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SANTA ROSA INQUIRY
Ex-Officials of Sonoma
County Are Under
REPORT OF AN EXPERT.
Rumored Discrepancies Found
During an Investigation
A FEE-BOOK HAS DISAPPEARED.
Grand Jurors Inquiring Into the
•Methods of Administrations
in the Past.
SANTA ROSA, Cai.., Dec. 10.— For sev
eral weeks past vague rumors, seriously
aifectinjr past county officials, have been
floating in the air. Those rumors are sen
sational in the extreme. Professor C. H.
Neilson, the Grand Jury expert, has made
an exhaustive, though partial, report of
his lindings, and it is freely bruited about
that he has made some startling disclo
sures to the Grand Jury, which is now in
session. This report so far is a volumin
ous one, taking over two hours in the read
ing. The Grand J ury convened several
weeks Bgo and adjourned to await the
A rumor considered authentic is to the
effect that one ex-otlicial was called before
the Grand Jury and asked to produce the
fee-book used by him during his term of
office. This he could not do. What has
become of the book is a conundrum, but
it is not in the possession of his successor,
the incumbent, who is the legal custodian
of the fee-book, and it is supposed to have
been destroyed. The incumbent claims
that it was never turned over to him and
that he never saw it.
Report has it that another ex-otUcial has
paid into the county treasury over $700 to
cover a shortage occurring during his ad
ministration. County Treasurer Woods
ward says, however, that he has received no
funds coming from any ex-official to his
knowledge and that if such a settlement
was made it was made with the ex-official's
The report of the expert is supposed to
extend ove:* several administrations. Two
years ago the books were examined by
Expert Baldwin for the Grand Jury, but
no flagrant cases of error were discovered.
Neilson's report includes the period passed
over by Baldwin. What the present re
port contains is, of course, a secret and
conjectural. Neiison is competent and
Bhrewd, and will no doubt probe to the
The following citizens of the county con
stitute the inquisitorial body: Elisha
Shortndge, David R. Risk, Charles W.
Wood worth, John Telhigworck, Chauncey
Wightman, M. V. Griffith, Thomas G. M.
Prosper, M. O. Goshen, O. H. Brush. John
O'Hara, Herbert M. Austin, Joseph M.
Talbot, Robert W. Bell, John Barnes,
W. T. Mears. B. M. Spencer, Victor Piezza,
Isaac I'arker anU A. W. Arnold. Most of
these aye farmers and they will make a
For many years complaints have been
made about the extravagant expenditures
of public funds and the methods of con
ducting the linancial departments of some
of the offices. Especially has this been so
during the periods of campaign incuba
tions. The investigating body will prob
ably be in session for some days yet. It is
generally believed that it is preparing a
red-hot roast for various ex-officials.
nor wojtTts ix court.
Lawyer Pierre j-ined for Challenging
Ex-Judge RutUdge's Veracity.
SANTA ROSA, Cai.., Dec. 10.— Attorney
George Pierce was fined $50 to-day by
Judge Dougherty for contempt of court.
Pierce is the plaintiff's attorney in the
Tzabacco ranch case, which has been pend
ing in court over thirty years. Attorneys
"Ware and ex-Judge Rutledee, counsel for
the defendants, moved to have the case
thrown out of court as the time for action
by the plaintiff in the matter had expired.
Ex-Judge Rutledge, during hi? argument,
characterized the opposing attorneys' case
as a blackmailing schemed
Lawyer Pierne.who is an old gray-haired
man, was on his feet in an instant and in
language more forcible than elegant de
nounced ex-Judge Rutledge as a prevari
cator. The court objected to his words,
and showed his disapprobation by annex
ing a fine to his rebuke of Pierce.
After Judge Dougherty had imposed the
fine Attorneys Rutledge and Ware bespoke
tbe mercy of the court for their legal
brother and asked to have the fine remit
ted, but the court refused to remit the fine
and instructed the District Attorney to
see that it was collected. Pierce was Dis
trict Attorney of the county a number of
LYNCH LAW IN MADERA.
