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NEWS OF THE COAST.
An Interesting Breach
of Promise Suit at
FULL OF EXCITEMENT.
Marie Wilson Asks for Fifty
ASKS AS HER OWN ATTORNEY.
Documents Introduced by Plain
tiff Alleged to Be Gross
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. s.— Marie Wilson
who is acting as her own attorney in her
suit against I*. J. Burroughs for $50,000 for
breach of promise, "was in court this morn
ing when the case wa? called for the de
fendant's attorney to show cause why nig
answer to the suit should not be stricken
Saturday Mrs. G. M. Wilson, Marie's
mother, sprang a sensation on Attorney
Morehouse, counsel of Burroughs, but it
sank into insignificance with the sensation
Marie caused this morning by reading a
demurrer to the complaint and several
letters from Burroughs that she presented.
Mrs. G. M. Wilson last Friday filed an
affidavit in which she said she had known
Burroughs from his boyhood and was per
fectly familiar with his writing, and that
the letter attached was his writing and that
the signature was his. The letter she pre
sented was dated Stockton, June 12, and
had a seal of a notary and a picture of
Burroughs attached. The letter was ad
dressed to the Superior Court and asked
that his answer be stricken from the files
of the court, as he had never veritied it,
and that judgment be entered against him.
Attorney Morehouse waxed wroth and
pronounced the letter a forgery.
Judge Reynolds remarked that the sig
nature appeared genuine, and set this
morning at 10 o'clock as the time for
Attorney Morehouse to show cause why
the answer should not be stricken out.
When the case was called this morning
Attorney Morehouse went on the stand.
He told when and where Burroughs had
engaged him to represent him, and ex
hibited letters and telegrams from the de
fendant to show his authority to act. He
also produced proof that Burroughs veri
fied his answers before a notary public in
Chicago. He also said Burroughs had
paid him $100 when he engaged his ser
vices, and Inter had sent him a check for
5150. He also presented the deposition of
H. A. de Lacy, who was present at the time
Burroughs engaged him. The various let
ters and telegrams exhibited by Attorney
Morehouse were filed as exhibits in the
Attorney W. G. Zeigler of San Francisco
was next .put on the stand. He said he
had just returned from Chicago. Between
June 21 and July 1 he had seen Burroughs
in Fremont. Ohio. He stated positively
that Mr. Burroughs was not in Stockton
at the time he was supposed to have writ
ten the letter asking that judgment be en
tered against him, and that Burroughs
had not been in California since March or
At this part of the proceedings Miss Bur
roughs interrupted Zeigler and subjected
him to a rigid cross-examination as to the
time and place he saw Burroughs.
Attorney Morehouse presented another
telegram he had just received from Bur
roughs, dated Chicago, August 5. In it
Burroughs denied that he had been in
Stockton at the time mentioned, and de
nied the authorship of the letter filed by
Marie's mother last Friday.
Miss Wilson then read and filed an
affidavit in which she claimed that More
house had no authority to act for Bur
roughs, and was not the counsel of record
in the case. She also said she had gone to
Morehouse to engage his services in the
case, but he had refused to act as her at
torney, but had gone to Burroughs and
had offered his services. This she con
sidered unprofessional conduct, and the
most of her affidavit was devoted to "roast
ing" the attorney.
Judge Reynolds continued the hearing
of the matter until to-morrow.
P. J. Burroughs, who is a traveline
.jewelry auctioneer, became acquainted
with Marie Burroughs in Los Angeles about
two years ago. She claims they were en
gaged and the marriage dav set. Later
Burroughs tired of Marie's company and
left Los Aneeles and came here. While
conducting an auction sale here Miss Wil
son appeared and demanded that he fulfill
his promise. This he refused to do, and
Miss Wilson immediately commenced suit
for 9.50.000 for breach of promise. She has
acted as her own attorney throughout the
Bobbery on the Milpita* Bo id.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aue. s.— Mrs. J. Milier,
who conducts the Two-mile House on the
Milpitas road, reported to the police last
evening that her bouse had been robbed
about a week ago. The robbery was com
mitted in the daytime and jewelry to the
value of $75 was taKen. The theft was evi
dently committed by some one familiar
with the place. At the time of the rob
bery a man had been sent to inform the
police of the fact, but he had neglected
to do so.
