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THE SALT LAKE RAILROAD
A Debate of Two Hours Occupies
tbe State Senate
LOS ANGELES IS ALLRIGHT
Warm Speeches Made by Many of the
Members
No Reason Why the Northern End of the
State Should Not Take Care of Itself.
This End Can.
Sacramento, March 11.—The afternoon
was taken up with a reconsideration o
the Salt Lake bill in the Senate; for over
two hours thej debute lasted, all the
leading orators, except Gesford, who was
absent, making speeches. Senator Hart
called the bill up aud asked for a recon
sideration on the score that it wus un
constitutional and that if one county wus
allowed to bond,others would be asking the
same privilege and his county. Sacramento
would soon be in the second class and
could rush into debt to build railroads
also.
Senator Mathews replied that the bill
only affected his county. That his people
would risk the constitutionality of the
proposition, and that they wcr* pro
gressive, go-ahead people and that there
was no danger of Sacramento reaching the
population of Los Angeles very soutn.
Senator McGowan said he Came from a
section that produced only butter, salmon
and squaws, cmt he must light for the
constitution of the state and its observ
ance. He proceeded to make a speech in
direct opposition to the position he took
when the woman's rights question was
up for debate last week. Then he said
pass the hill and let the courts decide
upon its constitutionality. Here he said
we must not pass a bill if it is unconsti
tutional, because we have sworn to sup
port and maintain the constitution.
McGowan talked for an hour.
Orr opposed the bill because he feared
the people of Los Angeles might be
pinched by the proposed railroad.
.Mathews replied to both McGowan and
Or* • lie showed the inconsistency of the
form." I ', snd read telegrams from Mullen,
Bluett it Co., Jacoby Brothers and other
prominent citizens of Los Angeles to
show tire class of people in Los Angeles
who desi red the passage of the bill. He
sa d that twenty-two telegrams from lead
ing citizens of Lis Angeles had been re
ceived from him favoring the report.
Continuing, Mathews said that the peo
ple of Los An.seles county or any other
county had the right to do as they pleased
about."going into debt and they were not
obliged to ask the distinguished gentle
men from the north to come clown and
take rare of thttm and protect them from
themselves fir from the railmrds.
McGowan said he was sorry the distin
guished gentlemen from Los Angeles-
Mathews—took each a narrow and sec
tional view of the case.
•■The Senator frcun Los Angeles, myself 1
and every Senator is not the representa
tive of a section, bint of the state of Cali
fornia. The people ot Los Angeles are as
much mv people as they are the people of
the Senator who has been chosen from
that district, and I am bound to look after
their interests."
Then the Senator from Humboldt
launched into a lengthy debate again on
the constitutionality «f the bill, and
finally, as it was after .5 o'clock, the bill
was called for reconsideration. There
were 24 ayes, 18 noes and three Senators
absent or' not voting.
McGowan tried to force a linal vote on
the bill, hut it went over until tomorrow
on motion of Bert, wihen it will come up
immediately after tihe reading oi the
iournal.
' It has been coni.luided to lower the
maintenance for tiie Whuttier State School,
and iiiO.ooo, the figure iv the appropria
tion hill, is reduced to 9200,000 by a spe
cial bill.
Senator Androus, in v speech, intro
duced a special bill, saying the superin
tendent of the institution bad found it
could be maintained with economy, al
though the number of children was in
creasing, on $200,000, and Southern Cali
fornia only wanted for her public institu
tions what was actually needed. Neither
the trustees nor the officers of the Whit
tier school had been in Sacramento lobby
ing for that institution and ft was pro
posed to set an example to the rest ol the
Mate for economy by cutting down the
appropriation voluntarily after it had
passed.
There was tremendous applause from
the Senate and the galleries. The hill was
made a special order for Wednesday morn
ing and everyone crowded around An
drous to congratulate him on the course
he had taken to praise the school and its
management and superintendent.
The Governor has appointed Mrs. John
W. Mitchell a trustee ol the Whittier stale
school to succeed Dr. Haynes, whose term
expires in a few days. A lady will proba
bly be appointed on each board as a
vucaney occurs.
SENATE PROCEEDINGS
Wellington's Motion Regarding Population.
