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PACIFIC COAST NEWS.
Two Killed and Eight
Injured by a Tulare
NEWS OF MARE ISLAND.
Trial of Outlaw Lawson at
Madera Ended in a
A Washington Miner Hurled by a
Blast Over a Steep
TULARE, Cal., July 17.-The Walter
Carleton ranch, eight and a half miles
southwest of Tulare, was this morning the
j=conc of one of the most horrible accidents
that ever occurred in this county. The
Hannaford Bros, thrashing outfit had
stopped for the morning lunch, and while
most of the men were gathered around the
engine, the boiler burst with terrific force,
instantly killing two men and dangerously
wounding eight others.
The engineer, Street Cornish, and
Clarence Towrey, a spectator, were killed
outright. Waiter Carleton, the owner of
the ranch ami crop, is perhaps fatally in
jured. Henry Norsinger, Amos Johnson,
William Braden, John Roberts, Henry
Raymond and Al Roberts were badly
scalded by escaping steam and injured by
piece? of Hying wreckage. The horses were
knocked down by the force of the concus
eion, but not injured.
So powerful was the force of the explo
eion that the main part of the boiler was
found at a distance of 220 paces in an ad
joining field and wreckage was scattered
over nearly twenty acres of ground. The
separator was barely missed by the flying
boiler. Had it been struck the loss of life
would perhaps have been doubled.
Just how the accident occurred is not
and perhaps never will be known, unless
the investigation of the Coroner's jury
throws some light on the case. Cornish,
the engineer, was standing on top of the
engine when the explosion occurred. He
was blown fifty feet into the air and lived
only a few minutes. He leaves a widow
and one child. Clarence Towrey was
killed by a piece of machinery. Walter
(Jarleton was blown 150 feet away and scald
ed from head to foot. He will probably
die. The others were scalded and injured
seriously, but stand good chances for re
LUCK OF MAOfSIIA'S OUTLAW.
Xhe Jury in the Case of Lawson Failed
MAPERA, Cal., July 17.— The trial of
outlaw James Lawson has been brought
to a close without a conviction. The jury
retired for deliberation at 9:30 o'clock yes
terday morning, and remained out thir
teen hours, when it fifed into court and
announced that it couid not agree upon a
verdict. Two of the men had voted not
guilty on the first ballot, and the result
remained the same on every ballot that
was taken. The court discharged the
jury, after expre<?intr regret at its inability
to agree upon a verdict. Lawson was
taken to the County Jail of Fresno County
to await his next* trial, which will take
place some time in September.
Raleigh E. Rhodes, the attorney for
Lawson. stated that he would in allprob
abihty ask for a change of venue for the
next trial, as 'he thinks that Lawson can
not obtain a fair and impartial trial in
this county, in view of the fact that he has
already had two trials here, and public
sentiment is against him.
A SACRAMENTO FIREBUG.
Officers Capture a Man Who Set Fire to a
Jttiilding Ten Titnts.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., July 17.— During
last month a restaurant at Fourth and J
streets has been set on fire ten times. The
fire has always been started in the base
ment, four attempts being made one day.
Chief Guthrie ami Fire Department Officer
Maley have been lying in wait for the fire
bug for two days in an ad joining basement.
This afternoon they caught George Bitner,
a cook in the restaurant^ in the act.
P.itner lighted a large roll of newspapers,
tossed them over a partition into the base
ment and awaited the lire. The officers
extinguished the fire and Bitner made a
second attempt, setting fire to clothes
hanging on the basement wall. The
officers pounced upon him and took him
to the police station.
Bitner said several days ago that his
brother-in-law wanted to purchase the
business. It is thought his object was to
intimidate the two women owning the
restaurant into selling at a sacrifice.
DETAILED THE BURGLARS.
Sacramento Thieves Captured by the Man
They Were Bobbing.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., July 17. — A
would-be burglar entered a residence at
Twentieth and H streets this evening, and
■while in the act of ransacking the apart
ment was discovered by the legal occupant
of the room. The latter covered the burg
lar with his revolver and held him until
the arrival of the police patrol wagon.
Before Ihe wagon put in an appearance a
partner of the burglar, who iva» seen hang
ing around the outside of the residence,
attempted to secure the release of his com
panion and was also taken in charge.
The men crave the names of Charles Paul
Noble and Tom Welsh. They are exceed
ingly hard-!ookine customers, arid as far as
can be learned are strangers in the city,
having probably followed some of the
FIREMEN DESERTED THEIR POSTS
Trouble Caused by the Introduction of
Mogul Engines. ■
SACRAMENTO, Cal., July 17.— Trouble
is brewing, in the camps of the firemen on
the Southern Pacific Company who have
runs "over the hill." It is all caused by
the monster locomotives recently brought
from the East. *
The firemen claim that one man is una
ble to keep up steam, as the large engines
require a third more coal than ordinary
locomotives. Notwithstanding the fact
that in the last week six firemen sent out
on monsters have deserted their posts, the
railroad company still insists that two lire
men are unnecessary. The firemen say
that the difficulty. is not altogether in the
quantity of coal j that has to be shoveled
into the firebox, but the cab is so large
that a man is obliged to take several
steps between the r c6ai in the tender and
the furnace door.
