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HILL'S SPLENDID GIFT.
Dedication of the New
Seminary at St.
THOUSANDS WERE THERE
Pontifical High Mass Cele
brated by Monsignor
SEEMON BY DR. O'GORMAN.
A Reception Given the President of
the Great Northern at
ST. PAUL, Mixn., Sept. 4.— The formal
dedication of the Hill Seminary took place
to-day in the presence of distinguished
prelates, headed by the representative ol
the papacy in this country, Archbishop
Satolli. The day was perfect and over
12,000 people were at Groveland Park, the
Beat of the seminary.
At 10:30 o'clock the dedicatory exercises
THE SACRAMENTO COUNT? EXHIBIT AT THE STATE FAIR.
[Sketched by a '•Call" artist.]
bet;an with pontifical high mass. The
celebrant was Monsignor Satolli and he :
was vested in the white robes of his office i
with the pontifical miter and chasuble.
As he entered he carried the large golden
crosier, the emblem of pastoral jurisdic
tion, in his left hand and when all the
clergy had reached the sanctuary
Monsignor Satolli seated himself in the
throne to the right. Opposite him in the
throne to the left was Archbishop Ireland,
vested in the purple cassock and rochet of
his noly office. In the sanctum were
Archbishops Grace of St. Paul, Kaine of
St. Louis, Keane of Washington, Bishop j
Vertin of Marquette, Archbishop Hermes- \
sey of Dubuque, Bishop Colter of j
Winona, Bishop McGolrick of Du
luth, Bishop Marty of St. Cloud,
Monsignor Nugent of Live-pool, England ;
Monsignor O'Brien of Rome, Monsignor j
Ravoux of St. Paul, Monsignor McMahon |
of the Catholic University of Washington, j
Father Sylvester Malone of New York,
Father Cronin of Buffalo, Father Phelan i
of St. Louis , and Professors Pace, O'Gor- j
man, Shahan, Boquillon and Dumont of
the University of Washington.
At the end of mass another procession of
the clergy was formed, Monsignor Satolli
leading, and all the ouildings on the
campus were visited and prayers appro
priate to the dedication were read and holy
water sprinkled about the floors and walls.
During the procession the choir, a number
of whom accompanied the clergy, intoned
hymns suitable to the occasion.
The sermon of the day was delivered by
Dr. Thomas O'Gorman, a professor in the
university at Washington.
The reception given to-night at the j
seminary was in lionor of James J. Hill, i
whose magnificent donation of $500,000
was the inspiration of all that was wit- !
nessed to-day. The exercises were of a
literary and musical character. Monsignor
Satolli gave a short discourse on "Educa
tion," and suitable speeches were delivered
by Archbishop Ireland, Archbishop Keane,
President Hill and other eminent men.
THE BIG STATE FAIR,
Ootitinued from First Pag*.
in the parade, which will be a moving
mass of flags and banners. From the
depot along the entire line of march the
streets are hung with lines of small ban
ners reaching across from trolley pole to
trolley pole, bearing small images of the
erizzly imprinted on vaned-colored back
grounds. The poles themselves have been
wrapped with streamers of carnival colors.
The oration of the day will be delivered
by Grand Orator W. M. Conly, and there
will be singing rendered by a double male
buartet. Sunday afternoon preceding the
parade the Native Sons and Daughters
will assemble within the historic interior
of Sutter Fort, where a reception will be
tendered to Grand Master M. M. Hen
THE DAT OX THE TRACK*
Large Attendance and Fine Trotting and
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept. 4.— The
attendance at the track is increasing daily
and a large crowd witnessed the best sport
of the meeting to-day. The bookmakers
and auction poolsellers did a large busi
ness. The opportunity of the meeting was
offered speculators to get rich when Nellie
W captured the first heat of the 2:17 trot
with odds of 100 to 1 against her. Not a
few held the lucky tickets and the books
4 08t heavily. The track was in tine con
; dition, tbe starting was excellent and the
I weather cool and pleasant.
