BIG FIRE AT FRESNO.
It Partly Destroyed the
Fine County Court
BEGAN NEAR THE DOME.
The Department Rendered
Powerless Owing to the
FLAMES RAGED FOR HOURS.
An Estimate of the Loss Places It
at $90,000— Incendiarism
FRESNO, Cal., July 29.-Shortly after
9:30 this evening smoke was seen issuing
from the rear of the Courthouse. An
alarm was turned in, but when the depart
ment arrived the fire was found to be in
the upper story, where it could not be
In a very few minutes it broke into the
dome and shot straight up into the cupola.
The dome is lined with very dry timbers,
which burned like tinder, aud in less than
five minutes the entire dome fell in with a
crash that could be heard a mile away.
The blazing logs at once set fire to the
building below, and the only part that es
caped was the Hall of Records, on the
north side, the wind blowing at the time
briskly from the northwest.
At 11:30 the flames were under control,
but the dome, second story and nearly all
the public offices, except the Recorder's
and the County Clerk's, had been de
The loss will be about $90,000, fully
covered by insurance. The entire building
cost $150,000, and was insured for its full
The whole of the county property was
reinsured about three months ago at a 40
per cent cut. No loss of life occurred dur
ing the fire and but one person was injured.
The origin of the fire is supposed to be
The records of the following offices are
intact except from damage by water, the
extent of which is unknown: County
Clerk's, Recorder's, Assessor's. Tax Col
lector's, Superintendent of Schools, Sur
veyor's, Treasurer's, District Attorney's,
Supervisors' and Auditor's.
"While the dome was tottering an excit
ing scene was going on in the jail, which is
just north of the Courthouse. For a few
moments it looked as if the dome
would come down on the jail. The prison
ers were all herded out into the front office
and guards were secured ln readiness to
leave the jail, but the wind changed and
the dome fell toward the south.
VANDALISM AT FRESNO.
The Body of August Modenbach Stolen
Front a Cemetery.
FRESNO, Cal., July 29.— discovery
has been made that the body of August
Modenbach has been stolen from its grave
at the cemetery. - Modenbach • died-' eleven
days ago from the effects of injuries re
ceived in a railroad accident. He was
driving across the Southern Pacific track
when his wagon was struck and he re
ceived a concussion of the brain. He lived
two days, dying at the County Hospital.
The discovery that the grave had been
rifled was made Saturday afternoon, but
the officers kept the fact secret.
Saturday night the sexton of the ceme
tery opened the grave and found that the
coffin and body had been taken. In their
hurry the vandals had broken off one of
the handles of the coffin and left it buried
in the grave. There was but little attempt
to remove evidences of the crime. The
headboard and footboard were not re
placed when th*» grave was refilled, and
the mound was made about nine feet long.
The officers suspect a certain man, but as
yet they have little evidence against him.
Modenbach was a young German and
had no relatives in this country, his father
and mother being in Berlin. He showed
remarkable vitality, and this is the only
thing, it is thought, that would make his
case interesting to doctors or medical
students. The body had laid in the grave
a full week before it was exhumed.
CORRAL HOLLOW VICTORY
Stockton Takes the First Step
Toward Granting a
AH the Objections Made by the Val
ley Road to Be Amicably
STOCKTON, Cal., July 29.— T0-night
the City Council met to consider the pass
ing to print of the franchise asked for by
the Alameda and San Joaquin Railway,
which is to run from Stockton to the coal
mines at Corral Hollow.
Vice-President Watt, "Captain Payson
and Chief Engineer Storey of the San
Francisco and San Joaquin Valley road
were present to protest against the grant
ing of the franchise. P. A. Buell of the
Commercial Association and H. J. Cor
coran of the California Navigation Com
pany also pleaded the cause of the Valley
Railway as against the franchise , asked for
by the Corral Hollow people. It was urged
by them that the passing of the resolution
? iving the coal road the right to run a track
or a portion of the way between the water
front and the tracks of the Valley road
would seriously interfere with the business
of the latter.