MARE ISLASI* 'XJZWS.
Lieutenant Le F<tvnr Ordered Hack From
tlie Asiatic Station.
VALLEJO, Cal., July 17.-Lieutenant
F. H. Le Favor will come to Mare Island
from the Asiatic station, where he is on
the Monocacy, to act as aid to Command
ant Howison, vice Lieutenant G. M.
tjtoney, ordered to the Philadelphia. Lieu
tenant Le Favor has been aid here before.
Lieutenant Thomas S. Phelps has been de
tached from the Olympia at his own re
The band of tho flagship Philadelphia
now plays open-air concerts Tuesday even
ings in* Vallejo, by the kindness of Ad
First Lieutenant Henry D. Lazelle of
Company B, N. G. C, has been selected by
I'ay master Bacon as his fleet clerk for the
BURLED /A'TO THE SKAGIT.
Horrible Death of a Miner at Slate
SEATTLE, Wash.. July 17.— news
comes from Slate Creek, Okanogan County,
that Charles Jackson, a miner, 1 met an aw
ful death there on July 7.
Jackson was engaged in blasting on a
trail which runs along the side of the
mountains. . . He had prepared a heavy
blast and after it had been fired entered
the opening made without first removing
an overhanging rock, which had been loos
ened by the blast. About ten tons of rock
fell, striking him and sweeping him over
the precipice into the Skagit, over 150 feet
below. Search was made, but his body
hud been torn almost to shreds. Near the
base of the mountain was found several
blood spots and at a point where at least a
portion of the body entered the river bits
of human flesh were picked up.
Nothing was known of Jackson's ante
cedents except that he hailed from Cali
SHASTA COUNTY'S BOOM
Work About to Commence on
the Iron Mountain
Immense Smelting Plants to Be
Constructed Six Miles From
REDDING, Cal., July 17.— The incor
poration of the Iron Mountain Railroad
Company marks a new era in the advance
ment and progress of Shasta County and
the beginning of a ''New Redding."
The Mountain Mining Company has for
several months past had a corps of sur
veyors at work ascertaining the most ad
yisable route for a railroad from its mine
at Iron Mountain to the line or the South
ern Pacific Railroad. Several surveys
were made, and finally one has been
agreed upon. The road will run from the
Iron Mountain mine, and follow down the
course of Spring Creek to a point where
that creek crosses the Southern Pacific
road, five miles north of Redding. Either
electric or steam cars will be operated.
At the point where the road of the new
Iron Mountain Company strikes the South
ern Pacific will be located the immense
smelting plants of the Mountain Mining
Company. These smelting plants, which
will be fed with ore from the celebrated
Lost Confidence mine, the largest copper
mine now in the world, will also do cus
tom work for all miners shipping ore there
for treatment. The new smelter will have
a capacity of over 1000 tons per day, and
will be one of the most extensive in the
Work on the new railroad will be com
menced immediately. This is an enter
prise that means much for Redding. Lo
cated as it will be only five miles from this
city, nearly all the employes of the smelter
will make this their place of residence. It
will be a question of only a few months be
fore an electric road will be built from the
city, connecting with the smelter at the
mouth of Spring Creek.
The building of this new road and the
erecting of the big smelter will create a
boom in mining in Shasta County never
before experienced in any locality in the
State and will be the direct means of con
verting this prosperous city into a second
Denver within the course of a year's time.
All the supplies used at the mine and
smelter will be procured in Redding, as
the new company does not intend to main
tain a store at either the mine or works.
COLLECTED TOLLS ILLEGALLY.
Shasta County Supervisors Trying to
Oust a Turnpike Company.
REDDING, Cal., July 17.— A sensation
has been created in this city by develop
ments of the investigation now being held
under the direction of the Board of Super
visors in the Camden tollroad matter.
For many years Charles Camden, or
rather the Camden Turnpike Company, has
been operating a tollroad and bridge be
tween Reddingand the Tower Hou?e. nine
teen miles north, on the road to Trinity
County. All these years this company has
been collecting toll from pedestrians,
teams and travelers until the present week.
The legality to do so has never been ques
tioned. A protest was yesterday filed
with the Board of Supervisors, and the
District Attorney was authorized to inquire
into the matter. The result has been that
the Camden Turnpike Company has been
found to have been illegally* collecting
tolls, and the District Attorney has now
been directed to take such action necessary
to enjoin them from continuing to do so.
A bitter legal fight is anticipated.
