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Mrs. William M. Christ
Shot Dead by Her
MURDER OR ACCIDENT ?
He Claims That His Revolver
Was Discharged by a
POLICE HAVE ANOTHER STORY.
A Letter Revealing Infidelity
Thought to Have Led to the
SACRAMENTO, Cai.., Oct. 14.— Mrs.
William M. Christ, residing at 1614 L
street, was instantly killed this evening by
a shot from ber husband's revolver, which
struck her in the right temple and shat
tered her skull.
Her husband claims that the shot was
due to an accident, but later developments
give the killing the semblance of murder,
and Christ is now in custody.
It is claimed that Mrs. Christ became
infatuated with Edwin Hart, a brother of
Senator Lige Hart, and that she wrote a
letter to that gentleman telling of her love
This letter, it is claimed, fell into the
bands of Mrs. Hart, who placed it in the
hands of Mr. Christ this morning. Christ
immediately went home and taxed his wife
with her faithless conduct.
The woman, it is said, denied the author
ship of the letter, and the husband, parti
ally convinced of his wife's innocence, re
turned to his place of employment, he
being a barber in an uptown hotel.
It is thought that he brooded all day
over the matter, until he became con
vinced that the charges against his wife
were but too true.
There were no eye-witnesses to the
ghastly tragedy that was enacted in the
little sitting-room of that cottage, which
for seven years had been the happy home
of Christ and his beautiful young wife.
The mother of the victim, who is crazed
with grief, states that when Christ came
home this evening they all went to the
dinner-table, and, after the evening meal,
at which there was not the slightest hint
of trouble, they went into the sitting
room, and. after chatting for a while, she
bade her daughter and son-in-law good
night and went to her own room.
Suddenly a shot rang out and rushing
into the sitting-room she found tne body
of her daughter stretched upon the carpet,
with a ghastly wound in her temple.
"What have you done?" she asked the
hushand, who was standing over the body
of his wife, while on the floor lay the
weay.on with the smoke still floating from
'■I fear I have killed her," was the reply.
"But it was an accident. 1 took my re
volver from my pocket and laid it in its
case on the writinp case and it fell. When
it 3trnck the Hoot it went off, and I fear i .
has JrilJ erf my wile"
Chrisi then/eft the house, and after tell
inp the neighbors, who, hearing the report
of the pistol, had thronged into the street.
went after the dead woman's brother, who
came and removed the grief-stricken
That his account of the tragedy is incor
rect is proven by the fact that the face and
hand of Mrs. Christ are black with pow
der ir;ark«, proving that the weapon
must have been close to her head
when discharged, and that the bullet
instead of ranging upward, as would have
been the case had it been discharged upon
the floor, ranged downward, as evinced by
the autopsy held soon afterward. The
leaden missile was shattered into small
The supposition is that the woman was
sitting on the sofa with her head resting
on her right hand, and that her husband
when ner face was turned from him caught
hia revolver from bis pocket, placed the
muzzle close to her head and fired.
Christ has been arresied, and it is
claimed that wben searched at the city
prison the letter that caused the tragedy
was found upon his person.
LOS ANGELES' DIVERSION
Maddened Steers Rush Wildly
Through a Street of
Frightened Horses Gored to Death
and People Forced to Flee
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 14.— There
was a general stampede of over 100 head of
cattle on Daly street this morning, and it
resulted in a great deal of damage.
Just as the sun was rising a number of
cowboys herded aoout 200 steers at the
Hanta Fe stockyards and proceeded to
drive them toward the Mission road to a
packing-house. The cattle were all right
until Downey avenue was reached. There
some of the leaders became frightened and
a stampede ensued.
Down Daly street the terrified bovines
rushed, bellowing in such a manner as to
frighten all the householders. In vain the
cowboys attempted to stop their mad
flight. Failing in all other means they
drew their revolvers and began shooting at
the terrified leaders. A horse attached to
a grocery wagon became frightened also
and a number of the steers made for him
and in a short time he was gored and dis
Two other horses were attacked and
killed. The persons who were out on tne
streets watching the stampedo im
mediately took to cover to escape death.
After devastating several gardens and
breaking down a number of fences the
herd was finally quieted.
54JV AMtREAS TRIAL JZXMSV.
Joseph Hubert Found Guilty of Murder-
iny Hit Wife.
