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ELECTRIC POWER FROM CLEAR LAKE WATERS.
Long Distance Trans
mission to San Fran
cisco by Wire.
WATER FOR IRRIGATION.
Local Capitalists About to De- i
velop a Gigantic Enter
POWER FOR ALL PURPOSES:
An Electric Road to Run Into Lake ;
' County— Boats on the
The Clear Lake Electric Company has j
about perfected arrangements for convert- j
ing the waste water power of Clear Lake,
Lake County, and Cache Creek into elec- j
tric energy that will be transmitted to San
Francisco* Oakland, Benicia, Mare Island, i
Vailejo, Santa Rosa and other cities along
the line where it will be used to give light
The transmission of electricity for long
distance? has already passed tne experi
mental stage, as demonstrated by the recent
trials in this direction at Niagp.ra, Lauffen-
Frankfort, Germany, and many places
in California. The promoters of this plan
have had the usual drawbacks and obsta- i
cles to contend with. Their undertaking
involves the outlay of $2,000,000 or $3,000.
--000. Already it is assuming shape that
gives promise of speedy success.
Those interested in the enterprise are
satisfied beyond a doubt that the scheme
will be a great benefit to the people of
Lake County and San Francisco, as well
as of profit to themselves.
Every detail has been carefully consid
ered by a competent Government engineer
and by scientific electricians, as well as by
a number of well-known capitalists who
are backing the undertaking with their
money, brains and- personal influence.
Clear Lake lies at an elevation of 1317
feet in Lake County, seventy-five miles
due north from San Francisco. The char
acter of the adjacent country is mountain
or.s and broken, with considerable timber.
This locality is distinguished for its exces
sive rainfalls, and is the source of several
large streams which flow into the lake.
The lake is of varied width and twenty-
BiS miles in length, comprising an area of
eighty-two Bquare miles. The average
depth is forty feet. The catchment area
or watershed embraces more than . 517
square miles. The . average rainfall, as
taken from different measurements and
observations from 1567 to date, is 34.4
inches per annum. 50 per cent of which for
utilization would amount to 119.565,000,000
eallons per annum, or 327,000,000 gallons
daily. This is equal to 500 cubic feet per
second. The lake is further fed from
numerous springs which drain into or rise
from the bottom of the lake. The maxi
mum rise and fall of the lake is fourteen
The outlet of the lake is Cache Creek,
which passes through a narrow mountain
ravine and empties into the Sacramento j
About five miles below the outlet proper,
where the stream enters between two j
mountains, a 27-foot dam will be con- j
Etructed, with flood-gates to let off the sur- j
plus water in the rainy season and to store
the water in the dry season. The water j
will be carried from the dam in 5-foot,
pipes along the stream to a point 67,300 \
feet, to what is known as "Wilson's farm,
where the power plant will be established.
In traversing this distance the water will
have a fall of 454 feet. With a 5-foot pipe
the pressure at the power-house will be 193.5
pounds per square inch. Three lines of
pipe of this capacity will develop 23,950
horsepower at dynamos, 72 per cent of
which, by electrical transmission, would
deliver 20,845 horsepower to the motors in
The water will be shot through Pelton
wheels which will be connected directiy
with the dynamos. The latter will be
especially constructed, and will be among
the largest and most powerful dynamos in
the United States. The electricity will be
transmitted in a direct overhead" line on I
large bare copper wires to San Francisco
and the adjacent cities. The matter of
transmitting the electricity under the
waters of the bay is a most difficult and
costly problem, but recent inventions made
this possible without too much loss of
power. It is estimated that the enormous
amount of power which can thus be de
livered in San Francisco will be of ines- '■
timable benefit to the general public.
