ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Wilmar N. Tognazzini, Compiler
2160 San Bernardo Creek Road
Morro Bay, CA 93442-2405
This is my 9th in the series of books entitled ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO. It deals, as did the others, with the history of San Luis Obispo County and the area as it was recorded in the local newspapers a century ago.
In the more recent volumes, it has been my practice to excerpt articles from the San Luis Obispo Library microfilm files for only the San Luis Obispo MORNING TRIBUNE. In the 1896 research, it was discovered that the MORNING TRIBUNE between November 27 and December 23, had NOT been microfilmed. It became a matter of either excluding all information from that time frame or using the San Luis Obispo Breeze, a San Luis Obispo daily newspaper being published then. I chose to use the San Luis Obispo Breeze.
The year 1896 was an interesting one. A great amount of the national news for the year centered about the major presidential election in which William McKinley and Garret A. Hobart, of the Republican party, and William J. Bryan and Arthur Sewall, of the Democratic People's party were the major contenders for the top offices in the land. McKinley and Hobart won. Page 103 contains the OFFICIAL RETURNS for the election that year and provides a summary of the political constituency of the county at the time with a list of all precincts and how each precinct voted. Aside from the national election, the county experienced an election for Superior Court judge which will make the reader perceive that campaign rhetoric then was just as offensive as it is now. That competition for the position of county Superior Court judge, almost ended in a "contempt of court" citation for one of the candidates but all ended well. The functioning judge lost the election and subsequently dismissed the case.
This volume contains many vital statistics. There are 133 births, 155 deaths and 132 marriages tabulated. The birth surnames are alphabetically listed under the heading "Birth" as well as under the surname of the parents. The deaths are alphabetically listed under the heading "Died" and under the surname of the decedent. Marriages are triple-listed: Under the heading "Married," under the surname of the bride and under the surname of the groom.
When an item necessitates clarification such as an obsolete word, a reference to a previously included article, errors of one kind or another, the use of foreign words and phrases, etc., these are covered in Compiler's Notes which are in italics. Compiler's Notes are indexed under that heading as well as under the subject matter to which they refer. There are 122 such notes.
I remind you that I can in no way, guarantee the correctness of the information I have included. Whatever is found in this and the other volumes, is only as accurate as the editor required it to be ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO. If he sacrificed accuracy because of personal perspectives, favoritisms or hidden prejudices, I have no way of knowing that.
Wilmar N. Tognazzini
January 1, 1896 through January 4, 1896
A marriage license has been issued to Clarence E. Congdon of Hollister and Miss Carrie A. Goodrich of Verde.
A marriage license has been issued to Miguel Arros and Miss Antaion (sic) Olivera of Arroyo Grande.
A marriage license has been issued to Jose Jesus Valenzuela and Sra. Donna Duarte, both of Pozo.
LEHMAN - Near Cambria, Dec. 27, 1895, Miss Matilda S. Lehman, aged 34 years.
According to Mr. Buckle and other students of the human race, marrying and giving in marriage, is closely connected with the financial question, the problem of easy existence. Assuming the accuracy of the theory, the evidence which San Luis Obispo county has to offer for the past year would seem to indicate that the community is fairly prosperous and that the young people observe nothing in threatened tariff reform or the silver question, or the price of wheat which should give them pause, or terrify them into enforced celibacy although the hard times certainly has had its effect. The marriage licenses issued in this county for the past eight years add up approximately as follows: 1888, 60; 1889, 70; 1890, 100; 1891, 150; 1892, 160; 1893, 195; 1894, 125; 1895, 135.
Evidently if we want increase of population we must raise the price of wheat or take up more profitable lines of agriculture.
GOOD TIMES COMING, BOYS.
Tax Collector Ramage did a land office business during the last month of his collections for the year. The total amount taken in for taxes by him during November was $162,734.34, somewhat in excess of the total for the corresponding month of last year. Another indication that the period of hard times is passing. Another year and with changed national conditions and local improvement from completed railroad and orchards coming into bearing, beet factories starting and better prices prevailing, and San Luis Obispo will be on wheels.
SCRABBLING FOR NICKELS.
About half-past 11 yesterday morning a large crowd was seen in front of the American shoe store. The occasion of the excitement was that the proprietor of this enterprising shoe store had advertised to give away a quantity of nickels to small boys. Mr. Renetzky threw to the crowd of boys five-cent pieces to the amount of $5.
NOW OR NEVER.
The Pacific Feather Cleaning Co. have opened up a cleaning establishment at 605 Higuera st., next to Mr. Lima's Hotel, and will remain in the city for a short time. Four geese feather pillows made into five, same size. Cleaned by steam and gas. This is the only feather cleaner on the coast. Best of references furnished: Mrs. Eddy, Santa Barbara County Bank; Mrs. Geo. Edwards, Santa Barbara Commercial Bank; Commercial Hotel, Dr. Hall, Dr. Cassell, Mrs. Dibblee, and hundreds of others.
GRAND AND TRIAL JURORS.
Judge Gregg has made his order requiring and requesting the Board of Supervisors, at their January meeting, to select 200 citizens, possessing the statutory qualifications, to act as trial jurors in said court during the year 1896.
He has also named the following as persons from whom shall be selected the grand jurors for the year:
Marc Lasar, Myron Angel, J.K. Tuley, C.H. Reed, Wm. Armstrong, L.M. Kaiser, Thos. Barrett Sr., F.W. Vetterline, Smith Shaw, Geo. W. Robbins, A.S. Whitsel, Thos. T. Crittenden, Geo. K. Truesdale, A.G. Grainger, C.A. Barlow, E. Miles, J.J. Simmler, Samuel Donati, Geo. F. Bell, A.R. Booth, C.E. Carpenter, Job Apsey, F.L. Mennet, James Lynch, F.A. Earll, A.N. Rude, C.W. Fairbanks, A.B. Spooner, W.T. Eddy, C.D. Fowler, J.C. Gibson, G.W. Lull, J. E. Mosher, George Bobo. (Compiler's note: Clearly the list of prospective grand jurors includes some of the most well known and influential men of the area.)
The Assessor's Office Being Gradually and Thoroughly Systematized.
A visit to the office of the county assessor develops a careful and painstaking system being perfected by the present assessor, whereby gradually all lands in the county from the smallest fraction to the largest subdivision will ultimately be perfectly delineated, and when completed each taxpayer can see at once every detail relating to his property and that of all surrounding properties, or of any realty taxable within the county.
For the past four months County Assessor King has been quietly, but persistently at work perfecting a series of plat books of various towns, showing accurately every lot, block, fraction and ownership of record. Also plats of many complicated subdivisions in several localities in the county. The necessity for proper plat books has been for years past, recognized by law, the statutes requiring the cost of the same to be paid from the general county fund. Heretofore ineffectual attempts have been made to partially supply them, but now, with the recognition of these requirements by the supervisors, and with the valuable assistance rendered by the assessor at his own expense, the office bids fair to be in thorough system, such as has been perfected in other counties by operation of law. Generally, assessor's offices are closed during about six months of the year. With a desire to bring the work of his office to a perfect system of equity and correctness, our assessor has continuously, at his own cost, supplemented the efforts of the supervisors and is giving the public the benefit of his labor and experience for years as a surveyor, draughtsman and searcher. He gives the supervisors great credit for their prompt and generous recognition of his requisitions, and is assisting them continuously with his own researches and labor.
The law requires all forms, plans and specifications to be submitted to the state board of equalization for approval. That body has approved every plan and specification submitted by our assessor without change. The plat books (notably of Templeton, San Miguel and Nipomo) are perfect in detail and are invaluable, overcoming erroneous and double assessments, and restoring to the assessment roll all properties that have heretofore escaped taxation. The same is true of all parts of this system, and it will in a few years return the entire cost of construction, by keeping intact all taxable property, parts of which otherwise invariably, from time to time escape taxation.
In a word, the assessment of the property of this county is in safe hands.
LOTS OF NOISE.
And a Big Holiday With Our Chinese Residents.
A stranger in town yesterday might have supposed that San Luis Obispo was opening the first skirmish of the Venezuelan war. Such an opinion could easily have been based on the noisy bombardment in the Chinese quarters of this city.
The day was one of special interest to the Celestials, who are entertaining one of the noted men of their order of Free Masonry. An abundance of noise, and the firing of bombs and firecrackers is an essential to the success of any celebration with them and it all formed an important part of yesterday's festivities.
The fun commenced at about 2 o'clock and in a short time thereafter there was a large gathering of people in Chinatown to witness the festivities. After the fireworks the Chinamen assembled in their joss house, where ceremonies peculiar to the race and their order of Free Masonry was (sic) carried out. A big feast closed the day. (Compiler's note: A joss house is a Chinese temple or shrine.)
January 5, 1896 through January 11, 1896.
BARO - PRINCE—At Mission San Miguel, December 28, 1895, by Rev. Father O'Reilly, Joseph Bara (sic) and Mrs. Lydia A. Prince, both of San Luis Obispo.
TAYLOR - ADAMS—In Santa Cruz, Dec. 27, 1895, J.A. Taylor and Miss Eureka Adams.
POTTER - SAWYER—In Paso Robles at the residence of Thomas Cashin, on Sunday, Jan. 5, 1897 (sic), by T.B. Brower, J.P., Mr. L.L. Potter and Mrs. S. Sawyer, both of Santa Margarita. (Compiler's note: Because type was set by hand, typographical errors were common one hundred years ago. The insertion of a "1897" in place of a "1896" is noted here.)
A marriage license has been issued to Joseph M. Olive of Oak Park and Miss Mary Olive of Santa Maria.
FRESMA - In Oakland, Jan. 2, 1896, Mrs. Sarah C. Fresma of Cayucos.
GARCIA - At Nacimiento river, Dec. 27, 1895, R. Garcia, a native of California, aged 14 years.
GARCISE - Near Paso Robles, Dec. 30, 1895, Francisco Garcise, aged 50 years.
FRIBERG - At Paso Robles, Jan. 1, 1896, Mrs. C.J. Friberg.
KNAP - In this city, Jan. 6, 1896, John P. Knap, a native of Luxemburg (sic), aged 66 years, 5 months and 6 days.
EVANS - In this city, Jan. 9, 1896, suddenly from apoplexy, William Evans, a native of Ohio, aged 60 years 9 months and 30 days.
WHITAKER - On San Simeon Creek, Dec. 31, 1895, after a short illness, Winifield Scott Whitaker, aged 63 years, 10 months and 12 days, a native of Indiana.
QUITE A NOTE.
The San Francisco Post of a recent date says that from present indications, it would seem that the famous Santa Margarita ranch owned by the Murphys, will not be sold until certain litigation has been settled in connection with a note for $9,960, signed by James T. Murphy, April 15, 1895, in favor of D.H. Whittemore (sic). The note has been transferred to Collector Wise of the Port of San Francisco and that gentleman is desirous of securing his money at once. A levy may be made on the Santa Margarita ranch.
Paul Madonna of Cambria is out on $2000 bonds, awaiting trial on a charge of stealing fifteen head of cattle from Ernest Ree of that place. Constable Cook made the arrest.
DONATI - In Cayucos, Jan. 5, 1896, to the wife of Samuel Donati, a daughter.
CLARK - At Nipomo, Jan. 4, 1896, to the wife of J.S. Clark, a daughter.
BROKE HIS NECK.
Diego Ortega Fell from a Porch With Fatal Results.
About half past 6 o'clock last evening Diego Ortega, an old gentleman aged about 75 years fell from the porch of the Deleissigues residence in the eastern part of the city and broke his neck.
The old gentleman was very feeble and lost his balance while leaning against a post on the porch, and fell backward with fatal results. Death was instantaneous.
Coroner Nichols was notified and had the body conveyed to the county morgue at Dickinson's undertaking parlors.
Coroner Nichols leaves for San Francisco this morning and he has delegated Judge Egan to hold the inquest.
Held Over the Body of Diego Ortega Last Evening.
For some time yesterday there was an apparently well founded belief that Diego Ortega, the man who fell from the porch of the Deleissegues residence late Monday evening, was not dead, but that it was a case of suspended animation. Dr. Hays examined the body early in the afternoon and found it still warm and showing certain unmistakable signs of life. The inquest was to have been held in the morning, but with the possibility that life might return, acting Coroner Egan, at the suggestion of Dr. Hays, postponed it until 7 o'clock in the evening.
At that hour the following jury was sworn in: R. Elliott, H.M. Moore, T. Barrett Jr., E. Hamilton, T. Barrett Sr., and M.J. Dormer. Dr. Hays stated that there was no doubt that the man was dead, and the jury then proceeded to hear the testimony of the various witnesses.
P.H. Dallidet Jr., stated that he was returning home from the business part of town about 6:30 o'clock Monday evening when he heard a shot, and soon thereafter saw four or five boys near the Southern Pacific railroad bridge on Santa Rosa street. One of the boys had a gun, and stated that he had fired it in the air to frighten away a man who was kicking against the door of Mr. Deleissegues' house. Mr. Dallidet recognized the man to be Diego Ortega and soon afterwards saw him fall backward from the porch, seemingly lifeless. Mr. Dallidet summoned the coroner and others.
Alex Deleissegues, the boy who fired the shot to frighten away the deceased stated that he did not fire the shot in the direction of the man.
Dr. Hays stated that in his opinion death was due to a severe shock sustained in falling from the porch, a distance of three feet, and not from a broken neck, as was previously reported.
The jury returned a verdict that the deceased, a native of California, aged about 69 years, came to his death by a shock resulting from a fall.
The remains will be interred this forenoon.
...C.A. Haskin appeared before the board and protested very strongly against certain insurance companies doing business in this city without a license. The city marshal was instructed to report at the next meeting the names of all insurance companies holding a license for the transaction of their business in this city.
J.P. Andrews asked for more time in which to construct the street motor railway, and was granted an additional ninety days.
COUNTY RECORDER'S FEES.
The total amount of fees collected by County Recorder Fiedler for the filing of various documents in his office for the month of December, amount to $309.15. This gives a grand total of fees for the year just ended of $3,247.25.
H. Mehlmann, G.W. Robbins and Otto Mehlmann left yesterday on a hunting expedition east of the mountains. Soon after they left town another hunting party consisting of Austin Hampton, Ed. Wilhoit and Sid Hampton arrived in town from Morro Bay with several sacks of ducks and one large jack rabbit as trophies of the hunt.
Interesting Testimony at the Preliminary Examination of Baz Taylor.
The preliminary examination of Baz Taylor, charged with cattle stealing, commenced yesterday before Judge Egan. District Attorney Dorn appeared for the people and E. Graves for the defendant.
Taylor is charged with having aided in the stealing of five head of cattle from John and M.R. Carroll of Cambria. The cattle were stolen on the 27th day of November, from the range adjoining that of Sylvester Ramage on the Las Tablas.
Francis Ramage, a son of Sylvester Ramage, testified that he had come upon the defendant Baz Taylor, and Irwin Swain (who had skipped the country,) on the road to Templeton from the head of Old Creek, and that they were then engaged in driving five head of cattle belonging to Carroll Bros. He was positive as to the identity of the two men and spoke to them at the time. A few days after the witness had seen these two men driving the cattle, his father, Sylvester Ramage, had seen Baz Taylor return the cattle to the Carroll ranch, presumably through fear that he had been detected in the robbery. With this testimony in, the prosecution asked for a continuance.
Chas. Swain, one of the men who plead guilty not long since, to a charge of cattle stealing and who has been given a sentence of seven years in Folsom state's prison, told an interesting story. He stated that Baz Taylor was not implicated in the least in the stealing of Carroll's cattle. The theft was made at his (Swain's) direction and at the request of Chas. Beauchamp. Beauchamp had asked Swain to secure a fat steer for the Paso Robles market, and Swain visited the Carroll range in company with his cousin Irwin Swain, Robert Taylor and Hjalmar Peterson. They found a band of five head of cattle and decided, as Swain remarked, "not to take the trouble to separate them, but to steal them all." Later on Baz Taylor, at the request of Swain, had agreed to help drive the cattle to Templeton, but did not know at the time that they were stolen cattle.
Awaiting the testimony of absent witnesses for the prosecution, an adjournment was taken until Saturday.
We understand that old lady Logan, who resides between here and Cayucos, is slowly improving under the treatment of Dr. J.R. Nott of this place.
A little excitement was caused here last Sunday by too much whiskey and the pugilistic inclination of one of our inhabitants.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
...Ordered the clerk to give notice by publication that it is the intention of the board to cancel all names on the great register at their regular meeting in May and that a new and complete registration of the electors of the county will then be ordered. Such notice to refer to the amendment to sec. 1095, of the political code approved March 27, 1895, and call the attention of the public to the new provisions of said section...
...It appearing from the report of the grand jury presented in December to the Superior court that the body had denounced this Board for its extravagance in conducting the affairs of the county and expending its funds; now therefore this Board defies the grand jury, and any member thereof, to produce evidence that the finances of the county have not been handled fairly, honestly and with proper care and fidelity, and this Board hereby denounced said report as unfair and unjust and not warranted in fact.
MORE GOOD NEWS.
The Railroad Working Force is Again Increased.
The Santa Barbara dailies of recent date contain accounts of a very encouraging nature, relative to the progress of railroad construction on the coast line. The impression seems to prevail that construction is to be pushed rapidly forward. The following from the Independent will be of interest to our readers:
From present indications Santa Barbara will be on the main trunk line within six months. Work on the railroad is progressing rapidly and is being pushed to the utmost by the officials of the road.
An order has been sent from San Francisco to Los Angeles to send out an additional force of men to the scene of operations near Guadalupe. A large number of cars, shovels, scrapers and other necessary implements for the progression of the work were sent up from Saugus a couple of days since. Yesterday seven carloads of apparatus for tracklaying and grading in charge of an extra force of one hundred men went to the place of operation to begin work at once.
This large increase of the operating force will enable the work to be done with great speed and with the paraphernalia sent out yesterday which includes seventy miles of rail they will soon complete the construction of the road. The limit of time set by the railroad officials is six months and if the work is finished in the amount of time they expect the construction of the road to occupy, Santa Barbara will have direct communication with San Francisco by July 1st.
The Press says:
It has been decided not to put a working force on at Ellwood as a sufficiently large force can work on the other end to close the gap by July 1st, which is the limit set by the most conservative of the railway officials. Matters are now assuming a business-like aspect and unless all signs fail, within another six months Santa Barbara will be on the through line. (Compiler's note: Closing of the gap was not achieved until March 31, 1901, more than five years later!)
BEET SUGAR FACTORY.
One Will Probably be Established at Nipomo.
The following dispatch from Nipomo in the Examiner of yesterday, will no doubt be of interest to many of our readers:
Nipomo, Jan. 8—C.O. Johnson, superintendent of the Pacific Coast railway, arrived here on a special train this evening from San Luis Obispo with a number of wealthy and influential gentlemen, among whom were M. Atkinson and Mr. Burr, who are closely connected with the Alvarado beet sugar factory. There were also Captain Goodall, John L. Howard and Nathan Goldtree, all of San Francisco, and R.E. Jack, C.H. Phillips, C.R. Callender and Lawyer Unangst, all of San Luis Obispo, most of whom own land in this vicinity. A meeting was held in the city hall, with the intention of feeling the way toward the establishment of a beet sugar factory in this vicinity. The town is alive with people and great enthusiasm prevails.
January 12, 1896 through January 18, 1896.
LITTLEJOHN - In San Miguel canyon, Jan. 6, 1896, to the wife of Wm. Littlejohn, a daughter.
KNOTTS - In Nipomo, Dec. 22, 1895, to the wife of Emery Knotts, a son.
DAVIS - On the Los Osos, Dec. 17, 1895, to the wife of Arthur Davis, a son.
LANE - At the residence of Ed. Smith, near Adelaide, Jan. 10, 1896, Dr. William T. Lane, a native of Virginia, aged about 70 years.
FITZ - Near Arroyo Grande, Jan. 4, 1896, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Fitz.
MARTISCHANG - On the Nipomo ranch of the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.M. Popp, January 14, 1896, Joseph Martischang, a native of Alsace, aged 77 years and 6 months.
STATE SCHOOL MONEY.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, S.T. Black, has apportioned the state school money amounting to $1,987,249, to the several counties and Superintendent Messer has received notification that this county falls heir to $31,770 in the division. The counties around us receive the following sums: Monterey, $32,004; Kern, $17,791; Santa Barbara, $29,083. San Francisco, of course, receives a larger amount than any other county in the state, its share being $430,536. Alpine county comes in for the smallest amount, $504.
Try dot saur krout mit Frankfurter sausage at the California market. (sic)
The Lompoc Journal Has Something to Say.
The railroad surveyors are now near enough to town to take up their lodgings at the Saunders. They arrived last Tuesday night and will spend their evenings in this city until their work is completed—some time next week. The corps consist of D.D. Griffiths and O.L. Timmons, civil engineers, with C.H. Beattle, J.A. Jenkins, Charles Clapp, R. Wallace, Charles Derby, Carroll Emerson, G.W. Goldthwaite and T.L. Flick assistants.
The surveyors would not say anything about their work further than that they were in the employ of the Southern Pacific doing field work between this town and the Santa Ynez river. The railroad company does not allow its civil engineers to talk to outsiders about its plans. The writer however, is sufficiently conversant with the company's methods of doing business to feel safe in saying that it did not send this corps of surveyors all the way from San Francisco for the express purpose of surveying and staking out a route for a branch line to Lompoc unless it contemplated following it up with construction work in the near future.
Lompoc people may possibly derive a crumb of comfort from a remark made by H.E. Huntington while on a visit to Los Angeles last fall. "This company" said he, "will build branch lines of railroad wherever there is a reasonable certainty that the same may be operated without loss, and rights-of-way may be had upon favorable terms."
Meanwhile work on the main line is being pushed. P.J. McCormick who has secured the first contract for grading on this side of the river, has begun work. His contract calls for the construction of nine miles of roadbed. There are those who are predicting that through trains will pass over the new line by the Fourth of July.
WITHOUT A LICENSE.
Constable Cook and Officer Fox Arrest a Sly Tramp.
Constable Cook and Officer Fox arrested one James Ross yesterday afternoon on a charge of peddling goods without a city or county license. Ross came in on a breakbeam from Kings (sic) City Sunday night and has been dodging around the outskirts of the city ever since, selling a cheap line of jewelry and "gold rimmed" spectacles.
Deputy Sheriff Eubanks had a lively run after a vagrant yesterday. The vag is serving time in the county jail and upon being taken out to do some work skipped out. Mr. Eubanks followed close on his trail and soon stopped him by several shots from a pistol which thoroughly scared the fellow.
Do not get trash at other stores when you can get real bargains at Bernstein's Dry Goods house, Monterey street.
The news comes from Cambria of a frightful accident which occurred there on the 10th inst. The infant child of B. Tarri (sic) was burned in a terrible manner, and died soon after. The little child had as its playmates two other children and they accidentally in playing with matches, set fire to the baby's clothes.
TO BE TRIED AGAIN.
As soon as James Ross, the man who is serving out a ten days sentence in the county jail for peddling goods without a county license has reached the end of his term, he will be tried before Recorder Joyce on a charge of violating the city ordinance. (Compiler's note: See preceding article WITHOUT A LICENSE.) In selling his "gold rimmed" spectacles about town, Ross utilized a very unique dodge. He would approach a house with the remark, "I just found a pair of spectacles, guess they are gold rimmed, but they are no good to me, and I'll sell them for seventy-five cents." The spectacles looked to be genuine gold rimmed and the pitiful story told by Ross served to make a sale. In reality the glasses only cost Ross twenty-five cents a pair, purchased in St. Louis, Mo.
ED. TRIBUNE:—This section is again in suspense owing to the dispenser of liquid refreshment for the soil failing to fill orders, as some people think He should, and business is almost at a standstill in consequence.
Most of the farmers are well on with their work, but some have stopped the plow on account of the ground being too dry.
The early sown grain is all up, and although kept back by the cold weather, looks well, and with the usual spring rains will make a good crop.
RAILROAD OFFICIALS ARRIVE.
Vice President H.E. Huntington and Party Go to Guadalupe.
The Santa Barbara papers of recent date have been filled with encouraging reports relative to the progress of work on the coast line. To the good news already advanced by them the TRIBUNE is able this morning to add something which may serve to confirm their reports.
Yesterday afternoon a special train went down the line to Guadalupe with a party of Southern Pacific railroad officials, the chief of whom was Vice President H.E. Huntington. The train did not stop at the depot in this city, and consequently our scribe was unable to secure an interview with any of the distinguished visitors. The report has been going the rounds for the past few weeks that all the contracts from the Santa Ynez river southward were to be let at once. The visit of the railroad people probably means that such is the case.
In relation to the work of construction the last issue of the Santa Barbara Press speaks as follows:
That the Southern Pacific company intends carrying out the active work commenced by them recently, which was published exclusively in the Press, cannot be doubted much longer as a large quantity of grading tools have reached the terminus. Carloads of rails, three and four a day, have been arriving at Guadalupe and the force of men has been materially increased this week.
A gentleman who has just returned from San Francisco over the coast line and then to this city by stage, says that the hopes of the optimistic citizen will be fulfilled in a remarkably short time.
While in San Francisco he interviewed several prominent railroad officials and in each case he was assured that work would not cease until the Southern Pacific owned one of the grandest scenic routes in the world.
The following note from the Paso Robles Leader is also of a cheerful character:
Putnam & Hord have shipped four carloads of horses to the front and they are now at work putting the grade in shape for the track-layers who are putting down the rails as fast as possible.
OUR EFFICIENT PROTECTION.
During the last year there were arrested and charged with felony 54 individuals of whom 20 were duly convicted and sent to the state's prison, one went to the reform school at Whittier. There were 160 arrests for misdemeanors of various kinds, and lodged in the county jail for longer or shorter period, and 12 persons were charged with insanity and taken up therefor and seven of them were committed to the state asylums. If it had not been for the capable indifference of the jurymen a number more of those arrested for felonies would now be safely behind the bars.
January 19, 1896 through January 25, 1896.
A marriage license has been issued to Francisco Villa and Maria Chovia, both of this city.
CHAVELIN - In El Morro, Jan. 17, 1896, to the wife of F.G. Chavelin, a daughter.
CONARDT - In San Francisco, Jan. 17, 1896, Mrs. H. Conardt, a native of Germany.
A NEW SCHOOL HOUSE.
A correspondent furnishes us with the information that the La Panza school district is soon to have one of the neatest and best little temples of learning in the county. The owners of the Cammatta ranch have given an acre of land and the erection of the building has already commenced. Mr. Ternan has the contract.
The trainmen have been notified to keep a lookout for a cave-in this side of tunnel No. 7. The roadbed at that point is in a weak condition.
...The city attorney gave his opinion that real estate agents were not liable for license as such, unless they were actually making sales.
On motion it was resolved as the sense of the board, that the marshal should collect license from all insurance companies doing business in this city.
Marshal Cook, as tax collector, has completed his labors in collecting the city taxes. The total amount of taxes levied was $10,904.40, and the marshal has collected $10,506.95, being about 96½ per cent of the total levy. This leaves only $397.55 on the delinquent list, and is the smallest amount on that side of the balance sheet in the history of the city. It speaks well for Marshal Cook.
CARRIER BOY SICK.
Alex Delissegues (sic), one of the carrier boys, who has so faithfully delivered the Morning TRIBUNE to the residents of the southern part of the city, is quite ill at his home, and if any of the subscribers on his route should miss their paper this morning, they will please excuse it on the ground that a new boy is doing the work during Alex's sickness.
El Barbareno the new Santa Barbara journal, says that a marriage license has been issued to Wm. Bludworth a native of Texas, resident of Santa Barbara, and to Cora McDougall a native of California, resident of San Luis Obispo.
SECREST - At Fort Worth, Texas, Leander A. Secrest, a native of Tennessee. Deceased was a brother of Mrs. S.M. Dyer of this city, and Mrs. Dr. Hughes of Paso Robles.
HANNEN - In this city at the county hospital, Jan. 19, 1896, Thomas Hannen, a native of Ireland, aged about 61 years.
CANET - At Port Harford, Jan. 19, 1896, Joaquin, infant son of Joaquin and Mary Canet, aged 9 months and 2 days.
Officer Fox found seven hobos sleeping in Dr. Hathway's barn early yesterday morning. Six of them promptly accepted an invitation to leave town, and the seventh, a negro, who has been about town for several days was lodged in the county jail. Later in the day the negro appeared before Judge Joyce and upon presenting a physician's certificate that he was suffering from cancer of the stomach, his Honor allowed him to go with orders to leave town at once.
THE LAW AFTER HIM.
Patrick Hennessy, one of the railroad workmen at the construction camps, has skipped the country. He stole a time check from a fellow workman, and had it cashed as his own, and now he is wanted by the Guadalupe officials in consequence thereof. Marshal Cook has been telegraphed to keep a lookout, but has so far failed to locate him. Officer Crawford was on hand yesterday upon the arrival of the early morning train from Guadalupe expecting to capture the man, but he was not aboard.
PASO ROBLES HOBOS.
The recent heavy rains gathered the hob element into the towns and cities. Paso Robles like San Luis Obispo, had a portion of this wandering class of people, and no more desires their presence than we do. Constable Saunders came down on yesterday evening's train with two vags booked for the county jail, for ten days each.
From the Lompoc Record.
Sixty track layers have been sent to the front to speedily complete the road from Guadalupe to Los Alamos creek. With this force busily engaged the task will be finished ere the lapse of another week. There will be no hindrance hereafter on account of lack of rails, for a vast tonnage has reached the company's yards ready to go forward when needed. It will take six or eight weeks to put in the piers and build the steel viaduct over the Los Alamos creek. Then the track will be laid at once to the Santa Ynez river that work can begin on its foundations. It is definitely given out at headquarters that work from the river south will be immediately taken up, and in fact has been in progress since New Year's day. Mr. McCormack, the contractor at work on the first section south of the river, says there are enough switches, turnouts, and sidetracks laid out on the site for the dept on the Fisher and Huyck tracts to accommodate the business of a town of twenty thousand inhabitants.
The Coast Will be the Favorite Line for Travel.
The San Francisco Chronicle of Thursday contains a lengthy article relative to the work of construction on the coast line. It speaks in glowing terms of the future prospects of this county, after the line shall have been completed. There is no doubt in the least, as to the truth of its assertions. Before the time for the shipment of grain, the line will have been completed and another great route for passenger and freight traffic will be established and our city will be one of the points on that line to reap untold benefits from the new order of things.
Already San Luis Obispo feels the pulse of progress throbbing, and in the hearts of our people enthusiasm will spring anew. Commercial men, who tarry with us for a day or two at a time, are unanimous in the assertion that this city is one of the best on the coast, and as regards the future, fully possessed of every advantage to take the tide and sail into the portals of prosperity. They are of a class of men, who may be considered as "supreme judges" of a town, and their verdict may be accepted as reliable.
In reference to the coast line, the Chronicle has this to say:
The completion of the coast division to Elwood will result in a revolution in the existing methods of handling through freight and passenger traffic. The Southern Pacific company announced its intention long ago to make the coast route the popular passenger route between San Francisco and southern California. The passenger trains will be run through the San Joaquin valley in the future, solely for the accommodation of local business, and the new regime will leave Bakersfield, Fresno, and the other valley towns on a sidetrack. It is also said the company is considering the feasibility of making the coast route the through freight route to San Francisco. It will have several advantages over the valley route, not the least of which will be a decreased mileage. The Tehachapi pass will also be avoided. There are some heavy grades between Santa Margarita and San Luis Obispo, but none of them are so difficult as the Tehachapi grade. The cost of transporting freight trains by ferry from the Oakland freight yards to this side of the bay will also be avoided by bringing the trains into San Francisco over the coast line, and altogether the operating department thinks it sees a way of curtailing expenses very largely when the coast line is completed.
SONG BIRDS AND GAME BIRDS.
A Proposition to Form an Acclimatization Society.
A short time since, there was formed at a meeting held in San Jose, a society for the purpose of stocking the counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz with song and game birds. The project seems to have elicited prompt and warm support. Delegates were present from all of the counties named, a membership of sixty-five was secured at the meeting and the list of officers, which includes members of the executive committee from each of counties in question, is made up of prominent and influential citizens, level-headed men who do not take up aimless and futile fads. They regard it as desirable and perhaps essential to the success of their plans that the adjoining counties of Monterey and San Luis Obispo should be included in the territory to be benefitted by their operations and the secretary of the society, Mr. J.D. Mackenzie, who is the game warden of Santa Clara county, has addressed a letter to Mr. R.E. Jack asking him to place the matter before the people of this county. We trust the project may find favor here. It would add immensely to the attractiveness of the country and its desirability as a place of residence, in these days a main factor in determining intelligent people in their choice of a place of residence. We can quite understand that there are those to whom no consideration of that sort appeals with much force. There are those to whom a tree is an eyesore and beautiful surroundings of any kind a childish and enervating distraction from money getting, understood by them to be the chief end of man. But even to those there are excellent utilitarian reasons for their interest in this matter. Most of those birds, which would specially delight the eye of all true lovers of beauty by the gorgeousness of their plumage and the ear of all loves of melody by the charm of their song, are precisely those which are of the greatest benefit to the farmer and fruitraiser. They feed mostly upon insects and do not destroy plants or fruits in any manner. For instance with reference to the Mongolian, Golden and English pheasants, which the society to which we have referred is now endeavoring to import and acclimatize, W.B. Tegetmeier, a Fellow of the English Zoological Society, recognized as the greatest authority on this bird says:
"The value of pheasants to the agriculturist is scarcely sufficiently appreciated; the birds destroy enormous numbers of injurious insects—upwards of 1200 wire worms have been taken out of the crop of the pheasant; and if this number was consumed at a single meal, the total destroyed must be almost incredible. There is no doubt that insects are preferred to grain. One pheasant shot at the close of the shooting season had in its crop 726 wire worms, one acorn, one snail, nine berries and three grains of wheat. Four hundred and ***** grubs of the crane fly were taken out of the crop of one pheasant." (Compiler's note: ***** indicates that at this point the word was not legible.)
