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Nicaragua Has Raised the
State of Siege in Blue
Honduras Is Also B.ing Brought to
Terms by the Firm Stand of
the Un ted States.
Special Cable to Thf> rail and the New York
Herald Copyrighted, 1899, by James Oor-
♦ PANAMA. Colombia, May 26.— ♦
♦ The Herald's correspondent in -f
♦ Managua telegraphs that the -f
♦ Government has raised the Ftate ■♦•
♦ of Biege in Bluefielda and Gen- ♦
♦ eral Torres and his troops have -f
♦ been recalled. -f
NEW YoKK. .May 26.— The Wash
ington correspondent of the Herald tel
egraphs: r l'li>- Blueflelds dispute 'and
Pears case is bringing Nicaragua and
luras t'< terms. Minister Merry has
Informed t in ■ state Department that
the Nicaraguan Government has re-
General Torres from command
of th.> Department of lSluefields, and
that he understands the Managua au
thorities will 11"! press American mer
chants for double payment of duties as
originally exai I
Honduras is still trying to secure ar
tion of the Pears case, and to this
«nd has enlisted the good offices of
Guatemala, which has urged th-^
United States not to be harsh with her
üblic. This Government re
■ ■••inly refused arbitration when sug-
I by the Honduras Government,
Btructions sent to Minister
Hunter will cause him t.i persist in his ]
ief\:> ■ tinue t" press the de- i
I for indemnity of $10,000 for
I'rank Pears of Pittsburg, who was j
by Honduran soldiers. f
General Ton ra.l is the result
ntatiens made by Minister
Merry, complaining of the harsh treat
'■ meriean citizens in
Bluefields by that official Both Minis
ter Merry and Minister Hunter have
it plain t<> the Nicaraguan and
Honduran authorities that the
United States has grown tired nf the
ued persecutions of American
Now that the Bluefields trouble has
I ii disposed of, I understand the De
troit will I>>- ordered north Immediately
upon t ho Vixen's arrival. The Vixen
will remain in Central American
waters to protect American interests
until the department has fitted up and
averted yacht to relieve her.
Assistant Surgeon Purviance Will
Accompany Major Ray to the
Alaska Station.
WASHINGTON, May 26.— The special
between Kenllworth and
Carl! nty, ( lal., will i i
May 3L The name of the
• North Temescal, Alameda
.; changed to Alden.
Army orders: By direction or the Sec
retary of War. Captain William B. Purvi
assistant surgeon United States
army, will B "rancisco and
■: not later than Jun<
SI fter, commanding the De
lifornia and Columbia for
to duty, to accompany Major
!'. Henry Ray. I p nited States in
fantry, to Wb station in Alaska.
or William L Alexander, commis
t subsistence. United States army,
will proceed from Washington, I>. C, to
on official business per
taining to the Inspection
to be shipped to .San Frani
The following changes In the stations
■ "ffkvrs vi the medical de
partment are orde.r< d :
• :ain William H. Wilson, assistant
on, is relieved from further duty at
ispital, Fort Monroe, Va.,
s m Francisco and re
port tv Genera] E r assignment to
duty. Acting Assistant Surgeon Robert
H. Zauner is relieved From further duty
and will proci
San Francisco md repori for assignment
to duty.
private em Alien, • ompany ti, 1 wenty
fourth I'nit'-'i States infantry. now at
Francisco, will be dis
charged the service of the United States
imandlng officer of his station.
Recruit Neel P. Akers, general sei
Presidio of San Francisco, is transferred
(-■ a Becond class private to the signal
and will report to the cummaniiins
Dej ■ ■ ment of < !alifornia, who
• irnish him transportation to the
First Lieutenant Powell C. Fauntleroy,
mt surgeon, United States army, is
d from further duty at the general
Sai a nn. i h, Ga., and will pro
. Francisco and repori for as
■ . duty. First Lieutenant Clyde
1 Ft ■ tant surgeon, will pr<
From Camp " i Ban Francisco and
: ■ port for a I to duty.
