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NEWS OF SAN JOSE
Central California to Be
Stocked With Song and
MRS. ROWE IN COURT.
She Seeks a Decree of Divorce
From Her Horse-Stealing
ATTEMPT TO BREAK A WILL.
The Late Joseph Kerns' Widow Alleges
That He Was Mentally
PAN JO?E, Cm.., Dec. 14.— An assem
blage of business and professional men,
that has seldom been equaled in this city,
gathered in Judge Lorigftn's courtroom
to-day in answer to invitations sent out by
Game Warden John D. Mackenzie to at
tend a meeting for the purpose of organiz
ing the Central California Acclimatization
Society, the objects of which is to stock
the mountains, valleys and forests of the
central part of the State with foreign
song and game birds. The organization is
tne tirst of its kind in the State and is
formed on the lines of a similar society
organized seven years ago in Oregon. It
is proposed to introduce such birds as the
English skylarks, gold finch, blackhead
nightingale, green finch, singing quail,
bobolink, nightingale, black thrush, red
bird, etc., into this section.
The meeting was attended by most of
the city and county officers, prominent
business and professional men, and a num
ber of ladies, three of the latter signing tne
roll. The society will be composed of
representatives of Santa Clara. San Mateo
and Santa Cruz counties. The officers in
clude a president, two vice-presidents,
secretary, treasurer and an executive com
mittee of twenty-one, composed of seven
from each county. The funds of the so
ciety will be raised by subscription and
such other means as shall be found ex
pedient ami practicable.
The following officers were elected:
President. Judge F. E. Spencer; vice
president, A. C. Bassett of San Mateo
County; secretary, J. D. Mackenzie; treas
urer, Adolph Greeninger. The vice-presi
dent from Santa Cruz County and the
executive committee will be appointed "by
the president during the coming week.
The next meeting will be held on the
fourth Saturday in January, at which time
of each year the annual meeting will be
The meeting was an enthusiastic one,
and much praise was showered upon Mr.
Mackenzie for the able work he is per
forming as game warden. Sixty-rive mem*
hers signed the roll, and it is believed that
by the next meeting the membership will
reach three or four hundred.
HOWE'S DOUBLE J.IPF.
A Jekyl-aml- Hyde Individual Whose
Wife lit Seeltt ng a JUrorre.
SAN JOSE, Cai,., Dec. 14.— Emma A.
Rowe to-day began suit for divorce from
William Rowe on the ground of desertion.
The Rowes were married at Amador City
on Christmas day, 1886. Shortly after
they removed to Los Gatos and Kowe en
gaged in various pursuits. He was a good
singer and took part in the choir work in a
church at Los Gatos. Rowe manifested a
great interest in church work, and for a
time passed as a single man among the
young ladies of the church.
It* seems that when not engaged in
church work he put in his time in a less
exalting avocation, and finally he was ar
rested and charged with stealing a calf
from the ranch of D. J. Murphy. The
evidence was conclusive that lie had
driven the animal to the woods and
slaughtered it. but he denied his guilt and
charged some nnknown enemy with at
tempting to injure him.
Atter remaining in jail a short time,
Rowe secured bonds in the sum of $500,
and on December 1 of last year lie stole a
horse and buggy from Philip This by of
■ iir.s ami went to San Luis Obispo.
On the way he traded the rig three times,
and finally got. back to Los Gatos with
Constable Reynolds in pursuit. Hearing
that he was wanted he took the horse and
v he then had to College Park, tied
the iiorse to a fence, boarded a frain and
since then has not been heard from.
As Boon as she obtains a decree of
divorce, Mrs. Howe will petition the court
for a change of name for herself and her
A ERXB* WILL AITA CX ED.
His }'. irlinr Alleges That the Jtererfeiit Wns
SAN JOSE, Cai.., Dec. 14.— Nancy J.
