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ONE CASE
OF YELLOW
FEVER ONLY
The Excitement at New
Orleans Is Rapidly
Subsiding.
OCEAN SPRINGS NOW
QUARANTINED.
Source of the Scourge Abso
lutely Cut Off From
the World.
GREAT SUFFERING IS SURE
TO FOLLOW.
Federal, State and Local Authori
ties Make Common War on
the Dread Disease.
NEW ORLEANS. La., Sept. 7.— Night
fell on New Orleans without a single case
of yellow fever having been reported to
the State Board of Health. But one im
ported case thus far has been developed
here, and death has wiped that out. The
Board of Health to-night declared that,
in spite of all reports to the contrary, not
one of the many who had come hither
from Ocean Springs had been stricken
with the disease.
The afternoon dispatches of the Asso
ciated Press contained a statement, made
on the authority of the Marine Hospital
of Washington, that Dr. 0 iphant of the
local Board of Health had telegraphed
Dr. Wasbin at Mobile that two deaths had
occurred here and that there were three
new cases. Dr. Oliphant affirms with em
phasis that he signed no such dispatch
nor did any representative of his.
Last night during the meeting of the
Board of Health it was decided to wire the
exact situation to Dr. Wasbin. The ap
pended dispatch was sent, and dispatches
of similar import was sent to some twenty
five boards of health in this country:
One case of fever from Ocean Springs died
here this morning. Extreme precautions
takeu. Know of no other case here.
De. Oliphant.
Dr. Oliphant says he sent no other dis
patch to Dr. Wasbin, and that either the
Marine Hospital has been imposed upon
or incorrect information has been given
out.
This morning at the Gelpi residence,
where the first and fatal case was reported
yesterday, the premises were thoroughly
impregnated with sulphur, and it is be
lieved every living germ therein has been
killed. The four inmates — two servants
and th. mother and brother of the boy —
are absolutely quarantined. Physicians
are promptly reporting cases of fever that
come under their observance.
Dr. Walmsley said to-night that four or
five doubtful cases had been reported, and
that members of the board of experts had
investigated them all. In none of them
was there a trace or symptom of yellow
fever.
The Board of Health Ottice was thronged
with people throughout the day and far
into tne night. Many came to inquire as
to the probability of a modification of last
night's sweeping quarantine proclama
tion, so that friends and relatives so' >urn
ing at Mississippi Sound resorts might
be allowed to come home, and others
came to secure health certificates in order
that they might leave the city, the latter
being mostly commercial travelers, who
were generally furnished the proper bills
of health. _B9B_
Daring the day it was reported that a
trainload of people from the coast had
been sidetracked beyond the city limits,
awaiting such action by the board as
would permit them to come into town.
Major Day, local chief of the railway
mail service, to-day called upon Superin
tendent Marshal of the Louisville and
Nashville Railway with reference to the
dispatching of mail to and from the in
fected points, complaint having been made
that Ocean Springs and Biloxi were being
deprived of mail facilities.
Arrangements will be made to take the
mail from the stations at Ocean Springs
and Biloxi by means of pouch-catchers.
Uninfected points are not affected.
A complete inspection camp has been
organized at the Rigolets, through which
an entrance is made to the city. No doubt
ful person will be allowed to come in. In
spectors have been sent to all the Gulf
coast points to make a full and thorough
examination of their health and sanitary
conditions.
There seems to be no threatened exodus
from the city. All but one road reports
business outgoing as normal. The North
eastern officials said they were carrying a
somewhat heavier consignment of passen
gers than ordinarily, ana attributed the
increase to the natural fear of an unac
climated stranger.
Only one additional death has been re
ported at Ocean Springs with symptoms
of yellow fever — mulatto. No new cases
have. been reported during the afternoon.
Ocean Springs has now been absolutely
cat off from the outside world, and tbe
only means of reaching the town are by
wire or mail. The telegraph operator is
well nigh worked to death.
Serious suffering is certain to follow. It
was said this afternoon that there was
only a ton of ice in the town and that
there was no way to get more. Physi
cians at the springs get but little rest, and
it is not so certain that the medical sup
plies will not be soon exhausted, but in
the course of a day or two means will be
found whereby relief will be supplied. If
required, city physicians will volunteer to
aid the local doctors. • -.* -
OOVERXMEM ASSIST AX CE.
