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VOLUME LXXYIL— NO. 103.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS Bold Attempt to Rob a Stage at the Town of Redding. RUNNING NIGHT TIGHT. A Lone Road Agent Shoots at the Messenger, Who Re turns the Fire. THE DRIVER REFUSES TO HALT. Lashes His Horses and Takes the Passengers and Treasure Out of Danger. '^PlXf;. March 22.— A bold attempt to hold up the Redding and Weaverville was made here this evening at the . ::i;>. and nm for the nerve of the driver and the messenger might have suc ceeded. It was just after dusk as the stage from Weaverville came up the last hill in the road on a walk, llichard Heath, the driver, and Shotgun Messenger Haskell had been whiling away the time in a dis d of n-.v^e robberies. In the coach were three passengers. As they reached the edge of the hill, the driver gathered a firmer grip on his reins and craikeii his long whip to send the horses into a gallop, when both the men on the drivers seat heard a shout to the right antf just behind the stage, and turned about. Then came the command from be hind a clump of shrubbery: "Holdup! Hold up! Hold up! Throw down that box!" The messenger threw up his gun and just as he did so there came the flash of a revolver, two quick reports and the ping of two bullets. By the Bash the messenger located the whereabouts of the would-be robber and sent two loads of buckshot crashing through the brush. Just as he ;!ie driver lashed his horses and the stage was soon out of danger. After reloading his gun, Haskell climbed down from, the stage, and returning to where the shooting had occurred, ex amined the locality thoroughly, but found no trace of the highwayman, nor anything t iiat would prove a clew to the would-be robber. This is the first attempt to hold up a stage in this section since the lynching of the Ruggles brothers, road agents. LOS ANGELES CAR LINES. The Service to Be Improved and -Another Road to Be Built. A New Superintendent to Take Charge for the Old • Company. LOS ANGELES, March 22.— 1t is under stood that Morris Trumbull will arrive in this city in the course of a few days to take charge of the Consolidated Electric Rail way Company's lines for the present at least. The line to Pasadena and suburbs is al most completed, and cither improvements are contemplated to increase the efficiency of service. Work was commenced to-day on the track of the new company, which will ope rate in competition with the consolidated. The new road will parallel the old line in many parts of the city. MILL, AM* IS IMPROVING s The Lieutenant-Governor Is Gaining Strength. Day Ify Day. LOS ANGELES, March 22.— report •was circulated this afternoon that Lieuten ant-Governor MilJard had suffered a relapse and was dying is a canard. Superintendent Muir of the Southern Pacific received a telegram from the agent at Indio this evening stating that he saw Millard at breakfast and dinner at the hotel and out of doors this afternoon. He is much improved in health and growing stronger every day. PLAIT MURDER CASE. Two of the Accused Slayers of a Lady Teacher 1 Uncharged. LOS ANGELES, March 22.— 1n the case against three Indians accused of having murdered the reservation teacher, Mrs. Mary Platt, near Temescal, several months ago, 'United States District Attorney Denis asked that the charge be dismissed to-day as to Antonio Ashman and Francisco Gua vish in the Circuit Court. The motion was granted, and the trial proceeded with the "remaining defendant, Mateo Pa, in the dock. '--■':'.: . " :»_•'.■ Frederick Horde in Favor. /'.LOS ANGELES, March 22.— Frederick . Warde has been in much demand in social ■ circles during his engagement in this city. The" well-known actor has been the guest of nearly all the clubs and has delivered a lecture almost every day this week before several schools and societies on Shake speare and his works. Railroad Damage Suit. LOS ANGELES, March 22.— Judge Ross decided to-day in the suit for damages of James Stalker vs. the Pullman Palace Car Company that the Federal court had no jurisdiction, both parties to the action be ing residents of Illinois. The suit is for $20,000 damages for personal injuries. ■No Clew to a Waif's Parents. , LOS ANGELES, March 22.