment is in command of Colonel E. J.
Walker and the Fifth Regiment is com
manded by Colonel Watkins of San Jose.
The civil officers in command and pres
ent are: Rev. W. S. Bovard, president of
the First Brigade; Rev. Mr. Mcßride, presi
dent of the Second Regiment, and Rev. C.
J. Smith, president of the Fifth Regiment.
There is also present F. K. Ledyard, State
president of the Boys' Brigade, after whom
the camp is named. There are eight
clergymen in camp representing the differ
The orders for to-morrow are: Reville,
6 a.m.; mess call, 6:30 a. m. ; sick call, 7:15
a. m.; church call, 7:30 a. m.; drill by com
pany, battalion or regiment, Ba.m.; recall,
9 a. m.; inspection of quarters, 9:15 a. m. ;
first sergeants' call, 9:45 a. m. ; officers'
call, 10 a. m.; mess call, 12 m. ; gnard
mount, 5:15 p. M. ; mess call, 6 p. M. ; dress
parade, G:45 p; m.; retreatjsunset; tattoo,
9p. M. ; taps, 9:30 p. M.
Each member in camp provides for his
own personal use a towel, soap, comb,
brush, band mirror, wash basin, clothes
brush, blankets, extra suit to wear during
open camp, aJso a bathing suit if he wishes
to avail himself of bathing privileges.
The camp at all times will be under mili
tary restrictions and there is military work
to which members will be required to con
tribute their undivided attention and obe
dience, but it will be the aim to make the
work as light as possible, consistent with
discipline and instruction.
Saturday is to be a great day. An excur
sion will be run from San Francisco at the
low rate of $2 the round trip, and the
parents of the boys are expected to be pres
ent in great number. The band will meet
them at the depot.
A band concert will be given in the even
ing and various entertainments will be
given by the different companies.
Funeral nf Jackaon Sylvar-
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., July 10.— The fu
neral of Jackson Sylvar, the prominent
Portuguese citizen who died in this city
Sunday night, took place this morning
from the Catholic church, where a solemn
requiem mass was celebrated. The funeral
procession was a large one. The directors
of the City Bank acted as pall-bearers.
The Xorthicett Insurance Attoriation.
PORTLAND, Ob., July 10.— The insur
ance men of Oregon, Washington and
Idaho, who met here yesterday, to-day
completed the organization of the North
west Insurance Association. Henry Hewitt
was elected president; Herbert Folger sec
retary. The management of the union is
placed in the hands of an executive com
mittee of fifteen. The object of the associ
ation is to control insurance rates in the
REDItIJSO STAGE ROBBERY.
The Zone Highwayman Still at Large
REDDING, Cal., July 10.— The high
wayman who held up the Redding and
Bieber stage at "Bullskin" Monday night
has not been apprehended, although
officers have been diligently searching for
him since Tuesday morning.
The mail sacks" and boxes have been
found and brought to Redding. Only one
box was broken open, and the other was
not even smashed and showed no signs of
molestation. Both mail sacks were cut
open, but so far as known nothing was
taken from them, as all the mail
had been forwarded to the Redding ottice
and the registered packages are at Oak
The officers, Marshal Gard included, are
still of the opinion that the highwayman
is none other than Jack Brady, the bandit,
who is wanted for the killing of Bogard.
Sheriff Bogard, a brother of the victim of
Brady's pistol, in at the scene looking for
The Welfs-Fargo people here are of the
opinion that the highwayman secured
nothing from the box he opened. Had he
been successful with the first box he surely
would have broken open the second.
Marshal Gard, Sheriff Bogard and Post
office Inspector McGarrey left last night
for the scene of the hold-up. Nothing
definite will be learned until their return
to this city.
A SAN JOSE ABDUCTION
Bold Plan of the Woman-
Stealers Foiled by the
The Plea Put Forward That the
Victim Disappeared of Her
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 10.— Sixth-street
Chinatown was greatly excited this mora
ine over the kidnaping of Soon Hoi, a
Chinese girl, from the home of her uncle,
About midnight she was returning from
a party a few doors from her uncle's house,
when she met Tom Dick and Joe Schuck,
who induced her to take a walk with
them. They walked as far as Fifth and
Jackson streets, where she was forced to
enter a hack that was waiting, and was
driven rapidly in the direction of Santa
The Sheriff's office was notified, and
Deputy Sher iff B lack went to the scene
After looking over the ground he con
cluded that the men who had a hand in
the job would return. He had not long to
wait, for about 3 o'clock Tom Dick and
Joe Schuck put in an appearance, and he
Soon Hoi is a good-looking Chinese
woman about 24 years of age. She was
raised in San Francisco, and for the last
six years has managed her uncle's board
Tom Dick and Joe Schuck were ariaigned
before Justice Gass this morning on a
charge of abduction. Their examination
was set for July 29. Bail was fixed at $1000,
which was promptly furnished.
