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VOLUME LXXVIL— NO. 118.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS An Eastern Firm Buys Sweet Wines at Los Angeles. THE CARSON MINT LOOT. Idaho Union Men Drive a \: Miner From rfis Work ■ ;. Near Wallace. DUTCH FLAT ROBBER CAUGHT. A Santa Fe Overland Train Strikes ■": an Obstruction on the Track and Is Derailed. '.■) LOS ANGELES, Cat.. April 6.— Several -.'-.days ago the Sonoma Wine and Brandy • /Company of Brooklyn, N. V., bought up : V the bulk of all the sweet wines in Southern California, and to-day the last of the ... 200,000-gallon purchase was shipped East. ••'The price paid was 20 cents a gallon. .Y 'The sale of this lot has produced an .'. excellent impression on the sweet-wine .:' makers of thij section, they being con ' vinced that it is but the beginning of future ; : -large- orders and a steady trade in sweet V' wines between the East and southern Cali ', . ■ fornia. To Establish a Xeirspaper. -. -LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 6.— A new morning paper is going to be established .' . in this city. Articles of incorporation were drawn up to-day by the well-known • attorney J. Marion Brooks. The incorpor ators are Joseph D. Lynch, formerly editor " and proprietor of the Herald, and a num c ber of newspaper men from Cincinnati, Pittsburg and Washington„D. C. The capital stock is placed at $100,000. . The name of the new paper has not yet been selected, but it will be Independent Democratic in politics. The articles of in ' corporation will be filed with the County Clerk next Wednesday morning. A. Carpenter's Bad Fall. LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 6,— J. B. Copelin, a carpenter working on the block " , in course of erection at the corner of Third . .street and Broadway, fell from the third .'.: story and was wedged between joists of the -. • floor below. He will probably die. ZODI-STOCKTOX ELECTRIC ZISE. Active Operations by the Promoters of ■:■'■'" the »tc Road. [':■'; : LODI, Cal., April 6.— The possibility of in electric road for both passenger and . freight purposes, to run between Lodi and the' steamboat landing In the city of Stock - ton, twelve miles away, is rapidly becom ing a probability. J. N. Hartzell of Stock ton, and H. C. Bunn, a Chicago capitalist, • «re the prime movers in the project. . Active steps toward securing rights of way and a franchise are being taken under the name of "Stockton and Lodi Terminal Railroad Company." The right of way to the water front from the town limits of kton has been secured. The people of Lodi and vicinity are all eager for competition in the transportation line, and many heavy shippers are ready to pledge all their freight to the new road. James A. Loattit is attorney for the com •pany. .■; _ ♦ •■.; JPRI V.MX FROM WORK AT WALLACE. ...JSijc Masked Ken Intimidate a JVo« \"•■".'."*• • Union Sliner in the Oetn Mine. •WALLACE, Idaho, April 6.— J. J. Mills, ;= a. miner employed in the Gem mine on '"■ "Canyon Creek, was driven from his work : ' last night by six masked men armed with " .revolvers. They took him down the canyon about half a mile below Gem, where they left him, after telling him • never to return. •■•• Mills has a family and has lived in Wal • lace eight years. No cause is assigned for the* treatment except that he is not a union man. The men who drove Mills away are , sppposed to belong to the band that mur- ; = dered John Kneebone at the Gem mine -last July. The Sheriff was promptly noti fied; but no arrests .have been made, as identification is difficult. --. . • ;•••' IX JAIL AT AVBVIiX. Capture of the Last of the Highbinders Jl~ho Looted a Dutch Flat Store. AUBURN, Cal., April 6.— The sixth and last of the Chinese highbinders who robbed the store of a Chinese merchant at Dutch Flat was caught this afternoon at the American River bridge. Sheriff Conroy had traced him there and deputized Signal Service Agent Charles Crane. The latter soon came across the Chinaman and ar rested him. About $150 was found on the .prisoner. i .. It is evident that the highbinders divided . the plunder, which is in keeping with the disposition of the Chinese not to trust one another. THE CARSON MINT LOOT. Untnors Ttiat Arrests Are to He Made by (Inrrrnment Officers. CARSON, New, April 6.— The investiga tion in the matter of the looting of bullion from the mint in this city is still in prog ress and matters are reaching a crisis. In dications are that the total value of the missing bullion may exceed the sum first stated, which was $65,000. It is rumored here that arrests may be made by Govern ment officers next week. Verdict Against the Western Union. CARSON, New, April 6.