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VOLUME LXX¥iif£-NO. 5.
End of Another Chapter
in the Reedley For
gery Case.
Planning to Supply China
With Flour From the
Coast States.
Shocking Death of a San Benito
County Farmei — Vancouver
Officials Deposed.
VISALTA. Cal, June 4.— The case of
Thomas Wootton vs. W. A. Sanders, John
Knausch and Milton O. Abbot came up
for final settlement before Judge Cross
this morning. The action was similar to
that brought at Fresno yesterday. Plain
tiff was allowed his decree by which the
deed recorded here on March 5, 1894, pur
porting to have been made by William
Wootton, the missing rancher, to John
Knausch, the mythical personage, is de
clared void. Plaintiff also rec overed costs
of $52 20.
The witnesses, sworn on behalf of the
plaintiff were: E. T. Wolcott, George
Wiseman, Charles Kohlof, W. W. Phillips
and A. B. Lawson. Their testimony went
toward establishing the fact that there was
no such man as John Knausch. George
Wiseman had farmed part of the Wootton
ranch for many years and was intimate
*vith Wootton. He never saw Knausch.
Charles Rohlof was Wootton 's chief
workman. The last time he saw Wootton
was February 1, ISO 4. when he left the
place with W. A. Sanders, the day the
deed is supposed to have been made.
Rohlof saw no other man on the ranch
that day and never saw Knausch.
A. B. Lawson, the detective, testified
that he had searched carefully all over the
State wherever there was the remotest pos
sibility of finding a trace of Knausch, but
had found none.
T. C. Van Ness of San Francisco, of the
firm of Van Ness <fc Redman, and J. P.
Meux of Fresno appeared as attorneys for
Wootton, and Frank H. Short of Fresno
represented the defendants. Thus ends
another chapter in the sensational case of
William Wootton. whose sudden disap
pearance has completely baffled the keen
t.-t detectives in the State.
* '-'# ft' ■ Hill -AT SEATTLE.
Planting for the. Proposed Xew Steam.
»hip /.imp to China.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 4.— James J.
Hill, president of the Great Northern, who
was in the city for six hours to-day, spent
most of the time in conference with Woo
Gen. the Seattle manager of the house of
the Wa Ohong Company, Hongkong, and
made searching inquiries respecting the
disposition of the Chinese toward flour as
an article of food.
Woo Gen was of the opinion that if flour
could be laid down in China for 62}$ cents
per sack of fifty pounds it could be sold at
a profit for To cents by dealers and compete
with rice. He thought that if the great
masses of China once began to use flour
they would not go back to rice, and if it
could be placed within the reach of the
laboring classes a demand would be created
so large that all the rlourmills on the
Pacific Coast could not supply one-tenth of
the call 3 made on them.
Hill's idea is to carry Hour so as to give
it to the Chinese for l}^c per pound, and
bring return cargoes of rice so as to supply
the markets here at lj^c per pound. He
wants to be assured of a permanent de
mand before taking up the enterprise, and
cays that if the Great Northern does put
on a line of steamers they will be the larg
est and best possible to be obtained. The
question of a terminus will be determined
by the lowest rate at which flour can be
placed on ships. Seattle, he says, will be
the place, provided the condition is ful
filled. This is understood by shippers
here as indicating that this place will have
the terminus provided the Asiatic line is
set up.
Work on th* San Jiernardino County Ir
rigation Scheme to lie Pushed.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 4.—
Final papers were signed to-day, whereby
the Columbia Colonization Company be
came possessed of all right, title and inter
est of the Victor Reservoir Company, and
the purchasers took formal possession of
the property.
General C. H. Howard, who is acting for
the Chicago syndicate, leaves for the East
to-morrow. He states the company has a
half million of dollars which will be used
at once in developing the reservoir and
building distributing ditches to irrigate
The Famoua Boaton Dirine la Coming to
f>an Franciaco.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 4.—
Cf v. Joseph Cook of Boston, who is mak
ing a tour of the world, lectured in Red
lands to-night on "Ultimate America."
He will make only one more halt in Cali
fornia — San Francisco — leaving for that
City to-morrow morning. Rev. Mr. Cook
will take the next steamer for Honolulu,
thence to Japan, where his wife will join
him for the remainder of the journey
uround the globe.
