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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 90.
NEWS OF THE COAST.
Man-Hunters Hot on the
Trail of the Train-
Robbers.
FINDING OF MANY CLEWS.
The Bandits Fled From the
Scene of the Hold-Up
in a Cart.
THEY MAY GO TO SACRAMENTO.
A Farmer Tells of Two Men Who
Stole Horses and Who May Be
the Men Wanted.
Sacramento, March 9. — Superintendent
J. B. Wright of the Southern Pacific Rail
road has received word from tne officers
■who have been engaged all day in the pur
suit of the men who attempted to rob the
overland train last night, that the robbers
are heading for Sacramento, with indica
tions that they will arrive in the city before
morning.
At daylight this morning those of the
officers who had gathered at Castle Bwiteh,
the locality where the robbers first made
their appearance to the trainhands last
night, bo^an a systematic search along
both sides of the railroad in the direction
of Lodi.
Within a mile of the latter place they
discovered where a horse and cart had
been left standing for evidently several
hours. Following the trail of the cart,
■which was plainly discernable in the heavy
dust, they found that it crossed the rail
road track at an old disused crossing at
Armstrong's and ran along an abandoned
road leading in the direction of this city.
The trail was followed for several miles,
but eventually was lost by the tracks lead
ing into a more frequently traveled
thoroughfare. It was very evident to the
pursuers that the robbers were totally un
acquainted with the country they were
traveling through, as the road for miles
follows the section boundaries, and in turn
ing the short corners they must have be
come confused as to direction^
Another thing that proved their ignor
ance of the locality was the fact that they
followed several roads leading through the
neighboring|fields into the various ranch
hou.ses and were compelled to double on
their tracks.
The officers have reached the conclusion,
after a thorough search of the country and
inquiries among the residents along the
road, that the men have been hiding in
soiaeoM <>i the innumerable brush-covered
slough;- that line the road in the local
ity where the trail was lost, and that
during the night if deemed necessary they
will abandon the horse and cart and strike
across the country for Sacramento. In the
meantime all the approaches to the city
are patrolled by armed men, and it is ex
pected that the men will be secured before
morning.
It is the supposition of the officials that
the i art was driven to the depot, where the
trail was first discovered, by the third
man, who, after tying the animal to a
neighboring fence, walked down the
track, met the train and signaled the rob
bers on board as to the locality of the ve
hicle, which was evidently intended to
convey any treasure that might be ob
tained to their headquarters in this place.
That the identity of the men concerned
in the attempt is more than suspected by
the officials is evident, but they are ex
tremely non-committal on this point. It
is also believed that the men are the same
parties who attempted to rob the train last
Saturday night and one of them is an ex
railroad employe.
L. R. Hess, who resides about four miles
from Elk Grove, drove to Sacramento to
day and informed Sheriff Johnson that
Friday noon two men in travel-stained
garments, leading a gray mare and a bay
pony, stopped at his ranch and requested
dinner and feed for their animals.
The men stated that they originally
came from Texas and were cowboys in
search of employment. The gray mare
gave evidences of hard riding, being so ab
solutely fatigued that it cou d scarcely
move. The pony seemed to be compara
tively fresh. The men had but one saddle
in their possession, and Mr. Hess noticed
that when they led their animals into
his barn, one of them paid particular
attention to a saddle that was hanging
upon the wall and examined the ap
proaches to the building. After eat
ing dinner they took their horses
and disappeared in the direction of
the thick brush that lines the
neighboring street. This morning on
entering the barn he found that the saddle
had disappeared, and a few minutes later
a neighbor named Budd Cantwell drove
up to his residence and stated that the
barbed wire surrounding his corral had
been cut during the night, and a valuable
dappled gray mare had been stolen.
Search was instituted among the neigh
boring farmers, and it was discovered that
the exhausted horse that had been in the
possession of the two men had been aban
doned on the ranch of Frank Kennedy,
who. resides two miles nearer the town
of Elk Grove. Mr. Hess states that one of
the men who came to his place wore a
white hat, nearly new, while the other had
a worn black hat that had long outlived
its usefulness.
