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PEOPLE WHO WANT HELP FIND IT IN THE HERALD CAO Persons answered advertise • rnents last week through The Herald. | The Results of The Herald's Gain is Astonishing. VOL. XLIV. NO. 69 DOWN THE ROAD TO THE INSANE ASYLUM A Herald Reporter's Ex= perience of a Day A TALE OF TERROR TOLD IN EL MONTE The Strange Freaks of the "Crazy" Cause Excitement. THRILLING STRUGGLE WITH A COMPANION An Early Morning Wrestle for the Pos. session of a Knife THE MADMAN FINALLY OVERPOWERED AND TAKEN Brought to the County Jail and Examined by the Doctors When About to Be Committed to the Asylum the Scheme is Frustrated by an Unfortunate Rec ognition. The diary of an insane person would often prove of interest to the public, but it ia set loin that opportunity is offered io perute one. In the behalf of the public, therefore, One of Warren*s Sprints Down El Monte's Boulevard I was instructed by my chief last Satur day to assume the characteristics' of a lunatic, be committed to the state in sane asylum aud on my return give, through the columns of The Herald an accurate account of my adventuies. This I endeavored to do and but for an unforseen recognition would have suc ceeded in placing such a record before The Herald readers. "The best laid plans of mice and men aft gang aglee," and my efforts to obtain an insight into the working methods of the custodians of the state's irresponsible wards were thwarted by the recognition cf myself by a prisoner who was confined in the ciry jail at the time of the chain gang expose. At the start El Monte was selected as > the scene of my arrest for the reason : that I was already known to tho official) at the city prison as the "chain gang re porter" nnct if captured within tho city limits the most desultory investigation would result in discovery. The county officers had not known me personally and so it was with them that I resolved ! to come in contact. The first expedition to El Monte I made alone on Saturday afternoon. Taking j the 1Z:">"> o'clock irai l I was rapidly Whirled up the valley toward San Gabriel, \ through heat and dust. In a short half j hour I reached my deisination and alighted. That evening I tried to get arrested. It was a dead failure. I talked in known and unknown toneues and might have even used a smoked tongue, but with no greater effect. The people stared. "Luny" was all they •said as they walked away. That night I became violent. Down the street I met a maiden fair with a tin bu&ket on her arm. He Becomes Violent "Whoop!' I yelled with a mighty lung -of my arm toward the tinapil. Thn f rl caught her breath and h>d with her hair .itieaming in the vir.d «a that ore c«h 1 I I aye enjoyed a comfcrtal le gan.e of lioker upon the outstretched hraids. 1 was unable to catch eithei girl or brecth, and after a chase of a niock and a ball she dodged iutu v near-by home and Jockeu the door. I awaited arrest for this, but waited in vain. The tin pail remained on the sidewalk where it was dropped, and there seemed none to succor the girl nor to redress my wrong. Later In the evening I posted several placards in various eonspicuuns places i setting forth in bold characters written ! with a blue lead pencil the tact that I, Harry McKnight, was the applicant for 1 the position of czar of youth America, j ccupled with the information that I was 1 the unhappy father of two wives, one j living and one in Han Diego. t Tiiis move might have been a surces?, as ! I saw several prominent and influential j citizens sitting on tbe hotel porch in the morm >ig reading one of my "cards," But they failed to nominate myself hs the author of it and could scarcely con fess the fact. At length in order to precipitate mat ters I determined to bring a friend to El Monte, and returned to the city on tho early train. I met just the man on South Main street, lie was a mere ac quaintance, but I judged that he was somewhat impulsive and impressionable and induced to stake the issue on his actions. "Hello Miller!" 1 said. ''Why, how are you" he replied. And in a few moments 1 Invited him to spend a day with me in the country. He Draw ing Pictures on the Depot Platform accepted, and that afternoon saw us un der the shadow of Old Baldy, snugly en sconced in the El Monte hotel. Shortly alter our arrival I commenced to act as stranghely as possible* To many of his questions I returned vague replies, nnd before long I siw that he was view ing me in a most peculiar manner. Bed* time came and he retired at midnight. I sat up and delivered myself of an ora tion of confused words and phrases that would havo made the norpse of Henry Clay turn over In its grave. Millet 1 sat up and endeavoren to soothe me. and aft er a little I consented to be soothed. Early in the morning I arose and after dressing began to make strange noises. This awoke my friend, and he, too, put on his clothing. "Come, Harry, let's go to breakast." I yelled, and he bumped his bead against the ceiling. "What's that you .