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JACK BRADY FOILED
Disclosures of the Train-
CUTTING HIS WAY OUT.
Had Sawed a Hole Nearly
Through a Cell in Marys
WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN MISSED.
Planned to Get Away Within an
Hour's Absence of the Guard on
the Night Watch.
MARYSVILLE, Cal., Nov. 27. — Jack
Brady, the train-robber, sentenced to Fol-
Bom for life, started from here on the jour
ney to prison this mornine. Brady's
youth and pleasant, unassuming ways won
for him some sympathy when among
those whose business brings them in daily
association with the criminal classes.
Since Brady's departure, however, his
real character has been revealed in the
story which now comes from the Sheriff's
office. Last Monday Under Sheriff Crane
made the discovery that Brady's cell had
been sawn nearly through. When con
fronted by the officer Brady acknowledged
he had arranged a plan of escape, and but
for the timely discovery would have been
successful. After freeing himself from the
cell he proposed to break his way through
the brick wall and then, with the aid of a
rope made from his bedtick, two brooms
and a small plank, would scale the outer
A special night guard was set to watch
Brady several weeks ago. He visited the
cell once every hour, and Brady claimed
he had the arrangements so perfected that
ho could have made good his escape
within that hour and the guard would
never have missed him until his next
It was a fortunate thing the Under
Sheriff made the discovery, or the officers
might now be engaged in another wild
chase after this desperate young bandit,
who would never have submitted to re
capture without bloodshed.
DEATH FROM AN ELECTRIC SHOCK.
While Engaged in Fastening a Banner to a
Live Wire Leslie Post Is Killed at
RIVERSIDE, Cal., Nov. 27.— A bill
poster named Leslie Post was killed
suddenly this afternoon by coming in
contact with a live electric wire. Post was
engaged in fastening an advertising
banner across the street, and had climbed
to the top of an electric-iight pole to
fasten the banner when the accident
It is thought Post was not aware that
the earrent had been turned on. He in
advertently crasped the live wire, and,
atter a lanse of a few seconds his body
fell to the pavement, twenty-five feet
Medical assistance was summoned, but
too late, for the powerful current had done
its work thoroughly. The only mark left on
the body was a badly burned hand.
IGSITED BX ELtCIRICITJ.
Tliree Busineiß Blocks in Phcenix S>«-
ntroyed by Fire.
PHCENIX. Af.iz., Nov. 27.— A grounded
electric light wire was the cause of a fire
which destroyed the large warehouse and
furniture salesroom of Hambrook &
Schorrs, the saddlery of J. A. Plattner and
the R. F. Kirkland building yesterday
morning. Hambrook & Schorr valued
their stock at $12,500, and their building
at $2000, covered by an aggregate insur
ance of $8250. Mr. Piattner valued his
stock at $2000 and carried insurance
amounting to $1000. The R. F. Kirkland
property, which Mr. Plattner occupied,
was worth about $1000. In this building
the Henry E. Kemp Carriage and Buegy
Company had $1800 worth of stock stored.
This, with the building, was a total loss.
SAS BERXARHIXO 131VROTEMESTS
Arrowhead and Waterman Railroad to Be
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., Nov. 27.—
Judge W. B. Cope of Santa Barbara to-day
authorized Receiver Broderick of the First
National Bank to sell the San Bernar
dino Arrowhead and Waterman Railroad
to F. Kohl of Centralia, 111. The price is
$12,404. Kohl is also the purchaser of
Harlem Springs. The two will be run con
The old company will pay a little over
one-third of its liarjilities by assessment.
The road has been idle for several months.
The engine will be changed to oil-burner.
The roadbed an i rolling stock will be im
proved and -reopened to the nublic about
New Years. New bathhouses and other
improvements will be put in at tne springs.
iy'SP E CIIX G JtEV EX UE C UITEJiS.
Ten Thousand Dollar* to Be- Spent on the
Grant and Corwin.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Nov. 27.—
Captain C. L. Hooper of the United States
revenue marine service, recently appoint
ed Superintendent of Naval Construction
on the Pacific Coast, arrived here to-dity
under instructions to make an examina
tion of the cutters Grant and Corwin and
report repairs needed by them. The de
partment expects to expend not less than
$10,000 on the two cutters this winter.
A BABE IX HIS DOORIARI).
Captain Sorri* of Fresno Hurpriaed With
a Deserted Infant.
FRESNO, Cal.. Nov. 27.— Captain C. H.
Norris this morning found a babe lying in
the front yajd of his home near Fowler,
ten miles south of this city. His attention
was attracted by its cries.
It had evidently been left there about
half an hour before, and had no* suffered
irom the cold, as it was well wrapped up
in shawJs. The babe is about one week
old and is stronc and healthy. There is
no clew to its parentage.
LEWIS CASS BRANSON INSANE.
The Eccentric Attorney of Tacoma Said His
Property Would Be Worth $100,000,000
in One Hundred Years.
