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VOLUME LXXTIL-NO. 120.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS Sanders Again on Trial for Forgery at Fresno. HISTORY OF THE CRIME. The Result of the Case Will Settle the Mystery of the Wootton Murder. IT IS THE SECOND HEARING. Testimony Will Show that the De fendant Has the Missing Man's Property. FRESNO, Cat... April S.— The second trial of Professor \Y. A. Sanders of Reed ley on the charge of forgery began here to day. The case is one of the most sensa tional over tried in the county. On March 1. L 894, William Wootton, a wealthy farmer of Reedley, suddenly dis appeared, and, although the shrewdest de tectives in the State have been trying to fina him, they have utterly failed. Wootton owned 3000 acres of land near Reedley, and it is the belief of many people that Professor Sanders murdered him after getting the title to the property into his own name. The result of the trial for forgery will practically settle the ques tion as to whether or not Sanders mur dered Wootton to get possession of the rich" estate. According to Sanders' story he had been negotiating with Wootton for the purchase of his ranch for some time, intending to use the money of John Knausch, a life long friend. On February 1, Knausch and a man named Graves drove over to Reed ley in a two-horse buggy, intending to go to Wootton's ranch. Missing their way, they found themselves on the wrong side of a steep hill. Rather than drive around it, they left their buggy at the house of a Mr. Vance and climbed over the hill to Wootton's ranch, carrying with them |33,000 in gold coin in two sacks. Sanders says he had gone to Wootton's house in a buckboard and was there when Knausch arrived. Knausch offered Woot ton $40,000 for the ranch. Wootton wanted $50,000. Then Knausch brought forward the two sacks of coin and emptied : the thousand $20 pieces on the table, say ing he would give a check for the balance on a Los Angeles bank. Wootton became ■wild with excitement when he saw the coin, and the bargain was made at $45,000. Wootton gathered up the coin and put it tntx> the sucks, which be loaded on to the buckboard, intending to brine the immense treasure to Fresno for safekeeping. All four men started for Fresno in the two vehicle?, Wootton and Sanders riding to- i gether and carrying the money. When near Fowler Wootton became angry at Sanders and, taking the sacks of coin into the other vehicle, he told Sanders to go I back home. Sanders turned back and since i that time he has not seen Wootton, Graves or Kiiausch. At different times within a few weeks ■after Wootton disappeared, several of his friends have received letters bearing his name, but these are thought to "be forgeries sent out by Sanders. The peculiar part of the story is that Panders is the only man who knows Knausch and Graves, and it is he who has secured possession of Wootton's wealthy estate. Knausch has never returned to claim the property which Sanders says was bought with his money. Charles Rohloff, Wootton's hired man, ?a\v Sanders and Wootton drive away from the house on a run, Wootton sitting stiff and immovable, like a corpse. Everything at the house was left in confusion, $4000 worth of notes lying scattered on the floor. BURIED IS SEATTLE. Editor Heilbron Laid to Ht*t by Loving Friends and Acquaintance*. SEATTLE, Wash., April 8. — The re mains of the late George H. Heilbron, edi tor of the Post-Intelligencer, were buried to-day with public honors. After brief private services at the resi dence public services were held at the First Unitarian Church. The building was crowded with city officials, bankers, busi ness men, newspaper men, printers and Republican leaders, including Governor McGraw, and the casket was covered and surrounded with flowers. The services were conducted by Rev. ,T. B. Acton, and an address was delivered by Rev. William Martin of Tacoma. All the banks were closed and business was practically sus pended. Hound Over at Martinet. MARTINEZ, Cal., April B.— The pre liminary examination of R. F. Simpson, who shot William Beynom at the Red House, was concluded to-day. William Damra and Constable John E. Bouquet testified for the prosecution, and William Abbott, Thomas Fallon and Dr. Morrison for the defense. Afrer brief argument the case was submitted and Simpson was held to answer before the Superior Court. An effort wa^ made by his counsel to have him released on bonds, but Justice Smith re fused to grant it, and Simpson was re manded to the custody of the Sheriff. It is possible that his trial may take place at this session of the Superior Court. On Eire Off Cape Morn. ASTORIA, Or., April B.