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immediately due and payable tipon assessment and shall be collected by the Assessor as pro vided for in this chapter. The provision "in this chapter" is a new section, entitled section 3831, which reads as follows: Within Jiftern days after the first Monday in August of each year the Auditor of the county, or city and county, must make a careful exam ination of the assessment book or books of the comity, or cfty and county, and ascertain therefrom the amount or amounts of all taxes that should have been collected by the Assessor in pursuance of this chapter and which have not been collected. He must then state an ac count to the Assessor and demand from him thai the amount or amounts so regaining un o>n<rted shall be v&id into the county treas ury within fifteen days from the date of said demand. The section goes on to provide a remedy if the Assessor does not comply. And this bill passed the Assembly, and is now on the special Assembly file of the Senate with a favorable recommendation from the Committee on Revenue Laws and the Com mittee on Judiciary. It was read for the first time to-day. Sheriff Whelan's scheme to secure the repeal of the fee law, which Senator Fay succeeded in having passed, has a com panion piece in this proposed act in the Interest of the Assessor of the City and County of San Francisco. Senator Bipgy discovered the situation of affairs to-night and will make a vigorous light against the passage of these amended laws, which would convert the Aisessor's otHce into a personal mint, and he will have staunch support from Senator Fay. The discovery is the sensation in legisla tive circles to-night. It is the talk of the San Francisco delegation. The county government bill comes up for final passage to-morrow. LEXOW BILL SIDETRACKED. The Assembly Refuses to Dis cuss It as Urgent. Sacramento, March B.— lt became evi dent this morning that the Assembly was weary of the continual taking up of its time by those intent upon reforming San Francisco by main strength. Judge Way mire asked that the constitutional pro vision in regard to the consideration of bills be suspended in order that his partic ular Lexow bill, which is buried 464 deep on the file, might be brought to the top ol the list, and passed on this afternoon at half-past 3. He immediately began to explain that he did not expect its final passage, but hoped to amend the bill so that it would be satisfactory, and began reading an elaborate essay. As the Alameda Assem blyman was clearly out of order, a half dozen members were on their feet object ing. Later, the House, at the request of the opponents of the bill, allowed him to take fifteen minutes more to finish the Judge's proposition. When Mr. Waymire had concluded, he moved that his bill be made the special order for 3:30 o'clock to-morrow. This would require a two-thirds vote of the House. The roll was called and the pro position could only rally thirty-five friend?. Among these there were but two Ban Franciscans. These were Isaac M. Merrill (R.) and Calvin Ewing (Pop.). The vote was as follows: Ayes— Ash, Barber, Bassford, Belshaw, Blert- Boe, Colem&n, Collins, Dale, Dodge, Ewing, tt. Gay, Glass, Guy, Hall, Hudson, John son, .Inn, .-. Kenyon, McKelvey, Merrill, Nelson, Korth, Osborn, Phelps, Price, Reid, Richards, Eowell, Ppencer, Stansell, Tibbitts, Wade, Way mire, Wt-yse— 3s. Noes— Bennett, Berry, Bettman, Boothbv, Brusie, Bulla, Butler, Coughlin, Cutler, Davis, Devise, Devitt, Dixon, Dunber, Dwyer, Hat field, Holland, Laird, Laugenour, Lewis, Mc- Carthy, Pendieton, Robinson, Sanford, Twitru, Tomblin, Wilkinson, Zocchi, Mr. Speaker— 29. Ab.-ent or not voting— Bachman, Cargill, Dinkelsplel, Fret-man, Healey, Huber, Keen, Kelsey, Llewellyn, Meads, O'Day, Powers, Btaley, Swisler, Thomas, Wilkins— l6. FOR ADJUTANT-GENERAL. Candidates Who Would Like to Succeed Allen. Sacramexto, March B.