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VOLUME LXXVII.— NO. 117.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS Train Wreck in Nevada Caused by Cattle in Transit. BURGLARY AT BENICIA Convention of Disciples of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. WOMEN 'HULE IS FLORENCE. An Oregon Town Elects a Female City Council, Recorder, and Even a Female Police Force. CARSON, Nev.. April s.— Brakeman Charles Nolan was killed ;md several other trainbands in jured in the wreck of a mixed train near Wabu.-ka on the Carson and Colorado Railroad this afternoon. Passenger train No. 2, with several cars of cattle attached, was en route to Mound '•Holise to connect with the Virginia and Trurkre Railroad. At a point three miles wi of Wabu«kft the cattle in one of the ■cars -became frightened and rusjhed to one side of the car causing it to turn over, thus derailing the rest of the train. Nolan was caught between two cars and killed and several other trainmen were severely bruised by being thrown from the train. Two dozen head of cattle were "killed. The damage to rolling stock was considerable. SAJfTA ROSA niVORCE SJIT. The Wife of Fugitive Murderer ftruggy Seek* a Srj}rirntin)i. SANTA ROSA, Cat.., April s.— Mrs. G. H. W. Bruggy to-day began an action against her husband on the ground of ■willful desertion. Brnggy is the man who killed Richard Leurisson at "Windsor five years ago. He was convicted of murder in the second degree and was sentenced to be hanged. . "While under sentence of death and in jail here his wife, who is the daughter of a prominent Sonoma County farmer, was married to him. The ceremony took place in jail and w.as performed by a Justice of the Peace. Bruggy was sentenced to be ; banged, but escaped before the date set for . bis execution. He was recaptured and me for his execution set for July 30, His- wife was unremitting in her devotion, and pleaded with Governor • Markham a number of times to save him. She spent much time and money in secur ing petitions for a commutation of his sentience, and never gave up hope. The day -for his hanging was twice set, but eacrutime he was saved by technicalities. '. Just before the final decision in the Mc- Nulty case was received he escaped from lailbere. This was in January, 1894, and nothing has been heard of him since. Many believed his wife knew of his where abouts all the time, but her suit for divorce puts a new phase on the matter. .. ."• Arrest of a Mmtber Sunpert. .: -.SANTA ROSA, Cai... April s.— William Thompson was arrested here this evening '; on complaint of James Wilson, who "charges him with robbery. Thompson and Miller worked at Melita chopping t^ood. Both came to town yesterday. Thompson claims he knows nothing about . the robbery, but a considerable sum of money was found in his possession, and the officers claim he had no money before he went out in the suburbs of the town . with Wilson. ♦ MORMONS MEET AT SANTA CBVZ. ; -Conference of the Latter-Day Saints of '-.'.'. Northern California. •-.■ SANTA CRUZ, r.u.., April s.— The an nual conference of the Central California ■ District Latter-day Saints met here in an nual session to-day and elected J. M. Put .• My of Gilroy high priest and J. M. Range •.■of Hollister secretary. About sixty dele gates were in attendance. This evening Elder Ciapp of San Jose addressed the conference. The mempers of the sect are opposed to •polygamy. The organization has a mem bership of 4000"in this State. They will be .in session two days. THE TIIAIX-nOBrtEIt INQUEST. Boulder Creek People Think Brady Was in That Town. . . SANTA CRUZ. Cal., April 5. - The • •wheelman who is thought to be Jack I Brady, the murderer of Sheriff Bogard of • Tehama County, was seen at the Boulder . "Creek depot when the train arrived last . &ight. He inquired where he could get -.supper and was directed to a hotel. A : "guest there thought the stranger answered the description of the murderer. When the £iiest wt..t for a newspaper containing a description of the murderer the stranger • disappeared, and no trace of him has since been found. T. M. C. 'A. Convention. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April The Northern California District Young Men's ..Christian Association is in session this ■ evening. A reception was given the dele • gates at the Methodist Church, after which the Rev. E. B. Pulla of San Francisco de livered an address at Y. M. C. A. Hall. Many delegates are present. ♦ SUIT AT SAN RAFAEL. '.Coroner Eden firings an Action to Re ' . . <eove.r Vay for Services. ■ ; BAN RAPHAEL, Cal., April s.