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Capital City Cycling Club
Wins the Relay
PEDAL THROUGH WATER
Poor Roads Prevent the Making
of Fast Time in the
A SILVER VASE THE TROPHY
Becomes the Possession of the Team
Winning Three Consecutive
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 10.— The
relay race between the Terminal City
Bicycle Club of Stockton and the Capital
City Ciub of Sacramento, for the hand
some silver vase presented by Weinstock
«fe Lubin of this city, resulted in a victory
ior the Sacramento riders, who have still
to gain two more annual races before the
' trophy becomes their individual property.
The day was not warm enough for fast
riding and the wheeling was wretched. In
one place the road was under two feet of
water, and for nearly 500 yards the riders
had to dismount and carry their wheels
through the mud and water; yet despite
all delays, the distance of 103 miles was
covered in 5 hours and 23 minutes. The
time made by relays was as follows:
First relay, nine miles— Young of Sacra
mento, 30:30; Sal bach of Stockton. 30:10.
Second, eight miles— Hubert of Sacramento,
24:45; Healey of Stockton, 25:15.
Third, six and three-quarter miles— Payne of
Sacramento, 25:23; Fisher of Stockton, 26:07.
Fourth, eight miles— Headman of . Sacra
mento, 24 :2U; Hansee of Stockton, 27:13.
Fifth, nine miles— Smith of Sacramento,
29:20; Fisher of Stockton, 31:20.
Sixth, ten miles— Walsh of Sacramento,
28:01: McCuen of Stockton, 30:48. Welch ar
riving at the Courthouse in Stockton at 1:42
o'clock and McCuen at 1 :51.
Ou the return, McAfee of Stockton went his
ten miles iv 31:02, and had two baa falls en
route; Pope of Sacramento, 32:09.
Smith of Sacramento, 27:40; Fisher of Stock
Readman of Sacramento, 20 :00; Hansee of
Payne of Sacramento, 29:15; Fisher of Stock
Hubert of Sacramento, 25:15; Healey of
Stockton, 28 :39.
Young of Sacramento, 27:30; balbach of
Although this is but the first race for
the present trophy, there have been two
previous relay races between the clubs of
Stockton and Sacramento, each capturing
one. Sacramento has the honor of being
the first city on the coast to institute relay
races, the idea being originated by Stew
art Upson of this city. On its first race in
May, 1592, the club gained as a trophy a
handsome gold-fringed silk banner.
In 1892, when the Oak Leafs of Stockton
defeated the Capital City team over the
course followed to-day in 6 hours 8%
mm. 30 sec, C. A. Elliott, then of the
Capital Citys, made the trip from here to
Stockton — an even fifty miles, in 1894, in
2 hour* and 40 mm. — an hour faster than
the firs', fifty-two miles was covered to-day.
On January 1 of this year W. A. Hubert,
of tois city made the run to Stockton
and back in 8 hours 5 mm. He
left here at midnight and on his return
ate a quick breakfast and then made the
100 miles over again, his entire riding time
for the 200 miies being 17 hours 28 mm.
MARKSMEN AT FRESNO.
J-'irst Tournament of the Sportsmen*
Chib Well Attended.
FRESNO, Cal., May 10.— The first an
nual bird and bluerock shoot of the Fresno
Sportsmen's Club was held at the fair
grounds to-day. The clubs of the San
Joaquin Valley had been invited to par
ticipate and the following towns were rep
resented: Visalia, Madera, San Jose,
Reedley, Fowler, Traver and Hanford.
The match began at 9 o'clock and contin
ued until 6 o'clock in the evening. The
day was perfect and some very good Bhoot
ing was done. There were six events
three bluerock and three live birds. The
score of the day was in ihe fifth event,
when Fox of Reedley made a straight
twenty point 3. There was also good
shooting in the second event, when eight
men made straight scores. Following was
the day's record:
Eight birds — Golddust 6, Rice 8, McVeagh
7, Fox 7, Armitage 7, Ragsdale 7, Downing 6,
Harris 4, Dismukes 0, St. John 4, Gray 4, Whep
ley 4, Nutier 5, Frazier (>, Thompson 6. Cramer
3, Machen 4, Smith 6.
Six birds— Harris 6, Cramer 6, Cox 4, Whep
ley 6, Meloche 4, Fox 5. Ellis 5, Gray 5, Naher
5, Frazier 6, Rogers 4, Rice 4, Golddust (j,
Downing 5, Armitage 6. McVeagh 6, Smith 3,
Cowan 4, Dismukeb 4, St. John 3, M&chcn 3,
Ragsdßle 4, Thompson 4, Hoag 4, Storer 6.