STOCKTON BRIBERY CASE.
Indictment Against Dr. Bulson
Dismissed Because of
Chairman Brown's Receipt for
Money Paid to Him Shown
STOCKTON, Cal., July 17. — Judge
Budd's courtroom was crowded to-day
when the case of Chairman Brown of the
P>oard of Supervisors came up for hearing.
The sensation of the day was the dismissal
of the indictment found against Dr. C. H.
liaison. District Attorney Nutter moved
to dismiss the charge against the physi
cian, because without his testimony and a
paper held by him, which Brown had
given him acknowledging the receipt of
the bribe money, it would be impossible to
convict the Supervisor. The dismissal
was made under section 1009 of the Penal
Code, as there can be no conviction on the
uncorroborated testimony of accomplices.
If the case against Unison had not been
dismissed he could not have been made to
testify, as he could have withheld his state
ments on the ground that they might in
criminate him. The chief reason, how
ever, was to secure the receipt which he
held, and which is the corroborative evi
dence necessary to secure the conviction
of the man who is accused of conspiring
with Charles W. Ward to secure money
from Architect Rushforth to insure the
adoption of his plans for the County Hos
The drop Ding of the case against Dr.
Bulson caused quite a sensation, although
it was generally understood that he had
made up his mind to tell all that he knew
about ihe transaction, which led to the in
diciments being brought by the Grand
Jury. The securing of Bulson's testimony
and of Brown s receipt fur the money paid
him are binding links in the chain of evi
dence \gainst the indicted Supervisor.
The friends of Brown were highly incensed
at the action of the physician in testifying
while others thought, he did right in
furthering the ends of justice.
Ward and Bulson both testified this
afternoon to having paid Brown money for
his vote. Bulson is '.bought to have "been
a tool of the other men, and his desire to
see good plans adopted led him into
trouble. All the testimony is in and the
case looks dark for Brown. The argument
will be made to-morrow.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1895.
GRADING AT STOCKTON
First Dirt f6r the Valley
Road to Be Turned
BUT TWO DEEDS NEEDED.
Rights of Way for the Line
Have Nearly AM Been
THE CORRAL HOLLOW BRANCH.
A Shipment of Rails to Start From
the East During: the Present
STOCKTON, Cal., July 17.— Deeds for
rights of way for the Valley road through
all the land from here to the Stanislaus
River have now been secured, with the ex
ception of two. A meeting of the Com
mercial Association and of the subscribers
to the railroad fund will be held to-morrow
night for the purpose of raising more
money for the purchase of the property in
this city which is wanted by the railroad
Yesterday afternoon the Board of Public
Works decided to allow Contractor Thorn
ton to dredge Mormon Channel for the dirt
that he can pet out of it.
Official notification has been filed with
the City Clerk that the Valley Railway
Company began the actual work of build
ing the road on the 25th ult. The setting
of grade stakes began on that day.
The contract between the Valley Rail
way people and R. R. Thornton & Co. of
this city, the firm which is to grade the
city division of the line, was signed by all
the parties at 11:30 o'clock this forenoon.
The work of grading will begin at 7
o'clock to-morrow morning on the south
bank of Mormon Channel, at Edson street.
Only a small party will be employed to
morrow, but within three days forty teams
and 100 men will be at work at various
places along the line inside the city limits,
The contractors have thirty days in which
to complete the grade on Taylor street and
sixty days in which to finish the line from
Taylor street to the water front.
To-day John W. Coleman and others in
terested in the Corral Hollow road went
over the line here to ascertain what could
be done to make everything satisfactory to
those who were objecting.
"The first shipment of rails will start
from the East this month, and arrive here
somewhere between the sth and 10th of
August," said Director Coleman to-day.
"It will consist of 1000 tons. Another
shipment of the same amount will start in
August, and a third, also of 1000 tons, in
September. The rails will come over the
Southern Pacific's line. We could save
from $20,000 to $25,000 by bringing them
around the horn, but we want to open our
mines to the market this winter."
"Then you expect to have the road com
pleted before this year ends?"
"Oh, ye 3; it will be done before the Ist of
In answer to other questions, Mr. Cole
man said his company had ordered 100,000
ties, delivered in lots whenever desired.
Material for the bridge over the San Joa
quin River had not yet been ordered, for
the reason that the location had not as yet
been decided upon. As soon as the loca
tion was picked out, plans for the structure
would be drafted. It would probably be a
Howe truss drawbridge, such as the South
ern Pacific bridge, because the company
did not wish to wait for steel beams to be
made, which would be necessary were a
steel draw-bridge to be built.
"Do you'intend to extend the line from
Corral Hollow to Oakland?" was asked.
"Not at present," said Mr. Coleraan.
"Do you intend to extend it at some time
iv the future?"
