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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 100.
NEWS OF THE COAST Two Sharpers Attempt to Bunko a Santa Rosa Farmer. THEIR PLANS MISCARRY. The Intended Victim Becomes Suspicious and Scoree the Swindlers. HTFRRIED FLIGHT OF THE MEN. Both Are Caught by the Sheriff of Marln County and Make Con fession in Jail. SANTA ROSA, March 19.— An attempt to swindle Richard Crane, one of the wealthy farmers living near Santa Rosa, tras made near here this afternoon. About two weeks ago a large, smooth-faced, well dressed man came here representing him- Belf as in search of a farm. He went out and looked at Crane's. He came here again last night and registered at the Oc cidental Hotel as "James Swarm." With him was a smaller man with a dark mus tache, who registered as "James Fox." Each Becured a team from a livery stable this morning and went into the country, but in different directions. The big man went to Crane's place and represented himself as Dan McGarvey, nephew of Judge McGarvey of Ukiah. He told Crane he knew his son. R. L. Crane of Ukiah, and that this son had recommended the purchase of the farm as a good invest ment. The stranger said he was from Alabama and had been left a big fortune by his father; that he had $40,000 in Gov ernment scrip which he had exchanged in San Francisco for greenbacks, and showed Crane a big roll of bills amounting to that sum. Crane did not want to sell his farm here, but proposed that he go up to see his Dry Creek farm. They started on the road and soon met a man "who said his buggy had broken down and wanted to ride with them. This was Confederate Fox, and after a little talk they proposed to have a game of cards with Crane. Crane became suspicious and remarked that he believed they were frauds. The men soon after left him, agreeing to meet him again to-night. Crane hurried to town and notified the officers, who watched at the stables for the return of the men. The big man. how ever, reached town ahead of Crane and left on the 3:30 train for San Francisco. The other in an drove to Freestone, hired a boy to brinfe his team here and is believed to have taken the narrow-gauge train for San Francisco. Officers have telegraphed a de scription of the men all over the country, and it is believed they will be captured. The men are believed to be members of a band of confidence men who intended to swindle Crane. Telegrams have been received from Judge McGarvey and Cranes son at Ukiah saying they never heard of Dan McGarvey. CAPTVRE OF THE BUSKO MEN. The Sheriff of Marin County Has Thtm in Jail in San Jtafael. SAN RAFAEL, March 19.— James W. Swalm and James Fox, the two men ■wanted at Santa Rosa for trying to swindle Farmer Crane, are in the County Jail in this city. It appears that when the two men left Crane's farm they both drove to Santa Kosa. Fox sent his team to the stable, entered the buggy of Swalrn and drove with him to the town of Freestone, about sixteen miles down the road, on the North Pacific Coast Railroad. Sheriff Allen of Santa Ilosa had tele graphed to Sheriff Harrison of Marin County to stop the sharpers at some sta tion in Marin County, if possible. Harri son and Deputy Sheriff Hannon arrested the fugitives at San Anselmo station and brought the prisoners to the County Jail. Upon being interviewed by the Sheriff they both confessed. Upon being searched $350 in bills were found in their possession. Their satchels contained a lot of waste paper and a brick. If they had any counterfeit money, as was thought, they must have thrown it out of the car window on their way to town. Sheriff Allen will call for the prisoners to-morrow. QUEER HEALDSBURG CASE. Arrest of Three Well-Known Residents on Charges of Horse-Stealing. Peculiar Phases of a Livery Stable Transfer and Its Results. HEALDS3URG, March 19.