— Coroner • Eden to-day entered suit against the Marin County Supervisors for fees and mileage due in- going to San Quentin prison and holding inquests on the bodies of prisoners. ■.' Senator McAllister of this place intro duced and both houses of the Legislature . passed a bill to pay this county $3000 ex penses, incurred by holding inquests at the ..prison, but Governor Budd refused to sign it, and it is on this account that the Super visors refuse to pay the Coroner. ♦ '.. J'RESBTTERT AT ZAKEPORT. Alerting of the Clergy of the District of Jtenicia. : .LAKEPORT, Cal., April s.— The spring meetin}: of the presbytery of Benicia, held at this place, closed last night. Rev. L. F. Day of San Anselmo was moderator. ..;Itev..G. W. Phelps' examination for or The San Francisco Call. dination was sustained, and he will be or dained and installed pastor of Ilkiah church, at that place, to-night. Otto Ho shino's examination for licensure was sus tained. A call from the church at Point Arena to Rev. Arthur Hicks was received and accepted. Permission was granted Revs. J. S. McDonald and Isaac N. Water man to labor outside the bound 3of the presbytery for six months. The commissioners to the General As sembly were elected as follows: Rev. T. F. Day and Elder R. J. Trumble; Rev. Isaac N. Waterman and Elder A. M. Rey nolds, alternates. Yallejo was selected as the place of the nrxt meeting. The churches of Blue Lakes, Grizzly Bluff, Lakeport, Kelseyville and Two Hock were recommended to the board of home missions for aid to support their minister.". There are three students for the minis try under the care of the presbytery. SUITS IX SAX MA2EO VOVXTY. The Southern Pacific* Operations to Corner the Hay Shore Route. REDWOOD CITY, Cal., April s.— The five complaints now filed by the Southern Pacific Company to condemn rights of way along the bay shore affect most of the land from the San Francisco County line to the South San Francisco Land and Improve ment Company's property near Baden. The list of defendants has, therefore, grown to quite respectable proportions, : and includes the following: H. S. Wal bridge, H. D. Walbridge, Samuel Crim, John Center, Elinor Martin, Hugh Dia mond, Richard Tobin, F. J. Sullivan, James Brown, Peter Black, William Green, Thomas Robinson, Fred Smith, Martin Baker, San Francisco and Fresno Land Company, S. Shepard Parkinson, Francis B. Raymond et al., P. M. Partridge et als. and the Pacific Bone, Coal and Fertilizer Company. ?-ssfr;,> a mexdocixo laxi> case. Filing at Vkinh of a need to Valuable J'roperty by Alleged Oxcners. URIAH, Cal., April 5.— A deed to val : liable lands in the coast portion of this county has been riled for record in the Re corder's office in this city. The land em braced in the deed consists of about 250 acres and constitutes the mill site and a portion of the lands now held by the Men docino Lumber Company. According to the deed the land was located by Theresa Campbell, a halfbreed, In 1807. It was entered under the Sioux halfbreed reserve scrip act, and on the death of Theresa Campbell it became the property of Jennie Cratt, by whom, as the sole surviving heir, it was deeded to D. S. McKay. Jennie Cratt is now a resident of Minnesota. It is said the land was originally trans ferred to the present alleged owners by a power of attorney said to have been given about two years subsequent to the death of Theresa Campbell. The land is quite val uable and most of it is occupied by indus trious settlers. JiURGT.ART AT BEXICIA. • • ■■ .: • - • — r- . ■ .. '■■ :. . - Unknown Thieves hoot the Residence of a JiuslnesM Him. BENICIA, Cai,.. April s.— Between the hours of 8 and 10 o'clock last night the residence of M. V. Goulart was burglarized and property amounting to about $300, in cluding two gold watches, jewelry and some money, was taken. The thieves evi dently were well acqiaainted with the premises, and advantage was taken of the fact that the family were at Goulart'6 place ! of business. Change of factory Ownership. BENICIA, Cal., April s.— lt became known on the streets to-day that the well known hide merchants, W. R. Knights & Co. of San Francisco, had purchased the interest of Alexander Chisholm in the firm of McKay & Chisholm. The firm of Mc- Kay &■ Chisholm was one of the oldest and largest leather manufacturers on the coast. The new firm will probably increase the facilities of the plant. Thomas McKay, one of the best leather manufacturers on the coast, will manage the new concern. SAN TIENITO'S POSTMASTER JtEAI). ff'ilburn H. Peek, the Larae.it Man in the County, Expires Suddenly. HOLLISTER, Cai,.. April s.— Willbnrn H. Peck, Postmaster at San Benito, thirty miles south of here, died here Tuesday night. He came to town Tuesday, settled all his bills and went on a spree, retiring to his room in the Western Hotel about midnight. Wednesday morning he was found dead in bed^ death being due to fatty degeneration of the heart. Mr. Peck was the largest man in this section of the country, weighing 410 pounds. He was but 33 years old. A special coffin was con structed for his remains. WOMEN RULE IN FLORENCE. Result of a Recent Election in a Town of Oregon. EUGENE, Ob, April s.