Kern^. widow of Joseph Kerns, who died
in this county February 5, 1895, filed a
petition in tbe Superior Court to-day aslc
ina that the will under which letters of ad
ministration were issued to J. M. Haskins
be sot aside on the ground thai the de
ceased was mentally unsound and incapa
ble to transact business at the time the
will was made.
The estate is valued at $4500. Under the
will the widow was left :i -fl'iMjO life insur
ance policy and |500. The n-st of the estate
was left in equal part* to Norab Bailey, a
daughter: J. E. Shrewsbury. 11. 11. Shre'ws
bnry ami .1. .M. Haskinx. 'in the petition
the widow sets forth that herself and
Norah Bailey are the only rightful heirs.
VAGRA V TS O O I It i; E.
Released Because of the Faulty Con
struction of Thfir Commitment.
SAN JOSE. Cal., Dec. 14.— John Ward
ing, a prisoner confined in the County Jail
on a charge of vagrancy, by his attorney
to-day applied for his release on a writ of
habeas corpus. It is held tiiat the com
mitment is faulty in that no definite time
ot imprisonment is given, but tliat it reads
for a " term not exceeding 180 days."
This is the second case of this kind in
the last week, and as the court granted the
former writ, it appears that the County
Jail will lose a large number of its in
mates. A writ returnable Monday was
Articles of Incorporation Filed.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Dec. 14.— Articles in
corporating the Penniman Fruit Company
were filed in the Connty Clerk's office to
day. The capital stock is placed at
$50,000, $24,200 of which has been sub
scribed. The principal business of the
company will be the manufacture of the
Penniinan evaporator. A. C. Pennirnan,
G. A. Penniman, L. E. Penniman, E. JI.
"Wemple and J. R. Welch are named as
directors. The place of business is San
COSVICTEIi AT JFJtJESIfO.
Jiobert Anderson Found Guilty of Stab-
'")/»/ Wesley Coates.
FRESNO, Cai.., Dec. 14.— The jury in
the case of Robert Anderson, whose trial
on a charge of assault to com mit murder
upon Wesley Coat es at a dance in Kingt
burg last October has been in progress in
Judge Carter's tourt for the past three
days, returned a verdict of guilty to-nisht.
A doorkeeper at tne dance had refused
to admit Mrs. Anderson and Anderson re
sented by striking the doorkeeper. The
latter worsted Anderson in the light that
ensued and the latter went away. He re
turned shortly afterward with a knife and
set upon Coates, who had temporarily
taken the doorkeeper's place. He stabbed
Coates twice and the wounds for a long
time were considered fatal.
AR RIVE It AT SEATTLE.
Two Overdue Steamers Reported En-
countering Henry Storms.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 14.— The belated
and overdue steamer Transit steamed into
port late this afternoon. The Transit was
a week overdue, and its absence had caused
much anxiety in this city. Captain
Thorstensen, its master, says he encoun
tered a heavy storm three uays ago, and
that thereafter the vessel made poor time,
the weather and winds continuing most
unfavorable. The trip otherwise, he re
ported, was uneventful.
The steamer Al-Ki arrived to-day from
Alaska, also a week late. The Al-Ki had to
put into Bemiss Bay on account of rough
weather. It brought no news of the miss
ing steamer Elwood.
A Weatininaier Residence Burned,
VANCOUVER. B. C, Dec. 14.— The res
idence of Alderman Woods of Weatmins-
ter was destroyed by lire this morning.
The lire originated from a defective tiue in
the kitchen. The flames were aided by a
high wind, which rendered the efforts of
the firemen almost futile. The ioss is
$4000 and insurance $3300.
GRANGE COUNTY EVENTS
Reorganization of the Fair Asso
ciation Talked Of at
Anaheim's Militia Wants to Be Rein
SANTA ANA, Cal., Dec. 14.— A special
meeting of the life members of the Orange
County Fair Association has been called
for Saturday. January 25. A resolution
will then bo voted upon for the disposal of
the association's property to a corporation
to be hereafter formed. The association is
heavily in debt, and the directors, who are
personally responsible for all liabilities
above $">oiX), do not propose to carry the
load. The idea of incorporating a stock
company is considered the best method of
continuing the enterprise. It is proposed
to give each life member one share of
stock, valued at $'■*), which he has already
paid for. The fairs of this county have
always been very popular with the people
throughout the State, and it is not at all
probable that they will be discontinued.
