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VOLUME LXXVII.-NO. 88.
NEWS OF THE PACIFIC COAST. Los Angeles Highbinders on Trial for Murder, Prominent Members of the Chinese Colony the Principals. THE SLAYERS' BAD KECORD. Important Sale of Placer Mikes Near Yreka, in Sis- KIYOU. Los Akoki.es, March 2.— The case of The People TB. Wong Chee, Wong Wing and Wong Chuey came up for ezaminatioD in the Police Court this morning. Chinamen in all parts of the State are interested in the ca-e. and several highbinders have been imported from San Francisco to as sist in the defense. The charge against de fendants is murder. Wong Shee is one of the wealthiest Chinamen here and is at the head of a powerful faction. Lucy Suey, a member of an opposing society, was brutally mur dered about a we«k ago, and Chee and his two companions were arrested and charged with the crime. Chee is well educated, but peenis to have murderous propensities. Some years ago he killed a Chinaman in San Francisco, but was pardoned after serv ing a few years of t ii * - sentence. Witnesses on the stand to-day testified that the murd'red man almost with his last breath said. "Choc told other men to Fhoot,'' and it seems that the la\y has strung hold on all three of the accused. The examination will bo resumed on Mon day and will probably last several days. A YREKA MINE SOLD. Tlie A'«i<> Foreslmitiurs thr lieveiopmrnt of J'lnrrr Minintj in Siskiyou. Yreka, March 2. — An important mining sale took place to-day by which a Wash ington and Oregon capitalist deposited $25,000 in cash in the Siskiyon County Bank in favor of Qiiinnc and Simmons for the George Simmons placer mine near Yreka. . iyou is known to be rich in gold, and this sale to outside capital promises to open a new era in the mining industry of this county, the importance of which has UeretnLtra b«. l en nnknovri) to tlie outside world. T. J. Noiton of Seattle consummated the pale. A LOS ANGELES MYSTERY Workmen Clearing Airaij Itiibbish Find the I.etj of a Unman. Lop Angeles, March 2. — Workmen en gaged in clearing away a quantity of rub bish in the rear of the house 920 .South Broadway, this morning, discovered in the center of a pile of debris a woman's leg. The limb had men severed at the knee joint and was decomposed. Coroner Campbell was notified at once of the discovery and ho sH to work on the case with the idea of ferreting out a mys tery. The house, in the rear of which the leg was found, is occupied by a Mrs. Moore, who professes to know nothing about the matter. As there are no medical students living in the neighborhood who would be likely to have secured the limb for dissec tion the police are at a loss where to look for a dew. it is aim a singular circumstance that a woman 'a toot was found near the same lo cality several months a :o. STOCKTON AND THE VALLEY ROAD Senator Bfffft Thttik* the T.inc Will Go to t/ir Siough City. BTOCXTOK, March 2.— .Senator John Boggs ofCo!usa,who owm valuable water-front property in this city, was in Stockton to day looking after his interests. The Sen ator said there was no doubt in his mind that the now railroad would come to Stock ton and he stated that he stood ready to deal liberally with the projectors of the mail in the matter of rights of way, yard facilities, etc. A> the land owned by the Senator covers the most desirable site in this city for rail way-yards, being located on tidewater, his statements are of interest. He practically holds the key to the sit uation. He has granted rights of way and terminal facilities to the United Railway Company on certain conditions, but this does not prevent him from granting an other road the same favors. METEOR EXPLODES NEAR RENO A Magnificent Sight Witnessed by Early liiaers in Xevnilti. Reno, New, March 2.— At 5:48 o'clock this morning an immense aerolite shot out of the northern heavens and seemingly passed over the town. It exploded with terillic force. shaking thebuildingsand wak ing the people. Those who saw it describe it as a magnificent sight, lighting up the heavens and earth in all directions. It was accompanied by a rushing, whirling noise, like a tornado. People on the street in voluntarily dodged. The explosion was like a mighty blast of powder. It wa's probably at a great distance, as the ex plosion was not heard for about two min utes after it had disappeared. GOLD STRIKE IN MONTANA A Itonanza Ledge Uncovered by « Miner in Madison County. Hei.exa, Mont., March One of the biggest gold discoveries ever made in the State was reported to-day by Thomas Car inin of Pony, Madison County. Years ago lie located the White Pine ledge, near that place, but did very little work upon it until recently, when he began to develop it. A few days ago he struck a 10-inch vein of gold ore which runs $100 to the ton. This is richer than the quartz found at present in any of Montana's famous mines. _-■■•■■ * _ • •■-■-- I'-r- Itallphtyr,- steals at Saeraine.nto. Sackamkxto. March 2.