funds for San Jose's Exhibit.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. s.— The Board of
Supervisors to-day appropriated $500 to as
sist the State Board of Trade in making a
creditable display of California products
at the Cotton States and International Ex
position which opens at Atlanta, Ga., in
FRESNO RAILROAD LANDS
Consummation of a Deal
Whereby They Will Be
Those In Kings County Also to Be
Made Available for Intend
FRESNO, Cal., Aug. s.— The vast tract
of railroad land in the southwestern part
of this county and Kings County is to be
broken up and sold to small farmers. The
deal was carried through by P. G. Baker
and several others under the name of the
Summit Lake Water Company. Baker is
one of the contractors who are construct
ing the great Sunset canal.
The tract to be divided consists of 25,262
acres, ami much of it lies in the Sunset
By an agreement between the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company and the Sum
mit Lake Water Company, the railroad
company agrees to sell the land at prices
averaging about $5 50 an acre. No part of
the purchase price of any pieces of Jand is
to be paid by the water company until tuat
pieee is sold by the water company to
settlers. The Summit Lake Company
agrees not to hold the land at a higher
average price than $35 an acre, nor any
part of it at more than $50 an acre.
The object, as stated in the agreement,
is to bring the lands into the market and
under cultivation in small holdings and
with irrigation rights.
The water company agrees to beein the
construction of a system of canals as soon
as practicable, and to push the work to
completion. Water will be taken from
Summit Lake, and part of it will be
pumped into a large canal running across
the tract to be irrigated. A pump of great
capacity will be put in, and it is believed
that the water can be raised ten or twenty
feet with very little expense.
Deeds are to be given the settlers, sub
ject to a provision that a patent is eranted
tht' railroad company by the Government.
This provision is necessary, as the rail
road company has not as yet secured the
title to the land. The right of the Govern
ment to claim any mineral land is re
The Summit Lake Company agrees to
sell any other irrigable land that the rail
road company may wish sold. The price
is to be the average price of the land de
scribed in the agreement. The water com
pany also agrees to build and keep in
repair a fence on each side of the Southern
Pacific track, and the railroad company
reserves 50 feet on each side of its line.
The canal is to be completed by January
1, 1896. _^
NAPA'S APPROACHING FAIR
Will Be One of the Grandest
Ever Held Within the
Fourteen Thousand Dollars to Be
Offered In Purses— Hun
NAPA, Cal., Aug. s.— The District Fair,
which will be held here during the week
beginning August 12, will be the grandest
event of the kind that this district has
ever known and one of the largest country
meetings the horsemen of the State
President Lee La Rue and Directors E.
H. Winship and John Even of the Agricul
tural Association are devoting all their
time to preparing for the event. The
purses offered aggregate 14,000, and over
300 horses have been entered.
The directors met yesterday and pre
pared the programme of events, which is
Monday, August 12.— N0. 4—2:40 trot, all
ages, nver.ty-t>:ght entries; pur.-e $800.
No. 10— 2:25 piicing, three-year-olds, eleven
entries: purse $t>oo.
No. 9—2:40 district trot, three- year-olds,
thirteen entries; purse s 4oo.
Tuesday, Aupust 13.— N0. 13—2:20 nomina
tion sixteen entries; purse $900.
No. 2:20 peeing, sixteen entries; purse
No. 19— Gentlemen's road race, four entries;
first prize $50 harness; entrance money
divided CO and 40 per cent between second
and third horses.
Wednesday, August 14.— N0. 7—2:24 trot,
sixteen entries; purse $800.
No. 2—2:27 trot, three-year-olds, twenty -two
entries; purse $700.
N . 20— Half-mile, handicap, bicycle.
No. 21— Mile, handicap, bicycle.