Six birds— Gray 5, Downing 4, Golddust 6,
Armitage 4, Rice 5, Ellis 5, McVeigh 3, Naher
3, Cox 4. Cramer 3, Harris 6, St. John 2,
Frazier 5, Roberts 3, Machen 5, Whepley 4,
Collins 4, Ragsdaie4.
Fifteen bluerocks— Golddust 14, McVeagh
14, Downing 13, Gray 10, Harris 11, Ingels 10,
Cowan 10, Dismukes 8, Armitage 13, Fox 11
Collier 10, St. John 9, Whepley 9, Naher 8,
Bice 15, Ragsdale 10, Ellis 9, Thompson 8,
Cox 9, Angel 7.
Twenty blue rocks— Hoae 13. Golddust 19,
Armitage 17, Downing 13, Dismukes 14. Fox
20, Cowan 15, Ragsdale 9, Cox 14, Harris 12,
Gray 12, Rice 18, Collier 17, Whepley 14, Mc-
Veagh 15, St. John 15, Ellis 8, Ingels 16.
Ten blue rocks— Downing 9, St. John 5,
Whepley 7, Hoag 6. Dismukes 7, Naher 6,
Cowan 9, Smith 5, Ingeii 7, Collier 8, Thomp
son 6, Rogers 7.
Besides regular events, there were a
number of extras. Considerable enthusi
asm was manifested during the shoot, and
the Fresno club was greatly encouraged by
the results. Representatives of the Madera
clubs present announced that a tourna
ment would be given at that place in the
ON THE DIAMOND
Results of the Sunday Baseball Games
tn the host.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 10.— Four hits
in the eighth inning,. followed by.Dexter's.
wild throw, gave Brooklyn the game. At
tendance 1500.' Score: '" - ' ' ' :
Louisville*. ...-.;.'. •.."'..00 1000000— 14 3
Brooklyn* 0 0 0000 030— 3 8 r 1
Joineries— Cunningham ana Warner; Kennedy,
Burr-1! and (.trim, Umpire— Keefe. .
CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 10.'— Over 8000
persons saw the Reds defeat the Washing
tons this afternoon in one of the most unin
tere-ting «ai: es, so far as playing goes,'
that has been seen on the home groun Is
this season. Maul was wild and ineffec
tive when men were on bases. Score:
Cincinnati*.. .......2 5 1 020 2 6*-18 14 8
W.-.shln:toos. .....-......•* 2200 00 0 3-11 14 6
Bat:eries— Flslier, Dwyfr «nd,lVitz: Maul and
. McOalre. .Umpires— Slier. dan and Hurst. ,
CHICAGO, 111., May 10.— The Obicasos
' had no difficulty in beating the Granct
Rar'ds and Detroits to-day. McFurland
pitched a fine game aeainst the former,
shutting them out easily. The feature was
the slugging of the colts. The Detroits
hit Briggs freely in the second game, but
the Chicagos fairly slaughtered Mayer.
The feature was the fielding of Knoll. The
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Batteries — McFarland, Kittredge and Anson:
Walters ana Uavls. Umpires— Hank ODay and
ChiCßifOS 12 32 I '2ooo-14 18 3
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Batteries— Briggs and Anson; Mayer and Trost.
Umpires— O'Day and i; aligner.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 10.— Baltimore
took an easy game from St. Louis to-iiay
through timely hitting and Nitand's ama
teur work at short. Hart's pitching would
have been excellent with better fielders
behind him. Esper was well supported.
The Browns are badly disorganized, and
Latham, who succeeded Diddlebock as
manaeer, has no control of the players.
A general shakeup is rumored. Attend
ance, 5000. Score:
8U Louis 200000202- 6 10 4
Baltimore* 2 300 010 12- 9 12 4
Batteries - Hart and McFarland; Esper and
Clarke. Umpire— F.mslie.
GARDEN CITYS W IN.
Olympic Marksmen Defeated in the San
Jose Match. Q
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 10.— The match
shoot of the Olympic Gun Club of San
Francisco and the Garden City Cyclers'
Gun Clnb at the range near the Bridge
House to-day resulted in a victory for the
home team by a score of 188 to 174. The
match was at twenty-five singles thrown
from known traps at unknown angles.
There was a fair attendance. The visitors
were entertained at a barbecue. The scores
are as follows .
GARDEN CITY rYrI.KBR.