— The police have been unable to discover a clew to the' identity of -the strange woman who left a newly born babe at the Natick Hotel Wednesday evening or to obtain any infor mation whatever as to the parentage of the forsaken infant. Coroner's Verdict in- the Satnis Case. LOS ANGELES, March . 22.— The Coro ner's jury called upon to investigate the cause of the death of Mrs. Alice Samis of Whittier, who died of blood-poisoning after childbirth while in the care of a Christian-scientist doctor, brought in a verdict this afternoon that deceased came The San Francisco Call. to her death owing "to blood-poisoning, superinduced by the criminal carelessness of her husband, Jesse Samis, and one Rich ard Cook, a Christian scientist, in failing to provide proper medical treatment for the patient." An effort will be made to indict the men. WATSOXVILLE BEET SVOAR. A Long Season's Work lit About to He Concluded at the Fmrtory. SANTA CRUZ. March 22.— The Watson ville Sugar Factory will close up a long season's work to-morrow night. The total tonnage of beets handled during the season is estimated at 142,000 tons. Of this amount Salinas Valley and Cooper ranch con tributed 72,000 tons, the Pajaro Valley 56,000 and Moro Cojo ranch 14,000. The season was protracted by rains and difficulties attending the delivery of the beets at the factory, owing to the in clemency of the weather and the general backwardness of the crop. The average yield of the entire beet district is sixteen tons per acre, although in some instances the yield has been from twenty-live to thirty-five tons per acre. The work of preparing the land for next season's crop has already begun. Con tracts for 3500 acres in Pajaro Valley have been signed. It is expected that 8000 acres will be planted to sugar beets this year in Pajaro and Salinas valleys and in San Benito County. THE CAHBOX 3/JIVT SCANDAL. -Vo Aiew Derelopntentg Conrerning the r>iaappearancr of flu 1 1 ion. CARSON. Nev., March 22.— A1l sorts of wild rumors are still being circulated here in regard to the loot of bullion at the mint. Every stranger who gets off the train is .-upposed to be a detective or press corre spondent. Nothing authentic has yet been given out at the mint. It was reported to day that the investigation of the inspector may not be completed for a month. To Jnspert a Mine. CARSON, Nev., March 22.— Two experts from San Francisco arrived in Carson thrs morning who will go to Pinenut to inspect the Schulz-Zirn mine in the interest of capitalists. FOUND IN SAN QUENTIN. Convict Ross, Who Sought to Escape, Is Now in solitary Confinement. The Fugitive Did Not Get Be yond the Roof of the Jutemill. SAN QUENTIN, March 22.— Convict Ross, after enjoying one day of liberty, is again in a cell in the State prison in soli tary confinement. He was captured at 1 o'clock to-day. Ross was a worker in the jutemill. Yes terday at noon he was missed from his bench by the guards, who at once marched the other prisoners back to their cells and sounded a general, alarm. Warden Hale felt certain, as stated in the Call this morning, that Ross had not got beyond the confines of the prison, but to make as surance doubly sure he sent out searchers through the adjacent country while a search was made of the prison premises. This search continued all night under the supervision of Captains Jameson, Edgar and Berlin. At 1 o'clock this afternoon the searchers discovered the crouching figure of Ross under a ventilator on top of the jutemill. When called on to surrender the prisoner readily complied, saying to the officers: "Well, you have beaten me again. The game is up." He was then placed in soli tary confinement, where he will remain until the next meeting of the Board of Prison Directors, who will pass on his case. Ross' only means of escape from where he was hiding was by reaching the wall, which he could easily have done, and dropping off. But this he dared not risk owing to the watch that was being kept. This is the second time he has tried to escape. The first time he was caught dig ping underground, for which he lost all his credits. A SAN BERNARDINO ERROR. The Mistake of a Clerk May Render Indictments Void. Convicted Criminals May Have Another Chance to Escape Punishment. SAN BERNARDINO, March 22.