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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 109.
THE PACIFIC COAST. An Engine Crashes Into a Caboose Near Barstow. SEVERAL PERSONS HURT. A Leading Wholesale Butcher Caught in the Wreckage and Crushed. THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT. A Brakeman Unable to Signal Be cause the Wind Put Out the Light In His Lantern. LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 28.— The caboose of a cattle-train on the Atlantic and Pacific was run into by an engine near Barstow last night, badly demolishing it and severely shaking up the occupants. Julius Houser, one of the leading whole sale butchers of this city, was caught between the wreckage and badly squeezed. He was brought to Los Angeles on a pas senger train this afternoon. Though seriously injured tie will recover. Others in the wreck were only slightly injured. The accident was caused by a brakeman's lantern being put out by the storm, when sent back to signal an approaching engine. Before he could relight it and give the signal the engine crashed into the rear of the cattle train standing on the track. Traffic was not delayed by the wreck. SUICIDE AT LOS AXGKLBB. Despondency Causes a Young German to Kill Himself. LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 28.—Her man Panhausen, a German, aged 25 years, committed suicide this morning by shoot ing himself through the heart. Panhausen lived near the suburban settlement of Hollywood. He arose at 5 o'clock this morning, took his rifle and went to a canyon near by. When he failed to return neighbors made a search and found his body lying face downward in the woods. His rifle, which appeared to have been recently fired, was near at hand. Despondency had caused him to commit suicide. • Some time ago Panhausen wrote to rela tives in Germany for money with which to purchase some property. Yesterday he received two letters from home, which evidently contained disappointing news, for Panhausen was morose and melancholy after returning from the postoffice. The Coroner held an inquest this afternoon and tiie-f brought in a verdict of suicide. "-•'•ty*.-^-' -■■ " ■-■•< -• • • • : flß««ult of a Libel Suit. LOS AITGELES, Cal., March 28.— The second libel suit brought by Blanton Dun can against city newspapers ended > this afternoon by a verdict being returned for defendant. The case, which has just reached a conclusion was ogainst the Times company. Last week . the suit against the Evening Express Company came to a similar close, plaintiff recovering nothing. Both actions were, for damages for the publication of alleged malicious and defamatory matter. The verdict in the case was brought in under instructions of the court to find for plaintiff. The Rainfall. LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 28.— The heavy rain which began yesterday still continues. The rainfall for the storm is 2.39 inches,- and for the season 15.38 Inches. Farmers are jubilant, however, ana say that crops will be heavy even though no more rain is had this season. ..'. • Bituminous Coal Discovery. LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 27.— C. W. Maxon of this city has received samples of bituminous coal reported to have been found within a fewmiles of San Bernardino. The vein from which the samples were taken is said to promise good returns. THE NEWS OF SAN JOSE. Efforts to Form a School Dis trict From Parts of Three Counties. An Incorrigible and Brazen Girl Sent to Whittier Re form School. SAN JOSE, Cal., March 28.— A petition has been filed in the County Clerk's office asking that a new school district be formed. The facts pre»ented in the petition are somewhat unusual, as the proposed new > district is to be composed of small sections of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. Where these counties corner >• there are several families who are remote from schoolhouses. There were not enough in either county to form a school district, so they joined forces and will unite in a school if allowed to do so. If this district la formed there will be five pupils in Santa Clara County, seven in Santa Cruz and five in San Mateo. The expenses will be borne in equitable proportions by each county, t-imilar petitions have been filed in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. HELD FOR HORSE-STEALING. Result of the Preliminary Examination of Frank McCune. BAM JOSE, Cal., March 28.