Heart T>i Mease Causes the Sudden J'a.ts
ing of Charlotte Anderaon.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 4.— Miss
Charlotte A nderson of Mor.tecito, a popu
lar and accomplished 3'oung society leader,
died suddenly of heart disease at her home
early this morning. Miss Anderson is a
daughter of Captain Anderson, a gentle
man well known la New York, and part
owner of several Hudson River steamers.
A.n Attorney Rebuked for Giving a
Juror a Glaaa of Wine.
FRESNO, Cal., June 4.— Durine the
progress of the trial of Frank Jordon on
the charge of having murdered Boyd Bal
The San Francisco Call.
throp at Selma Judge Risley this morning
delivered a severe lecture to James A.
Burns, one of the attorneys for the defense,
who had treated a juror to a glass of wine
in a saloon. The lawyer asserted that the
juror had followed him into the saloon
and that he could not well do otherwise
than ask him to drink with several others.
A Puyallttp Indian Mtudent Accidentally
Killed by His Cousin.
TACOMA, Wash., June 4. —Joseph
Lewis, a British Columbia Indian, who
has been attending the Puyallup Indian
school on the reservation, was shot and
killed early this morning by his cousin,
Lincoln McKay. The scene of the accident
was Robert Rigney's place, about one and
a half miles from here. Lewis lived three
minutes after being shot. He received the
full charge from one barrel of a shotgun in
his neck and face.
A large party of students, out on the an
nual picnic of the Puyallup Indian school,
went to Kidney's place to pick wild black
berries yesterday. Guards were put out
during the night, and early this morning,
after the guards were taken off, a large
number of young Indians gathered around
McKay, who was examining his shotgun
in an experimental way. McKay did not
know the gun was loaded. He cocked the
hammer and took aim at his cousin, and
in a few minutes the latter was a corpse.
A Terrible Accident Which Coat Daniel
linker His Life.
HOLLISTER, Cal., June 4. — Daniel
Baker met with a horrible death at Bitter
water, this county, yesterday. While com
ing down the grade on a four-horse load of
hay, the brake of the wagon broke. In
jumping to save himself. Baker fell be
tween the rack and the stump of the tire.
Not being injured to any extent, Baker
sent a companion for aid to get him out.
The companion took the leaders off, leav
ing the wheelers hitched to the wagon.
When help returned an hour later, the
wheelers were pulling hard on the traces,
and had crushed the unfortunate man to
death. The deceased was 30 years old.
his REAso.y nExnnoxED.
A Well- Known Physician of Grayson Ar
rested by Stockton l'olice.
STOCKTON, Cal., June 4.— Constable
Carroll arrested Dr. J. H. Dawson of Gray
son at noon to-day and locked him up on
a charge of insanity.
Dr. Dawson came to Stockton yesterday,
and has been acting very queerly ever
since. To-day the authorities were noti
fied that he was in the Business College,
and. was so unruly that they were asked to
place him under arrest.
Dawson is said to have a very creditable
record as an able physician in this State.
Before moving to Grayson he was the
County Physician of Butte County, and at
one time had a large practice in Oakland.
The use of morphine and cocaine caused
him to lose his reason.
San Diego JPeopld Hot Alarmed- Over tfie
<ieneral'a Ahaenc*.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., June 4.— General H.
G. Rollins, who is believed by his friends
in Los Angeles, where he was at one time
County Auditor, to have met with foul
play on the Lower California peninsula,
was heard from two months ago at Alamo,
where he was preparing for a prospecting
trip to the gulf coast, to be gone about six
months. Americans frequently go out on
long trips on the peninsula. The present
anxiety regarding General Rollins, after an
absence of only two months, does not
seem to be well founded.
The " Zexotr" Results in the Suspension
of McT,aren and McT.eod.
VANCOUVER, B. C, June 4.— The City
Council this evening suspended Chief of
Police McLaren and License Inspector Mc-
Leod as a result of the evidence given be
fore the Police Committee now investigat
ing the work of the police force.
The Bhicher Valley Hermit Arrested.
