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SEATTLE SOCIAL LEADERS FIGHT. General Carr and Charles Esplin Pummel Each Other. THREE LIVELY ROUNDS. Both Are Eadly Damaged When Police Arrive on the SIQTJEL TO A DIVORCE SUIT. One tbe Counsel for Dr. Dawson, and the Other a Friend of the Wife. SEATTLE, Wash., June 29.— Brigadier- General E. SI. Carr of the State militia and chief counsel for Dr. Dawson in bis divorce case against Mrs. Dawson clashed with Charles Esplin, the much-talked-of co-respondent in the case, on Pioneer place to-day. In the presence of several hundred people the two fought three bloody rounds. The fight was from the start one of the most desperate that ha 3 occurred in the city lor a long time. It was generally expected that sooner or later tbe two men would come together. General Carr, who is 6 feet and 4 inches in height and weighs 275 poundc, has a reputation as a fighter, and Esplin, while not such a large man, is a scientific boxer. Esplin has been more prominently men tioned in connection with the divorce case than has any other of the co-respondents. General Carr subpenaed him as a witness for the plaintiff, and the defense will use him as a witness. A few days ago, when Mrs. Kiusey was testifying in the Dawson case, General Carr made Esplin stand up while the courtroom was crowded so that the witness could identify him. Last Sat urday a local paper stated that General Carr had subpenaed witnesses who would impeach Esplin's testimony for the de fense by swearine that Esplin told him that he and Mrs. Dawson had been inti mate. Esplin saw General Carr this morning as the latter was about to enter his office in the Pioneer building. He asked Carr if he were responsible for the article, and Carr said that he was not. Then Esplin asked Carr if he had ever said that he would whip him. Carr replied that if Esplin wanted a fight he couid have it, and with that he struck Esplin on the nose. Then they went at it. Esplin, being the more scienced, suc ceeded in landing frequently, but when ever Carr would hit Esplin he would stagger him. Three times the men were separated, and each time they went at ie again. Finally the police interfered and the two men, their clothes saturated with blood and their faces black and blue, were led off to the police headquarter?, where they were released to appear in the Municipal Court to-morrow morning. The fight created the greatest kind of a sensation, owing to Carr's prominence in tbe State. It is alleged that if it had con tinued Carr would have lost. More serious trouble is expected, as the case has resolved itself into a personal fight among all interested. The divorce case was on this afternoon •nd Mrs. Mary Jensen, who was a nurse in the Dawson household in 1892, gave testimony to the effect that Frank Carrol, one of the co-respondents, who is attend in? college in California, was intimate with Mrs. Dawson. They corresponded and the witness saw them once in the par lor, when Mrs. Dawson was supposed to have been at a dance. SEATTLE'S QUEER SUIT. , for a Dead Man's Land. BEATTLE, Wash., June 29.— A case to which attaches unusual interest, by reason of the fact that three women— two of whom were divorced and one a widow — each having been a lawful wife of Emil Weber, are fighting for the deceased hus band's property, consisting of 3400 acres of valuable land in Clallam and Jefferson counties, is being tried before Federal Judge Hanford. The action is entitled, "Belona, wife No. 1, vs. Mary F. Gratton, wife No. 2, et a 1.," and tbe case has been before the courts of half a dozen States. Weber, a rich gambler, was killed at Portland, Or., in 1889, by "Sandy" Olds. This murder case likewise attracted special attention throughout the Pacific coast by reason of the many trials of the defend ant, who was finally acquitted. VISALIA PLOTTER'S FATE, Life Sentence Patted by Judge Gray XJpon Josiah JUovren. VIBALIA, Cal., June 29. — Josiah Lovren was to-day sentenced to San Quentin for life for complicity in the attempt to nold up and rob a Southern Pacific train at Tagus on the night of March 18. In pass ing sentence Judge Gray asked the pris oner which prison he preferred. The answer was: "I euess it won't make any difference— the one with the easiest work will suit me." After the Judge had pronounced the sen tence Lovren bowed and remarked in a clear tone, "Good." The defendant's motion for a new trial was denied, and a certificate of probable cause was filed and an appeal to the Su preme Court for a new trial made. m STEALTS MONPOL ON TRIAL. Merchant Chun John Arraigned for Com plicity in a Murder* VISALIA, Ca! m Jane 29.