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HIS COUSIN'S WIFE A FATAL TRAGEDY ENACTED NEAR POMONA A PARAMOUR KILLED SANTIAGO MABTINEZ SHOT BY HIS NAMESAKE WAS CAUGHT ONCE TOO OFTEN The Husband Was Fired at Twice and Then Emptied His Shotgun in His Cousin's Stomach POMONA, July 23.—A tragedy occurred early this morning at Lemon, ten miles west of this city. Santiago A. Martinez shot and killed his counsin, Santiago Lo carlo Martinez. It seems that the shoot ing was done in self-defense. From an in terview that your correspondent had with the survivor, who drove to Pomona after the tragedy and surrendered himself to the officers, It appears that about 4:30 this morning he heard a noise in the adjoining room, and called out: "Who! isi there?" At the same time he; secured his shot gun. In an instant he was shot at twice, both bullets passing dangerously near his head. He then fired the shotgun in the direction whence the shots came, and, following up this fusillade with three shots from a revolver, killed the intruder in stantly. Constable Slanker, to whom the murderer surrendered, was the first person to reach the scene after the tragedy. He found the dead man lying doubled up in a wood box by the kitchen stove f) where he had fallen, and a revolver, with two chambers empty, was close to his right hand. The shot tired from the gun had hit him squarely in the Stomach, causing instant, death. Domestic troubles are al the bottom of the affair, and, as Is usually the case, a woman is the cause of the tragedy. It appears that a young cousin, 24 years of age, had taken up his abode with S, A. Martinez's wife during his absence at work at Los Alamitos. The husband returned rather unexpectedly on the night of June 24th, and found, on approaching the house, ■unmistakable signs of the presence of the young paramour. His boots were on the porch. Not being armed, he decided to knock boldly at the door and take his chances in a rough and tumble fight. He met his man in the kitchen, and a lively encounter followed, the youthful Intruder soon retreating. The next day the hus band swore out a warrant against htm and had him arrested for disturbing the peace, this being as far,aathe actual evidence in the case would permit the charge to go. The young Lothario was convicted and sentenced to twenty days and to pay a tin« of 125. Through habeas corpus proceedings he managed to get out of jail in a few days. Whether the young fellow was seeking revenge for this, or believed the husband to be again absent is not known. The prisoner says that since the first unpleasantness he has been endeavoring to sell his property and move his wife and children away, In the hopes of preventing further infidelity on her part. A coroner's jury this afternoon found that the husband's action was Justifiable homicide. RIVERSIDE Miner's Forlorn Hope—Still No Juice. Important Beal Estate Deal RIVERSIDE. July 23.— J. F. Mllner is beginning to lose heart. He lies In the county Jail awaiting the action of the su preme court on his appeal from the de cision of the superior court, which sen tenced him to serve six years In the state prison for the killing of S. J. Darrah at Banning about a year ago. Mllner has been in the county jail since last Decem ber, and all this time will be lost to him If the higher court should decide against Ms appeal. His health has not been of the best of late, and the confinement is be ginning to tell on his appearance. The electric light and power service fur nished by this city is still giving a lot of trouble, and every day now the juice Is shut off for more or less time, greatly to the loss and Inconvenience of those who de pend upon the service for power and lights. Today the electricity was shut off for some time, and the steam engines had to be fired up by the newspapers and other establishments using power. Real Estate Deal An Important real estate deal was con summated ytsterday, in which valuable Riverside county and city property was traded for Los Angeles business property. The consideration was $100,000, the Security Loan & Trust company being the purchas er and T. W. Brotherton the seller. The property traded was for the Armory block, corner of Eighth and Spring streets, Los Angeles, and the following Riverside coun ty property was in the deal: The Lakevlew hotel and bath house, and also lots 2, 3, and 7 of block 3, and lots 1 to 8 of block 43, R. L. & I. Co. lands; also the undivided quarter of south half and northwest quar ter of section 21, township 5 south, range 5 west. The Elslnore property was figured at $25,000, and the lands of the R. L. & I. company, $7500. The latter was a cash deal. Foresters' Installation Star Encampment, I. O. O. F., held a regular meeting last evening, at which the following officers were Installed to serve for