At the track to-day such a hot tip went
j the rounds on Roan Wilkes that, settling
: in the field, with Ed Lafferty and Captain
Hockett, the other two starters, it brought
$20, with Javelin going for $15. In the
opening heat Javelin drew the pole, but
j was unsteady, and, making a bad break
nearing the quarter pole, Chaboya took
matters easy the balance of the heat, and
! Roan Wilkes passed the wire an easy win
ner in 2:20^, with Ed Lafferty second and
Captain Hockett in third position. Wilkes
was now a decided favorite in the pools,
: bringing $20 against $11 for the entire
j field. The next heat was a pretty contest,
! the two favorites pacing well together
; until nearing the homestretch Javelin
; began drawing away, and her backers
became jubilant. The roan horse began
closing on her again at the last eighth,
and, through Sullivan's fine driving, took
the heat by a short head in 2:16.
The third heat was a repetition of the
! preceding one. Javelin disputed every
j inch of ground with the Wilkes horse, but
he proved her master and took the heat
and race in the very fast time of 2:12%,
with Javelin a leneth away. The winner
hails from Southern California, and pre
vious to to-day held a record of 2:l6J^.
A great contest was looked forward to in
the 2:17 trot, with ten starters, and there
was no disappointment, for the final out
come was bitterly fought by two outsiders
in the betting— Lady O and Hillsdale—
either of which could be had for a nod of
the head in the over-night betting.
Thompson, with a record of 2:15, was what
the crowd was hungry for, but he was un
steady and never figured in the race, being
unable to finish better than seventh in any
of the heats in which he was a contestant,
, and a barrel of money went up in smoke.
The results were as follows:
2:20 class, three-year-olds and under; pacing;
value of stakes $810.
Koan Wlikes, m. s., by Baymond-Berlina
(Sullivan) 1 1 1
Javelin, b. m., by Creole-Flush (Chaboya)....4 2 2
Ed Lafferty, b. a, by Charles Derby-Bertha
(Lafferty) 2 3 3
Captain Hockett, b. g., by Sielnway-Idle Belle
(Smith) 3 4.4
2:17 class trotting: purse $1000.
i Lady O, b. m., by To-Baby (Mar
chand) 5 112 2 1
Hillsdale, b. h, by Antinous-Nettle
Nutwood (i>urfee) 4 7 3 112
Nellie W. eh. m., by Woolsey, by
Inca (Connelly) 1 5 6 6 3 3
! Myrtle Thorn, br. m., by Grandis
■ slmo-Beile Thome (I/>eber) 3 2 4 3 r.o.
! Bruno, b. s.. by Junlo-Dolly
(Swain) 2 3 5 4 r.o.
George Dexter, br. h., by Dexter
Prince-Nellie R (Bennett) ..6 4 2 7 r.o.
McZeus.br. s., by McKinney-Grace r
(Hodge) 10 6 9 6 r.o.
I Margaret Worth, b. m., by Alex
Btmou-Adelina Patti (Bigelow)..7 ' 8 10 r.o.
■ Thompson, cb. s., by Boodle-Flora
(Van Bokkelen) ....810 7 9 r.o.
i Stranger, b. s., by Tilton Almont-
Jessle (Sullivan) 9 910 8 r.o.
; Time, 2:15?i—2:16—2:16—2:18—2:20%—2:22y.
' 2:15 class pacing; purse $1000.
Pathmont, br. s., by Altamont, by Pathfinder
Eanford Medium, b. s., by Milton R-Signal
Phenol, gr. m., by Judge Waller-Dolly (Sand
ers) 2 65
Belle, eh. m., by Melbourne King-Mattie (Sul
livan) 6 2 6
Del None. blk. s., by Altamont-Tecora (Stlm
son *. 4 34
Edna R, b. m., by Sidney, by Director
(Trainor) 5 63
STATE SPORTSMAN'S SHOOT.
Some Lively Matches Over the Sacra
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept The re
sult of the first day' 8 shoot of the State
j Sportsmen's Association was as follows:
Shields 9 Johnson 9
j Richards :..... B!Dietz 8
I Andrew ; 7 i Winders 7
Fendner 9 Judd 9
Webb. . 9;Zentcratt 9
' Fanning 7 Stevens 6
; Chick 9 Haight 6
I Robinson 5|
j Johnson 15 Zen tcraft .....16
Richards .....15 'Fanning 14
! Shields. 18 Stevens 15
Fendner. 15 Height 13
Webb 14 Dietz 12
Chick 16 Andrew 13
Robinson .'...14 Un50n.:................1S
Warder 17 i Nichols .....16
Warden 15 Chick. 16
Fendner. 16 Fanning 13
Nlcholaus 12 Eckbardt. 12
Shields. 14 Zentcraft 12
Robertson 13 Johnson : 17
i Johnson 16 Diefz. '
Richards 20 Halght ....:...:
Shlels 13 Andrew ■
Stockton, 49. Milpitas Dukes. 40
Nicholaus 17 Chick 18
Zentcraft 11 j Warden 17
Stevens 13 Winders 16
Sacto. Tallenders, 41. San Diego Stingrays, 51.