— A night session of Justice Dwyer's court was held, the preliminary trial of Frank McCune for ;;<;ilii)<r a horse being the matter under ( <>ii side-ration. McKune hired a horse and cart from M. D. French, a liveryman of this city, about a month ago, saying he wanted it fjr three or four days. He and a compan ion named John Milton drove the rig to Madera, where they put it in C. Curtin's livery-stable. McKune made an attempt to obtain money on the horse, and failing in this he left it in the stable and returned to this city. He claims that the cart broke down and he had not money enough to get it fixed. He did not take the stand in his own be half or place any witnesses on the stand •xneot to prove that he had made no at The San Francisco Call. tempt to evade the officers or to conceal the fact that the rig was in Madera. He was held to answer in $1000 bonds. 8 EXT TO A REFORM SCHOOL. A Brazen and Incorrigible Girl in Judge Reynolds' Court. » : "~,' SAN JOSE, Cal., March 28.— Eliza beth Bobbins is a pretty 16-year-old daughter of Mrs. Hester Robbins. Hila is a pretty brunette and looks older than she ; is. She is wayward and incorrigible, and for these reasons she was before Judge Reynolds this morning on complaint of her mother, who desired her committed to Whittier. Hila's mother and father sep arated some years ago, and it has been almost impossible for the mother to keep her daughter under restraint. Hila's de praved character was shown by the sharp and flippant answers she gave when being questioned by the Judge,. The Judge com mitted her to the Whittier Reform School for three years. The girl heard the order with brazen effrontery and leered at the Judge in derision as she left the court. To Be Charged H'ith Manslaughter. SAN JOSE, Cal., March 28.— The charge of murder against Charlie llaggerdon, who is accused of throwing the stone which re sulted in the runaway Sunday and caused the death of Lee Sung, will be dismissed to-morrow and one of manslaughter sub stituted. The complaint was drawn up by the District Attorney for manslaughter and given to Lee Sing, v relative of the dead man, to take to the Justice and swear to. Before it reached the J ustice the com plaint was altered by some one so as to charge murder. Arrest of a Drunken Vagrant. SAN JOSE, Cal., March 28.— William Carney, a young rough who hails from San Francisco, was brought to the County Jail this afternoon to serve a sentence of forty days on commitment from Justice Henington of Santa Clara. Carney was with a band of tramps, and when they readied Santa Clara they all became drunk. After raising a row the rest of them fled and left Carney, who fell into the hands of the officers. A May Rose I'ulr. SAN JOSE, Cal., March 28.— The Santa Clara County Floral Society will hold a rose fair from the Ist to the 4th of May. The society extends an invitation to all lovers of flowers to make exhibits of speci men flowers. Mrs. R. R. Dunlop, 153 George street, San Jose, has charge of the allotment of space in the pavilion. Killed in the Arctic. SAN JOSE, Cal., March 28.— Word has just been received here of the death of Thomas Baker, a resident of Lawrence station, in the Arctic Ocean. Baker shipped as seaman on a sailing vessel last fall, and while at work in the rigging, at a height of seventy-five feet, slipped and fell, breaking his neck. Rainfall in San -Jose. SAN JOSE, Cal., March 28.— The rain fall for twenty-four hours ending at 12 m. to-day was .74 of an inch, making a total for the season of 20.0S inches. The toial for the season to the same date last year was 10.3G inches. JACKSON MINE CASE EPS. English Claimants Obtain Pos session OF THE AMADOR Gold Mine. The Result of a Long Strug gle in the State Courts. JACKSON, Cal., March 28.— The Eng lish claimants of the Amador Gold Mine to-day secured possession of the property which has been in litigation so long, and operations will probably be again resumed in the mine which has been closed since the American and English claimants went to law to settle the qustion of ownership. The case in the courts was recorded as The Amador Gold Mine (limited) vs. The Amador Gold Mine, and was the outgrowth of the mining operations of a Pennsylva nia company which parted with some of its interests to an English concern. The English and American ends of the com pany tried to conduct the business of min ing together for some time, but made a failure of it, with the result that in 1889 the property, which is within a mile of Jackson, was closed down and has been in litigation ever since, the American inter ests being known as the Amador Gold Mine (a corporation), and the English in terests the Amador Gold Mine (limited). In 1892 the property was sold to satisfy liens and judgments and was bought in by the American claimants. The following year and within the statutory time the English claimants, through Vincent Neale, attorney, and James E. Dye, financial agent, redeemed the property, but were kept out of possession by an armed guard, and they appealed to the Superior Court of this county, asking heavy damages. Judge John F. Davis, then on the Superior