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Twelve Cantua Canyon
Cattle-Thieves Under
They Were Captured During
the Night by Mendota and
Fresno Officers.
HI Rapelje, Who Captured Evans
and Sontagr, Was the Leader
• of Both Posses.
Fresno, March 4.— Hi Rapelje, the man
who caught Evans and Sontag, returned
this afternoon from the Cantua Canyon,
where, with the help of the Mendota offi
cers, he captured twelve cattle-thieves.
For a year past the four Ashhurst broth
ers, who have a large stock range there,
have been losing cattle, amounting in all
to about a hundred head, and a short time
ago livestock and hides bearing their brand
were found in a slaughter-house in this
Hi Rapelje took hold of the case and dis
covered that there was an organized band
of thieves, a number of whom stole the cat
tle and drove them part way to this city,
where they were met by others of the gang
who drove them here and sold them.
Rapelje left on last Thursday and drove
night and day until he reached the Cantua
Canyon. There he was joined by the Men
dota officers, and about dark the party
started up the canyon. They were satisfied
as to where the thieves lived and went from
one house to another until 1 or 2 o'clock in
the morning, rousing each owner and tak
ing him into custody. Twelve in all were
captured and the party started on the re
The most careful guard had to be kept,
as the men were desperate and watched
every opportunity to make their escape.
The men were finally placed in the Hollis
ter Jail.
While returning Rapelje lost his way,
and when within ten miles of this city his
horse became exhausted and he had to
walk to Fresno. The leader of the gang
has not been captured, but the officers
know his whereabouts.
Letnmon and Woods Under Bonds for
Fresno, March 4. —R. V. Daggett of
Selma, a relative of John Daggett of the
Ban Francisco Mint, has had H. K. Lem
inon and G. H. Woods arrested for selling
him a manufactured petrifaction of a
human bitty. Lemmon was found by the
officers in Arizona, and Woods was caugnt
at Los Angeles.
In June, 1892, according to Daggett's com
plaint, Lemmon and Woods persuaded
him to buy a half interest in a petrifaction
for $2250. The complaint says:
.■aid statue was not on that date, and never
as, a petrified body of a human being or of
any being, or a petrifaction at all, but the
lame is a manufactured or molded statue,
md .aid defendants, at all said times, well
tnew that such representations and pretenses
tvere false and untrue, and that said statue
iv as not a petrified body of anything, and such
lalse representations and pretenses were made
\ by said defendants, knowingly and designedly
.' Kith intent to deceive said affiant of said
money, and did thereby obtain from and de
fraud this affiant of said money.
The defendants gave bonds of $2000 each.
The date of their preliminary examination
has not been set.
The Shoup Men Gain Some Ground, but
Not Enough.
Boise, Idaho, March 4. — The ballot for
United States Senator to-day was exciting,
although there was but a slight change.
Sweet's nineteen had agreed to dissolve
»t 6 o'clock to-night if there was no action.
The result was a last heroic effort to get
'.he Populists' support. McCarthy, the
:hairman of the Populist caucus, was won
Dyer by a telegram from Senator Peffer
Urging him to support Sweet.
The ballot resulted: Shoup 20, Sweet 19,
Claggett 12. Then came a test of strength
pn a motion to adjourn. It was carried by
ihe Shoup men by a vote of 27 to 24.
The Sweet men have not given up the
fight, in spite of the developments of the
day. ,
Cos Angeles Streets Crowded With Visitors
to the Citrus Fair.
Los Angeles, March 4. — It was "La
Fiesta and San Bernardino" day at the
Citrus Fair and for many hours crowds
pressed into Hazard's Pavilion to view the
golden exhibit and to listen to the music
of Cassasa's band. Many people came in
from San Bernardino on morning trains
and the streets were filled all daj* long by
risitors who found their way to the ex
hibition hall, where the fair is being held.
To-morrow will be set apart as Riverside
County day and the indications are that
different town in the county will send in
large delegations. _ .
Fresno Sustains the County Physician.
Fresno, March 4. — At the meeting of the
County Board of Supervisors to-day, a mo-
Lion was carried by a unanimous vote in-
Sorsing the action of Dr. Davidson, County
Physician, in refusing to allow Sunday re
rival services or noisy religious visitations
In certain wards of the hospital devoted to
the care of consumptives and persons suf
ficing from fever. The board decided that
hereafter religious services shall be held
in some part of the hospital to be chosen
by the County Physician.
