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Additional Troops Called Out
to Pursue the
MINERS ON THE TRAIL.
Rumors of a Battle With the
Renegade Band Near
FLEEING TO THE MOUNTAINS.
The Trail of the Murderous Bucks
Leads Across the Mexican
DEMING, N. M., Dec. B.— Reports from
the scene of the murders in Arizona, com
mitted by renegade Apaches from the San
Carlos reservation, state that the troops
from Forts Bayard and Grant are on the
trail, and that it leads to the line of old
Mexico into the Sierra Madre mountains,
the stronghold of the renegades for years.
By treaty the soldiers can cros3 the inter
national boundary to pursue the Indians,
but the country is so rough and mountain
ous that it is very improbable tliat they
will ever get within a hundred miles of
In all six murders are reported, the first
crime being committed last Monday on
Eagle creek, when three brothers named
Hinton and a man named Searles were
killed and horribly mutilated. On Tues
day Bishop H. H. Merrill of the Mormon
Church and his 16-year-old niece was slain
in the road six miles west of Asli Springs.
The girl's body had been mutilated.
These murders occurred on the borders of
tlie reservation, and many miles distant
from telegraphic communication, so that
complete particulars are not obtainable.
There were six Indians in the party — two
mounted and four on fpot— but it would
be an easy matter to steal horses for the
A party of miners from Duncan, Ariz.,
left in advance of the soldiers, heavily
armed and well mounted, and at last ac
counts the Apaches had but two hours the
start of these miners. The recent crimes do
not indicate a general outbreak or serious
trouble, they being the work of a few
murderous bucks, whose actions are con
demned by the reservation Indians.
All the remaining cavalry at Fort Bayard
was ordered out to-day to make a forced
march into Arizona for the purpose of co
operating with the troops already out, in
cluding those from Fort Grant, and to as
sist in the capture of the band of renegades.
A report was telegraphed to Fort Bayard
that the citizens' posse, under the leader
ship of the Park brothers, which hsd
taken the trail immediately after the dis
covery of the murders, had engaged in a
fi^ht with the Indians near Clifton,
Ariz., and that one or more of the posse
had been killed. This is not verified, but
was telegraphed to the commanding officer
The department is exerting every effort
in the movement of the troops to cut off
the band from escaping across the border
into old Mexico.
WORKING FOR STOCKTON
Progressive Women Take Up
the River Improvement
Have Provided Funds for a Trip of
Governor Budd to the Nation's
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 8. — Governor
Budd has signified his willingness to go to
Washington and use his influence in favor
of a bill appropriating money for the im
provement of the San Joaquin River and
other waterways in and about Stockton.
The ladies of the Commercial Association
Annex propose to raise a fund of $1000 for
the purpose of defraying Governor Budd's
expenses on the trip, and expect to be able
to send him on to the capital at an. early
date. The Governor is in the city, and is
gathering data and arguments to be used
when he arrives at Washington.
It was the intention of the ladies' annex
to send the petitions on to Coneress this
week, but acting upon Governor Budd's
suggestion ihey will hold them until after
a mass-meeting is held some night next
week. The committee of ladies has been
busy during the past week securing signa
tures to the petitions and is ready to re
port. Stockton's progressive women are
enthusiastic, and will not rest until the
matter has been carried to Washington.
It AILS TO TIIJC STANISLAUS.
Valley Ttnnd Tracklayers Have Com
pleted the Line to the Hirer.
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. B.— Chief En
gineer Storey and a party of Valley Rail
road engineers returned this evening from
a trip over the line as far as the Stanislaus
River- The gentlemen are highly pleased
with the progress of the work. The rails
are now down to the river's edge and the
work of ballasting the track at weak points
is under way. The bridge across the Stanis
laus has assumed definite form and the
approaches are about finished.
On the far side of the river Grant Broth
ers, graders/are making the dirt fly and
by the last of the week the river will be
left far behind.
The construction train continues to
move large quantities of materials to the
front, and rails are being discharged at the
Mormon Slough material yards at the rate
of one bargeload a day.
FOOTBALL AT VALLEJO.
The Green C's of San Francisco Go Down
Before the Sturdy Men of the
VALLEJO, Cal., Dec. B.— The match
pame of football between the Green C's of
Han Francisco and the Farraguts of Val
lejo to-day resulted in the defeat of the
Jong-haired gentlemen from the me
tropolis by a score of 30 to 0. If the
San Franciscans had been a little heavier,
a trifle more scientilic and quicker of limb
and eye, the result might have been differ
erent, but they were slightly wanting in
The Vallejoans started out to make a
runaway match of it. They made three
touchdowns on the first half, on runs by
McEnery, Kavanaugh and Corcoran.