-ay Ike?" I remarked, und stood up. He was properly scared by toil time, and sat bactc looking at me. I yelled again and tried to put in It the feel ins of an escaping soul with its tail caught in the crank of entrance to St. Loui*. Miller stood up in bed and I jumped for him, securing a throat hold. In a few seconds of struggling ho reverse! the proi esa, and I found myself face downward with 160 pounds of "soared humanity resting on my spinal column. "Look out!" I yelled, and as I gave an upp'ard heave he tied out of the door, looking it from the outside. A rush through tho hall and I heard a commotion among tho guests and then the sounds of a hasty explanation con cerning my mental condition was heard emanating from my recent roommate. He denurfd In search of a constable and 1 sat in a far corner of tbe room with sine qua uou expression on my face, In His Roum at the Id ftorittl Motel drawing pictures in lead pencil on tho lioor* The outside wliispers increused, and then I heard the sound of a heavy article being placed outside the door, and knew that mine host was slowly and painfully climbing a Btepladder in the endeavor to take in the show, lie succeeded, but 1 I aid no attention to the races that ap peared at the transom, hut continued my ; portfa rtire. i ' ort y afterward Constable Fuiiee np je re ami edged into tne room with sev eral ntalwart supporters ut bis hack. M Good artist, lie said tenderly, I said nothing, but continued my art exhibition, adding to it a picture of a biirro with roguish <-:i r-. that my I nerd will, no doUDt, le.-md as a must admirable likuess in ihe i.ttyH mi come. He smiled benignly und I thought how charming that same Mnile will appear as he peruses the col umns ot The Herald in which this article appears. However, I remained silent and only cave pioof of my existence by pe riodical glunces witti which I punctured tiie atmosphere. "Coma, now, do," he said, but [ made ho move, an I they dually lifted me to my feet und forced me to tne dour. I went along, and with a brawny bund on each arm, was taken to ihe depot. Here, as everywhere, 1 resumed my picture draw ing ami kept at it until tne train arrived. My cuptor placed mo In a scut in tho Smoking car. and in a few minutes I wus en loute to the county jail. Arriving them at' 11 o'tloctf, I was rtrnmntly and efficiently searched and ' then led away like a iamb to the padded i cell "Put 111 m right in tbe Imp house,'' qtHitl! one cf tl.o deputy sheriffs, and I was soon secured, bug house! Well! I encountered two in less than as many minutes, 'i'hey were athletic oner, too, and would doubtless bare beeu able to THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 19, 1895.-TEN PAGES. j piny a strong game of checkers. As it was ithey jumped and I moved, and so |we kept it up until X was called to be ex* ; amined. | Two deputies escorted me to department ■ two of the superior court,and there I was ! looked at by Drs. Ainsworth, Wernigk ' and MacGowan. They felt my pulse and \ asked me questions, none of which I an j swered. "Commit him," said one doc ; tor. "Send him to the hospital," re i marked another. "Put him to jail for a lew da>s," counseled the third, and to ; hlfl side of the case they finally leaned, j All of them seemed to be impressed with the idea that I was insane, and had I not been recognized I would bava undoubtedly been sent to the asylum in a few days. "Slow and sure" seemed their mono, and it was finally decided to postopue the matter for a few days, and 1 was sent to the jail again. 1 sat down in the padded cell and rumi nated. In a few moments I saw the wicket open and a female voice asked a few questions about the "awful lunatic confined therein." "Tho Insane is sit ting down now," said a voice suspic iously like Attorney Meservc's, and the fair visitor was forced to be content with a fairly good view of my pedal ex tremities. Later, 1 heard the exclamation."That's Warren!" from several of the deputy sheriffs, ami knew that they had pene trated my incognito, but resolved to brave the matter out. This determination did not avail, however, as one of the prisoners, who had been confined re cently in the city jail, positively identi fied me as tho "chaingang reporter," and