SAN ANDREAS, Cal., Oct. 14.— The
jury in the Hubert murder case returned a
verdict of murder in the hrst decree after
two hours' deliberation. The case has
occupied the attention of the court for
two weeks. The defense tried to prove
Hubert insane, but failed.
Joseph Hubert shot and killed his wife
in their home at Poverty Bar, near Coin
anche, last April. They were at dinner
when he suddenly rose from the table,
went to another room, procured a revolver
and returi.ing shot her through the hefcd.
-He imagined Rhewastrving to poison him.
Ilaere were two witnesses to the shooting.
After committing the act Hubert sur
rendered to the officers, hoping to clear
himself on an insanity plea. It was proved
that the deed was premeditated. Attorney
Solinsky asked the Judge to postpone
passing sentence until November 5.
\TO BUXKO A SAXTA ROSAJf.
Clever Schett e Which Failed to Aeeotn-
plish Its Purpose.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Oct. 14.— A clever
attempt was made to-day to bunko C. E.
Haven, a prominent hardware merchant
of Santa Rosa. A few weeks ago his man
aging clerk, Oscar Braughier, left on a va
cation, part of which he was to spend at
tiie Atlanta exposition. On Monday Mr.
Haven received a telegram as follows":
"Been robbed; distressed. Wire $100
quiVk by Western Union Telegraph to
William Carroll Woodward, at Kimball
Mr. Haven's first impulse on receipt of
the telegram was to send the money, but
on second thought he consulted Attorney
Cowan, who wired Oscar Braughler direct.
No reply has been received, and it is prob
able that Braughler has left Atlanta and
that the telegram came from some one
who knew of his movements and also
knew that his friends here were able and
willing to assist him.
FIRJB AT TWO ROCKS.
Destruction of a Cfiurch Built Thirty
three Tears Ago.
PETALUMA, Cal., Oct. 14.— The Two
Rock Church, one of the oldest religious
landmarks In the country, was burned
this morning at s o'clock. The church
was located eight miles west of Petaluma,
in a rich agricultural district, and was
built thirty-three years ago, the founda
tion having been laid in 1860. It was built
upon an eminence and was surrounded by
an old style graveyard.
The building cost $2500 and was not in
sured. The loss of furniture and fixtures
and the horse Bheds joining will make a
total of $3000
INEZ MERCER'S ROMANCE
A Portland Clergyman's Story
of Her Marriage to
Rev. Mr. Wilbur Scouts the Con
tention That the Actress
PORTLAND, Or., Oct. 14.— Inez Mercer,
now in San Francisco, while visiting in
Portland went through what she claims
she supposed was a mock marriage on Sep
tember 15 with D. B. Westcott, a theatrical
manager. She now alleges that Westcott
had a real preacher and a genuine license
and has filed suit for a divorce, stating
that her consent to a real marriage was
From evidence easily obtained in this
city this morning it seems that the mar
riage was a perfectly legal one, and as such
was performed apparently with the full
knowledge and consent of Inez Knowlton,
whose other name is Mercer. The wedding
took place at the residence of the Rev.
Earl Morse Wilbur of the First Unitarian
Church on the evening of May 24 last,
shortly before midnight, in the presence
of several witnesses.
It was the intention to keep the affair a
secret for a time, but the clergyman eays
there was no possible question that the
bride was fully satisfied as to its legality
and the happiness in store for her.
At that time R. B. Westcott was the ad
vance representative of the "Two Ola
Cronies" company, which appeared at the
Marquaui laier. He was staying at the
Imperial Hotel, as was also Miss Inez
Knowlton, who was the leading lady of
the "Alabama" company, then showing
at the Marquam. On the evening of the
marriage Westcott and his friends went
to the Marquam to see Miss Knowlton act
in "Alabama." At the conclusion of the
play the four drove to the residence of the
Rev. Mr. Wilbur, who was awaiting them,
and they were regularly married by him.
The bride and groom were then driven to
their hotel. The next clay Westcott started
ou his regular trip, while Mrs. Westcott
remained with the "Alabama" company.
The record of the county court shows
that a marriage license was taken out by
R. B. Westcott and Inez Know! ton on
May 24, aud also a record filed by Rev.
Earl Morse Wilbur, minister of the First
Unitarian Church, that he married them
on the same date. Rev. Mr. Wilbur laughs
at the contention that the marriage was
supposed to have been a mock one.