Los Angeles Realty Sale.
Los Angeles, March 4.— A real estate
dealer reports to-day , the sale of what is
known as the Tenth-street hotel site,
owned by Mrs. Emeline Childs, to O. T.
Johnson. During the latter days of the
/ate boom foundations were laid on ground
for a monster hotel covering nearly two
acres of ground and many thousand dol
lars was sunk in the enterprise, which was
wrought to a sudden stop by a drop in
realty values. The foundations have ro
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mained ever since, and Mr. Johnson now
purchases the site with a view to complet
ing the building.
Xemva of Revenue Cxittertx Received at Port
Port Townsend, March The early
sailing of the revenue cutter Corwin
for the north from San Francisco
has brought a semi-official announce
ment that the vessel will be stationed
at Sitka only until such time as the
Bering Sea fleet sails and that the force
of vessels this year in the north will
be made up only of revenue vessels and
without a Dingle warship.
Ever since international patrol of the
sea was established England -has been
derelict in complying with the terms of
the agreement, which was that both
countries should furnish a like number of
vessels .to patrol the waters within the
protected limits against pelagic sealers.
Last year while the United States had
eleven vessels in the north doing duty of
protection, Great Britain sent one small
warship, which spent most of the time
anchored at Sitka; while the officers were
absent in the interior on hunting expedi
This year the fleet will be composed ex
clusively of revenue vessels, with the cut-
ter Perry, now on her way around from the
Atlantic to San Francisco, as the flagship.
There Will Re No Change Made in the
Los Angeles, March 4.— Superintendent
E. P. Clark states that there will be no
change in the management of the Consoli
dated Electric Railway Company, which
now controls all of the principal street
lines in the city.
A few days ago a committee of the Chi
cago bondholders was appointed to investi
gate the affairs of the company, and it was
then rumored that a change might be
made in the management of the extensive
General. M. H. Sherman, however, still
remains in the position of president of the
company, and the prospects are "that he
will stay there for some time to come. The
lines are now on a paying basis, and with a
newly constructed track to' Pasadena fur
nishes connection with all parts of the city
and suburbs.
Mine No. 12 at Black Diamond,
Washington, Is Burn
A Hay Barn at Salinas Destroyed
. . With Its Entire
Seattle, Wash., March 4.— Fire was dis
covered this morning in the pump room
of No. 12 mine, at Black Diamond, about
1300 feet from the surface, and soon gained,
such headway, as to drive th«7meui,bt-tW7'7;!
The head of .the stope has been sealed
and steam is being forced into the fire to
smother it. "^.%"7; ":.-^;<"7 ; '
This will take a week or two and mean
time 100 men are idle.
Salinas, March 4.— At 8:30 o'clock this
evening a fire was discovered in the large
barn, containing 200 tons of hay, belonging
to A. Augustine, the barn and hay being
totally destroyed. The total loss is $2800,
| with an insurance of $1125.
Dry Creek People Want a Rridge.
Santa Rosa, March 4.— A large delega
tion of farmers from the Dry Creek region
were here to-day trying to get the Board
of Supervisors to give them a change of
location in the matter of the new bridge
to be built over Dry Creek.
The old bridge was six miles north of
Heaidsburg, and the new one was washed
away in the recent floods. The petitioners
claim that if the new bridge is built two
miles further down the stream it will ac
commodate hundreds of families where
the old bridge did not satisfy a dozen.
There is a bitter feeling over the matter
and the Supervisors will go up there to
morrow to inspect the country for them
Interest of San Franciscans in Their
Fiesta Very Gratifying.
Los Angeles, March 4.— Preparations for
the Fiesta are being hurried rapidly along,
ami when April 19 arrives everything will
be in readiness for the week's celebration.
Director-General Max Meyberg is much
encouraged at the outlook and particularly
with the interest San Francisco merchants
are taking in the matter.
"It is a sign that the sectional feeling
which we have imagined existed between
the northern and southern part of the
State is wearing away, and that we are all
going to work together for the up-building
of the State," he said to-day. "The mer
chants of San Francisco, in . a very gen
erous and cordial manner, have signified
their willingness and desire to assist us,
and with their help there can be no doubt
of the success of the coming Fiesta."
Preacher Missing From Garvansa, Cal.
Los Angeles, March 4.— Rev. R. P.
