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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 92.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS. A Cowardly Murder Is Committed in the Cajon Pass. RANCHER SHOT TO DEATH James P. Medlin's Demise Due to a Loss of Blood From His Wounded Arm. THE ASSASSIN IS AT LARGE. His Father Is in the Pursuing Posse and Says His Son Must Suffer the Penalty. San Bernardino, March 11.— Cajon Pass, in the San Bernardino Mountains twenty miles north of this city, was the scene of a murder yesterday afternoon. James P. Medlin suffered death, at the hands of William L. Tabor. Medlinwas a bachelor, aged 32, while Tabor is a married man about half as old. There was a little social gathering at Medlin's yesterday attended by a dozen neighbors including Tabor and his wife, the latter doing the honors as hostess. Toward evening the party went to another neighbor's for a friendly call Senator George Perkins said yesterday that in supporting the Lieu Land Law he did the best in his power for the people of California. and were returning just before dark when Tabor shot Medlin in the arm, severing an | artery. ''Despite the service of ins friends j Medlin died a few hours later from loss of 1 blood. ' Just before the shot was fired the men were heard talking in loud tones, and it is supposed that they had renewed a quarrel of long standing concerning water rights for their respective ranches. Tabor made his escape to the mountains with a Sheriff's posse in pursuit. Tabor is a line Bhot and experienced huntsman, and has a reputation for determination. Sheriff Holcomb thinks he will not surrender without a fight. Included in the pursuing party is Tabor's father, himself a deputy sheriff, who declared when he started out that his son must stand the consequences of his crime. MURDERED AT MENDOCINO. Joseph Haqquist Charged With Having Stabbed Wil- li am McLean. The Jail Guarded to Prevent the Accused Being Lynched. Mendocino, March 11. Yesterday morn ing at 7 o'clock William McLean, a work man in the Albion woods, was found mur dered in front of Gus Semmler's saloon in this city. His person bore the marks of three knife cuts, a small one on his left wrist, a deep gash a few inches from the heart and another two inches behind the left ear. An inquest was held by a Coroner's jury, which lasted from 10 a. m. until 4 p. m. The decision handed in by the jury was that William McLean met his death early Sunday morning from the effects of a knife wound two inches back of the ear; that Joseph Haqquist was the murderer. Haq quist was immediately arrested and landed in jail. Every precaution was taken last night for fear of a party breaking into the jail and hanging the suspected man. Every thing points to the fact that Haqquist is the murderer. He is of a quarrelsome dis position when drunk, and Saturday even ing while intoxicated had some trouble with McLean, and swore that he would kill him before morning. On inspecting Haqquist's house a great quantity of blood was found on the floor and also on his clothes. By many it is thought that be induced McLean to come into his house, and after getting him in committed the foul deed and then dragged his body out in front of Semmler's saloon, which is a short distance from his house. Haqquist explains that the blood came on the floor from a Blight wound which he re ceived while in a fight Saturday evening. But this is hardly consistent in proportion to the amount of blood found, and docs not account for the blood found on his drawers, which were discovered in a wash tub since. The wound is under the left eye. Haqquist will have his hearing to morrow. JBUItXED HIS WIFE TO DEATH. Crime of a Flacerville Colored Boot black. Sacramento, March 11.— Lone Starr, a colored bootblack residing in the town of PJacervillc, threw a lighted lamp at his wife Saturday night. The lamp exploded and set tire to the woman's clothing. She was burned in a shocking manner and will die. The flesh of her breast and arms ; part rfl from the bones and is literally bqpiing in shreds. It is stated that the | The San Francisco Call. man tells several stories of the affray. One is that on returning home that night, his I wife fired two shots at him from a pistol, j and in self-defense he caught up the only : missive at hand, the lighted lamp, and i threw it at her to disconcert hex aim. He 1 claims to have acted without thought of j the possibility of any fatal results. On the other hand, the woman, who is still alive, says that her husband came home intoxi- c ated and began abusing her. She endeav i ored to quiet him, and he drew a pistol ! from his pocket and fired two shots at her. i As neither took effect, he threw the lamp. I Immediately after committing the act the j negro went to a