bench, awarded them damages in a de cision in their favor. The American claimants, by consent of the opposing attorney, made a motion for a new trial, which was heard last week by Judge Daingerfield of Ran Francisco, who denied the motion and sustained the rul ings and decision of Judge Davis. To-day Mr. Dye, with the aid of Sheriff Gregory and a writ of possession, was given charge of the property, and James H. Tibbitts, who represented the American claimants, was dispossessed. The successor in in terest to the Amador Gold Mine (limited) is the Jackson Gold Fields of London. OUTWITTING TACOMA BANKS Lawyers for Seattle Creditors Check a Bit of sharp Practice. Futile Efforts to Block the ..Collection of a Judg : ment. TACOMA, Wash., March 28.— The Seat tle National Bank had a lively tussle to-day with the Tacoma National and the Trad ers' National banks of Tacoma to enforce the collection of a judgment for $14,073 88 against the Crescent Creamery Company. The execution was issued three months ago in favor of the Seattle National Bank, and the time for the sale of the company's big cold-storage and office building at the wharf expired at 8 o'clock to-day. The at- SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 29, 1895. INDORSEMENT OF "THE CALL'S" SUGGESTION, Isaac Upham, One of the Directors of the Proposed People's Competing Road, Believes That Pledges of Support Ought to Be Made at Once. Isaac Upham, one of the members of the Board of Directors of the valley road, gave it as his opinion yesterday that the idea of the ''Call'" in endeavoring to obtain an expression from shippers as to their intention regarding the disposition of their business is a good one . He said: Any work up public senti pie an indication of low the construction of a move in the right di ter of education, and pie may understand the the plan of keeping the view will have the ef body up and bringing camp. It is becoming that this is the peo they are to own and more people interested will make the organi not be run in the interest of individuals, but will serve the re quirements of the city and the country through which it will pass. That is an original idea of obtaining promises of traffic from people in the city and interior. While such promises would have no legal strength, yet the moral obligation would be strong and, I be lieve, lasting. We should be able to obtain assurances from large corporations and companies in this .way. The editor of the ''Call, 11 in his speech before the board the other day, said he could secure promises of this nature from many of the large shippers in Santa Clara County, and it will be only the fear of possible serious con sequences from the antagonism of the Southern Pacific which will be likely to handicap such a move, as shippers will, in many instances, feel that they might jeopardize their business interests by making public promises of this character. If 1000 shippers could be secured in the valley who would pledge their support to the road that would in itself be a great accom plishment. The interest in the road is not dying out, for from every quarter of the State we are daily receiving assurances of support and good will from the peoplef We have succeeded in placing the road on a substantial basis, and it is now in a position likely to attract the attention of those who have capital to invest. torney of one of the local banks secured a restraining order from Judge Parker post poning the sale for two days, which wonld have rendered the Seattle bank's claim in valid. The other side heard of this, and, rush ing to Judge Parker's court, explained the situation to him just in time to secure an order allowing the Sheriff to sell the build ing before 3 o'clock. The Seattle bank bid in the property for the amount of its claim. The claims of the local banks aggregate several thousand dollars. CRA RGES AGA IX S T COU XCIh M EX. Ttie City's Finance Committee Demands a Grand Jury Investigation, TACOMA, Wash., March 28.— Ever since the Sunday when the first charges were made the contest between the Ledger and the Finance Committee of the Council has been growing hotter. To-day the Council held an adjourned meeting to listen to charges which some thought would be preferred by the propri etor and the manager of the Ledger, who had been summoned to be present. They did not attend, the Ledger having an nounced that an investigation of the charges that members of the Finance Com mittee have been receiving loans and gifts of money from banks containing city de posits should be made by a Grand Jury and not by the men against whom the charges are made. After waiting an hour the Council passed resolutions denouncing the Ledger's charges as untrue and maliciously made for political purposes. The last resolution, however, joins in a