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A Sacramento Maniac's
Savage Attack on
a Woman.
With a Heavy Club He Knocks
His Victim Senseless and
Beats Her.
Officers on the Track of the Mur
derous Youth Are Unable to Dis
cover His Whereabouts.
SACRAMENTO, March 17. — Miner
Young, who resides at Twentieth and O
streets in this city, struck Mrs. Yale on
the head with a stick of wood this evening,
Inflicting a severe scalp wound and slightly
fracturing her skuil.
The woman bad been boarding at his
mother's house, but had removed else
where. About 0 o'clock to-nignt she called
at her former landlady's house to inquire
for some expected letters. Mrs. Young re
quested her son to go downstairs and pro
core the letters. Instead of complying he
seized a stick of wood and made a vicious
attack on both the women.
Mrs. Yale fled from the house but was
pursued by the young man who overtook
her and struck her senseless to the side
walk. He then tied into some vacant lots
and disappeared.
For years the young man has been
afflicted with periodical attacks of insanity
and is extremely dangerous at such times.
Two years ago he bit a man's ear off, and
but a few weeks back, made a savage
attack on a schoolboy with a knife. The
police are searching the city in. the hopes
of capturing him before he inflicts further
injury to others.
Five 3len Sent and Hob a Southern Pa
cific Fireman.
SACRAMENTO, March 17.—William
Pascoe, a railroad fireman in the employ
of the Southern Pacific Company, was held
up last night by live footpads, in the lower
part of the city. The thieves threw him to
the ground, searched his pockets, robbed
him of some silver change and, after kick
ing him severely in the head, ran away in
the direction of the lumber yards that line
the water front. Poscoe claims to be a
near relative of Sheriff Pascoe, who was
shot at Grass Valley, supposedly by Fred
ericks.who is awaiting execution for murder
at Scu.*Quentin. '* -'• ';
.Four Jlunaxray Hoys.
SACRAMENTO, March 17.—Frank Ber
nard, Tom Coleman, George Wallace and
George Burke are the names given by four
runaway boys found here to-day, in a
sealed freightcar. It is not known where
they came from.
The Citizens Tote to Raise Money to Build
a Smo High School.
VALLE.TO, March 17.— residents of
Vallejo are jubilant to-day over the
favorable vote cast yesterday upon the
proposition to levy a special tax to raise
$18,000 in the Vallejo school district for the
construction of a public school building to
replace the one recently destroyed by fire,
for the restoration of the school grounds,
the construction of necessary fences and
outbuildings, necessary repairs upon
Echoolhouse No. 2, North Vallejo, and
upon the school building at South Vallejo,
the construction, apart from the main
buildings, of a small building for labatory
purposes and scientific experiments, the
restoration of the libraries, school fur
niture and school apparatus destroyed and
for any additional school facilities that
might be found necessary.
The vote stood 504 for the proposition
ana 208 against.

Farmer Warren Jiodgers Attempts to Kill
His Jirother Robert.
HEALDSBURG, March 17. — Robert
Bodgers came to town this morning and
ewore out a complaint charging his brother
vVarren with assault to murder. Last night
the brothers, who are prominent and re
spected farmers living near town, got into
a quarrel and Warren shot at his brother,
the ball just grazing his cheek. The shooter
is out on bail.
Arrest of an, Indian Ex-Convict.
HEALDSBURG, March 17. — Peter
Harago, who has served two terms in the
penitentiary, was arrested here last night
for furnishing liquor to Indians, an offense
punishable by from one to five years.
Officer Ingalls, who made the arrest, had
an exciting time of it, for Harago and the
Indians showed tight, but, after knocking
the ex-convict senseless, he succeeded in
placing him behind the bars.
Mrs. Dean's Los Angeles Visitor.
