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Recruiting of Militia Held in
Abeyance Pending Im
portant Measures
"Nationals" to Practice Camp
Routine Before Maneuvers
With Regulars
The various important measures now
before the public, such as making ar- j
rangements for the reception of the j
fleet, taking the necessary steps for the |
sanitation of the city and providing]
work for the unemployed, have dnrinsj i
i!i«^ past feiv wvck? retarded the' action:
that was taken during the latter part
" <»t last year toward organizing a new
regiment of Infantry of the national
Ruard for this city to take the place
'if the First of historic memory, that
wa* mustered out.' The matter has not,
however, been dropped by those who
•ire Interested in the proposition, and
ss soon as they «.an ccc th^ir way clear
to proceed they will do so.
There is no certainty as yet as to
where the neM joint encampment of
the regulars and the national guard
will be held thl.« year, further than
that the camp will be in San Luis
Obispo county, but it is not known
'whether it will be on the Yon Schroed
er ranch, the Eagle ranch or the Henry
ranch. It -wCill lie held some time in
September or October.
The "nationals." formerly of the
First infantry, then of the First bat
talion of coast artillery, but now Com
panies H and L of the Fifth infantry,
are to hold a field day next Saturday
*t Brig-hton beach in observance of the
birth of Washington. The companies
will assemble In the armory. 11C0 Eddy j
street, at S o'clock on the morning: of
that day, and preceded by a band and
The sipnal corps of the Second brigade,
v.MII march lo the Ocean Shore rail
road station to take train for • the
beach, where they will find camp pre
pared by the advance gruard.
This octing- by the companies ia one
<•£ a series intended to be held for the
purpose of getting men accustomed to
tamp life and routine, so they shall be
prepared when called upon next Sep
tember or October to join with the
:"S'ulars in camp maneuvers. The pro
gram for the camp is to Include, mili
tary work during the day of the 22d.
such as skirmish drill and other exer
•\u25a0sses as the nature of the grounds
where the camp is to be held will per
.mit. The signal corps will practice at
and such other branches
>>f th«» service as may be suggested by
the officer in command. After retreat
•>n the evening of the 22d there will be
a band concert, with addresses on
.•niHtary topics, interspersed with wari
stories, patriotic songs and entertain-}
snent around an oldtlrae eampfire. The;
following morning there will be guard
mount and then company drills in close
and extended order. During the after
noon there will be military athletics!
and entertainment for the benefit of
tie friends of the members who may i
visit the camp. The companies and !
\u25a0 •orps wiJl return to the city February!
S3 by the last train. / j
There is some taJk about the com-]
panles building- a summer clubhouse at
ihe beach, also of establishing: a rifle
:xnge at that point for use on Sundays
and hoi f day*.
Captain George C. Pape. First Lien
tenant F. E. White and Second Lieu
tenant L. Jl. Searle. after many weeks
•>f- waiting, have received their com
inlssions and are now in charge. Cap
tain H. G. Mathewson. regimental ad
jutant who was for a time In com
mand, being relieved. This is the
new company in Berkeley which was
organized to take the place of Cora
pasjr H of Petaluma in the Fifth in
fantry that was mustered out. The
company was mustered and inspected*
last wpek by the United States in
*n?ctor. Major Wilhelm. The person
nel of th*» company was pronounced of
•he Very beFt In th» state and the in
spection as a whole iras a most satis
factory one.'
. Major <Jratton presided at an elec
tion last week for officers in Company
M, Fifth infantry.' The result was the
advancement of First Lieutenant W. G.
Hyde to the captaincy, vice Herman
<;. Stindtj resigned: Second Lieutenant
If. R. de. Finnes, promoted to first lieu
tenant, and R. E. Mittlestadt, formerly
s*-rond lieutenant of Company B of the
•lisbandcd First, was elected "second
Th<'re was also an ejection for first !
and -second lieutenant of company. Bt.j
t»f the same regiment. H. Mallock'was
promoted to first lieutenant and D.
W-olf was elected second lieutenant. •
Th« battalion of infantry. Fifth r»gi
?n.ent, located in San Francisco, under
command of Major W. S. Grattan. com
posed of Companies H, X, L and M. will
haVe-a battalion drill in the Coliseum
next Wednesday. There •will be a re
view by Brigadier General Koster, en
exhibition drill and skirmish drill, to
be- followed by an order of dances.
"FT. . G.. McKanny, formerly first lieu
tenant of Company 11, First infantry,
now secretary to Mayor Taylor, has
parsed a successful examination for
lieutenant on the staff of Brigadier
General .lohn A. Koster, vice P. Morse
lioad. promoted major.