the ensuing term: J. E. Shields, C. P.; George T. Todd, S. W.; W. H. Davis, H. P.; James Runyon, J. W.; M. C. Paxton, scribe; Dr. C. Sherman, treasurer; A. A. Plddlng ton, guide; W. P. McDonald, first W.; S. P. Jumper, second W.; F. P. Wilson, third W.; J. W. Riley, fourth W.; Charles Wat kins, O. S.; J. Peterson, I. S., and John Thomason and J. Mettlcr, G. of T. Brevities Harry Phelps, second son of ex-City Clerk Phelps, who has been 111 for several months with Brlght's disease. Is unable to leave his bed. Bom< months ago John C. White of this city v as blown up by a premature blast In a t Ine in Humboldt county, and for a time fls life was despaired of. Friends of the unfortunate man here received word from him today, that he will recover, with the exception of hie hearing, which has been permanently Injured. For some weeks past there has been a stranger In the city who has wandered about the streets talking to no one and never working. Complaint was lodged with the aheirff about the man, as many of the housewives feared him. He was taken into custody today. He refuses to give his name, and says he does not Intend doing any work during the present admin istration. When placed in the insane ward the man positively refused to eat and will not answer any questions. While not vicious, the man Is undoubtedly crazy. GEORGE FOSTER KILLED Wall Known San Diegan Meets With a Fatal Accident SAN DIEGO, July 23.—George Foster, a prominent business man, met with a sud den death this afternoon at about 4 o'clock. He was a member of the firm of Bradley & Foster, proprietors of the Santa Fe house, and went into the casement of the elevator shaft to draw some wine from a cask. While there the elevator came down and struck him on the head, break ing his neck. The elevator boy heard no sound and knew nothing of the sad acci dent until Foster's body was found half an hour after the accident. BRIC-A-BRAC BURNED J. F. KBOTJSEB'S RESIDENCE AND CONTENTS DESTROYED A Pasadena Boy Writes Prom Camp Merrltt—Y. M. C. A. to Go Into Camp— Notes and Personals PASADENA (office of The Herald, 58 East Colorado street), July 23—The home of Mr. and Mrs. Krouser, on the northeast corner of Wilson avenue and Colorado street, was destroyed by fire this evening. Mr. and Mrs. Krouser had started out a little, before 8 oclock to visit a niece on South Los Robles avenue, when Mrs. Krouser remembered that she had wished to take with her a cage of mocking birds. They returned for the birds and had occa sion to light a lamp in the sitting room. When they had again left the house they once more returned, Mr. Krouser having noticed an odor of smoke. A second iater the roof was on Are and in an astonishingly short time the house was ablaze. Nothing cculd be saved except a stove, a few rugs, a vaße and a chair or two. The house was paper lined and unplastered, and was built at a cost of only about $700, but was elab orately furnished, among the furniture be ing several very valuable clocks, one of which was 370 years old. Mr. Krouser had refused an offer of $300 for this clock from the Historical society of Philadelphia. There were also many haudßome rugs and other bric-a-brac from all over the world. The insurance on the house and contents was only 21000. Mr. Krouser has built three bouses in this city and owns considerable property. The Are department was not called out, the place being outside the city limits. The hook and ladder and hose cart drove out, but arrived too late to do any good. A Pasadenan's Letter The following extracts from a letter from Frank Nixon of Company I at San Fran cisco, dated July 21st and addressed to a friend in this city, contains some Items of Interest to Pasadenans: "The Seventh is all expectation again. The colonel assured all the officers last night that we would leave on the Scandia. Gen. Otis Is preparing to leave today. I received an elegant chest protector a few days ago from my sister-in-law In lowa It saved my life. There is nothing like them for this climate. If you are acquainted with any Red Cross people you might hint to them that chest protectors are one of the most needed articles of furniture going. I suppose you heard all about the 'riot' in the Seventh. Sunday evening. Just after mess, I was sitting in my tent reading and suddenly heard about forty fellows holler. Of course I filed out to see what was going on and by the time I had got to the officers' street even* man In camp was down near the guard house. They had discovered that the lines were closed, and the boys set up a howl. Of course the rest of the boys came out to see what it was. Then they thought they would have a little fun. We went around and called on Gen. Otis. Capt. Murphy had a speech from Lieut. Col. Schreiber and th?n got the band to play while he marched around from one com