— A jury was secured to-day in the case of Chun John, charged with murder, and one witness was examined for the prosecution. On the evening of May 8 Haw Yue was attacked by four Chinese and fatally shot. Haw Yue, before he died, stated that Chun Joke had shot him with a pistol handed to him by Chun John. Tne prisoner is a merchant and extensive fruit-buyer. Chun Cheon arid Chun Joe, laborers, are also implicated and are in jail. :-.• Chun Joke is at large. Both the prosecution and the defense are represented by able counsel. Nevada Delegates Depart. RENO, Niv., June 29.— A number of delegates of the Keating wing of the Ne vada Democracy departed for Chicago to night. It is understood that they dated their departure thus early to get on to the battle-ground before the regular Demo cratic or Ryan-Dennis delegates. Suicide at Fresno. FRESNO, Cal.. June 29.— Albert Hicks committed suicide last night by taking carbolic acid. He was janitor in the Fresno Loan and Savings Bank. His mother died a short time ago and grief over her loss unbalanced his mind. MONTE CRISTO SHOOTING. A. Seattle Man Lured to the Outskirts of the Town and Attacked. SEATTLE, Wash., June 29. — Nathan Pbillius, proprietor of the Boston .Loan Office in this city, having been enticed into the outskirts of town for the purpose of robbery, was shot and perhaps fatally mi i jured at Monte Cristo, Snohomish County, this afternoon. A private dispatch re ceived in Seattle states that David Leroy, a logper, did the shooting, and that Phillips was shot through the lungs and also the : ripht arm. Phillips had gone to Monte Cristo to sell j jewelry and carried a case containing watches and other samples. All the valua bles found on the person of the victim were taKen by the murderous robber. A special from Snohomish City says a posse of citizens are ecouring the country and that if Leroy is captured he will probably be lynched. Phillips is a Hebrew, twenty eight years old and unmarried. TACONA OFFICIAL ACCUSED. Charged With Compelling Payment of Tithes From Subordinates. TACOMA, Wash., June 29.— Grand Army circles in this city have been agi tated for some days by the knowledge that a comrade occupying a prominent public position had been compelling two others under him to pay him a portion of their salaries under threat of loss oi their DOsi tions if not complied with. County Com missioner C. H. Holmes is the guilty per son, and to-day a committee from the Grand Army composed of Mayor Fawcett, J. Q. Mason, A. Woodworth, O. B. Hayden and George Boardman waited upon Mr. Holmes and informed him of the charges, and that it was their invention to force him to resign. He informed them that he was keeping the contributions made to him ami intended returning them to those who had contributed at Christmas, "as a surprise to the boys, you know," he re marked. JACKSON DAMAGE SUIT. Mrs. Lena Burgen Brings Action Against the Southern Pacific. Made an Invalid for Life by Injuries Received in a Wreck Near Ion?. JACKSON, Cal., June 29.— A suit for i heavy damages was commenced in the ! Superior Court here to-day by Mrs. Lena ; Ellen Burgen, joined by her husband, \ William Burgen, aeainst the Southern Pa '■ cine Company. The complaint, signed by ' ex-Coneressnian A. Camiuetti and by Dei -1 mas & Shortridce, teils a brief story of great suffering. It is ail aged that on January 15, 1895, Mrs. Burgen left her home in Jackson to \ go to Stockton. She boarded the South | crn Pacific train at lone in this county. ! Between lone and Gait the train, it is '■■ averred, "was thrown and huried from its tracK and overturned by and through the ; rarelessnes3 and negligence of said de fendant." It is further alleged that the ' tracks and roadbed were in an unsafe and dangerous condition at the time. Mrs. Burgen is a young woman who was 1 in the enjoyrnentof physical health at the time of the injnries, which are described | in the complaint as follows: "Lena Ellen j Burgen was violently thrown from her j seat in and against the side and floor of \ one of the cars of said train, and received i thereby divers great and grievous bodily injuries, to-wii, bruises and contusions upon the lower portion of the spine, upon I the right hip and right side of the Body, | upon the back of the head and upon the } spine at tbe base of the skull; she was ; also injured internally, and received a ■■ severe nervous shock." It was stated that soon afterward Mrs. Burgen gave birth to a child. Because of j the injuries received her sufferings were : multiplied, and the complaint declares that she will never recover her health, and will be a sufferer during the remainder oi ) her life. Damages are asked in the amount i of $50,000. MARE ISLAND COURT-MARTIAL Assistant Paymaster Webster of the York- town on Trial for Defrauding a Clerk. VALLEJO, Cal., June 29.