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Believed to Be the Ameri
can Ship City of
Was Sunk With All on Board
During a Terrific
The Sea Was Running Tremendously
High, Rendering Assistance
NEW YORK, N. V., June 25.— Fears are
entertained that the ship reported as
foundering in the South Atlantic by the
British ship Loch Breden, just arrived at
Liverpool, is the City of Philadelphia,
which Bailed from New York February 2
with a general cargo for San Francisco.
The City of Philadelphia carried a crew of
twenty-five men and her master, Captain
Johnson, bad his wife and family with
him. She was spoken last on March 3in
latitude 14 degrees 5G minutes south,
longitude 34 decrees west.
Captain Cornell of the Loch Breden re
ports that on March 21, in latitude 36 de
grees, longitude 40 — or in about the posi
tion the American vessel was likely to be
in after eighteen days' sailing on her
course— he sighted during a gale a full
rigged ship about two miles distant, under
three lower topsails, laboring heavily. The
next morning he saw her again, the seas
breaking over her. Suddenly, at the height
of a terrific squall, at about midday, she
lurched over and disappeared. The seas
were tremendously high and it was be
lieved that the craft had sprung a leak.
All on board must have perished.
It is possible that the City "of Phila
delphia may arrive safely at her destina
tion, and that it was the doom of some
other vessel witnessed Dy tne master of
the British ship.
She is considerably overdue, however,
and the foundered vessel's description
closely tallies with her. Sixty guineas
premium were paid in London on her in
surance this week.
The City of Philadelphia, which regis
tered 1400 tons, was built in Bath, Me., in
1857, and Waiter P. Cagar & Co. of Phila
delphia are her managing owners.
Kentucky Fails to Collect the
Charter- Tax From the
Talk of Repealing the Grant Under
Which the Corporation Is
FRANKFORT, Ky., June 25. — The
Southern Pacific" does not pay and never
has paid a cent of taxes into Kentucky's
treasury, although the road owes its exist,
ence to and is now operated in California
on a charter passed by a Kentucky Legis
lature in the winter of 1884. After a hard
struggle, the railroad having a giant power
behind it and one of the strongest lobbies
that ever held sway in Frankfort, the State
Board of Valuation and Assessment, which
has the fixing of values of corporate
franchises, has taken the matter of taxing
the company tinder consideration. Al
though the board would like to find some
way of rating the road nnder the pro
visions of the revenue law, by which it is
authorized to fix a rate, it has up to this
time totally failed to reach any officer or
agent of the road upon whom it may serve
While the board has been carrying on
this investigation Auditor Stone, who is a
member of the board and to whom the tax
would have to be paid direct, has turned
1 he matter over to the personal supervision
of Assistant Auditor Frank H. Johnson,
who has given the matter thorough inves
tigation. Mr. Johnson said to a Call
"Section 8 of the charter reads: 'The
annual tax upon said corporation shall be
the same as is now fixed for brokers'
licenses, provided that all property owned
by said corporation and situated in the
State shall pay the same State and local
tax as is assessed upon similar property,
and capital stock in said corporation
owned by citizens of the State shall be
assessed against the holders thereof as
causes in action under the equalization
"The broker's license is only $250, but
the road has not even paid this, and I see
no disposition to comply with the plain
terms of the iaw. Although there may
be no property in the State, the road is
operated on the charter which provides
for the payment of the tax that is cer
tainly dpe the State. It seems very diffi
cult to reach the road, and the Kentucky
officials can find nothing in the State to
levy on. It is known that if the road
shows no disposition to coiiply with the
law it is the intention of the officials to
recommend to the Legislature the repeal
of the charter on this ground.
"Senator William Goebel introduced a
bill in the Legislature last winter provid
ing for a repeal of the charter and made a
gallant fight for it, but was met by a forci
ble and effective lobby and he leceivedno
assistance from the State officers. While
this point was referred to by Senator Goe
bol and his colleagues, the lobby, which
was composed of several members of the
Btnftte and combined corporation lobbies,
had gained such headway it was successful
in deferring the matter before the com
mittee until just before the adjournment
I gfis.sion, when it came up and the
i Mil met its Waterloo. With thisof
fx.inl stigma on the road, and re-in forced
by tho efforts of the State officers, there
would be little doubt of a second bill at
th* next session or at any extra session
Moneu- Orrfrr Clerk Disappears
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, June 25.—
W. r >r<-"ne, money-order clerk of
rntes Kxpress Company at
it, failed to report at the office
this morning, and a harried look at his
accounts by the superintendent showed a
shortage of about $1500. The police have
not been unable to locate him. Greene is a
man about 43 years of age and has a
Murderer Walling May let Escape the
Death Penalty.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 25.— Judge
Helm this afternoon heard arguments for
a new trial of Alonzo Walling, one of the
alleged murderers of Pearl Bryan. The
-defense produced affidavits showing that
Jurors Ware and Miles, after being sum
moned as jurors and before beinji ac
cepted as such, stated that the defendant
ought to be hanged. This was quite a sur
prise, and Judge Helm said he would not
pass upon the motion for a new trial until
next Monday. Subpenas were issued for
the two jurors and affidavit-maKers to ap
pear in court on that day. If it is proven
the jurymen made this statement Walling
will undoubtedly get a new trial.
