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TIMBER FOR ANGELS
What One Mining Com
pany Consumes in
WORTH SIXTY THOUSAND
Twenty-Five Thousand Logs
Take the Place of Gold
RIVALRY OF THE TEAMSTERS.
The Blggre9t Three Loads Ever
Hauled Into Angels
[Special Correspondence of The Call.]
ANGELS, Cal., Aug. I.— The Uticamine
alone consumes about 25,000 logs a year for
timbering. These logs are all yellow and
sugar pine, and are furnished by two firms
— Raggio Bros, of Angels and Jones Bros.
JOE SCHACTEN'S BIGGEST LOAD, THAT BEOUGHT SOBEOW TO JOHN ASBURY AND JOHN GBISW£LL.
[Reproduced from a photograph taken in Angels Camp.]
of Altaville. Raggio Bros, have about 2000
acres of timber on San Domingo Creek,
four miles from Murphys, a haul of from
ten to twelve miles, and Jones Bros, haul
from Aubreys, nine miles from Muiphys.
The logs are mostly snaked out of the
woods in the winter time, both firms em
ploying usually twenty -five men logging.
The hauling season lasts from May to De
cember. Raggio Bros, have four 12-mule
teams and Jones Bros. five.
The logs are measured and paid for at
the mine by their diameter in inches, at
the rate of 1 cent per inch per running foot.
They are sixteen feet long, and run from
seven to twenty-eight inches in diameter.
They are used without squaring, and prob
ably average as large as any mine timbers
in the worfd. They cost about $2 40 per
log, so the company pays out $60,000 a year
for this item.
There is great rivalry between the firms
and the teamsters as to which shall haul
the biggest load. It is mostly down-grade
to Angels, but it is a rough road, and there
are some up-grades where every mule has
to squat and do his level best. Two wagons
are used, with the larger load on the front
one. When the rivalry piles the logs above
the normal the team cannot start both
wagons at once; a few links are let out in
the connecting chain, and the impetus
given the first wagon starts the second.
Man and mules have to be in harmony or
it is "no go." The teamster is a big factor
in the pull. The teamster rides the "nigh
wheeler," and drives with a jerk line.
Yesterday the rivalry culminated in the
two biggest loads ever hauled into camp.
When John Griswell, teamster for Jones
Bros., started from the mountains he had
a couple extra mules hitched on "by
chance." As he would turn in the saddle
occasionally and catch a glimpse of the
pyramid of giant logs looming through the
cloud of dust, a smile of pleasure and con
fidence would irradiate his sun-burned
countenance; visions of a crest-fallen rival
and foaming beer would alternate in his
brain, until the dreariness of his unhappy
lot, doomed to broil and choke in the sun
and dust the whole summer long, seemed
but the distempered fancy of a dream.
Griswell cent on word that he wanted a
crowd and a photographer to receive him.
And when the measurement at the mine
indicated a grand total of 60 logs and 727
inches, John Griswell was a rare phenome
non — a contented man.
Presently the tinkling tintinabulation
of bells and some cusswords of profanity
announced the arrival of the rival. The
mules were sweating and the wagon
creaking, but the driver was swearing.
The load looked dangerously big to John
Griswell's experienced eye, but victors
don't usually swear— there was consolation
in that — and John Asbury hadn't "hap
pened" to add a couple more mules to his
team; he only had the original twelve;
there was assurance in that. All the same,
John Asbury had 62 logs, measuring
747 inches, beating his rival 2 logs and 20
inches, and all previous records.
By this time the excitement, through
telephone, telegraph and courier, had
spread to the mountains. The result was
unknown up there, and Joe Schacten, an
other teamster of Raggio Bros., swore a
great swear that his employers should not
be worsted if he had to build a wagon him-
Belf; the team question did not bother
him ; he had one that could haul anything
that would roll on wheels.
Well, they kept piling on logs until even
Joe Schacten cried "Hold, enough!" And
Joe Schacten had heard of the photo
graphs, too. Long before the cloud of
dust on the horizon indicated his where
abouts, fish-wagons, fruit-peddlers and in
cidental travelers of all denominations
coming into Angels had aroused the in
habitants by tales of an enormous mountain
of timber tjiey had passed on the road;
and when an Indian runner finally brought
a message from Joe Schacten himself to
have the camera ready, the town was de
serted to meet him on the divide, where
the white tent of the photographer was
When Joe Schacten finally hove in sight
he received an ovation. It needed no
measurement to tell that he was champion !
teamster of the Sierras. His great load |
rose up and swelled out like th» reserve
pile of a sawmill. He had pulled the hide
off a few mules, snapped an inch rijain or
two, bent a 3^-inch "ax" a trifle, but he
had got there all the same. As for John
Griswell, he will nev^r forget this day.