— Reports were received to-day of the city election held in Florence on Monday. The returns show that women have been elected to adminis ter the affairs of that place for the ensuing year. The entire Council and the Recorder and Marshal are women. Santa Teresa Living Near Nogales. NOGALES, Ariz., April s.— The reports locating Teresa Urrea, the so-called Santa Teresa, in El Paso, Paso del Norte, Chihuahua and Ojinga, Mexico, are un true. Teresa Urrea, the alleged saint, is at El Bosque, ten miles from Nogales, and is living in seclusion, doing all in her power to alleviate the ills of humanity in her humble way. Teresa Urrea has not left nor does she* desire to leave her present abode. Contract Let for Del Monte Racetrack. MONTEREY, Cal., April 5.-The con tract for the $75,000 racetrack at Del Monte has been let and actual work has com menced. Contractor Lawrey has a large force of men at work and expects to soon finish the track, which will be one of the best in the State. Accident to a Brakeman at Wheatlnnd. WHEATLAND, Cal., April 5.-Carlton Cnte a brakeman, was thrown from a freightcar this afternoon while making a flying switch sustaining a compound frac ture of the left leg below the knee. A Lawsuit Drives a «///„,„. \r~~ »#„,» WILLOWS, Cal., April 5.-8. S. Kidd, a prominent rancher well known in this county and Coluaa, was committed to the Napa asylum to-day. A lawsuit with his brother was the cause of his insanity. Frost at Fresno. FRESNO, Cal., April 5.-There was a heavy frost here last night, but the damace to fruit trees will not be great. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1895. DUTCH FLAT ROBBERY Seven Highbinders Raid a Chinese Merchant's Store. TEE OCCUPANTS BEATEN. After Binding and Gagging Their Victimsthe Robbers Ransack the Place. FIVE OF THE THUGS IN JAIL. The Sheriff and His Deputies Trail the Men and Capture Them After Shooting One in the Leg. AUBURN, Cat,., April s.— Five Chinese thugs are in jail here, one with a bullet wound in his leg, and officers are searching for two others of a band of seven high binders who raided a Chinese store at Dutch Flat last night, knocked down and clubbed and stabbed the proprietor and his son and tied with $1700 and a lot of opium. At 11 o'clock last night Yee Sang, a Chinese merchant, with his son and another Chinaman were sitting in the former's store at Dutch Flat, when seven Chinamen entered and fiercely assaulted the occupants with knives, clubs and iron bars. They knocked them down, gagged and bound them and then leisurely over hauled the contents of the store. In the safe and money drawer was $1700, which they appropriated, and to this plunder they added a miscellaneous assortment of goods, including a lot of opium. Yee Sang was badly cut about the head and arms. The first news of the robbery came to Sheriff Conroy this morning in the follow ing dispatch: DUTCH FLAT, Cal., April 5. To Sheriff Conroy: fcix Chinamen murdered Yee Sang and son last night and robbed them of $2000. One is captured and the rest is at iarge. Sheriff Conroy left immediately for Dutch Flat, leaving Deputy Mitchell to guard the trains at Auburn, and word was sent the various deputies along the railroad. Subsequently Deputies Mitchell, Schwal lenberg, NValdo and Bobo went to Rock Creek and the Chinamen were discovered hidden in the chaparral. One was cap tured and brought to town by Mitchell. Waldo gave chase to another, and finally brought him down with a bulletin the leg. Mitchell, accompanied by Deputy De pendener, who has just returned from Stockton, and by Bobo, Schwallenberg and Waldo, returned to the chase and two more Chinese were caught before dark. Sheriff Conroy arrived at Dntoh Flat on an early freight, and tracing the robbers this way, found one near Colfax, and put- ting his prisoner in a buggy, drove to this city. To-night, at 7:40, a Chinaman, hat less and breathless, arrived in this town- He was evidently one of the highbinders, and Deputy Sheriff Walsh arrested him and put him in jail with his four com panions. All the prisoners are well dressed, and are without doubt highbinders. One of the Chinese had $200 in coin, another had $100 in gold dust and four watches, and in the brush where the Chinese had been in hiding the officers found $400 worth of opium. The fugitives were traced through in formation given to the Sheriff by W. Baker of Applegate. He was in the Sheriff's office when the news of the robbery at Dutch Flat came. He then told ot having taken five Chinamen to Bowman station in his wagon this morning. The Chinese, he said, were extremely free with money, and paid him liberally for his services. On this clew the chase began that re sulted in the capture of five of the high binders. Two more are still at large, but may be captured soon. STOCKTON FUND SWELLING Citizens Active in Securing Cash and Rights of Way for the Valley Road. Even the Ladies Are Subscribing: for Stock and Engaging In Promot ing the Enterprise. STOCKTON, Cal., April s.