PETALITMA, Cal., June 4.— Tim Buck
ley, the Blucher Valley hermit who claims
he is the "Only Genuine Grover Cleve
land," has been living in the open air on
farms near here recently. This afternoon
he strolled into town and a farmer pointed
him out to the constable, who arrested
him by a clever deception. The "Presi
dent" will be examined by the Insanity
Sacramento Cycle Thief Captured.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 4.— For
some time past wheelmen in this city have
been frequently robbed of their bicycles.
To-day P. M. Jones, agent for a bicycle
company, went into the country and ob
tained a clew by which he recovered two
stolen wheels and caused the arrest of the
youth who had stolen them.
Hop Worms in Mrndocino County.
URIAH, Cal., June 4.— Hop worms,
which have been devastating the fields in
this valley, are constantly increasing in
number and are now attacking alfalfa
fields as well. Several farmers in this
vicinity are endeavoring to abate the
nusisance by burning the fields. This ac
tion has apparently resulted beneficially.
The Encampment at Vkiah.
URIAH. Cal., June 4.— A1l arrange
ments have been perfected for the encamp
ment of the Second Regiment, N. Q. C.
The soldiers will arrive here on the 15th
and remain until the 23d. Permanent
camping grounds have been secured in
Highland Park. Visitors will be here from
all over the State.
Stockton to Hold a Regatta.
STOCKTON, Cal., June 4.— The Stock
ton Athletic Association to-night decided
to give a State amateur regatta on the
Fourth of July. Valuable trophies will be
offered for barge races and other events.
A field day of sports is also promised.
Santa Barbara Odd Fellowa Sued.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 4 — R.
L. Booth, a hardware merchant, to-day
brought a mechanics' lien for materials
employed in the construction of the Odd
Fellows' Hall, the amount involved being
several thousand dollars.
Fire at Janes.
EUREKA, Cal., June 4.— The residence
of John H. Backen of Janes was consumed
by fire this morning. The loss is estimated
at $1100, with $600 insurance.
A Fatality at WataonviUe.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 4.— An Ital
ian gardener named Vanna was instantly
killed this afternoon by rock striking him
on the head while blasting near Watson
Officials Looking Into
the Cooly Labor
Japanese Said to Have Been
Imported Contrary to
the Law.
The Matter Will Be Probed to the
Bottom and the Guilty Parties
PLEASANTON, Cal., June 4.— The de
termination of Labor Commissioner L.
Fitzgerald and United States Immigration
Commissioner Stradley to get at the bot
tom facts of the cooly labor question be
gan to bear its first fruits to-day at the
investigation here.
For some time past the Commissioners
suspected that many Japanese were being
brought to farms in this county in viola
tion of the United States contract labor
law. The Immigration Department at
Washington instructed Mr. Stradley to
probe to the bottom, and if his suspicious
were confirmed to punish the guilty par.
ties. Governor Buda gave Mr. Fitzgerald
similar instructions.
Over eighty farmers and Japanese labor
ers were subpenaed to be present at the in
vestigation to-day and give testimony. A
few were inclined to be hostile, and said
they would not obey the summons, but the
prospect of arrest induced them to change
their minds. One of these was a Japanese
contractor named Sato. This fellow said
that the Japanese laborers in the fields
would not attend the investigation. He
was told to tell them that if they refused
to obey every man who had been subpe
naed and who did not appear would be ar
rested to-morrow. They sent word this
afternoon that they would attend to-mor
At 1 o'clock to-day Commissioner Strad
ley and his chief deputy. Mr. Gaffney,
who speaks the Japanese language; Com
missioner Fitzgerald and Deputy C. L.
Damra and Special Agent Green assembled
in Judge Brophy's courtroom and began
the investigation. Several important facts
were brought out. It was learned that the
Japanese contractor, Sato, handled nearly
all the Japanese laborers in the hop and
sugar-beet fields. He mates his headquar
ters at the Pleasanton Hop Company's
ranch, from which he hires out the coolies.
Two contracts were brought to light
which make the Commissioners believe
that the labor law has been violated by the
importation of laborers from Japan for
work in the fields here. All the testimony
was taken down by a stenographer, and the
statements made by the white witnesses to
day will be compared with the testimony
of the Japanese laborers, which will be
taken to-morrow. The witnesses to-day
would not acknowledge the existence of
any contracts for foreign laborers before
the laborers had landed. However, the in
vestigating Commissioners are convinced
that they are on the right track and that
sensational features will be brought out
before the investigation is over.