We hope that the matter may be favorably considered here. Of course, if it should be proposed to do anything for the special benefit of this county, it should be done at once so that the early spring months, the breeding season, may be taken advantage of.
LITTLE SON OF M.L. ESCOBAR SHOT.
The Accidental Discharge of a Rifle in Robert Dughi's Hands Did the Work.
Pablo Vasquez arrived in town late last evening from his place this side of the Cuesta grade, and notified Coroner Nichols of the killing of the little eight year old son of M.L. Escobar.
The facts in the case as near as could be learned, are as follows: About 5 o'clock last evening the dead body of the unfortunate child was found near the gate at the house of R. Dughi, who lives on the Goldtree place, about three quarters of a mile from the house recently occupied by O'Neal the milkman.
Soon after the finding of the body, the cries of a child were heard coming from the hill just in the rear of the house, and on investigation being made, Robert the ten-year old son of Mr. Dughi, was found crying in a most pitiful manner. Upon being questioned the little fellow admitted having killed the little Escobar boy. The two boys had been playing together and Robert Dughi found a rifle in his father's house and brought it out. With a childish jest he aimed it at young Escobar. The latter playfully told him to shoot, that the gun was not loaded. Dughi pulled the trigger. It was all done in fun, but how sadly it terminated. The rifle proved to be loaded and the bullet struck Escobar near the pit of the stomach, causing his death.
At the time of the shooting none of the Dughi family were at home and the children had been left to play together until their return. The Dughi's and Escobar's lived only a quarter of a mile apart and the children of both families were playmates and on the best of terms.
M.L. Escobar, the father of the boy who was killed, lived on the ranch belonging to P.F. Ready of this city. He leased the place only about two months ago.
Undertaker Dickason goes out this morning to take charge of the body of the boy. It will be brought to this city and Coroner Nichols will hold an inquest at 2:30 this afternoon at the morgue on Higuera street.
BENADEM - In Templeton, Jan. 20, 1896, to the wife of M. Benadem, a daughter.
BLACKBURN - DYRE—In Templeton, Jan. 22, 1896, by the Rev. Mr. Baird, Harry H. Blackburn of Paso Robles and Miss Crete H. Dyre of Templeton.
January 26, 1896 through February 1, 1896.
MELERA - OSTINI—In Cayucos, Jan. 22, 1899, by the Rev. M. Lockart, M. Andrea Melera and Miss Rosa Ostini, both of Cayucos. (Compiler's note: Attention is called to the date of "1899." It is obvious that the type setter set a "6" upside down.)
YOUNG - KELLY—At St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, Jan. 23, 1896, the Rev. Father Hennegan officiating, Thos. L. Young of Louisiana and Rose L. Kelly of San Luis Obispo.
LALOLI—In Gordevio, Switzerland, Dec. 29, 1895, Giovan A. Laloli, aged about 72 years.
Deceased was the father of James Laloli, a prominent dairyman of Cayucos, who prior to his departure to the fatherland, was for eight years a resident of Santa Cruz.
ROBINSON - At Paso Robles, Jan. 19, 1896, Dr. Somerset Robinson, a native of Maryland.
THE JURY CALLS IT ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING.
The Verdict Rendered at the Inquest Over the Body of Young Escobar.
Early yesterday morning a TRIBUNE representative accompanied Undertaker P. Dickason and W.A. Cook to the Goldtree ranch about a mile and a half north east of the Last Chance saloon, to the residence of Paul Dughi, where Joe, the eight-year old son of A.J. Escobar was killed late Friday evening.
Arriving at the Dughi place, the party were shown into a little bedroom in the front part of the house, and there upon the bare floor, in a mass of clotted blood lay the body of the unfortunate child cold and stiff in death. The particulars of the accident as given in yesterday's issue were correct with one exception.
It was stated that the little boy had been shot while near the gate of the picket fence inclosing a small yard around the Dughi residence. The accident occurred in the house, and when Undertaker Dickason took charge of the body it was lying in the exact place where it had fallen.
The room in which the accident occurred, is about 10 x 13 and to all appearances when the shot was fired young Escobar must have been standing near or against the bed.
The gun, from which the shot was unintentionally fired was a Remington repeater, 44 calibre, and the bullet passed clear through the child's body, through the bed clothes and a heavy mattress and lodged in the redwood boards of the wall about eight inches from the floor.
The body of the child was brought to the morgue in this city, and Coroner Nichols held an inquest at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The following jury was sworn: A. McAllister, foreman, J.D. Fowler, P. O'Leary, G.A. Miller, H.E. Green and L. Badger.
Robert Dughi, the ten-year-old boy who did the shooting, was the first called as a witness. He began crying, but under the questions put by Dr. Nichols in a kind manner, he stated that young Escobar had come to his father's place about 5 o'clock in the evening to tell Mr. Dughi that his hogs had been trespassing on the Escobar ranch, which is the property of P.F. Ready.
Mr. Dughi was not at home and the two Dughi children, Robert and Edwin, took young Escobar into the house and the three proceeded to help themselves to a luncheon of cold meat in the kitchen. Afterward they entered the front part of the house and Robert climbed upon a book case, standing in the corner of the front bed room, and procured a rifle which he knew his father had placed there. Not thinking that it was loaded he pointed it at young Escobar, whereupon the latter told him that it was not loaded and if it was, his (Escobar's) father would be angry if he should be killed. In another moment Dughi pulled the trigger and his companion fell over dead.
Paul Dughi, the father of the boy who did the shooting, and A.J. Escobar, the father of the deceased, were both examined and testified that they were neighbors and had never been engaged in any quarrels and that their children were playmates and upon the best of terms.
This closed the inquest and the jury retired to deliberate. In about fifteen minutes they returned a verdict through their foreman, A. McAllister, that the deceased, Joseph Escobar, aged about 8 years, came to his death through the accidental discharge of a rifle in the hands of Robert Dughi, the boys being at play at the time.
Just after the verdict was rendered a most pathetic scene was witnessed. It was one which would move the strongest hearts and will never be forgotten by the few who were present. A.J. Escobar, the father of the deceased, was bewailing his sad loss when the little Robert Dughi, the boy who did the shooting knelt down and began sobbing and praying. He besought the dead boy's father to believe him innocent and to forgive him for the killing of his boy. Many times over he repeated the sentence, "I did not know the gun was loaded." Mr. Escobar broke completely down and mingled his tears with those of the child at his feet. Nothing more touching could be imagined, and men who were accustomed to bear up under the heaviest strains could not have remained unmoved. The few present filed out and in the eyes of several there was a moisture which could not be mistaken. In all his years as coroner of the county, Dr. Nichols regards this case as the saddest.
The Continued Rain Causes a Delay in Construction.
A visit to the camp of Higby, Roy & Co., now grading north of the river, found their contract nearly finished. Mr. Roy said that not more than one month would elapse before it would be completed. Orders have been given to stop grading one hundred feet short of the contract limit in the river. It has always been understood that the bridge over the Santa Ynez would be very long. Not so. There is to be put two piers and two abutments, leaving the bridge not longer than 300 feet. The grading on the south approach to the bridge is progressing rapidly, and in another month there will be but a very small space observable through which the waters of the Santa Ynez shall find exit to the ocean. The temporary bridge will be placed west of the main bridge, and will be built at once and be in readiness quite as soon as the material can come forward for the chief structure. There is every indication of expeditious work along the whole line now under contract.
The latest news from railroad headquarters points to the immediate construction of the road to the Santa Ynez river.
The contractors, Higby, Roy & Co. are grading double approaches to the river, the second to be used for the temporary bridge to be immediately constructed in order to facilitate the building of the piers and superstructure of the permanent bridge. Los Alamos creek would have been reached ere this had the storm not intervened, but at longest, another week and the material for the Los Alamos viaduct will be carried forward and that mammoth structure begin to assume shape. The foundation has been entered upon and is progressing finely. This work ready for use, and within ten days the road can be laid to the river and work on the temporary bridge commenced. The temporary bridge will correspond exactly with the one constructed at Guadalupe.
In speaking of a branch line to Lompoc the Record further says:
Lompoc cannot, upon any rational grounds, allow the road to stop eight miles from the town if its people have any idea or desire of making progress in numbers or business. The road will, directly or indirectly, augment our numbers about 150 and this nucleus would be a fine start for a town at the beach. We then, have it in our power to hold the town and business and keep it building towards city proportions by securing this proposed road.
Another Splendid Addition to the Season's Record.
About 2 o'clock yesterday morning (January 27) it began raining again. During the early part of the night the wind came from the south in a perfect gale, and the clouds darkened. Now and then there was a flash of lightning.
The showers were frequent and heavy yesterday, and at 5 o'clock last evening Mr. Williams' rain gauge registered 1.80 inches for the storm, increasing the season's record to 11.91.
The ground is now thoroughly soaked with water. All the creeks and small streams are full to the banks. San Luis creek is higher than it has been for a few years past, and is rising somewhat as the storm continued.
BROAD WAGON TIRES.
The Fresno supervisors are considering the details of a broad wagon-tire ordinance, which they expect soon to pass. The details under consideration according to the Republican, are as follows:
They provide three widths of tires. For buggies and small wagons there will be no regulation, but for a wagon with a capacity of 4,500 lbs. and less than 6,000, the tires shall be five inches. For wagons with capacity for more than 6,000, the tires shall be six inches. The law is not intended to go into effect before January 1st, 1898. That is to give the people who have wagons on hand, with narrow tires, time to dispose of them, and to give farmers and teamsters plenty of time to have their wagons fitted with broad tires.—Exchange.
INTERESTING CHAPTER IN HIS EVENTFUL CAREER.
Charged With Cutting Timber on Government Lands in Madera.
There will be sorrow for many a long day in See Canyon. The usual quiet of that sequestered little nook, where romance is a theme, and the mellow notes of the feathered tribe come ever and anon from the leafy branches; all has been broken into, and in a way which may or may not have been most undesired.
When the sun arose yesterday there was joy in every home in the canyon; when it dropped behind the hills and sank to rest in the old Pacific, there was a wide change. Surprises are nothing in the See Canyon and are as frequent as aspirants for office on the eve of a city election, but when Deputy United States Marshal, B.T. Alford, came down on the fold early yesterday morning and placed Jake See under arrest, consternation reigned.
"Jake" has had an eventful career, but he had settled down to pass the rest of his days in peace, and reinstate himself in the good graces of the constables and officers of the law.
Deputy United States Marshal, B.T. Alford of Fresno, arrived on the evening train Tuesday. He was armed with a warrant for the arrest of See on a charge of cutting and selling timber on Government land in Madera county, near the Fresno line. The complaint charges that the timber was cut on section 10, township 9, and is sworn to before Commissioner Prince of Fresno.
Early yesterday morning, before the break of dawn, Marshal Alford hied himself away to See Canyon to find his man. Jake was at home and made no objection to accompany the officer to this city, where he was locked up in the county jail until the departure of the 10 o'clock train to Port Harford to meet the steamer. The prisoner will be given a hearing before Commissioner Day of Santa Barbara, and if held on the charge will be taken to Los Angeles for trial.
A TRIBUNE representative secured an interview with Jake at the Pacific Coast Railway depot, while he was awaiting the departure of the train. In answer to numerous questions he replied as follows:
"The complaint charges that I cut timber from a government claim in Madera county during the years of 1894 and 1895. I will state that I am innocent of the charges. I have a claim in Madera county and two mining claims close by, but I neither cut nor sold timber from government land in that county or in any county in the state. I think I know why this originated. The man that swore to the complaint, Wm. O'Neil, is a personal enemy of mine, and my arrest is due to spite work on his part. While I was living in Madera county, O'Neil stole a set of harness from me. I met him one time on the county road with my harness on his horses' back. At the point of a pistol I persuaded him to return the harness then and there. That is the cause of my arrest," remarked Jake, as he stepped on the train.
E.B. Flack and W.H. Childers were salmon fishermen at Port Harford yesterday. They came back with a sack of muscles (sic) and the equivalent of a silver quarter devoted to the purchase of feesee (sic). (Compiler's note: The word "feesee" cannot be found in the compiler's reference books.)
THE WATER QUESTION.
The San Luis Water Company Would Like to Sell to the City.
For some weeks past rumors have been floating around that the Water Company has been negotiating with the City Trustees for the sale of the property of the company to the city, but we are unable to trace the report to any responsible source. The Trustees know nothing of such a proposition and as they necessarily had to know about it if any one did, the statement appeared to be without foundation. Yesterday, however, at the instance of the attorneys for the company, an informal meeting of Board was held at the City Hall at which Mr. Ernest Graves, on behalf of the company appeared and stated that it was the desire and intention of his clients to submit to the city a proposition looking to the disposal of all the properties, rights and franchises which they possessed as a corporation, claiming the exclusive right to supply the city with water, and he desired to be informed whether, in the event that he should be empowered and instructed to make a proposition of the kind, the Trustees would receive and consider it. He was informed that the Trustees would regard it as their duty to give the matter all due consideration, but any negotiation of the sort would have to be presented in open regular meeting, and with the full knowledge of the public. No intimation was made as to what sort of a proposition the Water Company intended to make, or when it would be made, nor on the part of the Trustees as to what action, if any, they would take in the premises.
This move of the Water Company is an interesting one and our citizens will draw their own inferences as to what the company expects to gain by it.
HEARNE - In this city, Jan. 29th, 1896, to the wife of Richard Hearne, a daughter.
CREASY - Near Templeton, Jan. 25, 1896, to the wife of L. A. Creasy, a son.
EASTON - At San Miguel, Jan. 27, 1896, to the wife of P. Easton, a daughter.
RIFFE - Near Arroyo Grande, Jan. 29, 1896, to the wife of C.A. Riffe, a son.
HANNA - In this city, Jan. 29, 1896, to the wife of Robert Hanna, a son.
ABELOE - Near this city, Feb. 4, 1896, to the wife of P.A. Abeloe, a daughter.
FEES OF TWO OFFICES.
The fees for filing documents in the office of the city recorder during the month of January amounted to $318.10. County Clerk Whicher closes his fee book for the same month with $216.95 as the sum. There is a difference of over $100 in favor of the recorder.
The TRIBUNE was slightly mistaken in yesterday's issue in stating that the only Chronicle Christmas cup which this county secured was awarded to the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shipsey. We secured another cup, and the little son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Wood of the Santa Ysabel ranch, will be made happy in after years when he learns that it was his good fortune to be born on Christmas day. (Compiler's note: ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, 1895, page 123 points out that there was still another candidate for a cup and the vital statistics found on page 122 state that the wife of Victor Berta, Toro creek near Cayucos, gave birth to a son on December 25th. In fact, the statistics is followed by the notation, "a Christmas present.")
IMPORTANT PROGRESS ON THE COAST LINE.
The Debated, Right-of-Way Between Gaviota and Santa Barbara Settled.
From the Santa Barbara Press.
Mr. I.K. Fisher has returned from the northern part of the county where he spent a week in clearing up the right-of-way for the line between Gaviota and this city, where the same has been in question for some time. This important matter having been attended to, the way is now open for the road to come through without further hindrance.
Mr. Fisher brings news of interest and importance from the scene of operations. The line has now been completed to Casmalia, fifteen miles on this side of Guadalupe, where stage connections will be made with Lompoc and thence to this city until the coast line is completed to Ellwood. (Compiler's note: The reader is reminded that this is an article from the Santa Barbara Press and that "this side of Guadalupe" should be oriented to the location of the city of Santa Barbara, not to San Luis Obispo.) The large force of men at work are now laying 3,000 feet of track a day and the road is being made by far the best of any in the state, the roadbed being heavily ballasted and large steel rails being used. Within two weeks the track will be finished to Los Alamos creek, seven miles on this side of Casmalia.
Across this creek there will be an immense bridge, ninety feet high and nine hundred feet long. The material for the bridge is all on the ground and as the work of building has already been begun it will be well under way by the time the rails are laid to it. From this creek to the Santa Ynez river, a distance of seven or eight miles further on, the roadbed has been graded and is ready for the track layers. A temporary bridge will be thrown across the Santa Ynez river so as not to delay the work when that point is reached.
Work has been started in a very active way on this side of the Santa Ynez river, where a hundred teams and three hundred men are pushing the work of grading with all speed of which such a good force is capable. At this place the line is close to the ocean, the track being designed to cross the river at its mouth.
Just on this side of the river on the beautiful mesa lands that border the ocean and stretch away toward the mountains, a townsite has been laid out and the workmen are already grading the ground for the station. The town, which is owned by Messrs. I.K. Fisher and Frank B. Smith, will be named "Western City." It has an ideal location and with its numerous advantages of soil, climate and railroad facilities, it is likely that on this new site a prosperous and thriving town will soon spring up. There will be business opportunities in this connection that will be immensely profitable to those who are wise in time and get in on the ground floor.
Mr. Fisher in conversing with the railroad authorities was given positive assurance that nothing will be allowed to stand in the way of the continuous prosecution of the work until the gap is closed, and it will be pushed to completion as fast as the army of workmen employed, can do it. The railroad company will probably build its round house, warehouses, etc., on its property on the Hope ranch unless a site is deeded by the city within the corporate limits.
SCOTT - MURPHY—At Huntington, Oregon, Jan. 12, 1896, W.J. Scott, of Dell, Oregon, and Miss Nancy Murphy of San Luis Obispo.
A local paper of Huntington says: "We understand the above event was the consummation of an arrangement made by letter; the high contracting parties not having seen each other for years. The next day after the wedding they quietly drove to Scott's home on Willow creek, where they settled down to domestic life before their nearest neighbors were aware of what had happened. We welcome Mrs. Scott to our community and wish them a happy journey through life."
LEHMAN - OGDEN—At Cambria, Feb. 1, 1896 by Rev. Henry C. Thompson, F. W. Lehman of Cambria and Miss Alice Ogden of Parkfield.
A marriage license has been issued to W.F. Snyder and Miss Vianna Pearlee Hale, both of Paso Robles.
Marriage licenses have been issued to Luigi Mazzoline and Miss Cataline Barbettini, both of Guadalupe, and to Lucian L. Sylvia and Miss Maria Jepsen, both of San Luis Obispo.
Marriage license have been issued to Wm. F. Shimmins of Shandon, and Miss Fannie M. Tolle of Adelaide; to R. Dodson of Cambria and Miss Bertha D. Smith of Paso Robles and to Nicola Albertoni and Miss Fulvia Giovannotti, both of Oso Flaco.
A marriage license has been issued to Vine Van Gorden and Miss Kate J. Evans, both of Cambria.
Feb. 2, 1896.
ED. TRIBUNE:—This is one of our disagreeable days. The wind is blowing and quite chilly, small clouds are drifting overhead at intervals which indicate that the weather is far from being settled, yet no more rain is needed. We hear considerable complaint on account of too much rain as in many instances considerable damage was done in the way of bridges being washed away, breakwaters being carried down stream and some valuable land was caved into the surging torrents of the Santa Rosa and San Simeon creeks early during the past week, when the high water mark, for past seasons, were not within several inches of where the water mark came to during the last storm. (Compiler's note: The reader's attention is called to the length of the last sentence. Modern journalism practice does not encourage this kind of writing.)
...During the past few weeks it has been the occupation of many to go in quest of the delicious, yet treacherous mushroom.
...Geo. Van Gorden took a drove, or started a drove of milch cows for Mexico a few days ago, and he may return for another band soon.
The San Simeon mail was held over last Monday on account of high water and the Cayucos mails were sent through mud and water, yet arriving in good condition, a new driver being employed for the trip whose skill and good judgment had considerable to do in landing passengers and mail safe in Cambria.
Several busy, bustling drummers invaded our quiet little village not long ago, but no one cried when they went, nor rejoiced when they arrived.
CROCKER - In Germany, Feb. 6, 1896, Hirsch Crocker, aged about 77 years.
ALFORD - On Morro Creek, Feb. 7, 1896, George Alford, a California Pioneer, aged 76 years.
A CLOSE CALL.
THE CITY HALL HAS A NARROW ESCAPE FROM BURNING.
Shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday morning while Officer Crawford was patrolling Monterey street, his attention was attracted by a bright light in the city hall. Thinking that Engineer Park had failed to extinguish the gas in the hallway he sauntered around in that direction with Officer Pruitt, with the intention of performing the duty which he believed Mr. Park had forgotten.
Arriving at the door, the smell of burning pine and the flickering of an unsteady light told him that he was mistaken, and that a fire confronted him. Hastily ascending the stairs and entering the council room, Crawford discovered a flame shooting from a burning spot in the floor. Pruitt secured a bucket of water and the incipient blaze, which would soon have developed into a dangerous fire, was extinguished.
Early in the evening the fire department held a meeting in the council room, and several burning cigars had been thrown into a box filled with sawdust and used as a cuspidor. In this way the fire started. The vigilance of the officers in discovering the fire was the subject of much favorable comment yesterday.
A FINE BEEF.
The writer's attention was attracted yesterday to a large fat beef hanging on the rack in front of Diess' meat market. It was a five month old heifer, and weighed when dressed, 360 pounds. The animal came from the Carrisa Plains and was raised by A.J. Downe.
BICKMORE - Near Arroyo Grande, Feb. 4, 1896, Gilbert Bickmore, aged 68 years and 6 months.
A marriage license has been issued to F.S. Morehouse of Paso Robles and Miss Mary L. Orton of Edna.
Prof. Leroy D. Brown has introduced the fire drill in the public schools of this city. The pupils of the Court school were given their first experience in that performance yesterday. It is excellent training and of untold advantage in case of a fire.
A marriage license has been issued to A.L. Elliott and Miss Evelyn Shinn, both of Arroyo Grande.
CHINESE NEW YEAR.
IT WAS USHERED IN AT 4 p.m. YESTERDAY.
The only event of jollification with the Chinese of any importance is the week's New Year's festivities, and for that time every spare dime is carefully hoarded up. When the gladsome time arrives the "China boys" come in from their places of labor in the country and join with their city brothers in making all the noise possible.
The Chinese New Year began at 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon (February 11, 1896). The various stores in the Chinese quarters have been finely decorated, and it is said that the festivities will surpass those of last year.
Among the Chinese stores worthy of special mention for the decorations made by their proprietors are: Wing Sang Wah & Co., Wing Hing Lung & Co., Yee Chung & Co., Ah Louis and Lai Wah Lee & Co.
In the store of Yee Chung the writer was shown a fine piece of work in the shape of a huge Chinese lantern. It is so constructed that the heat of the candle causes a hundred or more little Chinamen, made of tissue paper, to revolve about and go through the motion of various occupations. It was made in this city by Gin Suey.
Every resident of Chinatown promises to attend the lecture of Wang Foo Shun, at the Garden Street church Friday evening. They regard it as a great treat to hear a China boy, "allee samee smart as Melican man."
THE WATER COMPANY.
CONSCIOUS THAT A PREJUDICE EXISTS AGAINST THEM.
Would be willing to Sell Out to the City at the Low Figure of $100,000.
Referring to the recent item in this paper connecting the presence in this city for the past few days of Hon. B.D. Murphy of San Jose, and his brother General Murphy, with the possible position of the Water Company in the next city election, the gentlemen named desire it to be understood that they are not here for any such matter, but have in view solely the interests of the San Luis Water Company. As to that, the gentlemen talked quite freely and frankly, expressing their desire and willingness to meet the views of the citizens of the town if that should be possible. Naturally the Water Company would prefer to be left alone to carry on their business in their own way. They are unable to see in what manner they have failed to do their entire duty in the premises. According to their books they have expended a large capital in providing an adequate water supply for this city.
They have heretofore been seriously hindered in their good work by adverse and wrongful claims to the water of San Luis creek. But now they claim that by purchase or process of law, all these obstacles have been removed and now they can guarantee a bountiful supply even for a town several times as large as this. As to the plant, any notion that the pipes of the company are weak or poor is utterly erroneous. They claim to have thirteen miles of cast iron pipe, the heaviest made of the respective sizes. It is true that for 3,000 or 4,000 feet on Higuera street and for the short distance between the reservoir and the city the pipes are of sheet iron, but these pipes it was expected to replace and only the stringency of the money market had prevented it. But with these exceptions the system is in their view in excellent condition. As stated, they would much prefer entering into a further arrangement with the city for exclusively supplying it with water. It has been and is a profitable piece of property, paying say 6½ per cent per annum on a capital of $100,000. But they realize that the citizens generally seem to have a prejudice against their continued control and in favor of city ownership and the members of the Water company do not wish to go counter to the will of the people. The company would be willing to make most liberal terms for the transfer of all their interests to the city. They would be willing say to accept $100,000 of the 5 per cent bonds of the city in full payment. That they think ought to be considered a most satisfactory arrangement. The city would pay 5 per cent and receive 6½ on the money. The bonds would not increase in value but the water property would. With no opposition the receipts from water would probably double in a short time. The representatives of the Water company are confident that as a business proposition, this arrangement would be far better than the present notion of pumping from wells. Gravity water, they contend, is of course much cheaper to supply even if any adequate amount could be procured by pumping in this vicinity, which they doubt. All that the company would ask would be that their proposition should be submitted to a vote of the people, feeling certain that the property holders would favor it and that the requisite majority in its favor would be obtained. They have no manner of doubt that the issue of bonds authorized by the recent election will be declared invalid by the Supreme court on the grounds set forth in their behalf, in the suits now pending in the matter, and particularly because the bonds are ordered to be issued for gold coin instead of gold and silver. That election having proved void and of no effect, the way is clear for the consideration of the Water company's proposition to sell out, and all that the company would desire would be to secure a full and free expression of the people's will.
We feel certain that our people will be interested in this frank and candid statement from the Water company and take pleasure in placing it before them.
PAUL MADONA (sic) BEING EXAMINED FOR ALLEGED CATTLE STEALING.
Yesterday afternoon the preliminary examination of Paul Madona (sic), charged with cattle stealing commenced before Judge Egan. District Attorney Dorn appeared for the people and Wm. Shipsey for the defendant. Court Reporter Green took the testimony.
E. Rey, from whom it is alleged that Madona (sic) stole fifteen head of cattle, was the first witness. Mr. Rey lives about two miles this side of Cambria and a mile and a half from Madona's (sic) house. In September last, Rey left 136 head of cattle on the range and came to San Luis. That was on the 8th day of September. About two weeks later he returned home and in rounding up his cattle found fifteen head missing, but could find no place in the fence through which they might have broken. Some of the cattle were branded with his initials, "E.R.," and others with three links.
James Jesse, an employe of Easton Mills on the Cammatti ranch, stated that about the 11th of September he had purchased seven head of cattle from Charles Swain, Hjalmar Peterson and Charles Beauchamp in a pasture about three miles west of Templeton. Three of them were branded "E.R."
Henry H. Evans of Templeton, testified that Swain had left fifteen head of cattle at his place in September last, and had quietly taken them away one night.
Ben Robasciotti, who worked for Paul Madona (sic) in September on the Santa Rita ranch, had helped Swain, Peterson and Robert Taylor drive fifteen head of cattle towards Templeton. Some of the cattle were branded "E.R."
Chas Swain, who has already plead guilty to cattle stealing, was sworn and told an interesting story. As his narrative ran, Paul Madona (sic) had approached him one day with a proposition to aid him in stealing some cattle from a neighbor, against whom he (Madona [sic]) desired to seek revenge. Madona (sic) had said, "the man is a d——— fool and will never know the difference." Swain consented to aid him in the scheme and arrangements were made accordingly. The steal was made up by Swain, Madona (sic), Peterson and Taylor. Swain sold the cattle, and as Madona's (sic) share singled out three head of cattle, which continued Swain, "I afterwards 'swiped' from him."
Easton Mills of the Cammatti, and Chas. Beauchamp were also examined. An adjournment was taken until today at 10:30 a.m.
There is a rumor that Madona (sic), is entirely innocent and that Swain's only cause in having him arrested is to pay off an old grudge.
OLD GLORY WAVES.
Yesterday marked an event of great importance to the little town of San Miguel. In the afternoon the people gathered from far and near to witness the ceremonies attending the raising of the town flag. It was a great day and everybody was happy. The affair was in charge of Mrs. A.L. Woodmansee, a lady of marked popularity in the town, and who did everything to insure the success of the celebration. If there is one thing which more strongly than another perpetuates the principles of American government and preserves within the heart of our people an intense spirit of patriotism, it is the love inspired by the sight of that grandest of flags and most glorious of the emblems of the Republican government. Long may it wave at San Miguel.
WHY WAS IT?
Four or five railroad magnates passed thru Lompoc last Wednesday. A committee which was composed of a number of Lompoc's finest citizens, had been appointed to entertain the gentlemen, and discuss the branch road project. But the committee are feeling somewhat humiliated for the "big bugs" ignored them altogether. Los Alamos Central.
AH LUIS CELEBRATION.
Yesterday afternoon Ah Luis brought his part of the Chinese New Years' festivities to a climax by a great display of fireworks. A large crowd gathered to see the fun, and the small boy was present to be sure. His enthusiasm was aroused by the generosity of Ah Luis who gave away about one hundred bunches of firecrackers.
IT'S ONLY A TRIFLE.
But the Little Contributions Are Needed to Help the Boys Out.
The boys of the Court school are working hard to make the football match next Saturday a success in every particular. They were busy yesterday, fencing in their field to keep the crowd off the playing ground. The Ramona porch will be prettily decorated by the young ladies with the school colors, and seats reserved thereon, which, with the fencing in of the grounds will make possible a very satisfactory view of the game for ladies and others who do not care to stand in the crowd by the ropes. These seats may be reserved at Goodrich's, and those who desire the best view of the grounds had best procure them early.
There seems to be a doubt with some as to the meaning of the tags which the boys are selling for that day and the sentiment, "we can stand in the road and see it for nothing," has even been expressed in some cases. The team wish it understood that everyone is welcome to the enjoyment of the day and only regret that the large outlay in paying the expenses of the visiting team, procuring proper suits, preparing the ground, etc., make it necessary to ask any assistance whatever from the public. These expenses must be met, however, and the tags were issued in the belief that any one who felt a real interest in the boys and the school would not hesitate to donate the small sum which a tag represents, not as payment for the pleasure which the boys would like to give free, but as a willing contribution to encourage them and make possible future public athletic days. It is on these that the boys must rely to relieve them of the debt incurred in giving this day though all are invited to come whether they feel like buying a tag or not.
The Water Company Given an Opportunity to Make Their Proposition.
...A communication from the S.L.O. Water was received and read as follows:
To the Board of Trustees of the City of San Luis Obispo.
The San Luis Water Company is the owner of a certain franchise granted to Mr. A. Benrimo, C.W. Dana and W.W. Hayes, by an act of the legislature entitled "An act to provide for the introduction of good and pure water into the town of San Luis Obispo, approved March 23, 1892," and for over fifteen years past has been and is now supplying the city of San Luis Obispo and its inhabitants with water under and pursuant to the terms and provisions of said act of the legislature and has during said time acquired and is now the owner of valuable water rights and properties which have cost said company in the aggregate over $120,000.
By a two-thirds vote of the qualified voters of said city of San Luis Obispo, the city was authorized to acquire, construct and complete a permanent system of water works and to acquire for that purpose all necessary lands, rights of way, water rights, structures, pipes and reservoirs.
In view of the fact that the population of the city of San Luis Obispo will not justify at present, or for ten years to come, more than one company or corporation to engage in the business of supplying the city and its inhabitants with water, the San Luis Water Company now offers to sell to the city of San Luis Obispo its said franchise, water rights and properties for the sum of $110,000.
Should you give the proposition a consideration, we offer to permit you gentlemen or any member or committee appointed by you for that purpose, to examine into the books of said company, to ascertain the cost of its said water rights and properties and will give you such other information touching said water rights and properties as you may desire.
SAN LUIS WATER CO.,
By P.W. Murphy, President...
...It appearing that the use of wooden spittoons in the city hall had recently occasioned a fire, on motion the committee on fire department &c., were empowered to secure safer articles and the committee were further ordered to procure hinges for the doors of the engine house so that the doors may open out...
All parties having rooms to spare for the week commencing April 26, will please notify the hotel and accommodation committee: H. Hoff, chairman, J.B. Blake, secretary, M. Greenberg and J.W. Cook. (Compiler's note: The Native Sons of the Golden West (N.S.G.W.) in making plans for the State Grand Parlor (convention) to be held in April, had this advertisement inserted in the paper. Obviously, a larger crowd of delegates was being anticipated, than the hotels could take care of.)
A NEW INSTRUMENT.
The Military band has a new instrument, in the shape of a silver bass horn, and in the hands of Mark Evans it is fulfilling its mission of furnishing the very best music obtainable from such an instrument. The band is going steadily forward and by the time the Native Sons' Grand Parlor meets here, Mr. Knight will be ready to furnish the services of a band which but few musical organizations would have the audacity to endeavor to excel.
TAKEN TO FOLSOM.
SWAIN DENIES THAT HE WAS THE LEADER OF A BAND OF CATTLE THIEVES.
Deputy Sheriff Eubanks left this city Sunday morning having in charge Charles Swain, committed to Folsom for a period of seven years.