POISOy EXIfED HER PAiy.
Stiiddo of Mrs. Alma Baxter While Tetn-
PORTLAND, Ok.. Oct. 14.— Mrs. Alma
Baxter, wife of a prominent business man
of Winlock, Wash., died at Portland Hos-
Dital this morning from the effects of two
ounces of chloroform, self-administered,
while temporarily demented.
She had been in the hospital since
August under treatment for nervous com
plaint and frequently said to the nurse
that she would take her life if the news
papers would refrain from mentioning it
and not disgrace her children.
During the absence of the nurse from
her ward last night Mrs. Baxter walked to
the surgery where she surreptitiouslv se
cured the poison. House Surgeon finch
testified at the inquest to-night that on a
prior occasion while under treatment at
that hospital Mrs. Baxter possessed her
self in a like manner of tablets of bichlor
ide of mercury, but they were taken from
her before she could use them.
WILL TAKE A3T A.PPEAZ.
Sale of the Oryon Railway and yaviga
tion Company's Line ltelayed.
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 14.— The sale of
the Oregon Railway and Navigation Com
pany's property under foreclosure of the
Farmers' Loan and Trust Company has
been postponed. The road was to have
been sold to-day to satisfy a mortgage
held by the trust company, but tne attor
neys secured a delay pending an appeal to
tne United States Circuit Court at San
Francisco. They filed a supersedeas bond
of $800,000. The appeal cannot be taken
up by the Circuit Court until the February
session, so with other delays a year may
pass before the road is finally sold.
This action is taken by the Union Pacific
stockholders who own stock in the Navi
gation Company, which means that the
Union Pacific will fight a further disinte
gration of its system.
WATER FOR EAST SAXTA CRUZ.
Supervisors Grant a Franchise for a Com.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Oct. 14.— At a meet
ing of the Board of Supervisors to-day a
franchise was granted the H. Cowell Com
pany for a water system in East Santa
Cruz. The source of supply for the system
will be Ea?le Creek, a tributary of the San
Lorenzo River, which empties into that
river on the Cowell Ricon rancho below the
Big Trees. The company also has the
privilege of building reservoirs and laying
pipes in Branciforte or East Santa Cruz.
Accident at Ashland.
ASHLAND, Or., Oct. 14.— While J. A.
Enyart of Medford was reloading his shot
gun this afternoon the shell exploded and
tiis left hand was blown off. Mr. Enyart
is the father of J. E. Enyart, cashier of the
Jackson County Bank, who is the cham
pion trap-shooter of the Northwest.
XfiiU SAN FRANCISCO CAIiL, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1895.
LOS ANGELES SUICIDE
Officer Maguire's Body
Recovered From a
KILLED BY A BULLET.
Tragic Sequel of the Mystery
Surrounding His Strange
HAD SAID HE WAS IN TROUBLE.
Sensational Testimony Likely to Be
Adduced at the Coroner's
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 14. - The
body of John F. Maguire, the policeman
whose disappearance was noticed in yes
terday's Call, was found in the lake at
Westlake Park this afternoon. Macuire
had taken his life.
When the body, was brought to the sur
face it was found that in addition to a bul
let hole in the head the left side of the
skull was badly crushed. These facts gave
rise to the theory that he had been mur
dered, which was borne out by a conversa
tion held Saturday night with Ray Cottle,
the secretary of the police force, in wnioh
Maguire said that he was in trouble, and
that it was of such a serious nature that
he would kill a man or the man would do
away with him. The discovery of the
weapon which the officer used, a large
Colt's revolver, 45-caliber, proved this the
ory to be untenable, and subsequent inves
tigation disclosed the fact that what at first
looked like an injury received from a blow
was in reality caused by the large bullet's
exit from the skull. When the body was
recovered a cigar was found clenched be
tween the teeth and two letters were held
in the right hand.
Magnire came here from Texas some
eight years ago. He has been an exemplary
officer and was a Mason and Odd Fellow in
high standing, belonging lo several other
fraternal lodges. Just what the trouble
that led to his suicide was has not yet been
determined. The iuquest will be held to
morrow, when sensational testimony is
expected to be given.
ZASG GOES FREE.