LOS ANGELES, March 17.— The elderly
man who called at the San Francisco Jail
to see Mrs. Dean, wife of the counterfeiter,
a.^ stated in this morning.* telegraphic dis
patches, is undoubtedly M. S. Lee of Los
Angeles, notwithstanding the fact that he
gave his name there as Wilkinson. About
t\v<> jean ago Lee kept a restaurant on the
{second floor of the Wilson block in this
city, and Mrs. Dean, who was unmarried
at that time, acted as cashier. The res
taurant was a popular one, and many
people remember Mrs. Dean as a quiet,
unassuming young 'voman of pleasant de
meanor and attractive manners. Lee
thought a great deal of his cashier, and it
is said he was greatly shocked when he
heard of her arrest. A few days ago he
packed up his baggage and started for the
north, giving San Francisco as his desti
Xeleatted at San Jiiego.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., March 17. — The
schooner Wahlberg, alleged to have been
engaged in carrying arms to the royalists
in the Hawaiian Island?, was again .re
leased by the customs officials at midnight
last night, and sailed within an hour and
a half on a guano expedition, for which
clearance papers were taken some days
ago. The efforts of Hawaiian Consul Wood
The San Francisco Call.
to secure her detention until the arrival of
papers showing the real nature of her
secret trip to the islands have been met
with unusual discouragement.
A Portland Doctor Found Wandering
Aimlessly in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 17.— L,
Minnin, who gave his residence as Port
land, Or., was found to-night aimlessly
walking about the railroad-yards in Kan
sas City, Kans. He was taken to the Cen
tral Station, where it. was made apparent
by his conversation that he was demented.
He said he had a wife and rive children
in Portland, and had left there seven
months ago to transact some business in
Kansas City. He could give no definite
account A the nature of his business. The
police believe that Minnin is insane and
will investigate his case to-morrow.
PORTLAND, Ore., March 17.-Dr. L. C.
Minnin, who was found wandering about
Kansas City to-day, is well known in this
city. He conducted a drugstore at Mount
Tabor Villa, a suburb- of this city, and had
a large practice in that vicinity. About a
year ago he disappeared suddenly and a few
days later he was found at North Yakima,
Wash., wandering aimlessly about. Last
June he disposed of his drugstore and
started for Chillicothe, Mo., where he ex-
peoted to locate and where he has rela
tives. Mrs. Minnin i* now at Ellensburg,
Wash., where her parents reside. Dr.
Minnin had much sickness in his family,
and owing to this fact he took to drink,
which, it is said, is responsible for his pres
ent condition. His four children are still
in this city.
Midnight Raid on the Cabin of
Van Kee and Loot of
His Gold.
The Robbers Secure Over Three
Hundred Dollars and a
Silver Watch.
COLFSA, March 17.— Four Chinese rob
bers forcibly entered the cabin of Van
Kee, a well-known Chinaman of this town,
this morning and robbed him of $350 and
a watch.
Van Kee was aroused by some one
knocking at his door at I o'clock this
morning, and, thinking it was a Chinese
friend of his who had not yet come in,
went to the door to admit him. No sooner
had he opened the door than a Chinaman
thrust himself in with a large pistol in his
hand. Van Kee grabbed the pistol and
tried to twist it out of the robrjer's grasp,
but by this time four other Chinese thugs
had entered the room, and Van Kee was
knocked down and robbed of $350 in gold
and a silver watch, ail of which was in his
pockets. The money nad been left in his
keeping by a Chinese butcher from some
town near by and had been received too
late to put in the bank. While two of the
men were robbing Van Kee the other two"
went through the house, ransacking every
Van Kee received a severe wound on the
top of his head and one over the eye and
was pretty badly bruised. He says he can
identify the robbers if he sees them, and
officers are now out searching for them.
Three Are Known to Be
Drowned by Alabama's '
Three Other Men Who Were
Logging on Coosa River
Are Gone.
GADSDEX, Ala., March 17.— Neva
comes from several sections of the State of
great losses in houses and cattle by the big
rains and strong winds prevailing the past
few days. A cyclone struck Prouto and
wrecked the house of W. 0. Copeland.
The house was torn from over the heads of
the Copeland family and six members
were more or less injured.
Lucy Haversham, a nine-year-old girl,
was blown some distance and struck a
tree, breaking her arm and leg and several
From Brewton and Eulalia comes news
of great damage to farms and destruction
of livestock. The worst fatality occurred
on the Coosa River, thirty miles above
this place. A waterspout burst and the
river rose out of its banks, unlodged the
house of Jacob Anderson and carried him,
his wife and baby down the stream. The
house was wrecked upon a rock and the
three inmates drowned. A negro servant
saved his life by catching the limb of a
tree as the house sped downstream.
Hundreds of cattle were drowned and
fifty to a hundred barns were wrecked.
Three men who were logging on the Coosa
have not been seen since the storm and are
thought to have been lost.