All of these arguments were discussed
to-day at a secret meeting held . by Watt
and his associates and the members of the
City Council. It was then urged, as it
was at the open meeting to-night, that the
100 feet of clear space between the tracks of
the Valley road and the steamboat sheds
would not be enough to permit the transfer
of passengers and freight from the trains
to the river steamers.
In order to do away with this objection
the Council pledged themselves to give the
San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley
road 230 feet more of the track on the
block between Madison and Commerce
streets. This appeared to satisfy the Val
ley road's representatives, as it would give
them 330 feet of unobstructed space be
tween the tracks and the Navigation Com
pany's sheds. However, they still pro
tested against the granting of the franchise
until this additional track was formally
given to them.
A further protest was entered on the
ground that Simpson and Gray, who own
a block of land they have agreed to sell to
the Commercial Association to be turned
over to the Valley road, would not sign
the deed if the tracks were run in front of
their offices, which are located , on the
block mentioned between . Madison and
The Council, however, had' made -up its |
mind that if it gave the additional 230 feet
to the Valley road it was doing enough to
protect j its interests, and it was plainly to
be seen throughout the arguments, which
were lengthy, that they would give the
Corral Hollow road what it asked for.
Councilman Koch championed the cause
of the Valley road and endeavored to
place a provision in the franchise, by
which any other road receiving a fran
chise along the north bank of Mormon
Channel might use the tracks of the coal
road at a figure to be agreed upon between
them and if they were unable to agree the
right of fixing the compensation for such
use should fall upon ihe Council. .
This was not carried and Attorney
Levinskv, who acted for the Corral Hol
low road throughout the proceedings, gave
legal reasons why it should not be. Le
vinsky also made a proposition on behalf
of the coal road to the representatives of
the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley
road, namely, that if the latter considered
the track nearest the water of the most ad
vantage they would enter into an agree
ment to change the position of the tracks,
allowing the Valley road to take what it
Mr. Watt said that this was a very liberal
offer, and was what his co-workers in San
Francisco had been trying to arrange.
However, no understanding was arrived
at, and the matter of granting the fran
chise under discussion was put to a vote of
the Council. It was passed by four votes,
Koch alone voting against it. " This is the
initial step in granting the franchise,
cannot be finally passed until thirty days
more have elapsed. It is very probable, as
suggested by Attorney Levinsty, that in
the meantime the representatives of both
roads will get together and adjust their
differences. The Council is disposed to
deal very liberally with the Valley road,
which is doing so* much for Stockton, but
is very anxious to bring the coal railroad
BLACKLIST AT PORTLAND.
Charges Made by Edward Tees
dale Against the Rail
Superintendent Fields Explains
How Blacklisting Is Made Ef
PORTLAND, Or., July 29.— Labor Agita
tor Edward Teesdale, who took a promi
nent part in last summer's strike, has been
making inflammatory speeches again in
which he charges the railroads with keep
ing blacklists. He has called for a mass
meeting to pass resolutions. Teesdale and
other labor leaders say there are men who
cannot get work because they were strikers.
He says that three presidents and three
secretaries of the local American Railway
Union and members of the strike commit
tee cannot get work from any railway
"On several occasions," Teesdale says,
"these men called down inflammatory
speakers, thereby materially helping to
maintain law and order. Three secretaries
shared the same fate, also the strike com
mittee, which did excellent work during
the strike in regard to the maintenance of
order. If a man held an offlce or talked at
all, it mattered not whether he talked right
or wrong, he is deemed guilty and con
demned to the blacklist guillotine."
To the charges Manager McNeill of the
Oregon Railway and Navigation Company
enters an emphatic denial. The Northern
Pacific people, when they learned of Tees
dale's remarks, said:
"Should men like Teesdale, who took
such a prominent part in the strike ask
employment we'd investigate their careers
The Southern Pacific comes nearer main
taining a blacklist than any other com
pany, according to the statements of the
officers. It has refused to employ several
men because they, were strikers, and these
men cannot find work on any portion of
"We have their photographs," says
Superintendent Fields. "We take photo
graphs of all men in the train and station
service, and when a man is discharged
from the Oregon lines his picture is sent to
the other divisions. There were several
strikers whom we refused to take back, and
in order to make the policy effective their
pictures have been sent to other superin
BLOOMERS AT PORTLAND.