— The jury in the case of Louis Engler vs. the Western I'nion, for injuries received by running into a fallen wire, rendered a verdict of $15,000 for plaintiff. The case will be ap pealed. CHINESE B WORN AT FRESNO. The Oath Administered in Accordance With the Heathen. Habit. FRESNO, Cal., April 6.— ln the prelim inary examination of Ah Souie on the charge of murder to-day the strange form of oath used in China was administered to the witnesses for the prosecution. It was done at the request of the defendant, who feared that his accusers would not con sider themselves bound by the usual oath and would testify falsely against him. When the oath was to 0e administered the Judge, lawyers, interpreter and de defendant went into a yard back of the The San Francisco Call. courtroom. Here two chickens were killed and tapers were burned to give .solemnity to the occasion. It is the only time the strange rite has been performed in this county and it excited great interest among a crowd of spectators. «. COLUSA MAX DIES Or A WOUND. One of the Victims of a Shooting Affray Passes Away. • COLUSA, Caj... April 6. — Lemuel Vaughan, who was shot in a fight by J. Beavers last Saturday,, died of his wound this morning. Seavers, who was shot by Vaughan after the latter had been wounded with his own pistol which V&aghan took from him, is slowly re covering, though he is still in danger. t The shooting was the result of slander, Seavers told Vaughan that his wife had been out riding with Vernon Watt. "Watt heard of this, and promptly administered a beating to Seavers. Then Vaughan took Seavers to his house to make him retract the slander. The men quarreled, and the shooting followed. «*■ HEARING AT MARTINEZ. Preliminary Examination in the Matter of William Iteynom's Killing. MARTINEZ, Cal., April 6.— The pre liminary examination of R. F. Simpson. who shot and killed William Beynom at the Red House on March 25, began here to day before Justice J. B. Smith. The prisoner was represented by H. C. Chapman of Oakland, and District At torney Brown appeared for the people. MISS BELLE SPOTTSWOOD. MISS ISABEL DONOVAN. MISS ADDIE STEITS. THREE BEAUTIES, ONE OF WHOM MAY BE SELECTED AS THE FESTIVAL QUEEN. [Drau-n from photographs.] Mrs. Beynom, John Bchuld, William Ras mussen, John Patruel, Walter Mills, Frank Gaskell and Dr. C. E.-Camp were examined for the prosecution, and Samuel H. Lin grade, Mr. McAvoy and WiUiam Davis for the defense. The examination was con tinued to Monday morning at 10 o'clock, when the prosecution will present more testimony. The courtroom was crowded with specta tors, many being from San Pablo and the vicin ity of the locality where the shooting took place. TRAiy nr.RAii.En at fasadeka. A Spike on the Hails Came Xear Caus- ing a Disaster. PASADENA, Cal., April 6.— Overland train 1 on the Santa Fe road jumped the track to-night while approaching the sta tion about 6:30 p. m., and the engine bumped along on the ties for a distance of about 100 feet, shaking up the passengers in a lively manner. The cause of the derailment was a spike which had evidently been placed upon one of the rails. The passengers will have to stay here till morning while the wrecking crew is putting the engine back on the rails. RECEIVES ORDERS AT SEATTLE. The British Man-of- War Pheasant to I'atrol Bering Sea. VICTORIA, B. C. April 6.-H. M. S. Pheasant has received telegraphic orders from Admiral Stepbenson on the flagship Royal Arthur to proceed uonh on April 'M and to patrol Bering Sea and the fishing grounds durine the close season, which begins May 1 and extends three months, during which time, under the Paris award, all pelagic fishing on this coast is stopped. The orders also direct Captain Garforth to carry out any new regulations that may be agreed upon Between the two countries. Two Death* at Vetaluma. PETALUMA, Cax., April 6.— Adam L. Rankin died this morning after a long ill ness. Rankin was a chaplain in the One Hundred and Thirteenth Illinois regiment during the war, was a member of George H. Thomas Post, G. A. R., of San Fran cisco, and was well known throughout California for his work as a home mission ary of the Congregational church. He was a native of Tennessee and aged 78 years. Mrs. M. Donaldson died here last even ing aged 88 years. She was one of the oldest residents of the township. Tide-Land Suit at Seattle. SEATTLE, Wash., April 6.