The first witness was Phillip Kolb, a
resident of Pleasanton. He said that the
industries of the district are the growing
of hops, beets, fruit and grain. Most of
the laborers, he said, are Japanese and
Chinese. In the hop business the white
contractor contracts by the acre and sub
lets the contracts to the Japanese boys.
Mr. Kolb said:
"I think that Sato, the Japanese con
tractor, brought out a great many Jap
anese for Mr. Downing, a farmer, who con
tracts for Mr. Lillienthal. Downing raises
hops and beets, and uses Japanese help on
his farm. Sato came to me and said that
he would like to get some more of -his own
countrymen whom he could not get in this
State. He said he had written letters to
all parts of the State, but found that he
could get no Japanese. He said lie would
send to Japan for them if he could get the
money to bring them out.
"That was a year ago. Later in the fall
he told me that he had obtained the
money. He never asked me directly for
money, but hinted that he wanted me to
loan him money to bring laborers from
Japan. At that time he was furnishing
Mr. Bray with men, and later on he did
give him all the Japanese wanted. Bray
raises beets near here. He has no Japanese
employed this year. I do not know where
Sato got the money to import the Japs,
but he spoke of Bray and Mr. Downing as
being likely to put up the money."
Mr. Kolb, in speaking of the alien la
borers now in the fields, said he believes
that Sato gets them from Japan, and it is
likely through an agent in San Francisco.
He added that another Japanese, named
Fugimoto, is in the contract labor business
in this part of the country. Further on in
his testimony the witness stated that in
one 400-acre hopfi«ld eighty Japanese are
employed. He does not know how much
the laborers receive from the contractors.
There are but few Japanese employed on
farms, except in the hop and beet fields,
but those who are so employed get $1 a
Mr. Kolb said that Mr. Downing had
told him that he would employ Japanese
in order to keep up the sugar industry.
Mr. Kolb believes that white labor will do
this work as well as coolies. On Lillien
thal's big hop ranch white men had
worked the land at $28 per acre. Japanese
took the work for $22 per acre.
J. N. Arendt, a merchant in Pleasanton,
was the next witness. He furnishes goods
to the Japanese on Downing's account.
The coolies bring a passbook from Down
ing and he furnishes the goods. Downing
is the only rancher he has dealt with in
this way.
A. R. Downing, the farmer who was men
tioned so frequently by the other witnesses,
was called to the stand. He acknowledged
that he employs between seventy and
eighty Japanese on the beet sugar crop.
They make about 85 or 90 cent 3 a day per
man on an average. Mr. Downing was
questioned as to the nature of the contracts
he had made with the Japs, and finally
produced the documents. One was be
tween Sato on one side and the Pleasanton
Hop Company and Downing on the other.
By it Sato and Downing are to receive $lf>
per acre, of which $4 per acre is to be with
held until the thirty-sixth day after the
completion of the work.
The balance, $11 per acre, is to be paid
to them at the completion of the work, ex
cept they are to receive on account thereol
in monthly installments at the end of each
month at the rate of not to exceed $5 per
month for each man employed during the
particular month, if in the judgment of
Davis (foreman of the firm) an adequate
proportion of the whole amount of work
has been done during said month to justify
said payment, and if said Davis is
satisfied at the time of making said
respective payments that said property is
not exposed to mechanics' liens for
•work done hereunder by employes of
said parties accordingly. It is further
agreed tbafc paid ■ i.ipany may at
any time terminate this agreement if the
vrork herein stipulated for as to time and
manner is not performed to the satisfac
tion of said Davis, in which event no
payments shall be due hereunder that
have not been made hereunder."
The Commissioners regard this as decid
edly a contract-labor contract for several
reasons. It waives the right of mechanic's
lien, and gives the Pleasanton Company
the power to decline to make payments if
the contract is not complied with. In
other words, all legal protection is waived
by the contractor for the Japanese, all of
which is illegal.