— T.L.NeeJy formerly proprietor of tbe Sotoyome liv ery-stable, his son William and Henry Brott, driver on the Calistoga and Healds burg stage line, have been arrested here for horse-stealing. The complaints were issued at the request of A. H. Clyma and thereby hangs a tale. About a month ago Neely transferred the stable to Clyma who, up to that, time, had been employed by him as a hostler. The price at which the deal was made was ostensibly several thousand dollars, but a payment" of $10 was all that Neely de manded of Clyma, accepting his note for the balance, payable in six months. This strange transfer was made for some unknown cause, and last week that cause vanished and Neely invited Clyma to vacate the premises. This the latter would not do, but Neely took forcible possession. Monday he sent the Calistoga stage out in charge of young Brott, and his own son took another rig, both against the wishes of Proprietor Clyma. In the afternoon fceely decided that he would take a drive through tne vailcy and took out a team for that purpose. Clyma had the three ar rested for horse-stealing. The transfer is regarded as a sham deal. Nevertheless, a bill of sale was given by fteely and it is on record. The prelimin The San Francisco Call ary examinations have been set for to morrow, and in the meantime the accused are out on bail. • SANTA BARBARA'S FLOWER SHOW. Preparations in Progress for the Decora tion of the City. SANTA BARBARA, March 19.— Charles F. Tidball of Los Angeles, who had charge of the street decorations in Santa Barbara during its last flower festival, has been engaged to direct the work again this year. Experiment has demonstrated that noth ing is quite as effective for this purpose as fish-nets strung with flowers, and this year the somewhat gaudy streamers represent ing the flags of all nations, will be dis pensed with, and the decorations be al most entirely confined to flowers, with draperies of the American ilag. THE CARS MINT ROBBERY. No J\>tc Farts as to the Disappearance of $HO,OOO Worth of Bullion. CARSON, New, March 111.— The chief topic of conversation here is the alleged robberj r of the United States mint in this city of over $80,000 of bullion. There are no new developments as the Mint officials and employes refuse to give any information, but they neither admit nor deny what already has been made public. Various theories as to how the bullion might have been taken from the Mint have been advanced by ex-employes, but no defi nite conclusion has been arrived at. SEATTLE MURDERERS' TRAIL Posses in Close Pursuit of the Criminals Who Broke Jail One of Them Found in a Barn Flees and Escapes the Bul lets Fired at Him. SEATTLE, Wash., March 19.— The hunt for Murderer Thomas Blanck and the other prisoners, who escaped from the County Jail Sunday night, continues with unabated interest, but the ringleader has not only kept out of the way, but has also managed to eat pretty regularly. There is hardly any doubt that he is concealed in the heavy timber near here. Monday morning at 9 o'clock Blanck appeared at a little schoolhouse some dis tance up the hill from the railroad track and asked for food. When informed that he was at a schoolhouse he asked who lived in the next house, some distance away, and made special inquiries as to whether the owner was an officer or took the morning papers. The answers being favorable to him, he went to the place, which is occupied by a Mr. Bassett. and asked for work and food, and on receiving the latter offered 30 cents in payment, the rmount he took from the night jailer. Before returning to the heavy timber Blanck told Bassett that he had two companions waiting for him on the hill. Later in the afternoon of the same day a man who answered Blanck's description met children on the road to Benton and obtained food from them. Between 8 and 9 o'clock a man that the officers think was Ford, one of the escaped prisoners, was found in Dr. English's barn near Renton. He took to flight and, al though fired on with shotguns and rifles, made his escape into the lowlands near Black River Junction. Ex-Sheriff Woolery was on his trail yes terday morning, but lost the tracks in the woods. He is still in the country and news is expected at any moment of interesting developments. So far only three of the nine men who got away have been captured. REFORMERS AT SAN JOSE. The Home Protective Associa tion Listens to an Ad dress by Rev. Dille. Citizens Subscribe to a Fund to Fight the Unlicensed Saloons. SAN JOSE, March 19.