This afternoon Ham Ket Soon secured a
marriage license for himself and Soon Hoi.
When questioned Ham Ket Soon said he
was going to be married this evening, and
that the girl haa not been kidnaped, but
nad left her uncle's of her own free will,
and was stopping with friends in the
SAX DIEGO'S TRAGEDY.
Constable Roberts Arrested and Charged
With the Murder of Ruiz.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., July 10.— Coroner
Johnson and jury held an inquest to-day
over the body of Thomas Ruiz, who was
shot by Constable George E. Roberts at
Eucalyptus Canyon last evening.
Roberts was taken from jail to the scene
and there testified radically different from
his story of last night. While in his story
last night he said he had shot in self-de
fense, to-day he testified that the pistol
was discharged accidentally while he was
striking Ruiz with the muzzle end.
The jury took this view of it and re
turned a verdict of accidental shooting,
which was received in the city with great
The autopsy held on Ruiz to-night shows
that the bullet entered the head almost
directly from the rear, while Roberts
claims they were facing each other during
Roberts was returned to jail, and was ar
rested to-night by Constable Mark on a
charge of murder, on a complaint issuing
from the District Attorney's office.
From hints dropped in the inquest it ap
pears that Roberta was partially under the
influence of liquor when the shooting oc
curred. Ruiz had no weapon, and was
much smaller than Roberts. The latter
will be arraigned Saturday.
TR AVER'S GREAT VAX; Eli.
The Proposition to Levy a Heavy Tax on
the Farmer b May Fail.
TRAVER, Cal., July 10.— The board of
directors of the Alta irrigating district
have called an election to take place
August 3, at which will be submitted to
the electors the question whether or. not
an assessment of $24,000 will be levied to
pay the running expenses of the district.
If carried this will be the heaviest assess
ment ever levied during the existence of
the district, and considering the present
condition of many of the farmers it is
extremely doubtful whether they will
allow the burden to be placed upon their
shoulders. The failure of this election to
carry would mean the dissolution of this
great corporation, and if their many miles
of canal should go dry the effect would be
terrible on the orchards and vineyards in
FRE&XO'S POTTERY COMPANY,
It Will Be Given a Site at a Gift to Es-
tabliah a Plant.
FRESNO, Cal., July 10.— At a meeting
of the Hundred-thousand Club this even
ing a committee wa3 appointed to secure a
tract of land as a site for the buildings of
the Mount Diablo Pottery and Pave Brick
Company, whicn will establish a large
Subscriptions will be raised among the
citizens ol this place to pay for the build
ing. The city will soon complete the
sewer system, and a great deal of money
will be spent for pipe. This will probably
be made here. The company agrees to
work three years before asking a title to
the land to be given them by the club.
A Failure at J'rtaluma.
PETALUMA, Cal., July 10. —V.
Schmidt, dry-goods merchant, was at
tached to-day for $5103 by San Francisco,
Petalumaand New York creditors. His
liabilities are estimated at $12,000; assets
will probably arnout to fifty or seventy
five per cent.
Accidental Browning at Pttaluma.
PETALUMA, Cal., July 10.— Ben F.
Carter, the seven-year-old son of Charles
C. Carter, was accidentally drowned last
evening in the slough near his home. The
father arrived on the scene just in time to
see his son go down for the last time.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1895.
WHITE RIBBON TALK
Temperance the Topic
at Pacific Grove
THANKS TO CHAUTAUQUA
It Gives Up a Day to the
Woman's Christian Tem
INTERESTING PAPERS READ.
The Government Denounced for
Its Encouragement of the
PACIFIC GROVE, Cal., July 10.-Paci
fic Grove was profuse with white ribbons
to-day, as it was Women's Christian Tem
perance Union day.
The morning session opened with a few
PEOMINENT MEMBERS OF THE CHAUTAUQUA SOCIETY NOW IN SESSION AT PACIFIC GUtOVE.