Fendner 18: Eckbardt ..13
Fanning. 16 M0rri50n......;....... 11
Webb. 10 R0bin50n........ 13
. ■, Wing Shots. 44. Morrison Flounders, 37.
Shields 19 Chapman 14
Fendner 20 Webb 22
| Andrew 19 Warder.... 20
j Nicholaus 18 Chick.. '.... 21
j Richards 18 Zentcraft 16
Fanning 15 Robbing. 16
Stevens......: 20 Eckhardt...;..........21
Winders ........... .4 Andrew.. ...5
Fendner ...9 Webb '....7
Upson 6 Chapman 6
Shields.. .. 7 Richards .....7
Halght..... 9 Chick 6
Dietz 6 Eckhardt ........9
Sloane ;.• 3] Warden ...;... 6
j Fanning.'.... .8 Jlass ...8
' SEVENTH EVENT.
Chick....... ...13 Shields. "...UlO
Andrew.. 12 Dietz...;.; 10
Johnson .....10 Chapman 8
Nlcholaus 11 Webb ........14
Richards 9 WardDer.. i»
Sloane 8, Fanning 10
Eckhardt 8 Halght ...r7
Fendner.: 12 1
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VANCOUVER, B. C. Sept. 4.—The total
salmon pack for the Fraser River this year
is 370,882 cases. The canning season has
just closed. 1
THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1895.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Amanda Best, a San
Jose Wife, Deserted
by Her Husband.
SUIT FOR DIVORCE BEGUN
Married In Massachusetts
When Both Were Mere
MINISTERS IN CONFERENCE.
Religious Topics Discussed by Ger
man Methodist Episcopal
SAN JOSE, Cai,., Sept. 4.— Court Com
missioner Montgomery yesterday con
cluded taking testimony in the divorce
suit of Amanda Be&t against Thaddeus
Best, and in a few days will submit the
case to Judge Reynolds.
The couple #rere married in Massachu
setts in 1874, at which time the wife was 17
years of age and the husband 21. They
came to this State about twelve years ago,
and for the last eight years they have lived
happily together at Berryessa. Best is a
carpenter, and by hard work and saving
the couple secured a homestead of five
acres and a pretty cottage. They have no
Mrs. Best in (riving her testimony de
clared that there had never been any diffi
culty between herself and husband, and
until eighteen months ago their relations
had been pleasant and even affectionate.
At that time the hnsband could obtain
little or no work, and made up his mind to
go to Massachusetts, his old home, in the
hopes of obtaining employment. She said
that when her husband left she did not
have the least id«»a that he intended to de
sert her. When he left he withdrew $1200
from the bank, their savings for years, and
left her penniless as far as ready money
Best has never written to his wife since
he left, and she has only heard from him
indirectly. He is working as a carpenter
in a town in Massachusetts.
In answer to a letter of inquiry from a
grocer in this City, Best replied that he
left his wife the homestead and expected
her to pay the bills. The property, how
ever, is in his name, and Mrs. Best now
asks the court to turn it over to her, so
that she may realize some money to pay
her living expenses. There is no doubt
that the husband does not intend to re
sume his marital relations again, as he
has paid no attention to the summons
and is allowing the divorce to go by de
fault. Although the couple have been
married twenty years they are both com
IX SESSION AT SAX JOSE.
Annual Work of German Methodist
Episcopal Church Pastors.
SAN JOfeE, Cal., Sept. 4.-The annual
conference of the California district of the
Methodist Episcopal church will convene
at the German M. E. Church in this city
this evening. Bishop Warren will preside
at the meeting. Rev. F. Bunn of San
Francisco will deliver the opening address.
The business session will open to-morrow
morning at 9 o'clock. The twenty-one
churches in the district will be represented
by delegates, and about as many lav dele
gates will be in attendance. Besides the
regular business of the conference, two
delegates to the General Conference to be
held in Cleveland. Ohio, next May, will be
selected. It is said that no material
changes will be made in the pastors and
that Rev. O. Wilke will be retained as
pastor of the local church.