Bukey, the itinerant preacher who disap
peared on December 17 from Garvanza, a
little town in the interior, has not been
heard from since, and his friends are
anxiously scouring the country in hopes of
discovering a clew to his whereabouts. The
preacher left his home to come to this city
on the date mentioned and never re
Suspect Murder in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, March 4.— The police are
still searching, without success, for a clew
that may solve the mystery surrounding
the finding of a woman's leg on Saturday
in a pile of debris in the rear of a yard on
Broadway. The theory that the relic was
placed there by medical students has been
abandoned, and the detectives are now in
clined to believe that murder is behind the
strange and ghastly discovery.
Insane Alan in Tacoma.
Tacoma, Wash., March John Krauser,
an aged rancher living twenty miles south
of town, yesterday cut his windpipe with a
knife and fled into the thick woods.; Con
stable Albert came to town for an insane
warrant, and to-night the man was found
and brought in to a hospital. He will
probably recover. ■
Fresno Salaries Reduced.
„ Fresno, March 4. An ordinance was
passed at a meeting of the City Trustees
to-night reducing the "' salaries of all ■ but
two of the city officers by half. 7 7* v ; f
Suits Are to Be Entered
in Their Behalf by
: — v
An Agent, Judges of the Indian
Courts and Indian Police
men Implicated.
Chiefs Will Visit Washington and
Demand Moneys Due Them
for Sale of Lands.
Pendleton, Or., March Attorneys for
Indians annouuce that proceedings will be
begun against Agent C. W. Harper, the
Judges of the Indian Court and the Indian
policemen for false imprisonment in cases
in which chiefs and headmen had been ar
rested and dealt with on the reservation.
The proceedings will be for the purpose of
determining the judicial status of the
Indians as citizens.
A visit to Washington is contemplated
by Chiefs No-shirt, Peo and Young Chief
Bears regarding the troubles now experi
enced on the Umatilla Reservation. They
will go about March 15 to make a demand
for the money realized by the sale of reserva
tion lands, which amounts to $200,000, and
to inquire what disposition has been made
by the recent Indian agents here of moneys
collected for fines imposed on the Indians
by the Indian Judges, amounting to sev
eral thousand dollars each year, and to
also ask that a restriction in the shape of
the red tape in leasing and cultivating In
dian lands be relaxed by the department,
and the Indians be allowed to make leases
and contracts as freely as the whites.
They will also urge that it is unnecessary
to pay out the Indians' money for salary
agents or other reservation employes, ex
cepting those connected with the schools
at the agency. The abolition of all these
offices will be asked, and if not granted
they will insist that the department send a
military officer to act as agent in the place
of a civilian.
The Grand Jury Returned Seven Rills of
Felony Charges.
San Jose, March 4.— The Grand Jury
made a partial report to-day and filed seven
indictments— four against George C.
Hughes, two against Elmer E. Shal-., and
one against ML. li. Williams, -all lor felony.
-Hughes; is 'the real estate agent and
notary who defrauded several people by
bogus mortgages and left for South America
last year. .
Shale got money on forged notes and
skipped to Mexico, and Williams appro
priated money to his own use Which he
had collected last fall in the capacity of
Deputy Assessor.
The amount was made good to the
county, and an effort was made to hush
the matter up, but the facts were published
at the time.
Charles Eldridge, Who Shot George Roots
■ Two Months Ago, Is Free.
Stockton, March 4.— Charles Eldridge,
the young man who shot George Bools in
this city two months ago and who was held
to answer to a charge of assault to murder,
Bools having recovered, was discharged on
habeas corpus proceedings brought in the
Superior Court to-day, the point being that
in the evidence given the Justices' Court
was not sufficient on which to hold the
Eldridge was very friendly with Bools'
wife, from whom the last named had sepa
rated, and Bools entered the young man's
room and attacked him, the shooting be
ing the result. Mrs. Bools was in the room
at the time. While there was not sufficient
evidence on which to obtain a conviction
Eldridge is censured for the shooting.
Rulsonand Ward R nd Over on Charges
of Bribery.
Stockton, March 4.— Bulson and C.
W. Ward, charged with having bribed
Supervisor James Brown to vote for certain
hospital plans, were before the Superior
Court to-day to plead. Their attorneys
moved to quash the indictment, on the
ground that the two defendants testified as
witnesses before the Grand Jury. The mo
tion was denied and the defendants pleaded
not guilty. The 17th of April was fixed as
the day of their trial.
Samuel Rrown, the Horse Raiser, Sue
■'-'..*" ..'■ cumbed to Lung Troubles.