[Reproduced from a photograph taken for the "Call".]
remarks by the State president, Mrs. B.
Sturtevant Peet, expressing on behalf of
the Women's Christian Temperance Union
her appreciation of the invitation of the
Chautauqua to occupy a day, and of the
kindly relations existing between the two
societies. This was followed by a paper
on "Woman's Relation to Woman," by
Miss Jessie Norton, State superintendent
of scientific temperance instruction, where
in she treated especially of the relation of
mistress and house-servant. It said that
not until household labor is respected in
portion to its true worth and necessity
will competent people undertake to per
form it, and that as long as women who
hire help consider the position of a servant
degrading so long will they experience the
present difficulties of housekeeping.
Mrs. Henrietta E. Brown, W. C. T. U.
corresponding secretary, next took the
stand with a paper entitled "The Women's
Christian Temperance Union as Applied to
Christianity." The introduction consisted
of a poem on Lake Chautauqua, the birth
place not only of the institution that bears
its name, but also of the W. C. T. U. The
union, the paper stated, has had a wonder
ful growth and now represents a vast
amount of reformatory work. It should
be called the Women's Christian Reform
Union instead of the Women's Christian
Temperance Union, for it embraces forty
departments of reform work, moral, social
and political. In all its departments it is
the practical outworking of the Gospel.
This closed the morning session.
Miss Severance, well known as an equal
suffragist, opened the afternoon meeting
with a short, pithy talk on the logic of
subordination, in which she gave a learned
History of slavery of different kinds, but
especially the subordination of woman.
Man freed both himself and woman from
the despotism of tyrants, she said, but be
came himself a tyrant to woman, not from
choice, but necessity.
A revolutionist said the republic could
not be launched if the rights of both men
and women were asserted. Woman must
wait. Men have allowed political parties
to take the place of despots of old. Men
and women are different in function, but
both are equally needed for the proper
conducting of a republic. The talk closed
with the following apt fable: A species of
bird existed, some having a left wing and
left foot and a hook on the right side,
others having a right wing and foot and a
ring on the left side. They could neither
walk nor fly, and were very miserable.
Two discovered that by joining hook and
ring they were complete beings. Ab they
soared above the others they tried to in
spire them to do likewise, but the others
said: "We never have done so, and never
can or will; it is unconstitutional." This
paper called forth much discussion.
Miss Nellie Shipley then played with
skill upon the cornet, accompanied by the
The last paper was by Mrs. E. G. Greene
of Santa Cruz, entitled "The Relation of
the National Government to the Liquor
Traffic. " This paper was a finely presented
history of liquor legislation, showing clear
ly that the revenue derived from the liquor
traffic does not equal one-tenth of the ex
penditure fn caring for the criminals it
This relation, it was claimed, was de
clared in the Continental Congress of 1774,
in a resolution which recommended each
State to pass laws to put an immediate
stop to the pernicious practice of distilling
grain by which the most extensive evils
were likely to be generated. The State was
in part maintained by a tax on tobacco and
brandy which was used to pay the minister
and teacher. The distribution of powers
between the general Government and State
were early brought to bear upon this ques
States were to control rhe manufacture
and sale of liquors within their own
borders, the Government to control the
importation from foreign countries and
interstate commerce and to have supreme
power in the District of Columbia, the
Territories, military and naval posts. Con
gress was also to levy taxes wherever the
traffic exists. This traffic was placed under
the supervision of the Secretary of the
In 1794 Congress installed the retail
liquor-dealer in the State and received a
revenue of $25 for each license. The
supreme judiciary, however, holds that
the police power of the State is supreme
ana can prohibit the traffic and abate the
nuisance. The present condition of the
interstate law, however, hinders the pro
hibiting of the traffic. Under the National
policy toward the traffic it has grown
strong and powerful. The National Gov
ernment is guilty of tyranny and oppres
sion in continuing to impose the traffic
upon the country. The National Govern
ment to-day stands as a partner in the
It discriminates in favor of the traffic,
and seeks to place it on the same footing
as the industries which are necessities of
life. It aims to extend the territory for its
exportation. The National Government
does not prohibit the traffic in the territory
over which it has control, although it has
power to enact National constitutional pro
A political party is necessary to vitalize
the constitution all along the line. This
party is in the Held willing to carry out
the policy set forth in the constitution of
the United States and make the relation
of the National Government one of con
The officers of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union of California are as
follows: President, Mrs. Sturtevant Peet;
vice-president, Mrs. E. G. Greene; corre
sponding secretary, Mrs. H. E. Brown;
State superintendent scientific temper
ance, Miss Jessie Norton; superintendent
of franchise, Sarah W. Severance.