A. Kewspaper Man Dead.
DENVER, March 17.— William C. Nich
olson, long time employed with the Asso
ciated Press in New York City, died in
Denver to-day of consumption, aged 35
years. He came to Denver rive months
ago in search of health and im
proved greatly up to last month,
since which time he has been steadily de
clining. Mr. Nicholson was well known as
a bright newspaper man and was employed
in the Associated Press offices in New York
for eighteen years. His body will be sent
East this week.
Princess Helen*'* Marriage.
LONDON, March 17.— The Paris corre
spondent of the Daily News takes for
granted the betrothal of Princess Hslene
of Orleans, daughter of the late Count of
Paris, to the Duke of Aosta, nephew of
King Humbert, and says that the wedding
will take place privately in England. The
Royalists are excited over the report of the
betrothal. A dispatch from Rome to the
Chronicle says that King Humbert has
given his consent to the marriage, and the
Pope does not object.
Left a Fortune in Ireland.
SIOUX CITY, lowa, March 17.— Jack-
Kerry left here for Ireland to-day in re
sponse to a cablenrain informing him that
he had fallen heir to an estate in County
Kerry and £60,000 in the bank. Kerry has
been a professional gambler in Sioux City,
Omaha, Denver and Deadwood for the last
ten years.
Three Murderers and Six
Other Criminals
A Dummy Revolver in the
Hands of a Desperado
Frightens Him.
After Locking Up the Prison-
Keeper the Latter's Captor
Proclaims Freedom.
SEATTLE, Wash., March 17.— Three
murderers and six other criminals of lesser
degree, including burgjars, counterfeiters
and horsethieves, are loose in this county,
and the people of Seattle and surrounding
country arc in a fever of excitement and
fear. This state of affairs is due to a dar
ing county jail delivery, successfully ac
complished under the leadership of the
notorious Thomas Blanck, twice a mur
derer, with the aid of a dummy revolver
made of wood.
It was 7:30 this evening when Night
Jailer Yorkberry went into the north cor
ridor of the County Jail to take medicine
to W. A. Wilcox, a convicted murderer.
When lie reached the iron door in front of
the cells, he saw what he took to be the
barrel of a revolver thrust between the
bars, and heard the voice of Blanck.
"Throw up your hands," said Bianck.
The revolver was between the jailer and
the outer door, and, as the latter hesitated
an instant, the command was repeated.
The jailer's hands went up. Blanck made
Yorkberry turn around, produced a rope
from his pocket, tied his captive to the bars
and ihcn took the jailer's revolver from his
Then Blanck threw down the dummy
revolver and used the jailer's. He next
loosened the cord about the jailer's right
arm, threw a noose over the latter's neck
and commanded him to "unlock the com
The jailer obeyed, and with the disen
gaged hand soon had the iron door to the
cage swinging open. Blanck then went
through the jailer's pockets, taking his
keys and thirty cents in money.
He ordered the jailer into the cage oc
cupied by Knowlton, the cold-brick man,
and locked him up. Then he stepped into
the office, returned in a few seconds, re
entered the cage, picked up Knowlton's
heavy overcoat and donned it. Then this
condemned murdvrer issued his proclama
tion of freedom to all the prisoners, coolly
walked out and disappeared in the dark.
There was a wild rush of ten other prisoners
after him.
Among these was Murphy, the slayer of
ex-Pugilist Phil Daws, who was resentenced
recently for the crime of manslaughter.
Murphy followed the prisoners, bent on
escape, but changed his mind, and imme
diately went to police headquarters and
gave the news.
Detective Cudinee, who caught Blanck
last fall after a desperate hand-to-hand
fight, at once started for the jail, and on
the way met Wilcox, who had ' picked up
the dummy revolver, and had also started
for headquarters with a view of informing
the officers. Both of these convicted mur
derers meekly went back to their cells.
The news spread like wildfire, and a few
moments more only passed before an
enormous crowd had gathered in front of
police headquarters. In the meantime
Sheriff Van Devanter, was in conference
with his deputies, and steps were taken
to recapture the men.
Ex-Sheriff Woolery was sent out to pa
trol the Lake Washington shore, and other
guards are now covering the various ave
nues of escape, while descriptions of the
freed prisoners have been telegraphed to
every county in the State.
The officers will shoot Blanck on sight.