Los Angeles, March 4. — Samuel A.
Brown Sr. of Kalamazoo, Mich., the well
known horse owner and breeder, died here
to-day. He had been suffering for several
months with lung trouble, and after hav
ing had several hemorrhages, came to Los
Angeles a few weeks since for relief. The
trouble had, however, progressed too far
and he sank steadily until this morning,
when a severe hemorrhage carried him off.
Killed at Tlie Dalles, Oregon.
The Dalles, Or., March 4.— This after
noon John Hill, a Russian Finn, was in
stantly killed at Seufert's fishery. Hill
and another laborer were standing under
the boom of a steam derrick used in the
construction of a fish wheel, when the fas
tenings of the boom broke, letting it fall
on the two men. Hill's skull was crushed
and the other man was badly injured. ? . *':•
Rarron Will Argument at San Jose.
San Jose, March 4. Argument in the
Barron will contest was resumed to-day by
Nicholas Bowden, who was followed by
Judge Garber, both for the proponents.
Judge Garber will finish his argument in
the morning, and D. M. Delmas will then
begin the closing argument for contestant.
Barnes Trial in. San Bernardino.
San Bernardino, March 4.— The trial of
Mrs. S. W. Barnes, charged in connection
with Tom Salter with' attempt to poison
her husband was called to-day and a venire
of J fifty jurors exhausted ■ in selection of
nine jurers to try the case. . A new venire
of twenty jurors was ordered by the court
and the case continued until March 25.
A. General Rill Which Will Change -Fu
ture Eights.' '
Sacramento, March 4. A general county
division bill, which will take future fights
for the organization of new counties out
of the Legislature, is now almost sure of
All of the advocates for new counties
have practically agreed to the amendments,
which somewhat limit the chances for new
counties. Twenty - three Senators have
been secured to favor the passage of the
bill and the Assembly will, in all likeli
hood, agree with the Senate. So, after the
adjournment of the Legislature, the Gov
ernor will probably be called upon to name
Commissioners to pass upon the applica
tion of the proposed county of Buena
Vista, which desires to separate from Tu
lare of that of Santa Cruz, a*: the northern
half of Santa Barbara desir, .-. _ to be styled,
of the proposed county of "Bid well with
Chico as its county seat and the best half of
Butte in the territory of the proposed new
county, and of Sunol, the rural portion
of Alameda County, which may be de
sirous of setting up a government for it
self independent of the now dominant in
fluence of the urban portion, of Alameda
included in the three townships, Oakland,
Brooklyn and Alameda.
An Ignorant Herman Used Canceled
Stamps, bxit Was Detected.
Stockton, March 4. Gustav Braun
schweiger.who lives on the Cherokee Lane,
near this ' city, has been arrested on the
strength of a telegram received from United
States Marshal Baldwin. He is charged
with using canceled stamps.
To a postal inspector who came here a
few days ago to investigate the matter
Braunschweiger acknowledged that he
had used the ' canceled stamps, but
said he did not know the act
was a crime ami thought he would con
tinue using them until some one . com
plained. Braunschweiger will be taken to
San Francisco for trial. He is a simple
German and has a wife.
Lobbyists Are Arranging to
Slide Laws Through
Amendment to the County Gov
Sacramento, March 4.— The most per
sistent lobby in Sacramento just now is
that of the liquor men. G. W. Baker, the
Southern Pacific and California Protective
Association attorney, is at the head and
front of the movement, and Dan T. Cole.,
the Harbor Commissioner;.- is his lieu
tenant.''""' '7' : ""7'7'7 '7 , ' "■..•'
Quite a number of bills have been intro
duced ostensibly in the interest. of the
liquor men, but which the liquor men
have had no intention of attempting to
pass. They were put up as blinds, against
which the opposition could wear out its
energy while the real measure which the
California Protective Association favors
might be quietly advanced to final passage.
The idea of . the liquor men -is to break
down municipal control of the traffic and
to make it impossible for towns like Pasa
dena and Riverside to enforce prohibitive
A great deal of quiet and it may be
effective work is going on. Lobbyists
come into each house, and, sitting by Sen
ators and Assemblymen, seek to get prom
ises of support; or, if failing in that, ask
that nothing be said and that no active
opposition be manifested.
