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News of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys
Trouble Ahead for Balaklala
Smelter; Railroad Comple=
tion Is Assured
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
REDDING, July 15. — Trouble for the
Balaklala copper company's smelter at
Ooram cropped out today at a meeting
of the Shasta county farmer's protect
ive association In Andersen. It was
unanimously agreed to demand the en
forcement of the decree of Judge Mor
row on July S in the United States
circuit court in San Francisco, which
commanded that emelter fumes be con
trolled. Tho Balaklala hoped that the
<le<~ree would not be enforced until it
could complete its Cottrell smoke an
mliilator. which will be about October
1. but if the law is enforced the com
pany will have to shut down its smelt
er at Coram until the Improvements
are made. The mine and smelter em
ploy £00 men.
Th» State Anti-Saloon league today
rrrsetued a petition to the supervisor*
jo call a wet or dry election nt the time
i he greneral election Is held in Novem
ber. The petition was signed by over
'..SOrt voter?, or more than a majority
of the voters in the county outside of
the incorporated cities of Coram and
Redding. The supervisors did not
grant tho petition.
Redding businessmen arc rejoicing
tonight over a dispatch from Washing
ton assuring: the building of the Hum
>i'»ldt and K.a Ftern railroad from Zu
rcka to Redding. The forest bureau
T<iday agreed to sell to the railroad
One billion feet of standing ripe tim
ber In Trinity national forest in Trin
ity county, provided the road is com
pleted to Wildwood, Trinity county,
\u25a0within five years. The timber is to be
sold for 51.50 a thousand for the first
ilve years and ?2 a thousand for the
next five years, all of it to be taken
in 10 years. The railroad will cut
across Trinity county and traverse the
national forest for a distance of 75
jri'lest Development within the forest
was impossible until the government
agreed to sell the timber.
Wife's Charge Against Frederick
Siedel Dismissed
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
VALLEJO. July 15. — In the superior
court at Fairfield yesterday, after a
hearing before Judge Buckles and Doc
tors Bransford and Downing, Frederick
BlcdeL thf Maro Island coppersmith who
was sirr^Fted on the mornins of July 3
for shooting- at Ms brother in law, John
Plitt of Sacramento, who was a visitor
at tli<* Siedel home, was declared to be
of sound mind and ordered discharged
front the county jail.
Siedel was arrested immediately after
his gun play, and later his wife pre
f*rrp<! the charge of Insanity. The court
.•^tutcj that from the evidence a suit for
•livorce \u25a0would probably be the most
logical legal move in the case.
Tt 5s thouglit that the brother in law
will file a complaint against Siedel
< him with assault with Intent
to commit murder.
Berkeley Girl Marries WestVir-
ginia's Master of Arms
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
VALLEJO, July 15. — After an ac
quaintance of less than - 45 hours
Charles G. Bossier, chief master of
arms on th*» cruiser VT*«t Virginia, now
at Mnrp islanJ. claimed as his bride
Mi^s Veda Charlotte Anderson, a beau
tiful young girl from Berkeley.
TJj*" ceremony was performed in this
city by Justice of the Peace James H.
O'lx'ary. and was attended by many of
th«* Fliipmates of the groom.
Bosslt jnet the young girl at th?
home of a. friend whil«» ?»li«» was visiting
here on Tuesday .evening, and it was a
case of love at first sight. Their en
gagement followed inside of 24 hours,
and their marriage occured early last
Taxable Property in County
Gains in Value
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
VALLEJO. July 15. — County Assessor
"Edward E. I*ong has completed the as
fifEßment rolls for this year nnd his
report shows that the taxable property
In Solano county has a value of almopt
$21,00n.0«0. This is an increase of
$659.^00 over the valuation of lagt year.
An interesting f?<^t in connection with
the report is that the city of Vallejo is
over ?1, 000,000 richer than all the other
cities and towns in the county com
Coroner's Jury Blamed Dead
Woman and Husband
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
GRIDL/EY. July 35. — The coroner's
jury that investigated the death of
Mrs. James Davis, who was buried to
day 1 , returned a verdict that Mrs. Davis
met her death from malarial complica
tions, contributed to by neglect on the
part of herself and her husband in not
calling a physician, through trust in
the Christian Science treatment of
Mrs. Emma Hinckley and Miss Km ma
Tucker. .
