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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 96.
THE PACIFIC SLOPE Kidnaping of a Thief by an Oregon Sheriff at Fresno. A VERY BOLD STRATAGEM The Officer Prevents the Es cape of a Criminal by Quick Action. OUTWITTING OF ATTORNEYS. A Writ of Habeas Corpus Secures Freedom to a Prisoner for Only a Brief Time. FRESNO, Cal., March I.",.— Charles Hen derson was forcibly taken from the Court bouse here to-day by Deputy Sheriff Sears • gon, who had been sent down to get Henderson, who is wanted in Oregon for larceny. Henderson haa been in this city for some time, and when his whereabouts became known Governor Budd issued a warrant for his arrest on the requisition of the Gov r-rnor of Oregon. The man was arrested here two days ago. and he immediately fwnrc out an application for a writ of habeas corpus. He was taken before Judge E. W. Rish y of the Superior Court, who continued his case until to-day in order that the noeessnry papers might come from Governor Budd. This afternoon Hondeson was again taken into court, and after a Jong argument by his attorneys hi> release was granted on a technicality. Hendeson left the courtroom, accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Sears. When they reached the place where Sears' baggy was standing the Deputy Sheriff srizc'l Hendeson. hurriedly forced him into the vehicle and drove madly off. Hende s<>n's attorneys quickly swore out an ap plication for another writ of habeas corpus, bat it was impossible to serve it, as the Oregon officer had escaped with his prisoner. lIiKIGATIOy TAX CASE. Suit to I'rrrrnt Collection of a Heavy Axsissjiictit in Sunset District. FRESNO, March 15.— The collection of taxes in the Sunset Irrigation District, the -: in the State, will be fought in the A; the last election of directors and other officers of the district the element in favor of building the proposed canal and making other expensive improvements elected ticket, an.l the Tax Collector, C. O. .i' t.» Beß different holdings for delinquent taxes, which amounted to about $15,000. The assess riient was a heavy one, and its collection wiir- resisted on the ground that the list of delinquent lands had not been made out in proper form. A. J. Arnundon was to-day granted an injunction by Judge J. R. Webb of the Superior Court, restraing Tax Collector James from selling any lands until April 29. This is the- first step in what promises to be a bitter fight for the disorganization of the district. Hogus I'rtri faction- Jtralers' Case. FREBNO, March 15.— The preliminary examination of H. K. Lemrnon and G. H. Woods, who are charged with having sold an imitation of a petrihed human body to K. V. Daggett, was to-day continued until next week. P. D. Bozeman, who made the figure, testified that it was only one of four that he had manufactured, DEBS AT SPOKANE TJie Strike Leader Jwlicates the Future J'olicy of the A. R. V. SPOKANE, Wash., March 15.— Eugene president of the American Railway Union, lectured to-night before a big au dience at the Auditorium. He declared his conviction that strikes could only re eult in a failure, and that henceforth the union will work along political lines. "There can be no permanent or satisfac tory solution of thift railroad question, '' he said, "until the Government takes posses t-ion of the railroads and runs them in the interest of : in people. Our recent experi ences have demonstrated that defeat is in evitable. Just as soon as a strike is inaugu rated disturbances will occurr. Courts will be applied to, injunctions and mandamuses will be Issued, and the leaders will be ar rested and thrown into jail. Then the strike will be easily broken. I tell you a strike cannot succeed when it is against the United States Government." "What is your private income?" was asked. "I have not got a dollar. I own my home, that is all." Mr. Debs wiil leave for Seattle over the Great Northern at 7 o'clock in the morn ing. He will visit Taronia and Portland and go through to California. Suing for Subsidy Faynients. TACOMA, Wash., March 15.— Richard Brown, EL G. Hamilton. B. M. Campbell and M. H. Evans, owners oi> the new rolling-mill at Lakeview, have brought suit to recover $22,500 of the $25,000 subsidy : bent. The defendants are promi nent citizens. The money under the agree i!.. Nt was to be paid in monthly sums of $2500 on the presentation of the exp»r : f.e biJls. The plaintiffs allege that only $2500 has been paid on the subsidy. Court-Martial Called, at Vancouver. PORTLAND, Or., March 15.— A general court-martial has been called at Vancouver Barracks and it is understood that one of the cases to come before it is that of Lieu tenant K. L. Loveridge, Fourteenth In fantry, I'nited Stales Army, on a charge of drunkenness. Lieutenant Loveridge was y i r< innted from second lieutenant in the Eleventh Infantry to be first lieu tenant in the Fourteenth. The Oregon Jten-ivrrship Case. PORTLAND, Or., March 15.