No. 22— Quarter of a mile, scratch, bicycle.
No. 23— Five-mile, St. Helena invitation,
Thursday, August — No. I— Two-year-old
2:40 trot, thirteen entries; purse $500.
No. 3— 2:25 trot, four-year-olds, twenty-two
entries; purse $700.
No. 24 — Mile, champion, bicycle.
No. 25— Twenty-five mile relav, bicycle.
Friday, August 16.— N0. 11—2:25 pacing,
twenty-nine entries; purse $800.
No. 6—2:27 trot, nineteen entries; purse
Saturday, August 17. — No. 18—2:13 nomina
tion pace, nine entries; purse $1000.
No. 14—2:17 nomination trot, twelve entries;
No. 5—2:30 trot, twenty-one entries; purse
As seen by the programme there will be
six bicycle events. They will be open to
riders in the counties north of the bay and
and west of the Sacramento River. The
rirst prize in each bicycle event will be of
the value of $30, and the second prize $20.
All of the fast horses on the coast have
been entered in the races, and they are
already beginning to arrive at the track.
Ed Lafferty has his swift namesake and a
string of other speedy horses here. Wil
liam Murray, after the Sacramento races
closed, gave the Vallejt) meeting the go-by,
and broutrht Diablo and the balance of his
stable here to work them.
Fifty additional box-stalls have been
built this year, and the water works at the
Agricultural Park have been enlarged and
BARS OF yjUPA BIVEH.
The Worst of Them Have Been Removed
Under Government Contract.
NAPA, Cal., Aug. The dredger Em
pire has completed its contract with the
Government for the removal of 20.000
cubic yards of gravel from the bed of Napa
River, and is now working for private par
ties rilling lots along the river bank and
getting out gravel for the use of the street
The cheap rate at which gravel is thus
obtained has added a new impetus to
street building and repairing.
The amount of ths Government contract
was only $4000, but the most dangerous
bars in the river have been removed and
navigation thus greatly facilitated.
Sale of a Zttmber-lard.
NAPA, Cal., Aug. s.— The James lum
ber-yard, one of the largest and oldest in
tliis valley, changed hands to-day. Cap
tain A. Hait. a well-known warehouse man,
and Henry Stoeckle were the purchasers.
The purchase price has not been made
public, but It is considerable.
SANTA MONICA DIGGINGS.
Tlie JS'ete Gold Fields Attracting Quite a
Xiimhcr of JTrospcclorM.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Aug. s.— As a
result to the late gold discovery in the
Santo Monica Mountains a contract for a
new wagon road from the mine to the rail
road station at The Palms has been let and
work is to begin early in the week.
It is said that there are now from fifteen
to twenty men prospecting in the ran<re
scattered over an area of seven or ei^ht
miles, and that tome of them are washing
placer dirt with rockers and are getting
snot gold, running from 50 cents to $1 a
day to the man. There are a number of
fine springs of clear running water in the
mountains and that is Utilized by building
dams, which afford an abundance of
water for rocking purposes.
A party is fitting out to leave to-day for
several days' outing to examine the new
strike and the formation of the ground,
and among them a mining expert of the
early days of California.
Shoot of thn Union Jtlfle Club.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. s.— The regular
monthly shoot of the Union Rifle Club at
the Lone Hill range yesterday was well
attended, and some good scores made.
The scores are as follows: G. Adams 42,
W. Knoth 42, class medal; W. Larcom 41,
J. Burns 41, A. Withers 41, D. E. Francis
40 J. Withers 39, A. J. Freyschlag 37, P
Arnerich 36. C. Cole 35, R. Wight 35, P. L.
Prtalinnn Ajicr Chicken Tliievea.
PETALCMA, Cal.. Aug. s.— The poul
try-raisers in the vicinity of Petaluma
have called a meeting for Saturday next
to consider ways and means to get rid of a
class which has been annoying them the
past several months stealing poultry. It
is understood that the merchants will co
operate with the poultry men and offt'r
large rewards for the chicken thieves.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1895.