His record last fall proves him to be the
coolest and quickest shooter that ever com
mitted murder in King County, and he will
kill a man on the slightest provocation.
The prisoners released were in what is
called the north division of the jail, where
the murderers and desperate characters
are confined. There are two other divi
sions, but Blanck, who coula easily have
thrown open the doors to these, alsopassed
them by.
James Murphy, the man who had given
the police the first information of the
break, said :
"This escape was evidently planned and
executed by Blanck entirely without the
connivance or assistance of any person
in the jail. I am satisfied that no
other person but Blanck knew any
thing about the matter. We did not
even know why he took down the rope. I
thought it was worn out from men swing
ing on it and that he was going to mend
it. I could not tell how many revolvers
Blanck has now, but I know well enough
that he did the work with the 'fake' gun.
It looked just like a real revolver. I don't
know where he got it or who gave it to
At this point Detective Cudihee came in
with the "fake" pistol. It is made of soft
wood, carved out in the shape of a live or
six shot revolver. It was colored black,
and if any one had it pushed into his face
at a moment's notice he would be willing
to swear that he was looking down the
muzzle of a genuine revolver.
At the courthouse Night Jailer Yerberry
and Day Jailer Moore were figuring np ac
counts. Yerberry talked freely, but in
sisted that Blanck had a real steel-colored
revolver. He said:
"Don't you suppose I know the differ
ence between that 'fake' gun, as you call it,
and the real gun Blanck had. Its no use
talking. Blanck may have had that piece
of wood, but he also had a real shooting
Yerberry then gave the story of the hold
up about as Murphy narrated. He added
that Frank Hart helped Blanck bind his
arms before they threw him into the cell.
Yerberry has been night jailer for fifteen
months and this is the first mishap that
lias occurred to him. Up to about a .month
ago he was assisted at night by Second
Jailer H. G. Thornton, formerly Chief of
Police of Seattle, but the County Commis
sioners concluded that one man would
have to do the work, so the night jailer has
been all alone.
The men who escaped were:
Thomas Blanck, murderer of William
Jeffrey, a Puyallup constable, and Charles
H. Brkhvell, a Seattle bartender. He had
pleaded guilty and had been sentenced to
be hanged.
Willia' ) Holmes, colored, convicted of
murdering William Russell, also colored,
at Franklin.
Servius Ruttel, convicted of murder in
the first degree for shooting William
Fletcher, a steamboat captain, at Chico,
Kilsap County.
Frank Hart, a bunco man, under sen
tence of seven years.
R. H. Ford pleaded guilty last Saturday
to burglary of a clothing house and sen
tenced to three years.
C. W. Brown, United States prisoner,
charged with counterfeiting.
Charles Williams, burglary.
Frank Clinefelter, horsethief, not yet
William Cosgrove, petit larcenist.
The prisoners who refused to join in the
break for liberty are :
Henry Cranic, convicted of murdering
Mrs. Philipina Mueller and her boy on
August 13.
Charles W. Nordstrom, convicted of
murdering "William Mason in 1892 at
Cedar Mountain.
James Murphy, twice convicted of shoot
ing Phil Dawe, a saloon-keeper, in 1892.
W. A. Wilcox, convicted murderer of
Charlotte Fetting.
Jerry DomnieK. solf-confessed murderer
of an Indian medicine man two weeks ago.
Harvey W. Knowlton, alias Rebel
George, the gold-brick swindler, who vic
timized Banker Wooding of Aberdeen, un
der sentence of two years.
Thomas McGee, under seven years' sen
tence for cutting his wife's face to ribbons
with a razor.
Michael Golden, a bunko man, whose
several years' sentence had just been af
firmed by the Supreme Court.
Louis Goodfriend, a bunko-man, under
sentence of seven years.
Paul E. Nelson, serving six months for a
statutory offense.
The Sheriff lias offered $1650 in rewards,
"Ss follows :
For Blanck, $oOO; Holmes, $300; Rutten,
$250; and $1000 each for the remaining six.
Officials Will Not Talk of
the bennington's
The Facts May Be Ascertained
by the Naval Board
of Inquiry.