Evidence Sufficient to Hold Him Could Not
LOS ANGELES, Cax., Oct. 14.— Ed Lang,
who was accustd of burglary in connection
with three others who are now on their
way to San Quentin to serve out a four
years' term, was released this morning on
habeas corpus proceedings, the District
Attorney admitting that no criminal charge
could hold against him here.
Davis, one of the three men who pleaded
guilty, is Lang's brother-in-law, and Lang
sacrificed all three to save himself. Officers
still claim there is no doubt that he was
the Fagin for the gang, received the goods
they stole, and when some of the property
was found in his possession in San Fran
cisco gave ud his pals; but he is free, and
they are in San Quentin.
ACCUSED OF PERJURY.
An Action Orotcing Out of a Recent
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 14.— The case
of the people vs. Larabee was called this
afternoon in Justice Young's court. This
action presents one end of the war which
has been going on between Larabee, the
electrician of the Los Angeles Railway
Company, and Levering, who claims to be
the owner of a quantity of rails which he
removed from the roadbed of the old Los
Angeles and Pacific Railroad.
Larabee had Levering arrested for re
moving the rails on the charge of theft.
The case was dismissed, and now Levering
has Larabee arrested on the grounds of
perjury and falsely swearine to the com
Errington does Free.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 14.— The trial
of J. Bidwell Errington for the murder of
E. N. Jones was brought to a close to
night, the jury bringing in at 8:30 a ver
dict of "not guilty." Judge Smith on re
ceivine the verdict ordered the defendant
discharged from custody.
Girl* on a Strike.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 14.— About
twenty young ladiea employed by Prid
ham, a bookbinder and paper-box manu
facturer, went on a strike this morning.
The girls claim that Pridham is trying to
force an extra amount of work upon them
which they had not heretofore been doing.
SPOKANE JUDGES AT OUTS
The Police Fight Degenerates
Into a Squabble of the
Wearers of the Ermine Champion
ing the Causes of the Rival
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 14.— The police
trouble has taken another turn. A writ
of mandate, sued out by tue Commission
ers from Judee Moore's court, command
ing the Mayor to deliver to the Commis
sioners Dossession of the Police Depart
ment, has caused trouble in court and came
near being the cause of a serious collision
between Judge Moore and Judge Arthur
Judge Arthur to-day took under advise
ment the matter of quashing the writ
of Judge Moore's and issuing one himself
of the same nature against the Commis
It was stipulated at first that all ques
tions on the police case should be referred
to Judge Sullivan of Whitman County,
and when Judge Moore issued a writ of
mandate it is said he violated the stipula
A secret meeting of Judges was held this
evening, but the result is as yet unknown.
They are trying to settle the matter be
tween them, although both Arthur and
Moore claim jurisdiction in the cases.
A. VISION OF TETEHANB.
In coma G. A. JR. Wants Confederates
Admitted to the Home.
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 14.— At the next
meeting of Custer Post, Grand Army of the
Republic, in this city on Saturday night, a
resolution will be introduced preliminary
to that post's m«morializing Congress to
pass a law abolishing the distinction be
tween Federal and Confederate veterans
in admission to the National Soldiers'
The resolution provides for the appoint
ment of a c6mmittee of five members to
prepare the memorial. It is contemplated
to ask for a law which will admit disabled
Confederate veterans to the National Sol
diers' Home on the same basis as Union
veterans. It is understood this is a part of
a concerted move to be made by G. A. R.
posts throughout the country.
The subject was broached at the Grand
Army of the Republic National Encamp
ment of 1894 and again this year at Louis
ville. The father of the resolution by
Custer Post is George Hazzard, a Union
veteran, who is at the head of the Hill
wing of the Democracy in the Northwest.
FRESAO FARMERS ELATED.
The Old Freight Hate on Wheat to Ari
FRESNO, Cal., Oct. 14.— A short time
ago the Southern Pacific Company in
creased the freight rate on wheat from the
San Joaquin Valley to Arizona from $6 50
to $9 50 a ton. The wheat crop in Arizona
was practically a failure and the mills
there had to go to other places for their
A large amount was bought in this city
by them until the freight rate was raised,
and the mills were unable to stand the
high rate. They had contracted for con
siderable wheat which they were unable to
ship before the new rate was announced
and they lost heavily.