— The naval court-martial to try Assistant Paymaster E. B. Webster, charged with improper conduct in withholding $2000 from the Tobin estate, which was deposited as a bond for W. J. Tobin when appointed by Paymaster Webster as his clerk on board the Yorktown convened in the court room at the navy -yard this afternoon, with Captain H. L. Howison as president of the court. But two witnesses — W. J. Tobin and Edward McGettigan — were ex amined on behalf of the prosecution. The former detailed tbe manner in which the bond was given and the money ob tained. The counsel for Paymaster Webster asked for a continuance until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning, and after a consulta tion this was granted. The charge against Webster is of a seri ous nature. When he appointed Tobin as bis clerk, he is said to have compelled him to deposit a cash bond of $2000. This was never paid back, ami when the attention of the Navy Department at Washington was called to the case, it at once ordered Webster court-martialed. SANTA BARBARA HUNTER SHOT. Mistaken for a Deer by a Friend and Dangerously Wounded. SANTA BARBARA, Cal., June 29.— Joseph Hildreth was the victim of a pe culiar accident in San Rafael Mountains yesterday. Hildreth, in company with a friend, was hunting in the hills. They be came separated, and later the friend, see ing Hildreth moving through the brusn, mistook him for a deer and fired at him. The ball entered Hildreth's hip and ranged slightly downward, coming out at the thigh. Hildreth, anticipating danger, had whis tled to apprise his friend of his where abouts, bur the supposition is that he mis took the distance. * He courageously bound up bis dangerous wound and managed to walk about four miles to where his horse was tethered, then rode for thirty miles toward town. He will recover. KILLED SEAR WOODBURN. Contractor Plattenburg of Portland I'allt From a Train. PORTLAND, Ob., June 29. - Phillip Plattenburg, a well-known contractor of this city, fell from the Shasta special train this morning at an early hour between Woodburn and Gervais on the Southern Pacific. He was not missed until the train had reached Oregon City, when the conductor and several passengers noted his absence. His body was found later in the day. Instant death had resulted from the fall. Plattenburg is survived by a widow and eight children. Awful Henth J>i»»ir Hrentwood. BRENTWOOD, Cal., June 29.— Mat Brown, a young man living six miles from this place, was killed by a fractious colt yesterday. Brown was leading the animal, when it became frigntened and started off on a gallop. He became entangled in the rope by which he was leading toe colt and was dragged a long distance, being dead when found. Brown was the only support of aged parents, and was very popular. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JUJSK 30, 1896. ANGELENOS CAST HER HO BOUQUETS, Pretty Alma Herzog Sang to Unappreciative Crowds. COSTLY PRESS NOTICES. The Oakland Star Declines to Pay for Laudations of Her Voice. OUTWITS A SPECIAL WRITER. An Attachment Levied on Her Trunks Fails of the Anticipated Result. LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 29.— Alma Herzog, a stage warbler of considerable fame who sang in a local theater last week, appreciates the value of newspaper puffs. During her late engagement she became dissatisfied with the stereotyped notices accorded and engaged the services of a special writer, by name W. L. Price. Price, true to bis calling, saw to it taat Miss Herzog's name was kept before the public. When it came to paying for this laudation at $2 a line, the charming song stress, whose real name is Mrs. Dr. Bluett and who is the wife of an Oakland physi cian, was coy and backward. Whereof this story treats. The lady has a burning desire to elec trify the world as a singer. Whatever ability she may have as a songstress, she did not make a hit during her engagement here at the Orpheum ; to the contrary, the gallery gods expressed disapproval by an occasional hiss or groan. Price learned this morning that she had secured a berth on a San Francisco tram which left the city this afternoon. He determined to have Mr. Bluett's trunks and jewelry attached. The matter was put into the hands of a constable, who sent one of bis deputies with the neces sary papers to the Albany, where Mrs. Bluett had rooms. The officer found Mrs. Bluett, who declared she had no trunks. This afternoon it was learned that the actress had missed her train and was still in the city. The people at tbe Albany were posted and would give no informa tion. It was found later that the woman had evaded Her attaching pursuers by going to the San Fernando-street station and boarding the train there. She had only a hand-satchel with her. LOS ANGELES SUFFRAGISTS. Flattering Prospects for the Passage of the Eleventh Amendment. LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 29.