31 VS 2 KK EIi OU T.
Anaheitn's Militia Deaire to lie Jieiti-
stated hi the Service,
SANTA ANA, Cal., Dec. 14.— The re
cent reorganization of the State militia
has ransed a good deal of indignation in
Anaheim, as Company (i of that place
was ordered mustered out of service. This
has been one of the crack companies of
Southern California, though located in a
small town. Company G has sent a pro
test to General Last at Los Angeles, and
also a request that the company be allowed
to remain in the service. The members of
the company and the citizens of Anaheim
generally liave taken great interest in
keeping in the front ranks, and the order
was a great surprise to them.
S O Jlf X J' UMI'K TXS.
Orange County* Shipment of Exhibits
to 7>os Angeles,
SANTA ANA. Cai.., Dec. 14.— Orange
County has sent another installment of
products to the permanent exhibit at Los
Angeles. This last shipment included
four pumpkins averaging over 200 pounds
each, a beet weighing eighty pounds and a
number of others nearly as large, a citron
of eighty pounds, monstrous potatoes and
a good deal of excellent corn, walnuts,
persimmons and numerous other articles
of produce. The variety and perfection of
agricultural products in Orange County
cannot be excelled in any section of the
J'repariiig for i:.vcursions.
SANTA ANA, Cat.., Dec. 14.— At a meet
ing of the Chamber of Commerce held
Wednesday evening the matter of the pro
posed excursion from Los Angeles to
Santa Ana early in January for the bene
fit of tourists who desire to see the coun
try was thoroughly discussed. An execu
tive committee on excursions was ap
pointed as follows: E. D. Wattle, J. A.
Crane, C. W. Humphreys, S. H. Finley,
M. A. Menges. The probable date of the
excursion will be Wednesday, January 8.
Written by Lincoln.
SANTA ANA, Cai.., Dec. 14.— Justice J.
A. Lane of Garden Grove, this county, had
a valuable documc-nt framed the other day.
It is a complaint, written by Abraham Lin
coln in 1846. Mr. Lane has been offered
$200 for the relic, but the paper is consid
ered by him beyond price.
Queer Cattle T>i*eate.
SANTA ANA, Cm.., Dec. 14.— A myste
rious disease is infesting stock cattle in
Orange County, Marco Foster, one of the
wealthiest ranchers in Southern California,
who resides at Capistrano, has lo9t sixty
hve head thus far.
MADERA'S GRAND JURY
Prosecution of the Men Who
Lynched Victor Adam
The District Attorney Asked to Con
tinue a Diligent Search for
MADERA, Cal., Dec. 14.— The Grand
Jury of Madera County, which has been in
session since December 2, made its final
report and was discharged to-day. It re
turned three indictments out of eight
cases under consideration. The principal
investigation was on the Victor Adam
lynching, which oc curred in this county
last July. While there was not sufficient
evidence before the jury to justify indict
ments, it made this recommendation:
"We earnestly recommend to the Dis
trict Attorney that constant ana diligent
investigation be continued to be made by
him for the purpose of ascertaining the
parties participating in the mob, if pos
sible, so that in the end, if testimony
sufficient to justify convictions may ba
obtained, these lawless men may be dealt
with according to law and their deserts."
The purchase of the County Hospital
site came in for a share of investigation,
but nothing was found to base charges
upon. The report closes with a recom
mendation that the Supervisors purchase
a site for courthouse and jail ana submit
to the voters at the next general election
propositions for the issuance of bonds for
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1895.