us there followed v consultation in which 1 heard the word "investigate," I knew the course had been run. 1 admitted the truth of the prisoner's remarks aud at 2 o'clock p. in. was called to be re-exam ined, This time the doctors decided in n most positive manner that 1 was in full posseasiun of my mental faculties, and the insanity complaint was dismissed. As I was about to leave the court rcom I was detained by the sheriff on another charge, the complaint bting as follows: C. tf. Keliogg being lirst duly sworn, depose! and says, that he ia the deputy sheriff of the county of Los Angeles; that one Harry A. McKnight has been guilty of contempt of the superior court of Los Angeles county, committed ps follows: That he. the said Harry A. McKnight, did, on the 18th day of 'June, IH!>5, pre tend to be an insane person and cause com plaint to be prepared against hi in, cbangng him, the said Harry A. Mc- Knight, with then and tnere being an in* sane person; tuat thereafter, to-wit, on tne 18th uav of June. 1895, the said Harry A. McKnUht OSUSfd and procured him self to bt* brought the Hon. W* H. Clark, judge of the su"pr ; or court, pre** I siding in department two thereof, and In the Padded Cell j then and there feigned nnd pretended that lie. the said Harry A. McKnight. was . hen and theio an insane person, and uereby caused and procured an examina tion by three physicians, namely, Drs. Wernigk. MacGowan and Ainswnrth, ap pointed by the superior court, m inquire into the question of his sanity, nnd was then and there disorderly, contemptuous aud insolent towards tho said \V. 11. Clark, judge of said superior court, and was then nnd there guilty of conduct lending to interrupt the due course of the judicial proceedings of said superior t court, which said conduct was as fol j lon s: j That he, the said Harry A. McKnight, ; vhe i brought in*o lourt. retused to an ; swer any aud all qu stious put to him I touching his condition by the said phy sicians appointed hy the court to examine into die question of his sanity as afore said, and feigned and pretended to bo insane, and maintained silence when interrogated iv reference to his condition for the purpose of inducing the phy sicians to believe that he was Insane, as he claimed, and for the purpose of : deceiving and trilling with said superior court, and that when interrogated, to wit: • Dr. Wernigk, as to whether or nofjsjjUe Was suffering from any physical ailment, iOld McKnight refused to answer, and witen interrogated by said physician, Dr. MacOoWan, as to Whether he was suffer ing from any physical ailment or other wise, the said McKnight, wilfully and for the purpose of deeoiving and trilling with said superior court refused lo an swer the said interrogations und then and there, fur tiio purpose of trilling and (teceivrig said physicians and this court, said McKnight wilfully refused lo an* j swer any and all Intel rogations pro ! pounded lo him by el I her Gj suid phy \ sicians appointed by said superior COUlt, jto iiiqiiirs Into the que-tion of Ins san ity. I hat ntfiar.t is informed and be lieves nnd therefore alleges the tact to he, that, he, tho said Harry A. McKnight was then ami there, end Is now, a sane person; that hi. * said insanity was then and there protended and was assumed by j the said Harry A. McKnight lor tbe ptli i pose oi deceiving sard court and Indue j Ing the court, in make an improper order | committing tin* said Marry A. MofCnigbt jlo the slate any him located at Highland, I California. Wherefore, uinuit prays that j a warrant of attachment be issued, aud I | that he. the said Harry A. McKnight, ■ may bo charged to answer be ford the said 1 Superior court, department two, foi the contempt proceedings afor-said. The entire proceeding on my part hav ing been one entirely free f om, jnoiiciotiF nesfi or intent tp offend the dignity of the court, I was much surprised at this, bur made no defense. I st once pott tied my chief, ami in a few moments Attorn-vs li.. Davis. Burns ami A. S. Halsted Wert) present t;» offer aid in my de fense. Ball was lixod iv tho sum of $1000. and I was soon free from the custody of the sheriff. The matter is to come up next Thursday at in a.m. Misrepresentation by the Express In the meanwhile the occasion had : been seized by the Express to publish (he j following misrepresentation of tacts un der tho name of an XX Ift A. Evidently tired by his day's hard work, the poor representative ot that journal had not had sufficient time to learn the truth of the matter, and so "Juiced 1 ' up the startling | story beaded "Held in Contempt." j The Impress's