Captain James B. Erwln, Fourth I'nited
Is relieved from duty at
Yellowstone, Wyo., and will pro
. ,-,i :•■ | 'residio of San Fran
• . th< C >minandiiig ofll
hls regiment for duty as adjutant.
John Hagany. Battery D,
Third \ rt j 1 l«-r>-. now at San \
1., is transferred as a
i hi- signal corps. He
will >>■ sent to San Francisco ana will re
port v I to the commanding
of California, who
will ( tra nsportation to the
Phllippini . Recruit Olan 11. Bedell, now
in the hand vil authorities, will
be discharged without honor from the
Horvic< States by the com
manding ofl Pr< sidio of San
Francisco. Recruit Bert E. Wymer, unas
signed, Eighteenth ['nited Btatefl Infan
i of San Francisco, hay-
I ilse pretenses, will
be discharged without honor froni the
Hervice of thi United States by the oom
mandinc officer- ot thai nrmi
Bishop Jannesen Gives Them Three
Days' Further Time.
ST. LOUIS, May 26. Bishop Jann&n
has given the parishioners of St Pat
rick's Church in Easl St. Louis time days
more In which to a< pi Father Cluse as
their pastor.
"The parishioners of St. Patrick's
Church will accept Father Cluse or none
other," said Bishop Jannsen to-day
To-day the scenes in St. Patrick's
Church of the two previous da.\s when
r Downey attempted to read the
communication from the Bishop to the
people were re-enacted. Every pew In the
church was filled and many women cried
at the conclusion of the service.
The parishioners say they will never
submit to the appointment and will agree
to having the church closed up before
they will submit.
Hermann Sons' Picnic.
WOODLAND, May Z6.— The order of
Hermann Sons will hold a bis celebration
in < 'oil's Grove on Sunday. An excursion
will be run from Sacramento.
One of Rosa Bonheur's Greatest Productions, the Companion Piece to' The Horse
Fair," INoya/ in the INe\A/ York Museum, for \A/HicH Cornelius Vanderbilt
Raic^ $53,500 at the Stewart Sale.
—Rosa Bonheur died at 11 o'clock last
Man- Rosalie Bonheur, the eminent
paint* r of animals, whose pictures are
widely known in Europe and America.
was born at Bordeaux, March 22. L 822.
She was a pupil of her father, Raymond
A Rejected Suitor At
tempts Murder.
;.,! DtspatcD to The Call.
SAN DJEGO. May 20.— At Coronado
early this morning Benedict Bergmann at
tempted to murder Miss Elizabeth Breck
ley and then made an effort to kill him
s . if. a knife was Bergmann's weapon.
The crime was urinated by the refusal
of Miss Breckley, who is about 50 years
old. to marry Bergmann. He is 40 years
old, and until recently was employed by
the Coronado lee Company.
The attempted murder and suicide were
committed in the Orange Avenue lodging
house about 3 o'clock this morning. The
building had been occupied by Miss
Breckley for the past four or five years
as a rooming house and at the time of the
• .. . were only two lodgers in
the rooms— Bergmann and George B. Mil
ler, an engineer at the electric light works
oronado Hotel. According to the
statement made by Miss Breckley to City
Marshal J. H. Hartupee of Coronado. who
was first summoned by Miller, the would.
be murderer broke in the door leading to
hei room. When he gained admission he
rushed to her bedside and, throwing back
the bedclothes, stabbed her In the region
of the heart.
The weapon used by Bergmann was an
ordinary pocketknife with a blade about
Inches long. Possibly believing that
•ai> would prove fatal be left the
room. Miss Breckley called for help in
the hope of arousing Miller, but he is
deaf and was not awakened by her cries.