VALLE.TO, March 17.— Within a couple
of days will be learned exactly the cause
of the dropping /down of the crown-sheet
of the gunboat Bennington'»;boilcr. ; : The
vessel quietly by .■>•.!. Francj^cu
early Saturday morning, came directly up
to the navy yard and ran up to the wharf
abreast of the , steam engineering boiler
shop. _
Bo far no one cares to say much about the
accident to the boiler, pending the report
•of the board of inquiry to convene at the
yard Tuesday to examine into the facts
leading up to the injury. This board will
consist of Captain Louis Kenipff, Lieuten
ant Commander F. P. Gilmoro, Chief En
gineer F. A. Wilson and First Lieutenant
H. L. Draper, U. S. M. C, as Judge Advo
The Bennington will remain at the yard
for at least two months to conic.
The officers state that the burning out of
the crown sheet is an accident liable to oc
cur at any time on the type of boilers such
as are in the Bennington, Yorktown, Con
cord and that class of vessels.
The officers and seamen of the war
vessels here are much pleased at the prob
ability that there will be no patrol service
this year in Bering Sea. It is considered
the most hazardous duty ever assigned to
the vessels of the squadron of the Pacific.
Outside of a few minor alterations to be
made about the compass-stands, fixing up
racks for the ship's library, and such other
little odd jobs, the Olympia is ready for
sea. Within a few days it is expected she
will go out on her preliminary trial. Pres
ent indications point to the fact that the
Olympia will be made the flagship of the
Pacific squadron, in place of the Philadel
phia, now at Honolulu.
About Wednesday or Thursday the Mon
terey will steam down from the yard and
out into San Pablo Bay. While there her
compasses will be adjusted and steering
gear tried. Several alterations have been
made to the gear tiuring her recent stay.
From there, if everything works satisfac
torily, she will go to San Francisco and lay
for a few weeks.
The Fish Commission steamer Albatross
is still in dock, and will be for another
week. A number of sheets of iron amid
ships about the water line have been re
moved on account of pitting and are being
replaced with new.
No orders have yet been received about
completing repairs to the Boston. Neither
has any word been received as to the date
of commissioning the Marion, which is all
ready for that event at a day's notice.
The friends of Lieutenant and Mrs. Ed
ward F. Qualtrough will no doubt be pleased
to learn that they are likely to come to
the coast in the near future, as the lieuten
ant has been assigned to the Mohican as
her navigator in place of Lieutenant John
B. Collins, detached.
The quarters for the new naval construc
tor, Mr. Baxter, are being pot in order for
occupancy upon his arrival to take charge
of the department of construction and re
pair. Naval Constructor W. J. Baxter will
occupy the house.
No official news has yet been received at
the yard as to who will be assigned to the
yard as general storekeeper vice Paymaster
A. W. Bacon, ordered to the Olympia.
She 1* to Be dominated by the Citizens of
Wichita Kans.
WICHITA, Kans., March 17.— Quite a
stir was caused in political circles here to
night by the announcement that Mrs.
Ellen Lease would be nominated for Mayor
of Wichita to-morrow by a citizens' con
vention to "make the Mayorality fight
againpt the regular Republican nominee.
If she accepts, and it is said that she will,
the Populists, Democrats, the Women and'
t]^r; Prohibitionists will back her in the
fignt and women are already talking about
getting suffragist orators of national repu
tation to come here and hold a rally every
night till the campaign is ended. * A hot
two weeks' campaign is looked ior.
Severe Denunciation of
the North Beach As

An Allegation That He Was
Seeking Profit at the
The Representative of a Newspaper
Syndicate Says the Legislator
Is a " Boodler."
SACRAMENTO, March 17.— Since the
adjournment of the Legislature a scandal
implicating Assemblyman Zocchi of San
Francisco has gained active circulation.
The legislator from the North Beach dis
trict is being denounced by Herman A.
Pollak, the representative of the Franco-
Californien, Le Voce de Popolo and the
German Demokrat, as a "boodler." The
trouble arises over the defeat in the As
sembly of a bill to pay these papers for
printing of the constitutional amendments
last year.
It seems that Zocchi had arranged to in
troduce a bill to pay L'ltalia, an Italian
paper, for similar services. Because of the
illness of his wife Zocchi had to go to the
city and the bill was introduced by Devitt
of San Francisco instead, but Zocchi man
aged the bill and acted as an interested
stepfather to it. He engineered the bill
through the Committee on Claims, of
which he was a member and had it recom
mended for the full amount, though other
claims were cut down considerably.