[Special D'upalch to The Call]
VALL.EJO, July' ls.— Alma Woods, a
IS year old girl who was arrested in
this city about a week ago, was yester
day ordered committed to the reform
school at Whitti or. until she is IS years
old by Judge Buckles of the Solano
county juvenile court. A pretty, unde
veloped little slip of a girl, she has for
several years been incorrigible.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
FATR OAKS. July 15. — Seven valu
able horses, two cows, a mule and farm
wagons and machinery wpre- destroyed
In a fire which burned down the, large
barn on tlie O. W. Beterding place, two
miles southwest of this place, early
today. How the fire started is a rays
Contra Costa Bond Campaigners
Warmly Greeted Through=
out Section
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MARTINEZ, July 15.— "Good roads'"
is fast becoming the slogan of the
county. Everywhere hearty demon
strations greeted the campaign com
mittee of the Good Roads league that
today began the county fight for the
bond issue to be voted upon at the next
election. The quick indorsement' given
by' the people was' a surprise to the
committee. ;
The first day of the automobile cam
paign showed that .the sentiment for
better roads is general. Delegations
of citizens congratulated the commit
tee on their work and gave other evi
dence of a keen interest in the move
ment for better highways.
The campaign committee conducted
the tour in automobiles. This enabled
them to. visit, the small towns and dis
tribute their propaganda. The commit
tee is composed of W. H. Mcßride, S. G.
King, W. A. Rudd, V. Al Smith, Ernest
Sholz. Friends and good" roads enthu
siasts accompanied the committee.
J. M. Eddy of Stockton, secretary of
the California good roads association,
was a member of the party.- Eddy ad
dressed gatherings at the larger towns.
He spoke of the development- of roads
in the state and of the work of the as
At the town of Concord a big demon
stration was given. Th*> businessmen
in a body met the committee and sub
scribed to the fund. The entry of the
automobfles was something of a tri
umphal procession.
The town hall was used at. Clayton.
The rally was enthusiastic. Many
women wore present. The sentiment is
unmistakably in favor of the bond Issue.
Walnut Creek, Alamo and Danville were
visited with most gratifying results to
the committee. ••
At Danville C. J. Wood, who started
the movement for good roads in the
county, headed a delegation that re
ceived the committee. The town turned
out and attended the open air meeting.
Cheers and bursts of applause broke in
upon the speakers constantly.- \u25a0
The committee is thoroughly satisfied
with the result of the day's work. King
reports that the passage of the bond
issue appears certain, in the light of
the support the committee is receiving.
Other towns will be visited today.
Supervisor Nelson Proposes to
Abandon Earning Capacity
as Tax Basis
The supervisors considered yesterday
a proposal by Nelson to tax the city's
largest and handsomest structures,
built for the years to come, not in
proportion to their earning capacity but
on their original cost. Next Monday
morning the supervisors, sitting as' a
board of equalization, will hear" the
explanations of the property owners
as to why they should not be taxed for
their enterprise .in building for the
future instead !of the immediate
present. - . .
It>is pointed out by Assessor Dodge
that this inquiry will furnish the'state
board of equalization with ammunition
next month, when it may try to force
up San Francisco's tax rate another
Nelson's proposal, <lid not pass with
out opposition. Supervisor Murdock
objected to bringing up the question
at this late hour for snap judgment.
Assessor Dodge said that" even the
state equalizers were satisfied with his
valuations of the buildings mentioned.
"The board must consider," he said,
"that these buildings wore, ks a class,
put up or reconstructed -directly after
the fire, when materials «nd labor w«ire
much hijrher than at present.' They
are not filled, and rents are low. Some,*
1 found, pay as low as one-half of l
per cent on the total investment. Most,
at the present time, do not g:o over»;2.
Following tlie precedept set by the
supervisors in regard to real estate in
the burned district. 1 "have taxed these
buildings in regard to thoir earning
capacity. This is the modem • princi
ple of taxation .such as is followed >in
New York. .Real estate has. its steady
value, but the building may suffer from
poor location, 'ruinous competition or
other causes and be actually worth
much less than its cost." ,
- The building with which Supervisor
Nelson headed the list was the Phelan
building. On the assessor's books ifs
land is taxed for $1. 250,000 and the
building for 5900.000. The next was" the
First national hank,-" in., which' Rudolph
Spreckels in interested. Jts land is
assessed for $375,6R0 and building 'at
$,V25.00»i. Roos Brothers' building was
another. It is owned by. Francis •J.