A Grand Jury Resolves to Check
Executions by Private
.ndictments to Be Returned Against
the Men Who Hanged
MADERA, Cal., Dec. 10.— After many
nonths a Grand Jury has decided that the
nen who lynched Victor Adam in the
oothills near Madera must suffer for the
let of vengeance, or at least that an at
empt be made to bring them before a high
ribunal. It is probable that a number of
ndictments will be issued by the inquisi
•orial body now in sessiou.
Adam shot and killed Justice of the
s eace I. L. Baker in cold blood and then
led. lie was captured after several days
md while being taken to the Fresno jail
Vas wrested from his captors by sixty men
•mi Jynched. It was generally conceded
hat Adam received nothing but his just
leterte. Besides killing Baker, who was
titrhly respected in the community, Adam
lad gained unenviable notoriety by cruelty
to his wife and children.
Now the Grand Jury of Madera County
s rnakinc investigations regarding the
vnching, with the presumable view of in
ficting those who took part in the affair.
Sheriff Sain Westfall of Madera is in the
ountry where the lynching took jihuc,
erving subpenas upon those who are sup
>osed to have been members of the band
,f lynchers to appear before the Grand
ury. So far fourteen men have been
urumoned. Two of these are Jim and
?om Baker, brothers of the man mur
lered by Adam.
There has not been much secrecy as to
who were members of the band of citizens
that avenged Judge Haker's death. If the
Grand Jury is bent upon indicting all tne
lynehers, it will not have much trouble in
doing so. In the meantime, the people in
the country where Adam was lynched are
in a state of great excitement at this turn
ADVENTURE OF TWO CHICOANS.
Employes "Shooting a Flume" in a Boat
Narrowly Escape Being Carried
Through a Break.
CHICO, Cai., Dec. 10.— Frank Thatcher
and William Fitzpatrick had a thrilling
experience in the mountains near Chico
yesterday, and they will probably never
again attempt to "shoot a flume" in a boat.
The men had finished their work at the
Sierra Lumber Company mills in the
mountains and decided to "coast" to Chico
by boat in the flume. They made the start
all right, but when in the canyon near the
Forest ranch they were horrified to see a
break in the flume a short distance ahead.
The water was running rapidly and to jump
meant certain death, for they were over
sixty feet from the ground.
Before the two men had time to fully
realize their perilous position the boat
shot over the break. It struck with a jar
thp woodwork on the opposite side, but
the rushing waters caried the craft along
in safety, after it had trembled for an in
stant on tlie ed?e of the break. The thor
oughly frightened employes succeeded in
stopping the boat and finished their jour
ney on foot.
lyjuitEi) KBAJt sraiMiT.
A Vetrran En Route to a Soldiers' Home
Jumps From a Storing Train.
SUMMIT, Cat.., Dec. 10.— An aged mem
ber of the G. A. X., named Collins, en
route to the Soldiers' Home at Yountville,
jumped from the platform of a car of
passenger train 4 this morning midway be
tween this place and Truekee. The train
was running on schedule time ana that his
neck was not broken seems miraculous.
As it was he sustained a fracture of the
collar-bone and was considerably bruised
about the body.
Collins acted strangely from the time the
train left Reno, causing much comment to
be made by the passengers. When found
after his leap he was conscious, but could
remember nothing and thougnt he was at
Reno. It is believed that his reason sud
denly deserted him. He will be sent to
Yountville as soon as he recovers suffi
ciently to travel.
WARD OF STOCKTON FREE
The Indictment Under Which
He Was Convicted Was
Persons Implicated in the County
Hospital Scandal Profit by a
STOCKTON. Cal., Dec. 10.— The news
that the Supreme Court had declared
faulty the indictment upon which Charles
\V. Ward was convicted of tendering a
bribe to influence Chairman Brown of the
Board of Supervisors in favor of the adop
tion of Architect Rushiorth'a plans for the
new county hospital, was received here
with much interest. It is regarded as the
end of the prosecution of those interested
in the new county hospital scandal. Tne
indictment against Supervisor Brown was
drawn in similar form to the one upon
which Ward was convicted, and in view of
the great expense to be incurred in begin
ning the proceedings over again, and the
uncertainty of conviction in the end, it is
considered probable that the cases will be
dismissed by the District Attorney.