Some Other Hatters
Sacramento, March 11. —In the Senate
on motion of Withington of San Diego for
the Judiciary Committee statement of
population of the various counties based
on calculation from the gubernatorial
vote was stricken out and arbitrary figure
of population inserted us given by each
Senator. This was done to meet Karl's
objection urged Suturduy evening to niocle
of classification by population. Under
adopted classification there arc lifty-scven
classes, each county forming a class, Sau
Francisco lirst, Los Angeles second, Ala
meda third, Santa Clara fourth, Sacra
mento fifth, Sonoma sixth, San Joaquin
Seventh, San Diego eighth, Fresno ninth,
Kan Bernardino tenth, and so on to Al
pine, fifty-seventh.
Hart of Sacramento caused a debate by
a proposed amendment, which wus lost,
to have supervisors in cities of the twenty
tilth class (Kern) name a paper for official
advertising. Another amendment by Hurt
carried, giving counties one extra deputy
sheriff und two extra county clerks for
each additional superior judge. Amend
ments were made following in the lead of
the amendment by Biggy of San Fran
cisco, result in giving tax collectors or as
sessors no commissions for personal prop
erty collections, but to make salaries pay
ment in full. The bill went to the printer
Slid was made a special order for Wednes
day.
It was agreed to reconsider the vote by
which Mathews' bill wus passed permit
tii.g l.os Angeles county to issue bonds
to build the Suit Lake road, The bill was
made a special order for tomorrow morn*
ing.
.v lull was passed appropriating 13000
deficiency /or putting in beating ami
ventilating apparatus for the San .lose
Normal School, The Retrenchment Com
mittee's bill giving the Stall-Board of F.\
am lucre power to fix compensation and to
..• I tec the number of all employees paid
put of statu appropriations, including
those of al! slate institutions, caused a
live!) deahte, Burl of Alameda and Hart
of Sui raraonto opposed the bill, but Burke
oi Siitttu Cru/., Withiimton of San Diego,
1 '.ncford of Sail Joaquin, Ott of Ventura
and Seymour of ban Bernardino favored
the idea as n desirable measure of
ex momy. Hart said the Board of Ex
aminers had UU more business to run the
tltato University than a blacksmith to
run a jewelry store. Despite all.tactics
to tlofcit ii the bill passed by a vote
uf 'il to 11 BarJ gave notice of reconsid
eration.
The county government bill was report
ed back from the judiciary committee
with slight amendments as to the duties
and salaries of Assessors, and a discus
sion of the bill occupied the entire morn
ing session.
At the evening session bills wore passed
prescr blng taxation for telephone com
panies: appropriating $3500 for C.F.Wells
for injuries received while a member of
foe National Guard; prohibiting the sale
of spirituous liquors within one mile of the
State University or sttite prisons; ap
propriating $.'i(l,000 for the erection and
operation of rock-crushing plants nt the
state prisons to prepare materials for
highways; providing* for the control of
the Home for the Inebriate at San Fran
cisco; amending the law relative to the
conduct of elections; providing for a
board of building and loan society com
missioners; amending the law relative
to the government of Sutter county levee
district No. 2; amending the act of ISH7
relative to the adulteration of wine;
amending election law rami providing for
a new board of non-partisan election com
missioners in San Francisco : reducing the
number of Superior Judges in Tulare
county from two to one; providing for
franchises for elevated and underground
railroads.
A new bill was introduced by Androus
of Los Angeles reducing the appropria
tion for the Whittier school from $210,000
to $200,000.
A bill paying the widow of A. W. Mc-
Ginnis, who was killed while pursuing
Kvans and Sontag, $7600 was made a
case of urgency and passed to third read
ing.
IN THE ASSEMBLY
The National Guard Bill Comes Up-Other
.Matters
Sacramento, March 11.—Assembly—The
National Guard reorganization bill was
taken up out of order and passed without
Opposition. It provides for sixty-nine
companies made into three brigades.
The bill supplementing the actual act of
organizing irrigation districts passed. It
enables irrigation districts to dispose of
surplus water rights and water already
acquired in excess of tho actual needs of
the district.
A bill creating a board to regulate the
practice of architects was refused a third
reading. Pendleton gave notice of recon
sideration.
The Reid amendment was offered and
voted down and the water front bill with
Powers' amendment was passed by a vote
of 80 to 9.
At the evening session bills were passed
compelling all corporations to pay em
ployees monthly and prohibiting assign
ments of wages for the purpose of evading
provisions of the act: repealing the act of
187S relating to street railroad fares and
providing that one fare shall not. be
charged for a longer distance than three
miles; authorizing the removal of the
Home for Adult Blind from Oakland to
property at Santa Clara and the sale of
the Oakland property; authorizing the
state agricultural societies to mortgage
their property.