— The monthly meeting of Los Angeles County Campaign Committee of Woman Suf fragists was held at the rooms of tbe Fri day Morning Club this afternoon, Presi dent Mila Tupper Maynard In the chair, Mrs. Maynard, in calling the assembly to order, spoke flatteringly of the progress of the work throughout the county, and es pecially of tbe great number of parlor meetings which were being organized in many parts of tbe city and county. En couraging reports had come in from Santa Monica, Pasadena, Monrovia, Pomona, San Fernando and Antelope Valley. Five minute talks were made by Mes dames Maynard, Meserve, Bulla, McComas and ex-Governor J. J. Gosper of Pomona. Mrs. McComas, in speaking of the work of the press, referred to Thb Call in flatter ing terms, and was applauded energeti cally. A member read a letter from an old acquaintance and co-worker in New Jersey, which said that the eyes of the Eastern people were upon progressive California in this great work. STEERENS IS RELEASED. Officers Find Xo Proof of Hie Connection With Bank Robbers. LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 29. — The case against J. K. Stephens, suspected of complicity in the late attempt to rob tbe money vaults of the First National Bank of this city, was dismissed this forenoon by Justice Morrison. District Attorney James explained that he had not been able to secure from the Police Department evidence sufficient to make out a case against Stephens. The action of the Dis trict Attorney in moving for the dismissal was no surprise in the courtroom, for it was quite genera'iy known about the po lice station that no evidence of a damaging nature against Stephens had been found. The Police Department is "up a tree." It was able to arrest only one man, and now he is free. The Express to-night says : The Express has held nil along that Stephens had nothing to do with the attempted robbery. It is not improDable that the guilty parties are now walking the streets of the city wearing good clothes and two-carat diamonds. It is understood that Stephens' attorney wag armed this morning with everything necessary to es tablish an absolute alibi for his client Arrested at Pasadena. LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 29.— Fred Cairn, a young man, was arrested by a Deputy Sheriff this afternoon in Pasadena on tbe charge of obtaining money by false pretenses in Darnell City, Mo. He will be detained until the Missouri officers come for him. ARGUING AT SAN JOSE. Mr. Delmas Delivers the Closing State- ment for the Proponents in the Parker Case. SAN JOBJS, Cal., June 29.— D. M. Del mas occupied the entire day in Judge Reynolds' court delivering the closing statement for the proponents in the Parker will contest. The courtroom was crowded, a large number of the spectators being ladles. Mr. Delmas said a long list of reputable witnesses had testified that George H. Parker was a shrewd business man and possessed all his mental faculties at the time the will was made and was not one that could be easily influenced. Edward L. Parker, the testator's son and husband of the contestant, was perfectly satisfied with the terms of the will. He lived eight months after his father died and bad no idea of contesting the will, but as soon as he died Emma L. Parker, his widow, took the first train across the continent to begin this contest. Mr. Delmas will finish his argument in the morning and will be followed by Attorney Coogan for the contestant. A verdict will probably be reached Wednes day evening. Held for Grand Larceny. SAN JOSE, Cal., June 29.— Antone An dine and Laura Rodriquez, known aa the "Black Diamond," who took W. C. Ander son's horse and buggy from in front of the Mercantile restaurant on South Second street Friday night to enjoy a moonlight ride, were arraigned in Justice Dwyer's court this morning on a charge of grand larceny. Their examination on the charge was set for July 8. Bail was fixed at $2000 each. CONFESEN HIS GUILT. One of a Trio of Burglars Tells Where the Loot Is Hidden. SAN JOSE, Cal., June 29.— Joe Lom bardo, George Ballardand William Shone man, alias Frank Eberly, the three men ar rested yesterday for entering the residence of R. McConnell, in the Willows. Saturday night, were arraigned before Justice Dwyer to-day. Ballard's examination was set for July 2 and bail fixed at $1000. Lorn bardo and Shoneman were examined this afternoon and held to answer before the Superior Court. Bail was fixed at $1000 each. Lorn bardo made a confession yesterday afternoon. He told the officers where the booty was buried. AH the articles taken, with the exception of a few nieces, were recovered. Detective Raxckins Goes Free. SAN JOSE, Cal., June 28.