— Frederick Schlopp to-day commenced a friendly suit in the Superior Court against the Land Commissioner and the Seattle and Lake Washington Waterway Company to en join the carrying out of the contracts for the filling in of the Seattle tide flats. The purpose is to obtain a judicial decision in terpreting the law under which the con tract was let. The Superior Court ren dered a decision favorable to the company on all points raised and the case will be heard m the Supreme Court next week. SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1895 — TWENTY-SIX PAGES. ALL SONOMA VOTING The County to Choose the Queen of the Roses. CONTEST AT SANTA ROSA. Rivalry to Reign Amid the Flowers of the Carnival Is Growing. BEAUTIES WHO ARE POPULAR. They Each Have Many Friends and Supporters in the Interesting Contest. I SANTA ROSA, Cal., April 6.— The good people of Santa Rosa are on the threshold of expectancy— waiting for the sunny May days when Flora, Queen of the flow ers, will reign in their lovely city. One <s before the Flower Queen awoke the slum bering roses of Santa Rosa and received courtly tribute. She came almost un heralded, with an air of timidity and doubting about her followers, who, while they spread a carpet of roses over her path, wondered if the populace would do her most gracious majesty full honor. That was but a year ago, and to-day memories of the festivities attendant on Flora's re ception are so entirely pleasant, active preparations are in progress for the carni val of roses to be held on May 8, 9 and 10. A unanimity of sentiment prevails that this event, which, as it recurs yearly, will make Santa Rosa famous far and near, shall be a success through and through. Not a single dissenting voice can be heard, for everybody here is enthusiastic over the carnival. The people want it. They know they have a city of roses with a cli mate and a land which cannot be more truthfully nor more impressively presented to the world than by this very means. And then they have learned to love the abandon of a battle of roses, with glorious blossoms filling the air and transforming streets into wondrous mosaics of creams and crimsons, and everywhere a fragrance fit for the gods alone. "But who is the fair sovereign to be?" That is a question which now agitates Santa Rosa, yes, even the towns of the val ley stretching from the bay to Cloverdale, for Petaluma, Healdsburg and possibly other centers of population are taking a deep interest in it. A voting contest for the rose queen is in progress here, and only by popular ballot can this interesting question be decided. The elective franchise, so to speak, has been extended to all people who wish to pay ten cents for the privilege of voting for their choice, and with a broad spirit it has been extended throughout Sonoma County, thereby giving neighboring towns a chance to compete. It is not enough that Santa Rosa should possess the fair queen. Her sister cities may enter if they so desire, and eventually one of them may have the honor of win ning the prize. And so there is already a very wholesome rivalry in the contest for queen of the rose carnival. Last Tuesday a ballot-box was placed in Wrisrht's sta tionery store on the main street and orna mental signs were hung up about the place asking everybody to cast a vote. As expected at the beginning, voting has been rather slow so far, because people do not know who the young ladies are for wliom they should vote. The committee having in charge the pub lic ballot for Queen of the Rose Carnival examined the box to-day and counted the ballots. Miss Elaine Davis had the highest num ber of votes. The otherß voted for are: Miss Millie Matthews, Miss Belle Spotts wood, Miss Kate Denman of Petaluma. Mr?. Walter Byington, Miss Emma Shea, Miss Maggie Honey, Miss Isabella Dono van, Miss Addie Steits of Healdsburg, Miss Bhelton of Stony Point, Miss Yost of Kenwood. Miss Donovan is a very popular girl among the Santa Rosans. She has made her own way in life and into social popu larity, and is now in charge of the Sunset Telephone Office here. She is a vivacious and entertaining young lady of the demi blonde *ype, whose winsome personality has secured her a host of friends who will support her in the contest. Miss Spottswood is the granddaughter of Thomas Hopper, one of the wealthiest men of the county, and moves in the "avenue set" — the aristocratic society of McDonald avenue. The beaus of Santa Rosa say she is one of the local beauties and a really interesting girl with numerous admirers, who believe she stands a good chance of winning. Miss Elaine Davis is the young daughter of J. B. Davis, the railroad man. It was thought that she would be queen by selec tion, but the committee failed to agree on a choice. Being very pretty and engaging, she could grace the coveted position and do honor to it as well. Miss Steiis