pany street to another. Then the papers made out that we *ad had a riot. There was not a dozen men In the crowd who cared two-bits about going out nor about anything else except enjoying themselves for a while. Of course you know Frank Childs of Grand avenue? He is one of my tent mates. He is an all right fellow to have In the tent. Always does his share. Brings in milk, butter and pie occasionally. Archie Price of Pasadena was ordered back to his company. He will not go with Otis as ex pected." T. M. C. A. Camp The boys of the Young Men's Christian association are considering the feasibil ity of camping on the community plan at Long Beach. Their plan is to hire three tents, one for cooking, one for eating and another for sleeping room. They will hire a cook, who will remain during the entire season, and the boys will go down In squads, spending a week or two each. They figure that the cost would not exceed $3 each per week. The scheme Is open to members of the association only. Prof. Hamilton, who is president both of the local association and of the Long Beach Chatauqua assembly, is now at Long Beach, and is making arrangements for the campers. Brevities The Red Cross society will hold a re ception Monday afternoon and evening at 15 West Colorado street, the new quar ters of the society. There will be good music and refreshments, the proceeds to go to the benefit of the society's work. The society was thanked in person by Captain Lippeneott of Company I, for the work It has done for the soldier boys. Two festive youths of respectable par entage and well known about town, got on a spree this evening and conducted themselves In so ungentlemanly a manner on the streets that a policeman was con strained to take care of them. They were let off after receiving some pointed advice from Marshal Lacey. Personal Miss Emery of South Mollne avenue en tertained the Ne Plus Ultra club last even ing with a cobweb party. Principal James D. Graham of the high school and family returned from Long Beach today. Three carloads of members of the East ern Star order went to Terminal island today on a picnic. W. E. Arthur Is in Santa Barbara. Rev. Father Farrelly of the Catholic church will leave soon on an eastern busi ness trlpi Robert J. Burdette, Mrs. P. C. Baker and Roy Wheeler left this morning for San Francisco. Mr. Burdette will go to hie home in Pennsylvania. LOS ANGELES HERALD, SUNDAY MORNING. JULY 24, 1898 WITH BLACK POWDER ATTEMPT TO BLOW DP A CAPIS TBANO HOTEL SANTA ANA SOLDIER DEAD Louis Baker's Death Is Universally Mourned—Sudden Death of Geo. Turner —Personal Notes SANTA ANA, July 23.—A dastardly attempt to blow up the Mendelson hotel, at Caplstrano was made Thursday night by some miscreant. A quantity of black powder, attached to a fuse, was placed against the window of the house, caus ing an explosion that shook the entire town and was heard for several miles. No one was injured, and the damage to the house was slight, on account of the position in which the explosive was placed. Had It been put under the house or against the solid wall, the building would certainly have been wrecked. There is no clue to the perpetrator of the crime nor any known motive. Officers are hard at work, and will endeavor to locate the guilty party. The residents of Caplstrano have offered a reward of 2150 for the arrest and conviction of the guilty person. Louis Baker's Death Louis W. Baker, aged 25 years, one of Santa Ana's best known and most popu lar young men, died yesterday of pneu monia in San Francisco, where he was with Company L, Seventh California in fantry. The body will be brought hero for burial, arriving tomorrow morning on the 10 o'clock train, accompanied by John Baker, father of the deceased. A squad of the militia will meet the remains at the depot and escort them to the fam ily residence, where the funeral services will be held In the afternoon at 2:30. The members of the G. A. R., W. R. C, Cadet Corps and fire department will attend the funeral in a body. This is the first death among the members of Company L, and it has cast a gloom over the entire community. Flags all over the city were floated at half mast today in honor of the deceased, who was universally liked. Events of the Day George Turner, a well-known resident of Westminster, was found dead today in a celery field, where he had been work ing. The cause of death is unknown, as he was apparently in good health when he left home this morning. Deputy Cor oner Mills went out after the remains, and will bring them Into town, where an Inquest will be held. Mr. and Mrs. Hill, of Garden Grove, have received letters from the officers of the company of Rough Riders in which their son "Wesley Hill is a member stating that he is in a dangerous condi tion and is not expected to live, from wounds received