BLAZE AT STANFORD
Early Morning Fire Broke
Out in the Chemical
LITTLE DAMAGE DONE.
Prompt Response of Students
to the Alarm Prevented
CLASSMEN ACT AS JUDGES.
Given the Power to Fix the Punish
ment for Cheating in the
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cat,., Dec.
14.— Fire broke out in the chemical labora
tory of the university this evening about 5
o'clock, and but for the prompt response
of several students to the alarm the result
might have been very serious. The watch
man discovered the blaze and immediately
turned in an alarm. The fire had made
considerable headway before water couid
be turned on to any advantage. The loss
will amount to about f2.">o, chiefly to ma
terials and apparatus.
The freshman glee was an unqualified
success last night. The affair took place
in the Encina gymnasum, which had
been decorated and draped for the occa
sion. About a hundred students were
present, and except for a little disturbance
caused by their traditional enemies, the
sophomores, the freshmen were allowed to
enjoy themselves uninterrupted by out
The election of Charles M. Fickert to the
captaincy of the 'Varsity eleven meets
with unanimous approval. Captain Coch
ran eulogized the big guard as the most
deserving player on the team, and that
seems to be the general sentiment.
President Sheldon of the Associated
Students last evening received a com
munication from Professor Richardson of
the faculty committee on doubtful cases,
announcing the determination to give
the students full charge of all cases of
cheating hereafter, and allow them to
determine 4he punishment. As long as
the scheme proves satisfactory the students
are to retain this right.
DIRECT MAIL TO PHŒNIX
Change of Route Makes Through
Connection With That
Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Rail
road Given a Contract by the
PIHENIX, Ariz., Dec. 14. -For the first
time since its completion, nearly a year
ago, the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phcenix
Railroad delivered mail into the city to
day. This is the end of a long struggle
between Mr. Murphy, president of the
road, and the Postottice Department, and
means much to the business men of
The method of bringing mail into Phce
nix in the past has been peculiar to say
the least. This can be seen by the fact
that a letter posted ten miles west of Ash
Fork, the point where the Santa Fe, Pres
cott and Phwnix intersects the Atlantic
and Pacitic, would travel from there to
Los Angeles via the Atlantic and Pacific,
thence to Maricopa, Ariz., via the South
ern Pacilic, and thence to Phoenix via the
Maricopa and Phißiux, traveling in all a
distance of 937 miles.
Then again a letter posted at Williams,
a large lumbering camp on the Atlantic
and Pacific road, about thirty miles cast of
Ash Fork, would go to Albuquerque,
N. Mex., via the Atlantic and Pacific,
thence to El Paso, Tex., via the Atcnison,
Topeka and Santa Fe, thence to Maricopa
via the Southern Pacific and thence to
Phoenix via the Maricopa and Phoenix,
thus traveling through three States and
Territories and a total distance of 1000
miles in order to roach a point 200 miles
distant from its starting point.
Frequently has it occurred that a busi
ness man at Williams, with which this
city transacts a great deal of business,
would post a letter one day, starting the
next, and arriving ii» Phoenix two days
before his letter.
When the Santa Fe, Prescott it Phoenix
road ran only to Prescott there was some
excuse for this, as the mail had to be
brought from Prescott to Phcenix via the
Black Canyon stage -coach route.
Bat when the road was completed to
Phoenix nearly a year ago, the people of
this city, and especially the business men,
felt that they had a grievance and
petitioned Governor Hughes to remedy
matters. Governor Hughes and Mr.
Murphy united forces and filed an appli
cation with the Postoflice Department to
change the route. The Postomce Depart
ment refused to do this until a few weeks
ago, when an extraordinary pressure was
brought to bear, and the request complied
The cities and towns of Arizona have
now been placed in postal communica
tion with each other by the shortest routes,
and the business men, who are most in
terested, feel under obligations to Presi
dent Murphy and Governor Hughes.
WOODLAXH BEET CULTURE.
Farmers Resolve to Branch Out in the
Production of Sugar.