— Al Hapeman, who was once a well-known baseball player of California, was convicted in the Police Court to-day of petty larceny. He The Morning Call. stole a watch from a countryman, and Judge Davis sent him to jail, where he will break rock for sixty days. Fresno Jtai«Ui-(irowcr.i Organize. Fresno, March 2.— The first important move of the raisin-growers for the coming season was made to-day, when T. C. White, Thomas E.-Huirhes and other large raisin-growers met and outlined a plan for marketing the raisin crop without patro nizing the commission men. The plan is to take the place of the combine of last, year. The commission men will fight the project. Cash sales and co-operation are the main features. LOS ANGELES RATE WAR. Tite Southern f'arijic frill Xot ■ Meet the Santa fr"e Cut. Los Angeles. March 2.— H. E. Hunting ton of the Southern Pacific is in town. Mr. Huntington says that his company will not at present meet the cut made by the Santa Fe on Eastern passenger rates as it is not thought that the reduction will affect traffic to any particular extent. He speaks en couragingly of the outlook in Southern California and intimates that his company will push improvements rapidly. The business men of this city, however, are interested in a greater degree in a pro ject to build a line of. road to connect with the proposed San Joaquin Valley road, through to Salt Lake City, than they are in any improvements that old companies may make, as they believe more feeders are needed to assist in the upbuilding of industries of this portion of the State. HELD UP NEAR ANTELOPE. Two Men Stop the East-Bound Train Early This Morning. The Engineer and Fireman Fought Them Off After Uncoupling a Car. Sacbamknto, March 3, 1 a. m. — Train 3, bound east, which left here at 12:30, was held up near Antelope Station by two masked men fifteen minutes after leaving here. The men were dressed in long dusters, and wore black masks completely conceal ing their faces. They climbed over the tender into the cab, and before the engineer or fireman was aware of their presence they had the trainmen covered with their revolvers and ordered the engineer to slow up. One of the highwaymen kept the en gineer under guard while his part ner took the iireman to the bag gage-car and there compelled him to uncouple it from the train. He re turned to the cab with the fireman and ordered the engineer to go ahead. After running a short distance the engineer was ordered to stop, but as he slowed up the fireman grappled with one of the men, who laid him low with a blow from his revolver. The engineer attempted to hit his man with a wrench, but he jumped to the ground, and, with his companion, escaped to the woods. The engine, with the baggage car un touched, backed down to the train and then proceeded to Antelope, from where word was wired here. Officers left for the scene immediately and are now in the woods. The descrip tion of the would-be robbers cannot be ob tained at this hour. GOVERNOR BUDD`S DENIAL Not Seeking the Democratic Nomination for Vice- t'resident. Sackamknto, March 2.— ln an interview to-day Governor Budd very emphatically stated that he had not. as a San Francisco paper had asserted, taken preliminary steps in an effort to secure the Democratic nomination for Vice-Pres ident. "As a matter of fact," said the Governor, "I am not paying any attention to politics, and politicians and office seekers will have to keep away from this office until all legislative work has been disposed of. I would rather be Governor of California for four years than have the office of Vice- President for forty years. An honest man as Governor can do his people far more good in four years than he could as Vice- President for a lifetime." FOUND DEAD NEAR CAMPO An ' Unknown Man Periahes at Fish Creek Springs in the Desert. San Diego, March 2. — A cattleman, named Roberts, of Campo, went out on the desert a few days ago looking for stock, and at Fish Creek Springs, near Dos Cabezas, came upon the body of a man lying partly in the water. The body was in an advanced state of decomposition and the man had appa rently been dead two or three months. The man appeared to have * been short and thick-set and had a full black beard, about two inches long. His coat was taken for the purpose of identification. IDAHO SENATORIAL CONTEST The Legislature May Xow Try to Break the Deadlock. Boise, Idaho, March 2.— The Senatorial ballot to-day was as follows: Shoup 19, Sweet 18, Claggett 14. The legislation that stands in the way of the election of a Senator is now well in hand. The apportionment bill has passed both houses and the agricultural college bill has passed in the committee of the whole in the Senate. It has not been thought for several days that a Senator would be elected until both these measures were disposed of. Sentence of a Seattle Murderer. Seattle, Wash, March 2.