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IMPERIAL PRESS
Published At
IMPERIAL - - ■ CAL.
PACIFIC COAST ITEMS
The Fruit Packer's Wages Stolen at
Riverside
The Game Warden Come* Out Winner—
A San Rafael Sensation— The Largest
Cattle Owner
Over 50,000 dozen eggs were shipped
from Llvermore in March.
Ground has been broken for Berke
ley's big furniture factory.
Santa Barbaranu ask for the prohibi
tion of the nlckel-in-the-*lot machines.
An eleven-story hotel will be the
next addition to San Franoisco high
life.
Livermore boasts of growing he
finest frogs in the state. Breeders are
reported to be making money.
The city trustees of Hanford have
been temporarily restrained from con
tracting for the building of the sewer
system, on the grounds that the in
tended contract was not the lowest bid.
The game warden of Contra Costa
county has captured two valuable nets
belonging to ealmon fishermen, who
had spread them contrary to law. One
of the nets is 2400 feet long and worth
$600.
Arizona physicians are said to have
discovered that pure cider will cure
smallpox, "driving away the eruption
in from five to fifteen days." The us*
of hard cider generally results in an
"eruption."— San Francisco Post.
The pay envelopes containing the
salaries r ,i employes of the Fay Fruit
Company of Riverside were stolen last
week. The theft amounts to about $50.
The envelopes were taken from the
cash drawer in the packing house, but
it is not known how the thief gained
access to the place.
A San Francisco woman is demand
ing a divorce because her husband
slams doors, calls her a fool and re
fuses to eat meals prepared by her.
The first two accusations should be in
vestigated, but on the latter It Is
barely possible that the man's refusal
may be well grounded.
A. J. Harrell of Visalia is the largest
cattle owner west of the Missouri river.
He has just purchased 300,000 acres of
land and has an option on 700,000 acres
more in Utah This comprises the
share in the Sparks-Harrell Cattle
Company of John Sparks, and involves
$1,100,000 in the transaction.— Los An
geles Times.
San>Rafacl has a sensation in the de
votion of Mies Maggie Moran., a beau
tiful young woman, who possesses a
fortune in her own name, to Wiiliam
F. Wharburton, who Is awaiting trial
for murder. She supplants his prison
fare with such delicacies as she may be
permitted to bring. The two were to
gether all last summer, and their en
gagement was expected, but Miss Mo
ran went east and only recently re
turned, to find her sweetheart behind
prison bars.
Woman Wants Ballot
San Francisco — Mrs. Ellen Sargent,
widow of the late Senator Sargent, is
determined to vote if the laws of the
land, which, she cays, afford equal
rights to all regardless of sex, are
worth anything.
Mrs. Sargent today applied to the
Superior Court for a writ of mandate
to compel the board of election com
missioners to allow her to register, on
the ground that she is a taxpayer and
therefore privileged to cast her ballot.
This is the first action of the kind
ever brought in the local courts.
It is alleged that the plaintiff is a
female citizen.. 74 years of age; that
she is a native of Massachusetts; that
she has resided in California since
1854. It is also averred that the peti
tioner is a heavy taxpayer and that she
has been such for .many years past.
Salt Enterprise Started
San Jose— Alviso is to be the loca
tion of a large salt enterpdise in the
near future. A syndicate composed of
San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose
capitalists, headed by Frank Smith,
the "borax king." and W. J. Dlngee of
Oakland, has been formed for the pur
imperial prcoo
pose of fighting the salt trust and will
make this end of the bay the seat of
their operations. It will be capitalized
at $250,000.
Yellowstone Sale
St. Paul — The Yellowstone Park As
sociation this afternoon sold out Its en
tire belongings and interests in the
National Park to the Yellowstone Park
Transportation Company, the consider
ation being close to $1,000,000. Among
the items transferred were the Mam
moth Hot Springs Hotel, recently built
for $200,000; the Fountain Hotel, $100,
000; Grand Canyon Hotel, $100,000, and
Ihe lak» Hotel, $?5,000.
Wyoming's Illuminating Oil
Cheyenne, Wyo. — The following
analysis has been obtained by New
York experts of oil discovered recently
near Evauston. in the extreme south
western part of Wyoming: Gasoline,
17.1 per cent.;white illuminating oil,
33.4 per cent.; yellow Illuminating oil,
27.1 per cent; parafflne, 14.1 per cent.;
worthless gasoline, 2 per cent.; pure
oil, 91.7 per cent.
This is, without doubt, the highest
grade illuminating oil ever discovered
in the world. There is great excite
ment here over the report from New
York, and although a thousand acres
have been filed on during the past
few weeks, there will be a big rush to
the district.
