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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 102.
ALONG THE COAST Capture of a Bigamist for Whom Four Wives Yearn. A MATRIMONIAL FRAUD. The Uxorious Career of a Michigan Electrical Engineer. LAST VENTURE IN WEDLOCK. Woos and Wins a Widow of the Capital, Who Will Now Prose cute Him. SACRAMENTO, March 21.— District Attorney Ryan received a telegram this afternoon from V. M. Smith, Superin tendent of Police at Minneapolis, notify ing him that John L. Clark, an electrical engineer formerly employed by the Capital Gas Company in this city, was under arrest at that place and desiring him to send an officer with the necessary extra dition papers to return him to this city, where he is wanted for the crime of bigamy. John L. Clark, who disappeared from this city about a month ago, is a much married man. No less than four women claim him as their husband, and, with the exception of California and Michigan, the rest of the United States remains to be heard from. John L. Clark married Mrs. Elizabeth Barber in this city on January 29 last. They had not passed their honeymoon when Clark disappeared. A week after ward his new wife discovered that Clark had another wife living in Muskegon, Mich. She applied to District Attorney Ryan to prosecute further inquiries, with the result that two additional wives of Ciark have been found. Following is the text of a letter giving this information from Chief of Police Nelson of Muskegon: Inclosed find certificate of marriage of John Clark and Mrs. Margaret Shannon. This wo man had been married before. Her maiden came was Washington. I have held off send ing this, thinking I might locate the man for you, as there is a letter in the postofflce here ■waiting for him. This Muskegon woman is really not his wife, as we know that he has two living wives ahead of her. One is in an adjoin ing county to Muskegon, and another is in dreen Bay, Wisconsin. By the Wisconsin wife he has several children. There is no question but that this is the same John Clark that was in Sacramento, as there are persons here who saw him in Sacramento. He also wrote from there to his wife here, to send him money so he could come home. The riarriage certificate referred to in the letter is dated June 30, 1891, issued to John' Clark, an engineer, native of Wis consin, 41 years cf age and Mrs. Margaret Shannon of Virginia, teacher, aged 36 years. The marriage ceremony was per formed the same day by Rev. P. W. Mosher. FARMERS' STEAMBOAT XJT3TB. A JV>tr Transportation Scheme to Avoid High Freight Rates. SACRAMENTO, March 21.— The farm ers and fruit-growers along the Sacramento River bottom on both sides of the river from Sacramento to Rio Vista do not look upon the Southern Pacific Company with any feeling of friendliness, owing to the exorbitant freight rates charged them for transporting their produce to marketable points, and the coming season promises to be interesting for the railroad company as well as for the River Transportation Com pany in securing patronage along the river among the ranches. For years past fruit-growers along the river have paid the greater portion of the profits from their crops to the Southern Pacific Company for transportation, ami last season many of the fruit-growers found it necessary to mortgage their property to pay their freight bills. This sort of one sided business has forced the farmers to the conclusion that they must do some thing for their own relief, as appeals for reduced rates have been of no avail. Early in the winter a petition was circu lated among the fruit-growers asking that they subscribe toward the organization of an independent steamer line, and as a re eult $10,000 has already been subscribed, |0000 by the farmers and fruit-growers, and $4000 by the merchants of the capital city toward the organization of a new com pany and the construction of a small steamer, which will make daily trips be tween Rio Vista and Sacramento. It is the intention of the new company to carry both passengers and fruit at one-half the rates now demanded by the Southern Pa cific Company. The greater portion of the stork subscribed toward the new company has been contributed by the fruit-growers at Courtland and vicinity, and it is said that $20,000 additional subscriptions await the company's call, should more funds be needed. By those who have subscribed toward the new company it is said that on the completion of the valley road the fruit growers will ship their fruit by way of Stockton East, instead of Sacramento, as they now do. Captain Barker, who is interested in the new company, has completed many of the details of the organization of the company and has visited San Francisco, where he has entered into negotiations preparatory for the construction of a new, or purchase of a suitable, steamer. THE GRAM* JURY'S WORK. James Gil Us and Other Southern Pacific Hrnchmen on the Hack. SACRAMENTO, March 21.