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HE WAS KILLED
Schofield Autopsy De
velops a Startling"
Skull of the Murdered Man
Crushed by a Heavy
Evidence of a Desperate Struggle
Before a Bullet Ended His
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 20.— A post
mortem examination of the body of
George W. Schofield, made this morning
by Vi. John McMalion, assisted by Dr.
Parkraan and Dr. J. T. Higgins of Mor
gan Hill, in the presence of District At
torney llerrington, developed one sensa
tional feature. The skull of the murdered
man had been fractured before death, in
two places, each about two inches in
length, one on the right and the other on
the 101 l side of the bead. And, in the
opinion of Dr. McMahon, these fracture?
were of recent origin; that is to say, they
must have been made immediately prior
to the firing of the fatal shot. How and
why were they made? Presumably with
sums blunt instrument in an assault for
which Schofield was unprepared.
The contention is still made by some of
the persons interested in the prosecution
that Schofield was killed on Friday night,
and now, in the light of the evidence given
at to-day's autopsy, the events that led up
to the killing are plausibly conjectured.
Perhaps the blows upon the head were
given by some person within the house
after Dutcher's first shot had failed to
reach its mark. Perhaps Schofietd, half
stunned or wholly bewildered, rushed out
of doors with a cracked cranium and re
ceived the bullet which ended his life.
It is certain that a large part of the
truth respecting the quarreling at the
ranch houte immediately previous to the
murder bai not been tolJ. and there are
many person* who have given the con
flicting evidence thus far elicited the
closest scrutiny who are not slow in assert
ing thru the reason which impelled tha
complete covering of the true story on
that fatal morning was the fear that the
truth would send the guilty person orpei
sons either to the gallows or San Qnentin.
Th« autopsy was held at the request of
the District Attorney mainly to deter
mine whether the bullet taken from the
corpse was of the same caliber as the Win
chester rifle which it was said to have
been fired from, or whether it was from a
pistol Dr. Kiegins, who extracted the
bullet, was unable to determine from the
superficial examination he then made
whether the bullet had lost sufficient lead
in the contact with the bones of the head
to justify the difference in weight between
it and an unused hall for a rifle of the cal
iber alleged to have been use 1 by Dutcher.
The bullet, according to Dr. McMabon,
was dischnr<;ed from a right angle. Ii en
tered :he left cheeK bone, detiec'.ed down
ward, crushed and tooK away the cheek
bone and lodeed in t c right side of the
neck, two inches from the lobe of the ear.
Tne force of the bullet was so great that
all the bones of the face wore crushed, the
teeth injured and the whole base of the
brain fractured. Its destructive power
was not confined to the head alone, for the
two upper bones of the spinal column
were fractured. The jugular vein and
other arteries of the nectc were severed by
the shot, as were al-o the nerves supp!y
ins the heart end lungs. Death, then,
must have been instantaneous. In the
ojinion of t'.ie docior, "Scboflold never
knew what hit him."
The peifjrmance of the autopsy, which
resulted in the discovery of the course of
the buliet, of the de«troclk>n it caused,
and of the fractures on tha head made be
fore the shot was fired, gave ris<» to a num
ber of important deductions. In the first
place the fractures established that the
ball which put an end to the life of Scno
field mi<rht well have been discharged j
from a \\ inchester rifle of 44-caliber, and !
that it could not, by any probability, have j
been fired from a pistol. Any leaden bul-
Jet striking and penetrating the bones
necessarily becomes diminished in weight,
pays the doctor. This conclusion being
admitted, the difference in weight be
tween the bullet taken from Schoneld's
head and an unused one of 44-caliber will
meet with a ready and satisfactory ex
This point established, the question
whether the shot was tired at some dis
tance from the object or at close range
must be considered. Medical men who
have given the subject careful attention.
iis well as expert reference, all declare
that the impart of a bullet is greater and
more destructive at a distance, say 'of 150
yards than at close range. This beine
admitted, the slorv told by Butcher that
he fired from behind the shed, a distance
from Schofield of about twenty feet, be
comes open to question. If he were at a
greater ilistance — ciwse to the barn for in
stance — he niiaht not have been able to
see Bcholteld at ihe moment the mur
dered man is a!leged to have thrust his
hmd into the doorway.
If the autopsy discoverips mean any
thing they mean that Hchotieid was as
■aulted with some heavy instrument before
be was shot, and that Dan Dutchnr, when
he took deadly aim at ?he old man, was
not behind the shed, but at some point to
the westward of it. The statement of
Irvine Mann ti.at Duicher stood by the
wire fence which runs from the shed to
the westerly line of Schutield's land is in
line with the theory.
Tnis forenoon the indictments found
by the Grand Jury against Mrs. Schofield
and Dutcher were presented in Depart
ment Iby the District Attorney. No time
was set for arraignment, but it is under
stood that ih prisoners wiil be brought
before Jud.-e Lorngan on next Monday.
At that time an oner wilt probably be
made holding Irving Mann as a witness
for the people under such bonds as will
prevent his departure from jail before the
The findine of the indictments rots a
stop to the proceedings at Madrone under
the complaint drawn by the District At
torney on last Wednesday. Justice Pinard
will receive instructions to-morrow lo dis
miss the complaint without prejudice.