A posse was gathered and the country
was scoured for miles, but no trace of the
men could be obtained. During their
search it was discovered that no less than
live horses had been stolen during the last
live days.
THE MAK-HVXT AT LOJ>I-
Sheriff* ana Detectives Find Many Clewa
to the ltobbern.
Lour, March • There have been many
detectives in town to-day, but up to the
present time little that is new relative to
the train robbery has developed. At day
break Sheriff Cunningham and Deputies
Wall, Black and others were early on trail,
and on the first train from Sacramento
Detectives Gard, Hume, Ahem and Snyder
came here, and taking rigs scoured the
surrounding country.
Cunningham and Wall found a place two
miles from Lodi where a buckboard, with
The San Francisco Call.
lV^-inch tires and 4 feet 9% inches between
the wheels, had been tied for some time,
and traced the vehicle to Cherokee lane,
going toward Stockton, where it was fol
lowed by Cunningham and other.'.
Another posse going north found a nest
of four tramps, who said that early this
morning three men in a buckboard coming
from Lodi had asked the road to Sacra
mento. Gard, Hume, and other officers
at once followed the trail north, while the
the other officers, dividing into two posses,
remaining the tules to search for the rob
bers toward Stockton.
There are about twenty regular and
amateur officers hunting for the men, as it
is reported that $1000 reward has been
offered for the arrest and conviction of the
highwaymen.
George Gard has the measurement • of
the footsteps found near where the buggy
was tied, and also two 32-caliber cartridges
found there, evidently dropped by the rob
bers while reloading their weapons after
the hold-up.
DETECTIVES IX STOCKTON.
They Are Anxious to Find the Tramp
Who Sate the Robbers.
Stockton, March 9.— There are no new
developments in the train robbery up to
midnight. The chief detectives of the
railroad and express companies, Gard and
Hume, are here working with Sheriff Cun
ningham. They are moving around town
trying to pick up some clew, evidently be
lieving that the robbers came this way.
The officers are anxious to find the tramp
who was on the train and who is the only
person that saw the face of one of the men.
The tramp was put off the train at Lodi.
but swung on again and rode north on the
overland.
The tramp said in Lodi that the robber
who got on the engine crawled over the
tops of the express and baggage cars and
met him face to face on the blind baggage
platform, but no good description of the
fellow was given.
Officers blame the conductors for not
holding the tramp as a witness.
*■ US I'Ecrs aukit o UITD IC ».L
Sacramento rollee Think They Hare Jlun
the Train-Robbers to Earth.
Sacramento, March 10. — At this hour
(1:30 a. m.) the Sheriff's forces in this city
have surrounded a house occupied by two
men who are supposed to be members of
the gang who held up the train last night.
PORTLAND HABEAS CORPUS CASE.
A Much-Wanted Kansas City Ex-Voli
tician IHsappcarg.
Portland, Or., March B. — When the
habeas corpus case of John W. Bradbury
was called in the Circuit Court to-day
Bradbury was not present. Chief of Police
Minto swore that Bradbury had been in
custody, but that he was released yester
day, and had of his own free will left the
jail with Mr. Bolev, the agent of the Kan
sas City Election Fraud Commission, who
came here to secure Bradbury, who is
wanted in Kansas City as a witness in
election fraud cases.
Judge Hurley allowed the matter 10 rest
until Monday, and at jthat time the Chief
of Police mw«si an-wer the petition of
Bradbury's wife or produce Bradbury.
Bradbury is a politician of some influ
ence in Kansas City, and it is said he
controlled several hundred colored voters
at the last election. It is said he was sent
here by certain politicians who are anxious
to deprive the State of his evidence in the
prosecution of persons charged with ♦■lec
tion frauds. Bradbury was at one time
Deputy Treasurer and Assistant Superin
tendent of Streets in Kansas City.
BENICIA`S DRYDOCK AFLOAT
The Launching of the Big Struc
ture Successfully
Accomplished.
It Is Large Enough to Contain
a Vessel of 2700
Tons.