.Brown's friends are as happy over the
decision as are Ward's. The latter was
under a sentence of ten years in the
State's prison, and tbe decision virtually
frees him, unless District Attorney Nutter
should take steps to hold him to the next
liOXItSMEAT 31UST SETTLE.
Asylum Director* JEndeavor to Recover
Ex-Treasurer Orr's Shortage,
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 10.— The report
of Superintendent Clark, read at the meet
ing of the directors cf the State Insane
Asylum to-day, showed that there were in
the asylum on December 1 1802 patients,
of whom 1035 were males and 467 females.
During November seven males and one
female were discharged, and there was one
Attorney Louttit, the legal adviser of
the board, was present at the meeting to
consult with reference to the shortage of
Major Orr, the former treasurer of the asy
lum. The report of Expert Houskin was
found to be correct, except that the expert
ascertained by an examination of the di
rector's minutes that $191 50 had been paid
out by Orr for which he had never given
himself credit. Attorney Louttit was au
thorized to accept the amounts in the re
port of Houskin, less this sum. Mr.
Louttit stated that he would give the
bondsmen of Major Orr until next Mon
day to settle, and if the money was not
forthcoming then he would bring suit, as
directed by the Attorney-General.
Attorney Louttit reported that he had
collected from an estate in Indiana $1764,
due a patient in the asylum, who owes that
much for board.
Reported Capture of Tyson.
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 10.-Sheriff Cun
ningham has a letter from Fresno con
taining information which leads to the
conclusion that the authorities of that city
have arrested H. C. Tyson, the slayer of
Deputy Sheriff Buzzell. A picture of Ty
son has been sent to Fresno officers to
assist in identification.
ARRAIGNED AT SONG R A.
Wesley Mcßeynolds' Preliminary Examina
tion Upon the Charge of Having
SONORA, Cal., Dec. 10.— The prelimi
nary examination of Wesley Mcßeynolds
on a charge of having murdered George
Morris at Chinese Campearly on the morn
ing of the 9th of 'ast month was begun be
fore Justice Cooper to-day.
The Grand Jury, which is investigating
the case, made no report yesterday, and it
is expected that it will be" in session for
several days longer before being ready to
make a report. Ihe presumption is that
Mclleynolds will be indicted.
TULARE COUMir LITIGATIOX.
Supervisors Attempt to Restrain the Pay'
iin.it of Deputim.
VISALIA, Cal., Dec. 10.— Judge Carter
of Fresno presided to-day in Department 2
of the Superior Court when the hearing of
the case of Tulare county vs. E. M. Jefferds,
Auditor, et al., was called. This is the
action brought by the Supervisors to secure
an injunction restraining the county
Auditor from issuing warrants for the pay
ment of the salaries of deputies and county
Judge Carter made occasional remarks
on the subject. "Everything in the county
government bill except what relates to the
fixing of salaries I consider clearJy uncon
stitutional," said he. This declaration
was looked upon by the deputies as favor
uble to their cause. After the demurrer of
the defendants had been heard it was de
cided to submit the entire question with
out further argument, each party to pre
sent authorities in ten days.
THE SAJN FKANCISCO CAl^, w UVJX iSSD AY, DECEMBER IJ, 1595.
WINNERS AT MERCED
Right Bower Captures the
High Honors in the
EASTERN DOGS BEATEN.
Royal Daisy Secures Second
Place After a Series of
CLOSE OF A GREAT MEETING.
California Hounds Prove too Clever
for the Cracks From Over the
MERCED, Cal., Dec. 10.— The interstate
coursing meeting was brought to a suc
cessful termination this afternoon, J. R.
Dickinsons nomination, Right Bower,
being the winner and W. C. Peyton's,
Royal Daisy, the runner up. The weather
was splendid for coursing, being perfectly
cool. The attendance on the fields was
very large, from 400 to GOO people being
present. Everything in the shape of a
vehicle was there, the equipage that
looked as though it had come from the
ark as well as the four-in-hand that cer
tainly would have won a prize at the late
horse show. Ladies were there by the
score, both on horseback and in vehicles,
adding much, of course, to the attractive
ness of the coursing field.