"The line may eventually be extended
to Oakland," was the answer, "but it will
be necessary to run a tunnel 7000 feet long
through a mountain at the upper end of
the valley. If extended the road will pass
through the Livermore and San Ramon
valleys, and from there on there are sev
eral routes to Oakland."
"In the meantime," was asked, "do you
intend to put a line of boats on the San
Joaquin River to handle youf coal?"
"Well, our original intention was to put
some steel barges on the river with the
necessary number of tugs, but that was
when we were thinking of a terminus at
Molirs Landing. Now that Stockton is to
be the terminus I have no doubt we shall
be able to make catisfactory arrangements
with your navigation companies for
handling our coal."
Mr. Coleman stated that the cars for
transporting coal would be peculiarly con
structed, being aesigned especially for that
purpose, but that the road would be thor
oughly equipped also with general freight
and passenger cars.
"We shall," he added, "conduct a gen
eral railroad business. Were it our inten
tion to haul coal only we would not build
so good a road. Our railway will be per
fect; nobody in the country will have a
better one. The material we are going to
use is first class. We hope to accommo
date the farmers ulong the road and carry
on a general traffic, making Stockton the
distributing point for the country within
reach of us. The construction of the road
will commence as soon as the right of way
here in town is granted, and the franchise
will come up for the City Council's con
sideration on the 29th of this month. The
contract for grading will be let as soon as
favorable action on our petition for a
franchise is taken. I don't know as yet
whether we shall let contracts by divisions
or whether a contract for grading the
whole road will be let."
Mr. Coleman left at 3:30 o'clock this
afternoon for San Francisco. He was
joined at Tracy by Mr. Treadwell, who left
for that town with the surveying party
BOLD I'OItTLAM) SMUGGLERS.
More Pay Demanded, by Two Men Hho
Betrayed Their Confederate*.
PORTLAND, Or., July 17.— The notori
ous Nat Blum and W. B. Jackling, not con
tent with their fortunate escape from the
clutches of the law on the Lotan-Seil Back
smuggling ring, shocked the Federal offi
cials by filing a petition in the United
States Circuit Court asking for a large
compensation for betraying their fellow
smugglers, testifying at the trials for the
prosecution and for having furnished in
formation which led to the seizure of the
old Ilaytian Republic, the vessel employed
in carrying coolies and opium to this pbrt.
Petitioners Jackling and Blum claim
that their services were largely instru
! mental in securing judgment in favor of
the Government. "Tnev want $8000 as re-
I numeration— half of the proceeds of the
sale of the Haytian Republic. The United
States District Attorney expresses the
opinion that the smugglers had already
received all they were entitled to in ex
emption from prosecution.
The Grand Lodge Megan Us Annual
Session at Portland.
PORTLAND, Ok., July 17.— A three
days' session of the Grand Lodge of
Oregon. A. O. U. W., was begun here to
day. Nearly 300 delegates are present,
representing 135 lodges in the State.
Aside from the business of the annual
election of officers and executive com
mittees, two important matters are to be
considered. The first will be the question
of adding an amendment to the constitu
tion permitting the issuance of $1000
beneficiary certificates in addition to the
$2000 certificates issued solely heretofore
on account of the lessening of dues.
Another important matter of general
interest is the question of graded assess
ments to replace the present system of
level or equal assessments. About $100,000
was paid out for benefits during the vcar
by the Grand Lodge.
OREGOX SHORT LIKE DECREE.
Interest Must Be Paid Within Thirty
Days to Prevent Sale.
PORTLAND, Or., July 17.— A written
decree of Judge Bellinger on the fore
closure case of the Oregon Short Line and
Utah Northern was completed and filed in
the United States Circuit Court to-day.
The decision cites that $817,025 interest
from August 1, 1889, on consolidated mort
gage of plaintiffs, the American Loan and
Trust Company, must be paid within
thirty days from July 15. Attorney John B.
Clelland is formally made commissioner to
conduct the sale of the road at public auc
tion at Salt Lake in tnirty days, unless re
This decree must be 'concurred in by
Judges Sanborn and Merritt. The attor
neys have not made any statement as to
whether they will take appeal in that
LAST DAY AT LEDYARD.
Discipline Was Relaxed and
the Brigade Had a Merry
Defeated the Santa Cruz Youths In
a Baseball Game at Veu
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., July 17.— T0-day
was the very best day at Camp Ledyard.
The boys realized their week's outing and
camping would be at an end to-morrow,
and made the best of the day.
The entertainment at the pavilion last
evening was a success both in a social and
financial measure. The exhibition guard
mount called forth much applause, but the
fancy drill squad captured the audience.
The simpler evolutions were first in or
der, and then the boys formed squares,
circles, cross-figure eight, pyramid and
other fanc.y figures and marches. They re
ceived round after round of applause.