TACOMA. Wash., Nov. 27.— The remark
able and grotesque case of Judge Lewis
Cass Branson, the eccentric old attorney
who applied for a divorce, resulted to-day,
after an investigation into the question of
Judge Branson's sanity, in a jury in Judge
Parker's court declaring him insane.
His room resembled an old junksbop.
Pots, pans, books, canes and clothes were
scattered around in profusion, and in one
of his letters he stated that bia property
would be worth $100,000,000 in 100 years.
He occupied separate apartment from
his wife, and regularly wrote tender and
loving letters, throwing them in the hail
where she could get them.
COXSVL WILDER A.T SEATTLE.
The Hawaiian Reprrnentative on a Mi»
sion Xot IHHcXimrtl.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 27.-Charles T.
Wilder, Hawaiian Consul-General in this
country for the States of California, Ne
vada. Oregon and Washington, accompa
nied by J. H. Fisher, lieutenant-colonel of
the Hawaiian army, arrived in the city
to-night from San Francisco.
Mr. Wilder admitted being here on offi
cial business, the nature of which he de
clines to disclose for a week. He denied
that his mission was to search for infor
mation concerning filibustering expedi
tions. The Consul-General is a son of
W. C. Wilder, president of the Hawaiian
Senate, and a member of the annexation
committee, which is soon to wait upon
Congress to bring the question before that
Colonel Fisher, who claims to be accom
panying the Consul-General for mere
pleasure, aside from his army connection,
i« a member of the banking firm of Bishop
& Co., Honolulu. He expresseq himself
as sirongiy favoring annexation."
The Philadelphia at Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 27.— The white
craiser, the Philadelphia, flagship of the
Pacific squadron and the first one to visit
Tacoma, arrived here this morning.
A reception committee visited the ship
and extended the welcome of the city to
her officers and crew. A reception is being
tendered Admiral Beardslee, Captain
Cotton and the officers of the Philadelphia
to-nieht. The cruiser will stay here about
ROBBER FRICK GUILTY.
Held Up the Klamath Falls'
Stage With a Cedar-
Acknowledged to Jail-Breaking and
Told of the Plans for
PORTLAND, Oregon*, Nov. 27.— A. C.
Frick, indicted fcr holding up the Klam
ath Falls stage a month ago and robbing
the mail sack, was found guilty in the
United States court to-day. Friok was put
on the stand in his own defense and testi
fied that he did not have a real gun. but
had made what resembled a weapon from
cedar bark. This he ha<i used in holding
up the stage. The imitation gun, he said,
had been dropped and lost in a patch of
tules where he had taken refuge when
shut by Gordon.
He admitted that he had made his es- j
cape from the county jail at Klamath by |
cutting his way out. He had been placed
In jail on a charge of horse-stealing. He
made his escape irom the jail Friday !
nicht and the hold-up took place the fol- j
lowing Sunday morning. lie said that I
two men, Foster and Hess, had furnished !
him with the tools with which he made
his escape. There was an understanding
between the prisoner and Foster and Hess
that they were to hold up the stage.
The time and place had been agreed
upon, and Frick said he was on hand, but
the other two men did not put in an ap
pearance. It was understood that the
stage would have on board about $10.000 on
that trip. They were to rob the stage,
divide the money and Frick was to take a
horse and come down the Willamette Val
ley and make hia escape.
The three men had met after Frick had
made his escape from the jail and the
plans had been laid. As the two men did
not appear at the time and place desig
nated, Frick concludea that he would go it
single-banded with his bark eun. He ad
mitted that he had made the attempt to
rob the mail sack, but did not have a dan
gerous weapon. The cedar-bark gun he
said he had made while lying concealed in
the tules after he had escaped from the
The jury in less than ten minutes re
turned a verdict that Frick was guilty of
attempting to rob the mails. The prisoner
heard the verdict without any change of
countenance, but he appeared to consider
himself in Tuck in getting off as easily as
he did. He will be sentenced on Satur
VALLEY ROAD CONFERENCE
Stockton Track-Crossings to Be
Put in Shape Desired
by the City.
The Roadbed in Many Places Will
Act as a Levee Against
STOCKTON, Cal., Nov. 27.-A confer
ence was held to-day at the office of Attor
ney S. D. Woods of the Valley Railroad
between Chief Engineer Storey and Coun
cilmen Lang, Koch, Martin and Superin
tendent of Streets Bidwell for the purpose
of deciding upon the kind of approaches
to be placed on the various streets where
the railroad tracks cross.
The Council is anxious to have the streets
! put in repair "before winter and Mr. Storey
was present to learn what was desired on
the part of the city. The engineer stated
that macadam would be placed at the
crossings of the traveled streets the full
width of the roadway.
This work is to be'donp immediately and
is satisfactory to the Council. Culverts
are to be put in tLe company's roadbed
j wherever desired by the Street Surerimen
dent. They will b\> provided with nate«,
so that thej- can be opened or closed at will.
