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PATHETIC PLEA OF
AN INSANE LAWYER
Argues iq I-Jis Owq Behalf AgaiQSt
Commitmer)t to an
Asylun).
WOODLAND, May 9.— Over a year ago, while he was District Attor
ney. K. E. Hopkins developed symptoms of serious mental aberration.
He realized his condition and was easily induced to enter a private
sanitarium at Livermore. A few months ago he returned home but little
improved, if any. His friends and family have since been very. much
worried about his condition. They reluctantly concluded to take steps
to keep him under restraint, at least until there were evidences of im
ment.
This morning Mr. Hopkins was taken into custody. He neither man
ifested surprise nor made a show of resistance, but seems to be very
anxious to know who swore to the complaint. He was examined by
Judge Gaddis and F>rs. Lawhead and Royles, and was committed to the
Napa Asylum for the insane.
While the examination was in progress Mr. Hopkins realized its Im
port. In his own behalf he made a statement. He related his experi
a;id success in prosecuting criminal cases and cited numerous civil
lr which he had been successful. He described his experience
while in the sanitarium at Livermore. He declared that th>^ doctor told
him if there was anything the matter with his mental faculties he could
not discover it. He also declared that he had been attending to his own
business and molesting no one and that in his opinion he was not in
sane. He will ask the asylum officials to make a full investigation of
his a
ff Griffin took Mr. Hopkins to the asylum this afternoon. Much
sympathy Is expressed for the unfortunate man. At one time he gave
promise of becoming: one of the leading lawyers of the State. His many
friends hope that proper treatment will soon effectually restore his
reason.
SCHOONER LOYAL
PROBABLY LOST
Small Hope for Those
Aboard.
Special IHspatch to The Call.
SEATTLE, May 9.— lt now seems
probable that the schooner Loyal, which
sailed from Seattle one year ago for
Kotzebue Sound, Alaska, with tv
persons on board, is lost. She was due
to return Jast fall, but her non-api
ance caused no particular anxiety, as
it was thought the party might have
to winter in the north. This
ilation has been takt n away by the
1 a letter from St. Michael,
Dtember 10, 1898, In which it
was stated the schooner would sail fur
two or three daj s. The let
ter has just t.ecn received by Mrs. Isaac
r of this city, whose husband was
aboard the schooner.
Captain C. 1 ». Jones of the schooner
light, who Bailed from St. Michael
Ihe Loyal sail ! be
■im. He stopped at Dutch Harbor
two weeks, but heard nothing of the
Loyal. He reports th<- schooner to have
in a bad condition and there is no
tion in his mind that she foun<
in one of the the storms that pre^
in Bering Sea the 1.-mcr part of Sep
tember. Those who sailed from hen- on
yai were:
P. P. Addleman, leader of the expedi
tion. He has a wife and five children
living in this i Ity.
O. D. Butterfield, formerly Chief of
Polli •■ of Sea l ■
Captain Johnson, a Scandinavian.
navigator.
Hagen E. Weickes, assistant navi-
N- '-■ ■ of Pr-att!.'.
Dononue ■
Ip a .■ i• • Taylor, a cigarmaki r. of i
tie.
Bakewell of Seattle.
There were four others whose names.
with "ii exception, are unknown. One
is said to have been a Nebraska man.
The man- whose name is known was
us. .nnd in connection with him
an interesting story is told. He was
a prisoner in th< State penitentiary .'it
Walla Walla, where Addleman and
Butterfield were turnkeys. He claimed
T" know cf a spot in Alaska where erold
1 : ■ <)n this representation
h-- su i getting friends to ob
tain his pardon and organized t!
pedition. It developed from letters re
ceived after the expedition left here
that hail misrepresented
things. <>wir,_c to trouble h<"> caused
he was -put ashore on an island this
if Kotzebue Bound with a supdlv
of provisions and his personal effects.
FIGHTING AGAINST THE
ORDINATION OF BRIGGS
There Is a Threat to Take Action
Against Bishop Potter if He
Admits the Doctor.
NEW YORK. May 9.— A Pun special
from Milv LUkee, Wis.. Bays: Bishop
Nicholson of the Episcopal dloc<
MIU- ■ lay thai if Rev. I>r.