They Are Indorsed From the Pulpit by
Rev. T. P. Boyd.
PORTLAND, July 29.— Rev. Thomas P.
Boyd sprang a sensation at the Centenary
M. E. Church last night by discussing
bloomers and bicycles. The Centenary
Church is an old, conservative institution
and Rev. Mr. Boyd is the new pastor, hav
ing supplanted the Rev. Mr. Denison in
His liberal views of bloomer-girls drew
a full attendance, and the three city cyc
ling clubs .were well represented. His ad
dress was on the subject "The Bicycle as a
Factor in Moral Questions," and his text,
drawn from Ezekiel, was "The Spirit of
Life Was in Wheels."
Rev. Mr. Boyd, who is a wheelman him
self and who rides to his pastoral duties
regularly, condemned the desecration of
the Sabbath by cycle riding. Despite that
Holy Writ said that "woman shall not
wear that which appertains to man." the
minister thought that comfort and free
dom of appropriate dress rested safely in
the hands of the bloomer-girls, providing
they did not give way to the temptation of
making their skirts too short or their
knickerbockers too small in order to dis
play the shapely human form.
LAKE WASHINGTON CANAL.
Work on the Vast Enterprise Has Aetu-
ally Begun at Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 29.— Ten thou
sand people witnessed the exercises to-day
in connection with the beginning of actual
work on the Lake Washington canal and
the filling in of the tide lands south of the
city. The lever of the big dredge Ana
conda was pulled by Miss Semple, daugh
ter of ex-Governor Eugene Semple, presi
dent of the Waterway Company, at 11:30
and the big enterprise started. Addresses
were made by Governor McGraw, ex-Gov
ernor Semple, Mayor Byron Phelps and
The filling in of the • tide lands will re
claim 1500 acres and the harbor will be
connected with Lake Washington by a
ship canal capable of receiving the largest
vessels. Work is to be completed in six
years and the estimated cost is $6,000,000.
Sentence of a Santa' Rosa Forger.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., July 29.-Herbert
Monroe, who claimed to be a piano-tuner
in the employ of Sherman & Clay of San
Francisco, came to this city early in the
E resent month with the object, presuma
ly, of doing business here. Shortly after
his arrival he was arrested on a charge of
Eassing a forged check on the Santa Rosa
ank, also one on an Oakland bank. To
day he pleaded guilty and was sentenced
by Judge Dougherty to two years in the
State prison at Folsom.
THE O'NEALS LYNCHING.
Adams Found to Have Come to His Death
at the Hands of Unknown Persons.
MADERA, Cal., July 29.— The Coro
ner's jury in the matter of the Adams
lynching at ; O'Neals returned ■ a verdict
that the deceased came to his death by
hanging by unknown persons. .
Drowned Near Modesto.
MODESTO, Cal., July 29.— This morn
ing Fred F. Cast, aged 23. attempted to
cross the slough of the San Joaquin River,
fourteen miles west of Modesto, on horse
back.' *. The ■: current swept - him from his
horse and he was drowned.:
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1 895.
SANTA CRUZ SCHOOL
The Public Dedication
of a Handsome
PUPILS IN ATTENDANCE.
Thousands Witness the Pro
ceedings at the New
PRINCIPAL CLARK IN CHARGE.
One of the Finest Structures of Its
Kind In the State-It Cost
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., July 29.—
dedication exercises of the new high
school building were held this afternoon.
The pupils of the Mission, Grant, Gault,
Branciforte and Laurel schools formed in
NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING AT SANTA ORUZ.
[Reproduced from a photograph.]
line at their respective schoolhouses at 1
o'clock and in a body marched to the new
Besides the pupils there was present a
throng of townspeople, mostly parents of
the children. When they had assembled,
with the teachers and trustees, Trustee P.