Ip many places the roadbed will act as a
levee and protect property from the rising
water of Mormon Channel during periods
of freshets; but while thus holding in
cheok the water of the channel it will
cause an accumulation of surface water on
the other side of the levee, ami the object
of the gates in the culverts is to let this
water run off as soon as the water in the
Eocene Field's First Assignment.
"About the time I was 21 I went to
Stilson Hutchins and told him who I was,
! and he said :
" 'Ali right, I'll give you a chance, but
we don't pay much.' Of course I told him
pay didn't matter.
" 'Well,' he said, "go down to the Olyrn
pia and write up the play there to-night.'
I went down, and I brought most of my
critical acumen to bear upon an actor by
the name of Ciiariey Pope, who was play
ing Mercutio for Mrs. I). P. Bowers. His
wig didn't tit, and my best writing cen
tered about that wig. I sent the critique
in, blame fine, as I thought, with illumin
ated initial letters, and all that. Oh, it
was lovely ! And the next morning I was
dee Dlv pained and disgusted to find it
mutilated — all that about the wis, the
choicest part, was cutout. I thonght I'd
quit journalism forever. I don't suppose
Hutchins connects Eugene Field with the
fool that wrote that critique. I don't
myself," he added with a quick, half
smile, lifting again the corner of his
solemn mouth. It was like a ripple on a
still pool. — From a conversation with
Hamhn Garland, as published in Mc-
Clure's Magazine in August, 1893.
Best track iv America at Ingleside.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1895.
Trial Concluded Yesterday
Before Judge Buckles
Plaintiff's Attorney Argued That
the Cordelia Club Had
GAME NOT PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Claimed by the Defense to Be
Regulated and Disposed Of
by the State.
SUISUN, Cal., Not. 27.— The evidence
in the case of the Cordelia Shooting Club
vs. William King et ai. was finished and
argument heard before Superior Judge
C. B. Elliott, manager of the estate of
W. and L. Pierce, testified for the defense
that he had leased the Chamberlain land,
southeast of the railroad track, for grazing
purposes. This lease was made in January,
The plaintiff made several objections to
the testimony, and as the ownershiD was
not conceded in the pleadings the testi
mony was overruled.
Brundage, a game-keeper, testified for
the plaintiff in rebuttal that there was
only one pond on the land leased for graz
ing purposes, the Whittier pond.
The case was then argued by respective
counsel. Mr. Young for the plaintiff
prayed for judgment against all the de
fendants exceptine Prather, against whom
the charge was dismissed last week. He
claimed the defendants were guilty of the
cLarge preferred against them and he
asked that the injunction be made perma
nent. He referred in extenso to the de
nials to the allegations in the complaint
made by the defense. The denials he said
were insufficient and the plaintiff, as
trustee of the Cordelia Shooting Club, held
exclusive possession. He maintained the
lease was prima facie evidence of the
ownership of the parties making the same.
He stated that the club had expended
from $4000 to $")000 per month in improve
ments since they leased the land.
Referring to the lease which the defense
had put forward, he contended they were
entirely distinct interests. Several cases
which had been decided in the Supreme
Court were cited in support of the argu
ments adduced. It was claimed the Cham
berlain tract was leased for hunting privi
leges and that trespassers had no right to
intrude on that tract, which, the attorney
claimed, was private property gnd should
be respected and enforced.
The plaintiff, he said, could not deal
with the cases separately, and to avo'd a
multiplicity of suits asked for a perpetual
injunction against the defendants.
L. G. Harrier, for the defense, submitted
his argument in briefs. He claimed the
following material point had not been
proved: That the lessees have the title to
the land and that the plaintiff has any
right to the possession of the same; that
the plaintiff has any right to the land ex
cept for hunting privileges; that the land
is inclosed and their lease excludes any
one; that Kellogg had any right to sue.
The defense further claimed the plaintiff
had failed to prove other charges, among
which was that shooting by others did any
injury to the club, and denied that there
I was any conspiracy among defendants to
do injury. Attorney Harrier claimed the
plaint:ft had no remedy at law, contend
ing there were forty members in the Cor
delia Club, and from the evidence given it
was shown that fully 200 men could find
good shooting on the lands in question.
Was there anything shown, he asked, to
prevent the parties leasing the land to this
club to make another lease granting the
same privileges to other sportsmen?
Judge Gregory followed for the defense,
and claimed that no pecuniary damage
had been proven.
Game was not private property, he
urged, and was regulated and disposed of
by the State. He said it was a grasping
policy to interfere with the rights of
others, and the character of this property
was sacred to every one.
Mr. Young replied, and said the defense
had not refuted a single part of the testi
mony. He claimed the leasers' title was
t>roved by the lease, which was duly
executed. He further said the defense did
not put forth any evidence against the
testimony given by Assemblyman Powers
regarding the conspiracy formed by mem
bers of the Mallard Club.