Sullivan and pays taxes on $644,000 for
land and $75,000 for the building. The
Chronicle, with, the lot at' $450,000 and
building at ?300,000, and the Clans
Spreckels building, with the; lot at
$235,000 and .building at $400,000, also
were on the list. Another large one
was the White House, belonging ,t*o
Mrs. Francis J. Sullivan, whose land is
down for $462,000 and building for
$2tf0.000. \u25a0 , . '. : . : . , ,\u25a0',.
On the suggestion oC Dodsre that
other buildings on the list in Nelson's
hands "might be estimated on the same
basis, . Nelson made these additions;
with their respective valuations by
Dodge 'as .to land a nd . improvements : >
Mills building, $372.r.W and <550.000. * '
Oftr of 'Parl*.-f»2..VK) and $100,000.
Fairmont hotel. |2CKi.noo aud $I.o<y>.ooo
St. Frauds hotel, J4Xr..nso and |l,floO,<joo.'
Wblttell Imildlnx. $75.«rfki and $y».ooo. ;
AlasVa-Cnmnirrclal.sm.Ooo and ?2rt0.000. -
Monadnook bulldfne. $451, 500 and ?4r«rt.nuo. '
Humboldt bank, $1.'.1.240 and $32."i.000. • - i
Wells I'arjro, S:T24.4so'»nd - $300,000. " •
Balboa. 9174,.*>20 ' and ?1 75.000. ,
Flo<jd. *9&3.0Cn,-and $750,000.
Emporium, $951,00» and $450,000.
Metropolis bank, $183,500 snd $195,000. \u25a0
French sarinjrs bunk. $56, 830 and $70,000 '" ' :
. r.unn buHdln;: (Missloa street), $60,000 and*.
: $23,000. ; - "\u25a0 \u25a0 ••\u25a0 . ;--\u25a0 \u25a0'\u25a0 . .--\u25a0\u25a0; -- .
Dodge says that most of these build
- Ings were investigated; thoroughly last
; year by the three experts employed by
the. board of ; equalization "and •, pro- |
nounced fairly valued. :i The percentage j
of value assessed, came to 5714". j[
The, owners, who: in most cases tried
in vain" recently to get a reduction
from the assessor, will appear in pro-
Work Done Under Government
Supervision From Marys
ville to Foothills
[Special Dispatch to Th« Call]
: MARYSVILLE, July/15.— The work of
erecting the north restraining wall of
the Yuba river opposite Daguerrc point
is just about completed. Dredgers have
been at work here for a year arid a
half under the direction of W. B. Ham
mon. , .
' Haiiimon is making this retaining
wall, under government supervision out
of dredger tailings. It is believed that
it will leak at the first freshet, but
silt will eventually fill in the gaps and
make it a real levee. " .
The waJT extends from Marysville
almost to the" foothills. . \u25a0
Millionaire Oilman Who Was
Attacked by Bryan's Friends
in Difficulties
PITTSBURG, July 15. — Colonel James
M. Guffy, national democratic commit
teeman for} Pennsylvania and a multi-,
millionaire oilman who figured promi
nently as an object, of attack by the
Bryan adherents at the democratic con
vention in Denver, has gone into the
hands of a receiver, appointed today by
Judge Joseph M., Swearinglon in the
common pleas court of this county.
The action was taken upon a bill in
equity filed by J. P. Galcy. John' S.
Willard, who is. familiar with Guffey's
affairs, was named as receiver. : .