— Who will suc ceed Adjutant-General Allen? is the ques tion that is causing a great amount of dis cussion in military circles just now. The office carri.s with it a salary of $3000 a year, but the incumbent will necessarily have to spend a great portion of his time in Sacramento. In connection with the appointment the name most frequently mentioned is that of Colonel J. J. Nunan of the Stockton Mail. He is a personal friend of the Gover nor, and as his partner's duties as Harbor- Commissioner will only call him to San Francisco once or twice a week, it is thought that Nunan could assist in run ning his paper, and still till the position of Adjutant-General. Colonel Chalmers Scott of San Diego is also mentioned for the position. He is one of the best known military men in the southern part of the State and should he be appointed would make some radical changes in the administration of affairs in the National Guard. Colonel Scott served in the confederacy during the war. Colonel Park Hen&h&w, who has his headquarters at Chico, is the only other name that has come up prominently. He is well known to the Governor and has a good lighting chance to win. A* the majority of the appointments made by Mr. Budd have been bestowed upon men from "the northern part of the Mate, the friends of Colonel Chalmers Scott are contident that he will, as a repre sentative of the southern counties, get the appointment. The right is between these three candi dates, but Governor Budd says positively that he will not make a selection until after the Legislature adjourns. Tlie Police Commission Hill Killed. Bacsamkkto, March B.— An attempt was made to-night to reconsider the vote by which the bill reducing the term of office of the Police Commissioners was beaten yesterday. JSwing brought the matter for ward. Cutter of Ynba was primed for a scorching address, but Bettman moved the previous question. This shut off debate and amendments and the House refused to reconsider the biil by the following vote: Ayes—Ash; Bassiord, Belshaw, Bennett, Berry, Bellman, Booihby, BniMe, Bulla, Butler Ciu-ki!!, Coleman, Collins, Dale, Duvis, Devitt, Dinkelsmel, Dixon, Gay. (iy, llatlield, Huber . Laird, McKelvey, Osbora, Pendleton £! 11 ' \l'\. I'owerx spen.or, Swisler, Tomblin wade, \N eyse, \\ llkuison, Zoccai, Mr. .Speaker— u7. ' Roes— Barker, Btodaoe, Coghliii, Cntter, Dod«e, Dunbar, i.whig, Fassett, Hall, Healev Holland, Hudson, Johnson, Jones, McCarthy Kelson, O'Day, Held, Staley, Ktunsell, Thomas Twigg— Immediately upon the announcement of the vote Cutter demanded to be allowed to explain his vote. In doing so lie indulged in a scathing arraignment of the oppon ents of the bill. He intended to offer three amendments, he said, giving the appoint ing power to the Mayor, the Board of Su pervi«on or the Superior Judges sit ting in bank, as the Jl<>'.i;-<- chose. This, he declared, showed the question was not one of polities. It merely meant that the House wished to continue Messrs. Al vord and To bin in' office. DEFEAT OF WOMAN The Battle for Suffrage Has Been Fought and Lost. M'GOWAN'S HARD FIGHT. Killing of the BUI by Amend ment to It in the Senate. INSERTING THE WORD "MALE." Many Ladies Were In Attendance During the Debate on the Measure. Sacramento, March B.— The battle for woman suffrage before the present Legisla ture has been fought and lost. After get ting an enactment extending the right of elective franchise to women safely through the Assembly it was killed to-day by an amendment by Gesford (D.) of Xapa in serting the word "male," and by thus spe cifying the sex of electors nullifying the bill so far as women voters are concerned. When the bill came up for a third read ing McGowan (R.) of Humboldt cham pioned its passage. A large number of women were in attendance, and standing room in the lobby was at a premium. After a few speeches Gesford's amendment was adopted by a vote of 22 ayes against 13 noes. McGowan promptly moved to reconsider. He expressed surprise at the action of the Republicans, and urged them to return to the path of duty. In the name of Gartield, of Lincoln, and other great party leaders he asked wayward Republicans to return to the fold and obey the dictates of the party platform. In honor and conscience the Senators were bound to vote for the pending bill and against the amendment. Pedlar (R.) of Fresno spoke for the bill and Gesford and McAllister (D.) of Marin against it. Gesford called attention to the fact that McGowan, as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, had decided the bill to be unconstitutional. Gesford favored considering the matter by constitutional amendments rather than by enactment. Gleaves (R.) of Shasta favored passing the bill and letting the Supreme Court set tle its unconstitutionality. Earl (R.) of Alameda thought woman suffrage unwise, but said he would be bound by the dictates of his party so far as to vote for an amendment to the consti tution, but he declined to vote for an un constitutional bill. To do so, he felt, he would defeat the educational qualification demanded oy the popular vote at the last election. Simpson (R.) of Pasadena, Aram (R.) of Yolo and