Regarding the sloughs he claimed they
were omitted in the list of navigable
sloughs, and said the club did not. obstruct
the Suisun or Cordelia sloughs. He said
the prosecution wanted to adopt peaceful
measures, and asked that the cas>e be dis
posed of at the earliest possible hour.
Judge Buckles will give his decision
NEPOTISM IN ARIZONA
Court-Martial Proceedings Re
voked by Order of Governor
Declared Militiamen Guilty, but Denied
the Authority to Pun
PIICENIX, Ariz., Nov. 27.— Governor L.
C. Hughes to-night revoked the proceed
incs of the court-martial held in Tucson
July 15 of this year which dismissed Cap
tain J. M. Trayer and Lieutenant D. L.
Hughes, the Governor's nephews, from
the service and dishonorably dischareed
Private Robert Brophy, all of the First
Kegimtnt, National Guard of Arizona,
whom it also sentenced to be confined in
the Pima County Jail.
The men are restored to duty. Those in
authority state that this threatens the dis
solution of the Arizona arm of the service.
The alleged breach of discipline occurred
at Tucson July 4 of this year, when com
panies ft and D refused to parade behind a
In his order Governor Hughes says that
the court-martial was illegally convened,
since it was done without his sanction, and
that when Captain Trayer was arraigned
the court refused a postponement of four
hours; that Colonel "J. H. Martin, who is
sued the orders which tbe men were ac
cused of disobeying, is in command for ad
ministrative purposes only; that Major
John A. Black or Captain Trayer were the
proper ones to command, and that the
court erred in inflicting a jail sentence,
since this is absolutely prohibited in times
of peace by the Military Code.
The Governor admits that insubordina
tion occurred and that the accused escape
punishment only through error and tech
nicalities. This is what has caused a sen
sation, since after saying that the court
martial was illegally convened, he admits
that there was good cause for action.
The officers are accusing the Governor of
nepotism and inconsistency, and it is
rumored that Colonel Martin will resign.
It is said that this establishes a preceiident
favorable to insubordination.
LOS ASGELES JPOISOXER.
Buaby, Hie Colored Man, on Trial for
Murder of Two Men.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 27.— the trial
of "\V. J. Busby, colored, for the murder of
W. J. Thompson, one of the men who
drank wine poisoned by Busby, who in
tended it for an enemy, was resumed in
Department 1 this morning.
Antonio Cordano, a saloon-keeper, testi
fied that Busby was in his saloon a short
time before Thompson and Martin drank
the poisoned wine. The witness saw the
dying agonies of the men, being called
there by some one who ran in and told him
to get a doctor.
Detective Goodman, who arrested Busby,
was called to the stand and testified that
he went to the home of Busby's father at
midnight and arrested him. He asked
Busby where he got the poisoned wine,
and he at first denied that he had obtained
any or knew anything of what the orlicer
was talking about.
Goodman then told him he had better
tell the truth and Busby acknowledged
that he had sent the poisoned wine to the
station to be handed to Gardner, the col
He said Gardner was in a position he
wanted, and he could not get the position
until Gardner was put out of it. He sent
the poisoned wine to accomplish this pur
pose, his idea being to make Gardner sick
so that he could get his job.
DYIHG IN LOS ANGELES JAIL
Clifton E. Mayne Believed to Be
Nearer to Death Than to
Has Settled His Earthly Affairs— Ready
to Meet the Greater
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 27.— Clifton
E. Mayne, whose trial for criminal of
fenses against his wards has attracted
wide attention, may never serve the sen
tence of twenty-five years imposed upon
him, as he is slowly dying at the County
Jail from hemorrhages of the lungs.
Since his incarceration he has bad several
attack*, each one being more serious than
the one preceding it. Yesterday he had
one that completely exhausted him, and
this afternoon he had another which left
him in a state of complete collapce.
He realizes his condition, has straight
ened out his affairs as fuliy aa possible
under existing conditions, and his death
may be looked for at any hour. A physi
cian is in attendance and expresses no
hope for Mayne's recovery.
SIIRRIXU IP COJTXTt OFFICIALS.
The Lot Ant/rlen Urand Jury After Al-
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Nov. 27.— There
will be a stirring up of ury bones in many
county institutions here before long.