in the famous battle of La Quasina. Abbot Clark, the theosophlst lecturer, Is at his home In Villa Park for a few weeks' rest. Mrs. Frederick Stephens entertained a number ofj her lady friends this after noon in a pleasant manner. Several Sir Knights from this city at tended the meeting of the Mystic Shrln ers In Los Angeles last night. Mrs. Julia Burr has returned to her home In Oakland after a visit In this city with Daniel Halliday and family. An earthquake was felt in this city last night at about 1 o'clock. Miss Nan Downing, of Los Angeles, Is the guest of Miss Belle Chilton. Miss Martha Robinson, of Pasadena, Is the guest of Miss Eda Schllsher. J. L. Booty will leave Monday for his home in Fort Worth, Texas, after a visit of several months with his brother, J. A. Booty, in this city. S. W. Smith returned today from a camping trip in the San Bernardino mountains. Mme. Modjeska Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Rice, of Tustin. SANTA MONICA SUMMERERS Nevada Avenue Golf Links Opened. Plunge Parties in Vogue SANTA MONICA, July 23.-The new golf links on Nevada avenue were formally opened today, when the local club enter tained quite a number of visitors from Los Angeles and this city. The program of events was of an impromptu character, and an enjoyable day was put in by both players and spectators. The members of the ladies' executive committee served refreshments during the afternoon. Evening plunge parties at the North beach bath house are becoming quite the fad, several large affairs of the kind hav ing been given of late. Last night over one hundred bathers enjoyed a frolic in the big basin. A large audience greeted the Ralstonltes last night at the Arcadia, when the class gave Its first contest drill. The Euterpean Quartet, assisted by Mrs. Minnie Hance-Owenß, contralto, and Miss Mary L. O'Donoughue, pianist, will give a concert at the Arcadia hotel next Thurs day evening. This will be the occasion of Mrs. Owens' first appearance in concert since her return from New York. Mrs. George B. Dexter entertained a large party of relatives and friends at a jolly beach luncheon today. Mrs. Llda J. Crocker and George Seaver were married in Mexico last Sunday. Among today's arrivals at the Claren don were D. W. Mcintosh. Monte Allison, J. Offler, R. Dewar, Pauline Schmeiding, Sophie Schmeiding and Mrs. F. Shrier and family of Los Angeles; George Quinan and wife. Redlands; Mrs. W. E. Spencer, Min neapolis. Mrs. Z. H. Lowman and daughter Rose have returned from a six-weeks' visit In Reno, Nev. They were accompanied by Miss Lillian Douglas. Miss Jessica Cartwright of Los Angeles is the guest of Miss Kate Nisbet. Mrs. N. A. Roth and son will leave on Monday to spend a month at Wheeler's springs. Mrs. G. H. Phillips and Miss Bullls of Los Angeles were guests of Miss Sara Hlte today. Miss Nellie Weber of Los Angeles Is visiting friends here. Miss Minnie Tyler of Pasadena is the guest of Pearl Hart. Mrs. Helen Salisbury of Los Angeles was the guest of Mrs. Grace Rowley at Hotel Arcadia today. Lena Gelsler of Glendale is visiting Jes sica Wilson. Mrs. Frank Rader Is spending a few days here from Dos Angeles. Redondo Ripples REDONDO, July 23.—August 5 and 6 are the dates chosen tor the second Redondo golf tournament, when the challenge cups at present held by Mrs, F, H. Seymour of. ' Redondo and Arthur Bucher of Riverside | will again be contested. As in the first Redondo tournament, handicaps will be given and the first best eight gross scores (not deducting handicap) will qualify for the championship contest, in which all players will start from scratch. The tour nament Is open to members of all local golf clubs, and the handicapping will be done by a committee composed of one member from each contesting club. The schooner Sadie put to sea yesterday morning, towed by the Pacific Coast steam ship Pomona. A stiff breeze was blow ing from the sea, and the Sadie attempted to leave port without assistance, but ow ing to the limited space and time to handle her sails, she was gradually drifting In shore. Had the Pomona not thrown her a line, the Sadie would now have undoubt edly been on the beach. More than one hundred and fifty entries have been made for the baby show to be held at noon tomorrow in the Santa Fe pavilion, and each baby is to receive a prize of some kind. Three hundred and ten prizes have been donated by the mer chants of Los Angeles and Redondo, so that there are prizes for as many babies again. However, all entries must be made by 11 o'clock Sunday morning to H. S. Summons at Redondo. John I. Sabin, president of the Sunset Telephone company, and J. C. Ainsworth of Portland, who have been spending a few days at the hotel, leave Monday for San Francisco. They will be accompanied by H. B. Ainsworth and L. T. Garnsey of the Los Angeles & Redondo Railway com pany. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Wells of Albuquerque have arrived at the hotel for the summer. Elandl Jones goes to Santa Monica today to take part in an.invitation golf tourna ment to be held on the new links of the Santa Monica Golf club. TANTALIZING THE SLEEPLESS Comments by a Sufferer Upon a Plan for Avoiding Insomnia •T belong to the modern noble army of martyrs," said a young woman. "I'm an alleged brainworker. The results don't justify the title, perhaps, but that isn't the point The work I do is generally classed as brainwork, so let It go at that. "Well, whether It's because I really do overtax my feeble mental powers, or be cause I worry because I don't tax them enough, or because I haven't enough exer cise, it is a fact that there are times when I don't get enough sleep. Or I think I don't, and that amounts to the same thing. Consequently I always hail with joy any advice on the subject of overcoming Insom nia. At present I have such a valuable fund of Information along this line that 1 can almost put myself to sleep by counting the methods which I have tried and found wanting. "The other day I was waiting for a train at one of the elevated railroad stations, and as I stood there I looked over the display of reading matter on the newsstand. My heart leaped within me when in a certain table of contents I saw the title, 'Mental Control of Sleep.' My train was just rum bling up, so I didn't have time to take a peep at the article, and find out whether it would be of any use to me. I put down my 20 cents, took up my me.gazine and ran for the train. "I read the article on my way downtown, and I was so mad that I accidentally kicked the old gentleman next to me, which some how made me feel better, though I doubt If it did as much for him. You see, it wasn't the first time that I had read one of that same brand of insomnia articles, and I wanted my 20 cents back. If there Is one thing more irltatlng than another to a per son who has courted sleep unsuccessfully, weary night after weary night, it is to be told, as for Instance, in the language of this article the other day: " 'Instead of taking one's cares to bed, one should dismiss them the moment one begins to undress. Thinking 1s voluntary. The current of thought can be stopped by an act of the will as promptly and almcst as mechanically as the water can be turned off at the bathroom faucet.' "Slang or no slang, that makes me tired. This turning off thought when every nerve In your body and brain is buzzing away is about as sensible as to try to turn off a thunderstorm by plugging a hole In a vil lage switchboard. The man who wrote this article, however, doesn't think so. This Is what he says about people like me: " The trouble with us when we say we 'can't stop thinking' Is really that we do not want to. Like the self-deluded victims of bibulous Indulgence, the man that 'can not stop' could stop if he would. There Is no limit to the power of an Intelligent will. Humboldt could live and be sane and useful on an allowance of two hours' sleep out of the twenty-four. Edison once remained awake for seventy-two hours In order to complete a mental task. Such facts, how ever, are but little harder than that of go ing to Bleep at will, which Napoleon, with Europe on his shoulders, was able to do. Almost any business man would pronounce them easier; but sleep, being normal, should be far more readily enjoyed than dispensed with. " 'The New Testament—which, among other admirable things, Is a good amd simple exposition of healing philosophy—gives a recipe for the cure of Insomnia. The New Testament tells you what to employ—a bet ter medicine than any drug—'Take no thought for the morrow.' Stop thinking, that is to say, and go to sleep; If there is some weighty decision to be made, the hour will find you equal to It.' "Now, what do you think of that? Of course, It is not necessary deliberately to worry and think and plan after one goes to bed. But I like the cheerful way In which he says: 'Just stop thinking and go to sleep.' I don't believe anybody can make the mind a perfect blank. That's a favor ite phrase. "I'll wager one thing, either the writers of such articles have never known person ally the terrors of insomnia, or they have happily recovered their nervous equilibri um and have forgotten what they went through. As for me, I have suffered from sleeplessness; I have recovered, but I have not forgotten. And my advice to those who are still suffering is this: Turn off the faucet of thought, as the gentleman sug gests, If you can. Take 'lots and lots' of outdoor exercise. Drink some hot milk be fore you go to bed. Get out of the city, it convenient—or inconvenient. Be Just as happy as you possibly can be. The last bit of advice may seem a little of the nature of the one about turning off thought. It Isn't, however. There is a good testimony to the contrary. Consequently, my pre scription Is: Country nights, exercise, hot milk and happiness. And I've been through the mill."