Creditors of Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau Will
Place the Firm on Its Feet
NEW YORK, N. V., June 25.-The re
organization committee of the creditors of
Abbey, Schoeffel & Qrau held a meeting
to-day and formally adopted a plan for a
final adjustment of the finances of the
embarrassed firm.
William Steinway, as chairman of the
committee on reorganization, stated that
the total indebtedness of the firm waa
$365,000, and that creditors representing
over $335,000 of that amount had given
unqualified consent to the scheme of re
habilitation proposed by the reorganiza
tion committee. The claims of the
smaller creditors, aggregating about $10,
--000, will be paid at once in cash. Tne
larger creditors will receive stock to the
amount of their claims in the newly or
ganized firm of Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau,
which practically began its career to-day
free of all encumbrance and without a
cent of indebtedness.
Messrs. Abbey, Schoeffel <fe Grau will
confine their operations exclusively to
the management of the Metroniitan
Opera-house in this city and the Tremont- I
street Theater in Boston.
Furious Storm of Wind, Rain
and Lightning Sweeps Over
the City.
For Forty Minutes the Water Falls
in Torrents, Turning the
Streets Into Rivers.
DETROIT, Mich,, June 25.— A severe
wind and rain storm, accompanied by
sharp lightning, swept over this city this
evening. The storm came out of the
northwest. The wind reached a velocity
of 48 miles an hour and created havoc
among the shade trees all over the city.
The rain fell in torrents for forty minutes,
tiie downpour measuring 1.19 inches in
that period of time. The sewers were un
able to carry off the deluge of water, and
many of the downtown streets resembled
rivers for awhile.
The first rainstorm was followed by
others at short intervals, and when they
ceased the precipitation had reached 2.25
The street railway companies suffered '
severely from lightning, a great number ofV
motors being burned out. There have
been no reports of injuries to persons.
Buildings Blown Down at Atlantic and
Crops Badly Damaged.
ATLANTIC, lowa, June 25.— A furious
windstorm struck Atlantic last night,
blowing down the amphitheater and floral
hall of the Cass County Fair Association.
Farmers will lose heavily, windmills and
outbuildings being leveled to the ground.
Crops were badly damaged.
Manufacturers and Operatives Unable to
Agree Upon a Scale,
YOUNGBTOWN, Ohio, June 25.— This
afternoon the conference committees of
the manufacturers and amalgamated men
met to discuss the scale question. Presi
dent Garlnnd presented the scale as pre
pared at Detroit and set forth the claim
upon which they based their action in ask
ing for an advance of 50 cents per ton on
the boiling card. On the part of the
manufacturers it was stated that it was
impossible to pay $4 50 for puddling until
business would improve, if the advance
was insisted on the only recourse cf the
mill-owners would be to shut down.
The conference adjourned without agree
ment to meet in Youngstown again on
July 9. As this carries it beyond the
present scale all mills will shut down next
Tuesday night.
Manufacturer* of the Product Heady to
Quit the Business.
CHICAGO, 111., June 25.— Collector of
Internal Revenue Mize of thia district re
cently sent an agent to the Fox River
Valley district, where most of the filled
cheese is made, to prepare the department
as well as the manufacturers for the oper
ation of the tilled cheese and license law
next September. The agent returned to
day with the information that nearly all
the makers wquld go out of business before
the law took effect, because they and the
retail dealers had figured oat a profitless
business after paying the Government
license and tax and allowing for the effect
on the public of having to label their prod
uct "Filled Cheese."
Killed a Minnesota Sheriff and
Are Threatened With
Troops Called Out, but They Will
Probably Arrive on the Scene
Tod Late.
ST. PAUL, Mixk., June 25.— Infuriated
citizens of Southern Minnesota are trying
to-night to lynch the two tramps who
yesterday killed Sheriff Rodgers of McLeod
County. A posse of 250 men chased the
desperadoes all day and caught them in a
swamp five miles west of Arlington early
this evening. As soon as the news spread
mobs began to move forward from Glen
coe, Green Isle and Hutchinson. The
prisoners were hastily taken to Glen roe.