— Argument in the demurrer in the Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern receivership was con cluded to-day. A decision on the demurrer will be announced Monday. J'atol Acriilfiit at Sun Diego. SAN DIEGO, March 15.— L1. H. Voss, a resident of this city, was run over and The San Francisco Call. killed by an electric car this evening under the very eyes of his wife and three child ren, who were waiting for him. He was on the front end of the car and dismounted while it was in motion, falling directly in front, where he was badly mangled. THE UNKNOWN DEAD AT VALLEJO Hotly of a Laborer Found Floating -Year Marc Island. VALLE.TO, March 15.— As Quinton Kane, a boatman, was rowing past the magazine wharf at the navy-yard this afternoon he saw a pair of Lands protrud ing from the water, and on investigation found the body of a man. He made fast to the body and towed it to the wharf, where he tied it, and sent for Coroner Trull, who went to the yard Snd brought the body to this side, where the inquest was held to-night. The body is evidently that of a long shoreman, who was about 45 years of age, ;") feet 7 inches in height and weighing 200 pounds. The body w:is dressed in blue overalls and jumper. In the pockets of the clothing an empty snuff-box, white handled jack-knife, a purse containing live cents and a small key for a satchel were found. The remains were not identified and will be buried to-morrow afternoon, unless word is received by Coroner Trull to hold the body for identification. No scars or marks of any description were on the body. SAN RAFAEL'S LITTLE HERO. A Six-Y ear-Old Boy Warns a Train of Impending Danger. SIGNALS THE ENGINEER AT NIGHT With a Red Lan- TERN. SAN RA FAEL, March 15.— Joseph Rielly, aged fi years, is San Rafael's little hero, and he earned the title last night by warning a freight-train of danger. As the San Francisco and North Pacific Coast freight-train, consisting of forty cars, was coming on the down grade, near the trestle bridge, about 100 yards from the depot last night at 9:30, the engineer saw a red light ahead of him on the trestle and managed to stop the train within twenty yards of the signal. He was informed by little Joseph Reilly that there was a buggy turned upward on the trestle and that the driver, A. B. Moretti, and the horse were in the creek. The horse and driver were rescued unhurt. Little Joe was in bed when he heard the clatter of hoofs on the trestle and knowing that the sound was unusual he sprang out of bed, lit the lantern and ran to warn the approaching train. The horse had become unmana geable and had run away, finally getting on the trestle, and there wrecking the buggy. ZEJuIjAS, WILT. CONTEST EXTiS. A Compromise Between the Contestant and the Proponents. SAN RAFAEL, March 15.— The contest of the will of Sophia Zellar came to a sud den termination this morning by a com promise between Mrs. J. F. Jordan and Mrs. Rosaline Vater, the legatees under the will, and Herman Zellar of Healds burg, the husband of the deceased, who was left only $1 in the will. The particu lars of the compromise were not made known, but it is understood that Mrs. Jor dan anil Mrs. Yater conceded $10,000 and the costs of the suit to contestant. Mrs. Jordan had been bequeathed $20,000 by Mrs. Zellar. Death of Ihree Well-Knotrn Citizens. SAN RAFAEL. March 15.— John Fran etta, a well-known citizen of San Fran cisco, who was engaged in the wholesale liquor business, died last night at 11 o'clock. Mr. Franotta came to make his home in San Rafael about ten years ago and engaged in the liquor business here. A few years ago he disposed of his business and* invested in real estate. He leaves a widow, two daughters and one son, who is engaged in bu.-iness in Guatemala. Mr. Franetta had a host of friends. He was a member of the Masonic order. He was aped 62 years, and was a native of Russia. James Peter Christensen, the well-known real estate and insurance agent of the firm of Wood, Christensen & Co., also inter ested in the Pioneer Mill and Lumber Company, died this morning at 8 o'clock in San Francisco. He leaves a widow and nne son. Mr. Christensen has been in San Rafael for over twenty years. He was 47 years of age and a native of Denmark. <;. A. Jacob, a prominent Republican in local and San Francisco politics, died here to-day aged 44 years. He was the proprie tor of a saloon in San Francisco. He leaves a widow and six children. Engineer James Wel»h Dead. SACRAMENTO. March 15. — James Welsh, a well-known citizen, who has re sided in Sacramento for upward of thirty years, was found dead in his room at the residence of Mrs. Dalton this evening. Mr. Welsh was well-to-do, having fol lowed the occupation of engineer on the Sacramento River boats for years. The cause of his death will probably not be ascertained until after the Coroner's in quest is held. Jiurglara in JVnpa. SACKAMENTO, March 15.— Two bur glars effpcted an entrance through a win dow into the residence of Mrs. Emily James on Calistoga avenue, at 2 o'clock this morning. They were heard coming in, however, and wer<-- scared off before se curing any booty. The marauders are sup posed to have been tramps. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 1895. THE BRIBE INQUIRY. Senator Biggy Recites His Accusations Un der Oath. DUNN AS A FINANCIER. An Allegation That He Was In troducing "Cinch"Bills for Gain. CORROBORATIVE EVIDENCE. Tendency of the Committee to Pre vent the Possible Lexowlng of the Senate. SACRAMENTO, March 15. — Senator Biggy swore before the Senate investigat ing committee to-night that Dunn tried to induce him to enter into a combination of twenty-three Senators for the revenue that might be collected out of the railroad and corporation "cinch" bills. Dunn swore that Biggy's statement was false. Julius Kahn swore that Dunn told him he was in Sacramento for "the stuff," and that if the insurance companies wanted bills passed or bills defeated they must pay. Dunn swore that this statement was false, too. The committee took a narrow view of its powers, and a technical view as to evi dence. The attorneys sought to intro duce other evidence, but it was ruled out on technicalities, and the investigation was confined to the charge made by Biggy, and this charge was limited in its applica tion to Dunn. The atorneys were fortified with other evidence, which under this construction could not be admitted. There is more trouble in store for the Senate. It must either investigate now arid make a thorough investigation or else retire besmirched. There is evidence of a combine. Does the Senate want it made known? If so it can appoint a committee to sit after adjournment to take the evi dence. Attorney Nougues pointed out to the committee that it could sit after the Legis lature adjourned. The committee was not disposed to take this view of it, though justified by Congressional precedent. Here is a fact which may cause a change of heart: If the committee will sit after the session, or if the Senate will empower a committee to do so, then a number of business men of the city of San Fran cisco will come before that committee and testify that they have been approached by legislators for money to influence 4gis lation. These men do not care to appear before a committee with the Legislature in session at the same time and their busi ness in jeopardy through bills which are before that Legislature. If the Legislature adjourns now, with these facts known, without empowering a committee to make an investigation it goes out of existence blackened. The testimony of Kahn would not have MEMBERS OF THE SENATORIAL INVBSTIQATINQ COMMITTEE. been admitted to-night if Attorney Foote had not skillfully so stated the fact that it was almost forced on the committee in spite of its rule to follow procedure in courts of justice. ' The Legislature talked of Lexowing San Francisco. What does it think of Lexow ing itself? The committee's verdict, which may be "Not proven," will be returned to the Senate to-morrow. Senator Simpson, chairman of the In vestigating Committee, read the statement made by Senator Biggy* which led to the investigation, when the committee met to-night. The Judiciary Committee room was thronged with a crowd of the curious. Attorneys W. W. Foote, Joseph Nougues, Julius Kahn ami J. J- Dwyer appeared for Senator Biggy, and Congressman Grove L. Johnson announced tnat he had been en gaged to defend Senator Dunn. H. M. La Rue, chairman of the Grand Jury of Sacramento County was an interested lis tener during the proceedings. Attorney Foote a^ked if any course of proceedings had been mapped out. Chair man Simpson answered that the rules ob served in courts of justice would be fol lowed. The brief time allowed only the hearing of the charge against Senator Dunn. li Are you sitting as a judicial body and not as an investigating committee?" asked Attorney Foote. "No, sir," Senator Simpson declared, and then said that Senator Biggy should make out his case first, but that the com mittee would hear other evidence than Biggy's statement. Attorney Foote asked if the charge would be conlincd and restricted to its application to Senator Dunn. In reply to a question as to whether the LEFT OUT IN THE COLD. committee would sit after adjournment, if the investigation was to take a wider range, Senator Seawell declared that the committee should get further authority from the Senate. Attorney Nougues declared that the committee had authority under the code. There was a little more preliminary sparring. Foote did not' want the in vestigation confined to the charge against Dunn. He was ready to go on with the case. Attorney Nougues cited pre cedents to show that this committee could continue its investigation after the adjournment of the Legislature. He read Biggy's statement and declared that if the committee was prepared to listen to the evidence he would produce evidence relative to "cinch" bills, their authors, their purpose and what the men who in troduced the bills had done and said. If the committee rind that the scope of tne investigation was such that it would need to continue a resolution mijrht be intro duced for that purpose. lt We are pre pared to go on as far as you are prepared to go," continued Nougues. Senator Smith of the committee declared that the scope of the investigation evi dently was greater than he had anticipated. He favored reporting back to the Senate at once for further power. Foote objected to this. Senator Biggy was ready to go on the stand and sub stantiate the statement under oath. "The attorney for Mr. Biggy blows hot and blows cold," said Johnson. "He pro posei to have an investigation that will last all summer and then objects. It is evidently not the intention to investigate Mr. Dunn, but to throw mud on the Senate. 