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WOULD BE FREE AGAIN Mrs. Amanda Fennell Sues for Divorce at Fresno. SEPARATION HAS BEEN AGREED UPON. ■'■■ ii . ■ ■ Her Husband Announces That He Will interpose No Objection. ARE SEEMINGLY ON THE BEST OF TERMS. Friends Intimate That the Insur ance Agent's Poverty Has Led to the Action. FRESNO, Ca^,, July 14.— Mrs. Amanda J. Fennell, • formerly Mrs. Theodore C. Marceau, began suit in the Superior Court of this county . to-day. for a divorce from Gerald M. Fennell. . The complaint was tiled after 5 o'clock this evening, the hour for closing the" County Clerk's office. It was the purpose to Keep the fact of the suit a secret, but as in all such interesting cases there was a lean. The complaint is sealed, and it is impossible to learn on what grounds a separation is asked. Frank H. Short is Mrs. Fennell's attorney. Wben seen by The Call correspondent to-night he said that bis client had ex pressly instructed him to say nothing about the case. The circumstances connected with the case are somewtiat strange. It is under stood that the husband will not fight the suit, being willing that she should have the decree. Yet the couple bave been liv ing in this city for the past few weks on apparently the best terra?. This evening Mr. and Mrs, Fennell went for a ride to gether. They were interviewed by The Call correspondent just before they started. "I am happy to say," said Mr. Fennell, "that the relations between my wife and myself are of the most pleasant character. We are going for a drive and intend to call on some friends this evening, and shall not return until late. "No, I have no statement to make to the press, as I do not wish to air our do mestic affairs. Any publication at this time would be premature, and Mr*. Fen nell and I would be very much pleased that nothing be said about the suit. My wile has been in Fresno for some time looking after her extensive interests here, and she is at present having a building erected on her I-street property, the site of the old Grady Opera-house. We re turned a lew days ago from a brief pleas ure trip to Southern California, spending most of the time at the hotel oil Mount Lowe." _ ym Fennell continued that tbe papers had had enough to say about his wife, and ho hoped they would say nothing about her present suit for divorce. Mrs. Fennell quietly told the news paper man that at this time she had noth- ing to say about the case. She then turned to her husband and he gallantly assisted her into the carriage. Thov oc cupied the rear seat, and the coachman and another functionary sat in front. As the conveyance went around the corner of the two main thoroughfares of the city Mr. Fennell lovingly embraced his wife and she placed her head on his shoulder, •nd the people on the streets did not neg lect to observe the performance. ._? ft is stated on good authority that Mrs. Fennell's chief reason for desiring a sepa ration is thst Mr. Fennell has not money enough. When she married the New York insurance agent she thought that he had a much greater amount of wealth than he really posses. cd. People here who are acquainted with the couple sym pathize with the husband to some extent. While ha is a clever insurance agent he is not at all overwise in the general affairs of life. Mrs. Fennell stated here recently that she obj -cted to rooming with her husband because be had consumption. He appears to be quite robust. The strange pair have been stopping to gether at tbe depot hotel. They ate together, and no. one lias suspected any intention on their part of separating. At dinner to-day, however, Mr. Fennell looked somewhat glum, but his wife chat ted and laughed in a lively manner with her private secretary, who was also at the table. It was learned this evening that abont a month ago Mr. and Mrs. Fennell had what is vulgarly termed a "scrap" at the hotel. Another guest hrard the noise and separated the combatants. This breach was soon smoothed over, apparently, for it was not long before they were together again. • The suit for divorce was filed in this county because Mrs. Fennell considers Fresno her home. Once before she insti tuted an action for divorce in this county. That was several years ago, and shortly afterward her husband, who was John D. Fiske, was shot and killed by F. C. Still man, who is serving a life sentence at San Quentin for the crime. The complaint filed to-day is said not to contain nny racy reading, and the grounds for a divorce are not of an unusual character. ■. .; ' ..vv.