account follows: "lleniy Warren, the Herald's young man who simulated luna y in order tb«»t he might go to Highlands and expose the management, failed to connect and his ache c died v bornin*. "Wan en went to El Monte nnd made an attack upon a constable of the locality. I'll* 00iMr swore to a complaint charging Warren with lunacy but when the young roan got into Judge Clark's hopper and tlir doctor* ordered him committed to a padaed cell in tbe jail he weakened and told Under Sheriff Clements the story. "Mr. Clements informed Judge Clark of the fake at - p. ni. today, and that gentleman sent for Warren. When tbe young man came into court Judge Clark asked him what his reasons were for tri fling with the court, and attempting to deceive Inm. to which Mr. Warren made evasive answers. "Thereupon Judge Clarke ordered War ren into tho custody of the sheriff, and tilings began tv assume a serious aspect. "Deputy District Attorney Willis was instructed to prepare a coin plaint charg ing Warren with contempt of court In pretending to be an inasne person, and when brought up for examination being disorderly, contemptuous and insolent towards .Judge Clark, and was guilty of conduct tending to Interrupt the due course of judicial proceedings of that de pal tinent of justice, in that tie deceived and trilled with the court. "Finally Warren was admitted to bail in the sum of $1000, and trial of the case will occur nn Thursday morning." The hastiest comparison of this novel ette witli the true state of affair* reveals the fakologist. At no time did I attack a constable, nor did that gentleman swear to a complaint. Neither was I at any time disrespectful 10 the court, the contempt proceedings being of a teen* nlcal ami not a personal construction. Nothing was said by me to Judge Clark that could be consulted by tbe wormy journalist who handled the matter for the Express into a contemptuous answer, and the statements made by him are purely malicious. And lam led to b'lieve that either his brain was slightly affected by the proceedings referred to, or else the gentlem in'a perception must be weakened by excessive overwork. harry a. warren, shy on arithmetic Would-be Teachers in Alameda Fall—Charge a Put-up Job OAKLAND, June IS. —Examinations of teachers for the public schools in Ala meda county were held today, and out of seventy-live young women who started in, fifty-six were notified that they could not continue tiie examinations. They had failed in arithmetic. The defeated candidates are very angry. They say that there is an over production of teach ers in Alameda county and that in order to reduce the number of appliacnts, the board of examiners purposely ask ques tions in arithmetic that could not be answered. For instance, one question required an intimate knowledge of the country lying near Mount Diablo, in or der to locate a certain section of land, and another question required a tech nical knew ledge of bridge building in order to answer successfully. NOW MY LADY, YOU KNOW Why tbe Bride of Lord Sholto Douglass . Is in Hiding An Irate Theatrical Manager Who Has a Contract With the Woman Is on the Trail SAN FRANCISCO, June IS.-Manager Moore of the Auditorium is looking for Lady Sholto Douglass and threatens trouble wnen be finds her. Lady Doug lass was Loretta Addis and acted in a liakersheld dive. She often sighed for an opportunity to appear before tho San Francisco public. After her engagement : with Lord Douglass she received the coveted offer from Manager Moore and signed a contract. She appeared at the Auditorium several nights and was a great success. But one day Miss Addis and Lord Douglass went to San Joso and wero married. The young woman failed to return to the theater and is spending her honeymoon with her noblo husband in some place unknown to theatrical managers. Manager Moore nourishes his biokcn contract and threatens that he will enforce it as soon as he can find Lady j Douglass. CLOSING THE GAP Trains Will Run Across the New Steel Bridge at Santa Barbara SAN FPvANCISCO, June 13.—The long steel blfdge over tho Santa Maria river, in Santa Marbara county, will ho finished this week by the Southern Pacitic con tractors. The sixth span was put in place today, and the workmen are now engaged in puting the seventh and last into place. The railway down tbe coast has been completed to Guadalupe, and grading has is now being done further south iv Santa Barbara cousnty. Trains will be run across the bridgo In about two weeks, and construction trains will go to tho front with material for track laying. The gap in the road is njw about fifty miles in length and will soon be covered, provided tho company deter mines to finish the work. This, how ever, is doubtful at present, as tbo olh" --cials will not say how soon the road will run through to Los Angeles. OH, DEAR ME! Willie Chambllss. the Society Dude, Is Soon to Wed SAN FRANCISCO, Julie 18.