Swain, it is alleged, has been the leader of the band of cattle thieves that has been a holy terror to the stock raisers in this county for no less than ten years past. (Compiler's note: Swain has been mentioned in previous cattle rustling articles.) The stockmen have suspected him of being the leader, but several weeks since, after he had entered a plea of guilty, Swain remarked to a friend that it was all a mistake. "The people don't know," he said, "that while I was probably more proficient in the art of cattle stealing than the rest of the gang and could tell better when it was safe to 'swipe' a fat steer than many others, yet I was never chosen as a leader." The question at once arises as to who the leader actually was, but Swain maintained his silence at that point.
H. Peterson, who was sentenced to seven years in Folsom along with Swain will be held here in the county jail for some time yet.
RORABACK - In Paso Robles, Feb. 14, 1896, to the wife of J.L. Roraback, a daughter.
KEENEY - In Guadalupe, Feb. 16, 1896, to the wife of J.M. Keeney, a daughter.
WALLACE - On Toro Creek, Feb. 21, 1896, to the wife of A.D. Wallace.
SHIMMINS - TOLLE—In Paso Robles Wednesday, February 13, 1896, by the Rev. Johnson, William F. Shimmins of Shandon and Fannie Tolle of Adelaide.
SNYDER - HALE—In Paso Robles, Saturday February 8, 1896, by T.B. Brower, W.F. Snyder and Miss Vianna Hale, both of Paso Robles.
PERRY - McBANE—At the home of the bride's parents in Lompoc, Feb. 9, 1896, by Rev. S. S. Peterson, Joseph Perry of Arroyo Grande and Miss Mamie McBane of Lompoc.
PRIME - At Agnews, Jan. 8, 1896, Mrs. Mary J.S. Prime, wife of Mr. Prime of Paso Robles, aged 69 years.
STEELE - At his home on the Corral de Piedra rancho, Edgar Willis Steele, a native of New York, aged 65 years, 10 months and 17 days.
SHEA - In this city, Feb. 18, 1896, John Joseph Shea, son of Julia and the late David Shea, a native of New York City, aged 28 years, 10 months and 1 day.
BUELNA - In this city, Feb. 19, 1896, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Buelna, on Palm and Essex street.
GHASTLY FIND IN AN S.P. BOX CAR.
The Coroner's Jury Returns a Verdict that the Deceased Came to His Death from Lack of Proper Care.
The services of Coroner Nichols were required yesterday to inquire into the death of an unknown person. About 10 o'clock, William, the son of Master Mechanic Hebbard, discovered the dead body of a man lying in a box car standing on a side track by the Southern Pacific freight depot. The boy told Agent Whitmore of the ghastly find and the coroner was promptly notified. The body was ordered removed to the morgue at Dickason's undertaking parlors.
John Cranshaw, Harry Needham and Eugene Wilson, three strangers, evidently of the tramp variety, were interviewed by a TRIBUNE representative soon after the finding of the body. All three of the men had seen the man previously and at times during the past few days had been in his company.
These men had met him first in Paso Robles, and Wilson walked with him at Templeton and then out to the gravel pit. Wilson returned to Templeton and came in on the brake-beam of the passenger train, while the unknown man secured a ride to this city on one of the afternoon gravel trains.
Late Monday evening the deceased was seen by the men again in the Southern Pacific yards. He looked very ill and complained of being extremely weak. One of his fellow tramps had offered to assist him, but he refused all aid and was allowed to sleep in a box car by one of the men about the depot. Deceased was supposed to have eaten nothing since Sunday afternoon. While in Paso Robles he had been seen drinking alcohol slightly diluted with water, but when last seen Monday evening was perfectly sober.
Coroner Nichols held an inquest at the morgue at 3 o'clock p.m. The following jury was sworn in: John Chesney, (foreman); John Foley, F.J. Knight, D. Wolf, I.L. Wilson and W. H. Childers.
J.H. Gray, H. Needham, E. Wilson, J. Cranshaw, City Marshal Cook and Wm. Hebbard were sworn and testified to the facts as above stated.
Deceased had told Wilson that he was born in 1869 in a town on Lake Huron. He told his companions to call him Mac. He was intending to go to Pismo beach.
The following articles were found in the man's possession: A pocket knife with ordinary white bone handle, two-bit piece, pocket memorandum and mirror, wire nippers and file and a white silk handkerchief. A small piece of paper contained the words "M. Fisch 367 N. Main." There was nothing to prove that it was the name and address of the man, however. His occupation is supposed to have been that of a mechanic.
Deceased was a man of 5 feet 10 inches in height, sandy mustache and light complexion, dark brown hair, muscles well developed, brown eyes. On the left forearm, tattooed within a scroll were the words: "In Memory of My Mother."
The jury returned the following verdict through their foreman, Mr. Chesney: "We find that the deceased, name unknown, aged about 27 years, came to his death on the night of Feb. 17, 1896 from natural causes, due to alcoholism and neglect of proper care and attention, and we consider that no injury or ill treatment from any person or persons in any wise contributed to his death."
LOST HIS PLUNDER.
Yesterday Marshal Cook made a find which led him to believe that some tramp had been making a raid on somebody's clothes line during the night. The find was made on Santa Rosa street on the bank of the creek and consisted of a bundle made up as follows, according to the description made by the officer: One gent's night gown, one shirt with gingham sleeves, one new gray double blanket with old gold and blue border and one-half sack of feathers.
THE LOMPOC RECORD THINKS THAT WORK MAY STOP.
The railroad has been completed to the Los Alamos creek and the material for the steel viaduct is now coming forward. The work on the tubular piers is well under way and within six weeks the trains are expected to pass over it to the Santa Ynez river.
It now looks as though the work on the coast line would cease for a while as soon as the McCormick contract is finished. The other contractors are all going into camp or moving elsewhere which is not an indication that further contracts are promised very soon.
WILL NOT CEASE.
WORK TO BE RAPIDLY PUSHED FORWARD.
Statements Made by a Supervisor are Vigorously Denied by Railroad Men.
From the Santa Barbara Press.
Yesterday a Press representative in order to substantiate or controvert the report that work was to cease on the extension of the railway southward to close the gap, held telegraphic communication with prominent Southern Pacific officials in San Francisco. From these general officers of the road it was learned that Supervisor De la Cuesta is wholly at fault in his deductions and that the fact that no further contracts have been let does not at all signify that no more will be.
The Southern Pacific have long been anxious to cover this gap and have spent enormous sums already in this very work. It is absurd to suppose that under such circumstances work would now be stopped. The statement by the mistaken supervisor has aroused widespread comment and much criticism in railroad circles.
Further advices from railroad officials high in the confidence of the Southern Pacific at Los Angeles, also controvert Mr. De la Cuesta's information. These dispatches assert positively that work will not be discontinued and that it is the intention of the company to push the extension at the most rapid possible rate until entirely completed.
This will be satisfactory news to the people, all of whom would be troubled, and many really harmed, were work to cease.
ON TO ELLWOOD!!
THROUGH TRAINS WILL RUN AFTER THE TWENTY-THIRD.
From the Santa Barbara Independent.
The Southern Pacific have announced a change of time, to begin on Sunday next, which makes this city a regular station on the main line. The daily train from Los Angeles, which arrives here about noon, will run through to Ellwood arriving there at 1 p.m.
The train bound south will leave Ellwood at 5 p.m., arriving here about six, and will only stop a few minutes at Santa Barbara before continuing to its destination, Los Angeles.
The train has been so arranged that the passenger from the north, taking the stage to Casmalia via Lompoc, connects with it and goes direct to Los Angeles, without spending the night here.
In other words, the coast route is becoming the Southern Pacific's passenger line, and the gap is being continually shortened. It is evident that the passenger traffic would not be sent this way unless it was the railroad's intention to carry them by an all-rail route at the earliest possible moment. (Compiler's note: Again the reader is reminded that the gap was not closed until March 31, 1901.)
The stage stables are now in course of construction by Mr. Wines, of Ellwood.
(Compiler's note: The following article has been used only to show how typographical errors found their way into the newspapers 100 years ago. Type was hand set allowing for greater possibility of mistake. Surely the reader will detect the obvious error in this item.)
We the undersigned merchants and business men hereby agree to close our respective places of business from 2 o'clock p.m. Saturday, Feb. 32, until Monday morning.
A. Crocker & Bros. Dutton & Bobo J.J. O'Sullivan
San Luis Jewelry J. Lowenstein Co—McManus
Lasar Bros. F.W. Carter P. Quintana
A. Brieger C.H. Reed & Co. Labor Exchange
H. Loobliner Sinsheimer Bros. F. Chiesa
J.A. Goodrich I. Schlanker
HIGUERA STREET BUILDING.
The skating ring being erected on the corner of Broad and Higuera streets by Eugene Fisher is to be opened Saturday, Feb. 29. It is a fine building 35 x 70 feet and will be prepared and placed in an attractive condition. Aside from being good for skating it will be a splendid hall for political meetings the coming campaign. Next to it, Mr. Gerkin, the shoe man, is having a store erected.
Wall paper, wall paper. 5000 rolls of new spring stock just received. Now is the time to have your rooms decorated in the latest styles. C.P.K. Co.
FRENCH - In this city, Feb. 25, 1896, to the wife of W.H.O. French, a son.
THE BOUNDARY OF THE ADELAIDA MINING DISTRICT SETTLED UPON.
Pursuant to notices posted, a miner's meeting was held at Adelaida on February 15th. Mr. J.W. Bagby called the meeting to order at 3.30 p.m., Mr. A. Johnson acting as chairman, and O. Wyss secretary.
The rules and regulations of Adelaida Mining District were discussed at length and changed to read as follows:
The boundary of said district shall be the Salinas river on the east; the boundary line of San Luis Obispo county on the north; the Pacific Ocean on the west, and the township line between townships 27 and 28 on the south.
The size of mining claims in this district shall be 1500 feet in length by 600 feet in width. One hundred dollars worth of labor shall be performed on each claim per year. Miner's wages are $3 per day while working assessments. The $100 assessment work shall be governed by the United States mining law, and shall be appraised by the recorder of the district. The recorder is to be allowed $3 per day for appraising assessment work. Any assessment work done and appraised by the recorder shall be placed on record. The fee for recording one claim shall be $1; recording assessment work $1. The recorder shall be elected for a term of three years.
Otto Wyss is duly elected recorder.
These proceedings shall be published in the Paso Robles Record and San Luis Obispo TRIBUNE. A. Johnson, Chairman of the meeting.
Otto Wyss, Secretary.
Adelaida, Feb. 15, 1896.
A LOMPOC JOURNAL MAN PAYS THEM A VISIT.
Last Monday we started out in the cool of the morning to visit the Bear creek country, going down Ocean avenue to the mouth of the Santa Ynez where we found a large force of men and teams busily at work on the grade south of the river. This was Contractor McCormick's gang and they are moving the real estate rapidly.
The main fill from the river south to the highlands on the Smith Fisher tract is completed and the work on the Y (sic) is progressing nicely.
From this point our course was due south along the main line of the railroad, and less than half a mile brought us to the McCormick camp. Before reaching it we passed as many as four six horse teams loaded with hay bound for the camps. Here is a quaint little city by the sea, the canvass (sic) tents ranged in line reminding you of mining towns of the days of '49. Here are the immense stable and sheds for the horses, and hay and grain is stacked up "till you can't rest." Here also are plows, scrapers, carts and wagons, blacksmith and carpenter shops, and in fact a complete working outfit containing all the paraphernalia necessary to complete the contract. Good drinking water however, is conspicuous for its absence. Only for this we doubt if a better camping ground can be found along the coast.
Mr. Tristan Pico, whose funeral occurs today, was an old resident and from his exceptional character worthy of more than a passing notice. A scion of one of the most noted of the old Spanish families he was a fine example of the old regime, a courteous gentleman, truthful, honorable and punctilious. He was born in Monterey, the son of Don Salomon (sic) Pico and although none of his immediate family reside in this vicinity he had many relatives here, among them his cousins, Mrs. Wm. J. Graves, Mr. Zenobio Pico and Mr. Juan Avila. He was about to leave for Mexico to join a brother who is a general agent for Wells, Fargo & Co. there. His death occasions very general and sincere regret to a large circle of friends who esteemed him very highly.
PASSED TO REST.
Ex-County Clerk Charles W. Dana died at 12:30 this morning. He had been suffering from dropsy for the last two and a-half years and death came as a relief from all his sufferings, which he bore without a murmur. All the members of his family were in attendance at the end, beside his brothers John F. Dana, and Frank Dana and eldest son. Deceased had led a noble life and was prominent in the politics of the county from the age of twenty years, until the last two and a-half years. His death will be regretted by a large circle of friends throughout the county and state.
BRIGHTEST OF PROSPECTS FOR THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.
San Luis can not complain in the least of the present or of the future. The spirit of doubt and uncertainty which pervaded the community has disappeared or been so thoroughly fought by the friends of advancement that it reigns today only in the hearts of a few old timers, who could not be expected to permit the wheels of the golden chariot of progress to rumble through their domain without a sign.
There can be no doubt of our future. It will be bright beyond measure and the prospects for new business ventures will be many and varied. But today, when we are awaiting these good times to follow the completion of the coast line (an assumed fact of the coming summer), it is a great pleasure to note the many evidences of thrift and advancement everywhere prevalent.
On Garden street, between Marsh and Pacific, Contractor Maino is erecting an elegant residence for Thos. Rowan, the liveryman.
L.F. Noah, the bill poster, finds his present facilities inadequate to the demands made upon him and yesterday he began the erection of a number of new boards. The principal boards being erected by him are on Higuera street near the corner of Broad, at the Southern Pacific depot and on the vacant lot on Morro street where the Cunningham gallery formerly stood.
Frank Denman and John Chesney are to erect the largest bill board in the city on Monterey street. They are rustlers.
The city park, the triangular lot on Osos street and Santa Barbara avenue, is to be placed in an attractive condition. Street Superintendent Kelley and his assistant, D.N. Gaxiola, are laying a sidewalk around it.
Thos. Barrett, Jr., has a valuable lot on Osos street, near the city park, and is preparing to lay a sidewalk on Osos street.
H. Mehlmann has the material on the ground for a sidewalk in front of his residence on Pacific street.
Mr. Peterson, the railroad contractor, is going to have one of the finest residences in the city when it is completed. It is on Islay street, near the corner of Peach.
The Southern Pacific depot and station house, at the Ramona sidetrack, will soon be completed. It is a small, but elegant structure.
Fisher's skating rink and Gerkins' shoe store on Higuera street will soon be completed.
ANOTHER REBEKAH LODGE.
J.D. Fowler has returned from Paso Robles. While in the Springs city, he had the pleasure of being present Thursday evening at the organization of Isabel Rebekah Lodge No. 213. District Deputy Mrs. Margie Cass of Cayucos, officiated as the installing officer. Aside from the six charter members, forty-nine others were initiated.
The laying of the corner stone for the Guadalupe schoolhouse has been postponed until March 7. Dr. W.T. Lucas of Santa Maria will be master of ceremonies.
MAHA - HAYCEK—In Arroyo Grande, Feb. 24, 1896, by Rev. Father Lynch, Chas. Maha and Miss Annie Haycek.
NUNES - At Adelaide, Feb. 20, 1896, to the wife of Wm. S. Nunes, a daughter.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
Petition is received from Sam Gibson et al, praying for aid to be furnished Wm. Smith, an aged poor crippled Mexican veteran "he has got one leg and lame in the other," and it is ordered that aid be granted William Smith to the amount of $4 per month in supplies to be furnished by Lasar Bros.
WARDEN - On the Osos Rancho, March 3, 1896, to the wife of H.M. Warden, a son.
PIPER - HILL—In this city, March 4, 1896, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. W. W. Madge, Mr. James Piper and Miss Louisa A. Hill.
A marriage license has been issued to Edward C. Sonne and Miss Mary Larson, both of Shandon.
McKINSEY - In this city, March 5, 1896, at the residence of his step-daughter, Mrs. J.A. Ford, Andrew Jackson McKinsey, aged 79 years, 2 months and 12 days.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
Resolution of Respect to the Memory of Ex-County Clerk Dana.
The Board met pursuant to law, Present Supervisors P. Moore, R.M. Bean, J. B. Kester, David Waite and Chairman Mitchell.
The board being called to order the clerk announced that on Friday, February 28, at 12:30 a.m., Mr. Charles W. Dana late clerk of this board, died at his home in this city and the spirit of their old time friend and fellow official had passed to the realms of the Great Beyond. Thereupon the business of the board was suspended and the following resolutions were introduced and passed by a standing and unanimous vote:
Whereas, It appearing to this board that Charles W. Dana, who was for more than a generation the faithful clerk thereof, has passed from earth, therefore be it
Resolved, That we learn of the sad event with unfeigned regret and sorrow, for in Mr. Dana was combined most happily and generously all those attributes of kindness of heart, geniality of manner and clearness of judgment, coupled with unbounded generosity and hospitality, qualities most admirable in men holding office.
Resolved, That in the death of Mr. Dana, the people of this county have lost a good and loyal friend and an example of the most generous manhood.
Resolved, That the members of this board, in common with all the people of this county, deeply sympathize with the bereaved widow and disconsolate children of our late friend, and commend them to the care of Him who doeth all things well.
Resolved, That the above be spread upon the minutes of the board and that a certified copy thereof be engrossed and transmitted to Mrs. Dana.
ED. TRIBUNE: As we have not seen any items of late, from our vicinity, we will try and let you know that we are not dead, but slumbering.
Only yesterday we prophesied that February would go by without a drop of rain, something unknown for years,but today a light shower fell spoiling our predictions. It was not enough, however, to do any material good to either grain or grass, but as the indications are good for a continued precipitation, we are hopeful.
The rainfall for the season to date is about 12.5 inches; more is needed badly.
...W.S. Goodrich arrived in Pozo today from his home in Los Angeles county, on his way to the American district where he will train the young idea for the ensuing four months.
Vidal Garcia has moved his stock of groceries and general merchandise into more commodious quarters in order to accommodate his growing trade, and is continually adding to stock.
It surely marks a new era in our tide of prosperity, when the village can boast of two general merchandise stores instead of one.
A storm set in at 10 o'clock last night, and up to daylight nearly two inches of snow had fallen, giving our valley the appearance of New York state on a December morning.
It has been raining however, since 5 o'clock this morning and the snow is fast disappearing except on the mountain tops, where it is still falling.
The timely rain will be of much benefit to the crops, most of which were sown late.
Many Evidences of Advancement Plainly Discernible.
C.H. Johnson has set the pace for future work in the laying down of the sidewalks. The putting in of fine granite curbstones along his property on Higuera and Chorro streets has excited much admiration and is a most commendable result of that gentleman's enterprise.
Frank Denman has withdrawn from the bill posting firm of Denman & Chesney, and J.W. Chesney will conduct the business in the future. Mr. Chesney is a man of enterprise and his first move will be that of erecting a large bill board on Monterey street, which shows that he means business.
The Henry Motz building on the corner of Higuera and Garden streets, is once more being remodelled. The partition has been torn out and the store room on the corner has been added to the room recently occupied as a barber shop. A plate glass front is to be put in and soon the public will be admiring the fine display of jewelry of F.W. Carter who will move from his present location as soon as the improvement has been finished.
The new barber firm of Pinho & Quick are determined to keep abreast of the times. Their latest move is to build an addition to the shop the same to be used as a bath house. I.L. Wilson and E.M. Payne are doing the work. Henry Chiesa and John Isola are to form a partnership and will shortly erect a modern bootblack stand in the front part of the shop.
A SUDDEN DEATH.
Mrs. J.A. Ford, wife of James Ford who is now teaching the Oak Grove school, awoke Thursday morning to find her father, A.J. McKinsey dead in his bed, he having retired the previous evening in good spirits. When little Irene called her grandpa, he failed to answer, having been called of God to his final account. Mrs. Ford left with the body yesterday morning to Susanville, Lassen county, N.S. McKinsey. The deceased was widely known and loved and respected for the good he did. He was a life-long Methodist having been in that connection for forty years. In her affliction and the unavoidable absence of her husband, Mrs. Ford found ministering friends and everything was done that could be done in such a trying ordeal.
REED - In Arroyo Grande, March 2, 1896, to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Reed, a son.
TRUSSELL - In Arroyo Grande, March 2, 1896, to Mr. and Mrs. Trussell, a son. (Compilers' note: It is interesting to note that suddenly, credit for the birth of a child is given to BOTH the father AND the mother. In previous announcements, a child has been born to "the wife of" with the father's name following, the mother not mentioned.)
FOWLER - AVERA—In San Miguel March 2, 1896, by Father O'Reily (sic), Tilman Fowler and Belle Avera.
Marriage licenses have been issued to George H. Hoque of this city, and Miss Mamie Fink of Arroyo Grande; and to D.A. Ferrari and Miss Rafaela M. Villa, both of San Luis Obispo.
CREASY - Near Templeton, March 4, 1896, Alton Willard, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Creasy.
FRIEBERG - At San Francisco, March 3, 1896, Miss Emma Frieberg, daughter of C.J. Frieberg of Paso Robles.
SHEID - In San Miguel, March 9, 1896, William T. Sheid, a native of Tennessee, aged 76 years.
A NEW FIRM.
Messrs. Joaquin and Juan Pedro Quintana have bought out the interest of their father, Mr. Pedro Quintana, in the White House and will conduct the business in the future. Both of them are young men of great enterprise and will no doubt be accorded a liberal patronage by the public. Their store contains all the latest and best grades of goods.
The skating rink will soon be ready for the merry skaters. It is being fixed up in the most modern style and Harry Steele, the artist of the late Ward troupe will be the instructor.
Hon. V.A. Gregg, Judge.
...In the matter of Mildred Frost, a feeble minded person. Application having been made for the admission of one Mildred Frost, a feeble minded person, to the California Home for the care of feeble minded children, the said Mildred Frost is now brought into court for examination on said charge and said application being heard on the testimony of J.M. Frost, Charlotte Frost, and Dr. Emil Weschcke (sic), it is ordered that the said Mildred Frost be taken and placed in said Home. Mrs. Charlotte Frost is charged with the execution of this order.
A dog belong (sic) to Jesse Lewis was run over by the Southern Pacific passenger train last evening and almost cut in twain. (Compiler's note: It appears that the use of the word "twain," a correct synonym for "two," might in this case, be an attempt at editorial humor, the word "twain" being a play on the word "train."
MARSHAL COOK MAKES A NOTABLE ARREST.
A Warrant From a Vallejo Officer Served on an Outlaw Woman Here.
About 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon City Marshal Cook furnished Sheriff Ballou with another boarder.
Some three weeks ago the Associated Press dispatches in the city papers from Vallejo stated that the officers of the law in that town were anxious to effect the capture of a woman wanted for enticing young girls into houses of prostitution in Vallejo. Descriptions were sent to all parts of the state. Among the many peace officers of the state a card came into the possession of City Marshal Cook.
Sunday evening a strange woman answering the description of the one wanted, arrived on the evening train. Monday evening this woman appeared at the Southern Pacific depot upon the arrival of the passenger train, to claim a bicycle. This gave Marshal Cook a clue to work on, since the woman who escaped from the Vallejo officers was known to have a bicycle in her possession. This clew (sic) was still further strengthened by the fact that the woman no sooner secured the bicycle than she made a bargain and sold it for the nominal sum of $30. It was a new wheel and worth much more.
Yesterday afternoon Marshal Cook located the woman in a house of ill repute on Palm street and placed her in the county jail to await the action of the Vallejo officials. There can be no doubt as to the identity of the woman now under arrest. She gives her name simply as "Clara." The woman wanted in Vallejo is named in the description as Lillian Hill.
The warrant upon which the woman was arrested was telegraphed to Marshal Cook by Constable Blessington of Vallejo.
This arrest is a fine piece of work on the part of our city marshal.
DREW A PISTOL.
Joe Espinosa Threatens to Kill Manuel Silva.
Manuel Silva came to the city about 5:30 o'clock last evening with a complaint that Joe Espinosa, a well-known character, was after him with a dangerous looking pistol, which he had threatened to use to terminate Silva's existence on this earth.
According to the story as told by Silva, the facts of the case are about as follows:
Silva was walking along one of the streets in the northern part of the city unmindful of any danger, when Espinosa suddenly confronted him with a pistol and remarked, "Now I have you." Without stopping to think matters over, Silva took to his heels.
Espinosa was placed under arrest by Constable Cook. Espinosa's warlike attitude was due to an over dose of bug juice.
WILL BE TRIED.
A CHARGE OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS PREFERRED.
A Gay Young Drummer who will not be so Gay When the Law Reaches Him.
By some rule which the public has come to accept, it is quite generally supposed that the commercial drummer should have his pathway strewn with roses. And well it might be so, for as a class they are a jolly good set of fellows whom every man is a friend and an enemy is an entirely unknown quantity.
Yesterday, however, one of them came to grief, and if the following facts, which are alleged to be true, be confirmed, there can be no doubt that he merits all the punishment which the law will allow in such a case.
The facts as given below are furnished by one of the witnesses for the prosecution. Monday morning, M. Howell, a harness and whip drummer of San Francisco, appeared at the Elite, of which M.R. De la Guerra is the proprietor, and solicited the use of a horse and buggy to go to Cayucos. Mr. Howell agreed to go no farther than that point, but it seems that contrary to orders and his own agreement, he went to Cambria the same day, returning to Cayucos to feed his horse there in the evening. The drive was a very long one for a single day, more especially when the start was made from this city as late as 9 o'clock in the morning.
Howell remained in Cayucos Tuesday and the following night upon his arrival in this city yesterday afternoon, Mr. De la Guerra requested him to pay additional hire for the rig since he had visited Cambria contrary to the agreement entered into, that Cayucos should be the most northern point. Howell refused to pay the additional charge and Mr. De la Guerra appeared before Judge Egan and had a warrant sworn out for his arrest, charging him with cruelty to animals.
Constable Cook served the warrant. Howell appeared before Judge Egan and gave bonds in the sum of $50 to appear for trial Saturday afternoon.
If the facts as alleged be true, there is a clear case against the gay young drummer.
WILL ESCORT COOK'S PRISONER TO VALLEJO TO-DAY.
The Genial Vallejo Constable Tells an Interesting Story of the Woman's Work.
Constable J. Blessington of Vallejo arrived on the evening train yesterday to take into custody the woman arrested by Marshal Cook Tuesday afternoon.
Constable Blessington told the following story to a TRIBUNE representative last evening:
"The woman that your marshal, Mr. Cook, has arrested has been for many years one of the most notorious characters in Vallejo. She conducted one of the lowest dives and dance halls imaginable, and it was frequented by a majority of the sailors and marines coming into the town. She has been in the clutches of the law a number of times.
"In February this woman, known in Vallejo as Lillian Hill, advertised in the San Francisco dailies for young girls to do housework in a respectable residence house. In answer to the advertisement three young girls of good character and respectable parentage came up from 'Frisco and unknowingly applied at the woman's place on February 24th. Still in the dark as to the character of the place, they accepted the position of housekeeping.
"The girls had been there but a day when it dawned upon them that they had been fooled and two of them promptly left at the solicitation of friends. The third girl fell under the influences brought to bear upon her by notorious characters and refused to leave the place. She was the only one of the three girls who was of age.
"As soon as this condition of affairs was made public, I, as constable of Vallejo, armed myself with a warrant charging the proprietress of the place, Lillian Hill, with enticing young girls to houses of prostitution. This woman escaped at once going to Benicia on a bicycle and thence to Martinez and across the bay to San Francisco. I followed but soon lost track of her. The detective force have been hunting her far and wide, but it is left to your worthy city marshal to outdo them all and make the arrest."
A man named Collins, a companion of the woman under arrest, was examined last Friday in Vallejo as an accomplice and was held to answer with bonds fixed at $1000. He had an examination on a second charge of the same nature yesterday.
President Holbrook of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in San Francisco, had much to do in ferreting out the case against the woman now under arrest.
Constable Blessington is one of the foremost citizens of Vallejo and is a jolly wholesouled fellow. He leaves with his prisoner for Vallejo today.
The penalty for the offense with which this woman is charged is five years in the state penitentiary or $5000 fine or both at the option of the court.
IMPORTANT TO THE VOTERS.
REGISTRATION AND THE CITY ELECTION.
EDITOR TRIBUNE: The cancellation of the Great Register by the Board of Supervisors has been the cause of much discussion by electors in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles regarding the effect of such cancellation on the standing of voters at the coming city elections, many appearing to think that no one will be allowed to vote for city officers without being registered anew. Will you kindly allow me to state that in the first place the Board of Supervisors has no power to do anything, by order or otherwise, that will interfere in any manner with municipal elections. The law provides the mode of conducting such elections. In the second place the order cancelling the Great Register reads, "That for the purpose of preparing for the GENERAL election in November, 1896, the Great Register is hereby cancelled," and then goes on to order a new registration. Electors whose names are on the last printed Register are, so far as that qualification concerned, entitled to vote in April, and those who have registered since the Register was printed, may vote by presenting to the judges of election certificates to that effect from the County Clerk.
W.D. Smith of Cholame, had the misfortune last Tuesday to lose three valuable horses. Mr. Smith had been preparing some poisoned wheat to exterminate the squirrels on his ranch and after preparing the mixture had left it on a piece of carpet on the ground some distance from his house to dry. While there Smith's horses discovered it and ate the whole preparation, with the result that they were soon dead. One horse was very valuable, and Mr. Smith regrets his loss very much.
TOOK HIS PRISONER.
Constable Blessington of Vallejo, departed yesterday with his prisoner, Lillian Hill. When this woman arrived in Paso Robles she gave the name of Irene Taylor. Soon after arriving in this city she made arrangements to go to San Diego, but her arrest by Marshal Cook foiled her efforts.
TAKEN TO AGNEWS.
Sheriff Ballou left yesterday having in custody Mrs. A. Barrett, committed to Agnews Insane Asylum. The two children of Mrs. Barrett will be cared for by Marshal Cook until definite arrangements can be made for a place to put them.
THE RANCH SOLD.
AN ENGLISH SYNDICATE, THE PURCHASERS WILL START A SUGAR FACTORY.
Some days since H.F. Allen, an agent for an English syndicate accompanied by Hon. P.W. Murphy, was in the city and inquiry elicited the information that his business here was for the purpose of making final arrangements for the purchase of the large land interests of the Murphys around Santa Margarita.
The following facts with reference to the purchase of the ranch were secured from a prominent real estate agent of this city yesterday:
The price paid for the land amounts to $1,800,000 and it includes 53,100 acres of the Santa Margarita, Acuncion (sic) and Atascadero ranchos. All of the land on the rancho is not included in the deed, since Gen. Murphy will still retain his old home place and several thousand acres.
Of the $1,800,000 paid for the ranch P.W. Murphy receives $800,000, B.D. Murphy, $300,000, James Murphy $400,000, and the remainder goes to Mrs. Taafe (sic) and her children.
The company of English capitalists making the purchase has a capital stock of $2,500,000. They propose to colonize the ranches with English people from the agricultural districts, and $600,000 will be expended in building a beet sugar factory.
H.M. Allen leaves for London at once to complete the final arrangements for the purchase of the ranch by May 15th next.
This is one of the most important land deals in California in recent years and may have a decided effect upon the future of the eastern part of the county.
DE GOTTARDI & RIGHETTI.
A NEW CONCERN SUCCESSORS TO P. TAMINELLI.
Messrs. Pio Taminelli, Natale de Gottardi and David E. Righetti of Cayucos were in the city yesterday. Their special errand was to advise the TRIBUNE and through the paper to publicly announce that Mr. Taminelli, who as generally and widely known, has been conducting the large general mercantile business formerly owned by Grant, Lull & Co., and subsequently by Grant, Watson & Co., and by the latter firm transferred to Mr. Taminelli, has sold out the business as a whole to Messrs. De Gottardi and Righetti, who under that name will continue the business.
Mr. Taminelli, however, will retain to his own use all existing book accounts due him and will pay all existing indebtedness.
The new concern expects, doubtless with reason, to continue to hold the trade of their Swiss friends at least, and to retain and increase the large business of the long established house.
SAN LUIS OBISPO.
"TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES FOR BREAKFAST!" "TWENTY MINUTES FOR DINNER!"
We learn that arrangements have been made with the Southern Pacific officials, by which the Hotel Ramona will be made an eating station for passengers arriving here on the 5:15 train from the north, who may be destined south of here, also for passengers from Someo and Lompoc, destined for points north.
The Guadalupe and Someo train, arriving here at 9:30 a.m., will run through to the Ramona station, discharge its passengers and return to the S.P. passenger station. The through S.P. passenger train, leaving the S.P. station at 9:45 a.m., will stop at the Hotel Ramona station and pick up these passengers. This will allow twenty-five minutes for breakfast and as some of these passengers will have left Lompoc at 4 a.m., they will no doubt take advantage of it, particularly as Castroville, the lunch stop, is not reached north bound until about 2 p.m.
The train from San Francisco will stop at the Ramona station at 5:13 p.m., to enable passengers to get off and those destined to points south, to get dinner, for which twenty minutes will be allowed. This will also be a great convenience to these passengers, as those destined to Lompoc would not arrive until 10 p.m. and those for Los Olivos at 8:30 p.m.
By this arrangement, townspeople can take the street car to all trains, both north and south bound and can secure dinner before leaving for the south. It is expected that within a few days tickets can be purchased from the Ramona station and baggage checked from the same point. The station building has been completed several days, and the filling in with gravel will be commenced at once, so that the station may present an attractive appearance to strangers.
This step shows conclusively that San Luis Obispo is to be an eating station on the new coast line and with the advent of through trains this advantage will be inestimable. "The Sunset Limited" of course cannot be expected to stop here, but it is not likely that the through trains on other days will have a dining car attached., If they do not, this will permit all through passengers to spend at least twenty minutes here and no doubt will induce many of them to remain over for a day or more.