The Commissioners asked Mr. Downing
many questions to draw from him where
the Japs were at the time this and the sec
ond contracts were drawn. He answered
that he did not know where they came
George O. Davis, a farmer near the town,
described the class of labor and the indus
tries in the vicinity. He said that all the
laborers are Japanese under contract by
Sensation Caused by the Esca
pade of Pretty Miss
She Leaves In Company With a
Traveling Man Who Already
Has a Wife.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. June 4.—Con
siderable excitement was caused here to
day by the announcement in an evening
paper of the elopement of Miss Marguerite
Berth with Leo Scheben, the traveling rep
resentative of the Lernp Brewing Company
of St. Louis, who is known to have a wife
and child in St. Louis.
Miss Berth was, until a few weeks ago,
the leader of the Berth Family Orchestra,
•which has discoursed concert music in this
city for the past two years. She left this
city about three weeks ago, and it was gen
erally supposed that she had married
Scheben and was on her wedding tour, it
not being known that Scheben had a wife
in the East.
It is stated that Miss Berth was deceived
by Scheben, believing him to be a single
man, and that she is now staying in the
vicinity of Salt Lake City with the expec
tation that Scheben will secure a divorce
from his present wife, when they will be
married. The Berth family are well
known throughout the State. Scheben
met Miss Marguerite in Seattle about
seven years ago.
Forgery of an Attorney.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 4.— N. V.
Biscailuz, at one time a very prominent
attorney here, was examined before Judge
Young this morning for forging the name
of Judge Shaw to legal documents, and
held to answer in $5000 bail. An attempt
made to have the errutic attorney declared
insane fell through yesterday.
Buried Under Falling Earth.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 4.— Michael
Benovich, a workman engaged in digging
a sewer at the corner of Rose and Third
streets, was buried under a mass of earth
this afternoon, and life was extinct before
the excavators could rescue him. Beno
vich was a single man, about 30 years
of age.
JjOB Angeles Perspiring.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 4.— To day
furnished the warmest June weather this
city has experienced in nine years. The
maximum temperature was 100 degrees,
and at 6 o'clock p. m. the thermometer
registered 88 degrees.
Second Attempt to Set
Aside Willam Car
riger's Will.
A Brother of the Decedent
Accused of Exerting Un
due Influence.
Shot Down After a Reconciliation
With His Wife Had Been
SANTA ROSA, Cal.. June 4.— The sec
ond trial of the William Carriger will case
began to-day before Judge Dougherty.
The contestant is Mrs. Kate Carriger, the
widow of William Carriger.
William Carriger was shot and killed by
his brother, Boggs Carriger, at the old Car
riger homestead, about three years ago,
under circumstances that led to Boggs Car
riger's arrest and trial for murder. At the
first trial Boggs Carriger was convicted of
murder in the second degree, but he se
cured a new trial and was acquitted.
Just a year prior to the tragedy William
Carriger was wedded to Miss Kate O'Brien,
a neighbor's daughter, with whom he had
been acquainted from childhood. Not
many months after the wedding Carriger
and his young wife became estranged.
She contends that her husband's mind
had been poisoned by false stories con
veyed to him by Boggs Carriger, and which
reflected on her moral character.
Boggs Carriger was a widower, and his
three children made their home with Wil
liam Carriger and wife. The latter ob
jected to their presence in the household,
believing their blood relations should be
their custodians. At any rate, a bitterness
was engendered between Boggs Carriger
and Mrs. William Carriger, which had its
culmination in a separation between Wil
liam Carriger and his wife.
At that period William Carriger made a
will disposing of his estate to his relatives,
and wholly ignoring his wife. In the mean
time the wife instituted proceedings for a
divorce. When matters were at this crisis
it appears the couple were about effecting
a reconciliation. Then it was that Boggs
Carriger went to William's home one Sun
day, and in some manner shot and killed
his brother.
Carriger's will at the time was locked in
a lawyer's safe at Oakland. When its con
tents were revealed the widow sued to have
it set aside, claiming that it did not ex
press the feelings or wishes of her late hus
band at the time of his death, and that its
provisions adverse to her were the results
of undue influence incited by Boggs Car
riger. The jury returned a verdict in her
favor, but tho finding was set aside by
Judge Crawford. An appeal was taken
and sustained by the Supreme Court.
In the second trial, now in progress, the
attorneys for Mrs. Carriger are Peter P.