—New York Sun. To Abolish African Slavery An organization has been Incorporated under the laws of New York whose purpose It Is to abolish slavery In Africa. This evil, so long the curse of the American re public, still nourishes In remote quarters of the globe. The new organization will do what It can to hasten the day when there shall be no spot on earth where this evil can secure a foothold. It numbers among Its membership well-known philanthropists. A six-months' cruise will decrease the speed of a ship 16 per cent. This Is owing to tho barnacles that form on a ship's hull. NEWS FROM THE RAND A FIRE DEPARTMENT TO BE OR GANIZED AT BANDSBUBG The "King Solomon Boys" Knocked Out by a Decision at Johannes burg;— News of the Mines RANDSBURG, July 22.—The fire com missioners have called an election to be held July 30 to decide whether a tax shall be levied for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a fire department in Ilandsburg, and also to elect an assessor and collector. Robert Kader, William Maher and Robert Trice have been ap pointed judges of election, and Frank Goodbody and Thomas McCarthy clerks. It has been estimated that $600 will be re quired to meet the first year's expenses. Randsburg has a good volunteer lire de partment, but heretofore It has been necessary to call upon individuals to fur nish the necessary money to buy hose, carts, etc., and it has become a burden on a few whore the whole community should meet the expense. There is hard ly a doubt but that the tax will carry. There have been a number of deaths lately from fever, and many others have gone out sick. The impression has gon» abroad that the water is the cause of so much sickness, and some may be de terred from coming here on that account. The water supply is as good as will be found in any of the towns of Southern California. Where sickness comes from the drinking water it will be found to be due to the carelessness of the parties using it. The purest water in the world, if kept in a barrel which has been in use for months without ever having been cleaned, would endanger health. That It is not the water, as it comes from the pipes, is abundantly proven by the fact that the same water Is used In Johannes burg, and at the many mines surround ing Randsburg, and as yet your corre spondent has to learn of a case of fever there. A more probable cause for the fever exists in the extreme carelessness with which many persons dispose of their garbage, etc. The citizens' committee and health officer have done what they could to enforce the observance of prop er sanitary conditions, but in a great many cases they have not been helped by the residents as they should have been. The fever seems to be confined to the people living in the thickly settled portion of the town, those living on the outsklrt being practically free. Pick and Pan The shaft of the gasoline engine at the Little Butte mine broke a few days ago, and the mine has been closed down until a new one can be made and put In plnce. It is expected that work will be resumed about the 10th of August. This is the second time this year that the same acci dent has happened, and it is due to the watchfulness of the engineer, George Reynolds, that there was no damage done to machinery or building beyond the breaking of the shaft. The ledge In the drift at the 4SO-foot level is four feet wide. On July 5 the Johannesburg reduction works cleaned up after a forty-ton run of Butte ore, running about $75 per ton; at the present time the stamps are drop ping on a fifty-ton lot from the same mine. A few days ago your correspond ent saw a horning made from a quarter of an ounce of Butte ore, and there was at least 5 cents' worth of gold in the pan. A ton of ore like the sample would run up into the thousands of dollars per ton. Dr. Helm, coroner of Kern county, was In Randsburg a few days ago to hold an Inquest on the remains of Andrew Bag ley, who dropped dead on the streets. Building Notes Joe Callahan is putting up an adobe building near the junction of Broadway and Rand avenue. When completed it will be the finest building In town, and will be as nearly fireproof as it can be made. One room will be occupied by a restaurant and the other by his saloon. Fred Howland is erecting a good two room adobe building on the corner of Butte and Broadway avenues. This building is on the site of the old express and telegraph offices, and will be occu pied by the same when completed. Now that there Is water for fire purposes it is probable that many substantial build ings will be erected. Two fires were nipped In the bud on Friday and (Saturday evenings. The first was caused by some small boys who were smoking cigarettes near a tent. Their mothers called them, and they stowed the cigarettes In the crevices of the tent building, with the result that it was soon burning. On Saturday even ing a lamp exploded In Mr. Garrett's home, the flames being put out by buck ets of water before the fire company ar rived. At Johannesburg JOHANNESBURG, July 22.