— A mass-meeting was held at the Baptist Tabernacle in this city this evening, under the auspices of the Home Protective Association. There was a large attendance. The meeting was ad dressed by Rev. J. R. Dille of San Fran cisco. The speaker made a strong plea in favor of municipal reform, and urged that good citizens should stand together for honest government, or the ignorant and super stitious foreigners who have the ballot will ruin the country. The speaker was often enthusiastically applauded. After the address the audience was ap pealed to by Rev. J. H. Garnett to sub scribe to the funds of the Home Protective Association. It was stated that money would be used in a fight against the un licensed saloons of the county. A liberal amount was subscribed. T. M. C. A. Arranf/es With Creditors. SAN JOSE, March 19. — The trustees of the Y. M. C. A. in this city held a consul tation with the creditors this afternoon, and the latter agreed to wait for an indefi nite period and not press their claims. The attachment suit on a $262 claim will be settled immediately, and there is be lieved to be no further danger of the asso ciation losing its tine new building because of the $20,000 indebtedness. Suicide at Redding. REDDING, March 19.— Jacob C. Kas sel, in a fit of despondency, went into the attic of his dwelling, about 8 miles fro.m Millville, this morning, and, putting a pis tol to the center of his forehead, sent a ball crashing through his braiq, the body falling in such a position as to allow the blood to trickle down the stairs. The Coroner held an inquest and found $280 on his person. He lived with a brother and was 40 years of age. A Madera Man's Plea of Insanity. MADERA, March 19.— The case against Miner Gould on a charge of assault to commit murder was continued to-day till March 22 on motion of S. J. Hinds, the at torney for the defendant, who presented affidavits of doctors of Fresno who swore that Gould was temporarily insane at Fresno, having become so during the night. This is the second time that Gould has be come insane when he was ready for trial. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1895. BILKED SACRAMENTO An Ex-Convict in Cleri cal Garb Deludes Church People. PREACHES IN PULPITS. After Winning the Confidence of the Pious He Borrows Their Money. FLEES HIS MANY CREDITORS. San Quentln's Prison Chaplain Makes Public the Record of the Swindler. SACRAMENTO, March 19. — " Rev." John Alexander Smith, who has at various times occupied pulpits in some of the best churches in this city, is an ex-convict, a bigamist and an impostor who never had studied theology, and had never taken orders. So says the chaplain at San Quen tin prison. "Rev." John Alexander Smith left Sac ramento some days ago. He also left a number of unpaid bills for board and lodg ing, and forgot to repay sundry small loans obtained from members of the Y. M. C. A. Smith was glib of tongue and theatrical in style, and his work was along the revival lines. Some of those who had been deceived by Smith protested at first that the latter's in tentions were not to bilk people, but that he was a victim of circumstances. But the following letter received in this city by L. L. Hudson and F. M. Odom, two of his victims, leaves no doubt as to Smith being a fraud : SAN QCENTIN, March 15. ' Dtar Sirs: I noticed an article in the Bee in regard to one calling himself Rev. (?) J. A. Smith, etc. He is not a Reverend, never was, has no credentials, never had, was never a priest, may have been a "hactor," as he calls it (carrying off dead and wounded from the stage); but is an all-around dead beat, crook and Impostor and served a term in this prison for obtaining money under false pretenses (No. 15,062), and was sent up from Santa Cruz and served from August 22, 1892, to April 22, 1894. He is, moreover, a bigamist, having several wives living, with one of whom I am now corre sponding. Of course, you folks are altogether to blame in taking up with a man whom you did not know and without credentials. It would be a good plan to follow him up and warn people ahead. Information can certainly be obtained from the railroad officeri, etc. Please write me further in regard to him and keep mo posted, as X would like to learn his whereabouts. Yours, A. J>kahm«, Chaplain State's Prison. SACK-PAT GRABBERS. Assembly Clerks Who Are Still Waiting for the Money They Claim. SACRAMENTO, March 19. — The five assistant engrossing and enrolling clerks have been and are still waiting for the extra $174 which the Attorney-General has announced is due them. They have re ceived only $5 a day for their services during fifty-eight days, though the statutes say they