Withington (R.) of San Diego took the ground that no unconstitutional bill should have their vote. Martin (D.) of Placer made a humorous talk, in the course of which he said no married man would favor suffrage for women. He hoped the vexed question was so dead it would never hear Gabriel's horn. Matthews (D.) of Los Angeles made a vigorous speech against the bill and then McGowan again took up the cudgel for the women in an eloquent speech. The Senate refused to reconsider the amendment by the following vote: Ayes— Bert, Biggy, Earl, Ford, Franck, Heaves, Hart, Holloway, Hoy t, Mahoney, Mc- Gowan, Orr, Pedlar, Seymour, Shine, Smith— 16. Noes— Aram, Arms, Androus, Beard,. Burke, Denison, Dunn, Fay, Flint, Gesford, Hender son, Langford, Linder. Martin, Matthews, Mc- Allister, Mitchell, Seawell, Phlppee, Simpson, Toner, Whitehurst, Withington— 23. Excused— Voorheis— l. "Women showered McGowan's desk with elaborate floral tributes in consideration of his championship of their cause. THE SENATE. The Question of Final Adjourn- ment Comes Up Again. Sacramento, March B.— A stirring de bate took place in the Senate this morning over the question of final adjournment. It was finally decided to put the matter over untill Monday. Senator Martin made his usual protest that the sixty days contemplated by the law had expired and that it was time to go home. As the matter stands a resolution has passed the Senate to adjourn on Thursday next. This resolution may be reconsidered on Monday. The Assembly has taken no action. There is little prospect of an end of the session before Saturday, March 16. A wrangle followed Senator Ford's mo tion to call the roll backward for the plac ing of bills on the urgency file, and the whole subject was laid upon the table. The report of the conference committee on the general appropriation bill was passed. Senator Seawell protested against the treatment accorded the Mendocino insane asylum, the appropriation for which was reduced from $180,000 to $145,000. When the Governor's message was read advocating the consolidation of the man agements of the various insane asylums under a single board, as provided for in Seymour's bill, Martin made one of his characteristic speeches. He favored an appropriation to provide cells at the asylums for most of trie Senators and added that "In view of the Governor's message, our Democratic Governor have a cell by himself." "Senator Martin is exensed for the rest of the session," declared Senator Mc- Gowan, who occupied the chair, alluding to the Senator's announcement that the serjeant-at-arms could not keep him here. Mcfiowan's mutual insurance bill was passed. San Francisco will get one building from the State. Biggy withdrew his bill from the special file providing for a building for the State offices in San Fran cisco, as the Governor intimated that he would sign one bill carrying an appro priation for a building in San Francisco, and the affiliated colleges had the execu tive favor. There will be no new building provided for at Berkeley this session. Seawoll's motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill fixing the hours of labor in logging camps was defeated was lost. Sanford's bill amending the Penal Code, prohibiting able-bodied persons from band ing together and gaining subsistence by alms, and directed against the "industrial army" movements, was passed. The following bills were also passed: McGowan's bill authorizing the formation of county mutual insurance companies; THE SAIST FRAJSTCISCO CALL, SATUBDAT, MARCH 9, 1895. requiring foreign insurance companies to make a deposit with the State Treasurer; and amending public school laws. The consideration of the Governor's message favoring a State Board of Chari ties was made a special order for Monday. The report of the conference on appro priations was adopted. THE ASSEMBLY. The Affiliated Colleges Appro priation Passed. Sacramento. March 8. — From the coun try and the smaller cities, as well as San Francisco, comes the support for the bill allowing $250,000 for a building in San Francisco to accommodate the affiliated colleges. The roll was called and 51 ayes were given and only 19 noes. Every San Franciscan whose vote was recorded was in favor of the proposition. Just as the result was an nounced Bettman of San Francisco an nounced that he wanted to vote no, but he was too late. . The bill appropriating $250,000 for new buildings at Berkeley then came up. It was announced that the $250,000 was really necessary, but that under the cir cumstances the college