IS FOND OF ADVENTURE.
Exciting Experience of a
Prominent Salt Lake
With His Thlrteen-Year-Old Son He
Descends the Rapids of the
SAN BERNARDINO, Cat., July 10.-
Rev. Dr. David Utter of Salt Lake City,
the foremost minister of Utah, arrived
here this afternoon on a visit to his father.
He was accompanied by his son Richard,
aged 13 years.
They were a little more than one month
on the road. The journey was made partly
on foot, partly by stage, partly by water,
and the last portion of it by rail.
Mr. Utter loves adventure, and is not
fond of conventional modes of travel. He
wants to see closely the country he
traverses, and takes such methods as best
can serve that end.
They left Salt Lake by stage, and with a
walk of 160 miles saw the Grand Canyon of
Reaching the Colorado River, Mr. Utter
constructed a raft, and with his son de
scended to Needles, 4 distance of about 175
miles. This part of the journey was thrill
ing, and for a great part of the distance
very hazardous. In the big rapids the raft
was" under water for long stretches, the
passengers often being waist deep, and sev
eral times they got into whirls which car
ried them round and round.
More than once were they in danger of
being wrecked upon bowlders, but quick
and skillful use of poles brought them
through without injury.
The only rail journey was down the
Mojave desert from The Needles to this
They arrived here in good health and
spirits, sunburned, tanned and almost in
rags. Mr. Utter is a world-wide traveler.
About three years ago he made a tour of
Europe on a bicycle.
FRAXK STOUE ARRESTED.
Captured at Stockton by Detectives Gib-
son and Hay.
STOCKTON, Cal., July 10.— Detectives
Gibson of San Francisco and Day of Port
land this evening arrested a yoinig man
named Frank Stone for swindling his
brother and sister in San Francisco out of
$1000 in the settlement of an estate about
six weeks ago. Stone had $250 of the
money on him when arrested and tried to
slip it into his shoe, but was detected in
the act. Gibson and Day were here as
witnesses in the trial of the bunko men,
Green, Gray and Smith, and happened to
see Stone coming out of a barber-shop.
He had gone to Portland to escape arrest,
and the authorities there were looking for
him, but he returned to California and has
been in Stockton a few days with his wife.
Stone was a shoemaker on Sixth street,
in San Francisco. The warrant was issued
for his arrest for felony embezzlement
about two months ago.
BANTA ROSA'S ASSESSMENTS.
A Large Increase Over the Valuations of
BANTA ROSA, Cal., July 10.— The
statement of Assessor Vanderhoff on the
valuation of property in Santa Rosa City
shows an increase of $289,340 over the state
ment of last year. The value of the city
and town lots this year is $1,772,135; im
provements, $1,418,065; personal property,
exclusive of money and good credits,
$500,075; money and solvent credits,
$107,175; total value after deductions,
Signals Not Visible at Taeotna.
TACOMA, Wash., July 10.— Mount Ta
coma is enveloped in mist and smoke to
day, and the heliograph signals from there
were not distinguished here. Owing to
the elevation of the mountain it is believed
that the signals probably carried to other
peaks on the line to Mexico.
A LOS ANGELES MINT
It Is Run by a Family
of Expert Counter
ALL BEHIND THE BARS.
Their Capture the Result of a
Persistent and Diligent
HIGH WORKMANSHIP SHOWN
The Outfit and Its Product as Fine
as Anything Ever Brought
~LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 10.— A
clever capture of a family of four counter
feiters has been made during the day by
Detectives Aubele and Hawley, and the
full paraphernalia used now graces the
secretary's room in the City Prison. The
family arrested consists of: J. H. Armondy,
aged 42; wife, aged 38; their 18-year-old
daughter and their son aged 14.
The capture was the result of a Jong
and diligent search, the first spurious coin
passed by Armondy and called to the at
tention of the authorities being on Novem
ber 19 last. Clew after clew was followed,
but the methods pursued by the criminals
were so smooth, and the territory operated
over so large, that it was not until to-day
that their capture was effected.
They occupied a small house in the rear
of 713 South Olive street. Mrs. Armondy
worked off the "queer" stuff, pedaling
face-powder, the boy buying supplies for
the house and the girl working out as a
The boy was the first one arrested. He
was on the street at the t'.me.