must receive $3. They had made complaint over a month ago, but subsided when Speaker Lynch an nounced that the first one complaining would be discharged summarily. The secret of the matter was disclosed by Controller Colgan to-day. He claimed the Committee on Attaches was to blame. "You see," he said, "five cierks at the statutory $8 a day would cost $40. This would hire eight clerks at $5 a day. So, in order to give places to more people they put down the wages from $8 to $5. Now these clerks who are complaining knew this when they took the jobs, and they have no real right to the extra money. If they had any objection they should have raised it in the beginning if they were not satisfied. That is what Judge Daley, the Assistant Attorney-General, thinks, and so he won't give them a favorable opinion. "Judge Fitzgerald says the statutes leave no discretion in the matter. He comes home to-night, I believe, so I sup pose they will get their opinion in the morning. This will relieve me of any responsibility, and I will make out the warrant*:" Attorney-General Fitzgerald has de clared in favor of the clerks before leaving Sacramento on Saturday, and promised to write an opinion to that effect. He neglected to do so, and as Judge Daley ab solutely refused to perform that office for them the clerks have all been to the extra expense of staying over four days in the Capitol. They expect to get their money to-morrow. JffEW TELEPHONE IsINE HOOMS. Tlir Business Men's Venture Oives Protn- ise. of Success. SACRAMENTO, March 19.— 1t has been fully demonstrated by the success achieved in soliciting that the new telephone com pany which is being organized by the busi ness men of this city will result in success. There has been a rush of subscribers and nearly every business house in Sacramento has signed the contracts, which provide for a three years' lease of telephones, the con tract to be void unless 250 subscribers are obtained and if the line be not in success ful operation within 120 days. Several private lines leading from the city have already made offers to connect with the lines of the new company and, although the subscription lists have been open but a day and a half , nearly 200 names have been secured. It is fully expected that the requisite number will be obtained by to-morrow night, as numerous parties residing on the outskirts of the city have expressed a willingness to join in the en terprise. Serious Accident to a City Official. SACRAMENTO, March 19. — Thomas Woods, first assistant engineer of the Sac ramento City Water Works, was struck by the pole of a wagon last night and re ceived injuries that may prove fatal. Mr. Woods was on horseback at the time the accident occurred and had reached the cor ner of M street, when a double team dashed up Sixth street and ran into the animal he was riding. The driver at tempted to check the speed of his animals, and the pole of the vehicle struck the en gineer Jin the lower portion of the abdo men, inflicting a severe wound. As he is well advanced in years his recovery is doubtful. INVESTIGATING FOLSOM PRISON. The Grand Jnry Summons Several of the Officials. SACRAMENTO, March 19.— 1t is under stood that the Grand Jury here has sum moned several of the Folsom prison offi cials to appear before it, but on what line of inquiry their testimony is desired is not known. Some persons think it may be in rela tion to matters connected with politics during the late campaign, while others be lieve the jury wants to know something aboat matters connected with the prison proper. Robbed by Footpads. SACRAMENTO, March 19. — H. Wil liams, a colored porter in the room of the clerk of the Superior Court at the Capitol building, was held up and robbed Sunday night at Fifth and M streets, by two tramps. 'Williams was returning home from a friend's house, where he had spent the evening, when he was confronted by a man who sprang out of an adjacent door way and ordered him to throw up his hands. He obeyed and was immediately seized around the body by another man, who had stepped up unawares. The larger man made a thorough search of his cloth ing and obtained $6 40. The men returned his silk handkerchief and keys and disap peared in the lumber-yard. Reward for a Murderer's Arrest. SACRAMENTO, March 19.