There is a desire on the part oi both the
District Attorney and V. A. Schejler, at
torney for the defendants, to have the
trial under the indic;ment proceed at an
early day. Mrs. Schorield dees not lite
imprisonment ard her health may <nve
way under thest-ain to which *he is being
subjected «n!e's :he is>=ue« in the case are
speedily joined and determined.
Dan Dutctier ?aw i:n phost last nieht,
and to-day had recovered his normal ap
TKItS TO HI 1.1. HIS WIJTE.
Murder Pnventeri 6y the Xeirjhbora of a
San i/om Man.
BAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 20.— Frank E.
Skelly, who resides at the corner of Santa
Clara and River streets, attacked his wife
with a large knife last night, and but for
the interference of neighbors murder
would probably have been committed. A
few months ago a relative of Mr?. Skelly
died and left tier several thousand dollars.
She agreed to give Her husband $1000 of
this, but when she received her money a
few days ago she, upon the advice of her
son-in-law, refused to hand the money
over to Skelly.
Yesterday he drank considerable liquor
! and then went home and demanded the
| money. It wai nol forthcoming, and he
gave his wife a betting. Not satisfied
w'th this, he seized a knife and was about
to kill her when neighbors interfered.
Skelly was arraigned before Justice
Kirkpatrick to-day upon a charge of as
sauit to murder. His examination was
j set for next Wednesday. In the mean
time he will stay in jail in default of $1000
PAPERS WERE NOT SERVED.
Why a Judgment Against Murderer
Dunham /s Declared Void
SAN JOSE, Cal , Aug. 20.— Sheriff Lyn
don to-day made his return to the Supe
rior Court in the matter of the execution
taken under the judgment in favor of the
plaintiff in the suit of Jacob Shesler vs.
James C. Dunham, to recover damages for
pecuniary loss sustained in the murder of
th? plaintiff's daughter by the defendant
on the night of the Campbell horror.
After stating that a levy had been made
on the property of Dunham, consisting of
two notes for $1250 and $150, respectively,
and $970 in a tin box in the Garden City
Bank and Trust Company's vault, the
Sheriff says he has relinquished posses
sion of the property, becau.se he has be
come satisfied that the judgment under
which the levy was maue is absolutely
null and void.
In arriving at this conclusion the Sheriff
was assisted by his attorneys. They held
that the judgment was void for two rea
sons: First) that the affidavit of service
upon which the order of publication of
summons was based was faialiy defective,
in that it did not state the tacts which
constituted or showed the diligence of the
plaintiff in ascertaining the wherp;i bouts
of the defendant. A search by police offi
cers for the purpose of apprehend;ii_' tlie
defendant for a crime ha undoubtedly
committed cannot, in their opinion, be
turned into a search for the purpose of
The second reason is that the court in
an action not founded on a contract and
whpre no attachment can issue c«n never
acquire jurisdiction to render a judgment
in a substituted servke, as of puulicuion,
where the default of ttie defendant is
entered ana no appearance is made by
him, except perhaps when it is shown
that the defendant is within the jurisdic
tion of the State and conceals himself to
avoid the service of process. As no notice
had ever been served on Dunham, and as
there is no means of knowing whether he
is alive or dead, no action to recover dam
ages, according 10 these attorneys' in
teroretation of the law, will stand.
It is not probabe that Shesler will ac
cept the opinion of the Sheriff's attorney?.
It is intimated that he will mandamus the
Sheriff 10 compel him to make the levy in
accordance with the jurtEment.
jpouaj} a*i> lust AHA IS.
Jiunatrntj Uirl lacnpn From a Kindly
STOCKTON. Cal, Aug. 20.— J. W. Tiber
hein of Shady Run, Calaveras County,
was until last evening about as contented
and self satisfied an individual as ever
came out of a mountain town into the
Gas City. Havinsr disposed of the business
that brought him to Stockton, he was walk
ing aimlessly nlong Main street wtien his
heart was gladdened by the Sight ol the
pretty face of Miss Ida Flanier. the
daughter of a friend and neighbor at
Shady Run. A few weeks ago this young
lady, moved by a love of adventure and a
desire to make her own way in the world,
had grieved and surprised he- parents by
packing her trunk and going away. She
lelt no word that would explain the
cau?e of i.er sudden disappearance. Her
parents worried a great dtal and did
everything to find her an<4 bring her
back to the home fireside, but all efforts
in this direction failed. Once they heard
of her being in SacrameTto, but further
no tidings were received of their wander
Naturally, when Tiberhein encountered
her on the streets of Stockton he was
overjoyed. He p-rsuaded her to go home,
toot her to the hot I, fitted her out for
the return home, cave her money and
prepared to bring joy to her parents.
When he went to get her she had gone,
having boarded a boat for San Francisco.
iiil ai i » I' liVltn.