The young warriors enjoyed their hours
of pleasure to-day; the majority went
swimming, some fishing and others boat
ing, while many remained at camp mak
ing preparations for this evening's enter
Miss Mabfl Sullivan, who received the
commission of captain on Brigadier-Gen
eral Russell's staff, kindly acknowledged
her acceptance and sent a basket of beau
tiful flowers this morning.
Captain Ellis was the officer of the pnard
to-day. At 5 :15 p. m. the last guard 'mount
took place, and the guards will hold over
to-morrow, until they reach San Francisco.
They will do guard duty on the train that
will take the boys to" their homes. The
last of the dress parades at the camp oc
curred at 6:45 r. M., and called forth a farce
crowd of townspeople and visitors, the
attendance beinu the largest thus far dur
ing the camp. The boys show a marked
improvement in drilling since the first
dress parade. The parade was reviewed
by A. J. Hinds and J. T. Sullivan of this
At 7:30 o'clock church call was sounded,
and all fell into line and marched in front
of headquarters, where religious exercises
of short duration, consisting of singing,
prayer, reading of the Scripture and ad
dresses from the civil ana military officers,
At 8 o'clock came the crand ending,
when the camp was thrown open to the
boys, who had been planning for this event
during the past week. They did every
thing a boy could do to have a good time.
It was hard to spot out a soldier among
them. Some were blackened, some were
as Indians and many wore masks. At 9
o'clock there was a grand parade of "the
At the headquarters tent Brigadier-Gen
eral Russell and staff and the civil officers
received the citizens' committee and friends
in a more dignified manner. Many paid
their respects and received a cordial nos
Camp will be struck to-morrow morning,
and at 1 o'clock in the afternoon the mem
bers of the Boys' Brigade will return to
thcit homes over the narrow-gauge on a
A game of baseball was played this after
noon at Veu de l'Eau Athletic Park be
tween a Santa Cruz nine and a nine from the
brigade. An enthusiastic crowd attended,
cheering and blowing horns for the brigade
nine. Five innings were played and the
score was 15 to 14 in favor of the visiting
Brigadier-General Russell met w ! .tn a
surprise at dress parade this evening. After
the brigade had been reviewed by J. T.
Suilivan and A. J. Hinds, they, in com
pany with Brigadier-General Russell and
the civil officers, advanced to the center of
the field, and then the brigade formed a
perfect square, with the officers and the
band in the center. The band struck up
"Hail to the Chief," and when it had fin
ished, State President Ledyard, in an ap
propriate speech, presented to Brigadier-
General Russell, on behalf of the officers of
the First Brigade of California, a gold
medal of a most beautiful design. It is of
the finest workmanship, and designed
after the emblem of the order. On the
scroll work are the words: "Presented to
Brigadier-General Russell by officers of
First California Brigade." In black
enamel, attached to this, is a gold eagle of
a perfect pattern, perched on an American
shield of red, white and blue enamel.
Benind the shield is an American flag, and
back of all is an open Bible. The desi"n
is symbolical of the teaching of the
BL.AKET VILKiyGTON DEAD.
He Wat Well Known as a Former Lec
turer for the State Grange.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., July 17.— Blakey
Pilkington, an old resident of this city
and well known throughout the State,
died last night at the residence of his only
tun, J. H. B. Pilkington, who resides at
c Lomas Alta fruit farm near this city.
Mr. Pilkington was born at Huncote,
Lancashire, England, seventy-seven years
ago. He came to America in his youth,
settling in Illinois. He was made
of Mattoon in the troublous war times.
He came to California and settled in Santa
Cruz in 1874, and for many years, until de
creasing strength prevented, took an active
part in local affairs. He evinced special
interest in farming and fruit-growing and
was the lecturer for the California State
Grange during the latter seventies, a posi
tion which necessitated his traveling much
through the State and made him familiar
with its advantages and resources. He
was a spiritualist and was prominent
among that class.
The funeral services will taKe place from
the late residence of the deceased in East
Santa Cruz on Thursday at 2 o'clock.
SAN QUENTIN FIASCO
Charges of Jutemill
Frauds Proved to Be
BUDD'S HURRIED TRIP.
Carelessness in Keeping the
Books Was All That He
ALL WILL BE EXOffEBATED.
One Man Gets Into Disgrace by
Prevaricating to the Gov
SAN QUENTIN, Cai., July 17. —The
hurried trip of Governor Budd to San
Quentin, presumably to inspect the prison,
proved this afternoon to have been caused
by charges of jugglery with the output of
the jntemill having been lodged with the
Governor. So conclusive did the accusa
tions appear, that Governor Budd lost no
time in hurrying to the prison to look into
the matter. However, after an investiga
tion, lasting through the afternoon and
late into the night, it was evident that
there would be a complete exoneration of
the persons accused of fraud; indeed, the
only offense that can be laid against them
appears to be gross carelessness in the
keeping of the books of the jutemill, and
the fact that one of the accused indulged
in a mild form of prevarication to the
executive, and what is more, was forced
into an ignominious confession that he
had done so. The whole affair has de
veloped into a complete fiasco, and the
minds of the officials at the capital and at
the prison have been relieved of a weighty
load of care.