—The en gagement or William IT. Cham bliss, the : aspirant for social distinction and the j author ot the unpublished book, Society I as It Really Is,to Miss Amanda Teresi. is | announced. Miss Teresi i.i not a society woman. Her father is the jeweler at Shrevr A CoSt Cham bliss recent! v achieved no toriety by writing a book on Sau Fran cisco society. He claimed that be would expose tho shortcomings of the swell sot, ami such *as the apprehension that pub lishers of tins city were induced not to pri nt his hook. Chain bliss thereupon went east to have his work published. TIIE IRREPRESSIBLE DUNCAN An Appeal Taken in fl PantOUi Los Angeles Case SAN FRANCISCO, June 18. —Attorney Blanton Duncan of Los Angeles has filed an appeal from Judge Ross' deoision against him In his J50.000 libel suit against the Southron Pacific and Atchi son, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad com panies. The rase grew out of a dispute about a rebate claimed by Duncan on the companies' charges for shipping bouse* hold goods. The companies asserted that Duncan had perjured himself in state ments made to tho interstate comnieice com m lesion* ' Illinois to Have v Special Session SPUING FIELD. 111.. June 18.—Gover nor Altgeld today issued a call tor a special session of the general assembly, to meet on June 26th, to pass on revenue laws to relieve the deficiency in the state treasury and to pass laws regarding sleep ing car charges and regarding justice courts iv Chicago. TV DID HE LOSE HIS HEAD? Captain Taylor Blamed for the Loss of the Colima STORIES OF SURVIVORS Passengers After Life Preservers Were Beaten Back Women and Children Washed Off the Decks and No Eiforts Alade to Lower Boats SAN FRANCISCO, June 18.—An even ing paper says: When the government's investigation shall bo held there will be no lack of testimony to show the culpa bility of the Paeiiic Mail company in tbe Colima wreck. Besides tne testimony given by the hull and boiler inspectors, A. 11. McLellan has received a letter Irom his brother, who has a coast ranch in Mexico, near the scene of the wieck. Ten of the wrecked passengers are being cared for by him, and their story of the wreck corroborates all that has been said against the management of the ship. Mc- Lellan writes that, from the story told by tho survivors at his place, the wreck wasall due to Captain Taylor. "Certain it is," adds the writer, "that he made no attempt whatever to save the passengers. The rescued passengers tell me that the coverings were not even taken off the boats, and further that the passengers were not notified of the dan ger until live minutes before the Colima went down. The freight ports could not be closed on aocount of tho immense car go of lumber ond other merchandise. Tho water rushed through these port holes and in v lew minutes put out the tires in the engine room. Then the Coli ma was practically at the mercy of the waves. I learn that a feeble attempt was made to hoist a sail, though there was such confusion then that it was practic ally useless to attempt to do anytning. "The passengers attempted to take down the life preservers, but the mates forced them to put them back. One of tbe men here picked up a preserver, and he was peremptorily ordered to nut it back where he had found it. All the women and children were on deck just before the Colima went down, though many were washed off by the rushing waters or knocked off by tho flying spars before tho end came." The government inquiry will bs direc ted to ascertain among other things, how It was that the officers of the San Juan failed to pick up the passengers who have been drifting ashore near the scene of the wreck, after the San Juan's de parture. There is abundant evidence that they made nothing like a thorough search for the survivors, and it is thought that many lost their lives through this neglect. C. 11. Cusning of Oakland, a Colima survivor, picked up by the San Juan, was before the steamboat inspectors this af ternoon. He test 1 lied that before the steamer sank, there was no canvas out. The lumber on tho Colima's deck was piled lour and a half feet high. In answer to the question, "Did the officers of the Colima do all in their power to save the lives ol the passengers?" Gush ing replied : "The officers gave us no warning. No life preservers were furnished us, and l heard no order to lower tho boats." Cunning's testimony in regard to the treatment he received on the San Juan is in direct contradiction to that given by other witnesses of the inquiry, who tes titied that they were most brutally treated by the officers and crew of the San Jaan. "The investigation will be brought to a close tomorrow afternoon, when Manager Schwerin uf the Pacific Mail com pay will testify as to tiie condition of the Colima on leaving this port on her last voyage. THE PRIDE OF THE ATLANTIC The New American Steamship St. Louis Attracting Attention LONDON, June IS.