— The Grand Jury is still engaged in investigating the methods pursued by the Southern Pacific Company in interfering in county politics by the aid of Colonel Mazuma, and are daily gaining additional facts and evidence that may result in the indictment of leading officials of that corporation. James Gillis, formerly superintendent of the Placerville line of railroad, a branch of the Southern Pacific system, was sum moned before that body and has spent several hours under examination. William Lamphrey, who is an active local politician and who was formerly in the employ of the company, has also \ieen interrogated. It is probable that local in vestigation will occupy the jury until Baturday. Kext week the jury will inquire into the The San Francisco Call. methods pursued in conducting election matters in the town of Folsom, and numerous residents of that place will bt> called on for information. It is rumored that Warden Aull will also be required to prove that he was not influenced by the railroad corporation and did not allow his guard force and some of his head officers to interfere in local politics in favor of the railroad company. GUILTY Of MAXSLAUGHTER. Verdict in the Case of an Italian IJTio KHlrd a Gnmbler. SACRAMENTO, March 21.— The jury in the case of Giovanni Gravello, charged with the murder of Doniinico Kavera, ren dered a verdict in Judge Johnson's court this morning, finding him guilty of man slaughter. The jury recommended the prisoner to the mercy of the court. Sen tence will be passed upon him next Satur day. On the 12th of last November a young Italian named Giovanni Gravello came to Sacramento having in his possession the sum of $100 in gold coin, which he had ac cumulated by hard and unrenrittent toil in the lumber camps of the Sierra Nevada. He was a total stranger in Sacramento and had scarcely arrived when he fell into the hands of three Italian sure-thing gamblers. Under their guidance he entered an Italian saloon near the water front, and was shortly persuaded to join his companions in a game of cards. Within a brief period he found that he had been swindled out of $60. He demanded the return of his money, but instead of complying his com patriots ran from the saloon. In the evening he encountered Ravera, who had been the prime mover of the swindling scheme, and made another de mand for the return of his money; again meeting with a refusal, a right ensued. Defendant and an eye-witness named Pietro Grosso both claim that Ravera was the first to draw a knife and strike at de fendant, although Rivera, in his dyinc statement, denied this and declared that defendant was the aggressor. Grosso sep arated the combatants and Ravera ran away, pursued by defendant, who overtook him and another combat took place, in which Ravera received wounds that re sulted in his death and the defendant was badly cut. Must Stand Trial for Murder. SACRAMENTO. March 21. — Judge Johnson of the Superior Court, has or dered that John Garcia, the young Mexi can accused of the murder of William Wynne, must be ready for trial on Mon day next. In September, 1893. Garcia was employed as a waiter in the Mint Restau rant, at Second and X streets, and ejected Wynne, who was drunk, with such force that he fell to the stone sidewalk and crushed his skull, dying soon after from the effects of the fall. Garcia had a triai, but the jury disagreed. It stood eleven for conviction against one for acquittal. Requisitions for Oregon Thieves. SACRAMENTO, March 21.— Warrants of arrest have been issued on the requisition of the Governor of Oregon for "Sid" Lans ing, who is charged with larceny com mitted in Union County, and Frank Green, charged with grand larceny committed in Umatilla County, Or. The requisition pa pers were presented by Z. Houser, agent. THE CARSON MINT LOOT. Officials Decline to Discuss the Matter in Any of Its Phases. The Value of the Missing Bul lion Amounts to Over $60,000. CARSON, Nev., March 21.— The looting of. over $60,000 worth of bullion from the Carson Mint is still enveloped in mystery, and if there are any clews as to the guilty party or parties, the officials are keeping ,the fact from the public. It is impossible to get a direct statement from the mint officials or employes, who say that no information can be given until the Inspector finishes his investigation. It is reported that assayers have been busy chipping off bits of several bars of the bullion on hand and testing them, but everything is all right so far. The exact amount of shortage is now said to be 3100 ounces of gold bullion, val ued at $21 50 per ounce, and 1000 ounces of silver at 63 cents per ounce, making the total amount $64,180. CARSON, Nev., March 21.