Nothing but daylight prevented his being
taken for a ghost.
Joe Schacten had seventy logs, ranging
from 7 to 20 inches in diameter, measuring
a total of 773 inches, or Ul2 running feet
beating all records twenty-six inches, or
say two logs thirten inches in diameter
and- sixteen feet long. A. J. Brooks.
CHRISTIANS AT SASTA CRUZ.
Enthusiastic Services Attended by Large
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Aug. 4.— Garfield
Park was alive with people to-day, many
more delegates having arrived on last even
ing's train. In the dining tent there were
not seats enough at the tables to accommo
date the crowds.
At 9 :30 o'clock the regular Sunday-school
services were held in the Tabernacle, at
tended by a large crowd. Rev. Mr. Ogburn
was the leader. At 11 o'clock the regular
church service was held, the attendance
being very large.
A forcible sermon on "Privilege Not a
Duty" was delivered by Rev. Frank G.
Tyrell, the "Parkhurst of St. Louis." He
dwelt upon the joy of being a volunteer
and a worker together with God.
The most impressive service of the con
vention was held at 3 o'clock — a commun
ion service led by Rev. H. G. Hartley, as
sisted by six deacons, who distributed the
blessings to the hundreds of communi
The evening service was the best at
tended of any during the convention.
The tabernacle was crowded, manv of the
local reesidents being present. The ser
mon was preached by Rev. Edward Davis,
the eloquent pastor of the Christian
Church of Oakland. His subject was,
"The Whole Counsel of God."
The first Christian Endeavor service was !
held at 5:30 o'clock. It was a delightful!
meeting and was led by Rev. A. R. Hatha- '
way. His subject was, "The Promised
Land ; How to Reach it."
GUARDING TACOMA'S PORT
Hawaiian Secret Service Men
Watching for Filibustering
Alarmed by Reports That Arms for
the Royalists are en Route
From the East.
TACOMA. Wash., Aug. 4.— For several
monthß past the Hawaiian Government
has maintained secret service agents on
Puget Sound. One of the agents has been
stationed here for some months on the
watch for expected shipments of arms and
ammunition over the Northern Pacific to
be sent by sailing craft to the islands. He
bears letters of authority given by E.G.
Hitchcock, Marshal of the Hawaiian Re
public. "Jack" McDonald, a Seattle detec
tive who has made a good record in the
Northwest, is here assisting him. It was
learned to-day that all points in the North
west through which arms or ammunition
could arrive for transhipment to the
islands are being closely watched. These
points are Everett and Seattle, terminals
of the Great Northern; Vancouver, the
terminus of the Canadian Pacific; Victo
ria, Port Townsend and Tacoma, terminals
of the Northern Pacific.
It ia said by agents in the employ of the
secret service men that a strong force is
stationed at San Diego, as some of the
arms used in the January revolution were
sent from there on the schooner Wahlberjr.
One acent stated that 650 Winchester
rifles were shipped to the Sound over the
Great Northern Railroad last October or
November and sent thence to Hawaii by a
smuggling schooner. They were landed
on the island of Maui, about seventy-five
miles from Honolulu. Guns were loaded
aboard the schooner Ballard, in Salmon
Bay, near Seattle, and part of them were
used in the January revolution, when 400
or 500 guns were captured by the Govern
ment forces on the battlefield near Dia
mond Head, Honolulu, or found secreted
on the islands thereabouts. The informa
tion as to where they were loaded was fur
nished by royalist prisoners.
An agent seen by The United Press cor
respondent denies'positively the story that
a lumber schooner loading at Port Blake
ley carried arms for the royalists.
CRICKET AT SANTA CRUZ.
Tlie Capitola Team Defeated by the Home
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Aug. 4.— A eame
jof cricket played at Vue de l'Eau
Athletic Park between the Capitola and
Santa Cruz teams resulted in a victory for
the latter, the score being 67 to 58. The
game occupied both morning and after
noon and at noon they had adinner at the
California restaurant, there being forty
English people present. The following is
the score :
BAVTA CRUZ TEA*.