To-morrow evening Rev. Dr. Payne of
New York will deliver a discourse and on
Friday evening Revs. G. W. Schroeder of
San l)iego and F. Meyer of Los Angeles
will speak on "Education."
Among the pastors who arrived this
morning were Revs. F. Meyer and H.
Brower of Los Angeles, J. Schneider of
Wilmington, Los Angeles County, H.
Kohlenberner and G. W. Schroeder of San
Diego. Prominent among the delegates
are H. F. Oesting of San Diego and J.
Fuher of Los Angel«s.
ARRESTED A HORSETHIEI
Cowboy G- G. Slantcard Held to Answer
on Two Counts.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Sept. 4.— Late last
night Sheriff Lyndon arrested Q. G. Slan
kard, a cowboy, at his home on Twelfth
and St. James streets, on two charges of
grand larceny. 81ankard, who has a repu
tation as a gun-fighter, submitted quietly
to arrest when he saw he was surrounded
by the Sheriff and his deputies.
A. T. Kuecher, a rancher on the Llagas,
had two horses stolen about a month ago.
He reported the matter to Sheriff Lyndon,
who at once began a search for the thief
and the horsesrand learned that Slankard
had sold one of the horses to J. O'Brien, a
butcher, and that the other had been
turned out to pasture. Both horses were
Slankard was arraigned before Justice
Gass this morning on two charges of grand
larceny and the examinations were set for
September 13. Bail was fixed at $1000 in
SAX JOSE TAX ZETY
Decided Upon by the Hoard of Super
SAN JOSE, Cal., Sept. 4.— The Board of
Supervisors met as a committee of the
whole yesterday afternoon and decided to
fix the county tax levy at $1 15 per $100
The rate last year was 95 cents, and ihe
rate is due to the big increase in the State
rate. The total amount to be raised for
the coming year by the tax levy is $637,636;
$64,000 is raised by licenses, polltaxes and
fees, making the total amount raised
Itode Another Man's Bicycle.
SAN JOSE. Cal., Sept. 4.— T. H. Hors
ford, who was brought back from Los An
geles to answer to a charge of embezzling
a bicycle from F. Alderman of Santa Clara,
was before Justice Herrington at Santa
Clara to-day. The charge of embezzle
ment was dismissed, and he pleaded guilty
to a charge of obtaining money by
false pretenses. He was sentenced to
sixty days in the County Jail. The de
fendant's wife and children were in court,
and the wife made a plea for clemency for
Footpads Sentenced as Drunks.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Sept 4.— John Brown
and Richard Murray, who were arrested on
suspicion of being the men who attempted
to hold up Deputy District Attorney
Partridge Monday, were allowed to plead
guilty to a charge of drunk this morning,
and were sentenced to hye dpys in jail by
Justice Goss. Partridge identified one of
the men, but as there was no evidence he
thought it best to let them plead guilty to
the charge of drunk.
Held for Horse-Stealing.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Sept. 4.— Emory Day
and Mechi Ortega were arraigned before
Justice Qoss to-day on charges of grand
larceny. They are accused of stealing a
horse from John T. Nelson. They were
captured at Los Banos by Detective Frost
and had the horse in their possession.
Their examination was set for September
6, and in default of $1000 bail each was re
manded to the custody of the Sheriff.
Santa Clara Tax l.cvi/.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Sept. 4 —The Board of
Trustees of Santa Clara last evening fixed
the tax lew at 70 cem: _m the $100 prop
erty valuation, 40 cents for the general
fund and 30 cents for the municipal water
NEW STOCKTON STEAMER.
Rumors That Another Trans
portation Line Is to Be
Ownership of the Vessel Now Under
Construction Still a Mys
STOCKTON, Cal., Sept. 4. — A new
steamer is being built in San Francisco for
use on the route between that city ana
Stockton. It will be an exact counterpart
of the Captain Weber, which belongs to
the Union Transportation Company. The
work on the new vessel is well under way
now, and it will not be long before the
boat will be seen on the waters of Stockton
channel, direct evidence of the increase of
business between this point and San Fran
cisco within the past few months.