— 1t is re ported on good authority that Peck Broth ers have bought the tailings of the Holmes and Candelaria mining companies, instead of an English syndicate, as previously an nounced. The centrifugal process will be used instead of the cyanide in treating the tailings. SAX MATEO MAX'B BVICIDE. An English Waiter Become* Insane on Religion and Leapt Into the Bay. SAN MATEO, March 21.— The body of James G. Braithwaite was washed upon San Mateo Beach to-day. Braithwaite had been employed in a hotel for two months, and last Monday suddenly became insane on religious subjects. He disappeared aud was not seen nor heard of until to-day. The body was entirely naked, but no trace of the clothing was found. An ex amination of the body disclosed the fact that the neck was broken, but there were no bruises or scratches. It is supposed that in his wanderings he removed his clothing and leaped headlong into the bay where the water was shallow and broke his neck. Braithwaite lived here under the name of James Lowney, but the effects in a valise in his room show his name to be Braith waite. Deeds to property in Tacoma were also found. Coroner James Crowe held an inquest to day, and the verdict rendered was: "Drowned while laboring under a tempo rary fit of insanity." He was a native of England, about 35 years of age. So far as known he has no relatives. A. Tisalia Man to Be Retried. VISALIA, March f 2l.— jury in the case of the People vs. Elta Stokes, charged with assaulting Detective Will Smith of the Southern Pacific with intent to kill on March 4, 1893, disagreed this morning. The defendant will be tried again next week. « Jieneflclal Showers at Santa Maria. SANTA MARIA, Cal., March 21.-A se ries of light showers have been falling for a week, improving crop conditions gener ally. Last week's frost did no injury to fruit. SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, 1895. PASO HIE AFFRAY A Policeman's Desperate Encounter With a Robber. THE THIEF WIELDS AN AX Grips the Watchman by the Throat and Tries to Brain Him. THE OFFICER USES A PISTOL. A Lucky Shot In Nick of Time Floors the Desperado, Who Is Badly Wounded. PASO ROBLES, March 21.- Firmly held in the grip of a burglar, whose fingers had clutched and used as a garrote a silk handkerchief, and who was in the act of seizing an ax to brain his victim, Night Watchman W. R. Dickenson with a final effort drew a pistol and by a fortunate shot saved his own life early this morning. It was a narrow escape, and the police man will not soon forget his encounter with a robber. It was at 5 o'clock this morning that Night Watchman Dickenson, passing the news and cigar store of Lewis Williams, was informed that there was an intruder in the place. He quietly withdrew, sum- Charles Woods, better known as Charles Santos, at the age of 18. [From a photograph.] moned several men and placed them about the store so as to prevent the escape of the burglar. Then the officer went to the rear of the store and called oat, "Who is in here?" "With cool assurance the burglar replied, "Go to Los Gatos and find out." Dickenson is a man of courage, and he told the thief that unless he came out he would be taken out. The answer came back that if the officer entered the store he would be killed. Dickenson no sooner heard the answer than he took hold of the door, forcibly pulled it open and grappled with the intruder. The latter made a stub born resistance, and finally getting a good hold of a silk handkerchief knotted about the officer's neck proceeded to garrote him. The officer struggled in vain and was fast succumbing to the terrible pressure. At this juncture the robber reached for an ax to brain the officer, (when the lat ter, exerting all his remaining strength, drew his pistol, which was of large caliber, and pressing the muzzle against his antag onist's body fired, The robber staggered bach with an oath and fell to the floor groaning. The others nad by this time come to the assistance of the officer, and an examina tion was made of the wounded robber. It was found that the bullet had entered just above the pelvis, inflicting a morta 1 wound. It was ascertained that the burglar after entering the store had built a tire, helped himself to a lot of cigarettes amd news papers and was having an enjoyable time when the officer interrupted him. The wounded man gave his name as Charles Santos and said his parents resided in East Berkeley. Officer Dickenson relates the story of the encounter as follows: "At 5:15 o'clock this morning in passing the store of P. Lundmark, on Twelfth street, the proprietor approached me and told me there was a man in the back room of his store, and he wanted me to go in and bring him out. I went around to the rear of his store and made an entrance, but found the man had gone through a partition in the door to the next store, oc cupied by Lewis Williams, and had fastened the door after him. I then called to the man to come out. He replied, 'You leave my premises. 