— Captain Cas- Bon of the British bark Cupica reports that when near Cape Horn on the Atlantic side in the latter part of December, a Norwe gian or Swedish bark— he could not make out which— was sighted half a mile distant on fire. When sighted the masts were falling. Careful inspection showed no signs of life, and he thought it had been abandoned. Accident at San Bruno. SAN MATEO, Cal., April B.— As local train No. 10 from San Jose this afternoon approached San Bruno, a band of about twenty horses, belonging to Johnson & Brown of the People's Dairy, Eighteenth and Mission streets, and being driven by two vaqueros and a man in a cart, was run into and three of them were injured so that Conductor Smith shot them. If ordinary precautions had been used in going The San Francisco Call. ahead and holding the horses back, acci dent could have been easily avoided. The train was in charge of Conductor C. 8. Smith and Engineer William Harder. SAXTA HAHKAJiA'S TEXT. Hie Floral Show Will Be Given Under a Jioof of Canvas. SANTA BARBARA, Cal., April B.— Before the flames which were devouring the pavilion on Saturday had subsided ex- Mayor E. W. Gaty had telegraphed to Alexander T. Badlam Jr. of San Francisco asking him to secure for the flower festival as soon as possible the largest and best tent that he could tind in or around San Francisco, and Mr. Badlam replied that he had found one 110 feet in diameter, which would be shipped on Monday's boat, arriv ing here on Tuesday. This tent, which has 12-foot walls and a 40-foot center pole, will be used as a roof to cover the finest dancing floor ever laid in Santa Barbara County, which an army of workmen laid to-day upon the vacant lot above the Arlington Hotel. Twelve-foot wooden walls will be built around this and the floral decorations will be so elaborate that nobody who gains entrance will be able to tell whether a tent or a brownstone front is outside. This tent pavilion will have the advan tage over the burned structure in its more convenient location, numerous entrances and the fact that it will be canopied from all the entrances direct to the Arlington, where supper will be given. Charles Tidball, the decorator, appears to be one of the heaviest losers by the fire. Among his losses was the largest silk American flag in California. The officers of the cruiser Olympia, sta tioned at Santa Barbara, to remain througn out the flower festival, have had infor mally extended to them the freedom of the city and are being feted and feasted by her citizens. On Sunday night the proprietors of the Arlington, Messrs. Gaty and Dunn, gave a banquet to fifteen of the warship's officers and fifteen prominent citizens. The floral decorations of the dining-room were elaborate, the most noticeable piece being a representation of the Olympia. Toasts were offered and speeches made by Judge Canfield, Percival Meigs and Mr. Elliott, a resident naval oflicer, and the Olympia's chief officers responded. Dur ing the banquet the orchestra discoursed appropriate national airs, and at its close the officers cheered the hotel and the peo ple of Santa Barbara. OREGOX PACIFIC RAILROAD. The Old Line Will He Reorganized and Extensions Built. ALBANY, Or., April B.— A. B. Ham mond, one of the purchasers of the Oregon Pacific Railroad, arrived in the city to-day and will make a tour of inspection over the entire road. The company will be re organized soon, he said ; papers for incor poration of the new company are now being prepared. It will be known as the Oregon Central and Eastern Railway. Mr. Hammond is naturally pleased that a new survey has been ordered by the War Department for Yaquina, and has confi dence that this harbor will receive jutt recognition and appreciation for further improvement. As to the new company's plans, Mr. Hammond said: "Our actions are handicapped by the ap peal pending in the Supreme Court re garding the confirmation of the sale of the Oregon Pacific, but if that is decided satis factorily we will first put the road in first condition, and then will come the question of extensions. As to the Eastern extension, we will build that also as fast as business will justify, and expect event ually to connect with one of the through Eastern lines. "There is in the timber region of the Santiam River nine or ten billion feet of timber. There is a great lumber industry to be developed there, and it is part of our plans to undertake this, which will require better wharfage in San Francisco and the chartering of a line of steam schooners from Yaquina. We have abundant capital to carry out our plans, but cannot go on with them except in a limited way until the appeal case is settled. We expect to build some each year until we finally carry out our plan for an Eastern connection. I have had reports from Eastern Oregon and realize that a great traffic across the moun tains awaits the advent of a railroad." MESLO PARK HOTEL BURKED. The Tire Caused by a Defective Flue in the Kitchen. MENLO PARK, Cal., April B.