Protests were entered with the railroad
company, with the result that a few days
ago the freight tariff was restored to tiie
old rate of $ti 50 a ton. This change is a
significant one to Fresno farmers, as the
new and ready market for wheat will be
very profitable to them.
JUOOXB FERItY FATALITY.
A Farmer Killed by a Horse lie Had
MARYSVILLE, Cal., Oct. 14.— R. N.
Webb, a rancher residing in Sutter County,
a mile and a half from Moons Ferry, met
with a horrible death on Saturday night.
While feeding his norses he struck one of
them with a pitchfork. The horse re
taliated by kicking. Its hoof struck the
handle of the pitchfork and drove the tines
into Webb's skull above the right eye. the
end coming out on top of the head.
Webb's wife missed him, and going to the
barn found him in an unconscious con
dition. He died three hours later.
GUNS BOOM AT REDWOOD
Light Battery F Annihilates an
Army of Dummy
The Science of Locating an Enemy
at Unknown Distances
REDWOOD CITY, Cai... Oct. 14.-Light
Battery F, Fifth United States Artillery,
under the command of Captain Charles
Morris, gave a practical demonstration to
day of the science of locating an objective
point stationed at a considerable distance
and then raining down upon it a devastat
ing shower of shot and shell.
All the morning the camp wa3 the scene
of great activity. At an early hour, every
thing being in readiness, Captain Morris
detailed Second Lieutenant Ellis to con
duct the shooting over the first range or
position taken, with orders to inspect the
Three percussion shells, to be used as
"range-finders," and eight shrapnel, mak
ing eleven shots in all, were allowed for
*ach officer, who was to take the battery
in turn and conduct the firing. As each
caisson was approached the chest was
opened, and disclosed the death-dealing
missiles— the shells conical in shape and
filled with explosives, the shrapnel very
much resembling a champagne bottle in
shape and apprarance, being but 3 1-5
inches in diameter, about 9 inches long,
each weighing 13^ pounds, and being
filled with 162 bullets that literally rake
the ground when the shrapnel explodes.
While this was 'going on mounted de
tachments were out in the foothills doing
picket duty to see that the range was clear
of stock. Another detachment located a
flac signal station at a point in the foot
hills about two miles distant from the
county road and on a convenient ridge at
a safe distance to the left of the targets,
their duty being to witness and signal back
the effects of the shots as they burst.
Everything being in readiness promptly
came the order, "Attention, mount, for
ward 1" and the battery moved out into
the open field on the Robinson property,
near the countvroad and just back of Red
wood City. The distance having been
quickly estimated by the officer in com
mand, the red flag dropped and a first shot
with percussion shell went screeching
through the air on its way to the targets.
It exploded about 500 yards short.
With mechanical accuracy the next
shell was planted about 200 yards nearer
the target, and on the third shot the range
was established. After that the whole
battery opened fire and it was 6imply a
matter of raking the hill with a storm of
shrapnel, which went tearing through,
over and all around the targets, which in
this instance were representations of two
detachments of infantry, formed company
front, the figures being made of whitened
boards two feet wkle and six feet high,
with spaces between each.
The firing to-day was conducted as fol
lows: First range,' 8150 yards, by Second
Lieutenant Ellis; second range, 2425
yards, by Second Lieutenant Hahn; third
ranue, about 1700 yards, by Second Lieu
As each range means an entirely differ
ent position the whole battery is kept
moving from point to point and each
officer in command of the firing has to find
the range of the guns without previous
knowledge of the distance to be fired over.
But three explosive shells are allowed him
with which to find the range; that is
The artillery practice will be resumed
to-morrow on a different series of targets.
"LOXG LIFE STAXFOBD."'
Mrs. Stanford Receives Congratulations
From the Student*.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Oct.
14. — The co-eds of Roble dormitory have
issued invitations to a faculty reception
which will be held in Roble parlors next
After the favorable decision in the Stan
ford case the president of the Associated
Students, H. D. Sheldon, '96, sent a dis
patch as follows to Mrs. Stanford:
"Students congratulate you on favorable
decision. Long live Stanford 1"
A. Half-Breed Inmtantly Killed and Hit
Brother I Wounded.
PLACERVILLE, Cal., Oct. 14.— J. M.
Pagett, a saloon-keeper of Nashville,
struck a half-breed named Smith with a
glass. Smith's brother John, aced 17, was
taking his brother away when Pagett shot
and instantly killed John. He then stole
a horse from a merchant named Heal and
escaped. He is still at large. Pagett for
merly kept a hotel at West Point, Cala
Conducted St. Helena's First Hotel.