This saved them for a time at least, bnt
the Governor was wired that the deputy
sheriff in charge at Glcncoe could not
pre vent a lynching. All the militia com
panies of that part of the State were
taking their regular summer outing in
camp at - Lake City and were unavailable.
Governor Clough therefore ordered out
Company C, First Regiment, stationed in
St. Paul, and that company left St. Paul
for Gleneoe at 10:40. It will arrive there
at 1 o'clock, but ttie news from Gleneoe at
11:30 indicates that there will be a lynch
ing before tbat time,
Ben Brush Won the La
tonia Derby in a Com
mon Canter.
The Gravesend Man's Horses
Were Favorites at One
to Six.
Twelve Thousand Dollars Added to
the Bank Account of the
Winning Owner.
LATONIA, Ky., June 25.— The day was
an ideal one for racing, with a delightful,
cooling breeze blowing. The only draw
back to the sport was that the track was
rather heavy. Attendance 15,000.
The Latonia derby, the feature of the
day, was a great betting race. The Dwyer
pair— Ben Brush and Ben Eder— were fa
vorites, varying from 1 to 4 to 1 to 5;
Semper Ego at 6 to 1 and Loki at 10 to 1
bad their fanciers and were well backed,
while Howard Mann, 15 to 1, was nibbled
The race was a mere gallop for the two
Bens. Starter Chirm dropped the flag at
tne first attempt, with Loki in the lead,
but Ben Eder immediately started out to
set the pace, which was a slow one until
i the turn for home was reached, when Ben
Brush went to the front and won in a gal
lop, Ben Eder second and Loki third.
The net value of the stake to the winner
was $12,290.
One mile, Islin won, Bloomer second, Cuti
clene third. Time, 1:45%£.
Xine-sixteenths of a mile, Protus won, Three
Bars second, The Planet third. Time, :59%.
Six furlongs, Moylan won, Prince Imperial II
second, Old Center third. Time, 1 :17&.
Latonia derby, one and a half miles, Ben
Brush, 122, Ito 6, won; Ben Eder, 122, 1 to 6,
second; Loki, 122, 8 to 1, third. Time, 2:40%.
Five furlongs, Suisun won, Bell Bramble sec
ond, Adowa third. Time, 1 :03%.
Seven furlongs, Aimee Goodwin won, Mate
second, Elsket third. Time, 1:32.
sults: Six furlongs, Oracle and Amanda V
ran a dead heat, Halton third. Time, 1:16%.
Seven furlongs, Rodermond won, Thomas
Cat second, Concord third. Time, I:32}£.
Six furlongs, Ferrier won, Harrington sec
ond, Harwell third. Time, 1:18}£.
One and an eighth miles, Charade won, St.
Maxim second. Time, 2:02.
Half a mile, Set Fast won, Gray Bird Second,
Naughty Girl third. Time, :b\%
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 2s.— Results: Onemile,
First Deal won, Mercury second, Cherry Stone
third. Time, 1 :45.
Seven furlongs, Ben Amelia won, Harry Mc-
Couch second, Blacking Brush third. Time,
One mile, Weenatchle won, Rhett Goode
second, Jack Bradley third. Time, I :46)>£.
Six furlongs, Typhoon won, Lincoln second,
Buck Vldere third. Time, 1 :17%.
Nine-sixteenths of a mile, Lady Hamilton
i won, Mattie Belle second, Gladys II third.
0 Time, :57%.
Six furlongs, Don Carillo won, Pelleas sec
-1 ond. Dorah Wood third. Time, 1:17.
CHICAGO, 111., June 23.— Sheffield results:
Six furlongs, Ben Hur wou, Elsie Ferguson
second, Rubberneck third. Time, 1 :1(%
Nine-sixteenth of a mile, Mrs. Murray won,
Marie C second, Bister Adele third. 'Time,
I :56^.
i Six furlongs, Peep o' Day won, Lucinda sec
; ond, Fred X third. Time, l:l6Ji.
Thirteen-sixteenths of a mile, .Lottie Eastin
I won, Ingomar second, Revenue third. 'lime,
Five furlongs, Walkover won, Rubberneck
second, Cora Haville third. Time, 1 :01}£.
Six furlongs, Fritzie won, Hartford Boy sec
ond, Caufleld third. Time, 1 :15%.
RED OAK, lowa, June 25.— Rain pre
vented racing at Pactolus Park to-day.