The charges made to the Governor were,
in effect, that large quantities of jute owned
by private individuals was being ran
through the prison mill and manufactured
into bags, the State paying the expense and
somebody else pocketine the profit. It
was also stated that no entry, either of the
private jute received or of the bags manu
factured from it, was made in the public
books of the institution, but that a private
book was keDt in which was shown the
actual amount of jute run through the
mill. It was alleged th it the profits from
illicit manufacture were shared by a ring,
which included several prominent prison
officials. In support of the statements
made a book, which purported to be one
of the books of the private set, was shown
the Governor. The information was con
veyed to Mr. Budd last Sunday evening,
and of so great importance did he consider
it that he decided on an immediate per
The Governor came over from San Fran
cisco this morning on the Harbor Commis
sioners' tug Governor Markham. With him
were Attorney-General Fitzgerald, Adju
tant-General Barrett, Director L. J. Mad
dox of the Preston School at lone, Harbor
Commissioner Colnon, Code Commissioner
Daly of Ventura and Thomas A. Lewie,
expert of the Board of Examiners.
Mrs, Colnon, her daughter, Hazel, her
niece, Miss Edna Scott, and Louis Haste,
State Superintendent of Tugs and
Dredgers, were also of the party.
Immediately upon their arrival at San
Quentin the Governor and Expert Lewis
began their investigation of the prison.
Governor Budd did not go direct to the
jutemill, but looked over the commissary
department, under Major Thorp, praised
the system of bookkeeping there in use
and promised to hare it adopted in all the
other State institutions. The stables, the
sewers and the interior of the prison came
in for their share of attention.
After luncheon with Warden Hale the
Governor and Mr. Lewis began the
investigation. The jutemill was vis
ited, and the Governor demanded the
books. He was particular to ask if all the
books kept harl been submitted.
In Warden Hale's office, Shipping Clerk
Vanderbilt, Superintendent of the Jute
mill A. S. Butterworth and Prison Book
keeper C. J. Walden were called on to ex
plain their accounts. Walden, by the way,
formerly served a term in the prison for
forgery committed in SanJoaquin County,
and Governor Budd protested at a recent
meeting of the prison board against Wal
den's employment in a confidential capa
city. After some long explanations the
Governor asked if any other books were
kept. Vanderbilt, Walden and Butter
worth each denied that any others were in
"Is not such a book as this kept?" asked
the Governor, indicating a memorandum
book bound in sheepskin.
Each man replied in the negative, and
"Warden Hale also denied any knowledge
of such an account-book.
Under close questioning, however, Van
derbilt produced a similar book. He said
it was his private book, kept as a check on
State books. His explanation was given
in a very confused manner, and it was
apparently very unsatisfactory to the Gov
ernor. The awkward silence was broken
only by the Governor's sharp questions i
and Vanderbilt's confused replies, and
Warden Hale and the directors, who had,
up to this time, been anxious to help in an
explanation of the accounts, sat back in
their chairs and viewed Vanderbilt with
suspicious eyes. None of them had known
of that book, and Butterworth and Walden
also professed ignorance of the matter.
On partial comparison of the private and
State bocks it was possible to find the
amounts in the private book entered in
the State book, but the dates of the two
entries did not agree. The State books
had been wretchedly kept. Entries for
1893 were made on pages immediately
preceding those bearing entries for 1892.
In one case the private book showed
13,000 sacks on hand, where the State books
showed only 6000. After an hour's hard
work it was found that an error on two
years in the date was the cause of the dis
In the evening more private booKs were
found. They were kept by James Faulk
ner, foreman of the jutemill. Some of
them were in shorthand. He explained
that they were the records of the amount
of jute which passed through the mill.
They will be compared with the State books
The Governor said to-night that he had
come to the conclusion that bad book
keeping had caused the misapprehension
resulting in the charges.
SMITH WILL BE HAIfGED.
Governor Budd Convinced That Hit Sen
tence Was Just.
SAN QUENTIN, Cal., July 17.—Gov
ernor Budd intimated to-day that Fremont
Smith, convicted of murdering two fisher
men and whose claim that the blood on his
clothing was hog's blood caused the Gov
ernor to respite him to August 9, need ex
pect no further executive interference. The
university scientists, who examined the
blood, stated that they could not determine
whether or not it came from a human be
ing, but the ■■ Governor considers that the
other evidence in the case justified Smith's
STRIPES FOR A. PIOUS PERJURER.