*. THE SUIT NOT A SURPRISE. Mr*. Fennell Had Intimated Her Inten- lion to Friend*. Mr. and Mrs. Fennell were married In New. York in November last, -but two days after her 'divorce' from Colonel, Marceau was granted, after the most sensational suit of the kind ever heard before the courts in this City. There , had been trouble between Colonel Marceau and his wife for some time previous, but ' matters were brought to a crisis when on raiding her apartments in the Palace Hotel he found sufficient evidence to justify his making J. H. Maloney, a turfman from Canada, well known about town, the co respondent, xyrfyr - Shortly after their marriage Mr. and ! Mrs. Fennell returned to this City and j look up their residence at 733 Ashbury Height.. Their wedded bliss was not ' long uninterrupted, and Mrs. l ennell ex ! pressed to her intimate friends much dis '-. appointment in the realization of what she had hoped for and expected, and Inti mated that her separation from Mr. Fen nell was only a question of a longer or shorter time. This in a measure prepared them for what soon followed. . On February 16 of this year, during the absence of her husband from home, she packed up and disappeared with trunks, several cases of silverware and all her private papers and other belongings, and was for some time lost to all efforts ou the j part of her husband to trace her, he in j sisting to the last that she bad not de- I serted him, though he could offer no other i plausible explanation of tier continued i absence and concealment of her where : abouts. Altogether Mrs. Fennell, though still a j young woman, has had a larger and more ' varied experience in married life than falls to the lot, or rather is chosen by most women. Her first husband was John Flake, a capitalist of Fresno, who was murdered, leaving her a wealthy widow with two children. Five yars after his death she married Colonel Mar ceau, the well-known photographer of this City, at the annual encampment of. the State, militia, in .which he held office. Her subsequent carc?r is still fresh in the memories of the people of this City. ' , PORTLAND'S MYSTERY. Police Fail to Shake the Story of the thi.d Who Claims She Found a Human Heat/. PORTLAND, Ok.. July, 14.— Coroner i Koehler, feeling averse to engaging in a possibly futile search and perhaps un- I necessary expense in connection with tbe I recovery of the human head alleged to j have been found on the Washington-street \ I wharf and thrown into the river last Fri- i j day by little Bertha Sauerman, this morn- I ! ing for the first time interviewed Bertha ' ; in tho presence of Deputy District At- j j torney Fitzgerald, Chief of Police Barry ! | and Detective Maher. Dr. Koehler's j questions were of a probing character, but i Bertha's replies did not vary a scintilla irom the fabric of her original story. The j 10 year-old girl almost perfectly de scribed the physical condition of a human 1 MR. AND MRS. GERALD M. FENNELL (the Latter Formerly Mrs. Theodore C. Marceau), Who Are Principals in a b Divorce Suit at Fresno. head, having been severed from - the trunk. No amount of cross-examination could move her from the original text. The party next visited tbe scene where the head was supposed to have been found, and Bertha there remained loyal to her original story. One circumstance, however, in a measure shaking the confi dence of Dr. Koehler ana Mr. Fitzgerald was Bertha's unflinching story that when she beheld that it was a human he.'.d she bad picked off tbe wharf she threw it into the river. To accomplish this she would have had to hurl it a distance of thirty feet over a canvas sign, and then' to gain the water the head must have rolled a further distance of thirty feet. Besides that a small upraise would havo stopped it then unless its momentum was in ex cess of the ordinary. . . It is scarcely fair to charge Bertha with "making up" this story, which might have been inspired by her finding the two braids of human hair. Her description of the head was almost too perfect to justify theaccusatlon of her telling an untruth. At present the only obstacle to placing absolute confidence in her story is the seemingly impossible distance she threw the head. The head is not yet recovered JOKE OF FOLSOM COSTICTB. Heat the Guard*' Room* With Steam on «t .Sultry Night- SACRAMENTO. Cal., July 14.— When the guards at the Folsom prison made their appearance in the dining-room from their Bleeping quarters yesterday they all agreed the night had been the hottest they had ever experienced. They claimed to have perspired so much that their beds were sopping wet, and in consequence they were so weak they could hardly drag themselves arouna. While they were complaining one of the attaches happened to place bis hand on the steam register, nssd.in the winter season for heating pur poses, and found it was redhot. An im mediate invsstigation followed and it was found that some practical joker among the- convicts bad turned on a full head of steam, and in consequence every heater in the guards' room had been running at full-blast all night. Engineer Matterson, who is in charge of the power-house, was the greatest