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An Effort Made to Oust
the Old Gang at
BUT SIX YET REMAIN.
Regardless of Party Citizens
Voted to Remove the Cor
ELECTIONS IN SEVEN TOWNS.
Blood Freely Shed in Several Wards
and the Police Kept Busy With
CHICAGO, 111., April 7.— In the elec
tion here to-day for town officers and
Aldermen the Republicans carried all of
the seven towns by majorities ranging
from 1000 to 4000. The campaign for
Aldermen was not strictly on party lines,
being more of an effort on the part of repu
table citizens to oust the old gang which
has controlled the Council, regardless of
Of the thirty-four Aldermen elected to
day only eight are men who were opposed
by the Municipal Voters' League. The
remaining twenty-six may be said to fairly
represent the respectable element.
Of the old Council gang John Coughlin
(Bathhouse John), Charles Martin, John
Powers, Daniel Ackerraan, Robert Mai
cahy and Cyrus Howell return to the
Council. These six will still have com
pany in the Council-chamber, as out of
the thirty-four present Aldermen whose
terms do not expire until next year there
are a number ef well-known boodlers.
The election to-day will severely cripple
them and yet still leave them with a ma
jority of two or three members in the
Council. Heretofore they have had a two
thirds majority, which enabled them to
pass at will ordinances over the Mayor's
Tne People's party did not succeed in
electing a single candidate. Of the suc
cessful candidates thirteen are Democrats,
eighteen Republicans and three who ran
on an independent ticket. The most bitter
contest was in the First Ward, between
Bathhouse John and George H. Williams.
Coaghlin will have a majority of over
1200. In this ward there were six candi
dates — one Democrat, two Republicans,
one People's party and two independent.
Blood was shed in the First Ward, and
the ]olioe were called on to quell several
incipient riots at the polling-places. The
Wee section of the ward provided its usual
quota of lesser brawls, with tisls, rocks and
ciubs as weapons and whisky as the acces
sary in every case. There were disturb
ances among the Italians of the Nine
teenth Ward, where the Alderman ic con
testants strove with beer, whisky and
money t<^ influence the voting. Fist-rights
and ejections of trespassers from the poll
ing-places by the police were reported in
the Second, Eighteenth and Twenty-sec
The police quickly restored order when
ever an outbreak occurred, and, on the
whole, considering the bitterness of the
right against "gang" Aldermen, the election
was not a discreditable one. The open
violation of the law against saloons selling
liquor during the voting hours made most
of the trouble for tne police.
OTHER idUXICirAL ELECTION'S.
Jones, the A. V. A. Candidate, tier ted
Mayor of JCantam City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7.— Only
at>out one-half the precincts in the city
were beard from on to-day's election up to
11 o'clock to-night, but these indicate the
election of Jones for Mayor by a majority
of about 700. Jones was the A. P. A. can
didate, and the contest between that
organization and a citizens' independent
ticket was a bitter one.
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 7.— A large
number of Minnesota cities held elections
to-day. As a rule party lines were not
closely arawn. Hottest fights were usually
made on excise. As far as heard from the
pro-license men won in a majority of
MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 7.— A heavy
vote was cast at the municipal election to
day. The Republican city ticket was
elected by pluralities ranging from 1500 to
2.500. The labor vote was very large. The
balance of power in the Common Council
and Board of Supervisors will be in the
hand? of the Republicans.
OMAHA, Nebr., April 7. — Town elec
tions were held throughout the State to
day, the voting in most places being for or
against liquor license. The elections re
sulted generally in favor of license.
LINCOLN, Nebr., April 7.— ln this city
to-day the entire Republican ticket was
elected by majorities of 1000 to 2000. Re
publicans pained one Alderman. Over the
State the issue was license or no license,
and license was generally successful.
A SAN DIEGO HEROINE.
Death of the Woman Who Made the
First American Flag in
SANTA MONICA, Cal., April 7.— Mrs.