— A reward of $300 has been offered by the State au thorities for the arrest and conviction of Giovanini Carrazzi, who, on the 20th of last December, murdered Ray Kenner in the city of Los Angeles. Xew Member of the Dairy liureau. SACRAMENTO, March 19.— Governor Budd has appointed Louis Tomasini a member of the State Dairy Bureau. SAN DIEGO MAN'S TROUBLES. Emigrates to yiraragua and Is Nearly Killed by a Peon. SAN DIEGO, March 19.— Advices have been received here of the narrow escape from death of Eugene Uznay, a former resident of this city, who is now in Nica ragua. He was assaulted by a peon em ployed on the plantation where he is at present located, and barely escaped with his life, being repeatedly slashed with a machete. The matter being called to the attention of the authorities a farcical examination was held and the offender discharged. Uznay was offered English protection, but relied on American support, which was not forthcoming. The matter has been brought to the attention of Senator White, who is an old schoolmate of Uz nay, and will lay the case before the Wash ington authorities. A TACOMA SAILOR'S CASE. Brings Suit Against the Ship Willie Rosenfeld for $25,000. The Complaint Alleges That Cruel Treatment Caused Permanent Injury. TACOMA, Wash., March 19.— Emil Grundstrom, a sailnr ou the American ship Willie Rosenfeld, who recently made sen sational charges of cruelty against the captain and officers of the ship, says he is about to bring a suit in Seattle for $25,000 damages. Grundstrom alleges that at the time he was shipped at Newport News, Virginia, May 12, 1894, he was unable to speak English, and that it was represented to him that the ship was going to the east coast of South America. Being desirous of emigrating to that country he joined the ship, and claims that from the time he went aboard he was subjected to unheard of cruelty. He says he was repeatedly assaulted by Second Mate Sullivan and was once struck by a bucket and at another time by a broom. On July 15, off Cape Horn, during a furious gale, while suffering great fright, he says he was ordered to go forward and move some brooms, but the rolling and tossing of the ship and the cursing and threatening of the officers so unnerved him that he fell, breaking his legs. He alleges that he was not given proper care, and he suffered from blood-poisoning and scurvy, making recovery impossible. Therefore he asks for damages in the fol lowing sums: Permanent injuries, $16,000; assault with bucket, $2000; assault with broom, $2000; assaults by Sullivan, $4000; enforced imprisonment, $1000 ; t0ta1,525,000. Captain Dunphy, the officers and own ers are joined as defendants in the suit. J.utiatir Shaw Still In the Woods. TACOMA, Wash. , March 19. —A. F. Shaw, the crazy man who escaped into the woods yesterday, fully armed, is still at large. Deputy Sheriffs are loath to go far into the woods after him. No active search was made to-day, but men are watching for his return from the woods. Some think he may run across some of the posse after Blanck, in which case shooting will probably follow as Shaw is a crack shot. Laughton's JFuneral at Taeotna. TACOMA, March 19.— Mrs. Laughton, widow of the ex-Lieutenant-Goveruor, ar rived to-day from San Francisco. To night it was arranged that the funeral shall take place Thursday, at 11 a. m., from St. Luke's Church. The Masons, Mystic Shriners and Elks will form an escort of honor. Thursday afternoon the body will be taken to ban Francisco for cremation, in accordance with the ex pressed wishes of the deceased. Smith Against Hughes. PHCENIX, Ariz., March 10.— A telegram from Washington states that Secretary Hoke Smith has ruled adversely to Gover nor Hughes on the. charges preferred against him by the Territorial Democratic Executive Committee. The Governor and his friends take no stock in the report. Mine- Owner Shot in Sonora. NOG ALES, Ariz., March 19.— Colonel R. F. Morton, a prominent mining man of Sonora, Mex., was shot and killed by a Chinaman yesterday moning, while he was eating breakfast at theCananea mines. The details of the trouble have not yet been learned. QUARREL AT SEATTLE. Presidents Debs and Egan Denounce Each Other. FIGHT AT LONG RANGE. A Charge That the A. R. U. Leader Is Working for Private Gain. QUESTIONING HIS MOTIVES. Branding of the Railroad Manager as a "Coward" and a "Thief." SEATTLE, Wash., March 19.