of Healdsburg has many ad mirers here as well as up the valley, where it is believed an active canvass will be made in her behalf. If the citizens of Healds burg had chosen a candidate for queen by mutual consent they could hardly have taken a more beautiful or more generally liked girl than Miss Steits, about whose prospects there is no end of speculation just now. Miss Shelton of Stony Point and Miss Denman of Petaluma will have such gen erous support that it is highly probable the queen may come from the lower end of the valley to preside over the carnival of roses. Of course, many other ladies are favoritei, though at the present time it is not possi ble to say if they will be in the contest. After the queen is elected she will select her maids of honor from the towns of So noma, all of whom will come with their friends in throngs to add eclat to the fair queen's carnival. The committee on entertainment for the rose carnival held a meeting last night and discussed a programme for the second evening. Cassasa's band of San Francisco has ten dered its services upon terms that are con ceded to be quite liberal. It is believed that this band will be secured to play at the Atheneum on the occasion of the de livery of the prizes. Governor Budd and his staff will, in all probability, be present. Mayor Sutro of San Francisco and the leading officers of the National Guard are also to be invited. Another suggestion under consideration by the committee is to have a local amateur theatrical en tertainraentbyyoung ladies and gentlemen lavishly decorated with flowers. The features of the play are to be floral in character, and it is to be written by a local playwright. The performance is to be inter spersed with songs of flowers by local talent. The country people are taking an active interest in tho carnival and every indica tion is that an immense throng of people will be present. The committee on programme and enteY tainment is composed of Hon. J. T. Camp bell, Mrs. Dr. Finley, Mrs. Mayor Wood ward, Mrs. Judge Dougherty, Dr. Porter, Mrs. P. P. Rue and Major L. W. Juilliard. HIGH SCHOOL JFIKLn DAY. The Winners of the Various Events at South, I'urh. SANTA ROSA, Cal., April 6.— The pupils of the Santa Rosa High School had a grand field day at South Park, near this city, to day. There were many entries in all events, and there was lively rivalry in all sports. Cecil Riley acted as field captain. The events and winners are as follows: 100-yard dash— Won by Ben Hall. Time, 11 seconds. Running broad jump— Won by E. Dv Bose. Distance, 17 feet 3 inches. Running high jump— Won by C. Wooley. Dis tance, 4 feet 8 inches. Tutting the shot— Won by C. Riley. Distance, 30 feet 4 Inches. 220-yard dash— Won by B. Hall. Time, 27J^ seconds. Standing nigh jump— Won by Hall. Distance, 3 feet 9 Inches. 440 yard dash— Won by Hall. Time, 55 seconds. Hammer throwing— Won by Coulter. Dis tance, 77 feet 6 inches. 120-yard hurdle race— Won by Hall. Time, 20 seconds. Standing broad jump— Won by Surryhne. Distance, 9 feet. Half mile bicycle race— Won by Frederick Lemmon. Time, G6J2 seconds. In competing in the standing broad jump event Ted Crawford, son of Judge Craw ford, broke bis right leg at the ankle. SAN BERNARDINO SIN Two Youthful Baptists Guilty of Dancing at a Cotillion. DECREE OF THE CHURCH. Unless the Transgressors Ask Forgiveness They Will Be Excommunicated. A PROTEST WILL BE MADE. Explanation of the Reasons for Mak ingr the Charges by the Complainant. SAN BERNARDINO, Cai,/, April 6.— Two members of the Baptist Church of this city have been called upon to explain their conduct in having attended the most brilliant party of the year. Company E's cotilon party was indeed one of the most enjoyable and exclusive events ever given in this city, but the rigidity of church discipline seems to have been violated when members of the organ ization lent their presence on that occa sion. R. G. King is a member of Company E, and of course was present at the party given in honor of the organization. He is a member of the Baptist Church of this city, as is also Miss Pearl Barnes, a social favorite, who had accepted an invitation and attended the cotillon. At a business meeting of the members of the church last Wednesday evening charges were preferred by H. A. Reed against Mr. King and Miss Barnes, for conduct unbecoming Christians, and they were cited to appear three weeks from that date to show cause why they should not be expelled from the church. There is no interdiction against dancing in the church code, but each communicant covenants to do nothing improper or un becoming to Christians. Mr. Reed, who brings the Charges, said