Approximately in this City there are
60,000 horsepower plants running at a cost
of $24 to $40. per horsepower for twenty- i
MAP SHOWING THE PROPOSED ROUTE FOR TRANSMITTING POWER
FROM LAKE COUSTY TO SAN FRANCISCO, SHOWING ALSO THE
LOCATION OF THE DAM AND THE IRRIGATION DISTRICT.
four hours. The new company proposes
to furnish this and more power at the rate
of $4 per horsepower for the same length
of time, and that, too, at a fair profit. This
transmitted power can readily compete
with power produced from the best coal at
$2 25 per ton. but the best coal cannot at
present be delivered in San Francisco, even
in carpo lots, at less than $fi and $7 per
ton. The engineers have found that the
company can supply from the waters of
Lake County more than enough power to
turn every wheel in this Citv, from a
dentist drill to a streetcar cable, and sup
ply all the lights the City requires; nor
will this decrease the waters of the lake
to anv appreciable extent.
With j>ower and light reduced from 50 to |
75 per cent the promoters of the under- j
taking expect that hundreds of manufac- j
turing industries will spring into existence
around the bay that now seek other fields j
for cheaper power. The I nited States
Government has already signified a will
ingness to establish a gun plant at Benicia j
if the company will .'urnish cheap power, j
and there has "been expressed a desire to |
utilize the same power at the Mare Island ,
This plan for transmitting electricity has
been investigated by the engineers of the !
principal electrical companies of the
world. The Siemens & Halske Company
of Chicago and Germany, the General I
Electric Company of Berlin and the West
inghouse Company have gone carefully
iato the matter, and all of them declare j
their belief in the practicability of the '
. scheme, and they are all anxious to erect
the entire plant and give plenty of time
for payment, if that should be an induce
Involved in this undertaking are several
others of no less importance in the eyes of
the people interested. In the rirst'place
the water after leading the power-house
; will not be allowed to go to waste. The
1 company has already provided for its use
for irrigation purposes, and to this end the
company has bonded the interests of the
: three irrigation companies now operating
,in Yolo County. The ditches have been
j running water to the farm lands since 1852.
j By extending its works the waste v.v.xvr
will be able to irrigate about 109,000 acres
' of land in Yolo County, ami in a short
time a new and permanent dam and head
■ works will be constructed to take the place
! of the brush Ctamfl yearly erected by the
i old companies. By utilizing the waste
water the electric' company will comply
| with the United States laws relative to the
use of Clear Lake waters. The company
i will not issue irrigation bonds and there
! will be no assessments upon the property
owners, which avoids conflict with any
State or United States laws.
Another enterprise which will be of
great importance to the people of Lake
County will be tne construction of an
j electric railway for passengers and freight
I between the lake and the town of Rum
sey. which is the terminus of the Southern
Pacific's branch, known as the Clear Lake
I and Vaca Valley Railroad.
The proposed electric road will wind
; among the mountains alone Cache Creek,
r and pass through some of the wildest and
SITE OF THE PROPOSED DAM NEAS THE END OF CLEAR LAKE.
[From a photograph.]
most picturesque scenery on the coast.
Several railroad companies have made
surveys through the mountains, but they
found the cost of laying a steam road bed
too expensive to warrant the undertaking.
Thus Lake County, with :ts fertile and
productive soii and" semi-tropical climate,
has been cut off from the rest of the w.>rM
for the waut of facilities to get its pr>
Kuinsey is 42(1 feet above the sea level
ami Clear Lake has an altitude of 1317 feet,
but this grade in twenty-live miJes is noth
ing for a rja#d<-rn electric locomotive to
overcome. Besides most of the freight
would be handled on the down grade.
Owing to the lake region being like a huge
saucer surrounded by mountains it costs,
even in the dry season. $I<> per ton to get
freight in and out of the valley. The com-
' pany proposes to reduce the freight rates
|50 per cent. The present tonnage of Lake
■ County does not exceed GOOOtons annually,
j but this will be greatly increased as soon
j as the road is in operation, and this will
i be among the iirst moves made.
The present population of Lake County
is about 9000. The price of land is remark
ably low in comparison with other places
equally favored by nature. Both will in
j crease as soon as there is a means of com
! munication with the outside world. For
all it is difficult of access there is a floating
population of about 10,000 people who go
to the "Switzerland of America," as it is
called, to visit the many springs, sanita
riums and health resorts.