request that a Grand Jury be called to investigate city officials. It is now quite certain that a jury will be called. The fight has brought out the allegation that the Finance Committee made a secret agreement with the bank containing the largest amount of city money by which the committee last September gave the bank one year to pay. This bank also put up collateral security to the amount of $257,000, its city deposits amounting to nearly $300,000. The committee an nounced that the securities were "gilt edged," but to-day it developed that they consist of promissory notes and second mortgages on real estate that were past due. This bank is alleged to have given special favon to councilmen. The Chamber of Commerce is trying to disentangle the city's financial affairs. Jtcahipping the Mare Island Crane. TACOMA, March 28.— The big traveling crane, the parts of which fill ten cars, is being shipped here for trans-shipment to the Mare Island Navy-yard. The crane is to be used in hoisting heavy ordnance. Two carloads arrived to-day. The entire shipment will go forward to San Francisco early in April by steamer. SAKERSFIELD BHOOTIXG AFFRAY A Young Mexican In flirt a a Fatal Mound on a Woman. BAKERSFIELD, Cal., March 28.— Carlos Estrudyo, a Mexican known as Charley Jarmillo, shot and fatally wounded a woman named Ambroscia Ygera this afternoon. He was immediately arrested, and said he was not sorry for the act. Estrudyo saya he shot at Jennie Gravis, a handsome young girl who arrived from San Bernardino last night, who he claims is his wife, but the girl denies his state ment. CLAIMS OF STOCKTON They Will Be Set Forth to the Valley Road Directors. THE OFFICIALS ARRIVE. San Joaquin's County Seat Ex tends to Its Visitors Free dom of the City. AN INFORMAL RECEPTION. Elaborate Arrangements to Enter tain the Visitors and Show Off the Slough City. STOCKTON, Cal., March 28.— Stockton extends the freedom of the city to the San Joaquin Valley railroad and its promoters to-night. Seven directors of the road, who came up on the Overland train, are now being entertained at an informal reception eiven in their honor by the Stockton Com mercial Association. "The queen city of the San Joaquin wants the railroad, and it is going to have it if anything in reason will bring it here," said P. A. Buell, one of the leading busi ness men of this city and the president of the Commercial Association, to-night en route on the train, "and as the gentlemen who represent the projected road are reasonable men, I am confident they will consider our offer a good one." Claus Spreckels and J. B. Stetson ar rived at the ferry depot at. an early hour and went aboard the Oakland boat as soon as the gates were open. They waited on the rear end of the boat for the other five directors of the San Francisco and San Joa quin Valley road— Charles Holbrook, Cap tain Payson, Robert Watt. W. F. Whittier and Thomas Magee — who shortly joined them. The little group of directors was the source of much favorable comment as they stood quietly engaged in conversation. "That means business," said David Bush to a friend as he walked by the di rectors. "When such men as Clans Spreckels engage in an enterprise it por tends success. It will be the business sal vation of California. The road is an abso lute necessity, and I know it is going through. The expenditure of $6,000,000 in building the road is of itself a great thing; it means employment for thousands of workingmen and a great stimulus to trade: it means an incentive to start up other industries; it means that California and San Francisco are going to boom — no, that is not the word — it means that the best State in the Union is going to take the position to which it is entitled. "When the first shovelful of earth is turned for the new road the hum of indus thing which tends to ment and give the peo benef it which will f ol the road is certainly rection. This is a mat while many of the peo importance of the road subject constantly in feet of waking every all the laggards into generally understood pie ' s road and that control it, and the in it the stronger it zation. The road will try will be heard. San Francisco is begin ning to do now what she should have done fifteen years ago. She has learned a lesson from the example of Los Angeles. Already business has greatly brightened. I feel it in the real estate line. There is an increas ing demand for property and the sales have greatly increased in the last two months." His was not a single verdict. The San Joaquin road was the topic of discussion in every part of the ferry-boat, and great enthusiasm over the prospect of business revival was manifested by tfie merchants and mechanics who were on their way to homes in Alameda, Berkeley and Oakland. P. A. Buell of Stockton, president