NEWS OF THE COAST.
Examination of the Ac
cused Murderess at
GREAT INTEREST SHOWN.
The Court Forced to Hold Its
Session in the Super
PROBABLE LINE OF DEFENSE.
If the Prisoner Is Held an Exami
nation as to Her Sanity Will
REDDING, Cal., Aug. s.— The Coro
ner's jury in the inquest on the body of
Frank Miller, the pioneer merchant who
was murdered last Thursday morning by
his wife in the victim's store in this city,
has returned a verdict that deceased came
to his death by wounds inflicted by a
hatchet in the hands of his wife.
This verdict, with the fact that Mrs.
MES. FRANK MILLEB.
Miller has admitted that she struck her
husband on the head with the hatchet and
the further fact that all the circumstantial
evidence thus far obtainable has shown
that she was the only person to enter the
store on the morning of the murder, has
been found sufficient to warrant her arrest
and examination on a charge of murder.
Since the murder Mrs. Miller has occu
pied a cell in the County Jail. This morn
ing her examination began in Judge Gar
den's courtroom. Such an interest has
been taken in the case that the Supervis
ors' room at the courthouse was converted
into a justice's court. At 10 o'clock this
morning every seat in the courtroom was
occupied by men and women eager to get
a glimpse of the accused woman.
The prisoner looked pale, worn and hag
gard, and sobs and groans demonstrated
the physical and mental pain she suffered.
A bed of pillows was arranged near her
attorney's side, and during the entire fore
noon session Mrs. Miller lay in a half-stu
por listening to the stories of her crime as
witness after witness was examined. Her
father occupied a seat in the audience just
outside the railing separating the bar from
the laymen, and was the subject of consid
erable attention by the spectators.
District Attorney Rose appeared for the
prosecution and T. C. Dozier for the de
Charles Johnson, the colored boy who
first discovered the body of the murdered
man lying in a pool of blood behind the
counter in his store, was the first to testify.
His testimony was that he and his brother,
Ed Johnson, who conducts a lunchhouse
adjoining the Miller store, and N. Bres
lauer, an adjoining merchant, entered the
victim's store on the morning of the Ist,
about 10 o'clock. They noticed the store
was closed with the exception of one door,
and suspected something was wrong. Wit
ness testified that he found the body as
above stated and gave the alarm.
Ed. Johnson was next called to testify.
He saw Mrs. Miller about 6 o'clock on the
morning of the Ist walking hurriedly
from Mr. Miller's store. He saw her step
out of the front door and hurry up
California street past his lunchhouse.
She carried her bands covered in a sort of
white wrap or nubia. Her face was kept
toward the railroad track. Further tes
timony of this witness was substantially
the same as that given by his brother
Constable J. B. Campbell was the next
witness. He produced the cap, shoes,
mitts and dress worn by Mrs. Miller at the
time she committed the deed. He also
testified to having arrested the defendant,
and that prior to her arrest she admitted
to him that she hit her husband with a
hatchet, but did not think the blows were
sufficient to kill him.
Mrs. K. L. Anderson identified the cloth
ing as belonging to Mrs. Miller, but she
did not see them on the defendant the day
of the murder. The witness rented the
room to Mrs. Miller and testified that she
did not know defendant had left the room
that day prior to her arrest. She also
testified that defendant had been confined
to her bed about one month.
Mrs. M. C. Greene identified the clothing
as that worn by Mrs. Miller on the morn
ing of the murder, as witness saw defend
ant pass her house that morning about 6
o'clock. She also said that on one occasion
defendant had told her that Mr. Miller
would not buy her medicine, nor let her
see her son. She said her husband liked
to see her suffer and tortured her by not
providing her medicine.
William A. West testified that about 6
o'clock on the morning of the murder he
saw Mrs. Miller going toward the Grand
Hotel from the old Justice's office. About
eight minutes later he saw her return and
cross the street. When he first saw her
she had nothing in her hands. On her re
turn she had a white parasol, carrying it
over her head. This attracted his at
Mrs. J. H. Davis, who nursed Mrs.