Josefa Carrillo, who died at Los Angeles on
Sunday last of heart disease, had an event
ful career in this State. She was borr. in
San Diego on August 3, 1823, her maiden
name being Josefa Bandini. The Bandinis
were among, the most noted of the Span
ish families living in California. Senorita
Bandini married P. C. Carrillo on May 28,
184 L Seven children— rive daughters and
two son«, who have served their State in
many places of usefulness — were born to
In I^4B, when Commodore Stockton
marched into San Diego at the head of a
victorious army, he found himself in the
predicament of not having a flag, and
called upon Senor Bandini to help him
out.* Bandini had his daughter Josefa
make one. So pleased was the Commo
dore at this act of loyalty that the flag
was sent to the Capitol at Washington,
where it remains, a memento of her loy
alty and the first American flag ever made
in the State.
Jimtli of Ht.a.t Sargent, Prominent in
A tni, t\r Circle:
GILROY, Cal., Ai.nl 7.— Robs Sargent
died this morning. The young man was
but 26 years old, the second son of Hon. J.
I. Sargent of Bargents station. Less than
six months ago he was married to Miss
Belden La<M, one of the most attractive
young ladjes of the valley. For some time
he has b*en sick, and for the benefited
his healtk decided to go to Pomona. Up
to thj-ee weeks ago he was improving, but
typhoid fever and quick consumption
proved ;oo much for his delicate constitu
tion and he was brought home last even
ing to die. He lived until morning.
Sarjent was president of the Tribune
Cyclers of Gilrov and an active member of
the Oilroy Fire Department, being one of
the team that ran in the firemen's tourna
meit here last September.
XAPA. COVMI'S LOSS.
Eac- Revenue Collector W. C. H. Smith
JPaaaea Away at Xight.
NAPA, Cal., April 7.— W. C. S. Smith,
pioneer of Napa County, died of heart
disease last night at his home here. He
was at his business office yesterday as
usual and retired at the usual time.
When called this morning he was found
to be dead. He was born in Ohio in 1823,
came to California in 1849 and to Napa
tnree years later. President Lincoln ap
pointed him Collector of Internal Revenue
for the Fifth California District, and
Smith's commission was Lincoln's last
public document. It was signed on the
day of his assassination.
Citizens Will Labor to Secure the Wil-
STOCKTON, Cal., April 7.— The Board
of Supervisors this afternoon passed reso
lutions asking the board of regents of the
State University to select this city as the
site lor the Wilraerding School. The
resolutions called upon other boards of
Supervisors to pass similar resolutions, in
order to show to the regents that the peo
ple in the country and outside of San
Francisco preferred to send their boys to
such a school here than to San Francisco.
Mayor Baggs to-day issued a call for a
mass-meeting, to be held in the Agri
cultural Pavilion next Monday, to further
discuss means of getting the school for
this city. __________^
PACIFIC COAST FRUIT
Views of an Eastern Buyer Now
Visiting Butte County
He SaysCalifornians Are Not Careful
Enough in Preparing for
CHICO, Cal., April 7.— C. N. Holden of
42 River street, Chicasro, is in Chico. Mr.
Holden is one of the heaviest fruit-buyers
of that city. The Chico cannery has been
shipping to Mr. Holden for several years.
He is now in California to ascertain the
condition of the fruit crop. In an inter
view with a Call correspondent to-day he
"A visit to the great orchards of North
ern and Central California naturally raises
the question, 'What will be the result of
these enormous crop?, and what can he
done to remedy, at least to a certain ex
tent, the present ruinously low prices?'
After some years of personal work in sell
ing to the larger trade of the East, I feel
safe in saying that much greater care and
skill must be expended upon canned and
dried fruit before the crops of each year
will be fully consumed.
"It is a fact that to-day really line canned
fruit is unobtainable at first hands, while
poorer goods are a drug. Greater care
means a smaller product, greatly increased
consumption and consequently hieher
prices. Those canners who have devoted
their attention to the production of tine
goods are prosperous as a rule, while the
failures in every instance of which I am
aware have been those who made quantity
the object and not quality. This is equally
true of dried fruit.
"California has nothing to fear from the
East on fine peaches, so far as my experi
ence goes, ironi the best authorities in
this section the peaches are certainly
badly damaged, the apricots ruined, while
the almond and cherry trees are bare. It
is conceded that the Moorpark apricots in
Santa Clara County are exceedingly light —
not, however, owinc to the frost. Reports
from Hay wards indicate a fair supply. In
the East the markets do not advance, but
rather decline, owing, perhaps, to the fact
that shipping peaches are evidently in fair
supply, and this is taken to indicate an
abundance of other varieties.