FOR CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
DRUMMER HOWELL HAS HIS EXAMINATION BEFORE JUDGE EGAN.
The preliminary examination of M. Howell, Jr., a drummer for Stone & Co., the harness manufacturers, charged with having dealt cruelly with a horse belonging to M. De la Guerra, commenced yesterday before Judge Egan. District Attorney Dorn appeared for the people and W. Shipsey for the defense.
M. De la Guerra testified that he had hired a horse and an ordinary covered buggy to Mr. Howell on last Monday morning. Mr. Howell was to go to Cayucos only, and agreed to pay for the rig at the rate of $2 per day. Howell returned with the horse Wednesday evening. In the meantime Mr. De la Guerra learned that Howell had driven the horse to Cambria contrary to the agreement entered into and the animal being almost worn out, an arrest of Howell on a charge of cruelty to animals seemed to be justified under the circumstances.
It was brought out in the testimony that Howell had driven the horse to Cambria and thence back to Cayucos the same day.
J.D. Campbell, the proprietor of the livery stable in Cambria, testified that Howell had not fed nor watered is horse while there.
R. S. Brown, Thos. Rowan and Chas. Guthrie, liverymen of this city, testified that the drive made by Howell was altogether too hard for one horse.
D.V. Gaxiola and J.H. Kelly stated that they had seen the horse when Howell returned to this city with it and they considered the animal as being thoroughly exhausted.
Constable Cook stated that the roads from this city to Cambria were in no condition to drive a one horse rig over.
Howell swore in his own behalf that he had properly attended to the horse, feeding it well in Cayucos. C.L. Davis, of Cayucos corroborated his testimony.
The case went over till Monday.
DEATH AT ARROYO GRANDE.
Leonard Denerling, an employee on the Steele ranch near Arroyo Grande, died suddenly Friday afternoon. A jury before Coroner Eddy of Arroyo Grande returned a verdict that deceased came to his death from heart failure. There is a supposition that some foul work has been committed and a Chinaman cook is suspected, but there the matter rests.
The corner stone of the Guadalupe school house was laid last Saturday. Deputy Grand Master Mason, W.T. Lucas of Santa Maria, was master of ceremonies.
MARIA - At the county hospital March 14, 1896, Jose Maria, a native of Mexico, aged 103 years.
CHACAN - Near Arroyo Grande, March 10, 1896, to the wife of Augustine Chacan, a son.
MEREDITH - At Arroyo Grande, March 12, 1896, to the wife of G.H. Meredith, a daughter.
SIMMONS - In this city, March 18, 1896, to the wife of Henry Simmons, a son.
TREMBLEY - In this city, March 20, 1896, to the wife of Don H. Trembley, a daughter.
...Communication was received from E. Goodall and others asking franchise for street railway on Marsh from Essex to Johnson streets, connecting present street car line and the new depot. Messrs. C.O. Johnson and his attorney, R.V. Bouldin, were present to advocate the petition. Mr. Johnson explained that meeting with the wish of the Southern Pacific Railway, a depot had been erected back of the Ramona and the hotel had been feeding the passengers. The object of the present application was simply to give passengers of the S.P. the convenience of a street car line in reaching the center of the city.
ANOTHER DAY WITH HOWELL IN JUDGE EGAN'S COURT.
The charge of cruelty to animals against M. Howell, the harness drummer, occupied the attention of Judge Egan's court yesterday. After the examination of a number of witnesses, argument by counsel commenced and as Wm. Shipsey closed for the defense an adjournment was taken until evening.
Court convened at 8 o'clock last evening and District Attorney Dorn made his closing address for the prosecution. At its close Judge Egan rendered a decision finding Drummer Howell guilty of cruelty to animals. Wm. Shipsey for the defense moved for a new trial, but his honor denied it.
The defense waived time for passing of sentence and the judge imposed a fine of five dollars.
It is thought that the defense will appeal the case as Howell means to make a bitter fight. M.R. De la Guerra has commenced a civil suit against him for damages to the horse driven by Howell to Cambria and for additional livery hire for the trip.
THE TOWN OF SOMEO.
City Engineer George Story left yesterday on the Guadalupe special for Someo, the present terminus of the Southern Pacific coast line. Mr. Story will remain there some time laying out the Someo townsite property into lots.
THE WEARERS OF THE GREEN.
HOW THEY HONORED THEIR PATRON SAINT.
Yesterday was Saint Patrick's day and the sons of Erin were supremely happy. Far away from the little isle beyond the seas his heart beat anew with loyalty to that fair clime, and hopes for its ultimate freedom from the English tyranny and opposition have made loyal patriots of every descendant of old Ireland, and when once the people of the Emerald Isle secure their freedom and become numbered with the republics of the world, it is safe to say that no nation can outclass them in their devotion to their government.
In this city the spirit of the day was manifested in a number of ways, chiefly by the "wearing of the green"—the dear old shamrock. P.F. Ready had the flags of Ireland and America flying from the staff on his blacksmith shop, the stars and stripes of course, being given the preference. Quite a number attended the services at the Catholic church...
Mr. Higbee, of Roy, Higbee & Co., contractors, was in town at the Hotel Arthur Wednesday. In a brief interview he stated that he believed the company would let contracts for further work as soon as the cars reached the Santa Ynez river and the yards on the Fisher and Huyck tracks were arranged, which would not be later than two months.
SANTA MARGARITA SOLD.
WENDELL EASTON SAYS THE DEAL IS NOW ABOUT COMPLETED.
PLANS OF THE ENGLISH SYNDICATE.
The Lands Will Be Sold And Devoted to the Raising of Sugar Beets.
By the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 19.—Wendell Easton announces that he had about closed the sale of P.W. Murphy's Santa Margarita ranch to an English syndicate. The ranch contains 52,000 acres in San Luis Obispo county and the English company proposes to colonize it and raise sugar beets. A sugar factory will also be established.
(Compiler's note: The above article with bold headlines took a prominent place on the front page of the newspaper. It is interesting to note that when the first train arrived in San Luis Obispo on May 5, 1894, that important event and its economic impact, took an inside page with regular sized headlines. Obviously, the sale of the Murphy ranch received much greater attention.)
WHAT A PROGRESSIVE CITIZEN INTENDS DOING.
The march of progress is steady and developing something new every day in this city. Business man are not discouraged with the general depression which everywhere exists, but they look further and the comparison of present conditions with the bright prospects of the future gives them encouragement to stand by their town and await the new order of things which is an assurance of the near future.
Numbered with the progressive class is J.J. O'Sullivan, one of our well known business men, whose shoe store on Higuera street is known the county over.
Mr. O'Sullivan stated to a TRIBUNE representative yesterday that he intends shortly to commence the manufacture of boots and shoes on a large scale in this city. When started, the factory will afford employment to a number of people and will prove itself a welcome addition to the enterprises of the city.
TRIED TO ROB A CHINAMAN.
SHADY ACTION OF TWO STRANGERS NEAR PISMO BEACH.
The Frightened Mongolian Tells an Interesting Story of his Escape.
About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Constable Cook received word by telephone from Fred Engles at Pismo warning him to be on the lookout for two men who, it was alleged, had made a daring attempt to rob a Chinaman near the little seaport town. A short description of the men was given and Constable Cook accompanied by Marshal Cook, at once left town in quest of the men.
A short distance west of town, on the road to the Oil Wells, the officers encountered two strangers in an ordinary buggy drawn by a bay horse, with a white horse led in the rear. The outfit answered the description telephoned from Pismo and the officers promptly took it in town and landed the men in the county jail. The men gave the name of John and George Riley and claimed to have come from San Diego and Los Angeles.
Later in the day Constable Cook was advised by James Cormack of Edna that the Chinaman, whom the men had attempted to rob, was on his way to town on foot. An officer went out to meet the Mongolian and arrived in town with him late last evening.
The Chinaman gave his name as Linn Han and appeared before Judge Egan and swore out warrants against the two Rileys, charging them with attempt to commit highway robbery.
Linn Han is an intelligent Chinaman and told the following story to the TRIBUNE representative:
"I have been in this county about one month, coming here from Santa Cruz. I travel about repairing chairs and find considerable employment in that way. Yesterday I was on my way from San Luis to Arroyo Grande and was walking along slowly in the neighborhood of the rock beach above Pismo, when two men in a buggy ordered me to stop and give them my money.
"I was terribly scared and before I came to my senses one of the men jumped from the buggy and flourished a long handled butcher knife in my face. I took to my heels and ran down toward the beach, the man close upon me, and I yelling 'Help, Murder!' at every jump.
"When I came to the cliff overlooking the rocky beach my pursuer caught sight of some fishermen below, and ran back to his buggy and drove hurriedly towards San Luis.
"I went to Pismo and gave the alarm and then started on foot to this city."
Linn Han identified the prisoners at the county jail last evening. Of the two brothers, George Riley is the one who made the attempt to rob the Chinaman. The other, John Riley, is a cripple.
KEEP IT UP.
Street Superintendent Kelly was much pleased yesterday morning to see that the merchants and business men about town had taken extra trouble to sweep their sidewalks and clean out the gutters. He hopes to see this good work continue and be in full force during the meeting of the Native Sons Grand Parlor.
EXAMINED OUR SCHOOLS.
THE THIRD MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY VISITING COMMITTEE.
Yesterday forenoon Frederick Slate, a member of the visiting committee of the State University, examined the pupils of the high school of this city on the subject of Chemistry, with a view to accrediting the school with the university on that subject. Prof. Slate expressed himself as much pleased with the results of his visit and more particularly with reference to the excellent work by the pupils under the direction of Prof. L.D. Brown.
Prof. Slate is the third member of the visiting committee of the university to visit our school. The pupils have been previously examined in Latin, History, English and Science. There is still another member of the committee to visit the school this year.
Prof. Slate left last evening over the Pacific Coast railway en route to Los Angeles.
BERKEMEYER - In this city, March 10, 1890, to the wife of B. Berkemeyer, a daughter.
FLOURS - In Nipomo, March 12, 1896, to the wife of Chas. E. Flours, a daughter.
SIMKINS - BEGGS—At Paso Robles, March 18, 1896, by Justice C.H. Arnold, Mr. A.G. Simkins and Miss Ida M. Beggs, both of Creston.
FERRARI - VILLA—In this city at the Catholic church, by Rev. Father Aguilera, March 22, 1896, D.A. Ferrari and Miss Rafaela M. Villa.
RIFFE - At Verdi, near Arroyo Grande, March 16, 1896, Ettie Riffe, wife of C.A. Riffe, aged 23 years, 4 months.
WARTENBERG - At San Felipe, Central America, Julius Wartenberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Wartenberg, of this city, aged 20 years.
O'BRIEN - In San Francisco at St. Luke's hospital, March 22, 1896, Wm. O'Brien of Cholame, a native of St. Andrews, Canada, aged 66 years.
SARMENTO - In this city, March 25, 1896, Maria, daughter of Manuel and Virginia Sarmento, aged 9 years, 11 months and 4 days.
SOUZA - In this city, March 27, 1896, Filomena de Gloria Souza, a native of the Azores, aged 45 years, 5 months and 23 days.
Ed. Crossman, manager of the Pismo warehouse, wharf and lumber yard, informs us that the traffic for the year ending last January was 7700 tons. The imports were 4000 tons and the exports were 3700 tons, 1800 of the latter being bituminous rock.
KILLED AT PASO ROBLES.
A LITTLE GIRL EIGHTEEN MONTHS OLD BEHEADED BY THE PASSENGER TRAIN
THE FIREMAN'S ATTEMPT AT RESCUE.
By the Associated Press.
PASO ROBLES, March 23.—Shortly before noon today the passenger train ran over and beheaded Edna Oberg, an eighteen months' old child. She was playing on the track and became bewildered by the approach of the engine and stumbled and fell with her neck across the rail. The engineer tried to stop the train and the fireman jumped to save the child, but fell and reached her too late.
RILEY IN COURT.
LINN HAN'S DREADED PURSUER BEFORE JUDGE EGAN.
George Riley, one of the strangers arrested Saturday on a charge of attempting to rob a Chinaman named Linn Han near Pismo, was arraigned before Judge Egan yesterday.
District Attorney was present, ready to proceed with the prosecution, but at the request of the defendant an adjournment was taken until today at 4 p.m., at which time E.L. Williams will appear for Riley.
A TRIBUNE representative interviewed Riley in Judge Egan's office. He denied having had any trouble in the least with the Mongolian, and claimed to be totally ignorant of the fact that a charge of attempted robbery was pending against him. He had met a Chinaman on the Pismo road, but did not pursue him with a butcher knife with the intention of committing robbery.
John Riley, a brother of the defendant was released Sunday. He is a cripple and unable to walk. The defendant is a boy of only 17 years. The two brothers have been in the southern part of the state for three months, where George found employment picking oranges. They were on their way to Salinas, where their parents reside, when arrested.
LAID OUT SOMEO.
THIRTY ACRES INCLUDED IN THE NEW TERMINAL TOWNSITE.
(Compiler's note: The town of Someo became Casmalia.)
City Engineer Story and his assistant, J.W. Chesney, returned late Saturday night from the present terminus of the Southern Pacific where they have been in the interests of a real estate firm, laying out the lots and blocks for the townsite of Someo.
Messrs. Story and Chesney surveyed about thirty acres, and there is still more land to be added to the townsite plat. The location of the proposed new town is said to be good. There is a gradual slope which will permit of the best and simplest methods of drainage and will leave the people free from that every perplexing question of sewerage.
At present there are no depot buildings at Someo, but the corrals for the shipment of live stock are among the best and most extensive on the line of the coast road.
COUNTY ASH PIT.
Some time since it will be remembered a fire originated in the woodpile in the rear of the court house, the source to all appearances being the ash pile close by. In order to avoid all danger from such a source in the future the Supervisors have had a large galvanized iron ash pit with concrete bottom constructed. Hewitt & Sutcliffe had the contract and H.M. Moore did the masonry work. The work was completed yesterday.
IMPORTANT RAILROAD NEWS.
There is a report that comes from the railroad camps to the effect that Stone & McMurtrie, when the railroad officials were down last week, closed the contract for completing the work between the Santa Ynez river and Ellwood. There has been quite a stir among the contractors recently which gives color to the report, although nothing official has come to light. If the report is true, work will be taken up on the new contract just as soon as the Santa Ynez is crossed, which will not be later than June 1st. Then, judging from the progress made in building the road from San Luis Obispo here, it will require the balance of two years to reach Ellwood, so that by January '98 we may hope to see a through line in full operation. (Compiler's note: Ellwood was not reached until March 31, 1901.) In the meantime Lompoc has a work to do if it wishes the branch road built to town, and the time has come when work along some line should be mapped out and pursued with vigor. The people are ever anxious about the proposed branch road, and as the time passes the anxiety increases. If we bestir ourselves there is no reason why the road should not be in Lompoc by July 1.
RESULT OF THE CORONER'S INQUEST.
SUICIDE IS THE VERDICT RENDERED BY THE JURY.
A Careful Investigation Into the Death of an Unknown Man Found Near San Miguel.
Coroner Nichols and Sheriff Ballou left on the morning train yesterday to make an investigation into the cause of the death of an unknown man found in the hills north of San Miguel Tuesday.
Arriving at San Miguel Coroner Nichols swore in a jury consisting of W.H. Bright, foreman, J.B. Davis, R. Flint, John J. Mathews, C.H. Stockdale and George E. Procter and proceeded to hold an inquest over the remains.
J.J. Mahoney was the only witness. He testified that Tuesday morning he left San Miguel going toward the hills in a northerly direction to hunt his horses which were on pasture thereabouts. He ascended one of the highest knolls in the neighborhood in order to command a better view of the country. In this way he located his horses feeding in a small canyon below and started down toward them. When about 100 yards below the summit of the knoll he was horrified to stumble upon the dead body of a man in an advanced stage of decomposition.
Mr. Mahoney returned to San Miguel and summoned Dr. L.D. Murphy, Dr. Stanley and Judge Cleveland and went back with them to the place where the body was found.
There were no marks about the clothing by means of which identification was possible, and decomposition had destroyed every feature. It was plainly evident that the man had been dead a number of months, and the head had become dislocated from the trunk and had rolled down the hill fully thirty feet from the body. There was a bullet hole in the right side of the skull. The lower jaw bone was found apart from the skull a few feet. Near the body was a 22-calibre "Blue Jacket" pistol of a cheap pattern.
The man was evidently about 40 years of age and was well dressed, an overcoat being tightly buttoned about the remains.
At the conclusion of Mr. Mahoney's testimony the jury returned a verdict that deceased, name unknown, came to his death by committing suicide July 20, 1895.
In one of the pockets of his coat was found a copy of the Examiner of July 18, 1895. This paper was shown to a TRIBUNE representative last evening by Coroner Nichols and a careful examination of it revealed the following disconnected sentences written with a lead pencil about the margins of the paper:
"Died July 20th, 1895, 6 p.m. self destruction, impossible to make living under present government management—nothing to live for—was born in Ohio—came to California September, 1892, and went to the 'other side' July 20th, 1895.—How is it that you can give such love better to H.D.B.—Herbert is your lover and you can write him a letter each day—if it is possible would like to marry Emma so that could not ask for anything—had you been true strictly to me I could of lived longer—H.D.V. more than takes my place.—S.M.V."
The above would seem to indicate that the deceased was what is generally termed as a little rattle brained and became dissatisfied with his live over some love affair.
DIXSON - At Arroyo Grande, March 23, 1896, to the wife of A.B. Dixson, a daughter.
FRY - In Paso Robles March 22, 1896, to the wife of Elmer Fry, a daughter.
BERNAL - Near Cambria, March 25, 1896, to the wife of Joseph Bernal, a son.
CAVANAUGH - At Simmler, March 21, 1896 to the wife of F.H. Cavanaugh, a daughter.
RODRIGUEZ - In this city March 28th, 1896, Sarah, wife of Rodolfo Rodriguez, a native of San Luis Obispo, California, aged 35 years, 9 months and 28 days.
PENCE - At Arroyo Grande, March 27, 1896, John Wallace Pence, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Pence, aged 1 year and 5 months.
LOPEZ - In this city, April 1, 1896, John, son of Frank and Isabelle Lewelling Lopez, aged 6 years and 10 months.
WHITE - At Grass Valley, March 28, 1896, Mrs. John White, mother of Mrs. Vollmer of this city.
A marriage license has been issued to Oliver Louis McFadden and Miss Mary Elizabeth Moody, both of San Miguel.
Marriage licenses have been issued to Charles A. Stiffler and Elizabeth J. Lattin, both of Cholame, and Thomas Peck and Barbara L. Perry, both of Arroyo Grande.
SMITH - CRADDOCK—In this city, April 2, 1896 by J.M. Joyce, J.P., at the residence of George Zumwalt on Broad street, Leonard M. Smith and Miss Fannie C. Craddock.
LILLIE HILL ARRAIGNED.
From the Vallejo Chronicle of march 25th it is noted that the notorious woman, Lillie Hill, arrested by Marshal Cook some time ago, on a warrant from Vallejo charging her with enticing young girls to houses of ill repute, has had a preliminary examination and was bound over to the Superior court of her county for trial May 4th. Her accomplice, Will Collins, received the same treatment.
ONE OF OGLESBY'S STORIES.
HIS OPINION OF CAMBRIA PORTRAYED IN ONE OF THEM.
District Attorney Oglesby of Santa Barbara is one of the most renowned story tellers in southern California. His stories are always spicy.
"When I was in Santa Barbara recently," remarked District Attorney Dorn to a circle of friends the other day, "I met Oglesby in one of the hotel corridors and had a long chat with him about the memorable days and nights when he was a member of the bar in this county. Oglesby does not drink a drop of liquor now, but in those days he was wont to take numerous drams.
"After an hour's talk he drifted into his happiest mood of story telling.
The following story told by him struck me as being of some interest:
'When I was in the race for District Attorney in San Luis Obispo county I made a thorough canvass of the county. Toward the end of the campaign I went to Cambria. I never could get any votes in Cambria so I always made it a point to get drunk while there. When I arrived at Cambria during the campaign, I followed out my time honored custom and by the time supper was announced I was feeling quite glorious. When I went into the hotel the waiter called out: 'Beefsteak, pork chops or curlew.' 'What is curlew? I asked.' 'Curlew is a bird.' 'Has it got feathers?' 'Yes.' 'Legs?' 'Yes.' 'Well, don't bring me any curlew. A bird that has wings and won't fly out of Cambria at a moment's notice is not fit to eat.' My vote was not increased in Cambria that year.' concluded Oglesby."
COMING IN FAST.
Up to 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon 467 citizens had placed their names upon the new register at the County Clerk's office. It is quite probable that 200 more have availed themselves of an opportunity to register with deputies throughout the county, but their certificates have not yet been placed on file. The coming elections in this city and Paso Robles have served to cause the registration of almost every new comer in both places. Let it be remembered that registration closes August 9th. Don't wait until that day, but spare a few minutes and register today and be done with it.
Some day there will be two counties within the limit of what is now known as San Luis Obispo county and it will be a good thing for all that part of the county that is north of the San Luis mountains, at any rate. If the city of San Luis could be carved out and isolated the balance of the county would get along all right, mountain range and all, but all the progressive spirit in the county is found outside the county seat. San Francisco has its share of fossils, but if it had as large a proportion of them as San Luis Obispo it would have been dead and forgotten as a city long ago, and archaeologists would probably now be hunting for curiosities in the ruins. If San Luis Obispo accomplishes her manifest destiny, and becomes the most thickly settled and most prosperous agricultural county in the state, it will be done in spite of, and not with the help of the largest town in it. The selfish spirit of a majority of the business men of San Luis will act as a perpetual drag on all efforts at advancement, and the few good, progressive citizens and business men stand out amid the gloom like electric lights in a cemetery.
For a recent arrival, the editor of the Templeton Advance from which paper the above piece of malignant mendacity is clipped, is succeeding admirably in displaying that snarling illiberality which appears to be a qualification necessary to journalistic success with the "progressive spirits" of the community which it represents. As a matter of fact, Templeton owes its existence to the enterprise of citizens of the county seat, notably Messrs. C.H. Phillips and R.E. Jack and their agents and employes. To their good offices and the assistance of many others at the county seat is due the subdivision and sale of the Huer Huero, Paso Robles and Eureka ranchos and all the country for miles around Templeton. It is only "with the help of the largest town in it" that the eastern part of the county is settled at all and there is not a bank or business man in this town but is loaded to the guards with debt incurred on its account and that has not gone to the verge of bankruptcy in the effort to carry it. It is due to the "selfish spirit of the majority of the business men of San Luis" that the Southern Pacific railway is built entirely through the county and it cost them a clear fifty thousand dollars of gold coin to force the railway through from Santa Margarita to the Santa Maria river when not one paltry dollar, not one foot of right of way could be procured by the assistance of the "few good progressive citizens" of any other part of the county. If "all the progressive spirit in the county is found outside of the county seat" or any part of it, we would be too pleased to hear of it and will be thankful for any information regarding it.
DEATH CLAIMS HIM.
END OF A WELL KNOWN SAN LUIS BOY IN 'FRISCO.
A telegram received in this city early yesterday morning announced the death of Chas. W. Henderson, which occurred at 3 a.m. in San Francisco. Mr. Henderson had been very low for several weeks. He was taken ill in Stockton with a form of malarial fever and lingered along, until his friends there became alarmed and removed him to Saint Luke's hospital in San Francisco, where the best of medical attendance could be secured. His father, W.A. Henderson was soon at his bedside. A week ago came a letter stating that the patient's condition was really precarious and Mrs. Henderson joined her husband in caring for their son.
The death of Chas. W. Henderson was sad news indeed to this community. Here it was that he was reared to manhood, taking his place among the element of our young men most respected and honored in the community. He was possessed of far more than ordinary ability and as a civil engineer, though young in years, his name was known in every home in the county, and in the school room, the maps of the county bare (sic) his name as the person who compiled them for the instruction of the young idea. Old time residents of San Luis, had much to say yesterday concerning the deceased. Many of them has seen him grow up from a mere boy and they had all predicted a bright future for the young man. They were sad, indeed, that his career should be cut off so early.
Charley Henderson, as everybody called him, had a long list of warm friends, and the Democracy of this county recognized his ability as a civil engineer and his sterling qualities as one of the young men of progress, and gave him the nomination for county surveyor in 1894. He made a strong run, but the heavy Republican vote causes his defeat as it did that of every other man on the ticket. In 1895 the city council appointed him city engineer, a position which he held until he left for Stockton where brighter prospects tempted him.
The remains will be brought here for interment. (Compiler's note: Charles Henderson was the son of W.A. Henderson and Lavinia B. Henderson. An article covering his funeral appears in the April 3, 1896 issue of the TRIBUNE.)
A DIFFICULTY ARISES IN ONE OF "UNCLE JOE'S" HORSE TRADES.
There was every appearance that some very important case was about to be commenced in Judge Egan's court last evening. There were a few friends of his honor sitting quietly in the temple of justice walking over matters of general importance, when in rushed "old Uncle Joe" See with Constable Cook and demanded the arrest of a man named Dougherty, on a charge of obtaining goods under false pretenses. In another moment the alleged guilty man appeared in court and the warrant was duly served.
It seems that Dougherty and See had become involved in a horse trade, and the latter was inclined to dispute the correctness of Dougherty's assertions in the articles of agreement. See had traded a watch to Dougherty for a horse but on examining the animal found that he had received the worst of the bargain and attempted to annul the trade by compelling Dougherty to return the watch. This was refused and hence all the trouble.
The interested parties made it very lively in the court room for a few minutes and Dougherty finally terminated the difficulty by returning the watch to See. Uncle Joe was happy and his friends joined in a small sized celebration around the corner.
Hon. V.A. Gregg, Judge.
In re insanity of Antonio Nunes. Complaint having been made that one Antonio Nunes was insane and dangerous to be at large, he is now brought before the court for examination and it appearing to the court from the testimony of Henry Bunce and Jesus Doramic (sic) and from the statements of Doctors J.H. Seaton and W.W. Hays who were sworn as commissioners of lunacy, that the said Nunes was insane and incompetent to care for himself it is ordered that he be confined in the State Insane Asylum at Agnews, and Sheriff Ballou is charged with the execution of this order.
ANOTHER FOR AGNEWS.
Deputy Sheriff Eubanks left yesterday having in charge Antonio Nunes, committed to the insane asylum at Agnews. Nunes is of the violent class of lunatics and it was necessary to put him in a straight jacket and bind him to a seat in the car with ropes.
"LEARN" 'EM TO TAKE A JOKE.
Officers Pruitt and Crawford heard a great deal of loud yelling and talking in the vicinity of Frog Hollow near the Castro residence this morning shortly after 1 o'clock. On investigating they found four noted characters initiating two of their country cousins into the mysteries of how to consume whisky in larger amounts than that of a single drahm (sic) at a dose. They no doubt were well-fooled for their little celebration of April 1st, as the officers "ran in" the whole gang. They will be able to tell how it was done when they appear in the Justice court this morning.
The total amount of all fees collected by County Recorder Fiedler for the filing of documents during the month of March was $272.55, as against $211.05 for the corresponding month of 1895.
FOLLOW IT UP
Every thoroughfare upon which the chain gang during past week has cut the grass and weeds away from the curbs, is improved gretly in its general appearance. Street Superintendent Kelly has been very fortunate the past week in having the assistance of an unusually large chain gang, a thing which may not occur again soon. But no matter whether it does or not, every blade of grass and every weed should disappear from the curbs before the Native Sons Grand Parlor meeting. Mr. Kelly has repeatedly stated that if the property owners will cut the vegetation in the streets, he will haul it away. It only takes a few moments, so go to work at it tomorrow.
FERRASCI - On the El Chorro, April 3, 1896, to the wife of Louis Ferrasci, a daughter.
LUCAS - On the Los Osos rancho, April 8, 1896, to the wife of D.G. Lucas, a son.
MAHLSCHAU - Near Nipomo, March 19, 1896, to the wife of Andrew Malschau, a son.
SHEEHY - In Nipomo, March 25, 1896, to the wife of Jerry Sheehy, a daughter.
MC FADDIN - MOODY-At the McFaddin residence in San Miguel, April 1, 1896, by Rev. Blackburn, Oliver L. McFaddin and Miss Mary E. Moody, both of Estrella.
HIGBEE - JONES—In this city April 6, 1896, by the Rev. W.H. Whelan, Newton Higbee and Miss May Jones, both of Lompoc.
MARTIN - TAPIA—In this city, April 9, 1896, by J.M. Joyce, J.P., Joseph Martin and Mrs. Delia Tapia, both of Arroyo Grande.
CONTRERAS - On the Nacimiento river, March 30, 1896, Maria Contreras, aged 20 years, a native of California.
DeFELIZ - Near this city, April 8, 1896, Augustina Olivera de Feliz, a native of Monterey, Cal., aged 82 years, 7 months and 12 days. Notice of funeral hereafter.
PENERO - In this city, April 8, 1896, Manuel Penero, a native of San Francisco, Cal., aged 42 years.
SARTORI - In Redding, Cal., March 29, 1896, Joseph Sartori.
ASCH - In San Francisco, April 10, 1896, William Asch, aged 74 years.
CAVALLI - In this city, April 9, 1896, Emelio Cavalli, a native of Indranea, Canton Ticino, Switzerland, aged 28 years. (Compiler's note: Mr. Cavalli was a native of Intragna. There is no village in Switzerland by the name of Indranea.)
A tramp broke into J.R. Rojas' saloon last night, and made way with considerable liquor and wasted more. He was arrested tonight and will be held to answer for burglary. He is of Spanish descent and seems to be a rather hard case. He was trying to sell chickecs (sic) and had none to sell, but we presume he was expecting to find some, in case he could sell them. (Compiler's note: It is assumed that the word "chickecs" is a typographical error and that "chickens" was meant.)
Some ten good teams and wagons and about 60 head of horses, on their way from San Jose to Durango, Mexico, passed through here yesterday and state they will have freight when they reach their destination.
March 27, 1896
BETTER STOP IT.
About 6 o'clock last evening the little son of Mr. Nichols of the electric light works was ran (sic) over by a passing vehicle in the street. This is not the first occurence of the kind recently, and it would be well if the practice of reckless driving was either stopped or discouraged slightly by due course of law.
R.C. Heaton of Paso Robles, has founded a branch office here for the advertisement of the McCormick mowers and reapers.
Fifteen-volume set Dickens $5.75, and other standard works in same proportion at Goodrich's bookstore.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
In re San Bernardo Creek road in Road District No. 4. Report of viewers received and Wednesday, May 6, 1896, at 2 p.m. set for hearing the same and it is ordered that the clerk give notice to all non-consenting land owners by publication in the TRIBUNE. (Compiler's note: This article is of special interest to the compiler who lives on the road in question.)
Judge Joyce gave a culprit four days in the city jail yesterday for having used vulgar language on the public street.
FIFTEEN DAYS REST
Antonio Alvarado was tried before Judge Joyce yesterday on a charge of having disturbed the peace and used indecent language in the presence of a respectable family on Mill street. His honor listened carefully to the evidence and imposed a sentence of fifteen days in the county jail.
STIFFLER - LATTIN—Near Cholame, April 8, 1896 at the residence of the bride's parents, Charles Stiffler and Miss Elizabeth J. Lattin, both of Cholame.
HAMILTON - DEMPSEY—In Kings City (sic), April 15, 1896, at the residence of the groom's parents, Mr. George Hamilton of Kings City (sic) and Miss Mamie Dempsey of Paso Robles.
ARCHER - In Paso Robles, April 10, 1896, Samuel Archer, aged 44 years and 17 days.
KNOTTS - At Nipomo, April 11, 1896, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Knotts, aged 3 months and 21 days.
STEELE - Near Pescadero in San Mateo county, April 13, 1896, Emeline, wife of Isaac C. Steele.
RICHARDS - In Los Gatos, April 1, 1896, Miss Anna Richards, aged 26 years, 7 months and 10 days.
ACCUSED OF A HEINOUS CRIME
W.P. NAGLEY OF SAN MIGUEL CHARGED WITH RAPE.
Constable Ganoung Makes the Arrest and Lands His Man in Jail.
The little town of San Miguel was at a fever heat of excitement yesterday and a decided sensation was sprung. One of the best known citizens of the place was arrested and charged with rape, his victims being two school girls.
Constable Ed. Ganoung arrived in the city late last evening and lodged the alleged guilty man in the county jail. The culprit is W.P. Nagley, a carpenter by trade and until recently constable in San Miguel.
The arresting officer, Constable Ganoung, was aroused about 11 o'clock last night from his peaceful slumbers in his room at the Commercial hotel and very kindly furnished the TRIBUNE representative with all the alleged facts in the case. They are as follows:
A Miss Allen who attends school in San Miguel, was boarding at the Nagley residence and on Sunday evening she was visited by a cousin, a young school girl of about the same age. The two girls retired to sleep in the same room. About midnight one of the girls was awaked (sic) by a difficulty in breathing and was startled to find a cloth drawn closely about her face and saturated with a fluid which she at once recognized as being chloroform. Though half stupefied this girl made a desperate effort and threw the cloth off. Almost in an instant a light in the room was extinguished, but not before she had caught sight of a man standing by the bed, devoid almost entirely of clothing, whom she recognized as Nagley. As the light was extinguished the man bolted out of the door. Miss Allen then tried to awaken her cousin, but found her unconscious.