Theie will be a double programme to
j Results of the Various Games Played
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 25.— Cleveland out
played Louisville at every point to-day. Bur
\ kett picked up Weidman and shook him like a
I rat because he called him out at third. Score:
! Loulsvilles— 3, 11, 3; Clevelands— B. 10, 0.
j Batteries— and Kinslow; Young and
i O'Connor. Umpire— Weidman.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 25.— Dwyer pitched
splendidly to-day and at .no time were the
1 Browns in the game. Donahue was not hit
! hard, but his support Mas wretched. The Cm
' cinnatis will likely win the full series. 'Score:
St. Louis— 3, 5, 3; Cincinnatis— s, 6, 1. Bat
teries—Donahue and Murphy; Dwyer and
Vaughn. Umpire— Lynch.
CHICAGO, 111., June 25.— The Colts batted
"Brownie" Foreman's curves as they pleased
to-day and won the game easily. Griffith was
hit hard all through the game, but his sup
port was fine and the Plttsburgs could not
bunch their hits. The game was lull of pecu-
I liar plays, but not Interesting after the sixth
i inning. Stenzel, Griffith and Hoy and Peffer
led the batting. Score: Chicagos— l7, 17, 2;
Fittsburgs— lo, 19, 2. Batteries— and
Kittredge, Foreman and Merritt. Umpire-
BOSTON, Mass., June 25.— Brooklyn tied the
(■core in the ninth inning to-day on errors of
Harrington and Stivetts and hits of Burrell
and Jones. Wit ty a man on second and one
' on third* and one out Corcoran and La Chance
I failed to aid the scoring. Attendance 2500.
, Score: Bostons— 6, 10, 6 ; Brooklyns— B. lo, 3.
I Batteries— Stivetts and Tenney; Kennedy and
j Burrell. Umpire — Henderson.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June Philadel
phias-Baltimores postponed ; rain.
NEW YORK, N. V., June 25.— New Yorks-
Washingtons postponed; rain.
The College Crews Prepared for the Con
test on the Hudson.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. V., June 25.-
Lowerinc skies, a chilly atmosphere and
an occasional drizzle of rain made the day
before the great Varsity race a dismal
one. No excursion steamer, yacht or boat
of any kind except the referee's boat and
the two police boats are to be permitted to
follow the racing crewe. This provision
will assure the oarsmen a clear course and
freedom from wash. Four lines, marked
by stakeboats, are laid out. The positions
drawn by lot and numbered from the west
bank are": No. 1, Harvard; No. 2, Penn
sylvania; No. 3, Cornell ; No. 4, Columbia.
Should the day prove stormy or the
water too rough the race will be postponed
until Saturday.
The crews got in their final polish to-day
! and all are tuned up to the pitch for to
i morrow's great struggle.
The prevailing opinion as to the result
of the struggle that is looked for is: Cor
nell first; a desperate struggle for second
honors between Columbia and Harvard,
with a slight tide of sentiment in favor of
the blue and white, and Pennsylvania for
the outside position.
♦ 1
A Fast Track, but No Records Were
PEORIA, 111., June 25.— The combined
State and L. A. W. meet opened here to
day, with an attendance of about 5000.
The track is fast, but no records of a
national character were broken. The
principal race of the day was the profes
sional one mile, which was won by Tom
Cooper of Detroit, Gardiner second and
(^Zeigler third,
. One mile novice, J. H. Warren, Peoria, won.
Time, 2:30 3-5.
Professional two-mile handicap, J. F. Grieb
ler won. Time, 4:31.
Amateur quarter mile. State championship—
C. C. Ingraham, Dlxon, 111., won; Jesse Curry,
Aurora, second. Ingraham disqualified for
starting before the pistol shot and prize
aw nrded Curry. Time, :32 2-5.
Half mile, professional, open, W. C. Banger,
Milwaukee, won ; Otto Zeigler, San Francisco,
second; Arthur Gardiner, Chicago, third.
Time, 1 :03 3-5.
Amateur, one mile, 2:30 class, Lou Coburn,
St. Louis, wou. Time, 2:30 1-5.
One mile, professional, 2:20 class, won by
Harry Clark, Denver; V. G. Barnett, Chicago,
second; Joe Grlebler, Minneapolis, third.
Time, 2:12 3-5.
Amateur, two-mile handicap, W. L. Becker,
Chicago, won. Time, 4:29 3-5.
Five-mile handicap, amateur, E. M. Peabody
won. Time, 12:31 1-5.
Professional, one mile, open,' Tom Cooper
won, Gardiner second. Otto Zeigler third,
Charles Hofer fourth. Time, 2 :15 1-5.