"But there certainly will be a surprise in
store for those canners who are now mak
ing prices in the East which must be
SEBASTOI'OL JJV THE X,EAT>.
A Snake Story That Vittancea All Efforts
of the Pa*t.
CHICO, Cal.. April 7.— J. B. Loser,
George Calder, Asa Sullivan and Joseph
Rafael, of Sebastopol, went fishing a day
or two ago, and while on the banks of a
creek in Sonoma County witnessed one of
thoee curious exhibitions of intelligence
in lower animals which astonish the hu
man spectator. The gentlemen are pre
pared to submit to the insinuations of
their acanaintances in regard to Biiakes,
bottles and fishing paraphernalia in gen
eral, and declare this story is founded on
A large snake had seized a well-devel
oped green frog by one hind leg and was
attempting to swallow it. The snake was
on a sloping bank, head downward, and
the task before it, while pleasurable, was
difficult. There was no stump or root to
hold by, and the frog was active and not
inclined to accept passively the exchange
of this green earth and sunshine for dark
ness and repose in the snake's interior.
The snake, finding that it could not swal
low the frog by the one hind leg. finally
managea to get both hind legs into his
mouth; but during all this time it was
evidently in need of a "purchase" or hold
upon which it could coil its tall and then
devote it* entire attention to the task of
swallowing the captive.
At this juncture another snake appeared,
and crawling down the bank lay in a sort
of half coil across the back of the first
snake, which thereupon took a twist
around its friend's body, and having thus
avoided the danger of sliding down the
bank and losing the frog, proceeded to
complete the job and the frog soon disap
peared down the snake's throat. The snake
was then killed by one of the fishermen
and the frog was liberated. It was unin
jured and hopped gleefully away.
Spring Valley Mine Litigation.
CHICO, Cal., April 7.— The Spring Val
ley Gold Mining Company, defendant in
the suit brought by William Alvord et al.,
has tiled notice that it will in a short time
move for a new trial. The bond of J. B.
Wjiitcomb, who was appointed the re
ceiver to sell the mortgaged property of
the Spring Valley Gold Mining Company,
has been approved and riled.
Marine lirill at Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., April 7. —
The Philadelphia marines had a full-dress
drill on the boulevard to-day, clad in their
icecream uniforms. A large crowd wit
nessed their maneuvers to the music of
the Philadelphia's excellent marine band.
This drill, it is promised, will be repeated
every day of the flagship's anchorage in
the harbor. Admiral and Mrs. Beardslee
are quartered at the Arlington.
Crusade Againmt Spokane Gambler*.
SPOKANE, Wash., April 7.— The Min
isterial Association, backed by 1000 citi
zens, at a meeting yesterday decided to
begin a determined crusade against the
garobling-hoases of Spokane, in an effort
to olose them,
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1896.
SOLID FOR THE
Republicans of Utah Favor
the Free Coinage of
RALLY OF THE LEADERS
Six Delegates Elected to the
National Convention at
ARE AGAINST MR. M'KINLET.
______ _ _
The Impression Prevails That the Vote
of the State Will Go to
SALT LAKE, Utah, April 7.— The Re
publican State Convention to elect six
delegates to the National Convention was
held here to-day. There were 520 dele
gates in attendance, and they disposed of
the preliminary business in a rush.
The platform adopted declares for the
free coinage of silver at 16 to 1, for protec
tion and reciprocity, closing with this
"We ask our delegates to St. Louis to do
their utmost to secure in the National Re
publican platform a full acknowledgment
of the imperative need of a return to real bi
metallism and a promise of its swift adop
tion, without regard to other nations, by
opening our mints to the free coinage of
gold and silver at a ratio of 16 to 1."
The work of electing delegates was then
It was practically agreed by all factions
before the convention was held that Sen
ator Cannon should be elected, and nearly
the entire vote went to him. Interest re
ally centered in the candidacy of Colonel
Isaac Trumbo, who came so near being
elected United States Senator a short time
ago. The old clique worked desperately
against him. but he was chosen, receiving
the highest vote given any delegate out
side of Cannon.
The House went wild with enthusiasm
over Trumbo's triumph and he was loudly
cheered. The other delegates chosen were
United States Senator Brown, Congress
man Allen, Thomas Kearns and W. S.