Vittalia Ouardn liciorioui in a Shoot-
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Aug. 20— Major-
General James arrived at Camp Budd at
1 o'clock and was received by General
Mailer, and the salute due his rank was
tired. In the morning the cavalry, under
com in and of Captain Lockett, went to lhe
Cowtll ranch to inspect the ground on
which the bittlo tactics will be carried out
to-morrow. The review this evening be
fore General James was the best that has
been given here. The officer* were pleased
wiih the improvement nude by the men
in iho drilling and marching tactic*.
Tne Sixth Infantry 11--giment went to the
rifle range and hud ;i most successful
shoot and returned without having made
any call on the deail from the Hospital
Corps. Company Eof Visalia scored the
highest (143 points;, winning the brigade
trophy. Company Fof Fresno was next,
with 122 points. Company Aof Stockton
had 116 and Company C of Fresno 97.
Tne line of march wi.l be taken to
morrow at 7 o'clock to the Cowell ranch,
and the buttle drill will be on the grounds
east of the reservoir. The entire day will
be spent there, the men carrying rations
for one meal.
Crash Ihraut/U a llrldg:
UKIAH, Cal.. Aug. 20.— While driving
to this place 10-day a wngonload of hop
picker.--, all Indians, crashed through n
de ective bridge on the road from Fort
Bragg to Sherwood Valley. Eight per
soub were in tlie vehicle and all were more
or less seriously injured. They fell a dis
tance of twenty five leet into Noyo Creek.
The injured ones were brought to Ukiah
(hmrdimen Qnthtrinq tit Vlclnh.
UKIAH, Cal., Aug. 20.— The advance
guard oi sixty men in command of Lieu
tenant Dohrniann of the Fir*t Regiment,
National Guard of California, arrived
yesterday and will remain probably a
week. They will go to Camp Macdon* id
for the encampment. The entire regiment
will reach here on Saturday next.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, AUGUST SI, ?B*T.
GETS THE PLACE
Elected President of the
Y. M. I.
Santa Rosa Will Entertain the
Delegates to Next Year's
Great Parade of the Catholic Order
to Take Place In Santa
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Aug. 20.— The an*
nua. ejection of the Grand Councl, Y. M.
1., resulted in the choice of the following:
Grand president— Samuel Hasktus of
Grand first vice-president— George Pyne
of Virginia City, Nev.
Grand second vice-president — W, E.
Lanigan of Los Angeles.
Grand secretary — George A. Stanley of
New Officers Chosen by the
Grand Council, Young
Grand treasurer— W. T. Aegeler of Stn
Grand chaplain— Rev. M. D. Slattery of
Grand marshal— M. G. Callagban of
Grand inside sentinel— P. A. Sullivan of
Grand outside sentinel— Harry Burke of
Grand directors — W. C. Noonan of Santa
Rosa, W. E Thomas of San Francisco; R.
H. Hammond of Oakland, J. T. McN'jff of
Sacramento, D. K. Hayden of San Fran
cisco, Henry Kugelberg of San Francisco,
Philip Princevalle ot Menlo Park and
Harry I'inkham of San Francisco.
There was considerable rivalry ior some
of the offices, though it never escaped
the bounds of friendly spirit. When nom
inations for grand president were called
for R'.-v. Father Slattery nominated A. P.
St. Sure of Alnme.la, Frank Kierce
named S. R. O Keefe of S;n Francisco
and James J. Hooson nominated Samuel
Haskins of San Francisco. At this junc
ture J. J. Gildea, who had been men
tioned as a candidate for the office, moved
that the nominut ous close. The motion
prevailed, and balloting was begun. Has
kins was elected on the first ballot — Has
kins 40, St. Sure 22, O'Keefe 16.
Georue Pyne was re-elected grand first
vice-president by Declamation. For grand
second vice-president there were three
candidates. F. J. Kierce nominated T. H.
Morris of San Francisco No. 55, T. W.
Keiley numea E. J. Ccffey of San Fran
ci-co No. 12D, anil President-elect Sam
Haskins nonunnted W. E. Lanigan of Los
Angeles No. 478. Lauigan w.is elected
on the first ballot, the vote sanding: Lan
igan 4fi, Morris 19. Cofffy 11.
George A. Stan ey, San Francisco No.
55. was re-elected grand secretary by ac
clamation. Stanley has ably filled this
position for years.
For irrand treasurer F. J. Kierce nomi
nated E. R. Myrickof San Francisco No.
1, J. J. Sullivan nominated W. T. Ag
gelerof San Jo*e No. 2 and H. Kujgeiberg
nominated J. E. R chardsot San Francisco
No. 3. Aggeler was elected, the voie being :
Aegeler. 53; Richards. I.'; Myrick. 12
The Rev. Father M. D. Siattery of Napa
was elected grand c apiain unanimously.
M. U. Callaghanof Livermore was elected
grand marshal. The vote stooa : Cal
laghan, 50: Green. 23 F. A. Sullivan of
San Francisco was elected grand inside
sentinel, and Harry BurKe of San Fran
cisco grand outs de sentinel. \V. C.
Noonan of Santa Rosa Council was unani
mously elected a grand director. The
naming of the other directors was devoid
of much rivalry. The newly elected offi
cers will be installed on Saturday morning.