The Grand Jury will be examined on
Tuesday next before Superior Judge Smith
to determine whether or not any members
are disqualified from acting in the capacity
they are now endeavoring to serve. The
validity of the jury has been questioned,
and the combination will endeavor to
nullify the acts of that body by having it
The Grand Jury has lately been turning
its attention to the moneys that have been
taken from the public-treasury and ex
pended under the guise of charity during
the past fifty-four months. The sum
amounts to nearly $400,000. Los Angeles
has one of the most expensively conducted
hospitals in the United States. The super
intendent receives the equivalent of $4000
a year salary. It costs the taxpayers on an
average $UJ 08 per month to maintain a
patient in the County Hospital. It costs
twice as much to pay the salaries of at
taches at the County Hospital as is paid
for groceries and produce for the inmates
At the county poor farm the average
cost of maintaining an inmate is $1158
per head per month. The superintendent
is paid a salary equivalent to $300 per
month. Other salaries are paid to at
taches in proportion. There are said to be
rank abuses at both institutions in the
shape of flagrant extravagance that the
Grand Jury will recommend to be cor
J.O!t AXOELES IjAOY EDITORS.
The fi Herald' 3" Thanksgiving Xumber
to lir a " Clean " Paper.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 27.— There
is great excitement around the Herald of
fice to-night. The staff of editors and re
porters who have so ably tilled their posi
tions have been temporarily discharged
and ladies have been substituted for the
Thanksgiving number. The fiat has gone
forth that a "clean" paper only will be
published. Consequently, the police re
porter has been dispensed with and all
items of a salacious character gleaned from
the courts will be suppressed. The paper
will no doubt have a large sale.
OXLY A I'OOR "SCRUB."
George Howard Finch Tires of Life at
J.na A ii n firs.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 27.— George
Howard Finch died late yesterday after
noon in a room at the United States Hotel
from the effects of a dose of morphine
taken on Monday evening with suicidal
He said he was a poor "scrub" and that
there was no use in his living. Finch
learned the other day of his wife's death
at Oakland. This information is supposed
to have caused him to become despondent
and end his existence. He had worked
here as a driver for a hakery.
Held for Murder at I,o» Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 27.— Judge
Owens this morning held A. L. Nichols, an
elfctric-car conductor, to answer to the
Superior Court on a charge of murder, his
victim being Josiah \V. Kirk. Bail was
lixed at $10,000, and in default Nichols
was remanded to custody. No new evi
dence was developed at the preliminary
Crazed by a Stone Face.
Ozro A. Wiggin, an artist of Walthara,
Mass., who discovered a likeness to a
human lace in a ledge on Ptospect Hill
ten days ago, has been adjudged insane
by two physicians, and Judge Luce has
ordered him committed to the insane asy
lum at Worcester. Since the discovery
Mr. Wiggin has done nothing but paint
sketclies of the Maid of the Mist, as the
face has been cailed. So wranped up in
the matter was he that he had slept but
httie since, and his Dresent condition is
due to overwork and worry over his dis
covery. Mr. Wiggin is all right on every
thing* but this one subject and the physi
cians think he will rapidly recover under
the treatment he will receive' at Worces
ARIZONA'S GREAT MINES
Work Resumed on Claims That
Had Been Abandoned
NEW BLOOD BEING INFUSED.
A Sturdy Reaction After the Depression
Caused by the Demonetization
[Special Correspondence of The Call.]
FRESCOTT, Ariz., Nov. 23.— Diversified
as it is, it is almost impossible to say at
pre sent whether Arizona is distinctly a min
ing or an agricultural country. The min
ing interests just now are certainly greater,
but irrieation has reached the experi
mental stage only, and no less an authority
than Paul J. Johnson, one of Arizona's
best known mining experts, gives it as his
opinion that when the science of irrigation
shall have been perfected agriculture in
this Territory will equal, if not surpass,
the mining interests. These interests at
present, however, are receiving a great
deal of attention. Old mines are being re
opened and redeveloped, new locations are
being made daily, and new blood is being
infused into those districts abandoned
years ago as valueless.
A notable instance of this is furnished
by the old Vulture mine, situated about
fifty miles northwest of Phoenix. This
mine was located in 1863 and worked until
ISBS, during which time $8,000,000 had
been taken from it. The methods were
crude, however, and when, in the latter
year, the gold-bearing ore fell from $3 to
$2 per ton, it was abandoned. Within the
last few months, however, work has been
recommenced, and from present indica
dications the old Vulture will rise to its
quondam prominence as Wone of the linest
mines in the world."
Experts find their occupation has not
left them, under the new order of things,
and as a preliminary to a big mining deal,
involving thousands of dollars, the Bull
Dog mine, situated in the Goldfield dis
trict, located about forty miles west of
Phoenix, is at present undergoing exami
nation by an expert. It is impossible to
secure the names of the persons concerned
at present, but it is known that a biir.deal
The demonetization of silver has practi
cally paralyzed the industry of silver
mining, and as a consequence some of the
one-tiuie bonanza mines are now idle. The
Silver King, noted at one time as the finest
silver mine in the world, is an exception.
It is located in Pinal County, and is being
re-worked. It is said that the company
into whose control it passed a few months
ago, has determined that even at the pres
ent low price of silver this mine will pay a
profit over and above the cost of working.
One of the unfortunate ones, however, is
tho Peck mine, located in central Arizona.