When the officers knocked at Armondy's
door they found him alone. He seemed to
expect their visit, quietly surrendering,
and turned over all the tools and utensil 3
used by him in his nefarious trade. They
consist of as fine an outfit as ever graced a
counterfeiter's den. Retorts, molds, coins,
knife-files for milling coin, ingots of lead,
brass, copper, antimony, ground glass,
solder, etc. The molds were of the best
workmanship and were made to cast
nickels, dimes and half-dollars.
When captured he was in the act of
making a fresh half-dollar mold. The
counterfeits were excellently made, and
the combination of metals used was a very
good imitation of the real article.
Armondy is a morphine fiend, and asked
to be allowed to take his usual dose before
accompanying the officers.
He has been engaged in counterfeiting
for the past seven or eight years, coming
here about two and a half years ago from
Kansas. He professes to be a dentist by
occupation. It was learned that his
former residence was Lamed, Kans.,
near which place for a time he was a
farmer, then cashier of one of the banks,
afterward engaging in the real estate and
insurance business, and for a time was re
puted quite wealthy.
He protested the innocence of his fam
ily, but when his wife and daughter were
arrested this afternoon, she broke down
and wept bitterly, afterward going along
quietly with the officers.
It is known that they passed a large
amount of spurious money, but how much
cannot be ascertained.
Armondy was apprehended on a warrant
issued by United States Marshal Van
Dyke, and will be brought before the Uni
ted States Commissioners to-morrow. His
wife, son and daughter will have their
hearing later. They occupy separate cells
in the County Jail.
ENTERPRISE OF LOS GATOS.
Organisation of an Improvement Asso
ciation for That Town.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 10. — The Los
Gatos Improvement Association held a
meeting last night and effected a perma
nent organization. The meeting was an
enthusiastic one, and was well attended.
The following directors were elected:
J. R. Ryland, George H. Adams, Dr. R. A,
Urquhart and Geor.,e McMurtry and Mrs.
Dr. Graves, Mrs. E. F. Pierce and Mrs. R.
The directors elected the following
officers: President, George H. Adams;
vice-president, Mrs. R. A. Urquhart; treas
urer, J. J. Stanfield ; secretary, Frank F.
After appointing the standing commit
tees the association adjourned until the
evening of July 16.
The association starts under most
promising auspices, and has a member
ship of seventy-five of the most influential
citizens of Los Gatos.
SKIPPED FROM STOCKTON.
Steeple- Climber Paul Leaves Numerous
Creditors to Mourn.
STOCKTON, Cal., July 10.-Steeple
cliraber Paul, who is known in all the
large cities, skipped out to-day, leaving
numerous small creditors, defrauded
through his trickery. Paul made consid
erable money here painting the dome of
the courthouse, and gained the confidence
of the public officials at that time.
SASTA ROSA'S EXBIHIT.
The Movement to Establish It Perma-
nently a Success.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., July 10.— There
has been quite a revival in horticultural
matters here of late and the movement on
foot to have a permanent exhibit of the re
sources of Sonoma County has been brought
to a successful issue. The farmers and
business men are greatly interested in the
scheme. The room in the courthouse
which the Board of Supervisors recently
gave to the Horticultural Society will soon
be ready for occupany.
The exhibit will be a first-class one, and
as an advertisem ent for Sonoma County it
will be of inestimable benefit. No county
in the State can prepare a better exhibit,
and all that is necessary to make the un
dertaking a great success is a little hard
work. The committee have appointed M.
Biaughler, the well-known horticulturist,
to superintend the collecting and arrang
ing or the exhibit.
A number of our people go to San Fran
cisco daily and call at the State Board of
Trade rooms there to see Sonoma County's
stand. To the products already on view
will be added grains, grasses, minerals and
every production of the county. The rail
way company consents to carry all things
for the exhibition free.
ROMANCE OF 8 AST A ANA.
The County Surveyor Jeopardize* His
Office for Hit Bride.
SANTA ANA, Cal., July 10.— County
Surveyor Kellogg quietly left Santa Ana
about a month ago and went to Portland,
where he was married to a young lady of
the same name from Dakota, who met him
in the northern metropolis, neither party
ever having seen the other before the
evening of their wedding.