With almost superhuman effort Miss
Breckley found her way downstairs, and,
opening tin- front door, called for help.
hut there was no response. She returned
ti the house and succeeded In arousing
Miller. who had slept undisturbed
throughout the tragedy. Miller summoned
■ mcc. Marshal Hartupee was .he
lirst to arrive on the scene and a lew
minutes later Dr. Edwards was in attend
ance on Miss Breckley. By this time the
unfortunate woman v.as in a critical con
dition from the loss of blood and there
\>as little hope entertained for her recov
Marshal Hartupee's first effort was to
find the would-be murderer. Going to the
room occupied by Bergmann he found the
door locked. The door was burst open
and there, lying on his couch, partly
dressed, was Bergmann, blood streaming
from a gash in the 1. ft side of his neck.
j :.. knife with which he had hoped to
take Miss Breckley's life and his own
lay by the bedside.
At the request >f County Physician
Gochenauer, Bergmann was taken to the
County Hospital. An examination showed
that in addition to an ugly gash in the
throat and a stab In the region <>f the
heart there were ■ i^ht stabs about the
stomach. Late to-night he was resting
easily, but Dr. Qochenauer has only
slight hopes of liis reef. very.
Miss Breckley, though suffering greatly,
is expected to re<
How the Garden City Will Observe
Memorial Day.
SAN JOSi:. May 26.— The Memorial day
celebration will eclipse .-ill previous efforts
of the eitiezns and old soldiers in this
city to honor the nation's dead. It will
be in the nature of an all-day affair, 'i he
morning will be given over to a decoration
of the jrraves of the dead. In the after
noon there will be literary exercises at
Victory Theater and in tin- evening Gen
eral Shafter will deliver an address.
At the afternoon exercises Rev. Alfred
Kummer will offer a prayer. Miss Ma
( umber will recite a poem and addresses
will bo delivered by Hon Frank McGowan
and Senator C. M. Shortridge. The pro
gramme will be of a similar nature in the
evening, except Rev. Captain T. Harris
Maromber of the Presidio will offer the
Invocation and General VV. li. Shafter, in
troduced by Senator Morehouse, will de
liver the address. Mrs. A. A. Stowe is
down for a poem.
Schooner Decoy Aground.
SEATTLE, May 26.— The steam schoon
. r Decoy, making her fir i trip from San
Francisco to Grays Harbor, ran upon the
mud Hats to-day at the mouth of the
Ho<iuiam River. The master has hopes
that she will float off at high tide.
Some Bets cut bo per ceni.
Some sets cut 50 per cent.
It 7. r .. $4 X, «.' BE. $f> 25, VR» per set
Stores Everywhere.
Bonheur, and began her studies by
copying pictures in the Louvre. She
first attracted public notice by the ex
hibition of two pictures at Bordeaux
in IS4I, and has since then produced a
large number of works which have
placed her in the front rank of artists
in the field t" which she devoted her
No Development in the
Canada Controversy.
Specla! Dispatch to Ttu> Call.
NEW YORK. May 26.— A Washing
ton special to the Herald says: See
r-tary Hay said to-day there were no
new developments in regard to the ne
gotiations looking to a recall of the
Joint High Commission for a settle
ment of all pending questions between
this country and Canada.
This is taken to mean that the dead
lock over the American boundary dis
pute continues. The United States
seems firm in its refusal to separate the
boundary dispute from other pending
questions and to submit it to arbitra
tion as proposed by Great Britain.
Dispatches from Kmbassador Choate
Indicate a willingness on the part of
the British authorities to have the
whole subject come up before the Joint
High Commission again, but the For
eign Office seems to be withholding
final decision on account of the atti
tude of Canada in demanding that a
certain portion of the concession be
made before the question of boundary
lin<- gees to arbitration.
LONDON, May 27.— The morning papers
discuss the future of the Anglo-American
commission, with an apparent desire to
pacify both Canada and the United States,
though strongly disinclined to give the
colony any lack of moral support.
The Daily Chronicle says: "The whole
boundary dispute is small, but there is
much reason to fear that the lumber
Quarrel, the other cause of friction, has
produced a needlessly hostile temp, r be
iv..een Canada and Washington. Both
sides appear to be thinking of perpetual
retaliations and reprisals. Such a state
of things is full of evil. As the com
mittee affords an opportunity to give
and take, it is urged that a settlement
should be achieved. Should this fail and
should the Nicaraguan arrangements also
fail a very unpleasant reaction might en
sue. A return to any unfriendly temper
between the two branches of the Anglo-
Saxon race would be a disaster to every
one and above all to Canada herself."