1 I then told him I was an officer and to come out. He replied, 'I don't care a who you are. If you try to come in here I will kill you.' " "I then told him if he did not come out, I would break down the door and get him out. He replied, 'If you come in here I will chop you to pieces.' I then demanded to know who he was. He said, 'You go to Los Gatos and find out.' I then posted a man at the rear door, got an ax and called upon W. Seville for assistance, and to gether we forced open the door. I jumped in and found a man with his shoes off sit ting down armed with a large ax. "I rushed up to him and he raised the ax to strike me. I grabbed it with my hand and covered him with my revolver. I then attempted to put the nippers on him and he grabbed them and thrust his hands into his breast. In the scuffle he got hold of the scarf around my neck and com menced to choke me, when I drew my gun and shot him. He fell and I picked him up and carried him out and then returned and searched the premises to see if he had a partner. "Upon searching him I found a large dagger concealed in his breast. He had some of the goods belonging to Wil liams in his possession. He is supposed to be Charles Santos t a Portuguese aged 28, whose father lives in East Berkeley." AXTECEJOEXTS OF SAA T TOB. The Foster Son of a Kind Ttnrheley Family and His Wayward Actions. BERKELEY, March 21.— The report that Charles Woods, better known as Charles Santos, had been seriously wounded while resisting arrest after he had entered a store at night at Paso Robles, did not cause much surprise among those who have known the young man from infancy. Charles Woods was born in Berkeley twenty-six years ago. His parents did not properly provide for the babe, and when it was seventeen months old a kindly neigh bor, named Santos, took the neglected child into his own home. Though Santos never legally adopted Woods, he grew up as a member of the family and was always well treated by them. As the child grew into a sturdy lad he began to exhibit a tendency toward way wardness and refused to attend school reg ularly. When 15 year 9 old Woods ran away from the home of his foster-parents. He w<is gone six or seven months and then reappeared as suddenly as he had left. This habit of running away became peri odical with the wayward youth, but he was always kindly received whenever he returned from his trips, though he never was communicative concerning his where abouts during the interim. He was headstrong and willful and never heeded the kindly advice of Mr. and Mrs. Santos. About six months ago he returned from one of his trips and an nounced that he had changed his name from Santos to Woods for $10, but did not tell who was interested in him to the extent of offering him that sum to again take his parents' name. Three weeks ago he left the home of his foster-parents again and they had not heard of him until to-day, when the news came from Paso Robles that he had been shot. The Santos, though they have had much trouble with the wayward young man, were deeply grieved to hear of his mishap. _________________ LOS ANGELES ELECTION. Citizens Vote in Favor of a Bond Issue to Pay In debtedness. Organization of a New Tele phone Company Pro gresses. LOS ANGELES, March 21.— An election was held here to-day for the purpose of au thorizing the city to issue bonds in the sum of $.'596,000, which resulted in favor of the new issue. The proceeds of these bonds, which will bear 4J-i per cent interest, will be used to pay off certain portions of the city's in debtedness, which is bearing interest at 6 and 7 per cent, thus making an annual saving to the city of over $8000. One-fortieth of the principal of the new bonds will be paid each year until the amount is disposed of, proportionately re ducing the city's interest each year. riCTIJI OF I'RJ.IER CUBE. A Whittier Woman Succumbs to the Treat, ■nient of a Christian Scientist. LOS ANGELES, Cal., M*rch 21.