The whole scheme is to engraft on the
county government bill amendments which
will place the regulating of the liquor
traffic in the hands of county Boards of
Some quiet day the amendments to the
county government bill will be offered, and
if the legislators who are opposed to them
are not on the alert, the bill will be amend
ed. It will then be too late to rescind such
action. The bill is so important that it
must be passed, the Governor will have to
sign it and the liquor men will go home in
Section 33 of the county government
bill referring to the Board of Supervisors
and their powers reads as follows: "To
make and enforce within the limits of
their county all such local, police, sanitary
and other regulations which are not in
conflict with general laws."
To this section the liquor men ask that
the following be added: "Provided that
the provision of this section shall not be
so construed as to empower said Boards of
Supervisors to prohibit the conducting of
any business for which a license has been
heretofore authorized under the laws of
this State since the adoption of the new
constitution of 1879."
This means the virtual recognition by
the State of the liquor traffic as a legiti
mate business, and throws around what
has been permitted in communities by
ranee, the legal cloak of acknowledg
ment. "'-
Section 27 of the county government bill
says, referring to the power of Supervisors:
"To license, for the purpose of regulation
and revenue, all and every kind of business
not prohibited by law and transacted and
carried on in such counties; all shows, ex
hibitions and lawful games carried on
therein, and to fix the rates of license tax
upon such business, shows, exhibitions
or games, and provide for.the collection of
the same by suit or otherwise."
The amendment which the California
Protective Association will seek to add to
the bill is this: "Provided that such license
tax shall be based upon a fair and equitable
distribution of the public burden upon all
classes of business, without unjust dis
crimination against any kind or class; and
provided further, that spirituous, vinous
and malt liquors, when/sold in bulk and
not to be consumed | upon the premises
where sold, shall be rated as other, mer
chandise for the purpose of license.'' This
amendment is a body blow at high license.
Eleven Millions Expenses So Far.
Sacramento, March 4. — Governor Budd
has been figuring upon the expenses which
the present Legislature proposes to foist on
the State. He finds that the contingent
expense bills already signed, the bills be
fore him carrying appropriations and the
general appropriation bill as passed by the
Senate exceed' in the total of expenditures
provided $11,000,000.
Budd Proposes to Fulfill
All His Campaign
His Power Did Not Apply to the
Contingent Expense Bill
for Attaches.
They All Had Reasons to Give for
the Extravagant Expenditures
Indulged In.
Sacramento, March 4. — "I'll stand by my
guns." That was the answer Governor
Budd made as to what he proposed to do
to fulfill his campaign pledges. Governor
Budd made economy the keynote of his
pre-election speeches. He stated that he
intends to keep his promises. This means
a veto on many items in the general appro
priation bill and a rebuke to the legislators
for their extravagance.
The Governor intimated to-day that if it
been within his power he would have ve
toed the contingent expense bills ap
propriation money for useless attaches. A
volume in his office giving the law on the
subject was well thumbed and showed in
dex marks that he had studied the legality
of a veto. But the law passed in 1891, after
enumerating the officers and attaches of
the Senate and Assembly, adds a proviso
that such other attaches as may be deemed
necessary may be appointed. The Senate
deemed 164 necessary - and the House
nearly as many, and no discretion was left
to the Governor.
The Governor declares that this law
should be repealed and that an act should
be passed limiting the number of attaches
and defining their duties. Senator With
ington has introduced such a bill. The
Senate can find money to pay useless at
taches for work not performed, but when
Senator Smith introduced a raising the
appropriation to pay many of the weekly
papers for publishing the constitutional
amendments from $125 to $180 the Senate
promptly voted the amendment down.
This was done to-day. "The Senate can
waste money for its own amusement, but
when it comes to paying the debts of the
State owed to the country press then it
cries retrenchment. Can a single Senator
point out an instance during the present
session .where, the ; Senate lias ; curbed its
own extravagance? The legislature went
to the devil by onto- vote in the Assembly
to-day." '
This is the summary which Senator
Withington makes of the legislative record.
He referred to the victory of the railroad in
politics when the scalpers' bill came up in
the lower House.
"There is a strong organization in this
State," continued Senator Withington,
"which has its influence with the Legisla
ture. It has a power over weak members
by threatening local bills. It goes as far as
it dares, but there is one thing which pre
vents resorting to extremities— is timid
and most of the „ legislators are honest,
though some may be weak."
"What do you think of the record of ex
travagance?" was asked.
"It has been an extravagant session,"
was the reply. "I saw that there was no
hope for economy when Senator Seymour's
retrenchment proposition was beaten.