— The case of Juan Ferra, the accomplice of Amelio Garcia in the murder of "Chicken Jim." came up again in the Superior Court on motion to quash the indictment on the ground of the illegality of the Grand Jury, but the court continued further hearing of the motion until to-morrow. It seems the original order for a special venire to fill the Grand Jury was drawn in the usual form "from the body of the county," but the clerk in copying it in the minutes made the mistake of adding the wurds "and not from bystanders." It is claimed by lawyers that this will invali date the Grand Jury and render void several important murder trials as well as quash indictments in half a dozen cases now pending. Mrs. Kate Barnes, charged with com plicity in poisoning her husband; Juan Ferra, accused of murder, and C. B. Barnes, charged with robbing the bank at Ontario, are among the cases awaiting trial under indictments of the Grand Jury. Amelio Garcia has been tried and sen tenced to be hanged on June 5 next, and John Daley was tried and sentenced to seventeen years in the penitentiary upon indictments which will be declared void if the decision proves to be as expected. A retrial of these cases will involve thousands of dollars of expense and afford the crimi nals another opportunity to escape. STORM ABOUT SISSOX. Heavy Fall of Snow, Accompanied by the Worst Gale of the Winter. SISSON, March 22.— A severe snowstorm raged in this vicinity all of last night and this morning. The Southern Pacific Com pany was oblieed to send its big push plow through from DunsmuirtoEdgewood in order to clear the track for the regular northbound Oregon express. The storm was preceded by one of the most severe winds of the season. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 23, 1895. SEATTLE'S DEAD THUG Thousands View the *Body of Blanck, Five- Fold a Murderer. CORONER'S JURY VERDICT The Two Deputy Sheriffs Jus tified in Killing the Desperado. A CONFESSION OF HIS CRIMES. The Dead Man Began His Career In the West as a Stage- Robber and Manslayer. SEATTLE, March 22.-The body of Thomas Blanck, the most desperate crimi nal who had ever infested the Northwest, lying in the morgue at aai undertaking es tablishment to-day, was viewed by nearly 10,000 people. It was necessary to have extra police on hand to handle the crowd which surrounded the building at daylight and seemed to increase as the day waned. Coroner AskaiD held an inquest over the body' of Blanck this afternoon and after a number of witnesses had testified the jury returned a verdict to the effect that Robert Crow and John Sheppich were justified in killing Blanck. The most important fea ture brought out at the inquest was the rea son for Sheppich and Crow firing the seven shots into Blanck's body after he had taken to the bushes and then reappeared. Crow testified before the jury that both he and Sheppich had understood that Blanck had two pistols on his person. They, therefore, thought that he had only consumed the ammunition in one pistol, and feared when he came out from the bushes that he intended to open fire on them again. Crow says that after he and Sheppich stopped firing they went up to the spot where Blanck lay and found that he was dead. Thomas Crow, the brother of Robert Crow, told the jury that he was about 200 yards from the shooting at the time it commenced, and he did not think that it lasted over two minutes. Crow said that when Blanck fell he rushed toward him, and arrived in time to see him gasp his final breath. Blanck's body is not likely to be placed in a grave, as there is at present a move ment on foot in this city to have it em balmed and preserved. The revolver which Blanck had on his person when killed is the one which he took from Night Jailer Kerry Yerbury on the night of the jail delivery. Blanck had scratched on the handle this inscription: "Yerbury to Tom, March 17, 1895." Few if any of the thousands who gazed upon the dead body of Blanck to-day real ized the enormity of his crimes. By his own confession he lias killed five people within the last four years and wounded at least twenty. He was a stage robber, high wayman, burglar and bank-robber, his operations extending from British Colum bia through Montana and Washington, even to California. Following is the record of his murders: An unknown stage driver, shot down near Lake Kootenai, in British Columbia, in 1891, for resisting a hold-up. Steve Gross, a bartender, killed at Meader ville, Montana, in September, 1894. A Deputy Sheriff, killed about the same time in the same vicinity while chasing Blanck. Constable William Jeffreys, shot through the hjeat at Puyallup September 30. 