—After having the matter under advisement for six months or more, the Judge has ren dered a decision in the case of the "Windy" or "Rocket" claim, and has de cided in favor of L. A. Scott and against the Ashford brothers, or "King Solomon boys," as they are more generally called. In the spring of '96 the King Solomon boys located the Rocket and did some work. At about the same time L. A. Scott located the same ground under the name of the Windy claim. One morning when the King Solomon boys went to work they found Scott in possession and ready to back up his claim with a shot gun. The case was taken to the courts, with the results noted above. There is still a chance for "one more guess" at it, and it is probable the Ashford Bros, will carry it to the supreme court. While Scott was in possession he sunk about forty feet and took out In the neighbor hood of $1,500, $1,200 of which is held by injunction in a bank awaiting the result of the trials. In the fall permission was given by the Judge for both parties to do their assessment work. Each drifted fif teen feet, and the ore was put on the dump, only to be stolen by some un known parties. The first murder com mitted in Randsburg was the outcome of a quarrel between Scott and his part ner, Richardson, over this mine. Scott was tried and senteced to ten years in San Quentin, but appealed the case, and is now lying in Jail at Bakersfleld await ing a new trial. In all probability it was the richness of this mine that saved his neck from stretching, and it is a pity it Is so, for the murder was cold-blooded and deserved the full penalty of the law. A. E. Snow, district attorney of Fresno county, and one of the largest stockhold ers in the Squaw Springs Water com pany, spent a few days In Johannesburg last week, looking over the wosks of the company Just completed at Squaw Springs. He returned to Fresno Monday evening accompanied by his sister, Mrs. H. D. Colson. Mrs. Squires, of Hotel Johannesburg, left Sunday evening for a two weeks' outing at Uedondo. Mrs. A. N. Faris and little daughter Kathleen returned "Wednesday evening from an extended trip to the east. On her way home she took in the exposition at Omaha. There is talk of the erection of another ten-stamp mill near Johannesburg. The stamps at the Johannesburg re duction works are dropping on ore from the Wedge dump and also on Butte ore. A rich run from the Sunshine mine, in the Stringer district, will be made next week. THE JAMMED CARTRIDGE When Commodore Watson Felt the Disadvantage of Wot Swearing Washington.—Commodore Watson,who is billeted to do some lively work on the coast of Spain with his squadron, does not belong to the list of "cussing officers," yet as a man-o'-war skipper he never had a man of his ship's company aft for swearing. He was singularly Indulgent of the hard swearers forward. "Hard language helps a man along oc casionally," he has been known to say to one of his deck officers upon overhearing a stream of maledictions from the lips of some flat-foot working at a stubborn Job forward. "And it Is better for the men to work off their wrath over fouled an chor chains in cuss words than to take it out of each other's hide." Aboard one of the ships under Watson's command there was an old bosuns mate named Fuller, who had the call through out the whole navy as the champion pro fane man of the government's line of packets. He would simply stand back] and regard the inanimate object of his wrath—a bent belaying pin, [perhaps, or a slack ridge rope—and then he would open up in an ordinary conversational tone. But the utterances he gave vent to were sulphurous. It always took Full er a good live minutes to work off what he considered the necessary number of remarks on such occasions, and it always seemed, when he was through, that he had quite exhausted the whole vocabu lary of profanity. But this was a mis take. The very next time anything went wrong with a bit of Fuller's gear he would start in on a new line that would contain absolutely not a single repetition of any of his previous performances. It was al ways a source of wonder to Fuller's ship mates, even the old-timers, where he picked up the new ones, all of which were of startling originality and force. These shipmates related only one In stance In which he found himself at a lost for words. He was in a landing party from his