When Mr. Kellogg left Santa Ana he for
got to get permission from the Board of
Supervisors for leave of absence. As the
result of this little mistake he has ren
dered himself liable to lose his office. The
Supervisors to-day notified the Surveyor
to appear before them and show cause
why his office should not be declared va
The gentleman has just arrived from his
wedding tour through Northern and Cen
tral California. While his office will no
doubt be declared vacant, the Supervisors
will quite likely reappoint him.
Burning of a Northern Pacific Tunnel.
TACOMA, Wash., July 10.— At 4 o'clock
this afternoon a forest fire attacked tunnel
6 on the Northern Pacific Railroad in the
Cascades, two miles west of the Cascade
tunnel. The ends of the tunnel were
timbered out. They burned, and then the
flames penetrated the interior, burning the
timber lining and making it impossible for
a man to enter the tunnel.
Crews sent on special trains were unable
to do anything. The rock will not cool to
allow a train to pass through until Friday.
The eastbound overland, which should
have left this evening, will be held here
until 5 a. m. to-morrow, when it will be
sent up and the passengers be transferred
at the fire by walking them over a hill 500
A Fortlnnd Prisoner Attempt* Suicide.
PORTLAND, Or., July 10. — Louis
Smithie, the Albina cow-thief and self-con
fessed California murderer, attempted to
commit suicide in the County Jail Tuesday
night. He tore a strip from his blanket,
fastened it to a nail and attempted to hang
himself. He was discovered by a trusty
and his life saved after a desperate strug
gle. Smithie has been acting strangely
for several days and it is thought he is
insane. He is wanted in California for
the murder of a man named Jennings.
Washington, including real and personal
property, is valued at $23,810,693.
i NEW TO-DAY-CLOTHING.
If you want to know the reason - for the
enormous success of the opening days of
our Great Dissolution Sale, ask any one of
the satisfied and agreeably surprised crowd
that has visited us every day. Don't
bother your head about the "Becauses"
which some dismayed neighbor thought it
necessary to offer in reply to our question,
"Why ?" which we addressed to you and
winch we answered ourselves.
1 hC CHAS. KEILUS & CO.,
Hllb. Gutter and Kearny.
The Highest Possible
Grade of Clothing Made.
Money Back if You Want It.
SANTA CLARA ROADS
A Joint Meeting for
Their Early Bet
NEW IDEAS PRESENTED.
Bituminous Rock and Asphal
tum for the Floors of
GREAT SAVING WILL RESULT.
Officials of the Bureau of Public
Highways to Tour the
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 10.— Chairman
Marsden Mansen and Commissioner Ever
ett of the Bureau of Public Highways met
with the Board of Supervisors to-day at
the Courthouse. The entire forenoon was
devoted to the discussion of roads. Chair
man Mansen submitted the following
ideas to the Supervisors for consideration:
First — The actual ownership and right
of way of roads in Santa Clara County.
Second — District alignment of all roadi,
showing improved portions, miles grav
eled and sprinkled.
Third — A special map showing water
pipes with sizes of same, tanks used for
sprinkling purposes and distance between
Fourth — A statement of road machinery
used, with particular reference to that
which is found most useful.
Fifth — That the viewers' reports and all
maps and papers pertaining to roads be
properly numbered and indexed, with
proper reference made to the same in the
roadbooks, so that all papers can be found
at a glance.
The question of macadamized roads was
discussed at some length. The use of
bituminous rock or asphaltum on the
wooden floors of bridges was recom
Chairman Mansen said if it was properly
mixed and laid he believed that the ex
pense would be as $1 to $13 compared with
any other material used. It weighs about
thijty pounds to the square foot.
This afternoon the Commissioners were
taken for a ride to Santa Clara along the
Alamed3, thence to Los Gatos. Prom Log
Gatos they go to Saratoga, returning this
evening over the Saratoga and San Jose
To-morrow the Supervisors will take the
Commissioners to Alum Rock Park,
Berryessa and other sections. To-morrow
evening they go to Redwood City, but will
return here Saturday and visit Lick Obser
Water for San Luis.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 10.— Articles in
carporating the San Luis Water Company
were filed here to-day. The objects of the
company are to supply the town of San
Luis Obispo with " water. The capital
stock is $600,000, divided into 6000 shares.
The principal place of business is given as
San Jose. The directors are: E. Mc-
Laughlin, B. D. Murphy, C. T.Ryland and
E. Williams, of San Jose, and P. W. Mur
phy of Santa Margarita.