would get along with only $50,000. Some little opposition was evinced, but the bill was finally passed by a vote of 43 to 17. The new county government bill was passed this morning in the Asssembly without any discussion. It was at once transmitted to the Senate, where it was also hurried through. This disposes of one of the most important bills of the session. The report of the free conference com mittee was also adopted, which puts the general appropriation bill in shape to get to the Governor. It is understood that it will receive rather harsh treatment there. The district and State fairs will be cut with especial severity. Instead of $236,000 being allowed for fairs, the gossip of the House has it that Governor Budd will only allow $118,000, or just one-half. Brusie of Sacramento succeeded in hav ing the vote reconsidered by which the ap propriation of $10,000 for the completion of the work of the Commissioner of Public Works had been defeated. Laugenour of Yolo explained that the money was absolutely necessary if that officer was to continue his work. He ex plained that if the office was abolished, as was proposed by a bill now before the House, the $10,0fK) would remain in the treasury. On this showing the bill was passed by a vote of 42 to 29. The Senate amendments to the bills fix ing the fees of county officers and relating to water rights were concurred in, and the bills went to the Governor. "When Reid of Trinity called up the bill for the relief of insolvent debtors this afternoon he began in a personal vein at tacking the gentlemen promoting the bill and questioning their motives. The chair tried to call Reid to order, but the member from Trinity continued. As the Speaker pounded with his gavel Reid shouted that the bill was made only for the interests of the wholesale merchants of San Francisco. Dinkelspeil called shame upon Reid for basing his arguments upon religious prin ciples, and Powers completed the arraign ment of the Trinity lawyer. The motion to reconsider was lost by a vote of 30 to 42. The bill to enlarge the scope of investi gation of Grand Juries was passed to-night by a vote of 46 to 4. Bachman, Belshaw, Bennett, Boothby and Devine voted no. Boothby afterwards changed his vote and gave notice of intention to reconsider. The bill fixing the highest rate of in terest at 10 per cent and reducing the rate of legal interest from 7 per cent to 6 was defeated by a vote of 36 ayes to 32 noes. BOISTEROUS NIGHT SESSION. The Assembly Breaks Its Record in That Line. Sacramento, March B.— For general dis turbances to-night's session in the Assem bly beat the record. Speaker Lynch's rulings were criticized and he grew angry. Clerk Duckworth's motives in his manner of calling the roll were questioned and he grew angry and talked back. The Assemblymen did every thing but call each other names and the railroad was at the bottom of the whole row. The bill about which the trouble was raised was that limiting stop-over privi leges to what the railroad company might see fit to give. An uproar arose almost before the clerk had ceased reading the bill. The railroad men were unaer better gen erals than their opponents, and before an amendment could be offered, the previous question that was, the third reading of the bill was demanded. The other side de manded a call of the House. A roll call was taken on this and the motion lost. Then a vote was taken as to the previous question. The result was a clean-cut di vision of the friends and the opponents of the Southern Pacific Company. The 135 men voting for the previous question were the men whose vote has gone with the railroad on almost every issue. They were: Ash, Bassford, Bettman, Boothby, Brusie, Butler, Coghlin, Collins, Cutter, Davis, Devine, Devitt, Dixon, Freeman, Gay, llatfield, Kelsey, Kenyon, Laird, Laugenour, Lewis, McCarthy, McKelvey, Merrill, O'Day, Pendleton, Phelps, Powers, Richards, Swis>ler, Thomas, Tibbitts, Wilkinson, Zocchi, Speaker Lynch. The thirty-eight men opposing the motion have of late been voting against the railroad, though at least one of them has accepted favors from the road during the last session. The men voting no weref Bachman, Barker, Belshaw, Bennett, Bled soe, Builn, Cargill, Coleman, Dale, Dinkelspiel, Dodge, Dunbar, Dwer, Kwing, Fassett, Glass, Guy, Hall, Holland, ll r.dt-on, Johnson, Jones, Keen, Meads, Nelson, North, Osborn, Price, Reid, Robinson, Rowell, Saniord, Spencer, Sta ley, Btansell, Wade, Waymire, Weyse. There were seven members absent, Messrs. Berry, Healey, Huber, Llewellyn, Tomblin, Twigg