T. A. Wildinuc. Wardb. Hardwiclr 10
Gelailyst. Hardwick b. Carey 14
C. A. Kiddle b. Hardwick 5
W. Crook c. Oarey b. Hardwick 16
Newton b. Holder .• 1
K. F. Hilton c Rawllns b. Hardwick.. '.'. '.'.'.' O
B. B.Collins c. Hardwick b. Holder... .V 8
F. W.-Stanslieldb. Holder 0
C. R. Branson b. Hardwick '. 3
C. E. Pickering b. Holder ." o
G. Taylor b. Hardwick 0
Byes- I."!'. 6
A. Jansen, not out O
Wide balls. .'".".!".*.'. .3
Total - # gy
THE SECOND IKKINO
Wilding Sr. st. Bronson b. Patterson 8
Wilding Jr. run out b. Hilton . 9
Fawkesb. Patterson '.'.'.'.'." 2
Newton not out ' 13
Stansfeldc. and b. Cr00k5......... .'"."'.!!.'.'.'."."." 5
Alien not out ' ' o
Broadwood did not bat '..'.'.'.'.'.'." 0 I
Breadwood did not bat. ." ■ ' "" Ol
Halodid not bat..... '/]" o'
Yarman did not bat '....'.'..'. 0 1
Total ...."71 j
F.E. Holder b.R1dde11..... 15
A. Carrey b. Rlddell ' 4!
C. H. Hardwick b.Gelatly ...'. " - ' 2 I
J. E. Rawlinsb. K1dJe11....:... "'" 8
.1. S. Robinson run out b. Stansfnld I.'.'.'.'. S 1
W. Fawkes b. Crooks.. .....! 5
I*. C. Kccles run cm; l>. Crook ;. " ]o
O. M. Ward b. Newtoo. .......; ""'" 1
W. Oliver b. P.iddelt... o
A. Hook b.Croot. i'.. ..'.".'.!!.'.'"!!!!.* 0
H. Norl sot ©111 .. .' ' """ yl
R. HeitUtote b. Crook . " ""- j
Byes.... '.'..'.'.'.'.'.'.' 4 !
1,0;? bye5.......... ..:...'...... 1
Wide balls ... ....'..ll^'.'.V. 4
jL_JIW"J.#"IHfIffIIf'IiIfWB*Mi— — MMMSBBWE?--: - ""
Total • .;,,;• .68 I
''■ ; ;; ♦ ;_ " : - •:■
Undvr Falling Valla at Tempe. ■
TEMPE, Aniz., Aug. 4.— By the collapse '
of an adobe building early this morning '
Maximo Gonzales, an aged Mexican, was
crushed to death and two others received ;
internal injuries that may prove fatal.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1895.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Coast Five-Mile Record
Broken in the San
GUS NAVLET'S FAST RUN.
Won the Sliver Cup for the
Third Time and Now
SAN JOSE'S GIRL SCORCHER.
Miss Helm's Friends Declare Her
to Be the Champion of
the Bloomered Riders.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 4.— The eighth of
the series of five-mile handicap road races
of the San Jose Road Club over the regu
lar course in East San Jose this morning
was witnessed by a large crowd. The
Acmes of Oakland were represented by a
large delegation which came down last
I evening to witness the race and attend a
I barbecue given by the Road Club. The
j prize contested for was a silver cup, which,
| to become the personal property of a rider,
j had to be won three times. Great interest
I entered in the race, as Gus Navlet and
i Vic Benson had each won the cup twice.
The handicapping was excellent, and
the riders were soon bunched. At the fin
ish they all came in together. Gus Navlet
won the race and cup in 13:32, breaking the
coast five-mile road record. The previous
coast record was 13:43 2-5, and was held by
I Floyd McFarland. Hogg was second, with
The starters and handicaps were as fol
H. Calloway, F. Smith, 1 min. 15 sec; K. D.
I McFarland, 1 min.; J. Dahlstrom, J. J. Carroll,
! A. L. Benson, 50 sec; V. A. Benson, J. Kar
j rington,4o Bee.; J. Wine, Ray Hogg, 35 sec;
j (j. Hardenbrook, G. Navlet, 15 sec; F. A. Mc-
After the race a barbecue was tendered
j the Acmes in the rear of the Telescope.
| George A. Nissen of the Acmes, who was
j to attempt to lower the record between
I here and Oakland, had a wreck near Cen
| terville and gave up the attempt.
The rive mile handicap race for a silver
| medal of the Columbus Cycling Club, held
over the East San Jose course this after
i noon, resulted as follows: E. Carillo,
J 16:18, first; F. Chincarullo, 17:00, second;
j Z. Kunhardt, 18:55. third.
The races were announced for 4 o'clock,
and took place half an hour later. The
president of the club, M. Zarcone, insisted
that the hour for the race was 5 o'clock.
At that hour he started on a lonely trip
around the course, covering the five miles
in 15:32 2-5. He now claims the medal,
j which is at present in his possession. The
matter will probably be compromised by
' having the race run over.
CHAMPION I. ADI RIDER.