— Stockton held a rousing reception to-night to swell the fund for the purchase of rights of way and terminals for the valley road and $30,000 were secured in addition to the money on hand for the cash fund. The ladies were out in force and took interest in the work, several of them sub scribing for stock in the new road. Twenty eight shares of stock were taken by the DOING AT HOME, GQDDJVORK The "Call's" Articles in Regard to Cocal Art Efforts Highly Appreciated. EDITOR CALL: It is a source of satisfac tion to many who appreciate the importance of the work of the Art Association and School of Design of the Hopkins Institute of Art that the San Francisco "Call" devotes so much space and intelligible notice of its work, which is not only helpful and encour aging to the students in its different classes, but a great benefit to all con cerned in the development of art in our com munity, which heretofore has obtained more compliments from abroad than at home. San Francisco, April 5, 1895. ladies while their husbands were subscrib ing to the cash fund. President Buell of the Commercial As sociation reported that an agent sent out among the farmers to secure rights of way for the road from Stockton to the Stanis laus River had just returned. He had been splendidly treated, having secured the right of way the entire dis tance, save from one man. That one will drop into line before he sees the last of the committees of business men working in this enterprise. The work is in good shape. Tailors Accused of Perjury, SAN JOSE, Ca.l., April 5.— M. Bernstein, proprietor of a tailoring store, and A. P. Shoen, his clerk, were to-day charged with perjury by C. Bailey, whe accuses them of having sworn falsely in a civil suit. Bailey owed Bernstein $30 on a suit of clothes and gave him a promissory note for the amount. The note was lost and Bernstein sued, he and his clerk swearing that it was due on March 25, while Bailey swore it was to be paid in $10 monthly in stallments. Bernstein got judgment. He claims the prosecution is due to malice. SEATTLE EDITOR'S DEATH George H. Heilbron Stricken With Apoplexy in His Bathroom. He Was One of the Leading Citizens of That City, a Banker and Newspaper Proprietor. SEATTLE, Wash., April s.— George H. Heilbron, part owner and editor of the Post-Intelligencer, and manager of the Guarantee Loan and Trust Company, was found dead in the bathroom of his resi dence at 9 o'clock this morning. Mr. Heilbron arose at about 8 o'clock in order to attend a meeting of the directors of the Guarantee Company, which was to be held in the morning. He took the morning paper and entered the bathroom, as was his custom. After preparing the breakfast and waiting some little time for Mr. Heilbron to appear the servant knocked at the door, and, obtaining no re sponse, entered the bathroom. She found that Mr. Heilbron was dead. A physician was summoned, who said that death was due to apoplexy. This was conlirmed by the autopsy subsequently held. Mr. Heilbron was born io Boston, No vember 3, 1800, was graduated from Har vard in 1883, entered the Boston Univer sity Law School and was graduated in 188<5. He arrived in Seattle in April, 1887, and was one of the organizers of the Guar antee Loan and Trust Company. He was a prominent Republican leader and stock holder in many corporations. Mr. Heil bron was married in January, 1886, to Miss Adelaide Piper of Boston. He leaves a widow and two children, a boy and a girl. Mr. Heilbron had $147,000 insurance on his life. He had four policies aggregating $100,000 in the Mutual J4fc of New York, $40,000 in the Equitable Life and $7000 in secret societies, chiefly in the Royal Arca num. His estate is supposed to be worth $50,000 to $60,000, and his business affairs were in good shape. FIGHT NEAR PENDLETON. Encounter Between a Posse and Two Horsethieves in Oregon. The Desperadoes Shoot Until Out of Ammunition and Then Surrender. PENDLETON, Or., April s.— After a long and exciting chase a posse has cap tured the Parr boys and brought them to Pendleton. They were arraigned on charges of horse-stealing and assault with intent to kill. Sheriff Houser, with Indian Agent Har per, put Indian policemen on the trail of the Parrs, and for two days they made a search. Last night they traced them to the Boriper place on the reservation. As the posse approached the Parrs hurried out, mounted their horses and made for the mountains. The chase was kept up until the deep canyons of the Blue Moun tains were reached, when the fugitives abandoned their horses and continued their flight afoot. The posse pressed on, and when the distance between them was not more than 100 feet the Parr boys turned at bay, drew their revolvers and emptied them at the officers. In the fusillade no one was injured, and when the chambers of the pistols of the horsethieves had all been emptied they surrendered. Heavy Frost in the Valley. BAN JOSE, Cal., April 5.