Yesterday at 11 o'clock Nagley was arrested by Constable Ganoung and given a hearing before Judge Cleveland. The evidence of one of the girls, identifying him and the fact that he was known to have purchased chloroform only recently, together with other things, was sufficient to cause his honor to hold him for trial under $1000 bonds.
Nagley is a married man and has several children.
THE CHINESE MUST GO.
A CRY THAT ONCE STIRRED SOCIETY TO ITS FOUNDATIONS.
The ancient slogan once so powerful to conjure with here as in most parts of California, is raised again, this time by our Higuera street merchants who learn with profound concern that representatives of the dreaded race propose to occupy one of the most prominent stores on the street and enter into active competition with our dealers in clothing, underwear and similar lines. The anger and excitement appears to be quite general. Those whose trade is specially threatened are not alone in their strong expressions of disgust. Doubtless the depressing business conditions have an effect in increasing and deepening the resentment felt. Our merchants have been holding their own with difficulty, if at all, and now to have the added trouble of a species of competition which it seems to them impossible to meet, is exasperating. The general belief is that the living expenses of the Chinese cut little or no figure in the cost of the manufacture and sale of the goods they sell, that such rivalry can only be met by similar self deprivation on the part of the American, and the American is not prepared to get down to any such level of starveling existence. It would certainly appear to be most ill advised and unfortunate that Chinese should be accepted as tenants on such a principal thoroughfare as Higuera street. It is not likely that the incursion will be limited to a single store, and assuredly it is out of the question that the street should be given up to them or that they should be sandwiched in with the white merchants. The universal custom in other California cities is that some certain quarter be given up to the Chinese and any one desiring their goods can go there and purchase them. But it is a new and most unwelcome departure from the established practice to rent property any and everywhere to Chinese, and we are not surprised at the hostile feeling which has been aroused.
The arrest of W.P. Nagley of San Miguel by Constable Ganoung, Monday, his incarceration in the county jail that night, his arraignment and plea of guilty in the Superior court yesterday morning, and the immediate sentencing of him to two years in San Quentin prison by Judge Gregg, was a sample of speedy justice which speaks well for the workings of the machinery of our Superior court. It is evidence of the fact that the guilty can see no possible loophole to escape the justice which is sure to overtake them.
OLIVERA - HAMILTON
Yesterday at 10:30, Mr. James Olivera and Miss Clara P. Hamilton of Lompoc were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Judge Joyce in the parlors of Paiaroia's restaurant on Monterey street, in the presence of a few friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Olivera left last evening for Santa Maria where they will reside in the future.
A BEAUTIFUL NEW RESIDENCE ALMOST COMPLETED ON ISLAY STREET.
In a slow, but sure way San Luis is coming to possess a number of very fine residences which are really a pride and ornament to the community.
Among the latest to be added to the list is the new residence of Gus. Peterson now almost completed on Islay street. H.S. Laird was the architect, and his splendid talent in that line, so well known to the people of this city, is displayed to good advantage. It is a one-story structure with attic, containing in all, nine rooms, six on the first floor and three in the attic. The house is on a stone foundation, the material thereof being of the very best and placed in position by masons who, for a number of years have been in the employ of Chas. EricFarkson, the contractor, and they are recognized for their skill and expertness.
The house also has a cellar. The building will cost when completed about $3,000.
THE PROGRAM IS DECIDED UPON.
HOW THE NATIVE SONS WILL PASS GRAND PARLOR WEEK.
Address of Welcome Monday, Parade Tuesday, Excursion and Ball Wednesday, a Banquet.
The Joint Committee of Arrangements of Los Osos Parlor No. 61, N.S.G.W., have made public the programme of entertainment to be furnished the visitors to our city during the week in which the Grand Parlor will be in session here.
They have planned correctly and acted wisely and the programme is just such a one as will please the visitors immensely, no doubt. The committee did not accomplish it all in a single meeting, but night after night they assembled with Chairman Fiedler presiding, and carefully considered every proposition.
(Compiler's note: There follows a lengthy listing of the day by day events for the state convention of the N.S.G.W., with committees and members of the committees named. Because of limited interest, the rest of the article is omitted here, but any persons desiring more information may research the article on micro film of the Telegram Tribune, in the reference department of the San Luis Obispo Library for April 15, 1896.)
THEY VOTED ALSO.
Monday while the citizens were involved in a municipal election, the pupils of one of the grammer (sic) grades at the Court school were allowed to cast their ballots for city officers. It was a good lesson. The vote resulted in G.B. Nichols receiving 18 votes for trustee, Shaw 14, Lind 9, Ready 7, Sinsheimer 5; for clerk, Sammann 17, Rodriguez 10; treasurer, Terry 19, Haskin 5, Pollard 3; marshal, Cook 19, Fox 5, Knapp 3, Munoz 1.
(Compiler's note: This article is particularly interesting in that now, 100 years later, a movement called KIDS VOTING USA is gaining some popularity in the United States. It is a movement in which school children are encouraged to go to designated polls to vote, accompanied by their parents or guardians. It appears that San Luis Obispo was 100 years ahead of its time.)
Yesterday P. Mathison, an employe of Wm. Sandercock, had the misfortune to step on a sharp nail which penetrated his foot to a great depth. Last evening he was in a very serious condition, lockjaw having resulted from the wound.
A PIONEER WOMAN.
THE DEATH OF MRS. FELIZ IN EAST SANTA FE DISTRICT.
One of the best known women of the county among the old residents was Mrs. Augustina Olivera de Feliz, who died on the 8th inst. at her house in the East Santa Fe school district.
Mrs. Feliz was a native of Monterey, and at the time of her death was aged 82 years, and 7 months. In 1825 she came to this county in company with her husband and they took up their residence near this city. In 1850 Mr. Feliz died and since that time the widow has lived alone at the old homestead, receiving the comfort and consolation of her children, and awaiting the time when she too should be called to the other side. Mrs. Feliz was a good, kind woman, whose memory of the events of early days remained good to the end. She possessed a wide acquaintance with the early Spanish residents and was esteemed as a warm friend of them all.
Ten children were born to Mrs. Feliz, six of whom are now living, four sons and two daughters. They are Mrs. J.J. Schiefferly, Mrs. Ramon Villa and Jose M., Frank, Ygnacio and Vicente Feliz.
BUSINESS MEN PROTEST AGAINST A CHINESE STORE ON HIGUERA STREET.
The business men of this city are determined that the encroachments of Chinese upon one of the main streets of the town should not be made without a decided protest from them. They speak justly too, for it is a real shame that such a proposition of allowing Chinese merchants to do business in the very heart of the city adjoining old established business houses, should be entertained by any person for a single moment. Every town of any size in California has its Chinatown, and it is contrary to the custom of the coast to allow them to mingle with Americans in a business way.
A number of the prominent business men circulated a protest against it yesterday. The following is the protest with the signers thereto:
We, the undersigned, do hereby earnestly protest against the renting of store rooms in the business portion of Higuera, Monterey or Chorro streets, to any Chinese merchant, artist or artisan, and for cause of such protest, allege:
That we are business men and taxpayers in the city of San Luis Obispo; that we are bona fide residents of this city, having permanent homes here:
That we have always contributed liberally towards the improvement of the streets and general progress of the city:
That we consider it a great injustice at this time, in view of these facts, to be thrown side by side with this low, cankerous and vile class of Asiatic competition:
That experience in San Francisco and other towns has shown that where the Chinese had gained a foothold, respectable business has been ruined or driven to other localities.
T.A. Greenleaf, K. Green, J.M. Puig, D.P. Thurber, A.F. Fitzgerald, R. Hutchinson, T.A. McCaffrey & Co., P. Banks, Wm. Robson, G.F. Diess, Vetterline & Butcher, Mrs. C.K. Lambie, L.M. McManus, P.H. Moise, F.W. Carter, Marshall & Oppliger, E. Fleugler, Harrington Bros., Hewitt & Sutcliffe, M. Lasar, Wm. L. Beebee, S.E. Schlanker, H. Arana, C.E. Ash, Fergus Ferguson, A.L. Dutton, A.S. Schorefer, T. Benchimol, A. McAlister, C.P.K. Co., G.R. Maggi, Dan Hayes, Krebs Pharmacy, C.T. Greenfield, N.C. Brew, J.A. Renetzky & Co., J.J. Falkenstein, Pierson & Regan, A. Crocker & Bros., P. Hoefer, E.B. Flack, A.L. Johnson, J.G. Sandercock, F.B. Jack, P.J. McCaffrey, J.A. Goodrich, J. Loewenstein, J.J. O'Sullivan, Aug Vollmer.
TOGNAZZI - In Cambria, April 5, 1896, to the wife of Joseph Tognazzi, a daughter.
LASAR - In this city, April 14, 1896, to the wife of M. Lasar, a son.
THE CHINESE MERCHANT OF HIGUERA STREET CONSIDERED.
The call for a mass meeting at the city hall last evening resulted in about sixty indignant citizens and business men assembling to enter a protest against the renting of a business house on Higuera street to a Chinaman.
C.E. Ash called the meeting to order and stated the purposes thereof. P.F. Ready was elected permanent chairman and W.M. John, Secretary.
The meeting was addressed by a large number of the representative business men present and they all seemed decidedly opposed to allowing a Chinaman the privileges of opening a store on one of the main business thoroughfares, where he would come in direct competition with them. There was no mistaking their meaning. It was a plain case that the Chinaman "must not come upon Higuera street."
On motion Chairman Ready appointed a committee consisting of Messrs. Regan, Butcher, Fitzgerald, McManus, Crocker and Brieger to confer with Mr. Warden, who rented the building in question. The same committee interviewed one of the Chinamen interested last evening, but accomplished no very satisfactory results. The truth of the matter is that the Chinaman has paid a month's rent in advance and has already ordered his goods shipped here.
It is understood that Mr. Warden is perfectly willing to rescind his action and the matter will probably be amicably settled today.
The committee appointed met after the meeting and arranged to visit Highland ranch this morning. We await the result of the interview with Mr. Warden with much interest.
ED. TRIBUNE:...The supervisors are looking up glandered horses in the Cholame country and we understand several head have been ordered killed. This action on the part of our officials is a commendable one and is evidence that they intend to enforce the law without fear or favor. For this, gentlemen of the board, we give you much credit...(Compiler's note: "Glanders" or "farcy" is a "contagious and destructive disease especially of horses, caused by a bacterium and characterized by caseating nodular lesions especially of the respiratory mucosae and lungs, that tend to break down and form ulcers."
A party of eighteen or twenty of the school children went picnicing (sic) on horseback last Saturday and wandered so far up the San Juan river, that night overtook them before they got back. Although they arrived safely without accident, the anxiety of some of the parents was very great. Now children, don't cut up any more such capers or you will get a good spanking.
IMPORTANT ARREST BY MR. BALLOU.
ANTONIO LUGO OF SAN MIGUEL, CAPTURED NEAR SAN MIGUEL.
Another of the Grand Jury Indictments for Cattle Stealing Reaches its Man.
Sheriff Ballou arrived in town late Thursday evening having in custody Antonio Lugo, formerly of San Miguel, but who of late has been dodging about the country to escape the officers of the law who were endeavoring to serve a warrant upon him for cattle stealing. The warrant was issued upon one of the many indictments for grand larceny (cattle stealing being the crime) found by the last grand jury.
Soon after the warrant was issued it was forwarded to a constable at San Miguel, who has since resigned, and that officer hunted up his man and endeavored to make the arrest. Lugo did not relish the idea of occupying a cell within the confines of a county jail and promptly drew a pistol, secured the drop on the San Miguel constable and backed out of his range, making good his escape.
That all happened some months since. Sheriff Ballou did not despair in making the arrest finally, and though Lugo dodged about the southern part of the state going as far even as Los Angeles, he was not to remain a free man.
Some weeks ago Lugo was located by Sheriff Ballou at Cliente, a small town about thirty-five miles from Bakersfield. The sheriff lost no time in going to that place and was rewarded by finding his man. Lugo was much surprised but quietly gave up and accompanied our chief officer of the law to this city.
As will be noted yesterday from a glance at the records of the Superior court in another column, Lugo presented a plea of guilty as charged, and was sentenced by Judge Gregg to four years in San Quentin prison.
Lugo is said to have been one of the most noted of the cattle thieves of the county and had been making it decidedly uncomfortable to cattlemen in the northern part of the county of late years.
Irwin Swain, a cousin of Chas. Swain, who is already in Folsom for cattle stealing, is still at large.
Hon. V. A. Gregg, Judge., April 17.
People vs. Antonio Lugo, Indictment for grand larceny having been found by the grand jury and filed in open court the district attorney and defendant without counsel came into court and on motion of district attorney, clerk proceeded to arraign defendant under the direction of the court, and being asked, defendant states that he has no counsel and desires none, that he is indicted under his true name, pleads guilty, waives time for passing judgment, and court thereupon orders that defendant be punished by imprisonment in San Quentin state prison for four years.
SECOND MASS MEETING.
THE COMMITTEE OF SIX PRESENTS ITS REPORT.
At 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon some thirty of the prominent business men of this city met at the city hall to hear the report of the committee of six, which had been appointed at the meeting on Thursday evening to interview Mr. Warden in regard to his having rented a business house on Higuera street to a Chinaman.
In the absence of Chairman Ready, C.E. Ash presided. Messrs, Regan, Butcher and Fitzgerald of the committee of six reported that they had visited Mr. Warden in the forenoon at the Highland ranch. They had been received very cordially and were assured by Mr. Warden that if it was the wish of the business men of San Luis that a Chinaman should not open a store on Higuera street, he would endeavor to keep his proposed tenant out and if he (the tenant) persisted in moving in, he would only allow him to remain for the month in which he had paid rent.
This satisfied the business men present and Mr. Moise moved that a vote of thanks be tendered Mr. Warden. The motion met with favor, but was laid over until the meeting of Saturday evening at 9 o'clock, to which time the adjournment was taken. On motion of Mr. Renetsky the committee was instructed to confer with Mr. Warden again today.
R.S. GREEN AGAIN AT WORK IN THIS COUNTY.
Our old friend, R.S. Green, made his appearance yesterday, being in pursuit of customers for the use of the Keystone Dehorning clipper, for which he is general agent of southern California. He will be here until May 1st and may be addressed at Cayucos. Miles Sanders of Cayucos, and Robert Myers of Moro (sic) are interested with him. His rates for service are $15 per hundred head of cattle or $13 for the machine at any ranch.
He feels quite certain that it is only a question of a short time when here, as in the East, the practice of dehorning will be universal. So far he has dehorned about 1500 head of cattle for fifty owners. His process and implements are regarded as far superior to all others and took the first prize at the Chicago World's Fair. He is able to guarantee against any crushing of the horn or any bad effects. Next week he proposes to furnish us with a record showing the milk given by a herd of cattle for seven days before and seven days after dehorning. This is to meet the objection sometimes made that dehorning seriously injures the flow of milk. The benefits of the system generally are no longer disputed by any intelligent stockman. The cattle so treated are necessarily more quiet, peaceful and undisturbed, make more rapid growth and weight and are more profitable in every way.
Antonio Tognazzini, capitalist and the founder of the town of Someo, was in Guadalupe Wednesday. He has the lumber on the ground for a large hotel and store at Someo.—Guadalupe Standard. (Compilers's note: It becomes clear with this article, why the town of Someo (now Casmalia) became Someo. The Tognazzini family originates in the town of Someo, Canton Ticino, Switzerland. Obviously, Antonio Tognazzini wanted to honor the town of his birth by naming another town in California, after the village of his birth.)
Salmon was caught in large numbers at Port Harford yesterday. Every description of craft on the bay was in use.
SAN DIEGO TAKES THE INITIATIVE IN THE MOVEMENT FOR THE NEW STATE.
County Clerk Whicher has received a communication from the board of supervisors of San Diego county, directed to the board of supervisors of this county, enclosing a report submitted by B.A. Stephens, Esq., on the legislative action taken, and to be taken, to secure a division of the state and desiring that our board give the matter careful consideration, and if the proposition meets the approval of our board, that they so notify the San Diego board.
The report in question includes the act of the legislature of April 18, 1859, (Compiler's note: The date 1859 appears to be a typographical error and should have read 1889 as noted below.) which consented on behalf of the people of the state to setting off the counties in question for the formation of a separate government, and directing the action to be taken by the population thereof to avail themselves of the benefits of the act and further includes the opinion of a committee of eminent lawyers secured in 1889, which recites the provisions of said act, the fact that, an election was held as required by it and that the people of the new territory voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposition and that the committees was (sic) agreed that the act of the legislature was in force still, and that no other action was required to carry out the project of forming the new state, than to call a constitutional convention, submit the constitution prepared thereat to a vote of the people and on its adoption, demand from congress, admission as such new state.
Our board of supervisors will have a chance now to vary the monotony of their labors. There is some difference between painfully plodding through constable bills and road petitions and sailing into the broad ocean of statesmanship involved in the forming of a new state.
WANT A ROAD.
Geo. A. Freeman of Morro, was in town yesterday. The farmers and dairymen on San Bernardo creek are very much interested at present in securing the opening of a public road from the Morro road near the old Stanley adobe dairy house, up the creek to the Mountain View schoolhouse.
Crocker's 100 dozen flags for decorating, bear flags, Native Son's flags. (Compiler's note: San Luis Obispo at this time was zealously preparing for the meeting of the State convention of the Native Sons of the Golden West, therefore the advertisement for the sale of bear flags and Native Son's flags. The event took place the last week of April in 1896. There were many news articles covering the event.)
A LIST OF COUNTY CLERK WHICHER'S NUMEROUS DEPUTIES.
Up to 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon (April 18, 1896), 770 citizens of the county had enrolled their names upon the new great register in the office of County Clerk Whicher. Come on and register, the time in which to do it is not so very long.
For the benefit of the people throughout the county, the following list of the county clerk's deputies, for purpose of registration, is given. If you cannot come in to the county seat, see one of them:
C.F. Conrad, Arroyo Grande; Samuel Cliff, Creston; R.W. Putnam, Paso Robles; O.S. Sellers, Pozo; John Kelshaw, Paso Robles; Samuel Donati, Cayucos; Tilford Dagger, Nipomo; O.A. Perry, Estrella; B.H. Franklin, Cambria; David Russell, Cholame; George Kavanagh, Lynch; Edward Trussell, Huasna; J.W. Cook, San Luis Obispo; Bert L. Alley, La Panza; T.M. Trace, San Miguel; F.A. Dana, Nipomo; Frank Smith, Santa Margarita; Phil Kaetzel, Cambria.
IS IT A CASE OF MURDER?
A STARTLING SENSATION COMES TO LIGHT LAST EVENING.
A Brutal Husband Causes the Death of His Wife.
Early last evening the rather spirited movements of the police and constabulary was sufficient to arouse a suspicion on the mind of a close observer, that something out of the usual order was on the tapis. (Compiler's note: The term "on the tapis," means "to be under consideration.") This supposition was strengthened about 8 o'clock, when City Marshal Cook, appeared in the office of Judge Egan and had a warrant drawn up for the arrest of some person or persons. It was quite evident that the charge was one of a very serious nature in a criminal way, from the fact that in the absence of District Attorney Dorn, who is in Santa Maria, his deputy, Chas. A. Palmer, Esc., was hunted up and called upon to swear to the complaint.
Soon after it was issued a TRIBUNE representative approached several of the officers of the law and enquired for particulars. They refused to say anything, and the news gatherer was all at sea, but after several hours' careful search there came a clue.
The alleged facts in the case so far as they could be drawn from the very meagre (sic) information obtainable are about as follows:
A few weeks ago a Spanish woman residing near the old brick saloon on the Oil Wells road, who was soon to give birth to a child, got into a quarrel with her husband, Jesus Dormo. The result was that the woman was severely kicked and beaten, and her death which occurred some ten days later was, it is believed, caused or at least hastened by the injuries received. She was buried less than a week ago in the Catholic cemetery.
Yesterday a well known gentleman from the 'neighborhood' of the alleged crime, brought the facts to the attention of an officer here, and the issuance of the warrant was based on the story told by him. It is said that there are four persons who saw the man beat his wife and they considered that her death was caused thereby, considering the condition of the woman.
Further developments are eagerly awaited.
Nothing new developed yesterday in regard to the case of Jesus Dormo who was placed in the county jail Sunday by Constable Cook to await trial on a charge of murder. District Attorney Dorn returned yesterday afternoon from Santa Maria, but has not had time to fully examine into the facts of the case. If he concludes that there is anything to justify a trial, the body of Mrs. Dormo will be taken up today.
SAN QUENTIN BIRDS.
Sheriff Ballou left yesterday for San Quentin, having in charge W.P. Nagley and Antonio Lugo sentenced to that institution for periods of two and four years respectively. It was rumored that some indignant citizens would attempt to take Nagley from the train at San Miguel, but it amounted to nothing. (Compiler's note: The reader will note that from a previous account, Mr. Nagley was being sent to San Quentin for having raped two girls.)
The Chinaman who rented the store of Mr. Warden on Higuera street, is in town and states that he will open his stock of goods in a few days. He says, "No Melican man foolee me." (Compiler's note: The issue of renting store space on Higuera street to a Chinaman was very heated. Previous articles gave lists of business men who signed a petition requesting that such should not happen.)
...Communication was received from Marshal Cook preferring charges against Police officer Fox, specified as insulting ladies on the street, and writing letters to school girls. On motion it was ordered that be adjournment taken up, and that both parties should have subpoenas issued for such witnesses as they might desire.
DUFF - In this city April 20, 1896, Patrick Duff, a native of Canada, age 70 years, 3 months and 5 days. (Compiler's note: Mr. Duff's four children were Miss Ella Duff, Mrs. A.F. Fitzgerald, W.M. Duff, and Mrs. J. O'Connor.)
(Compiler's note: Native Sons of the Golden West, a fraternal California natives' organization held their GRAND PARLOR OF THE NATIVE SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST in San Luis Obispo. This was a State convention, held in late April and early May of 1896. Newspaper articles were space-demanding and extensive. Readers interested in knowing more about this event are encouraged to seek out micro-filmed issues of the TRIBUNE for that time period, at the public library reference department. Many things from the initial planning to the final days of the Grand Parlor, including dignitaries, parade participants and other special happenings were covered. For several days during this Grand Parlor period, regular news items suffered.)
DECORATE YOUR STORES.
The business men should not forget that prizes are offered by the Native Sons for the best decorated business houses during the session of the Grand Parlor. Decorate your store and take one of the prizes. They are: For best decorated business house, $25; for second best, $15; for third best, $10.
CHAPMAN - WOOLSEY—In this city, April 21, 1896, by Rev. J.W. Phelps, Charles E. Chapman and Miss Addie Woolsey, both of Nipomo.
McALPIN - BLAKE—In San Francisco, April 15, 1896, at the home of the bride's mother, John McAlpin of Creston, and Miss Alice Elizabeth Blake, daughter of the late Dr. James W. Blake.
THE EVIDENCE VARIES IN MANY IMPORTANT PARTICULARS.
(Compiler's note: In previous articles covering this murder, the surname of the murderer and of his allegedly murdered wife, was given as Dormo. On April 24, 1896, the articles begin to refer to them with the surname of "Dormieo.")
Yesterday afternoon the preliminary examination of Jesus Dormieo was held before Judge Egan. District Attorney Dorn appeared for the people and E. Graves for the defendant. Dormieo is charged with assaulting his wife some two months prior to her death.
Lorenzo Urina was the first witness placed on the stand. He had been at the Dormieo residence near the Oil Wells, several days before last Christmas, and saw Dormieo and wife engaged in a desperate fight. He had attempted to separate them, but Dormieo drew a small knife and made a slash at his hand inflicting a cut across the fingers. Urina had then desisted and the quarrel proceeded, Dormieo kicking his wife unmercifully.
The daughter of the deceased woman, a girl of about fourteen years, was called for the prosecution. Her story was a complete surprise to all the parties connected with the case. She stated that her father and mother had always lived happily together and she had never, under any circumstances, known them to quarrel. The girl testified that Lorenzo Urina was drunk the day he was at the Dormieo home and stated that he had seen Dormieo and wife fighting together. Witness thought that her mother had died from the effects of a kick which she received from a horse four or five years ago. She stated that her mother had been suffering very much at times ever since the accident and that death most probably resulted from the effects of it.
Dr. Krill testified that he had been called to attend Mrs. Dormieo some six weeks prior to her death which occurred about two weeks ago. "The troubles with which the woman was afflicted might have been caused in various ways," said the doctor. "It may be that an injury of some character caused them, but I would not say so for a certainty. I signed the certificate that death resulted from inflammation or peritonitas (sic)."
Mrs. Hughes had called upon Mrs. Dormieo while she was ill, and upon examination found several bruises about the poor woman's body.
Jesus Dormieo stated in his own behalf that he had been married for twelve years and in that time had never had any trouble with his wife, and never beat her as he had been accused.
At the time Urina testified that he had seen Dormieo and wife in a fight, the defendant stated that both he and Urina were drunk, they having consumed between them, two gallons of wine.
E. Graves for the defense, raised the point that Dormieo could not be tried for an assault upon a person now deceased, and Judge Egan suspended judgment to examine the law bearing upon that point.
THURBER - In this city, April 23, 1896, Mrs. D.P. Thurber, a native of Delaware county, New York, aged 54 years, 2 months and 4 days.
A marriage license has been issued to James Munk of Creston, and Miss Hulda Johnson of San Francisco.
ED. TRIBUNE—...The school house has been enlarged and improved. It is a large school house, but the crop of babies never fails in this vicinity and the number of children steadily increases.
The formation of the Salmon Creek Gold Mining and Development Company has attracted much attention. Clarence Davis is president and general manager, Miles Sander, secretary, R.E. Hazard, who is an expert to all matter pertaining to mining, is chief engineer and H. Hannah is treasurer and assayer. This company has been formed for the purpose of gold mining in the vicinity of San Carpojo and Salmon creeks, a short distance above San Simeon, and also in conjunction with some others (whose names we are not at liberty to divulge at present) who own a controlling interest in the extensive coal beds a short distance from Villa creek, which were discovered by Messrs. Hazards and Sanders. We have been given to understand that these gentlemen are backed by some solid capitalists who recognize the importance of the discoveries of the company (sic)...
(Compiler's note: The Native Sons of the Golden West held its Grand Parlor in San Luis Obispo during this week. The Grand Parlor is the equivalent of a state convention. The TRIBUNE for the week was almost entirely devoted to the activities of the Native Sons including reports on local dignitaries participating, as well as those from other cities, a ball, a lavish parade, actions taken at the Grand Parlor conclaves, etc., etc. With the exception of the county fair held each year, the event was more extensively covered than any other event the compiler has worked with since 1888 chronicles. Because interest in the NSGW is mostly limited to those in that organization, comprehensive coverage has not been included in this document. Those interested are invited to go to the public library in San Luis Obispo and search out more details in the microfilm department. Plans for the convention are covered sparingly from January until the end of April. During the last week of April, as stated above, almost all of the TRIBUNE news relates to the Native Sons of the Golden West and their Grand Parlor.)
BALLARD - In this city, April 25, 1896, to the wife of E.B. Ballard, a son.
MARRE - In this city, April 29, 1896, to the wife of L. Marre, a daughter.
A marriage license has been issued to O.M. Blinn and Miss C.A. Wilhoit, of this city.
A marriage license has been issued to Joseph Fleig of Creston and Miss Annie Kellenbeck of Arroyo Grande.
AT THE RAMONA.
THE GRAND BALL IN HONOR OF THE NATIVE SONS.
Brilliant and magnificent are the adjectives most appropriate in applying to the grand ball tendered the Native Sons' Grand Parlor delegates at the Ramona hotel last evening. The hotel was grandly decorated, the illumination superb and most pleasing, the music of the very best. A notable feature of it all, was the many fine costumes worn by the ladies. The elite of the city had gathered for the joyous event and until a late hour they danced and made merry with the honored guests. It would be useless to speak further of it. It was all that a grand ball should be.
The programme card was very unique. It was designed especially for the occasion by Marion S. de Roco of San Francisco, a former member of Los Osos parlor. Two bears upon the programme carried out the meaning of the Spanish name of the local parlor.
THE SAN LUIS WAY.
IT BEATS KERN COUNTY IN CLEANING OUT CATTLE THIEVES.
In commenting upon the arrest and conviction of Antonio Lugo for cattle stealing in our superior court recently, the Bakersfield Morning Echo has the following to say:
This man Lugo is the fellow that was caught at the shearing corral near Caliente a few days ago by Will Borgwardt. Deputy Sheriff D.M. Pyle took him to San Francisco where he turned him over to Sheriff Ballou of San Luis Obispo. On the way to the city Lugo tried various expedients for getting an advantage over the officer, evidently being very anxious to try his hand at escaping. But his smooth talk did not work and he was safely delivered to the officer who had been looking for him for the past nine months.
In the descriptions of Lugo that were sent out there was contained a caution to the officers to be careful when making the arrest as Lugo was a dangerous man. He is now safe for a while, and it is also evident that cattle are safer in San Luis Obispo county than they have been heretofore. To land four thieves within a few months is not a bad record. Somewhat better than Kern has been making.
DRUM - HILLIARD—At the Baptist parsonage in this city,May 4th, 1896, by Rev. W. H. Wheelan, Wm. H. Drum and Miss Fay Hilliard of Paso Robles.
MAHAN - CARROLL—In this city, May 6, 1896, at the Catholic parsonage, by Rev. Father Aguilera, Archie Mahan to Miss Katie Carroll, both of Pozo.
CREMATION GROWING IN FAVOR.
The movement in favor of cremation as against earth burial is growing in England. The other day Mr. William Rathbone, ex M.P., stated in public that he had made provision for cremation in his own case on principle and with a view to promoting the reform. At this moment a new crematorium is almost ready for use at Liverpool. It is a neat building of red sandstone, simple and chaste in design. The main door opens into a small chapel. From this room the coffin will be carried after the burial service is read, into a small apartment beyond, and there placed upon an iron frame running on wheels and rails in a line with the furnace and pushed noiselessly into the abode of flames.
From the chapel the clergyman, followed by the relatives of the deceased, will ascend a stair on the opposite side from the door by which the coffin has been removed into a small gallery overlooking the door of the furnace. From this gallery the service prescribed for the grave will be read and the mourners will take the last look of the coffin as it disappears within the furnace. The situation of the crematorium at Anfield is wisely chosen, being in the heart of a pretty suburban neighborhood and accessible from all parts of the city. There is an office, with a cottage for the caretaker attached, at the entrance gate. The crematorium will be opened for public use not later than April 1.—Westminster Gazette. (Compiler's note: A companion volume, ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, 1889, carries an article on pages 49 and 50 dealing with the establishment of a crematory in Los Angeles. In the 1890 volume on page 240, there appears another article on the subject with further details on the process. Still another article on the history and process appears in the 1893 volume, pages 77 and 78. The first mention of cremation for anyone in the San Luis Obispo area appears in the 1895 volume page 63 when the body of Fey (sic) Marre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Marre, was taken to San Francisco to be cremated.)
THE HERALD'S COMMENT.
The Native Sons descended on San Luis and were captured. It has been one week of gayety (sic) at the county seat and we believe even the Native Sons themselves were satiated with the attention that was shown them. The keys of the city were handed over to them and they used the freedom right royally without abusing the trust that was confided to them. They were a gentlemanly lot and appeared to appreciate the favors that were shown them.
The celebration on Tuesday was the greatest pageant ever witnessed in this county, and the people from the country literally poured into San Luis to see it. The barbecue at Sycamore Springs was a grand success and afforded the visitors relaxation from the lodge room that they appeared to appreciate.
San Luis can felicitate herself with the satisfaction that she has done herself proud and the county can congratulate themselves that so many bright men have visited us and gone back with a pleasing remembrance of their visit and a good word for the county.
BELLS ON BICYCLES.
A NEW REGULATION IN WASHINGTON GOES INTO EFFECT.
By the Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, May 5.—A new police regulation requiring bells on bicycles became effective Monday in Washington.
Before 8 o'clock in the evening thirty bicyclists were arrested for disobeying the regulation. Hundreds of wheelmen and wheelwomen arranged their small bells so that they rang constantly.
Washington, on account of its many miles of broad avenues, paved with asphalt, has more bicyclists to its population than any other city in this country.
MORE SCHOOL ROOM!
SAVE OUR CHILDREN FROM MENTAL AND PHYSICAL CONTAMINATION.
ED. TRIBUNE: The election is near at hand and it behooves every citizen who is interested in the well being of the public schools to look into their requirements for the successful work of educating our children. It is freely conceded on all hands that the present facilities are very inadequate, in the building on the south side, and any thinking man or woman who will spend ten minutes there in class time, will come away a strong advocate for more room and more teachers.
The sorry spectacle of seventy little boys and girls crowded into one small room, and torturing the heart and nerves of one weakly young woman, is one to awaken compassion in any breast, and such a spectacle is to be seen every day in our city school rooms. No man will say this is right.
Then why not vote a sufficient sum with which to build a neat addition to this building, furnishing four modern rooms, and thus solve this distressing problem? Our city is in the line of march for metropolitan dignities, but some years must elapse before we can reach out for a grand modern building, but we can build a neat addition to that already up, and it will suffice for all needs till our financial ability shall grow to warrant our ambition for something grander. The leaders in the affairs of our city spend much time and honest thought on matters not nearly so vital for our present and future well-being as is this question, and I am incited to this screed in the hope that they may see a pressing duty in the matter and give it needed attention. (Compiler's note: A "screed" is a long tirade on any subject.)
DIED LAST NIGHT.
DR. SMITH, THE WELL KNOWN DENTIST, SUCCUMBS TO HIS WOUNDS.