— Mrs. Ella Samis young wife of a blacksmith at Whittier, died to-night under circum stances that the coroner will closely inves tigate to-day. A fortnight ago she gave birth to a child. The husband is a Christian Scientist and he called a "Dr." Cook of Los Angeles, who would not give the woman medicine. At the end of three days he told her she was well enough to get up and go about her household duties. Although still weak she obeyed him. The result was that she con tracted a fever which developed into puerperal mania. Although she was screaming and shrieking constantly in her anguish, Samis would call in no physician, Cook being with her all the time and pray ing for her recovery. Agent Wright of the Humane Society of Los Angeies, attempted to force Samis to call a physician by telling him he was likely to get into serious trouble. Samis said he was willing to take chances. The coroner will investigate to-day and Agent Wright says he will prosecute the husband if possible. Death of a Pioneer. LOS ANGELES, March 21.— H. GK Wes ton, a native of Maine, a California pio neer, and for many years past a resident of this city, died early Wednesday morning. In the early days of California he had ex tensive business interests in the gold fields and his many northern and San Francisco friend 3 will grieve to hear of his demise. He was 63 years of age and had been ill for a number of weeks. A Xetcspaper Libel Suit. LOS ANGELES, March 21.— The second libel suit brought by Blanton Duncan came up to-day in Department 3 of the Superior Court for trial. In this case Duncan wants $25,000 damages from the Times for alleged defamatory publications. In a similar case brought by the same plaintiff against the Evening Express Company last week a verdict was rendered for the defendant. JVeir Telephone Company. LOS ANGELES, March 21.— A new tele phone company filed articles of incorpora tion to-day, with a capital stock of $100,000, one-half of which is already subscribed. The corporation intends to put in a plant as soon as possible in competition with the Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Com pany. Assemblyman liulla Seriously HI. LOS ANGELES, March 21.—Assembly man Robert Bulla, who arrived home from the north Wednesday morning, is seriously ill at his residence in this city. His physi cian has forbidden callers and fears that the patient has been taken with an attack of pneumonia. Rates for Z« Fiesta Visitors. LOS ANGELES, March 21.— The South ern Pacific Company announces a round trip fare frcm San Francisco and return of $20 for La Fiesta week. Fresno Insurance War. FRESNO, March 21.— An iusurance war between the companies in the combine and those outside has been going on for some time here and this afternoon one of the companies in the compact was ready to take the county insurance amounting to $170,000 at a cut of 75 per cent. Owing to a previous agreement the Board of Supervis ors were unable to take advantage of the offer. »u>» of Victoria Sealers. VICTORIA, B. C, March 21. — The steamer Mischief from the West Coast re ports the following sealing catches: Dora Seward 325, Kate 95, Beatrice 76. Triumph 74, May Belle 76, Anioka 54, Karherine 96. The weather has been very rough, and the drowning of some Indian hunters is re ported. KILLED NEAR KENT Murderer Blanck Dies Fighting Seattle Posses. BATTLE IN A SWAMP. Not Until Riddled as a Sieve Does the Desperado Succumb. WOUNDING OF A PURSUER The Body of the Criminal Reaches Seattle Amid the Wild Cheers of Thousands. SEATTLE, Wash., March 21.— Thomas Blanck, double murderer and jail-breaker, is dead, shot through the head ami body by bullets from the rifles of John Shopich and Robert Crow. The encounter took place on the North ern Pacific Railroad track, about a mile north of Kent, at 5:30 o'clock this even ing. About sixteen shots were fired, and when the smoke cleared away Thomas Blanck lay a lifeless corpse and John Shepich was prostrated with wounds in his left side, in the proximity of the heart. Blanck was shot through the ear, nose and, according to general observations, through the body. His remains were im mediately taken to Kent, together with the wounded deputy. The injuries of Shepich, while serious, are not thought to be fatal. The battle was one of the most desperate kind imaginable and was fought out with only ten feet separating the men. Blanck shot twice before the deputies opened fire. He refused to throw up his hands and in his usual bold and reckless manner drew his revolver and opened fire. Fast and furious was the shooting, the two deputies firing almost simultaneously. The full story of one of the most desper ate of all battles with criminals that have ever taken place in this country was told to a reporter by W. L. Whittimor of Kent, who saw the fight from a distance and was one of the first to arrive after the struggle was over. He said; "This afternoon a report came