— The Menlo Park Hotel was totally destroyed by tire this afternoon. Shortly after 2 o'clock flames were discovered issuing from the rear of the building, but before assistance" could be secured the flames had gained such headway, owing to a strong breeze that was blowing at the time, that all attempts to put out the fire proved futile. The fire was caused by a defective flue in the kitchen. The town has no fire depart ment, but the Redwood City Hose Com pany, with Chief Lovie, were soon on the scene, and through their effort* the adjoin ing buildings were saved. The Menlo Park Hotel was owned by Martin Kuck. It was a well-known sum mer resort. It was built twenty-six years ago at a cost of $18,000. The building was insured in the London, Commercial Union of London and National of Hartford for $6000. All the furniture was saved. The citi zens here became alive to the necessity of a fire department and will meet Thursday evening to organize one. The hotel was surrounded by a cluster of oaks, which, together with the efforts of the firemen, prevented the fire from spreading to sur rounding buildings. j Will JJiirj/ Cannon in Spokane. SPOKANE, Wash., April B.— The funeral of the late A. M. Cannon will be held next Sunday. The remains are expected to ar rive Friday from New York. His two daughters in California have been advised by telegraph of the arrangements. At the time of his death Mr. Cannon was arrang ing to open an office in New York. Sentenced at Stockton. STOCKTON, Cal., April 8. — James Crowley, convicted of robbery, was to-day sentenced by Judge Budd to twenty years' imprisonment at Folsom. Crowley's part ner in the robbery was given only four years, having pleaded guilty. They held up a man named Rodgers at midday and stole a ring. Held for Murder in Fretno. FRESNO, Cal., April B.— Ah Souie was to-day held without bonds to answer to the Superior Court on the charge of having murdered Ah Wing a year ago. Souie is a highbinder, and he eluded the officers until caught in Lob Angeles a week ago. SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 1895. SANTA ROSA'S QUEEN New Names Are Added to the Long List of Candidates. THEY ARE ALL FAVORED. Miss Elaine Davis Leads in the Voting, With Miss Spotts wood Second. CONTEST BECOMING LIVELY. The Carnival Will Last Three Days, and Includes Concerts and a Grand Ball. SANTA ROSA, Cal., April 8.-The vote for a queen of the rose carnival to be held MISS ELAINE DAVIS, WHO LEADS IN THE CONTEST FOB QUEEN OF THE SANTA ROSA ROSE CARNIVAL. [From a photograph.] here in May goes on with increasing in terest. Several new names have been added to the list of candidates to-day. Miss Elaine Davis is still leading and seems to be the prime favorite. Miss Belle Spottswood is second and Miss Isabelle Donovan next. A new favorite in the field is Miss Fan nie Reynolds, daughter of a leading real estate man here. She is usually a winner. She has a large circle of friends and is a great favorite among her own sex. She is tall and fair with the air of a princess. If elected she will make a handsome and ac ceptable queen. Miss Lily Hill is a new favorite for queenly honors. She is winsome in face and attractive in form. The fair "Lily" is a general favorite with all who know her, and will be generously supported. The people are beginning to take an act ive interest in the contest, and the voting will become livelier every day. The gen PLEDGES WILL BE KEPT Hon. Frank H. Gould of Stockton Expresses Strong Views. Frank H. Gould, ex-Speaker of the Assembly and Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee, who is now practicing law in Stock ton, is enthusiastic over the CALL'S sugges tion that the merchants and farmers of the San Joaquin Valley should pledge their freight to the new railroad. He is also confident that they will make these pledges, and that having made them they will keep them consci entiously. Speaking of the matter yesterday he said: "It is an excellent suggestion; the finest idea imaginable; and the most valuable scheme, to my mind, that