-The bill" alleged \u25a0 that Guffey's in
debtedness-."was about $6,700,000, of
which about 5950,000 was unsecured,
that the defendant had no ready money
to meet the payments due and that cer
tain creditors were threatening to sell
his collateral and. enter suit.. ./
It was further asserted/ that Guffey
had assets of more than $]".000!000, a
large part of which, was stock of the
J. M.* Guffey company and the ATest
Virginia company, two coal companies
that own 136,700acre8 of coking*coal
in West Virginia. These properties
were asserted to /be worth at least
$15,000,000 and the. bill in equity said
that they were estimated to contain
2,000.000.000 tons of coal, which at. a
profit of 1 cent a ton, would realize
$.20,000,000. • , , ':-'•;• "-; y :\u25a0- \u25a0••'\u25a0 ;\u25a0*,' <
Other assets of Guffey to. the value" of
52,000,000 or $3,000,000 consist of stocks
and-bondsof other, corporations. :" •\u25a0
All these stocks and . bonds are
pledged as collateral and the receiver
ship was found necessary to prevent a
sacrifice of this collateral. The order
of court restrained creditors from dis
posing of any. collateral security or
other assets of Guffey pending further
order of the court. Guffey said to
night: v
"My assets are more than double the
amount of my obligations. Ido not cx
ppct the receivership to continue, any
great^H^ngth of time. I have proper
ties of great valuo and it;/is;. only a
question of beinj? permitted. to'«»Jlspose
of them without sacrificing them'to pay
all my obligations.'-' j
Meeting at Suisun August 26 to
.'Have 34 Delegates
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
';- VAI-.LIEJO.. .Tilly 1 5.— The.' republican
county central committee met here yes
terday afternoon .' and issued $£.*§ call ..for
a county convention, to be held at-.Sui
sun on Friday, August* 2fi. -This con
vention, whichMs for the" purpose of
electing d^legr.tes to tho state conven
tion in San Francisco" on September fi,
selecting a new county central commit
tee and adopting a. platform}, wllljcon
sist of 34 delegates, of whom 13 will
bo elected from this icity.' Theso "dele
gates will be chosen : at the primary
011 August 16.
Alayor Claims Power to Dis«
c harge Wi thout . Hea ri ng
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
.- SACRAMENTO, ;, July , \ls.— Direct
authbrity,'over ; the members.'of, the po-*
lice department, - of the ". chief of \u25a0 police
and the power of the mayor to dismiss
without a trialany [member of the de
partment., was the -text offa short, talk
to \u25a0'\u25a0 theVmembers of }the force/by Mayor.
Beard today. Heretofore formal charges
and a hearing" were • necessarya ry before a
policeman could be discharged from the
service, .but Hhe mayor intimated 'jthat
hehadlthe. power, to dismiss summarily
an officer charged witlv mlpconduot by
the chief. . . • ; .
Supervisors Consider Ordinance
to Bar Importation
[Special Dispatch to The' Call]
SACRAMENTO, .7 uly 1 5.— Stringent
measures to protect. Sacramento. county
frbm.thc importation of 'diseased; fruit,
trees or seed are 'j embodied in 'aiiTordi
nance*'.submitted to the supervisors \td
\lay,£ which } also provides ; for " their
quarantine-arid destruction- upon .«lis
covery.; Allimportations must carry a
label containing ' Ithe". "name "of «.V- the
grower and the place where the article
was^grownV \u0084; , ; ';' \u25a0\u25a0';'.' .
Water Problem; Solved i arid Ex
. perirrieritXoritiriiied
[Special Dispatch to The Call] V J V;.';>^
; RED BLUFF, /Julj^Us.^Drinin^;.was
resumed i today," at I the •\u25a0•Beacoril oil: com
pany's'wellt and 'this' evening: the f drill
s ers had added ; 1 2; f eetC to * the'fdepthS of
the well; > Drillin g-.was abandoned, some
\u25a0 time ago because ' of water.; in t he Vwel l, 4
but Ythis! problem * has' been.' "solved >and!
thoiwork rtow^goes: on^^ThcJ.well* is
for experimental purpose*, •:
Fruit Train Reaches Salt Lake
City 25 Hours Ahead of
'.-•'-'- v'c-; .' '.-.-Rival- \u25a0 -" : ;
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
.SACRAMENTO, July 15.— The special
"vVestern Pacific \u25a0'. fruit . train sent 'out
from here 'night ; in Va^riace
wi s'} the Southern Pacific, special; ar
ri.veil in Salt \u25a0Lake : City today at "12:35
o'clock, making the trip in'3s hours
and .45 Oninutes, or about -25 hours
faster.. than the -best Southern Pacific
time. r.The Southern- Pacific special is
not yet out of; Nevada. The victory Is
considered an important one by-the offi
cials of the Gould-road, as it establishes
their ability 1 to handle fruit shipments.