1 ' Senator Biggy, after being sworn, said that Konator Dunn proposed to him to sell his vote. The first time was in the county committee-room, on Sutter street, about a Continued on Second Page. GOV. BUDD WILL IN ! Sanctions the Valley Road Terminal Measure. NO HITCH WILL OCCUR. AM That the Bill Asks Is for a Lease of Lands on the Water Front. THERE WILL BE SAFEGUARDS. The Executive Sees No Objection to the Proposition Sanctioned by the Legislature. SACRAMENTO, March 15. — "I shall sign the bill." That is Governor Budd's answer to the sensational story in one San Francisco morning paper that hq would not act favorably on the bill to permit the leasing of water-front lands for terminal facilities by the San Francisco and San Joaquin Railroad Company and his reply to the editorial advice not to do so which appears in another morning journal of that city. if l bhall sign the bill," repeated the Gov ernor, "but I shall not do so immediately. When a satisfactory lease has been pre pared and has been approved by the Board of Harbor Comissioners, of which Mayor Sutro and I are members, tnen I will sign the bill." The Governor continued: "I am not going to sign any bill which would give away the water front of San Francisco to any corporation. That is not the purpose of this bill. If the lease is prepared specifying the mudflats in China Basin and no other State property I shall sign the bill. The lease must contain all the safeguards necessary. It must state specifically just what is wanted. It must provide every safeguard that is needed. "But it is idle to discuss this feature. The valley road does not want to grab the water front of San Francisco. All that it asks is to lease terminal facilities. The directors of the valley road are perfectly satisfied with the lease proposed, so there will be no trouble and I shall sign the bill." FOR THE NEW ROAD. The First Shipment of Rails Soon to Leave New York. J. D. Spreckels and Attorney Preston returned from Sacramento yesterday. Mr. Spreckels said, when asked what caused the delay on the part of the Governor in signing the bill granting the valley road privileges on the water front, that the bill had only been engrossed and placed in the executive's hands yesterday, and that there was no reason for alarm* in the apparent delay. ' : The Governor assured us that he would sign it," said Mr. Spreckels, "and you may rest assured that he will do as he has promised. Everything is moving along nicely and we apparently have clear sailing before us." Engineer Storey finds that the work of attending to the numerous applications for work which have flooded the office of Mr. Spreckels for weeks past has in a large measure been shifted to his shoulders. It might be well to state in this connection that Mr. Storey has all the men he re quires, and that applications of this char acter are useless. It is stated that the first shipment of rails for the new road will leave New York on April 1 and will consist of 2000 tons. It is believed the trip around Cape Horn can be made easily in seventy days, if no un favorable weather is encountered. This probable order of 30,000 tons of rails has had a marked effect in the East, where this W. B. Storey Jr., Chief Engineer of the Valley Road. [From a photograph.] particular line of business has been ex ceedingly dull, and manufacturers look upon it as in the nature of a sign of re vival in business throughout the whole country. Several members of the Pacific Stock Exchange subscribed to the capital stock of the road yesterday, and it is expected that a substantial amount will be secured when all the members have been heard from. Some criticism was indulged in yester day among projectors of the new line re garding the position of Stockton in the matter of subscriptions to stock, and a comparison with the attitude of San Jose was made which was not at all favoroble to the former. Stockton plainly states that her subscription to stock is contingent upon the main line passing through that city, while San Jose says either the main line or a branch will be acceptable there. TO REWARD HONESTY. Those Who Stood by the Valley Road to Be Commended. A- proposition tag been act on foot by Mr. William Fahf y of.this city looking to a grand reception of the representatives in the Legislature who stood with the people in the recent vote on the bill giving to the State