At present it costs about $4 to reach the
• lake after leaving the railroads. The fare
! on the electric road will be at most one
'' half of this, and the conveniences of this
I mode of traveling will doubtless immensely
i increase the traffic to this region. The
[ county is also rich in valuable metals and
i minerals, and with cheap freight the mines
: will be operated to a profit.
In connection with the electric railway
I there will be operated a number of elec
' trie boats on the lake. These will be con
| structed on the storage- battery principle,
i the same as those used by the United
: States navy and those operated on the j
' great Jakes. Plans are being prepared at
present for one large passenger steamer
i and a freight boat. The batteries wili be
i charged from the electric-road trolley
If these improvements are carried out
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL., TUKSJJAY, AUGUST t>, 1895.
successfully, as there is every promise that
they will be. the traveler will be able to
leave San Francisco on the overland train
at 7:30 A. m., transfer at Ahnira, reach
Kumsey by noon, and arrive at East Lake,
Kelseyville. Highland Springs, Lakeport
and other points about three hours later,
thus avoiding over thirty miles of rough
and costly staging.
In ordinary years the average overflow
or surplus that goes out from Clear Lake
through Cache Creek is more than enough
to supply all the power that can be utilized.
Thus the supply will be from the overflow,
and the main lake reservoir will not be
Ferdinand Formhals, a mechanic who is
interested in this scheme and who since
1867hasgiven much of his time and money
to the ttudy of this subject, gives the fol
lowing explanation of how the plans will
be successfully carried out without lower
ing the level of the water in Clear Lake.
Ttip dam as it will be constructed will con
trol the waters of ttie lake in such a manner
that neither floods nor extreme low water need
l>e feared in the future. Aa II is, Belfflefi Creek
Dto Cache Creek at rieht anjrles near the
outlet of the lake. Every winter's freshet
thousands of tons of debris 'and bowlders are
deposited at the outlet. This is what causes
the lake lands to be flooded every year, and
every year the creek bed ai tne outlet of the
lake becomes higher. The plan decided upon
is this: A '"anal that will be independent of
Seigler Creek, that will be large enough to
carry oft" the Hood water, will be cut from the
lake to a point below Beigler Creek, and the
dam will be so constructed with floodgates as
to control the volume of water in the lake.
In the winter, when the high floods come,
the gates ■will be opened so as to carry oft the
surplus, and thus save the lew lands from in
undation. When the floods cease the gates
will be closed, and sufficient water will be held
to bridge over the dry season. However, at all
times the natural flow of Cache Creek will be
sufficient to operate the power plant and sjp
ply the irrigation ditches. In order to dip the
canal between the dam and the lake the com-
pciiy will be obliped to build a large dredging
; machine, which will aftercrard be in continual
use in keeping the outlet to the iake free from
Ctiona and rilling. This dredger may
; also be used for the recl"amati>>Ti oi low lauds
in other places along the lake.
The company that has this matter now
in hand is composed of well-known ;San
Francisco capitalists, business men and
engineers, who are not vet ready to he
identified with the undertaking* The
company has complied with ali the State
and United States Jaws bearing upon the
oal and irrigation matters and is in
| full posses-si6n of all the water rights, right
i of way, etc.
LIVING ON CIGARETTES.
Clinton A. Slocum's Only Sub
sistence for Forty-Eight
He Narrowly Escaped Being Charged
With the Serious Crime
Clinton A. Slocum, with many aliases,
was arresied on Sunday night for disturb
in?; the peace, and yesterday morning
Judge Campbell sentenced him to pay a
fine of $10 or go to jail for ten days.
Blocazn arrived in this City from the
East some months ago. He was looked
upon as a "young blood," and while living
at Mrs. Lambert's lodging-house, 710 Cali
fornia street, he spent his money freely.
He left the lodging-house several weeks
ago and returned on Friday afternoon.