There is much speculation along the
waterfront as to who is having the new
steamer built, some declaring that it is
being constructed by the Valley road,
while others declare that the capitalists
who are back of the Corral Hollow coal
road are back of a scheme to establish a
new line of steamers between Stockton
and San Francisco.
At the office of the California Navigation
and Improvement Company the employes
professed ignorance as to who had ordered
the sister steamer to the Captain Weber.
Some were confident that it was intended
for the Corral Hollow people, while others
knew nothing except the fact that such a
boat was being constructed. The theory
niost generally accepted is that the vessel
is for the Union Transportation Company.
This line has been doing a steadily in
creasing business of late and will be in
need of a new steamer to handle its freight
CATALIXA ISLAXD RESORT
Has Become Very Popular— Store Viai.
tors Than Errr This Season.
AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND, Cal.,
Aug. 30. — The fact that the postmaster at
Avalon has this season handled mail for
30,000 different neople indicates that this
resort is one of the most popular on the
coast, and has this season enjoyed a
greater degree of prosperity than ever be
fore. Beside the number above mentioned
it must be taken into consideration that a
large proportion of Catalinii's visitors re
main onlvaday or two and receive no
mail at all. so this largely swells the num
ber. Indeed, it is not improbable that
fully 50,000 people have visited this island
resort since the Metropole was opened the
Ist of last February. This year the com
pany propose to keep the h6tel open the
entire year and compete with winter re
sorts for custom.
The climate of Catalina in winter is de
lightful, the comparative mean tempera
ture for the six cold months being 08 de
grees, which is 10 degrees warmer than at
Nice, the famous resort of Southern France,
and 5 degrees warmer than at Mentone, in
the Riviera. This season, from February 1
to June 1,1500 tourists registered at the
Metropole, including visitors from all over
the United States, from Canada and from
England. During the past summer 200 San
Francicsans have visited Catalina, besides
a large number from Oakland. San Jose,
Sacramento and surrounding towns. Ari
zonans have flocked here in literal swarms
to escape the beat of the interior, and never
before in its histon has Catalina Island
been the scene of such midsummer activ
ity. Globe-trotters, who make an annual
pilgrimage to this celestial island, unite in
pronouncing its charni3 picturesque and
unique beyond compare, combining as it
does the attractions of beach and moun
WASHINGTON HOP CROP.
Many farmers Have Abandoned Their
Fields to the Lice.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 4.— C.V. Hig
gins, an expert on hops, who has just com
pleted a tour of investigation, says:
"The crop in Western Washington was
calculated at 40,000 bales some time ago,
but dry weather, combined with lack of
spraying, will reduce this estimate to be
tween 10,000 and 15,000 bales. Many farm
ers have made no preparations thus. far to
pick, and others have decided to allow the
hop-louse , undisputed possession. There
are some good yards near Pialschie which
have been well cared for and show the
work expended upon them."
DROPPED DEAD AT SEATTLE.
Sudden Passing of General A. T.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Sept. 4.-General A.
V. Kautz of the United States army, re
cently retired, dropped dead to-night.
Death is supposed to be from heart disease.
Shingles Burned at Ballard.
SEATTLE. Wash, Sept. 4.— Ten car
loads of shingles, property of the Cascade
Lumber Company, were burned at Ballard
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Santa Cruz Supervisors
Visited by Irate Tax
Censured the Board's Propo
sal to Build an Expensive
SMOOTH SWINDLER ARRESTED.
Samlo Josepha Bought Wine on
Credit and Obtained Goods by
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Sept. 4.— The ex
ecutive committee composed of Ed White,
A. N. Judd and George Brewington of
Watsonville, which was appointed at a
mass-meeting of tne citizens of that place
last Monday evening, held to protest
against the action of the Board of Super
visors in the proposed construction of a
county courthouse, attended the meeting
of the board in this city to-day. The
members of the committee spoke against
the course the board had taken and de
manded that they recede.
Mr. Judd was the first speaker. He said
that from all the evidence they had before
them the board was proceeding in the
wrong direction, and that if the present
course was persisted in it would only re
sult in long litigation, hard feelings and,
"to speak plainly, suspicion of the mem
bers of the board itself." Mr. Judd's main
objection was the uncertain title held by
the county to the present courthouse lot.
"Then, too," said he, "we are not satis
fied with the plans and specifications.
They are not complete, ana many things
that will cost much have been left out,
leaving a chance for extras that the archi
tects will not fail to take advantage of.
