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TRAIN ROBBERS HELD. Two Men to Be Tried for the Cow Creek Hold-Up. EXAMINATION AT RIDDLE Both John McDowell and James Pool Placed Under Heavy Bonds. ONE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED. Little Doubt That the Former Is the Man Who Went Through the Train. RIDDLE, Ok., July B.— The preliminary examination of James Pool ami John Case, alias McDowell, suspected of being two of the men who held up the Orgeon express in Cow Creek Canyon, was held to day before Justice Webber. McDowell was positively identified as the man who went through the coaches and secured booty. Detectives have been actively en gaped in working up clews, and it is said there is little doubt that McDowell is the man. Brakeman J. A. Norman gave the most important evidence as a witness. Ho said that he recognized McDowell as a pre vious acquaintance end had frequently seen him in that country. Norman testi fied that when in the sleeping-car the rob ber was poking a sleepy man in the ribs, telling him to "wake up and get out, his stuff," and while thus engaged the mask worn by the robber slipped down and he saw the man's face. McDowell's voice sounded familiar and he is sure that he has seen him before. Testimony to the same effect was given by Engineer Waite and Fireman Gray, who identitied McDowell as the man who went through the train. Even on minor points their description agreed. McDowell's claim in defense is an alibi. He says that he was at Pool's house on the night of the robbery. Riddle is four miles from the scene of the hold-up. A farmer of the vicinity testified that he saw McDowell at Riddle on that Monday night. Michael Dean's evidence was direct and positive, identifying .McDowell as the man that passed his home on the day of the robbery and inquired the way. Dean also identified the gray mare that Poole was leading. Justice "Webber here gave the defendant, McDowell, a chance to make a statement, but his attorney waived the opportunity, and the Justice fixed his bail bond at (10,000. James Poole was then arraigned. Albert Norman was called as a witness. He said he saw one of the robbers at the hold-up and thought he resembled James Poole. Sam Dyer testified to seeing two men near Mr. Dean's on the day of the robbery leading the gray mare. George Quinn produced in evidence, among other things, a pair of shoes that were James Pooie's, which he got at his home, and the very shoes that made the tracks at or near the hold-up. Christopher Ledgerwood testified as to the finding of several things the robbers had and as to identifying the tracks of the era; mare as the ones of the horse the rob bers had. A Mr. Stevens testified to seeing one of the alleged robbers. He noticed that he walked with a peculiar swing in his gait. He thought he recognized the walk or gait as that of Poole. Dr. Shambrook testified to the gray mare being taken near the robbers' rendezvous and turned loose and to her going at once to where she had been tied up while they committed the robbery. The attorney for Poole here addressed the court and made a motion for the release of the defendant, James Pool, on the ground of infficient evidence to convict. Prosecuting Attorney Brown made an eloquent speech showing that the State had a good case. Pending a decision the court took a re cess till 7 p. m., and when the court recon vened Poole's bail bonds were fixed at $5000. To-day's examination was on the State arge. The men are to be examined on the Government charge of robbing the United States mail on the 10th, when United States District Attorney Murphy of Portland will conduct the examination. Postal Inspector N. P. Thrall has the case in charge, and states that he is confident that McDowell's accomplice will be iden tified. FATAL FALL NEAR FRESNO Phillip H. Decker Plunges From a Water-Tank Fifty Feet High. While Partly Intoxicated Ho At tempted to Walk Upon a Narrow Rail. FRESNO. Cal., July B.— Phillip H. Decker died here this afternoon from the effects of a fall from a water tank fifty feet high. Decker was at Clovis, a small town near Fresno, and ascended the tankhouse to take down some Fourth of July deco rations. He had been drinking, and as he began to climb up the tower he invited the crowd to watch him walk the railing around the tank. In spite of the remonstrances of the crowd he began to walk the narrow Tail- Big. A man drove by in a cart and Decker shouted down, "Look out or I'll jump into your cart." While looking at the moving object he lost his balance and the crowd below saw him fall to the hard pavement. He received severe internal injuries, and his leg and thigh were broken, Decke." was brought to this city, where he died after having been unconscious twenty-four hours. He was unmarried, but has rela tives in the East. Ajipcnrance of the Army Worm. FRESNO, Cal., July B.