Benicia, March 9.— The California Dry
dock Company's new dock was launched
from Matthew Turner's shipyard at Benicia
yesterday morning, and the big box went
off without a hitch.
A large crowd gathered from miles
around to witness the sight and the occa
sion was quite an event to Solano County.
The tug Rescue left the city for Benicia
yesterday morning with a large party on
board.
The tug also carried four 60-ton pumps
to assist the heavy structure on her way
down the slide. At least 700 pounds of
tallow were used to grease the run, and
once the dock took a start there was no
stopping her, for the pitch of the run was
1% inches to the foot.
At 11 :20 o'clock the Rescue got a hawser
on the drydock, and the signal to "go"
was given. The last block was knocked
away, the pumps were set in motion, and
the tug began to pull on the hawser. For
just an instant there was a strain, then
the box moved a trine.
A great cheer went up from the crowd,
and the dock began to slide. Down, down
she went, gaining momentum as she sped
along, and with a loud splash she struck
the water, gaining on the tug to such an
extent that the hawser lay slack and limp.
The structure did not take on a drop of
water on board, and the affair was a per
fect success.
The new dock is intended to take the
place of the Merchants' drydock at the foot
of Spear street, and the slip is now being
prepared for its reception. The dock will
be towed to the city in about two weeks,
when her machinery will be but in. When
in place it will have a capacity of receiving
a 2700-ton ship.
Shooting Affray at Fresno.
Fresno, March 9.— ln a quarrel over a
debt of $1 Charles Brown to-night shot
Harry Thurston twice in the back, perhaps
fatally wounding him. The men had dis
puted at intervals for sbs months over
this debt, and last night when
they met in Brown's bootblack
stand, Thurston struck him in the face.
Brown tired live times, and when officers
arrived Brown resisted arrest, and thrust
his pistol in the officer's face, but the
weapon was empty. Brown was taken to
jail.
San Lit in Ohlspu Merchant* Attached.
San Loa Obispo, March i). — The firm of
Green berg Bros, was attached by tbe
County Bank to-day for $5000. Their stock
of general merchandise, valued at $10,000,
is in the hands of the Sheriff. Their lia
bilities in San Francisco are believed to be
large.
SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 10, 1895.
OREGON INDIANS RESTLESS.
Troops From Fort Walla
Walla to Umatilla
Reservation.
The Agent Fears That His
Charge May Go on the
War; ath.
Pendleton, Or., March 0. — Two com
panies of the Second Cavalry from Fort
Walla Walla arrived here at 8 o'clock on a
special train, and will be taken without de
lay to Mission station on the Umatilla
Indian reservation, from which point they
will proceed to the agency near the station.
Indian Agent Harper had been notified
from Washington that troops were held in
readiness at Walla Walla, but kept his
counsel, saying nothing until about the
time for the arrival of the train, when he
gave out the information that he had re
quested the aid of troops. He stated the
troops may be necessary to protect the
agency and whites who five in the
reservation.
Affairs have been disturbed on. the reser
vation for some weeks on account of the
disagreements between the officials and
the Indians. The Indian court, in the
case of Indian offenses, has exercised
powers which the Indians claim were too
arbitrary. The matter was brought to an
issue in a civil case in the Justice Court
here, when Wet Soot brought suit against
Brisbrough and others to recover damages
for an alleged assault committed by the
Indian policemen. The case was decided
in favor of the plaintiff, but was appealed
by United States District Attorney Murphy
to the State Circuit Court.
Later Chiefs No Shirt, Young Chief and
twenty other head men were arrested for
dancing contrary to the agent's orders.
This caused a riot in the council chamber,
and a general row was narrowly averted.
The chiefs were released, but were again
arrested on the same charge and also for
resisting United States officers. They were
sent to jail, but employed counsel to sue
out writs of habeas corpus in the Circuit
Court for their release.
This afternoon Judge Fee of the State
Circuit Court rendered a decision in the
habeas corpus case. He holds that the In
dians are citizens, entitled to all the rights,
privileges and immunities of other citizens,
excepting as to the alienation of their al
lotted lands on reservations, title to which
was transferred subject to the trusteeship
of the United States Government. There
lease of No Shirt and Young Chief was
also ordered.