sufferer, as he had an electric fan so placed ttiat it blew a blast of the doubly heated air over him all night. * * .... t The joke produced great glee among the convicts and a corresponding amount of gloom among the guards. Drowned in th* Sacramento. SACRAMENTO, Cal., July 14. -Charles Grater, a young married man of this city, was drowned in the Sacramento River this afternoon while bathing with three companions. He was a fine swimmer and it is thought that he must have been suddenly taken with cramp. He made no struggle or outcry when he sank. The young man was a member of the Capitol City Wheelmen and belonged to the For esters. He was about 23 years of age THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JULY, 15, 1897. McCOY HONORED AT SANTA CRUZ Elected President by the Christian Church Delegates. Rev. J. B. Haston of Salinas Delivers a Splendid Sermon. President Russell of the Anti- Saloon League Will Address the Convention To-Night. SANTA CRUZ, Cai*., July 14. - To- 1 day's session of the Christian Church delegates opened this morning at the Tabernacle at Garfield Park with a large attendance. The church convention was preceded by devotional services, led by Rev. H. A. Withite of Tulare and H. A. Denton of Salem, Or. . The singing was in charge of C. L. Green, and Rev. O. J. Gist of Willows delivered the prayer. Rev. J. A. Brown, president of the State board, called the convention to order and appointed Guy W. Smith, A. R. Hatha away and H. C. Numeyer as a committee on enrollment The election of officers for the year re sulted as follows: President, A. M. Mc- Coy of Red Bluff; secretary, Professor B. G. White of College City; assistant secre tary, D. F. Lacy of Woodland. President McCoy delivered a neat ad dress and the following committees were then appointed: Programme— A. Gardner, B. B. Burton, James Small, Mrs. M. A. Nash and L. F. Mc- Cary. Constitution and by-laws— M. McCoy, 8. M. Jeflerson, J. K. Denton, H. D. McAnneney: and W. B. Berry. - - State work— \V. H. Martin, J. H. Hughes, L. A. Pier, C. r. Panu and Henry Saadle. Press— R. L. L. McHatton, Mrs. A. L. Van Pelt and J. B. Hasten. ..-■:- .v. V-xi* Rev. J. A. Brown, chairman of the State board, in his annual address showed the present condition of the churches in tbe State and offered many valuable sug gestions for the coming year. After the close of the morning session of the convention Profensor S. M. Jefferson, dean of the Berkeley Seminary, where he devotes his entire time to preparing young men for the ministry, delivered the first lecture of a series he is to give during the convention on "The Teachings of Jesus." He made a most able talk in the thirty minutes allowed him. . The morning service closed wilh a splendid sermon by Rev. Jesse B. Haston, A.M., of Salinas, who addressed the con vention upon" the subject, 'Where Are the Disciples of Christ and Wuilher Are They Going?" He said: '.: b* .. The seventeenth century asked. "What do you think?" It was an age of scholasticism— of creed raakina. The eighteenth century asked, "How do you f.el?" Ii was an era of romance. It dreamed dreams and saw visions and wrote poetry. The nineteenth century asks, "What do you do?" It cares little for mere profession. * :■}■-,-■ People may try to think together and feel together, but only when they come to work together does the union spirit grow apace. Therefore in this later era of practicalities we hear much of Christian union from the strong and great of all parties. -7 , Going baCK to the words of Christ and his apostles we see that the rightly bnllded church will contain every great principle that has been contended for by each great religious denomination. It will be an Episcopal church, for the doctrine of bishops Is a New Tests ment teaching. -It will be a Presbyterian church, for the ruling elder is a New Testa ment doctrine. It will be Congregational and Methodist, because Congregational independ ence and vital piety are each emphasized in our divine standards. It will be Baptist, be cause all can unite In saying that the ordi nance of baptism as they practice is valid. - ,'■_ l This coming church ior which we are labor. ing will be inclusive, not exclusive. It will therefore, be a true Catholic church. It can be all these because all these are Christian. lithe disc. of Christ shall so adjust themselves as to be the standing exponents of the best progress and teacning of the times theirs is the last and convincing reform. In order to do this they must be ready to give welcome consideration to everything that is seriously offered y*af truth. J. or assuredly whatever is truth will live, if not within our limits outside of them. Here is the opportu nity of the centenary. The reports of the evangelist, secretary and treasurer will be i ead to-morrow, and the evening session will be a temperance rally, presided over by W. Webb. Rev. Howard Russell, president of the National Anti- Saloon , League, will be. the chief speaker. Large crowds are coming in on every train and Garfield Park .presents a very lively appearance. - Ihe Eil Give* Up It* Dead. CAHTO, Cal., July 14.