Years ago it was the scene of bustling
activity, out to-day it is actually deserted,
the old saloons and cabins forming now a
shelter for the mountain lion and rattle
snake. Tombstone is literally fenced m
with these relics of departed glory. Al
though the cyanide process is being used
to a sii-iht extent on some of the low-grade
dumps near by, the slight commercial de
mand is the sole excuse for even this ap
pearance of prosperity.
With all this, however, Arizona has a
great mineral future, because, as a terri
tory, it is more richly endowed in a min
eml sense. Coal, iron,copper,lead, silverand
gold are found hi abundance, there being
vast beds of iron of which the world knows
nothing, and native Arizonans liUle.
About fifty miles north of Globe City, in
Gila County, in the Sierra Arancha
.Mountains, W. W. Woodson of Globe
City has about ten or fifteen locations,
which, although of little worth just now,
will increase enormously in value so soon
as the Gila Valley and Northern Railway
— now in course of construction — reaches
that city. Extensive coal deposits are
found near by. These have also been lo
cated and will prove valuable properties in
the near future. Lead is found in all the
copper, gold and silver mines.
included in the great copper mines of
the Territory, which are now being worked
on a paying basis, are the United
Verde mines at Jerome, about sixty miles
north of here. These mines are now em
ploying 400 men. The mines at Bisbee, in
the" extreme southern part of the Terri
tory, are employing 500 men. The Old
Dominion, located in the Globe District, in
Gila County, is employing 200 men. This
is comparative idleness, however, since
this mine is a great one, but. having
changed hands a short time ago, only a
small force is at work pending the arrival
of machinery, of which a great lot has
The great cold camps now beine worked
and attracting attention are: The Con
gress mines, where 200 men are employed
and where a 40-stamp mill is working day
and night, treating about 200 tons or ore
per day; the Little Jessie, about fifteen
miles from here, running a 15-stamp mill,
employing forty men and treating about
thirty tons of ore per day; and the Me
<abe, which is shipping ore directly to the
smelters in Colorado. The ore is worth
from $100 to $500 per ton.
Altogether this will be a very prosperous
year for mining in Arizona." It is stated
upon the best of authority that the com
bined mineral yield for this year will be
near $12,000,000," which is equivalent to
stating that the yield this year will be
over $4,000,000 more than it was last year.
LORD SHOLTO IS TO ACT
He Recognizes His Money Value
as an Attractive Curi
Lady Douglas Will Sing and Dance,
but He Longs to Shine in
"And I'm engaged to appear, too," said
Lord Sholto Douglas last night when tell
ing that his wife had signed a contract
with Leonard G rover to sing at the Al
"I wrote my people that my wife was go
ing back on the stage," he said. "I have
received no answer yet. You see, the pa
pers were writing about a* all the time.
This was very annoying. Then we found
that the notoriety we were getting was of
money value, and we proposed to take ad
vantage of it. That's why my wife is going
to act again. You see. it was fooiish to
have the annoyance of the newspaper arti
cles without any of the jrood of them."
Lord Sholto has no ambition to shine as
a Thespian. He appears at the Alcazar, he
explained, because they paid him for it.
His wife would sing there two weeks.
After tnat time their actions were uncer
"My wife will stay on the stage," he
said. "She is ambitious to appear in
legitimate roles, and may join some com
pany here or in the East. I have been
thinking of taking a company out myself.
"Oh, no! I would not act," he expostu
lated. "I have no ambition that way. I
would be my own business manager..
"Our agents made so much fuss about
placing us," said Lady Shoito, "that we
came to San Francisco to attend to our
own business. We hadn't been here an
hour when we had signed a contract. I'm
only going to stay at the Alcazar two
weeks. Then I think we are going to
Chicago. I don't know what will happen
"How about that reported offer of $600 a
week from Chicago?"
"That's right!" with an emphatic nod.
Then the little lady added, "Oh, you
needn't look that way ! It's nearly $600,
RATE WAR MORE BITTER
The Southern Pacific Company Takes
Freight to Vallejo Free of
The Southern Pacific Company made the
announcement yesterday that all freight
for Mare Island and Benicia would be car
ried free. This will give the steamer. Her
ald plenty to do.
As the company baa a contract with the
United States by which all freight bills for
eoods carried in the shape of naval and
army stores shall be charged up against
the debt owing by the Central Pacilic to
the Government, the road can laugh at all
freight opposition and defy competition.
The steamers Columbia and Umatilla
got in from Portland and Puget Sound
yesterday. Both were crowded with pas
sengers at the cut rates.
There was a hitch in the passengers get
ting uptown comfortably, as the hotel run
ners and hackmen were on strike. They
asserted that the Pacific Coast Steamship
Company was setting a trap for them and
they declined to fall into it.