to the Call's cor respondent that dancing by one member of a congregation brings the whole congrega tion into disrepute. It will be demanded of the offending lady and gentleman that they publicly ac knowledge their faults and ask the congre gation's forgiveness. Mr. King is not inclined to let the matter go unnoticed, and says he will contest it when it comes before the congregation. He maintains that while the church may not give its>approval to dancing, that form of amusement is not specifically for bidden, and that he has the right to elect for himself whether he will indulge in the amusement. However, the members of the church, while regretting much that the difficulty has become public, incline to the view that there is no such latitude permitted by the discipline of their organization, and some of them expressed themselves that there could be but one result unless the young people admitted their fault and asked for pardon. Big Shipments of Oranges. SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., April 6.— Fifty-three \ carloads .' of oranges were shipped from here during the week ended to-night, making a total of 914 carloads for the season to date. Orders from Eastern points are coming in fast, and are expected to continue so for navels to the close of the season. V __• SAN DIEGO-SALT LAKE LINE A Utah Capitalist's Proposal to Form a Company to Build the Road. Citizens Are Enthusiastic Over the Scheme and Are Taking Prelimi nary Steps In the Matter. SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 6.— An impor tant meeting was held to-night to discuss a new railroad proposition made by Thomas Taylor of Utah, a capitalist and prominent member of the Mormon church, to interest the people here in building a railroad from Salt Lake to the bay of San Diego. Mr. Taylor explained briefly his project, which was to turn his properties, con sidered worth $5,000,000, into stock in a company that would build a railroad to this city, thus affording an outlet for the coal and iron and a direct Eastern outlet from San Diego via the Rio Grande West ern. What he asked was only what San Diego had always promised and offered to a new railroad— terminal facilities and sufficient real estate to make it an induce ment to a company to seek this port. It was declared the sense of the meeting that if the proposition were found correct and as represented, it was believed that the cit) r could furnish depot grounds and terminal facilities and real estate to the value of $500,000. To bring matters into a tangible shape a committee of five leading citizens, consist ing of A. E. Nutt, Heber Ingle, U. S. Grant Jr., R. M. Powers and Watson Parrish, were appointed to confer with Mr. Taylor and report. The committee will meet Monday morning. The citizens are en thusiastic. Interviews with over 100 lead ing men show a remarkable sentiment in favor of pushing the project to completion. Mr. Taylor recently had an interview with Banker Peabody of New York, the power behind the Rio Grande Western, in which that gentleman said if the road were constructed to Cedar City, Utah, the Rio Grande would be extended to meet it, covering a gap of some 120 miles. This would afford an almost direct Eastern out let from San Diego, tapping a rich country. Mr. Taylor holds patents to immense coal and iron fields and he figures that coal can be laid down in San Diego at a price to drive the Australian coal from San Francisco, Honolulu and the southern coast as far as Cnllao. It is believed that Taylor represents the Mormon church in the project. As soon as the committee reports it is expected a public meeting will be held and a company formed. Major Lev! Chase offers eighty acres of land and other offers of land and cash made. One man controlling a water-front franchise says he will turn it in for stock in the new road. U. S. Grant Jr. said he had partially in vestigated the project and would .be glad to see the city of San Diego do all it could to secure the railroad. He > is convinced that the project is feasible and is ready to put up his share of preliminary expenses. ARREST OF A KIDNAPER. A Los Angeles Man Accused of Stealing a Jioy. SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 6.