Bills paying the claim of Jerome Deasy
for $1062, also claims of H. P. Dyer and
others for $W>l costs in the case' of the
People against the American Refinery
Company were refused passage.
There "was a debate of over an hour be
fore a vote was taken.and the railroad bill
passed by a vote of sixty to nine. Powers
and Dinkelspiel of San Francisco, Phelps
of Sau Mateo, Waymire of Alameda and
Bledsoe of Humboldt argued for the bill
and for giving the proposed competing
road every facility, while Brusic of Sacra
mento, Bulla of Los Angeles, McKelvcy
of Orahge and Hied of Trinity opposed
the bill as presented with the Powers
amendment. The nine voting against
the passage of the bill were: Reid, Wade
of Napa, Weyse of Los Angeles, Hatiield
and Brusie olSacramento, Cutter of Yuba,
Bulla of Los Angeles and Baker of Sunt::
Barbara, Populist. The bill goes to the
Senate tomorrow, where a battle is ex
pected.
Among the bills passed was that abol
ishing the oltice of Attorney of the State
Harbor Commissioners of San Francisco;
also adding new sections to the code on
civil procedure relative to attachments
and foreclosure of mortgages; state prison
committee's bill providing for the consol
idation of prisons and removal of the
state printing office to Folsom defeated
last week, was reconsidered, but again
voted down.
SPECULATORS ARE PERTURBED
An Advance of Four and One-Half Per Cent
in Wheat
San Francisco, March 11.—The crop re
ports sent out by the Government are
such that speculators in wheat were at
i. ver heat today owing to an advance of
i\i oenti iver the ruling price of Satur
day, wnich was MO cents.
The grain supply is particularly short
in the Dakotas, Nebraska ami Kansas,
where it is reported thut there is not grain
enough left for the spring sowing and
immediate use.
The conditions are reversed in favor of
California, where farmers have been
feeding their stock on wheat for the past
three months, trying to get rid of the
surplus whicli has accumulated during
the past two years, and where the
demands were not great enough to ex
haust the stock.
BRAVE WORK BY A GENERAL
Peace Agreement Still in Progress
in the Orient
The Taking ol Din Shotalin Was Accomplished
Only by Splendid (ieneraship
of the Troops
London, March 11. —A Shanghai dis
patch to the Times says a Chinese force
of 7000 men, supported by thirty guns, was
attacked by the Japanese at Din Shotalin
on Saturday last.
General Katsura commanded the center
division of the Japanese army, which
fought bravely. General Oku wus in com
mand of the right wing of the troops,
The left wing was composed of Yantu
gata's soldiers from Kaping. The attack
was successful and in two hours the Chi
nese fled towards Chin Chow, losing -tut)
men. The Japanese loss was ten killed.
After burning Din Shotalin for strategic
reasons, the Japanese re-crossed the LioO'
A dispatch to the 'Times from Pekit)
says the Chinese Government, through
the United states ministers, Messrs.
Den by und Dun, have already agreed
upon the points in the peace conference
regarding the independence of Corea, tiie
cession of territory and money indem
nity, the amount to be agreed upon by
the envoys. It is expected the agreement
Will he signed at an curly dale.
THREE HUNDRED KILLED
A Battle Occurred Between Oovernmcnt
Troops and Insurgents
Buenos Ayres, March 11.—Advices from
Limit are to the effect that an engagement
has been (ought at Cabanilias, Pern, be
tween Government troops and insurgents.
The Government forces were defeated
with a loss of three hundred killed.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy gives
the best satisfaction ot any cough medi
cine 1 handle, and as a seller leads all
other preparations In this market. I
recommend it because it is the best
medicine 1 evev handled for coughs,
colds and croup. A. \V. Baldridge, Mil
lersville, ill. For sale by Off A Vaughn,
Fourth and Spring streets, and C. F.
Ueinzemau, 222 X. Main street, druggists.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest Award.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, 1895.
There a new artist in town. It is a matter for speculation how low long he will
stay here. The fact that a committee was recently appointed by the Police Commis
sioners to arrange for a summer uniform for the patrolmen gave' him the peg upon
Which to hang the above illustration. He is a man with ideas on the subject of dress
and other things, and has not learned that ideas often lead to jail. As a sample of
idea on dress, he has attired a member of the force in a costume (or the lack of It)
somewhat like that of the South African Zulu. In extenuation of his offense he urges
that the policeman thus attired would present rather a striking appearance, and that
the uniform can be made at a very low figure, and that every policeman could secure
one without requesting, or even desiring, an increase of salary. He insists that as
this is an era of dress reform, the time fias arrived for the guardians of the pnblib
peace to fall into line and get up to date in that respect.