ship, marching on the outskirts of Chemulpo, Corea. He stubbed his toe on a loose boulder in the road and fell or. his face in the dust. He picked himself up and looked at the road. He opened his mouth to say something, but he had no words. He was dumb with wrath. Two or three times he attempted to be gin, but it was no go. He was stuck for nnee. So he pulled out a pistol and de liberately fired it Into the air five times. He had to express his feelings in some way. The old man was brigged when he returned to his ship for firing the weapon without orders, especially in foreign ter ritory, but his skipper knew the old-time bosuns mate's ways and turned him loose after a day or so. "When Fuller was serving aboard "Wat son's ship he was in good shape, and his frequent quiet outbursts kept the for ward part of the ship keyed up with won der as to what was coming next. One morning, at big gun drill, Capt. Watson himself was superintending the exercise. One of the wooden cartridges became jammed in the breech of the sax-inch rifle to which he was devoting most of his attention. He wouldn't permit any of the gunner's mates around him to at tempt to loosen the cartridge, but essayed the job himself. He tugged at the jammed; cartridge and broke his finger nails over It, and still It wouldn't come out. It was a pretty hot morning on deck, and thr perspiration began to roll off his face in streams. But he persisted in trying to loosen the stuck cartridge. He looked as If he would like to say a heap, were he a swearing man. When he htul been working for five minutes over the jammed cartridge, with no success, he looked pret ty helpless and miserable. He gave one final tug, but the stuck cartridge re mained in the gun's breech. The skipper gathered himself together, mopped his forehead and looked at the gun. "Confound it all!" he broke out. "Where's Fuller? Send me Fuller, some body." Fuller was on hand directly. He wasn't a gunner's mate, and he had nothing to do with the guns. But Watson wanted Fuller to tackle the jammed cartridge all the same. "Fuller," said Watson, "try to get that dummy out of that gun." Fuller looked at the stuck cartridge, and Watson retreated to the starboard side of the quarterdeck. Fuller made two or three claws at the wooden car tridge, but it wouldn't come out. A gun ner's mate could have got it out In a Jiffy, but Fuller wasn't In that line of service. He tugged away, but it was no go. Watson stood regarding the hori zon on the starboard side of the quarter deck. Fuller spat on his hands and made one more try. The dummy didn't move the tenth of an inch. Then Fuller mop ped his forehead with his neckerchief, clapped his cap on the back of his head, and opened up. It was great work, this performance of Fuller's, and no mistake. He eclipsed all of his former efforts. He stood with his hands on his sides, looking at the gun breech, and saying things at it that no Morgan, or Kidd, or Teach, or other heaven-defying pirate could ever have equaled. The men stood around. Just looking at Fuller in open-mouthed amazement. They couldn't make out where he got them all. They were all in English, but the combinations were weird. The peroration, was frightful, al though delivered in the mildest tone im aginable. When Fuller finished he mopped his forehead with his neckerchief again, and walked over to his commanding officer, who was looking over the starboard rail, apparently thinking deeply. "It's stuck proper, sir," said Fuller. "I can't get it adrift." "Well," said Watson., "I didn't think you could, Fuller; but I needed you. Thanks. You did very well. Go for ward."—New York Sun. She Couldn't Live on $100 a Week "Glover—Rubsam—On Friday, July B.IROB. by the Rev. Mr. Meury, Josephine Louise Rubsam to Fred S. Glover." This announcement tells of the sudden marriage at Jersey City of a young girl who couldn't struggle along on $100 a week and a young man well known In the social and business circles of New York. Miss Rubsam was the adopted daughter of Joseph Rubsam, a Staten island brewer. She became a member of his family when 18 months old, and now has reached the dignity of as many years. Mr. Glover is a wool merchant. Miss Rubsam will be re membered as the young woman who peti tioned the courts to Increase her allowance of $100 a week from her father's estate, claiming that such amount was Insufficient for her support.—New York dispatch. DEMOCRAT DELEGATES SAN DIEGO COUNTY CONVENTION j IN SESSION Hearty Indorsement of Fusion—The Twenty-One Delegates | Selected SAN DIEGO, July 23.—The Democrats county convention, called for the purpose of electing delegates to the state conven tion, was held today. Oscar F. Trlppet was chosen chairman. The following del egates were selected: I. I. Irwin, J. F. 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