Active Co-operation of the Marine Hoe-
jiit til Bureau.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 7.— The
. general Government will render all assis
tance in its power to check the spread of
yellow fever. This will be done mainly
through the Marine Hospital service. Dr.
Walter Wyman, the head of the bureau,
returned to this city to-day and assumed
active charge in directing the work of
assisting the State officials of Mississippi
in their efforts to confine the disease to
the locality where it appears to have
started. Dr. Wyman says the situation
at Ocean Springs is entirely' in the hands
of the State Board of Health, which the
Marine Hospital Bureau is doing every
thing possible to assist.
Dr. Gtaiteras. the. well-known expert in
yellow fever, who was requested to go to
Ocean Springs by Dr.. Wyman, will reach
there to-morrow. His opinion on the dis
ease is awaited with interest by the bu
reau. *__M__BHBg^Mg_nTrWl J
The Marine Hospital service has ample
camp material and equipage on hand.
The splendid outfit which has been at
Gainesville, Ga., will be started to-night
on a train lor the vicinity of Ocean
Spring-*. It will be taken to within thirty
or forty miles of the place, and if a camp
of detention is found necessary the outfit
will be used as occasion may require. The
bureau also keeps portable apparatus at
Savannah, Ga., intended for use in epi
demics. It consists of machines for dis
infecting and fumigating purposes. They
have been started for the vicinity of Ocean
Springs.
aVOBILL'S PuECAVTIOSS.
Rigid Quarantine Established Both by
Land and Water.
MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 7.— Every precau
tion has been taken to guard against the
introduction of fever into Mobile. Rigid
quarantine has been established by land
and water, and half a dozen persons who
got in before quarantine arrangements
were completed have been sent out of the
city to the detention camp, located fifteen
miles west on the Louisville and Nash
ville Railroad. At this camp aUo are de
tained all travelers who came from coast
points or from New Orleans. They must
remain ten days in quarantine. There are
several there now. No train crews are
allowed to come into town.
A close examination by the physicians
here enables the Board of Health to say
positively that there is no case of a suspi
cious nature in Mobile. Marine Hospital
Surgeon Murray will be here to-night and
has arranged to leave in the morning with
fifty trusty men lor Ocean Springs to form
a cordon around the place and to confine
and stamp out the disease there as the
Murine Hospital Service did to the fever
at Brunswick, Ga.
There is no fever at Scranton as far as
can be learned, nor at any coast point ex
cept at Ocean Springs.
Jir*t Victim a St. Louis Girl.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. The first vic
tim of the yellow fever plague at Ocean
Sprinss was a St. Louis girl. Miss Pene
lope Schutze, daughter of F. C. G. Schutze,
a well-to do retired merchant of this city.
On Saturday came a dispatch saying that
she was very ill with fever. The family
were greatly alarmed, but on Monday they
were horrified by a brief telegram from
the hotel people, saying:
"Your daughter died to-day of yellow
fever."
llir*c Ca*es at Bilori.
BILOXI, Miss.. Sept. 7.— At 10:30 o'clock
to-night three well-defined cases of yellow
fever were found here. They were under
guard and no fear is felt.
CUT OF IHE ICY NORTH.
One of Andree's Pigeons Reaches Its
Home Cote in Coulter
ville, 111.
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 7.— Special dis
patches received from Coulterville, 111.,
state that William Osborne, a prominent
business man of that city, believes he has
in bis cote a homing pigeon that was lib
erated by Professor Andree from his bal
loon. Tne pigeon.flew into its home cote
on Friday night, and Osborne is confident
it is one of the birds he gave to Andree
when the daring explorer started on his
trip. Attached to the left leg of the bird
was a silver plate with the words "Andree
No. 31" stamped on it.