ST. HELENA, Cal., Oct. 14— Mrs. H.
Rampendabl, aged 82, a pioneer of Napa
Countv, was buried here to-day. Mr. and
Mrs. Ilampendahl arrived in San Pran
cifco in 1850 and settled in St. Helena in
1855, conducting the first hotel here.
Boulder Creole lilaae.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Oct. 14.— Tha home
of Mrs. Peter Nagle, half a mile from Boul
der Creek, was burned to the ground to
day. The piano and all the household
furniture was destroyed, the loss amount
ing to $1400, with small insurance.
VALLEY ROAD BRIDGES
Contractors Prepare to
Span the Stanislaus
A STRUCTURE OF STEEL.
The Material Is on the Ground
Ready to Be Put Into
WORK ON TELEGRAPH LINES.
Poles to Be Erected and Wires
Strung as Rapidly as
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 14.— The mam
moth pile-driver which has been employed
in setting the timbers on the trestle-work
along the line of the San Joaquin Valley
Railroad was removed to the Stanislaus
River to-day, where the work of setting
the piles for the great steel bridge will be
gun at once. The timbers are already on
the ground, having been shipped to that
point by way of the Oakdale branch of the
Fourteen carloads of telegraph-poles for
the Postal Telegraph lines along the route
of the Valley road are in the railroad
yards. Superintendent Halckis preparing
to begin the building of the line at once,
and it is estimated that it will be com
pleted to the river within thirty daya from
the commencement of the work.
The work of preparing the approaches to
the Mormon Channel crossing has been
progressing to-day, and the setting of piles
in the channel for the bridge will be begun
during the present week. The gravel train
has been at work on the lines in the city,
and the crossings at streets have been
placed in excellent condition. The entire
line, including switches, is to be thoroughly
ballasted. Grant Brothers, with their
grading outfits, are now located at station
No. 288, and rapid progress is being made
on the work.
Superintendent of Construction Wilbur
stated to-night that the Corral Hollow
Company could place its crossings in as
soon as it desired. If any of the rolling
stock was in the way it would cheerfully
"All is peace," said he, "and all this talk
about us interfering with the Corral Hol
low Company is veritable rot. We are
simply going ahead with our work. The
progress sho*vs for itself. We are not try
ing to make news— we are building a rail
SURVEYORS DJEJLR FRJESXO.
Staking Out the Course of the San,
tfoaquin Valley Road.
FRESNO. Cal., Oct. 14.— Valley Rail
road surveyors are encamped about four
miles north of town, and are actively en
gaged in surveying the route of the road.
The route has been definitely decided
upon, as has also the depot site in this
city. Th« local committee is at work get
ting rights of way from the San Joaquin
River to this city.
SALE OF BUCKEYE MINES
Californians Invest in Rich
Placer Property Near
Development of the Claim* to Be
Pushed Forward by the
CARSON, Nev., Oct. 14.— The Buckeye
placer mines, owned principally by Carson
people, have been sold to Charles Lane of
the firm of Lane, Hayward & Hobart of
California. The consideration was neaily
$250,000. The mines are about twelve miles
from Pine Nut, in Douglas County, and
have been worked in a small way since
1891, but owing to the lack of water very
little gold was taken out.
Conservative men consider the sale of
this mine the turning point in Carson's
prosperity. Water must be brought to the
property from Alpine County, a distance
of many miles. It is estimated this will
mean an immediate outlay of $150,000 or
over, necessitating the employment of
many men, the running in full blast of
sawmills, increased activity in the car
shops, the placing of numerous freight
teams on the road between the property
and Carson, and an increase of business in
every line in this city, as well as benefiting
the farmers of Carson Valley. Prominent
mining and railroad men attach the great
est importance to the sale. It will benefit
all Western Nevada.
Other investments will surely follow,
and the production of gold in the State
will exceed that of silver.
ALL WASHINGTON MOURNS
Death of Elisha P. Ferry, the
First Governor of the
A Lawyer and Statesman With a
Long Record In Public
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 14.— Elisha P.