The report of the central lecture bureau,
which wa- or^an-.z-d a year ago and
which Archbishop Riordan earnestly de
sires shall be continued, was heard with
a great deal of interest. That tbe bureau
will be continued is said to be assured, al
though no action has yet been taken. In
September. 1896, the Archbishop began a
aeries of lectures given under the auspices
of tno bureau, and since then lectures
have been delivered by Father Yorke,
Rabbi Yoorftanger, M. M. Estee and other
prominent speakers. These lectures were
given in San Francisco, Oakland, Stock
ton, San Rafael, Sacramemo, Bemcia,
Vallejo, Grass Valley, Santa Barbara,
Santa Cruz. Virginia City, Nev., and other
p. aces in California and Nevada.
The following resolution was unani
Rtsolved, Tnat the thirteenth Grand Council
of the jurisdiction, recognizing the
able, fearless and noble work ot the ban Frnn
cisco Monitor, hereby convey to the Monitor
our fullest indorsement of its course In de
iense of Catholic rights and fair play, aud our
sincere wisii for its future prosperity.
A resolution was adopted thanking the
press of Santa Rysa and San Francisco for
San Jo=e was chosen as the place of
meeting for the next Grand Council.
Livermore made a gallant tight against
San Jose and lost.
The council adjourned to meet to-mor
row morning at 7 ;30 o'clock to elect two
supreme dele. ales. Dockweiler of Los
Angeles is certain to be one.
The great parade will tnke placs to-mor
row. Besides delegates from councils all
over the State the cadeis of the League of
the Crosß will be in line. The-e will be a
bicycle meet at the Cycling Park in the
afternoon for amateurs. T. H. Morris,
chairman of the transportation committee,
says there will bs fully 2"00 excursionists
from San Francisco. A large delegation
from Petaluma will come. It is believed
that fully as large a number will come
over the Southern Pacific, and a conserva
tive estimate of the number of guests for
the day 13 GO 0.
i> A V At; / JO TUB MO IT.
Crop* in becliont of n>nn Itieqo County
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Aug. 20.— Only par
tial returns are in from the back country
as yet, but it now appears certain that last
nifthi'i electrical storm was the worst in
year*. The storm was in the nature of a
Santa Ana or desert sirocco, and struck
the city at about 11 o'clock. It had been
preceded for about five hours by a brilliant
electrical display in the mountains. No
rain fell, bui at midnight the wind blew
at the rate of twelve miles an hour. The
maximum mercury was 87 degrees. At
noon to-day the thermometer registered
In the back country, especially In Ihe
deciduous fruit belt, tiie damaire was
srreatesl. At Julian, sixty miles east, the
wind reached a v-locity ot sixty miles an
hour and 10,000 box<-2 of apples were de
stroyed. At Janml the entire peach,
apple and pear crop is ruined. Hundreds
of prune and peach treos were torn up by
the roots and the dam ape is estimated
throughout the county at $■ 0,000.
MODjC IN LI N HERO.
Perishes in a Futile Attempt to Save
the Life of an Old Man in a
UKIAH, Cal., Aug. 2).— A fire occurred
at the Yokayo Indian reservation last
night whicti resulted in the •feuth of two
Indians and the practical destruction of
ihe entire Tillage. The rancheria is situ
ated about six miles south of this city,
and at the lime the conflagration started
the major portion of the population was
at worfc in the various hopfields in this
An old and infirm Indian was confined
by illness in one of the straw-thatched
huts, and in some manner a spark from a
slumbering fire was blown to the root of
the cabin. In almost an instant the
flim-y struc.ure ws s in flames.
It chanced at fchui tme that a Modoc
Indian named Will Ti Mo bad returned to
tiie village on an errand, and as soon as
he discoveied the cabin of the old Indian
on lire he rushed to the rescue. The in
tense heat drove him back at first, but be
no sooner recovered iiis bieath ihen he
rushed through the door and into the
bluzing cabin. He Mixed the old. Indian
by the ha;r and started to drag him out.
By the lime lie reached the door ins
clothes were on lire and he fell back into
the cabin. A moment later the roof. of the
hut fell in and the blazing mass covered
the two Indians.
The flames by tliis time had pr.icticaily
destroyed thn house and help can.t: in
time to remove the two dying men from
the glowing embers. Wii Ti Mo, iha
Modoc brave, was burned almost to a
crisp, but he was still living when taken
from the glowing building. The other
Indian was deal. Ali nigiit long the
death songof the Indians could be heard.
The hoptields were deserted and Yoka
vo9, Sauels and a few KlamaWis gathered
around the charred bodies to mourn.
£Xt'LVSIOX -.ins to. ks- a. milt*.
A.n I h;/i)i*<t at Mtnntlcr iindty *Scalcted
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cal., Aug. 20 —
The gristmill owned by A. F. Hubbard
at Simmler was wrecked to-day by the
explosion of a boiler.
John \V. Lyle, an engineer at work in
the engine-room at the time, was covered
by a mass ol debris. He was dug out in a
fjfmi-conscious condition and brought to
the County Hospital in this city Jate to
night. He was terribly burned by the
boiling water, and Ins body was badly
bruised. Three ribs were broken. His
recovery is doumful.