livery stable and ordered a | fast saddle-horse with the intention of 1 escaping. He said it was wanted by a local | physician, but the hostler, knowing that j the physician never rode horseback, re fused him the animal, and a few minutes later he was captured by the Sheriff and lodged in jail. The couple have not been married over a month. SAX JOSE SHARPERS FLEE. They Succeed in Fleecing Several Con fiding Victims, San Jose, March 11. Two sleek oper ators, going under the name of Morgan and Miller, were complained against here to-day for sharp practices by a number of victims. They were in San Jose only a week. During that time they had big signs painted on their office windows to the effect that the firm was a real estate and loan agency with a cash capital of $500,000. A young man named T. F. Hutchinson paid the swindlers $100 as security for faithful services in collecting rents for the firm. He was to begin work this morning, but found the office door locked and his employers gone. William Gessfeld, a tailor, was swindled out of a $75 suit of clothes, and a number of others were vic timized in lesser amounts. The sharpers Assemblyman J. M. Bassford has been congratulated on having " procured the enactment of a Fish and Game Law in the interest of the people." left San Jose last Saturday night for parts unknown. ■ i DISCOVERED IN SAM JOSE William Brown and Miss Nor ma Boggs Say They Did Not Elope. He Found Her on the Steamer When Leaving Portland, Oregon. San Jose, March 11.— William Brown, aged 19 years, and Miss Norma Boggs, aged 18, who were reported in dispatches from San Francisco as having eloped together from Albina, Or., are at the home of C. J. Brown, the father of the boy, on Alum Rock avenue in this city. The Brown family resided here for about eight months, having come from Albina. For a number of weeks the boy has been visiting his rela tives and friends in Oregon, and he went on the steamer to go home he found the girl aboard. She had threatened to leave her home and go to California to visit her old friends, the Brown family. The girl had often before been willful and gone on long trips to the home of her grandmother and other relatives in Ore gon. This is the explanation of the disap- [Drawn from a photograph taken expressly for the "Call."] peatance together on the steamer Colum- i bia. They deny that they asked the cap- ' tain of the ship or any one else on board to marry them. They did not see the cap- ] tain to know him, having come in the steerage. The story of the young people is j corroborated by a party of three other pas- ! sengers, with whom they came from Ore- ' gon. i At San Francisco the boy heard before j landing of the story that had been tele graphed from Portland of his elopement i with the girl, and he decided not to allow her to come on to San Jose with him. He ' put her in charge of the officers, and they ' promised to take hor home on the return I trip. When the boy arrived in San Jose, however, his father said he would go to ■ San Francisco to get the girl and bring her j to San Jose. She will visit the family here ! a few weeks and then return to her home \ in Oregon. Mr. Brown recently fell heir to a portion of an estate valued at $5000, not $60,000, as reported, and the story about Miss Boggs having left for the East with an aged lover is entirely without foundation. All the parties to the affair arc said to be respect able people. SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, '1895. LEAVES MARSHFIELD. But Captain Broman's Little Boat Had to Return. NOW LOOKING FOR A TOW In His Gustaf Adolph II He Is Determined to Cross the Atlantic. FIRST COMING DOWN HERE. Description of the Smallest Craft Ever Built for Such a Long Voyage. Marshfield, Or., Marsh 11. — Captain Broman did not get to sea in his diminu tive ship yesterday. He boarded his boat and was towed down within two miles of the bar, where he cut loose and tried his boat under canvas. She was very cranky and would hardly stand with the spar in her, and while there was scarcely any wind and the bay was as smooth as a mill pond Captain Broman had to keep shifting himself to keep her on an even keel. When he had proceeded a short distance the boat struck a whirlpool, caused by the rapid PEOPLE YOU 3F3-3E3_A.X> about to-_day_ Assemblyman Powers of San Francisco, who made a good fight in the Legis lature yesterday for the People's Competing Railroad. ebb tide, and turned over on her side, but the navigator crawled around on her, got hold of the rigging and got her back on an even keel. - The life-saving crew was on hand to wit ness the performance and went to Broman to help him. He asked to be towed to sea, but Captain Wilcox would not do that and persuaded Broman to give him a line. The life-saving crew could not stem the