— The army worm has put in its appearance to the south of Fresno, and the people are greatly alarmed for fear it may spread to the vineyards. Srattie'g Jteemtion to Schofirld. \ TTLK. Wash., July B.—Major-Gen eral John M. SchoSeld arrived in this city this afternoon from Tacoma, To-night he attended the theater as the guest of the city, and at the close of the performance a pnbiic reception w.i : him. He will I'.dve to-morrow or. the lighthouse • Maczanita on a trip around the sound with a view of examining the vari ous points for strategic and defensive purposes. SACIiAMEyTO S VSPECTS. Two Men Arrested for the Murder of Watchman Orelland. SACRAMENTO, Cal., July B.— Officer Hardy has arrested two men suspected of being the murderers of John Orelland, locally known as "Old John," the San Joaqnin Transportation Company's watch man, whose body was found in the river Saturday horribly mutilated. One of the prisoners, a Frenchman, who refuses to give his name, strongly resembles the por trait of Farasar, who 13 wanted for a mur der committed in Cincinnati. The other, Julian Bocca, is a Portuguese water-front loafer and is said to be a hard character. Hardy claims to have strong evidence against the suspects. SAJS DIEGO'S AGED COUPLE. They Celebrate, the Occasion of Their Six tieth Mmrrimge Annirersary. SAN DIEGO, Cal., July 3.— Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Bmith yesterday afternoon cele brated their sixtieth wedding anniversary at their residence, some twenty descend ants and relatives residing here being pres ent. The couple were married in Ver mont July, 1835, and came to San Diego in l v 7»i from Monmouth, ill., where Smith had been proprietor of a newspaper. He retired from active work several years ago. Both he and his wife arp mentally vigor ous and in good health. A poem written for the occasion by Mrs. Smith was read during the festivities. ARIZONA'S BAD MILITIA Company F to Be Disbanded for Deserting From a Parade. Composed of Spanish-Speaking Citizens— Court- Martial for the Officers. PHCEXIX, Ariz., July B.— Adjutant- General Schwartz, National Guard of Ari zona, to-morrow will issue an oider dis banding Company P, First Infantry, sta tioned at Tucson. A general court-mar tial has been ordered i>pon the officers and the non-commissioned officers who, prior to dishonorable discharge, have been re duced to the ranks. The company has been known as the Mexican company of the regiment, mainly composed of Spanish speaking citizens. Its offense consisted in leaving the parade on the Fourth of July for the stated reason of their preference to be in the line of march of a bicycle club. An order will at once be issued at head quarters forbidding the enlistment of any person who cannot speak, read and write the English language. Itobbed the JPhccnlx Poatoflice. PHCENIX, Ariz., July B.— Wilsey E. Peck, extra carrier at the Phoenix Post- I office, was arrested to-day for robbery of | the local postal funds. His peculatiods | have extended over a period of four : months, and are understood to exceed $100. He has confessed to Postmaster : Thomas, and marked coins were found in i his pockets. SANTA BARBARA TEACHERS Announcement of the Selec tions Made by the School Trustees. Very Few Changes Made— Salaries to Remain the Same as Last Year. BANTA BARBARA, Cal., July 8.-The city Board of School Trustees to-night held the second meeting of the school year. After considering the question in caucus as to the appointment of teachers the board met in open session and an nounced the election of the following teachers: Superintendent of the city schools and principal of the High School, Professor C. Y. Roop; professor of sciences, James A. Podge; professor of languages, William A. Wilson; professor of English, Miss Emma Squires; professor of modern languages, William Zimmerman; principal First Ward School, E. E. Dana; principal Third Ward School, Laura E. Varner; principal Fourth Ward School, Anna Faulding; principal Fifth Ward School, William V. Barnum. The teachers of grades elected are: Hortense Levy, Frankie Mc-tcalf. S. A. Winchester, Annie Hosmer, Sara Kratzer, Mamie V. Lehner, Kate C. Higgins, Gussie Carter, Mrs. S. G. Kelsey. Dorcas Wheelock, Mrs. A. I. Hails, Mr?. J. H. Summers, Gertrude Owens, E ■: ith Cheney, Clara Diehl, Lillie Lenoir, Gertrude Le land, Mrs. Duke Wright, Belle Pyle. The teachers appointed are the same as last year, with the exception of