Miller while she was sick at the Para-
eon Hotel, testified that during defendant's
illness there Mrs. Miller was continually
calling for her son, who was not allowed
to see her at all, Mr. Miller preventing.
She also said Mr. Miller wanted her dis
charged a week before Mrs. Miller was
able to be out of bed, to which the doctor
would not submit. Witness testified that
on one occasion during a fit of de
spondency witness heard defendant say
she dia not think it would be a crime for
her to kill him (meaning her husband)
because of the way he treated and abused
Owing to the failure of material wit
nesses to appear during the afternoon the
examination was continued until to-mor
row morning at 10 o'clock.
If the defendant is held on a charge of
murder it is understood that her counsel
will apply to have her examined before a
lunacy commission. Should that fail, the
line of defense will most probably be a plea
REDWOOD IN READINESS
The Great Chiefs of the Red
Men on the Hunting-
Programme of the Flr9t Day's Ses
sion of the Great Council
of the Oraer.
REDWOOD CITY, Cal., Aug. s.— The
weather is perfect and the town is in holi
day dress. The great chiefs arrived to-day
and inspected tlie Indian village and paid
their official and fraternal visits to Meta
mora Tribe No. 24 and to Mineola Council
No. 14, degree of Pocahontas.
The great body of the delegates to the
Red Men's convention will arrive to-mor
row morning on the 9:30 train, and from
that time until Friday night is gone there
will be one round of interesting events.
The programme for to-morrow is as fol
Forenoon, 10 o'clock— The Great Council will
convene at Gerroania Hall.
Afternoon, 2 o'clock — Great Council business
at Germanla Hall and the Great Council of the
Degree of Pocahontas will convene at Red
Evening. 7 o'clock— Concert and reception in
Indian village at Courthouse grounds.
•Entertainment at srvmnasium at 8:30. Presi
dent of the evening, George \V. Lovie;
overture, Elite band; selection, Grace Church
male quartet; address of welcome to city, Hon.
Alexander Gordon, Mayor of Redwood City;
response, O. V. Peavey, great sachem; solo,
barytone, .1. C. Her; selection, quartet; ad
dress, tribal welcome, Hon. .1. . 1. Bullock; re
sponse, B. K. Josselyn, P. G. S. ; solo, bass, Wil
liam McDonald; recitation, "Discovery of
America by Columbus," M. L. Ward; solo,
tenor, F. Coffin; presentation of banner to
Seminole Tribe No. 54 by Rev. J. Sims, great
Junior sagamore; solo, soprano, Miss Julia
Christ: whistling solo, Miss Mamie Winne;
solo, barytone. If. Smith; selection, quartet
pianist, H. W. Walker. _
They Ar« Bought at a Premium by a Lot
HANFORD, Cat.., Aug. 5.-F. J. Cooper
of Los Angeles was the successful binder
to-day for the Hanford Union High School
bonds for $7500, paving a premium of
$53 25. The bonds will run ten years and
draw 6 per cent interest. The building
will be a two-story wooden structure and
will be built immediately.
Sentenced at Santa Rosa.
SANTA, ROSA, Cal., Aug. s.— Sam
Bemiss was arraigned to-day in the
Superior Court on a charge of furnishing
liquor to Indians. Bemiss pleaded guilty,
and Judge Crawford sentenced him to
two years in the penitentiary.
NEWS OF THE COAST
Veterans Pouring Into
the Camp at Santa
A GAY CITY OP TENTS,
Thousands Expected to Be
Housed Under Canvas
PROGRAMME FOR THE WEEK.