— H. P. Haw kins, a private detective in the employ of the Humane Society, who has been prose cuting saloon men for selling liquor to minors, was examined before Justice Dwyer to-day on a charge of perjury. Hawkins was accused of having given false testimony at the trial of J. Hennelin for sellinu liquor to Paddy Olmstend, a minor. After hearing several witnesses, on motion of District Attorney Herrington the case was dismissed for lack of evi dence. Returning From Cooks Inlet. SEATTLE, Wash., June 29.— Passengers on the schooner Norma, which arrived on the sound from tbe north last night, say that the steamship City of Topeka will bring down over 100 stranded Cooks Inlet miners who made their way via the steamer Bertha from Kodiak to Sitka. WARLIKE PIT RIVER REDS White Settlers Dwelling in Fear of an Outbreak of Indians. Shasta County's Sheriff Summoned to Prevent a Joint Pow- Wow. REDDING, Cal., June 29.— There is every indication of a Berious Indian out break in this county, and settlers in the upper Sacramento and Pit River districts are becoming alarmed. The Indians in the vicinity of French Gulch held pow wows last week, and now the red men of Pit River districts are dancing and holding councils of war. The scene of the threat ened outbreak is about fifty miles from Redding, in the Big Bend of Pit River. The Indians have given notice fiat a grand powwow will lieein on the nieht of the 3d of July. There is quite a settlement of whites in that ne ghborhood, but the Indians greatly outnumber the whites, and an ovitbreak would result disastrously to tbe settlers. The whites are preparine for the threat ened trouble and are arming themselves. Sheriff Houston of this city nas been no tified, and he will go to the scene with a large force of men. He hopes to be able to arrive in time to prey-nt the powwow, but it is said the Indians are greatly excited and determined to create trouble. CAPE FLATTERY WRECK. Sunken Schooner Sighted Hear the North ern Reefs — Perilous Voyage of the Comus. VICTORIA, B. C, June 29.— The British warship Comus, which arrived here from San Francisco on Sunday, had a most eventful trip. It was ten days on the voyage and its safe arrival here is at tributed alone to the cleverest seaman ship. Storms which have caused nearly twenty-four hours delay to mailships de tained the Comus for days, forcing it miles oat of its course. Its jibboom was carried away and other damage done. As Cape Flattery was neared the sea grew calm and on Saturday afternoon last a wreck Avas sighted. A mast of natural color projected ten feet or so out of water and supporting it, several feet submerged, was the hull of what was judged in the distance to be a ninety-foot schooner. Wreckage lay piecemeal around, but the only thing distinguish able was a green-painted starboard anchor buoy with a glass hawser attached. EUREKA INDIAN WAR CLAIMS. Settlers Who Suffered Front Early-Day Raids Want EUREKA, Cal., June 29.— Assistant United states Attorney Dewittisin Eureira to sire Indian depredation claimants an opportunity to present their testimony in support of damage claims against the Government. Those who suffered most from the violence of Indian tribes in this section were settlers in the mountain districts of Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties Many claims are for sums as high as $20,000. During the early Indian wars in Humboldt, hardly a rancher's home escaped the torch, and cattle and sheep were driven away. A number oi leading citizens were massa cred. RAKERSFIELD MAN'S MANIA. Albert iribolei't Slayer Arrested for In- BAKERSFIELD,CAL.,June29.—JoeGio vannoni, who killed Albert Tribolet over a year ago, and who was acquitted on the defense that Tribolet had tried to poison him, is in jail on a charge of insanity. Giavannoni accused I- W. Lucas, a saloon keeper, of trying to poison him. He hastened to a doctor, told his story and was given an emetic, but not a sign of poipon could be found. Lucas' friends, fearing that perhaps Tribolet's fate might he his, persuaded him to have Gioyannoni arrested on a charge of insanity, his mania being that people are trying to poison him. Buyt the Blue Chief Mine. BAKERBFIELD, Cal., June 29.— 0. B. Stanton, recently of the Baldwin Hotel, San Francisco, has just taken a bond for $300,000 for the purchase of the Blue Chief mine for a syndicate of New York capital its. The mine is situated on Greenhorn Mountain, forty-five miles northeast of this place, and has a ledge five feet wide, assays running from $27 to $122 in gold and 78 to 218 ounces of silver. Randnburg Gold Strike. BAKERSFIELD, Cal., June 29. — Ad vices from Randsburg report another rich strike in the Yucca mine, a mile and a half south of the famous Olymma's group. Tue ore runs from $400 to $600 per ton. Bandit Crowley at Walkert Batin. BAKERSFIELD, Cal., June 29.