As the time approached for the final pas
sage of the bill, Zocchi grew anxious. Con
siderable opposition began to manifest
itself. Pollak, the representative of the
other three foreign papers, was constantly
working hard to win votes, but it seemed
as if they were not able to get the required
41. Pollak says that Zocchi expressed
much anxiety as to the outcome of the
"Zocchi thought that it would be better
to have Mr. Palmieri, the proprietor of
L'ltalia, here," said Mr. Pollak. "The rea
son why, of course I need not tell you. So
he came to me and he had me send to that
gentleman a dispatch reading: 'Much op
position in Assembly. Zocchi advises me
to tell you to come here and attend to
"Zocchi read this and said it was all
right. He was as much interested as 1 was
iv the success of all the bills. Then a
change came. A new bill, a substitute for
the four already in the Assembly, passed
the Senate. This gave all four papers $2000
apiece. It replaced the Assembly bills on
the file and Bacigalupi, the uudertaker,
came down from San Francisco to work for
its passage in the interest ef L'ltalia."
According to Pollak it seems that this
was what occasioned the defeat of the bill.
Zocchi learned that Palmiera had started
for Italy. He had sent no word to the As
semblyman, and the latter finding the in
terests of the bill transfarred to Bacigalupi,
declared himself against it and stated that
he was going to kill it.
No reasons were given for this bit of
political gymnastics. Zocchi merely de
clared against the bill and PolJak now de
nounces him in no unmeasured terms for
its defeat.
Saturday was the last day on which the
bill could be considered. Friday night
Zocchi, the stepfather of the bill, decided
to vary the monotony of the dreary rou
tine of the Assembly by an evening of
pleasure. Devitt, the father of the bill,
accompanied him. As a result the bill was
defeated, lacking only a few votes. Zocchi
excuses his not voting by the fact that he
could not appear in the house. Pollak
claims that the Assemblyman did not ap
pear in the house in order that he should
not have to vote and protests that this was
done because Zocchi was dissatisfied with
Palmiera for not having lived up to some
mysterious contract.
Several of the Democratic members of
the House have tried to induce Pollak to
bring suit against Governor Markham for
the amount of his bills, some $15,000.
They urged upon him the fact that it was
by the ex-Governor's express orders that
the printing was done and that Markham
should therefore be responsible for any
damages incurred. Pollak says he will
not do this. He claims that the State
alone is responsible and will yet be made
to pay his claim.
The Legislative Halls Appear as if Struck
by a Cyclone.
SACRAMENTO, March 17.— Both cham
bers of the Legislature looked as if they
had been wrecked by a cyclone to-day.
The floor was white with papers, while up
turned chairs and boxes added to the con
At previous sessions the attaches have
carried off all waste baskets, ink-wells and
stationery exposed on the different desks.
For the last few days they have stopped
the egress of all who seemed loaded with
these articles. This occasioned much
murmuring, as the waste-baskets were in
especial demand among the young lady
clerks, who wanted to wind gay-colored
ribbons through their wicker meshes and
use them as decorations. A number of at
tempts were made to sneak out the bas
kets, but all were futile.
Nevertheless, not a waste-basket remains
in either house to-day. They were ail
thrown from the windows or balconies to
friends on the ground below and then hur
ried away. Many other movable articles
met the same fate, but the numerous and
high-salaried watchmen have the satisfac
tion of knowing that nothing was carried
through the doors.
None of the State offices were open to
day. Even the Governor's was closed.
This was because Governor Budd was not
in town. He went to San Francisco this
morning, taking with him a vast pile of
bills. He will be gone three days and
during that time will have decided the
fate ot the measures he has carried with
Big Failure at Portland.
PORTLAND, Or., March 17.— Attach-
ment suits, aggregating $37,500, were filed
last night against Rudolph Goldsmith,
dealer in dry goods, and the Sheriff closed
the store. It is understood other suits
will be filed Monday. His stock is esti
mated to be worth $100,000.
Water for Taeotna.
TACOMA, Wash., March 17.— The mem
bers of the Board of Public Works re
turned from the prairie late to-night
bringing news that the Melville
Spring was turned into the city flume
early this evening and that a 2,000,000
gallons pump was successfully placed in
operation at Crystal Springs. This proba
bly insures a plentiful supply of water
hereafter while a gravity supply is being
To View Santa Barbara's Festival.