Miss Mala Helm Is Fast Earning the
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 4.— Miss Mala
Helm of Santa Clara last Friday made the
run to San Francisco, by way of Oakland,
I in four hours, and returned in the same
I time. When she arrived home her cy
clometer registered 102 miles. She left
J Santa Clara at 5:30 in the morning and ar
rived in San Francisco at 9:30. Return
ing, she left at 5 p. m. and reached home at
9. One of her ten miles was made in 48
Miss Helm is but 17 years of age and
rides a aiamona-Irame wheel. Her friends
insist that she is the fastest lady rider on
the coast, and say she can ride ten miles
in better than 45 minutes. Miss Helm says
she could have made better time on the
century run to San Francisco had she so
desired, but that she gauged herself so as
to make it in four hours. She is a petite
brunette of slender build, and does not
look like one possessing such powers ot en
Miss Helm's friends are ready to back
her against any other lady rider on the
coast. In a few weeks she will ride against
the ten-mile record of 55 minutes recently
made by Miss Birdie Fair at Coney Island".
TO ADVERTISE HAXTA CLARA.
Los Gatos Citizens Take Up the Project
With a Will.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 4.— The meeting
of the fruit-growers at Los Gatos last even
ing in the interest of the $20,000 fund for
advertising the products cf Santa Clara
County was well attended, and much en
thusiasm was shown. Colonel T. R.
Weaver, J. P. Fay, W. W. Tyler, W. H.
Wright and A. H. Stinson of the Execu
tive Committee of the San Jose Board of
Trade and others from this city were
j present, and the plans for raising the fund
were outlined and di3Cussetl.
Robert Wilson, president of the Los
j Gatos Board of Trade, presided at the
i meeting. Addresses were made bv C. M.
Wopster. Colonel T. R. Weaver, W. H.
Wright, NoahG. Rogers, A. Gueninger and
\ others. A great deal of interest was
awakened among the business men of Los
(iatos, and all promised to enter upon the
work at once and do what they could to
swell the fund.
From the enthusiasm displayed through
out the county it is now almost certain
that the $20,000 fund will be raised by
IH Health Led to Suicide.
SAX JOSE, Cal., Aug. 4.— Coroner
Secorcl this morning held an inquest over
the remains of Jesse C. Smith, the laborer
who committed suicide at his home at 9G5
Sherman street yesterday morning by
shooting himself "in the head. No new
facts were developed at the inquest. Smith
had been in ill health for some time, and
iis supposed to have been the cause
that led to him taking hia life. Smith was
about 50 years old ana in moderate circum
stances. » ■
BEIjIErED IX FAITH CURE.
Tt. D. Shaw Refused to Call a I'hysiclan
When on Ills Deathbed.
■ SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 4.— R. D. Shaw, a
prominent resident of Campbell, died sud
denly this" morning as tlje result of mala
ria contracted at his big fruit ranch in Tu
lare county. . He believed in the faith cure,
and refused to call in a physician.
Accidentally Shot Himself.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 4.— A gunning
accident occurred near the Eighteen-mile
House, on the Monterey road, this morn
ing. While Tom Fowler and Ed Fowler of
this, city were hunting the latter accident
ally stumbled and fell, bis shotgun being
discharged. The charge took effect in his
left arm and shoulder, producing a very
serious wound. The injured man was
brought to this city. He may lose his
LAUNCHED ATSAN DIEGO.
The Barae of the Girls' Zinc Club Sent
From the Ways-
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Aug. 4.— Great in
terest was taken in the launching of the
new eight-oared barge by the girls of the
Zlac Rowing Ciub at their new boathouse
on Santa Fe wharf* yesterday. The club
is the pioneer of its kind and is four
years old. Lena Polhemus is captain.
After band music Henry H. Palmer told
the history of the club: President Philip
Morse of the Chamber of Commerce read
an original poem on the club; Judge I. B.
Dudley gave an address, and Mrs. J. G.
Decatur christened the launch the Zlac.
The girls had provided a bottle of highly
carbonated mineral waler to use instead of
cnampagne. Hard-tack souvenirs, with
the club colors, black and gold, were dis
tributed to the guests. Six other girls'
clubs have formed within the year, and all
were out in their boats to row around with
the club after the launching.
QUIET AT JACKSON'S HOLE
Indians Remain Passive Pend
ing the Departure of
Chiefs Threaten to Rsvensre the
Death of Their Braves When
the Bluecoats Leave.
BANNOCK AGENCY, Idaho, Aug. 4.—
There will be no change in the situation of
the Jackson Hole Indian trouble for some
time to come. The United States troops
may remain in their present location for a
month, and daring that time the Indians,
nearly all of whom are now on their
reservations, will be models of propriety
and industry. After the troops leave no
one can say how soon the trouble may
break out afresh. The Call correspondent
to-day saw Indian letters that show very
clearly that in any trouble that may occur
the Bannocks, Utes and Shoshones are
going to stand together.