The sport commenced in the morning
with a match between T. Hall's Annie
Laurie and W. C. Peyton's Flying Buck.
Upon being slipped both shot out well
after the game, but just as they had gone
about 100 yards Flying Buck turned over
in a tit, which gave the race to Annie.
This was a great blow to Mr. Peyton's
chances, as Flying Buck was considered
one of the best sprinters at the meeting.
The hares ran all day as if they were
trained to the work, nearly all the courses
being from one to three miles, and but few
Hills took place. Of the six Sacramento
dogs Shamrock was the only one that went
to slip in the second iound, and Royal
Buck in a grueling course finished him un
Of the four Eastern-bred dogs Anna
Laurie, Ventura, Master GlenkirK and
Charming May all went down before Cali
fornia-bred dogs, Master Glen kirk going
into the second round and falling there
before T. J. Cronin's Dottie Dimple.
This course was a great one, but the
daughter of Dan O'Connell and imp. Lady
Cleveland proved more than a match for
him, and he fell, but not ingloriously.
This dog was looked upon as being su
perior to any dog in the stake and was
heavily backed. T. Hall's Annie Laurie,
after having had desperate courses, fell in
the fourth round before E. Geary|s Elec
tric, which up to this point ran nobly, and
consequently was heavily backed in the
pools in each »f his following courses.
But all through the meeting no one
seemed to notice Mr. Dickson's nomina
tion Right Bower, which in his first at
tempt knocked over in a very short course
one of the cleverest little coursers in the-
State— Mr. Mclnerney'a Little Banshee.
His next attempt was with Daisy Crest,
and in a good course he beat her, too, in a
In the third round he met Emm Pasha
in a bye and cleverly ran an undecided
heat with him. In the fourth round he
met the conqueror of Master Glenkirk —
Dottie Dimple — and handsomely thrashed
her in a splendid course. Twenty minutes
Jater he had to meet Electric, that from
his previous performance was slated by
one-half the coursing men as the dog that
must certainly come out on top, and
thrashed him in a most unmistakable
manner in a fine course, leaving him for
the linal to try conclusions with W. C.
Peyton's great Royal Daisy.
Royal Daisy had also performed splen
didly, knocking over in her career through
the meeting such fliers as Lissak, Ruby
and Skyball. The final course created
great excitement, as at tho last moment
the bettors saw that Right Bower had
more than a good show against Mr. Pey
ton's Nomination, and the result proved
the correctness of their judgment. The
Bower beat her in a splendid trial by 14 to
The excitement at the finish was in
tense, and Mr. Dickson was cheered again
and again by the excited and enthusiastic
President Shannon warmly congratu
lated the assembled spectators, and es-
pecially the citizens of Merced, on their
splendid bearing throughout the meeting.
Right Bower, the winner of the meet, is
a handsome, fawn-colored dog, owned by
T. Cooney of San Jose, is about 22 months
old and is by Dashaway, out of Queen Bess.
Royal Daisy, the runner-up, now owned
by W. C. Peyton of Santa Cruz, is by
Royal Crest, out of Dougherty's Daisy.
She thoroughly proved that she is of high
Mr. Grace's work was excellent from
beginning to finish, and again proved that
there is not his equal as a judge in the
United States. Mr. Wren handled the
slips admirably, and all reached Merced
overjoyed with the two days' sport.
WILL SAIL FROM. VICTORIA.
The Flagship Royal Arthur to Search
for the Strathnevis.
VICTORIA, B. C, Dec. 10.-H. M. S.
Royal Arthur, the flagship of the Pacific
station, will go upon a search for the dis
abled steamer Strathnevis, if that vessel
has not returned to Esquimalt by Satur
day. This decision was arrived at yester
day by Admiral Stevenson, and notice to
that effect was posted upon the bulletin
board on the ship. The cables were tested
yesterday and this morning, so that if the
disabled ship is fotind there will be no
trouble in towing it to port. The Royal
Arthur will remain out for several weeks,
its crew having been notified to prepare to
spend Christmas at sea.