Dunne and Judge Cotton of San Francisco,
and for the estate Hon. Grove L. Johnson
of Sacramento and Hon. Barclay Henley
of San Francisco.
University of Nevada Student* Bold
Their Graduating Exercises.
RENO, Nev., June 4.— Commencement
theses were read this morning at the Ne
vada University. President Stubbs opened
the exercises at 8 o'clock a. m. with a few
well-timed remarks. Miss Louisa Blum
read the first thesis upon the subject of
"Breathing as a Cure." The remainder of
the programme was as follows:
"The unavoidable lesson in the crucible," by
Joseph Durkee.
"Butter, its composition and adulteration,"
by Samuel Durkee.
"Experiments in chloridizing roasting," by
Albert J. Flood.
"Aluminum bronze," by Winfield John
"The cost of living in Nevada," by Peter
"Man in English literature," by Miss Stella
"The influence of Greece upon Roman .art
and literature," by Mary Ellen North.
"The evolution of representative govern
ment," by William Henry North.
"Tne unavoidable losses In the scorlfication
assay," by Ralph L. Osburn.
"The cyanide process for the extraction of
gold," by Frank H. Saxton.
"Milton's indebtedness to Cadman," by Alice
M. Stanaway.
"John G. Whittier, a. theological study," by
Theodora W. Stubbs.
"The contributions of Rome to the fine arts,"
by Grace V. Ward.
In the afternoon the students of the
commercial department read their essays.
The programme was as follows :
Introductory remarks, President Stubbs.
"Government telegraphs," by Gabrlelle Del
"Money," by Annie Margaret Foster.
"The force of character," by Florence L.
"The civil povernment of the country," by
Walter C. Lamb.
"The income tax," by Frances E. Longley.
"Co-operation," by Herbert B. Maxson.
"Masks," by Nellie Wright.
"The clearing-house," by John W. Wright.
This evening the annual dinner was
given by the faculty to the board of re
gents, board of visitors, alumni and mem
bers of the graduating classes. During the
courses and after their completion the fol
lowing toasts were responded to: "The
University and the State," by Governor
Jones; "Our Visitors," by Judge Cheney;
"The Women. God Bless Them," by Judge
Hazlett; t "Our Alma Mater," by Superin
tendent of Public Instruction H. C. Cut
ting: "The Student From the Faculty's
Point of View," by Professor W. M. Mil
ler; "The Faculty From the Students'
Point of View," by Miss Mabel Stanaway ;
"The Graduate," by Frank Norcross; "Co
education," by Frank Saxton; "The Stu
dent in Surplice and Gown," by Rev. S.
Unsworth; "Our Public Schools," by Mrs.
Tavlor; "Retrospective," by Hon. H. L.
Fish; "The Greater University," by Pro
feasor Henry Thurtell.
Mrs. Hartley Surrenders.
RENO, Nev., June 4.— Alice M. Hartley,
convicted of the killing of M. D. Foley,
and who was denied a pardon yesterday,
voluntarily surrendered to the Sheriff this
afternoon, thereby relieving her bonds
men, who had her taken to prison Satur
Henry Anderson. Held for the Killing of
Phillip Jtrotcn.
PORT ANGELES, Wash., June 4.— The
preliminary examination of Henry Ander
son, who on May 24 killed Phillip Brown,
an Indian on the Ozette Reservation, was
concluded to-day in Judge Brewster's
court. Anderson was bound over to appear
before the United States District Court in
Seattle under $5000. The defendant did
not go on the stand, and the witnesses for
the prosecution, who were Indians, made
a strong case against Anderson, who claims
to have killed Brown in self-defence.
Much excitement prevails over Judge
Brewster's decision, as it is claimed that
only a United States Commissioner has
authority to bind a prisoner. A writ of
habeas corpus has been applied for.
Joseph C. Wamoek, a Lumberman, De
capitated by a Falling Log.
TACOMA, Wash., June 4.— Joseph C.
Wamoek was the victim of a fatal and
frightful accident this morning while en
gaged unloading logs on the logging road
near this city. A log slipped and fell upon
Wamoek and crushed his neck down upon
a skid, completely decapitating him.
George Barron 's Attorneys
Oppose the Move for a
New Trial.