Now, we are not against the building of a
Courthouse, but we want a Courthouse
that is not to cost over $40,000. We object
to the site upon which the Courthouse is
being built. We want you to act in this
matter as any business man would, not to
build upon a piece of property to which
your title is uncertain. Yon owe it to
yourselves and to us to recede from your
present position and start in again, open
and above board. We ask as a committee
that you recede from your position."
Ed White spoke next. "You promised,"
said Mr. White, "to build a $40,000 Court
house. You accepted a bid for a $53,000
Courthouse that is not complete. You
pay Architect Comstock a commission
upon the whole $53,000 and not upon the
$40,000. We want a Courthouse, but we
want it for $40,000 and want it complete.
We ask you to recede, ana to start in again
and do this county business in the same
way that you carry on your own private
affairs. If you refuse to recede we will go
into the courts with the best legal talent
the State can provide. We will take pro
ceedings to show that your every act, from
the beginning, has been illegal."
District Attorney Lindsay then spoke
and reviewed the entire Courthouse matter.
Supervisors Stanton and Linscott also
spoke. It was decided that on next
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock a meet
ing of the taxpayers of the county would
be held, where all could come and present
their views and wishes.
Samio Josepha in Trouble for Trying a
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Sept. 4.— Samio
Josepha, the young man who was arrested
in San Francisco last Monday by Constable
Corey, is in a peck of trouble. On Saturday
he came down from San Francisco and
entered into negotiations with J. Bernheim
& Co., leading merchants of this city, for
6000 gallons of wine. He ordered it
shipped East, and also to have the bill
sent to the New York firm which he
claimed to represent for collection. Carl
Bernheim, with whom the agent dealt,
grew a little suspicious, and telegraphed
to New York to have the order confirmed,
but received no reply. He telegraphed
also to a bank in Chicago on which the
merchant had eiven out $28 on a $50 draft,
but the reply stated that Josepha had no
account with the bank.
Josepha was to-day taken before Judge
Gardner and the case against him was
dropped after his settling with Bernheim
and paying the costs. This afternoon
Josepha was rearrested by Constable Corey
upon receiving a telegram from the Sheriff
of Napa County stating that he had
obtained money and goods in that ciiy
under false pretenses.
TO HARNESS THE SAX ZORENZO.
Scheme to Furnish Electricity to Santa
Cruz by Water-Power.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Sept. 4.— F. W.
Swanton received very flattering assur
ances this morning of co-operation in his
scheme for bringing the San Lorenzo River
by electrical appliances to the doors of
Santa Cruz consumers. Measurements
taken this week show that 400 horsepower
is available at the low water of the present
time and that for six months in the year
the waterpower of the river is equal to
Mr. Swanton states that if $15,000 worth
oi stocK is subscribed by Santa Cruz resi
dents, sufficient outside capital is assured
to go ahead with the enterprise. The
power is to be transmitted by wire for
three and a half miles, an undertaking
which has been demonstrated in other
places to be perfectly feasible. Mr. Swan
ton expects to lay his plans before the
Merchants' Association to-morrow even
A LEG THIS TIME.
Corpse Picked Up by Piecemeal at Santa
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Sept. 4.— lt has
been over a weeK since the arm of a corpse
was found on the seashore on the Santa
Cruz beach. This afternoon, while J. Kj>,l
-lenback was walking along the beach, he
discovered on the shore a leg, which had
been cut off at the knee.
It is without doubt a part of the same
body portions of which have been found
from time t«^ time. The foot was in
a good state of preservation, but the flesh
from the knee to the foot was in a decom
posed state and much of it was gone. Kal
lenback notified Constable Harveston, who
brought the limb to town.
Bobbed a Chinese Gardener.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Sept. 4.— John Wil
son was examined on a charge of burglary
to-day in Judge Craghill's court. He was
bound over to appear before the Superior
Court, with bail fixed at $500. Wilson, a
short time ago, entered a house occupie
by a Chinese vegetable-gardener and, it is
alleged, broke open a chest and took from
it $58. He also battered the Chinaman and
nearly chewed off his finger.
SHOOTIXG AIhRAX AT MODESTO.