He told Mrs. Lambert that be had spent
fill his money and begged her to give him
a room till he got a further supply of
Mr?. Lambert took pit}' upon him and
cave him a room. He "did not leave it
from Friday afternoon till Monday after
noon. He ate no food, but subsisted on
cigarette smoke. Piles of cigarette butts
and half-burned matches were founcf scat
tered over the floor of his room.
A few minutes after he left on Sunday
afternoon fire broke out in the closet in his
room, but was extinguished before mnch
damage was done. When Blocum re
turned to the- house, between 8 and 9
o'clock that night, the landlady, thinking
he ha ■'. set tire to his room, refused to ad
mit him, and he ect angry and raised a dis
turbance. He was arrested and taken to
the California-street station.
Fire Marshal Tiuve investieated the case
and found that the the was accidental, hav
inc been caused by a lignted butt of a cig
arette. Jodge Campbell sent for the Fire
Marshal yesterday morning, as the arrest
ing officer had stated in court that Slocum
had set fire to the hou»e, and the facts were
explained to the Judge. The Fire Mar
shal gave Slocum some good advice to
refrain from being a cigarette "tiend" and
try to earn an honest living, but Slocum
was inclined to be saucy and the Judge
thought ten days in jail would do him
Slocum refused to give his true name,
but it is thought that he is well connected
in the East. He takes a pride in calling
himself by different names.
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DR. MACKENZIE TO LECTURE.
His First Address To-Xißht on the "Acts
of the Apostles."
There is a prospect that San Francisco
will follow the East in regard to the mis
sionary extension work, which has taken
such deep root in Chicago and other cities.
Miss Berry, secretary of the work on this
coast, states that permanent results in the
way of the formation of classes and possi
bly of a Biole Institute similar to Evange
listlfoody'f Institute in Chicago, for the
training of vouiik people in evangelistic
work, may shortly be realized.
As a preliminary step Rev. Robert Mac
kenzie of the First Presbyterian Church
has undertaken a series of interesting lec
tures on the "Acts of the Apostles," to
which he has been devoting peculiar at
tention for the last twelve months. The
lirst lecture will be delivered to-night at
the Y. M. C. A. building an Stockton and
Mason .-treets. The lectures will be en
tirely free. _
Hendy Kstate Out of Court.
The motions to dismiss the appeals in the
Joshua Hendy estate litigation were granted
bj tlie Supreme Court yesterdav.
A DERELICT COMMISSION
Eleven Railroad Companies
That Have Never Submit
ted a Report.
EVADING THE CONSTITUTION.
Merchants Declare That the Com
mission Is Useless and Ought
to Be Abolished.
A good many people are of the opinion
that the State Railway Commission is a
little worse than useless and ought to be
abolished. There is nothing particularly
new in this opinion, which at one time
crystallized in the form of impeachment
proceedings. The Commissioners are sup
posed to stand between the people and the
corporations in the matter of regulating
f reiehts and fares. A part of their duty is
to gather detailed in formation relative to
railway operation for the information of
the Legislature and the people, the same to
be published in annual reports to the
Governor. Extensive powers have been
granted the commission by the constitu
tion. Section 22 says, after prescribing the
manner of election :
~aid i'ommissicraers shall have the power,
and it shall be their duty, to establish rates of
charges for the transportation of passengers
and freight by railroad or other transportation
companies, aiid publish the same from time to
time, with such changes as they may make;
to examine the books, records and papers of
all lailroad and other transportation com
panies, and for this purpose they shall have
power to issue subpeuas and all other neces
sary process; to hear and determine com
plaints against railroad and other transporta
tion companies, to send for persons and papers,
to administer oaths, take testimony and pun
ish for contempt of their orders and processes
in the same manner and to the same extent as
courts of record, and enforce their decisions
and correct abuses through the medium of the
Said Commissioners shall prescribe a uniform
system of accounts to be kept by all such cor
porations and companies. Any railroad cor
poration or transportation company which
shall fail or refuse to conform to such rates as
shall be established by such Commissioners, or
shall charge ratts in excess thereof, or shall
fail to keep their accounts in accordance with.