Charles A. BrlggH of New York is or
i t'i pri( si li 1 in the Episcopal
church Bishop Potter will have to answi r
for his action ;■ the board of Bishops.
Bishop Nicholson says that many west
ern Bishops '■•■'■■ protesting against the
proposed ordination, board
-hops will not let the matter go by
without a trial ;:' Bishop Potter tarries
lis intention. Bishop Nicholson said:
"While some of t!u- western Bishops
protested to ]: , r in writing, 1
nave not taken parl in the controversy.
J',ir-h< ;• Potti i is an older man tl
and I therefore could hardly gracefully
tell him what to do; hut, nevertheless, I
am utterly opposed to the ordination of
Dr. Briggs. I believi that Bishop I'otter
will be called to account if he ordains
him. Blshoj, Totter is responsible and
can »"■ tri^'i !>•. the board of Ulshops if
it is found that \u- has ordained a man
unworthy of th< office.'
REPORT ON DREYFUS TRIAL.
M. Ballot de Beaupre Will Decide on
Revision This Month.
PARIS, ■' lot de Beaupre,
who puccee<lfil M. Quesnay do Beaure
is president of the civil division of
the Court of Cassation, and who on March
fi whs appointed by tho united chambers
<f the court to report upon ti
tion of the Dreyfus trial, announced this
i \ < ning that he expects to make his re
port about Whitsuntide (May :m>. The
public hearing for the demand for division
is expected, therefore, to open on M.iy
20. The speeches will probably occupy
four days and the decision to be given oh
June 2 or 3.
soap responds to wa-
ter instantly; washes
and rinses off in a
twinkling.
INSANITY IS
HER DEFENSE
Miss Beilstein Tells of
Killing Her Mother.
Special Pispatrh to Th<» Call.
PITTSBURG. May 9.— The common
wealth rested its case to-day in that
Beilstein murder rase For the de
fense Attorney Burleigh said the de
ln the case w uld be insanity, the
direct result of shocks sustained at the
time of the prisoner's father dropping
dead at the breakfast table some
some months previous to the murder.
Miss Bertha Bellstein was the first
witness called in her own defense. She
t*M of the great affectkJn existing be
tween her father and herself and the
t his sudden death had on her.
She said: "It was an exceedingly great
Bhock, one from which I have nev.
• -.1 and never will. 1 lost Ini
in everything. 1 lost sleep. I f-
in weight many pounds. I was
melancholy." Witness said her m
and herself were linn believers in
spiritualism. "I believe." she
"that persons in this world can
municate with persons in the oth<
While in Chicago last year sh
two mediums. "The first, r Mrs.
Cowan, told me that my father
lonely and would nnt be happy until
my mother ami 1 were with him. N
Ing entered my mind then about taking
my mother's life."
The witness next said she visited a
male medium. H>> told her a si
about her father being lonely. It then
becam< fixed in her mind Mi:" h
■y. Miss Beilstein said -<'w re
mained in Chicago about a week
that. She was in a bad condition phys
ically. Sin- thought about whai
mediums t<>M her. Her mind S'- I
unbalanced on that one subject
she did noi think of destroying
own or her mother's life. Slih cut her
visit short and returned home, expect
ing to get better. She could not
She sail; "I did not sleep at ail
tin- night of the killing," and told At
torney Burleigh she wanted the y-v
understand it literally.
On Saturday aftt-rnnnn. the daj
fore the shooting, she weni to (
burg and bought an oun< c of laudanum.
She went home immediately, getting
there about 0 p. m. She ate ; ,
supper with her mother. They
the evening at home. The witness ■•. ■ Nt
to her room about 8:30 o'clock, her
mother retiring a few minutes later.
The relations between the witness and
her mother had always been very af
fectionate, and there had beo n no mis
understanding whatever.
on the nierht before the shooting she
laid out her clothing, intending to kill
herself. She tossed about all night
and walked the floor. "I had bought
the laudanum with the intention of
taking my own lif<> Instead of t!
my mother." she said. "Whon I I
the clock strike ?, I arose and. getting
the bottle of laudanum, I started to
pour it from the glass. Before I hid
finished this the bottle dropped from
my hand. My arms became like ste<-.]
and I knew I must take my mother's
life. T went to the bureau, took th-"> j
revolver, and, going to my mother's
room, discharged it."