■ ♦ I
Agricultural Park to Be Leased and Oper
ated as an Equine Battling
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 25.— A deal has
been almost completed by which Cliff
Phillips, proprietor of the People's Palace,
San Francisco, will lease Agricultural
Park for five years, with the privilege of
renewing for another five years. He in
tends to inaugurate a series of horseraces
by electric light. The races will be held
three nights a week, and excursion trains
will be run from San Francisco and nearby
towns. The lease calls for $1800 a year,
and it is expected that Phillips will sign
the agreement in a few days and take pos
session July 1.
Britannia and Niagara Won in Their
Respective Classes.
LONDON, Enq., June 25.— The large
raters, Satanita, Ailsa and Britannia,
started at 11 o'clock this forenoon in the
Ramsey regatta, over a 45-mile course.
There was a dull sky and a northwest
breeze. The Penitent, The Saint, Niag
ara, Alruda, The Dragon and Luna started
in the race for twenty-raters.
Britannia won the race for the large
raters, Satanita second ana Ailsa third
The twenty-rater race was won by Niag
ara. The Saint was second, The Penitent
third and The Dragon fourth. Luna gave
up before the finish. Niagara led through
out the race.

Taeoma's Baseball Season Ends.
TACOMA, Wash., June 25.— Tocomans
to-day witnessed the last game of profes
sional baseball to be seen here this season
between the Tacoma and Victoria nines
yesterday. This morning the entire team
left for the East, part of tho Victoria team
accompanying them. Stops will be made
and games played en route at Yakima,
Spokane, Butte, Helena and other points.
When the team reaches the Middle States,
it is the Intention to enter into one of the
State leagues for the balance of the season.
Golden West Cyclers Vote.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 25.— The Golden
"West Cyclers have elected the following
officers: President, E. T. Mikel; vice
president, Robert Burns; treasurer, J. R.
Mitchell; secretary, J. A. Wondra; cap
lain, L. A. Folsom; first lieutenant, Edgar
Fournie; second lieutenant, George Van
Leeuwen*, directois, Ed Fournie, William
Farrell, George Van Leeuwen ; sergeant
at-arms, W. Watts.
Sacramento Cyclers Parade.
BACRAMKNTO, Cal., June 25.— The
lantern parade of the Sacramento wheel
men, which took place to-night, was one
of the most successful affairs of this kind
ever held in this city. Nearly 600 deco
rated wheels were in line, many being rid
den by ladies. After parading the prin
cipal streets the bicyclists took a five-mile
ride into the country and returned on tne
new bicycle path.
Zimmerman Goes to Europe.
NEW YORK, N. V., June 25.— Gus Zim
merman, the champion rifle-shot, sailed
for Europe to-day. He is going to shoot a
match with L. Angehern, the chaim>ion
sharpshooter of Switzerland. Mr. Zim
merman will also compete in an interna
tional shoot at Versailles, France. At
Union Hill Schuetzen Park recently, Zim
merman scored 150 bullseyes in as" many

Germany's Harness Races.
BERLIN, Germany, June 25.— 1n the
trotting races to-day the Lohengrin prize
of 1600 marks. 3600 meters, was won by
Acanthus. Kronprinz was second and
Babelsberg third.
The Exhibition prize of 2000 marks, 3200
meters, was won by Kleber; Spruce wood
second and Ella P third. -

Won by Eddie Hayes.
HAMBURG, Germany, June 25.— 1n the
trotting race here to day for the prize
of 1500 marks, at 2400 meters, was won by
Eddie Hayes, Josie Chimes second and
Sbadeland Lamott third.
The Country Club Preparing
for an Evening of
Vaudeville Entertainment fa a Grove
of Redwocds Near the Famous
Old Mill.
MILL VALLEY, Cal., June 24.— The
Mill Valley Country Club will, on the
evening of July 11, give an entertainment
on the old mill reservation in Mill Valley,
for the benefit of the building fund of that
organization. The entertainment is to
be upon a bigger scale than heretofore at
tempted in Mill Valley.
The main feature of the evening will be
a vaudeville entertainment, to take place
in the grove of redwood trees to the north
of the old mill. George E. Last of the
Tivoli in San Francisco has this in charge.
The historic old mill, built in 1843 by John
Reed, after which Mill Valley was named,
is to be illuminated with calcium iights,
red lire, Japanese lanterns and electric
lights. The calcium lights will be so
arranged as to cast their rays full upon
the old mill from every point, colors to be
rapidly changed to proauce beautiful
Another featuie of the evening will be
an illumination of the homes in Mill
Valley. This is to be accomplished by a
liberal use of Japanese lanterns, electrio
lights and colored fires.