W. V. Barnum, transferred from principal of tlie first ward to principal of the fifth ward, E. E. Dana succeeding him in the first ward. W. V. Barnum succeeds Miss Dur gin, who was not elected. In grade teach en Miss S. A. Winchester succeeds Miss Dora M. Selover, who resigned, and Mrs. J. H. Summers takes the place of Emma Edmondson, not elected. The board elected janitors as follows: First ward school, Daniel Hill; third ward school, John H. Williams; fourth ward school, A. B. Caldwell; fifth ward school, Samuel Stickle. Miss Rose Everitt has been appointed provisional teacher of the third ward, the appointment being conditional on funds in the treasury being sufficient to pay her salary. Miss Mary Diehl has been elected substitute teacher. Salaries will remain the same as last year, with the probable exception of that of the professor of modern languages. The board has not determined what will be the salary of the professor named, and has left the "matter for a subsequent meet ing of the board. After discussing the question of improv ing the present school ouiklings and con sidering the erection of a High School building, . the board adjourned without date. SCHOFIELD A.T TACOMA. Seeking Information for the Better Tro- teclion of the Sound. TACOMA, Wash., July B.— General Scho fisld and party arrived from their trip to Alaska to-day and will start to-morrow for a cruise of the sound for the purpose of advising himself as to the best point for batteries and what protection is needed for the sound. Tea and Silk From China. TACOMA, Wash., July B.— The steamer Strathnevis arrived at 2 p. m. with 6000 tons of new tea and 3000 bales of silk from Hongkong. She returns July 16 with a full cargo. Lamont Leaves for the East. TACOMA, Wash., July B.— Secretary of War Daniel S. Lamont and party left here at 10 o'clock this morning for the East. — — — • — The Royal Baking Powder was intro duced to the public a third of a century ago, and from that time the era of good bread, biscuit, cake and pastry com menced. Berlin is going to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the system of numbering houses, which began there in 1795. Vienna followed in 1803 and Paris in I^UO. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1895 NEWS OF THE COAST. A Sacramento Girl De liberately Drowns Herself. EIGHT DEAD CHINAMEN. Their Bodies Found Floating in the Waters of the San Joaquin. FOUGHT TO TAKE HIS LIFE More Than the Usual Interest Mani fested In the Chautauqua Proceedings. SACRAMENTO, Cal., July S.-Tired of life, its trials, hardships and privations, a young girl walked down to the banks of China Slough in this city this afternoon and ended the battle by deliberately throw ing herself into the water. A few short minutes before she took the fatal plunge she was observed in the vicin ity of the water by J. C. Asher, as he drove by in his delivery wagon, and her actions evidently aroused his suspicions, as when he returned up I street he jumped from the wagon and investigated as to her whereabouts and discovered her body float in c just beneath the surface of the water, a short distance from shore. He immediately notified the Coroner, who removed the body to the Morgue. The girl is a total stranger in this city as far as can be learned. She was petite in stature, had reddish hair, was evidently about 2(y years of age, and was dressed in a blue polka-dot skirt, with a short waist. LIVELY PACIFIC GROTE. It Is Daily Attracting Large. Xumbers of Chautauqua Delegates. PACIFIC GROVE, Cal., July 8.-Every train seems to bring in new delegates for the Chautauqua assembly. All the "To Let signs have disappeared from the cot tages, and the little city of the pines is brim full of people. For several years Chautanqaa has quieted down, but this year it has revived more than ever. At the concert last evening there were about 1700 people present, making the largest attendance ever witnessed at As sembly Hall. Every one has entered into the work with life, and every day there is something outside to break the monotony of leciuies, classes, etc. Misa Whitaker delivered one of the best lectures on scientific cooking this morn ing. This department, which has gener erally been attended mostly by ladies, has interested many of the men, and now they are as equally represented as the women. At forum hour, Dr. C. Annette Buckell of Oakland interested a large crowd on "Manual Training in the Public Schools of San Francisco." She spoke largely of their benefit and progress. Dr. Gunsaulus lectured at 3:30 p. m. on "The Religious Influences of the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century." The round table at 5 p. m. was led by James Clement Ambrose. To-night Dr. Gunsaulus delivers his last lecture on Phillips Brooks. A MAIiYSVILLE TRAGEDY. A Young Man's Determined and Success- ful Effort at Suicide. MARYSVILLE, Cal,, July B.