McCormicfc. The delegates were not in
structed, but they are solid for silver and
The impression prevails that the vote
will go to Allison.
WAGE WAR OX JUeKIXLET.
A. P. A. Leader* Snubbed by the Ohio
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 7.— The A. P. A.
has declared war on McKinley, and
through the chairman of the Nutional Ad
visory Board, Judge H. D. Stevens, who
established headquarters here to-day, de
clared that nothing will be left undone to
unmake the ma.n from Ohio. This was
brought out to-day by the launching of a
boom for the Presidency of Congressman
William S. Linton of Michigan, who has
been the mouthpiece and champion of the
organization in the House of Representa
It came about by a snub administered to
the National Board while it was in session
at Washington last week. The board sent
a letter to the managers of McKinley, Reed,
Morton and Allison, inviting them to ap
pear before the board and state their atti
tudes toward the organization, as it in
tended to take a hand in the National
light. All of the managers but Hanna
obeyed the summons and had long con
ferences with the members of the board.
Hanna came not. A second letter was
sent him and it brought a reply that Mc-
Kinley would recognize no faction in the
Republican party and would make no
pledges nor promises to any secret organi
zation. This settled his chances with the
organization. It was decided at once to
fight the Ohio candidate and a resolution
to that effect was passed. Then the mana
gers of the other candidates were notified
of this action and that at the proper time
the organization would act.
It became necessary to carry on the fight
to secure a candidate to throw the A. P. A.
votes to. Ostensibly Linton was selected
as the man. He was willing to take the
place. When Chairman Stevens arrived
in St. Louis Monday he set up National
headquarters and at once launched Lin
ton's boom, and hundreds of Linton but
tons are already beinc worn. In an inter
view to-night he announces that the or
ganization will defeat McKinley for the
nomination, and if nominated it would
light him at the polls. He says of the 400
delegates already chosen to the National
convention there are ninety members of
she A. P. A., and that the organization
will secure sixty more, and with the 150
votes they will be able to defeat McKinley
and nominate a man to their own liking.
CAM NOT II VI. » OFFICE.
Women Do Xot Mold an Election I'ran
ehite in Virginia.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 7.— A Journal .
special from Richmond, Va., says: No
woman can hold public office in Vireinia,
it matters not how unimportant the posi
tion may be. Superintendent of Public
Institutions J. E. Massey has just decided,
in the case of Mrs. Fanny Baggey, re
cently appointed as school trustee of West
Point, that she cannot hold the office. The
opinion is based upon articles of the con
stitution which provide that any person
shall be eligible to any State, municipal or
county office who is entitled to vote. As
there is no woman suffrage in Virginia
Superintendent Massey points out that no
member of that sex is eligible to a place of
school trustee, and consequently to any
other public office.
HARRISON OR A.LLIBOX.
Colonel Sword* Baym McKinley Can't Be
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 7.— Colonel H. L.
Swords, sergeant-at-arms of the Republi
can National convention, is sanguine of
McKinley's defeat at the convention, but
is not so sure of Mr. Allison's nomina
"The real fight will be between Allison
and Harrison, I think," he said. "McKin
ley will go into the convention with about
125 less than a majority, and he'll be
strongest at the start. He's a popular idol,
but popular idols seldom win. At the
Republican convention twenty years ago I
felt certain that Blame, a popular idol,
would be the nominee. lie was stronger
apparently just before the convention than
McKinley is now.
"The winner this time will be either
Harrison or Allison. Harrison made an
alliance yesterday that will naturally
strengthen his chances. He has a young,
energetic, ambitious wife, and influence of
that kind is not to be underestimated in
such a contest. Indiana will be solid for
him and be will enter the convention with
votes from a number of other States.
"Allison will start out with 100 votes.
He will get lowa's twenty -two. The rest
will come from California, the Territories,
Texas, Alabama and Georgia, South Caro
lina and a few other States. He will get
at least one New York vote. The delegate
has already been elected and has
announced his intention of supporting
Allison at the convention."
CRISP AXD UOKE SMITH.
They He new Their Joint Debate on It-
NEWMAN, Ga., April 7.— The joint de
bate to-day between ex-Speaker Crisp and
Secretary Hoke Smith was very much in
line of the meeting at Augusta. The
crowd was large and estimated to be 10 to
1 for silver. Secretary Smith made a
vigorous speech and awakened consider
able enthusiasm toward the last.