— The sim ultaneous appearance in this city of E. V. Debs, president of the American Railway Union, and John M. Egan, president of the General Managers' Association, which con ducted the great railroad strike, has re sulted in their becoming involved in a wordy war. While Mr. Debs spoke quite kindly of Egan in an interview on Monday Egan said of Debs to aCpi,L correspondent: "It is unnecessary for me to discuss Mr. Debs in the newspapers. He has already been discussed and the people know him pretty well. I pity the poor devils who go and spend 50 cents to hear him. "The only advice they will get is to or ganize and strike again, and the last great tie-up, for which Mr. Debs was responsi ble, plainly shows what a success he made of it. The American Railway Dnion will never flourish again, and the only men who nowadays talk of having another strike are tLose who figured in the last one, lost their positions and are now anx ious that another shall occur in order that they will be able to secure the positions of those who would be foolish enough to go out. "There are hundreds of such men in the country to-day— men, some of whom have been in the railroad business for from ten to twenty years, and who were competent in every way. They had worked along and received good wages until Mr. Debs organized his union, told them that they were slaves, and that if they would only strike the companies would be compelled to raise wages. They took his advice and the result they well know. They will never be able to get back their old posi tions and they must suffer. Many of them will go hungry, but not so Mr. Debs. "I think if you make a little inquiry yon will find that Mr. Debs never went to bed hungry. He has drawn a nice big salary and is now traveling about the country at the expense of the workingrnen. The A. R. U. may get up a good membershit) once again, but you will find that many of the new members are those who figured in the last strike, and who now want to encour age others to go out in order to make some new berths in which they may hope to drop. "Mr. Debs, I suppose, appeared on the platform to-night dressed as well and probably a great deal better than many of the members of the General Managers' Association, and he lives just as well as any of them. Ido not car* to discuss the matter, except to say that Mr. Debs never won a strike and I don't believe ever will." After reading this interview Debs ad dressed a mass-meeting this morning at which he said : "Mr. Egan is a dishonest man and a ruffian. He is a thief and he knows that he is, and he knows that I know that he is. He could not hold a position as flagman on any road running out of Chicago and he knows that I know why. He has been connected with many railroads and he has robbed every road and every corporation that he has ever had anything to do with. He is a corrupt, low, dishonest man, and cannot conceive of any man having suf ficient manhood to push aside bribes and remain true to his convictions. , "He does not like me, because he could not corrupt nxe, and he has no use for any man he cannot corrupt. I could .have been in financial clover to-day if I had cared to become a traitor to the interests of the laboring men and the American Railway Union. I could have a life pass over all the railroads in this country. '■I have sufficient manhood to say what I think of a man to his face, and that is more than Mr. Egan can say. He would not tell me to my face what he had to say in that interview which was pub lished in the paper this morning. He will never meet me in private or in public and discuss who are the conspirators, for he knows who they are, and what would be the result. That man is a coward, and I only wish I was where I could tell him so, and I venture to say he would not attempt to deny it. Why, 400 yoke of oxen could not pull nim on the same platform with me. "I have friends enough to raise a thou sand dollars cash to any charitable organi zation in the land, and I want here to make a public challenge. I will agree to give a thousand dollars to any charitable organization in the land if he will meet me on the public platform and discuss the his tory and causes of the late strike, both to speak from the record. The record will tell and no one knows it better than Mr. Egan. "It was at the instance of the General Managers' Association that the trial came to such a sudden termination in Chicago a few days ago. They do not want it tried. They don't want the truth to be known, and the trial was continued until May 1, and when that date comes around they will want it continued again and so on until the whole matter is dropped. But we, the accused, are endeavoring to compel the accusers to try us, and if guilty we want to be punished and if innocent want the world to know it." DEBS AT TACOMA. Tahea a Hopeful View of the A. R. TT.'s Efforts at Greater Organization. TACOMA, March 19.