— 1t was learned here to-day that Bandit Crowley tried to kill a boy named Rankin in Walkers Basin several days ago because he refused to give Crowiey his horse. The boy escaped. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. DANCE UNDER THE BIG TREES, Naval Officers Visit the Redwood Grove Near Santa Cruz. TRAVEL IN CARRIAGES. Admiral Beardslee and His Staff Treated to a Country Outing. PASS A DAY IN THE HILLS. Musicians From tbe Philadelphia Awaken the Natives With Lively Strains. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 29.— Admiral Beardslee and staff and Captain Cotton of the Philadelphia, and Captain Sumner of the Monadnock, with a number of officers of the ships, were driven to the Big Trees this morning, returning about 6 o'clock this evening, after a delightful day spent in that famous grove of redwoods. The party numbered about 100, half of whom were from the ships. Others were citizens who proffered their private carriages. Judge Logan, P. O. Hihn, Lieutenant- Governor Jeter, William Cope, Richard Thompson, Mr. Welley and their wives and a nnmber of other citizens and mem bers of the recent carnival committee were of the party. The Philadelphia's band was sent up on the narrow-gauge train, and supplied music for the outing party. The carriage-drive is much more enjoy able than the ride on the train, and Ad miral Beardslee and party expressed their delight with the beautiful scenery. The Big Trees form one of the prettiest and most picturesque of groves and proved as much of an attraction as the ride. The band played and tbe party danced or wan dered about the grove at will. It had been originally planned to ban quet the officers of the warships before they should depart for Monterey, but their trip to the Big Trees seemed to be a much better mode of entertainment, and Admiral Beardslee agreed that nothing pleasanter could have been devised. NAVAL RESERVES DRILLED. Execute Maneuvers Known to the Phila- delphia's Men Only. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 29.—Lieuten ant-Commander Ingersoll of the Philadel phia gave thirty members of tbe fourth gun division, Naval Battalion, N. G. C, instruction in the famous physical drill that is practiced by only the bluejackets of the Philadelphia. This is the first time that the drill has ever been taught to any other than the ship's men. Lieutenant Ingersoll, recognizing tbe merit of Naval Reserves of this city, offered to give it a lesson and a select squad of thirty men was put through the evolutions to-night. Lieutenant Mcrey, commanding this battalion, bad a good deal of faith in the men he picked for the duty, and he found it was well founded when they received praise from Lieutenant Ingersoll for the readiness with which they obeyed the commands and executed the maneuvers. He has provided Lieutenant Morey with the manual so these thirty men will be perlected in the drill. The Philadelphia will sail for Monterey to-morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock and the Monadnock will go on a cruise, carrying the naval reserve for a day's actual prac tice at sea. DELAYS ARE ENDED. Construction of Santa Cruz's Courthouse to Be Resumed. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 20.— Work will be resumed on Santa Cruz's new courthouse on next Wednesday. It has been delayed for more than a month, owing to various causes. About the mid dle of May a number of subcontractors tiled claims against Contractor McCabe, and the City Bank presented to the Board of Supervisors an assignment from Mc- Cabe of the moneys due him from the county upon completion of the work. The other claims preceded it, so the bans a week ago proposed to go on with the work, proxided the subcontractors would deduct 13}.^ per cent to allow tbe bank's claim. This was arranged and the Super visors to-day ordered the work to proceed under direction of Architect Van Cleek. funeral of Jackson Crooks. BANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 29. — Tbe body of Jackson Crooks, who died yes terday from an accidental pistol wound inflicted Saturday night, will be carried to San Francisco for burial in Masonic Cemetery to-morrow morning. The funeral will be "private, by request of the de ceased. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bias and family will accompany their daughter with the body. FIRE AT SACRAMENTO. The City Sewage Pumping Plant Burned to the Ground, SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 29.