—Tho advantages claimed for the new American liner St. Louis as an ocean steamer as set forth in the complimentary resolution adopted by her principal passengers on her first voy age and signed, among others, by Sir Julian Puuncofote, the British ambassa dor at Washington, are to form t l io sub stance of a question in parliament. Captain Donelan. an Irish Nationalist member representing Queenstowti, and therefore interested in a rival route, gave notice to Sir Kdward Cray, under secre tary of foreign affairs, that be would ask him this question : "Whether the resolu tion signed by Sir Julian Pauncefote asserts that the St. Louis has demonstra ted the inauguration under American auspices of a now era In the history of ocean traffic, and whether, in view of the fact, that such action on the part ol tbe ambassador may be taken charge of to advertise the line of a foreign com pany against the British line ships.which Have invariably proven their superiority on both the outward and homeward pas sages between this country and New York." He will request Sir Julian Paun cefots to substantiate the statement con tained In the resolution or withdraw his Bignalure from it. Speaking to a correspondent, Captain Donelan >aiu: "I am asked the question not out of any unfriendly feeling J.o the American company because it simply in the interests of Die ijueenstowu route and the parties Which still make Queen s towii a point of call despite the advan tage held out to them to adopt Southamp ton." _ WOULDN'T TAKE PENNIES How a Street Car conductor Got a Company into Trouble CHICAGO, June 18. —M. A. Vizansky began suit against tho North Chicago street Railway company in the superior Court foi $5000 damages for injuries re ceived In put off one of the com pany's cars by the conductor. The plain tiff, wh.i was a peddler 70 years of age, says he boarded one 01 the company's cars and when the conduct jr came around he handed him five pennies. The con ductor did not want pennies *nd deman ded a nickel, but tiie plaintiff told him thai pennies were a legal tender for any debt. The conductor said he would have iiis fare in some o'her form or the plain tiff would get off the car. VTzansky re futed to get off and the conductor, he Bflys. put him off and threw his basket of wares into the street. A Sunday Night Homicide SANTA CKUZ, June IS. —An autopsy today revealed the fact that Wi liarn Den son, who was killed Sunday night, came to his death from kicks in tbe stomach. Joe Rodriguez, who is nccised of the in tinier, is anxious to havo a hearing. He denies the killing but his statement is not corroborated by other witnesses. Wather Today: ralr. m A NEVER FAILING GUIDE FOR HOUSE HUNTERS - Advertisements of lrinti ot U/S houses, rooms and apartment! — " In last week's Herald. Remember Ihe Herald Reaches the People Roaiiguez claims that Benson and his brother and John Story wanted to tight him and when Benson got hold of him he gave him a hard tussle. When they broke their holds Rodriguez struck him but Benson did not fall but at the second blow he drjpped to the ground. JAY GOULD'S MILLIONS Heirs In New York Still Fighting for the Fortune NEW YORK, June 18.-Sunogate Ran son has granted the application of George J. Gould and other executors of the es tate of the late Jay Gould to send back to David McClure, the appraiser, the ques tion of the appraisement of the estate so that a report may be made on the ex penses of administration Mr. McClure, as appraiser, reported some time ago that the value of the per sonal property was 580,°35.550. The real estate was valued at about $1!,000.000. The appraiser deducted the sum of $0,000,000 frorri the personal property as an in debtedness of the estate to George J.Gould and after deducting the payments, the total value of the residuary estate was placed at $7:1,224,587 Mr. McCluro did not make any allow ances for the commissions of the executors or expenses of the administration nf the estate. Pending a settlement of this question the sum of $0,000,000 was paid by the executors into the state treasury under protest, as a collateral inheritance tax. I'nder the will the four executors receive each $10,000 a year as their com mission. In addition, the expenses of the estate will be about $250,000. It is claimed for the estate that all these ex penses should be deducted ftom the resi due before any tax is fixed. DEATH TO DISHONOR A Young Defaulter Leaves a Letter and Skips Away OMAHA. June 18.