has yet been pre sented in aid of the Valley road. With these pledges the road will start out with an as sured, a guaranteed business, as it were, from the very start. Of course the new road would get the business anyway, but starting with such a traffic is quite a different thing from building up little by little. The farmers of the San Joaquin will make those pledges too, and, what is better yet, they, having made them, will observe them consci entiously. I know what I am talking about when I say this, for I lived for years in Merced and I am familiar with the conditions in Fresno, Visalia and Tulare, and all along down the line. The farmers are incensed against the old conditions to a degree of which you here in San Francisco have no con ception. " tlemen riders and also the horsewomen of Santa Rosa will take part in the parade, and with theirtrim riding habits will make a charming appearance on their flower bedecked horses. The cyclers of this and other cities are making preparations to have a parade here. About 150 are ex pected to be present, including wheelmen from Oakland, San Rafael, Healdsburg and Petaluma. Preparatory work for the carnival is be ing pushed by the committee having the matter in charge. A meeting of all the committees was held this evening in tne City Hall and satisfactory progress was re ported. The carnival is to continue for three days, beginning on May 9. The leading streets and thoroughfares and business houses are to be gorgeously dec orated. On the first evening a band con cert will be held. On the second evening the great Cassasa band will give an enter tainment in the theater. The Governor and leading citizens will be received and the prizes awarded on the same day. The committee has decided to have three floral arches on the main thor oughfare, Fourth street. The closing night will be taken up with a grand ball. Discovered Natural Gas, PASADENA, Cal., April B.— Some work men in tunneling for water on the property of J. D. Green in La Canyada Valley about six miles northwest of Pasadena struck a vein of natural gas which was so strong that it made them deathly sick. It is said that about four years ago when a tunnel was being run into the mountains in this same locality the workmen were unable to work more than a few hours at a time, be ing made ill unaccountably while at work. This is now thought to have been natural gas. A lighted candle brought near the vein caused a slight explosion, confirming the surmises of the finders as to its quality. Experts have been sent for, and a thor ough investigation will be made. The Monterey at San IHego* SAN DIEGO, Cal., April B.— The coast defender Monterey arrived this morning, bound for Callao. She will remain in port until Wednesday, perhaps loneer. A grand ball will be given Wednesday night at the Hotel del Coronado in honor of the pincers. Many visitors attending the demon fair are improving the chance to inspect the famous vessel. DIED NEAR WHATCOM. Twenty-One Men Killed in a Washington Mine Explosion. TEN BODIES RECOVERED. Three Heavily Loaded Cars Blown From the Track by the Explosion. NO ONE KNOWS THE CAUSE. Safety Lamps Were Used In the Gangways and Fans Kept the Air Clear of Gas. ~ SEATTLE, Wash, April 8. — A New Whatcom special to the Post-Intelligencer says: News has just been received of a terrible explosion in the Blue Canyon coal mine on Lake Whatcom, seven miles from this city. Ten dead bodies have been taken out and thirteen men are still in the mine. Every possible effort is being made to rescue them. A steamer has gone out from this city with Superintendent Donovan, three physicians, ten miners and a press correspondent on board. The mine was inspected three weeks ago and pronounced safe. TACOMA, Wash., April B.— A Ledger special from New Whatcom gives these details of the coal mine explosion there: An explosion from firedamp in Blue Canyon coal mine, on Lake Whatcom, at 2:45 this afternoon killed twenty-one men. W. A. Telford came from the mine to night. He was at the bunkers when the explosion occurred. He went to the in cline and found James Kearns at the mouth of the shaft nearly dead from ex haustion. Kearns said all in the mine were dead. He had carried Ben Morgan as far as he was able and dropped him. Morgan, he thought, was dead. Kearns and X. Gellum were the only ones who escaped out of twenty-four who were at work. Tom Valentine and J. O. Anderson were the incline men and they escaped. At the switch of the gangway, 800 feet from the month of the tunnel, Ecklund and Telford found the body of George Roberts, and