Counsel for the Indian court will appeal.
The Indians' counsel were seen, and said
they had told the Indians they must nof
resort to violence in any event, but await
the Supreme Court decision. This the In
dians promised to do, and the head men
say they will use their influence to prevent
any disturbance. The only fear expressed
is that the Indian! may get drunk and get
into trouble with the Indian police.
Fruit J'roapecta About Tfoiroattte.
Newcastle, March 9. — Peach and plum
trees are in full bloom, almonds are
already set and the orange trees budding.
Everything promises to be early and bear
a full crop, with the exception of apricots,
which appear to be rather light. Straw
berries have been coming in in one, two
and three case lots for the past month.
Everything is so early that the farmers
have found it difficult to complete their
winter's work, but the plowing and culti
vating is now well under way, and if pleas
ant weather continues we will commence
picking our summer fruits in April.
An Ogden liditor Convicted of libel.
Ogdkx, Utah, March 9.— ln the criminal
libel suit of L. H. Rhodes against William
Classman, publisher of the Ogden Stand
ard, Glassman was to-day sentenced to pay
a fine of $500 and stand committed to the
County Jail one day for every dollar of the
line until the same is paid, and the Stand
ard Publishing Company was lined $500, to
PROGRESS AROUSES THE SILURIANS.
be collected by execution. An appeal on
bond will be taken.
HOLLISTER BOOMS THE ROAD
; Citizens .fledge Themselves to Give All
the Aid in Their Power.
Hollister, March 9. — An enthusiastic
meeting of prominent citizens was held
here to-day in the matter of taking action
regarding the San Francisco and San Joa
• quin road. The citizens say $100,000 can
he raised here. A good " mttee was
appointed, anu <tLc luUj)^f^*'<fa3"-ananv
mously adopted: ..'./ v ; . ;
Resolved, By the citizens of San Benito County
; in mass-meeting assembled, that we indorse
the enterprise displayed by the citizens of San
Francisco in organizing the San Francisco and
.San Joaquin Valley Railroad Company, and ap
: plaud their efforts to build a popular road, and
we pledge ourselves to earnestly support and
assist the committee appointed to solicit sub
scriptions in their effort to secure $50,000 in
, subscriptions to the capital stock of said com
-1 pany, for the purpose of assisting the building
I of said road.
Hollister pays $600,000 annually for cx
i port freight. Crop prospects this year are
j exceedingly bright.
SUICIDE AT SAN DIEGO.
A Real Estate Dealer Who
Was Accused of Forgery
Takes Poison.
Tragic Sequel to the Exposure
of a Scheme to Engage
in Swindling.
San Dieoo, March 9.— The sensations
following the exposure of a forged deed
purporting to have been signed by B.
Etcheverry are accumulating rapidly and
to-day's development was the suicide of a
principal in the case.
Last evening a warrant was issued
charging J. \V aimer, a real estate dealer,
with forgery. He was taken before Justice
Bryan and admitted to bail in $2000, where
upon he was released.
This morning W aimer was at his office
in the lawyers' block as usual, but declined
to discuss the forgery matter, except to re
peat a positive denial that he was guilty of
forgery.
About 11 o'clock Walmer disappeared
from his office, and a few minutes past 1
o'clock there came a report, fully verified,
that he had committed suicide.
Inquiry showed that after leaving the
office he had gone to his residence at 722
Second* street.
On arriving he told his wife he was ill,
and going to his room lay down upon his
bed, but without removing his clothes. A
few minutes later Mrs. Walmer saw the
illness was serious and called Dr. Luscornb,
who lives but a few doors away.
Walmer soon went into spasms and ex
pired at about 1 o'clock, the various physi
cians who had been in consultation being
unable to save him. They agree that
death was due to strychnine poisoning,
supplemented by a heavy draught of
chloroform.
Walmer leaves a widow and a son 12
years old. They formerly lived at Cincin
mati, where they have relatives.