Crisp, defending his acts as Speaker of
the House, said he had cast a deciding vote
and saved a silver bill from being tabled
while he was in the chair. He stated that
in appointing the Committee on Coinage,
Weights and Measures in 1893 he selected
a majority of free-coinage men. After
ward one of those who had spoken for and
voted for free silver and was supposed to
be strong in the faith changed his views
for some reason.
"But it is popular in some localities to
change their views on the financial ques
tion," he said. "A man may declare for
one thing in 1890, another in 1894, and in
1896 go directly contrary. Where he will
be in 1898 the Lord only knows."
Smith explained his 1894 speech from
which Crisp had quoted him assaying:
"The single gold standard will contract
the currency, check industry and turn
honest men out of employment."
"If the gentleman had read you that
speech," he said, "you would have seen
that I spoke of the single gold standard
in the common application of the word in
tne way you understand it, when only
gold is used as money."
AMAI.GAIUJ.TiyG SILVER FORCES.
Senator Tillman Preparing for the Com
NEW YORK, N. V., April 7.— A Journal
special from Columbia, 8. C, says: Sena
tor Tillman was in the city yesterday
working for an amalgamation of the silver
forces in the coming election. He believes
the silver advocates in both the Republi
can and Democratic parties will vote for
the candidate on the silver platform. His
object is to see that the South Carolina
Democratic convention leaves him free to
bolt in the National convention if elected
as a delegate. He believes that the Chicago
convention will have a majority of dele
gates favoring a silver platform, and he is
afraid that the gold minority, if it remains
in the convention, will temper the action
of the body sufficiently to get up a weak
candidate on the silver issue. He con
tends that if the Democrats nominate a
"positive" man on a free silver platform
the silver and Populist convention at St.
Louis would indorse him. The chances
are ten to one, he declares, in favor of the
nomination of McKinley, and about the
only way of defeating him is by a consoli
dation of the silver forces.
DEMOCRATS OF MISSOURI.
At All Their Conventions free Silver la
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 7. — Fifty-two
Democratic county conventions have been
held in Missouri up to this morning and
in every one of them resolutions were
passed favoring the free coinage of silver.
Forty-one of these instructed their dele
gates to the Sedalia convention to vote
only for delegates at large who were
pledged to free silver, and the majority
favored Governor Stone, Senators Vest
and Cockrell and ex-Congressman Bland
as delegates to the Chicago convention.
In all the primaries held for county con
ventions yet to come the sentiment for
free silver is equally pronounced.
SENATOR AZtZtleX DECLINES.
Will yot Be a Candidate for the Presi
LINCOLN, Nebr., April 7.— Governor
Holcomb to-day gave to the press a letter
of recent date from Senator W. V. Allen,
in which that gentleman declares he is not
a candidate for the Populist nomination
for the Presidency. The Senator says he
greatly appreciates the mention of his
name in that connection, but believes
other leaders in the Populist ranks more
deserving of the nomination than him
self, for whose success he would prefer to
work as a private. Personal and family
considerations also, he declares, compel
him to decline.
Leading Populists of this city do not deny
the keen disappointment felt over the
ON STANFORD'S COURT.
Freeman Defeats Picher in the Tennis
Match and Will Meet the Berkeley
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cat,.. April
7.— On Saturday next the first match of
the intercollegiate tournament is to take
place on the California courts, Han Fran
cisco. Stanford's representatives were de
cided upon ?ome time ago, but until this
morning it was not known which of the
best two men was champion. The ques
tion was settled when Freeman '99 de
feated Picb.er '98 by a score of 6—4, 6—o,
6 — o. The contest was a hot one, but
freeman played in fine form and won
easily. His placing, his net work and his
coolness make him a dangerous antago
These two men are both from Pasadena,
Cal., and have played in a double team for
several seasons. Last summer they won
the championship doubie of Southern Cal
ifornia and Freeman was second best man
in the singles. They will represent Stan
ford against Berkeley in both singles and
doubles and are expected to make exciting
work for Magee and Gage, their opponents.
Last year JHazzard, Stanford, was defeated
by Magee, while Gage of Berkeley was
beaten by Picher of Stanford.
The "co-eds" are interesting themselves
in tennis and have arranged for a contin
uous tournament. Tht» list of entries is
small at present, but it is expected that at
least a score of fair players will enter dur
ing the week.