BONDING OF CAR LINES
An Amicable Suit Brought in
San Francisco Courts
I. W. HELLMAN INTERESTED
Consolidation of All the Systems in
the Bay City
George H. Whittell Files a Separate Suit
and Will See That the Game
Is Blocked
San Francisco, March 11.—The amicable
suit to determine the validity of Market
street bonds has been complicated by tbe
attitude of George H. Whittell, one of the
stockholders who opposes the consolida
tion of street railways for the extension oi
which the seventeen million dollar bonds
were issued. Whittell's attorney charged
that the suit was not genuine, and that
the railroad company and the bondholders
were in collusion.
I. W. Hellman, president of the Nevada
Bank, and other captalists, have agreed
to take $1,000,000 worth of the bonds if
the Supreme Court approves of the recent
consolidation. Hellman explained his
amicable suit by affirming that the mar
gin of profit in purchasing corporate bonds
is small, and that attacks made by gen
uine stockholders who think they have a
genuine grievance are not infrequent but
that often such attack is made by profes
sional stockholders who purchase a few
shares merely for the sake of taking ad
vantage of some Haw or defect which acci
dent or inadvertence has caused to exist in
proceedings for the authorization and is
suance of the bonds; that litigation over
such attacks, if it occurs, usually eats up
whatever margin of profit there would
otherwise be in the investment. So, as
a measure of ordinary business prudence,
the suit was begun to determine the lia
bility of the stockholders issuing the
bonds. Tne insertion of the value of the
Central Railroad Company's stock was
the point on which the stockholders di
vided, Whittell wishing it placed at $500,
--000.
Attorney Robert Y. Hayne, in an affi
davit tiled* with the Supreme Court, says:
"George Whittell admitted that his
shares of stock in the Central Rialroad
Company were only worth $1000, but offer
ed if he were paid $10 000 for it, he would
make no further opposition to the pro
ceedings. After upbraiding him for such
conduct, 1 left the room."
The bond makers and bond takers then
trieil to drop Whittell from the case as an
intervenor, but he brought suit on his
own account and is now wedged among
those who are trying to settle the matter
in friendly fashion. The stockholders
who have" objected to the consolidation
will thus have a representation through
him.
I BEAT HIS TENANT'S WIFE
Sensation Caused by a Landlord at Santa
Rosa
Santa Rosa, March 11.—Quite an excite
ment wiiS caused by the arrest of Edward
Steiger, an old German living between
here and Sonoma, who is charged with
beating ihe wife of one of his tenants
named Smith. Mrs. Smith is in deli
cate condition and she claims Steiger
came to the farm, while her husband
Was absent and caught her by the throat,
threw her down, bruised her up badly
ami pulled out a lot of her hair. She says
there is an old well near the house and
that Steiger got hold of her and tried to
carry her to it and throw her in. While
she was struggling with him the family
dog jumped on Steiger and by hitiug him
furiously compelled him to leave her and
the place. Steiger claims she was the
aggressor.
nary Lease and the Charities
Topeka, Kits., March IL—Mary Eliza
beth Lease, the noted Populist orator, has
not made up her mind to give up her
place on the Hoard of Charities to George
A. Clark, although he has been appointed
by the Governor and confirmed by the
Senate. She claims her time will not ex
pire until February, 1896, and if her law
yer can find a law to sustain her claim she
will make a light in the courts.
Rupture
To the people who are suffering from rupture.
Prof. Joseph l'andry, formerly of Berlin, Ger
many, now of Santa Barbara, is practical rup
tore specialist and truss manufacturer, ln
formation free whereby you can become cured
Those having tried all kiuds of patent trusses
and found no relief, also have given up all
hope, to those people I am Calling their atten
tion and especially ask them to tend me their
addre s.
A ROW IN THE NAVY CORPS
The Men at Vallejo are Kick*
ing About Rations
UNDUE RESTRICTIONS MADE
The Messers Not Properly Provided
With Hard Tack
Explanation at the Yard Sounds Well, but
the rien are Still Hungry—Chance
for an Investigation
Washington, March 11.—The complaint
that comes from Vallejo, California, of
undue restrictions upon the commutation
of rations of sailors on the Monterey and
Olympia, was ascribed by officials of the
Navy department to interested shop-keep
ers in town who profited largely by the
sailors' trade.