Tsfrtpi Frntn an Asylum Window.
UKIAH, Cai... Aug. 20.— Information
was received to-day that Craig, the youns
man recently committed trom Oakland f
jumped from a s cona-story window oi
the Mendocino State Asylum to the
ground below, sustaining serious injur.es.
Three of the attendants were taking the
D.itients at noon to dinner, and while poss
ing the corridor Crarg picked up a sack of
sand used for cleaning the iloor and threw
it a nin3t tne door of the<mendants' ro< m
with such force as to break it down, when
lie leaped from the window. There is no
telling how badly ha is injured. He came
from Berkeley, where he was a student,
and his insanity was caused by pverstudy.
I>*irr'e<t II i;i" and Hnbi-«.
STOCKTON, Cau, Ausr. 20. — Ten
months ago H. O. Lewis ■ f this ciiy ae
gerted his wife and two children and now,
if captured, he must uav the penalty lor
an act whicti the autboii:ies say is becom
ing altogether too common in this
country. A warrant is out for Lewis'
arrest. It is about ten months since he
left nis family. Mrs. Lewie i 3 the daughter
of D. T. Ray, a New Hope farmer. One
morning Lewis left, saying he was going
to look for work. His wife was ill in bed
with a Dabe only two weeks Old. She had
another child hardly more than a year
old at that time, This was the last seen
of Lewis. He never returned and never
wrote to his wife.
DEATH HAS NO
TERROR FOR HILL
The Man Who Killed His
Wife Is Brave Unto
Budd's Absence Complicates
Matters in Regard to a
Harvey Allender Will Suffer Death
on Septembir 3 for a Crime
at San Jose.
SAN QUENTIN PRISON, Cal., Au?.
20. — Two of the coolest and most uncon
cerned murderers that have ever been be
hind the walls of the big penitentiary are
now awaiting the death penalty. The
fatal dates are but one and two weeks dis
tant—August 27 and September 3. The
men are Benjamin L. Hill and Harvey
Allender. Tiie execution of Hill is set for
next Friday, but no one about the prison
believes tqat on that day his body will
dan^ie from the gallows in the old furni
ture factory, where so many men have
plunged into eternity to appease the
wrath of the law.
Both Hill and Allender are aware of
the approach of Itieir doom, yet neither
shows the faintest signs of fear. Hill,
wlio was convicted of wife-murder in Ala
meda County, is one of the most ex
traordinary criminals ever has occupied a
cell in murderers' row. There are six
men there now, Theodore D arrant among
them, but none has exhibited the utter
lack of concern, the indifference or the
"nerve," that has marked the term of
Benjamin L. Hill.
Within the confines of his narrow cell
Hill spends his hours in rrayer. To the
Almighty he lifts his voice and asks for
giveness for the deed he committed when
he shot his wifp, who had proven faith
less to him. He Jovad her when they
were married just as much as a man
coulii love a woman, and he looked for
ward to n lif' ol happiness which never
came. She l&unied him in her siufuiness
until his ariieut love lor her was turned
to bitterness &nd hatred; then in a wild
moment, smarting under the taunt, lie
shot ht-r. Hill was thrown into jail and
stter a fair trial was condemned to die
upon the gallows. He was rece;ved at the
penitentiary June 9, 1897. and not a word
ot complaint has been nmde about him
by the guards or those who have been
compelled to attend him.
Hill's case is a peculiar one, and is
rendered still raors strange by tha absenc
o( Governor Badd. Friends of the con
detnned man are making a fight for his
life, and have held out hopes to him that
his sentence would be commuted to life
imprisonment. The Salvation Army has
evinced an interest in bis case, and it is
not improbable that lie has embraced its
faith. El.<ie Leslie, well known in Salva
tion Army circle.", has visited the con
demned man in the prison. A petition
for the commutation of his sentence was
sent 10 Governor Budd, but that official's
ab ence leaves the matter*in the hands of
Lieutenant-Governor Jeter, who may not
be able to withstand the pleas that will ba
made for ihe life of the prisoner.
The prison authorities say that if Hill
must go to the callows next Friday he
will co like a brave man; that he has
never exhibited a trace of fear.
Haiwy Allender's execution is set for
the 3d. He committed a double murder
in San Jose, and was received at the
prison September 29, 1806. Tlie d;ite for
his execution was December 11, 1896, but
as his case went to the Supreme Court on
appeal the date wa= changed to a week
WEDS A JiTLEQ AUSTRIAN.
Miss Lizzie Nickeus, a Tacoma Belle,
iecretly Married in
TACOMA. "Wabh., Aug. 20.— Miss Lizzie
Nitkcu-, a beautiful Tacoma girl, has
married an Austrian gentleman who is
said to possess a title. The marriage took
place at Montreal between two and three
weeks ego. Her parents were astounded
when they received a letter notifying them
of the event and asking for forgiveness.
Judge Johnson Nickeus, the bride's
father, wired to his dauehter to return
home at once. This she did. arriving to
night, and her lather met her in Seattle.