Some time ago Roy C. Hodgson, a
private' in Troop D, First squadron of
cavalry, located at Los Angeles, was
\u25a0dishonorably discharged from the serv
ice of the state, a charge having been
preferred against him of neglect to at
tend drills at the armory. This meant
that he could not again enter any
branch of the national guard of the
state and was for all time barred from
holding "any office of trust or emolu
ment • unless pardoned by the com
mander in chief. In a recent communi
cation the commander of the com
pany informed the commander In
chief that action in the case
of Hodgson had been taken on a mis
representation to him. It has been as
certained that Hodgson moved from
Lios Angeles to a point six miles away
from that clly and that the transporta
tion facilities were so poor that it was
impossible to attend the assemblages
of the troop. For that reason he had
made a demand for an honorable dis
charge. By reason of not following
the ad\'ice of Tsavy Crockett the com
mander acted in a manner that cast
odium on Hodgson for eight months,
and during that time deprived him of
his civil rights.. The squadron com
mander upon discovering the wrong he
had done petitioned Commander In
Chief Gillett for the pardon of Hodgson
and In this he was joined by the other
officers of the squadron. Last week
the wrongfully discharged man was
pardoned and restored to all his rights.
A pardon was also granted to Albert
Smith of the naval militia, he having
been dishonorably discharged for neg
lect of duty. His restoration to rights
was on the recommendation of his
commanding officer, who assured the
in chief that he acknowl
edged the wrong he did and was fully
Company I>. Second, in fan try, located
at Visalla/ did not make a good show-
Ing at muster and Inspection last week.
Mrs. Jean Sinclair, chairman
of prison committee of Califor
nia club, who has inspected 'con
ditions at branch county jaiL
Miss Clara Alexander of Ala*
meda Portrays Southern
Darky True to Life
ALAMEDA, Feb. 17. — London has
placed its mark of approval and appre
ciation on Sliss Clara Alexander, a
clever and talented girl of this city,
who has captured the critical playgo
ing Britishers with her inimitable dar
ky dialect recitations and impersona
tions. Miss Alexander has scored unin
terrupted successes and her name Is a
headliner on the program wherever she
appears. She Is a sister of Mrs. Henry
Rosenthal, \u25a0wife of a prominent local
merchant, and before going abroad
made her home here.
The young woman who has selected
the black face as a means to display
her entertaining abilities was born and
reared in Mississippi, and it was there
that she observed the darky Just as he
is Rnd studied him in all his moods.
These Miss Alexander portrays true to
life. Because of her unusual talents and
original personality she has won en
trance, into the exclusive social sets and
clubs of the English capital.
California Aletal Trades Asso-
ciation Declares There Will
Be No Boycott
There will be no boycott of eastern
structural iron and steel, by members
of the 1 California metal trades associa
tion, or by unions acting in tacit co
operation with them. This was de
clared positively at a meeting of the
executive committee of the association
yesterday afternoon, at which it was
stated that the position of the associa
tion had been misunderstood.
Instead of trying in any manner to
bar out eastern materials, members of
the association, by appealing to local
patriotism, hope to bring about the
patronizing of home industry in struc
tural st«*«»l as a solution of the prob
lem of discrimination that has con
fronted them ever since the fire. The
meeting held Saturday by a commit
tee of the architectural iron builders'
branch and delegates from iron work
ers' unions 78 and 1-17 was to secure
the* co-operation of the unions in
stimulating home manufacturing.
Members of the executive committee
and Secretary H. F. Davis slid yester
day that under no conditions would
they tolerate plans for boycotting work
of competing firms. More than 90 iron
and steel firms of San Francisco and
Oakland are members of the associa
tion. " :;;-;/:
GALVESTOX. Feb. 17— Third En
gineer Davis, one of two men suffering
from yellow fever on the steamer Crys
pin. just arrived from Brazil, in Gal-
veston roads, three miles from tha
city, died today. Third Officer Pritch
ard. the other fever patient, was re
ported slightly improved. All precau
tions are being taken to avoid any
spread of the disease.
Only 75 per cent of the members was
present and a number of the maneuvers
were not up to the standard. Some
features were commended, but as a
whole the inspection was not satisfac
Company I # of the Second, located at
Vaeaville. gave a banquet in honor of
the recently elected officers who passed
a examination before the
board at Sacramento. The new, officers
are First Lieutenant Chandler, pro
moted to captain: Second Lieutenant
Palmer, advanced to .flret lieutenant,
and Sergeant G. A. Mauer, to second
B. 1L Heath was elected captain and
P. Nyswonger first lieutenant of Com
pany M of the Second, located at Han
ford, at the company meeting last
week. The Kings county promotion as
sociation has . passed a resolution In
dorsing the company. At. the request
of Adjutant General Lauck a copy of
the resolutions has been forwarded to
headquarters In Sacramento.
The inspection of Company L of the
Second Infantry, located at Bakers
field, last week is said to have been
very creditable. There were a few re
cruits In the ranks who, failed to come
up to the standard, but otherwise the
details of the muster and Inspection
were satisfactory. Every member of
the company answered roll call.