Mr. Burleigh askei, "Do you remem
ber of discharging the weapon more
than once?"
"No."
"Do you remember about shooting
yourself?"
"I remember of shooting myself
once."
Mips T?eilstein pave her testimony
throughout In a clear tour- of voice.
LARKSPUR'S UPPER TEN
TO TOIL ON SUNDAY
Society Leaders Will Assist in Lay-
ing a Sidewalk That Has Long
Been Needed.
LARKSPUR, May 9. One of the oddest
spectacles ever seen in a suburban village
may br witnessed hero free of charge on
next Sunday, when the elite <>f Larkspur
will turn out irrespective of age or sex
and lay 220fl feet of sidewalk. Kverybndy
will come supplied with tools, and it is
)!.•■ Intention to complete the laying of
the required sidewalk in one day, even
though it be the day commonly conse
crated to rest throughout the Christian
world.
For several years Larkspur has boon re
carded as an ideal Hummer resort, and a
large number of metropolitan residents
annually stake out their camps in Tamal
pais Canyon and there spend the season
delightfully in the proves by the banks
of a rippling stream. Hut the road lead
ing to this canyon 1? very dusty, and
'■'unplaint has frequently been made on
this score by the summer visitors. As a
result a meeting of citizens was held a
few evenings ago, and it was decided that
the town show its appreciation of the
visitors by building a sidewalk to the
canyon.
The little schooner Eva arrived last
night with the necessary lumber. The
beginning: of the walk will be at the sta
tion of the North Pacific Coast Railroad
Company. After the work is completed a
bullshead barbecue will be held In the
canyon for all those who participated.
Music will be supplied by the L,arkspupr
string band. Among the ladies who In
tend to take a hand are many who are al
ready camping in the canyon, and these
are now busily practicing the art of
handling the hammer and saw in antici
pation of th^sjort to lollow.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, 3iAf 10, 1899.
TONS OF FISH
GIVEN FREEDOM
Second Raid on Santa
Cruz Island.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SANTA BARBARA, May 9.— Deputy
Sheriff Hopkins and Game Warden C.
A. Loud returned at midnight last
night from Santa Cruz Island with
three more fishermen, arrested for hav
ing violated the State and county game
and fish laws. These, with the five
who were brought over several days
ago, complete the force of men in the
employ of the San Pedro Tanning Fac
tory, whose depredations were called to
"the attention of the State Fish Com
mission and the Game Warden. They
.have b*en shipping tons of crawfish to
San Pedro from these islands in viola
tion of the law, under which the season
closed on May 1.
Twenty-one cages of fish, containing
j about ten tons, were found and Liber
ated. These had been caught recently
I and were just being put aboar.i a ves
j sel for shipment to the factory.
Of the first five men arrested on
; Santa Cruz, two have pleaded guilty
and paid heavy fines. The case of an.-
I other was heard before Judge Wheaton
j and a jury to-day, the District Attor
■ ney representing the prosecution and
11. C. Booth the defendant, Peter Lind.
! Lind was accused of having taken and
had in his possession two tons of live
crawfish on May 5, 1899. The plosed
season on crawfish begins on April 15.
1 The case will go to the jury to-morrow
[morning. From the questions pro
. pounded to the jurors and the witnesses
it seems that the defense will be that
the waters surrounding Santa Cruz
Island are not within the jurisdiction
j of the State; that the boundaries of
! the State, while extending three Kng
lish miles from the main land, take in
' the islands but not the waters sur
| rounding them; that the ordinance of
■ the Supervisors proviSing for a pun
! ishment for having crawfish in posses
i sinn during the close season without
specifying where they were taken is
•■ extraterritorial and beyond the juris
diction of the Board of Supervisors.
The captain of the San Pedro Com
pany's schooner and his mate were the
only witnesses for the defendants.
Charles Vogelsang, secretary of the
State Fish and dame Commission, was
in attendance and helped the prosecu
tion.