The average speed made on- the trip
was 23 .miles an hour, or .almost pas
senger speed. ; At Salt. Lake City the
train was^taken by the Denverandßio
Grande line.and will be rushed to Chi
cago and -New York. .
Splendid Coaches^Coming
[Special Dispatch to t The Call] . '-:\ \
SALT LAKE CITY, July 15.— A solid
train of steel coaches for the "Western
Pacific arrived at the new Gould, sta
tion.today. .They are from the Pullman
car works and* are the finest cars ever
seen in this region. .Each seats 82 peo
ple and; is built of steel throughout.
The interior is in olive green but-plain.
They arc electric lighted and modern in
every', way. \u25a0 They, left for San Fran
cisco tonight and will -be followed by
more to the total of 50 cars. It was
announced, that the splendid Western
Pacific station would be open for busi
ness on August 15. It cost $1,000,000.
Widow of Chevalier Chamot Will
Take No Part in Celebration
' at Escalles
[Special Dispatch, to The Call]
LARKSPUR. July 15.— When the stir
ring strains of the "Marsellaise"' mingle
with the voices of the French cele
brating the fall of the bastille at Es
calle tomorrow night and the sky is
ablaze with fireworks the only woman
in Marin county whose husband was
honored with the French decoration of
the Legion of Honor will sit alone and
in silence within a stone's throw of the
noisy festivities, sorrowing over, the
death of Chevalier August Chamot.The
widow of the famous Boxer war hero,
who .was distinguished .by} gifts and
titles from half a dozen nations and"
died;here in abject 'poverty last -Sep
tember, will not take part' 1 in the cele
bration, . although she resides , in- the
•picturesque home of Jean Escalfe, upon
who.se property the fete will take place.
Nick BieKel, chairman of the enter
tainment committee, made no attempt
to - gain Mrs. Chamot's consent v to be
the guest of} honor at the; festivities".
The widow still mourns her : distin
guished husband's death as deeply as
she did last - September. When the
French and other guosts at Limerick
inn cheer and' sing tomorrow! night and
drink "a--} silent toast "= In memory of
Chevalier Ohamotslie will shut herself
awaj- from it all. In her room arc the
ashes of her -husband, and manyiof-his
treasures, among -which are. a cameo
likeness of Pope Leo XII I and the in
signia of a night of the. rising sun, one
a gift from the Vatican .and the other
3 decoration from . the , emperor} of
'Japan. . ' ' %j"
In sorrowful contrast, to the merry
making at the inn will be a: French
fjag \u25a0 draped ha 1 f way down | a- staff in
the.rear garden. ..This will be inhonor
of the faithfulness of the lonely woman,
.whb'cared^forjL'hevalier Chamot when
she was Miss Elizabeth Dollar, a nurse;
before , he ; was;:divorced from his } first
•wife, who was Miss Elizabeth McCarthy
and is now the wifei fe of Gus }Renstrorn,
'an auiomobilenifln of }. San Francisco
| Che.va .Her .-. Chamot died a 1 week v after
the bedside wedding, leaving his widow
nb.heritage save, his. name. -
Man Named, as?, Corespondent
! Serving Jail Term
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.[Special Dispatch to The Call]
, SANTA ROSA, July l'>.-r.lames T.'Nel
son, wlio was.the victim of a conspiracy,
among his •neighbors to have him" sent
to ; jail ,for< having in his, possession = a
deerfhide. froni^ which the eyidonco of
sex had' bee'tv. removed.; filed suit- today
for .divorce . from^his,. .wife, ./Anna May
Nelson. .'.;.; \;.-:,.^i \u25a0 :'..-'^.: '..-'^. '.' ', ',-.'\u25a0''\u25a0'\u25a0. \u25a0.:'-.\u25a0
Tt . is alleged that Mrs. Nelson was ac
quainted with a* man .named Bishop, ,who
t'salted" ;the ihide- in/r Nelson's "barnvand
then 1 n for hied the ga"nie'- wa rdens where
they could find it; VHe wasarrested and
is now, serving a .year's sentence for his
part'ln manufacturing evidence against
Nelson..- S-V.-.. •' ''\u25a0 :.'\u25a0\u25a0 V'-Ps.v- \u25a0 ' \u25a0"''.'\u25a0'. -.'.\u25a0. ';&. \u25a0 \u25a0'£.
rf . At-the time pf. Nelson's -arrest it v was
intimated that} the : underlying cause- of
th e* troublo " 'wa s '," the 'd eslre ' of • cer ta i n
persons ' toi.get ' him . ouf:of ' the} way so
tltat'Mrs. Nelson-would be more free. -.