— A Dep uty Sheriff from Los Angeles County to day; took Frank Tofte back there on a bench warrant, lssued by Judge Clark of the Superior Court. • . Tofte was caught here while on the way to Lower California with a six-year-old boy he claimed as his son under circumstances pointing Vto kidnaping. . The details of the case could not be obtained from Los Angeles ; but Tofte claimed it was a case of domestic ■ infelicity, and, rather than surrender the boy to his wife, determined to flee. He said his wife was a , Catholic and he was a Protestant, and the trouble was caused by relatives. Three months ago, he says, he found the house robbed of everything and the boy gone. His wife instituted divorce proceed ings and applied for the guardianship of the boy, but the Judge gave the boy to him. Tofte took him into the country and his wife applied for a writ of habeas corpus, demanding that he bring the boy back and also applying for guardianship. Tofte was to appear with the boy yesterday, but de cided to go across the line with him. It is believed that the other side of the story is materially different. . Colonel Scott's Appointment. SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 6.— Colonel Chalmers Scott will leave _ here to-morrow for South Dakota, in response to a telegram from Dr. William A. Winder, allotting agent for the Rosebud Sioux, appointing Colonel Scott chief engineer. There are some 3,500,000 acres in the Rosebud agency to be allotted, and the work will consume three or four years. Three surveying par ties are now in the field. SAN MIGUEL PHENOMENA Subterranean Upheavals at the Island Wrecked the Sloop Liberty. Severe Shocks Dismantled the Ves sel and a Maelstrom Whirled It as a Top. SANTA BARBARA, Cal., April s.— The strange wrecking of the sloop Liberty in Cuyler harbor on San Miguel Island on the morning of March 30, which was briefly mentioned in press dispatches, occurred during a visit to the island of the Call's correspondent. The wreck of the 6]oop was due undoubtedly to seismic disturb ances beneath the water. The sloop had been lying for two days in her customary anchorage in the southwest curve of Cuyler harbor. On the morning of March 30 the vessel lay a shattered hulk along the shore. The bows of the sloop were stove in and the mainmast was lying amidships, pointing sternward and envel oped in a tangle of rigging. The anchors, two in number, had dragged, and their thirty-fathom chains were wound around and around the keel of the vessel. Everything indicated that the sloop had received a severe blow from beneath the surface of the water and had then bean caught in a maelstrom, which had rolled her over and over. This view is confirmed by the experience of Captain Ellis' schooner, which anchored in precisely the same spot on Wednesday, April 3. At 12 o'clock, when the men were all below, a sudden severe shock sent the ship reeling and tossing, and brought the crew on deck. Immediately after the waters began to boil in a way never before witnessed on this coast by Oaptain Oleson, who is fa miliar with the whirlpools and maelstroms of Norway. The schooner began to drag its anchor, weighing 485 pounds, and attached to a heavy forty -five-fathom chain. Captain Oleson quickly slipped the an chor, after fastening a buoy to it, and got out of the harbor as quickly as he could set sail, only narrowly escaping drifting upon an ugly rock. Captain Oleson reports that the soundings of the anchorage, which were formerly four fathoms, are now seven fathoms, which shows a sinkage of six feet in solid rock at this point within a week. THE MURDER AT X ALA MA. It Was the Most Brutal Ever Committed in the County. KALAMA, Wash., April 6. — Further particulars of the killing of Homer Strait by Thomas Powell, his son-in-law, shows tfte murder to have been the most brutal one in the history of Cowlitz County. The men had had a lawsuit over a piece of land in which Strait won. Last Mon day Strait and a neighbor, named Piper, while near Strait's house, were met by Powell and Strait's wife, who had been living apart from him. The woman accosted Strait with the re mark that she had a crow to pick with him. Powell then began cursing Strait, and, drawing his pistol, fired a bullet, which passed through Strait's body just above his stomach. Strait tried to knock the pistol out of Powell's hand, but the latter succeeded in firing four more shots, none of which took effect. All this time the woman was pounding Strait over the head with an ox-goad, tear ing his scalp at every stroke. Piper finally separated the men and started home with Strait. # Powell then seized the ox goad and, run ning up to Strait, beat him into insensi bility. No arrests have yet been made. DEMAJfD FOB 2f EVA l> A HEEF. £aatern Buyers Depleting the Herds on the Itangp*. RENO, Nev., April 6.