1894. Charles H. Bridwell, shot through the heart in the Mug Saloon in this city October 3, 1894. Supposed murders, but not included in his confession: James Skinner, station agent of the Great Great Northern at Belgrade, Mont.; Policeman John Flvnn at Helena, Mont. Blanck's confession relates to events dating back to 1891. Blanck's home was in Schenectady, N. Y. He came West years ago and his first crime was committed at Nelson, B. C, when, with a partner, he held up a stagecoach containing two China men, The driver showed fight, was killed, and Blanck and his companion got $4300 in gold and silver. The silver was too heavy and was buried and Blanck said that so far as he knew it was still in tne ground. They escaped and Blanck went back East, only to return to the coast in a short time to take part in several highway robberies and get caught while committing a burglary at Kalama in this State. He broke jail and in February, 1891, entered Bingham Holbrook's bank at Woolley, Wash., but as he had no tools he got nothing except a revolver. Then he went to Fairhaven, committed a burglary, shot Policeman Peter Brughn twice, and escaped a mob which pursued him. Port Townsend saw him next, where he was arrested, taken back to Fairhaven, but broke jail and went to California where he figured in several hold-ups. He then went to Texas and then East again, but in 1894 came West, and on August 18 of that year, while a partner guarded the outside entrance, Blanck en tered the barroom in the Broadwater Hotel at Helena, held the bartender up, took $150 out of the cash drawer and after driv ing out of the saloon several persons who had entered while he was taking the money, escaped. He was followed, a fight ensued, but Blanck finally got away. He had lost most of his clothing in the fight, and while on the road met an old man, whom he compelled to turn over his clothes. Later he robbed a bartender at Marys ville, Mont., of about $150. At Meaderville, Mont., he held up a bar tender, failed to get any money and killed him. He was chased and had to kill a Deputy Sheriff in order to pet away, and then, coming to this State, he murdered Constable Jeffreys at Puyallup, and later killed Bartender Bridwell in this city, for which he pleaded guilty and received a death sentence. He was awaiting a hear ing on an appeal in this case when he broke jail last Sunday. LODI ELECTRIC-ROAD SCHEME. A Proposition to Hufld a Line to Stock ton by an Eastern Capitalist. LODI, March 22.— E. A. Bunn, a capital ist from Peoria, 111., has made an offer to take the rights of way and franchise of the projected electric road from Stockton to Lodi, and promises to build at once if the offer is accepted and the right terms made. He wants a bonus of ten acres of land from each quarter-section the road passes through, and most farmers are willing to give it to get rapid transit to Stockton. Died of Hi* Wounds. LODI, March 22.— Edward Greeves, who seriously stabbed John Killaen on the Keefe ranch near here last night, is now held subject to the verdict of the Coroner. Killaen died this morning, never having spoken a word from the time of the stab bing. " ,■- Sighted .Year Cape Flattery. ASTORIA, Or.. March 22. -The tramp steamer Signal arrived iv about 10 o'clock from Vancouver,*. C. Her captain reports having sighted a vessel about twenty-five miles to the northwest of the cape. She appeared to be loaded, but he could not make out her rigging at that time. There is considerable speculation here as to whether or not it is the Cupica, now IBS days out from Liverpool. Had the Cupica been o,ff the vicinity of the bar during the past week, the marine men here say she would easily have blown out of her course. The tug Relief has gone outside to make a search. SACRAMENTO BRIBERY CASE The Grand Jury May Take Up the biggy-dunn Matter. Foreman La Rue Is to Hold a Conference With Lawyer Foote. SACRAMENTO, March 22.