— The body of the late. Father Pater Jeram, the founder of the Eden Valley colony who was drowned In Eel River last May, has been found in the , river near- Covelo. *It ; was held fast between the rocks. On the remains were $60 in coin and his watch. The body will be sent to Ukiah. . ,■..,; -7 The fac-simile.' f jsjjf fs/&* , 7*** is on every wrapper signature of '&.^W&^^2S^ of CASTOEIA. CLASSES FORMED AT PACIFIC GROVE The Coast Chautauqua Formally Begins Its Labors. *"'' - r;; > ■ : .J ,bb, ..bib..: ■ Dr. Ell McClish Opens the Assembly arid States Its Objects. The Forum Hour Given Up to a Symposium ■of Talks . Upon Temperance. PACIFIC GROVE, Cal , July 14 — The second day's session of . the Chautauqua Assembly of the Pacific Coast opened this morning at 0 o'clock. The sunshine which has made the days of the past' two weeks so perfact was absent to-day,' Old Sol being obscured by a fog; but the gloomy atmosphere had no' appreciable effect upon the interest which was manifested by the Ohautauquarrs In the work and pleasure before them. . b,V ; The first hour tho morning session was devoted to the formal organization of classes Dr. Eli McClish, the assembly president, opened the. session with a short devotional service,' which he foltowd with a few introductory remarks. -This year's assembly, ho said, opened up under pe culiar circumstances, coming as it did upon the crest of a great wave of enthusi asm, produced by the Christian Endeavor Convention, and it would therefore be an unusual assembly in many ways. He spoke of the extraordinary array of talent which had been engaged and called upon the various instructors who were present to speak briefly upon the lines they would follow in the lessons to their several classes. ' . - yf'ff .ff.-ff.f .- Milton L. Laurence of San Jose spoke first. He had made arrangements for the reorganization of two classes in vocal cul ture, one for children, which would be r.e, and one lor adult--. Professor J. W. Riedman of the University of California outlined the worK he would conduct in elementary and conversational classes in German and French and in preparing ! students to enter these classes at Berke ley without an entrance examination. Mrs. C. L. Place of the University of Min nesota organized a class in geography methods on normal school plans and New ton Cleaveland of (Stanford University pave a short talk upon zoology which branch he will conduct here and organ ized a class in marine zoology. Each of the classes enrolled a goodly number of members. y~t»'-'f ■-." - ,- The principal period of the morning was taken up by the. forum hour, which, as its name implies, is devoted to the dis cussion of the more prominent questions of the day. This being anti-saloon day, this period was taken up with a sym posium of talks upon temperance— not nil prohibition or teetotal ■" talks, but ail against the saloon as an enemy of social development. Dr. McClish becan the talk by defining the Anti-Saloon League as a new method by which the adherents of temperance were endeavoring to posh forward the work. "We have already tried," said the doc tor, "moral suasion for the drinker, men tal suasion for tbe thinker, legal' suasion for the drunkard-maker and. prison sua »ion for the statute-breaker; all of which methods have up to this time been merely experiments." He introduced the principal speaker, Dwight H. Robinson, State lecturer and organizer of the Anti-Saloon League of Michigan. Mr. Robinson gave an outline of the work as carried on in bis State, the progress already made and the ' future plans of his State organization. Dr. Bo vard of the First' Methodist Church of Alameda also spoke upon the work in California, giving its history in brief from its beginning last year. J)/. Bovar.l is the chairman of the primary committee ol the California Anti-Saloon League and the State secretary. The 2 o'clock afternoon session was called to order by Dr. McClisP and the meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Ewing of India. Dwizht H. Robin son made a few remarks on "Good Cit izenship,'' rather in the nature of a pre lude to the address by the orator of the day. Dr. K. H. Russell of Columbus, Ohio, I National representative :of the' Anti-Sa • loon League of America. ; • j Dr. Russell followed the subject begun by Mr. Robinson. He told- something about methods of the Aiiti-Saioon League in striving to suppress liquor saloons, and gave a short history of what has already been accomplished" since the organization of the league in 1803. He dealt with the ! obstacles to be overcome in achieving