to Kent that Blanck was penned in. near Orilla. As soon as the news was heard a large num ber of men started for the place. Bob Crow and John Shepich, who carried rifles, started up the Northern Pacific Railroad track. When they were about a mile north of Kent they saw a man coming to ward them down the track. "They had no idea when they saw the man approaching that they were going to meet the desperado, and got to within ten feet of him before the real danger de veloped itself. The stranger walked along without saying a word, and finally Crow and Shepich called to him: 'Throw up your hands!' "Their commands fell on deaf ears, for Blanck without further delay drew a 38 --caliber five-shooter revolver from his pocket and opened fire. Whang, bang, rang'out two shots from his revolver, but the bullets went wild. Then the men with the rifles commenced pumping bullets into their antagonist. "It was a regular fusillade.and it was not until the desperado had emptied his re volver of all its shots, wounded Shepich and was bored through and through that the battle was over and the desperado lay on the track lifeless. Shepich and Crow had killed the most desperate criminal of the Pacific Northwest — Thomas Blanck, alias Frank Hamilton." Blanck's body was brought to this city this evening. When the train arrived at 7 :30 o'clock with the body the depot was black with people and great excitement prevailed. A few moments before the train pulled in the patrol wagon rattled down loaded with twelve policemen, who kept the mob back. As soon as the train stopped the baggage car door flew open. Sheriff Vandeventer poked his head out, and the mob cheered him. Half a dozen officers climbed into the car, and there, on the floor, lay the body of Blanck. A coffin was shoved in, and the body stowed away. A mDment later the coffin was shoved out and four'men started through the crowd, headed for the dead wagon. Several thousand men immediately went wild and cheered and shouted and the twelve policemen had to use thier clubs to keep them back. As soon as the body was in the dead wagon the horses were whipped up and the mob followed to the morgue. When the wagon arrived at the morgue Coroner Askam made an examination of the murderer's body. Blanck had been shot seven times, three balls passing through and four remaining in the body. He was shot in the lobe of the left ear, the ball penetrating the brain and coming out at the center of the back of the neck. Another shot took effect in the right arm, near the shoulder, went through the arm, then into the body, passing through the right lung and coming out just above the right nipple. Another shot entered the right wrist and came out at the fore arm. This is evidently the wound that compelled him to drop his weapon. There were three holes in the back over the right lung. There was also another wound from behind the left shoulder, showing that four balls were fired into him from behind, three of which would have meant instant death. He was com pletely riddled. Blanck's face was thin, and weariness, loss of sleep and extreme hunger were written in every line of his countenance. The clothing on the body was wet through from rain, and he must have suffered greatly from the cold while in the swamp between Renton and O'Briens. He was clothed in a pair of dark - colored cheap trousers, and on his feet were the same pair of shoes he wore when he had his famous but unsuccessful fight with Cudihee and Corbett last fall. "Gold Brick George" Knowlton's coat was on his back, and he also wore a black alpaca shirt, while an old checked silk hander chief was about his neck. Blanck was evidently afraid of being shot from the rear at long range, and had made abundant provision for just such an emergency. In the back of his coat were sewed twenty-one thicknesses of a horse blanket, but in spite of this protection four of the bullets from the rifles carried by Crow and Shepich penetrated, but did not have sufficient force to go through the body. Fred Bouchard of this city was at Slaughter to-day and came in to-night on the train which brought Blanck's body. The moment he caught sight of the dead desperado's face he recognized him as the man he had seen in San Francisco two years ago. , Bouchard says that he and the man stopped at the Western Hotel together, and the man would sometimes mysteri ously disappear for a few days and then show up again. Blanck, Bouchard says, was always well dressed and appeared to have plenty of money, but what name he went under or what his business was Bouchard was never able to ascertain. Blanck was probably the most desperate criminal ever confined in jail here. He has killed two men within the