Her husband remains in Montreal. Why
he did not accompany her :s not Known,
though a close friend of the lamily says
that he is organizing an expedition of
twenty Canadians whom he will send to
the Klondike, and that rossibiy he will
accompany the expedition to Dawsoa
Since her yout!i Miss Nickeus has been
surrounded by luxury. When she was 16
years ol 1 she was sent to France, Eng
land and Germany to school. In Berlin
she first Diet Mr. Hart, who.'c admiration
has nevor waned from that time He fol
lowed her across the ocean and has since
spent much time in London and New
Ycrk. For several years past the couple
Neither her parents nor her friends had
the least idea that she contemplated mar
riage when she laft for Montreal six
weeks ago '0 st-idy French with an old
ieacuer. Her French had become some
what riiMty, and she dcs r -d to improve it
in order that she might teacn French in
the Tacom:i High School next year. She
has be< n instructor la German there for
two years past.
Miss Mekong has always been a great
fhv>>nte in Tacoma society. She came
near being elusion llose Queen last Juiy,
and wa-. one of the niaia.-, of honor during
the rose carnival. She is highly nccom
p ished and ba« traveled in S'Hitn Amer
ica as we 1 r.a in Europe. During Har-.
rison's administration her father was Con
sul General at Burranquillo, Uniied
States of Colombia.
Sionterett Knightt of Honor.
MONTEREY, Cal., Aug. 20.— A lodge
of Knights of Honor, to be known as the
C. H. M. Curry Lodge, has been organized
here, Grand Dictator Prescott L. Archi
bald of San Francisco performing tne cere
mony of formal organiz ition, assisted l>y
Grand Vice-dictator W. J. Thompson,
Grand Assistant Dictator Thomas Learned.
Grand Reporter Tfcomas Johnstone, Grand
Treasurer F. Vi . Z-'hfi^s and Grand Pre
late and Supreme Repres MMative Charles
F. Cwry, officers ot the San Francisco
Lrvige. The lollowing officers were eleced
and installed by Grand Dictator Archi
hnld: D. W. Beverton, past dictator;
Joseuh tihulte Jr., rticator; C. H. Price,
first assistant dictator; A. Vidai, assist
ant dictator; F. L. Voshell, financial re
porter; E. \V. Alichaelis, reporter; J. B.
Hickman, treasurer; F. W. Gaiiauer,
ooaplain; C. Heiser, guard; F. C. Mi
chaelia, sentinei; W. C. Occhran, George
L. Ruhl and E. iJ. Lewis, trustees. The
lodge has thirty charier members.
Wnging War on t quirrel*.
MONTEREY, Cau, Aug. 20.— The farm
ers of this locality have been subject to so
much annoyance from ihe little ground
squirrel in damage to crops and injury to
horses and cattle that step into squirrel
holes that a protest has heen made, and
the Board ot Supervisors has passed an
ordinance offering a bounty of 2 cents on
each squirrel killed in the county. The
ordinance provides that the claimants of
the bounty shall have their b lla attested
by a notary public and afterward forward
them, together with the squirrel tails, to
the Supervisors. TQa oidinance goes into
effect at once.
FLOOD NG MAY BE NECESS/RY.
Gravity of the Situation in the Utica
Mine Underrated From the
ANGELS CAMP, Cal., Aug. 20.-The
situation in the Utica mine became more
serious to-day, and it is now believed that
the conflagration has been underrated
from the beginning- Yesterday a success
ful descent was made to the 700 level
of the Stickle shaft, and it was thought
that the flames could be extinguished In a
few hours. A crowd of twenty men was
kept busy last night directing a stream of
water from a lonu ho?e upon the blazing
timbers. The men were obliged to work
short shifts of from ten to twenty minutes
on account of the intense heat and smoke,
and at last were forced to retire because of
The cage, containing several men, was
lowered tnH morning into the Stickle
shaft, but so great was the heat and so
nauseating the gas that the fignal was
given to be hoisted long before the level of
the fire was reached. The casing of the
shaft was so hot that one could not lay his
hand upon It. All day eas and smoke
have bc>n escaping from the shafts and
aperturesi, and several streams of water
lrom the nczzies of hydraulic giants have
been constantly playing upon it in tte
hope of driving it back, but apparently
without avail, and to-night the odor of
firedamp can be plainly detected in the
etrests of Angels.
While Dulkhearting the old south shaft
tbis. afternoon a Fr?ncnman named Bu
chard was overcome by gas and il required
the combined efforts of several men to
hold him in his paroxsyms. Later Frank
Gurney, who had charge of the electrical
department, was almost asphyxiated.
Both will recover.
At 7 o'clock this evening an experiment
was made to test the quality of tne air in
the Stickleshaft by sending down lighted
lamps, all of which came back extin
guished, showing that a man could not
Jive below the surface.
Should the condition of affairs remain
the same to-morrow, it is probable that
the last dreaded alternative will be re
sorted to — the flooding of the mines.
Should this become necessary it will not
only mean a loss of thousands upon thou
sands of ilolars to the Utica company,
but the property of Angels is at stake and
many of the stores would undoubtedly be
obliged to suspend business, while hun
dreds of niintTi would find themselves
out of employment ana leave the country.
TO ADVERIISE IM THE EAST.