— But little doubt exists in the minds of those inter ested in the subject as to the action that will be taken on the part of the Grand Jury in the Biggy-Dunn affair. The fact that H. M. La Rue, foreman of that body, had a conference with Senator Biggy to-day in relation to the matter I indicates that an investigation may take place, as the latter gentleman is more than anxious that the truth in the case should be ventilated, and infers that there is other evidence in store should an investigation be entered into that will cast all previous sensations in the background. It is rumored that Foreman La Rue has an appointment with W. W. Foote in San Francisco Monday, at which they will talk over the matter and definitely decide whether an investigation will be adivsa ble. THE JfEW TELEPHONE XISE. Canvassers Have Secured the Jfatnet of Over Four Hundred Subscribers. SACRAMENTO, March 22.— The can vassing committee of the new local telephone company at the close of their work last night had 408 subscribers on their list, all of whom had attached their signatures to contracts. This morning canvassers for. sijrn-'jjores . started out again, | determined ■ to reach the 600 mark before Saturday night. - The adjacent communities tributary to Sacramento are already asking what is to be.done to extend the benefits and privi leges to them. .""•'. Woodland and the country back of it wants to be taken into the circuit. Placer County is all ready to come in. One of the most prominent fruit-shippers of Newcastle remarked yesterday that he had suffered the exactions of the old line until it became unbear able, being required to pay a tribute of $107 per year for the rental alone of two 'phones — one for his house and the other for his office, and an additional charge for switching, which made it seem too much of a high-priced luxury. One of the promoters of the new line was at Folsom yesterday, and in conversa tion with the leading business men and citizens there found the utmost encourage ment and assistance offered. Wedding Bella, SACRAMENTO, March 22.— Frederick W. Harpster of Fresno and Miss Lou An derson, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. T. H. B. Anderson of this city, were married yesterday by Rev. H. M. McKnight. Only members of the family, W. H. Layson, Mrs. M. C. Layson, sister of Dr. Anderson, and Miss Mabel Kelsey, were present. The bride and groom left on the 10:25 train for Fresno, their future home. SANTA BARBARA JUSTICE. The Punishment Meted Out for a Most Malicious Action. Sentence of a Man Who Fright ened a Citizen to Death. SANTA BARBARA, March 22.— August Tischbein, who caused old man Tennant's death one week ago by breaking into his house at midnight without a warrant, but under cover of a trumped-up criminal charge by which he contrived to secure the connivance of two constables, was arrested for disturbance of the peace, the only charge upon which he could be held, the •act being committed in the presence of officers disposing of the charge of criminal intent. Tischbein was convicted by a jury to-day and sentenced to pay a fine of $150 within one hour or an alternative of 150 days in the County Jail. SAXTA J. AItHA It A FLOWER SHOW. Arrangements Concerning the 'Award of Prizes for Artistic Decoration*. SANTA BARBARA, March 22.»-The Flower Festival Association of Santa Bar bara, which has the entire management of the coming spring celebration, has issued a new and popular order which promises to give general satisfaction and to soothe the wounded feelings of the many who must always be disappointed in the mak ing of awards. This is, that the award committee may, on the day of the floral procession, at its discretion, distribute $5 prizes among those whose decorations are artistic and pleasing, and who have failed to win prizes in their respective classes. Death Crossed a Duchess' Plan. SANTA BARBARA, March 22.— The Duchess of Leinster, whose death is an nounced at Mentone, had engaged a suite at the Arlington for herself and twenty-six persons for April 10. She was coming here for her health. VALDEZ ISLE MANIAC. A Lunatic Runs Amuck on a Small Coasting Steamer. SHOOTS AT THE CREW. Uses the Pilot-House as a Fort, From Which He Makes Fierce Sallies. WOUNDS ONE OF THE SAILORS. The Crary Man Goes Ashore and the Captain Secures Help to Capture Him. VANCOUVER, B. C, March 22.