After Walmer's death Frank Ethridge
was arrested on the charge of complicity
in the attempted fraud. He was held in
$2000 bonds.
Other warrants are out, anditisexpscted
to prove that a wide-reaching conspiracy
exists for swindling in real estate opera
tions in various cities of the State, the
headquarters of the gang being at San
Francisco.
Fire at Albany, -Orrrfon.
Albany, Or., March it.— The barn of H.
L. Laselle, two miles southeast of this city,
was burned last night. Nine horses were
burned. It is not known how the tire
originated, unless it was the work of
tramps. The loss is $2500, no insurance.
To Rebuild the Courtliouse.
Santa Ckuz, March 9. — The Supervisors
to-day decided to rebuild the Courthouse
at a cost not to exceed $40,000. It wiU be
built on the site of the one destroyed by
fire last year.
THE LOS ANGELES MYSTERY.
Police Ascertain the Facts
Concerning a Leg in a
Rubbish Pile,
And Thereby Explode the The
ory of a Gruesome
Murder.
Los Angeles, March ft. — The mystery of
the woman's leg which was found in a
garbage barrel in the rear of a building on
South Broadway a few days ago is about
to be cleared up.
It has been ascertained that a Pasadena
woman, whose identity has not yet been
made public, came to Los Angeles several
weeks ago and had one of her nether ex
tremeties amputated.
The physicians who performed the oper
ation threw the dismembered portion of
her body into the garbage barrel, to be sent
to the crematory, where all refuse is dis
posed of. A murder was suspected, and the
police have b?en actively engaged in an
endeavor to ilear up the mystery ever
since.
An evening paper published a story con
necting in theory the missing limb with
the alleged disappearance of a woman
named Mrs. Etta Hoffman, but it has been
ascertained that Mrs. Hoffman is still in
Los Angeles, being employed in a res
taurant.
A WOMAJS SEEKS VEXGEAXCE.
She Shoots at a Man Who Deceived Her,
but fails to Hit Him.
Los Angeles, March 9. — A young and
prepossessing woman walked into Jean
Lennert's saloon on Ferguson alley to
night and deliberately fired four shots at a
man who was standing near the bar. Len
nert's saloon is in the heart of Chinatown,
near where the recent shooting affrays be
tween Chinese have taken place.
The woman failed to hit her mark, and
the man she was shooting at escaped in
jury. At the police station she gave the
name of Carrie Smith, and claimed to be a
dressmaker residing in the Downey block.
The man she shot at is George Green, a
worthless character, who, she says, has de
ceived her.
The Citrus Fair Closes.
Los Angeles, March 9. — The city fair
came to a successful close to-night. All
day long a stream of visitors flowed to and
from the pavilion and an unusually large
crowd was in attendance during the even
ing. The managers of the fair say that
they are more than pleased with the result
of the week's exhibit and promise another
display next year to equal, if not excel,
that seen at the pavilion.
Thibet Case in the Courts.
Los Axgki.es, March 9. — The libel suit of
Blanton Duncan against the Evening Ex
press Company is the most important case
j now on trial in the Superior Court. Dun
j can, who is a well-known character from
| Kentucky who has figured rather promi-
I ncntly in politics of former years, wants
i $20,000 from the newspaper company as
i damages for the publication of certain
alleged slanderous articles. The case has
been on trial for two days, but is not yet
concluded.
To lluilil Pipn Lines.
Los Angeles, March 9. — President Lyman
B. Stewart of the Union Oil Company said
to-night that work would be commenced
at once on the pipe lines from the oil dis
trict under the franchise granted by the
City Council. There are two companies in
the lield, and competition between them,
it is said, will be sharp.
General Rose.erans 111 Hear Redondo.
Los Angeles, March 9. — General Rose
crans has been ailing for some time. There
has been no change in his condition for
several days. Carl Itosecrans, his son,
said to-day that there was no reason to
apprehend any serious result. The gen
eral lives on a ranch near Redondo.
A Conductor Killed.