The Daily Mail says: "It is obviously
unfair for the United States to expect
the British Empire to do all the giving,
and America to do all the taking. This
is a form of diplomacy to which we are
painfully accustomed in our dealings will
a certain power in the Far East. What
America seeks is an annulment of the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty, and Canada
presses for a decision regarding the Alas
kan frontier, which is of vital interest to
her. If arbitration can anywhere be em
ployed here is the place, and no oppo
sition to it would come from Great Brit
ain or Canada, for we are conlident of
the justice of our claims."
i)e Carlo Must Serve Time.
WOODLAND. May 86.— Walter de Carlo,
who has been confined in the County Jail
for a year and a half awaiting the de
cision of the Supreme Court on his ap
peal from the lower court from convic
tion on a charge of perjury, has received
a letter from his attorney. Charles T.
Jones of Sacramento, informing him
briefly that the Supreme Court has af
firmed the decision of the lower court,
which means that he will have to go to
the prison at Folsom and serve eight
years, which sentence was pronounced by
the lower court shortly after conviction. !
Was a Woodland Resident.
WOODLAND. May 2*;.— Robert Nether
eott, who died of apoplexy in the Asylum
for tin- Insane at Napa on Thursday
night, was for many years a prominent
business man of this city, and served a
term .us a member of the City Board of
Chinese Burned to Death.
PORTERVIL,LE, May 26.— Fire de
stroyed the local Chinatown to-night.
Quong Hung, in trying to save money he
had placed in a cellar, lost his life. The
body has not yet been recovered. The
loss is about $.jO(Kj, no insurance.
First-class bathhouse and barber shop.
Brodck's, 1 226 Powell street •
self. She received a first-class medal
at the Paris Salon in 184S; was ex
empted by a sp. <-ia! decree In L 853 from
having her works passed upon by the
Salon jury; received a first-class medal
at the Paris Exposition in 1865. and the
Legion of Honor in 186f>. "The Horse
Fair," painted in 185;!. is perhaps I
Arrest of Young Men for
Daring Theft.
Si", I— Dispatch to The Call.
NKW YORK, May 26.— George Hird,
32 years old, and Robert "Wright. 20
years old, two English butlers, were
arrested this morning by Brooklyn de
tectives for being concerned in the
theft of $10,000 worth of diamonds from
M rs. Thomas E. Stillman, wife of
Thomas E. Stillman of the law firm of
Stillman & Hubbard. Stillman's
daughter, Miss Mary Stillman, was
presented to the Queen at a recent
drawing room.
About the middle of March Mr. and
Mrs. and Miss Stillman went to Eu
rope, leaving their residence in charge
of the servants, among whom were the
two men who were arrested this morn-
Ing. In a safe in the Stillman house
Mrs. Stillman put about $10,000 worth
of diamonds when she went to Europe.
She and her husband returned home on
May 2, and a few days later Mrs. Still
man went to the safe to get some of the
jewelry. She found that a number of
diamonds and ather precious stones
valued at about $10,000 had been stolen.
Captain Reynolds of the Brooklyn de
tective force was notified, and he and
the detectives worked on tho rase.
Yesterday afternoon Wright went to
Mrs. Stillman and handed her a clover
leaf diamond pin, valued at $2500, which
he said he had found in the parlor.
Mrs. Stillman was delighted to get this
pin and believed Wright's story. A
little later Wright again went to Mrs.
Stillman and handed to her an unset
pearl, an unset diamond and a $o gold
piece, all of which he averred had been
found by him in the parlor.
Mrs. Stillman then remembered that
in the list of jewelry she had furnished
the police there were no pearls men
tioned. She went again to the safe and
found that more jewelry had been
taken since Wednesday. The detectives
went to the house and arrested the two
The police announced this afternoon
that they had recovered $5000 worth of
the missing diamonds.