— The city sewage pumping plant was de stroyed by fire to-night. The plant was old and worn, and the project of renewal had been under consideration by the Board of City Trustees for some months, but owing to the scarcity of funds it had been considered advisable by tbe city fathers to postpone tbe matter as long as possible. To-night's conflagration will of necessity force the issue. As the city is built on level ground the only methods of getting rid of sewage was to run it through the mains to the sewer age plant, where it was pumped over the levee. Now it is probable that the levee will have to be cut, so that the sewage can be run into the reclamation district. This may provoke a series of suits for damages from the reclamation district owners. The loss from to-night's tire in estimated at from $8000 to $10,000. SAN BERNARDINO'S OLDEST MAX. " Uncle" George Lord Celebrate* Bit Mnety-Sixth Birthday. SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 29.— George Lord of this city reached his ninety-sixth birthday last Saturday, he having been born on June 27, 1800. He came to California in 1849, and followed the business of mining for many years. The Pioneer Society of this county called on "Uncle George" in a body last Satur day, and passed a pleasant hour in remi niscences. Fall of a Clnutton Carpenter. MODESTO, Cal., June 29, — Charles Vezey, a carpenter on the Haslacher <fe Kahn warehouse at the new town of Ciaus ton, fell from the rafters of the roof this morning, and received iniuries which nearly resulted in his death. His right wrist was broken and his head, face and shoulders bruised. A board, which had broken under him, struck tbe ground first, and the end pierced Vezey's throat. SAN DIEGO BALLOTS COUNTED City Fathers Announce a Majority for the Bond Issue — Work on the Water System. BAN DIEGO, Cal., June 29.— The City Council to-night canvassed the vote cast on Saturday on the question of issuing $1,500,000 of bonds for the acquisition of a new water system. The official vote was found to be 2540 for the bonds and 1184 against, giving a total of 57^ for the bonds over the necessary two-th rds majority. Ordinances were adopted ratifying all those passed up to the present time and declaring the vote official. Work on the new system was be^un with a rush this morning by E. S. Bab cock, who, with John D. Spreckels, is the leading spirit in the enterprise. The com pany is constructing Otay dam for its own use, and the constructing engineer, two gangs of men and a lot of machinery were sent out to-day to resume operations. The dam is about half finished. It will irrigate. several thousand acres of lemon land. Two other engineering corps were sent out to beein work on the Morena dam, which will be owned by the city, and the Barretts dam, which is the property of the company. Steel for the completion of the Otay dam was ordered by wire from Chicago. Roads are to be cut through to Morena, which is in an almost inacces sible portion of tbe Laguna Mountains. Friendly suits to test the validity of the bonds just authorized were begun to-day in the Superior Court here and in the Federal court at Los Angeles. It is ex pected that the action here will be sent to the Supreme Court at once, and that a de cision will be banded down within a few months. In the meantime work will pro ceed without interruption. The San Diego Flume Company, which has had a monopoly of the city water business, threatens to begin suit to contest the election. TRIED TO STRANGLE HER, Gertie Johnson Assailed Last Night by a Burly Saloon- Keeper. Her Screams Attracted a Policeman and He Placed the Offender Under Arrest Thomas Anderson, a saloon-keeper by occupation, is behind the bars of the City Prison, charged with attempting to strangle a young woman of the haJf-world named Gertie Johnson. The assault occurred in a disreputable house on the corner of Bush and Dupont streets. Officer Crowley, who was passing, was attracted by the screams of the John son woman. HeTiurried into the build- Ing, arriving in time to see the thoroughly frightened girl rush out of her room into the hallway. The woman told the officer her story, and he placed Anderson under arrest and charged him with assault at ihe California-street station. Detective Bohen, who for many weeks has been searching for the stranatler who I murdered May McDermott and Bertha Paridis, was communicated with and he questioned the young woman as to the assault made upon her. "This man," she said, pointing toward Anderson, "called at my room about 9 o'clock and we drank a few glasses of wine together. Finally he began to act strange, and as my mind was lull of the recent murders, I became frightened. "Without saying anything to him I attempted to leave the room, and he sprang in front of me and exclaimed '1 am a desperate man, don't attempt to trifle with me.' I screamed, and he grabbed me by the throat and threw me on the bed. He choked me severely, but I finally managed to struggle from his grasp. I rushed into the hallway, and meeting the officer who had been attracted by my screams, informed him as to what bad happened, and he placed my assailant under arrest." Anderson strongly denies having made an attempt to strangle the woman, and offers as an explanation of his actions that he was only joking. Denied a Xew Trial. NEWPORT, Kt., June 29.