Companies E and.G of the Second,
stationed at Sacramento, held a 5a 5 target
shoot Sunday, February 9. During the
shoot Company G fired at the target,
the men lying prone, and made some
good records for the first time. In the
new position. The score of this com
pany was:
Scores at 500 yards, prone—the size
of the bullseye being half an inch— the
highest. was made by Captain Milliken,
44. Other scores were: Lieutenant
Easterbrook 42, Sergeant Fisher . 40.
Corporal Butler 43, Corporal V.Werner
39. Marks ,43. Webb' 40, Nelson 40,
Smithers 42, W.Smithers 41. Fiess 39,
West 34, Pettis; 42. McDonald 39. '
Company E's scores were as ' follows:
Basset 27, Corporal Guthrie 34, Lash
41, Captain Cannon 42, Johnson 34, Bur
son 37/ Corporal Depew 42, Linberg 37,
Vaughn i 30, Green 40, Dubeckcr 38,
Parks 26, Nichols ; 26,^ Anderson 27. > :\u25a0'\u25a0:\u25a0
Mrs. Jean Sinclair Reports On
Condition of Abe Ruef's
Present Abode
Says Prisoners Are Well Fed
and Treated, but Need Air
and Exercise
Mrs. Jean Sinclair, chairman of tlte
p.ison committee of Hie California
club, takes general and specific excep
tion to th<? ; statements made by Abe
Ruef, Judge Carroll Cook and others
that the county jail in the Inerle.^ide
road is \u25a0'unsanitary, dangerous,' loath
some ami generally in a dipgracefiil
condition." fc'he s:iys that [there '.vere
no rats on the premises, fo far as she
could learn, and that instead fpf rodents
she found innocent binls ii''Sti:iff in the
rafters over ti:e cells; Tiut ail wap not
plca^^nt in tlie prison, i-ays. llr?., Sin
clair.' Her finding's ;ire contained 'in' the
following report:
fn Ti^itius tin- branch. couti l v jail a; In^l»s'nl<»
this Week I t-MiUl uot t-co a.u.r •»[ t':.r •'niiMir.l
tary, dangerous.?} loatbßoiue^ andi petwially. <iis
ftßcefol conditions" lately iifA-ritn-il .!u ' the
newspaperi". Insteaii of fludihg a place ov^rvnn
with rutf. tbe pif.is.ini, sonnd of the rhirping of
birds and whirring of winjis of the i»<lefat:;a
ble Kparrows. building in tbe rafters, Krcrted ns.
Oil inquiry of the prisoners, we learned tbey had
nev^r sern a rat in tbe building.
The walls of tli* cells are dirty. \u25a0 The flow of
water in some of the sanitary arrangements i*
good, but in others It is very Immffli'ient. Tbeve
was uoticenblf a difference in the neatness and
care of : tUe oellß, Illustrating the differen.-e of
the m«-u inhabit mi: them, and Bucee*Bful at
i tempts at decoration were, to be seen iv many
i cells occiiDied by those serTiu;: a lonsr soutonee.
! The r-ell dimensions— »">.« by <S feet and 8 fet't In
, heigut — do not give the amount of cubic air
space demanded by sanitary experts 'for., two
men, but. however, the greater' number of oe'ls
held only one Inmate: • m ,
The expectoration In the corriilors is an ob
jectionable feature, and boxes oucht to be pro
vided. In sweeping tbe corridors! the floors
should be sprinkled to avoid the spreading of
The upper tier' of cells in the south winp has
neither light nor ventilation. A very simple
matter would be tbe putting in of a skylight,
which would be an effectual remedy. The other
tiers, being on a line with the windows, are
better lighted and ventilated, but Insufficiently,
as there is no arrangement for j a current or
perflatlon of air. A drill two and a half
Inches In the upper part of the wall would in
a great measure assist. *
In the dining room, which in bright," cheerful ,
and exceedingly clean. I saw a most appetizing
stew — plenty of meat and vegetables for each
serving; — the vegetables. It was explained to me,
fresh out of the garden every day. In the pan
try, where the bread is kept on shelves, pro
tected by a curtain, it lo<»ked thoroughly well
baked. . The men convicted of misdemeanors v.o
to the ilininc room for their meals; those who
are In for felony or whose cases are on appeal
do not leave their cells. The stew ;. is sent
around in pail», the prescribed amount being
ladled out. The stew Is . good, but after 3C»
days it sets monotonous and I 'find the men,
••yen on Sunday, do not. have turkey.
bathixc: is coon
Prisoners are obliged to bathe ont-e a week.