Maguire was in an unusually good mood
and showed his compassion for the visit
ors by failing to kick goal on three suc
The local stars were not satisfied with
the glory they had achieved in the first
half, and in the second they deliberately
proceeded to negotiate another trio of
touchdowns. Long runs of McEnery, Lee
and Scully aided in securing this resujt.
To make matters worse they insisted
upon kicking goal each time, and when
the smoke of battle cleared away the score
keeper hung up 30 to a figure "9 with its
tail cut off.
Daly of the Green C's played a gritty
game. Though he sprained an ankle in
the first half he finishea the game and did
some clever work despite the handicap.
McEnery, Maguire, Scully and Morgan of
the Farraguts showed up well. They have
improved greatly in interference and end
running since the eleven was defeated by
the Peerless team. Notwithstanding its
being so one-sided, the game was really a
clever exhibition and was free from the
brutality which sometimes places the grid
iron on a par with the prize-ring.
SPJiIMTERS AT SAX JOSE.
Turf Cliampiona Xotc in Training at
the Jf"nir Grounds.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Dec. B.— The recent
rain has somewhat dampened the ardor of
horsemen, and a cessation in training has
been the result. There are many fliers at
the track, including the celebrated Lov
dal, which is a recent addition to the
string of Burns & Waterhouse; C. T.
Boots' Nervosa; the noted pacer, Fred
Mason; C. If. Corey's Laura M and other;?.
Burns & Waterhouse have added $1500
worth of improvements to their well
equipped stables, and are not to be out
done anywhere in tne country. They have
a number of fine horses and expect great
things during the coming season from
Lovdal, who last year won laurels both
in San Francisco and the East.
SAX JOSE XOAI* RACE.
Manning Captures lioth the Titne and
I'ox it inn I'rizes.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Dec. B.— The initial
five-mile handicap road race of the Golden
West Cyclers took place this morning over
the East San Jose course. There were
eleven starters, but two were subject to
falls and did not finish. Manning, with a
start of forty-five seconds, captured both
the time and position prizes, and Clark,
with ten seconds to his credit, finishing
sixth, took the second time prize. Michel
made a plucky ride, and, although taking
a dangerous fall, was fourth in the race.
Following is the score at the finish :
Handicap. Time. Positon.
Mnnninsr :45 15:40 1
Bellinger :50 36:50 2
Hlggina :45 15:48 3
Mtkei :45 16-I*2 4
O'Bannon :30 16:01 5
dnrX :10 13:4*J 6
Folaom Scartch 15:44 " 7
Woudra, W 2:()O 18:27 8
Wundra, J :50 17:30 9
Coursing at Merced.
MERCED, Cal., Dec. B.— A large num
ber of sportsmen are in Merced, preparing
for to-morrow's coursing. Emm Pasha
and Master Glenkirk are the favorites. It
is said that they are backed for $500 each.
After them, Flying Buck and Dotty Dim
ple are in demand. One hundred cours
ing men arrived from the north by the
afternoon train. Sacramento, Port Costa,
Modesto, Byron and Madera are well rep
resented. The coursing will take place on
the same grounds as last year.
MYSTERY OF SAN JOSE
A Santa Cruz County Farmer
Loses His Wife in the
Compelled to Return to His Ranch
Unaccompanied by the
SAN JOSE, Cal., Dec. B.— Lonis A. Seek,
a German about 50 years of age, reported
last night that he had lost his wife in a
Seek resides in Santa Cruz County, near
the summit of the mountain range, eight
een miles from this city. He arrived on
Friday in company with his wife and
stopped at the Swiss Hotel. After con
tracting to sell some timber he prepared
to leave for his home yesterday morning.
He accompanied his wife to Fikes' stable,
on Santa Clara street, where his wagon
was stationed, but Mrs. Seek preferred
walking to the hotel, and left her husband
to meet him again in a few minutes. After
that time he lost all trace of her.
Seek stated that his wife was of very
small stature and 53 years of- asre. They
have been married for four years, and he
asserts there was*no disagreement between
them at the time. No trace of the missing
woman has been found, and Seek, becom
ing impatient, took the train this after
noon for San Francisco.
LAS OR FOR CHARITY.
San Joie Society Women to Issue a Xcic
SAN JOSE, Cal., Dec. B.— A movement
is on foot among local society women to
relieve the wants of the indigent by issuing
on New Year's day an edition of a news
paper, to embrace a number of literary
features. The proceed 3 of the enterprise
are to be civen to the Associated Charities.