a competing line of railroad through the San Joaquin Valley. The idea is to appoint committees, which are to formulate a plan to demonstrate public approval of faithful services from public servants. "I believe," said Mr. Fahey, "that this matter shottld be taken up right now, and that the people should show their appreci ation of these men whom they sent to the Legislature to do them honest'service. '■In this case the city and the State have received a gjeat benefit through a very small majority. When that majority ar rives at the ferry-landing of this city'l be lieve they should be welcomed with great acclaim. Metropolitan Hall or some other place should be hired ana speakers invited to proclaim the sentiments of the people in regard to the men who stood by them in the hour of trial. "The committees should all be at the ferry landing to meet the statesmen as they come off the boat, and march with them through the streets with banners and transparencies. The names of the representatives should be displayed in a most prominent manner." BUREAU OF HIGHWAYS. The Bill Passes and Now Goes to the Governor. SACRAMENTO, March 15.— Quite a fight was made in the Assembly to-day against the bill authorizing the appointment of a Bureau of Highways consisting of three members at $3000 a year. This commis sion is empowered to gather statistics as to the condition of the roads in each county and to advise with the various Boards of Supervisors as to the best methods to be employed in roadmaking. They are also to superintend the distribution of the powdered trap rock for roads from Folsom. They are, of course, empowered to employ clerks, and altogether $31,000 is appropri ated for their use in the next two years. The commission is a necessary one. It is the direct result of the good roads con vention, and the provisions of the bill vere decided upon after long discussion, as the members x>f the committee realized that commissions were in disfavor. Bledsoe. Belshaw, Dr. Glass and Spencer opposed the bill on the ground of economy, while the friends of the measure urged that it would be economy to pass it, and the bill was sent to the Governor by a vote of 46 to 23. Conviction of a Mndera Murderer. MADERA, March 15.— The jury in the trial of Jim Hanlip, an Indian, for the murder of Pasquale Milesi, brought in a verdict of murder in the first degree, with a life sentence late last night. PRICE FIVE CENTS. WOMEN MAY NOT VOTE The Equal Suffrage Bill Given Its Quietus in the Senate. AN UNEXPECTED DEFEAT Favorable Action Followed by Reconsideration and an Adverse Vote. TEACHERS WIN THEIR FIGHT. Passage of the Pension Measure After a Long and Stubborn Con test by Opponents. SACRAMENTO, March 15.— The woman suffrage bill passed away to-day. It died in the Senate. Equal suffrage gained a victory in the Senate to-day, but its advocates were so elated that they threw discretion ;isi<le, ar.d the result was reconsideration and de feat. Some days ago the Senate destroyed the purpose of an Assembly bill to givt suffrage to women by inserting the word "male" in the bill. The Assembly refused to accept the amendment. In an unguarded hour to-day the bill came back to the Senate, and the Senate receded from its amendment. This gave suffrage to women. When the opponents of equal suffrage realized the fact they raised a storm of protest, and a motion to reconsider was carried. Then the vote was taken again on the motion that the Senate recede from its amendment. The equal suffragists were routed by the following vote : Ayes — Androus, Denison, Earl, Franck, Gleaves, Hart, Holloway, Hoyt, Lutgford, Ma honey, McGowan, Orr, Pedlar, Seymour, Smith, Voorheis — 1 ti. Noes — Aram, Arms, Beard, Bert, Burke, Dunn, Fay, Flint, Gesaford, Hendersou, Lin der, Martin, Mathews, McAllister, Seawell, Shine, Shippee, Whitehurst, Withlngton— l9. Absent or declined to vote — Biggy, Ford, Mitchell, Simpson, Toner— s. This virtually disposes of the bill at this session. At the afternoon session the teachers' pension bill came up for consideration. The bill, which is No. 73G, introduced by Ewing, passed the Assembly last night. Senator Mathews attacked the measure. He was followed by Senator Simpson, who declared it was a service pension bill. The State Teachers' Association had con demned the bill, so bad the Southern California teachers' convention. If the teachers wished to organize let them organize under the county insurance plan or some similar hiw. Senator Ford came to the rescue of the bill. He eulogized the schools of Ger many, which the United States might well emulate. There the pension system pre vailed. "Do you know what they pay teachers in Germany?" asked Senator McAllister. "I don't care what they pay in Ger many," was the reply. "Wages are lower in Europe than here. This bill proposes to take 1 per cent of the salaries of certain teachers." Senator Pedlar yielded to none in his support of the public schools, he said, but he could not vote for the bill. 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