the system prescribed by the commission, shall
\m lined not exceeding $'20,000 for each of
fense: and every officer, agent, or employe of
any such corporation or company who shall
demand or receive rates in excess thereof,
or who shall in any manner violate
the provisions of this section, shall
be fined not exceeding $5000, or be im
prisoned in the county jail not exceeding one
year. In all controversies, civil or criminal,
the rates of fares and freignts established by
said commission shall be deemed conclusively
just and reasonable.
And again in section 7 of an act ap
proved April 15, 1830:
The process issued by the board shall extend
to all parts of the State. The board shall have
power to issue writs of summons and of sub
i>ena in like manner as courts of record, and
any process issued by the board may be served
in "any county in the State.
How the Commissioners have used the
power granted them under the law in
years past is a matter of public notoriety.
The present board went into office under
pledges to reduce rates, yet no reduction
lias been made or attempted as far as can
be learned. Is ot only have these pledges
! to the people been ignored, but the Com
missioners have signally failed in their
duty as clearly laid down by the constitu
Section 6 of the act creating the board
makes it the duty of the Commissioners to
notify all railroad corporations engaged in
the business of transportation, demanding
reports covering ail the details of construc
tion, operation, revenue, etc., and this
within thirty days after taking office. The
Commissioners are also required to cause
blanks to be prepared proposing questions
calculated to elicit facts and statistics
deemed necessary for the information of
How have the members of the present
board complied with the requirements of
No doubt some of the more important
transportation companies have been asked
for reports. One has complied, the Cali
fornia Railroad — one in eight months.
There are eleven railroads in the State,
however, that have not been asked for re
ports. As a matter of fact these compa
nies have never tiled a report with any com
mission. The reason is apparent. No
reports have been asked for. The com
panies referred to are as follows:
Bodie and Ben ton Railroad, Mono
County: Smith River Railroad, Del Norte
County; Chino Valley Railroad, San Ber
nardino County ; Sierra and Mohawk Val
ley Railroad, Sierra County; Santa Ana
and Newport Railroad, Orange County;
Han Diego and Pacific Beach Railroad
Company, San Diego County; California
and Nevada Railroad, Alameda County;
Pacific Lumber Company's Railroad,
Huinboldt County; Southern California
Motor Railroad. San Bernardino County;
Cahuenga Valley Railroad, Los Angeles
County: Pomona and North Pomona
Railroad Company, Los Angeles County.
These roads are all in active operation
and have been for some years. Some of
them carry both freight and passengers,
while others handle only freight. In
length they vary from 15 to 175 miles. The
secretary of the commission said yesterday
that he had not notified these roads to
send in reports, because preceding com
missions had not done so. He had never
heard of some of them, but thought that
the matter ought to be looked into. The
Commissioners are not highly regarded by
the merchants, who, after their pledges to
the people, naturally looked for some re
lief from exorbitant rates.
A representative of George W. Glbbs <fc
Co. said yesterday :
"1 am a Democrat and voted for Stan t#n,
but lam sorry for it now. This board evi
dently intends to do nothing. What have
previous boards done? It has always been
ri proposition of talk much and do nothing.
Tiie commission ought to be abolished. It
is a shame to tax people to maintain such
Mr." Miller of Miller, Sloss & Scott said:
'The Railway Commission is a useless
body. No man of intelligence expects a
reduction of rates, or anything else from
three men owned body and soul by the
Southern Pacific Company. It's the old
story.. When has a Railroad Commission
attempted to do anything for the people?
Pledges — yes I know. What do pledges
amount to from tnose people ? The com
mission ought to be abolished."
HANS HANSEN WILL HANG.