Osborne makes public for the first time
an arrangement he made with Professor
Andree before the latter sailed in search
of the north pole. Osborne is an expert
homing-pigeon breeder. Before the ex
plorer left SDitzbergen, Osborne says, he
placed a number of his best birds at An
dree's disposal, with the understanding
that they would be liberated at intervals,
so that Osborne might be kept, Informed
concerning the whereabouts and success
or failure of the expedition. Around its
neck the pigeon carried a note, which bad
been written on heavy paper. The note
was rolled in a parchment covering and
showed evidence of having been inclosed
in water-proof cloth that had become de
tached and lost on the long fly. The words
are blurred, and only one could be read
with any degree of certainty, and that is
"Latitude."
Osborne says he expects another bird to
arrive in a few days. He thinks Andree
and his men are alive, and that word will
come from them regularly now.
SIX PERSONS BLOWN TO ATOMS.
Ignited Gas Explodes a Quantity of
Nitro-Giycerine and Awful
Ruin Ensues.
CYGNET, Ohio, Sept. 7.— A terrible ex
plosion of nitre-glycerine occurred here
this afternoon at 3 o'clock, resulting ie
the death of six persons whose names are
known, and others at present unknown.
The killed: Sam Barber, Allen Faris,
John Thompson, Charles Bartel, Henry
Lansdale, — Havens, boy.
The explosion occurred at Grant's well,
at the rear of the National Supply Com
pany's office building, in the village limits.
his well had just been shot by Samu-1
Barber, the shooter for the Ohio and In
diana Torpedo Company. The well was a
gasper, and when the 120 quarts of glycer
ine were let down into the well it ex
ploded, the gas ignited and with a terrific
roar the fames shot high above the der
rick.
As soon as the workmen saw the flames
several climbed into the derrick to shut
off the gas, but they had hardly got
there when a terrific explosion took pi: cc.
The burning gas had siarted the remain
ing glycerine in the empty cans standing
in a wagon near the derrick. In another
wagon near by were some cans containing
another twelve quarts, and this was
started by the force of the first explosion.
The second was blended with tbe first in
a mighty roar, and the country surround
ing for miles trembled from the shcck.
The .National Supply Company's build
ing was completely* demolished, and
nothing remains where the wagons stood
but a big hole.
There is not a whole pane of glass in
any window in the town, and every house
and store was shaken to its foundation.
There was awful excitement and all the
remaining population of the town rushed
to the scene. Who the men are who were
in the derrick and who were killed cannot
be learned now owing to the excitement.
The damage to the Ohio Oil Company will
amount to $3000. Their outbuildings are
a total wreck and many others are dam
aged. The town has "a population of
about 1200. Many bystanders were
wounded.
Fell Into Grand Canyon.
YELLOWSTONE LAKE, Wyo.. Sept 6.
W. M. Hill of O.iawatomie, Kans., came
very near losing his life to-day by falling
Into Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
He descended the canyon to Red Rock,
below Point Lookout and while king
around slipped and started to roll down
the slanting canyon wall some 1500 feet.
He managed to roll over on his back, and
by digging his heels and elbows into the
sand slackened his speed until be struck a
projecting ledge on the brink of a preci
pice 600 feet high. He was rescued by
tourists who lowered a rope to him, pa-l
ing him up. During his descent Hill's
clothes were almost torn from his body
and the sand scraped off considerable
skin. .
Town Marshal Killed.
ALAMOSA, Colo.. Sept 7.— Joseph
Simons, the town marshal, was shot and
killed last night by O. P. Brown, who
mistook him for a prowler who had at
tempted to break into the house of Miss
Emma Holman, a neighbor of Brown.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1897.
VISALIA'S
SEASON OF
REJOINCING
Valley Railway Trains
Will Enter the City
To-Morrow.
THOUSANDS TO GIVE
GREETING.
From Every Town In the San
Joaquin Delegations Will
Gather.
TO WELCOME COMMERCIAL
EMANCIPATION.
With Parades, Oratory and a Bar
becue the Populace Will
Celebrate.
VISALIA, Cal.. Sept This , week
will be a memorable one in the history of
this city. The interest of the week will
culminate on the 9th, when everybody
Will rejoice over the arrival of the first
passenger train on the Valley Railroad.