The bathing facilities are fine. There are tub.
shower and plunge, baths, plenty of hot water
and soap, only excellod by the famous Olympic
club baths In the fact that a sufficiency of tow
els is cot allowed. - In the jail one towel is
presented to a man on his arrival, and this lasts
him for eight or ten days, as the case may be.
fsod gives Hi* sunshine to the Just and the
unjust. Men' who have been confined in prison
; f or six or eight years have never during this
i period had a glimpse of sunshine or a breath of
outside air. : What objection could there possi
bly be to giving these men (most of them
broken down physically or morally) exercise for
two hours every day In the yard? , \u25a0
On the slightest suspicion of illness the sick
man is removed at once., to" another quarter.
Some who have recovered from a late attack of
smallpox proudly and gratefully paid that,
owing to the exceedingly good care given them,
they had not a mark of the disease. All seri
ously ill persons and eases calling for major
surgery are sent to the L*ne hospital.' which as
sures the patient proper nursing, medical atteu
tlon and a diet not obtainable in the Jail hos
pital. I can testify to the exceedingly minute
and careful' health inspection. I was visitins
the jail with the doctor, and he was heartily
greeted by the inmates. "Oh, doctor, give me
some more of that cough medicine; it was fine.'*
"Sure, sir, not a bit of rheumatism hare I left,
thanks to you." "Oh, doctor, dear, give a poor
boy a nickel today for some tobacco."
; Not much of a pleasant response, however,
from the doctor to the fellow who bared his
arm (when it was insisted upon), which showed
marks of the hypodermic syringe from wrist to
elbow. A fresh puncture, r rande- perhaps with a
brass pin, was much inflamed. "My lad, you
will have a good lance incision for this,'.' was
the doctor's comforting remark. It seems un
fortunate that prisoners whose chief offense lias
been tbn use of opium enn not find protection
behind the wails of the prison.
Dr. Watklns directed our attention to the fact
that, under existing conditions. It was not pos
sible to remove prisoners suffering from tubercu
lous diseases from dangerous contact with the
other inmates.
Classlfleaticn of prisoners should !><•\u25a0 insisted
on. Most frightful tales were told me of the
result of putting young lads' in with criminals
i of the deepest dye.
I One thine; that Impressed me sadly was the
i story of the men who have been in for years
'whose cases are still on appeal. Without work
j to Interest brain . and hands, with no exercise
in the open air. no friends to push the trial
faster, with records in some cases \u25a0 destroyed by
tbe fire, with no money for a lawyer's serv
ices — must It require the pen of a Charles Dick
ens to Induce some one to take up these caaen
for "sweet charity's sake"?-
As I have been a visitor at many jails on this
continent and Europe, perhaps I may be allowed
to make a few suggestions: .
First — Tbe cells should be scraped of the
whitewash (n respiratory irritant) and painted.
Second — Windows should be cut in the roof of
the sotith'wing to light upper tier of cells.
Third — Ventilators needed in this wing to get
rid of the dead air above the level of the door.
Fourth— Prisoners, when not exercising, should
be confined In tbelr cells. The club element is
potentially dangerous.
Fifth — The antispittlng ordinance should be"
rigidly enforced.
Sixth — Separate department for consumptive*.
Seventh — A trained male, nurse as one of »he
guards. .
NEW. YORK, Feb. 17.— William E.
Kent, who said he lived at the Hotel
Brevoort, .was . arrested in front of the
Hotel Imperial 'tonight and locked up
at police headquarters on the charge of
being a suspicious person. The* com
plainant is J. B. Badescu of San Fran
According to Badescu he met Kent
and another man last spring , on a
steamer bound for Europe. They played
cards and the men bought him wine
and cigars. In Paris, he says, the men
borrowed $1,172, but repaid it when
they returned to this city a few. weeks
;j Soon after the foregoing transaction,
Kent, according to Badescue, took him
to his apartment. 'While there Kent
received a telephone message that $4,872
was needed immediately to hold ; some
stock. Badescu lent x Kent , the money,
he says, with the expectation ! of receiv-_
ing it in a few. days. , Since then; he
has not seen-Kent.he^ says. ;He then
told his story to the police, r.