The following is the asignment of posi
tions: Editor in chief, Mrs. E. O. Smith;
associate editor, Mrs. Paul P. Austin;
Dusiness manager, Mrs. J. 11. Henry; city
editor, Mrs. L. Callisch; advertising editor,
Mrs. B. D. Murphy; literary editor, Mrs.
T. Eilard Beans; book reviewer, Miss
Mamie Beans; dramatic editor, Mrs. N.
Bowden; musical editor, Mrs. Elizabeth
Miller; distributing manager, Mrs. W. B.
Hobson; society editor, Miss Carrie Lewis.
VAGARIES OJ-' A LUNATIC.
The Queer Performances of John Garsag
Land Him in Prison.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Dec. B.— A Swede
giving the name of John Garsag was to
day taken into custody by Deputy Sheriff
Garsag seems crazed on the subject of
religion and doe* many strange things
upon imaginary commands from the Su-
Creme Being. His last offense, taking a
ath in a ditch on the Alviso road, caused
him to be placed under the care of the
Sheriff, and an investigation in regard to
his sanity will be made.
XEARING THE LOS ALAMOS.
Tracklayers on the Southern Coast Rail-
icay Make Rapid Progress.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Dec. B.—
Work is progressing rapidly along the line
of the new coast railway. The track is
laid into Shuman Canyon, and the con
tractors are making rapid strides toward
the point where the creat viaduct is to
span the Los Alamos Creek. AM the ma
terial for the viaduct is ready, awaiting
transportation to the site, and will be car
ried forward as soon as the rails are laid.
It has been dehnitely determined that
the stone for the piers, as well as for the
Santa Ynez bridge, will have to be brought
from beyond the Santa Maria River. The
viaduct* and grading between the Santa
Ynez bridge will be completed at almost
the same time. It is thought that the
terminus of the coast road will be the river
for the greater part of the year.
Jieaih of Tacoma's Police Captain,
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 7.— PoJice Cap
tain Thomas Deveraux died last night of
paralysis of the brain. Deveraux had
been a member of the force for five years
and was a capable and fearless officer.
THE HAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1895.
YOLO COUNTY ARREST
Officers Capture a Man
Supposed to Be the
WANTED AT STOCKTON.
He Answers the Description of
the Slayer of Deputy
ILL BUT WITHOUT WOUNDS.
The Old Man Held Captive in the
Knights Landing Jail— Will Be
bTOCKTON, Cal., Dec. B.— Sheriff Cun
ningham has received a teleeram from
Knights Landing, Yolo County, stating
that the Constable at that place yester
day arrested a man who is believed to be
H. C. Tyson, wanted for the shooting of
Deputy Sheriff Buzzell near Banta on
Thanksgiving evening. The Knights
Landing authorities reported that they
were not sure the right man had been cap
tured, but declared that the description
tallied with the one sent out for Tyson's
The old man under arrest is said to. be
in a sickly condition, but no wounds
were found on him. Many of the officers
have discredited the boy's statement that
their lather was wounded, and do not
consider the failure of the Knights Land
ing officers to rind any wounds on their
prisoner as a chance against his being the
Tyson was sick before he left here, and
it is not improbable that exposure has ag
gravated his illness.
Deputy Sheriff Benjamin was sent to the
Landing at once after the man, and will
bring him back here for the purpose of
identification. The Tyson boys do not be
lieve the captive is their father; at least
they attempt to discredit the opinions of
the officers. The reward offered by Sheriff
Cunningham for Tyson's arrest has inter
ested all the peace otficers of the surround
ing counties, and even if the man under
arrest should not prove to be the one
wanted, there is little doubt biU that
Elder Tyson will be brought in soon.
J'or Winter Excursions.
SANTA ANA, Cal., Dec. B.— The South
ern Pacific Company is arranging for sev-
eral tourist excursions from Los Angeles
to other Southern California points during
the month of January, and it is designed
to send the first one to Santa Ana in the
early part of the month.
The object is to afford tourists an oppor
tunity to visit the different portions of the
southern part, of the State at a small
expense. The fare will be reduced to one
fare for the round trip. It is expected that
the citizens in each town visited will pro
vide ample entertainment for the guests.
The Chamber of Commerce of Santa
Rosa will meet on the 11th insl. to discuss
plans for the reception of visitors to this
city. It is safe to say that carriages will
be provided at least, and perhaps ether
important favors will be extended to re
duce the expense of the trip to a low figure,
and at the same time insure a pleasant
sojourn and ample facilities to view the
SANTA ANA CELERY CROP
The Wonderful Productiveness
of the Famous Peat
Where the Horses Are Shod With
Boards to Keep Them on Top
of the Earth.