beyond were three loaded cars, which had been blown off the track. They next found the body of Ben Morgan, where it was dropped by Kearns, Ecklund and others. They were unable to go be yond room 21, about 500 feet from the angle of the tunnel and gangway. Their safety lamps went out and the gas drove the explorers back. In room 21 they found the bodies of Thomas Conlin and James Kirby. It is supposed that in addition to the four found seventeen perished. The gas was so thick that the rescuing party was unable to stay only a few minutes. The missing men with families are: D. Y. Jones, superintenaent; James Kirby, Andrew Anderson, James McAndrew, Charles Sllvorson, Mike Zeiliski. The single men were : Lucas Latka, E. P. Chase, Thomas Contin, George Roberts, Ben Morgan, John Williams, Alec Henderson, William Evans, Isaac John son, William Lyster, Charles Ramberg, Sam Olsen, J. A. Morgan, Martin Blum. Engineer J. J. Donovan of the mine was notified at his home in Fairhaven, and left with a party of men experienced in underground work this evening on a special train over the Bellingham Bay and Eastern and took the steamer Thistle to the mine. Physicians accompanied them. Mr. Donovan says he does not under stand how the explosion occurred, as safety lamps were used everywhere out in the gangway. The tunnel is 800 feet long and the gangway 1000 feet long, and has twenty-six rooms opening from it. The fans were kept running all the time and the cause of the explosion is unknown. The Mine Was Paying. SEATTLE, Wash., April B.— The Bine Canyon mine is the property of the Blue Canyon Coal Mining Company, composed of M. E. Downs, A. E. Houser and several other Montana capitalists." It was opened in 1890 by J. F. Wardner, who sild it to its present owners. The coal is of high quality and is now being used on United States warships. The company had spent much money in opening the mine and had just got it into paying condition. I.OBT HEAR PASAItEXA. One of a Ins Anffelet Picnic Party Mist- ing in the Mountain*. PASADENA, Cal., April B.— Jud W. Walverton was lost in the mountains near here yesterday and has not yet been found. He was one of a party that passed through here yesterday, prin cipally employes of the Troy laundry of Los Angeles, bound for Eaton's canyon on a picnic. They had a keg of beer with them and were not aware of the disappear ance of Mr. Walverton until late in the afternoon. After a long search they gave him up until this morning, when a party went out headed by the manager of the laundry, but up to 5 o'clock p. m. had not found any trace of him. Another party having hounds with them left here at that hour. It is feared that he has fallen over one of the many precipices that abound in the Bier^> Madre range iad been killed or badly injared. Later— l :3o a. m.— The party which went in search of Walverton report having found his dead body lying at the foot of a canyon about a mile from the place where he was last seen. The shattered remains will be brought to this city to-morrow. The young man has relatives in Dayton, Ohio, who have been notified. The belief is that in his wandering he slipped and rolled down the side of the mountain, fall ing on the rocks below. JUMP JED OUT NEAR GAZT. An Insane < Passenger _ Leaps From a "■■ ■ ; '"; ) ~ Swift- Moving , : Train. \ ''.'-. SACRAMENTO, Cal., April B.— August Koch, a resident of Cleveland, Ohio, be came violently insane on the overland train to-day sprang through one of the windows of the cars while the train was moving at the rate of over thirty miles an hour near Gait. He escaped uninjured with the exception of a number of slight cuts on his hands and face, occasioned by the breaking of the window-glass. The train, which is known as No. 2, left this city at 2:30 p. m. and was running at a high rate of speed. When in the vicinity of Arno station the passengers noticed that a man named August Koch was acting in a very peculiar manner. He attempted to crawl under one of the seats, evidently with the intention of secreting himself from view, but finding this to be a:i impos sibility Koch sprang to his feet and giving utterance to an unearthly yell sprang head first through the glass window of the car and struck on the ground. As soon as possible the train was brought to a standstill and a party hurried back to the aid of the man who they supposed would at least be crippled, if he had not been instantly killed. Picking him up from the ditch where he had fallen they found that, with the exception of a few slight cuts, he had escaped unhurt. On being questioned