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 17.— A1l Sacra
mento is . stirred "'up 'by the startling
accusations of Dr. G. L.., Tufts. made
last night in the Calvary Baptist
church, to the.effect thatthe morals of
this city are of a ' lower, type 'than- he
discovered in; Portland. »Tacoma; S,eat
tle or -Vancouver,; B.t C *
.Tufts also 'declared -in ,'the course of
his' remarkable Uecture'that "at least}2s
per cent* of the^ retail ;clerks Tahd ;busi
nessmen of Oakland ] and ' San * Francisco
followed ;'- ; tho'; races and( as if a"/! result
many"homes;we"re T . broken -up; syhd
young minds A- depraved.-; He said
he intended to ask:; the/legislature \u25a0to
pass a law, prohibiting 1 gambling. ;
Thisvis.. the 'maner , in 'lwhich'..Tuft»
toasted the.morals^of Ithisycity:/ : " '• \u25a0\u25a0
. "I will: now. say, what I have- not sail
bef ore-^-that' I i find¥ in '?. this Z city ;\u25a0 that
President of Insolvent Bank Ar
raigned on Charge of Em
t bezzlement
Defense to Have Inning Today
r When It Will Call One
Hundred Witnesses
CARSON CITY, Nev., - Feb. .17.— The
preliminary hearing-; of T. B. Rickey,
president of the- State "bank and trust
company, before the justice court in
this city on a charge of embezzlement
took 'place this afternoon. The prose
cution is ' being; handled by District At
torney 'Roberts, assisted by Attorney
General; Stoddard/. The prosecution ia
attempting:] t" snow by evidence . that
aepbEltK were taken by the bank' of-
Kcials with "knowledge" that the bßnk
Vijs insolvent/; \u25a0, \u25a0
A number of witnesses' were, placed
upon, the stand who testified thatUhey
had pliced deposits In the bank as late
as OctobVr 'J-, the bank* closing Octo
ber 2:<. One depositor stated that he
placed a. small check in the hands of
the ' bank for collection and instead
of the coin he received, n certificate
of deposit payable at one year ; from
date. This certificate was introduced
as an exhibit.
The witness of the day was Bank
Examiner Miller, . who ,teatifled ;that
his report, as summed up, was that
the bank is insolvent and that the
liabilities e.xee«d the assets. the
amount of deficiency being $2,778.
When stsked if he thought the bank
was unsafe he stated that he did. The
report of the bank" examiners, which
went out November 2s, was read to
him. He stated that he never reported
the bank solvent and that the com
missioners' report had been made be
fore he had finished his tabulated re
port. When asked if he had any ex
perience in banking matters, he ad
mitted very little. The defense will
have a chance in the morning, when
over 100 witnesses will be called.
The grand jury will meet Thursday
and it is believed ;that Rickey will be
held to appear before- that body.
Great Grandson of Hero King of
Servia Hatches Scheme to
Unseat Peter
CHICAGO, Feb. 17.-r-A plot to seize
the throne of Servia, depose King Peter
and s^at an lowa claimant was discov
ered in Chicago today. The pretender
is Prince Theodore Max - Strew, the
great-grandson of Obilitch, the hero
king of Servia. The leader who is or
ganizing the expedition is Dr.Bten L.
Reitman, who recently ted the army of
the unemployed to defeat.
There are a dozen other, active mem
bers in the plot and it is said that sat
isfactory arrangements to finance the
expedition have been made and the
revolutionists will shortly assemble
ready to sail. Meanwhile agents are
busy in Belgrade, the capital of Servia,
to strike when the word is given by
the American contingent.
Nathalie, former queen of Servia.
evicted to make place for the notorious
Draga, is now a refugee in New York
city. She is said to have helped secure
the financial aid for the proposed expe
dition. «
The movement in Chicago has be/Mi
known to the secret service officials for
some time and agents of European
powers have been watching the situa
tion. Reitman first ascertained the
names of wealthy wine, merchants of
this country who would finance the
proposition to seize the rich wine grow
ing lands of Servia. It is stated that
he has been so successful that a ship
will shortly be chartered to embark for
the Mediterranean sea to give battle
to the adherents of the successors of
the ill fated King Alexander and
Queen Draga.
$3,000,000 MELON
Oil King Reaps Enormous Har=
vest From Standard Divi
dend Declaration
NEW YORK. Feb. 17.^-By the decla
ration today by the Standard oil com
pany of a quarterly dividend of $15 a
share, or 15 percent, John D. RockeV
feller became richer in the tidy little
sum of $3,852,810. ;
Three months ago he received a little
nest egg of the same amount. In fact,
the annual income from his : Standard
oil holdings alone is $15,411,240, or
$1,250,000 a month. The dividend de
clared today is payable March 14.
The dividend of $15 a share has now
been the regular payment to. Standard
oil stock holders for the last three
years. The dividend is now at the rate
of $60,000,000 a year on the total capi
talMiation of $100,000,000. or 60 per cent.
The addition 'of. the. $15,000,000 paid
to .'John 'D. last year makes' a total-'of
$140,000,000 he had. drawn from ; the
trust for the last eight years, and the
dividend today -brings -that amount up
to $143,852,810.
Prophecies of Victory for N. ,Y.