—City Treasurer Henry Bollon, whose accounts are under investigation by his bondsmen, has sud denly and msteriously disappeared. Until the investieation is completed nothing can be stated positively ai to the conaitinn of his oltice. He was unJcr bonds of $1,000,000. Since he disappeared notes addressed to his family have been found among nis papers. One dated May 7th states he pre fers death to dishonor and asks that his life insurance, amounting to $30,000, be paid over to his family. The second note says the day and hour have come. It is not believed Bollen will be found alive. Lumber Mfll Burned CAIRO 111., June 18.—The Chicago Milling and Lumber comptny'a plant, Wolverine mills owned by H. Paereke <fe Co. of Chicago, burned today witn several thousand feet of lumber. Tne loss is $150,000; insurance (66,000. TO FIGHT FOR THE COUNTRY Assignment Made of West Point Graduates The Past Cadets Are to Report for Doty In September and Oct a Taste of Life In the Army WASHINGTON. Tune 18.—The war de partment lias made assignments of tne graduating class of West Point among the various regiments of the army. Two of thu cadets graduating, No. 1 nnd No. 2, aro assigned as additional second lieuten unts In the engineer corps. A number of cadets have been assigned as additional second lieutenants in the different regi ments, there being no vacancies for them at present. The cadets will report for duty on Sep tember 30. The assignments are as fol lows and in the order of their rank in graduating: Corps of Engineers—Additional second lieutenants, Edward H. Schulz, Harry Burgess. ArtiUeiy — Second lieutenants first regiment. Harry T. smith battery A; Second regiment. Joseph L. KnoA'ltoii. battery F; Third regiment, Tnomas L, Amies. battery A. Additional second lieutenants, C H. Arnold, jr.. Fifth artillery 1 Joseph Wheeler, jr., fourth artillery; Adrian S. Fleming, Fifth artillery; Brooke Payne, Fourth artillery. Cavalry—Second lieutenants, Sixth reg iment. Caspar ft. Conrad.troop M; Harry H. Stout, troop G; Herbert A. White, troop 11. Seventh lepiment, Nathan K. Averill, troop Mi Ninth regiment, Harry T. Cavenaugh, troop L, j Additional second lieutenants.l Mort imer O. lligelow. Tenth cavalry; William S. Sills, Second cavalry; Auugst C. Nis sen, Fifth cavalry; Clyde E. Hawkins, j Thiid cavalry; James Parker, Fourth cavalry; Joseph H. Heron. First cavalry; i Henry" B. Dixon, Tenth cavalry; George B.Prllcbard, jr., Ninth cavalry. Ninth infantry, second lieutenant, j Second regiment. Franklin S. Dalton, i 1 company D; Third regiment, Joseph : Bugge jr., company Hi Fifth regiment, John A. Guerney. company G; Amerieus Mitchell, company 0; Ninth regiment. Thomas W. Dartah, company X; Thomas F. Dwyer, company 1; Louis 11. Lewis, company G; Eleventh regiment, aielton M, Grew, company I; Twelfth regiment, Francis Sievetre, company F; Glenn H. Davis, company I; W. A. Smith, com pany X; Thirteenth refitment, Charles 11. Payne, company F; Fourteenth, Percy-' Miles, company X; Sixteenth, lienj'aniin T. Simmons, company 1»; Kighte*entll. Albert S. Brooks, company F; Walter S. Mcßroom, company 1; Twentieth, L-rcraiue T. Richardson, com pany 1; Charles 11. Rowland, company 11; Morton F. Smith, company E; Twenty-lust, Louis M. Nuiman. com pany £ ; Twenty- ecoinl, David S. Stan ley." company G ; Twenty-fourth, Joseph N. Austin, jr., company Fl: Twenty- Hftb, Samuel 0. Creden. company 1; Girard Bturtevant, company m, Additional second lieutenants, Louis H. Basp, Thirteenth infantry; Anton Springei. jr., Twenty.first infantry ; Frank B. Watson, Nineteenth intantry; Oscar J. Childs, Nlnteenth intantry; Joseph Pearce, Fourteenth; Daniel Duncan, Fifteenth infantry. The Volley Railroad. STOCKTON. June Is. — Tho maayor today affixed his signature to the ordi nance granting a right of way through ibis city for the valley load and tbo way is now open as far as the city is con cerned. The Commercial association met tonight to take up the work of closing negotiations for the right of way to tho Stanialaus river and that work will bo huiried »l fast as possible. A Bridge Builder's Tall. STOCKTON, Juno IS.