— Harry Vallis, 28 years of age, fought for the privi lege of committing suicide on Sunday even ing and gained the victory. Vallis was employed on the farm of Charles En grasser, near Nicolaus. On several occa sions he had made the statement that life had no charms for him. On the evening mentioned he produced a phial containing an ounce and a half of carbolic acid, and, in the presence of Mrs. Engrasser and her daughter, expressed his intention of mak ing himself a corpse. Both of the ladies struggled to secure the bottle, but the young man succeeded in tearing himself away and swallowed the fatal contents. Vallis was a native of New York, and has relatives in San Francisco. His funeral will take place to-morrow. MAI) ERA. CHiyESE DROWSED. Eight of Them Found Floating in the Han Joaquxn. MADERA, Cal., July B.— lntelligence was received at the Coroner's office this morning that the bodies of eight China men had been found in the San Joaquin River at a point eight miles from here. The coolies had been working in the mines near there. It is not known whether they came to their death accidentally or met with foul play. As the place is back in the mountains and difficult of access, days may elapse before the report of the officials sent to investigate will be received. SANTA CRUZ CRIMINALS Four of Them Arraigned on Serious Charges Yes terday. Death of One of the Most Promi nent Portuguese Citizens of the County. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., July B.— Four men were arraigned on criminal charges in the Superior Court this morning and informa tion iiled against them. They were Joe Rodriguez, known as "Black Joe," on a charge of murder for kicking William Ben son to death; William Jackson, on the charge of felony for the abduction of Kate Fillmore, a girl 14 years of age, from her home at Corralitos, and John Davenport and Joe Connors for grand larceny. The last two are pickpocket?, arrested "during carnival week. They will all plead in the Superior Court Friday morning. Death of a Prominent Citizen. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., July B.— Jackson Sylvar, one of the most prominent and popular Portuguese residents of this city, died at his home on Mission Hill last night at half-past 10 o'clock at the age of 57 years. He was a native of the Azores Islands, and as there are many people of that nativity in this county he was looked up to by them as their Hdviser in business transactions. Mr. Sylvar was for many years Under Sheriff of the county, and has been an important factor in business and political circles of the county. He was a man of considerable wealth and has been a leading stockholder in the City Bank since its incorporation. The funeral of the deceased will take place from the Catholic church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Capture of a Runaway Lad. SANTA CRUZ, Cal.. July B.— A lad named Parkinson, about 14 years of age. was taken in custody by Chief of Police Rawie yesterday and placed in the City Prison for the nigiit. He, in company with three other boys, had run away from home in San Jose. The boy was re leased to-day on the airival of his father from San Jose and will return home to morrow. Xot Anxioua to Secure a Murderer. LOS ANGELES, Cal., July B.— The Chief of Police has refused to send for Giovanni Carrazi, recently captured at Newark, N. .]., who murdered Roy Ken ner, a colored blacksmith, last December in this city, and Sheriff Burr declines to send for him unless he is instructed to do so by the Board of Supervisor?. Unless the Sheriff receives such instructions the murderer will likely ro free. NEWARK, N. J., July B.— A plea of not guilty was entered by Juan Carazzi, the Italian who was arrested in this city charged with murdering a young colored blacksmith in Los Angeles/Cal., recently. The plea he entered was to a charge of atrocious assault and battery committed on Donald Scarpone. The latter was stabbed in five places at 15 South Canal street and lingered for several months in the hospital. Carazzi was indicted by the December term of the court in 1883. He fled and while in Cali fornia committed the murder. When they get through with him here he will be sent to the Golden Gate State. STATE CROP PROSPECTS Grasshoppers Again Working Damage in Several Sections. Appearance of the Army Worm In El Dorado and Yuba Counties. SACRAMENTO, Cal., July B.