There will be no It.k of enthusiasm. It is
difficult to find any one in all this part of
the great San Joaquin Valley who has not
a kindly word for the new road and who
is not ready to throw up his hat and shout
for its success.
No railroad in any other part of the
United States, perhaps, has been so
warmly welcomed as has been the Valley
road at Visalia, and, in fact, all through
this valley. One of the bosses of the
track-laying crew here says that be has
been working for railroads for the past
twenty years in different parts of the
Union, and never before has he found
everybody friendly to tbe road. In com
ing up this valley each farmer he met wel
comed him and the Valley Railroad Com
pany. He was never refused board and
lodging at any place he stopped at. This
is something new in his experience, he
says.
The Call correspondent was talking to
an old farmer the other day. The farmer
declared that he would not have his folks
miss the Valley road celebration for any
thing. He said he had sold his wheat for
a cent less on the hundred pounds pro
vided the shipper would send it over the
Valley road. There are many honest
farmers just like him; they are sacrificing
considerable to throw their help and in
fluence to the Valley railroad.
Tbe new road has given a great impetus
to *.he growth of Visalia. New buildings
are : going up on all aides. A steam
laundry has located here within the week.
A new dry goods firm from San Francisco
has rented the only vacant storeroom in
town. Business has greatly revived, and
all because of the Valley road's coming.
Visalia has been waiting for this day
ever since the period in the seventies
when the citizen^ refused to pay the
Southern Pacinc for building into the city
and that autocratic road declared war
against her. When planning for the
building of the road through the San Joa
quin the Southern Pacilic made its own
way easy and its own expenses light by
draughting liberal bounties from tlie
towns along the route. The usual de
mand, only a little heavier than usual,
was made upon Visalia. The fact that the
city was then a thrifty little burg with
some loose change and respectable bank
accounts in it was taken advantage of by
the railroad. The proposed bonus was
placed in the big figuies accordingly, but
Visalia objectea to the hold-up. The rail
road coerced and then p.euded, but the
Visalia citizens insisted that their town
was worth quite as much to the railroad
as the railroad was to the town.
At. that the Southern Pacific lost tem
per and Visalia lost the Southern Pacific.
War was declared. The railroad builded
witnout Visalia and left that plucky little
burg seven miles to the windward and
isolated irom all railroad connection. The
San Joaquin road was run through wbat
is now Goshen and Tulare.
Visalia, however, hung together so
tightly that she was able to build her own
connection. For twenty years now a lit
tle road has run from Goshen Junction
and Tulare to Visalia. It has kept Visalia
in touch with Mr. Huntington's "mark of
civilization," notwithstanding the latter's
will to the contrary.
Finding that this isolation scheme did
not work the destruction of the town
against which he had sworn the enmity of
his might, the head of the Southern Paci
fic constructed the line which now runs
close to the foothills on the east and is
known as the Porteiville line. This was
in the evident hope of founding towns
which would draw the trade. of this rich
section of the country away from Visalia.
In this again the Southern Pacific has
been thwarted. For, while a good town
has been made at Porterville and other
good ones have sprung up on that same
line, Vi_dha has held her own ana is
thriftier to-day than she was twenty
years ago.
At the inception of the Valley road Vi
salia saw ber grand chance to get even.
Her citizens became some of the earliest
and mo-st liberal subscribers to the new
road, and they have the satisfaction now
of seeing themselves connected directly
with the world of trade and commerce.
Not only that, but since It became evident
that the Valley-rood project would suc
ceed the Southern Pacific has been com
pelled to buy the little connecting road
between Goshen Junction and Tulare, and
within tbe last two weeks to establish an
independent, but none the less expensive,
direct train to San Francisco.
All these facts are remembered keenly
in Visalia, and they will not be forgotten
in the speeches of Thursday. history is
lending zest to the big celebration.
The first train of the new road passed
through Visalia on Monday, coming in as
far south as Acequia street. Engines en
tered the city limits several days ago, but
trains had not yet been seen. "Work has
been rushed by the contractors, and it is
only by their vigorous efforts that the
track is to be in shape to thoroughly
justify the cslebration. Sunday had to be
used as an ordinary workday. * On Satur
day night the road was completed to the
Southern Pacific crossing, and the next
day track was laid to Mill, Creek and
sand was hauled by a spur track from St.