-There was a heavy and severe frost here last night. It appears that the frost was quite general throughout the valley. Wherever it fell apricots are said to* have been killed. Some peaches were killed. Prunes are not hurt. A severe frost is indicated again tonight. EVENTS AT SAN JOSE. The Barron Case Comes Up Again in a New Form. OPPOSING THE ACCOUNTS Contestant Objects to the Al lowance of the Claims of • the Executrix. THE WIDOW SCORES A POINT. Rendering of a Decision That Is Partially in Favor of Mrs. Barron. SAN JOSE, Cat», April s.— The Barron case was up before Judge Reynolds this morning to hear the objections of George Barron, the contestant, to the allowance of the executrix's second annual account. H. V. Morehouse appeared for George Barron and W. L. Gill and J. C. McKinstry for the widow. Mrs." Barron 'was put on the stand and examined as to the services of 8. G. Mur phy, who has been drawing $500 per month as agent of the estate. She said his services consisted of the collection of the rents. Murphy on being questioned said he had acted as Mrs. Barron's agent since May : 16, 1891. Under her supervision he collected rents and kept the property in repair, attended to leases and held himself in readiness to be called npon at any time. He said he had made many loans' for the estate on which he had charged no commission. lie estimated the personal 'property to be worth from $350,000 to $400,000. . . / Mr. Morehouse, objected to the item of $2500 paid to E. S. Pillsbury as a retainer to defend the estate in the petition of the colored claimant for a partial distribution, as Judge McKinstry was paid $10,000 a year to attend to the probate of the case and he should have taken charge of the matter. Judge Reynolds held that it was a legal charge, and the executrix had the right to pay the retainer, as the petition was a dis tinct and separate action. As to the ques tion of excessiveness counsel made no mo tion and on that score the court would not pass. Judge Reynolds said the retainer did not depend upon the size of the suit, and the question of; the value of the ser vices could not be determined until the ser vices were completed. The propriety of the charges of Mr. Murphy for services would not be passed on, as it was a rule to attend the matter of j compensations and commis sions when the final account of the execu trix had been rendered. : ,'Some bills for taking depositions in the will contest were allowed. : ' The hearing :on the petition of George Barron to have the family allowance re duced from $2800 to $1000 per month was by consent continued two weeks. On the calling of the calendar in Judge Lorigan's court to-day, Mr. Morehouse, attorney for George | Barron, the contest ant, was allowed five days additional time in which to amend the contestant's costs bill, and the matter was continued until next i- Friday. The motion to set aside the order staying the execution, under the ver dict rendered March 7, was denied. A JOUTHFUX, BURGLAR. The Charge Made by, a Father Against His Wayward Son. SAN JOSE, Cal., April s.— Guy Silcox, a 17-year-old boy, was brought to the County Jail from Los Gatos this afternoon .on a commitment for burglary by Justice Beggs. The boy has become unmanageable, and his father had the charge of burglary put against him,' with the hope that the boy would be committed to the Whittier Re form School. . . Young Silcox ran away from home and joined a circus here. While waiting for the circus train to leave he laid down under a car on th track . and fell asleep. The train started and the boy was run over, his left arm being cut off. . A CQ UITTEif OF MURDER. l'.tl.nnrd Qurich, the Slayer oj Mareno vieh, Found A'ot Guilty of Crime. . SAN JOSE, Cal., April s.— The trial . of Ed Gurich for the -murder of Marenovich was resumed before Judge Reynolds this morning. The defendant was on the stand to-day and told his story, substan tially as follows : * - Marenovich had entered his restaurant and applied' a vile epithet to him. A scuffle ensued and Marenovich had suc ceeded in putting him on a red-hot stove. He broke away from Marenovich and,/ in self-defense, picked up a carving-knife and plunged it into' Marenovich. Other witnesses' were examined for, the defense. The jury to-night returned a T verdict of "not guilty." -''■- -"''. ; ROUTES THROUGH SANTA. CLARA. Two Feasible Rights of, Way Over Which to Build the Valley Road. SAN JOSE, Cal., April 5.