Ferry, the first Governor of the State of
Washington, died at 3 o'clock this morn
ing at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
John Leary in Seattle, where he had been
confined to his bed for several weeks with
n severe illness. Besides his daughter he
leaves a widow and two sons, P. P. and
Governor Ferry was one of most de
servedly popular men in the State. He
was born at Monroe, Mich., August 9, 1825,
studied law there.and at Fort Wayne, Ind.,
was admitted to the bar in 1845 and re
moved to Waukegan, 111., in 1846.
He was the first Mayor of Waukegan,
serving from 1852 to 1856; was Presidential
Elector for the district in which he resided
from 1861 to 1863, and was Bank Commis
sioner in that State. During these years
he was a merubor of Governor Yates' staff
as assistant adjutant general.
In 1869 Mr. Ferry was appointed Sur
vevor-General of Washington Territory.
In 1872 he was appointed Governor of the
Territory and he was reappointed in 1876,
all of these appointments being conferred
by President Grant.
He served until 1888, and again took up
the practjee of law, ana also the duties of
vice-president of the Puget Sound National
Bank. He was nominated by the Repub
lican party in 1889 for the first Governor of
the Btate and was elected; served until
January. 1893, then retired to private life,
and has since resided at Olympia.
COIiOITEI, THORNTON FIXED.
Sentenced by the Court for Mis Assault
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 14.— Colonel R. B.
Thornton was to-day sentenced to pay a
fine of $250 for his assault on M. Gibbons,
one of his laborers on the Valley railroad
grade. Judge Smith expressed the opinion
that Thornton had no intent upon Gib
bons' life, but the fine was imposed for
striking him with the revolver without a
Injured, at Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Oct. 14.—
Captain A. L. Anderson was severely in
jured in a runaway accident a couple of
days ago, being thrown from his cart,
which passed over his body. He rallied
from the shock at first, and it was sup
posed that his injuries were» not serious,
but to-day he is suffering intensely and
grave results are feared. Captain Ander
son, for many years a resident of Santa
Barbara and Montecito, came here from
.New York City, and is well known on the
Hudson River, where he was a steamboat
owner of prominence.
Freed by a Kern Judge.
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Oct. 14.— Justice
Conger of Kern to-day discharged J. J.
Anderson, charged, together with two oth
ers, with stealing cattle from the Tejon
ranch. Anderson has been in jail for some
time, being unable to obtain bonds.
Chico'a liobber Held.
CHICO, Cal., Oct. 14.— Bud Heap, who
was charged with an attempt to rob the
United States mail, was held to appear be
fore the Federal Court in San Francisco.
INQUEST AT SACRAMENTO
A Coroner's Jury Decides That
Callendine Shot in Self-
Mrs. Harris on the Witness-stand
Tells of the Killing: of Her
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 14.— At the
inquest in the Harris shooting case held
this evening the verdict of the Coroner's
jury was that Harris came to his death by
a gunshot wound fired by L. Callendine
and that the shot was tired in seli-defense.
The testimony in the case contained lit
tle that was new, with the exception of
Mrs. Harris' statement. She told her
story in cool, clear tones, and her answers
to the rigid cross-examination of the pros
ecuting attorneys verged at times on flip
pancy. She said that Callendine had over
taken her while she was walking toward
her home and said he was on his way to
see her husband on business connected
with the purchase of Callendine's farm.
"We strolled around the block in the
vicinity of my home for nearly an hour,
chatting on various subjects," she con
tinued, "and then started in the direction
of my home. Hearing footsteps behind
me I glanced around and saw my husband
coming toward me with his pistol in his
hand. As he had often threatened to kill
me if he ever caught me walking with any
other man, and as his attitude seemed
threatening, I said 'There's Jack,' and
started down the alley as fast as I could
run, Callendine following me. I heard
my nusband shout out 'Stop.' Finding
that he was gaining on us rapidly, I sprang
behind a telephone pole and Callendine
stopped a few feet away and said "Don't
shoot, Jack, for God's sake!'"
"My husband ran up to within a few
feet of us and fired two shots at Callendine
and then turned and shot at me. Callen
dine then began shooting, and Jack said,
'My pistol is empty ; you've got me; stop
shooting and let's fight it out with our
"Then I fled down the alley, with Cal
lendine following me closely. We climbed
over a fence or two and Callendine toid me
he was shot in the hand. I gave him my
handkerchief and told him to tie it around
the wound, and he did so, Then I went to
In answer to a question from one of the
attorneys, Mrs. Harris said Callendine was
her husband's warmest friend, but Harris
was insanely jealous of her, and when
drinking had twice attempted to shoot
her. When asked if Harris shot first, she
returned a positive "Yes."