Saturday Fixed for the Grand Pa
rade—Three Thousand Will
Be in Line.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Aug. .5.— Theo
dore Tilton, in his beautiful ode to the
memory of Frederick Douglass, proposes
to mold a statute of enduring brass out of
the broken chains of slaves set free. If he
saw the multitude of gray-haired veterans
of the rebellion at Camp Fort Fisher,
Santa Monica, who bowed the head in
reverence to-day to Old Glory, as they
filed into camp, and would then call to
mind the lone list of the brave who sleep
on Liberty's battlefield, remembering that
they went to the front young and strong
and came out suffering from the hardships
of the war, he would probably propose to
build a monument higher than Babel's
tower, the foundations of which would be
patriotism, the central structure liberty
and the cap sheaf a united country.
It was a pleasing scene indeed to watch
them all day long gettingcamp intosnape,
decorating tents, taking a few moments
every now and then from their labors to
spin a good yarn.
At event'de the tented city was a living
reality, there being over 200 of the tents
occupied, with bunting everywhere and a
jolly lot of veterans and their families
ready for the real duties of the camp, now
that it has been placed in order, the ad
vanca guard of Sunday being vastly aug
mented by over 100 arrivals to-day. It was
an exceedingly difficult matter to place
everybody in just the location desired, but
the tent committee, headed by Munson
and Brooker, did exceedingly well.
It is estimated that by 6 o'clock to
morrow evening there will be over 2000 in
camp. To-day's arrivals are mainly from
Santa Barbara, Santa Paula, Riverside,
Santa Ana, Orange, San Luis Obispo, Ful
lerton and San Diego, the delegation from
the latter place being an unusually strong
Comrade Duscnbury, the roaring lion of
San Jacinto, arrived early in the day, and,
as usual, commenced his depredations,
the result being that he was drummed out
of camp to the tune of the "Rogue's
Tbe new woman, dressed in bloomers,
astride a borse, also arrived, and immedi
ately took possession of Comrade Munson.
She was young and good looking.
A registration tent was opened, with the
charming Miss J. Brookerin charge, every
comrade, either visitor or member of the
camp, being requested to inscribe his
name and army record, for the purpose of
having a roster of the camp printed at its
The registration to-day was light, only
about 100 embracing the opportunity, lowa
heading the list, with Illinois a close sec
ond, Missouri, New York, Wisconsin, New
Jersey, California, Massachusetts, Minne
sota, Colorado, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsyl
vania, Kansas, New Hampshire, Michigan
and far off Maine being represented on the
list. The first name is Thomas A. Lewis
of Santa Monica.
Bidwell Post of Norfolk opened a mess
tent to-day with two comrades in charge,
which will be a great convenience to those
at the camp, who can thus spend the en
tire day with their brother comrades be
fore leaving for home or quarters in town.
To-night the boys in blue were welcomed
by the citizens of the town, and a most en
joyable entertainment was given at the
pavilion, which was crowded, a dance also
being given on the platform within the in
Tuesday is Southern California day,
which will end with a red-hot camptire in
the big tent.
Wednesday will be Pasadena day, the
day's programme being in charge of Cap
Saturday will undoubtedly be the great
day of the camp, it being Santa Monica's
day, when the great parade will take place,
it being (he intention of the management
to make it the largest parade of veterans
ever held in Southern California. There
will be over 3000 in line.
A HOLD-UP AT LAKESIDE
Two Masked Men Bind, Gag
and Rob a Lone Tele
They Empty His Pockets and the
Money Drawer and Secure
$140 In Cash.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Aug. s.— George W.
Smith, agent and telegraph operator for
the Cuyamaca road at LaKeside, was held
up at 10 o'clock last night in the station
by two masked robbers, who bound, gagged
and threw him into the little area between
the station and the adjoining building.
He lay there until 2 o'clock this morning
when, having succeeded in removing the
gag from his mouth, he shouted until as
Information by telegraph is that when
the robbers entered Smith was making out
Western Union Telegraph reports and
noticed nothing unusual until a voice
"Throw up your hands."
Smith turned to see one man, six feet
tall, pointing a Winchester rifle at his
head, closely followed by another, some
six inches shorter, holding a handful of
rope and a small piece of canvas. Smith
made no resistance under the circum
After securely fastening and silencing
him thev went through his pockets, and
then broke into the money drawer, secur
ing $140 in all. Most of this was in his
pockets. Part of the amount was Western
Union money and part Cuvamaca funds.