tide with the boat in tow, so they pulled her ashore where a strong ebb tide soon left her high and dry on the sand. Captain Broman tried, but could not get any assistance to sea. He sailed his boat back to Empire City to-day and came up to Marshfield to get the Areata to tow him ! out, but Captain Cousins said he would be convicted of manslaughter if he did so. To-morrow Captain Broman will go on board the Areata and the boat will be taken in tow. When outside she will slow up and let Broman try his boat for a time. If she cannot live in the sea Captain Bro man will be taken on board again and left at Port Orford. The captain says that if he experi ences southeast weather that is too severe he will change his course and sail north to Portland, but thinks he can suc cessfully beat down against any south easter. He intends to keep reasonably close in shore, so that in case anything happens to his compass he can readily make a port for repairs. The Gustaf Adolph II is built out of a white cedar log and has a 12 foot keel, 3 foot beam and 2 foot depth of hold, and is 13 feet 6 inches over all. The boat is pro vided with four compartments and with hatches forward and aft, which were dug out of the solid hull. These will be util ized for holding provisions and water. She will have one mast when she sails from here and will be sloop rigged. Upon her arrival in San Francisco she will be refitted with three masts as a full rigged ship. The little vessel has a steel centerboard which measures about two feet deep by three long, and weighs 110 pounds. Broman says he can take provis ions enough to last several months, though a part of the water, when on an extended trip, would have to be towed behind. There are two compartments amidship sixteen inches deep in which to place his feet and legs and a sitting position will be the only one he will be able to maintain while at sea. There are no bulwarks on the vessel or anything else to protect the captain from the full force of the wind and sea. The compartments mentioned are lined with rubber cloth or sheeting. • Her steering apparatus is a very neatly arranged contrivance situated just a little forward of the compartments that are in tended for his feet, and consists of a lever and grip similar to that used on the cable-cars which connects with the rudder by a line. Taking the craft all in all she is a queer looking object for a person to go to sea in and she causes a great deal of speculation by persons who have seen her as to her chances of reaching her destination safely. The captain will be clad in oilskin clothes and prepared for all kinds of weather. He will also be lashed securely to his boat, so that if she does capsize, which he expects she frequently will, he cannot be lost be fore she rights herself, which she will do by aid of the centerboard and by letting the mast and rigging loose, which can be done instantly by an automatic arrange ment. Bromar will take provisions to last 40 days. He expects- to make from four to six knots per hour, and that amount will be suffi cient to last until he reaches San Fran cisco. If satisfactory arrangements can be made with the railroad company, on arrival in San Francisco he will place machinery in the vessel, put her on wheels and by the aid of electricity or naphtha he will run her to New York by rail. He will then make immediate arrangements to cross the Atlantic to Europe. Captain Broman is a Russian by birth and is 45 or 50 years old. The weight of the vessel when complete will be about two tons. UMATILLA IXDIAXS JUBILANT. Getting Drunk and Preparing for a Big I'OWU'OIC, Pendleton, Or., March 11.— A peculiar condition of affairs prevails on the Uma tilla reservation. The United States In dian agent finds himself with absolutely no authority. So far as an outbreak is Charles Frederick Worth, the most famous % costumer of the time, died in Paris yesterday at the age of 71 years. He was a native of England." j concerned no one among the agency con- I ; tingent fears or belie .ijeit^i *thing -will ' take place, but it is natural that amidst | the excitement attending the arrival of United States troops that some remarks of a ferocious nature should be attributed to the Indians. They are elated over the fact that they have been declared citizens and can now buy liberal quantities of whisky. Six more were brought before the Recorder in Pendleton to-day for drunkenness, and a report went out that they all are preparing for a grand pow wow and spree. Slight disturbances oc cur but nothing serious has yet happened. "Old Wolf," the dignified jailer at the agency jail, walks through vacant cells as he clangs his bunch of keys. Not a solitary Indian is under his care and not one is likely to be for many weeks. Like wise, the Indian policemen ride about the agency for hours and sit in their saddles | looking at the soldiers. COLUSA BROTHERS IN COURT P. D. Hannum Charges B. B. ' Hannum With Threaten ing His Life. The Latter May Be Connected With a Railroad Rob- BERY. Colusa, Cal., March 11.