The Dominion Government steamer
Quadra will not go out as reported. Cap
tain Gaudin, agent of marine, telegraphed
to the department at Ottawa to-day that
the Quadra at present was unseawortby,
and he deemed it inadvisable to send it in
search of the Strathnevis. Inspector
Thomson made an inspection of the
Quadra this morning and found the keel
partly broken. The vessel is also leaking.
ARRESTED AT TEXTVRA.
A Young Man Claiming to He Rev. Mr.
Mile's Son Purloins a Bicycle.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Dec. 10.—
A man giving bis name as George Dille
and claiming to be a son of San Francisco's
reform preacher was last night arrested in
Ventura on the charge of having purloined
a wheel from a local bicycle agency and
swindled a dealer in musical instruments.
Upon Dille's resigning the wheel prosecu
tion was foregone on both charges. A
telephone message received from Mrs.
Dille to-day denied the pretender was her
son, and stated that she had reasons for
believing him to be one Eugene Sibbertson
of San Francisco, who baefhitherto borne
a good reputation in that city.
FRESNO'S CITRUS FAIR.
The Display of Fruits to Be From That
FRESNO, Cal., Dec. 10.— The Chamber
of Commerce to-night fixed the date for
holding the citrus fair of Fresno County at
January 3 and 4. The display of fruits
will be from this county exclusively. A
fine exhibition is assured and visitors will
no doubt be surprised at the extent and
success of the orange and lemon produc
tion in this county.
Resolutions urging California's repre
sentatives in Congress to use their best en
deavors to secure favorable legislation in
respect to the Nicaragua Canal were passed
by the chamber. The matter of urging
the representatives in Congress to secure
an appropriation of $100,000 for a public
building in Fresno was also taken up and
discussed. Senator Stanford, a few years
ago, secured the passage through the* Sen
ate of a bill for an appropriation of $50,000
for this purpose, but it was never brought
up before the House of Representatives.
I>r, Ruggles Preparing to Probe the
Foundling Home Scandal.
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Dec. 10. — Dr.
Ruggles, president of the State Board of
Health, is in this city making arrange
ments for an investigation of the Found
line Home, an institution that receives
State aid. Charges have been made against
the managers of the home, alleging that
infants have been starved to death and
that the roll has been stuffed to defraud
the State. It is a small institution, but it
will receive a very lively shaking up in a
few days. Dr. Ruggles was designated by
Governor Budd to make the inquiry.
Senator Mcl'herson at Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 10.— Senator
John P. McPherson of New Jersey, with
his wife and daughter, are stopping at
the Westminster. The party arrived last
night, and the Senator, who is in delicate
health, was greatly fatigued from his jour
TRUCKEE'S PALACE OF ICE
Work on the Crystal Structure
in the Mountains Nearly
Elaborate Preparations for the Enter
tainment of Excursionists Are
TRUCKEE, Cal., Dec. 10.— A large
number of laborers are at work on
Truckee's ice palace — the first of its kind
in California — and the main part of the
building is nearly completed. In a few
days, if the weather continues favorable,
everything will be in readiness to receive
Large fir trees are now being placed upon
the roof and sides of the building. These,
when sprayed with water and frozen, will
present a magnificent appearance. The
entire building will be sprayed and coated
with ice so that not a stick of timber will
be visible. Several thousand feet of wire
netting is expected' daily to cover ihe
building before the spraying commences.
Hundreds of pairs of skates and tobog
gans and sleds have been ordered from the
Arrangements have been made to take
500 people for a sleigh ride to Dormer Lake
in one day. Toboggan slides are being
built and snow-shoe courses laid out.
Every w'nter amusement imaginable will
be provided for visitors.
Sudden Death at La Grande.