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G. 11. Anderson. lllollolllollolllllllolll— 2o
B. Covkendall.. lllllololllollllllolllllo— 2o
H. Lion.. 1110111101111111111111111—23
F. Holmes 1011101111011110001110110-17
I). Hall 0110110111111010111001000-16
K. Covkendall... 1111111111101011111010011-20
J. Delmas Jr.... 11l 111001101 11 11 101110110— 19
W. B. Hooson.. ollollllllllloolooloololl-16 j
Jack50n... ...... .10110111111 10011101100101— 17
Webb 11111101111101 11011-18
KID M`COY IN JAIL.
Awaiting the Result of Jim Daly 'a,
NEW YORK, N. V., May 10.— Charles,
commonly called "Kid" McCoy, the pugi
list, was committed by Magistrate Cornell
in the Yorkville court to-day in $500 bail
for violation of section 450 of the Penal
Code, which relates to prizefighting.
McCoy fought Jim Daly of Buffalo at
the rooms of the New Manhattan Athletic
Club on last Thursday night. McCoy hit
Daly a terrific knockout blow. On Satur
day Inspector Brooks heard that Daly was
Iving la Roosevelt Hospital seriously ill
with a broken jaw, the effect of McCoy's
blow, and McCoy was arrested.
Santa Crue Electric* Beaten.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 10.— The San
Francisco Baseball League team beat the
Santa Cruz Electrics this afternoon by a
score of 4to 0. The four runs were made
in the fifth inning. In the four other
innings played there were only goose eggs
on either side. The game lasted sixty-five
minutes and was vigorously contested on
EUREKA GROWERS COMBINE.
An Effort to Secure Increased Prices for j
EUREKA, Cal., May 10.— The straw- j
berry-growers of this Bection, realizing the '
inadequacy of the local market to con
sume the product of their crops, have J
formed a permanent organization and will
endeavor to interest some practical can
ner of Southern California to open the
Fortuna cannery. The crop will reach
about 500,000 pounds of berries, valued at
$17,000. If the berries cannot be disposed
of at the Fortuna cannery an effort will be
made to ship them to Southern markets
on a fast-time schedule. The association
recommended the exclusive planting of
Danville's A~eu> Journal.
WALNUT CREEK, Cal., May 10.-W.
C. Lewis, late editor of the St. Helena
Star, will issue a weekly paper at Dan
ville. It will be independent in politics.
Fisalia's Murdering Mongols.
VISALIA, Cal., May 10. — Constable
Broder this morning arrested Chun Joe,
another accomplice of Chun One, the
murderer of Hon Yue.
WORK BEFORE SENATORS.
It Is the Intention to Push Ap
Frye Will Speak in the Interest of
Santa Monica — Immigration to
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 10.— The
determination of the Senate Committee on
Appropriations is to keep that body con
stantly at the consideration of those
measures during the week tnat opens to
morrow, save such matters as have been
heretofore agreed upon.
Frye hopes that the river and harbor
bill will be finished to-morrow, but in this
he may be disappointed. Frye will speak
in favor of the action of the committee in
appropriating upward of $3,000,000 under
the contract system for the improvement
of the harbor at Satita Monica, Cal. This
speech may call for a reply from Senator
Gorman has also indicated his intention
of offering an amendment making a hori
zontal reduction in all appropriations that
This will in all probability precipitate
some discussion, according to the agree
ment made some days ago, the two days
immediately following the passage of the
river and harbor bill to be devotee to the
Dupont contested election case, with the
understanding that at 5 o'clock on th«
second day the vote is to be taken. The
whole time may not be consumed in de
bating this case and a few speeches on gen
eral subjects may be delivered.
Nelson of Minnesota and Gibson of
Maryland have speeches ready to deliver
on the immigration question, and they
may fjnd time to address the Senate dur
ing these two days.
The District of Columbia bill will be
called up as soon as the Dupont case is out
of the road.
This will probably consume the re
mainder of the week, much ot the debate,
doubtless, growing out of the appropria
tions for charities, over which there was a
lively discussion in tie House. The Sen
ate has restored all the ueras for thio pur
pose stricken out in the House, and while
tbe champions of the policy pursued by
the House are not bo numerous in the
Senate, the action of the committee will
cause a number of protests at least to be
T € fortifications bill will be reported
by the end of the week. Allison expects
to see alt of the appropriation bills passed
by the 20th, and will make every effort to
accomplish such a result.
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, MAY 11, 1806.
OF WEST POINT
Mitchell's Aged Slayer a
Fiend in Woman's
DETAILS OF THE CRIME
Her Victim's Head Pounded to a
Pulp as He Lay Dead Upon
SHE WAS COOL THROUGHOUT.