John River. •
Rapid progress is being made on tbe
depot and. there will be enough of ft
visible above the earth on Thursday to
indicate the Valley road's intention of
receiving and housing its patrons in
goo i style and comfortably. One of the
features of the depot will be an open
waiting-room for use in summer. .-
The crowd which "is to be here for the
celebration is evidently to he a big one
and a good one; it will not get away
without being a happy one. It is coming
from as far north as Stockton and as far
south as Bakersfield,' and is to include
every grade of man, from cowboy to sol
dier and County Judge. The capacity
of the Valley road will be more than
doubly taxed, notwithstanding that it is
to send in a train of twelve passenger
coaches and ten or more stockcars tem
porarily equipped for passenger traffic. At
the last minute the, Southern Pacitic has
come forward with a desire to be gra
cious, and will probably grant a special
rate and send a special train from Fresno.
Visalia is en lete already, with a pecu
liarly blissful spirt of old-time hospi
tality. Among the festoons which spread
across the street in great numbers are
banners bearing such, devices as the fol
lowing: "Have a good time while you
live, lor when you are dead you will be
dead a long time," and "He who rises late
must trot all day."
Decorators have been at work all day
on the business houses of the city, and
some of them have continued their labors
well into the night. _5y to-morrow night
the decorations will almost bury the
store fronts.
Farmers will flow in from all directions
on Thursday. Hundreds of them will be
obliged to come in by wagon, because of
the impossibility of getting railroad ac
commodations. Word was sent to the
people of Dinuba to-day by the chairman
of the committee of arrangements that
they would have to come in private con
veyances, because every one whom the
Valley road carried from Dinuba would
shut out one of the proposed visitors from
Fresno or Stockton. At the present out
look Fresno and the One Hundred Thou
sand Club of that city will send between
300 and 400 citizens, exclusive of the com
panies ol the National Guard.
Companies C and Fof the latter, under
Colonel Wright and staff and General
Muller and staff, will take part in the
parade. Perterville will also send a large
crowd, its citizens having associated with
those of Fresno in the original efforts, to
secure the Valley road connections. Han
ford will return by a goodly delegation
the compliment Visalia paid Hanford
when that town celebrated. Six trains
will be run in each direction from Tulare
during the day. People of Exeter, Farm
ersville, Oroso, iley and other smaller
towns through which the railroad has
already passed, but which deferred their
jubilations in order to consolidate and
nave a bigger one with the Visalia people,
will bo in by carriage and otherwise in
heavy numbers. Delano will be strongly
represented, and Bakersfield, anticipating
the day when she too will want to cele
brate over the Valley road proposition,
will be so fraternal as to send in part of
her militia.
According to calculations of the com
mittee, the train from Fresno will arrive
early in the forenoon. Among its pas
sengers will be the following officers of
the Valley Railway: Vice-President
Robert Watt, Second Vice-President A.
H. Payson, Directors John D. Spreckels,
J. A. Hooper and Charles Holbrook, Trus
tees White and Baldwin, Secretary
Mackie, Traffic Manager Moss and Chief
Engineer Storey, all of whom* will come
from San Francisco. The barbecue will
be held at 11:30 o'clock, and in the late
afternoon Hon. W. H. Alvord will deliver
the address of the day. Addresses are
expected from some of the officers ol
the road also.
Visalia claims to have the best barbecue
beef-roaster in the. State. His Fourth of
July beef is already famous through this
section of tbe State. The beef he is to
hang over the fire has been fattening in
private for some time.
Following is the complete programme
for the celebration on the9'h:
MOKNINO.
9:3o— Arrival of first passenger train on Val
ley road and firing of salute.
10 Grand parade.
11:30— Barbecue.
AFTERNOON.
2— Baseball match game between Fresno and
Visalia teams.
3— Bicycle races.
s— Dress parade of the different companies
of the Sixth regiment in attendance.
EVENING. ■
7— llluminated bicycle parade. Concert by
Uanfora and Tulare brass bands.