— Eugene V. Debs arrived here this afternoon. In an inter view he said that 2200 men have joined the A. R. U. on the Great Northern Rail way system since he started on his present trip. "Ten organizers are at work in various parts of the country," he said, "and I ex pect by July 1 there will be the greatest labor, organization that this country has ever seen. lam working along the line of unification of all labor and trade organiza tions. Those men who deserted the Amer ican Railway Union in the late strike are now utterly helpless. We have now 100,000 membors in the A. R. U." VICTIM OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. Faith That Did JVot Cure a Dying Girl at Dayton, DAYTON, Ohio, March 19. — Lillie Thurston Meade, a 13-year-old daughter of Harry E. Meade, and granddaughter of the late Hon. George G. Houk, who died in Washington while representing this district in Congress, died Sunday morning without having been given medical atten tion. The little one was a victim of faith cure. Mrs. George Honk's daughter, Mrs. Meade, is from the best family in Dayton, but of late years has drifted voluntarily into Christian science practices. The child was suffering from typhoid fever, was taken to the place kept by John R. Hatton and wife, who sent out faith cure circulars here, and the child died from neglect. The city is filled with ex citement over it. The Coroner has forbid den the burial of the child and has had the body placed in a vault and will held an autopsy to-morrow. Hatton and his wife are in jail, but no further arrests will be made except by direction of the Coroner. LOS ANGELES FRUITMEN The Exchanges Send a Severe Letter to Senator White. Criticize His Position on the « Foreign Oranges Tariff. LOS ANGELES, March 19.— The fruit exchanges of Southern California have sent a letter to Senator Stephen M. White, scor ing him severely for the position he takes on the tariff on foreign oranges. It is not known if White will reply. KXIGHTS OF MACCAJBEM. Organization of a State Tent and Elec tion of Officers. LOS ANGELES, March 19.— The Knights of Maccabee met and organized a State tent to-day in this city and transacted other business pertaining to the order. D. P. Dandy called the convention to order this morning. The election of officers resulted as fol lows: Past commander, G. S. Bartholo mew of Los Angeles; commander, C. P. Dandy; lieutenant-commanaer, Theodore Froelich of San Francisco; record keeper, J. S. Glasscock of Pasadena; financier, H. Harrison of Long Beach ; sergeant, R. Sharpe of Los Angeles; chaplain, G. D. Snyder of San Bernardino; master-at arms, G. B. Ochiltree of Riverside; Physician, Dr. C. C. Valle of San Diego ; First Master of the Guard, A. G. Rees of Rosedale; Second Master of the Guard, J. R. Barackni3n of Santa Monica; Sentinel, T. McCaffrey of Los Angeles; Picket, E. S. Johnson. The officers were installed by Supreme Commander D. P. Markey. They will hold office for the next two years. There were 1550 votes represented in the convention. The delegates chosen to the Supreme Tent, to be held at Port Huron, Mich., in May, were F. B. Guthrie of Los Angeles and C. F. Dyrfee of Santa Ana. A banquet was given Supreme Com mander Markey at Maccabee Temple Mon day night. A-mceting held this evening was pre sided over by Judge E. B. Campbell, and Mayor Rader delivered an address of wel come. The Maccabees will be entertained at Long Beach to-morrow. The Loyal Legion. LOS ANGELES, March 19. —Visiting members of the Loyal Legion, who held their annual meeting on Mount Lowe Sat urday evening, left for San Diego yes terday. They had a jolly gathering on the mountain and spent the time telling war stories, listening to reminiscences and enjoying sights. Ex-Governor Markham and General O. O. Howard were present. I Woman Attempts Suicide. LOS ANGELES, March 19.