Santa Cruz Island has been claimed
by Mexico and has been disputed
ground for many years. Like Santa
i Rosa Island, owned by the A. P. More
; estate, and San Miguel, owned by Cap
tain W. G. Waters. Santa Cruz Island
;is a principality in itself. A number
of years ago A. 1". More, who had
j murdered a Chinaman, escaped punish
ment for his crime because the trial
Judge ruled that the waters surround
ing the islands w. p- not under the
' State's jurisdiction. It is currently un
derstood that th< case tried to-day is
a test in the Interest of ih>- San Pedro
Company, although this is denied by
■ the attorney f<> r the defense. The craw
i fiish industry of the islands, it is esti
mated, is worth several hundred thou
, sand dollars a year to the canners.
ACCUSED OF HAVING
UTTERED A FORGERY
Fresno Politician Charged With Com-
plicity in a Plot to
Defraud.
FRESNO, May 9. VV. E. Rushing is in
Jail here, charged with having uttered a
■ ' Instrument Edwin* Geddes, who
lives up In the hills, had an account with
the Fresno Loan and Savings Bank
amounting to between $1600 and $1700. El
m< r Geddi eri ied that fact in some
manner and In January he and certain
other persons, it is believed, formed a
to obtain the money. The rei
posltor wrote hi;, name as "E. Geddes,"
which, of course, was the name of the
Geddes. The latter is a step-brother
of Mrs. .1. W. Shankltn, wife of the de
faulting <"iiy Clerk. In the latter pari of
January or early in February Shanklin
1 leddes and Rushing to the offi
Frank Kauk<j to have the attorney draw
up a power of attorney from E. <;
to Rushing. The instrument was drawn
\i]> by the attorney oad submitted to X
F. Bernhard of the bank, who in turn
submitted it to the bank's attorney, Hor
ac< Hawes. The latter examined it v.ith
a lawyer's scrutiny and advised Mr
Bernhard not to accept i; 'for the r<
that it did not give Rushing power
enough— in ether words, thai the power
of attorney was noi broad enough to
fully protect the bank. Rushing was ap
prised of that fact and secured a new
power of attorney.
The new instrument pave him control
of the funds In the bank and he Bold his
interest to Nymao Levy nf this city for
$1100. It was Levy who swore to the "war
rant for his arrest to-night. Rushing Is
"';• <'t the best known men ; n the county
anfl has for some time been a privat< de
tective anil politician.
GRAND JURY INDICTS
SAMUEL B. TERRILL
SAX JOSE, M:.v P. The Grand Jury
this evening returned two indictments
againsi Bamuel I?. Terrill, the attorney
accused of having fleeced a large num
ber of clients by means of bogus mort
gages. One of the charges is forgery and
t!,'- (ith-T embezzlement. These grow out
of a transaction Ten-ill had with Mrs
Fread of Morgan Hill, who gave the at
torney (800 to loan on a mortgage. Ter
rill took the money and gave- Mrs. Fread
what purported to be ;i mortgage from
George I lonian on lots 11, 12 and 13,
Chapman and Davis tract, between this
city and Santa <'lara. Investigation
proved the instrument to he worthless
and that the name of County Recorder
i >\v. i, was forged. The money had been
embezzled.
A bench warrant was issued to Sheriff
Longford. Terrill could not he found
to-night, but will be arrested in the morn
hip. Hail was li\cd at $3000 on each charge
by Judge I ..origan.
A large number of witnesses were be
fore the jury to-day giving evidence re
garding other shady transactions of Ter
rill. A few days ago Terrill was brought
hack from Nogales, Arizona, for having
embezzled $300 from the Christopher Faull
estate.
If YOU WANT "THE ONLY"
GENUINE HUNYADI WATER,
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the only water which conies from the Hunyadi Springs
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Budapest.
CLAIMED HE WAS
PAID TO TESTIFY
Alleged Admission of a
Witness.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
WILLOWS, May 9.— The Murdock
note case is drawing to a close. When
court convened this morning Mr. Lusk
said he desired to prove by Witness W.
P. Harrington that William Murdock
had $50,000 in bank in May, IS9O. This,
the attorney said, was to contradict the
testimony of Witness Skiff, who swore
that Mrs. Mary Helen Murdock had
asked "Uncle Billy" for the payment of
interest on the note and that he had re
fused. Attorney Johnson objected to
such testimony, and his objection was
sustained.