LA GRANDE, Or., Dec. 10.— A holiness
prayer-meeting was suddenly terminated
.last night by Mrs. Ada Waldrop, who
fainted while testifying, and in a half
hour was a corpse. The members of this
church bad assembled at the residence of
Joseph Clark, in Old Town, and were tell
ing their experiences. When Mrs. Wai
drop's time came she arose, and wa9 mak
ing an interesting talk when she fainted
and soon expired. Death was caused by
rheumatism of the heart.
JFerer Epidemic at Portland.
PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 10.— This city is
threatened with a scarlet fever epidemic.
Strict sanitary measures have been adopted
to prevent a spread of contagion. Within
ten days twenty-eight cases of scarlet lever,
five of diphtheria and thre,e of typhoid
fever have been reported. Many other
cases have not been brought to notice,
owing to the dereliction of parents and
A Pftcenix Man Crated by I o.iit.
PHO3NIX, Ariz., Dec. 10.— J. A. Platt
ner, the largest harness-dealer in Arizona
and a sufferer by the recent fire, which
consumed his building and stock here, has
become temporarily insane. It is pre
sumed that this loss, coupled with its at
tendant financial embarrassment, was the
a Killing at Westville.
AUBURN, Cal., Dec. 10.— A report has
been received here that W. M. Cameron,
proprietor of the "Westville Hotel, in the
mountains forty miles above here, yester
day shot and killed a man named Fox.
No further particulars have been learned.
POUND LIMIT SOANDAL.
Henry Tessiner Corrects Some Mistakes
Ho Made in Spelling Names.
Henry Tessmer has discovered that there
were several of the names spelled wrong in
his recent letter to the Grand Jury con
cerning the way the milkmen induced the
Health and Police Committee of the Board
of Supervisors to indefinitely postpone
action on the question of extending the
pound limits. A Mrs. Bowers is men
tioned. It should have read "Bauer."
The lady has a milk ranch on Silver ave
nue ncr Silliman street.
The firm of "Bowers & Theisa'' was
spoken of. It should have been "Daiss &
By "Mr. Ofeman, a grocervman at Tenth
and Howard streets," J. William Offer
mann, who has a grocery store at Tenth
and Folsom streets, was referred to.
"Our complaint against the milkmen
and the Health and Police Committee of
the Board of Supervisors has been fairly
stated by The Call," said Mr. Tessmer.
"If the Grand Jury can tret the milkmen
to talk they will hear some revelations.
The dairymen in February sent a protest
to the Board of Supervisors against our
petition to have the uound limit extended.
This was signed by the milkmen and a
few others, some of whom are unknown
in this district. By summoning the sign
ers of this protest people could be sum
moned who could tell how it all happened.
"Mr. Offermann says he was not at the
City Hall after election and did not try to
help the milkmen at all. If it were neces
sary we could prove that this was not so,
and that he not only helped them but said
he had contributed money for that pur
We have just opened out the last shipment
of our silver and gold plated wave crest ware.
It is fine. Every one should see it. Open even
ings during December. Sanborn, Vail & Co. •
ON STANFORD COURTS
Miss Anna Martin Ably
Defends the Tennis
DEFEATS MISS M'CRAY.
The Exhibition One of the Best
Ever Given by the Palo
CHEATING STUDENTS IN LUCK.
Further ActioD in the Case of Those
Guilty of Cribbing May Be
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Dec.
10. — The women's tennis tournament was
decided yesterday and Miss Anna Martin
'96 is champion for another year. The
championship match was for the best
three out of five sets, and from the first
two sets it looked as though the champion
had at last met her match. Both ladies
played fine ball. Miss McCray seemed to
have the strongest return, while Miss Mar
tin (who, by the way, is champion of Ne
vada), had the best of it on accurate plac
ing and swift serving. Each point was
closely fought, and a number of spectators
agreed that it was the best tennis exhibi
tion yet given by the "co-eds." The scores
wore* 6— 3, 6—B, I—6, 3—6.
It is the purpose of the Women's Ath
letic Association to purchase a valuable
trophy, which shall be held by the cham
pion until another player wrests it from
her. It is hoped that this will draw out
more entries for each tournament. An
effort will probably be made ultimately to
play an intercollegiate tournament with
the "co-eds" of Berkeley; but at present
little has been done toward that end.