Smith, who has rilled the position only
since last April, does not know many in
those parts, but says the men did not ap
pear to be Mexicans, the command haying
been uttered in good plain English. Little
was said after the ropbers first appeared,
as they seemed specially anxious to con
ceal their identity.
General Manager Waterman and Con
stable Mattox have gone out to investigate.
The Evandale Libeled at Taeotna.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. s.— The North
ern Pacific steamship Evandale, which
was to have sailed at daylight for China
and Japan, was libeled late to-night on
claims for damaged cargo amounting to
$13,200. Bonds cannot be secured until to
morrow, when the vessel will proceed on
On her last voyage from China the bulk
heads started, letting water from its after
tank in the hold. Twelve thousand bags
of sugar and a large number of gunnysacks
were damaged. The libelants areSaun
ders, Ward & Co., consignees of the sugar,
and Balfour, Guthrie & Co., consignees of
JEWELS STATION FATALITY.
A San Franciscan Accidentally Kills
Himself ' Wliile Out Hunting.
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., Aug. s.— Samuel
Eisfelder, an employe of the agency of the
Pacific Cash Eegister Company of San
Francisco, who left the latter place yester
day with a team to take a trip up the Rus
sian River, accidentally shot and killed
himself with a shotgun while out on a
hunting expedition to-day at Jewels sta
tion. Both charges entered under the pit
of his arm.
He left camp for an hour's hunt at 8
o'clock this morning. His wife, after
waiting for him for about two hours or
more, told his uncle to go and see if he
could not find him ana tell him to come
back to the camp. He went about 500
yards from the camp and found him dead,
lying on his stomach, with the gun lying
a short distance from him and both barrels
discharged. He at once started back to
the camp to inform his wife, who fainted
when told of her husband's fate.
The uncle at once telephoned to San
Rafael for the Coroner, who went immedi
ately to the place and brought the , body
back with him. The inquest will be held
Wanton Attack. Marie on a Pedestrian
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., Aug. s.— Theodore'
Tambo and Algio Tolimiani, after leaving
a ball which they attended at Bolinas, met
Emilio Martillati on the road, they
being on horseback while the other man
was on foot. When abreast of him they
commenced beating him unmercifully,
and when he started to run they jumped
from their horses and beat him until he
Mr. Morris brought him into town, and
after he obtained a warrant for the arrest
of the men, who were arrested and brought
to San Rafael by two officers and placed in
jail. They were charged with battery,
brought before Judge Gardner and pleaded
not guilty. The trial was set for Friday.
SANTA CRUZ SURPRISED
Jackson Sylvar's Housekeeper
on Record as His
She Applied for Letters of Admin
istration on His $400,000
SA.NTA CRUZ, Gal., Aug. s.— Jackson
Sylvar, a prominent Portuguese resident
of this city, died a few weeks ago, leaving
an estate valued at about $400,000.
Quite a sensation was caused to-day by
the appearance on the court records of the
petition for letters of administration in
the estate by Mrs. Elizabeth Sylvar, widow
of the deceased.
Mr. Sylvar, since the death of his wife
about twelve years aero, was supposed to be
a widower, and Mrs. Elizabeth Mutter,
who has been his housekeeper since that
time, now claims to be entitled to his
name, and asks for letters of administra
tion in the estate.
Several Very Satisfactory Reports Made
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Aug. 5. — The
secoud week's session of the State conven
tion of Christian churches convened at
Garfield Park to-day.
At 8 o'clock this morning a very large
prayer meeting was held, led by Rev. F.
M. Jones of Gridley. The regular con
vention, with A. M. McCoy chairman, was
then called to order. Rev. L. A. Pier of
Willows led in prayer, which was followed
by the enrollment of delegates.
The chairman then appointed the com
mittees as follows:
Credentials— l. R. Ginstead, A. R. Hathaway,
C.W, Johnson, Edward Davis.