Adam Compton was called, and Mr.
Lusk handed to him a note for $24,000,
made by William Murdock to a man
named Singletary. Mr. Compton was
asked why this note was given. Mr.
Lusk said he wished to show that the
note was given, not for money loaned,
but as a part payment on the Calvin
ranch. Attorney Johnson's objection
was sustained and Mr. Compton was
excused.
Mr. Lusk said that with the exception
<if two witnesses the defense was ready
to rest. Johnson wanted to know the
names of these two witnesses, but the
court would not* allow it. With this
understanding the defense rested.
Seth Millington was called. He said
he had been Judge of the Glenn County
Superior Court. He was present in
court when Witness T. J. Kirkpatrick
testified; he hoard the testimony of
Kirkpatrick and remembered the* aili
davit purporting to have been made to
Kirkpatrick by Samuel Murdock. At
the time of the giving of this testimony
he heard Expert Carl Eisenschimel say
to Expert Theodore Kytka: "Get that
affidavit, Kytka; take a photograph of
it and we'll knock it out," or words to
that effect.
.Mrs Mary Helen Murdock, the plain
tiff was called and told of having gone
t<. Deadwood In April, 1881, returning
home in July. Attorney Johnson said
thai all this was to contradict the tes
timony of W. S. Murdock. who had re
lated certain conversations of plaintiff
to htm at her home during June, 1881.
The witness denied having conversed
with c S. Young and L. S. Megginson
at the Arlington, in San Francisco. She
never spoke of this not.- to Young, She
said she had heard the testimony ol
George G. Murdock. Mrs. Lizzie Smith
and Mrs. Ellen Murdock. She reraem-r
bered having been at the Murdock
home at Upper Lake, but she never
made th< remarks about "Uncle Billy"
attributed to her by these witnesses.
Mrs Murdock denied that she and
Megginson left Young at the Arlington
and returned with J3oooin money which
W as to !■<■ a "make-believe" payment
on the note sin- also denied any knowl
edge of b consultation with attorneys
held by Young and Megginson as to
the note. She said she did not go to the
bank, and nevei offered Young a half
interest in the not< if he would attend
to the -•• ill< ction it it.
• xander Lake was called for the
plaintiff. He lives in Clarkes Valley.
He testified thai two weeks ago Wil
liam 11. Burnight. a witness for thi de
fense, told him in front of Putman &
Walker's drug store that he was to get
Sinn for testifying In the case, and that
Mr. husk was to give him $200 more.
He further said that Mr. Lusk told him
1 1 < . ■i■ i • was more money In testifying In
this case than in shearing Bheep In
Montai a., where lie intended rroinc.
Fames Stillman was cu'led He has
1., en employed by Gawn Murdoch Coi
aboul nine years. He came down in
the train with Witness William H. Bur
nipht the day before Burnight testified
At that i iiii" Burnight said that he was
In the case for money; thai he had been
kept in Chlco £or twenty days by Mr.
Ui£k and that Merrill w.is to give him
on his arrival at Willows.
Constable J. ''<■ Clark was called and
corroborated the testimony of Stillman.
These two witnesses were not cross-ex
amined.
LEGAL CONTEST FOR
AN IMMENSE TRACT
David Jacks' Claim to Pueblo Lands
of the City of Monterey
Is Argued.
SALJNAS, May The case of the city
of Monterey vs. David Jacks and others
to determine title to some 35, I acres of
land known as the Pueblo Lands of tho
city of Monterey, was tried before Judge
Dorr to-day. Jacks claims this land by
virtue of a deed dated February, 1839, in
which J. Burke Phillips, J. D. Callaghan
and Salvador Osce as trustees of Mon
terey City, for a consideration of $100250,
sold' the lands to D. K. Ashley and David
Jacks. The Bale was made under author
ity of an act of the State. Legislature to
• pay the city's Indebtedness to Ashley for
legal services. Ashley in 1868 sold his In
terests to Jacks. On the other side, the
city of Monterey claims that the act of
the trustees in making the sale was illegal
In that it is a recognized doctrine of law
that no sale of Pueblo lands could be
1 made in one lump.