Oil was first discovered in southwest
ern Wyoming twenty-five years ago,
but little attention was paid to the
matter until a few months ago, when
the Union Pacific Railroad, while sink
ing a well for water in what is known
as Pioneer Hollow, struck a flow of oil.
Local experts pronounced the oil very
high grade and a rush set in.
Matt Dougherty, formerly oil inspec
tor of Nebraska and an expert, has ex
amined the oil wells and he says the
product Is the richest illuminating oil
ever found anywhere.
No Reduction on Shipping Rates
San Francisco— Freight Traffic Man
ager Sproule of the Southern Pacific
Company announced .that his company
will make no reduction on green fruit
shipments to the eastern markets for
the season now about to commence.
The old rates, which are still to con
tinue in force, are $1.25 on the hundred
pounds to Chicago aud west; $1.50 to
New York and Philadelphia, and $1.56
to Boston.
The question of giving the growers
and shippers a six day service to Chi
cago is still in abeyance. Southern
Pacific officials announce that their
company will not be in a position to
give the growers a final answer on the
question of a train service until the
season is about to start.
Owing to the early advance of the
season and the necessity of shipping
oranges east under refrigeration at this
early date, it has been found necessary
to make large shipments of ice to the
southern part of the state to make up
a big deficiency in the ice supply. On
an average 250 tons of ice are now be
ing shipped daily from Truckee to Los
Angeles.
FILIPINOS FOR THE NAVY
Remey to Enht Natives for Service on
Former ' panish Gunboats
WASHING 1 " " M.— lnstructions have
been cabled 1 y Secretary of the Navy
Long to Rea Admiral Remey. com
mander-in-chi' ! of the Asiatic station,
authorizing hilii to enlist five hundred
natives of the Philippines for service
on former Spanish gunboats and other
small vessels which are to be main
tained exclusively in the Philippines.
These men will form the nucleus of
an important service composed solely
of enlisted men. Rear Admiral Crown
inshicld. chief of the bureau of navi
gation, believes that, besides resulting
in the government obtaining efficient
service, the employment of natives will
spread respect for the American Hag
and create a strong feeling of loyalty.
Reports received from Rear Admiral
Remey have shown that Americans,
especially those serving In the fire
rooms, become quickly debilitated and
it is necessary to send them to the
United States or Japan to recuperate.
It is believed that the health of the
Filipinos will not suffer because they
are acclimated, and if they do become
111 it will be an easy matter for them
to recover in the Philippines. No diffi
culty will be experienced in obtaining
trained men.
CUBAN PAPER IS SUSPENDED
Governor-General Wood Closes the Dii-
cusion Office
Populace of Cuba Represented as Being
Crucified Between Two Thieves Who
Were Depicted and Labeled President
McKinley and Governor-General Wood
Havana, April 6.— The Discusclon
has been suppreaed by order of Gov
ernor General Wood, and its offices
have been closed and sealed. This ac
tion was due to the publication in the
Discusclon yesterday of an illustration
having the title of "The Cuban Cav
alry," representing the Cuban public
personified in a Cuban soldier being
crucified between two thieves. Gen.
Wood being represented as one thief
and President McKinley as the other,
being labeled with their names.
Senator Platt was represented as a
Roman soldier, giving vinegar and gall
in the form of the Platt amendment
with public opinion, as Mary Magdalen
as weeping at the foot of the cross.
Below was the following inscription:
"Destiny will not reserve for us a
glorious resurrection."
The picture caused much unfavorable
comment esterday, from the stand
point of decency. The editor of the
paper, Senor Coranado, was arrested
but was released on bail.
Senor Capote, president of the Cu
ban constitutional convention, has vis
ited General Wood and told the latter
that the convention, individually and
and as a body, regretted the publica
tion of this caricature. Senor Capote
who held Gen. Wood and President
McKinley in the greatest respect and
were deeply grateful to them. On his
solicitation Gen. Wood allowed the
Discuscion to continue publication, but
the judges of the correctional court
will prefer charges, the character of
which is to be determined later,
against editor Coranada.
Editor Coranada and Castellanos, the
cartoonist, will be tried on a charge
of criminal libel. The former being
held under $1,000 bond and the latter
in the sum of $500.
DEPOPULATION OF INDIA
CensuSjßetums Show Ravages of Cholera
and Famine
London, April 6.— The depopulation
of India through cholera and famine
is assuming alarming proportions. The
latest advices from Simla say the cen
sus returns of the central provinces
show a decrease of over a million since
1896 from causes directly due to the
famine In western India things are
even worse. The Oodepoor state re
turns show a decrease of 84,000, or 45
per cent of the population; the state of
Bhopaul shows a decrease of 808,000,
the district of Banda shows a decrease
of 124,000, and s» on. In Bombay city
the population has diminished by 50,
000.