of the Commercial Association and the senior member of the lumber firm of Buell & Co., met the directors on the boat to escort them to Stockton. He was joined by C. M. Weber, a capitalist of this city, whose father founded the town Joseph East land, president of the company which owns the gas works and the gas wells here, and who is an earnest advocate in behalf of Stockton's claim for the valley road, was present in a dual capacity — a guest of Stockton, a resident of San Francisco and Stocktonian in his welcome to the direc tors. It was 5:30 o'clock when the boat left San Francisco for the Oakland mole. At 8:55 p.m. the train was in Stockton. Din- ner was served in the dining-car, and after ward an adjournment was taken to the smoking apartment of the Pullman, where the directors proved good listeners to the claims of the Stockton men. An electric car was in waiting at the depot, and the directors were taken to the Yosemite Ho tel, where a warm greeting was given them by the foremost citizens of Stockton. The committee of reception was composed of Frank E. Lane, grain merchant; D. S. Rosenbaum, capitalist; Sidney Newell, banker; C. M. Jackson, hardware mer chant; H. J. Corcoran, manager of the California Navigation and Improvement Company, and William Inglis, banker and capitalist. A number of the members of the recep tion committee were at the depot and the others waited the arrival of the directors at the hotel, where greetings were exchanged and a cordial welcome to Stockton ac corded. Then the guests were taken to the Yosemite Clnb, where an informal recep tion was held, P. A. Buell, the president, making the address of welcome. To-night the metropolis of the San Joaquin, the great manufacturing city of the interior of the State, shows that she is in earnest in her endeavor to secure the competing road. The city, which the Southern Pacific tried to crush and failed to crush, is one of the most substantial in the State, with line business blocks, good streets, electric streetcar service and all the evidences which characterize a modern and progressive city. Her citizens realize that the business and industries, the wealth and the population of this city will be greatly enhanced by a competing road and thus propose to offer substantial in ducements for its coming. The programme mapped out by the re ception committee is an extensive one. Carriages will be in waiting at 9 o'clock to morrow morning and the directors will be driven to points of interest in and about the city and will be shown the advantages which Stockton has to offer for a compet ing railroad. The various manufacturing and commercial enterprises will be shown. The water front and industrial section of Stockton will prove an object lesson of it self, and a drive into the rich surrounding territory will give the visitors an idea of Stockton's back country. Stockton is the great flour city of the coast. Its mills have a capacity of 6000 barrels a day. These are the mills of. Sperry & Co., the Union mills and the Crown mills. A visit to these forms a part of to-morrow's itinerary. The Holt Man ufacturing Company, with its agricultural implements and harvesters; the Matteson- Williamson Manufacturing Company, the Stockton Car and Machine Works, with fa cilities for turning out the cars for the San Joaquin Valley road, will be inspected. Houser& Haines' agricultural work?, where combined harvesters are manufactured, are on the list of Stockton's great industries to be visited, as well as the Terra Cotta Com pany's works, where the only tine glazed ware on the coast is made. Nearly all of these manufacturing establishments are situated on the neck of land which lies be tween Stockton Channel and Mormon Channel. A drive into the country will follow the inspection of the industries and the water front of this city, and the different routes by which a railway can enter the city will be shown. The proposed line is by way of French Camp route and Tule street, which reaches the water front and the mills, with depot facilities within eight blocks of the busi ness center of the city. Another entrance into the city which is available and will be visited is by way of Mariposa road and South street, with de pot facilities on the electric-car line, and thence to the water front on Tnle street. Still another route is open from the east by way of Weber avenue. Stockton proposes to offer a depot and terminal sites worth $50,000, and her citi zens declare that they will back this up by liberal subscriptions of stock. "We want to know just what the direc tors want," said Mr. Buell. "The people of Stockton will give anything in reason, and we have reasonable men to deal with in the directors of the San Joaquin Valley road." Stockton urges that the site of the city is on