The testimony oi others tended to show
that Callendine had fired in self-defense.
KNIGHT OR SP EAGER?
The State Board of Health in Doubt as
to Its Attorney.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 14.— At the
meeting of the State Board of Health to
day Dr. West, Health Officer of Colusa,
asked the board to take action toward pre
venting the pollution of the upper Sacra
mento River. The matter was referred to
the attorney for the board.
The secretary was instructed to ascer
tain from the Attorney-General who was
attorney for the board— George A. Knight
or Dennis Spencer.
The inspection of State institutions was
postponed until next January. President
J. H. Davidson notified the board that he
had withdrawn tho quarantine against
smallpox in the southern part of the State.
ASSASSINATION OF A QUEEN.
Direct Confirmation Hat JNbt let Arrived
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 14.— N0 ad
ditional information concerning the Korean
situation has reached the Navy Depart
ment, but the fact tnat nothing has been
received is taken as an indication that
everything is quiet.
As for the State Department, it has had
nothing whatever from its officers at Seoul
since the present trouble began. It is pre
sumed that the Charge d' Affaires at Seoul
will send his messages Jthrough Admiral
Carpenter, commanding the United States
fleet in Asiatic waters, as was done in the
dispatch from the admiral received Satur
Pak Yuong Kiu, the Korean Charge
d' Affairs, although havincr no doubt of the
accuracv of the New York Herald's cable
gram from Seoul announcing the Queen's
assassination, is without official confirma
tion of the report, and has therefore not
taken the cußtomary action upon the death
of the sovereign in notifying the other
legations and the State Department to
make the usual display of mourning. He
called on Secretary Olney by appointment
this afternoon in regard to the matter, but
found that nothing of a definite nature
had been received from the United Btates
representatives at the Korean capital.
The news from the Hermit Kingdom
makes Prince Pak, recently Prince Minis
ter of the Government, the central figure
of interest in Washington, where he has
beeu for the past few weeks. He is im
patiently awaiting an expected sum
mons from his friends, the members
of the progressive party in Korea,
of which he is the leader, asking him to
return and resume his mission of reform
ing the Government. A United Press
representative who had a long conversa
tion with him this morning regarding
Korean affairs found him a higiny culti
vated and remarkably intelligent man of
about 37 years.
IN BEHALF OF WALLER.
Prominent Illinois Men Ask the Presi
dent to Act Promptly.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 14.— John G. Jones
of Chicago, attorney for John L. Waller,
imprisoned at Marseilles, France, by the
French Government, will leave to-morrow
for Washington with a strong petition to
the President requesting him to take im
mediate aotion in the matter. Among
the names on the petition are: John K. f!
Dunne, Judge R. W. Clifford, Jnd^e Vh
ner Smith, Judge M. F. Tuley, Jud;re R.
Hanecy, Judge Henry V. Freenim,
Jonos Hutchinson of the Superior Court
of Chicago, ex-Governor John 11. llauui
ton and Mayor Swift.
WLLIt rS STRUCT THE CUBAX&.
Services of Trooper Scoville Secured by
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 14.— Trooper
Sylvester Scoville of Troop A, Ohio Na
tional Guard, Cleveland's crack cavalry or
ganization, has accepted a position as cav
alry instructor with' Cuba. He was re
garded as one of the best rough riders in
the troop, besides being a proficient broad
swordsman, a crack shot with a pistol or
oarbine and an excellent tactician.
Scoville arranged with General Palma,
the New York agent for the Cuban rjatri
ots, to act as cavalry instructor, with the
rank of major, at a salary of $400 per
month. He will also serve as correspond
ent for the New York Herald. He gave
up a good business position to accept his
new post, and he is regarded as being one
of the best equipped young men ill the
country for his hazardous position.
Jeff EM* Captured.
MEMPHIS, TEJ.-N., Oct. 14.— Jeff Ellis,
the negro who assaulted Susan Prater near
Braden, a few miles from this city, some
ten days ago, was captured this evening
about eighteen miles from Mount Pleas
ant, Miss., and is now under guard.
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