It was generally known throughout this city that Dr. Smith had been thrown from his horse while out riding and had been seriously injured, that it was unlikely that he would recover. Dr. Nichols, called at the time to attend him, reported that his injuries were fatal. "His brains," said the doctor, "are oozing out of his ears. He cannot live but a short time." But he lingered until 11 o'clock last evening when he passed away.
Little comment was made in the papers. It was understood to be one of those regrettable affairs where a bright, clever, well educated young man, had abandoned himself to dissipation and reaped its rewards. The doctor came here a year or more ago, to establish himself. He was young, fine looking, well educated and well equipped for the practice of his profession of dentistry. He had a young wife, he made many friends, he associated himself with Dr. Nichols, quickly established himself and gathered a paying clientage. But it was observed that he was a good deal of a "high roller," and his exploits were of a kind that are more commonly looked for from an unsettled boy. He was a great horseman and not an unskilful (sic) one, and it was on one of his evening rides that he met his death. He had ridden to the Oil Wells and on his return homeward he reached the Brick saloon and near there suddenly reined up his horse, the animal fell backward, throwing his rider heavily to the ground and smashing his skull. As soon as possible a wagon was procured and he was brought to his home.
Dr. Smith was about 24 years of age and a native of Mauch Chauk (sic), Pennsylvania.
DUTRA - On El Chorro, May 6, 1896, to the wife of Frank Dutra, a son.
SOTO - In this city, May 7, 1896, Antonio Soto, son of Joaquin and Rita Soto, a native of San Luis Obispo, aged 18 years and 4 months.
THE SCHOOL CENSUS.
WE CAN POINT WITH PRIDE TO THE NATURAL INCREASE IN NUMBERS.
Mr. Robert Pollard, the school census marshal, has completed his labors for the year and favors us with the outcome. It appears that our population now contains of white children between five and seventeen years of age, 576 boys and 552 girls, and also 5 boy Mongolians and 3 girls making a total of 1136. Of these, 763 have attended our public schools; 167 have attended private schools and 206 have been at neither. All but six of the children of the city are native born.
Comparing this statement with that of last year, we find an increase of seventy six in the number of children between 5 and 17 years of age. It is not a large increase, but still it is an increase. But on the contrary the number of children under 5 years of age is less than last year. Then there were 362, now there are but 291. Exactly how to interpret this untoward fact we do not know. We have always heard with mental assent the adage "a poor man for children," and if we had the epidemic poverty, which is supposed to be quite general here, we might have expected an increase in the baby crop instead of a decrease. On the other hand, sages like Buckle tell us that cheap food and lots of babies are concomitant factors in the upbuilding of the state. Surely grub is cheap enough here, where are the babies? The fact of the matter is that there has been a considerable migration the past year and it is not without satisfaction that we learn that we have more than held our own.
A MEXICAN MAN-OF-WAR NOW VISITING PORT HARFORD.
News was received yesterday morning that the Mexican war vessel Zaragosa, had put in to Port Harford to re-coal and it was further intimated that the vessel would probably remain in port for some days and that her officers would take the opportunity to visit our town and exchange compliments with out citizens. In the afternoon a number of the officers came up in the train from the Port. It was at first reported that they had offered to exchange Mexican "dobles" pound for pound, for good stove coal, but the report proved to be a canard. (Compiler's note: The word "canard" means "a false or unfounded report or story.")
The financial emissary of the Zaragosa came up with a heavy sack which he deposited in the County Bank opening an account there with Mexican dollars which were readily accepted at the rate of 53½ cents, and negotiations for coal were no longer delayed. Quite a number of the crew of the vessel secured their leave and reported in town, finding acquaintances in short order and several of the officers were conveyed to the Ramona where during the evening, a reception was tendered them, and many of our citizens to whom the Spanish is as their native tongue, assembled to the visitors honor.
We are desired by the Superintendent of the Pacific Coast railway to state that he will run excursion trains to Port Harford at 7 and 10:15 o'clock this morning for the convenience of those desiring to visit the Mexican man-of-war, Zaragosa, which is now lying alongside the wharf. Fare, round trip 50 cents.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
...The hour having arrived for the consideration of the report of viewers in the matter of San Bernardo creek road, proof of publication is presented and the following witnesses appear and are examined: Pedro Quintana, Geo. A. Freeman, J.M. Reyes, M.M. Carpinha, M. Scheider (sic), J.L. Gularte, J.A. Righetti, and the Board being fully advised in the premises, the report of the viewers is accepted and the road declared a public highway as per map made by V.H. Wood, county surveyor, and filed herein April 8, 1896. It is also ordered that the owners and tenants of the lands over which the road passes be allowed to maintain gates until the further order of the board. Compiler's note: The compiler has chosen to include this article because San Bernardo Creek Road is the road on which he lives.)
A YOUNG CONDOR.
AUSTIN HAMPTON AND CHARLES TAYLOR EFFECT ITS CAPTURE.
Austin Hampton and Chas. Taylor returned last Friday night from the Templor mountains on the eastern edge of the county. They went in quest of California condor eggs. After a long search they located a nest about one hundred feet from the base of a cliff one hundred and fifty feet in height. Here they found no eggs but a young bird. Hampton fought the old birds away with a club, while Taylor tied the young bird. The parent birds made a desperate fight, darting within a few feet of the men, and following them for a number of miles after they left the nest with the young bird.
The old birds measured from 10 to 12 feet from tip to tip. The young bird which is about ten days old has no feathers as yet, is 19 inches from tip to tip and weighs fifteen pounds. Mr. Hampton has it at his residence. It is said to be the second young California condor ever secured in this state. This story is told the TRIBUNE by Mr. Hampton, who will answer for it. (Compiler's note: The meaning of the phrase "who will answer for it," is not clear. One wonders if even at that time, there was objection to disturbing such wild creatures.)
ED. TRIBUNE: ...G.R. Stone has just completed the school census and reports 175 children of school age and 130 under age.
Young Pacheco is very low and at this writing is not expected to live. Father Lynch from Arroyo Grande is down to see him today.
Some 50 or more gypsies passed through here today going north. Constable Barr met them and rushed them through town not allowing them to stop, as they are a tough looking crowd. Look out for them, neighbors north of us.
The Supervisors are in receipt of a communication from the committee of arrangements for the celebration of the semi-centennial anniversary of the taking possession of California by Commodore Sloat by the raising of the American flag at Monterey July 7th, 1846. The communication invites the presence of all our county officers and our citizens generally. It further expresses the desire of the committee that the county should be represented at the celebration by some young lady to be chosen for the purpose and also that this county contribute a stone of granite or marble to the foundation of the monument to be erected at Monterey in honor of Sloat and to mark the great historical event. The Board of Supervisors was of course the proper body through whom the letter from the committee should reach the people of the county but very properly the Board failed to see how they could take the initiative in the matter. They could appropriate no money to further it and as they are at the county seat as a body for two or three days only in the month they would have no opportunity even for personal effort. The proposition is one which appeals to the patriotism and state pride of every Californian and we can quite understand that the response has been general from many of the counties in the state already, warmly approving and seconding it. The celebration will be a grand one and a decent consideration for the opinions of our citizens in other counties and a proper self respect, should urge us in this county to do our part. It is not a matter which calls for the expenditure of much money. The stone for which we are asked is a granite block, four feet by two by two, having the name San Luis Obispo cut in one of the sides. It would be proper for the veterans of the Mexican War to take the initiative and doubtless the Grand Army men and the Native Sons would render willing and effective assistance.
GONE TO LA PANZA.
THREE ARROYO GRANDE CITIZENS BOUND FOR THAT COUNTRY.
Messrs. W. and W.T. Clevenger and John Roberts passed through town yesterday en route to the La Panza gold fields on a ten day's prospecting tour. S. Clevenger was interviewed by a TRIBUNE representative relative to the Pozo and Arroyo Grande road, a scheme which he devoted much labor towards through the columns of the Herald.
He was much pleased to know that the project had been a success. A meeting of the citizens of Arroyo Grande has been called for Tuesday evening to consider a proposition made by Supervisor Moore, which is that the work shall not be done by contract, but shall be accomplished by men working by the day, under one of Mr. Moore's road overseers. The proposition is to be made to the citizens for their approval or disapproval. There is little doubt of the fact that they will endorse the proposition.
J.F. Ingram for a consideration of $2535, purchased 167 head of Holstein cattle from the E.W. Steele ranch this week.
SWALL - In Los Angeles, May 6, 1896, Mathias Swall, a native of Germany, aged 72 years. Deceased was the father of M.R. Swall of Arroyo Grande.
SLY - In Pozo, March 25, 1896 to the wife of J.W. Sly, a son.
BIERER - In Templeton, May 6, 1896, to the wife of Benjamin Bierer, a daughter.
MILLER - In Arroyo Grande, May 2, 1896, to the wife of Orrin Miller, a daughter.
Marriage licenses have been issued to Herbert Rice and Miss Jennie Lorton both of Arroyo Grande, and to Chas. F. Smith of Mount Vernon, Porsey (sic) county, Indiana and Mrs. Elizabeth Biddle of this city.
SMITH - BIDDLE—In this city, May 12, 1896, by Hon. V.A. Gregg, Superior Judge, Chas. F. Smith to Mrs. Elizabeth Biddle.
EILAND - HARRIS—In Paso Robles, May 7, 1896, by T. R. Brewer, J.P., James M. Eiland of Templeton, and Miss Effie Harris of Estrella.
The report of Mrs. May Jatta,the school census marshal of Santa Manuela district shows that there are forty four children of school age in that district.
"Tennessee Bill," the professional tramp known the country over for his powerful voice, is headed this way and may be expected any day now.
CHINAMEN IN COURT.
FOUR OF THEM WHO IT IS ALLEGED ROBBED A FIFTH.
The court room of Judge Egan was filled with a motley crowd of Celestials, who had gathered to witness the preliminary examination of four of their number on a charge of robbery. The alleged guilty persons were Ah Nom, Luen Gin, Wing Song and You Novey.
District Attorney Dorn appeared for the people and Judge Venable and Wm. Graves for the defendants.
The complaining witness Ah Ming, who is a cook at Wilhoit's restaurant on Chorro street, stated that on the evening of May 4th, after having received wages to the amount of $83, he went to Chinatown. Previous to going there he had paid bills at various places and upon arriving on Palm street paid other bills to his Chinese brethren, leaving $32.05 in his possession. This money he had tied up in a handkerchief and carried it in his left pantaloons pocket. Besides this he carried $5 in a purse in a little pocket in the lining of his vest.
Upon Ming's emerging from one of the Chinese stores, You Novey called out something in English "he is coming." At the same time Ah Nom grabbed Ming firmly, Wing Song pointed a pistol at his face, while Luen Gin relieved his pockets of the $32.05 which was tied up in the handkerchief. Ming yelled that he was being robbed and his assailants ran hurriedly away with the coin.
Three of the almond eyed residents at Palm street claimed to have seen Ah Ming robbed, and so testified.
The four defendants were placed on the stand and positively denied their guilt, claiming that while they had trouble with Ming that night they had made no effort nor shown any inclination to rob him.
An adjournment was taken until 9:30 this morning.
GOING TO SOMEO.
Frank Vandoit, one of our enterprising business men, intends leaving this city about the first of June and opening a store at the new railroad town of Someo, where he considers that there is a fine opportunity for business presented. Frank has the best wishes of all for success in his new location.
HOW A DIFFICULTY WAS SETTLED.
A ROMANTIC MARRIAGE QUIETLY SOLEMNIZED YESTERDAY.
The Young Lady Was Not of Age and the Superior Judge Appoints a Guardian.
"Where there's a will there is always a way." The old adage was clearly demonstrated beneath the imposing dome of our beautiful county capital yesterday afternoon.
As the story runs and as the facts in the case are: A young couple from near the little city of Paso Robles presented themselves at the county clerk's office yesterday morning with a request that a license to marry be granted them. Apparently there was no objection, but on being questioned by the county clerk, it was learned that the young lady lacked one fair summer sufficient to satisfy the mandates of the law compelling her to be at least eighteen years of age before a license could be granted unless the consent of some relative or guardian was given to the satisfaction of the county clerk. Consternation reigned and the many happy dreams of connubial bliss seemed further away than they had ever been before to the young people from across the Santa Lucia mountains. The hitch in the proceedings brought to light an interesting story which with the kind consent of the interested parties, a TRIBUNE representative was allowed to use.
It seems that the young lady interested in the securing of a marriage license is an orphan, and has no relatives in this county. For a long time past she has been considered as a member of a prominent household in the neighborhood of Paso Robles. This family, with whom the young lady was staying, had desired her to marry a young man of considerable means, whose name will not be given here, but it was quite apparent that she was not satisfied that such should be the case, and while they were arranging for a marriage for her with one party she was following her own thoughts and love was running smoothly in another direction.
Matters ran along this way for some time and still the Paso Robles family were determined that the marriage should be solemnized with the young man whom they had selected as one of the contracting parties. Then came a clash and the decision. Quietly leaving Paso Robles, the young lady and the lover of her own selection, came to this city Thursday and yesterday morning as previously related, presented themselves before County Clerk Whicher for a license.
How to bridge over the difficulty of granting the license when the young lady was not yet of age, was one of great weight. The young lady's parents are dead and she had no relatives in this county who would give consent. But around the dusty corridors of the court house there is (sic) many a bright thought requiring nothing more than that the necessity be presented, and it is forthcoming. It was the case yesterday. "Why not have Superior Judge Gregg appoint a guardian for the young lady?" was the thought advanced. Such a plan was feasible, entirely so, and promptly acting upon it, there was a little gathering within the judge's chambers and a petition was presented that Chas. A. Palmer, one of our resident and brilliant young lawyers, be appointed as guardian for Miss Mamie Haskin. Every legal formality was properly executed and his honor granted the petition. Guardian Palmer at once gave his consent to Miss Haskin.
It was something entirely new and will long be remembered by the few persons who witnessed the scene.
Now that every difficulty had been surmounted and the license duly and legally issued, Justice of the Peace Joyce was sent for and promptly put in an appearance. County Clerk Whicher kindly donated the use of the record vault as a place for the ceremony to be solemnized. In the presence of a few attaches about the court house and the representatives of the local press, Judge Joyce pronounced the words which united in marriage Miss Mamie Haskin and Mr. B. Erdmain both of Paso Robles. It was a marriage full of romance, and as deeply so as one could wish. Congratulations were showered upon the happy couple.
May Mr. and Mrs. Erdmain live long and happily, and may the brightest stars in the great firmament of happiness and prosperity shine upon their home, is the sincere wish of the TRIBUNE.
The statement was omitted that the first child, if it is a boy, is to be named in honor of the guardian.
HOW TO TREAT A WIFE.
From ther Pacific Health Journal.
First, get a wife; second, be patient. You may have great trials and perplexities in your business, but do not therefore carry to your home a cloudy or contracted brow. Your wife may have trials, which, though of less magnitude, may be hard for her to bear. A kind word, a tender look, will do wonders in chasing from her brow all clouds of gloom.——To this we would add always keep a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in the house. It is the best and is sure to be needed sooner or later. Your wife will then know that you really care for her and wish to protect her health. For sale by Booth and Latimer. (Compilers' note: The contrivance of advertising 100 years ago does not seem to be very different from what it is today!)
THEY WILL CAST THE BALLOT.
GREAT ADVOCATES OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE HEARD.
Miss Mills and Miss Yates Address Large Enthusiastic Audiences.
The strongest advocates of women's suffrage are to be heard in this great state from now until the day of ballots in November next. There can be little doubt of the fact that the voters of the state will pass favorably upon the amendment which will be submitted to them at that time, but the larger the majority, the stronger the advancement of the cause is the watch word, and to that end the loyal women are waging the fight.
Sunday evening two well known workers in the cause, and reputed to be among the ablest and most brilliant speakers advocating it, arrived. They are Miss Mills and Miss Elizabeth U. Yates of Maine.
Yesterday afternoon a large crowd gathered at Maennerchor hall to hear these two women speak upon the great issue which concerns them so much. Mrs. Carey called the meeting to order, and the people arose and joined in a stirring song, after which a prayer was offered by Mrs. Whelan, wife of Rev. Mr. Whelan of the Baptist church. Mrs. R.S. Brown delivered an address of greeting, bidding the speakers a cordial welcome within our fair city and much success in advocating the reform, which will make the ballot free to all.
Miss Mills made a happy response and spoke for some time. It was the 21st meeting that she and Miss Yates had held in California. They hold five meetings each week. Everywhere that they have been they have been accorded a hearty greeting, all of which the speaker took as an indication of the fact that the people were almost unanimous in the support of the amendment to the constitution of this State, giving women the right to vote at all elections. The flag—the emblem—of the cause is an American flag with the glorious stripes, but only three of the beautiful stars. "These three stars represent the states of Wyoming, Colorado and Utah, which have already adopted amendments to their constitutions, giving women an equal footing with men," and added the speaker, "in next November another star will be added to the flag and that one will represent the fairest state of the golden west." Loud applause followed this statement.
Rev. J.W. Phelps, pastor of Garden street M.E. church, who was in the audience, was called upon to address the assemblage and responded in a few well chosen remarks. He had always been in favor of woman's suffrage. He recognized the fact that the women of today were prominent in every vocation, and because they possessed in an equal degree with men, the talents to be so. He had seen them foremost and most able in the councils of church and he would deem it an honor to vote for the amendment giving them the just right to have an equal voice in the making of the laws.
Miss Yates was then introduced and in a half hour's address easily proved her right to be recognized as one of the ablest and most eloquent of woman orators of this great country. "For fifty years," she said, "the people of the great commonwealth of California have been proud of the fact that they were living within the confines of one of the most favored states of the great Union; but when you have voted to give the fair women of this state the right to vote, you will increase your love for California..."
...Maennerchor hall was jammed last evening when Mrs. Whitmer rapped for order. Rev. Mr. Wheelan (sic) offered a prayer and then Miss Yates was introduced. She is a speaker of great force, and within the more argumentative portions of her discourse she wove a happy vein of anecdote and humor which pleased all and made conviction positive. Purity of politics, a deeper regard for the homes of our land—all would result from giving women the ballot.
Miss Yates closed by stating much to the amusement of the audience, that in 1990 the greatest curiosity in any museum would be the skeleton of the man who last opposed woman suffrage. Men claim that the pool of politics is too dirty for woman to enter. The speaker thought it better that if the men had been subjected to such terrible experiences in "doing" politics, it would be well that the women give them a rest altogether and attend to it themselves.
BOTHERED WITH CHINESE ALSO.
In Arroyo Grande the Improvement club is having considerable difficulty over the employment of Chinese coolies in the onion fields on the E.W. Steele ranch. The club demands that the Chinese be discharged and that their places be filled by white resident laborers, but the almond-eyed Celestials are still on deck.
The county clerk's office has been provided with a metallic cabinet with a separate pigeon-hole in which to file the certificates of registration from each precinct in the county.
A marriage license has been granted to Ira Edgar Donelson and Miss Lillie Irene Bates, both of Templeton.
JONES - In Paso Robles, May 11, 1896, to the wife of James Jones, a son.
PEDRAITA - In Cayucos, May 21, 1896, to the wife of Louis Pedraita, a son.
SULLIVAN - In Paso Robles, May 9, 1896, T.P. Sullivan, aged 34 years, a native of this state.
PACHECO - At the county hospital, May 22, 1896, Romualdo Pacheco, a native of this county, aged 41 years and 1 month.
BISHOP - SMITH—In this city, May 18, 1896, by Hon. V.A. Gregg, Superior Judge, Lorenzo Bishop and Miss Ada Mary Smith, both recently of Los Angeles.
RICE - LORTON—Near Arroyo Grande, May 13, 1896, by Rev. J. W. Smith, Herbert Rice of Arroyo Grande and Miss Lorton of Verde.
...Request of Dr. Hathaway for remission of charges on his horse, impounded, accidentally at large, was refused it being considered that it would open the door in similar applications...
...The finance committee specially reported that hereafter no claim against the city would be audited or ordered paid unless accompanied by requisition obtain previous to the purchase of the article charged for, signed by some member of the board...
...On motion Trustee Shaw was appointed special committee to arrange for a dog pound and for disposition of dogs going at large without tags.
An ordinance was introduced fixing salaries of the several city offices as follows: Marshal $100, clerk $60, attorney $41.67, policemen $60, recorder $35, city surveyor $6 per day, assistants $2 per day, street superintendent $75, engineer of fire engine, janitor &c. $70, chief engineer fire department $25, treasurer 1 per cent upon all sums received and disbursed by him...
A NEW PAPER.
The Messenger is a new paper for Templeton. It is issued from the Advance office, and is entirely in the hands of the young people and is edited by two bright youths, Thomas B. Kelly and Clifton C. Woods. Success to this worthy enterprise.
OPENING OF A PUBLIC LIBRARY.
ANOTHER SAMPLE OF ARROYO GRANDE'S ENTERPRISE.
The Officers of the Institution Headed by Prof. A.F. Parsons.
A trip over the line of the Pacific Coast railway from this city to the enterprising little town of Arroyo Grande is one of the most pleasing that a traveler could wish. All along the line the crops look well, more particularly around Verde and in Corbett canyon. The first evidence of the fact that this uninhabined (sic) region of a few years ago, is in the hands of settlers of the highest order is noted when, after passing around the horseshoe bend and crossing the divide, you see a neat little temple of learning just recently erected. Then on down through Corbett canyon, with its snug little cottages, fields of waving grain and hay, and long rows of fruit trees showing excellent growth, all this bears testimony to the fact that this part of the county has been settled up by men who mean business.
Monday evening marked the opening of the public library at Arroyo Grande. (Compiler's note: "Monday" would have been May 18, 1896.) It is an institution which has resulted mainly from the efforts of the Improvement company, and now being in the hands of the people generally, is firmly established to remain a fixture in the town. The officers of the library could not have been better selected in the least. It is as follows: A.F. Parsons, president; Dr. J.E. Kelsey, vice president; S. Clevenger, secretary; Mrs. E.L. Paulding, treasurer; board of trustees, Mrs. J. L. Eddy, Mrs. Rilla Henry, Dr. C.C. Clark, A. Alexander, J.F. Beckett, B.F. Brock and J.W. Gilliam.
The old adobe building in the lot opposite the union hall, owned by Phillips Brothers, has been rented to the Library association for a nominal sum, and has been fitted up under the careful supervision of B.F. Brock, until its old walls present a very cheery and welcome appearance. This building is next to the oldest in Arroyo Grande, and of late years has been vacant except for a few months at a time. There are two large rooms with several smaller ones, affording excellent accommodations for a considerable library.
There was a large crowd present at the library rooms Monday evening to take part in the opening exercises. Dr. Kelsey officiated as master of ceremonies. He is a comparatively new comer, but in the short time that he has been there he has won much deserved popularity. The exercises began by a prayer by Rev. J.C. Smith of the Presboterian (sic) church, after which a choir, consisting of Harvey Hodge, A.A. Henry, Mrs. C.H. Lawrence, Mrs. E.L. Paulding and Rev. C.H. Lawrence, sang an anthem. A male quartette consisting of A.C. Haskins, Amos Whittemore, Dow Woods and Francis Duncan, furnished some very fine music, after which Warren M. John of San Luis Obispo was called upon and responded in a short address, concluding with the remarks:
"The opening of this public library is another very strong evidence of the fact that the spirit of enterprise and progress is still stalking abroad in the beautiful Arroyo Grande valley. A public library is the closest relative of the public school, and the results from it cannot be measured by standards less higher than the highest. Will it be a success here? With one accord the answer is yes, it will be a grand success, for everything which the people of Arroyo Grande undertake comes to that end."
The audience then listened to the best number of the programme. It was the recitation by Arch Haskin, one of the students of the high school of that place, who has won fame among his fellow pupils for his splendid oratorical ability. Many rounds of applause greeted him as he closed.
The solo by Rev. C.H. Laurence was a pleasant feature of the programme.
The worthy president of the institution, A.F. Parsons, expressed himself as fully satisfied with the opening, and hoped, and could see no reason why the library should not be a notable success, and remain so for many years to come.
A statement of the financial standing of the institution was then made, after which refreshments were served to those present.
One could not imagine a more jolly gathering than this one was. Everybody was happy and satisfied that Arroyo Grande had taken another step which would place the old town nearer perfection.
H.L. Hampton is happy. He received a letter Sunday from David Star Jordan, the great professor, stating that his California condor, captured recently in the Templar mountains, is a rare and valuable bird. It would take a big sack of coin to buy the bird of Hampton now. (Compiler's note: Dr. David Star Jordan was in fact, the president of Stanford University, a recognized ornithologist of the time.)
WORDS BY THE THOUSANDS.
During the month of April nearly 30,000 words were transmitted to various points from the Western Union Telegraph office in this city. Who says that Sutcliffe and O'Rourke are not the very best in their line?
The writer yesterday was shown a beautiful red rose seven and a half inches across. It grew upon a bush in Mr. E.H. Bickford's yard on Marsh street.
Dr. Krill wishes to inform his patrons that his engagements at the county hospital as superintendent of that institution will compel him to limit his office hours to the time between 1 and 4 p.m. daily. His patients will please take notice. He may be reached by telephone, however, if necessary at any hour either at the hospital, or at his office or residence.
THE CAMPAIGN OPENS IN A LIVELY MANNER.
The San Luis Political Equality Club became a very lively aggressive organization yesterday, when some twenty ladies and three gentlemen assembled at the Baptist church to launch it.
The "cackling hen" idea, so dear to the hearts of silurians who love to exploit their view of woman's sphere, and always limit it to the rolling pin and wash tub, was conspicuously absent, while the intelligent, aggressive proceedings showed plainly that the women of this city—the wives and mothers—know what they want, and propose to obtain it if open argument and honest effort can obtain it. (Compiler's note: The Silurian period is in the Paleozoic era of the geological time frame. Reference to "silurians" is intended to be a "tongue in the cheek" remark implying persons who are "behind the times.")
Mrs. T.T. Crittenden was chosen president. A board of vice-presidents was chosen as follows:
Miss Kate Cox, Mrs. F. Milne, Mrs. C. Atwood, Mrs. C.O. Johnson, Mrs. M.E. Call, Mrs. Sinclair; Mrs. B.F. Whitmer, recording secretary; Mrs. G.A. Staniford, corresponding secretary; Mrs. C.H. Reed, treasurer; and an executive committee as follows: Mrs. S.E. Wheelan (sic Whelan?), Miss K. Cox, Mrs. K.M. Hebbard, Mrs. M.E. Burke and Miss Carrie Kimball.
A constitution was adopted and annual dues paid in. Mrs. Staniford was selected to prepare a paper on the present political status of women in California, to be read at the next meeting of the club.
Mrs. Banks tendered the use of Banks hall for the next meeting, free of charge. The next meeting will be held there on next Friday evening, the 29th.
All present, men and women, signed the roll of membership, with two exceptions. It is intended to develop educational work along political lines that women may become familiar with the blanket ballot and the Australian method of voting. A large attendance is assured for the next meeting.
One of the latest and most valuable additions to the cabinet of curiosities in the public library is a brick from the great Chinese wall. It is a relic which Librarian Summers takes great pride in exhibiting to visitors and it is one which will interest every one.
FROM THE PORT.
CONTRACTOR O'NEIL COMMENCES WORK ON THE BREAKWATER.
A note from the Hotel Marre announces the fact that Contractor O'Neil commenced work yesterday on the breakwater to fill the bill for the last appropriation from congress. The first load of rock was hauled yesterday.
F.C. Turner, government engineer, arrived yesterday on the Santa Rosa and will inspect the work.
The fishermen shipped sixty boxes of fish to San Francisco yesterday. The total weight was four tons. They were mainly rock cod.
ALPIN - In this city, May 21, 1896, to the wife of Michael Alpin, a son.
SCARONI - At Cayucos, May 21, 1896, to the wife of John Scaroni, a son.
MORGAN - At Arroyo Grande, May 16, 1896, to the wife of J.D. Morgan, a son.
LOOMIS - At Nipomo, May 18, 1896, to the wife of E.C. Loomis, a son.
DeGOTTARDI - In Cayucos, May 26, 1896, to the wife of N. DeGottardi, a daughter.
MINETTI - In Cayucos, May 26, 1896, to the wife of Secondo Minetti, a daughter.
GENARDINI - In Cayucos, May 23, 1896, to the wife of E. Genardini, a son.
FOSTER - In San Francisco, May 9th, 1896, at the residence of her daughter, Martha Jane, wife of Geo. W. Foster, aged 75 years, 8 months and 18 days, a native of New Hampshire.
GENERAL REVIEW OF TEMPLETON DOINGS INCLUDING THE NEW PAPER.
(Compiler's note: The following is an excerpt from a longer article entitled AN ACCIDENT AT TEMPLETON, A STRANGER NAMED PETERSON KILLED BY THE FREIGHT TRAIN.)
...While at Templeton, the TRIBUNE representative had the pleasure of meeting Thomas B. Kelley and Clifton C. Woods, the youthful editors of the Messenger, a bright weekly paper just established. The boys are rustlers, good in the mechanical work and excellent in their write ups. They are deserving of great success. Listen to the following from their salutatory address in the issue of May 15:
"In presenting this paper to the public we wish not only to please people, but to look after the interests of the town and the welfare of the people. In bringing this sheet before the people of the town, we want to make it so good that they will come to us for advertising and subscriptions, instead of having to go to them. We have the ambition to make this paper equally as good as similar papers that have been standing for years. As this is our first attempt at editing a paper we are not as well equipped with knowledge of how to write as those who have had longer experience in editing, but will try to do the best we can. We want to make this paper something every body will want in their homes, not one that nobody cares about and say they subscribe just to help us out. Now if the people of the town will help us out we can make a paper like that—a paper that everybody will want. We expect to get out an eight page paper, two columns to the page, devoted to the interests of the town and especially to its schools. The paper, though small, will be full of the latest news."
In plain language the boys are "all right."
(Compiler's note: The compiler began this series of columns and books on January 1, 1888. For the first time since that beginning, photographs have been found in the TRIBUNE. Heretofore, illustrations have always been line drawings. The photographs in this article are two in number and show Thomas B. Kelley and Clifton C. Woods, the new publishers of the Templeton paper, The Messenger.)
SPEEDY, YET JUST.
ANOTHER HORSE THIEF TO REPOSE IN SAN QUENTIN.
As will be noted from the proceedings of the Superior Court in another column, Judge Gregg has sent another horse thief to San Quentin. It is a good example of speedy justice.
Yesterday morning at 8 o'clock one Charles Webster picked up a horse on the Corral de Piedra road, belonging to S.A. Rodriguez. He traded it to Peter Barry on the Santa Margarita road for another horse, receiving a gun in the bargain. Rodriguez claimed the horse from Barry, and swore out a warrant for Webster. Constable Cook soon had Webster captured and he went from Judge Egan to the Superior Court and pleaded guilty and got his two years. Good time, good work. (Compiler's note: The article though lacking in importance shows that the justice system 100 years ago did not dillydally. Crime, arrest, court and prison in two days!)
HIGUERRA (sic) - At Cayucos, May 25, 1896, to the wife of J.J. Higuerra, a daughter.
KAVANAGH - In Santa Margarita, May 24, 1896, Mrs. Mary Kavanagh, aged 69 years.
UNDERWOOD - At Arroyo Grande, May 25, 1896, Seth Underwood, aged 38 years and 5 months.
A wagon bearing the above as a sign, delivers meat daily throughout the city. The meat—all kinds—is the best, and cheaper than the markets. Have the wagon call and the lady of the house can make her own selections.
TO CORRECT A MISTAKE.
By a double deed filed in the County Recorder's office Monday, the fact is disclosed that for once, and it would seem a very rare occurrence, that one person had unknowingly deeded the wrong piece of land to another person. People generally know what they are giving and what they are receiving. September 18, 1891, Louis Minoli deeded lot 2 of sec 30 to Pedro Quintana, when it was his intention to have described lot 1 of sec 30 in the instrument. Monday the matter was settled by Quintana deeding lot 2 back to Minoli and accepting a deed for lot 1 in place thereof.
Last evening at the Elks hall on Monterey street, the pupils of the eight year grade of '96 of the Court school gave a reception and entertainment which was one of great enjoyment. It brought to mind many pleasant memories of the term just passed.
The class is composed of forty-five bright students, who will next year be numbered as high school pupils. It must be a great pleasure for the teacher, Miss Olive Wilson, to know that so many bright minds were once under her tuition.
The officers of the class are as follows: Norman Wilson, president; Leo Murphy, vice president; Miss Bertha Hampton, secretary; Marian Walker, treasurer; Chester Barneberg, sergeant.
The class roll contains the following names:
Emily Arnold, Chester Barneberg, Eva Bartholomew, Edith Bickel, Louis Bonilla, Minnie Branch, Zella Buffum, Grace Cook, Guy Clayton, Myra Darke, Odulia Estudillo, Ethel Falkenstine, Maud Goshorn, Dicie Graves, Gethel Gregg, Bertha Hampton, Otto Hasse, Anita Hathway, Roy Hebbard, Hubbard Hollister, Mary Jewitt, Louisa Keller, Beulah Keller, Will Logan, Lellie Martin, Leslie McCabe, Rosie Moskowitz, Leo Murphy, Edith Norcross, Ruius Nichols, Annie Norton, Isabella Norton, Bessie Payne, Louis Pego, Frank Simpson, Robert Starke, Frank Throop, Mary Tognini, Marian Walker, Maier Weill, Wilbur Williams, Francis Wilson, Norman Wilson. (Compiler's note: All names are spelled exactly as written in the May 28, 1896 issue of the TRIBUNE.)