Scheme in Which Fresnoites Are
Interesting San Joaquin
FRESNO. Cal., Aug. 20 —A movement
Is on foot to unite the counties of th» Ban
Joaquin Vailey for lhe purpose oi adver
tising fruit products in the East. The
idea is very well received among the
growers, and the Hundred Thousand Club
of this ciiy has taken up the proposition.
The originator of the movement is Phil
M. Bait-r of Porterville. The plan cf
action now i-« to have the Board oi Super
visors appoint five suitable persons to
represent Fresno County in a conveniion
of like re >rtsentatives from other counties
in Central California, o be hereafter
called lor the purpose of arranging the
details for a joint citrus and dried fruit
exhibit, to be held ncxi December in Bos
ton, New York, or some other important
Eastern center, by the several counties of
Central California. This exhibit ia to be
made to create an increased demand for
the valley's products and to induce im
migration and the investment of Eastern
Cannon fur Jlnnterew Veteran*.
MONTEREY, Cal., Aug. 20— Lucius
Fairchild Post No. 179 G. A. X., received
yesterday a part of the ordnance granted
it by the War D.-partment. Two cannons
and two stacks of nannon-ball« arrived
from Benicia and wiil be place I above the
ruined rampnrts of old Fort Halleck, on
the United States military reservation,
where they will keep the lone Mexican
cannon company. The comrades of the
local post contemplate a restoration of tne
old fort, and if this nian is carried out the
spot will become one of the most interesi
ing of Monterey's historic show places.
Drink* Cho'ttrojnrtn by Mistake.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Auc. 20-At her
home in Colegrove, a suburb of this city,
Mrs. Bridges, 55 years oM, was this morn
ine preparing todiive to town. Just be
fore she wa-s about to start ibfl went to a
shelf to take a tonic, and by mistake took
up a bottle of chloroform. She drank a
quantity of the poison, and when her hus
band sougnt for her a few minutes later
he found her dea-1 on the floor.
if HI Hut Id a 1> finery.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Cal, Au». ifl.— J.
T. Richards and Edward V. Tullant bave
sold, as trustees of the Hollister estate, to
the Alcatraz Mining Company 128 acres,
water rijrht and ri 'tit of way, situated near
Gaviola Landing, Santa Barbara County.
The Alcatrnz Company has already com
menced laying pipes from the Si^quoc,
whenco it will take the crude nsphaltum.
On its new puicbase it will immediately
commence the erection of a refinery.
Atnbbeti by Hit i redltor.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. 2a -»
Manuel Firm owed Manuel Martinez
$4 50. To-day Martinez asked Plana for
the money while both wero In a drinking
place in this city, and Fierro replied by
plunging a knife into Martinez twice, the
second time leaving the weapon in the
wound. Martinez is in ihe care of the
police surgeon, with the chances aeainst
his living, and Fierro is in jiil.
li\*» Alter a Jirief Jllne**.
REDDING, Cal.. Aug. 20 —Miss Ada
Camden, daughter of Charles Cumden,
proprietor of the Camden Toll road, be
tween this city and the Tower Housa,
died at her home at the Tower House
this morning at 2:30 o'clock. Miss
Camden had been ill only a few days
Killed by Bit Brother While llun-in .
TACOMA. Wash., Aue. 20 -Frank
Holly of Buckley was accidentally shot
and killed yesterday by his brother while
hmitlnK in the Cascade Mountains. Cor
oner Hoska was notified and has pone to
Buckley to investigate.
nrownrd iv a Itarrel of Vfnter.
URIAH, Cal., Aua. 20.-A little child
of John Standberg of Fort BraijK while
at play yesterday fell into a barrel of
water and was drowned.
An Aboiuinahle Legacy.
A tendency to rheumatism Is undoubtedly m-
?n •£* f^m , "".ft* other >««»". » remains
in the family, The most effectual mean, of
ChecKlnv: this tendency, or of removing™.?. l"!ent
rheumatism, whether pre-i-xlstent iT the blood op
not, is 10 resort to Hojietterig Stomach Bitters a.
soonasihei.remonnor iwing^s are felt snifi
lyinsthe Influences of cola, exp sure and l fatigue
th ßLtersiio:only tor.lties the BV «tem S
th*ir hurnal consequenre,, but sinbja™ et rV a i,
IN MILL VALLEY
Flames Denude Large
Tracts of Timber and
Finally Got Under Control,
After Hours of Hard
Thickly Populated District Threat
ened for a Tims by the Con
MILL VALLEY, Cal., Aug. 20.— A
Japanese boy burning brush on Benjamin
j£ellogg's grounds on Tlirockmortou ave
nue caused ©ne of the most disastrous
conflagrations that ever swept over this
section since the creat forest fire of 1890,
when all Mount Tamalpais was in flames.
The tire to-day burned over hundreds of
acre* of paatarr.gr, timber and brush, and
at numerom poirits threatened to sweep
down into the tbJuicly populated districts
in the valley. Hundreds of men with
shovels, branches of trees, wet sacks and
other implements fought the blaze, ana
finally succeeded in getting it under con
trol after tnree hours of continual work.