SANTA BARBARA, March 17.— A con
siderable number of Los Angeles people
are engaging quarters in Santa Barbara
during the forthcoming flower festival,
which will occur simultaneously with the
fiesta at the southern city.
Seizure of TAquor in Alaska.
PORT TOWNBBND, Wash., March 17.-
While the steamer Willapa was at Dyea,
Alaska, 16 cases of liquor, en route to the
Yukon mines, were seized by customs
Rainstortn at Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, March IV.— Rain began
to fall again at 2 o'clock this afternoon and
prospects are that the showers will last for
several days.
A Millionaire Embarks in Hor
ticulture on a Grand
Will Undertake the Culture
of the Luscious Grape
POMONA, March 17.— One of the largest
enterprises in the planting of fruit or
chards now in progress in this State has
just been begun within three miles of this
city by Henry M. Loud, a millionaire of
Detroit, Mich., who owns about 600 acres
of tine fruit land in this valley.
Mr. Loud has put 100 men, many ol
them with teams, to work clearing his
land, preparing it for planting fruit trees,
and has already purchased trees enough
to plant. 250 acres to apricots, prunes,
peaches and olives, and 150 acres more to
oranges, lemons and grape fruit. He will
plant all his land to fruit trees this spring,
if he can get it ready in time.
Mr. Loud is the first man to undertake
the production of grape fruit on a large
scale on this coast. He has contracted for
3000 trees of this variety of fruit,
all that can be had in this part of the
State for immediate planting, and the
success of his experiment will be watched
with interest by fruit growers and dealers
in all parts of the country. Mr. Loud be
lieves that grape fruit can be grown suc
cessfully and with profit in Southern Cali
Grape fruit has come to be in demand at
good prices in the Eastern markets, and
has been one of Florida's most profitable
crops; but the recent cold weather along
the Atlantic coast killed every grape-fruit
tree in that State. The planting of tnis
fruit in California will be limited for sev
eral years by the scarcity of trees, and
there is now no nursery stock in the
market that brings half so high prices as
the grape-fruit stock.
People of the Garden City and
Suburbs the Victims of
The Police Are Now on the
Track of the Men Who
Worked the Scheme.
SAN JOSE, March 17.— During the past
three weeks two sharpers, claiming to be
agents of the "Metropolitan Art School"
of San Francisco have been swindling the
people oi San Jose and the suburban dis
It has been their practice to solicit trade
for the mythical school. They would
guarantee to enlarge a photograph in
crayon, paste or water-colors for 50 cents,
and a handsome gilt frame would accom
pany the photo, making the total cost $1.
Their office was at room 34, Letitia build
ing, and the pictures were all to be com
pleted witnin a week of the order. Fifty
residents of Berryessa paid the neces
sary fifty cents, and as the pictures were
never enlarged they began to suspect they
had been defrauded. Late last evening J.
B. Thompson of that place swore to a com
plaint before Justice Goss, charging the
men with obtaining money under false
pretenses, and this morning the officers ar
rested Oloff Swensen, the man who en
gaged them. The other men could not be
Several hundred photographs which the
men had obtained were found in a waste
basket in Swensen's room. Swensen
claimed he was not responsib[e for the
promises of his agents and was released on
Effort* to Secure an Adjustment of Its
SAN JOSE, March 17.— A meeting of the
newly elected board of trustees of the
Young Men's Christian Association of this
city will be held to-morrow to devise ways
and means, if possible, to relieve the insti
tution of its present financial difficulties
which threaten to strand it.
It is suggested that a joint session of the
trustees and creditors should be called to
determine if it is possible to agree upon a
compromise. The steps to call such a con
ference will probably be taken at the meet
ing of the trustees to-morrow. The debts
of the association amount to about $20,000,
of which $14,000 consists of a mortgage
upon the lot and large building that was
erected several years ago.
At present the current expenses are not
being met, and the contents of the build
ing is under an attachment and in the
hands of a constable's deputy. Other at
tachments are threatened and it is feared
that the association may have to give up
its building.
Two Women Claim to Be
Widows of Jacob
Appearance of an Unwelcome
Visitor at a House of
The Woman From San Francisco
Claims to Be the Legal Wife of
the Late Politician.