WOODLAND, Cal., Dec, 14.— A meet
ing of farmers was held here to-day to dis
cuss the question of raising sugar-beets.
The meeting was well attended, and a
great deal of enthusiasm was manifested.
An organization, to be known as the Yolo
County Sugar-beet Association, was per
fected," with W. G. Hunt as president, Mar
shal Diggs, vice-president, and T. S. Spauld
A lot of seed will be purchased from
Clans Spreckels, and representative farm-,
ers from all parts of the county will culti
vate it for , eiDerimental .purposes, and
next season inducements will be offered
Mr. Spreckels or some other capitalist to
erect a refinery here. The farmers ; have
taken hold of the new industry in earnest,
and great results are predicted, as there is
no finer land in the State lor the raising of
sugar-beets. ___^/__i2_l- ; -'- r:: - "•': '''■"■'■
A Failure at Bakersfield.
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Dec. 14.— M.
Nickelsburg, representing J. Kahn of San
Francisco, to-day tooK charge of the busi
ness of Weill & Alexander, one of the
leading firms of Bakersfield. He is now
taking an inventory of stock, and the firm
will probably resume business in a few
days. A private assignment had been
made to Kahn for the benefit of all cred
itors. Unprecedented business depression,
particularly in wheat and wool, caused the
assignment. The firm has solvent accounts
sufficient to settle all indebtedness and
leave a handsome surplus. It had been in
business here for years and had the con
fidence of the community.
CAPTVREI* HEAR WJLBLR.
Indians Who Abducted a Girl Placed
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 14.— Two Indi
ans who a few months ago stole a young
Indian girl and ran away with her to the
mountains, and after whom the Indian
police have been searching for a couple of
months, were captured yesterday near
Wilbur and are now safely landed in the
County Jail at this place. The capture
was made without much dilficulty by Dep
uty Marshal Vinson. It was deemed best
to bring the captives to Spokane for safe
keeping, as there was great feeling against
them among the other Indians, and if left
in the neighborhood of the reservation
they would have been lynched.
Retaken JVear Petaluma,
PETALUMA, Cal., Dec. 14.— Kelley, the
insane convict who escaped from his guard
yesterday while en route to the Ulciah
Asylum, was recaptured at the Pnckett
ranch this afternoon and is now in jail
here. He will be returned to San Quentin
to-morrow. The guard from whom Kelley
escaped made the recapture.
Portland's Silver Ciiampion,
PORTLAND, Ok., Dec. 14.— The silver
party of this part of the country has a new
ciiampion in the Clarion, a lively weekly,
which made its appearance to-night for
the first time. The silver men had been
without a newspaper advocate in the city
since the demise of the Daily Sun.
ALASKA GOLD STRIKES
Encouraging News Brought Back
From the Yukon River
Miners Are Making Rich Finds and
Are Said to Be in No Danger
PORT TOWXSEND, Wash., Dec. 14.—
The steamer Al-Ki from Alaska brings
news from the northern mining districts
that is likely to encourage a big influx to
that region next spring. Passengers from
Cooks Inlet and the Yukon country say
that small miners are making freauent
rich finds, and fully I<JOO men will winter
in inner Cooks Inlet in order to get an
early start at prospecting in the spring.
Six weeks ago the report was sent out
from the inlet that hundreds of miners
were destitute there and unable to get out.
An offer of relief was sent to them, but
word came back that not one wanted to
come out, and that mining would be car
ried on there all winter.
The Al-Ki brought down $75,000 worth
of bullion from the Treadwell mine.
FIRST HAXGISU IX ALASKA.
An Indian to He Executed at June ait in
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Dec. 14.—
The steamer Al-Ki, from Alaska, brings
news of the conviction at Sitka of the
Indian known as "Three-Fingered
Charley" for the murder eight months
ago of a prospector named Johnson, who
had killed an Indian during a drunken
brawl. Charley sought to avenge the death
of his tribesman, and murdered Johnson
in a cold-blooded manner. He was sen
tenced to be hanged on February 3.