Executed the Premeditated Murder
Without a Tremor of Ex
SAN ANDREAS, Cal., May 10.—Crimi
nal annals of California do not contain a
record of crime that equals the murder of
F. J. Mitchell by his mother-in-law, Mrs.
C. E. Halladay, at West Point, on Thurs
day. The aged woman, in avenging the
alleged wrongs of her daughter, who wed
ded Mitchell when he already had a wife
living, became transformed into a demon
ess, taking the life of her victim in a
manner indescribably ferocious and re
volting. Not satisfied with blowing out
his brains and sending a charge of shot
through his heart, she clubbed his head
into a pulp, striking it with her gun until
the weapon was in splinters. During all
this time she was apparently cool — a cal
culating, determined Nemesis.
Mrs. Halladay and her son-in-law,
Mitchell, alias Trewick, had been quarrel
ing in the morning prior to his going to
work, and some hot words passed between
them. Mitchell took the lunch Mrs. Hal
laday put up for him and started for his
work. Shortly after his leaving the
woman went to a neighbor and borrowed
a muzzle-loading shotgun, stating that
she wished to shoot a few quail. She then
went to a hardware-store and bought some
powder. She filled tbe palm of her hand
with powder and poured it into one bar
rei, then put a like amount into the other.
She called for buckshot, but the clerk said
there was none, so she tooK the largest
size they had — No. 4. Both barrels re
ceived a handful.
After loading the gun Mrs. Halladay
started for the Granite mine. On the way
she met several friends and told them she
was going to "fix" the man who had
ruined htr family.
Mitchell and a companion were chop
ping wood near the mine when the woman
appeared. She culled him and he laid
down his ax and went to her. They sat
down and talked for some time, being
elbse enough to Mitchell's companion for
him to hear all they said. Suddenly the
woman drew up the gun and before
Mitchell could stop her (they were but
four feet apart) she fired. Mitchell saw
what was coming and put his hand in
front of his face as if to shield it. The
charge werrt through his hand and struck
him in the forehead. The next charge
struck him in the chest, making a fright
The woman then took the gun and
began beating her victim on the head.
She did not desist in this until the gun
was broken into many pieces. Mitchell's
head was crushed to a pulp. Having sat
isfied herself that he was dead the woman
started for town.
During all this time the murderess was
calm and cool. Mitchell's companion ran
away when the first shot was fired and
stayed in hiding for two hours. When he
was found he was still trembling from
A Coroner's jury held an inquest on
Friday and returned a verdict in effect that
the deceased came to his death from a gun
shot wound caused by Mrs. C. E. Halla
day. It did not state whether she was
justified or not in committing the deed.
Justice Wickam, in his ignorance of law,
swon; in a jury and held the preliminary
examination, at which Mrs. Halladay was
acquitted. It is hardly probable that she
will get off without punishment, as the
citizens now regard the murder as pre
meditated, and propose to have the case
brought before the Grand Jury at its next
Mrs. Halladay is a big, robust woman,
about 50 years of age. She lives with her
husband, who is a miner a.t West Point.
Mitchell, or "Trewick," had an uncle
living in that neighborhood, whom he
used to keep booK3 lor; but owing to some
crooked work his uncle discharged him.
Mitchell was in trouble most of the time.
j His uncle got him out of several scrapes,
j but told him a short time ago he would
have nothing more to do with him. A
companion of Mitchell's who had worked
with him for four months says he was a
very agreeable fellow, and did not appear
to be seeking trouble, but unfortunately
always got into it.
LOS ANGELES NOVELTY.
Bloomer • Wearers Contest for
Prizes on a Bicycle
The Sport Hugely Enjoyed by the
Handful of Spccta ors in
LOB ANGELES, Cal., May 10.—Bloom
ers made their first appearance on a regu
lar bicycle racetvack in Southern Califor
nia yesterday afternoon at Athletic Fark.
The experiment was not successful from a
financial standpoint, although the sport
was hugely enjoyed by the handful of
spectators. Of twenty-seven entered, only
seven fair wearers of bifurcated garments
came forward to contest for the prizes.
Mrs. M. A. Berne won the first half-mile
race, with Ethel Terry a close second.
while Pearl E. Elliott got no farther than
the quarter post.
Ida Wilson won the second race, not
withstanding the fact that she wiped the
track with her bloomers before the race
There were nineteen entries for the mile
championship, but only six started. Clara
Miller easily out-distanced her competi
tors, but was scratched on account of some
irregularity in entering, bo the race was
awarded to Nellie Gray.
Ethel Terry won the mile handicap.
Pearl Elliott won the consolation yrize.
Little Lizzie French, aged six, did some
fancy trick riding, and the last two races
on the programme were scratched.
HUNTINGTON'S STRENGTH WANES.