- B— Oration by lion. W.H. A. ford and ad
dres*. by Judge .Sy. of Oakland.
Music.,.-.
-B:4s—Response to oration, by Valley Rail
road authorities and Judge Stephen U. Nye of
Oakland.
9 :30— Ball.
On Thursday morning Superintendent
of Construction Williams will give up the
line from Hanford, and the operating de
partment will take charge of it. A regular
time-card and schedule will then be put
into effect, lull passenger service begin
ning on Friday. Unless the operating de
partment changes its plans, the big 59-ton
engine No. 3 will haul the first train, with
Engineer "A . E. Gardner in the cab and
Fireman F. W. Johnston assisting him.
Gardner was one of the best engineers of
the Wabash line in the East,. and has been
for twenty-eight years in the profession.
He has been working twenty and twenty
two hours a day during tbe rush of con
struction to Visalia, and richly deserves
the honor of running the initial train to
this point.
DEATH OF A SHOTGUN MESSENGER.
«/. C. Sullivan, a Guard on the
Merced - Coulterville Stage,
Accidentally Killed.
MERCED, Cal., Sept 6.— J. C. Sullivan,
Wells-Fargo's shotgun messenger on the
Merced-Coulterville stage, accidentally
shot and killed himself yesterday at
Baxter station, between here and Coulter
ville. ■_*.*.;
Sullivan had for some months been
making two round trips a week on the
stage to protect Wells-Fargo's treasure
from stage-robbers. Yesterday, on the
way up, the stage stopped at Baxter and
Sullivan got out to get some figs from a
tree. He placed bis gun against the trunk
of the tree and began shaking a branch
that was within reach. This jarred the
tree and the gun fell with the barrel point
ing toward Sullivan. The gun was dis
charged, the load tearing the flesh from
the cult of one of his legs and shattering
tbe bones in tbe other.
The injured man was taken on to
Coulterville, that being the nearest point
at which medical assistance could be
found. His wounds were dressed, but at
an early hour this morning he died from
blood poisoning. His widow and two
children live here.
On Saturday night a lodge of the
Knights of Honor was installed in
Merced and Sullivan was one of the
charter members. By his death the
family will receive $2000 from this lodge.
STOCKTON, Cal., Sept 7.— Ex-Con-"
Constable and Deputy Sheriff James C.
Sullivan had a host of friends in Stock
ton. He did a good deal of detective work
for Sheriff Cunningham, and after that
was a deputy under Constable Beach.
- Some time ago he secured a position as
express messenger on the route from Mer
ced to Coulterville. . His sadden death
was a surprise in this city. Sullivan mar
ried a Sari Francisco young lady, and had
one child when he left here. He took his
family to Merced, and another child was
born recently. The deceased was 28 years
of age. He was always a cool officer, quiet
in manner and perfectly fearless.
Receiver for a Gas Company.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept 7.— Judge G.
H. Hanford of the Federal court was
asked to-day to appoint a receiver for the
Tacoma Gas and Electric Company of
Tacoma. The .application was filed by
John H. ShacKleford of -Tacoma, repre
senting the New York Security and Trust
Company. The bill states that the gas
company is indebted to the trust campany
as trustee under a mortgage for 1500,000 in
the sum of $12,000 interest on the princi
pal note. Judge Hanford will appoint the
receiver to-morrow.
Fxplo*ton of a Steam Wagon.
RENO, Nev.. Sept. 7.— A steam wagon
engaged in hauling timber from Loyalton
to Verdi blew up this afternoon one mile
east of Sardine Valley, scaldine the fire
man, Gilbert Li .berg, so badly that he
died this evening.
NO VOTE YET ON
SAN FRANCISCO
State Equalizers Spend
Most of the Day in
Conference.
Some Progress Made In Re
conciling Differences of
Opinion.
Fate of the Metropolis Will Prob
ably Be Decided at To- Day's
Session.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept, The
State Board of Equalization held an open
session for a few moments this forenoon
and passed the rest of the day in confer
ence, with the doors closed to outsiders.