The case was hotly contested and much
documentary evidence was offered, after
which it was submitted to Judge Dora for
a decision. As there are numerous
ranches and town settlements on these
disputed lands, disturbance of title would
affect a large number of pe'pple.
McKINLEY'S DAY OF REST.
The President's Vacation at Hot
Springs, Va.
HOT SPRINGS, Vh., May 9.— President
McKinley baa had n day of thorough rest.
and comfort at the Hotel Homestead
here. Official business did not Interrupt
to disturb him nor did Importunate call
irs crowd to seek Ins favor. The guests
seemed to know that bis object was free
dom, and this they accorded him. He
spent most of the day in the apartments
set asMa for his party or on the wide
porches upon which his windows opened.
During the morning ho walked across the
well-kept lawn to the rolling ground upon
which the tr"if links are located. As he
walked he passed a bright-faced "caddy,"
who, without knowledge of whom he was
addressing, stepped directly before the
President and said: "Say, mister, can you
Kimme do toime?" The President drew
his watch and in a cheerful and kindly
way replied, "Just 4 o'clock, my boy."
DIDN'T KNOW HE
WAS DIVORCED
Surprise for a San Ra
fael Deacon.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SAN RAFAEL, May 9.— The "hoodoo
organ" of the First Methodist Church
of this city, which broke up a revival
meeting a few weeks ago and came near
dividing the church into factions, is in
directly responsible for the greatest
sensation ever sprung in local church
circles. Contrary to his wish, and with
out his knowledge, the wife of Deacon
W. W. Woodard, who -took such a
prominent part in the revival imbroglio,
is alleged to have married another man
at Reno, New, the result being that the
deserted husband is grief-stricken and
the church members horrified, while
Dame Grundy is rolling the story
around her tongue as a sweet morsel.
The first intimation of any trouble in
the Woodard family that reached the
public came at the time of the trouble J
over the church organ during the late '
revival. Deacon Woodard was attacked
by two wrathful ladies, who declared
he had insulted them. In response the
deacon shed tears and dubbed the or
gan a "hoodoo," adding that it had
broken up his happy home and caused
his wife to absent herself on a visit
to relatives. Prior to that time Mrs.
Woodard was supposed to be merely on
a visit to her sister, Mrs. ' Owens, at
Michigan Bar, in Calaveras County.
A short time ago word reached the
family of B. Brenilick at San Anselmo
from a former resident of that village
named Clara Traxler that Mrs. Wood
ard had been divorced and remarried.
The news was kept quiet until it could
be verified and a letter was sent by one |
of the members of the church to S. C. j
Shearer, the Recorder of Washoe i
County, Nevada, where the ceremony
was said to have taken place. In re
sponse Recorder Shearer said Emiline
Woodard had been married to Harry j
Nightingale at Reno on July 23, 1898, |
Justice J. J. .Linn performing the cere
mony. The marriage was witnessed by
W. J. Barber and K. W. Saunders.
The fact that the marriage took place
at Reno would show that the divorce
was granted In thi.s State, but Deacon
Woodurd asserted to-day he was as
ignorant of his wife's divorce and re
marriage a? "the man in the moon,"
and that no summons had ever been
Berved on him. Dispatches from Sacra
mento and San Andreas, the county
seat of Calaveras County, elicit the in
formation that there is no record of the
divorce having been granted in either
county. This adds the element of mys
tery to the affair, even though Deacon
Woodard admitted recently to Silas P.
Stimson, a fellow church member, that
he had lately learned of the marriage
of his wife. Even to Stimson the dea
con denied all knowledge of a divorce.
Another peculiar fact in connection
with the affair is that four months
Mrs. Woadard visited the deacon here,
who thought himself still her husband,
but she took ui> her abode in a different
part of the house from that occupied
by him. She then returned to Michigan
Bar, taking the most of her wearing
apparel.
Deacon Woodard's wife is a relative
of Mrs, McKee, a prominent society
woman of Oakland, and a sister of
Capitalist John D. Wright. Her fathef
was the celebrated "Bully" Wright, a
si a captain well known along the Paci
• 'oast years ago.
INTERESTS THE PEOPLE
OF THE PACIFIC COAST
California's Naval Militia Will Re-
ceive $4336 of the Appropria-
tion Made by Congress.