as to his reason for jump ing from the train, Koch said that he did it because he wished to escape from a band of robbers who intended to rob the train. He also claimed that he had tnrown his purse from the car to prevent them from getting the contents. After a short search the article was discovered and was found to contain the sum of $3. Koch was re turned to this city and confined in the County Jail, where he will be examined as to his sanity. SACRAMENTO FUNDED DEBT A Member of the Board of Trustees Charges Miscon duct to Commissioners. He Asks an Investigation and the Arrest of the Men If the Re sults Warrant It. SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 8. — The question of the old funded debt commis sion was brought up to-night by the City Board of Trustees, and sensational charges were made by one of the members against the commission. In 1872 this city was bankrupt, owing to fires and floods, and there was no way of paying the large debt which hung over it. In this year the Legislature passed a bill providing for the payment of this debt on terms that were very advantageous to the city. The law provided that a certain annual tax be levied on all property in the city to be paid into a certain redemption fund, and that a commission be appointed to look out for and apply the fund. It was the duty of this commission to advertise for bids as soon as there was $2000 in the fund and cancel those obliga tions against the city that could be can celed for the least amount on the dollar. In no case were they to pay more than 35 cents on the dollar. J. .H. Devine of the City Board of Trus tees has been, looking into the matter, and to-night accused C. H. Cummings, secre. tary of the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank and Sparrow Smith, a money loaner,, members of the commission, of using the law to their own advantage and to the detriment of the taxpayers of Sacramento. He said that he wished the corporation counsel to investigate his charges, and if he was correct, as he was certain he was, to arrest the funded debt commissioners and bring them to trial. He then introduced a resolution com manding the commission to make out a complete account of all their transactions and lay it before the board of trustees by the first of May. "When he ceased speak ing he was applauded and the resolution passed with but two dissenting votes. PARDOXEI) BY THE GOVERNOR. Executive Clemetiry Granted Two Con- virts Who Are Invalids. SACRAMENTO.CaI., April B.— Governor Budd to-day issued pardons as follows: To D. F. McCullough, sentenced to six months in Oakland in January last for ob taining money under false pretenses; the prisoner since his incarceration has lost the sight of one eye and is threatened with total blindness. The pardon is granted on the recom mendation of the Mayor and sentencing Judge so as to allow him to have an opera tion performed. A pardon was also granted to Walter.alias Martin, Aronson, convicted of petty lar ceny in San Francisco in August last and sentenced to State prison for eighteen months. It is claimed he is insane, was crazy at the time the crime was committed and an incompetent. His relatives in Ger many promise to take him home and care for him. He has been in insane asylums both in this country and Germany. Killed by Electric Cars. SACRAMENTO, Cai.., April 8.-Charles Taylor, a 13-year-old lad, fell from an elec tric streetcar and was run over at Four teenth and P streets to-night. He had his right leg so badly crushed below the knee that amputation was necessary. The boys have been in the habit of jump ing on and off moving cars while playing, and every effort has been put forth by the railroad company to put a stop to the prac tice without success. To-night young Taylor and a companion jumDed on a P-street car simultaneously. The lad who was with him gave Taylor a playful push and he lost his balance, fell to the ground and rolled under the car. As soon as possible the car was stopped and the lad conveyed to his home. Chinese Robber Caught. SACRAMENTO, Cal., April B.— This evening there was a wild and exciting chase through the streets by two China men after one of their countrymen named Leung Gin, who. they said, had robbed his mining partners near Placer Gap, Placer County, of a quantity of gold. The fugitive was caught by Sergeant Plunkett. On being searched some |60 worth of gold was found tied about one of his ankles. The other Chinaman said he was to have deposited the gold at Auburn, but made away with it. There is a rumor that the prisoner is implicated in the re cent Dutch Flat robbery, and that there is a reward offered for him. Judgment Reverted. LOS ANGELES, Cal., April B.