and Wilkins. Of these three are pronounced railroad men and a fourth is doubtful. When it was decided to read the bill a third time, Dodge introduced an amend ment to change the sense of the bill. He had sent his amendment forward, and was waiting to speak the question when Laugenour began to move for the previous question. The House was alive in a moment. Dodge yelled at Laugenour, 'Go sit down. We have had enough gag law here," as he walked rapidly toward him. Both men were angry and their strife increased the clamor around them. Dodge was prevented from saying more by the actions of his friends, while Laugeuour's friends demanded that Dodge's words be taken down on the journal. The House quieted for a while, but soon was as bad as ever. Dodge's amendment was carried, the railroad members voting for it. Belshaw moved to strike out the enact ing clause of the bill. This was lost, Gay, Hall and Meads refusing to vote for it. The bill was then sent to the printer and a session of mutual apologies ensued. PRISON COMMITTEES REPORT. A Suggestion That Convicts Do the State Printing. Sackamen-to, March B.— The Committee on State Prisons reported a novel proposi tion yesterday. They advised that the prisoners at Folsom be taught the printer's trade; that the machinery of the State printing office be removed to the prison, and the great water-power be made use of to print the State textbooks, reports and other State works. After the conditions of the prison and the value of the water-power it controlled had been commented upon, the report con tinued : Bills have been before this committee asking that certain establishments of manufacture be erected at Folsom and operated by convict labor. Upon each we have seen fit'to report unfavorably. We considered that it came in direct conflict with free labor and was against the best interests of the State. Yet we have this suggestion to offer which, though it may not meet with united approval, would without doubt be of great financial benefit to the State. Further on in the report we will suggest the interchange of prisoners between Folsom and San Quentin with the object in view of placing the older and more hardened criminals at the latter place. This would inerense the number of prisoners at Folsom. In order to give em ploy to these men, not only in the quarries, but at other occupations and endeavoring to runke these institutions self-sustaining, we would also suggest the removal of the State printing office to Folsom. This could not be accomplished at once. Yet thejnatter could be given thought and atten tion during the term of the coming Legislature, and appropriations for the carrying out of this could be effected. This is a serious question of interest to many, but when taken into consideration that only State printing is to be issued from this office, such as the State series of sehoolbooks, blanks, etc., now printed at Sacramento, it would not interfere with any like industry, and the nura ber of men • given permanent employment are not sufficient to cause any serious objection by the typographical unions. One objection that may arise would be the printing required during the sessions of the Legislature, and that this printing could not be done at Folsom owing to the distance, etc. While this may be true there is no doubt in our minds that contracts could be let once in two years (during sessions of the Legislature) for less money than it now costs the State. It has been considerably agitated that we should have a Governor's mansion, This re moval would obviate the expense of purchasing a new site, and as the building was formerly erected for that purpose there is no doubt by reasonable expenditure the building could be put in its former condition, to be made suit able again as a Governor's residence. After a brief resume of the admirable or der in which the prison at Folsom is kept, the committee »refers to the alleged part nership between Convict Bachman and Warden Aull as follows : In regard to charges made against Warden Aull by the newspapers in the Baehman ease, we did not see lit to make any investiga|ion, as our time was limited and we were not fully prepared to handle the matter and we think it more proper to be treated by the prison Board of Directors. We will state, however, In justice to Mr. Aull, that we were shown a sworn state ment by Prisoner Bachraan in which he com pletely exonerates the Warden. Tits General Apjtropnatlon Bill. Sacramento, March B.