Special boats and trains will be run from
San Francisco. The. grove in which the
yaudeyfUa entertainment is to take place
is to conrein hundreds of incandescent
lights, arranged in artistic designs. Lovell
White, president of the Tamalpais Land
and Water Company, has tendered free
and exclusive use of grounds for this even
ing. Among those having the entertain
ment in charge are Lovel! White, A. A.
Martin, president of the Mill Valley Coun
try Club; Charles F. Runyon, vice-presi
dent of the Goodyear Rubber Company;
T. H. Reynolds, treasurer of the Western
Union Telegraph Company; A. C. Hinz,
E. L. Heuter, George T. Marsh, Judge
T>e.ath Sentence Commuted.
PARIS, France. June 25.— The sentence
of death passed at Douai upon the French
man Itaoul Tremblie, who was convicted
of the murder in Buenos Avres of another
Frenchman, named Francois Farbes, has
been commuted to penal servitude for life.
The motive of the crime, which was com
mitted two yeara ago, waa robbery.
Sheriff Bogard of Tehama
Captures the Madera
The Outlaw Is Found Engaged
on the Top of a Stack
of Hay.
He Describes His Escape From Blood*
hcunds by the Use of Cayenne
RED BLUFF, Cal., June 26.— Sheriff A.
Bogard of Tehama County to-day cap
tured W. A. Laverone, the notorious
young* outlay, who some months ago broke
jail at Madera.
About a week ago the Sheriff had an
intimation that the fugitive was in Tehama
County, and he has been on the alert since
then to locate him. He wrote to Sheriff
Westfall ol Madera several days ago, mak
ing inquiries, but had received no answer.
He wired for an immediate answer this
morning, and received in reply a full de
scription of Laverone. Sheriff Bogard had
suspected a certain person, and when tnis
description was received he at once went
to the ranch of Frank Miller, about two
miles south of Corning. There he found
the man he supposed to be Laverone. The
fellow was at work on the top of a hay
stack. The laborer was toid 4o come
down from the top of the stack.
On reaching the ground he was at once
placed under arrest. He cheerfully com
plied with a request of the Sheriff that he
should bare his arm, and with the assist
ance of J. J. Donovan his shirt was re
moved and vaccine marks were discov
ered. He then admitted that he was the
man wanted, and became very talkative.
Laverone gave a full account of his
escape; how he sawed off the bars of the
Madera jail, and the details ot his travels
since then. He said he had a caseknlfe in
his cell and procured a file, but he would
not say where tne file came from. The
knife was converted into a file, and the
work was then easily done. He and his
partner, Roberts, got a horse and cart as
soon as they got out of jail, Laverone get
ting the cart and Roberts remaining to
see that the jailer did not awaken until
Laverone' s return. They drove about
eleven miles, when the cart broke down.
Tbey then went up on to the mountains
east of Madera, where they got something
to eat at a sheep camp.
At this point the bloodhounds were
placed on their trail. To throw the
hounds off the scent they sprinkled cay
enne pepper over their shoes, and the re
sult was all they could have hoped for.
The next day they were so close to the
hounds that they could watch them, but
they felt safe, as the hounds would not
follow the trail. They went to a small
town on the railroad, where they stayed
for four days, sleeping in a barn. Then
they boarded a boxcar and went northward
for some distance, when he and Robeits
Laverone went to the town of Tehama
and secured work at the sheep ranch of E.
H. Ward. Next he went to John Rob
bins' ranch, where he worked for a time.
He came to lied Bluff, but soon departed
for the country. Then he went to his
uncle, a rancher near Tboines Creek,
northwest of Corning. After staying
there a short time, he went to Miller's,
where he was captured.
Laverone refuses to give any informa
tion regarding Roberts' whereabouts, al
though Sheriff Bogard has closely ques
tioned him.
Teharna County has a Sheriff who never
tires when on the chase. In many re
spects he resembles his brother, J. J.
Bogard, the Sheriff who w&s killed by
"Jack" Brady at the time of the Wheat
land train robbery.
Topics Discussed in the Hummer School
of Methods.
PACIFIC COAST, Cal., June 25.— The
summer School of Methods this morning
considered the relation of the temperance
work to the children of the State. The
session was under the auspices of Mrs.
Eyster, State superintendent of the juve
nile department of the Women's Christian
Temperance Union. The discusion of
best methods of enlisting the co-operation
of teachers of the common schools in the
scientific temperance instruction demand
ed by the law of the State was shared by
Mrs. R. Johnston, late principal of Ade
line School, Oakland, Dr. Mallory of Au
burn, Mrs. Hoppin of Yolo, Mrs. Hood of
Stanford University and others of equal
In the afternoon an able address upon
"Child Culture" was delivered by Mrs.