Attorney General Ford's Opinion
Means a Serious Loss
to the State.
WOODLAND, May 28.— 1f the opinion
rendered by Attorney General* Ford in
relation to the office or Commissioner of
Public Works is upheld by the courts the
effect will be to stop any further river
improvement until there can be further
legislation. This will be a serious loss to
the interests concerned, as there still re
mains more than $180,000 in the fund ap
propriated by the State f, )r river improve
ment, and the auditing hoard and Com
missioner had much important work In
view. The work already accomplished
has been generally indorsed and com
mended. To stop the work at this time
will not only be a serious detriment to
the State, but may result in impairing
the efficiency of that already completed
Commissioner Leake says that his views
have not been correctly quoted. He has
DO doubt that the claims which have been
regularly and legally incurred can and
will be paid. Neither has he any doubt
that the auditing board is authorized to
complete all contract work now under
way. When such contracts are finished
its functions will probably cease until
there is some legislative action.
Two eminent lawyers have advised him
that he still holds the office of Commis
sioner of Public Works by virtue of an
unexpired commission issued by Gover
,nor Budd, and by reason of the invalidity
of an amendment to the law which creat
ed the office. The beneficial results that
have followed the completion of the jetty
system, the easement and the "cut-offs"
iri the San Joarjuin River are so great and
have been so generally recognized and the
necessity that river improvement should
be continued is so urgent that he deems
it a matter of justice to himself and a
duty he owes to those who are most in
terested to take such steps as shall have
the law judicially interpreted, provided
competent legal authority holds out a
reasonable hope of success.
bi it, and is the most celebrated of her
pictun s. It was sold the A. T.
Stewart collection in New Yurk in 1887.
and presented by the purchaser. Cor
nelius Vanderbllt, to the Metropolitan
Museum, New York, where it now is.
A replica of this pic-ture, of smaller
size, in the National Galley, London,
Coney Island Property
Special Dispatch to The Call.
NEW YORK', May 26.— Coney Island
property to the value of nearly a million
dollars was destroyed by fire early this
morning-, twenty acres in the heart of the
summer resort, the district known as
"the Bowery," being reduced to ashes.
The 200 buildings burned were located
between the Bowery and the ocean, Til
yous walk on the west and the old iron
pier on the east. These buildings ranged
iti size and importance from a wabbly
bath "na*ilion" to the handsome five
story Hygel Hotel, including theaters,
concert balls, dance pavilions, stores of
various kinds, restaurants and hotels of
every grade. The fire made shelterless
for a time a native and transient popula
tion of about 3500, including 500 men and
Women classed as comedians and sou
brettes employed in the district, and si
lenced no less than 100 pianos which have
for years assisted in merrymaking at
Coney Island.
At ;> o'clock the firemen were called out
and extinguished a blaze in a cottage.
Half an hour later they were called out
for a second Ore.
Additional alarms followed in quick suc
cession until twenty engines, some from
as far away as South Brooklyn, were
called. In ten minutes after the second
fire started th« whole Bowery district
was in wild alarm. The thousands im
mediately threatened rushed out attired
as they slept. They were quickly joined
by the entire native and over-night popu
lation of the island, some 10,000, whose
eager interest hampered the firemen. It
was seen that the firemen had determined
to make the Bowery the fighting line, and
then, the last hope of those south of the
Bowery that any of their houses might
be saved being gone, a pellmoll rush for
salvage or- plunder took place. Scores of
thieves broke through the fife lines and
entered the district from the ocean side,
and then the work of looting was whole
A crowd carrying off a piano was one
Bight which taught th<> police what kind
of crooks they had to deal with.