— Legislators claim that the general appropriation bill is but $159,500 in excess of that of last year. They reach this conclusion by deducting from the general appropriation bill of this ses sion the items which were not included in the general apprlm-iation bill of last session. '^ The deducted items which were not in the bill two years ago are : Supreme Court Commissioners, $6000; orphans and half orphans, $tJ50,000; Veterans at Yountvillc, $00,000; traveling and contingent expenses Board of Equalization,slo,ooo; salaries Pub lic. Works and Debris Commission, $19,800; revolving fund State proriding omce for school books, $40,000. It is also claimed that $40,000 for buildings and improve ments for fhe Home for the Feeble Minded and $75,C00 for the Mendocino Insane Asy lum, appropriated this year, practically make up the difference. The Appropriations Jiill Report. Sacramento, March B.— The report of the conference committee on the ap propriation bill was adopted. It re duces the National Guard allowance from $22f>,000 to $200,000; reduces the office rent of the Railroad Commission to $1200; reduces the allowance for the Mendocino Asylum from $180,000 to $145 --000; cuts out the appropriation for the State Board of Horticulture; retains the appropriation for the Napa Asylum at $400,000 and the $7000 special appropria tion for the San Jose Normal School. The bill appropriating $10,000 to continue the Commissioner of Public Works another year*was reconsidered and passed. Vetoes by the Governor. Sachamento, March B.— The Governor has vetoed the bill regulating purity of milk, and the bill providing no limitations to actions brought to recover money de posited in banks or other depositories. He approved the bills giving Humboldt County another Superior Judge, prohibit ing collusion between Judges and court stenographers, and making articles of in corporation certified to by the Secretary of State or county clerks prima facie evidence. A novice in the kitchen might prefer some other baking powder to Dr. Price's. An experienced housekeeper never would. The Private Land Claims Court. Santa Fe, N. Mex., March B.— A dis patch from Washington says that a pro viso in the legislation appropriation bill extends the life of the United States Court of Private Land Claims two years from December 31, 1895. The business before the court is too great to be disposed of this year. ., ■ ■ ■ .- .■- 1 ' ■ Cattle-Thief Captured in Madera Count}/. Fresxo, March 8. —Hi Rapeije last night captured Louis Pares, the leader of the band of cattle-thieves who were caught in the Cantua Canyon last week. Pares had a camp O n Willow Creek in the Sierras, in Madera County, and Mexican Mustang Liniment. goes to the very citadel of pain and puts all aches to flight. There is but ONE and only One Prominently Today and that One Is These letters tell of Wonderful Cures by Purified Blood. The world has never seen such mar- We thought her doomed to permanent failed to afford much relief A few months vellous cures accomplished by any blindness. She suffered intense pain and ago I commenced taking Hood's Sarsapar- medicine but Hood's Sarsaparilla. I kept her head buried in the pillows moat rilla and the trouble has entirely disap- The secret of its success is that it is .of the time, If light was admitted to the pearod." Mas. H. W. Bushnell, Lyon the best blood purifier ever produced, room she would cry as if burned with a Brook, Oxford, New York. -It is king over all forms of scrofula, hot iron. Aa she was badly run down we salt rheum and all other blood diseases, thought before continuing the treatment Blood Poison. It is the only medicine of •which can we would try to build up her system and " I became polaoned with ivy. ,It would be said: It CURES by making pure, renew her strength. We began giving her break out on me, spring and fall. I had rich red blood. Read these letters : Hood's Baraaparilla. She began to doctors but was not relieved. It would _ ' .