Rev. William Martin Bids Fare-
well to ; Congregation
[Special . Dispatch to : The : Call]
SANTA RiOSA," July^lS^Rev/ William'
Martin,*. pastor; of the ; Santa^Rosa Pres^f;
bj'terian church.lwhb is retiring after. a
pastorate pr.lo x years,'and .his^ wife were
giveni a" s , f arewell>;receptl6iv by « the
church members and congregation here
tonight;, at which they were presented
with aohestof sblid;silyer/table;wareJ
The; presentation! was .unexpected T and
was' made\by : Judge Emmet \ Seawell •; of
the" superior court andamember^ofthe
church.; = Tho , clergyman, -goes ; >to; the
Presbyteri»;\' tt . : theological, "seminary 7 at
San" Anselmofto take thechair/of^apolo
getics and ; missions.' .
RcTrard! . Reward! Reward!
All thosevwhb attend the- picnic of
Rincon parlor, No." 72,' N..5.'G.W., will
be^rewarded^ with' aJgood ,time, as -the
commtttee i have ;p arranged w for Vblg
gathering. ;"<< Be sure £ and - come -jtomor-'
row,' Sunday," July. 17,^ to; Fairfax < Park."
HIOH'DIVEKi A: BinCIDE— I.w | Angel*?,-. July
v' 15. — Fearing :' tha t- his ' earning ' capacity * as .- a
\u25a0j*. hiffh rtlrpr \u25a0 was : about <; to ; be \u25a0 ruined '. by < nerrons
r-. dfr<i»hilUj-, * Fred i R. Irfwis J opmmittPd ' suicide
• ' -late last night 'b.r iflrit)j;:thrpeibiinetßsthrouj;hi flrit)j;:thrpeibiinetBsthrouj;h
•-his i breast, j Lewis had , followed high * dirlug
\u25a0'•tveral jrars;*. _ > --. -7':J"-'","- '.'< ' -"\u25a0y."^": : ''}^
Hunters' Licenses and Interest
,on Loans Bring More In=
come Than Formerly
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
July: 15.— Two . funds
of ;ithe 'state treasury; have increased
steadily .in .the last year in' comparison
to! 1909. These are the hunting license
funds and the interest fund* from money
loaned by, the state.
\u25a0 During the last fiscal year $126,738.33
was coUected^ against $113.576.95 .; for
the licenses issued during the previous
year. ,* The amount does ; not include
allf -money "collected from: hunting
licenses, for, the cost of the exchange
from -various counties to this city is de
ducted from each ' sum. " " .
'•During the last fiscal year money lent
by the state brought in $101, 916.19,
against 187,733.37 for the previous year
and; $48,891, for' the first * year the lajv
was in effect three years ago.
Sheridan and Ocean View Im-
provement Clubs Clash
Letters couched in vehement lan
guage were sent the mayor and the
members of the board of education yes
terday demanding that the Sheridan im
provement club and not the Ocean View
improvement club be. allowed to dedi
cate the new Sheridan grammar school.
The letters, were signed by many moth
ersof the. district and.were said to rep
resent the sentiment of 800 families.
By; \u25a0mutual , agreement, ' the . writers
said., the Ocean View club was to have
the right to lay the cornerstone and the
Sheridan club was to dedicate the build
ing. , ' * . • . \u25a0
- -:The mothers of the district got to
gether and began working on a school
banner, which is nearly completed and
will cost- $150. "\u25a0:-
The work was done on the supposi
tion that the dedication was to be in
charge of the Sheridan club. .
\u25a0Then' the board decided that the
Ocean -View,. club should dedicate the
school" and the letters said that that
club was composed mostly of men who
had no g families;. 1 .'.-•:\u25a0\u25a0 - • "\u25a0 ' .
Remains of Missing Man Found
After Fortnight
[Special Dispatch to- The Call]
COLUSA, July 15.— The body of J. B.