Judge McKenna Has Named the Day for
Hans Hansen, the murderer of Mate
Maurice Fitzgerald of the American bark
Hesper, will be hanged on October 18 next
unless the President extends executive
clemency. Judge Morrow sat with
Judge McKenna on the bench while the
latter was passing sentence yesterday.
When asked if he had anything to say why
sentence of death should not be pronounced
upon him the prisoner said in a low voice,
"I am not guilty." His attorney then
asked that the hanging be postponed to
November next in order to get a petition
for commutation of the sentence before the
President. This was denied, and Hansen
and St. Clair the other murderer of Mate
Fitzgerald will die on the same day. Han
sen was removed to the Santa Clara
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THE STANTOED APPEAL.
It Will Be Heard in the Court of Appeal*
The Government's appeal in the Stan
ford case will be heard next month. A
full bench will be preseut at that time,
and the matter will be gone all over
The Government was represented by'
Special Counsel McKissick and Mrs. Stan
ford by Russell Wilson. Both attorneys
tried to have the case argued at an earlier
date, but Judges McKenna and Morrow
set it peremptorily for September 10. The
case will probably be heard by Judge
Hawley of Nevada, Judge Gilbert of
Oregon and Judge Morrow.
SHOT IN THE HEAD.
Frank H. Morrison. Driver or a Milk
Wagon, Accidentally Wounded
by a Cook.
Frank H. Morrison, the driver of a milk
wagon for Stone ft Co., dairymen, was ac
cidentally shot by Lubims Vasilicovich,
night cook in the coffee-house, 1210 Polk
street, about 2 o'clock yesterday morning.
Morrison went into the coffee-house and
had something to eat. He was sitting at
the lunch counter chatting with Vasilico
vich, when the latter showed him a target
rifle, which he had bought for killing
Just then the cook heard a noise, and
thinking it was a rat, turned the rifle
around and it went off, the bullet striking
Morrison in the right temple. Vasilico
vich had imaginea that the rifle was
Morrison did not feel much pain from
the wound. He went to Dr. Jones for
treatment, after which he resumed his work
and drove out to the ranch. About 10
o'clock yesterday morning he called at the
Receiving Hospital in a dazed condition
and soon became unconscious*
The police surgeon found that the bullet
had penetrated the skull and lodged in the
brain. It is thought that the wound will
not prove fatal.
Detective Gibson was detailed on the case
and placed Vasilicovich under arrest.
Judge Conlan after hearing the story of the
shooting released him on his own recogniz
PLUCKY RICHMOND LADY.
Mrs. Steel's Rare Presence of
Mind Probably Saved
The Blue-Rock Ordinance and Other
Newsy Items From the Grow
A desperate man and a woman with
plenty of presence of mind and nerve fur
nished Richmond a sensation last Satur
day, the echo of which can still be heard
in the furthermost parts of the district. 0.
C. Steel, a once prominent mining operator
in Nevada, and his wife occupy rooms at
the Weigner House, corner Point Lodos
and Eleventh avenues. Saturday after
noon every one was absent from the house
except Mrs. Steel. About 1:30 o'clock she
went to the door in response to a some
what hasty knock and was confronted by a
man shabbily dressed, who gruffly de
manded to see the lady of the house. Mrs.
Steel told him she was not in, when the
fellow clutched her by the throat and said :
"Give me $5, or I'll kill you. I'm a des
perate man and I want to get out of this
Mrs. Steel remembered that in a rear
room was a revolver belonging to her hus
band, and as calmly as possible said, or
rather gasped :
"You would not kill a woman for such a
small sum, would you? Just let go my
throat and I will get the money for you."
The feliow did as requested, telling her
at the same time to hurry up. In a
moment she was back at the door, but in
place of the money she held a cocked re
volver in her hand.