a natural line to Bakersfield, and that to reach San Francisco the road can make a short cut to the west across the islands and reach the mainland on the Contra Costa side near Byron. Perhaps as interesting as anything which may be shown are the gas wells, which the directors will be given ample opportunity to see. Following the showing of industrial Stockton will come the great social event of the directors in a reception to be given to-morrow night by tne Commercial Asso ciation. A steamboat excursion down the river is planned for Saturday. The trip may be continued to San Francisco, or the directors may come back to Stockton and return to the bay by rail, as they elect. Chief Engineer Storey of the San Joaquin road has spent the day examining the ap proaches to the city, the water front and the advantages for terminal facilities. He states that he has not settled on any defi nite route or entrance to the city. Stock ton's topography makes it accessible from all side?. "The getting out of the city is the main point," said Mr. Storey. "We might want to run the road on to the west, and we would not wish to damage valuable property in so doing. I have ex amined the western side of the city and the water front. We should require, I should say, a tract of land for depot and freight yards covering three or four blocks in length. It would not need to be a block in width." Engineer Storey declared that he had not made estimates of costs, because it is un derstood that a terminal site will be offered free, but the company had no intention of asking for property that was high priced or to arbitrarily demand rights of way along the principal streets. The company would be reasonable in its requests. "We shall ask'" said he, "for a certain amount of property in the western part of the city, and shall expect the rights of way along the streets on which the road must run to reach this site, and we shall also ask a right of way to the county line." Mr. Storey declares that the only drawbacks toward railway construction in the vicinity of Stockton are the water ways, and that they do not form an obstacle of great mag nitude. When asked if Stockton would get a line, Mr. Storey replied that he thought it would, if not now in the future assuredly. He added, "Perhaps it will get the main line that is first constructed. I cannot say exactly as to that, but the company will have to build a line to this city. Stockton is too important a town to be omitted. It is one of the coming cities of the State." Mr. Storey added that the State would be gridironed with railroads. Toward the close of the informal recep tion to-night Claus Spreckels was asked if there was any truth in the statement of W. H. Mills that thcroad was not coming to Stockton anyway. ' "None, whatever," replied Mr. Spreckels. "As I do not know myself what route will be selected I do not think Mr. Mills knows," he laconically added. J-Y COXFJERESCJE AT VICTORIA. A Great northern Official Discusses Jtail- road Matters With Merchants. VICTORIA, B. C, March 28.— P. P. Shelby, vice-president and general mana ger of the coast lines of the Great North ern, was in consultation with the Board of Trade this afternoon in regard to the pro posed connection of the Great Northern with Victoria. What was done was not made public. Few here believe that Vic toria should give any subsidy to the line or that the Great Northern officials will consider the matter seriously. A Sealing Schooner's Misfortune. VICTORIA, B. C, March 28.— The seal ing schooner Carlotta G. Cox of Victoria, which arrived at Yokohama March 10, sixty days from Victoria, sprung a leak after leaving here, and it was necessary to keep the men at the pumps nearly all the way. The crew were worn out when they reached Japan. Rainfall in Placer County. AUBURN, Cal., March 28.— There was a heavy rain here last night, amounting to 1.17 inches, making a total for the season of 39.16 inches as against 29.82 inches last year. The weather is cold but not severe enough for damage and the rain will do much good. Railroad Work in Santa Maria Valley. SANTA MARIA, Cal., March 28.— The Southern Pacific is now slowly but steadily building through the west end of the valley south of Guadaloupe. One inch of rain has fallen in this valley during the present storm, benefiting crops. PRICE FIVE CENTS. MARE ISLAND TRAGEDY A Lovelorn Apothecary Puts an End to His Sorrows. SUICIDE IN A LAUNCH. The Deed Committed In the Presence of a Score of Passengers. SAD SEQUEL TO A ROMANCE. The Mother of His Sweetheart Had Forbidden His Marriage to Her Daughter. VALLEJO, Cat,., March 28.