B. Fagen called the assemblage to order
and made a short and very appropriate
Then came the raising of the American
flag, the salute, the singing of the "Star
spangled Banner" by more than 1000
children, prayer of thanks, of dedication
and of petition for the continued blessing
of the Almighty, the latter offered by Rev.
J. G. Taylor, pastor of the First Congrega
tional Church. ■ :,1 .1 , , v. ;J,vL A .- -.-■-.
Senator Bart Burke, one of the trustees,
then made an eloquent . speech, and was
followed by Trustee E. O. J. Lincoln, who,
in appropriate and well-chosen words, pre
sented the building to Professor D. C.
Clark, the principal, who to-day is at the
head of one of the finest school buildings
in the State. He accepted it with due
acknowledgment of the honor conferred.
"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean," was
sung by .the children, and the closing
speech was by Superintendent of Schools
J. W. Linscott. After the singing of
"America" the building was thrown open
and was inspected by the audience.
The building is situated on the corner of
Walnut avenue and California street, on
Mission Hill, and is a beautiful piece of
architecture of modern design. The site
is a most commanding one, and from it a
most beautiful view of the bay and ocean,
valleys and surrounding mountains can
be obtained, and the building, on account
of its fine situation, can be seen from all
parts of this City.
The grounds are being laid out in an
artistic manner, with walks, lawns and
The building is two stories in height,
with a basement. The bell tower and cu
pola are over the main entrance and are of
a pleasing design. The main entrance to
the building is from : Walnut avenue, and
the approach is by a wide flight of stairs
and through an arch in black, silver and
gold to an open hallway. There are also
two side entrances.
Special attention has been paid to the
interior arrangement of the building for
the comfort and convenience of the
students. There are eight well-lighted,
sunny and thoroughly ventilated class
rooms, furnished with the most modern
school furniture. The laboratory for chem
istry and physics has received special at
tention, and is supplied with water and
gas, and has individual working-rooms for
thirty-four students. Lockers ; for the safe
storage of the individual apparatus have
been provided sufficient in number for
seventy-four students. There is also a
convenient general storeroom for appa
ratus. Library, lunchroom, closets, offices
and playrooms for rainy weather are also
E. L. Van Cleek was the architect, and it
cost about $20,000.
The Santa Cruz schools are among the
best in the State, the graduates being en
titled to ; enter both the State University
and the Stanford University upon recom
mendation of the principal without exami
nation. They may also complete the four
year ; normal ■ course at the San Jose State
Normal School in two years. ;*
The schools are under the management
of the Board of , School Trustees, Dr. P. B.
Fagen, O. J. Lincoln and ; Bart Burke, and
much credit is due to them for the recent
improvements. .:• -• :
Sheriff Besses Son Loses a Leg.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., July ■ 29.— Harry
Besse, 13 years of age, son of Sheriff Milton
Besse of this city, met with a serious acci
dent this afternoon. •He was trying < to "
board the outgoing Boulder train, just be
yond tunnel 8, and was running along side
the train, "ready to board it, when he
struck a stake, which tripped : him up.
He . fell, 1 his left leg going under the car,
the wheels passing over it between • the
knee and ankle,' crushing it in a horrible
manner. The lad was taken to his home
on ; High : street, where Doctors Blant and
Knight amputated his leg just above the
knee joint. : •
BATTLE NEAR PACIFIC GROVE.
One of the Sham Conflicts of the Regulars
PACIFIC GROVE, Cal., July 29.—
City of Pines was somewhat disturbed x to-'
, day by the I rapid ; firing of rifles -in the 5
1 .♦wa.w.SsV.'v. a •-tsinntissai •
sham battle and skirmish of the regulars,
who are camping at Del Monte. ~ The scene
of tbe battle was a ; fitting one, just west of
this city in a thickly wooded district.
The battle was a reproduction of an act
ual skirmish that took place between the
Mexicans and the Americans in the war
with Mexico. The companies were divided,
one-half representing the Americans and
the other half the Mexicans. The Mexi
cans had the lead and were ambushed near
and about the Pacific Improvement Com
pany's restervoir, where the Americans, un
der Colonel Shafter, came upon them. The
skirmish then took place. It was a lively
one, and the spectators who had crowded
near with eagerness to watch the proceed
ings had to retreat some distance in order
to insure their safety.