-■ <•• a a ■ . breakout into sores and pimples on me Saved Her Sight Improve Rapidly and form scabs. If it had not been for a — and by the time she had finished taking neighbor recommending Hood's Sareapa- Another Wonder Performed by the first bottle we were able to remove tho rilla to me Ido not think I would be alive Hoed 'B SarsapariUa. bandages and found that she could bear day. I used two bottles last fall and three "My little girl Hazel is now four years the K S ht aHd that the sight was returning, to his spring and it has cured me." old. Two years ago sh« had the grip. After £™? to oar deli^t. She took several Fmob A. Patette, Mlshawaka, Ind. recovery her eye* grew inflamed and sup- b ° ttles and then ™ • « ™ U « eTOT " Xt * A Baby Boy Cured. turated. For over 7 months she had to n ™ a year a^ce, and her eyes « I have W ed several bottles of Hood have her «ye« bandaged and stay in a dark Are Permanently Cured. Barsaparilla for my little boy, three years room. The family doctor and an oculist She causes perfectly, nas had no signs of of age, who has besn troubled with eczema did everything possible. She did not im- any further trouble and I* in every wapect very b ad i y . It has entirely cured him, prove and even grew worse.. At, last after perfectly healthy. We have great faith in therefore I recommend it to all mothers six months he gave us th» discouraging Hood's .Sarsaparilla." W. H. Bcttbb- who have children suffering from eczema." opinion that the cornea of one eye was de- fibld, 1496 Haatings St., Detroit, Mich. Mm Peteh a . Johnson, Cranbury Sta- Btroyed Salt Rheum Cured. tion, New Jersey. And Sight Entirely Gene. "Three winters ago salt rheum broke Hood's Sarsaparilla is sold by all drug- That It was doubtful If she would ever be out on my hands and became very trouble- gists, fl; six for ?5. Prepared only by able to see any with the other, as the Bight BO rne, making large ores. I saw several C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. It'poa- was rapidly being destroyed in that also, doctors and Wed various remedies, but all sessea curative powers Kb * Hood S Purifies PecuSiar Sarsapariila The Blood To Itself Do no be induced to buy any other. Insist upon having Hood's Sarsaparilla. Kapelje, who has been on his trail since the capture of his band took the leader by surprise. He made no resistance. Pares will be taken to the San Benito jail. It is known that one and perhaps two of the gang are still at large. Within a year they have stolen hundreds of head of cattle and a desperate attempt will be made to catch the last of the band. ARRESTED FOR POISONING BOYS. An Old Woman Charged With a Heinous Crime. Los Angeles, March 8. — Mrs. O'Hare, the old lady who gave poisoned cakes to two little boys named Strange and Hen derson on Wednesday afternoon, was ar rested to-day on a charge of murder. John Henderson died after eating several of the cookies and his companion barely escaped the same fate. Mrs. O'Hare claims that some one left the cakes on her door step and that she did not put the poison in them. The Coroner's jury have not yet brought in a verdict an to the cause of the death of the Henderson boy, investigation of the case having been postponed until Monday. Utah Constitutional Convention. Salt Lake, March 8. — Aside from the announcement of the standing commit tees to-day, the proceedings in the con stitutional convention were of no special importance. The twenty-six standing committees were announced by the presi dent and approved without debate. The chairmen of the committees are all Republicans. The chairmen of some of the principal committees are as follows: Leg islative, W. G. Van Home; judiciary, C. C. Goodwin; executive, C. S. Varian; ap portionment, Alma Eldredge; irrigation and agriculture, J. 11. Murdock; mines and mining, Thomas Kearney. Valleau Adjudged Insane at Stockton. Stockton, March 8. — Samuel Valleau, a San Francisco publisher and at one time a member of the Board of Supervisors of that city, was examined before the Su perior Court to-day on a charge of insanity, and was committed to the asylum. Valleau is a prominent Native Son, and went crazy through overwork. He was sent to a pri vate asylum in this city nine months ago, it being thought that he would, soon re cover, but he has grown steadily worse. The unfortunate man believes himself to be 104 years of age, and says that all his relatives have killed each other. San Diego Zand Swindler's Arrest. San Diego, March 8. —The discovery of an attempt to swindle a land-buyer here resulted to-day in the issuance of a war rant for the arrest of J. Walmer. a real estate dealer, on the charge of forgery. The complaint alleges that he affixed the name of B. Etcheverry to a deed on or about September 10, 1894, for the purpose of fraudulently selling the property. The accused secured bail in $2000 and was re leased from custody. Meanwhile the in vestigation is proceeding, and it is probable that other arrests will follow. S'ockton Woman Arraigned for Murder. Stockton, March B.