— A tragedy closed a romantic episode in the life of Thomas J. Flannigan, apothecary on the receiving-ship Independence, at Mare Is land, this evening when, despairing of at taining the happiness which was to brighten his future, he took his own life. On the launch that runs from Vallejo to Mare Island there was among the passen gers at 6 o'clock this evening Apothecary Flannigan. As the launch neared the shore of the navy-yard Flannigan went forward and stood near the rail. Suddenly he was seen to draw a razor from his pocket, open the blade anddraw it across his throat. His movements were so swift that of the score of men who stood about him none was able to stay his hand. The cut was deep and it accomplished the pur pose intended. The launch was put about and Flannigan was taken to the Inde pendence. An hour and a quarter after ward, despite all the efforts of the sur geons, he was dead. Some time ago Flannigan, during one of his visits to VallejOj became acquainted with Miss Luella White and began paying her attentions. They became friends, and then lovers. Flannigan proposed marriage and, according to the reports, was ac cepted. When the mother of the girl heard of this she objected strongly to the match. A consultation with th-e mother resulted in Flannigan receiving a decided answer that his marriage to the young lady was out of the question. He took to drink, and three days after receiving the reply to his request for the sanction of the girl's mother to his marriage with her daughter he retired to a room in the girl's house and there attempted to end his life by cutting his throat. That was four weeks ago. The matter was hushed up at the time on ac count of the young lady. But continued sorrowing over the. trouble that came to him brought on the despdnd ent mood which ended in his rash act. Flannigan's last remarks were: "Take me back to my comrades." Flannigan was industrious and consid ered an apothecary of the first rank. He had the respect of all with whom he came in contact, and his friends were many, who all regret his melancholy fate. TROUBLE AT COLLINSVILLE Six Fishermen Drive Off Com missioner Babcock With Guns. . An Exciting- Encounter With Violators of the • Law, VALLEJO, Cal., March 28.— State Fish Commissioner J. P. Babcock and a con stable had an exciting experience on Sun day last near Collinsville, where a colony of fishermen have been regularly violating the law which prohibits the catching of salmon between the hours of 12 o'clock Saturday night and sunrise Monday morn ing, and that the two men were not filled with shot from the guns in. the hands of the excited fishermen is due to the officers' discretion. It has been known for some t : ne that fishermen at Collinsville' were violating the law in regard to the catching of sal mon, and many complaints have been lodged with the Fish Commissioners. Mr. Babcock determined to investigate matters and on Sunday quietly left San Francisco and visited the colony of fisher men located near Collinsville. Being a stranger not much notice was taken of him and after sauntering about for a while he discovered that the reports sent to the Commissioners were true. Five Italians and one American were Industri ously engaged with boats and nits catching salmon. Babcock shortly after made known who he was, and, as the Fish Commissioner of the State, with au thority to act, seized the boats, nets and all paraphernalia and placed them in the care of the local constable. He also left instruc tions to have the offenders arrested as soon as they stepped out of their boats. The constable carried out his instructions as far as possible. He laid claim to the property, and tied it up. The fishermen submitted, but were highly indignant, and threatened to throw the officer into the bay. They bided their time, however, and when the constable had occasion to go up town they made off with their boats and moored them to the ark in which they lived. The constable secured a small boat, and, visiting the ark, demanded the re lease of the property. They promptly covered him with shotguns and told him to move on. As the odds were against him the official was not long in respecting their wisHes. A message to Babcock soon had him on the scene. He visited the ark, and the fishermen again, by sbow of arms, in dicated their determination to retain their property at all hazards. The fishermen, after the departure of Commissioner Bab cock and the constable, fled from the ark. Commissioner Babcock was here to-day consulting with the District Attorney, ana the Italians will probably be arrested on a more serious charge than for a violation of the fish and game law. Conviction of a Jtoaebury Wife-Slayer. KOSEBURG, Ok., March 28.— The jury in the Becknian murder case brought in a verdict this morning of guilty of murder in the second degree. Becknian was. tried for the murder of hia wife. In defense ne pleaded insanity. [For additional Pacific Coait news tee Second Pag*