All the material and implements for a
regular battle were on the ground, even to
the hospital corps. '
.Friday there will be a battle on a much
larger scale. -.
IRRIGATION AT ANDERSON.
A Proposition to Pump Water From the
ANDERSON, Cal., July 29.— "flic farm
ers and orchardmen hereabouts are
strongly agitating the proposition of pump
ing water for irrigation purposes from the
Sacramento River, the power to be obtained
from the swift-moving current of the
It is proposed to harness this power by
means of paddle-wheels placed in the cur
rent upon either pier solidly imbeded in the
river, or by the use of a double boat with
a wheel placed in the center so as to catch
the full velocity of the current. The
power so obtained is to be attached to a
centrifugal pump. A large volume of wa-
ter can be obtained by either method at a
small outlay. Hundreds of acres of land
lying along the river from Anderson to
Balis Ferry, and even to Cottonwood, a dis
tance of nine miles, and extending from one
to two miles back from the river, are com
posed of sandy alluvial deposits that can
6e easily irrigated by the water pumped
from the river, and which would cause it
to produce fruit and vegetables to perfec
tion. • 'A^-AyA
LECTURES TO FARMERS
Regular Instruction at Camp
Roache'Begun to a Good i' -
A Comparison Made Between the
Farmer of Half a Century Ago
and of Day.
WRIGHTS, Cal., July 29.— Regular in
struction at Camp Roache began this
morning. The first lecture was by Pro
fessor C. W. Woodworth of .Berkeley on
the relation of water to plant diseases.
Professor Woodworth took the place of
Professor Hilgard, detained by illness, but
the latter will be present next week. .
The attendance at the first lecture was
very gratifying to the promoters of the
Professor Woodworth defined plant dis
ease as "Anything that will affect the crop
of a cultivated plant." The effect of para
sites and climatic conditions, he said, are
plant diseases. He gave in detail the con
struction of a plant, explaining fully the
use of : each portion and the evils attend
ant upon extremes of moisture and
drought. He took up separately the
different classes of fungi common in Cali
fornia orchards, showing their method of
attacking the tree and a remedy for each.
He spoke of cutworms and borers and their
effect: on plant growth. Sucking insects
were mentioned, and the effect of changing
climatic conditions on the injury done by
such of them as : the woolly, aphis was
pointed out. A general and very beneficial
. The afternoon lecture on "Changes Tak
ing Place in the Condition of the Ameri
can Farmer," by Professor E. A. Ross of
Stanford University, was exceedingly in
teresting and instructive. He compared
the farmer of to-day with the farmer of
fifty years ago and showed plainly ihat
while before he was merely a producer
to-day "he is a business . man,
a buyer, a seller, a transporter.
He stated that as a consequence
of these changes , the farmer must
devote his attention to specialized and sta
ple farming; that scientific knowledge was
now more important than knack. He
brought out the fact that a greater use of
buildings - and machinery was necessary
with present methods. And hence capital
must be used and recourse must be had to
the . money-lender. He showed why the
farmer of this age was interested in the
monetary policy of the Government,
how he must study the question of
marketing more" extensively than before;
he must adapt himself to ; the " conditions
of distant markets and remote consumers
and prepare himself for the competition
of to-day; he is more dependent on mid
dlemen, and to act ; witn ; them * intelli
gently ; must learn their ways and adapt
himself to them; he must give up acting
entirely as an individual and learn to co
operate with his neighbors. v A remarkable
interest was manifest -and the committee
is already enlarging the auditorium.
Salmon and Mackerel at Monterey.