SANTA ANA, Cal., Dec. B.— One of the
important industries of Orange County is
now in full blast — the marketing of the
celery output. Tnis product is grown on
the peat lands, a wonderful section, where
horses are shod with boards when plowing
to prevent sinking in the soft earth.
The peat land proper embraces some
000 or 800 acres, about 175 of which are now
in celery, and from which fully 200 rar
loads will be shipped this year. In this
product an average of about ?Joo per acre
is netted. Last year only eighty-five car
loads of celery were produced, so that it
can be readily seen that the industry is
crowing at a rapid rate. .
The crop is handled principally by the
Earl Fruit Company, which dispflsesof its
product through Eastern aeents. Thus
far a ready sale at good prices has pre
vailed. In fact, the celery crop is consid
ered one of the most staple of all the
varied resources of Orange County.
The peat lands, which are a formation of
genuine peat, are a source of great interest
to all newcomers. Their fertility almost
surpasses comprehension. It is nothing
unusual for a grower there to produce 150
bushels of corn to the acre, 600 sacks of po
tatoes and other crops in proportion.
The peculiar spongy character of the
soil ana the presence of an abundance of
water, supplied from numerous springs
and artesian wells, render vegetation of
all sorts prolific in growth.
Wants the Line Established.
SANTA ANA. Cal., Dec. B.— Richard
O'Neill of the Mission Viego and Santa
Margarita ranchos, has petitioned the
Board of Supervisors of Orange County to
establish the southern boundary line of
the county. The former of these great
ranches lies in Orange County, while the
latter is situated in San Diego.
The act of the Legislature denning the
boundary line between the two counties
placed the line dividing the two ranches.
For several years past the assessors have
overlapped in their work, and about 1800
acres have been assessed and taxed in both
counties. Mr. O'Neill insists that this
land shall be legally adopted by one
county or the other.
Saloon Ordinance Modified.
SANTA ANA, Cau, Dec. B.— The City
Trustees of Santa Ana have ordered the
City Attorney to remodel the saloon ordi
nance of the city, to conform with the
recent decision of Judge Mower, in which
he declared the section prohibiting the
presence of billiard and card tables, screens
and chairs unconstitutional and void. The
Brunswick saloon has already replaced its
billiard-tables and restored its screens.
INTERRED AT SAPPERTON.
The Grave Receives James Stephens, a
British Columbia Pioneer.
VANCOUVER, B. C., Dec. B.— James
Stephens was buried in Sapperton yester
terday. In the old days he was once a
partner of Cariboo Cameron, the historic j
character who made $1,000,000 in a minute
by striking the richest placer mine ever
located in British Columbia. Cameron's
sudden wealth turned his head and he ran
through a fabulous fortune in two years.
The late Mr. Stephens was at one time
very wealthy. He came from Scotland to
Canada in 1854 and struck Cariboo in the
spring of 1862, residing there twenty years,
when he settled in Westminster, where he
died. He was known by all the old-timers
in the province, who honored and admired
AS O ELS CAMP AFFRAY.
Two Italians Qunrrel and One Will
ANGELS CAMP. Cal., Dec. B.— A cut
ting affray occurred here last night which
may cost Lewis Carrova his life. Carrova
was married only a few weeks ago, and it
appears that Albert Pecchenino had loaned
him money and went his security at a
store for household goods. It was over the
payment of this bill that the quarrel origi
nated. Pecchenino drew a knife and
stabbed Carrova near the heart and in the
side. He then mounted a norse and
started for Sonora, where his relatives re
Deputy Sheriff Price of Tuolumne cap
tured Pecchenino at Tuttletown and turned
him over to Constable Fous<t of this place.
Pecchenino had deserted his horse at Kob
inson's Ferry, waded the river and con
tinued on afoot. He was brought to town
to-day, and Justice Cooley fixed his bonds
at $15,000, which thus far have not been
Both men are Italians and are employed
by the Utica Company. Whether Carro
va's wounds are fatal cannot be deter
mined at present.
VALLEJO'S SAD TRAGEDY.
William Stanton's Victim Was
to Have Become His
Murdered on the Eve of a Pros
pective Entry Into a
VALLEJO, Cal., Dec. B.— William Stan
ton, the marine who killed Medora H.