As explained at the Navy department it
has been customary to allow the com
mander of the vessel to use discretion as
to the number of rations. This led to the
trouble. In some cases the commanding
officer was very severe in restricting the
number of commutations, in others the
privilege was extended without restriction,
so there was complaint among sailors of
discrimination. Again it has been found
when the ship wus called upon suddenly
to put to sea, the messers were not proper
ly supplied with rations, owing to the
number of commutations.
In one cuse the entire marine guard of
the ship wus rationless owing to the de
falcation of the caterer, who got drunk
and spent the mess money placed in his
case. Department officials came to the
conclusion that some rule was necessary
to regulate the commutation of rations,
and an order was issued limiting the
number which might be so eorumutated
to one in each four suilors. In an ordin
ary mess of twenty men this would
amount to $46.50 a month, a sum sufficient
in the opinion of the department to sup
plement tho regular navy ration with
luxuries.
Is is contended at the Navy department
that the present naval ration is the best
in the world, and the American sailor re
ceives as much food in one meal as the
British sailor does in tlie whole day.
AFTER TRAINROBBERS
Detectives Looking for Clews Near Woodland.
One Arrest
Woodland, Cal., March 1. —Detectives
have been Hitting about the city for the
past two weeks, and it is reported that
they have evidence that may lead to the
arrest of the men who held up the train
near Sheep Camp last October. On
March 2d v young man named "Brock"
Hannum, who works on his brother's]
ranch near Willows, wus arrested, ostensi
bly for threatening his brother's life, but
this charne is considered a ruse to hold
him until other arrests can he made. In
formation rouched the detectives that
young Hannum had been acting in a sus
picious manner and that he had been
carrying food to his confederates, who
were thought to be concealed in the
mountains back of Willows. A hunter
came upon two men in the mountains,
and Wednesday a heavily armed posse left
Williams to capture the robbers. Thoy
came upon two young men who proved
to be peaceful hunters from Winters, and
the posse returned empty handed. Han
num bears a good reputation, and it is
not bieieved he knows anything about the
robbery.
LAST DAY OF THE SESSION
The Lieutenant-Governor of Indiana Calls a
Halt
Indianapolis, March IL—Lieutenant-
Governor Nye ruled today that the Sen
ate could not pass any bills, as it was
the last day of tho session. Speaker
Adams of the House made an opposite
ruling, allowing bills to be passed.
There was an animated scene in the
Lieutenant-Governor's room at noon after
the Legislature adjourned. Mr. Nye was
signing bills when Governor Matthews
came in. He wus visibly excited and said
he had three bills before the Senate
which ought to be acted upon. One was
against prize lighting.
"Under your ruling," declared Gov
ernor Matthews, "these bills cannot be
passed. You should not have made such
a ruling."
"My ruling was according to the con
stitution.' and the Licutentmt-Governor
reached for a hook and read the section.
"I am willing to waive my rights un
der the constitution," said Governor
Matthews.
"Well, lam not. What is the constitu
tion made for if it is to be disobeyed? Is
it made for the whole people or lust for
the Governor of Indiana?' 1 said Mr. Nye.
"You made a wrong ruling two years
ago."
"I say I did not," said the Lieutenant-
Governor, bringing his rlst down on tlie
table before him. "I ruled then that, a
bill under consideration on Saturday
night at adjournment was proper to be
brought up Monday."
"Well, if those bills are lost I will hold
you responsible for them."
"I don't care a — for your bills. They
have been before the Senate for some
time. Why were they not brought up and
passed before this?"
"1 don't know."
"I don't either. I know I did not in
terfere with them, and I will not change
my ruling."
HOUNDED TO DEATH
The Last Words ot Suicide Walmer
to His Wife
San Piogo, March I.— An Inquest was
held today over the remains ol .I.Walmer,
who committed suicide hist Snturday.
There were six or eight witnesses ex
amined.
Mrs. Walmer said that her husband
came home about noon lost Saturday and
was complaining about being "hounded
to death," and seemed afraid that he
would be arrested again. He was in tlie
kitchen at the time und threatened to kiil
himself. At that moment he took v bottle
from his vest pocket, and, knocking the
stopper off, swallowed some of the con
tents.