Rev. H. C. Hoxclnnd Incarcerated in San
SAN QUENTIN, Cal., July 17.— Deputy
Sheriff Buchanan of Los Angeles arrived
to-day having in charge Rev. H. C. How
land, sentenced to two years in the State
prison for perjury. He denies the press re
ports that his prisoner escaped him at
Wesley on Monday by jumping , from the
train, and explains his delay in arriving
by the statement that Howland was taken
sick with catarrh of the stomach. ' He says
he stopped off at Tracy to have him
treated, and exhibits a receipt from Dr. A.
M. Ritchie in proof of his statement.
Wrecked Xear Ellensburg.
TACOMA, Wash., July 17. — A fast
freight train loaded with tea on the North
ern Pacific broke in two while on a down
grade eastbonnd to-day, six miles west of
Ellensburg. Six cars that became detached
were derailed. They blocked the track
and caused a short delay to overland trains.
ARRESTED AT SANTA ROSA
A San Francisco Piano-Tuner
Accused of Passing Bogus
Confessed to the District Attorney
After He Was Lodged In
SANTA ROSA, Cal., July 17.-H. Mon
roe, who claims to be a piano-tuner with
Sherman & Clay of San Francisco, was ar
rested here to-day. Monroe came to Santa
Rosa on Monday and registered at the
Western Hotel, where he tried to secure
the job of tuning the piano. Running
short of cash he offered the pro
prietor, Mr. Armstrong, a check drawn on
the Santa Rosa Bank, dated July 15, pay
able to him and signed F, A. Lancaster. It
was for $10 20. Armstrong cashed the check.
The next day he presented the check at
the bank and the bank officers refused to
cash it. Armstrong then turned the matter
over to the Sheriff, who had one of his
deputies arrest Monroe.
Monroe made a confession to the arrest
ing officer, and repeated the story in the
presence of the District Attorney. He was,
lodgod in jail. Since then another check
for $6 50 has turned up. It had been cashed
by K. Amesbury. This check the bank
also refused to honor. On be ing con fronted
by Amesbury Monroe had nothing to say.
He is a short, thick-set man about 27 years
CAPTURED A. HOItSETHIEF.
Property Stolen From «* Santa Jiosn Ziv-
SANTA ROSA, Cal., July 17.— The man,
Clemas, who stole a horse and bugey from
Laughlin & Ross' livery-stable, in this
city, on July 9, nas been arrested and
placed in jail.
Sheriff Allen received a telegram from
Mort Bourn of Bourns Landing, Mendo
cino County, on Monday, asking for an
accurate description of Clemas and the
horse and buggy. This was sent and
Bourn replied : ''I traded for the buggy
Friday. I have it now. He traded a mare
and harness at Point Arena. No doubt he
is your man." Then Sheriff Allen located
Clemas at Elk and wired Constable Russ
at that place Wednesday morning. Russ
telegraphed he had made the arrest and
that the horse was there and the buggy
was at Gualala. A deputy will leave here
to-morrow to bring back the thief and
SA^IA ROSA INCENDIARISM,
Daring Attempt to Destroy John Rich
SANTA ROSA, Cal., July 17.— A daring
attempt has been made to burn out "Jack"
Richardson, a saloon-keeper, who has a re
sort on the Petaiuma road, near Santa
Richardson opened the place a few days
ago, and one morning found a notice tacked
to his door warning him not to stay there,
as no saloon was wanted at that place. He
did not think the matter amounted to any
thing, but next morning changed his
mind, when he was awakened by smoke
pouring into the house. He found that a
pile of shavings had been placed under the
doorstep and set on fire. It took very little
work to extinguish the flames and save the
I>lace. The authorities have been carefully
ooking into the matter, trying to discover
A FRESXO MIRACLE.
Eggs Hatched by the Warm Rays of a
FRESNO, Cal., July 17.— Three weeks
ago a resident on L and Mono streets in
this city left two fresh eggs in an oil can in
the back yard and forgot all about them.
Yesterday two lively chicks got out of the
can, having been hatched entirely by the
sun's heat. Instances'*^ this kind have
been reported in this valley before during
the hot season. The daily maximum tem
perature here has averaged 106 for the past
RXOCKED OUT A FREBXO THUG.
A Denver Man Who Resisted an Attempted
FRESNO, Cal.. July 17.— A. J. Frank
and wife, on their way from Denver to
Oakland, stopped over here last night to
visit friends. A footpad waylaid Frank
and told him to hold up his hands. Frank
let fly a left-hander on the footpad's jaw,
which knocked him out and broke Frank's
knuckles. The footpad got away as soon
as he recovered his senses and Frank left
on the morning train.
Raisin- backers Sued.
FRESNO, Cal., July 17.— The Estrella
Vineyard Company has commenced an
action against A. B. Butler et al. to collect
$3559 18, balance alleged to be due on 255,
--000 pounds of raisins delivered by plaintiff
to defendant. Plaintiff claims tnat the
raisins were worth $7650, and that only
?4092 82 was paid. This is but one of a
number of suits for accounting now pend
ing against raisin-packers.