The first motion of the open session was
made by Chesebrough, who moved that
the board go into executive session. The
motion did not receive a second, so Chair
man Morehouse did not entertain it.
beamer moved to proceed by counties with
the equalization. This motion failed to
obtain a second. The board then took a
brief recess to pay respects to visiting
Congressmen.
When the members reassembled Arnold
moved to ac" journ until 9 o'clock to-mor
row. Chesebrough seconded the motion.
No opposition was manifested and the
chairman declared tbe board adjourned.
When the spectators, who were chiefly
newspaper reporters, went away, the mem
bers of the board proceeded to discuss the
assessments of various counties. It trans
pired that some progress was made in the
direction of reconciling differences ol
opinion, although no positive expression
was given that San Francisco ought not
to be raised.
Should the State valuations remain as
the roll now stands, the tax rate will be
47 cents, with the 2-cent university tax
included. Should there be a raise of
$100,000,000, the rate would be 43 cents.
Should there be an all-around reduction of
$100,000,000, the tax rate would be 51 cents.
An increase of $100,000,000 would add
$20,000 to the university's share, as that
institution gets 2 cents on each $100 of
properly assessed.
In some measure the railroads would be
benefited by an increase. As the roll in
creases, the tax levy on each $100 di
minishes. The railroad assessment on
roadb. d and rolling stock is a fixed quan
tity— $43,000,000. A high valuation all
around makes a low rate on this sum.
These two interests— the railroads and
the State University— would derive a
measure of benefit by an inflation of tbe
roll. No signs of railroad or university
influence is perceptible.
Morehouse and Beamer seem to be firm
in the conviction that San Francisco
ought to be raised to make the City as
sessment uniform with interior assess
ments. Chesebrough, Arnold and Con
troller Colgan are equally firm in the
opinion that San Francisco is fairly as
sessed. It is said that the Controller,
while entertaining the opinion that San
Francisco ought not to be raised, is not
sure that Los Angeles should be decreased.
Should San Francisco, by the vote of three
members, remain unchanged and Los
Angeles be reduced, Morehouse and
Beamer may expect the Controller to
vote in favor of reducing Sonoma, Solano
and Yolo. •'
Members of the board believe that a
vote will be reached to-morrow. Chese
brough is not discouraged.
SAIL ON THE SACRAMENTO.
Eastern Congressmen Shown the
Urgent Need of Improving
the River.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept. 7.— The
Eastern Congressional party arrived this
morning, and, after enjoying the hospi
tality of the local Chamber of Commerc?,
embarked on a steamer and made a super
ficial survey of the Sacramento River.
They were taken over portions of the
river that were mentioned in the report
given by the United States exploring ex
pedition under Commander Wilkes in
August, 1841. At that time the stream
in these places was thirty feet deep, while
at the present time there is barely six feet
of water.
The visitors acknowledge that they had
never even remotely realized the urgent
need of work on the stream until they
saw the muddy volume of the American
roll into the Sacramento with its burden
of mining debris.
"We have always had a remote idea
that the talk of clearing the channel of
the Sacramento River was a scheme to
benefit the adjoining land-owners," said
one, -'but we find that the half has not
been told, and we realize what an advan
tage it would ba to internal commerce if
the river could be reclaimed to such a de
gree that ocean-going vessels might again
reach this point."
Thrown From a ft agon and Killed.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept. 7.— Coroner
George H. Clark this afternoon received a
message from lowa Hill stating that a
man named Milton Winbaugh had been
thrown trom his wagon and killed. The
message said that Winbaugh had rela
tives in Sacramento. No more than this
could be learned from lowa Hill, and ef
forts to learn who bis relatives were in
this city were unavailing.
Bold Work of Burglars.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Sept. 7.— Despite
the numerous captures of burglars made
by the pol c. within the past few days,
daylight robberies continue to become al
most daily occurrences in this city. On
Sunday two houses were looted and a
valuable lot of plunder was tarried away..
The home of 8. V. Landt, in the western
section .of . the city, was entered about 6
o'clock in the evening, during the absence
of the family, and many articles of jew
elry and silken garments were stolen. On
the same afternoon the home of Otis E.
Tiffany,, in the same locality, was entered
by thieves, who carried: away numerous
silk owns and two sealskin wraps.
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