For several days past, the members of the class have been transforming the hall into a bower of beauty. They succeeded well and when the students and their friends assembled last evening, they found the class colors, blue and white, everywhere prevalent and the motto, "Bona Fide," standing out in bold relief, amid a profusion of gay bunting and many bright tinted flowers. (Compiler's note: The Latin term "Bona Fide," means "In Good Faith.") The class of '96 will long remember the scene.
The programme consisted of several interesting numbers, the music being a pleasing feature, the guitar duet by the Misses Estudillo being especially good. The original poem displayed extraordinary ability on the part of the author. Refreshments were served.
DONELSON - BATES—At Templeton May 18, 1896, Ira Edgar Donelson and Miss Lillie Irene Bates, both of Templeton.
G.H. Meredith, D.D.S., the up to date dentist now located in Dr. Nichols hospital building on Monterey street opposite old Mission, guarantees all work and is prepared to make plates from $7.50 up. Fillings from $1 up and all other work at strictly hard times rates. He has all the appliances for good work and is specially skilled in gold crowns and bridge work. Teeth extracted without pain.
Surveyor Geo. Story has returned from a trip to the Carisa plains. During the recent warm wave he states that in order to record the heat it was almost necessary to lash two thermometers together.
TO COMMENCE WORK.
The work on the addition to the Odd Fellows hall will commence during the early part of next week. It is proposed to make an addition of twenty-one feet in depth in the rear of the hall on Court street. The work will not interfere in the least with the meetings of the numerous lodges, which assemble in this hall.
Screen doors 2-6x6-6 $1.35, 2 8x6-8 $1.40, 2-10x6-10 $1.45, 3-0x7-0 $1.65. C.H. Reed & Co.
LEAVES TEN CHILDREN.
The death of Mrs. Mary Cavanagh of Santa Margarita, on the 24th was a sad one. Not many months ago Mr. Cavanagh passed to the great hereafter to be followed so soon by his life companion. The death of these two aged and well known people of this county leaves a family of ten orphaned children. They are Mrs. Lynn of Salinas City; Mrs. Deacon of Paso Robles; Mrs. Holloway of San Francisco and Mrs. L.D. Weeks of Santa Margarita, Henry, Fred, John, Frank, Edward and Thomas J. Cavanagh.
NOTICE TO WATER CONSUMERS.
On and after June 1st, 1896, until further notice, all persons are forbidden to use water for the purposes of irrigation or sprinkling, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. SAN LUIS WATER CO. May 20th, 1896.
FIRE AT CAYUCOS.
"Republican" sends word from Cayucos that the residence of F. Peterson was totally destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. The loss is about $2000, with an insurance of $800. There was no one at the house when the fire broke out and nothing was saved. (Compilers' note: The reader is reminded that correspondents for the TRIBUNE in the various towns of the county sent their news in over a nom de plume. This article was sent in by one who chose to go by the nickname of "Republican.")
DANA - In Nipomo, May 29th, 1896, to the wife of E.G. Dana, a daughter.
BUNCH - On Saturday, May 23, 1896, to Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Bunch, a daughter.
SHELDON - At Oak Flat, May 9, 1896, to the wife of A.H. Sheldon, a daughter.
SEATON - In Los Angeles, June 4, 1896, to the wife of L.M. Seaton, a son.
SHERIFF BALLOU'S HOUNDS.
Sheriff Ballou's bloodhounds are playing an important part in the efforts to capture murderer Dunham, and are winning much notoriety. The San Francisco dailies which arrived Saturday evening, contained pictures of the pups.
Marriage license have been issued to A.J. Triplett and Miss Gutridge, and to John L. Wright and Miss Tillie Tidrow, all of Paso Robles.
KNOWLES - On the Estrella, May 25, 1896, Olive Knowles, aged 33 years.
WEIR - On the Estrella, infant son of F.W. Weir, aged 5 weeks.
MARTIN - In San Miguel, May 22, 1896, Joe Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Martin, aged 12 years.
LAUSEN - At the county hospital, June 1, 1896, O. Lausen, aged 67 years.
HIGUERA - In Cayucos, June 2, 1896, Adelia, wife of J. J. Higuera, aged 38 years.
FOWLER - In San Jose, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Haydock, on Wednesday, June 3, 1896, Miss Ruth Fowler.
Will Brownell and Coodle (sic) Blackburn came over from Paso Robles Sunday on their wheels. They made the run in 2 hours and 28 minutes, the best time made in this county for that distance.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
...Communication was received from Edwin A. Sherman for the Associated Veterans of the Mexican war inviting the board to attend the celebration of the semi-centennial anniversary of the taking possession of California by Commodore Sloat of the United States navy, also requesting that a stone be furnished for the band of the monument to be erected, and also asking that the county be represented at the celebration by a young lady, a daughter or grand-daughter of a veteran of the Mexican war. In this connection, Dr. Geo. B. Nichols offered to donate a granite block if the board will bear the expense of dressing and shipping the same. After duly considering the matter the board now orders that for the purpose of advertising the county, and inducing immigration the sum of $80 is hereby appropriated out of the general fund to be paid to James Wiley for dressing, lettering and delivering said stone on board the cars in San Luis Obispo.
In re feeding the prisoners in the county jail, ordered that on and after Wednesday, June 3, 1896, the sheriff of this county be allowed the sum of 25 cents per prisoner per day for feeding prisoners. Said prisoners to receive not less than two meals per day...
...On petition of citizens of Edna, Catherine Valencia, an old woman unable to work was allowed the sum of $4 per month in supplies to be furnished by A.W. Turner of Edna.
A FINE STONE WORKER.
San Luis Obispo county will never be forgotten so long as the Sloat monument stands at Monterey. The action of the supervisors yesterday in voting to appropriate $80 to dress a piece of granite from Dr. Nichols quarry to be placed in the shaft along with one from each county in the state, was a wise act and the board fittingly continued their work by selecting James Wiley to dress the rock. Mr. Wiley is a man of wide experience and great skill in such work. (Compiler's note: An article in the week of May 3 - 9, 1896 TRIBUNE, tells of a letter from a committee in Monterey detailing a celebration to celebrate the semi-centennial of the taking of California by Commodore Sloat by raising the United State flag at Monterey on July 7, 1846. The county board of supervisors was asked to provide a stone from this county 2' x 2' x 4' to be made a part of the shaft for a commemorative monument, and a young lady to participate in the festivities. The board of supervisors at the original reading denied the request stating that there were not funds to do this.)
AN OFFICIAL MEASUREMENT OF DISTANCE.
Some of our rambling bicyclers who want an object for their rides might do as one of their experts has lately been doing in Santa Barbara county. By his cyclometer he has been able to give the board of supervisors a fairly exact measurement of the distance of all the principal points of that county from the county seat by the county roads. The information is useful to the board for their guidance in allowing bills for mileage and valuable to the public generally. The board paid the Santa Barbara man for his work, perhaps our board would feel willing to do likewise.
RECORDER'S OFFICE FEES.
For the month of May $261.35 was the total amount of all fees collected by County Recorder Fiedler, and $288.30 was the amount for the corresponding month of 1895, showing a decrease of $26.95.
A POSSIBLE EXTENSION OF THE S.P. FROM GOLDTREE.
From Mr. S. Donati of Cayucos we learn that he is in receipt of advice from the officers of the Southern Pacific railroad in the effect that the company is on the point of erecting corrals at Goldtree station to accommodate the shippers of hogs and other stock who may find that their most accessible point. This undertaking on the part of the S.P. is the result of representations by Mr. Donati and Others that such a course would be advisable and was desired by the ranchers along the coast.
Mr. Donati says further that it is rumored that the Southern Pacific will extend a branch of their road to Cayucos in order to secure the trade of that section of the county. It would be an inexpensive road to build for the Southern Pacific and would be a boon to the people along the coast and certainly ought to be a profitable feeder for the road.
It is ascertained that the S.P. proposes to run refrigerator cars from Someo or Viaduct which we believe is the new terminus of the upper end of the coast road, to San Francisco for the transportation of butter and other perishable freight. The ranchers hail the proposition with great satisfaction, believing that it will do much toward reviving the dairy interests in this vicinity.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
Communication received from J.J. Simmler reciting that a Mrs. J.J. Higuera of Cayucos had died suddenly leaving six small children in utter poverty and asking assistance from the board. Matter was referred to Supervisor Kester with power to act.
...In re laundry work at county hospital. Ordered that Mrs. Birdie Hudson be employed to do said work, employment to begin June 8, 1896, compensation to be $16 per month...
...Ordered that two cows for use at the county hospital be purchased from E.W. Carpenter for the sum of $25 each...
In re Monterey Sloat monument celebration. The board now proceed to select a young lady to represent San Luis Obispo county at the Monterey celebration July 7, 1896, and the following ladies were placed in nomination: Miss Kate Lynch, nominated by Mr. Kester; Miss Dicie Graves, nominated by Mr. Waite; Miss Ollie Wood, nominated by Mr. Moore. A vote being had Miss Dicie Graves received a majority of all the votes and was declared the choice of the board...
OUR DISTINGUISHED REPRESENTATIVES.
The following residents of San Luis graduated, receiving their A.B. degree, at Stanford University May 27: Chas. P. Kaetzel, Amie Wright, Paul Gregg, Charles Wright. Miss Mabel Dunbar is also a student at Stanford and her standing is high. She is complimented by an offer of a position as instructor of Latin in Palo Alto high school, also a like position in the college preparatory school at the same place...
...E.G. Dana is happy in the arrival of a large fat girl.
Some little excitement was occasioned by a full grown California lion passing through out town last week. A small party of hunters was promptly organized but failed to find the lion.
SPECIAL MEETING OF SUPERVISORS.
A special meeting of the board of supervisors has been called for June 10th, 1896, at 10 a.m., the business to be transacted and "for which it is called being the removal of Dr. Krill as superintendent of the county hospital, and the appointment of a suitable person." The meeting is called by a majority of the board, consisting of F.C. Mitchell, D. Waite and R.M. Bean. (Compiler's note: The reader who has followed hospital news will detect in this item a bit of local politics. Dr. Krill replaced Dr. Nichols and served as the superintendent of the hospital for a very short time. The statement that the "meeting is called by a majority of the board," further indicates possible dissension in the matter.)
There was an election for school trustee in this city yesterday, but no one seemed to take special interest in it. The fact of the matter is that every citizen was satisfied with the official actions of D.M. Meredith, the candidate for re-election, and consequently there was no opposition. E. Vollmer, J.E. Lewis and E.H. Osgood were the officers of the election. Twenty-three votes were cast and Meredith's majority was twenty-three.
JOHNSON - In Paso Robles, Tuesday, June 2, 1896, to the wife of C.O. Johnson, a son.
PATE - In Templeton, June 7, 1896, to the wife of Joseph Pate, a son.
O'LEARY - In this city, June 6, 1896, Julia, wife of Patrick O'Leary, aged 49 years, a native of County Cork, Ireland.
The campaign in support of the 11th amendment to the state constitution, giving women the right to vote, will be strengthened with a lecture by Miss S.M. Severance a noted worker in the cause, Monday evening.
GREAT HONOR FOR SAN LUIS.
MISS DICIE GRAVES CHOSEN ONE OF THE MAIDS OF HONOR.
At the Sloat Monument Celebration at Monterey July 7th.
San Luis Obispo has been greatly honored. One of her fair daughters, who was chosen at a recent session of the board of supervisors as a representative at the Sloat Monument celebration at Monterey, July 7th, has been honored as one of the six maids of honor to Miss Marian Stevenson Barney, who will graciously act as the queen of California. In the selection of her court, Miss Barney honored the descendants of early settlers, in fact, all of the six maids of honor are children or grand children of men who were closely identified with the history of the commonwealth when the perils of the Mexican war were at hand.
The following copy of the letter written by County Clerk Whicher to the Secretary of the Sloat monument association, advising that official of the election of Miss Dicie Graves by the board of supervisors as the representative from this county:
"MAJOR SHERMAN—Dear Sir: I have to report to you that at a regular meeting of the board of supervisors of this county held June 3, 1896, the stone for the base of the Sloat monument donated by Dr. G.B. Nichols was formally accepted and an order made for dressing and lettering the same. At the same time, Miss Dicie Graves, daughter of Ernest Graves, and granddaughter of William J. Graves, a veteran of the Mexican war, and great-granddaughter of Jesus Jose Pico, of Fremont fame, was selected to represent the county at the celebration of the 7th of July. I will endeavor to secure and send you her photograph. Kindly give me some idea of the size of the banner to be carried by the young lady, whom she should report to, etc.
JOHN WHICHER, County Clerk."
The appointment of Miss Graves as one of the maids of honor is an act, which gracious and considerate as it is of the memory of one of our honored pioneers, will never be forgotten by the people of this county. It is a tribute to one of our popular native daughters, of which the fair recipient may justly feel proud. San Luis salutes Miss Barney, the noble Queen at Monterey.
County Clerk Whicher is in receipt of a communication from Edwin A. Sherman, the secretary of the Sloat Monument Association, extending to this county many thanks for its promptness in the selection of Miss Graves and also for the interest shown by the announcement that San Luis Obispo county would have a granite block in the base of the monument. The letter states that the five members of the Board of Supervisors and the county clerk are to be made honorary members of the association, while Dr. G.B. Nichols is to be made an active member, as a just recognition of his contribution of a granite block for the base of the monument. (Compiler's note: The granite slab referred to, became a permanent part of the monument mentioned. Facing the front of the memorial which stands near the entrance to the Presidio of Monterey, the San Luis Obispo stone is on the bottom row, second from the right side. Although original plans for the monument were lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, a second plan makes symbolic, many details in size and shape of the memorial.
Although plans were to dedicate the Sloat monument on June 7, 1896, the semi-centennial of Sloats original raising of the American flag in Monterey, it was not until June 14, 1910 after new plans were drawn up and after Congress appropriated $10,000 towards the project, that this was finally done.
Miss Graves is to carry a banner bearing the words, "San Luis Obispo County; Feb. 18, 1850; Monterey, July 7th, 1896." The banner will be two by three feet in size. A committee will receive the fair representatives from each of the counties upon their arrival at Monterey.
Major Edwin A. Sherman, secretary of the Sloat Monument Association, was city clerk of Sonoma 44 years ago, and is one of the best known pioneers of the Golden State.
HOW TWO PASO ROBLES YOUTHS CELEBRATE A LITTLE LARK.
Paso Robles was treated to a genuine sensation Saturday night when the news was given out that two boys, both of them sons of highly respected parents in the community, had been arrested on a grave charge.
The facts in the case as near as they could be learned, were that Charles Putnam and a companion became considerably under the influence of liquor and while in such a state drifted around in the neighborhood of a house of ill-fame kept by a woman known as "Hall." The curtain was up and Putnam, so his companion alleges, drew a pistol from his pocket, and aiming at the woman, fired. The ball struck the inmate of the house in the forehead, but glanced off inflicting a serious but not fatal wound. No motive is assigned for the shooting, and had the boys been sober, it would probably not have occurred.
Putnam and his companion are both under arrest.
CAMBRIA HIGH SCHOOL.
The commencement of the Cambria Union High School occurs Friday evening, June 12, 1896, at Ott's Hall. There is a graduating class of four composed of Lena Leffingwell, Earl Van Gordon, Ellen W. Lynn and George Lull.
JONES - THRALL—In San Miguel, June 7, 1896, by the Rev. W.S. Blackburn, L.F. Jones and Miss Bessie A. Thrall, both of San Miguel.
HYLAND - BUTLER—In this city at the Catholic church, June 10, 1896, by the Rev. Father Aguilera, John M. Hyland of San Francisco, and Miss Julia Butler of this city.
GROAT - ENGLES—In this city, June 11, 1896, by Rev. Mr. Summers, Robert Groat of this city, and Miss Mary Engles of Pismo.
MENDENHALL - HIGUERA—In this city, June 12, 1896, by Rev. Father Aguilera, W.C. Mendenhall and Miss Bertha Higuera, both of Santa Margarita.
...Trustee Lind presented the following resolution:
Resolved, That the city clerk be and he is hereby instructed to advertise for the construction of sewer work in said city according to plans and specifications now on file with said clerk. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the city clerk up to the hour of 8 p.m. on the 27th day of June, 1896, said bids to be endorsed, "Bids for Sewer Construction." Bidders must file with their bids a check payable to the order of the chairman, for an amount which shall not be less than 5 per cent of his highest bid...
SHOT AT RANDOM.
SO PUTNAM EXPLAINS HIS SHOOTING IN PASO ROBLES. (Compiler's note: See previous story this week.)
The inmate of a house of ill fame in Paso Robles, who was shot Saturday night by Chas. Putnam, is not seriously injured and will soon recover. The bullet which was of small calibre, flattened out on her forehead, but failed to fracture the skull even in the slightest way.
Putnam claims that he never aimed at the woman and had no intention of shooting her, but that he and his companion were ordered out of the house and upon leaving, as a means of frightening the inmates, he drew his pistol and shot at random at the house.
ONLY AN HOUR.
An old man over 64 years of age stood up before Judge Egan in the Recorders court yesterday to answer to a charge of being drunk. The culprit told a most forlorn story, and in view of his advanced age his honor gave him only one hour in the city jail with an admonition to leave town upon being released.
DR. JAMES SINCLAIR ELECTED.
HE SUCCEEDS DR. KRILL AS PHYSICIAN OF THE COUNTY HOSPITAL.
Supervisor Moore Has a Few Very Pointed Remarks to Make to the Board.
Pursuant to a call issued by Supervisors Mitchell, Waite and Bean, the board met in special session yesterday at 10:30 o'clock. Full board present.
County Clerk Whicher read the call for the meeting, which stated the purpose thereof to be the removal of Dr. F.A. Krill from his position as superintendent and physician of the county hospital. The reading of the call was followed by several very pointed remarks from Supervisor Moore, who addressed himself to Chairman Mitchell and Supervisors Waite and Bean.
He said in substance that Mitchell, Waite and Bean were the trio who had voted to give the position to Dr. Krill and that they were the movers in the matter of declaring his office vacant. The other members of the board might join in the motion to declare the office vacant, but it would seem to him that such a motion should have been made at the time that the board was in regular session the first of the month. He was of the opinion that the three members who had elected Dr. Krill, must have been aware of his good qualities and faults at the time they voted for him, and most certainly they were fully advised of the matter only a few days previous, when the board was in regular session. The desire of any members of the board to make political capital should not be allowed at the expense of the people, or even be allowed to inconvenience other members of the board. At the close of Mr. Moore's remarks Supervisor Waite moved that the position of superintendent and physician of the county hospital be declared vacant. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Bean and carried by a unanimous vote of the board.
Mr. Waite moved that Dr. James Sinclair of this city be elected to fill the vacancy, but finally gave way to allow several other nominations to be made.
Mr. Moore nominated Dr. J.E. Kelsey of Arroyo Grande, and Mr. Kester nominated Dr. Thos. Norton of this city. Chairman Mitchell ordered a ballot, and the same being taken resulted as follows: Sinclair, three votes, Norton one vote and Kelsey one vote. Sinclair was declared elected.
A petition was read from a number of prominent citizens and taxpayers, asking that the position of Superintendent of the county hospital be separated from that of physician, and a petition for the appointment of Thos. Barrett, Jr. to such position, should the same be declared, was also read. No attention was paid to either and Chairman Mitchell declared the board adjourned.
Amos Lowe Elected School Trustee by a Big Vote.
ED. TRIBUNE:...Having exhausted our resources and not caring to touch upon the weather, hay or potatoes, we will await future developments.
Not since the day that Jake's alfalfa beard flaunted in the gentle zephyrs of this beautiful clime (when the half moon peered down through them) has there been as little excitement as was demonstrated at our school election on Friday, the 5th. It was rumored that there were several candidates in the field, but alas! it was difficult to find one for sometime, and finally Amos Lowe was prevailed upon to allow his name to go on the ballot and he was selected, of course and every one is pleased.
Fifty columns in the San Luis Obispo TRIBUNE constitutes the delinquent tax list in San Luis Obispo county, against thirteen and one-half in Santa Barbara.—S.B. Independent.
The election of school trustees in the Corral de Piedra district brought out 52 voters, the largest number that were ever known to participated in an election of that kind in the district. It resulted in the choice of Judge Steele, R. Righetti and A.T. Mason.
ED. TRIBUNE: Two newly dug graves in the I.O.O.F. cemetery show that the unerring sickle of Time has again visited this community. The remains of Mrs. J.J. Higuerra (sic) and the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Biaggini have been consigned to their last resting place. We understand that the little children of Higuerra (sic), one of them a child of three weeks, have been provided for.
Miss Rosie Brockseib is the last young lady to purchase a "bike."
There are about 35 "bikes" in this vicinity and some of our more advanced citizens are thinking of calling Cayucos by the name of "Bikeopolis."
Charles Brockseib and Sam Donati were elected school trustees without opposition.
Frank Wilhoit came up from Someo yesterday. He is now established as the leading merchants of that section and is waiting patiently the great wave of immigration that is to come with the completion of the "gap" by bring prosperity around him.
WHERE IS THE THIEF?
It was a lively day in the Palace Shoe store yesterday, and in the turmoil a stranger, apparently an honest swain, came in and bought $16 worth of shoes for his family and handed Mr. O'Sullivan a $20 bill in payment receiving $4 in change. Business was too lively for the proprietor even to note the quality of the money he was receiving, and it was finally learned that the stranger had palmed off a bogus $20 bill. O'Sullivan got poor money, but the man got good shoes. Marshal Cook thinks he has a slight clue to the owner of the $20 bill.
JIM CAN DO IT.
Jim Allen, the fearless vaquero, gave our street spectators an exhibition of bull fighting last Saturday. Jim says he will meet any bull in the ring and do it battle, for a purse of $20. Now is the time for Pismo to secure a good attraction for its celebration on the Fourth.—Arroyo Grande Oracle.
TAYLOR - At Adelaide, June 10, 1896, to the wife of Chas. Taylor, a son.
IVERSON - At Union school district, June 8, 1896, to the wife of C.A. Iverson, a daughter.
MARTINEZ - In this city, June 15, 1896, Encarnacion, wife of Benigno Martinez, a native of California, aged 45 years.
PFOST - In Shandon, June 14, 1896, Mrs. Margarita Pfost, aged 81 years, mother of W.R. and Geo. W. Pfost, and Mrs. C.B. Grainger.
MOTT - In Paso Robles, June 17, 1896, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mott.
GRISINGHER - In Paso Robles, June, 1896, Margarita, beloved wife of Clarence Grisingher, aged 40 years.
FIRE AT POZO.
A RESIDENCE AND TRIBUNAL OF JUSTICE GOES UP IN SMOKE.
The residence of O.S. Sellers at Pozo, was destroyed by fire last Monday about the midnight hour.
The fire resulted from the explosion of a lamp, and so rapid was its progress that nothing was saved, the family escaping with only their wearing apparel.
Mr. Sellers is a justice of the peace at Pozo and utilized his residence as a tribunal. All the dockets and records of the court were destroyed in the flames.
The loss was about $290 without including the house which was left completely in ashes.
IVERSON - SMITH—In Paso Robles, June 4, 1896, by T.B. Bower, justice of the peace, Iver Iverson of Paso Robles to Miss Maria S. Smith of Oakland.
ED. TRIBUNE: ...Ed Knotts had a little experience Sunday with a kicking horse when he was coming down a hill near Mr. Lockwood's the hold-back strap broke. The horse kicked until he got loose and came home leaving Ed. and his girl to walk. Ed. says it only cost him $8...
CHEERFUL. June 17, 1896.
SHEARER - In Arroyo Grande June 14, 1896, to the wife of A.B. Shearer, a son.
HOBSON - In Paso Robles, June 18, 1896, Beulah Hobson, age 5 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Hobson.
ANDERSON - In Paso Robles, June 19, 1896, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. P. Anderson, aged 4 months.
ERICKSON - In Paso Robles, June 21, 1895 (sic), Claus Erickson, aged 42 years 4 months.
OUR PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Since the opening of the public library there has been added to the original number of books 1063 volumes. Twenty-seven of these were received this week. Total number of volumes in the library today 1831. We think this is very good showing when the dull times are considered. (Compiler's note: The library now has over 375,000 titles with 1,000,000 books and other items.) Some interesting specimens of fossils, minerals, shells and Indian relics may also be seen and studied here. Each has a wonderful, but true story to relate - some of them of times and scenes of a million years ago. Here is also a brick from the great Chinese wall 220 B.C., also a tile or brick from the palace of the Caesars and a bit of music from Tiberius' palace, Island of Capris, bay of Naples.
Miss S. May Wilson, the able teacher of the Sand Hill school in Los Osos valley, was made the pleased recipient of a beautiful gold thimble by the members of her school Friday, as a mark of their affection for her. Miss Wilson leaves for her home in Lompoc tomorrow, taking with her the esteem and highest respect of parents as well as children.
A NARROW ESCAPE OF MR. BLODGETT ON MONTEREY STREET.
Sunday afternoon the town was enlivened by an exciting runaway. Early in the morning Oscar Blinn hired a spirited team from Lowe & Guthrie's stables to go to the Wilhoit dairy west of the city.
In returning home in the evening, while Mr. Blinn had left the buggy for a moment to open a gate, the horses became frightened and ran away.
They came up the Laguna road to this city and went dashing through the streets. They came up Higuera, turned into Court and thence down Monterey street. At the corner of Monterey and Morro streets they dashed into the sidewalk, bearing down upon Mr. Blodgett, the awning man. A. Pairola realized Mr. Blodgett's perilous position and quick as a flash reached out and pulled him through the restaurant door. In another moment, Mr. Blodgett might have been trampled to death.
The buggy top struck the awning of Muzio's store, playing havoc with both. The horses were finally caught in the southern part of the city. They were not hurt in the least and the buggy is only hurt so far as the top is concerned. Mr. Guthrie states that Mr. Blinn is not to blame in the least for the runaway.
HOW IS IT?
G.F. Spurrier, ex county surveyor, has been appointed to the position of manager of the Farmers' Alliance warehouse at Paso Robles, vice C.M. Wertz. It is said that politics has something to do with the change and that Mr. Wertz having left the People's Party to join the Republican ranks, as it is hinted, he was deposed by his brothers in the Alliance. It is a known fact that Mr. Wertz was defeated in his race for delegate to the Populist state convention in the county convention at Paso Robles. Surely, there is a great deal of dissention somewhere in the ranks.
There will be another enthusiastic meeting at the city hall this evening of those interested in the formation of a grand procession of Horribles for the evening of the Fourth. The King of Horribles has issued an edict and the affair is going to be a grand success. (Compiler's note: More about this procession can be found later in this week's chronicles.)
JACK - ASHTON—In Boston, Mass., June 16, 1896, Frederick B. Jack of this city and Mattie, daughter of Nathaniel I. Ashton, of Boston.
THE SAN LUIS HIGH SCHOOL APPEARS IN THE LIST.
(San Francisco Examiner.)
The University of California Faculty Committee has almost completed its work on the consideration of preparatory and high schools. There are a few schools whose cases are still to come up. Graduates from the following schools upon recommendation from the Principal, will be admitted to the University without examination:
(Compiler's note: There follows a list of some 61 preparatory or high schools INCLUDING San Luis Obispo High School. Noticeably absent, are the other two high schools in the county: Cambria and Paso Robles. In all fairness to these two schools it will be noted that the article states that the committee has "almost completed its work." Cambria and Paso Robles may have been included at a later time.)
THE LOMPOC RECORD REPORTS PROGRESS ON THE GAP.
The railroad, so far as laying the track is concerned, reached the Santa Ynez river Wednesday afternoon. Monday and Tuesday, the track layers put down a little short of a mile each day, which was a greater distance than has been laid any other day since the mammoth rails have been ordered down. The work of ballasting and blanketing will be taken up at once, also the putting in of the "Y" that will do away with the turn table. The "Y" will come to, if not cross, the road to the bridge, and must be constructed as soon as possible as the S.P. Milling Co. have laid off the grounds for a lumber yard etc. in the corner of the Fisher-Smith tract lying west of the road so as to be handy to reach from all directions. The contractor having the job of putting in the temporary bridge is already at work and is to have it finished not later than three weeks, but hopes to finish it inside of two weeks. There is much yet to do after reaching the south side of the river before the switching conveniences are properly arranged on the mesas. Until the switches are completed, the company, for temporary use, has put in a switch just north of where the road crosses the public road and from this point passengers and freight will be accommodated. It is a much easier place to reach than the point desired for the depot on the Fisher tract. Hereafter it will take but about one hour to reach the train from town with a spirited team.
THE SWISS MINISTER.
AND HIS CORDIAL REGARD FOR HIS COMPATRIOTS IN THIS STATE.
Mr. Antonio Tognazzini is in receipt of a recent letter from Signor Pioda, Minister Plenipotentiary from Switzerland to the United States, in which he announces his departure for Europe on the steamer Britannia which sails from New York on the 27th instant. (Compiler's note: Mr. Antonio Tognazzini's relationship to the compiler has not been determined. His family and the compiler's family came from the same town in Switzerland, Someo, but relationship has not been established.) He goes home for a short visit. The Minister refers in complimentary language to his recent pleasant visit to the Swiss Colony in California, more particularly to that section of it which is located in this and Santa Barbara counties and speaking with reference to the launching of the new town of Someo of which Mr. Tognazzini is the founder, he enquires concerning it and hopes to be present at the ceremonies of its birth and should he not be able to do so, promises to be present in spirit. Mr. Tognazzini proposes himself to embark for Europe early in July and whatever celebration is to accompany the birth of Someo, and he intends that there shall be something noteworthy in connection therewith, must be postponed until his return which will be in November.
FROM POZO TO ARROYO GRANDE.
A PUBLIC ROAD THAT WILL BE OF BENEFIT TO MANY FARMERS.
Supervisor Moore is Giving His Special and Careful Attention.
Just at present the people of the southern part of the county, both east and west of the Coast range of mountains are deeply interested in the work now in progress upon the road which is to connect Pozo with Arroyo Grande and add a thousand advantages to the people in both sections.
About four years ago the matter of a road across the hills was brought to the attention of the people of the Arroyo Grande valley by a party of campers, who in their wanderings about the hills in search of game, discovered a natural and easy grade over which a wagon road might be established with ease.
During the intervening time the project has been up for constant consideration and the people of both sections have often appealed to the Board of Supervisors that some action might be taken in the matter. The project has at last been favorably considered and active work is now in progress.
Supervisor Moore of Arroyo Grande, is devoting much of his spare time towards superintending the work upon that part of the road which lies in his district. He realizes that in the early completion of the road there are a great many advantages presented to the grain raiser in the San Jose valley and around the little town of Pozo.
Supervisor Moore is to be commended for refusing to let the work out by contract. He recognized the fact that this is a season in which times might be better and that every person should be given an opportunity to earn an honest dollar upon the new road if he desired to work. There is no contract and the work is being done solely by the citizens at day wages. It is working out admirably in this way, and Mr. Moore is meeting with many congratulations for his public spirit. There are thirty-five men employed on the construction of the road at present and they are making good progress, the completion of the thoroughfare being only a matter of time.
The voice of the reaper, the hum of the thresher, the rattle of the header is abroad in the beautiful San Jose valley, and many thousand centals of grain will find a way to Arroyo Grande as a shipping point over the new road this season. It is going to prove of great benefit to the town of Arroyo Grande. (Compiler's note: A cental is a hundredweight or 100 pounds avoirdupois.)
Orville Moore and some of his students of the Branch school, and Chas. Kramer, packed their "pie box" and arsenal and have gone to a secluded spot some 30 miles distant in the mountains to capture bear and other wild animals of the forest, possibly Dunham. (Compiler's note: The use of the surname "Dunham" is not clear. Perhaps it was an inside joke understood by the members of the hunting party and a few others.)
We have been preparing apricots (just giving them a flavor) for the light fingered native sons who infest orchards at odd times in the wee sma' hours of the night. They are not poisoned, all we care for is to locate the parties. Beware.
THE USE OF COCAINE.
HORSE TRAINERS AND JOCKEYS FIND IT USEFUL AS A BRACER FOR THEIR NAGS.
Within a recent period cocaine has come into use on the race track as a stimulant. Horses that are worn and exhausted, or are uncertain as to speed and endurance, are given 10 to 15 grains of cocaine by the needle under the skin at the time of starting, or a few moments before.
The effects are very prominent and a veritable muscular delirium follows, in which the horse displays unusual speed and often unexpectedly wins the race. This agitation continues, and the driver has difficulty in "slowing down" the horse after the race is over; not infrequently the horse will go half way round again before he can be stopped. The exhaustion which follows is not marked, except in the great thirst and loss of appetite. Sometimes diarrhea and trembling follow. But good grooms give unusual attention to rubbing and bathing the legs in hot water and stimulants. The general effect on the horse is depression, from which he soon recovers, but it is found essential to give cocaine again to make sure of his speed. The action of cocaine grows more transient as the use increases, and when a long period of scoring follows before the race begins, drivers give a second dose secretly while in the saddle. Sometimes the horse becomes delirious and unmanageable and leaves the track in a wild frenzy, often killing the driver, or he drops dead on the track from cocaine, although the cause is unknown to any but the owner and driver. Some horses have been given as high as 20 grains at a time, but this is dangerous and only given to wornout animals, who may by this means win a race. It appears that cocaine is only used in running races and as a temporary stimulant for the time. It is claimed that the flashing eyes and trembling excitement of the horse are strong evidence of the use of cocaine. (Cincinnati Enquirer.)
...Some 3000 sheep were driven through here Saturday en route for Soledad. They came from the Dibblee ranch near Santa Barbara and are to be used to supply San Francisco markets.