Los Angeles, March 9.— As A. W. Irving,
a conductor, was attempting to step from
the dummy of a cable-train to the trailcar
to-night he missed his footing and fell un
der the wheels and the trailer ran over
him, breaking his neck and causing in
stant death.
SAN JOAQUIN CANAL
Work to Be Actively I'ushed on the Irri-
gallon Waterway.
Stockton, March 9. — J. D. McDougald of
this city has taken the contract to com
plete the irrigation canal for the Stanislaus
and San Joaquin Company from Knights
Ferry to Burnetts station, on the line of
the StocKton and Merced Railroad, a dis
tance of eleven miles.
He will also complete the remaining
tunnel which lacks 316 feet of being fin
ished. The tunnel is 11 feet wide and 12
feet high. The contract will amount to
about $25,000. Tennis are being loaded
with supplies to-day. The irrigation com
pany promises to bring Stanislaus River
rates to Lathrop in this county by the Ist
of June.
Gas-Well Baths for the Insane.
Stockton, March 9.— The natural gas-well
baths at the State Insane Asylum at this
city have been thrown open for the benefit
of the patients, and about 150 of the milder
lunatics disport themselves daily in the
hot water, which is of a temperature of 90
degrees.
The tank is 46 feet long and 26 feet wide.
The greatest depth of water is 5 feet, which
makes drowning accidents improbable.
The crazy people are delighted with the
new baths. Each patient is allowed two
baths a week.
A SONOMA EX-TREASURER SUED.
Supervisors Ifegin an Action to Recover
the Amount Stolen by Robbers.
Santa Ro«a, March 9. •—The Supervisors
of Sonoma County passed a resolution to
day instructing District Attorney Seawell
to bring suit against ex-County Treasurer
Stofen and his bondsmen for $7?1"» 79, tne
amount stolen from the county treasury on
December 28, at the time the Treasurer was
knocked down and then locked up and left
in his vault.
The bondsmen are M. Doyle, A. P. Over
ton, J. H. Brush, Con Shea and Hollis
Hitchcock, all prominent capitalists.
Many think the Supervisors should give
ex-Treasurer Stofen some relief inthis mat
tor, as they say the treasury was clearly
insecure and that the Treasurer could not
provide against robbery. The Supervisors
say they have no right to do so, however.
RACING IN PORTLAND.
The Spring Meeting Will Be Held in
Jit and July.
Portland. Or., March 9. — The spring
meeting of the Portland Speed and Driv
ing Association will be held from June 20
to July 6 inclusive.
Purses aggregating s29,ooo will be offered.
It is expected the meeting wiil be the most
successful the association has yet held, as
many horsemen from California, Wash
ington, Idaho, Montana and Colorado
have already expressed their intention of
bringing horses to the meeting.
SANTA CRUZ ODD FELLOWS
Visitors From Other Cities Attend an
Xncatnpmrnt Gavel Contest.
Santa Oruz, March 9.— A large delega
tion of the members of the San Francisco
and Watsonville Odd Fellows' encamp
ments arrived this evening to \vitnes3 the
contest for a guvel between Santa Cruz and
Oriental encampments. The visitors were
entertained with a banquet.
The contest for the gavel was won by
Oriental flncampment of San Francisco.
Score: Oriental 95' i, Santa Cruz 93>2>
FORBES' TRICK IN TACOMA
He Failed to Appear in Court
When the Jury Was
Discharged.
It Is Claimed One Man Was
Bribed to Secure a
Disagreement.
Tacoma, March 9. — The Government
officers here are of the opinion that Jack
Forbes, the alleged notorious smuggler,
and his friends tricked the United States
Circuit Court Wednesday, when the
jury which had found Forbes guilty
of smuggling opium was discharged
by Judge Hanford because Forbes was not
in court to hear the verdict. Half an hour
later Forbes was found walking in an op
posite direction from the court. He claimed
he had "overslept" and had not intended
to disobey the court by his absence.