Two Men Went Gunning Over an Old
Quarrel. ' '
MODESTO, Cal., Sept. 4.— This after
noon about 2 o'clock reports of pistols at
tracted the attention of people in the
vicinity of H and Tenth streets. It seems
that Anthony C. A. Stonesifer and S. L.
Hanscom, both in buggies, had met on
H street, and that Stonesifer fired two
charges of buckshot -at Hanscom.- The
first missed, breaking the windows of the
Boston baKery and barely missing two
women. Part of the second shot struck
Hanscom in his left arm, and the rest
lodged in the door of a tamale-house and
the top of a buggy. Hanscom's horses
started to run, carrying him to the home
of his brother. Stonesifer drove to the
courthouse and gave himself and shotgun
up to Sheriff Purvis.
Enmity begun between the two some
time ago, and on August 22, it is claimed.
Hanscom assaulted Stonesifer with the in
tention of whipping him, when Stonesifer
defended himself with a knife. Hanscom
claims he was unarmed. Stonesifer re
fuses to talk to reporters, but his friends
state that he has been expecting an attack
from Hanscom since their last difficulty.
Stonesifer furnished $2000 bail.
WRECKED XJEAR CORDELIA.
A. Cattle Train Derailed by a Misplaced
STJISUN, Cal., Sept. 4.— A stock train
was wrecked at Greston station, near Cor
delia, this morning at 3 o'clock. The train
consisted of nineteen cars loaded with cat
tle and was in charge of Conductor E. Mar
tin. The accident occurred while the train
was backing on to a side track, to which
was attached an inside switch. The train
was derailed by a misplaced switch. .
' Eight cars were badly wrecked, but only
three cattle were killed. The tender was
almost a total wreck, and the water es
caped, leaving the engine "dead." The
fireman leaped from the engine and re
ceived severe injuries, which necessitated
his removal to Suisun for medical treat
A large force of men were at work clear
ing the wreck to-day. Considerable diffi
culty was experienced in extricating the
cattle, and the tops of the cars in some
cases had to be cut open to get them out.
TROUBLE AT OAKESDALE.
Situation Between the Farmers
and Mortgage Companies
Settlers Said to Be Arming: for the
Purpose of Resisting Fore
OAKESDALE, Wash., Sept. 4.— The
situation between the mortgage companies
and the farmers is becoming strained and
it is feared serious trouble cannot be
avoided. The Silver Federation is said to
be arming for the purpose of resisting
The McCormick Harvester Company has
caused the arrest of two farmers who twice
resisted execution on property and twice
forcibly took the property back.
After the execution was issued and the
property levied upon, an agent of the Mc-
Cormick Company was visited by a friend
and advised to let the matter drop. The
agent replied that they intended to keep
strictly witnin the bounds of the law and
had no fear of trouble. To this his friend
replied substantially as follows:
"We don't care for law. It is merely a
means of oppression and robbery. We are
right and mightier than the law. We are
3000 strong in Whitman County, and in an
hour's time can have 100 men all armed
with Winchesters ready to protect the
rights of our families. None of that prop
erty will ever be allowed to be taken from
the Rowe Brothers' farm."
NOT GUILTY BUT IGNORANT
CJtris Or ass Acquitted of a Charge of
CARSON, Nev., Sept. 4.— The case of
Chris Grass, tried for counterfeiting, ended
to-day in the United States court with the !
acquittal of the defendant.
He explained on the stand that he had
harbored the counterfeiters at his wood
camp and had purchased their chemicals
at Reno with the idea that he was pur
chasing material for electroplators. He is
an ignorant man and many citizens of
Reno testified as to his good character.
PLACED ON SAX JUAN ISLAND.
JPretoat, the Fugitive Court Registrar,
Overhauled, by a Cutter.
VICTORIA,, B. C, Sept. 4.— Word was
received to-day from Port Townsend that a
United States revenus cutter overhauled
Prevost, the fugitive court registrar, in a
boat near San Juan Island Monday. The
revenue officers seized the boat and turned
its occupant loose on the island. A pro
vincial Constable has been searching the
island to-day, and it is expected Prevosc
will be under arrest to-night.
Trip of the Eleanor.
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 4.— E. W. Slater,
the Bridgeport (Conn.) millionaire, who is
on a cruise 09 his yacht, the Eleanor, will
arrive here next week on his return trip
from Alaska, accompanied by the Gov
ernor-General of Canada, Earl Aberdeen.