Graduates From Two Educational
Institutions— Loot of a Wed
lng Ring.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 4.— M. C. Hassett,
H. V. Morehouse and Delmas & Short
ridge, attorneys for George E. Barron, the
contestant in the Barron will contest, to
day filed a notice that the plaintiff and
contestant in the Barron case will move,
at the time that the motion for a new trial
is heard, to strike from the files of the
court the affidavits heretofore filed in sup
port of the motion for a new trial by Eva
Rose Barron, Morris Newton, George W.
Gre«ne and F. M. Chapman.
This motion will be made on the ground
that the affidavits are sham, frivolous, ille
gal and unauthorized, and upon their face
do not set forth any matter relevant to the
motion for a new trial, which under the
Code of Civil Procedure can be applied for
or supported by affidavits.
Judge Reynolds to-day made an order
appointing C. L. Witten attorney for
Marian, Dorothy and William Barron, the
minor heirs of William R. Barron, de
ceased. It was also ordered that all pro
ceedings in the Barron will contest be
continued until Mary Barron, the widow
of William R. Barron, and Marian, Doro
thy and William Barron, the minor chil
dren, be substituted as contestants in place
of William R. Barron, deceased.
Degrees Conferred Upon the '95 Liana of
the College.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 4.— The forty
fourth annual commencement exercises of
Santa Clara College were held last night.
In addition to a splendid literary pro
gramme, two acts from "King John" were
The college alumni dinner took place
this evening, after which the degree of
A. B. was conferred upon Francis W. Sar
eent of Salinas and Peter M. Breen of Hol
lister and the degree of A. M. upon Charles
J. Welch of San Francisco. The graduates
in the commercial department are Edward
J. Kelly of Watsonville, R. Arias Feraud
and J. M. Santino of Mexico.
Five Young Ladies Finish Tlieir Course
at the Convent.
SAX JOSE, Cal., June 4.— The forty
fourth annual commencement exercises of
the Convent of Notre Dame were held this
morning. An excellent musical pro
gramme was rendered. Those who gradu
ated to-day were: Miss Genevieve Yoell
and Miss Hattie Wilcox of San Jose, Miss
L. Schroder and Miss F. McKinnon of San
Francisco, and Miss D. MacAuliffe of
Grass Valley.
A San Jose Man's Method of Securing a
Present for Mis liritle.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 4. —Sherman Car
ter, the young man arrested a couple of
weeks ago for stealing a diamond ring
from Machefert's jewelry-store, was to-day
sentenced to pay a fine of $50 or serve fifty
days in jail. He paid the tine.
Carter was about to take a trip East to
be married. He stepped into the store to
see some watches, and while there pur
loined the ring. The ring was found in
his possession. It is supposed he intended
to give the ring to his bride for a wedding
Santa Clara Firemen Elect Officers.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 4.— At the fire
men's election at Santa Clara yesterday
the following officers were chosen for the
ensuing year: Chief, J. P. Menton, Hope
Hose; first assistant, Henry Menzel, Hose
Brigade; second assistant, George Wan
derer, Hook and Ladder; president, E. S.
Wright, Hose Brigade; secretary, George
A. Gebhard, Tanner Hose ; treasurer, John
J. Eberhard, Tanner Hose.
lloniiniro Tubino'9 I'.ttate.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 4.— Joseph Fol
cia to-day applied for letters of adminis
tration on the estate of Dominico Tubino,
who died at Hawthorne, Nev., May 11,
1893. Tubino left some property at Santa
Clara valued at $2000 and a claim of $900
against the Wells-Fargo Bank in San
Francisco. The heirs to the estate are
Fannie Tubino, the widow, residing in
Nevada, and Christina Aquarano, a sister,
in Genoa, Italy.
Goes Into Insolvency.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 4.— Walter S.
Willard, a farmer, living near Saratoga,
has filed a petition in insolvency. His
debts amount to $1350 and his assets are
$500, consisting of household goods and
farming implements. Hard times and a
general depression in business are given as
the cause of insolvency.
Fresno Murder Trial.
FRESNO, Cal., June. 4.— The trial of
Frank Jordon. on the charge of murdering
Boyd Baltrop at Selma in March, began
this morning.
A Railroad to Be Built
From Corral Hol
low Mines.
Development of the Coal Fields
Will Mean Much for
the City.