— The Su preme Court to-day reversed the judgment and order of the Superior Court of San JMego County, appealed from in the case of the First National Bank of Bridgeport, Ohio, (appellant) vs. the Perris Irrigation district and the Coronado Foundry und Machine company, and remanded the case for a new trial. The amount involved is $4192. PRICE FIVE CENTS. START AT STOCKTON First Dirt Has Been Turned for the Val ley Road. THE SURVEY UNDER WAY Engineers Run the Line From the Water Front to the Channel Shore. A NEW FRANCHISE WANTED. There Will Be No Material Changes Made In the Route as Originally Planned. STOCKTON, Cal., April B.— The first surveying work on the Han Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railroad commenced at this city to-day under the supervision of Assistant Chief Engineer John A. Gra ham and a corps of two other engineers and nine assistants. The first operations were commenced this afternoon, a mimber of city and property monuments, knowl edge of the location of which is necessary for the commencement of the prelimi naries, being unearthed. City Engineer Compton assisted in this work, and it did not take long for the engineers to become familiar with the situation and commence running a line. The first monuments to be located were three iron pins that marked the city line back of the Crown mills on the water front. When the first pin had been lo cated by the city engineer, a laboring man who was standing in the big crowd that had gathered to watch the operations asked for a pick. He was handed one and proceeded to dig for the pin. After strik ing a few licks the man handed the imple ment to one of the surveying gang, saying, "I have struck the first lick for the road that is to free California." After locating the desired monuments, Engineer Graham directed that the line be run toward Mor mon Channel through the water-front tract of thirteen acres that is to be given the company for yards. The muddy banks of the channel only stopped the men, some of whom sank into the mud up to their hips. The work was commenced late in the afternoon, the men having spent most of the day in unpacking their instruments and other equipments, which arrived here ahead of them. Before night came a line 3000 feet long had been surveyed from the point where the first iron pin was located to the channel. This represents the first section of surveying done on the new road. Mr. Graham said that it would take ft week and a half to run the necessary lines in the city, which will include those made in surveying the various properties that is to come into possession of the new cor poration in this city. After the surveys Truly Marvelous A Cure Seldom Equaled in Medica/ History All Other Treatment Failed— Hood's Sarsaparilla Cured. "My wife sprained her ankle ten years ago. It apparently got well to all outward appearance, it being a little larger than the other ankle, but in a few months three sores broke out on her knee, her ankle and foot. They became Large Running Ulcers And the doctor could not do anything t« help. I then took my wife to the hospital and the surgeons scraped all the flesh round the sores, and said they would get well. They almost healed up, but soon two little specks came, one on each side of the first sore. The doctors said they would not amount to anything, but in a few days they turned out to be more ulcers, and in a short time they had eaten into the origi- nal sore and made a large wound. The surgeon next decided that an Operation Must Be Performed. My wife would not consent to this. I was about discouraged and decided to have her try a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla. Be- sides giving her this medicine we bandaged her foot in steeped leaves and roots and continued this treatment for five months. At the end of that time she had taken eleven bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla, the sores were all healed and she is perfectly well. My wife is 52 years old and is in the best of health." Joseph C. Fbeeby, Long Beach, Cal. Postmaster Holmsn Of Long Beach, Cal., says he knows Mr. Free by to be a man of his word, and he believes his statement to be strictly true. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the Only True Blood Purifier And Spring Medicine. Now is the time to take it, because now is the time when it will do you the most good. Unnri'o Pillc act harmoniously with lIDUU 0 rlHo Hood's Sarsaparilla. 25c