Hood. A paper entitled "The Mothers of
Great Men" was read by Mrs. Ada Van
Pelt of Oakland, and a scientific discourse
upon "Bacteria in Alcohol," profusely
illustrated, was delivered by Miss Jennie
Norton, daughter of the late Professor H.
B. Norton. The day closed with an even
ing entertainment— a lecture upon Hawaii,
accompanied by stereopticon views, by
Rev. Dr. Dille of Oakland.
Two Youths in Durance for a Series of
Midnight Raxds.
FRESNO, Cal., June 25.— Willie Grady,
aged 14, was to-day convicted in the Supe
rior Court on a charge of burglary. He
and a boy named Chenoweth broke into
Hobbs & Parsons' packing-house and stole
a number of articles. The two have quite
a criminal history, having been arrested
for thievery a number of times. Owing to
their tender years they have always es
caped punishment.
Near the home of Chenoweth, who has
already been sent to Whittier, was found
a cave which tae two boys had excavated
under a shed. In the "cave was a large
amount of plunder, representing many
raids by the youthful thieves. While in
jail awaiting their trials, about three weeks
ago, the boys escaped through a hole in
the door while the jailer was in another
part of the establishment.
Seeks Police Protection Front an Imag
inary Enemy.
FRESNO, Cal., June 25.— An insane
man came to the County Jail this evening
and asked to be taken in charge. A large
black man, no said, waa after him to kill _
him. Deputy Sheriff Peck questioned the
fellow, who was badly frightened. When
he saw Jailer Manley he said Manley was
the man who wanted to kill him. Manley
had to retreat, while Peck placed his new
guest behind bars.
"My name is Smith, but it will not be
that very long," said he. "That fellow is
going to kill me. I just came across the
river" from Illinois to-day, thinking that
here in lowa I could find protection."
The unfortunate man raved in his cell.
Hi» clothes were dripping wet with per
spiration from his race to get away from
his imaginary enemy. No one here knows
who he is or where he came from.
A Fine Town Horologe to Grace the
Fithian Block.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 25.— R.
B. Fithian, who is just completing \he
erection of a handsome block of buildings
in Santa Barbara, has closed a contract
for a town clock to be placed in the tower.
It will be the finest possessed by any city
(vest of the Rocky Mountains.
This clock, which is destined to be one
of the attractions of the coast, will have
four dials, showing on either side of the
tower in dormer projections, and will be
illuminated by night. The bell on which
the hours are to be struck weighs 1550
pounds. The entire striking apparatus
consists ot five bells and weighs two tons.
Every fifteen minutes the Westminster
chimes will be rung and tbey will be
repeated four times at the striking of each
hour. The bells are to be cast of the finest
metal and will be bo arranged that they
can be detached and sounded separately
when occasion demands. The clock and
chimes will be in place early in the fall
and will form a delightful addition to this
quaint old city's attractions.
Sandon Out of Danger.
SPOKANE, Wash., June 25.— The town
of Sandon, B. C, threatened with destruc
tion from forest fires yesterday, is to-day
out of danger. The Canadian Pacific
came to the rescue with a large crew of
men on a work train from Three forks.
They assisted the citizens in fighting the
fire. Several outlying buildings and hun
dreds of cords ot wood along the track
were burned.
Armed Mongols From Los An
geles Invade the Capital
City Chinatown.
They Come to Carry Back a Maiden
Spirited Away From the Citrus
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 25.— There
came near being a highbinder battle jn
Chinatown to-night, and it is liable to oc
cur at any moment. A few weeks ago a
local merchant married a woman who was
brought here from Los Angeles. The
southern citrus-belt Celestials called it a
case of kidnaping and sent a lot of armed
fighters here to get the woman again and
incidentally to kill off a few of the Sacra
mento Chinamen should they show fight.
The new-comers have Headquarters di
rectly across the street from those of the
so-called society to which the groom be
longs, and to-night tbey sallied forth in
force. The local contingent was not ready
for a battle and got inside in baste. The
police are on the lookout for any demon
stration that may be made.
Forger Wilson's Futile Attempt to De
fraud Woodland Men.
WOODLAND, Cal., June 25.— A few
days ago a stranger giving the name of J. j
H. Wilson arrived in Woodland and vis- ;
ited a number of the most prominent j
Knights of Pythias. Among these were
Superior Judge W. H. Grant, a grand of
ficer of the order, District Attorney Hop
kins and Frank Dietz. Wilson claimed to
be a member of the order in good stand
ing. He told a pathetic story of bad luck
and asked for financial aid so that he
would be able to reach his home in Pasa
dena, where, he asserted, he could obtain
Mr. Dietz telegraphed to the Pasadena
lodge, inquiring about Wilson. As soon ag j
the Pasadena officers learned that Wilson
was in Woodland they telegraphed to
Sheriff Griffin to arrest him, as he was j
wanted on a chargs of forgery. The offi- I
cals made a thorough search of this city
for the forger, but were unable to fini j
him. Wilson evidently became alarmed at j
the delay and concluded to change his !
field of operations.