So far as known only four persons were
injured or burned and all will recover,
Deputy Battalion chief Kirkpatriek says
he is convinced that the fire is of In
cendiary origin. He arrives at this con
clusion owing to the fact that the flames
broke out in two different imrts of the
island at about the same time, both places
being difficult of ac< ess so tar as lire en
gines are concerned, and from the fact
that upon his arrival he found traces of
keiosene <>il along the board walks and
around both houses where the lire origi
nated. ______________
Anthony Comstock Speaks on Impur
ity and Appeals for Financial
Aid to Suppress Vice.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., May 2'J.—
There was a large attendance at all the
sessions of the Y. M. C. A. International
Convention to-day. At the morning ses
sion the subject of discussion was
"Forces Which Are Destroying Young
Anthony Comstock's topic was "Impur
ity," and his address was devoted mainly
to a description of the work of the New
York Society for the Suppression of Vice,
i which he said must have financial assist
| ante at once in order to maintain its use
i fulness. He wad followed by Dr. B. M.
i Buckley, editor of the Christian Advo
cate, who spoke of "Rationalism," which
he considered a dangerous force, but not
nearly so bad as impurity or intemper
In the afternoon the convention was di-
I vided into three conferences, one of
I which, led by W. D. Murray of New
I York, discussed "Bible Study." Another,
led by Bruno Elobbs of Kansas City, con
sidered "Reiigious Meetings," and a
i third, led l>y S. M. Sayford of Boston,
discussed "Personal Work" for an hour.
The auditorium was crowded again tt
the evening session, which was devoted
to reports from field secretaries. One of I
the most interesting addresses was that
of William C. Weedson, president of the
association at Honolulu.
Ranchers in Luck.
VISALTA, May 88.— Alfalfa hay is sell
ing at $3 a ton in the field in this county.
There is a tremendous crop. Fruit buy
ers are paying $1 a tree for figs. Growers
thus get $10b an acre for their crop.
and a fine work, "Plowing in the Niver
nais," is in the Luxembourg Gallery.
Paris. Her painting was exceedingly
r bust and vigorous in style; and as
may be s<'n in 'The Horse Fair." which
was painted when the artist was in her
best period, she possess.-* a fine talent
for composition.
Ordered Not to Visit
Palace of Justice.
! Dlspatcb to The. Call.
PAKis, May 26.— The Minister r., r
War, Camille Krantz, has issued strin
gent orders that no officer, either in
civilian costume or in uniform, shall
frequent the Palace of Justice or its
precincts next week during the public
hearing of the demand for a revision
of the Dreyfus trial and during the
trial before the Court of Assizes of
Paul de Roulede and M. Marcel-Habert.
on a charge of provoking offenses
against the security of the state and in
citing the army to mutiny.
On the day of the funeral of the late
President Felix Faure of Frances Feb
ruary 23 last, as the troops led by Gen
eral Roget were returning from the
cemetery of Pere la Chaise to the bar
racks at Neuilly-Sur-Seine, Paul de
Roulede, chief of the League of Patri
ots and a violent opponent of Dreyfus
revision, called upon General Roget to
march his troops on to the Elysee Pal
ace. The request was ignored.
M. de Roulede, who was then joined
by M. Marcel-Habert, a member of the
Chamber of Deputies for Rambouilet,
another violent anti-revisionist, headed
a band of men and entered the court
yard of the barracks with the brigade.
De Roulede and Marcel-Habert boldly
proclaimed that they wished to lead the
army into a revolutionary movement
and to replace the parliamentary re
public by a plebiscitary republic. They
refused to quit the barracks and were
placed under arrest. On the following
day the facts were reported to the
Chamber of Deputies, which promptly
authorized the Public Prosecutor to
take proceedings against them on the
charge of attempting to turn the troops
from their duty.
The public hearing of the demand for
the Dreyfus revision is expected to open
on Monday next. The speeches will
probably occupy four days and the de
cision be given on June 2 or 3.
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Cape Nome Argonauts Weary
of Their Quest of
Gold in Store for Many, but During
the Winter Fourteen Men
Have Died.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
T.ACOMA, May 26.— A letter has been
received from Charles Gould, fo»merly
of Seattle. Riving hitherto unpublished
details of winter life and conditions at
Cape Nome. The letter was written on
December 9, at Anvil Creek, fifty-five
miles from Cape Nome. Gould says:
It was in October when we got hero
and we were all out of provisions. We
were not the only onea in that rix, but
there has been enough to las: thr >ugh,
and as soon as we can ■: t word to St.