Ben Senowin. leader of the band from
which four Indians were killed in Jack-
Bona Hole, when asked what they would
do, said, "Mebbe so when soldier go, In
dian go back," and that is a great deal for
an Indian to say. Just at present the In
dians are all professing the greatest faith
in the justice of the white man. and they
say the bad white men in Jacksons Hole
will be punished.
Old Tyhce, the head chief of the Ban
nock tribe, refuses to be a party to the
present superficial protestations of admira
tion for the white man's justice, and says
that the hearts of his people are sad for the
death of their friends. Wfien told that the
white man would see justice done the old
"Me live many winters and see white
man kill many Indians, but white man
never huit white man for killing Indians."'
Chief Tyhee says his young men will
avenge the death of their braves if the
white man does nothing, and added in
"White man kill Indians, Indian kill
white man— even."
IRATE COLFAX GROWERS
Placer County Fruit Used to
Break Down Eastern
Closed Auctions Supported by the
Company Contracting for
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 4.— A mass
meeting of fruit-growers of Colfax and vi
cinity was held in the Colfax schoolhouse
yesterday afternoon to discuss the exist
ing fruit war in New York and Chicago.
Morris Lobner was chosen chairman and
A. N orris secretary.
In the course of a prolonged discussion
it developed that A. G. Bell, manager of
the Colfax fruit-growers, had made a con
tract with the California Green and Dried
Fruit Company for the sale of the entire
crop, without being aware of the fact that
the company was supporting the closed
auction in Chicago, which had been organ
ized for the express purpose of breaking
down the open auction and thus defeating
the wishes of the California growers.
Much indignation was expressed by the
Colfax growers that their fruit was to be
used as a club to break down the prices of
fruit coming from growers in other vicini
ties. There was manifest a feeling of
strong regret that the fruit had been sold
to the rivals of the irrowers, even though
the prices paid were top-notch market
rates. As a result of the discussion the
following resolutions were carried almost
Whereas, It has beon called to the attention
of the fruit-growers of Colfax, Placer County,
and vicinity that the National Fruit Associa
tion (Hgobel <V Duy New Nork agents) and the
California (Jrcen and Dried Fruit Company (P.
Kuhhnan t t Co. New York agents) have, con
trary to the wishes of the State convention, es
tablished a rival auction salesroom in New
York, and despite the earnest protests of the
California fruit-growers, expressed in mass
meetings throughout the State, continue to
support ana maintain such rival auction sales
room to the great detriment of the grower;
Resolved, That we, the fruit-growers of Col
fax, Plncer Countv, and vicinity assembled in
mass-meeting, do denounce those who are sup
porting these rival auction salesrooms as the
enemies of California fruit-growers and the
California fruit industry.
Bcyolved, That we call upon the fruit-growers
throughout the State to remain true to the
pledge taken at the State convention of 1894,
to give their hearty and unqualified support
to the California Fruit-Growers' and Shippers'
Association, who are earnestly endeavoring to
remedy the great evils of the past in the mar
keting of California fruit.
DROWNING AT SACRAMENTO.
Clothe t of a San Francisco Man found on
the Hirer Bank.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 4.— A tramp
this afternoon found the clothes and fish
ing-rod of a man on the bank of the Amer
ican River, near the railroad bridge. From
letters in his pocketbook, directed to Caza
•iero and other places, and signed "M.
Papst, San Francisco," it is supposed that
his name was P. Hoffer. There was also a
receipt, from the Wells-Fargo agent at Cnz
adero for a piece of venison sent by Hoffer
to Papst. It is supposed that he went
In bathing and from some cause was
Earthquake at Gilroy.
GILROY. Cal., Aug. 4.— An earthquake
shock was felt here at 2a. m. to-day. The
vibration was from west to east, and lasted
but a second. No damage is reported.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Veterans Invade Santa
Monica's City of
BUSTLE ON THE SABBATH.
Arrivals Comfortably Domi
ciled in Pretty Camp
LADIES SUPPLY DECORATIONS.
Over a Score of Headquarters
Tents Have Already Been
BASTA MONICA, Cat,., Aug. 4.-In
coming to Santa Monica for the second
time, the Veternns' Association has made
no mistake, for already, the day before
the camp opens, there is such a Tilth that
it is hard to locate them. The nearness of
the Pacific branch of the Soldiers' Home,
the superb hotel accommodations, and the
railroad, the streetcar facilities, and the
beauty of the camp-ground, make this
place especially adapted to an outing of
the grizzled warriors.