— James Mur phy, twice convicted of murder in the sec ond degree for killing Philin J. Dswe, ex pugilist and saloon-keeper, was to-day sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment and costs. HENRY STUDEBAKER HEAD. One of the Well- Known Wagon-Makers of Indiana l'asae* Away, South Bend, Ind., March 2. —Henry Studebaker died at 3 o'clock this morning, of stomach troubles, after an illness of sev eral years. He was born sixty-two years ago in Pennsylvania, coming West in 1852. He and Clem Studebaker established the Studebaker Manufacturing Company here in the fifties. SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1895. FOLSOM CONVICTS RUN FOR LIBERTY Three Prisoners Try to Break the Deadly Guard Line, Two of the Men Shot Down, One Being Mortally Wounded. DYING PRISONER'S STOEY. His Comrade Planned the Es cape and Would Not Desert Him. Folsom, March 2. — A dash for liberty was made by a gang of convicts who were working on the opposite side of the river from the State prison at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Immediately the guard's rille began to crack, and the bullets sped to the mark. Three men were shot down, and one of them is mortally wounded and will die. The convicts were in charge of Guards Ellis and Niekerson, and were engaged in blasting through the solid granite near the big dam for the formation of a lish-ladder. At the time the break occurred Ellis was alone. Zs'ickerson having just left in charge of two convicts, who were supervising the blasting, and who were compelled to go to the prison for the purpose of getting their The Two Convicts Who Led the Dash for Liberty on Saturday. [Anderton says he planned the escape. Turner in tht man thai through the brtatt and n<n> dying. From phoiograjyhs.] dinner before the other men went inside the lines. The story of the break is best told by the different participants. Guard Ellis, who did the most efficient shooting, relates the incidents as follows: "I am regular guard of the line and for the past few days have been detailed to take charge of a gang of fourteen men em ployed in clearing away for the formation of a fish-iadder over the great dam. Yes terday I noticed that something was wrong. The men seemed restless and un easy, and I made up my mind that trouble was brewing. This accounts for my promptness in shooting as soon as they made a jump and my success in bringing them all down. "About 10:30 Nickerson, the horse-guard, started over the hill with the two convicts, Many and Meleacher, who were going into the lines to get dinner. He had hardly passed over the hill out of sight when Con victs Anderson, Turner and Garcia srfrung out of the bunch of laborers and started on a run up the hill. When they started they were fifty or seventy-rive yards distant from the spot where I was standing. "I threw a shell from the magazine into the barrel of my riHe and fired at Turner, who was running in the lead. As soon as Convict W. H. Flynn, Who Success fully Ran the Deadly Guard Line on Friday and Escaped. [From a photograph.] I pulled the trigger I saw the man fall. Then I shot at Garcia and he went down. Before I could throw another shell into the gun Turner sprang to his feet and started away at full speed. I fired two more shots at him, but they failed to hit. In the meantime Garcia scrambled to his feet and I took an other shot at him. I did not shoot at An derson at all. I think he must have been hit either by one of the shots I fired at the others, or perhaps Guard Prigmore, who was firing from his post across the river, might have struck him. 4 After firing at the escaping men I whirled around and ordered the rest of the convicts, who were under my charge, to fall into line and march down the river toward the boat used to convey them across to the prison. On my way back toward the landing I was hailed by Guard Niekerson, who said he had captured one of the men I had wounded. I ordered the convicts to go to where Nickerson was standing, and found he nad captured the Mexican, Garcia. "The man was shot through the right arm and was suffering from a dislocation of the right hip caused by his fall when the bullet took effect. He had dragged him self over 300 yards on his hands and knees through the brush after I shot him. I made some of my gang of convicts pick up the wounded man and carry him to tue boat and he was conveyed across the river arid taken up to The hospital at the prison." Horse-guard Nickerson also states that for the last two days he had been expect ing trouble with the crowd of prisoners working under the supervision of Ellis and himself. He was hardly prepared for such a sudden break, but as soon as he heard the shots tired by Ellis, ho realized that he had to act quick, so ne pointed his rilie at the two men he was escorting to the boat and ordered them to move. The men started for the boat on a run, and as soon as they were safely aboard he turned his horse and went on a gallop up the hill for the purpose of head ing off any convicts that might have escaped. As his horse broke away