MONTEREY, Cal., July 29. — Sunday
was an exciting day in fishing circles, as
there were 'more salmon caught then than
ever before. Not less than sixty-five boats
were out and each averaged about twenty
five fish, from 24 to 30 pounds. In all not
less : than j four and a half to five tons were
taken.; The salmon run is one of the most
remarkable - ever A witnessed . here. * , The
mackerel ; have also commenced to run in
large schools. aaXA-^-
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 29.— A. M. Lo
renzo de Ferrer, charged with bigamy, was
arrested ■in San . Francisco to-day * and
brought X-. to i- the County »: Jail ; here. His
crime consisted of marrying a Miss Patten
of Santa Cruz when he already bad a wife
Work Begun at the Chico Cannery.
CHICO, Cal.; July ; 29.— Chico can
nery began the season's work this morning.
Fully 125 - hands are employed, f the princi
pal work being upon peaches. The output
of fruit will be 11,000 cans a day. "
ARSON NEAR WINTERS
White Orchard Hands
Incensed Against the
OBJECT TO 'JAPANESE.
Serious Threats Made Against
the Life and Property of
A VIRTUAL REIGN OF TERROR.
The First Overt Act Results In the
Destruction of Considerable
WOODLAND, Cal.,. July 29.— The or
chardists living about the town of Winters
in this county are in deadly fear of the
white orchard-hands in '. that vicinity.
These fears have been prevalent for some
time, but they were brought to a culmi
nating point Saturday night when some
one set fire to the smokehouses, fruitdryer,
bleachcars, fruitboxes and trays belonging
to Clay A. Blake, , who lives on Putah
Creek, about three miles east of Winters.
The trouble . arises from the hiring of
Japanese orchard help by all the ranchers
from Winters to Vacaville. . Hundreds of
white men have been lying around out of
employment because of the fact that all
the orchardists persisted in hiring the
cheap Japanese labor, and nearly every
orchard in the valley has received an
anonymous letter conveying a threat to ap
ply the torch to some of his buildings, to
shoot him from ambush, to burn down his
home, to kill his stock, or do some other
equally atrocious act should he persist in
hiring Japanese to the exclusion of white
Among others, George W. Thistle Jr.,
an orchardist, had been threatened so
much that he did not dare go out to his
barn after dark to milk his cows without
taking some one with him. '•"*
Last Thursday Clay A. Blake received a
letter threatening his property with de
struction if he hired Japanese help or sold
to the Japanese company that is buying
the fruit on the trees all over Vacaville
Valley. The next day Mr. Blake got a fair
offer from the Japanese company and he
The news of the sale did not leak out till
Saturday, and on that day little knots of
men were seen here and there along the
creek in earnest discussion. That night
the buildings were fired. The blaze was
started in the main building, where 5000
boxes and trays, valued at about $1200,
were stored. This building and its con
tents were totally destroyed. The flames
rapidly spread to the surrounding build
ings, consisting of smokehouses and the
like, and they, too, were consumed, with
the cars used for taking fruit from the or
chard to the bleachers.
This fire was the first overt act following
the threats that have been made upon the
orchardists of Winters, and it has set.them
all on the gui vive. y • ...■• y >.y y\.y\}y
. The town is surrounded with unem
ployed men, who are sleeping in the hills
and along the creek banks, and who do
not attempt to conceal their feelings in the
least. They come out boldly in some in
stances and say that the. orchardists will
suffer if this hiring of Japanese help con
tinues. One of them said to-day to Jack
son, a prominent fruit-grower here:
"We can't get work and we can't starve.
We would just as soon be in State's prison
as living this way. We would be a great
deal better off." ' '" r}
One letter received i 3 written in a fair
hand, though apparently disguised. . It
says: "You are hereby given notice that
you are expected to fire every - — Jap you
have on your place and desist from hiring
more. If this don't go you will be
sorry. Every thing that is destroy
able will be put to the torch. . A Tip."
BRADY AT MARYSVILLE.
His Arrival From Sacramento
Awaited by a Throng
Escorted to the County Jail by a
Procession of Pedestrians
SACRAMENTO, Cal., July 29.— Train
Robber Brady was taken to Marysvilie by
Sheriff Johnson this afternoon, where he
will be tried for the murder of Sheriff
Bogard, the holdup in which Bogard was
killed having occurred in Yuba County. ,
Great surprise was expressed by many
of . the crowd which had gathered at the
depot to catch a glimpse ;of the bold des
perado at his size and youthful appear
ance. * Brady was conducted to the smok
ing-car, where he laughed and chatted
pleasantly with several acquaintances until
the train started.