—Dodg ing around on a small steamer to escape from a madman armed with a revolver is no pleasant experience, yet that was what Michael Manson, Justice of the Peace and owner of tbe steamer Stella, and two mem bers of the crew had to do Tuesday night for over two hours. Tbe steamer was anchored at Quathiaska cove, Valdez Island, 150 miles up the coast, when a man named Jacob Lobb came aboard and asked for passage to Salmon River. Manson intended to start at 3 o'clock, so two members of the crew went to sleep in the pilot-house while he and the stranger sat before the fire reading. About 2 o'clock Manson went to examine the engines. Just before Manson left, the stranger who gave the name of Gosnell, began talking in a peculiar manner, but Manson thinking he had been drinking, paid no attention to it. Manson was just returning to the pilot house when he heard a shot. He im mediately ran up, when another shot hit the lantern he was carrying, completely smashing it and putting them in darkness. The two hands of the steamer came run ning to Manson and told him that the stranger had suddenly opened fire on them with a revolver. Grant, one of the deckhands, was shot in the thigh and badly wounded. Gosnell was then seen approaching, and for nearly two hours the men had a lively time escaping from the madman, who took up a position in the pilot-house, thus pre venting escape to shore. Occasionally he would suddenly appear on either side of the steamer and shoot if he thought he saw one of them. At last the maniac went ashore and Manson instantly got up steam and started off for a neighboring Indian ranch. Three Indiana, ■wore pressed into service and together they managed to secure the man while asleep and he was brought here and lodged in jail. THE OREGON SHORT LINE. Appointment of a Receiver Will Lead to Its Reor ganization. Present Plans of the Junior Lien-Holders of the Road. PORTLAND, Or., March 22.— There is apparently a misunderstanding as to the effect of Judge Gilbert's order appointing John M. Egan to be independent receiver of the Oregon Short Line and Utah North ern Railway Company. The order is con ditional and is effective only after the entry in the court of Wyoming of an order directing the old receivers to turn over the property in their hands to Egan. Technically this means that should the Wyoming court decide in the Dillon case that the old receivers should be removed, Egan would be appointed by that court in their stead, and by the suit of the Ameri can Loan and Trust Company having been brought here and the appointment of Egan having been made here first, Judge Gil bert's court would become the court of primary jurisdiction. Egan would then operate the property under the direction of the court here, from which all orders would be originally obtained, and • all moneys would be deposited first in Portland. This is the technical conclusion to be drawn from the language of the order, viewed in a legal lighj. The practical effect, however, will be to place John M. Egan in possession of the property as receiver. The American Loan and Trust Company will pay the back in terest due on the Dillon mortgage. The old receivers December 6 last paid the August interest on this mortgage and all that is now due and is the Febru ary interest, which amounts to $447,930. The old receivers have in their hands funds more than sufficient to pay this interest and in order to secure control of the prop erty to Egan as receiver the American Loan and Trust Company will advance this amount and wait for its return a few weeks until the old receivers turn over their funds to Egan, when the latter will then pay back to the American Loan and Trust Company the $447,930 they advance. The effect of this payment of the inter est due on the Dillon mortgage will be to satisfy all present claims that can be made under it and to virtually throw the Dillon case out of court. The American Loan and Trust Company will move for a dismissal of the Dillon suit and this motion will have to be granted. There will then be left two suits, that of Richardson, trustee of the first mortgage on the Utah and North ern, and that of the American Loan and Trust Company on the consolidated mortgage on the entire Oregon Short Line and Utah' Northern system. Both these suits were brought in the Ninth or Judge Gilbert's circuit, and his order appointing Egan receiver will hold good. The plan of the junior lien-holders of the Short Line is to reorganize the road and take it out of the hands of a receiver at the earliest possible day. The Short Line sys tem owes the American Loan and Trust Company about $27,000,000. A part of this amount is secured by the hypothecation of a majority of the stock of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. The plan contemplates foreclosure proceedings by which this stock will be secured and the stock of the Short Line system wiped out, so that for the $27,000,000 the junior lien holders will secure absolute ownership of the Short Line property and of a majority or controlling part of the stock of the Ore gon Railway and Navigation Company. Then the lines of the two companies will be organized into one system. ■ ♦ Railroad Directors Meet at Walla Walla. WALLA WALLA, Wash., March 22.