— Edith Elder, the young woman who shot and killed Frank Quinn in a local lodging-house three or four months ago and then shot and wounded herself, was arraigned in the Superior Court to-day on a charge of mur der. The young woman pleaded not guilty and her trial was set for the 2d of April. Miss Elder has been in the county hospi tal ever since the 6hooting recovering from her wounds. Tacotna's Water and Light Plants. Tacoua, Wash, March B.— C. B. Wright, the Philadelphia millionaire, has offered Joshua Peirce $5000 to secure him an option on the water and light plants he sold the city two years ago for nearly $2,000,000. Some citizens have thought the price paid was too much and as a re sult a $1,000,000 damage suit against Mr. Wright is now pending in the Superior Court. His offer has been referred to the city authorities. The option asked is to give him sixty days in which no purchase the plant for the price he received. MEXICO'S OIL FIELDS An Important Concession to JJrrelop Them Granted to Chicago Mm. Los Angeles, March 7. — It has been learned on unquestioned authority from a gentleman in this city that a very im portant concession from the Mexican Gov ernment was ten days ago granted by the Minister of Fomento to J. M. Wiley, a member of the International Oil Kenning and Development Company of Chicago. This concession permits the company to explore and develop the oil and coal fields of Mexico, and furnishes it with Govern- j ment protection in so doing. The f:ict that there is oil in great quanti ties in certain States of Mexico has been known for years, but this company is the first one that has undertaken to develop the fields. Harry J. Neale, a former leading legal light of San Diego, is the attorney and manager of the company, with offices in the City of Mexico. W. S. Watson, the general superintendent, will shortly leave Chicago with the intention of commencing the work of development at once. Feur» for the Hark Colusa. Port Towjcsexd, Wash., March B.— The bark Colusa, for which fears as to her safety are entertained, carried lumber from Seattle, instead of Tacoraa, as stated in the dispatches. She is now out ninety-rive days on her voyage to Shanghai, which usually is made in forty-five days at the outside. As the Colusa is looked on as a seaworthy vessel shipping men here are of the opinion that she ran into a typhoon and was wrecked. Captain Backus of the Colusa was one of the best known and effi cient mariners of this coast. fire at Vancouver, B. C. Vancouver, B. C, March B.— The large premises formerly occupied by the Van couver Furniture Mannfacturing Company were destro3'ed by fire last night. The fac tory has been occupied the last four months by the Tacitic Ca?ket and Furni ture Company. The loss is between $20,000 and $30,000. British Columbia Lumber Shipment*. Vancouver, B. C, March «.— The Ameri can schooner Falcon sailed from West minster to-day for Oakland, Cal., with a lumber cargo. The American schooner Glendale leaves to-morrow for San Fran cisco with a cargo of spruce lumber to be used in the manufacture of fruit boxes. Olf/mpia Capitol Appropriation. Olympia, March B.— The bill providing for the erection of the Capitol building passed the Senate to-day. The bill appro priates $930,000 for the purpose. It has already passed the House. Death of a Santa Crux Pioneer. Santa Crvz, March B.— W. H. Seaver, a pioneer, died to-day. He was a native of Massachusetts aged 71 years. Flowers From the Kiviera. From the Riviera there arrive every morning about 500 packages of freshly plucked violets, narcissus, jonquils, ane mones, roses and other welcome messen | gers from the sunny South. Most of the consignments remain in London, but some of them proceed to Manchester, Liverpool i and even across the Irish Channel before ! being opened. These flowers preserve ] their fragrance to the last, and are much ! esteemed at a time of year when our own ; climate is unkind to floriculture. But this branch of our import trade may some day find a formidable rival in the Queen's Aus | tralian dominions, whence flowers have re ! cently come, with all the appearance of I recent culling, embedded in solid blocks of | ice. The immediate drawback of the an- I tipodcan produce is that the ice, which is | necessary to its lasting beauty, can hardly j be worn in the buttonnole or carried in a I bouquet. — London Telegraph. UKE BEEF Baron yon Liebcg, the celebrated Ger- man chemist, states that there is as much nutrition in one pound "of pure chocolate as there is in a similar quantity of rare beef, Pure chocolate is food, drink and beverage all in one. 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