Keach yesterday afternoon and then shot
himself, is still alive in the City Prison,
with a possible chance of recovery. Should
he survive, he will be brought to trial for
the killing of the woman who was to
have been married to nim to-day. His
victim lies robed in a wedding-gown of
white satin that had been prepared for use
on her wedding day. The whole attire is
of the most expensive materials. It was
found at a late hour last night by the
Coroner packed in a trunk which had al
ready been prepared for the wedding trip,
to be taken as soon as the ceremony had
been performed. Many letters of a loving
nature were found in the trunk, but none
that would lead to the actual identity of
the "woman of mystery."
Stanton does not express regret over the
death of the young woman, whose body
will be kept by the Coroner for a couple of
days, in the hope that some clew to her
relatives may be discovered. At times
during the night Stanton regretted that
he did not die himself, and expressed the
wish a number of times that his mother
and sisters would come to see him. To-day
a hieh fever has been raging, and he has
suffered from internal hemorrhages.
A Coroner's imiuest was held this after
noon, and after eliciting all the informa
tion the jury rendered a verdict that the
woman met her death from gunshot
wounds inflicted by William L. Stanton,
with the premeditated intention of doing
Many expressions of syrSpathy have
been called forth by the death of this
woman, who was so happy of late over the
prospect of being about to abandon the
life she had been living and pursuing one
of respectability after her contemplated
marriage. It i 9 said that she has several
hundred dollars deposited in the Hibernia
Bank at San Francisco. A will in Stan
ton's handwriting was found, bequeath
ing, in ca?e of his death, all of his effects
to Miss Keach. The will was made in Oc
LOOTED HI BURGLARS.
Thieve it JUafee a Raid Vpon a Hardware-
Store at Yallejo.
VALLEJO, Cau, Dec. B.— John Brown
lie's hardware-store, under the I. O. O. F.
hall, was broken into early this morning
and several hundred dollars' worth of
revolvers, razors, pocketknives and plated
ware stolen. The burglars entered the
store by prying open a side door to the
workshop, then breaking the lock on an
inner door opening into the main part of
From the showcases were taken nine
teen revolvers of 38 caliber, Smith & Wes
son and bulldog pattern. Nearly 100
pocketknives and razors were taken from
the trays in the showcases, under which,
had a drawer been pulled out, the thieves
would have found several hundred addi
tional knives' in packages. Several dozen
plated knives, forks and spoons were
gotten away with, but several packages of
solid silver forks and spoons in the same
showcase wore undisturbed.
XORTHERX PACIFIC EARXiyGS.
Gratifying Increase in the Beceipta for
PORTLAND, Ok., Dec. B.— Auditor Mar
tin of the Northern Pacific has justsuo
mitted to General Manager Kendrick a
comparative statement of operations for
October which brings out strongJy the
wonderful recuperative powers of the big
transcontinental system. Tne statement
shows a gratifying increase in gross earn
ing over the corresponding month last
year, while there has been a wholesome re
duction id the operating expenses.
The ratio of the operating expenses to
the gross earnings for October has been cut
down exactly 8 per cent lower than for
October, 1894. In other words, the gross
earnings for the month this year show an
increase of more than a quarter of a mil
lion dollars over the same month last year,
while there has been a reduction of *$92,
--146 45 in the expenses of operating the
road. This leaves the net earnings for
October $379,950 40.
Ins Angeles Oil in Demand.
■ LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. B.— The ship
ments of oil to San Francisco are gradually
increasing in number and quantity, and
shows the demand rapidly springing up
in that city. The Exchange has been
shipping three cars a day for the past seven
days, and this number will be materially
increased during the coming week.
Search for the Utrathnevis.
VICTORIA, B. C, Dec. B.— The steamer
Tacoma left for the Orient to-day with in
structions to keep a close lookout for the
disabled companion liner, the Strathnevis;
the Danube was also instructed to-day to
make a search along the Northern British
Columbia coast, and if successful, to tow
the Strathnevis back to this port.
Killed Xear Healdsburg.
HEALDSBURG, Cal., Dec. B.— William
Heron of San Francisco, who recently
located on a claim near the Isaac Gray
place on Austin Creek, was killed yester
day by the accidental discharge of a gun.
Mr. Heron was a native of Scotland, 45
years of age. A widow, who resides in San
Francisco, survives him.
Leather frames, plain and silver mounted,
for card, cabinet and Paris panel pictures;
also pocket-books, card-cases, writing tablets,
6at"hels, valises, etc. Beautiful goods and
moderate prices. Sanborn, Vail & Co. *
Maricopa County Officers
Censured by a Grand
SERIOUS CHARGES MADE
Supervisors Accused of Undue
Profligacy With Public
FUNDS ILLEGALLY DRAWN.