Monyhan of. Buttc City was recovered
from the Sacramento river, behind the
Yerxa ranch, near Princeton, shortly
after ; noon today, after having been in
the river, for upward of two weeks. It
had been lying on a snag, where it was
found, for about 10 days. ..'Tt'is believed
that Monyhan fellinto the river while
under the influence of liquor, his
brother, who Identified the remains,
giving testimony to this effect to Coro
ner'McNary of Colusa county.who held
an inquest : over the remains today.
Monyhan was a native of Ohio, but set
tled .in. this - .county 'about 10 years
ago. having lived ever since at Butte
City. The sons of the proprietor of the
Yerxa ranch, .who are In the habit of
fishing a short distance, from where the
body was recovered, instituted the
search which resulted in the recovery of
the body.
Mayor of * Sacramento Hasn't
Time to Sign Clock Contract
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO. July 15.— The new
city hall will not be decorated with a
town clock unless. Mayor M. R. Beard
cliangeshis mind, about the matter. .
The trustees have' submitted -for his
signature- a contract for. the purchase
of a clock to adorn the tower of the
hall*that will cost 5796. Mayor Beard
has "refused to sign the contract. ' .
He says every man, woman and child
'carries a watch these days, an.i a clock
is'not a necessity atthatlcost'.'
Will Determine Counties' Share
of Construction Cost
[Special ' Dispatch to The Call]
\SACRAMENTO.r.ruIy 13.— A joint con
ference ".of • the Sacramento -and' Yolo
county .supervisors will be held within
the Vnext .fortnight to': take up the ap
plications of the Northern electric and
Vallejo*and Northern roads to construct
bridges ; 'a'cro.ss_.t he." Sacramento at
Mr street.' >The cost', and -the; share .the
counties are -to" pay ; will be determined
at the. meeting. " : . _ .
Promises Year's Salary S to '•'AH
.';:.;\u25a0; V Vetejan: Employes
- WACO.Tex.. July'ls.--H.,K. McHarg
of 'Stamford."'. Conn.; .who^recently- sold
his 'holdings, in 'the; Texas "Central rail
road,'has notified the management that
he will /give a year's salary to -all .em
ployes who, have" been in the ' service of
the road foV 20* years. Tn addition, every
conductor, 5 agent, brakeman and porter
will receive a month's 'salary.
\ Specie! Dispatch \to The Call]
. i-SANTAJROSA, -July 11 151 5. — Leslie .Boyee
was^ arrested; at {the ; home * of. . relatives
near Healdsburg; this; morning, by :Dep :
uty .Sheriff Ed 'Haigh* in response tea
request* from: Sheriff A>E.' Smith of Mo
doc j^coun tt y,y ,' '. w h e re ;- h e .: is /wan t ed : f or
horse, stealing.^"Boyes, was arrested by
Smith -/July f4? just '[across v the . lineal n
Oregon^arid .taken; back ito-Modoc. couri
t}% but ; '^rnadeihJs ; escape 'while r Sheriff
Smith-.was.at;'dinner. .* • . ...
[SpeciaUDispatch- to The Call]
; "EUREKA, July 1 5.^-With ''the : fifth
divisidnrSnav'al; militia. ;'- on -board," the
which i has.;: .bp^n
\?rulßihg|iri^northern. waters with \u25a0< the
Calif orniaj militia., f or,;" t wo* .l weeks,',->a.r
rived lateUhis 'evening.v .The fifth-divi
sion ; i members £f disembarked -'here 'arid
the^Marblehead f; will.-! continued; to
Francisco, late; tonight, or.early: tomor
tow; morning/: :j ; tV ' *"-'" -' '
Man Who Boasts of Knockout
Blowl Succumbs to Heart
[Special Dispatch' to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, July 1 5.— A row be
tween-friends came to.a tragic end at
Elk ' 'Grove V last night, when Charles
Miller, felled Ed Kelly -with a blow to
the jaw. and then fell dead while boast
ing of. the squareness of the fight.
Miller, and Kelly had been drinking
and*!'Ml!ler got in an ugly -mood. He
dared Jiisffriend Kelly to fight, him; and
when the latter refused he sneaked up
behind .Kelly and* swung a right to
the jaw, "knocking him out.