Other witnesses showed that this was
chloroform, taken presumably to deaden
the pain of strychnine he had taken pre
viously, amounting to about eight grains.
A verdict was returned by the.jtiry of
"suicide by poison administered by his
own hand." The funeral will he held
tomorrow.
The hearing in the case of Frank
Kthridge, charged with complicity in the
forgery case, on account of which Walmer
suicided, has been deferred for a few
days. Meanwhile time Kthridge is out
on $2000 bail, and further arrests are
probable.
THE INSURANCE WAR
Matters Further Complicated by ■ New Fight
Between Agents
San Francisco, March 11.—The insur
ance situation wus further complicated to
day by a difference between Mann it Wil
son's general agency and Hagau Broth
ers.formerly Mann A Wilson's city agents.
Under the rules of the new compact abol
ishing city agencies, the members of tho
firm of Hagau it Co. were offered posi
tions at Salaries as canvassers. The city
agents declined this proposition, wheie
upon Mann ifc Wilson seized Hagan's
books. Hagau arranged to reinsure in
the Hartford and announced a cut of 60
per cent in dwelling rates. Now the two
firms are issuing counter circulars to pa
trons and cutting business risks from "5
to IK) per cent. Mann <t Wilson are gen
eral agents of the Lancashire, the Girurd,
the St. Paul, the Agricultur ! and the
Teutonic companies, all of which are in
the compact.
A YOUNQ BOY'S SCHEME
He Profited by the Confidence of a Sick
Woman
Marysvillc, Cal., March 11. — Edward
Kremple, a lti-year-old boy, has been
arrested on a charge of opening another's
mail. A young woman named Amy Mac
intosh became ill and confided to Krem
ple that if her friend S. B. Nichols of
Winneruucca knew she was ill he would
send her money. Kremper then wrote a
letter to Nicolls. signing the girl's name
and asking for $10. The money was sent
and also a second time in response to a
request for aid, Kremple received the
mail. Nicolls ascertained that the girl
never received the money,hence the hoy's
arrest. He admits having opened the let
ters, but says they contained no money.
Little Work Being Done
San Francisco, March 11.— George Stone,
one of the contractors who has in charge
the work of extending the line of the
coast division southward towards Santa
Barbara, is in the city, and says that lit
tle is being done at present, only a small
gang of men being employed. It will re
quire three months to complete the bridge
across the Santa Maria river, he says, al
though the work is being pushed night
and day.
Mr. Stone is hopeful that after the ar
rival of G. I. Huntington, who is ex
pected in this city in a few days, the
word may be given out to push the line
through "to Santa Harbara. The connec
tion could be made in about fifteen
months, Mr. Stone says.
Found Drowned
Woodland, Cal. March 11.—A special to
the Democrat from Knights Landing
says: James Dunham and Joe McKlroy
two young men employed on' H. B. Hig
gins r farm, went out for a boat ride in
the water that covered the tule basin, on
Saturday afternoon. About four miles
south of Gold Grove Point they came up
on the body of a man, lying face down in
about two feet of water. The body is sup
posed to be that of John W. McClure, who
disappeared on the 2d of January.
FLAMES IN A GOLD MINE
A Great Fire Raging in the Shaft House
of the Sultan
The Blaze Started In the Shaft House and
Spread Rapidly—Hen in
the nine
Minneapolis, March 11.—A special to
the Tribunfe front Winnipeg says:
The shaft house at the famous Sultan
gold mines, fourteen miles from Kat Port
age, caught tire early this afternoon, and
before tlie tlames were discovered they
completely enveloped the building. This,
of course, shut off the air supply to tho
mine, in which were working twenty to
twenty-five miners. A messenger who
arrived at Hal Portage from the mine at
8 o'clock to day, says when he left at l
o'clock only four men had been brought
up. A number of doctors were working
over these in the hope of resuscitating
them, but with small chances of success.
The other men in the mine were certainly
suffocated, and ate practically given up
for lost. The shaft machinery being de
stroyed, hindered the work ol rescue. The
fumilies of the men live at Rut Portage
and there is great excitement, as their
only communication with the line is a
circuitous and somewhat dangerous wagon
trail. Further particulars are expected
tonight.
A PIGEON RACE
Winged Messengers to Fly Between San
Francisco and Portland
San Francisco, March 11.—A pigeon
race is being arranged for next June, the
course to be from this city to Portland,
Ore., a distance of over TOO miles on un
"air lino track." Seven birds have gone
into training for the race, with a $500
stake and ten times this sum in side
bets. The owners are rival pigeon
fanciers of Portland, H. Mills and F.