While the Southern Pacific was fighting
its battles the Pacific Transfer Company
and the Morton Special Delivery were
havintr another war. The question wa3
"could anybody gain free access to a leased
wharf?" Goodall, Perkins & Co. said
l> Yes" and Morton said "No." The latter
had the hackmen and runners with him,
and when the Columbia and Umatilla
docked there was not a hotel man to meet
At the Oceanic dock there was trouble
when the Australia arrived. There the
hackmen and runners gathered in force.
They held a meeting previously and de
cided to act with determination. Un
fortunately one of their number had more
whisky than determination aboard and he
got into trouble. Matthew Whalen, one
of their number, was locked up in the
Harbor Police station and charges of '"vul
gar language," "drunk" and "violatine
the hack ordinance" were placed against
him. His companions gave bail and he
wa3 released by Captain Dunleavy.
VISITING SWAMP LANDS
Dockery Finds That Ranchers
Allow Their Stock to Feed
in Such Places.
The Milk Inspector Makes Another
Early Morning Raid, With
Milk Inspector Dockery made another
raid in the small hours of yesterday morn
ine. He was after the dairymen who come
to town by the San Bruno road. The milk
laden wagons were stopped under the elec
tric lights at Army street, near the Pest
hous?, and examinations revealed the fact
that the lessons of the past few weeks
were having their effect.
Only one man had his load dumped. A.
Pontaca of the Bay View Farm was the
single dishonest dairyman discovered. He
had eighteen three-gallon cans in his
wagon, all but one or two of which were
badly adulterated with water and coloring
matter. A warrant was sworn out for his
The raid began about 1 o'clock yesterday
morning. Sixteen wagons were stopped.
The drivers said, "Dockery? Oh, all
right," and pulled up, making: no objec
tion, and aiding the Inspector every way
in their power.
The driver of a wagon labeled "Swiss
Dairy" had a tale of woe.
"There are three Swiss dairies,*' he said.
''Twice already my milk has been tested
and found all right. The other fellows
have bad milk and the papers say the
miik was dumped and then my customers
they kick Jike "
The complaining driver used a term
more strong than polite. His eniployer
was J. Tscheinen. The milk of this dairy
was again found to be of good quality.
For a while it was thought that there
would be two loads to dump. John A.
Christien was observed by the lookout to
stop his wagon and empty something from
either one or two cans out into the road as
soon as he saw the wagons delayed by the
Milk Inspector. Christien protested that
he was only dumping a gallon of water he
was carrying to rinse his measures. His
milk was put through a very severe exam
ination, but was found to be all right.
Shortly after 2:30 o'clock, a double
decker "wagon loaded with eraptv cans
passed the Inspector going up the San
Bruno road. The driver evidently warned
the other milk wagons for they ceased ap
Mr. Dockery then went to a rendezvous
at Mission and Twenty-first streets where
the miljcmen gather. There are two large
water troughs at this corner. Seven loads
wore tested here and all found satisfactory.
During the afternoon Mr. Dockery visited
the swamp lands on the San Bruno road
and adjacent territory. The object of the
impromptu call was to learn if possible
just how many dairymen continued to
allow stock to iced over the death-dealing
The inspector discovered enough to au
thorize him in keeping an extra eye on
half a dozen or more ranchers, with the
possibility that warrants for their arrest,
charging them with violating the pure
food law, will be sworn out to-day. There
is a section of the City ordinance prohibit
ing owners from allowing their stock to
feed or graze on marsh lands, milt givers
being named particularly.
On the tour yesterday Mr. Dockery dis
covered at least a hundred cows grazing
on the rank poisonous weeds incident to
swamplands. In this connection it may
be mentioned that it was just this kind of
thing that croated the epidemic among the
school children of Oakland several years
Mr. Dockery found six dairymen who
allowed their stock, or at least a portion,
to graze on these lands. Their names are :
John Burges, Henry Youneerhaus, A. de
Sauters, B. Mozetti, H. Spaight and E.
Barry. The last-named gentleman claims
that only a, very few feet of his ranch is
embraced in the swamp lands, and fur
ther, only dry cows are allowed to feed
Into this marsh flows the refuse from
the chemical works, offal from Butcher
town and the contents of the Army-street
sewer. The inspector proposes to stop all
this and he thinks the best way to do it is
by adopting vigorous measures from the
For the Chinese Lily.
Some of the low-priced bowls of green
found in the Japanese stores are just the
thing to make an effective growing place
for Chinese lily bulbs, as you will notice
when the darker green leaves and the
white blossoms rise out of their bed of
water and pebbles. If the jars are of odd
shape so much more pleasing will the re
sult be. Blue Japanese bowls, or a bowl
of Benares brass, with a glass inside, also
make an attractive setting for them.—
York Evening Post.
Electric cars leave the ferries for Ingleside
every two minutes.
"BLACK" COFFEY ACCUSED
The Attorney Alleged to Have
of a Client.
DEGRADED A HELPLESS GIRL.