WASHINGTON, May 9. The Navy De
partment has made a distribution of the
$60,000 appropriation made by last Con
gress for the assistance of- the naval
militia of the various States. Under this
distribution the California naval militia
organization «et£ 14336. Only three States
gel more than California. The money is
made available at once.
A pnstoflloe was to-day established at
Gaston, Nevada County, Cal., ami M. H.
Harmon appointed postmaster: also at
Udakta, Alaska, and Joseph Stanley
Brown appointed postmaster.
Army orders— By direction of the acting
Secretary of War the following changes in
stations of officers of the Ordnance De
partment are ordered: Colonel Alfred
'■ Mordeca) is relieved from command of
Watervliet Arsenal and Is assigned to
command of Benie.ia Arsenal. Benicia:
Colonel Lawrence S. Babbitt Is relieved
from command of Benicia Arsenal and is
assigned to command of United States
powder d< i">t. Dover, N. J.
Acting Assistant Surgeon Charles Fitz
patrick, U. S, A., will proceed from Phila
delphia to San Francisco and report In
person to tin- commanding officer, Fourth
United States Cavalry, fur duty to accom
pany that regiment to Manila.
Leave of absence for two months, to
take effect when his services can be
spand by .the' commandinK general, De
partment of the Pacific, is granted Cap
tain Mark, L. Hersey, Ninth United
States Infantry.
Acting Hospital Steward Charles W
Harris, hospital corps, ('amp Mackenzie,
Augusta, <!a., will be sent to the Presidio
of. San Francisco and will report to the
commanding qjflcer of that post, who will
I furnish him with transportation to Ma
nila by lirst transport leaving for that
I place.
John A. Kick, unassiprned infantry re
cruit. Prefidio of Pan Francisco, is trans
ferred as -a second-class private to the
Signal Corps, U. S. A., and will report to
the commanding general. Department of
California! for duty in the Philippine Isl
ands.
Private Willis A. Butler. Troop B.
Fourth United States Cavalry, Presidio
of San Francisco, will be discharged the
Bervlce of the United States by the com
manding officer of his station.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California: Original— James Martin,
San Ardo, $6; Alexander Lindsey, San
Francisco, $0; Marcus H. Davis, River
side, 88. Increase, special April 2S--
Stephen M. Meeker, Bakerslield, $10 to $12;
Owen Neylon, Bishop, $i! to $10; S. Brock
way Anderson, San Jose, $21 to S3O. Orig
inal widows, etc.— Marinda C. Tannehill,
Chico, $8.
Oregon: Original widows, etc. — Susan
Durkee, Waldo, $S; Mary E. Case. Oregon
City, *S. Renewal, special April 29— Minor
of John Bendure. Medford, $14.
■Washington: Original— Henry H. Horn,
Farmington, $6. Increase — Richard (;.'
Vanderford. Spokane. $12 to Bit
Pacific (.'oast patents were granted to
day as follows: California— Thomas J.
Barbour, San Francisco, combined gravity
separator and conyeyer; John A. Beving
ton, Escondido. assignor of one-fourth to
C. G. Witt, educational device; Peter F.
Clerc, San Francisco, puffing iron^ An
drew A. Hallidie,- San Francisco, con
veyor attachment for roadways; Virgil
L. Moore, San Rafael, bicycle luggage
carrier; Wilton S. Schuyler, Oceanside.
motor vehicle; Melville L. Wilkinson, Los
Angeles, motive power mechanism. Ore
gon—William B. Gray, Ashland, plow.
Washington— Theodore Bootsman. Arctic
miter box; Valentine Clark, Dryad, boiler
cleaner.
The Treasury Department to-day opened
bids for plaster models of the San Fran
cisco Postoffice. These models are for the
use of the supervising architect. The bids
were all from firms of this city, the
amounts ranging from $1200 to $1700.
Japan May Retaliate.
VTCTORTA, B. C, May n.-Mr. Ka.to
Takakkaki, Japanese Embassador to the
Court of- St. James, sailed for Japan to
day on the Empress of China. He. fears
a retaliation on the part of Japan in con
sequence of the discrimination against
his countrymen by the Government of
British Columbia.
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