Camp Fort Fisher, the name given to the
camp, was an exceedingly busy place on
this Sabbath day. There was a rush of
veterans and their families, who wished to
get settled before the opening to-morrow;
and when early in the morning Com
mander Dill beheld the rush of teams and
people, he quietly summoned a few of his
trusted lieutenants and held service, him
self leading in a prayer, In which he told
all about the beauties of San Diego, Santa
Monica and Camp Fort Fisher, and asked
for help in breaking the Sabbath by locat
ing comfortably those arriving. Ex-Com
mander Samuel Kutz led the choir, and
George F. Downing of Pasadena preached
an eloquent discourse on "Labors of Neces
sity," saying that he knew the command
er's ox or something was in the pit, and
like good Christians they proposed to help
him out. C. F. Munson took up the col
lection, which created a scattering, and
after Doxoloey by Colonel John Brooker,
the congregation went to work with a will
to care for the comrades and their families.
The beautiful park has been turned into
a tented city, 350 canvas domiciles now be
ing ready for occupancy and ninety families
located. Lincoln Circle, which is situated
in the center of the camp, from which four
avenues diverge like spokes in a wheel, is
occupied bj r the headquarters tent, the
Ladies' Auxiliary of Veterans' Association
tent, the San Francisco Call headquarters,
Commander Dill's tent and those of C. F.
Munson, chairman of the tent committee;
Colonel John Brooker, camp physician
D. Woodruff of San Diego and the adjutant
and quartermaster. There are over a
score of headquarter tents for the various
G. A. R. posts already located and open,
among them being those of the John F.
Godfrey Post of Pasadena, the John A.
Logan and Kennesaw of Los Angeles, the
Dan Bidwell of Norwalk, the Heinzlemen
of San Diego, the Cushing of Ventura, the
the Star-King of Santa Barbara, the Major
Eddy of Santa Paula, the Malvern Hill of
Fullerton, the Gordon Granger of Orange,
the Sedgwick of Santa Ana, the Burnsides
of Azusa, the Riverside of Riverside, the
Corrnan of San Bernardino, the Vicksburg
of Pomona, the Shilo of Compton, the
John A. Martin of the Soldiers' Home, the
Fort Fisher of Santa Monica and a Sons
of Veterans' headquarters. There is a
good-natured rivalry between them in
making the decorations the most artistic
All the various ladies' associations have
been amalgamated into on association
called the "Woman's Auxillery to the Vet
erans' Association of Southern California,
and the ladies are already here in great
numbers, giving life and animation to the
tented city. Their artistic touch is being
seen everywhere. The officers of the La
dies' Association are: Mrs. Ella F. Van
Horn, president; Miss Emily Brady, first
vice-president; Mrs. Josephine Dexter,
second vice-president; Mrs. C. F. Munson,
treasurer, and Mrs. Elizabeth Gingery,
The camp will be lighted with electric
ity, and thus the 2000 or more campers and
their many friends will have their nights
turned into day. The evening entertain
ments in the pavilion tent will be made
the feature of the encampment.
MURDERED FOR HIS MONXY.
The Body of a laboring Man Found at
I. a Jinllona.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Aug 4.— The
body of a man named Domineck was found
in a newly built two-story building at La
Ballona this morning. There was a bullet
hole through the forehead, and the head
was battered. Death had evidently occured
several days ago.
Coroner Campbell made a thorough in
vestigation of the matter and is of the
opinion that Dominick was slain for the
few hundred dollars he had saved. Mr.
Messner, for whom he worked for some
time, says he had saved up at least two or
three hundred dollars, and only about $50
has been found.
A pistol was found on the bed aside of
the body. One shell was empty. A fare
well message in German, part written in
English by some one else, was lying near
the body. It is the general opinion that
these were left behind by the murderer in
a clumsy attempt to give his crime the ap
pearance of a case of suicide.
DROPPED DEAD JJV THE DEPOT.
Sudden Passing of Dr. C. S. Shadd of Los
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Aug. 4.— C. 8.
Shadd, a prominent colored physician of
Los Angeles, dropped dead at the lower
depot of the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company here yesterday morning.
Shadd was born in Philadelphia forty
five years ago and was a graduate of
Howard College, at Washington, D. C. He
went to Los Angeles about three years ago
to try the climate for a complication of
lung and heart troubles. His" visit to
Santa Monica was for the purpose of per
forming a difficult operation. He was
taken sick on the train and when he
reached the lower freight depot and while
walking from one depot to the other he
toJd his wife he would have to sit down as
he wns exhausted. Before he could do so
he dropped dead at her feet.
The autopsy showed a rupture of the
arteries of the heart.
Arrival of the Eclipse.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Aug. 4.— The
ship Eclipse arrived at Port Los Angeles
yesterday, after being out 159 days from
New York, with a miscellaneous cargo for
Test of the Swimmer's Sail.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Aug. 4.— Rollin
Scheckle swam over the three-mile course
from the Mammoth wharf at Port Los An
geles to the North Beach bath house to
day, by means of his recently invented
swimmer sail, described in The Call. Thie
successful trial trip secures for the expert
swimmer a handsome gold medal given by
the Southern Pacific.