This will be the first l«gal execution
ever held in Alaska. Nearly eleven years
ago two Indians wore executed there by
order of a miners' court, but since that
time murderers in Alaska have escaped
with their lives when placed on trial.
KKVT A SAILOR'S CLOTHES.
I'ort Townseiul Board Ing- House Masters
Smelted Or«*r a ( onrirtion.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Dec. 14.—
The three local sailor boarding - house
masters are very much exercised over the
conviction at Seattle yesterday of Max
Levy, one of their number, for violation of
the Maguire act prohibiting boarding
house masters from retaining the clothing
of sailors for board. This is the first
case of the kind on the Sound.
The complaining witness testified that
he had boarded over three months with
Levy without paying anything, his clothes
being retained for the bill. The boarding
house men say that when a sailor has
money he will always go to some other
place to stop, and now that there is no
way left to prevent sailors from leaving
without paying their bills, taking their
clothes with them, there is no longer any
inducement for maintaining a boardinu
Santa Ilnrbant'.i JVew Weekly.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Dec. 14.— A
new weekly paper, El Barbareno, made its
appearance in the Channel City to-day.
The editors and publishers are Frank Sel
over, late of the Daily Independent, and
L. H. Mesick, late publisher of the Ojai, a
sparkling paper, which^emanating from
the Ojai Valley, found a wide circulation
and was frequently quoted.
WANTED AT SAN DIEGO
Clifton Mayne's Testimony
Needed in Cases of Alleged
The Los Angeles Convict Has Suffered
Two More Hemorrhages and
Is Very Weak.
LOS ANGELES, Cat,., Dec. 14.— A sen
sation was sprung at the Courthouse this
afternoon in the matter of Clifton E.
Mayne's alleged connection with briberies
in San Diepo in connection with the
Southern California Mountain Water Com
panjv in which an injunction suit has
been recently filed in the Federal courts.
It was alleged in the complaint tbat cer
tain rights had been obtained by bribery
and fraud and that Mayne had ligured in
the matter conspicuously.
Deputy Sheriff Johnson cf San Diego
County this afternoon appeared at the
Courthouse and displayed an order from
Judge Puterbaugh of San Dieso asking
that Clifton E. Mayne be turned over to
Johnson in order that he plight appear
before the Grand Jury now in session at
San Diego and testify" in the case. Sheriff
Burr declined to turn his prisoner over
without Judge Smith's indorsement, and,
as his Honor was out of town, the matter
went over until Monday.
Mayne, who is bedridden at the County
Jail, had two more hemorrhogps to-day and
is in a very weak condition. He stated that
be was very anxious to go to Ban Diego,
even if be nad to be taken there on his
io» Angeles Treasury Condition.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Dec. 14.-W. A.
Hartwell, the City Treasurer, this morning
riled his annual report with the City
Clerk, it shows cash on hand November
30, 1894, to the amount of $1H7,938 f#i;
received during the year, $2,188,234 82;
disbursements, $1,885,110 07; cash on hand
November 30, 1895, $471,063 71.
AGER STAGE HOLD-UP
The Topsy Grade Road
Agent Took Up His
PLUCK OF A PASSENGER.
Mrs. Buckner Saved Her Cash
by Tying It Up in
MAILS ACKS WERE CUT OPEN.
Driver Humphrey Made to Do the
Bidding of His Unwelcome
KLAMATH FALLS, 0p... Dec. 14.—
Highwaymen of this section are still hav
ing their own sweet way in holding up
stages without any danger of interference
by apathetic county officers. For the
seventh time the stage from Ager to
Klamath Falls was roobed last night at
the foot of Topsy Grade.
The hold-up occurred about midnight.
The robber stood behind a tree when he
called "Halt!" and held a Winchester
rifle on the driver, George Humphrey.