through the short brush growing on the hillside he caught a glimpse of a man's legs going through the dense chaparral. The man was drawing himself along on his hands and kuees. He immediately ordered him to halt, and the convict replied: "I surrender. For God's sake don't shoot me any more; I am all shot to pieces now." "The man came out of the brush and I saw that it was the Mexican, Garcia. A few seconds later I saw Ellis coming down the river bank with the rest of the convicts and called to him. He or dered the convicts to come up to where I was, and they carried Garcia down to the boat." Guard Spencer was on post duty on the prison side of the river when the break occurred. As soon as he heard the shots tired by Ellis he sprang into a boat and rowed across. Springing to the shore he started on a rapid run up through a ravine that led to the top of the hill, at the base of which the shooting was talking place, his intention being to get ahead of the escaping convicts. As he gained the summit he ran directly on to two men who were seated in a shallow ditch and par tially surrounded by dense brush. The men were negroes. Anderson, who is a mulatto, was seated on the ground and had the head of tfce other negro pillowed on his knee. He ordered both of the men to come out in the open under penalty of instant death. The convict Anderson im mediately replied: "I'll come out, boss; but for God's sake, don't shoot. I am wounded and my poor old part ner is done for. Don't shoot no more. "We quit. We give tip." Spencer then made Anderson assist Turner to his feet and started them down the hill in the direction of the lauding place for the boats. The men stumbled along for some distance until the effort be<ame too much for human endurance and with the blood spurting from his mouth in a crimson stream Turner pitched headlong to the ground. By this time they had arrived in sight of the landing and in a few seconds some con vict trustees arrived with a stretcher and Turner was carried down to the boat and conveyed back to the prison he had given up his life to escape from. On a white covered cot within the prison hospital, propped up into a semi-sitting position with the aid of a heap of pillows, the great beads of sweat caused by intense ■pain rolling down his black face, slowly gasping his iife Tune in broken ; accents, told the following to a Call re porter, who asked him for his story: "Well, all I got to say is that I made a break for liberty, and I've got it. I just don't care nohow. I had rather die than j stay in this place. I tell you, boss, it is ! h — . I never got a square deal since I have been inside the walls. I have nothing particular to say against any one of the officers. It's the life. It's all work for some, and I was one of them that gets the hardest deal of all, so I made up my mind to get out, either over the hill or by death. "Another thing that made me more reckless about the result of this attempt was the fact that my life was not safe a minute within the walls, for a convict named Conners had sworn to kill me. He made one attempt, hit me over the head with an iron bar, and they gave him soli tary for a while, but that did not do any good. He was bound to get me anyway. They could not keep him off all the time, so knowing it was death either way I con cluded to take my chances with the guard line, and I will tell you one thing, if the other fellows had stood in and done as they said they would some of us would have made a riffle, but they did not do it and we got shot down. I knowed the minute I was hit that it was good-by for it, but I knowed, too, that my chum Ander son would never leave me, and seeing that he had not been hit to hurt, and was still a-running, I just shut my teeth together, jumped up, slapped my hand over the hole where the bullet went in, and kept on run ning. "And say, boss," he gasped, "maybe you don't think it didn't hurt; but I kept a running for my chum's sake. I made to get out over the hill, but there I had to quit. I guess I lost over three gallons of blood. When I fell Anderson ran back to me and said, 'For God's sake, pard, are you hurt bad?' I told him to never mind me, as I was done for any way, and urged him to go on, but he wouldn't do it. He just sat down and took my head on his knee and cried like a child, and that made me break down, and then we both cried like whipped kids. Poor old pard, he will have to part with me now, anyway, but I ain't going to die if I can help it, just for his sake, 'cause I just know he will go crazy if I do. "I can't talk no more now, 'cause it hurts me, but I just want to say that life in this prison is terrible, and things ain't as they should be. That's all." Turner, who was serving a term of im prisonment of ten years, is shot in the left side, the bullet entered below the armpit, and came out near the center of the breast. Dr. Rurbrfugh, the surgeon in charge, lias no hopes of his recovery. He had but two years to serve to complete his sentence. Garcia, serving a term of eight years for grand larceny, is shot through the right forearm, and has his hip dislocated. His term would have expired on December. 