The class of '08 met to-day and nomi
nated its annual classbook officers. For
editor-in-chief J. S. Orkison and F. V.
Keating were put up; for business man
ager, W. S. Harrington and C. E. Haas.
For associates a dozen or more names
were mentioned. The election will come
off in one week.
Sent to Sacramento* Jail.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 7.— W. C.
Hardie who enticed Aggie Casey from her
home at Suisun, was this morning con
victed of vagrancy and given a sentence of
six months in the county jail. The girl
was persuaded to return to her parents,
who are respectable, well-to-do people.
Campaign Animosities End
in a Pugilistic
REA AGAINST DITTUS.
The Alderman Attacks the Ex-
and Is Worsted.
DAMAGED IN THE SCIRMMAGE.
Charges of Corporation Support Cause
the Men to Come to
SAX JOSE, Cal., April 7.— Ex-Railroad
Commissioner James W. Rea and Council
man George B. Dittus had a personal en
counter here this evening in which sev
eral blows were struck, Dittus getting
slightly damaged in the scrimmage. The
attack was made by Dittus and Rea struck
The trouble is an incident of the politi
cal campaign. Dittus, who is an inde
pendent candidate for re-election, says
that Rea told P. P. Montgomery, his po
litical antagonist for Councilmanic hon
ors, that he (Dittus) received $1000 for
voting for an electric lighting contract
several years ago. Rea denied telling
Afontgomery any such story, but ac
knowledged having said that members of
the Electric Improvement Company had
twice put up money to aid Dittus when he
was running for office.
Dittus grew excited when they met to
night and struck out. After clinching,
Dittus went down underneath. He then
concluded he had enough, cried quits and
the trouble was over. Later he and Rea
were toeether, apparently on good terms.
SHIPMENTS TO THE EAST.
The Output of Dried Prunes l.nrgrr
Than in Previous Year*.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 7.— The overland
shipments of green, canned and dried
fruits from this city from July 1, 1895, to
March 31, 1896, amount to 74,745,430
pounds, of which 16,990,910 pounds were
green fruits, 13,834,930 canned fruits and
43,745,590 dried fruits. The shipments of
canned and green fruits fall short of those
of 1893 and 1894, while those of dried
prunes are in excess of any previous year
and there is sufficient prunes remaining
on hand to swell the amount to 42,000,000
The dried fruit shipments were: Prunes,
38,797,550 pounds; peaches. 2,211,880; apri
cots, 2,281,855; pears, 200,600; plums, 125,
--875; other dried fruits, 127,730.
Wine and seen shipments are steadily
on the increase and the prospects are good
for heavier shipments during the season of
1896. Wine shipment? during the past sea
son were 7,125,365 pounds, and tne seed
shipments amounted to 710,995 pounds.
JOIN THE VOLUNTEERS.
Han Jote Salvationiata Stand by Balling
SAN JOSE. Cal., April 7.— Thirty mem
bers of the local Salvation Army corps, in
cluding eleven officers, handed in their
resignations to Captain Thompson to-day.
The reason for their action, as given by
the &eceders, is that after the treatment
accorded Ballirgton Booth, they cannot
conscientiously act with the present or
ganization. It is intended to form a
branch of God's American Volunteers, and
word has been sent to Ballington Booth
that thirty earnest soldiers await his order.
The new movement in this city is tem
porarily in charge of A. F. Reef, B. T.
Bailey and A. W. Kennedy, all ex-ser
geants of the Salvation Army. The action
taken meets the approval of the friends of
the army in this city.
BOY BURGLARS ARRESTED.
liettcted While Breaking Into a ->>»<•»
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 7. —John Ma
loney, aged 15 years, and John Baros, alias
"Popcorn," aged 12, have been charged
with burglary. The boys were caught in
the act of breaking open a chest belonging
to a newsboy, in a baggage-car at the
Southern Paciuc depot Sunday night. Their
examination has been set for April 9. Ma
loney was remanded to jail in default of
$1000, and "Popcorn" Baros was allowed
to ko on his own recognizance. The boys
will probably be sent to the Whittier Re
"OLD OLOR1" MISVSED.