— a meeting of the directors of the Board of Trade this evening CM. Wooster, who has charge of the work of getting subscriptions for the valley I road, reported that -he had c two feasible rights of way through the valley. The one on the west side will require two large curves in order to get " around the property through which a right of way could not be secured without great cost. The other route; is comparatively direct. He stated that he had written to Mr. Whit tier Kof the .- committee on routes, asking him to have the committee come down and select a route as soon as possible, as it would aid materially in getting subscrip tions to have the matter settled. Tlie'Epworth Lieague Convention. . \ •■.■:"' SAN JOSE, CAL./Aipril The Epworth League of Santa Clara County .:; is makiug great preparations for the San' Francisco district convention to be held at Los Gatos on the 25th and 26th of this month. ; Not less than 300 delegates are expected !to be in attendance, as the district I takes I; in every Methodist church • from San Fran- : cisco to Pacific Grove. • - . ■■■ »•-■• '„ ■■ ■--■ fire at Portland. \l PORTLAND, Or., April s.— The Port land Iron j Company's building ;' and plant at Fourteenth and 2foxthxup street* was destroyed by fire to-night. The building, which was an old frame structure, occupied half a block. The loss is estimated at $100,000, with insurance of $43,000. SACRA3TUXTO CROP REPORT. Summary by the State Keather Bureau for the Month oj March. SACRAMENTO, Cal.. April s.— Director Barwick of the State Weather and Crop Service summarizes a3 follows for March : The average temperature was as follows: Eureka 48 degrees, Fresno 54, Independ ence 50, Los Angeles SG, Red Bluff 52, San Francisco 52, Sacramento 54, San Louis Obispo 5*2, and San Diego 56. As compared with the normal tempera ture a deficiency is reported from all sta tions of from one to three degrees, except ing San Diego, whose average temperature is normal. The total precipitation was: Eureka, 5.30 inches; Fresno, 1.80: Independence, .10; Loa Angeles, 3.80; Red Bluff, 2.60; San Francisco, 1.90; Sacramento, 1.20; San Luis Obispo, 2.40, and San Diego, 1.40. As compared with the normal precipita tion there is shown a deficiency at all points of from .01 of an inch at San Diego to 2.08 inches at Sacramento, while Fresno shows an excess of .48 of an inch above normal. The frosts of the 14th, 15th and 29th did considerable damage to apricots and almonds; still the prospects for other fruits were never better. The general outlook for March was good for grain, hay and fruits, while the season is from ten to twelve dajjs earlier than usual. NEWS OF LOS ANGELES Sudden Death in Jail of a Pen niless Wanderer From Colorado. Plans and Rumors of Extensions of Several Car Lines Running to Suburban Towns. LOS ANGELES, Cat,., April 5.— W. J. Noble applied at the police station last evening for a night's lodging. He told the jailer that he was without money and that he was overcome with a desire to drink whisky. His requests were complied with, and after one glass of whisky was fur nished him he ~went to sleep. This morn ing he seemed to be in good spirits, but while sitting in the jail kitchen suddenly feli over to the floor. Police Surgeon Bry ant was called in and everything was done to restore the man to consciousness, but he died. Letters from his wife in Colorado were found on his person. Electric Roads Extension. LOS ANGELES, Cal., April s.— ln addi tion to the electric road to Pasadena, which is now nearly completed, it is announced that a line will be built to the suburban town of Whittier, in connection with the extensive system already in operation. I A rumor is in circulation that the Cin cinnati-street railroad owners and capi talists have purchased the Main-street horse-car line in this city and the Redondo Narrow-gauge Railroad, and will make a continuous electric road to the coast from this city. Citing the District Attorney. LOS ANGELES, Cat-., April s.— District Attorney Donnell was to-day cited to ap pear before the Superior Court to answer the charges preferred against him by Dalton Wheeler for refusing to issue a warrant for the arrest on a charge of crim inal libel tigainst the editor of the Times, for the publication of an article regarding certain meetings of a spiritualistic order held at Wheeler's house. An Exclusive Country Club Proposition. LOS ANGELES, Cal., April s.— Society men are contemplating a proposition for a very exclusive country club, with grounds on the Rose Ranch, in San Gabriel Valley. It will have a half-mile track, polo grounds, etc. All but members of the club and guests will be excluded. PRISONERS AT ENSENADA Complaint of Three American Stockmen Resident in Lower California. Minor Officials Ignore the Orders of the Government to Release Them and Their Property. SAN DIEGO, Cal., April s.