Chairman Patterson Sen* Victory Ahead
for San Pedro.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 10.—Presi
dent W. C. Patterson of the Chamber of
Commerce, who has open lobbying for San
Pedro, returned from Washington yester
day. He has been quoted in Eastern pa
pers as using some very emphatic language
in regard to Huntington's cinch in Con
gress. When asked this evening if he was
rightly quoted, he said.
"Yes; in the main. I do not hesitate to
repeat the assertion that if we must bow
to king boodle and eive Huntington
$3,000,000 to build a breakwater at Santa
Monica, in order to get $392,000 for the
inner harbor at San Pedro, then we would
belter reject both. Huntington's power
in this Congress is amazing, but I do not
believe that he is powerful enough to have
everything his own way yet. 1 look for
great results from Senator White's super
human efforts. His speech, so far as I
have read it, is a masterpiece, and will
bring some of the wavering Senators back
Mr. Patterson ajso praised the work
done by Senator Perkins highly, and de
fended Congressman McLachlah against
the criticism of having wavered in his de
votion to the interests of San Pedro. The
forged petitions in favor of Santa Monica,
he said, had hurt Huntington's cause and
helped San Pedro. _
PURCHASING OIL LAND.
Rumored Investments of the Southern
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 10 — The
search for new oil fields in Southern Cali
fornia is occupying the attention of a large
number of business men and capitalists at
the present time. Even the railway com
panies are looking out for promising pe
troleum lands. A gentleman just arrived
from Colton, San Bernardino County, in
formed a Call correspondent that for sev
eral days past a man, supposed to be a
representative of the Southern Pacific
Company, had been buying up all the land
he could secure in the petroleum district
south of Redlands. For the first time in
the history of the San Timoteo hills, a
good real estate market exists. Like the
lower Pennsylvania petroleum district,
where prospectors first struck oil, the
country is practically worthless for any
thing else, and some portions are almost
WHITEHEAD`S NEW PLACE.
Appointed General Auditor of the Santa
I > System.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 10.— Herbert
C. Whitehead, for many years auditor for
the Southern California Railroad Com
pany, has been appointed general auditor
of the Santa Fe system.
Whitehead is the oldest officer connected
with the road, in point of service. He
was traveling auditor in 1881, and in the
following year was made auditor of the
Southern Kansas line, with headquarters
in Lawrence. In 1888 he was appointed
auditor of the Southern California Rail
road, which position he now holds. C. 8.
Button of Topeka, who has been auditor
of freight receipts for several years, is
looked upon as the probable successor of
Whitehead with the Southern California
EQUAL SUFFRAGE BOOMERS.
Permanent Headquarters Opened at Los
LOS ANGELES. Cal., May 10.— The Los
Angeles County Woman Suffrage Cam
paign Committee has gone to work in earn
est to secure enfranchisement for women.
The committee has opened headquarters
in cosy rooms in the Byrne block, which
all friends of the movement are invited
to visit. An officer of the committee is
announced to be in the room throughout
each day to give information regarding
the plans of the committee and receive
suggestions and contributions for the work.
The executive committee will meet at the
headquarters every Monday afternoon for
consultation and mutual acquaintance
with those who are interested in the
woman suffrage campaign.
Itny.ortant Adjuncts to the Log AngeUg
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 10.— An im
portant adjunct to the oil industry of this
city is the establishment of petroleum re
fineries. This industry has been in prep
aration for some time, and this week it
was put in successful operation. Two
stills are being run now. One is of twenty
five-barrel and the other forty-barrel capac
ity. Two more are oeing erected of 120
-barrel capacity. The plant is located at
the foot of Ninth street, near tbe Santa Fe
tracks. When the company gets into full
ninning order it will turn out from 150 to
200 barrels per day. Its products are as
phaltum, distillates and lubricating oil.
An Immense Mountain I. inn.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 10.— The
skin of an immense mountain lion now
adorns a store at Ontario. The animal
was shot some time ago by William Free
man in San Antonio Canyon and was
made into an elegant rug in this city. It
has just been returned to Ontario and is a
most attractive bit of furniture, despite the
ferocious aspect of the animal's head.
When killed the lion measured eleven feet
from tip to tip. The fur is fawn colored,
shading to si.ver gray.
CALAVERAS MINING SUIT.
Keystone Consolidated Demands Damages
From the South Spring Hill Com
pany for Trespass.
SAN ANDREAS, Cal.. May 10.-The
case of the Keystone Consolidated vs. the
South Spring Hilt Mining Company,
which promises to oe one of the most in
teresting as well as one of the most
important mining cases ever tried in thi:i
State, is on trial here. Preliminary mo
tions for the settlement of tbe pleadings
and for an order for survey occupied the
attention of the Superior Court yesterday.