Hoffman. The trainer started the birds
on a trial trip at 9 this morning. They
are expected to arrive at Portland in
twenty-three hours. The pigeons will be
sent to and fro over the air line track ut
frequent intervals until the day of the
race.
An Oyster Dredger Swamped
Oxford, Md., March IL—During a
heavy gale yesterday the oyster dredging
schooner Ida V. Seward capsized iv
Broad Creek, and it was supposed the
crew of seven were drowned.
HAS HYPNOTIC INFLUENCE
A Troublesome Prisoner in San
Quentin Raises a Row
PRISONERS DO AS SHE SAYS
Mrs. Martin Created Dissension in the
Oakland Jail
Physicians Pronounced Her at Death's •■*■ '
but the Woman I* Equal to the
Emergencies of a Convict
San Francisco, March 11.—Mr*. Mary
Martin is the roost troublesome prisoner
at Sun Quentin. Besides possessing the
DOWer to hypnotize people, she has a vio
lent, vindictive temper, and when not Im
pelling the women by her strange influ
ence to acts of mischief, is in a state of
fury with tho officials.
Although an inmate of the penitentiary
only a few months she has gained the
reputation of being an incorrigible and is
regarded as a thoroughly dangerous per
son. Mrs. Keys, the matron, has been
Studying this mysterious woman since
lust August, and she shook her head rue
fully us she spoke of her.
Mrs. Martin was taken to San Quentin
on a stretcher, nnd for live months she
was ill. During that time she managed
to bewitch Mrs. Murry, the woman who
attended her, und it became necessary to
remove Mrs. Murry from her influence.
As Mrs. Murry was not of strong consti
tution, she gave way under the nervous
strain engendered by the hypnotic state,
and lost her mind. By that time Mrs.
Martin hud sufficiently recovered to care
for herself, and fearing she would begin
to practice the art of hypnotism on the
other inmates of the female department,
it wus deemed wise to lock her in her cell.
Notwithstanding this precaution, in a
short time she had hypnotic control of
several of the women. Although not al
lowed free communication with the in
mates, she hail hurried conversations
with them through the window of her cell.
Her opportunity for hypnotising was not
propitious, but she used her powers with
good effect. The matron, who was on the
alert, began to notice that some of the
women grew pale aud thin, were acting
strangely and seemed to have something
on their minds. She watched them close
ly and found they were under Mrs. Mar
tin's control ami sought interviews with
her whenever the opportunity offered.
Mrs. Werner, who attempted to set fire
to the penitentiary two weeks ago, was
also one of Mrs. Martin's victims. She
made a full confession to Warden Hale a
few days ugo, telling him how she tried
to free herself from Mrs. Martin's in
fluence, but was unable. She said she
was compelled to do as Mrs. Martin willed,
and could not resist her command to
"keep on playing crazy." The unhappy
creature said the hypnotic power over ncr
had been like a great weight on her soul,
and she begged to he taken away from
Mrs. Martin's influence.
Colusa's Claim
Sacramento, March 11.—The county of
Colusa commenced suit in this county
auainst Glenn county for the recovery of
If I, IB:;. 72, half of the amount of the assess
ment of the Northern Railroad Company,
which was paid to Glenn county, but
which the plaintiff claims should' have
been paid to it.
La Freckla
Death to Freckles.
Mme. M. Yale was recently
asked the question "which of
her discoveries she considered
the most wonderful." Her re
ply was as follows: La Freckla,
because it unmasked my own
face from a filthy mass of
freckles and gave me the beau
tiful rose leaf complexion which
you see and which has been
admired by the people of every
nation. Before I discovered
La Freckla I was a freckled
face individual disgusted with
my own appearance. TodayJl
am the envy of every woman
who looks at my skin.
La Freckla will remove any
case of freckles in existence and
leave the skin as transparent as
crystal. One or two applica
tions removes tan and sun
burn. It takes ;jfron*i three to
nine days to -Hestroy every
trace of freckles. It is the only
remedy known to the world
that does this. Now is the time
to use La Freckla, as it strength
ens the skin, removes and pre
vents freckles and sunburn.
#1.00 per bottle. Sold by all
druggists or
MME. M. YALE, Temple oi Beauty, 110
State street, Chicago.

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