— Director Barwick of the California weekly weather and crop service summarizes as follows for the past week: The average temperature for the week ending July 8 was: For Eureka 56 degrees, Independence 74, Los Angeles 68, Red Bluff 74, Sacramento 70, San Francisco 68, San Luis Obispo 60 and San Diego 64. As compared with the normal temperature there is a heat deficiency at points named except Eureka, which reports an excess of heat of one degree. The deficiencies at other stations are as follows: Fresno 4 degrees, Los Angeles 3, Red Bluff 5, Sacra mento 2 and San Diego 3, while San Fran cisco reports normal conditions to have prevailed. There were a few sprinkles during the Fourth of July in the Sacramento Valley and in portions of the coast counties, but no damage was done, as the amount pre cipitated was too small. Harvesting is in full blast, but the yield is not good. Grasshoppers are damaging crops.etc. along the foothills of the Liver more Valley and in the foothill regions of Upper Sonoma County. Fruit is beginning to come" in quite freely, and the canneries and driers are getting in proper shape to handle it as fast as it may arrive. It is generally reported that peaches will be a pretty good crop, both in quantity and quality, but most other fruits will bo rather short in yield, although the quality is reported as being unusually good and the fruit of a larger size. Beans are doing only fairly well as yet, while hops are slowly advancing toward maturity. SELMA MOURNS A DEATH. The Wife of Rev. L. C. Sanford Succumbs to Typhoid Fever. He Is Also Down With the Same Dread Disease— His Condition Hopeless. SELMA, Cal., July B.— Mrs. L. C. San ford, wife of the rector of St. Luke's and St. Michael's missions, died here to-day of typhoid fever after an Illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held in the church to-night. The body will be sent to Bristol, Rhode Island, for interment. Rev. L. C. Sanford is also prostrated with the same dread disease and his death is hourly expected. Mr. and Mrs. Sanford were married three years ago at Bristol, Rhode Island, and came at once to this charge. They have done a grand work in building up the mis sions of St. Luke at Selma and St. Michael at Fowler. A church has been built at the latter place, and the number of communi cants in both missions has been more than doubled. This visitation is peculiarly sad, as Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Sanford were about to start for a visit to their Eastern home when stricken clown. Not alone among Episco palians is there sorrow; there are mourn ers in every household in Selma and Fow ler. AMONG THE UNIONS, Labor Day Celebration Bring Digcugted Union Carpenter* Rapidly Increas ing in Number. So far, not much has been done by the labor organizations toward the celebration of Labor day, which is the first Monday in September, but the matter is now begin ning to be a subject of discussion in the unions. The Labor Council has a committee ap pointed to look after it, and there will probably be a report of some kind made at next Friday night's meeting. It is the general sentiment of organized labor that as big a turn-out as possible should be made. The subject of Labor day came up at the meeting of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners No. 483 last night. After a number of suggestions were made it was finally referred to the three delegates to the district council, Messrs. R. B. Ingle, M. Doyai and C. F. Schad, who are to bring the celebration before that body. Since the agitation begun by the union carpenters at the Turk-street Temple on April 17 nearly 500 non-union carpenters have joined the local brotherhoods. Start ing with a membership of 80 Brotherhood No. 483 has taken in 232 additional mem bers. There were 33 initiated last night and the applications of 50 more were acted upon. Brotherhood No. 22, which meets at Pythian Castle on Friday nights, started with a much larger membership and has increased it about 250 more. The Coast Seamen's Union last night formulated a plan of defense for such of the four sailors of the barkentine Arago, John Bradley, Pnillip H. Olsen, Robert Robertson and Morris Hansen, now in the Count}' J»il, as are members of the union. These four sailors are charged by Cap tain Perry with refusal to obey his com mands. When the ship was at Astoria, Or., the men left her without asking for their pay. Captain Perry had them im prisoned at Astoria for sixteen days until the vessel sailed, when they were taken aboard. They said they did not want to work on the vessel and " refused to do any thing when ordered to take a hand. Their cases are to be heard by United States Commissioner Heaconk to-morrow. Secretary Andrew Furuseth of the union said last night that it was a question whether seamen could be forced into in voluntary servitude in the coast trade or be permitted to choose their own ships and masters. LOS ANGELES BRIBES Charges Against the Superintendent of Streets. A COMMITTEE REPORTS. It Fails to State Any Definite or Satisfactory Con clusion. FURTHER PROBING DESIRED. The Significant Statement Made by a Local Dealer In Hard ware. LOS ANGELES, Cal., July B.