The pleadings disclose that the trial will
embrace all the features incident to issues
of both end line and side line trespass. The
complaint alleges a willful trespass by de
fendant on the dip of plaintiff's ledge, and
also across plaintiff's south end line, and
demands damages in the sum of $2,000,
-000. The answer denies the trespass on
the dip; admits an unintentional trespass
across plaintiff's south end line, and also
an unintentional trespass across the same
jine upon a ledge which, upon want di
information, it denies that the plaintiff
Au imuosing array of attorneys is en
gaged in the case, Edward Lynch of San
Francisco and Ex-Judge John F. Davis of
Amador representing the plaintiff, and
Adams & Adams and John M. Wright of
San Francisco and F. J. Solinsky of this
place representing the defendants.
JiilUatn H. Sweeney Accidentally Sho
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 10.— William
H. Sweeney was found dead in an out
house at the home of his stepfather, Wil
liam W. Connor, at 1815 Fifteenth street,
this afternoon. His body was in a sitting
posture, with a bullet wound in the temple
and a pistol between his feet. As there
was no known cause why he should have
committed suicide, and as there were no
powder marks upon the face or bend, it is
believed tbe shooting was the result of an.
accident. Sweeney was 22 years old and a
native of Brooklyn, N. Y. He was a
teetotaler and was highly respected by all
who knew him. An inquest will be held
LIONEL STAGGE A
Meteoric Career of the
Swindler on This
FROM PRISON TO BANK
Walked From a Cell to the
Receivership of the Oregon
COMPTROLLEU ECKELS' FRIEND
Remained in Power After Having
Been Exposed — His Crimes
PORTLAND, Or.. May 10. -r Lionel
Stagge, formerly receiver of the Oregon
National Bank here, an ex-convict, but for
the past year a resident of San Francisco,
is wanted at Denver, Colo., according to
the following advices received here last
The police are looking for Lionel Stagge and
a dozen or more mining brokers ere mourning
his sudden departure from the city. Under a
pretext of publishing a manual of mmm? he
gulled the brokers for a total of $ 150, bat he
used an afternoon political organ as a cloak to
cover his transactions and the brokers are even
more wrathy because of this. The organ was
captured by the suave manner and handsome
appearance of Lionel, and the cash drawer is
nearly empty. It was touched up to the tune
of $175 and the building is in mourning.
Lionel drifted into this city about two months
ago. He proposed~lhe publication of a book
devoted entirely to mining and secured the
co-operation of a Denver dally paper and the
principal mining brokers of tbe city. IJe
worked lor several weeks and used the hotel
corridors as a scene of operations with out-of
tovrn mining men. How many of them he
caugh t no one will ever know.
The Portland career of this man is ex
traordinary. He came here seven years
ago from New York, under the name of
Waterhouse. Several days after his ar
rival he defrauded the proprietors of the
Oilman Hotel out of a small sura by
means of a bogus New York draft, for
which he was sent to tho Oregon peniten
ti *y for one year. About the time his
sentence should have expired there ap
peared here an exclusive, dignified young
fellow named Lionel Stagge. For a time
he became connected with one of the daily
papers and later he published a banker's
magazine, supported by some of the most
substantial men here. The publication of
that paper secured for him the receiver
ship of the Oregon National Bank when
that concern suspended.
With the masses Stagge was very un
popular because of his uppish manner,
which also prompted an evening paper
here to hunt' up his record. In March,
1893, that journal published his Oregon
career, creating great consternation among
the better classes, with whom this convict,
Stagge, alias Waterhouse, hobnobbed.
The heaviest blow though, fell upon his
wife, whom he married in Eugene, Oregon,
a year preceding his exposure. She, how
ever, loyally clung to him through that
During his incumbency of the receiver
ship Stagge visited Washington City
several times and ingratiated himself into
Comptroller Eckels' favor. Stagge's friends
here stood by him, notwithstanding the
expose, and influential telegrams were
sent to Washington urging his retention
in office. His friends believed him to have
been a victim of unfortunate cirenm
stances rather thun a natural criminal.
bo did Eckels, for Stagge's successor to
the receivership was not appointed for six
months succeeding the expose,
About a year aero Stagge left for San
Francisco, ostensibly to assume business
management of the Evening Post, so at
least he said when he went away.
At police headquarters this evening a
Call correspondent was told that Stagge
had been in trouble long before he came
here. His picture was to-night sent to
New York for identification and to secure
bis history in the East if it can be had.