— There was an exciting trial to-day in the Justice court. The parties were B. B. and P. D. Hannum of Sulphur Creek, in Colusa County, one appearing as principal and the other as prosecuting witness. P. D. Hannum, on March 2, had his brother, B. 8., arrested and lodged in jail at Colusa, and to-day testified that his life was in danger, his brother having threatened to kill him. He asked his brother to cut some wood, where upon B. B. refused, and using violent lan guage went to the house, the witness thought, to get a pistol. P. D. followed closely and caught him as he was trying to get something from under the bed cloth ing, forcing him to leave the room. Witness further testified that his brother had been sneaking about the house at night in his stocking feet or with his shoes muffled. His brother also threatened to beat him with a club that was exhibited. It was twenty inches long, small at one end and provided with a wrist string. This was hanging at the head of the bed occu pied by B. B. Hannum. J. D. Dyke testified that B. B. Hannum had threatened the life of his brother, and that he had seen and heard him slipping stealthily about at night and had told him that if he did not quit prying about his window he would take a shot at him. District Attorney eyand is prosecuting and Hon. Edwin Swinford is defending. - Attorney Swinford asked this afternoon for »a dismissal without introducing evi dence in behalf of defendant. This was refused. Judge Leining said he would deny it until evidence in the behalf of de fendant is produced. The witnesses con tradicted each other in several statements. What adds interest to the case is that it is thought the charge is a trumped up charge to hold defendant until more evidence can be gotten to prove that B. B. Hannum is connected with the railroad hold-up and robbery below Sacramento last October. Will Sell Horses at Santa Anita. Los Angeles, March 11. — Frank W. Corey, superintendent of the Stanford stock farm, arrived from the north yester day. Corey will conduct the sale of a number of Palo Alto horses at Santa Anita, "Lucky" Baldwin's country seat. "JAMES G, FAIR JR." Mystery Surrounds the Whereabouts of the Youth. LIGHT ON THE SKELETON. Relations of the Late Million aire With Miss Stevens, the Dressmaker. PROVISIONS FOR THE BOY. Several Statements That May Be Brought Forward as Evidence to Back up the Claim. Redwood City. Cal., March 11. James Showers, at present a resident of Santa Clara County, knows more about the whereabouts of the son of James G. Fair, born out of wedlock, than any other per son outside of the mother and James G. Fair Jr. For the time being Showers is hauling lumber from Mountain View sta tion for a building for Frank Stone on the hillside beyond the county road. In the early days Showers was employed by the smelting firm of Buhling & Mc- Coolough, and during that time he be- came • quite intimate with the deceased millionaire and took "quite an interest in his sub-rosa affairs. While acting as the friend of Mr. Fair, he became acquainted with Miss Stevens, who, by the way, was known as Ellen and not as Annie. He was also instrumental in the settlement before John Mackay, and made the final arrange ments. Through this position he came in pos session of the original document whereby some $1500 was settled upon Miss Stevens and her son by Fair. He was also cogni zant of the fact that Mackay paid the girl $20,000 on behalf of Fair to settle the case, the papers signed by Fair and drawn up in his handwriting being for a time in Show ers' possession. He received several let ters from the woman with whom Fair had been intimate after sne had taken up her residence in Chicago. All these letters re ceived from Miss Stevens, as she was still known, were destroyed in the fire which brought such havoc to Virginia City. The documents signed by Miss Stevens re leasing Fair from all future claims, both those presented by Gerhardt and Mackay, were turned over to the custody of Ger hardt and Derby. Those papers are still in Virginia City and are liable to be produced at the call of the attorneys backing the case of "James G. Fair Jr." It has been several years since Mr. Showers received a letter from Miss Stevens, the former mistress of the dead millionaire. He says, however, that the last letter which he received stated that the deceased had called upon her during a visit to the Eastern States ostensibly for COMING OUT OF HIS SHEI.I.. his health; that he then told her that no provision would be made in his will for young Jimmie. The mother of the boy took this to heart and decided to preserve all the records of the case and if oppor tunity presented would offer them in sub stantiation of the boy's claim for a share of the estate. The statement that she has married and is living in Sacramento as the wife of a prominent citizen Mr. Showers emphatically denies. Gerhardt was aware that Showers knew the circumstances of the first settlement which he made with the girl. According to Gerhardt's statement he received $1500 the day following the payment of the $10 from the ex-United States Senator. Showers says the $1500 was not paid by Gerhardt but was paid by himself. While he does not admit that there v, ...