HEALTH AND POLICE.
Public Institutions Officially Visited.
Police Department Appropriation.
The members of the Board of Health
did not caucus Saturday night or yester
day, and so nothing definite has been de
cided in regard to future appointments.
The Governor was expected yesterday, but
a dispatch was received stating that he
was sick at Merced.
The City and County Hospital was vis
ited Friday, and the almshouse Saturday
by the members of the Board of Health.
Dr. Williamson says that tney found much
to commend in the management of both
The Health and Police Committee of the
Supervisors recently discussed the appro
priation for the Police Department.
The recommendation to appoint five
lieutenants at $140 per month is held to be
all right, but the appointing of five more
sergeants was another question, as they
would only be needed in the event of 'the
seventy-fa've new patrolmen, which the
committee has decided not to do, giving as
a reason want of funds.
Although there is no special need for the
five sergeants tnere is reason why the three
detectives should be appointed, increasing
the number from twelve to fifteen. Officers
Anthony and Gibson and Corporal Hand
ley, who would be appointed if the appro
priation was passed, have been doing de
tective duty for years, and doing it well.
Chief Crowley'is of that opinion, and on
July 1, believing that the appropriation for
the increase in the force would be made,
he announced that these three officers had
been placed on the detective force and
would draw the increased pay from that
date. It was the same with the lieuten
ants, and if now it is right for the lieuten
ants to receive the increased pay it is
claimed to be equally right that the three
men who have been doing detective duty
for years should also receive it.
IN THE HANDBALL COURTS
Harlow, the Coast Champion,
and Partner Meet With
An Interesting- and Exciting Match
Played at the Union Court
One of the most exciting and interesting
games played in the handball courts yes
terday was between George Hutchinson
and R. Lenihan and Al Pennoyer and J.
Feeney at the Union court for $50 a side.
Feeney and Pennoyer defeated Hutchin
son and Lenihan on the previous Sunday
by one ace, and it was anticipated that the
return match would be a "corker."
The court was crowded and the majority
of the spectators favored Hutchinson and
Lenihan. The play was fast from start to
finish. Feeney and Pennoyer again won
after a brilliant struggle by three games to
two. The feature of the match was the
terrific service of Feeney.
Another match of equal interest was
Jlayed at the San Francisco court, between
. Harlow, the coast champion, and
James Kearney and Joe Lawless and J.
McEvilley. Much to the surprise of the
spectators. Lawless and McEvilley won,
which wus chiefly due to the tine serving of
Lawless, who tossed twenty-one consecu
tive aces in the third game.
Another exciting match at the San
Francisco court was between Champion
Jones of Australia and M. J. Kilgallon, the
Eastern professional, and John Condon, a
veteran and clever player. Unfortunately
the match was not concluded. After Jones
had won two games and his two opponents
had made the score equal it was decided
to play the final on Sunday, Aucust 18.
There were some fine games at the Occi
dental court, but unfortunately no record
Following were the games played at the
San Francisco and Union courts:
San Francisco court— L. Levy and J. Sullivan
played 11. l)ixon and C. Dixon. Each side won
a rub and the final rub will be played next
Sunday. J. Brown and O. Ward defeated Ben
Chapman and W. Darius, 21— 12, 16— 21,21— 9.
J. Dodd and D. Fiynn defeated D. Fitzgerald
and F. Smith, 21—11, 18—21, 21—14. Charles
Johnson and Thomas Ryan played D. Connolly
and Jean Vogelsang. Each side won a rub. J.
Lawless and J. McEvilley defeated J. Harlow
(the coast champion) and James Kearnev,
21-12, 16-21, 21-0, 14-21, 21-8. P. Kelly
defeated Al Tobin of Berkeley, 21—12, 21—19,
21—16. J. Jones Ithe Australian champion)
played M. J. Kilgalion and J. Condon. Each
.side won two games, and the final game was
postponed until Sunday, August 18.
Union |court— tieorge Ackerson and H. Mc-
Kinney defeated JanM?s Nelson and H.Batzncr,
21—15, 18—21, 21—20. C. Long and Dan
Doherty defeated W. White and \V. Hannlford,
21— 14." 17— 21.21— 19. John MrGuinn of the
Acme Club of Oakland defeated P. Johnson of
the Acme (Hub of Oakland, 21—16. 12—21,
21—19. William Keogh and A. McDuflie de
feated C. Nelson and C. Catheart, 21—15,
18—21, 21—20. William McManus and M.
Mor on were defeated by M. M. Millett and T.