SAN JOSE'S REVEL ENDS
King Cole's Minions Retire
With the Coming of
Hermann's Sons of San Francisco
Quietiy Picnic at Agricul
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 10.— The Carnival
of Roses came to an end at midnight, and
those who were skeptical of the success of
the enterprise at first arc now loud in vot
ing it the "greatest show on earth." The
week, which opened with the rough and
noisy picnic of the Incoes of San Fran
cisco, fittingly closed to-day with tbe quiet
and homelike outing of Hermann's
Sons, who came from San Francisco this
morning with over 2000 excursionists and
picnicKed at Agricultural Park.
The city, which was turned over to Queen
Liillan and her maids last Wednesday and
recaptured last night by King Col 3 and his
jolly following, is again in the hands of
the populace, and to-morrow merriment
will be laid aside and business resumed,
and the people will follow their usual pur
suits. Those who witnessed the opening
of the carnival were so impressed with its
grandeur and magnificence that t :ey
stayed the whole week through, and at no
time during the carnival were the streets
of thf city free of visitors.
The carnival was a success financially
and otherwise, and the advertising Santa
Clara County has received from the thou
sands who visited the city will be of ever
lasting benefit. The pavilion was kept
open to-day to give those who had not had
an opportunity to see the display of flow
eis in the booths, and the place was visited
The decorations of the business houses
and streets will remain where tiiey are un
til after the State Convention of the
Christian Endeavor Societies on May 20.
CHIEF KIDHARD INJORED
Thrown From Hi* Carriage by a Col-
lision mth a Cyclist.
BAN JOSE, Cal., May 10.— Chief of Po
lice Kidward was thrown out of his buggy
on West San Carlos street, near Orchard,
yesterday afternoon, and seriously injured.
William ttoliceti, who was riding a bi
cycle, collided with Kidward's buggy and
the latter's horse oecarue frightened.
Wheeling around it tipped the buggy over.
Kidward was picked np unconscious and
removed to the residence of P. C. Gandau
dert. He did not recover consciousness
until nearly midnight. Two of his left
ribs are broken, and his left leg is bruised
and his whole system received a geneial
shaking up. He will be confined to his
bed for some time.
FRESNO`S RAISIN COMBINE
Scale of Prices Fixed by the Executive
FRESNO, Cal., May 10.— Raisin-growers
of this and adjoining counties have been
waiting patiently for three weeks for the
report of the committee which was ap
pointed to fix prices and regulate the sale
of rains this season. An informal report
was made last evening, and a printed re
port will follow in a few days and be sent
to all raisin growers in this valley. The
prices at which raisins will be sold have
not been announced, but it has been settled
that positively no raisins shall be shipped
irom the State by any member of the asso
ciation until sold. Since nearly every
packer belongs to the association, this
means that raisins this year will be stored
in California until they are sold at prices
fixed by the committee. All members of
the committee sign the contract to this
effect. It is a plan which has long been
advocated by some of the most intelligent
growers and packers, but never before
could it be put into practice.
SANTA ROSA TO CELEBRATE
Planning for an uld-Time Fourth of
SANTA ROSA. Cal., May 12.— A public
meeting will be held here on Tuesday
evening to arrange for the greatest Fourth
of July celebration ever held in Sonoma
County. A canvass among business men
and others yesterday proved that public
sentiment was all in favor of observing the
It is proposed to have 100 of Santa
Rosa's best looking citizens, costumed as
Continental soldiers, led by a fife and
drum corps. There will be sentlemen's
driving races, a grand barbecue, balloon
ascensions, hurdle races by gentlemen
riders an d the largest and best display of
fireworks ever attempted in this section.
A historical fancy dress ball will conclude
the day's programme. It will be made a
county affair, and the projectors are racK
ing their brains for novel features with
which to entertain the crowds of visitors.
WOOLEN-MILL FOR EUREKA.
Gratifying Result of the Self.Help Asso
EUREKA, Cal., May 10.— Through the
efforts of the -Help Association
Eureka is in a fair way to have a woolen
mill before the summer is over. The asso
ciation recently sent A. Crocker of A.
Crocker & Bros, to visit the leading woolen
mills throughout the State, with the view
of establishing a plant here. Now, how
ever, comes, a proposition from Fort
Worth, Tex. The owner, S. Ensley, de
sires to remove his plant to some locality
where fuel is cheap and the quality of
wool good. "He has selected Eureka and
the association is now in correspondence
with him. The plant is valued at $15,000
and gives employment to fifty operatives.
STOKES VALLEY TRAGEDY.
James F. Cortner Killed by Strychnine
Mistaken for Quinine.