"Now go," she said, "or I will shoot you
It is needless to say that the fellow did
not stand on the order of his going, but
sped away as such a rapid gait that he dis
appeared completely before an alarm could
Mrs. Steel is still suffering from the
powerful grasp of the ruffian's fingers,
though in other respects she is entirely un
The Richmond District Improvement
Association has requested the Market
street Railway Company to issue transfers
to passengers paying fare south of Lake
street, going south, to the McAllister
street going east, and vice versa. Such an
arrangement would give the residents of
that district an opportunity of reaching
the City contiguous to McAllister street
and the City Hall, without the necessity
of point; the tiresome, round-about way of
Saramento, Powell and Market streets.
They argue that a saving of from twelve to
twenty minutes could be effected if this
system were put in operation, and a thiid
o} an hour sometimes means a great deal
to a business man. As yet the company
has taken no definite action in the matter,
though it is understood that the request
will be granted.
"Richmond has a quarry of the finest
macadamizing rock ever "put on a public
thoroughfare, and its residents naturally
object to paying a monopoly price for the
use of an article certainly no better and
which must he hauled from Telegraph
Hill," said J. H. Bond of the Richmond
Banner, in speaking of the blue-rock ordi
nance yesterday. "As Mayor Sutro has
interested himself in having the obnoxious
law repealed, we are led to hope the
Supervisors will grant our request. We I
sent them in to-day a petition bearing
several hundred signatures, and I hardly
believe they will ignore what is both a
protest and a request. The petition will,
of course, be referred to the Street Com
mittee, in whose wisdom I have great
KNIGHT AND THE STSIKEES.
He S»ys He Cannot Be Sued for Doing
Assistant United States District Attor
ne**Knight is not losing any sleep over
the suit brought by the strikers against the
Southern Pacific Railroad Company, him
self, Marshal Baldwin and half a dozen
others for damages. "I was simply acting
under instructions as a servant of the Gov
ernment," said he yesterday, when dis
cussing the matter. "I had no say in the
matter, but as acting District Attorney
was compelled to bring the matter before
the Grand Jury and was instructed by that
body. Wnen true bills were found against
the men it was my duty to prosecute them.
The case against the Marshal and myself
will not stay in court five minutes."
"I expect to receive instructions from
Washington to defend Mr. Knight and
Marshal Baldwin," said United States Dis
trict Attorney Foote. "The papers in the
case have not'been served, but when they
are I will enter a demurrer. Ido not think
the case will hold water in either instance.''
FOR THE ATLANTA FAIR.
A Novel Archway for California's State
Secretary Filcher of the State Board of
Trade has received a letter from an orange
box manufacturer at Herlong, Fla., who
desires to move his machinery to Califor
nia and make boxes. He makes orange
boxes in two pieces. The letter was for
warded to the Manufacturers' Association.
Secretary Filcher has suggested that a
fac simile of the Fourth of July arch that
crossed Market street be reproduced at the
entrance of the California exhibit at the
Atlanta Exposition. The material to be
used in the construction of the arch will
be fruit in jars, preserves and canned fruit,
the whole to be snrmonnted by Solano's
big prune Indian and State shield that is
made of raisins.
The World's Fair Tests
showed bo baking powder
so pure or so great in Jeav
ening power as the Royal. ,
THE OPIUM SMUGGLERS
Miss Isabella Lodge and Mrs.
Creenwald Fighting Over
AFRAID OF THE PROSECUTION.
There Was Quito a Lively Tilt in |
Court During the Hearing
of the Case.
The contest between Isabella Lodge of
Victoria, B. C, and Mrs. Louis Green
wald, wife of the convicted smuggler, over
the reward for the detection of one of Me- |
Lean's opinm-smuggling ventures, was |
begun in the United States District Court
yesterday. Miss Lodge gave the informa
tion that led to the seizure of 800 tins of |
opium, packed in a case as books and ad
dressed to the priest in charge of the leper
settlement in Hawaii.. The drug was
seized, but for over a year the Government
could not condemn it for want of evi
At this juncture Mrs. Greenwald, in
hopes of getting a commutation of her
husband's sentence, went before the Grand
Jury and swore tiiat the opium was
shipped from Victoria by McLean and ;
Josslyn to Foss, the ex-freight clerk on '
the Oceanic dock, and that it was intended
for San Francisco. Smuggler Greenwald
and Foss both corroborated her statement,
and the oDium was sold, the net profit
being $2251. Half of this sum goes to the
informer, and both the women want it.