3 1597. Anderson, serving five years, is only slightly wounded, being shot through the fleshy part of both legs, but the bullet only penetrated beneath the skin. His term would have expired October 8, '9tt. There is no doubt but what the break made for liberty was preconcerted. Indeed, Ander son makes no attempt to conceal the fact that the plan had been for mulated several days previous to the attempt, but the original scheme was a fizzle, as the majority of the gang refused to run when the moment arrived. AnVierson claims to be the leader, and says all the blame rests on him. He says his original plan was almost sure of sucoess had all parties carried out the parts assigned to them. The success achieved by a prisoner named W. H. Flynn, who escaped from Continued on Second rage. THE ASSEMBLY BARS LADIES. Enforcement of a New Rule Angers the Fair Third House, They Plead in Vain With the Stalwart Sergeant at-Arms. AN EXPEDITIOUS SESSION. Affiliated Colleges Building Appropriation Meets With Defeat. Sacramento, March 2.— Many wrathful women left the Capitol this afternoon. They came dressed in their Sunday best, only to find the gate-keepers obdurate. The resolution of Laugenour of Yolo was boing enforced, and only the wives of the Assemblymen were allowed on the floor. Sergeant-at-Arms Lamphrey good-na turedly tried to explain the rules. He had his hands full, and many pretty pleaders sought in vain to move him. The men re ceived very scant courtesy indeed, and, as a result, the House was enabled to con tinue its business uninterrupted by the annoyances of the third house. The improvement in the order was marked. The effect was increased by the fact that nearly a third of the House left on the 3 o'clock train for San Francisco. There were sixty-one members of the Assembly present when roll was called this morning. But the number dwindled till there were only forty-seven when the last roll was called. Nevertheless a large amount of business was transacted. The bill allowing the State to purchase lands sold for delinquent taxes having be come a law, two extra officials were made necessary for the Controller's office. These officials are to be known as revenue clerks. The House took the bills up out of their regular order, as they were not even on the files, and read them the second time. They will be passed Monday afternoon. The bill to make contracts definite, and prevent further confusion in the printing of the constitutional amendments by the newspapers of the State, was reported back by "Wade to-day. It bore several changes, the chief of which was that the proposed amendments were to be advertised in not to exceed two newspapers in each county j and city and county. The amendments are to be printed once a week for the four consecutive weeks immediately preceding the election. The rate charged is in no case to exceed that fixed by the Supervi sors of the various counties for the county printing. The bill also provides that when the amendments are printed in two papers in one county these papers shall be of dif ferent political faiths. Bui la introduced the joint resolution to allow the people to vote on the question of the advisability of holding a convention to make a new constitution. The fact that forty proposed amendments had been in troduced before his committee showed, he thought, that such action was necessary. Wade of Napa thought there was but one way to reach real retrenchment. That was through changing the constitution. WTay mire, Dinkelspeil and Powers spoke in favor of the proposition, but as it would require two-thirds of the members of the House, or fifty-four votes, to obtain favor able action and as there was not that num ber present, the resolution was laid over to be made the special order for Monday after noon. It was evident from the way in which the remarks of the speakers were received and the expressions of the various legisla tors that the Assembly warmly favored the proposition. There will not probably be a dissenting vote. The Committee on Asylums reported in favor of removing the Home for the Adult Blind now situated at Oakland to Santa Clara, at the property formerly occupied by the Home for Feeble-minded Children, renewing their severe criticism of the present management of the former insti tution. Bettman's bill fixing the age of consent at 18 was passed with only one dissenting vote — that of Peter Bennett of Ventura — after several attempts to lower the age had failed. The Senate resolution approving the charter of the town of Berkeley was adopt ed unanimously. A resolution by Thomas of Nevada to authorize the employment of a second assistant engineer at $6 a day and a fire man at $5 a day while the Assembly was holding its evening sessions was referred to the Committee