Jordon. 21—14, 17—21, 21—19. John McCann,
champion of Healdsburg, and W. J. Higginß
defeated T. Kennealy and E. Belcher. 21— 15,
17—21,21—19. J.Howe and W. Darius were
defeated by Phil Barry and J. Brown, 21—15,
18—21, 21—20. Al Pennoyer and J. Feeney
defeated George Htitehinson and R. Lenihan,
8-21, 21-16, 5-21, 21-17, 21-12. John
Kiordan defeated W. Kelly and J. Nelson,
16-21, 21-15, 18-21, 21-14, 21-19.
VENETIAN PRIZE AWARDS.
The Executive Committee of the Belve
dere Fete to Slake Them Next
The residents of Belvedere yesterday re
moved the lanterns and decorations which
made the second annual Night in Venice
the prettiest spectacle of the year. The
visiting yachts left the cove and Jast night
the island bore few traces of the celebra
The executive committee of the fete will
hold a meeting at Mr. Hawkins' ark Polly
wog next \Vednesdaj T evening to finish up
the business of the celebration. There are
ample funds on hand :or the payment of
all bills, and the prospects are that a sur
plus of nearly $200 will remain to be dis
posed of. At that time, too. tiie matter of
awarding the prizes wi|l betaken up.
The prizes for the Nieht in Venice are
five in number, one each for the most
handsomely decorated yacht, ark, launch
and rowboat, and one as a sort of free-for
all in the contest, for which the decora
tions of houses, steamers, tugs and so
forth will be considered. The prize for
the most handsomely decorated yacht is a
large pennant of niaroon and gold— the
fete colors— upon which the name of the
winning yacht will be placed. The other
prizes are handsome silk souvenir banners
Funeral of A. G. Greer.
The funeral of Alexander G. Greer, formerly
of Los Angeles, who died in this City on the 2d
inst., was buried at Cypress Lawn yesterday.
The funeral took place from his late residence,
10 Twenty-lourth street.
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PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Two Thousand People at
Sprague Are With
APPEAL FOR ASSISTANCE
Surrounding Towns Respond
Liberally With Provisions
FEW HOUSES LEFT STANDING.
A City of Tents Springs Up in the
Ruins of the Awful Con
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 4.— Sprague is
a city of tents to-night. But few houses
were left standing by the tire fiend, and
nearly 2000 people are homeless. Every
available tent to be had in this city has
been sent to the stricken town, and the
hillside to the south of the city and away
from the stiil smoldering ruins is dotted
with canvas houses. Many are, however,
without this shelter. Fifty coaches sent
down by the Northern Pacific are being
utilized for temporary domiciles.
The supply of provisions is far short of
oeing sufficient to feed the sufferers, and
outside help is badly needed. Mayor San
derson has appealed to outside cities for
help, and a good supply of food and cloth
ing will reach Sprague by to-morrow from
The total loss by fire will reach $1,250,000
and possibly more. The Northern Pacific
loss is $750,000. The inhabitants are stunned
with the blow that has been struck them,
and it is extremely doubtful if the town
will be again rebuilt.
VIEWS OF SOCIALISTS.
F. B. Whitney Talks at the Pythian
Castle— Open Meeting* at the
Both the socialist meetings were well
attended last night. F. R. Whitney de
lined what a socialist is at the Pythian
Casile gathering, and the meeting at the
Turk-street temple, an open one, was ad
dressed by Dr. M. M. Willey, J. C. Garrett,
P. Ross Martin and several others.
According to Mr. Whitney, a socialist is
one who believes in a political economy,
the three cardinal principles of which are:
First, collective ownership of all the means
of production; second, equality of oppor
tunity; and third, each member of society
to receive the full product of his labor.
Competition he called the "law of death,"
and said the great number of people who
had been crucified by it made the cruci
fixion of the Xazarene sink into insignifi
cance Dy comparison.
He found an opportunity to refer to the
coming of Jesus Christ as the starting of a
new social order; the early disciples
exemplified socialism by enjoying all
things in common; quoted from the early
fathers of the church, like Saints Chrysos
tom and Jerome, to prove that the selfish
acquisition of riches at the expense of so
ciety was unchristian and criminal, and
criticised Rev. C. 0. Brown. Co-operation
he called the "law of life," and he elabo
rated upon that to show that, from the
socialistic point of view, it was a good idea
upon which to base political economy.
ftThe speakers at the Turk-street Temple
gathering shared pretty much a common
sentiment, which was that unless the pres
ent mal-adiustment of social conditions
was changed by the ballot it would be
changed by physical force.
One of the speakers who followed Mr.
Martin charged the working class itself
with being largely responsible for the con
dition of things. He accused them of
stupidity, servility, cowardliness and
cheapness, ana. remarked that it was about
time to stop simply scolding at things and
flattering workingmen ; that the time had
come for the truth to be told.
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