Under a most severe and trying cross- ;
examination Miss Lodge was compelled to
admit she was also known as Mrs. Dono
hue. and that George Dillon, a storekeeper
in Victoria. B. C. helped her out in the i
matter. She overheard two men talking
in the postoffice about the shipment of
opium, and Dillon found out their names
and the address on the case. Dillon wrote
the letter she sent to the Collector of Cus
toms at Port Townsend. The letters writ
ten to her by the Government were all re
ceived by Dillon.
All these questions were objected to by
the attorney for Miss Lodee, but Attorney
Riordan contended that Miss Lodge was a
dummy, and that Dillon was the real in- I
former. The witness' memory was very j
treacherous and she' got very much mixed [
over dates, names and places. In the
main she was corroborated, however, by
Mrs. Greenwald's testimony came near
bringing the case to an abrupt termina
tion. She said the information necessary
to condemn the opium was given by her
to Special Agent of the Treasury Moore.
This was about the time Foss was* arrested. J
She did not know at the time that there i
was any reward, but when she did Jearn it i
she considered there was no harm in beat- j
ing the Government.
Judge Morrow— Did you say you were
trying to beat the Government?
*Mrs. Greenwald — Well, to be candid with
you, I was. I thought if there was any
thing troine I might as well have a share.
This took the Judge completely aback
for a few momentsand then he said, "There
is no use in going any further with the
Attorney Riordan disclaimed any knowl- j
edge of what Mr?. Greenwald expected to j
do or leave undone and said he had been |
engaged by a man named McNiff of Vic— j
toria, B. C. Other explanations followed |
and it then came out that Attorney "Weller :
had promised to divide half the reward \
with* Mr.-. Greenwald if Miss Lodge se
cured it. Judge Morrow rinally put the
case over untifthis morning.
SENATOR FAIR'S ESTATE.
Various Orders Concerning It
Issued Yesterday by
The Proceedings In the Will Con
test Continued to No
vember. • "
The Fair will contest was yesterday post
poned to November 4, Judge Slack so or
dering upon request of the attorneys rep
resented in the case. Attorney McEnerney
was willing to proceed with the tri3l of the
case in September, but the others insisted
' that they would not then be ready to pro
ceed, as the test suit concerning the valid
ity of the trust must first be disposed of.
The proposed _ removal of Van R. Pater
son from the position of guardian ad litem
of Herman Oelrichs Jr. was taken up, but
Mr. Paterson said that Mr. Lloyd had not
served a copy of the brief upon him, and
so he could not consider the matter. The
bearing: was continued to give an oppor
tunity for the filing of the brief.
The administrators have . anplied for
authority to refurnish the Lick House and
that application- was to have been consid
ered, but the discussion was postponed till i
The following orders were signed by
Judge Slack at the request of the special
To lease the premises at 694 and 696 Battery ,
street and 265 Pacific street to Tillmann & Ben
del for five years, at $275 per month during the
first three years, and $300 per month during
the following two years.
To pay $11522 06 for expenses of the Peta
luma ranch for June, the items beini*:
Runninsrthe winery f73576
Racetrack account 178 90 ■
To reduce the . insurance on the Lick House •
froin $113,000 to $85,500, the new premium
being $583 50.
To pay $161 63 to the Pacific Paving Com
pany for Mission-street improvements..
Robbed a Woman.
Frank Gorman was brought to the City
Prison yesterday afternoon from Sacramento,
by Officer Graham, and booked on the charge
of grand larceny. He is accused by Mabel
Keating, 309 Grant avenue, of having entered
her room on July 19. knocking her down and
taking awav a sealskin sacque : worth $150, $<>
in coin and a watch and chain. He pawned
the sealskin sacque in a ioan office on Grant
avenue for $50, where it was recovered.
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