last year and last Sunday night he held up the County Jailer with a piece of wood shaped like a revolver and with nine other prison ers escaped from jail. When he was taken into court for trial some monfhs ago he pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree and was sen tenced to be hanged. After the court had sentenced him he asked that his execution be immediately carried out. Sheriff Hagan of Snohomish County captured Willliam Holmes, a negro mur derer, near Snohomish this morning. Holmes was one of the men who escaped from the County Jail with Murderer Blanck and others. SAN QUENTIN CONVICT FLEES A Prisoner Serving a Long Term for Larceny Is Missing. The Warden Believes the Man Is in Hiding Within the Walls. SAN QUEXTIX, March 21.— Convict C. Ross, serving an eight years' sentence, made his escape from the prison here this morning, and has not yet been recaptured. The prison was thrown into a state of excitement at. noon to-day by the sound ing of the general alarm, betokening that a prisoner had escaped. It was found that a convict named C. Ross was missing. The entire force of guards was instructed to keep a sharp lookout for the escaped prisoner. Inquiry among the guards stationed in the jutemill, where Ross was at work, showed that the last time the convict was seen at his bench was at 9:30, when he was working as usual. The Warden, after a careful search of the prison grounds, de cided that Ross had not succeeded in mak ing his way over the walls, and that he was concealed in some one of the hundreds of places in the mill where a man could avoid detection for a ehort time at least. To insure against any chance of his escape from the vicinity guards were stationed at short intervals outside the walls, and twenty-five men were detailed to search the mill. To avoid trouble with the other prisoners, all the convicts were sent into the upper yard while the search was being made, and all were sent to their cells at an early hour this evening. No trouble of any kind occurred, and the Warden is confident that Ross will be apprehended to-morrow at the latest. The prisoners will return to work as usual to-morrow morning, with an extra guard in the jutemill, in case Ross is still missing. The hiding convict has given the prison authorities a good deal of trouble since he was sent to the prison two years ago, and about a year ago forfeited all his credits for a similar effort to escape. Ross was sentenced from San Joaquin County two years ago, to serve a term of eight years for grand larceny. STABBING NEAR STOCKTON. a Farm Laborer Carves a Com panion With a Butcher- Knife. The Wounded Man May Suc cumb to His Injuries— The Assailant Surrenders. STOCKTON, March 21. — John Killaen was probably fatally stabbed this afternoon by Ed Green, at Murphy's Landing, on the Mokelumne River, about twenty miles northwest of Stockton. The two are farm laborers and had some trouble over a horse, and in the dis pute Green used a butcher-knife with such effect that the friends of Killaen almost despair of his recovery. Green gave him self up to a Deputy Sheriff at the landing. A physician has gone out from here to attend the wounded man. TO ESCAPE JOIJ-H.VXTERB. J>r. Mare Xievingaton'a flight to Stockton and Sacramento. STOCKTON, March 21.— Dr. Marc Levingston of San Francisco arrived in Stockton to-day on a visit to relatives. He said he came here for ■ the j purpose of escaping the horde of applicants for jobs who have been making his life more un pleasant since the new will of James G. Fair making him executor has been tiled than the office-seekers are making of Governor Budd. .Applications for all sorts of positions, from ranch foreman to elevator operators, have been pouring in. Dr. Levingston will leave for Sacramento to-morrow to consult with Governor Budd. . Whirled Around a Shaft. STOCKTON, March 21.— John E. Doak, who is putting : in .'the ] " engines for , the electric plant at the new County Hospital, was caught by a set screw on a shaft this afternoon^ and whirled around by the shaft. He was injured internally and two ribs and one sr arm » were ■ broken. It is thought he will recover. A. Woodland Criminal Case. WOODLAND, March 21.— The jury in the case of Colcman, charged with assault ing a woman, went out at 3 o'clock this afternoon. They have not as yet brought in a verdict, and the general opinion is that they will not be able to agree and they will probably be out all night. This is the second trial. The jury in the first trial failed to agree. PRICE FIVE CENTS. STOLEN AT ENSENADA. Robbers Loot Safes of a Big Gold Bar and Much Coin. PUZZLES FOR THE POLICE. Opening of Strong Boxes by Persons Familiar With the Combinations. NO CLEWS TO THE ROGUES The Value of the Gold and Coin Taken Amounts to Thirty Thousand Dollars. SAX DIEGO, March 21.