There was no use to argue and talk ; the
Legislature would not retrench. All that
remained for me to do was to enter my
protest with my vote. I have sought by a
bill which I . introduced to prevent ex
travagance in the matter of attaches by
succeeding Legislatures, knowing that I
was powerless to stop the waste of money
this session."
Senator Arms (D.) made. a brief com
ment. "The dominant party has not
kept its pledges so far as retrenchment
goes," said he. In a general way he
thought the Legislature had not ac
complished much. "It now becomes the
duty of the Governor to fulfill the pledges
of the Democrats by cutting out all un
necessary appropriations," concluded Sen
ator Arms.
"Neither party has kept its pledges in
the matter of appropriations," said Sen
ator Smith (R.). "Otherwise I think the
Legislature has been a fairly good one."
Senator Smith was called away by illness
in liis family on the day that the general
appropriation bill came up. He returned
much displeased to find that the Senate
had loaded the appropriation bill with
amendments calling for more expendi
tures of money. He blames members of
both parties for their extravagance in this
respect. ''"_•».-.:
--. "I think the Legislature has been an im
provement on past Legislatures. The
trouble has been that the Republicans
have had such a big majority that they
have had so many more iriends to provide
for. They do not seem to understand that
the agriculturists are laboring under a
heavy burden. It would have been better
if the Legislature had been more evenly
divided. Then the dominant party would
have been checked in its tendency to ex
travagance. There are many excellent
conservative men among the Republicans.
If there had been nearly as many Demo
crats as Republicans in each house then
these Republicans would have been able
to have held their party back from making
useless expenditures.*"
Senator Aram (R.) thinks the Legisla
ture has been a conservative body.
Although it has been extravagant in the
matter of attaches, the amount so dis
bursed he regards as a bagatelle in the whole
amount. He was surprised to learn that
the Senate and its Finance Committee had
raised the general appropriation bill half a
million dollars beyond the amount it bore
when it came from the Senate, but thought
it a difficult task to lessen the amounts
asked for in any great sum, as there were
so many necessary calls for the expenditure
of moneys. -. ..'
7 Timothy Guy Phelps thought the , most
important saving jj of the "; present Legisla
ture would come, from the repeal of the
law allowing State aid to indigents. . This
he figured at about $200,000. Next he
placed the county government act, the fee
bill, the bill on roads and highways and
bill 526, authorizing the Board of Ex
aminers to visit various State institutions,
discharge unnecessary officers and equalize
all salaries. This last bill he felt sure
would be strangled in the Senate. As yet
the amount really passed was light. It
was especially light, he thought, when
compared with the expenses of the session.
He called attention to the fact that from
1857 to 1861 there were but twenty-seven
attaches for the Assembly. Then all the
engrossing was done in writing. Now, he
said, there were 150 to do the same work.
The extra expense came from unnecessary
Wade of Napa was not enthusiastic over
the work accomplished. The files, he
thinks, are not In as clean a condition as
they were two years ago, while the contin
gent expenses at the end of sixty days, he
was satisfied, would be as much as those
of last year's entire session.
E. V. Spencer of Lassen hoped to see a
great many important bills passed. The
county government and the fee bill would
effect a great saving. He also hoped for
good results from the new roads bill. The
amount of work accomplished he consid
ered not proportionate to the expenses in
C. M. Belshaw of Antioch also hoped for
good results eventually, while deploring
the great expanse incurred. He looked
for especially beneficial results from the
county government act and the new fish
and game laws.
Reid of Trinity has fought expenses on
every turn except on the district fair ques
tion. He hopes to see the strontr bills get
through both houses. He deplores the ex
pense of running the House, but, of course,
lays the blame where it belongs, on the
Republican majority.
Many Change' Made in the Figures of
Sacramento, March When the As
sembly Committee began to advise with
the Senate Committee about the general
appropriation bill this afternoon amend
ments began to drop. Almost every
change made in the Senate increased the
appropriation. The sums were lowered
by the conference in almost every case.
Among the changes agreed were to de
crease the contingent expenses of the Sen
ate from $35,000 to $12,000 and those of the
Assembly from $40,000 to $18,000. The
Senate cut the Governor's secretary service
allowance from $10,000 to $5000. The con
ference replaced the amount at the former
figures. The salary of the elevator atten
dant is reduced from $800 to $.500. 7 *
The appropriation for armory rents for
the National Guard was reduced from
$225,000 to $185,000. The $8000 allowed for
target practice was not touched. J-
Heavy cuts were made in the allowances
for the different insane asylums. They
were as follows: Napa, from $400,000 to
$374,000; Agnews, from $270,000 to $262,000;
Mendocino, from $180,600 to $130,225.