Rights of Way Through the County
to Be Granted the Road's
STOCKTON, Cal., June 4.— The Board
of Supervisors, the members of the City
Council and Surveyor Compton will leave
this city Thursday morning to inspect the
coal mines at Corral Hollow, on the bor
ders of San Joaquin and Alameda coun
ties. They go at the invitation of the di
rectors of the company, who are desirous
of building a railroad from the mines to
Stockton. At Tracy they will be met by
ex-Mayor Pond of San Francisco, John
Treadwell and John W. Coleraan, who are
backing the railroad scheme and are inter
ested in the mines.
The directors intimated, through their
representative here to-day, that if rights of
way are given them through the city and
county they will commence the work of
building the road at once. The members
of the party who visited the mines some
time ago representing the Stockton Com
mercial Association were greatly pleased
with what they saw. There is an unlim
ited amount of coal in sight of a quality
unequaled by any other produced on this
coast. That is what the skeptical experts
taken along by the association declared.
The people here are greatly in favor of
having the road run from the mines to
Stockton, as f his city will be the base of
supplies for the mines, and in many ways
Stockton will reap immediate benefits
from the construction of the line. It is
very probable that the railway people will
be given what they ask, as their requests
are considered very reasonable.
Fred Olsen Hesents an Interruption to
Ms Stolen Repast.
STOCKTON, Cal., June 4.— Joseph
Barres, proprietor of the Commercial
Hotel at Tracy, narrowly escaped being
stabbed to death last night by Fred Olsen.
The latter was at once placed under arrest
by Constable Byrnes, and was brought to
Stockton this morning.
According to the veteran peace officer of
Tracy, he was notified at 11 :20 o'clock last
night that there had been a cutting affray
at the Commercial Hotel. He hurried
over and found the man who was after
wards placed under arrest sitting outside
the hotel, bleeding from a cut in the wrist.
When asked what the matter was he re
plied that he had stabbed the proprietor of
the place, and that he was only sorry that
he had not cut his heart out before he
finished the job.
Barres claims that he found Olsen in the
hotel kitchen helping himself to a meal,
and ordered him out of the place. Olsen
objected, and was forcibly ejected. He
returned soon after and hid in the kitchen,
and when the hotel man entered, Ol3en
set upon him and stabbed him twice, one
of the cuts just missing an artery in
Barres' right arm. Barres retreated with
the knife wielder in close pursuit. Mrs.
Barres entered the room at this juncture
and seized the uplifted arm of her hus
band's assailant, twisting it so that the man
cut his wrist badly.
Barres will recover. Olsen was given a
preliminary hearing this morning, and
held for assault to murder.
An Insurance Mate War.
STOCKTON, Cal., June 4.— An insur
ance war was opened here to-day, when
agents residing in Lodi and representing
the Firemen's Fund and the Home Mutual
companies offered to take insurance on
county property, four miles south of Stock
ton, with 50 per cent discount on regular
rates. Stockton agents, governed by local
association rules, offered 20 per cent re
bate. The insurance was given to the
Lodi agents and Stockton agents are angry.
They wanted to open the competition to
quote lower prices, but could not.
For additional Pacific Coast news see Second rage
This Cure
Will be of interest to all sympathialng,
suffering women. Read it:
J^^^^W^tx. "* WaS trou^ e^
w^ th m y heart and
jPgjPii*!?* lungs, had a severe
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§\Jr ■^£5* W^f^ blood. T. did not
,' f W V think I should live
f?//}Xe •■'^^ aw enjoy sum-
E™li»W. J6^ became completely,
P^ I^^^^^^Miwi family doctor said
cided to try Hooa's • sarsaDarilla. and soon
the severe pains left my lungs, and I found
rest such as I had never expected. In a
short time I . could eat, drink and sleep
well. My family were thankful for the
medicine which ' had done me so much
good. Since my recovery. Ido ray house-
work without getting very tired. ■ I call
myself well, but continue to take Hood's
Sarsaparilla and would not be without it."
Mas. Charles Hicket, 7 Blackmar street,
Newark, New York.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is the Only
True Blood Purifier
Give it a trial this spring. It will do yon
good. Get Hood's and only Hood's. .' " ; :'■.
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