Annie Heber's Pitiable Tale Told in a
Legal Petition— Jake Raver
M. H. Hernan, the attorney, was before
Judge Coffey yesterday afternoon with an
order compelling Attorney John J. Coffey
and Jake Kauer to show cause why they
should not make an accounting of the
estate of John, alias Patrick, McAndrews,
which they have been administering for
some years without making returns. Mr.
Hernan stated yesterday that the suit,
which he will file to-morrow, would be
full of startling developments and ex
poses. The pitiable story of a young girl
ruined and beggared, he said, would be
part of the evidencec, combined with object
lessons in perfidy toward the helpless one.
The young woman who will figure in
the case 13 Annie J. McAndrews Heber.
Her petition will be tiled to-morrow t bat
an order be made citing Jake Kauer to
show cause why he should not be removed
and discharged from the administration
of the estate, and that he file an account
of his administration; and, further, that
Attorney John J. Coff ey be cited to explain
why heshould not refund the money col
lected oy him from the estate.
Annie" Heber states in the petition that
?he is ihe daughter of John McAndrews,
deceased. While a single girl in Septem
ber, 1890, she was appointed administra
trix, and a day later letters of administra
tion with the will annexed were issued to
her. The estate was valued at $2825, with
a claim for $3500 against John JElodgers.
All proceedings were taken and per
formed under and by advice of her attor
ney, John Coffey, while she was inexpe
rienced in the ways of the world, and par
ticularly as to the methods she should
adopt in managing the estate. So she de
pended solely on Coffey, in whom she re
posed the utmost confidence.
Under his instructions she petitioned the
court in August, 13'. t1, for an order per
mitting her to mortgage the real estate for
$1000 that the property might be improved
and the house rendered tenantable, and to
pay certain alleged debt.*. This money,
less $35, was immediately turned over to
Coffey, who thereupon undertook the busi
ness of arranging for the improvement.
The, $35 was used to buy dresses for the ad
ministratrix and her sister.
The girl alleges that Coffey represented
to her tbat it was his duty as attorney
for the estate to look after improvements
and disbursements of the moneys. She,
of course, believed him and let him do as
he wished, but she did not handle a dollar
of the money.
A contract was entered into with Kelly
Gardner for repairs of the property for
$490, but the full payment was not made
and a lien was consequently filed on the
property by Gardner, though Coffey
claimed the unpaid balance was due him
from Gardner for some claim, which, how
ever was denied. The petitioner furtDer
alleges tbat Coffey made a proposition to
Gardner, whereby the latter was to be per
mitted to acquire the property by '"dis
honest and fraudulent means, on condi
tion that he would divide with him. the
said Coffey, and that if he, the said Gard
ner, would not consent to do so he, the
said Coffey, would do it himself, and that
he intended doing so, anyhow."
The lien was foreclosed shortly after by
a decree of court, October 8, 1894.
In addition to the mortgage money re
ceived by Coffey it is claimed that he col
lected the rents up to September 21, 1893,
except $12 50, which was collected by her
self. The aggregate of rents was about
$250. But what Coffey did with all the
money she does not know, only none of it
was turned over to her, nor was any ac
counting of it made to her. The only sat
isfaction she got was to be told she was
merely a "figurehead.' 1
About this time she met C. G. Heber, her
present husband, and Coffey advised her
to marry him, but she had formed "a
greater attachment for Coffey and ex
pected him to right the wrong lie had done
her, for he had already debauched her."
She found that Heber was addicted to mor
phine, and he compelled her to use the
drug, and soon she became a victim to the
habit. While she was in this condition
Coffey introduced her to Jacob Raver,
with the intention of inducing her to sell
the property. She finally did sign
a conveyance of her interest in iier
father's estate and also a resignation
as administratrix, she receiving only $5.
She claims she did not know sbe resigned
as administratrix until Raver was ap
pointed administrator. Since his appoint
ment in October, 1893, he was appointed
guardian of the person and estate of her
mother, who has been in the Napa Asylum,
for many years. The girl continues that
she believes Raver has collected the rents
and failed to account for them, and now
she desires to have justice done her.
Attorney Hernan stated yesterday that
his client "had been dragged down till she
was a "fiend" on the "Barbary Coast,"
where her arrest for vagrancy was caused
by her husband and Coffey, who deserted
the unfortunate young woman in the
Police Court. She was sentenced to the
County Jail for six months, and in thai
time so recovered her mental faculties and
reformed that she was aDle to see through
all the villainy and to turn to a new lawyer
Eagerness to realize that $75,000
quickly is making the great H. & F.
Auction the liveliest on record.
One must keep wide awake for a
chance to bid on some articles, or,
like a flash, comes the word "SOLD !"'
—though the bid looks like a joke.
Anything you point out in this
fine stock of JEWELRY. DIA-
MONDS, WATCHES, SILVER-
WARE, will be offered— everything
offered, sold. DAILY at 10 A. M.
and 2 P. M.