— Josie Tem ple, a young woman who arrived from San Francisco a few weeks ago, swallowed morphine to-night at a Main-street lodg ing-house with suicidal intent, bur was discovered and an antidote administered in time to save her life. Why she at tempted her life is not known. Work on a New Electric Line. LOS ANGELES, March 19.— Work was begun on the new electri* road to-day. The new line will compete with the consoli dated company and will reach all impor tant points in the city. Doctor Will Be Tried. LOS ANGELES, March 19.— The motion to set aside the information against Alex ander Doctor, the salesman who defrauded Moses Gunst of San Francisco, was over ruled by Judge Smith to-day, and it looks as if Doctor would be tried. Ticket- Brokers Happy. LOS ANGELES, March 19. — Ticket brokers are overjoyed at the action of Gov ernor Budd in vetoing the anti-scalpers' bill, and offices all over town are enlivened over the result of attempted restrictive legislation. Bakersfleld Wool Deal. BAKERSFIELD, March 19. -One of the largest wool transactions that have ever took place in this country has been consummated here, in which the firm of Ardizzi & Olcese sold 7000 sacks of wool to Platshek & Harris of San Francisco for $175,000. Battery B Accepts Company F's Challenge. NAPA, March 19.— Battery Bat its meet ing last evening decided to accept the chal lenge of Company F, First Infantry Regi ment, to shoot with fifteen men on each side. The match will come off here May 5, and about forty members of Company F will attend. MANY KILLED AND MAIMED. Fearful Explosion of a Boiler in a Texas Sawmill. FORT WORTH, Tex., March 19.— The explosion of a sawmill boiler near Eight mile Creek, south of Carthage, is reported to have killed six persons and maimed many more. The explosion was dis tinctly heard three miles away. Particu lars of the affair have not been received. PRICE FIVE CEiSTS. FRESNO DAMAGE SUIT A Case That Is Based on an Accusation of Arson. INVOLVES A MILLMAN. The Plaintiff Alleges Malicious Destruction of His Property. HE SAYS A NEIGHBOR DID IT. The Defendant Will Be In a Serious ■ Predicament If the Decision Is Adverse. • FRESNO, March 19.—Caleb D. Davis has brought suit for $45,000 against James Kearnes, who, it is alleged, burned a saw mill, box factory and 2,500,000 feet of lum ber belonging to Davis. The property, which was situated on Pine Ridge, in the Sierras, was burned in 1893, and the origin of the fire, which started at 3 o'clock one morning, has been a mystery. A suit for the insurance was won by the owner of the mill, but the question of how the fire started was not raised. A foreman was in charge of the mill at the time of its destruction, and he and one or two other men were the only ones on the mountains at the time. Davis alleges that Kearnes fired the prop erty. Both men are well known and the case excites much interest. If the case is won by Davis, a criminal charge will be made against Kearnes. TRAILING TWO OUTLAWS. A Well-Known Man-Hunter's Mission in the Madera Mountains. FRESNO, March 19.—Hi Rapelje, the officer who captured John Sontag, the train - robber, has been employed by the Madera County officers to go on the trail of Clifford Regan and James Lawson, two outlaws and would-be murderers. Regan is wanted as a witness ,in a trial for burglary, and at one tjme he shot and nearly killed an officer who was attempting to subpena him. Lawson had been held for the attempted murder of his wife, and a short time ago broke jail. The men are thought to be roaming the mountains in Madera County. Assistant Adjutant-General. FRESNO, Cal., March 19.—Robert L. Peeler of this city has been appointed by ; Governor Budd assistant adjutant general, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Murray. WIRES WERE CRIPPLED Snow and. Rain Played, Havoc With Tele, graphic Service. KANSAS CITY, March 19.—Snow to the depth of five incnes fell here this afternoon and to-night. The weather is not cold, and the snow is disappearing rapidly. Re ports from the south and southwest indi cate a rainfall ranging from 1 to 18-10 inches. The telegraph wires in all directions are practically unworkable. Wichita, Kans., and Indian Territory points have been cut off from the rest of the country. 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