on Attaches. Laugenour of Yolo called up his resolu tion to exclude all outsiders but the lady visitors of the members from the floor of the House. Dixon of San Francisco declared that he thought the resolution was merely intro duced for buncombe ; but it went through just the same, after a motion to put it on the table had been lost. Laugenour occupied the chair through the entire afternoon. His rulings were given with such fairness and precision, and he assisted so materially in forwarding the work, that not only the special file but a large portion of the urgency file was dis posed of. The bill appropriating $250,000 for the building for the affiliated colleges to be erected in San Francisco was killed at its second reading this afternoon by a vote of 24 to 23. An attempt will be made to resus citate it. This may be successful, as some of the strongest supporters of the bill were among the absentees. When the bill had been read the second time North moved to amend by making half the appropriation available in the forty-seventh year and half in the forty eighth. This was carried. Reid of Trinity then asked if the Toland Medical College was not to be brought in with the new building. He understood that a lot of outside colleges were to parti cipate in the benefits of the State's expen diture, and he was opposed to that. North of Alameda and Powers of San Francisco, both of whom are university men, pleaded for the appropriation. They argued that the rents now paid by the State for college buildings would far exceed the interest on the money the State would have to expend. The necessity of the building was strongly urijed, and as the House had gone into committee of the whole, Powers moved that they report the bill back with the recommendation that it do pass. Reid of Trinity moved to amend by re commending that it do not pass, and the House adopted the amendment by a rising vote, 24 being in the affirmative and 23 in the negative. The teachers' pension bill, which was put on the urgency tile by Ewing of San Francisco, was the last measure consid ered. Spencer of Lassen made a long speech, in which he argued about the duty that lay in the State to care for teachers who had spent their lives in the teaching of the children of the land. He stated that the bill had been so altered that absolutely nothing was asked from the State and no compulsion was put on any teachers to make them join in supporting the fund. North called attention to the fact that when teachers absented themselves the difference between the salaries they would have received and that paid the substitute went to the fund and not to the treasury. In time, he urged, the teachers would con sider that as this was a quasi otlicial organ ization it should be helped by the State. "It is an iniquitous bill," continued North. "As my colleagues said of other bills yesterday. 'It has bugs in it.' I have talked with many of the most prominent teachers cf my district and they do not want it. If the teachers want a relief fund why do they not organize as other citizens do and establish such a fund?" Bachman of Fresno said the teachers of his county had authorized and directed him to tight the bill. If any were to be given pensions he thought the worthy parties were the good women who raised the children going to the schools, and not the teachers who received high salaries and did not save their money. "We are just simply asking that this be made a law," said ISvring. "That is all. We don't ask any money and nobody is forced to join." "Then why don't the teachers organize like the Odd Fellows or Masons?" asked Bachman. "Becanse they want the County Treas urer to take charge of the money," was the response. "They want a place to put their money where they know it will be safe." Belshaw saw no necessity for the bill except to make the State do the work for the teachers without the latter paying for it. The County Treasurers, he said, would soon be demanding extra deputies to do the extra work. This the friends of the bill seemed to overlook. Arising vote was taken to decide whether the bill should be read a second time. This was carried by a vote of 21 to 17. A number of committee amendments, striking out obnoxious features, were adopted. Several amendments by Ewing were then presented. The last of these prescribed the duties of the various county officials on whom the burden of the trust was to rest. A vote showed 19 for the amend ment and 19 against. Laugenour cast his vote with the negative side and the amend ment was lost. Cutter of Yuba moved a recess until 7:30 this evening. Wade of Napa seconded the motion, but the chair declared the motion lost as the result of a viva voce vote. Then a motion to adjourn was carried, and the members pressed forward to con gratulate Laugenour upon the masterly way in which he had held the House to its work. Suddenly Clerk Duckworth rapped the desk with the gavel. Duckworth is known to be more thoroughly