Programme— E. B. Ware, H. G. Hartley, R. H.
Press— R. L. McHat+on, E. W. Matthews,
State work— W. A. Gardner, W. H. Martin, W.
B. Berry, Mrs. E. H. Crowe, Mrs. Ritter.
Education— H. D. MoAneney, J. W. Craycroft,
L. A. Pier, Mary Phillips, Minnie Hartley.
Nominations— 11. G. Hartley, E. B. Ware, W.
11. Mnrtin. Mrs. M. A. Nash, Mrs. Ring.
Finance— G. K. Berry, R. N. Davis, D. B.
Obituaries— J. H. Hughes, W. A. Gardner. R.
H. Chaplin, Mrs. R. H. Beemer, Mrs. Henry
Resolution*— J. E. Denton, Edwards Davis. J.
B. Johnson, Mrs. L. F. Luse, Mrs. Ada Van Pelt.
The report of State Treasurer P. C.
Hodges of Gilroy was read. The debt of
Garfield Part and the evangelistic fund
have been raised and there is a balance on
Rev. J. E. Denton, chairman of the State
board, gave his yearly address, showing
the work in the best condition for years.
At 11 o'clock a sermon was preached by
Rev. J. L. Black of Hanford to a good at
In the afternoon Rev. Henry Shadle, the
board secretary, read his report.
State Evangelist R. L. McHatton then
gave his report. His work deals largely
with the mission churches. He reports as
bis peisonal labors that he preached 317
sermons, made 241 accessions to the
churches, located twenty-eight preachers,
organized three Sunday-schools, five
Christian Endeavor societies and raised
over $7000 for the work. The work has
been pushed in all parts of the State.
Instead of the pledge system for sustain
ing missionary work he recommended
voluntar3 r offerings. He named a num
ber of important places where the church
could be established during the coming
year. The report was received with
The sermon for the evening was preached
by Rev. A. Sanders of Marysville to a large
Barret Adjudged Insane.
SANTA CRUZ. Cal., Aug. 5.-William
F. Barret was examined to-day and ad
judged insane, and will be taken to Ag
news to-morrow. He is laboring under the
delusion that he is hypnotized, and, among
other things, imagines at times that he is
the slayer of Blanche Laraont and Minnie
Williams. He is a young man, 25 years of
age, and his home is in San Francisco.
BOON FOR LOS ANGELES.
Exhibits for Atlanta to Be Carried Free
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. s.— The
Southern Pacific Company has offered free
transportation for all exhibits sent to the
Atlanta Exposition from this section. J.
A. Filcher of the State Board of Trade
communicated this fact to Secretary Wil
lard of the Cnamher of Commerce of this
city to-day. Mr. Willard, commenting on
the offer, said : "This is certainly a liberal
offer, and one which will be taken full ad
vantage of. I only hope the Supervisors
will appropriate a sufficient amount of
money to properly represent this county."
PORTLAND'S NEW PRIEST.
The First A'aiive of Oregon to Be Or
dained by the Catholic Church.
PORTLAND, Or., Aug. s.— Arthur Lane,
son of ex-Congressman Lafayette »Lane
and grandson of General Lane, was this
morning ordained a priest of the Catholic
church by Most Rev. W. H. Gross, D.D.,
Archbishop of Oregon. An immense
throng of people assembled to witness the
interesting ritualistic ceremorics.
An interesting coincidence is that Lane
is the first native-horn priest of the State
and is ordained by the rirst American-born
prelate of the Pacific Coast.
Rev. Mr. Lane is not yet 23 years old
and comes from one of Oregon's most dis
tinguished and honored pioneer families.
Following the impressive and elaborate
ceremonies the congregation received the
blessing of the new priest. For the past
twelve years he has been a student at the
Grant Seminary, Montreal, Canada.
Engineer Gates year Yisalia.
VIS ALIA, Cal., Aug. s.— Engineer Gates
of the Valley Railroad is in town to-day.
He will move his camp to Visalia Wednes
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