—A man named Sanderson, who was employed b\ tho San Francisco Bridge company in build ing a Hume near Knights terry, on the line of the San Jaoquin Irrigation com pany's canal, fell oil' a Hume iwenty-live feet high yesterday and was probably fatally hurt. His skull was crocked, lie was picked up in an unconscious con dition. PRICE FIVE CEjfTS WILL THE END NEVER COME Another Scandal Hinted at in tbe Fair Case THAT MONSTER WHEAT DEAL Estate of Another Millionaire Said to B# Involved Wholesale Bribery of Brokers' Clerks and Others, It Is Said, Was Necessary for Secrecy AesocUted Press Special Wire. SAN FRaNCISCO, June 18.—An even ing paper publishes a sensational story stating that the late ex-Senator Fair had a partner in his purchase of 200.000 ton! of wheat, by which speculation a loss of from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 was incurred. It is said that another millionaire's estate) was connected with the attempted wheat coiner in a partnership capacity, and that since Fair's death strenuous efforta have been made to conceal tbe fact, the living partner saddling the entire loss upon the dead. Wholesalo bribery of clerks, brokers and others intimately connected wilh.the big wheat deal is said Ito have secured silence regarding the partner wno did not pay Lis share of the loss. St. Louis and San Francisco Line ST. LOUIS, June 18.—Special Master in Chancery George D. Reynolds has de cided that the receivers of the St. Louis and San Francisco cannot be permitted to abrogate the leases under which they now operate four subsidiary roads, tba St. Louis. Salem and Arkansas, the St. Louis, Kansas and Southwestern, tba Kansas City and Southwestern and tha Kansas Midland. THE NEWS Events of tbe World, the Nation, Southern California and Los Angeles . WEATHER REPORT — United States department of agriculture weather bureau's report, received at Los An* geies June 18, 1895. Places m Forecast—Juno 18. —Kor Southern California,' Fair; continued warm, probably warmel in the interior, becoming cooler Wednee* evening on the northern coast; fresh, fen* erally northerly winds, shifting to westerly along the coast Wednesday evening. Temperature—Report of observations taken at Los Angeles, June 18th. [Note—Barometer reduced to s-ja level.] .00 a. m. 129.931 55 7 :00 p. m.i'-9 !Ul 82 j 3 Maximum temperature. Minimum temperature, BY TELEGRAPH—The investigation in the foundering of the Colima, shows that tilers was no attempt on the part of tho ship's officers to save life —Another scandal has cropped out in ibfl Fair will case—The National Re publican league will convene at Cleve land today; the light for president will be a bitter one—A Wisconsin town has been bought outright by capitalists and will be boomed—The strictures of the Sau Francisco grand jury on tho state supreme court are resented in a letter from Judge Beatty Additional details of the sluughterjof men, women anil children in the Saxsoum havo come to light—The railroad scheme to connect America and Mexico with Brazil, Peru and other countries has been reported favorably on by a committee —A sil ver congress was convened at Topeka, Kan.—The war in Cuba goes merrily on. ABOVTTHE CITY.-Moeting of (he police commissioners--Police Com missioner Pirtle receives an anony mous hut friendly letter—Honoring an educator; glowing tributes to the late Superintendent Friesner—The police department's monthly inspection of men—The council will meet this morning to consider tho perplexing question of school building construc tion —Stranding of the American Girl thcatiical company—Bennett held to answer in the sum of $2000.—Fed eral court matters—l,enda Doniinguez in court swears that she stabbed Harry Branscombe—The Southern Pacific ,sued for $50,235—Superior court notes — T.ic normal school scandal; inter views upon the matter—The Heraid chain-gang reporter plays lunatic and is recognized; story of his meth ods—The Highbinders' Revenge; a shooting scrape last night. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 'EIV ER A.—Public school commencement. SOI Til PASADENA.—An octogenarian remembered. LONG liEACH.—Wonderful display of porpoises. SANTA ISA KARA.—hotel association meeting. AZUBA. -Tbo water supply; the ora.ige situation. SANTA MONICA.—The electric railway to he liuilt at once. REPLANDS.—Semi-annual rifle shoot of Company B, POMONA.—Reception by high school alumni. SANTA ANA.—Brilliant reception by tho high school. PASADENA.—Arranging the Throop ex hibit; Company 1! turns out strong. WHERE YOU MAY 00 TODAY ORHPEUM-At 8 p.m.; vaudevilU. BURBANK—At 8 p.m.; The CleriAfcean Case. LOS ANGELES THEATER—Matinet and at 8 p.m.; The Old Homestead.