— The com mittee appointed to investigate the bribery charges brought against Street Superin tendent Howard by Councilman Kingery made a report to-day at the regular meet ing of the Council. The conclusion ar rived at was that it was a matter of veracity between the men named. The committee, through Mr. Stockwell, desired to probe the matter farther, if any method could be suggested by the Council men. Mr. Kingery answered it was his wish that the matter be sifted to the bottom, as his integrity was at stake; that the charges had been made without malice for the good of the community. He expressed the be lief that the people had already rendered their decision, and demanded a full inves tigation by the Council of the Street Su perintendent's department, believing that it would not be safe to have a man of How ard's standing at the head of any depart ment of the city government. On motion the report of the committee was received. An evening paper prints some serious charges against Howard and the peculiar administration of the affairs of his office. A memDer of a prominent hardware firm, when asked whether his house had been offered patronage by the Street Su perintendent's office for a consideration, would not deny it, but replied: "If I am summoned before the investigating com mittee I will tell what I know about the matter under oath, but will not talk for publication in the newspapers." It is generally believed Howard's office will be thoroughly investigated. Chinese Murderer Convicted. LOS ANGELES. Cal.. July B.— Wong Chuey, who was convicted of murder in the second degree, was this morning sen tenced by Judge Smith to life imprison ment at San Quentin and a new trial was denied. His attorney was granted twenty days to file a bill of exceptions. Wong Chee, who is also to be tried for complicity in the same murder, was an in terested spectator and Chuey's sentence produced a visible effect upon him. The case has been one of unusual inter est from the bribery charges that were bandied back and forth, the attempted murder of an important white witness and the unusual efforts made by the District Attornty to secure conviction. Seeking a Market for Oil. LOS ANGELES. Car., July B.— The proposition to pipe oil from Los Angeles to Redondo for shipment from there to San Francisco is about to meet with active competition from the oil men of Santa Paula and Newhall, the Union Oil Com pany and the Pacific Oil Company of those places having under consideration the shipping of oil from Hueneme to the bay city by barges. The oil product here now exceeds the local needs, and a determined effort will be made to find an outlet where it can be marketed profitably. FIGHT FOR A SLAVE GIRL Habeas Corpus Proceedings Are Begun In the Case of Ah Soo. The Traffic In Which He, Charley Ah Him and Little Pete Are Implicated. A fight is to be made in Judge Troutt's court for the possession of the Chinese slave girl, Ah Soo, who was rescued from a den on Church alley by Miss "Williams of the Methodist Episcopal Chinese Mis sion and the officers of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The services of Attorney Abraham T. Barnett have been secured, and yesterday Charley Hung of 807 }£ Clay street, the notorious highbinder, opium-dealer and ex-convict, applied for a writ of habeas corpus, alleging that the girl was being unlawfully detained by Miss Williams at the mission. Miss Williams bad already anticipated some such move and had therefore re quested Secretary C. B. Holbrook of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to act as her attorney. The two prevention of cruelty societies usually work together along humane lines. The writ was issued and made returnable to day. Hung is one of the most notorious char actors in Chinatown. Seventeen years ago he was serving a sentence for man slaughter. Since then he has been a tarror to Chinese merchants be cause of his organized system of blackmail. Inquiry at the Chinese consular office elicited the information that he was "no good," and is under the official stigma. The consular authorities and oßicerß of the Bix Conipanies inti mated that the reputable Chinese in this City would breatne