Governor Are Made ; by EIo-
quent Speakers
NEW YORK. Feb. ; 17.— Declarations
of support of, the candidacy of Governor
Hughes, for president; and prophecies
of his election to that office were made
by speakers tonight at the formal noti
fication of General Stewart L. Woodford
of his selection as president of the
Hughes league of the United States,
which took place, at the Hotel Manhat
tan. ; : \u25a0. •
.Members of the notification commit
tee and members of the Hughes } leaguo
from many ' parts ; of the country ,wer»
present. The. speakers : Included Gen
eral ' Woodford ; John E. Millholland.'
chairman 'of .^the VHughes I league; ex : *
Governor Bachelder; of New Hampshire/
Congressman Waldo fof~Brooklyn, and
ex-Mayor ; Sfith ; Low. of * New : York.
In: accepting,. the, leadership; of the
Hughes league. General Woodford char
acterized; the political situation r as <seri-|
ous : and '^'declared that ' the", "democratic
party. 'hungry, with long fasting.Vwill
do its best Ho get together and- win
the coming election."^ > ; ' i ;
\u25a0, ..Former' Governor r ßachelder of ' New.
Hampshire "occasioned 'prolonged ap
plause when vinvhis: speech he declared
that ."one' of ; the* most remarkable Sand
one - of - the 'most •. encouraging^de velop-^
ments :in current > political^ movements
In : New t'.Yorkf had - ; been - v the\ marvelous
growth, of sentiment there for Governor"
Hughes.", yfc ;\u25a0"; ; _-;V '\u25a0;•' "•"^';' J
garnbllrig.iis; being practiced, ; lotteries
are .being conducted. "slot; machines are
bnievery. hand; 'public (dance halls are
tolerated;^ ladies Cof^respectable;: fam
ilies Hhrow; their influence against cor^
rail Ing : tho saloons in i the'busiriess T soc- r
tions: because Uhey> like itheir^beer; and
want "jtheK, saloons -{handy, '- and
harlots fare ' allowed sto5 to 'i dance: perfectly
nude ;beforeHhe?youngßmen. ; ;;j
Greatest Discovery of Gold Is
Made by Poor Prospector
' at 50 Foot Level
Rush to Rawhide Limited Only
by Means of Conveyance and
Some Even Walk
RRNO, Febi : 17.— After weeks of pa
tiont v/ork om a lease at Rawhide, Tom
Kearn.", a .poor prospector, set oil a
shot |at . the ,50 foot level of his prop
erty .this "morning; uncovering a six
foot' breTast of ore assaying in Sold
and silver .-cl ear"acr oss . its face $600
to the ton. 'y i. j ;V ii.feS;'*?'^ \u25a0
This is by far the biggest strike in
the history of Nevada, if not in the
world. .The Hayes-M6nnette lease on
the Mohawk at Goldfield is excelled
and not 'even on the Comstock was this j
discovery equaled. Excitement tonight;
is tense. .
It Is estimated that since the ' news
was received here this morning in the
neighborhood of 200 . fortune seekers,
many of them clerks and businessmen,
have, left for the new camp. The popu
lation of the town is growing even
faster ,than did Goldfield. The esti
mated population today is 6,000 ' ana
the - number . is increasing as fast as
conveyances from alt parts of the
state ; can carry the excited people to
the district. , J-;'" f
The find today is located only, a
short .. distance from, the Rawhide
Balloon property, which sold last
Aveelc for . $600,000. It Is unquestion
ably one of the greatest. mineral show
ings in the history of gold mining in
this or any other country.
The free gold sticks out in every
portion of th« rock and gives every
indication of permanency. Reports
from Rawhide state that the owners
of town lots have . turned their hold
ings into mining claims . and are de
veloping them. •
This has resulted in a regular bed
lam- in the camp, caused by the con
tinuous blasting. Frame buildings are
being shaken to their foundations.
Xlght and day this -work is- going on
in the heart of the town, and the hills,
though covered with snow, are liter
ally alive with miners, all intent upon
striking the' pay rock.
Reports tonight from the southern
portion^ of the state indicate that Reno
is not the only place affected by the
excitement. From Goldfield. Tonopah,
Manhattan and even far off Bullfrog
miners are hastening to the 'scene in
the ; hope of getting hold of unlocated
ground. This, however, Is practically
out of the question,, for the district
for miles around has been staked off*
At Schurz and Fallon, the two junc
tions leading to the new district,
crowds are waiting for conveyances
to get in, and many, impatient at the
delay, are braving the cold and deso
lation and are striking out across the
hills for the new El Dorado.
Sage Swears to Three New
Complaints Against the
SAN JOSE, Feb. 17.— Three separate
warrants, charging- Attorney
Hatch with felony embezzlement, were
out this afternoon by L. A. Sage in
Justice Brown's court. These warrants
allege, that Hatch fraudulently embez
zled and appropriated to his own use
$6,800 from the property of -the late
Mrs. Sarah R. Sage, whose estate to the
amount ; of $33,000 had been entrusted
to him as attorney.
These complaints refer to J7OO which
was in the defendant's possession Feb
ruary 24, 1906. to 55,000; which was in
his possession July 6, 1907, and to
$1,100 which was in his possession Au
gust SO, 1906, and which he appro
priated to his own use.