— Judge Helm to-day overruled the motion for a new trial in the case of Alonzo Walling, re cently convicted of complicity in the mur der of Pearl Bryan. NEW TO-DAT. "~~AI?fERATION^ALE. Cloth moT" g races .: ir oh — h It's easy to put a price on a suit of clothes— A NEWS- tT\ m^ PAPER— but when you come to "the store that advertises Li Mn that price and that suit, do you get what is advertised *Vi We offer you during this sale certain things and what we ' pAJ fj. advertise we have here to give you.. Some of the offers >^^ made by others are absurd — price is in the papers and in the windows— see if you can find the goods inside. With -l Uus it's simply this— we have these goods and want to sell them ►"■! P™* honestly at the Alteration Sale prices. Here they are : . 1 SBBBBB9SSB i ■■,;;,■■ , ■■■■ ,„„■„„„„„„ , o (/) Special 4th of July Offers- -52 M, 500 REGULAR <J) Osls, $18, $20 r—" P 1 MEN'S DRESS SUITS— L, [j NOW- ™ | $8,45, $10,85, $12,45. a [-m ■ ■ ■■;■■-; , ; - ; -.v ■; ' . ■■-■.■■.-:■ .. Q i H.IMMERFIELD 1 &, CO., 922-930 MARKET ST. ALTERATION SALE. FELL HEADLONG TO HIS DEATH, Fatal Accident to James Dawson, an Electric Lineman. CAUGHT A LIVE WIRE. The Shock Threw Him From the Top of a Pole on Mar ket Street. HE DIED IN A FEW MINUTES. Hundreds of Prcmenaders on the Street Were Horrified by Seeing Him Fall. Hundreds of people who were prome nading Market street yesterday afternoon about half-past 2 o'clock were started by seeing a man fall from the tnp of an elec tric light pole and strike upon the sidewalk with great violence. The man was James Dawson, a Inieman in the employment of the Edison Electric Light and Power Company. He and a fellow-workman, Dan Desmond, were on top of a pole in front of Sanborn, Vail & Co.'s store engaged in running a loop on a dead wire. By some means or other the wires be came tangled and Dawson was caught in a coil of live wire that wrapped about his body below the arms and around his legs. He screamed in his agony as he received through his body the whole force of the company's powerful electric current and grasped the live wire with his hands. He swayed for a moment Bnd then fell. His body struck against some telephone wires and, rebounding, came to the side walk with great violence. Desmond made a brave attempt to res cue him before he fell, but was too late. Desmond was thoroughly unnerved as he slid down tbe pole and looked at the scorched and mangled body of his fellow workman. Women who saw the poor fellow fall screamed, and a crowd of horrified men pushed across the street. A hack w.is quickly summoned, and Dawson, who was unconscious, was picked up from the side walk and driven rapidly to the Receiving Hospital. Dr. Helms made a hasty ex amination of the man and pronounced him dead. He had died in the hack on the way to the hospital. When the body was examined it was found that the hands and legs were badly scorched, and the flesh had also been scorched about the chest. As he fell a distance of about fifty feet it is probable that he was to all intents and purposes dead before he was picked up from the sidewalk. The body was removed to the Morgue, ana an inqn«st will bo held to determine whether the man's death was caused by his own careles-ness or how. Dawson was 26 years of age and unmar ried. He lived at 810 Howard street. Yes terday was his first day of work for two weeks. While engaged in a pole-climbing contest with some of his fellow-linemen about two weeks ago he fell and received severe injuries which confined him to his bed. This is the first fatal accident the Edison company has had among their employes since commencing business in this City. Dr. J. S. Barrett held an autopsy on Dawson'a body last evening and filed a certificate stating that the deceased had met his death through a shock from an electric current. Also that Dawson had a superficial burn on the dorsal surface of the right thumb at the second phalange; a burn over the anterior surface of the lower one-third of the right arm; a burn over the posterior surface of the upper one third of the right arm ; a burn on the dor sal surface of the left band and a burn over the posterior surface of the left arm at the elbow.