SAN RAFAEL, March 17.— Two women
ptuo-1 by the bier of Jacob Graber yesterday
and mourned his death. And both women
claim to be the widows of the dead man,
who during his life was held to be an
honest and upright citizen, who walked the
straight and narrow path, so far as a man
who was interested in ward politics could.
Jacob Graber died on Friday. He was a
man in the prime of life, active in local
and San Francisco politics. He was the
proprietor of a saloon in San Francisco.
His home was in San Rafael — that is, one
home, if the facts that have been alleged
are trne. Yesterday the widow sat deso
late in the San Rafael home mourning her
dead, and six children were silently weep
ing for the father whose body lay in its
By one of the morning trains from San
Francisco there came a woman clad in
somber garments, who, with tears in her
eyes, asked to be shown the home of
Jacob Graber. She went there and knocked
at the door. The widow, aroused from her
sorrowful watch, went to the door and
looked inquiringly at the visitor. Fora
moment the two women looked at each
"I am the widow of Jacob Graber and I
have come to claim his body and give it
burial," said the visitor.
Mrs. Graber looked at her in amazement
for a moment, and then her anger over
came her grief.
"You are not his widow. He was my
husband," she said, and her eyes Hashed
Then there was a war of words that
aroused the neighbors' curiosity, but
finally the two women, having exhausted
their anger, agreed to a truce until after
the funeral and both went to the death
chamber and gazed silently and tearfully
upon the immobile face of the man who,
if the visitor's uto/y be true, has brought
double sorrow to two women and ten
The facts, as stated by the woman from
San Francisco.are briefly that she is the wife
of Jacob Graber. They lived happily to
gether and four children were born to them.
They had separated, but were never divorc
ed. She had seen the notice of his death, and
at once came to San Rafael to claim his
body and, incidentally, take charge of the
After the burial of the late Jacob Graber
the matter will probably be ventilated in
the courts, unless the widow and alleged
widow should arrive at an amicable agree
ment, which, if the San Francisco woman
can substantiate her claim, is possible.
The burial of Graber will occur Monday.
He was a member of the Veteran Firemen's
Association of San Francisco, and they
will attend the funeral.
Chinese May lie Compelled to Jietire to
Peking at Once.
PARIS, March 17.— A Shanghai dispatch
states that the Japanese army at New
Chwang captured all the supplies of pro
visions, etc., which were intended to last
the Chinese three months. They also held
all the other ports from which supplies
could arrive. Thus the Chinese troops in
Manchuria will be compelled either to
yield or to speedily retire in the direction
of Peking. It is reported at Shanghai that
the British Mediterranean squadron is go
ing to the east.
Golden Medical
Cures Ninety-eight per cent, of all
cases of Consumption, in all Its
Earlier Stages.
Although by many believed to be in-
curable, there is the evidence of hun-
dreds of living witnesses to the fact that,
in all its earlier stages, consumption is a
curable disease. Not every case, but a
large percentage of cases, and we believe,
fully 98 per cent, are cured by Dr. Pierce ' 3
Golden Medical Discovery, even after
the disease has progressed so far as
to induce repeated bleedings from the
lungs, severe lingering cough with co-
pious expectoration (including tubercu-
lar matter), great loss of flesh and ex-
treme emaciation and weakness.
Do you doubt that hundreds of such
cases reported to us as cured by "Gold-
en Medical Discovery" were genuine
cases of that dread and fatal disease?
You need not take our word for it. They
have, in nearly every instance, been so
pronounced by the best and most ex-
perienced home physicians, who have
no interest whatever in misrepresenting
them, and who were often strongly prej-
udiced and advised against a trial of
"Golden Medical Discovery, " but who
have been forced to confess that it sur-
passes, in curative power over this fatal
malady, all other medicines with which
they are acquainted. Nasty cod liver
oil and its filthy "emulsions " and mix-
tures, had been tried in nearly all these
cases and had either utterly failed to
benefit, or had only seemed to benefit a
little for a short time. Extract of malt,
whiskey, and various preparations of the
hypophosphites had also been faithfully
tried in vain.
The photographs of a large number of
those cured of consumption, bronchitis,
lingering coughs, asthma, chronic nasal
catarrh and kindred maladies, have been
skillfully reproduced in a book of 160
pages which will be mailed to your ad-
dress for six cents in stamps. Address
for Book, World's Dispensary Med-
ical Association, Buffalo, N. Y.

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