It is not possible at this time to estimate
thedamage. The outhouses surrounding
the residence oi Mrs. Elien Kelly were de
stroyed, but a gaiig ot men succeeded in
saving the dwelling. A. Lnuzendorffer's
bouse was in the midst of the tire, but by
the liberal use of water and axes a large
number of men SHved the bu;l ling, al
though the fhe burned nil around it.
It was about 2 o'clock when Mrs. M»»rz
bach, coming out of h«v house, saw the
gra«s in the rear i.f theKjllo^g residence
on lire. She screamed for assistance and
ihe alarm was pi ten. The Tamalpais
Land anu Water Company put all its men
at work fighting the blaze, which had
then tot into the brush and threatened
the entire valley. Superintendent E. H.
Shoemaker of the Noftn Pacific coast
Railroad wes on the train coming from
Han Kafael when he saw t c great cloud of
snioke hanging over Mill Valley. He im
mediately picked up the men at work on
the tricks and sent an engine after others
and brought then", all to the valley. Tbe
men were rusned to the scene in various
conveyances and a battle royal was waged
until the biaze was under control.
The lire swept up the hills toward
Mount Tamalpais. Over 300 men were
fighting on all sides. When the flarces
caugtu a fre«h lot of shrubbery or trees
they would mount high in the air, send
ing up cloud* of ashes. Drzsns of women
stood on the road watching the work of
The fences in the rear of the Merzbach
residence were destroyed, and the Kel
loggs' costly home barely escaped the
fury o! 'be coiiHaarration. Every effort
was m;ide to keep the fire from spreading
into Mill Vallfy's residence portion, and
in this me fighters were >uceessful. The
breeze that was blowing suddenly changed
for ihe better, :ind in a *hort t me it waj
seen that the tire was under control.
ATE I'VUtO iLjt AALAJK
Stockton Colored 1 on no 31, in ftie» Under
I* cuiar Circumttanret.
STOCKTON. Cal, Aug. 20. — Melvin
Robinson, v colored young man of 20
years, die 1 m .stenously this morninj;.
The circums'.ances were so peculiar that
Dr. Lanthurn, who had been called to at
tend him at the eleventh hour, refused to
sign the death certificate, deem in? the
case one for investigation by a Coroner's
jury. An autopsy will beheld to-morrow.
Kobinson came to this city in search of
work and made the acquaintance of
two or three colored young men. A
week ngo they paid a visit to a lodging
house kept t<y a notorious negress. In a
room there they found a luncheon spread,
and they thought U would be a capital
joke to Sit down to the feast themselves.
No one was around, and they ate their fill.
Robinson partook of a salad, but the
others did not. Later be was taken ill
and to-day he died. It is believed tbat
poi«on was In the food.
YOU : - : ■ ' ' : ;
Have you ever heard of the
siaterueni made by one of the
most famous men 'hit ever
lived wuich tells of manhood?
It is th -A perfect man is tiie
noblest work of Ocd" That ii
*-> true thai no matter whom
YOU may happen to be, it ii
worth. remembering for all tha
year* that you have to live.
Think it over lor awhile 1
CAN — — —- —
Can yon pick up cold anywhere?
Does it grow on bulrusbe* ?
Your own *euse tells you No!
Th' 1 Klondike may have" ail the
riches thai are told of, tut it
takes pains to get them. It
severe toil. I* your he*ltu
of mrre vnlue to you than all
toe riches of Klondike? If you
think not, you v ill alter your
opinion when you have lost it
all. Reason to-day 1
■ BE — - —^—
' I ' Be far with yourself. All the
• money on earth would do.you
'*.-.V: • no roO'l it" you could not use it
to satisfy your various ambi-
tions. And what is the hlgncst
■ ' ambition thai yon hove? If it
is not in be a peifec. man, you
«'-/; •*, ?■ are weak somewhere. Let us
support that it is. Will you
take the trouble to send to th«
Hudson Medical Institutes and
' ask about it? '
A. — - ——-
A half score thousand people
have testified to the efficacy of
the trtaiment that is to te had
t;.«re for YOUR style oi case.
Yo i can imvo a lot of this
t -t:mouy — much more than
enough to satisfy any fnir-
-■■ ?;;r minded man, If you will but
ask for it. Is thai uot worth the
trouble tbat it will take? A ca.i,
or for that matter, a postal card
Manhood Is 'ike nil other sifts.
- It can bedi<sipat«>d. When it is
you can no loiuer claim that
you are ••One 01 the nob.est
•, work* of God." Is it not better
to have ail people respect you ?
Is It no( better to be sound in
wind and limb? Is it not better
to be a MAN? Ask yourself
these things and let your own
eonsoienc.: tell you tb* truth.
■%''." ■ Try this day.
Tfyou h ppen to have catarrh; If you
suflVr from indigestion; if you fenl m
weak bacc, or h«v» any form of blood
taint, yon can &ppiy to tlie doctors with
the fen. in« tlim they will help you
BWHTLY, IBRMANKMLY AND
BUKHLY. \v-/r :r "::SK:":-;: ??.£
Hudson Medical Institute
; Stockton. Market and Ellis St».,
SAN CISCO. CAL.