Bystanders protested at the act and
Miller had -just finished the sentence,
"I "-. fought a square fight, didn't I?"
when- he' fell' dead.. -^
Kelly did not .know that his friend
was : dead until placed under arrest.
Miller was 25 years old. An autopsy
showed that death was due to ;heart
failure.. ...
Trustees Propose to Appoint
Pathological Inspector
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
HILLSBOROUGH. July 15. — There will
be a dearth of mosquitoes in Hillsbor
ough if the patrician trustees carry out
their avowed purpose of appointing an
official pathological inspector at the
next meeting of their body.
The indecorous insects that frolic in
the polo fields and rolling links of the
golden city will find themselves sub
merged in puddles of crude petroleum'
if- some one is appointed to the cov
eted position of health inspector.
At a recent meeting of the town
board Trustee George H. Howard put
forward the name of Dr. W. C. Chides
ter, a prominent physician of Hillsbor
bugh's more plebeian rival. San Mateo.
Doctor Chidester is anxious to annex
the office and seems likely to be suc
Another aspirant for 'the position is
J. S. Hunter, county entomologist and
deputy fish and game commissioner.
Slayer Gives Reno Policemen a
Hard Battle
RENO. Cal., July 15. — Thomas Hogan,
convicted of manslaughter and sent to
the state penitentiary, after enjoying
one day on parole, was arrested by the
Reno police for fighting tonight after
a. desperate battle. Con Anargyros, a
deputy constable, attempted to arrest
Hogan, but was unable to hold his
captive. Policemen Harrington and
Parsons came on the scene and the
battle lasted several minutes before the
prisoner was subdued.. Hogan . was
bleeding profusely from a. .bruise over
the right eye as he entered the city
jail and reviled the officers. He threat
ened Harrington and was badly, beaten
in the prison. ... ._ .-
"\u25a0""'HI f ] >^.
I "That which all
I^^^^^ men say must s
,^S^^w v l>e true." | |]|j .
If it came to a
Red Qgarettes \u0084
?^^»^^^^^ would be first i
choice of every n
1 smoker who has
tried them.
Their popular-
ity is unprece-
I dented — but so
is their flavor—
s^^^ taste — aroma-
and value.
! Cork Tips T
Congressman Tells Rural Car
riers He Will Oppose Sys
;V,"' \u25a0 tern in Washington
FRESNO. July 15.— The rural, mail
carriers of the state in convention here
elected the following officers this aft
ernoon: President.-; Charles H. Voddin
of Los Gatos; Vice president. E: I*
McWofthy of San Loandro; ' secretary,
John W. Hayncs of San Jose; treasurer.
John C. James of Ceres.
The feature of today's session was
the reading of a telegram from Con
gressman E. A. Hayes of San Jose,
wherein it was stated by the legis
lator that he was opposed to the con
tract system of rural mail delivery and
that should a bill favoring it be intro
duced in congress he would bitterly
oppose It.
.The content^ of the telegram were
received with considerable applause by
the assembled mall carriers.
Judicious Spraying by Orchard-
ists Is Beneficial
[Special Dispatch to The Call}
PORTERVILLE. July 15. — That
spraying with lime, sulphur and to
bacco extract, according to the direc
tions given by the bureau of agTicul
ture, will not harm oranges Is the pur
port-of a letter sent by J. R. Horton
of the bureau of entomology to the
Portervllle Messenger. It seems that
the idea has gone abroad that spraying
with lime during the hot weather was
causing the fruit to blister. Horton
says that such Is not the case, arid ad
vises the orcharjista to'keep on with
their spraying.
Man's Body Cut in Two by the
REDDING. July 13. — Henry E. Saw
yer of Weiser, Idaho, was run down
and killed by a train at Delta som-5
time last night, which, it is thought,
he attempted to board. The body was
found today, cut squarely in two^Saw
yer had lost all the lingers of his left
hand in a previous accident.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PORTERVILL.E. July 15. —At ;t
meeting of the Strathmore citrus asso
ciation held last evening tlie bids for
the new packing house were opened,
and the lowest bidders were found to
be Robertson & Bell of Lin.lsay. with
a bid of 13.285.56. It is probable that
the Lindsay bl.lders will be awarded
the contract. Work on the buildinsr.
which is to be 150 feet by 4*, will be
begun *tt once. »

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