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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 100.
NEWS OF THE COAST
Two Sharpers Attempt
to Bunko a Santa
THEIR PLANS MISCARRY.
The Intended Victim Becomes
Suspicious and Scoree
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
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
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
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
QUEER HEALDSBURG CASE.
Arrest of Three Well-Known
Residents on Charges of
Peculiar Phases of a Livery
Stable Transfer and Its
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
An Ex-Convict in Cleri
cal Garb Deludes
PREACHES IN PULPITS.
After Winning the Confidence
of the Pious He Borrows
FLEES HIS MANY CREDITORS.
San Quentln's Prison Chaplain
Makes Public the Record of
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
"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.
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
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.
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
"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
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
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
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
INVESTIGATING FOLSOM PRISON.
The Grand Jnry Summons Several of the
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
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
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
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
A TACOMA SAILOR'S CASE.
Brings Suit Against the Ship
Willie Rosenfeld for
The Complaint Alleges That
Cruel Treatment Caused
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
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
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
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
QUARREL AT SEATTLE.
Presidents Debs and
FIGHT AT LONG RANGE.
A Charge That the A. R. U.
Leader Is Working for
QUESTIONING HIS MOTIVES.
Branding of the Railroad Manager
as a "Coward" and a
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
"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
"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
"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.
"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
"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
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
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
Criticize His Position on the
« Foreign Oranges
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
MANY KILLED AND MAIMED.
Fearful Explosion of a Boiler in a Texas
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
INVOLVES A MILLMAN.
The Plaintiff Alleges Malicious
Destruction of His
HE SAYS A NEIGHBOR DID IT.
The Defendant Will Be In a Serious
■ Predicament If the Decision
• 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 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.
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,
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
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. The di
rect wires from Kansas City to Denver are
all beaten, and that section of the country
can be reached only via the northern
route. The weather bureau predicts clear
weather for to-morrow.
WINDOW GLASS COMBINE.
Manufacturers Have formed a National
PITTSBURG, March 19.— The combina
tion of the window glass interests in the
country is now an assured fact. At the
meeting in this city to-day the National
Association of Window Glass Manu
facturers was formed, which is de
signed to reguiate the production, price of
the product and the wages of the work
men. The capital represented in thg asso
ciation is estimated at $25,000,000, and
the aggregate yearly output from 6,000,000
to 7,000,000 boxes. At the meeting tnere
were 100 plants represented, embracing
nearly every factory in the country,
and Women only
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