— The cases of the three Americans, Joseph C. S. Carter, William Carney and D. A. Moore, who were arrested during the latter part of January by Mexican officials on the charge of smuggling horses over the bor der, and were imprisoned at Ensenada, seem from all accounts to be in a more un settled state than ever. Congressman Bowers brought the mat ter before the State Department, with the result that the men, after examination, were ordered released, their stock returned to them, and they were to use their own discretion about returning to United States territory with their possessions. There the matter was supposed to have ended so far as the Governrrfents of both countries were concerned, and official corre spondence between United States Vice- Consul Godbe, Assistant Secretary of State Uhl, W. W. Bowers and M. Romero, the Mexican Minister, would seem to bear out that supposition. The men, however, give an entirely dif ferent version of the result of their trial, stating that they are still virtually prison ers, that their stock is still withheld from them and themselves forbidden to leave Mexican territory. They claim that local officials are using discretionary proceed fngs not warranted by Government orders, and ask that the State Department give their case immediate consideration. British Columbia-Alaska Boundary. VICTORIA, B. C, April s.— At a meet ing of the Board of Trade this afternoon a committee was appointed to look after the interests of British Columbia in the dis pute over the location of the Alaska boundary line, which traverses a valuable section of this province for many miles. The committee will assist the Ottawa Gov ernment in gathering data. His Lease of Life Renewed. FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 5.— Charles A. Morgan, the Aquia Creek train robber, has been granted a farther suspen sion of the execution oi his sentence. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAN BERNARDINO OIL Petroleum Bubbles Up From Springs in That Locality. A WELL MAY BE SUNK Experimental Borings to Be Made to Determine the Ex tent of the Deposits. DISCOVERY IN INDIAN GRAVES Lazy Yumas Doubled Up Bodies of the Dead to Evade the Digging of Long Graves. SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., April 5.— Oil has been discovered in this city, coming out of the middle of a hard-trodden walk on Fifth street, near property owned by N. W. Adams. It was noticed after the last heavy rains oozing out of the ground and forming on top of pools of water. In one or two of the artesian wells in the neighborhood the water is so impregnated with offensive matter that it cannot be used. Oil is the talk of the town and within the next few days the whole matter will be thoroughly exploited. A SAN HERyARDISO FISIK Yum a Indian Graves Jteveal ThHr Stran/je Custom of jHurial. SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., April 5.— The discovery of an old hidden burying gronnd near this city yesterday revealed a strange custom which the Indians who once inhabited this valley practiced toward the dead. The bodies were doubled up and interred in short graves. Some boys hunting for grouse among the sagewood brush half way between here and Colton came upon a number of depres sions and mounds in regular rows. Upon their return they reported the fact, and further investigation was made. It re sulted in the discovery at the head (or sup posed head) of each grave of a time-worn and simple representation of the cross. Other graves are marked by a border of boulder 1 ?, while still others are plain mounds. The present generation of whites, so far as known, have never heard of this grave yard, but two old settiers, to whom the matter was mentioned, remember that the aborigines had buried their dead at this spot. The presence of the cross indicates that they were the mission branch of the Yumas, and had received some light on Christianity from the early Spanish fathers. This all-but-forgotten city of the dead would be without interest if it were not for the fact that every grave is short, none of them exceeding three or three and a half feet in length. An old settler, who re ceived the information from his father, ex plained the matter thus: "It was the custom of the Mission In dians to double the bodies of the dead, bringing the feet up to either side of the head and binding them with small branches of young willows, which grew and still grow thickly in the neighborhood. You will perhaps wonder what signiiicance is attached to this strange custom, and you will smile when I tell you, as I smiled when my father told me. The custom arose from proverbial laziness. It was less work to dig a grave three feet long than one six feet long; therefore the bodies were shortened." 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