its aim and the manner of doing it, which he defined as attention to each one's duties as a citizen, the seeing to the nomination and election of the' bast and cleanest town, county and State officials, and the raising of the standards of each commun ity. The other question' would then solve itself by natural sequence, he Bald.' The Round Table assembled in the Ep worth League "-lecture-room at 5 o'clock and was conducted by Dr. McClish. Tne subject wan, "Chautauqua and Its' Work." Dr. H. H. Russell again addressed the assembly and many outsiders at 8 p.m. in the assembly hall upon the subject: "Who is to blame for the liquor traffic?" This closed the day's exercises. . AGNEWS ASYLUM fZCONOMI. Manager* Hare a Large Surplu* Fund to Their Credit. SAN JOSE, Cal., July 14.— The board of managers of the State hospital at Agnews held their regular monthly meeting to day. The report -of T. S. Montgomery, secretary and treasurer, stated that there was on hand June 30 cash in the contin gent fund amounting, to $18,608, in the patients' fund $2769, in the hands of the medical superintendent $550;, the amount of appropriation for the foriy-seventh and forty-eighth -fiscal years allowed to date $229,715.: This last item shows that the managers have spent $21,367 less than al lowed to them during the past twenty three months. . . Medical Superintendent Sponogle re ported that there were, now confined in the hospitai just ,900 patiants. Of these 531 are males and 369 females. CONFLAGKAUO* . » EAR DR_. TO TTN. Hoisting Plant on the Seaton Mining Company* Property Burned. DRYTOWN, Cal., -July 14.— A heavy field fire started east of Dry town yesterday afternoon, burning over 1000 acres of feed and ; timber i land, band destroying the 6eaton Mining Company's hoisting plant, belonging to the Alvinza Hayward Com pany. The heroic 'work fof the miners saved the plants at the Gover, Pocahontas and California mines, on the mother lode. Frenchmen Make Merry. SAN JOSE, Cal., July 14.— The fall of the Bastile was appropriately celebrated during the day and evening .' at As.ricult ural Park by the French residents of Santa Clara counties." This afternoon 5 there were all kinds of athletic sports and dancing, the festivities ending with a grand bal! and fireworks in the evening. f FINDS HER BABES WRAPPED IN FIRE Portland Mother Sees Two of Her Brood Perish. They Had Played With Fire works While She Visited a Neighbor. She R-turns to Her Home Just as the Roof Crashes In Upon Them. PORTLAND, Ob., July 14.— A blazing cottage and the charred remains of her two youngest children showing through tbe smoke and flame as the roof fell in, her three other cnildren suffering from burns, standing in their night-clothing, sobbing and wringing their hands in dis mayed agony over the fate that had over taken their two younger brothers— such was the scene presented to Widow Besse sen of Linnton as last midnight she left a neighbor's house and reached her own. She was the mother of five children, aged respectively i 12, 9, 6, 4 and i years. Care fully tucking the little ones in their beds shortly after 8 o'clock, she had started for the neighbor's house, anticipating an evening of enjoyment and believing that her brood at home would as usual drop off into the dreamless sleep of childhood and continue to slumber until her return. After the mother had gone the elder three children stole out of • bed, and, climbing ,to some firecrackers, dragged them from the pantry shelf and began ex ploding them in the kitchen. With the last fuse lighted and the pop of the cracker sounding the children stole back to bed and were soon asleep. Shortly before midnight the eldest child, a boy of 12 years, was awakened by the room filling with smoke. Half suf focated and gasping for breath the lad A HISTORY OF THE DECLINE OF MANHOOD! ir jP^fe? "*• I — Complete Manhood b If^Sr 'H?Ss!lk £^J£&Mi=W Means vigor, vim, energy, lesolution, strength, *______L=^l» **&%& alertness, such as is depicted 'in this first picture. trE|i^2|> * _/ . Jl_ili___j_i. You see before you a man who can dare *° do an *=lliliid_ <Ls^___^-i-_l^^__^^ does. You see before you a man who has not been "^^^^ - ruined by vice, or dissipation. He smokes no ten -^■C .l^p^P^, Nsa^^^"" l^^^!^^ packs of cigarettes per week. 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HUDSON MEDICAL INSTITUTE, CORNER ELLIS AND MARKET STREETS. tumbled from his bed and awakened the two children nearest him. By this time he was dizzy and faint. Dragging the children after him, he made his way toward the Kitchen door. As he reached the hall the whole structure burst forth in flame, and it was but by.his last effort that young Bessesen succeeded in getting his brother and si stsr into the open air. In the interior of tbe^blazing cottaee there yet remain; d the two boy-, 4 and 2 years old. The eldest made a desperate struggle to reach them through the front of the cottage. He was driven bacK by the flames and smoke, his hands and face Deing badly burned in tbe effort. 