easier if Mr. Hung would change his residence to some other city. He lives with the old hag, Dah Pa Tsin, who keeps the notorious Church alley den — a woman who had been in that kind of business for the past fifteen years. Just why no attempt has ever been made to hßve him deported as an ex-convict is an enigma which respectable Chinese think would prove unprofitable to discuss. Hung himself 13 somewhat of a boaster. He says he has plenty of money and when it comes to fighting a case in the courts that he has the wherewith to do it. Withal he apes mild manners, however, and feels that he can accomplish more by politeness and subtlety, aided by effective pecuniary pressure, than by talking too lunch. All that can be got out of him is that it tikes money to defray the expenses of litigation and he has it. His real business is concealed under a show of selling an opium habit cure. For yoars he, Kwan Ah Him, who is unfavor ably known in Los Angeles, Fresno and Bakersfield, and Fong Ching. or "Little Pete," were identified with various phases of Mongolian crookedness. These three worthies are said to be more than a match for any equal number of white men and as deep in cunninsr as the bottomless pit. Detective Cox once said that Kwan Ah Him, whose alias i? Charley Ah Him, was the most polite and, at the same time, the smartest man in all California. That was when he was brought by Cox from Los Antreles to answer a charge of bigamy. Not the least lucrative business in which Charley Hung and Charley Ah Him have been engaged until the Federal laws made it too hazardous was the importation and fostering of Chinese girls fora life of awful slavery. Little Pete was counted on to do whatever bribery was found necessary. Since the vigilance with which the landing of Chinese iip.s been watched by the cus toms authorities, Charley Hung has busied himself with the buying and selling of girls already here, many of whom have been born in this country*. Charley Ah Him has" managed to keep himself pretty nuiet of late, but at the various missions he is said to be as deep as ever in this traffic all over the State. He was formerly a court interpreter at Los Angeles, and hence is the handy man for the management of law cases" It is be lieved by the Society for the Prevention of Crneltv to Children that he is behind Charley Hung's habeas corpus proceed ings, but, if so, he has not yet shown his hand in any way. A little daughter of his, Ada, is now at the Presbyterian Mission Home, on Sacra mento street. His first wife, who is a na tive-born Chinese woman, left him when he stole a girl from a Los Angeles den to make her Mrs. Kwan No. 2. This girl he brought to the Methodist Mission in this City and by his representations and polite manners he succeeded in getting himself married to her by the Rev. Dr. F. J. Masters. Then began a most remarkable Chinese legal romance, in which Judge Alfred E. T. Worley, now deceased, who was at one time editorial writer of the Erening Bulle tin, played a heroic part, with the enthusi astic assistance of his two daughters, Miss Minnie and Miss Florence Worley, who are still engaged in active missionary work. Kwan wanted to retain his first wife, and resorted to the trick of having her arrested for Los Angeles for grand larceny. A counter-charge of bigamy was brought against him, and to escape conviction on this he disowned his first wife in Judge Joachimsen'B court. The upshot of it all was that Judge Worlev and his daughters secured possession of Kwan'slirst wife and little girl after much difficulty, and also, by a strange coincidence, of Mrs. Kwan's two little sisters, Ruth and Esther. The last-named girl had been sold when she was two years old, and was about to be again sold when Judge Worley rescued her. She and her sister Kuth, who was the first one to be snatched from the burn ing, had not seen each other for years, and Esther had been given up as having been sent to China. The three girls, Esther, Ruth and Ada, are »11 very bright children and great favorites among the missionary workers of Chinatown. They talk, read and write English with astonishing facility. It is to give Ah Soo an opportunity to become like them that makes Miss "Williams *o anxious for a victory when the legal battle begins to-day. The woman, Dah Pa Tsin, will endeavor to prove that she is the child's mother, and another woman. Ah Wow. is claiming the same relationship. It is believed that the pistol bullet was sent through the window of Mrs. Rev. Chan Hon Tan's room at the Methodist mission on the night of July 3 because of Ah Soo's rescue. The girl is valued at 11000. Charley Hung is a member of the