conversant with the rules of the House than most of its mem bers, and in consequence his announce ment created no little consternation. "Gentlemen," he called out, "if I under stand correctly, you have merely adjourned without fixing the date. That means till the next legislative day. Sunday is a leg islative day as well as any other. There fore a meeting of the House will be held to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock." An oppressive stillness settled on the group of legislators. They looked from one to the other with dismay. Then resignation took its place with many, who declared that they were willing for a Sun day session. The majority, thoagh, looked glum and were wondering what they would do about engagements that had been made, when Clerk Duckworth changed the entire complexion of affairs by an nouncing that he had overlooked rule 1, which declared that the Assembly should sit on every day except Sunday. It was only a joke after all, made possible by the ignorance of the members of their own rules. A LOS ANGELES PROTEST Capitalists and Supervisors Object to In creasing County Expenses. Los Angeles, March 2. — The Board of Supervisors of this county are much worked up over the proposed bill of fixing the salaries of deputies apd regulating of the number of attaches of various offices, which is now being considered by legisla tors at Sacramento. The bill provides for additional deputies, and consequent in creased expense for conducting the county government. T. D. Stinson and G. J. Griffith, two prominent capitalists and members of the Citizens' Reform League, have prepared a protest against any increase in the num ber of deputies, and they will urge upon the representatives now at the State capi tal the need of economical measures. Seattle Hull Inspector's Trial. Seattle, Wash., March 2.— lnspector of Hulls Bryant, who has been on trial sev eral days before Supervising Inspector Bermingham put in the bulk of his defense to-day. The defense examined thirty-five captains and pilots who swore Bryant's reputation was first class and that he was in every way qualitied to hold his position. Bryant as yet has not attempted to answer the specific charges made against him, but may do so Monday when he expects to tes tify in his own behalf. Attempted Wife Murder fat tianta Cruz. Santa Cruz, March 2.— William Perm was arrested to-day for attempting to mur der his wife by shooting at her. The bul let failed to hit her. Her refusal to give him any money, combined with jealousy, was the cause. Santa Crttz Grand Jury Investigation. Santa Cruz, March 2.— The Grand Jury has adjourned until to-morrow. City of ficials, ex-city officials and prominent citi zens have been before them testifying as to their knowledge of the water- bonds matter. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE LEXOW BILL NOW ON FILE. It May Be Discussed by the Assembly Before Adjournment, A Majority in the Lower House Opposes the Measure. TALK OF RETRENCHMENT. A Proposal to Dismiss Use less Clerks Comes Up Again. Sacramento, March 2.— At last the Lexow bill is on th<* Assembly file. The Com mittee on Judiciary reported it back favor ably this morning. A minority report, recommending that it do not pass, was also introduced, signed by Reid, Bledsoe, Cutler, Brusie and Powers. It was expected that the bill -would be consigned to the Ways and Means Com mittee again. This would mean its eventual death, if it were not lost entirely. A careful canvass of the House had shown there was nothing to fear from the bill when it should come up, since at least forty-eight of the members wtttt opposed to it. Still, it was not desirable that the measure should usurp the time that be longed to other bill?. To prevent this, Laugenour of Yolo made a compact with Waymire that if no attempt would be made to make the bill a special order, he would not insist on having it returned to the Ways and Means Committee. The bill was therefore assigned a place at the foot of the tile. A substitute was reported this morning by the Committee on Attaches to Judge Waymire's resolution that all committee clerks, save those of the Judiciary and Ways and Means comittees, should be dis charged after to-day. The substitute pro vided that those chairmen who deemed the retention of their clerks unnecessary discharge the latter. The report con cluded: "Your committee regards this as a proper opportunity for true 'retrenchers' to practice what they preach." It is much easier to talk retrenchment than to practice it though. Now that the time has arrived when the legislator can personally give up .something, the ln>ua tion in yielding is palpable. Brusie ol th-; Ways and >!•■;<!•.- < ..numr. ■• nd Bulia ol the Judiciary, absolutely need their clerks. Some of those most advanced in the re form movement retain their clerks either because of bills they have on hand or bills they may get from the Senate. 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