These charges fulfill a promise" made
by Sage at , the time of his first com
plaint against Hatch, which was sworn
to some time; ago. This complaint
charged him with felony embezzlement
to the amount of $.5,000 from the same
property. At that time. Sage said that
he would- continue to bring charges
against Hatch until he should be con
victed and sentenced. .- i -. •
The; trial of the first complaint has
been postponed .on .various pretenses,
so Hatch has not yet appeared in court
to answer.
The , new warrants for .the. arrest of
Hatch probably will be served tomor
row morninpr.
Body of Man Is Found Floating
in River Filled With
PITTSBURG, J Feb. 17.— The annual
flood in this .city and. vicinity, is slowly
disappearing. 'At 1 o'clock the stage
was 24 feet and falling 4-10 of an inch
an, hour. Byio.vening the water will be
below* the danger mark of 22 feet, and
miles of inundated territory will be-left
a sea of, mud find ; debris.
The body of one man was found float
ing in; the; river today and two others
are missing... Two-houses in Perm ave
nue; collapsed 'and one man was, badly
injured. "\u25a0. _ '*•'- * \u25a0 \u25a0 ,
\u25a0Over 20,000 men are temporarily
thrown" out of work, and. this great
number so suddenly. added to the army
of the unemployed' is >'. resulting % ;>
widespread suffering.- Thousands' of
persons yare living in the second
stories s of; their homes and patrolmen
in 'skiffs are distributing the neces
sities of life. ' In-one of . the homes ;a
womarr* gava - birth .to'- a child today,
and -;. it"- has *. been : named ; - Robinson
Crusoe. :- To:- reach the i house the
sician" had to use a skiff and ; ladder.
Conservative ' estimates place " the
damage' close to $2,000,000. . Trans
portation facilities, are gradually as
suming normal conditions and -a" gen
eral cleaning up of ; the submerged
district 'is: in progress. fc "
i NEW''TORK, : ;Feb.;I7. — A fund of
$16,000 ' will * be * contributed for. the de
fense "of Raymond Hitchcock, the actor,
by.|l6 j men • if ; former/ Assistant
District Attorney. Henry G. Gray, reports
to *:, them : before : trial, which ; is £ set » for
February.'24,Uhat" there is everyjreason
tb^believe'.that^Hitchcock is .the^victim
of iafconspiracy., • .'\u25a0 -\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0; IS.-- :. ,"•\u25a0,>•:> .-;
.'--.-fGray "said today 'that he .will .have his
report! ready i to j submit in ; a; few/days:
He v would inqt- reveal* the '.names*, of any
of , the! 16'nien^who^ will;; rally :.to; the
actor's : defense if assured that ; he " ia
innocent of , the charges b rougrht against
hlm.by?sevefaljyoung: girls.; -
\u25a0 All he would '.. say . was « that - the : men
were^: all'/frlends r of -^Hitchcock. : and
would - do t everything \\n* their; power^to
aid ! him | if ; con vinced 'of t his : lnnocence." '
Councilman C. P. Magagnos,
who is called as \ witness as to
poker game in .which he i- said
': have "taken a hand."
Civic League to Make Star Wit
ness of C. P. Magagnos,
Who "Sat In"
ALAJIEDA. Feb. 17. — Councilman
Charles P. Magagnos will be the star
witness at the trial tomorrow of George
Hayes, arrested at the instance of the
civic league on a charge of conducting
a percentage poker game. The munici
pal legislator was subpenaed today by
Detective George H. Brown of the police
department. Representatives of the
Jeague say that' Magagnos often "took
a hand" in the quiet percentage poker
sessions that Hayes is alleged to have
conducted, j and the attorneys for th«
prosecution expect that they will draw
much valuable . Information from the
Councilman relative to poker games in
Alameda. Another witness in the Hayes
case will be Nick Reinecker Jr., a bar
tender, J. D. Priest and G. A. Vallejo.
Justice Robert Edgar of Berkeley will
sitfor City Justice Tappan." This case will
be the. first of those against 16' persons
arrested on „ complaints sworn to by
President E. J. Holt of the civic league
and charged with book making, gam
bling and violations of the liquor ordi
nances.. , District Attorney Everett J. ;
Brown will head the prosecution, as
sisted by Lin S. Church, retained by the
league. The venire from which pros
pective jurors will be examined tomor
row was summoned by Sheriff Frank
Barnet and three of his deputies at
the order of the district attorney, who
took the -work out of the hands of
Chief of Police' John Conrad because
of the charges of incompetency 'that
had. been ' made against the police de
partment by civic league members.