MARYS VILLE, Cal., July 20.— Brady,
the noted bandit, arrived here this after
noon. No man, however distinguished,
could : have asked a more enthusiastic re
ception than was granted ; this will-o'-the
wisp bandit as he stepped from the cars
on the arrival of the local train at 5 o'clock
this afternoon. ; A large crowd of curious
and excited people was at the depot, and
all that was: lacking to give tone and holi
day zest to the affair was the presence of a
brass band. . i illßg^&§B v : yiJMQpI
v Brady didn't ; know precisely what kind
of a greeting he might receive. , It might
be pleasant and uneventful, or it might be
altogether ;, too cordial. He was I aware of
the feeling that was aroused in the com
munity when the dead body of Sheriff
Bogard . was lowered to the same depot
platform one morning four months ago,
almost to a day. but Jhe didn't know how
time might * have served to reduce
its strength , and allay.its bitterness,
so when he stepped through the car door
to the, platform" he scrutinized the crowd
with ■ a countenance not • altogether ' free
from anxiety. } A moment's * survey , how
ever, seemed 1 to convince \ him that there
was no danger to be apprehended, and his
face lit •up with a * pleasant : smile, as ;he
descended to ; the V ground f with i Sheriff
Inlow of : Yuba County, Sheriff Johnson of
Sacramento and Detectives James Hume
and John Thacker. -;/ ■"
The crowd pushed and \ crowded around
the party in an effort to catch a glimpse of
the noted young criminal, and it was with
some difficulty, the 'f officers 1 managed lto
force their way through. By some over
sight no hacks ;.w ere in waiting, and, the
four officers X and their < prisoner X X were
obliged to ; walk: through the streets for
three blocks before the Sheriff's office was
reached, v The crowd formed into a proces
sion, surrounding the officers, and buggies,'
wagons and other vehicles loaded with , oc
cupants followed. All : ; along the j line %of
j march men, women - and t chUdren had
gathered, and shouts of "Here- comes
Brady" brought forth I more spectators
from the residences on the route.
Brady stood the ordeal without flinch
ing. He carried ; a folded newspaper in
one of his manacled hands, chatted with
the officers and smiled indulgently at the
crowd when they pressed too close and im
peded his way.
On arriving ; at the Sheriff's office the
handcuffs were ; removea, and in a few
moments ; Brady was installed in a cell in
the County Jail, adjoining William Isom,
a brother of Bank-robber Isom, who is
awaiting trial for the murder of Robert
Wallace, in a dancehouse at Wheatland a
short time ago.
Brady's trip un from Sacramento was
uneventful, except that there were crowds
awaiting to see him at all the stations along
the line. When he arrived at Reeds sta
tion, the scene of the train-robbery in which
he is supposed to have been implicated,
he recognized the location, and asked the
officers numerous questions about the
affair, waggishly asserting that he was
somewhat interested in the occurrence, as
he had worked on several of the ranches in
the vicinity, and was quite well acquainted
with the locality.
SAN JOSE PROPERTY SUIT
It Is Brought to Secure Posses
sion of a Valuable
i Emma Axford, a Young: Lady, Claims
That She Is Heir to It
Under a Will.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 28.— The suit of
Public Administrator ' Secord, administra
tor of the estate of G. E. Schenck, against
A. A. Geer commenced this morning in
Judge Reynolds' court. The suit is
brought to recover property that had be
longed to the deceased that is in Geer's
On January 5, 1895, Schenck died at the
home of the defendant in this city. He
was supposed to he well off, but at the time
of his death little was found. The Axford
family were about the only friends of the
old man, and he took a great liking to
Emma Axford, and he had told her at dif
ferent times that he intended to leave her
all his wealth. After his death a will was
filed by Miss Emma Axford, in which he
gave her certain property, and the admin
istrator began to hunt around for property
belonging to the old man. In his com
plaint he says he found jewelry valued at
$300, $200 worth of Union Savings Bank
stock, $1200 worth of San Jose Water Com
pany stock and a mortgage for $1100. This
property was in the possession of Geer,
and he refused to turn it over to the ad
Several witnesses were examined to-day,
Geer took the stand and said that he had
known Schenck since 1876 and that for the
last two or three years he had made his
home at his house. He and his wife had
given Schenck every care while he was
sick, and the day before Schenck died he
had transferred the property to him for
the care they had rendered. He also ad
mitted that besides the property men
tioned Schenck had transferred $6000 worth
of property in San Francisco to him.