The board of control of the Daily Palo
Alto — Stanford's college daily — met this
afternoon and elected Sherrill B. Osborne
'97 editor-in-chief for the coming semester.
The editor-in-chief serves but for one
semester, while the business manager is
elected in April and serves for a year.
The executive committee'of the Associ
ated Students met last evening, and dis
cussed the question of a Southern Califor
nia trip of the glee and mandolin clubs
during the coming vacation. From the re
port of the mandolin club's manager it
was apparent that that organization would
not put up the required deposit, so the
committee voted that the trip be not al
The mandolin club then, through its
representative, announced that the Uni
versity of California's Glee Club had ten
dered an invitation to join with it in a
Southern California trip, the members
agreeing to settle up back indebtedness be
fore departure. This proposition met
with a favorable reception and passed the
The executive committee further voted
through an appropriation of $200 for a
track coach. This tends to show that
Stanford track athletes intend to make a
hard fight this year to bring up their field
record against Berkeley. Each night now
sees several men at work on the cinder
path, while men of greater weight are
tossing the hammer and shot.
Nothing further has been done in regard
to the students convicted of "cribbing,"
and it is probable that the matter will be
dropped after it has been acted upon by the
students iv their meeting which is to take
place on one of the last days of this week.
It is possible that some of the students
will be givjn another chance on the plea
of "iirst offense."
THE THREE BUILDINGS.
The Regents Decide on That
Number for the Affiliated
Professor Harold Whiting's Splendid
Gift to Several Institutions of
The board of State University regents
met in full session yesterday afternoon in
the Hopkins Institute. Upon the subject
of the proposed buildings of the affiliated
colleges an elaborate opinion from Attor
ney-General Fitzgerald was read, in which
that official stated that under the law they
must be constructed separately.
Under this ruling it was decided that a
writ of mandamus must be served upon
the State Controller in order to secure im
mediately one-half of the $250,000 appro
priated for the building of the colleges.
The number of buildings to be erected
caused considerable discussion. Finally a
motion was made by Regent Hallidie that
four be constructed, and Regent Bartlett
amended the motion by suggesting three.
The amendment was carried by a vote of
8 to 7.
Tho committee on college lands recom
mended the acceptance of the offer of the
Carson River and Tahoe Lumber and
Flume Company to purchase a tract of
forest land. It is situated in £1 Dorado
County, near Lake Tahoe, and contains
1040 acres, and is timber land unadapted
for cultivation. The price offered was $5
per acre. Upon a vote the recommenda
tion in the form of a motion was adopted
and the offer accepted by the regent 3.
The gift of $20,000 tp ttie University of
Califorria, the fourth' of the $80,000 "do
nated by the late Professor Harold Whit
ing to several institutions of learning, has
been received by the regents. It will be
remembered that the lamented Whiting
was lost, with his entire family, while en
route East on the unfortunate steamship
Colima, and the above distribution was a
part of the legacies found in his last will.
The notice of a donation of $6000 to the
students' aid fund was received from Mrs.
Rosewald; also that of $1000 from P.
Charles Cole of Rochester, N. Y.
The regents were formally notified that
Professor John Fraser, now traveling in
Cbina, had accepted the professorship of
Oriental languages in the university.
Upon motion it was ordered that the
following students be presented with col
legiate degrees :
Bachelor of Letters— Bertha Oliver, Rachel
Bachelor of Philosophy— W. D. Tnomoson.
Bachelor of Arts— Frederick Randolph King.
The finance committee's report on the
monthly expenditures amounting to
about $364,000 was received and accepted.
Of this sum $360,000 was expended for the
purchase of improved real estate, known
as the Kate Johnson property, on Sutter
street, between Kearny and Montgomery.
By the new university catalogue it was ,
reported that 1961 students were enrolled
in all the departments of the institution.
By motion it was ordered that $38,000 of
the $40,000 set apart for that purpose be
paid to Mrs. Stiles for a reservoir site.