The localities which escaped the
piarrue srow a satisfactory, though
uncompensing increase. For instance,
Madras, which has gained 8 per cent,
over 1891.
LAST OF BOODLE
Celebrated Montana Fund Is Divided for
Benefit of Schools
Helena, Mont.— The last act in the
history of Montana's famous $30,000
boodle fund that grew out of the
Whiteside bribery exposure in the
sixth legislative session has been
played when, in accordance with a law
passed by the late Legislature, State
Treasurer Barrett sent checks to dif
ferent county treasurers of the state
dividing the money among the coun
ties in amounts in proportion to the
number of school children in the sev
eral counties.
Silver Bow county, on account of its
large population, received one-fifth of
the $30,000.
INSURGENTS SURRENDER
Two Large Commands of Filipinos Cive
Up Their Arms
Washington— The War Department
received the following cablegram from
Gen. Mac Arthur, dated Manila, April t:
"Nineteen officers and 173 men, with
133 rifles and nine revolvers, Pablo
Tecson's command, surrendered at Ra
Fernando yesterday and took th
oath." , . „
The following other surrenders hay
aleo occurred: Insurgent-Oenerol Ar
Jola, with tbMy officers and 700 in
at the town jf Nueva Caceras, in
province of South Camarlnes, Southei.
Luzon; the remainder of the command
of Maj. Pablo Tecson, consisting of
nineteen officers. 173 men and 133
rifles, at th* town of San Miguel de
Mayu'mo, Bulacan province, central Lu
zon; and sixteen officers and seventy
men In Bulacan province and at other
points.
The wholesale grocery dealers of Ma
nila report doubled sales of groceries
since the investigation into the alleged
commissary scandals were commenced.
Smallest Living Baby
NEW YORK.— The smallest baby In
this country, if not in the world, was
born about two weeks ago In Patter
son, N. J. When the child was Dorn
it weighed about fourteen ounces. It
is the third child born to Mrs. and Mr.
Samuel Smith. The eldest, a girl of
4, is a perfectly formed child and
healthy. The second was born with
neither arms nor legs.
The last child is perfectly formed.
It was thought at first that it would
not live, but as hope was about given
up it set up a lusty yell, entirely out
of keeping with the size of its body.
It was at once placed in a doll car
riage belonging to the eldest sister
and warmly covered up and placed near
the fire. The baby is fed milk with
an eye-dropper every half hour. It is
thought that there Is no doubt of its
living.
MEXICAN MOB
Wrecks a Bull Fighting Arena at
Mazatlan
EL PASO.— Word reached here that
a serious riot occurred at Mazatlan,
Mexico, last week, over a poor per
formance given by a troupe of Mexi
can bull-fighters.
The bull fight had been extensively
advertised by flaming posters and the
Mexican populace went to the arena
in large numbers . A big holiday crowd
turned out to witness the sport, and
when the show did not come up to Its
expectations, the easily excitable Mex
icans proceeded to take matters Into
their own hands and wreak vengeance
on the bull-fighters who had faked
them and taken in their pesos.
The wildest excitement prevailed.
Guns and knives were pulled out, and
the cries of the angry mob could be
heard for a radius of half a mile. Sev
eral officers who were present endeav
ored to quell the disturbance, but were
thrown down and trampled on. One
officer pulled his gun and leveled It
upon the mob, but was shot down, re
ceiving a fatal wound.
In the panic that followed the shoot
ing the bull-fighters managed to es
cape to the town, where they secured
the protection of the police force.
Seeing that it had been cheated out
of its prey, the mob tl.en turned its at
tention to the arena, which it almost
totally wrecked.
The police were ordered out In full
force, but were met by the rioters and
a hand to hand fight ensued. The
battle between the authorities an the
mob waged hot and heavy for about
ten minutes, and in the melee many
persons were seriously injured and sev
eral are reported to have been killed.
The riot was finally quelled, and
several Mexicans arrested as being the
leaders of the mob.
War Tax Test
San Francisco— By a vote of five to
two the Supreme Court decided today
that the action of Wells, Fargo & Co.,
in compelling the shippers to pay the
war tax in addition to the regular rate
for shipments, was illegal.
This decision was handed down in
the test case begun in 1898 by W. F.
Fitzgerald, then Attorney-General of
the state, and bequeathed by him to
Tirey L. Ford, his successor in office.
Tha case will probably bo taken to the
United States Supreme Court.
Pacific Coast Scores
Washington— The Navy Department
has awarded the contract for the build
ing of the twenty-flvo knot cruiser Mil
waukee to the Union Iron Works of
San Francisco. The contract price Is
?2.8G5,000.

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