VISALIA, Cal., May James F. Cort
ner, president of Cortner Brothers' Ranch
j Company, died yesterday at his home in
! Stokes Valley from the effects of a dose of
strychnine. The poison was given to him
by his brother, Tolbert Cortner, who be
; lieved it to have been quinine. The de
ceased was 24 years of age and a native of
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Jiooth- Tucker at I'ortland.
PORTLAND, Or., May 10.— Commander
and Mrs. Booth-Tucker and party were
entertained by Dr. E. P. Hill of the First
Presbyterian Church upon their arrival in
this city to-day. They were received by a
local detachment of Salvationists, who
paraded the streets with a band. This
evening a great hallelujah meeting was
held at Marquam Grand Theater, which
was filled to overflowing.
Suicide at Merced.
MERCED, Cal., May 10.— A resident of
Spanishtown, known as Emma Hayes,
| committed suicide this morning by taking
1 morphine. Her true name was Fanny
j Anderson and she had been a resident of
j this place about a year. This was her
I fourth attempt on her life. She was about
i 23 years of age and is said to have relatives
j living in Tulare County.
In Matabelelaiid the social custom does not de-
mand the style, and the climate forbids the
quality, of the clothing we make. Here, fashion
dictates that our apparel be all that art can make
it ; the climate renders all-wool garments neces-
sary. The cheap shoddy of imitators would do
in the Tropics, where the complexion is the
principal covering, but not here.
Guaranteed ALL-WOOL Suits, made to your
order, in fancy checks, invisible plaids, and fine
stripes, at $10, $12, $15, $18 and $20, according
to style of coat and weight of fabric. Equal in
fit, workmanship and trimmings, to the $40 suits
of high priced tailors.
Beware of imitators ; our only S. F. branch :
211 Montgomery street.
OREGON'S RUN TO
Quick Time Made on the
Voyage Down the
FASTEST OF HER CLASS.
She Covers 1634 Knots an Hour
Over an Eighteen-Mile
TUESDAY'S RACE AGAINST TIME
Admiral Beardslee Confident That
the Vessel Will Break All
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 10.— The
graceful little Albatross steamed into the
harbor early this morning to join tae
coterie of naval craft which will act in the
capacity of stakeboats in the great race
against time which tbe greatest battle
ship in the world will run here on Tues
day. At 9 o'clock this morning the mag
nificent Oregon came bearing down upon
the harbor at what seemed to those who
observed it tremendous speed, and if they
could have heard the chorus of cheers
which arose from the throats of landsmen
and sailors at the magnificent sight the
ears of those on board would have rung
for many a day. After a stately and grace
ful turn the Oregon dropped anchor be
yond the kelp, and there it has floated all
day, admired and marveled by all.
And the Oregon's speed has not been
misjudged by those on shore. The run
down the coast was a surprise to the r.avy
officers aboard, and Admiral Beardslee
was delighted. He says with confidence
that the Oregon will beat all records made
by battle-ships so far. Irving M. Scott
was more than pleased. He says that
when pushed the battle-ship made
16.34 knots an hour over an eighteen
mile course and then worked up to full
capacity. He was one of the happiest
men in town to-night. Admiral Beards
lee, Mr. Scott, Captain C. Miner Goodall
and other officers of the Oregon were
guests of the Country Club to-day.
The Oregon passed the whistling buoy
at San Francisco at 10:15 o'clock Saturday
and reached Port Harford at 12 midnight.
Its average speed was 13% knots and aver
age revolution 92^ a minute. From Port
Harford to Point Conception it just loafed
ali.ng, as everybody wanted to get thor
oughly familiar with the beacons and
After passing Goleta Point the big war
ship was let out and sped along more like
a cruiser than a line-of-battle ship. It
ran full speed as far as the lower range at
Montecito, and this is where it made its
Tuesday the great test will be made, and
Admiral Beardslee believes the battle-ship
may beat seventeen knots. Its machinery
works like clockwork and the big ship is
as steady as a rock in a heavy sea.
Viewed broadside over the calm
expanse of the waters of the harbor to-day,
the Oregon looks like a magical island
j sprung from the depths of the channel —
a miniature Alcatraz, with turrets rising
like lines of fortifications set on a conical
base. All day long beach and boulevard
have been thronged with people, who
gazed upon the beautiful fleet lying in
tt.e channel. When the afternoon con
cert began Herr Schy's band had to divide
honors with the mammoth battle-shin
and its corps of winged satellites, for the
■ gay procession of carriages and equestri
ans turned from the plaza to the beach,
and the "Chimes of Normandy" and the
gavotte, "First Heart Throbs," will to
some always be associated with a majestic