Merehanta Arouse the Anger of Sational
SAN JOSE, Cai... April 7.— The mem
bers of Company B, N. G. C, of this city
object to the manner in which the Amer
ican Hog is being used by merchants of
this city to decorate show windows. The
matter was the subject of much discussion
at the meeting of Company B last night
and a committee was appointed to confer
with a committee from the Q. A. R. and
draft resolutions condemning the use to
wuich the Hag is put in show windows.
Chnneit am the Official Paper.
SAN JOSE, Cai.., April 7.-The Daily
Mercury has been chosen the official paper
of Santa Clara County by the Board of
Supervisors for the year commencing
Ehrhorn Itc- Elected.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 7.— The Board of
Supervisors to-day re-elected E. M. Ehr
horn of Mountain View Horticultural
Commissioner for the ensuing year.
Annual Reunion of the Arizona Grand Army
Men — General Sampson Elected
PHOENIX, Ariz., April 7.— The annual
encampment of the Grand Army of the
Republic of Arizona convened in this city
today with delegates present from the
posts in Flagstaff, Williams, Prescott,
Phoenix, Tucson, Tombstone, Tempe and
Yams. The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: Department com
mander, General A. J. Sampson of Phoe
nix; senior vice-commander, J. L. Burrows
of Williams; junior vice-commander, W.
F. Bradley of Tombstone; chaplain. Rev.
C. P. Wilson of Tucson; medical director
and delegate to National encampment, Dr.
J. M. Evans of Phoenix; alternate dele
gates, Colonel William Christie of Phoenix ;
council of administration, George Hox
worth of Flagstaff, Jamas Finley of
Tucson, A. L. Grow of Tombstone, J. W.
Dorrington of Yuma and S. G. Reese of
The next encampment will be held in
Prescott in the summer, of 1887. There
are ten posts in Arizona with a member
ship of about 300. To-night the visitors
attended a war song concert in the opera
house given by the Methodist church. To
morrow they will be driven over the valley
by the local members to the orange groves,
the Arizona Canal Falls, the ostricn farm
and other points of interest.
MAYOR ROSSO S lir.Sl<}>S.
Believed to Save the Mnricopa County
Shrievalty in View.
PHCENIX, Ariz., April 7.— At a meet
ing of the City Council last night Mayor
K. L. Kosson tendered his resignation,
which was accepted. His successor will
be elected at a special meeting, to be held
on June 2, to vote on the issuing of city
bonds to take up a former issue that ma
tures this year. While Mayor Itosson
does not give a reason for his resignation
it is understood that he has not worked in
harmony with the City Council and has
opposed several measures adopted by that
body. It is hinted that he has political
aspirations for the fall campaign and will
seek the Democratic nomination for
Sheriff of Alaricopa County and does not
wish to take sides on some important
measures now pending before the council.
Rio Ynrde Canal Bonds Sold.
PHCENIX, Ariz., April 7.— A. C. Shel
don, president of the Rio Verde Canal
Company, lelt last night for Minneapolis
with bonds of the company amounting to
$2,400,000, which had been executed by the
otficers oi the company here. These bonds
have been disposed of to European capi
talists, and will be taken across the ocean
by messengers of the company. With the
money realized from the sale of the bonds
the canal, dams and reservoirs now being
constructed by the Rio Verde Canal Com
pany will be completed. A large area of
land north of Phoenix will be irrigated.
Killed by an Orange Seed.
PHCENIX, Ariz., April 7.— The eating
of an orange caused the death of William
H. Thomas here to-day. He was regaling
himself upon the fruit on Washington
street, when suddenly he began to choke,
and expired before medical aid could be
summoned. It is believed one of the seeds
was drawn into his lungs. Thon as was
for many years a prominent mining opera
tor in Central Arizona. He is survived by
a widow and several children.
VISALIA OUTLAWS' PLOT
Obie Britt Files an Affidavit
Accusing Lovren and
Swears That They Supplied the
Weapons Which McCall Carried
to His Death.
VISALIA, Cal., April 7.— The legal
struggle that bids fair to end in the con
viction of two accomplices of Dan McCall,
the outlaw killed while attemDting to hold
up a Southern Pacific train at Tagus sev
eral weeks ago, will begin on Thursday,
when the preliminary examinations of Si
Lovren and Charles Ardell will taice place.