7 By this time the glare of the burning home had lightened the windows of the neighbor's house, where sat Widow Be; --sesen enjoying herself. In a moment the place was emptied, the frantic widow leading the race across the 300 yards of road to her blazing cottage. She arrived just in time to catch a glimpse of her two babies lying in their cots and angry flames curling about them. Then the roof fell in, burying them beneath a masi of blaz ing rafters ami shingles. CRIME OF A DRUNKEN MAN. Causes the Mutilation of a Boy by En- p'odmg a F.recracker in His Pocket. LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 14.— Under Sheriff Clement went up to Acton yester day to arrest a miner who, according to accounts, was guilty of a peculiar form of fiendish ness. The miner is said to be Jacob Freeman, working in the Red River mine at Acton, and it is told of him that on July 4 he put an ignited big firecracker into the trousers pocket of a small boy named Hill. When the bomb exploded it mutilated the lad in a borriole manner, blowing off part of his groin. The matter took such a serious turn as to partially sober up the intoxicated miner, who tried to make his escape. The act was reported to the Sheriff and the officer went up to arrest the fellow. Upon arriving at the mine the superintendent told Clement that Freeman was in the shaft and would be up at a certain hour, when the shifts changed. Clement waited, but his man d.d not appear, and he deeded to go down after him. He did so, but could not find him. He returned to the surface, and on consultation with Deputy District Attorney Williams de cided to have the superintendent arrested on the charge of secreting a person wanted by the law. _ The officials in charge of the mine finally decided to give the man up, and. he soon put in an appearance and was taken to Langs station, where the Justice held him to answer the charge, with bail in the sum of $2000. which he was unable to give and is in tne County Jail. . : *-- * CREEDE WEALTH EXAGGERATED. Esaie to Which the Widcw Lays Claim Is Estimated at Only $500,000. LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 14.-Al -tbough Mrs. Creede, widow of the late mining magnate who died of morphine poisoning on Monday night, is out of the city, she has made herself felt, through her attorney, by applying for letters of ad, ministration on the estate of her deceased husband. Despite the existence of a writ,-.-, ten agreement of separation from her . husband, Mrs. Creede will contest for. a- •• share of bis estate, wbiCi, according to latest figures, has j been greatly overesti mated in value, the petition for letters of. , administration placing the total amount •■ at ssoo,ooo. _, BWE', _, _:,. .': •:;" Itis stated that Creede left a. will, by. which he leaves his total fortune to ft..: adopted child, Dorothy Waters, and .the.,, document will be offered for probate next . week. It is more than probable that, be sides Mr.<. Creede, other relatives will try - to secure a slice of the miner's property',.: .-:■ and .plans are being made for some lively. *. litigation. " ■ •.**_ ltwas learned to-day through the at. torney for the, widow that Mrs. Creede was not near the city on the day of her • ... - husband's death, though Creede evidently thought she was too near him. The at torney Bays that Mrs. Creede came to Los Angeles about three weeks ago and then returned to Mississippi. Ail the J*nile . she was so far away Creede fancied she was near him, intent on stealing the adopted child, for whom she also seems to- .. have hail an affection. . : . • About two months ago Creede began action against his wife for a divorce on,-' the grounds of cruelty, alleging that she was addicted to the v. of morphine, and; ■'■-. while under the influence of the drug : v abused and was very cruel toward him;..';.; airs. Creede had gone to luka, Miss., and notice of the action for divorce was served . on her at that plrce. She engaged attor neys there and they in turn communi cated with Mr. Finlaysbn ol this city ana asked him to look after the interests of; " tho woman. He wrote to her, secured ail the necessary facts and tiled a' cross-coin- ■• plaint, asking for half the property. Fire Paget Near, SI. Helena. ST. HELENA, Cal, July 14. — Firs j swept through Heath Canyon yesterday I afternoon. Several cabins, a large barn i and hundreds of acres of forest and grazing ! land were burned. A large quantity of ! cut cordwood was de_troyed. The Edg « I : Hill Vinyard Company was the heaviest loser. It carried no insurance." Nearly [-300 men were en -aged in fighting the fire j when at its height. This morning it waa : under control. b .; '-"•'