Professor Richardson of the classical de
partment was given one year's leave of
absence. He will be gone during portions
of 1896 and 1897, and will spend most of
that time in Greece and Italy.
A communication from Professor Car
penter of Columbia College, published in
the Educational Review, in which the
writer stated that the English department
of the university was the strongest in the
United States, was read. It was con
sidered that such commendation, coming
from so bright an authority, was indica
tive of the Pacific Coast institution's
A memorial to the late Andrew J.
Moulder was read, in which the dead
secretary and recent of the university,
teacher and superintendent of public in
struction, was eulogized for his noble
labors in the cause of education.
ROW IN A POOLBOOM.
Fleming Welches and Is Attacked by
One of His Patrons.
There was trouble in the poolrooms of
Fleming & Co., 9 Ellis street, yesterday
morning. Some of their patrons had laid
bets on a combination of three horses on
Monday. The combination was Remus
and Bay Murphy to win and Three Forks
to show. Remus and Bay Murphy won
their races, but the race in which Three
Forks ran was declared off for fraud. In
such cases horses playea in combinations
are regarded as scratched and the odds are
computed on the racers left in.
In all the poolrooms except Fleming's
this rule was adhered to, but Fleming re
fused to pay, declaring that the combina
tion was broken owing to the race in
which Three Forks ran being declared off.
His decision raised a howl of indignation
and Charles "Weinberg. one of Fleming's
patrons, made an attack upon him.
Fleming yelled for help and his employes
ran to his assistance and separated the
Louis Roser, another of Fleming's
patrons, was hunting around the police
courts yesterday afternoon in search of a
warrant for Fleming's arrest. He was
unable to get it, but expressed his inten
tion of making another attempt this
GOODS MADE BY CONVICTS
Official Examination to Be Made
by Governor Budd's
The Manufacturers' Association Wants
the Labor Commissioner to
For several months past there has been a
quiet agitation of a movement having for
its object the enactment of State laws to
close California's door 3 to the products of
Eastern prisons. The startling fact was
learned at the National meeting of State
prison wardens in Colorado that thou
sands of dollars' worth of convict-made
articles of all kinds were shipped into this
State and sold in competition with home
products made by free men.
The Prison Directors, Labor Commis
sioner and Manufacturers' and Producers'
Association took up the matter and began
to gather statistics regarding the importa
tion of convict-made goods into the State.
A short time ago the attention of Gov
ernor Budd vras called to the situation and
he promised to do all in his power to cor
rect the existing evil. The first movement
in this direction has been made by the
Governor informing personal friends that
he was ready to proceed in the matter.
This was stated yesterday at a meeting of
thß Manufacturers' Association.
Chairman Sonntag presented the follow
ing preamble and resolutions :
Whereas, The Manufacturers' and Pro
ducers' Association of California has had
under consideration the matter of the manu
facture of articles of merchandise by convict
labor; and whereas, the association is satisfied
that large quantities of prison-made articles
are imported to this State yearly at the cost
and disadvantage ot our home industries ; and
whereas, in the opinion of this association a
thorough investigation of this subject would
be a great benefit to our local manufactures,
therefore be it
Resolved, That his Excellency Governor
Budd be and is hereby respectfully requested
to provide ways and means and to delegate a
commission to make the said investigation
throughout the Eastern States where the said
prison goods are manufactured; and be it fur
Resolved, That the secretary of this associa
tion be and is hereby directed to transmit im
mediately a copy of this reaolutionto his Ex
cellency Governor Budd.
M. J. Keller stated that the association
has made good progress in the preliminary
steps toward rooting out the evil and has
obtained much valuable information. He
said that he had been informed that cer
tain merchants were growing rich by
handling convict-made goods which they
sold at remarkably low prices.
Director McGlynn asked to have the pe
tition amended so as to designate the
Labor Commissioner as the California
agent who should make the proposed in
Mr. Sonntag's resolution was adopted
and it was decided that the substance of
Mr. McGlynn's amendment should be for
warded in a letter to the Governor as a po
TOTAL ABSTINENCE IMPOSSIBLE.
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The curse of alcoholic and vinous liquors
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