There was one passenger, the wife of
Rev. Mr. Buckner, a Methodist minister
living near Corbett, about fifteen miles
from the scene of the robbery. Mrs. Buck
ner displayed great nerve. The robber
took what money siie carried in her purse
—only 23 cents. She had tied the rest of
her money in the end of a shawl around
Humphrey, according to the story of the
hold-up, was ordered to carry a lighted
candle down the road fifty yards, after
cutting open the mail sacks.
Mrs. Buckner stood behind the stage and
saw the robber. He was not masked. He
had a full, dark beard and wore his hat
pulled down over his face. The driver
swore that he had no money and the ban
dit let him go free.
Citizens are severely criticizing the
officials for their inability to stop the stage
robberies, and it is openly charged that
the bandits are in collusion with the
Postoffice Inspector Munro in this City
was informed of the hold-up by a telegram
from Postmaster R. I. Hammond of
Klamath Falls, as follows:
Stage held up at foot of Topsy grade on the
13th inst. at 11:30 p.m. RobDers took all of
the letter mall. Only five packages of regis
tered merchandise came through.
R. I. Hammond.
Mr. Munro and Assistant Inspector
Thrall stated that this was the eighth
time a stage had been held up on this
route since last April. The seventh rob
bery had been committed by a man named
A. C. Frick, who made the mistake of
stooping a stage upon which Deputy Mar
shal Gordon happened to be riding. After
Frick had the mail unloaded and made
the driver whip \ip his horses, Gordon
slipped behind and sent a bullet into
Frick. which brought him to earth. This
was" the only capture in connection with
the repeated robberies.
United States District Judge Bellinger
at Portland, Or., gave Frick a sentence
of live j'ears.
ORANGES AT LOS ANGELES
Fruit Exchange Men Talk of the
Early Shipments to Supply the Eastern
Market— Good Prices
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 14. — Big
shipments of oranges to the East continue
and the railroads are put to their fullest
capacity trying to move the fruit. Re
frigerator-cars are scarce and this delays
the movements of oranges considerably.
Last night more tban sixty carloads were
started. A. H. Naftzger, president of the
Overland Fruit Dispatch, and holding the
same office with the Southern California
fruit exchanges, an authority on all that
pertains to the orange crop in this section,
'•The Southern California orange crop
this year will probably reach, if not ex
ceed, 9000 carloads of 300 boxes to the car,
or a total of 2,700,000 boxes. So far no
damage whatever by wind or frost has
been sustained and the fruit is without
question the finest, in quality and size,
ever raised in this section. It is ripening
somewhat earlier than usual, owing to the
favorable climatic conditions that have
"More than 250 carloads have been
shipped East. Tne oranges were more or
less green, but on account of Florida not
supplying the holiday trade this year,
dealers have insisted upon the shipments.
"The crop from the several orange-pro
ducing counties will be divided about as
follows: Los Angeles, 3600 carloads; River
side, 3000; Ban Bernardino, 1600; Orange.
700; San Diogo, 100. The actual product
will rather exceed than fall below this es
timate, and shows an increase of 1300 cars
over last year's crop. It is pleasant to note,
in connection with that, the increase is
composed entirely of navel oranges, grow
ers having stopped planting seedlings.
"Prices at the present time are very
good, fancy navels readily selling at $2 50
per box, f. o. b. California points. This,
however, represents purchases for the hol
iday trade. After this trade is over $2 per
box, f. o. b. California points, for fancy
navels will probably be about the right
figure. "We will obtain this year rather
better than the average prices received last
year, and I believe if the crop is not dam
aged by the elements that we will find a
market for every box packed. Inquiries
are coming in rapidly, and it is impossible
at the present time to fill actual orders.
Never have we been flooded with such a
mass of correspondence. Last year Florida
actually marketed 2,500,000 boxes of her
product, amounting to almost about as
much as our entire product for this year,
while 1.350,000 boxes of the foregoing arti
cle were imported.