(hi A THURSDAY
\ H) FRIDAY
V IV SATURDAY
FOR ONLY THREE DAYS
We are going to sell Men's
Black, Blue and Mixed Cheviot
Suits, double or single breasted,
round or square cut, at TEN
These are first-class garments,
g well made, cut in the latest style,
* and worth double the money.
I No other dealers ever dared offer
I such goods at the price. You Can
see just what they are in the
Broad Daylight that fills our
store. See them in our massive
window. Money back if not
MAIL ORDERS solicited and
promptly attended to. Every
care to insure satisfaction.
H. ROMAN & CO.,
Corner Fifth and Market Sts.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
County Government Act
to Be Tested in
INJUNCTION SUIT BEGUN.
An Attempt to Restrain the
Payment of Salaries to
COTJBT DECISIONS DISAGREE.
The Law Has Already Been Declared
Both Constitutional and Un
FRESNO, Cal., Sept. 4.— Supervisor P.
F. Letcher, as a private taxpayer of Fresno
County, to-day filed a suit in the Superior
Court asking that an injunction be issued
restraining the County Auditor from pay
ing the salaries of two of the District At
torney's deputies. Mr. Letcher wants to
test the constitutionality of the law allow
ing the two deputies.
The suit raises a very nice question in
constitutional law. It has been in court
several times before in one form or an
other, and not only have different lawyers
viewed it in different lights, but different
courts have held different opinions regard
ing it, and the decisions of the Supremo
Court itself are not harmonious.
Twice the Supreme Court sitting in bank
has decided the law as unconstitutional in
similar cases appealed from this county.
But later a case involving the same point
was taken up from San Luis Obispo
County, and this time the law was de
clared valid and constitutional. This latter
case, however, was heard and decided in
department and not in bank.
Two of this county's Superior Judges-
Carter and Webb — have decided the law as
constitutional upon the last decision of the
MADE GOOD HIS WORD.
Charles Englebretzen Committed Sniride
After Announcing His Intention.
FRESNO, Cal., Sept. 4.— Charles Engle
bretzen of Jamison, twenty-five miles west
of here, sent a bullet into his brain in
Degan's saloon, in this city, this after
Englebretzen came to Fresno three days
ago with $190, and began gambling and
drinking, tiy this morning he was penni
less, and then he began talking of commit
ting suicide. None gave bis threat any
consideration and he was joked consider
ably about it.
Englebretzen walked into the saloon
this afternoon and sat down on a beer keg.
He was calmly smoking his pipe and at
tracted no attention. Suddenly he pulled
a pistol from his pocket, placed it to hi 3
right temple and fired. He fell off the
keg and died in a few minutes.
He left a letter addressed to his wife, in
which he stated that he was very sorry
that things had come to such a climax,
and he implored her forgiveness.
Good Prices for Raisins.
FRESNO, Cal., Sept. 4.— The prospects
for raisin-growers getting something for
their crops this year are improving. The
movement to hold for cash is still being
kept up, growers being willing to do any
thing to escape the clutches of the com
mission men. This afternoon the crops
of two large vineyards were sold for cash
at 2%. and 2% cents in the sweatbox.
MURDER NEAR HOT SPRINGS.
James Curtis Tinder Arrest for Killing
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept.' 4.— The body
of Edward H. Stone, a well-to-do stock
raiser, was found beside the road between
Hot Springs and Salmon Bridge, Idaho,
to-day with a great gunshot wound show
ing how he had died.
The motive for the murder was at first a
mystery, but later in the day James Cur
tis, father-in-law of Stone, was arrested,
charged with the murder. Curtis admit
ted killing Stone in self-defense. A feud
existed between the two men over Curtia
accusing Stone of poisoning his wife three
Seattle Stabbing Affray.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 4.— Alexander
George, a half-breed Indian hop-picker,
was stabbed in the abdomen this morning
by Charles Mascori, an Austrian, sustain
ing injuries from which he will probably
die. Mascori and Joseph Espqsito, Ital
ians, were trying to rob the Indian. Both,
are under arrest.
Change of Venue Denied.
ROSEBURG, Wash., Sept. 4.— Judge
Fullerton denied a motion for a change of
venue to Josephine County in the case of
the State of Oregon vs. Alfred Poole,
charged with illegally killing cattle. An
immediate appeal was taken to the Su
preme Court. Pooie is now out on $1000