Federal Appropriation for Wa-
terway Near Stockton Too
Low to Attract
STOCKTON. Feb. 17.— 1t is apparent
from a recent statement made by Cap-.
tain Demerritt, government engineer in
charge of diverting canal surveys now
beln;r -made-. .. that great difficulty will
be experienced in finding a contractor
to construct the great waterway for
$274,000, the amount of the federal ap
propriation. The canal is to be one of
the largest water carriers in the west,
and this, coupled "with the Increased
price of labor, has caused the suspi
cion th^t the bids will be in excess of
the fund to be expended In the work.
.Todny the chamber of commerce
guaranteed $7,000 for .the construction
of two steel bridges over the diverting
canal because |it became evident that
the appropriation was not large enough
to cover them. An effort was made to
eliminate the two bridges from the
government plans, but attorneys for
the . government have announced that
any interference with the plans would
result in litigation and delay probably
fatal , to the project. Rights of way,
attorneys* fees, incidentals and the
like have cost the county about $35,000.
Tramp Learns Absconder's Se-
cret and Beats Him Sense
less, Taking Gold
STOCKTON, Feb. 17. — Officers today
learned that James Pooler, who Satur
day -. embexzied $152 of county money
and ' stole a horse and buggy belong
ing! to. Dr. J.D. Dameron, superinten
dent ': of the \u25a0• county 'hospital, had been
held' up by a tramp and robbed of the
entire ' sum he : embezzled while on his
way 7 out* of Stockton to Stanislaus
Pooler. had been intrusted with the
money and; given the use of Dr. Dam
erori'B -valuable; rig to- convey him to
and from' Stockton, where h« was in
structed to deposit the cash. When
but "of sight of the hospital Pooler
turned toward. Newman. When 'he
crossed the San Joaquln river bridge
he met' a tramp traveling in the same
direction,. -and invited him to ride to
his' destination. Everything was se
rene until the vagrant ; learned that
Pooler had gold. The tramp beat his
benefactor, and caused -him to deliver
over the embezzled .county, funds.- The
horse and rig. were recovered.
San Jose Council Calls on Attor-
ney General to Prosecute
SAN JOSE, Feb. '• 1 7.— Action for the
forfeiture of .the franchise of the San
Jose railroad ; company in San Jose,
which 'is ithe property of the Hlbernia
savings-bank -of ,:San ' Francisco, • .was
taken vby "the * mayor, and council last
evening 1 ..upon the recommendation of
the \u25a0 ordinance committee when a "* reso
lution;? calling upon v the attorney f gen
eral ,of .' ; California": to commence suit
against the ;\u25a0. owners > for violation .of
the terms; of "the franchise was given
second * reading 1 j and -. adopted. V
*ir- The* franchise j was Vgranted to Jacob
Rich [ and . assigns : - in ? 1890.* The . present
owners' of" the "road j are .accused; of
Testifies in Divorce Suit That'
Husband's Threat Is Being
Carried Out
Pleads That She Suffers Keenly!
Because of Demands of
Trades People
t K^ANTA CRUZ. Feb. 17.— Attorney
I jrcPike of N>w York appeared in court
; today for Mrs. Noel In the divorce casa
[in which sh^ ?eeks alimony of $1,000 a
[ month nn«J ?10.0'H> attorneys' fees from
! Theodora Noel, the mil!Io"nalr« mcdi
'\u25a0; fine ii»aa. Sinto this turn in the casr. :
, Xoei, \viu> recently returned fromV
i Egypt, professes to be in straightened
; circumstance?, with little income.
Mrs. N'o^l. who teaches in a Chicago:
f s.-hool. a 9 kerf a continuance of the caso'
I until August Z. which was granted.
I When or» the witness stand Mrs. Noel j
t said that in May. l<)0">. when th» action {
[ was begun. NVI owned the Vita oil,
j company, and his receipts were $2,000 j
I daily. She alSb sa,id that Noel called'
j to st-f her and asked h«r to dismiss (
! th*r case, as ho would have to give D. >
M. Delmas $6,000. If she would con
sent he promised to give -he'r a larga'
ilrs. Noel said her suffering was.
keen, owing to constant demands made!
upon her by trades people to whom she' k
was indebted in this* city, and said that.
this was as Noel threatened. He said'
: he would bring her out to California 1
'• and ruin her.
• The case promises to develop man 7"
I sensations before Its conclusion.
grossly vfolating the terms of th«
franchise In operating obsolete and
womout' cars over their lines, which
traverse the best streets o£ thla city,
in spite of the c!amorou3 demands of
the public. #
It is also alleged that the own»r»
have allowed the roadbed to detertor-"
i ate and become so badly oat of repair
! that minor accidents are of daily oc
| currence and . the traveling public has
[come to feel that it cannot ride over
the road in comfort and safety.
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pltal •uScrinj; uniier th* delusion that she wa*
about to b* crnclfle<l. has b#eo remoT*«l by hw J
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