— The little Mex ican town of Ensenada, sixty miles south of San Diego, is in a fever of excitement over the robber^ of the commission-house of M. Riveroll & Co. and the bank of Godbe & Co. last night. In the first place a gold bar weighing 636 ounces, valued at $12,608, and several smaller bars were stolen, be sides coin said to amount to $26,000 in all. From the bank $8000 in gold was taken, according to the officials, but much more is believed to have been lost. Absolutely no clew was left behind by the robbers, and as the safes were opened by the combina tions the affair assumes a mysterious aspect. The gasoline schooner Anita, owned by the Ibarra Gold Mining Company, arrived at Ensenada Monday from Santo Domingo with the big gold bar. It was placed in charge of the Riverolls' agency to be shipped to this city on the steamer Pacheco. Other gold bars of much smaller value were also in the Riverolls' possession, awaiting shipment to banks here. They were placed, together with the big bar from the Ibarra mines, in the safes in the office. Yesterday morning when the office was opened it was seen at once that some thing was wrong. Only one safe, however, showed signs of having been tampered with. It appeared to have been blown open with dynamite, or, at least, as if dy namite had been used to give the impres sion that a forcible entry had been made. The other safes had been opened by means of their combinations and the gold was all gone. Considerable Mexican money was left untouched. The total amount secured in the office was given by Mr. Riveroll at $12,500, but another report was received that something like $26,000 had been taken. Seymour Jackson, cashier of Godbe's bank, opened that institution at 9 o'clock this morning and found the vault and steel safe inside wide open and $3000 in gold gone. The safe was uninjured, as was the time lock of the vault itself, and both had evi dently been opened by some one who knew the combination. Here also a lot of Mexi can money had been left behind. The loss at the bank is said by God be to be not more than $3000. Within an hour every avenue from town was guarded by armed rurales and posses left in every direction. Governor Sangines ordered that every effort be made to ap prehend the robbers, and word was sent to San Quentin, Alamo, Tia Juana and other points on the border. The authorities are utterly in the dark as to the identity of the daring rogues. It was argued that they were not intruders from this side of the line, as the telegraph wires were left uncut, thus allowing Tia Juana authorities to be notified. In all probability the thieves are right in Ensenada hiding their plunder, This was the view taken by the authorities there to-night, though the surrounding country is being scoured. Henry Schacht of San Francisco, vice president, and one of the heaviest owners in the Ibarra Mining Company, was in this city yesterday and was notified of the rob bery by Mr. Riveroll. Schacht had just made a visit to the mines on the schooner Anita, and had personally given the bar to Mr. Riveroll to be shipped here. Mr. Schacht sent word to Juez de Paza, at Tia Juana, and in the afternoon went to the line to be on the lookout for any sus picious characters coming up from En senada. Detective Russell was put upon the case by Mr. Schacht. and the former issued circulars last evening, offering a lib eral reward for the apprehension of the robbers. Cowboy Drowned in Lower California. SAN DIEGO, March 21.— A cowboy in the employ of Charles Baker, named Francisco Dore, gathering cattle near Algodones, was drowned while trying to cross a laguna last Friday. He paid no heed to the warning and forced his horse into the stream. The current was running like a millrace, and on reaching it horse and rider disappeared. The' horse was washed ashore dead several hundred yards below. The body of the man has not been found. March April May Are the best months in which to purify your blood. During the long, cold winter the blood becomes thin and impure, the body becomes weak and tired, the appe- tite may be lost, and just now the system craves the aid of a reliable medicine lik» Hood's Sarsaparilla. Hood's Hood's Sarsaparilla is peculiarly adapted to the needs of the body during these months. It thoroughly purifies and vital- izes the blood, creates a good appetite, cures biliousness and headache, gives healthy action to the kidneys and liver and imparts strength to tne whole body. GET HOOD'S Sarsaparilla AND ONLY HOOD'S Unnri'c Pillo are tasteless, mild, effec tIOOQ S rlllS tire. All druggists. 25 c«