Contracts Let to Members of the
Board at Exorbitant
PHCENIX, Abiz., Dec. B.— Official cir
cles of Maricopa County have been shaken
from center lo circumference by a Grand
Jury report which has just been made pub
lic. Various officers of the county have
been censured for violations of the law,
and the investigating body's findings are
of a nature that leads to serious charges
against the Board of Supervisors, consist
ing of Captain W. L. George, J. T. Priest
and W. A. Kimbail. These gentlemen are
strongly censured for the profligate free
dom with which they handled the public
funds, paying to themselves exorbitant
sums for county work, or to outsiders to
whom contracts were awarded.
The report opens by stating that the
Grand Jury has been petitioned by many
taxpayers to relieve the county and
Territory from excessive and unlaw
ful charges made by their officers
for services rendered. The report
of the committee on investigation of the
county Supervisors follows. This com
mittee censures the Supervisors for extrav
agance and improvidence, speaks of their
having let a contract for building the jail
to a St. Louis company, which award was
contrary to law, and declares that had the
law been obeyed several thousand dollars
would have been saved the county and the
appearance of jobbery avoided. The com
mittee rinds that $250 a month is being
paid to take care of a jail costing $25,000,
which has been pronounced absolutely
safe, and that the guards employed are
deputies of Sheriff L. H. Orme, who pock
ets their fees.
Continuing the report states that the
Supervisors let a road»repairing contract
to 3. T. Priest, the chairman of the board,
and Mr. Priest gave work to all the teams
that Captain George, another member of
the board, could supply, and $7000 was ex
pended, while civil engineers say that
$1500 would have been very liberal pay for
the amount of work done. This road was
commenced for the express purpcse of
triving work to the deserving poor, who
got but $950 of the large sum expended.
The report declares that the road business
of the county has been conducted in a
most extravagant and wasteful manner;
that no regular amount ia allowed for men
or teams, and that sums ranging from
$150 to $500 per day have been paid in
parallel instances. Extravagant amounts
for materials have been constantly allowed,
thus exhausting the road fund without
The committee declares that the board
has allowed a large amount of road funds,
and recommends that the Supervisors be
held personally responsible for same
under their bonds. They have allowed an
amount for indexing names in the Recor
der's office, under the terms of which an
ordinarily skillful copyist could make $26 a
day, and $500 has been illegally expended
in this way. The board has allowed $1053
to its members illegally, and the accounts
for this year have been very loosely kept.
Public service would be benefited by a
change of the deputy clerk. J. T. Priest
drew a total of $1234, which amount was
illegal, and the committee recommends
that it be recovered to the county.
The investigating committee censures
the board of control for its looseness in
administration of the Territory's affairs,
and accuses it of having paid $630 for a
tract of land, for which the owner re
ceived but $380. It finds that the contract
for repairing the insane asylum was let
for $072, but that the contractor was paid
$922 for damage the building sustained
while in the course of construction, which
extra allowance was in violation of ex
plicit law on the subject.
After finding several other departments
all right, the Grand Jury brought its
labors to a close, but the people who pay
the bills want to know why somebody was
KILLED A COLVILLE SIWASH.
David Diltz Firea Upon a Trio of In
diana Who Set Upon Hint.
LOOMIS, Wash., Dec. B.— David Diltz
was arrested yesterday for killing a Siwash
known as Big Face Joe, last Sunday night
on the Colville Indian reservation, across
the Okanogan River from Oroville.
Diltz was riding toward the lower Oro
ville ford when he was set upon by three
drunken Siwashes. One of them seized
Diltz' horse by the bridle, and Diltz com
manded him to let go, but the Siwash
persisted in holding on until Diltz drew
his revolver. The Indian then let go, but
almost immediately caught hold again,
calling to the other Indians, who hurried
to his assistance. Diltz, becoming alarmed
for his safety, fired, the bullet penetrating
the Indian's heart.
Accident at Port Townaend.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Dec. B— An
accident occurred to-day on board the
bark Spokane, which arrived this morning
from Honolulu, that will probably result
in the death of Thomas Jesus, the mate.
Jesus was scaling the rigging when a
rotten rope broke and be fell thirty-five
feet to the deck. He struck upon his head
and his skull was fractured. The injured
mate could not be removed from the vessel
here on account of the heavy seas and was
taken on the Spokane to Blakeley.
Fairfleld Shaken by a Temblor.