— The board of directors of the Washington and Columbia River Railway met here yesterday and decided on a plan for the re organization of the company and taking it out of the receiver's hands. It is to take effect June 1. The present receiver. W. D. Tyler, be comes president and T. B. Wilcox of Port land vice-president. The agreement is in the nature of a compromise between the parties represented by Tyler and Wilcox, who have been carrying on litigation for many months over bonds formerly held by G. W. Hunt, the builderof the road. Tyler represents C. B. Wright of Philadelphia, and Wilcox represents Ladd & Tilton, bankers of Portland. It is stated that the company is planning some extensions, which may be made on the north end of the system. The affairs of the company are reported to be in good shape. Capture of a Mndera Murder Suspect. MADERA, March 22.— George Kane, suspected of the murder of an Indian squaw near O'Neals, a couple of weeks since, tvas captured this morning in the mountains and is now in jail here. He de clares he is innocent of the crime. TACOMA MANIAC CAUGHT. Deputy Sheriffs Bring in a Man Who Was Shooting Im aginary Enemies. He Was Hiding in a Lonely Cabin and Made No Resistance to Arrest. TACOMA.Wash., March 22.-Two deputy sheriffs to-night captured Frank A. Shaw, the crazy man who has been amusing him self by shooting at imaginary enemies. He was found in a cabin at Lyons beach, live miles from town. He had calmed down since last seen and did not resist arrest. A revolver and nearly $2 in coin were found in his possession. When last seen he had two revolvers and threatened to shoot the first man who went near him. To-morrow he will be examined for in sanity. Suet Her Father's Estate. TACOMA, "Wash., March 22.— Mrs. Lury J. Wickham of Erie County, Ohio, has brought suit against the executors of the estate of her father, the late J. Sprague, for $750, with interest at 10 per cent from April, 1552, amounting at compound in terest to over $12,000. She alleges that her father sold land belonging to her for $750 and fraudulently devoted the proceeds to his. own use. She was then an infant, and did not learn of the transaction until last December. The executors refused her claim, and she accordingly brings suit. Puget Sound Army I'ost Commission. TACOMA, Wash., March 22.—Congress man Doolittle is inclined to regard as mis leading the Washington press dispatch stating that the army post commission intended to be sent to Puget Sound would be sent to North Dakota as a result of a blunder made by congressional clerks. It was provided, he says, that a commission should be sent to both Dakota and Puget Sound, and he has no idea that a site on the Sound will be selected except as rec ommended by a commission of army offi cers as provided by his amendment to the civil sundry bill. Travelers to China and Japan. TACOMA, March 22.— The Northern Pa cific steamship Victoria sailed at daylight with twenty cabin passengers, a number of deported Chinese and a full cargo. The passengers include Postmaster and Mrs. Case and a half-dozen other Tacomans, several lady missionaries for Shanghai and travelers to China and Japan. STOLE HOUSES NEAR FRESNO Three Farmers at Mendota Engage in Wholesale Looting. The Buildings Put on Wheels and ' Hauled to the . Ranches. FRESNO, March 22.— Word has been re ceived from the western part of the county that three brothers living near Mendota have stolen a house belonging to # a ndn resident. They pui it on a heavy truck and carried it four miles to their ranch, where they are now occupying it. It was taken with all the household goods, etc., inside. It is only one of six or eight that the dar ing thieves have carried off within a few months, and the neighbors are predicting serious consequences if the practice is con tinued. The houses that have been stolen all be longed to non-residents and are now used as dwellings, stables and farm buildings by the three brothers and their families. Fresno's Petrifaction Case. FRESNO, March 22.