Embarked on a Journalistic Venture.
FRESNO, Cal., July 17.-J. W. Shank
lin and T. S. Price will soon issue the first
number of a magazine to be known as The
Interior. It will be devoted to farming,
stock-raising, engineering, politics, the de
velopment of county resources, etc. Mr.
Shanklin was at one time editor of the
Fresno Republican, while Mr. Price is a
W. D. Footn Located in Fresno.
FRESNO, Cal., July 17.— W. D. Foote,
son of United States District Attorney H.
S. Foote and a nephew of W. W. Foote. has
located in this city to practice law. His
partner will be W. D. Cnchton, late Justice
of the Peace.
Sailed for South Afrien.
TACOMA, Wash., July 17.— The Nor
wegian steamship Oscar II sailed to-night
for Delagoa Bay, Soutli Africa, with 2,000,
--000 feet of lumber and sample consign
ments of flour and other products, in whicTi
it is intended to build up a trade. 1
LONG BEACH TRAGEDY.
Alonzo Meyers Shot His
Wife, Another Man
REVENGE OF A HUSBAND.
The Woman Who Deserted His
Home Was Instantly
THE MUSDERER IS DYING.
Herbert Lindson, a Gambler Who
Caused the Trouble, May
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 17.— Mrs.
Alonzo T. Meyers is lying at Long Beach
with two bullets through her heart, Her
bert Lindson is badly wounded and
Meyers, the husband of the woman, who
did the shooting, is suffering untold
agonies from a wound self-inflicted and
which will cause his death. The tragedy
occurred late this afternoon. Domestic
trouble was the cause.
Meyers, who is 21 years old, lives at Los
Angele3 with his parents and has a big
ranch at Inglewood. Six months ago he
married a girl 1(> years old of a family
bearing a bad reputation. For a while all
went well, then very soon Mabel, his wife,
and her sister Lydia began to associate
with a well-known gambler, Herbert Lind
son. Mrs. Meyers finally left her husband
and went to live with Frank Overton. an
other gambler, whose wife and, jjfcildren are
spending the summer in SSh'ta Monica.
Meyers made several attempts to regain
his wife, but unsuccessfully. She finally
left with her sister and Lindson for Long
Beach, where Lindson infrjjided to open a
private poker game.
Three days ago Meyers made a last at
tempt to effect n reconciliation, and, being
refused admission by Lindson, determined
to kill his wife and Overton. He came to
Los Angeles, got a pistol and returned to
the beach the same evening.
To-day, while in wait for Overton, he
followed his wife, her sister and Herbert
Lindson to their cottage. Lindson opened
the door, intending to enter. Meyers
called him out, and without the slightest
warning fired four shots, two at his wife,
the bullets entering her heart and causing
instant death, one at Lindson. fracturing a
bone in his arm just below the elbow, and
the fourth at himself, the bullet entering
his neck and going through tne collar
LindsoS may recover, although there are
fears that hemorrhage of the lungs, to
which he is subject, may complicate the
case. Meyers is suffering terribly, and
his death is only a question of time. He
is conscious, talks freely, says he wants to
die and shows no regret for what he has
done. He expresses sorrow because he did
not succeed in killing Frank Overt on.
Tiurtrrl in the liuina.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 17.— A dis
aster that resulted in the injury of six
men, one of whom will probably die, oc
curred at noon to-day. The large two
story frame structure on East Second
street, known as the Leland Hotel, had
been raised so as to permit of another
story being added. The supports that had
been put in place were not strong enough
to hold the upper portion, and while car
penters, plasterers and masons were at
work, the building, without warning,
collapsed, burying a number in the debris.
The known injured are: John Fisher,
hurt internally, will probably die; Wil
liam Enfield, leg broken, back sprained;
Thaddeus Gruybeel, right leg broken, oth
erwise severely bruised; Edward Murray,
H. Oliver and T. Eklund, severely bruised.
The blame rests entirely with the con
tractors doing the work. Notwithstand
ing numerous cautions from the owner of
the property and the superintendent of
buildings they neglected to sufficiently
brace the structure. Fisher.who will proba
bly die. was one of the contractors and was
working in the center of the building at
the time of tha collapse.
Oil Exchange Election.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 17.— At a
meeting of the new Oil Exchange to-day
the constitution and by-laws adopted last
week were signed and the following officers
elected to serve during the ensuing year:
W. P. Herron, president; E. Strasburg,
vice-president; T. J. Cochrane, secretary;
C. Lathrop, treasurer; F.W.Flint, J. C.
Marble, M. "W. Turner. J. B. Newton, C.
H. Libby, A. N. Hamilton, John Burns
and A. E. Martin, directors.
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