The information upon which the men
were arrested was sworn to before Justice
of the Peace Holder on the 20th of March,
but was not riled until to-day. The affi
davit of Obie Britt contains the following:
"There vere a series of conversations be
tween myself and Dan McCall, and my
self and John Haynes, wnich culminated
in a plot to commit that robbery. It was
briefly as follows: Dan McCall told me
that he was to get guns, which he told me
were to be furnished by Charles Ardell
and Si Lovren, oi Yisalia, who were to be
interested with us in the way of furnish
ing the guns, and that Billy Ross was to
purchase the ammunition which was to be
used for the guns. John Haynes, in
furtherance of said plan, furnished and
delivered to said Dan McCall certain
sticks of giant powder on the lhth of
March, 189t>, with which to blow open the
safe when such robbery should be com
mitted. Dan McCall did bring to our
cabin two revolvers, one shotgun and a
rifle, which he told me came from Charles
Ardell and Si Lovren, and which were
furnished to him for the purpose of com
mitting the robDery.
"Our intention was first to rob the
northbound train, but at McCall s sugges
tion we concluded to rob the south
bound train. McCall and myself left our
cabin and walked to Goshen. There
McCall boarded the southbound train, in
Eursuance of this plot, and I assumed to
oard it, but really did not. I acted in
t!ie matter in pursuance of instructions
from Sheriff Merritt, communicating to
him the arrangements that were made
from time to time."
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The Fortune Left to Frank
Dolan Comes Too
KILLED BY MORPHINE.
Fifty Thousand Dollars Left to
a "Fiend" Who Died
Two Years Ago.
HIS DEATH WAS ACCIDENTAL.
Had Resolved to Forsake the Drug,
but an Overdose Cut Short
PORTLAND. Or., April 7.— Late one
afternoon during the June flood of 1394
there died at the Delavan House, in the
North End, a morphine "fiend" known to
his associates as Frank Dolan. His death
resulted from an overdose of the drug.
Dolan was not a bad fellow, not having yet
reached the lowest stratum of the mor
phine brigade, and the presumption at the
time was that he had taken the overdose
accidentally. In fact, an hour or two be
fore he was discovered in an unconscious
condition, he was conversing with a young
woman in the house, expressing a deter
mination to break away from the morphine
habit. The Delavan House was then in
habited by the lowest llreg.-i of humanity,
but on that occasion the better side of their
nature asserted itself, and they ministered
to Dolan in a peculiarly solicitous and
tender manner. But after lingering a
couple of hours, he died.
There is a sequel to this tragedy reading
more like a romance than fact. William
Vanden burgh, a hop and wool buyer for a
San Francisco house, and Dolan had been
schoolmates in Boston. He was an inti
mate friend of the Dolan family, whose
true name was Rightmire, and it was h«
who inspired the young man to make an
effort to emancipate himself for the mor
phine habit. About a month ago Mr.
Vandenburgh received a letter from Do
lan's sister in Boston, making inquiries
respecting her brother, from whom she
had not heard for three years. Vanden
burgh nays that previously he had not in
formed Dolan's family of the young man's
death, but in response to his sister's letter
he advised her of the fact, omitting, how
ever, to state the circumstances under
which he died.
Mr. Vandenburgh received another let
ter from the sister on Sunday, in which
she deplores the death of her brother and
states that three months ago $50,000 had
been bequeathed to Dolan by an uncle,
who died in Lynn, Mas-. Mr. Vanden
burgh says that he has been commissioned
to ai ranee for the transportation of Do
lan's remains to Boston.
Colvitle *' Soonert" Win.
SPOKANE, Wash., April 7.— "Sooners,"
who located mineral claims on the north
ern half of the Colville Indian Reserva
tion previous to the act of Congress of
February 20, 1896, which declared that
portion of the reserve open to mineral
locations, scored a victory to-day in a
decision given in a test case by Judge
Hanford in the United States court. It
was held that locations made before that
date would hold, as against locations made
after the act of February 20. The decision
will affect hundreds of ruining claims.
Death of a Miser*
HELENA, Mont., April 7.— Edward Jor
dan, a raiser, died to-<lay at the Sisters'
Hospital from continued exposure. He
leaves $100,000 worth of property. For
years he has refused to spend enough for
the proper nourishment of his body. His
only relative is a cousin, president of the
Garfield National Bank of Brooklyn.