— The preliminary examination of H. K. Lenimon and G. W. Woods at Selma for selling a bogus petri faction of a woman to R. V. Daggett for $2250 closed at 11 o'clock last night, and Recorder Tucker took the matter under advisement until to-morrow. It seems certain that the defendants will be bound over to answer to the Superior Court. A Flood Damage ttuit. FRESNO, March 22.— The Hood of two years ago has resulted in a damage suit against the city lor $2000.' It is brought by S. Obradovich, whose store was flooded when the Street Superintendent backed up the water by a levee thrown up to keep the water from the business part of town. A Spokane Embezzler's Arrest. SPOKANE, Wash., March 22.— C. 0. Downing, ex-County Clerk and paptain in the National Guard, was arrested late to night and is now under espionage at the Hotel Spokane. Six warrants were issued this afternoon upon complaints filed by the Prosecuting Attorney.- Downing is charged with embezzling about $1500 while County Clerk. PRICE FIVE CENTS. GOV. BUDD'S WORK. Considering the Bills Passed by the Lawmakers. MANY WILL BE VETOED. Measures Which Are Now Laws or Which May Be come Laws. APPROPRIATIONS WILL SUFFER. Many Delegations Appeal to th« Executive to Sign Bills In Which They Are Interested. SACRAMENTO, March 23. — Governor Budd has up to date signed appropriation bills calling for $351,229 14. These bills are as follows: S. B. 368— Contingent txpenses of the Senate, $25,000. • S. B. 785— Contingent expenses of the Senate, $16,000. S. B. 291— Contingent expenses of the Senate, $371. S. B. 892— Contingent expenses of the Senate, $2500. S. B. 429— Furniture for the Southern Cali fornia Insane Asylum, $10,000. S. B. 88— Establishing a State Dairy Bureau, $12,000. A. B. 553— For purchasing of diphtheria antl toxine, $6000. S. B. 436— Repairs at the San Jose Normal School, $5000. S. B. 437— Improvements at the San Jose Normal School, $5000. S. B. 44— Pay of the National Guard during the strike, $142,235 50. A. B. I— Contingent expenses of the Assem bly, $15,000. A. B. 935— Contingent expenses of the Assem bly, $16,000. A. B. 1019— Contingent expenses of the As sembly, $15,000. A. B. 450— Deficiency in the State Printing Office, $50,000. A. B. 374— Deficiency at the Stockton Insane Asylum, $15,013 09. A. B. 450— Deficiency for arrest of criminals without the i»tate, $1348 45. A. B. 17— Deficiency in the Los Angeles Normal School fund, $13,500. A. B. 454— Deficiency of the Secretary of State, $700. A. B. 452— Deficiency in fund for transport ing prisoners, $161 10. A. B. 981— Establishing a revenue clerk for the State Controller, $400. A. B. 665— Law book s for the Attorney-Gen eral, $.5000. c. B. 365— Improvements at the Stockton In sane Asylum, $15,000. S. B. 607— Guardian at Sutters Fort, $175. The bills not carrying .appropriations that have been approved are : % B. 18 — Repealing coyote scalp bounty law. S. B. 197— New county government bill. S. B. 286— Amending section 1054 of the Civil Code. A. B. 449— Amending acts for the formation of agricultural districts. A. B. 26— Amending section 502 of the Civil Code. A. B. 9— Authorizing the State to buy prop erty sold for delinquent taxes. S. B. 373— Repealing the aged indigent law, S. B. 24— Amending the act of 1883 concern ing municipal corporations. S. B. 198— Reducing the number of Superior Judges in San Diego County. S. B. 714— Authorizing the State Treasurer to pay certain money* to the Veterans' Home. S. B. 35— Amending section 3010 of the Po litical Code. S. B. 226— Giving Humboldt County an addi tional Superior Judge. A. B. 144 — Amending section 1799 of the Civil Code. A. B. 27— Amending the law relating to the release of mortgages. A. B. 145— Amending the Political Code rela tive to Supreme Court fees. S. B. 228— Amending section 297 of the Civil Code. S. B. 225— Amending section 904 of the Penal Code. S. B. I— Amending section 581 of the Civil Code. A. B. 11— Amending the act relating to un claimed deposits in banks. S. 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