— Not for ten years has there been such a demand for beef cat tle as prevails this spring, and as a result the ranges are almost depleted. There is hardly a beef steer in Nevada, Grant Coun ty, Or., or that portion of California lying east of the Sierras, while last year there were fully 25,000\head seeking a market on the west side of the mountains. Eastern buyers have cleaned up all the beef in this section, and stock cattle have gone up about $2 per head. There is a better feeling among the stockmen now than for many years past. PRICE FIVE CENTS. FIRES ON THE COAST Destruction of the Big Pavilion at Santa Barbara. QUICK WORK OF FLAMES. The People Will Build a Larger Structure for the Flower Festival. BUENING OF A VINE HILL HOUSE Loss of Five Thousand Gallons of Win 9 Stored In the Cellar of the Place. SANTA BARBARA, Cal., April s.— The big pavilion in which the great ilower dis play for the Santa Barbara Festival and the Dance of the Flowers was to be held is in ruins, fire destroying it at noon to-day. Before the ashes were cool arrangements had been made to erect a new structure double the capacity of the burned building, which will be in readiness for the great fete. At five minutes past noon to-day an alarm called out the Fire Department. There was no need of designating the loca tion of the blaze, for from the pavilion arose a dense column of smoke and curling tongues of flame. By the time the firemen reached the spot the building was a roar ing furnace, and the cupola was tottering to its fall. So the tire-lighters' efforts were successfully directed to saving adjacent buildings and the racetrack stables. Fears were entertained for the safety of William Courtney, who was in the build ing at the time of the fire with some ladies and gentlemen, rehearsing a Greek play, but he safely escaped, a? did also the work men, who, however, lost their tools, and one of the men was severely scorched on the neck. The fire was caused by a spark from a young man's cigarette, which fell among pampas plumes and other inflammable decorations. The flumes spread so rapidly that the persons in and about the building became excited and forgot that a telephone was near by. They ran some distance to give an alarm, and so fully ten minutes elapsed before the Fire Department was notified, and the fire then was beyond control. In two hoars from the time of the fire, in fact before the flames were extinguished, the directors of the Flower Festival had, with commendable zeal and energy, called a meeting of prominent citizens and im mediately determined that they would con struct another and larger building in a more favorable location, with a seating capacity that should be double that of the one now in ruins, and to be ready in time for the festival. They propose to decorate it more profusely than before, as the rich have doubled their subscriptions. Santa Barbara will see to it that the peo ple shall not be disappointed. The cost of the burned building was $16,000, and insurance $2000. The Flower Festival Association was engaged in deco rating the building for the coming festival, and there is a loss of about $1500 worth of decorations, labor and material. firebugs at Soquel. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., April 6.— Recently Soquel has suffered from several fires, be lieved to have been incendiary. Yester day an apparatus consisting of a can and candle and a bottle half filled with coal oil was found in a building. The candle was partly burned, showing that an attempt had been made to fire the building. In the ruins of the fire which destroyed two buildings this week was found a can and a broken bottle. No cause can be assigned for the incendiary act, excepdfthat it is the work of some one with a mania for run ning to a fire. A Blaze at Vine Bill. SANTA CRUZ, Cat,., April G.-G. A. Branis' residence at Vine Hill, in the cel lar of which 5000 gallons of wine was stored, was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon, caused by a defective flue. The loss is $4000, with small insurance. Santa Clara. Residence Burned. SAN JOSE, Cal., April 6.— The residence of Mrs. E. Q. Bennett at Santa Clara was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The fire originated in an incubator. In fighting the fire Mrs. Bennett was badly burned. Governor JBudd Will Explain. SACRAMENTO, Cax., April 6. —It is stated that, on account of ad verse newspaper criticism and stated dis satisfaction by several parties concerned, that Governor Budd is engaged in the preparation of a document explanatory of his reasons for pocketing a number of bills which he failed to sign. The Governor has been shut up in his office all the even ing, and it has heen a matter of impossi bility to obtain an interview with him on the subject. unms &co'§ COPPER RIVETED .■ " ■ " - . AND SPRING BOTTOM PANTS. EVERY PAIR GUARANTEE!*. fOB SALE EVERYWHERE^"