FAIRFIELD, Cal., Dec. B.— A heavy
shock of earthquake was experienced here
at 8 o'clock this morning, the vibrations
running northeast and southwest.
THE POLICE AID FUND.
Annual Election of Officers of the Ben
ell clary Association.
The annual election of officers of the
Widows and Orphans' Aid Association of
the San Francisco Police Department was
held yesterday and resulted in the follow
ing selections: President, Captain George
Wittman: vice-president, Lieutenant Dan
Hannah; treasurer, Sergeant Duncan: re
cording secretary, Charles N. Janes; finan
cial secretary, Samuel H. Rankin. Trus
tees—Lieutenant George Birdsail, Sergeant
A. A. Pen-in, Corporal Henry Gleeson,
John T. Fitzhenry and William Brophy.
The report of the secretary showed that
during the last twelve months rifty-two
new members have been added to the asso
ciation, making a total of 503. Since its
organization ninety-seven members have
died and $110,000 has been paid in benefits.
There is still $21,000 in the treasury.
A STANDARD FOE MEN.
Rev. William Rader Discourses on the
Moral Measurement of Christ.
Rev. William Rader of the Third Con
gregational Church discussed "The hand
writing on the wall" last evening. His
tevt was "Thou Art Weighed in the Bal
ance and Found Wanting."
"God has a standard for men," said the
speaker, "as plain as the coast line and as
straight as a beam of light.
"The world's moral measurement is ac
cording to Christ. The moral test to-day
shall be the same on the day of judgment.
Commerce, industry, society, conquest,
war, character — all are being weighed in
the scales of God's Son.
"To be found wanting is the self
consciousness of the soul. It is old age
looking back into a lost life, counting the
fires of its own hell. It is seeing the hand
writing on the wall and listening to the
tread of the avenging army. The sweet
truth that comes with the message of the
Christian faith is that in Jesus Christ the
balances may register the eternal love and
declare us victors through Christ, who
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The lecture by Dr. Griffiths on the sub
ject of the "Mystery of Sex," which was
to be given before the Theosophical Society
in Red Men's Hall on Post street last even
ing, was postponed to next^Bunday a week.
Mr. Jones lectured instead upon the sub
ject of "Karma, the Law of the Lord."
The speaker held that all nature is gov
erned by perfect law, and ignorance of the
law is no excuse for the commission of sin.
A knowledge of this law is necessary to
perfection, or, as it is termea to-day, salva
Every man is neither more nor less than
what he makes himself. Thought is the
great motive power of the universe, and a
man's thought is his own creator. There
is no salvation for a man except from
within himself, for his conscience is the
spark of divine fire that lights every one
that comes into the world.
A CONSTABLE ASSAULTED.
C. J. Oswald of Bakersfield
Arrested by an Officious
A Lady Friend of the Complaining
Officer Was the Cause of the
Efeputy Constable C. J. Oswald of Bakers
field arrived in this City a day or two ago
in answer to a dispatch from Chief of Po
lice Crowley saying that a long-looked-for
Bakersfield criminal was in custody in this
City. Before he had been here many
hours he was the victim of the painful and
evidently unwarrantable experience of be
ing placed behind prison bars by a petty
municipal officer named George Gano.
A burglary was committed in Bakers
field a few months ago, and immediately
following it Harry West, a notorious char
acter throughout Kern County, made his
disappearance. As a natural result sus
picion fastened itself upon him.
It was this prisoner that Oswald came
to this City to take back home. Incident
ally the constable had some business with
an actress in a Kearny-street re.sort. He
was walking down the street with her,
until, crossing Suttfr street, the couple
were accosted by Officer Gano, who de
manded that Oswald should release the
lady's arm. This request was not com
plied with, and Gano started to forcibly
compel the constable to do as he bad
Oswald then became alarmed at the as
sault and drew a revolver on his assailant,
telling him to step back, and at the same
time stating that he was an officer.
Gano then said that he, too, was an of
ficer, and after procuring the assistance of
a policeman took Oswald to the Califor
nia-street station, and there booked him
on a charge of an assault with a deadly
The attention of Judge Campbell was
called to the matter yesterday afternoon,
and after looking into the case he arrived
at the conclusion that Oswald had been
unjustly dealt with. He therefore re
leased the prisoner on his own recog
nizance. The case will come up for hearing
this morning at 10 o'clock.
Gano at one time was sergeant of the
Chinatown squad, and was indicted by the
Grand Jury for alleged crookedness.
This fact ultimately resulted in his dis
missal from the force. A few months ago
he was made a special officer.