Michael there will be plenty..
We need fuel more than anything else.
No wood of any kind grows within 200
miles of this section. Phe only thing that
grows here that can be mini d is a sort
of sage brush or juniper bush, which
burns up in a jiffy. !t is about like hay to
burn, in .act it could be cut with a scythe
if we had one. It grows from two to four
feet high.
You cannot hire any one here, as all
have claims thai are so rich they havo
got swelled heads and will not work for
others. Of those whose claims have beea
worked much this winter two men figure
that they have (80,000 In the dirt that will
be washed out as soon as it is warm
enough, and must of the others' "hums
are nearly as rich. It is only a few feet
to bedrock and it is all pay dirt. I re
cently washed out about a barrel of dirt
that netted me fully $200 in nuggets and
coarse gold, and my partner, a man
named Hicklln, from Missouri, found one
nugget that weighed li^i ounces.
So much for the gold. We will all have
! plenty, but I would not stay here another
winter for the whole shooting match.
Hardships have been terrible and fourteen
men have died. We. now have 211 here,
seven being women. Food has been
scarce and lack of variety has made al
most all of us sick at times. Improper
shelter has been the worst setback. There
are but three buildings here, the best
being a portable aluminum house, the
other two being practically cowsheds
made of lumber that composed the tem
porary deckhouse on a boat that wa3
towed" up here by rowboats.
! The tents soon cracked and went into
■ shreds from freezing and from the wind,
which is stronger than any zephyr that
ever came my way before. Those having
tents had to double up and by putting
two and three together, one inside tho
other and keeping the snow off the out
si, l.- they have managed to pull through.
but it has made things very crowded,
which, in turn, helped to keep us warm.
r '"h. aluminum house has been turned Into
a hospital and Is altogether the most
comfortable place here.
Some of the boys had to build ice huts
to live in on account of their tents catch
ing fire. Ice huts are much more com
[ortable than one -would imagine, tlin
worst part being ihe ventilation Vrm
would luufth to co» tne «ay the boys have
made windows for the store out of glass
bottles, which is the only transparent
stuff they could get hold of. Firearms are
not needed, as there is no game here
Yellow Metal Taken Out of a Marys-
ville Thoroughfare.
MARYSVILLE. May 26.— While digging
a ditch on the main street of this city to
day workmen took out blue gravel which,
when washed yielded gold in heavy flakes.
The dirt is from a gravel pit in the north
ern suburbs of the city, and it is known
that strata of gravel extend in all direc
tions from the pit. A very black sand ap
pears with the gold when the gravel is
washed. —
Justice Gass' Narrow Escape.
SAN JOSK. May 26.— City Justice J. \V.
Gass had a narrow escape from serious
injury if not death at hi? residence this
morning. By reason of wounds received
in the war he is compelled to use a
■wheeled chair. He has an elevator in his
home to enable him to ascend to the sec
ond floor. The wire rope became unfas
tened this morning and the elevator fell
while the Judge was coming down to
breakfast. His chair was smashed to
splinters and he received a slight blow
on th*> head from the rope. Outside of a
shaking up no serious injury was sus
tained. A physician was called, but after
an investigation Justice Gass was able
to perform his duties in the courtroom.
Jerome B. Johnson Dead.
MARYSVILLE. May 26.— Jerome B.
Johnson is dead at his home, near the
Oregon House. Apoplexy was the causa
of death. Johnson was a native of Ver
mont, aged 72 years. Mrs. H. A. Grover
of Sacramento and Mrs. A. E. Townsend
of Shasta County are daughters of tha
Was an Early-Day Pilot.
MARYSVILLE. May 26.— Captain J.
Ransom Rideout, who died in Sausalito
yesterday, was a brother of Banker N.
D. Rideout and Mrs. Justus Greely of
this city and Mrs. Thresher of Stockton.
In early days hp piloted freight steamers
on the Sacramento and Feather rivers.

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