- ever any ill-feeling between himself, Gerhardt and Fair, he says he kept track of the illegiti mate offspring in order to be prepared for anything which might eventually come up. ....... His plans have gone somewhat amiss, for during the past two years he has lived under the vain hope of being able to relo cate the child and to produce it at a time when its appearance meant money for some one. He had even gone so far as to state to intimate friends that the boy would be forthcoming, but when ques tioned regarding the location of the child he said: "Before God, I do not know." A REDBIXG GIRL'S HEATH. Browned in Clear Creek by Falling From a Flank. Redding, March ll.j-Yesterday after noon a party of half-grown children from Igo went over to Clear Creek to visit the place where a bridge is being constructed. Supervisor Harvey was on the hill, a short distance away, when a plank across the stream gave way and Mr. Harvey's daughter Jennie and his young son, who were crossing thereon, fell into the deep and rapid current. The boy swam ashore, but the girl was drowned. A young man who was present jumped in and tried to save the young woman but without suc cess, almost losing his own life. At last accounts the body had not been recovered. COXYICTEL* AT SAX BERXARDIXO. Eniillo Garcia Will Hang for Murder- ing Joseph Guilhninot. San Bernardino, March 11.— Emilio Gar cia was convicted to-day of murder in the first degree, without recommendation, for killing Joseph Guillminot near Colton on October 30. Garcia will hang. His victim was an aged rancher bachelor, who lived alone in a cabin, and was supposed to have much hoarded gold in his cabin. Juan Ferra, who, was Garcia's accomplice, testi fied that they went to the cabin about dark and demanded the hidden gold. The old man on his knees swore that he had none. Garcia for ah answer stabbed him in the throat. The old man begged piteous ly for his life, and with the blood flowing Oustaf Broman, at Marshfiold, Or., has made a twelve-foot boat in which he is about to sail down the coast and across the Atlantic. from the wound accompanied Garcia about the house while the latter searched. In his rage over his disappointment at finding nothing, Garcia again stabbed his vic tim in the breast and throat, and then went through the house again, still further finding nothing. He returned to his vic tim, who cried out a heart-rending appeal to be spared, and cut his throat from ear to ear. Witness stood guard at the door of the cabin while this butchery was go ing on. __________________________ THE LOS ANGELES POISONING Mrs. O'Hara accused of Having Drowned Her Own Son in the East. Now Awaiting Trail on a Charge - of Murdering John Henderson. Los Angeles, Cal., March 11.— The Cor oner's jury sitting in inquest on the body of Johnny Henderson this morning brought in a verdict that deceased came to his death by poisoning. Johnny Hender son and a companion named Eddie Strange went to the house of Mrs. Elizabeth O'Hara to play, and ate poisoned cakes given them by the old lady. Mrs. O'Hara claimed that she did not know there was poison in the cakes, but appearances are against her. At the in- quest Eddie Strange testified that he told Mrs. O'Hara after eating the cakes that they were bitter, and that the old lady re plied: "Well, don't eat any more; they are stale, and may be they are poisoned." Mrs. Matfield, another witness, told a startling tale. She said that three years ago, while visiting at Mrs. O'Hara's house, she heard the daughter of the latter, who now resides at Oakland, accuse her mother of having drowned her little son while they were living in the East. Mrs. Mat field did not pretend to vouch for the truth of the story, but merely recited it as a sus picious circumstance pointing toward the evil character of Mrs. O'Hara. The old lady is under bonds now awaiting exami nation on a charge of murder, which will be taken up to-morrow in the township court. Appointments by the Governor. Sacramento, March 11. The Governor to-day appointed Mrs. Adina Mitchell of Los Angeles a trustee of the Whittier School, vice Francis L. Haines, whose term expired ; also Amun Sevorb, Pilot Commis sioner for San Diego, vice S. W. Hackett; also C. H. Davis, Port Warden at San Diego, vice John Dillingham. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SIXTY WERE IN LINE. Assembly Vote on the Valley Railroad Ter minal Bill. ONLY NINE VOTED NAY. The Railroad Lobby Was on In Strong Force Against the Measure. ALL THEIR TACTICS IN VAIN. Devlne Assists Them by Moving for Reconsideration— lt Will Surely Pass the Senate. Sacramento, March 11. All California will rejoice in the action of the Assembly to-day. One more step has been taken toward making a certainty of the building of the competing railroad. The bill au thorizing the Harbor Commissioners to lease a part of the mud flats off South San Francisco to the San Joaquin Valley Com pany for their depot and other terminal facilities was passed by a vote of 60 to 9. As was anticipated, a strenuous effort was made to delay the passage of the bill by the men who have been recognized as John L. Davie, who, as the regular Nominee of the People's Party, was probably elected Mayor of the city of Oakland yesterday. the pliant tools of the Southern Pacific of Kentucky. Into the ranks of the objectors came one or two men whose defection was not a source of surprise. There were a few others whose action was evidently prompted by a superfluity of caution. It was said at first that the Southern Pacific was not going to oppose the demands of the new road. No sooner was it learned what the valley road wanted than the whole force of the railroad's lobby was turned loose. For thirty-six hours the susceptible Assemblymen have endured a state of siege. It is remarkable, tncrefore, that the vote for the bill should be so large. Ex-Attorney-General Hart, Byron Wa ters, Major Gillis and others have been in close conference with many of the As semblymen and the Senators. The corri dors have been filled with whispering, nodding groups. But the cause of the people triumphed. This was not because the legislators loved the Southern Pacific less. It was rather because the members would not have dared to return to their constituents confessing that they had, without a just excuse, opposed a measure that promised them a relief so sorely needed. Even the most shameless advocates of Southern Pacific interests had a pretense of an excuse to present. Among the other interested strangers who invaded the Capi tol yesterday were Harbor Commissioner F. S. Chadbourne, who owes his place to railroad interests, and E. C. Holmes, the \ chief engineer of the Harbor Commis sioners. Mr. Holmes was at one time in the em ploy of the Southern Pacific. These men yesterday were in long and earnest con sultation with Reid of Trinity, who was formerly violently anti-railroad. They assisted that gentleman to draw up an amendment to the Gleaves bill that kindly gave the new railroad a piece of land it did not want, and made other changes that would have been serious blows to the new ' corporation. Of course these changes were for the good of the people. They were ar ranged by men who had grown old with a Southern Pacific collar on their necks, and that company would not instigate them to do anything for its interests which would hurt the people. Byron Waters came up from San Fran cisco last night. On the trip he enlight ened several legislators by informing them that the bill which the new company urged was unconstitutional. This was because the constitution forbids the Harbor Com missioners to "grant or sell" the State water-front property. He argued that "grant" really meant "lease." This soon became noised around, and when an amendment pretending to be aimed at this alleged flaw in the bill was presented by McKelvey of Orange it occasioned no sur prise and was promptly voted down. The surprise of the afternoon was occa sioned by Mark Devine (D.) of San Fran cisco. Devine had voted with the friends of the San Joaquin Valley road from the beginning. His vote helped make up the big total of 60 out of 69 favoring the rival to the Southern Pacific. Devine had made no speeches and expressed no particular interest in the bill. He had voted regu larly, but always for the bill. It was passed by a hopelessly large majority. The only result of an attempt at reconsidera tion would be delay as it would be impos sible to get the vote changed. Knowing this, Devine gave notice of his intention to move for a reconsideration to-morrow. The bill, which had been ordered to the Senate, was recalled, but it will be safe to say that it will be before that body before 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. As soon as the bill was reached this afternoon Reid of Trinity announced that he had an amendment which he wished leave to offer. He ex plained that he thought the promotors oi