From what can be gleaned from the
opinions of the on-lookers at the time of
the arrest it is evident that Gano was
prompted to cause the arrest of Oswald
through jealousy, as opinions are voiced
that the woman in the case is an old-time
friend of the special.
Canned, by a Defective Fine.
. Shortly after midnight an alarm of fire was
sounded from box 354 for a blaze In a two
story building on Broadway and Montgomery
street. The premises are occupied by Ellen
Donnally, M. Alpieri and H. Meyer as a lodg
ing-house, barber-shop and saloon. The blaze
was caused by a defective flue in an adjoining
basement occupied by crab-cookers. The dam
age was $150.
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Professor Perrine's Comet
Can Now. Be Seen by
the Naked Eye.
GROWN MUCH BRIGHTER
It Is Rapidly Nearing the Sun
and Will Soon Become an
PHOTOGRAPHED BY COLTON.
The Tail Found to Be Composed of
One Long Streamer and Sev
eral Short Ones.
LICK OBSERVATORY, Cal., Dec. B.—
Perrine's comet was again observed here
this morning, after an interval of several
days of cloudy weather. The comet haa
grown much brighter, and is now plainly
visible to the naked eye. It is a hazy ob
ject of about the fourth magnitude. It
now rises about 5 hrs. 15 mm. in the morn
ing, a little south of east, but as it is
rapidly nearing the sun, it will continue
to rise later each morning.
On December 16 the comet will cross the
sun about 7 deg. to the south, and will
then become an evening object, but will
be rather unfavorably situated for obser
vation in the northern hemisphere. The
nearest approach to the sun occurs on De
cember 18 at a distance of about 18,000,000
On December 17 the comet attains' its
maximum brightness, as seen from the
earth, being at that time over eighty times
as bright as at the discovery. About De
cember 27 it will be farthest east from the
sun, at a distance of some 13 degrees, when
it will again approach the sun, passing it
about 8 degrees to the north on January
11, when it again becomes a morning ob
Perrine's comet is now situated in the
eastern part of the constellation Libra, in
right ascension 15 hours 21 minutes, and
south declination 18 hours 32 minutes.
A photograph taken this morning by A.
L. Colton shows the tail to be composed of
one long streamer and several short ones.
The principal streamer is much curved and
bent, and shows some evidence of conden
sation, similar to phenomena which have
been photographed in several of the bright
est comets of recent years.
He Speaks on the Doctrine of Immor
tality to a Cultured Audience in
At Beethoven Hall last evening under
the auspices of the California Psychical So
ciety Professor J. J. Morse of London de
livered to a large audience the second lec
ture of his series entitled "The Doctrine of
The professor spoke concerning the foun
dation of this doctrine in nature. He said
that the idea of the immortality of the
soul has existed from the earliest dawn of
man's intellect, and that the question has
ever been, "What may be beyond?" The
conception of immortality has developed
with the progress of the race. When the
intelligence of man began to emerge from
its first darkness there the idea of immor
tality began to assume a definite form.
"The fact is undeniable that the hope of
a life beyond is the one thing to soften the
asperities of this life we live," he said.
"'s*ie thought of immortality has become
part and parcel of the human mind. It
is necessary to account for t* c existence of
an idea in the minds of men. Some claim
the idea is a revelation from without;
others that it has grown up in the con
sciousness of the individual. Man cannot
solve problems the elements of which his
mind cannot conceive.
"If immortality is a doctrine of comfort
— if it actually exists in the universe
then it must be a part and parcel of the
universe.: ■ .
"If man is the outcome of the latent pos
sibilities from the world from which he is,
then whatever he thinks is evolved like
wise from the world.
"The spiritual world must be a legiti
mate sequence of the material world.
The differences are no more greater in
character or more marvelously conceived
in higher planes than on the plane of this
world. The doctrine of immortality on
this foundation can never be thrown down,
because it is impossible to overthrow th«
constitution of nature."
New Liberty Post Election.
Liberty Post No. 137, G. A. R., has elected
the following officers for the ensuing year: W.
J. Parke, post commander; S. C Smith, S. V.;
S. Me Lindon, J. V. ; L. S. Harvey, surgeon; R.
F. Hutchins, O. D.; E. Shanks, chaplain; S. M.
Carr, Q. M. ; F. Paty, O. G. The post will be
represented at the department encampment at
Santa Cruz by L. S. Harvey, Samuel M. Carr and.
E.;B. Griffith, past post commanders, and by R.
F. Hutchins and F. Paty as delegates and I. S.
Wright and George H. Brooman as alternates.