The $7000 allowed the San Jose Normal
School for books, periodicals and ap
paratus, was reduced to $4500. j Among the
other allowances that are to be reduced are
the State's portion of the .salaries of the
Superior Judges, fixed by the Senate at
$320,000, expert to. Board of Examiners
$4000 and $2000 traveling expenses, station
ery, etc., of State offices $20,000, lighting
Capitol grounds $2400, traveling expenses
Superintendent of Public Instruction
$2250, State Printing Office $250,000, for
school text-books $40,000, office of Railroad
Commission $2040. Yosemite Valley $20.
--000, Whittier Reform School $245,000, ap
paratus . for Los Angeles Normal School
$4500, apparatus for Child Normal School
$2500, State Board of Horticulture $10,400,
secretary to same $4200, clerk to secretary,
$1200, clerk of Quarantine Bureau of same
$4200, Viticulture Commission $2500, or
phans and half orphans $600,000, and Vet
erans' Home $90,000.
An allowance is made of $194,000 for dis
trict fairs and $40,000 for the State fair.
These the Conference Committee will very*
likely let remain as they are.
San Francisco Will Not Re Invaded by
the Legislators.
Sacramento, March 4.— The Lexow in
quisition bill was practically buried in
Republican caucus to-night, though no
definite action was taken, but when Sena
tor Earl moved to adjourn and the sup
porters of the bill could not prevent the
adjournment the bill met its death.
The measure was Waymire' s modified
one, the scope of which is quite general,
but the intent of which is to secure a re
count of the ballots in San Francisco by
which Governor Budd received his elec
tion. Senator Gleaves presided.
The caucus was a joint one, but the talk
ing was done largely by the Assemblymen.
Assemblymen Waymire, Spencer and Os
born led the fight for the bill. The meas
ure was attacked by Assemblymen Brusie,
Dixon and Bettman. Brusie made an im
passioned speech against the measure.
Dixon and Bettman characterized it as an
insult to San Francisco and upheld the
doctrine of municipal home rule.
Assemblyman Spencer grew indignant
and referred in sarcastic terms to Bettman
as the chairman of the Committee on Pub
lic Morals. A few sarcastic remarks fol
lowed and then adjournment came. There
was no further caucus and the bill is dead.
Several days ago Governor Budd 'J de
clared to a number of Senators that he was
opposed to the bill, and wit the author
of the measure, half a dozen legislators
and a San Francisco morning paper the
inquisition bill sums up its final support
ers. San Francisco is not to be invaded by
the Legislature. ' 77--*, 7:
Governor Rxtdd Sent a Message of Advice
Regarding Bills.
Sacramento, March 4. The Legislature
has not only proved itself .to be extrava
gant, but it has shown that it is stupid.
This was in evidence to-day in a measure
from the Governor to the Senate.*
Governor Budd's message related to Sen
ate bills No. 55 and 182. The first bill was
introduced by Gesford and prohibits the
manufacture, sale or giving away of cigar
ettes. Senate bill 182 was introduced by
Simpson and amends the law relating to
property in the hands of the Public Ad
ministrator. The bills were passed by the
Senate. They were sent to the Assembly.
The bills were then amended, but came
back to the Senate with the simple an-
nouncement of their passage. 7 7^~'7 7'* :77V
As the Senate had no knowledge of the
Assembly amendments it did not concur
in them, and the bills were transmitted to
the Governor ; for : his approval or dis
approval. , 7. ...'. :*7'
The Governor suggests that the Senate
withdraw the bills for repairs or to take
such action as will correct the defects.
The Anti-Scalpers' Bill
Passed the House by
Lobby Work.
One Hundred and Fifty Dollars
Was the Limit Offer for
Proper Votes.
He Was Promised Help on His Coyote
Bill If He Assisted the Rail
road People.
Sacramento, March 4.— On a coyote scalp
hung the fate of the scalpers' bill to-day.
Thirty-eight men were voting against the
measure. A call of the House was ordered,
and for nearly an hour a scene of confu
sion ensued, futile motions for adjourn
ment varying with equally useless de
mands that the call of the House be dis
pensed with.