Miss Axford told how Schenck had
promised to provide for her and had told
her he had immense mining properties in
Mexico and stock in several corporations
in San Francisco. She had every reason
to believe that she would be remembered
by the deceased. He had given her the
Miss Axf ord's mother corroborated the
statement of her daughter.
Schenck was 80 years old at the time of
his death and was a native of Germany,
where it is said he inherited considerable
property. .y_____ . . ,1 •.
CHARGED WITH ARSON.
A Complaint Filed Against Ex-Super
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 28.— Charles Will,
representing the National Fire Insurance
Company, swore to a complaint before
Justice Gass this morning charging ex-
Supervisor H. Tillotson with arson.
Tillotson is accused of burning his house
for the insurance, and it is said he has par
tially confessed to the crime.
It is . further reported that Tillotson at
one time offered A. A. Doane $250 to burn
a house that he owned at College Park, but
Doane refused to . have anything to do
with it. , , .
J. H. Russell, Tillotson's attorney, denies
that the prisoner made any kind of con
fession, and says that if any statements
were secured it was through intimidating
Exciting Experience of a Wheelman.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 28.— Sylvester A.
Horton, a wheelman of San Francisco, had
an exciting experience while coasting
down the grade near Alum Rock Park yes
terday morning. His wheel got away
from him and his ride for a quarter of a
mile was terrific and he narrowly escaped
colliding with a team. Just how he passed
the team is not known, as the road is a
narrow one. When he arrived at the foot
of the grade he was so overcome and ex
cited he could hardly speak. He remem
bered seeing the team coming and when
near it closed his eyes to await the crash.
Failed to Return a Hired Bicycle.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 28.— H. F. Coe,
the proprietor of the Falcon Cyclery, ap
peared before Justice Dwyer this morning
and swore to a complaint charging O.
Richards with grand larceny. Richards
rented a wheel from Coe last Saturday and
failed to return it.
Campbell Opposed to i Sanitary Districts.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 29— The first elec
tion under the State law for the formation
of ,' sanitary districts was held; to-day at
Campbell, and resulted in the defeat of the
proposition to form a district by a four
fifths vote. ■■•■•' ■ •■-"•-■-■ -.•-
SALINAS JUDGE DIVORCED.
Mrs. N. A. Dorn Legally Sepa
rated From Her Husband
She Is Awarded Nine Thousand
y Dollars and One of the Six
y I. Children.
• SALINAS, Cal., July • 28. — Superior
Judge N. A. Dorri and his wife were to-day
divorced in Judge N. A. Dorn's court, the
case being heard with closed doors, Judge
W. M. Conley of Madera presiding.
Under the decree of Ihe court Mrs. Dorn
received : $9000 and the youngest .'; child.
Judge Dorn was granted the custody of the
other five children. ',. Tne suit was brought
by Mrs. Doru. . '
* .In■ an \ interview, D. S. , Dorn, , the well
known attorney of this City, and brother
of fX the v Judge, stated that ■ Mrs. Dorn
brought this suit on the ground of . deser
tion. The couple had not been living to
gether tor several years, and their final se
paration in the divorce court was by mutual
agreement, arid the • settlement and dis
posal of "the property was satisfactory to
both. ' " : •■••: - •- '•- : '.-•-"■ " : - -■:".;:'
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Sacramento Record-Union, March 29, 1895.
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