In two or three months, re-
tailers arid merchant tailors will
be selling the new style NAR-
As manufacturers, we have
them NOW.
And have you seen the new
frock suits — fly coats and vests,
flap pockct3 ? And the new sack
suits without the outside breast
pocket ?
Not unless you've been here —
can't find them elsewhere — not
$15, $16.50, $18— the same
value that tailors give you at
$30 to $40.
Wholesale Manufacturers
Profis. Oregon City Woolen Mills
Fine Clothing
For Man, Boy or Child
At Wholesale Prices
Bet. Bush and Pine; Sis.
See Yups and Sam Yups Carry
Their War Into the
Garden City.
The Chinese Consul Appeals to the
Police to Check a Reign of
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 25.— The boycott
inaugurated by the members of t lie See
Yup Company against the Sam Yups has
spread to this city, and there are prospects
of serious trouble between the rival fac
tions in Sixth-street Chinatown. Several
Sam Yups have been set upon and beaten
by the See Yups of late and the members
of the former society have become terror
Charley Kow Kee, on 3 of the most
prominent members of the Sam Yup So
ciety, has had hi 3 life heavily insured and
is wearing a steel chain armor to protect
himself against stray bullets and knife
thrusts. The armor was imported from
China and cost $250.
The Chinese Consul at San Francisco has
written to the police in regard to the
lawlessness resorted to by the Bee Yups in
Closing Speeches of Counsel in the Par-
Jeer Will Contest.
BAN JOSE.CaI., June 2s.— Attorney Coo
gan, counsel for Mrs. Emma L. Parker,
the contestant in the Parker will case, re
sumed t>is argument before the jury this
morning. He lauded the chnracter of the
contestant, and asserted that undue in
fluence had been exercised by the Pome
roys over George H. Parker when he made
the will. He finished a few minutes be
fore 12 o'clock. Judge Spencer followed
for the respondents. He occupied the
afternoon in reviewing the testimony of
the contestant and her witnesses. The
case went over until Monday.
John JE. Raight Dies.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 25.— John S.
Haight, a pioneer resident of this valley,
died at his home at Santa Clara yesterday
afternoon. He was a native of New York
and 63 years of age. He settled in this
valley in the early fifties and for a number
of years was constable at Sunta Clara. He
was also a prominent raemb°rot the Santa
Clara Fire Department. A widow and five
grown children survive him.
Burglar Miller Pleads Guilty.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 25.— Gas Miller,
alias Weincke. who robbed the Olympic
oaloon, on South Market street, two weeks
ago, pleaded guilty to burglary in the first
decree before Judge .borigan to-day. He
will be sentenced to-morrow. Miller ba3
been identified as a burglar who commit
ted several robberies in San Francisco.
Los Gatos Lighted by Electricity.
LOS GATOS, Cal., Juno 25.— -Los Gatos
was lighted by electricity last night for
the first time. The streets were thronged
by people and the Los Gatos band pa
raded. Afterward a concert was given in
front of the Los Gatos Hotel.
I Cosgrove, the Whitechapel Fiend, Will He
Sent to an Asylum.
PORTLAND, Or., June 25.— The authori
ties have come to the conclusion that John
I R. Crosgrove, the woman strangler, is
! crazy enough to relieve him of the respon
! sibilitv of answering to the indictment in
! the criminal court, which charges him >
with assault with intent to kill a White
chapel woman nearly three months ago.
Ccgrove was turned over to the ccanty
court lor examination for insanity this
I afternoon, and he will probably be sent to
! the State Insane Asylum.
The chief witness is not positive of the
I identification of the man. and aside from
that Cosgrove's actions indicate that he is
mentally deluded, and if allowen to run at
large he is m likely to attack a man as a
woman. He, it is firmly believed by the
police, had a hand in the strangling cases
in San Francisco.
Cosgrove was at one time in Vancouver,
[ Wash., and it is believed he was the fiend
who attempted to kill a woman there last
winter. His peculiar mania was the kill
ing of outcast women, thereby ridding the
| world of their presence.
Lake Tahoe's New Steamer.
McKINNEYS, Lakk Tahoe, Gal., June
! 25. — United States inspectors inspected the
| steamship Tahoe this morning. Th° fol
i lowing are licensed to serve as officers:
I Ernest Pomin master and Frank Oliver
: purser.

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