These allegations have been set up as
basis of a motion to set aside the $2000
judgment which Judge Hanford ordered
entered against Miles Gibbons and Bert
Hill, Forbes' bondsmen. Gibbons is a
saloon-keeper and prominent Democratic
politician. He formerly belonged to the
Tammany organization in New York.
Hill was formerly assistant city treasurer.
The Government to-day filed cross affi
davits against setting aside the judgment.
It is alleged that Forbes had twice pre
viously been absent when wanted, caus
ing the court to admonish him and his
lawyer that he must remain in court.
The riling of these affidavits brings out
the fact that Government officers have
been making a quiet investigation in re
gard to Forbes' actions and whereabouts
during the trial. It was learned that he
was not drunk.
From information secured and actions of
the jury it is believed by part of the Gov
ernment officers that an attempt was made
to "interview" one juror. The Government
believed it had a sure case, and the jury is
said to have stood eleven to one after a few
ballots had been taken.
The obstinate juror, it is known, hung
out all day and all night, being finally in
duced to sign the verdict of guilty after
sixty ballots were taken on promise of the
others to recommend mercy.
Some officers concluded either Forbes
had apparent reason for believing the
jury would disagree or that on Wednesday
morning he had means of knowing what
the verdict was and purposely staid away
knowing the jury would be discharged,
and thereby securing another trial if not
dismissal of the case, as this was the sec
ond trial. It is claimed he has rich back
ers who will pay the bondsmen if they
lose, though a strong effort will be made
so have the judgment set aside.
Wednesday Forbes was put under $2000
bonds again "to appear for trial next June,
but as a result of his escapade he could not
secure bondsmen and languishes in jail.
Yesterday he nearly created a riot in the
county jail because the Marshal would not
send him a bottle of whisky.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FOR THE NEW ROAD
Discussion .in Assembly
on Proposed Lease
of Marsh Lands.
FIGHT ON THE MEASURE.
Efforts to Delay Action Are
Squelched by the Friends of
the Enterprise.
ITS OPPONENTS FEW IN NUMBER
The Bill Passes Its Second Reading
and Then Ensues a Long:
Debate.
Sacramento. March n.— For the first time
in the history of California the legislators
were called upon to array themselves
against a rival railroad line and in opposi
tion to the wishes of the people, but only
a few showed any inclination to do so.
During the last twenty-four hours the
Ban Joaquin Valley road has been the topic
of legislative conversation. A wed; a^o
such a condition as now confronts the
legislators was not even' dreamed of. In
consequence, the various Assemblymen
whose necks have grown calloused under
the Southern Pacific collar were not sensi
tive enough to feel which way their ruling
influence was urging them. This afternoon
they were in better form and knew more
what they wanted. Major Giilis, "Lou"
Martin and "Jack" Massey had been busily
buttonholing their "dear friends," and
as a result the old plan of trying to cau93
delay by amendments was begun.
The question voted upon to-day in the
Assembly was one affecting the amending
of the bill to allow foreign corporations to
be given the right to lease terminal facili
ties.
Only two men voted for the proposition.
These were Judson C. Brusie of Sacra
mento and William M. Cutter of Yuba.
On the negative side were the names of a
number of men who, while they pretended
to be friends of the bill, yet proposed
amendments which, while they did not
change it* intent in the least, occasioned a
delay of at least forty-eight hours in its
consideration.
The two men who are inimical to, and
fifty-four men who protest their friendship
for the San Joaquin Valley Road, are:
Ayes— Brusie, Cutter— 2.
Noos — Bassford, Belshaw, Bennett, Berry,
Bettman, Bletlsoe, Bulla, Cargill, Coglilin, Dale,
Davis, Deviue, Devttt, Dixon, l)odge, Dunbar,
DwyeTj.£wlag, Fassctt, liay, Gla*-, «.n^y, lIaII,
Hualey, Holland, Huber, Hudson, Johnson,
Kenyoii, Lnird, Laugenour, Meads, McCarthy,
Merrill, Nelson, North, O'Day, Pendleton,
Phelps, Powers, Price, Keid, Robinson, Rowell,
Spencer, Btanaell, Swisator, Thomas, Wade,
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