"This year we have practically no com
petition from Florida, as that State has
not to exceed 40,000 boxes all told. This
will insure to California producers not
only better prices, but a wider distribution
than ever, and introduce our oranges to
markets we have been so far unable to
reach. It will also open up great possi
bilities for future years.
"There is no special demand from any
one point, as the Atlantic seaboard cities
eeem to be just as h unary for our oranges
now as the intermediate points. i'h.e
freight rates remain the same as last year
—90 cents per box to all points bevona
Denver and Pueblo, with the exception ol
the rate made to meet the competition or
foreign fruit of 72 cents per box ou seed
lings to Atlantic ports which prevailed
only for a limited period.
"The shipments will be about equally
divided between the Southern Pacific and
the Santa Fe lines, and the bulk of the
crop will be by special trains, making fast
time, the schedule to Chicago being about
live or six days. At the present about
thirty carloadsare going out, and the rail
roads are having yome trouble in handling
them on account of the season commenc
ing so much earlier than was anticipated.
Taking everything into consideration, I
think the California growers have reason
to congratulate themselves on the pros
pects for this season, especially those, who
have crops of fancy navels, there being an
unprecedented demand for that fruit from
the Atlantic points, where it has become a
foreign Orange Crop.
WASHINGTON, D. C. ,Dec. 11.— Consul
Seymour at Palermo, Sicily, reports to the
State Department that on account of a
long drought i'ruit is much retarded.
Lemons command very high prices. Lem
ons have also been injured by an insect in
Palermo district, developed by drought.
Consul Huntington at Castellaniare di
Stabia, Italy, reports that the orange and
lemon exportation will begin a month
earner than usual, owing to damage to the
fruit in. Florida, from which State only
about 200,000 boxes will be marketed^ com
pared with 3,000,000 to 5,000.000 as the
Sorrento exported to the United States
last season (estimated) approximately
220,000 boxes of oranges and 30,000 boxes
of lemons. For the coming season the
amount will probably be 145,000 boxes uf
oranges and 20,000 boxes of lemons. Rodi
oranges, the best of the Italy crop, were
damaged somewhat, and will not show
more than two-thirds the usual crop, but
the quality of the fruit is superior to that
of last year. Prices will not be higher,
says Consul Huntington. than last season,
varyine from $1 0(3 to $1 43 per box, the
price being naturally governed by the
weather during the winter.
AFTER AN OREGON LINE
Mr. Huntington Is Reaching'
Out for a Northern
The Probable Cause for the Recent
Cutting of Rates From
PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 14.— Railroad
men profess their belief that the time is
near at hand when the Union Pacific and
Southern Pacific systems will have a clash
over the control of the Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company property. Per
sons who have been casting about for a
reason for the prolonged rate war see a
deeper purpose in the fight of Mr. Hunt
inston's road. It is conceded that the at
traction does not lie in doing an increased
passenger and freight business, and be
sides, it is proving a costly fight, for the
Southern Pacific is losing money every
Consequently, it is believed that every
move of the Southern Pacific is taken with
one end in view— the ultimate absorption
of the Oregon corporation, which must
soon be reorganized and extended and its
affairs adjusted, or it must again become
a part of a system. Both the Union
Pacific and the Southern Pacific systems
are watching the Oregon corporation.
Both want control, and it may resolve
itself into a fight between the two corpora
Huntington is virtually the backer of
Hammond in ihe Astoria-Goble road, and
also the purchaser of the Oregon Central
and Eastern. With the completion of the
link between Goble and Astoria and the
control of the Oregon Railway and Naviga
tion lines from the sea over the interior,
Oregon wouid find herself as completely
in the monopolistic grip as it is possible
for a State to be. Xothing but disaster to
the Southern Pacific system or the build
ing of a new road somewhere through the
State could break the combination and
make some kind of competition.
The Union Pacific is quietly biding its
time, and when the Oregon Railway and
Navigation Company goes to settle in the
courts there may be some surprises for
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