There was a hurrying and a scurrying on
all sides. Those managing the railroad's
fight flitted from desk to desk among the
doubtful, or those who were thought open
to argument. These arguments were of va
rious kinds.
Mrs. Cummings of Los Angeles, one of
the smoothest talkers of the third house,
who acts as engrossing clerk and at the
same time is able to convince the most ob
durate of reformers of the evils of their
ways, camped on the trail of Hall of
Placer. She talked long and earnestly and
eventually Mr. Hall began to see that
really the bill was not bo very iniquitous.
He knew it had been amended so as to
make it harmless. As a consequence,
though he had consistently voted against
all the amendments and to-day voted
against the bill at first, he changed his
vote at the critical moment and helped
make the last two of the forty-one who
passed the bill.
The other one of the important pair was
Laird of * Modoc. That gentleman is in
tensely interested in the passage of the bill
appropriating $210,000 for the payment of
bounties on coyote scalps. There is hardly
a member of his constituency above the age
of 5 years who has not one or more of the
malodorous but valuable bits of hide. It
was impossible for the holders of warrants
to shovel them at the banks, for his county
has no banks. As a result the entire pop
ulation are looking eagerly to their repre
sentative to secure j them their money. *
That was what settled to-day's fight.
When the railroad people found they had
forty votes they charged on Laird. Thomas
of Nevada, with his oily tongue and win
ning smile, showed that the bill in ques
tion did riot concern the people of Modoc
in the least, since they did not have a rail
road. Not one in a thousand of them
would ever come in contact with a scalped
ticket in fact they were their own scalp
ers, the coyotes being the sufferers.
They were not opposed to the railroad
and they did want their money for their
coyote scalps. This, Mr. Thomas con
vinced Mr. Laird, he would be likely to
get if he would only change his vote from
"no" to "aye" and make the required for
ty-one. Of course, if he stood out against
them he could expect no help in getting
his own bill passed.
There was no threat made. It was only
a suggestion. The seed was planted in
fruitful ground, however, and the result
was that a determination was evolved on
Mr. Laird's part to vote for the passage of
the bill. He did so, contrary to the ad
vice of a number of his friends. His ac
tion gave the Southern Pacific a temporary
victory. • < ■ •
It cost Mr. Laird the passage of his own
pet measure, though. It came up for pass
age as soon as the railroad bill was passed.
By the time it had been read the anti
railroad people had recovered from their
astonishment and saw why it was Laird,
whom they . had counted on, had "fallen
down." Immediately there was another
rush of interested parties. A word, a nod
of astonishment followed by one of assent,
went from one to another. The fate of
Laird's bill was fixed. When it came time
to vote his former allies produced the
knives they had been quietly whetting and
ruthlessly slaughtered it.
A number of extra railroad votes were
cast for it. There were more anti-railroad
people who voted against it. As a result
the bill received only thirty-five votes.
This is six less than what was required.
There were thirty-three votes cast against
the bill. Kenyon of Los Angeles was one
of the supporters for the railroad people.
He had voted for the various amendments,
his idea, he explains, being to get the bill
up for its final passage. When the vote
stood at 37 to 36 they swarmed about him.
His vote had not been cast and they did
not know how to place him, but took it
for granted he was with them. His decided
negative made him the subject for various
arguments and appeals. These were all
without effect, however, and his vote was
registered "No."
- Another of those who were called upon
at the last moment .was John O'Day of San
Francisco. Mr. O'Pay is a Democrat and
comes from a violently anti-railroad dis
trict as well. He has introduced various
anti-railroad measures, and yet his vote
went to the Southern Pacific. Bill Ses
sion 's presence at the San Franciscan's el
bow all during the trouble indicated the
source of Mr. O'Day's political decisions.
"I am anti-railroad," he said, in explain
ing his vote. "But you see, Session and the
Republican leaders they put in my boy as
page. Now, when they did that I promised
to help them on the first railroad measure
that came up. This is it, and I voted for
the hill to keep my promise." -_, - r
Mr. O'Day considered this explanation
ample. There can be no doubt about the
fact that it was as truthful as it was lucid,
and Mr. O'Day's conscience is entirely at
0. H. Huber of Los Angeles and L. J.
Dwyer of the Thirty-third District, San
Francisco, voted against the bill to the end. -
These gentlemen were classed among those
with railroad tendencies in The Call a few
days ago. They protest their freedom from
any such ties and are firm in their a_sur

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