Ping Kuen To'ng, the Hip Yeng Tong and the Chew Lun Tong — highbinder societies. H*> acts as interpreter for the Ping Kungs. From the Six Companies it was ascer tained yesterday evening that he is com monly known as a "kwei chan"; that is, "one who undertakes to manage dirty work." The officials said he is "a very bad man, capable of any villainy," and that he has an interest in the Church-alley den, his brother. Ah Yuen — now in China — be ing the principal owner. Hung is also known as Tom Hung, being a mem ber of the numerous Tom family. He is the real manager of the place. NEW CLOTHING. - '^^^ FOUND OUT WHY n YET? Mf lt r l --"r "'liTfc'Ji' rir'a*h'i<;»"«i*'rn?rfi fa' lilH« fry, i,iafi-iheHtß KUßßfiTtS^m < i *it lmVaSam IS THE DAY Opens the Great DISSOLUTION The very highest possible grade of Clothing at prices lower than were ever quoted on such goods before. Be Among the First TO FIND OUT "WHY." A J.l.^ CHARLES KEILUS & CO. HI * 1 tr% Sutter and Kearny Sts. Money Back if You Want It. JUST LIKE ACTUAL WAR Aid-de-Camp Bell Tells What the Regulars Will Do at Monterey. Colonel Bush Would Like His Regi ment to Go Into Camp There, Too. Lieutenant J. F. Bell, aid-de-camp to Brigadier-General Forsyth of the Depart ment of the Pacific, returned from Mon terey yesterday, where he had been com pleting the arrangements for the encamp ment of seven companies of the First United States Infantry, troops B and C of the Fourth United States Cavalry and Light Battery D of the Fifth United States Artillery. He said: Our command will go into camp there about the 15th and remain there probably for a month. The camp will be just opposite the Hotel del Monte. , , It will be a camp of instruction, and, speak ing technically, it will be instruction in the m course you know the distinction between the terms '"strategy," "grand tactics and "minor tactics." Our command being so small the minor tactics is all we can properly attend to. . This will include patrolling, reconnoissanee, advance and rear guards, passage of denies ana all of that class of maneuvers. We shall nave some blank ammunition with us and though, we shall not have any of what are commonly known as "sham battles," yet there will be much that will be of a spectacular nature much that will appear like ml war on a small scale and our men will fire at each other and experience something of the smell of gun- P °This r 'is absolutely necessary- Yon see, in real war smoke is an important item An enemy may be in ambnscade— concealed In some woods, you know. all, in real war Jt is smoke which betrays the presence of any inch ambush, and we intend to approach as near to real war as the size of our command ana per sonal safety will allow. Don't think, however, that our men will blaze aw.-.v tit each other at a few yards dis tance. That would hardly occur in war, and will therefore not have any place on our pro- ernmme. . . The science of war is a progressive science, like any other, and it must keep abreast of the times the same as everything else, consequent ly tactics are always being improved upon, and weapons, like machinery, are the products ol advanced inventive genins. It would never do for us to face an enemy with the same weapons and taotifs as were used during the war of thirty years ago. The general devoted himself very assiduously to these new tactics at Fort Riley, Kansas, last year, and proposes to have them practically demonstrated as far as possible with what as sistance the Government gives us. Colonel Bush of the First Regiment (in fantry) of the National Guard was present while Lieutenant Bell was talking, and ob served that his regiment might go into camp at Monterey also if Governor Budd and the Board of "Location did not muster it out of the service. Companies C and Q would start hrst. It would cost the regi ment about $4000, he thought, if it was the sole bearer of the expense. fatal Result of a Treka Altercation. YREKA, Cal., July B.— J. A. Smith, a millhand at Pokegama, who had an alter cation with a man named Johnson a few weeks ago and was struck on the head with a bottle, died from the effects of the wound last night. Coroner Schorield held an inquest this mornine and the jury re turned a verdict charging Johnson with murder. Johnson has skipped the country. Arrent of a Healdaburn X,arcenist. HEALDSBURG, C.\l., July B.— Marshal Leard arrested Frank Bemis this morning and booked him on a charge of grand lar ceny. During the past week many resi dents of this city have had valuables stolen, and the officers recovered them all at Bemis' camp on the river. The Dakotas were rated in the eleventh census as having a wealth of $20,321, 530.