The annual merry-go-round is again here and all the children are rustling up nickels to invest in a ride.
...Stephen J. Field, Supreme Justice of the United States, with his wife are now guests of the Paso Robles hotel. The party left San Francisco in a special train at 9 o'clock Tuesday evening and arrived here at 6 a.m. the following morning. They expect to remain here several weeks in the hopes that the climate and the baths may benefit the health of Judge Field. (Compiler's note: Stephen J. Field of California, served as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court 1863-1897.)
Last Thursday evening the bicyclists celebrated the fact that the city trustees had passed an ordinance which restricted their fun to a certain extent, requiring them to carry bells all the time and lamps at night. The boys complied with the ordinance by hitching on bells of all varieties and making a mighty din for a time, which came near causing Trustee Brooks' horse to attempt to run away...
NEW SCHOOL BUILDING.
The returns of the special election held and carried in Castle Rock School District on June 20 to raise $218.15 to pay balance due for building and furnishing the school house have been filed with the county clerk.
Also the returns of the election held in the Banning School District on the 25th of May to raise $550 for the purchasing of a lot, and building a school house thereon.
A GREAT ATTRACTION FOR THE EVENING OF THE FOURTH.
J.F. Park, the "king of the horribles," has called a meeting of his ugly fellow people for this evening at the city hall to make final arrangements for the grand attraction for the evening of the Fourth, which is the procession of the most grotesque lot of characters that were ever seen.
The procession of the horribles, always a welcome addition of the celebration of the Fourth, will move through the streets of our city in the afternoon at about 5 o'clock. Already at the street corners one hears a great deal of speculation as to what some of the characters are going to be. Quite a number will participate and if the people of our city are not enthused and made gloriously happy by the procession, we will have to admit that there is no fun in this world which they can appreciate.
The arrangements for the grand ball at the pavilion in the evening have been made and the tickets are on sale therefore at a number of business houses.
PASO ROBLES HIGH SCHOOL.
THE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES HELD LAST EVENING.
The class of '96 of the Paso Robles High School have received their diplomas and more evidence, clearly demonstrating the great good of higher education, is before the people of this county.
The class is composed of two young ladies, Miss F. Beatrice Farnum and Miss Alberta Bell. A large audience gathered last evening to greet them and enjoy the exercises attending the closing of the high school...
McKENNON - In this city, June 27, 1896, Willena M., daughter of W.B. and Anna McKennon, aged 7 years and 9 months. (Compiler's note: The reader will note the obvious mistake in this vital statistic. It is listed in the newspaper as a BIRTH, but is in fact, a DEATH. Errors were not uncommon.)
...Mr. S.H. Hanson was, on motion, appointed health officer at a salary of $10 per month, and the further regular order of business was passed and the matter of bids for sewer bonds and sewers was taken up.
A recess of five minutes was taken for the purpose of consultation and on reassembling on motion the clerk proceeded to open bids for sewer work according to the plans and specifications on file.
No. 1. John Kelso - Accompanied by check and coin for $1350, $27,000 using any style flush tank desired.
No. 2. Williams, Belser & Co., certified check for $1500, using Miller's flusher, for $27,469, or using Donahue flusher, for $27,789.
No. 3. Gus Peterson, with certified check for $1250, $28,345.
No. 4. Paul B. Perkins, enclosing certified check for $1500. $27,950, using either the Miller or Donahue flusher.
No. 5. C.D. Vincent, with check for $1800, using any desired flush tank for $27,750.
No. 6. S.R. Remington, with check for $1500, $28,500 using either Miller or Donahue flusher.
No. 7. Johnson & Peterson, with check for $1500, $25,895 or $25,945 with Donahue flusher.
A TEAM OF COLTS.
Street Superintendent Kelley has a team of colts in training for service in street sprinkling or for work on fire engine, if at any time it should be deemed advisable to give Frank and Rowdy a rest. (Compiler's note: It would appear that the "regular team" was known by name by the city folk.) Dave Gaxiola had the team out for training yesterday and is bringing them around in fine style.
What are the wild waves saying—Buy $1 bathing suits at Crocker's.
Marriage Licenses. Edwin Colfax to Gussie Callender.
Married: Hildenbrand - Mullenary—In Lompoc, June 24, 1896 by Rev. Father Lack at the home of the bride's mother, A.J. Hildenbrand of San Luis Obispo and Miss Maggie Mullenary of Lompoc.
AT HYMEN'S SHRINE.
LOMPOC AND SAN LUIS OBISPO FURNISH THE CONTRACTING PARTIES.
A very pretty wedding took place last Wednesday morning at the Catholic church in this city. The fortunate man was A.J. Hildenbrand of San Luis Obispo, who led to the alter (sic) one of Lompoc's fairest and most estimable daughters, Miss Margaret Mullenary. (Compiler's note: The article in the June 30, 1896 MORNING TRIBUNE continues, giving details of the wedding which could very well describe any wedding of the period. The first paragraph of the article is included so that the reader can review the headline. In the classical Greek mythology sense, Hymen was the god of marriage, son of Apollo and Urania (Bacchus and Venus in Roman mythology). Today, the hymen is thought of as a fold of mucous membrane partly closing the orifice of the vagina. It is not likely that a contemporary headline would include the word "hymen.")
P.O. Donovan, one of the Creston country was in town yesterday. He left orders for 5000 grain sacks for his crop. (Compiler's note: A road in Creston now bears the Donovan name.)
THE GOLDEN GRAIN.
ALVA PAUL AND A NUMBER ONE CREW THRESHING IT OUT.
Yesterday afternoon a TRIBUNE representative enjoyed a trip to the East Santa Fe district where Alva Paul of Morro, is diligently at work with his threshing outfit. Mr. Paul has one of the finest and best outfits in the county. He has recently purchased a new Pitts-Bronson separator which he secured through the local agents, Lasar Bros., of this city. To make his work all the better, Mr. Paul has beyond a doubt, one of the best crews that ever worked upon a thresher. they understand the business thoroughly and no time is lost on that account.
Mr. Paul started out last Wednesday. He states that the grain is turning out splendidly. Yesterday he was at work on ***** place and when the writer reached the ground the men were just in the act of setting up the machines. (Compiler's note: The asterisks indicate that the words at this point could not be deciphered.)
The following men, all jolly, good fellows, compose the crew:
Henry Oiler, Walter Campbell, George Phillips, Hans Sorenson, Albert Maze, Will Johnson and Oscar Blinn at the hoe down, Andy Forrester and Steve Paul, drivers, H. Burns, Pete Sorenson and Harry Hanson, sack sewers, Manuel de Terra, spreader, Norman Welbanks, oiler, Will Freeborn, separator, Russell Bledsoe, water hauler. Dan Martinez is the roustabout, and Ben Herrera of Creston bucks straw, so his fellow workmen say, to perfection. Alva Paul runs the engine and George Flood is the fireman. And here you have a crew which would be difficult to excel.
The sudden taking off of little Wilina (sic) McKennon calls forth some striking and pathetic coincidences in her short sickness and death and those of her cousin, Nellie Hollister, who died some ten years ago. Both children were afflicted with the same illness, both were ailing about the same length of time, both were attended by two physicians and on the last days of their lives, a third physician was called in for consultation, and in both cases the consulting physician was a German, both clasped their little hands in prayer and immediately after closed their eyes never to open them again in this world. Both of the children were the first born of their parents and both were the center of unlimited love.
G.H. Meredith, D.D.S., the up to date dentist now located in Dr. Nichols hospital building on Monterey street opposite the old Mission, guarantees all work and is prepared to make plates from $7.50 up. Fillings from $1 up and all other work at strictly hard times rates. He has all the appliances for good work and is specially skilled in gold crowns and bridge work. Teeth extracted without pain.
A marriage license has been issued to E.F. Newsome and Miss Evaline Cochran both of Arroyo Grande.
Marquis & Chiesa have taken the contract to dress the granite slab, which this county intends placing in the Sloat monument at Monterey. They will get their granite from Dr. Nichols' quarry.
L.P. Pigg of Paso Robles, has opened a shooting gallery in the old Blochman store beneath the Opera House. He deserves a liberal patronage, so give him a trial.
The Great Register contained the names of 2,281 voters yesterday. Remember August 9th is the last day to register and the days roll by very fast.
GIVEN AWAY! GIVEN AWAY! GIVEN AWAY!
SAUSAGES! SAUSAGES! SAUSAGES! One pound of any kind with each cash purchase of 25 cents worth or more of fresh meat, ham, bacon or lard. Try them for nine days, Pacific, California or Fulton market.
With his usual push and enterprise, J.A. Renetsky is this week giving away a bunch of firecrackers with each pair of childrens shoes sold. The trade he is doing is evidence of the prices he is charging and the quality of goods he is selling.
The Paso Robles postoffice has had its salary increased from $1400 to $1500, to take effect July 1.
The exhibition drill of the fire department last evening drew a large crowd of people, and the boys entertained them with some fine work. Good Will and Vigilance hose companies anticipated that the people were measuring their abilities for the race on the Fourth and both did their very best. There was no perceptible difference. The engine was first connected with the hydrant on the corner of Garden and Higuera street, but owing to the illness of Mrs. Thomas Barrett, Sr., near by, Chief De la Guerra had it moved one block west.
FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC.
All details for the picnic at Los Osos on Saturday, July 4th, have been arranged, and all who attend are assured of a grand time. Football, baseball, sack races, foot races, swings, lemonade and candy free for all, and free transportation to and from the grounds. This is not a Baptist picnic, but every mother who chooses to do so, may bring her children and basket of food for the general table and be welcome to join the party. Wagons will be at the Baptist church lot on Saturday morning at 7 o'clock. A literary programme and exercises will be carried out on the grounds. Returning, all will leave the grounds at 5 p.m., to arrive in town at 6:30.
...Tramps are again plentiful. In some cases they seem to be poor unfortunate creatures to whom the world owes a living and deals it out stintedly, while in others they seem a tough and indolent set.
Mr. E. Asabez of San Simeon bay has returned after making a flying visit to the metropolis of Mexico.
FRANKL - In Paso Robles, June 27, 1896, L. Frankl of San Simeon, aged 78 years, 2 months and 20 days.
THE SWISS-AMERICAN BANK.
OF LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND, AND SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA.
A New Institution of Profound Importance to the Future of This County.
It has been an open secret for some time past that the indefatigable Mr. Henry Brunner had in contemplation the organization of a banking association of great magnitude and which would be of the greatest importance to this county. We are gratified to learn that it has so far materialized as to be certain of success in the near future. Mr. Brunner and Mr. Antonio Tognazzini will leave on Saturday morning for Switzerland, where at Locarno, the bank will be established. It is to be incorporated under the laws of Switzerland with a capital of $1,000,000. Of this $300,000 will be paid up, one-half by the Swiss residents of this state. Only a few weeks since, it was determined to launch the enterprise. Mr. Brunner and Mr. B.G. Tognazzi (sic) undertook the task of interviewing the members of the Swiss colony of the state on the subject. Starting from Point Concepcion (sic), the enterprising gentlemen made their way, through Santa Barbara and this county, and thence through Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma counties. Their success was phenomenal. They secured from 145 of the prominent Swiss-Americans residing in the territory described, over $150,000, which was $50,000 more than they had expected to get. Success was more than guaranteed. First because of the amount raised and next because the long list of names so thoroughly well known in Locarno and vicinity will lend all desired assurances of safety, stability and support to the plan and make the co-operation of Swiss depositors a certainty. No novelty is to be presented to the Swiss. It is a country of capitalists. Their money is all over the world, backing enterprises in every promising quarter. It is simply desired to secure the benefit of the unlimited Swiss accumulations for this country. Depositors in Switzerland get from 1½ percent to 3½ for their money. The new institution will be able to loan money in this county at rates far better than we have ever had, with the result it is to be hoped, that our enterprising people will take advantage of the opportunity and develope (sic) the resources of our county.
The bank proper will be established in Locarno, under the direction of a board of directors named there. Mr. Pioda, the brother of the Swiss Minister, will probably be a prominent member and Messrs. Brunner and Tognazzini will have charge of the San Luis Obispo house.
As we have stated the last named gentlemen start tomorrow for Europe, Mr. Brunner having a six months leave of absence. Mrs. Brunner accompanies her husband. Saturday evening the Swiss Liberal Society of San Francisco will receive the gentlemen at a banquet and doubtless will burden them with good wishes for their success.
We may add as an interesting item of news that on their way east, Messrs. Brunner and Tognazzini will stop in Nebraska and deliver to parties there the deeds to the Burnet tract of 2,000 acres in Estrella. This is a sale consummated with a colony of Mennonites who, to the number of about ten families, will on the first of October, take possession of the property. They are pioneers, and if they succeed will be followed by many more. They came to America from southern Germany, where they and their forbears have resided for many generations, although they came originally from Switzerland. They are described as people of great industry and intelligence who will undoubtedly make a notable and valuable addition to the population of the county.
(Compiler's note: Although the Tognazzini mentioned in this article came from the same town in Switzerland as the compiler's family [Someo], the two families have not been able to find a genealogical connection.)
WHICH WILL BE CARRIED BY MISS D. GRAVES AT MONTEREY.
County Clerk Whicher is in receipt of an elegant silk banner which will mark the appearance of the fair representatives of this county at the Sloat monument celebration at Monterey on July 7.
The banner was made by J.M. Litchfield & Co. of No. 12 Post street, San Francisco.
It bears the words "San Luis Obispo County, Feb. 18, 1850; Monterey July 7th, 1886." With our representative it will well proclaim the interest that our county has taken in the great event.
ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING.
A THREE-STORY ADDITION TO THE OLD STRUCTURE.
Work on the addition to the Odd Fellow' Building on court street has progressed sufficiently to give a fair idea of the elegant structure it will be when completed. The addition which extends some fifteen feet in the rear of the old building is to be three stories in height. The masons are already laying the brick for the third story.
The building of this addition will be the occasion for a change in the old lodge room. It will be extended five feet in length. There will be two ante rooms, one 12 by 16 feet and the other 15 by 24 feet. There will be six property rooms.
The three stories of the new addition are to be utilized as follows: The first as a store room for Postmaster Payne, the second as an ante room, and the third as a banquet room. A portion of the old structure is to be raised to a third story thus making the banquet room one of the finest of its kind in the city and capable of easily seating 70 persons. The ceiling of the lodge room is to be raised five feet.
FRY - In Oakland, June 29, 1896, H.E. Fry, aged 24 years.
KILLEEN - In this city, July 5, 1896, D. Killeen of San Francisco, a native of Ireland, aged 47 years.
GREAT AND GLORIOUS FOURTH.
A MAGNIFICENT CELEBRATION IN THE COUNTY SEAT.
And a Generally Glorious Observance Throughout the Whole County.
San Luis Is proud of its efforts to observe the Fourth of July. At this late day the festivities have ceased to be a matter of news, but for history we record the glorious time.
In the early morning the Artillery band awakened the city by a beautiful concert at the corner of Broad and Higuera streets. The people agree with one accord. San Luis had put on its best attire, reminding one somewhat of the Native Sons' Grand Parlor celebration.
The first event was the grand parade marshaled by Mr. John Whicher and a notable gathering of aids. The procession might not have been so very long as to be worthy of record to a marked degree upon that score, but it was a procession of patriots, such as San Luis had expected to see in line, and the large gathering of people in the city noted it with much admiration.
Arriving at the grounds there was a stampede to gain points of vantage from which the literary exercises might be enjoyed. Rev. Dr. Breck officiated as President of the Day, and in that capacity made a short address full of patriotism. The invocation was made by Rev. W.W. Madge, and in a beautiful manner Miss Frances Steinhart read the never old and always beautiful Declaration of Independence. Mrs. D. Wolf, with fine elocutionary effect, gave "Sheridan's Ride" with the accompaniment of bugle calls and the tap of the drum by J.W. O'Sullivan. Then came the address of the day by Rev. J.W. Phelps. It was a model of its kind, an able thoughtful effort which was eagerly listened to by the vast audience. It was a rapid and effective review of the early history of the nation, its struggles for independence and its wonderful and magnificence progress ever since. It contained many thoughts applicable to the present which it would be well for all to consider. Rev. Father Aguilera closed with a most beautiful and touching benediction. J. H. McIntyre sang "Hail Columbia." The crowd made a rush for the barbecued meat, and around the long tables for an hour they lingered and did nothing but eat the very best beef that one could wish to enjoy.
In the races, F. Delissegues won the boy's foot race, and Miss Lillie Weaver won the one for little girls. Manuel Lima ascended the greased pole. Miss Ray Soto won the spoon and egg race. W.B. Keeney won the honors with his tug of war team. Manuel Lima won the sack race and G.W. Long outdistanced all competitors in the fat men's race. Alfred Jury displayed some fine speed and was the victor in the free-for-all race, and A. Budar showed plainly that he knew how to run a wheel-barrow. J.H. Tracy carried away the honors in the bicycle race.
The event of the races was the hose company contest, in which Vigilance No. 3 won despite all odds. Deiss always knew that they would win.
And then the growlers swept through the city to their stand on the green sward of the courthouse grounds. (Compiler's note: A "sward" is a grassy surface of land; turf.") Grand Growler Frank Park led the way and Staniford's band and Policeman Egan left none behind. They all followed to hear the speaking, which was done to the satisfaction of all by J.S. Price, L. Lamy and C.B. Hughston. Their efforts called forth much merriment and constant rounds of applause. There were some very fine characters in the march.
In the evening the festivities closed with a grand ball at the Pavilion to which the elite of the city turned out and had a pleasant time. And thus the celebration of 1896 closed with everybody pleased and gloriously tired out. It was a grand success...
LOVE - BICKMORE—At the residence of the bride's parents in Oak Park, July 6, 1896, by Rev. J. Sandercock, Frank R. Love of San Luis Obispo, and Miss Marinda Bickmore of Oak Park.
THE SQUIRREL PESTS.
A delegation of the farmers of the county, which included Messrs. Tanner, Hollister, Gilbert and others, appeared before the Board of Supervisors to urge action against the squirrel pest. Judge Steele was spokesman. He stated that individual action was of little value, the squirrels were migratory and general and concerted action was essential. Poisoning appeared to be the only effective remedy and he thought that if the board would agree to provide the poison, organizations of the farmers could be made in each school district and simultaneous effort made in all parts of the county. The board agreed to consider the matter and in the meantime the clerk is to correspond with Professor Hilgard and ascertain what success, if any, has been had in reported attempts to inoculate the animals with some fatal and contagious disease as was done with the rabbits in Australia.
A. Hansen received an elegant silver-plated bass horn from the east last Monday and is now the proudest member of the Military band.
DO YOU WANT FURNITURE? WE WANT COIN.
From this time until July 4th, we will close out our entire stock of furniture, carpets, matting ,etc., at—well just look at a few lines and prices. Second suits, 7 pieces, good as new, $10; box spring mattresses, $2 to $3.50; single bed and mattresses, $3 to $5; new suits, $17.50; solid oak suits, $25 and upwards; all-wool three ply carpet, 60¢; all wool ingrains, 50¢; plain ingrains, 30¢; parlor suits, sofas, rockers, tables, chairs, lace curtains, portieres, at less than wholesale cost, for cash only. Call and see our splendid line of goods. San Luis Furniture Co. (Compiler's note: The word "suit" was commonly used to refer to a "set" of things. In contemporary usage, the word would be "suite.")
...A proposition from the Gutta Percha Rubber Company of San Francisco, was read by the clerk. It was to the effect that the said company would furnish 500 feet of Baker fabric solid woven fire hose, two and a half inches internal diameter, three ply, and fitted out with screw couplings complete, guaranteed against mildew and rot for three years, and warranted to stand a pressure of 400 pounds to the square inch at date of delivery, for the sum of 80 cents per foot delivered...
A MIDNIGHT BLAZE.
FOUR BUILDINGS ON HIGUERA STREET GO UP IN SMOKE LAST NIGHT. (July 8)
FIREMEN HAVE A HOT FIGHT.
The Loss Will Probably Reach Thirty Thousand Dollars - Partly Insured.
A few minutes after 11 o'clock last evening the furious pealing of the fire bell alarmed the people of the town and in a few minutes after the whole fire department and apparently the whole population of the city were gathered in the vicinity of the two-story wooden building on Higuera street occupied by the C.P.K. Co., in the rear of which store the flames were blazing fiercely. The fire was fed by the large stock of paints, oil, benzine and similar inflammable material and there was no thought of saving the building or stock. Fortunately the store adjoining on the west was of brick which might be expected to stay the progress of the fire in that direction and as a matter of fact did so. But the efforts of the firemen were concentrated on the buildings adjoining on the east. It was a bad night for the firemen. The steamer never appeared to work so slowly as during the first ten minutes, during which the fire spread with rapidity. In fact it was twenty minutes at least before there was a full force of water. The two-story frame next to the C.P.K. Co. occupied by the Puig Bros., caught almost immediately and became a seething furnace in which the splendid stock of wines and liquors was entirely safe from robbers and rapidly evaporated. The next building was the old wreck of the Central hotel which had never been repaired after the fire which nearly consumed it several years since, and was unoccupied except that Mr. A.F. Fitzgerald, the insurance agent, had part of the ground floor for his offices. In the rear of the structure was a small cabin in which Mike Frohmiller, a laborer, lived. It was of course consumed and with it his clothing and furniture worth, he says, $160. The fight of the night was made over the building of Mr. Henderson's in which was the store of Dutton & Bobo. Between it and the old hotel was an alley and a small frame house in which was Bell's photograph gallery. That was torn down and although the stream played continuously on the Henderson building, it caught fire and for a time it seemed that it would certainly go. After two hours of steady work the trouble was over. The C.P.K. and Puig buildings, the Central hotel and the photograph gallery were one mass of coals, and the last fitful blazes were succumbing to the victorious streams of water.
It was the worst fire the city has suffered since the Andrews hotel burned, and the loss will probably foot up $30,000.
The brick building had to take its chances, the attention of the firemen being necessarily devoted in more dangerous quarters, and the fire finally gained access through the rear windows and a stream of water was sent in through the front effectually ruining the fine stock of clothing, etc., of I. Benchimal, valued at over $9,000, insured for $3,000 only. The building was damaged probably $500, fully insured.
The C.P.K. Co.'s stock was worth $4,000, insured for one-half. The building was owned by W.S. Beebee, was worth say $1500, insured. Puig Bros. suffered also a total loss probably of $10,000 with small insurance. The building was owned by R. Hutchinson and was worth about $1500. The Central hotel was owned by the San Luis bank, and was worth say $2000. The photograph gallery and contents $500; Dutton & Bobo's loss on stock $500, and the building is damaged at least $500. The late hour makes it difficult to get accurate figures as to the losses or insurance.
The firemen did excellent work but were hampered by rotten hose which broke repeatedly and by the limited supply of water. But for that, it is probable that the fire might have been confined to the building in which it started.
AND ONE OF ITS ENTERPRISING CITIZENS AIDING IT.
J.E. Apsey of Arroyo Grande, was in this city the first part of the week collecting money previously subscribed by a number of our citizens in aid of the erection of a building on the Grover-Barnett tract, about four hundred feet west of the junction of the Cienega road and Grand avenue.
The building is for the Chatauqua (sic) recently established at Arroyo Grande and is to be 50x60 feet. Work will commence upon it within the next ten days. Mr. Apsey is in receipt of a letter from a Rev. Mr. Johnson of Fresno, stating that the Chatauqua (sic) is being extensively advertised and will draw a great many people to Arroyo Grande. Mr. Apsey is a rustler and is doing a great deal of hard work in behalf of the scheme. (Compiler's note: A "chautauqua" was "an institution that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries providing popular education combined with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts, plays often presented outdoors or in a tent.")
Louis Heyd was on the streets yesterday morning with a petition to raise funds to send the little sons of John Garcia to school at Watsonville. In a short time he raised one-third of the amount when he met B.F. Petit, and that gentleman appeared before the board of supervisors and secured an appropriation for the amount remaining.
The fire engine was out yesterday afternoon testing the hose. It was found that the city had about 1000 feet of good hose on hand.
NEWSOM - COCHRAN—At the residence of the bride's mother near Arroyo Grande, June 30, 1896, by Rev. L.C. Routzahn, Ed. F. Newsom and Miss Evaline Cochran.
SMITH - BROWN—In this city, July 9, 1896, by Rev. J.W. Phelps, Charles A. Smith and Miss Ruth Brown.
Marriage licenses have been issued to Thomas King of Arroyo Grande and Miss Maria de Rosario of Huasna, and to Manuel Dutra Martin of Santa Maria and Miss Maria de Rosigo Martinez of Oso Flaco.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
...On petition of numerous taxpayers Mrs. Andreas Lugo, an invalid woman with two small children, is allowed $6 per month in supplies to be furnished by the Farmers & Mechanics' store till the further order of the board.
In re feeding prisoners in the county jail. Ordered that on and after this date the sheriff be allowed the sum of 35 cents per day per capita, for feeding prisoners in the county jail, said prisoners each to receive not less than two meals per day.
...In re County Hospital. Petition is received from numerous citizens praying that the board separate the offices of superintendent and physician of the county hospital. It was read and placed on file.
RAKING THE ASHES.
LIST OF THE LOSSES AND WHERE THE INSURANCE WAS CARRIED.
The chief topic of interest on the street yesterday was the conflagration of Wednesday night and during any part of the day a crowd might be seen congregated about the ruins speculating upon the loss and giving their theory of how the flames might have been handled differently. It was not the least bit singular to find that they were all possessed of widely different views. It was the general verdict, however, that the firemen had done excellent work.
In the matter of figuring up the losses, several adjusters are expected to arrive this evening and will go to work at once settling the matter up.
One loss was settled yesterday. It was that of Dutton & Bobo for $1500, divided up in the Royal Exchange of which D.M. Meredith is the local agent, and in the Pennsylvania, W.M. Armstrong, agent.
A WISE APPROPRIATION.
The Fourth of July committee met last evening to settle up all accounts. On motion of John Whicher it was ordered that the surplus be devoted toward buying hinges for the engine house doors, and the amount still remaining be turned into the firemens' sick fund.
Antone D. Russ, a former subject of the King of Portugal, was on the 9th instant made a citizen of the United States by Judge Gregg.
A RUBY WEDDING.
A MEMORABLE EVENT IN HOLLISTER RECENTLY.
Those who were in Hollister fifteen years ago, and remember the celebration of the silver wedding of John A. Steinbeck and wife, will be interested to know that last Monday this worthy couple celebrated the fortieth anniversary of their wedding by a reunion of the whole family.
The boys were all there. Charley from Templeton, with wife and daughter and two sturdy sons. Bert and wife making everything about them lively. Ernest from Paso Robles with his wife and two dainty lassies. Will and wife. Earl and Gracie who bore well the honor of being the senior grandchildren. Harry, from San Luis Obispo with his wife and two bright little men.
Twenty-two Steinbecks sat down to the table loaded with all to feast the taste and sight.—Hollister Free Lance.
ACROSS THE BRIDGE.
THAT DREADED GAP IS SURELY AND SLOWLY DISAPPEARING.
The smiling countenances of Joe Cunningham, the popular clerk for McMurtrie & Stone at the Southern Pacific construction camps, was in this city yesterday. He was accompanied here by Engineer Marsh who went north on the passenger train to the Templeton gravel pit on a tour of inspection.
Mr. Cunningham had good news to offer in regard to the work at the front. He stated that the temporary bridge over the Santa Ynez river was completed Thursday evening and that tracklaying will now proceed rapidly. In short, the gap is steadily disappearing.
Yesterday afternoon A.F. Fitzgerald succeeded in opening his safe which had an experience in the recent fire. With the exception of being a little scorched, the papers and documents of the insurance agent were found in good condition. The safe belonging to Cohin & Peyran of the C.P.K.Co., has not yet yielded to the ingenuity of the "safecrackers."
A LONG WALKER.
E. Furbush can claim honors aside from being one of our county's most popular and efficient instructors of the young idea. He walked all the way from Cayucos to this city yesterday making splendid time. Mr. Furbush opens the fall term of school in the Someo district near Cayucos, Monday.
BARRETT - In this city, July 11, 1896, Mrs. N.M. Barrett, wife of Thomas Barrett.
BAUMGARDNER - In this city, July 15, 1896, John M. Baumgardner, a native of Indiana, aged 48 years, 9 months, 26 days.
SAN LUIS GIRLS.
Mrs. A. L. Edwards (nee) Holmes of San Francisco, and Mrs. G.B. Flint (nee) Holmes of Nacimiento rancho, two of San Luis' fair daughters, are in town for a few days visiting friends. Arrie married a young dentist student, while her sister Olive married Geo. Flint, son of the well known millionaire owner of the Nacimiento and San Juan ranchos.
A BIG CLOUD BURST.
SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW FOR OUR COUNTY.
John M. Taylor writes us from Simmler that a great cloudburst or water spout occurred near Painted Rock a few days ago. An immense volume of mud, water and boulders came down the Escondido creek forty feet deep, overflowing the banks and carrying everything before it. Fences and bridges were washed away, gardens inundated and much damage done. As the flood occurred about 4 o'clock in the afternoon fortunately no cattle happened to be along the creek, otherwise they would all have perished. Such a water spout as this has not occurred in the Carrisa country for many years.—A.G. Herald.
CHEDA'S SHIPPING FRAMES.
A DEVICE TO PREVENT LOSS IN TRANSIT FROM HOT WEATHER AND ROUGH HANDLING.
That enterprising dairyman Mr. J.A. Cheda, has invented an improvement in butter packages which is likely to come into general use and be a source of profit to all in the business and it is to be hoped, to himself, particularly. As is well known, during the summer months, butter put up in rolls, no matter with how much care, is apt to become soft and when it arrives at its destination after being jolted about and repeatedly handled, it is not unusual to find the contents of the box a mass of cloth, butter, and shapelessness, hardly recognizable as the output of a respectable dairy. To be sold at all, it has to be worked over and put up again of course at a material loss.
Mr. Cheda's device is intended to remedy this trouble. Examining one of his butter boxes, it would appear that each roll was encased in a cylinder of thin zinc, fitting the roll neatly, but not too closely. This is not the case, however, exactly. The cylinders are cut in two lengthways and then ten of the half cylinders soldered together in five pairs back to back. These frames so made, fit crossways of the box, and a given number of them fill the box completely. Then the shipper can send one roll or a half box or a full one. The rolls cannot be jammed or injured in any way in transportation, and must arrive in perfect order. If it is desired to do so, ice can be put in the open spaces between the rolls for the better keeping of the butter.
It will cost but little to fit the boxes with the frames, and it would certainly seem to be a most excellent invention. All the dairymen who have seen it are enthusiastic over it. We expect to see the frames in general use very speedily.
TO SEE IT BURN.
Last evening Phil Ready's residence had a narrow escape from fire. It seems that some youngsters had started a bonfire under the house to see how it would burn. Had the fire gained two minutes more headway, it would have resulted disastrously.
LOS OLIVOS FIRE.
THE PACIFIC COAST RAILWAY BUILDINGS ARE CONSUMED.
Sunday afternoon the engine house of the Pacific Coast railway at Los Olivos, the terminus of the line, was destroyed by flames.
A determined effort was made by the whole population of the little town to extinguish the fire, but they could do nothing and the house together with a large assortment of tools and one engine, were consumed. The fire spread in the grass and a small dwelling house was burned to the ground. The cause of the fire is unknown.
"There's Sugar In This Jam," a song by one of the Brownies of the Baptist church, on Friday evening next, July 17. Admission 10 cents.
List of letters remaining in the post office at San Luis Obispo, Cal., for the week ending July 14, 1896. Agnallo, Guadalupe; Bover, Mrs. Devillow; Derby, Miss Viola; Handy, F.N.; Jackson, Minnie; Netle, Miss Rose; Shaw, Robert; Stewart, Miss Mary J.; Bryant, Mrs. Eara; Caine, Mrs. T.W.; Gomes, Maria; James, Mrs. Carrol; King, Geo.; Rosas, Guadalupe; Staffen, Mrs. S.; Wilson, John. SWISS AND ITALIAN: Gernardini (sic) Battista; Genasci, Cesare; Gendici, Pietro A., Pedranti, Abbotio, Spreaficio (sic), Elvezio. PORTUGUESE: Jose Braga Bittencurt; Antonio Matthews; Antonio Cabral; Jose S. du Rosa; Manoel Borge du Silva. Call for advertised letters. G.M. PAYNE, P.M. (sic for all names.)
THE OFFICERS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A PROBABLE MURDERER.
A few nights since Paso Robles had another very alarming sensation. One of the inmates of a house of ill fame was choked into insensibility. When discovered, her tongue was even hanging out of her mouth.
The officers arrested one James Muir, and he was held for the crime. Several physicians were called in and they succeeded in bringing the woman to her senses and relieving her of any apparent danger. No complaint was lodged against Muir in consequences thereof and he was released.
Yesterday afternoon Marshal Cook was notified that the woman's chance for recovery were very doubtful, and informed him to keep a sharp lookout for Muir, who cannot now be found or heard of.
A MEAN TRICK.
Tuesday night some person visited a pile of sacks in the field of John F. Olive, in the Laguna district, and cut thirteen sacks wide open wasting much of the barley. It was a mean trick.
Engine No. 5 of the Pacific Coast Railway which was burned at Los Olivos a few days ago, was brought in last evening. (Compiler's note: See article above with headline "LOS OLIVOS FIRE.") The engine is unfit for use and it is stated the company will replace it with a new one.
...As to the new Pozo and Arroyo road, we are glad to inform readers of the TRIBUNE that Mr. Bean commenced active operations on his part of the road two weeks since and has worked continuously ever since. Mr. Bean has adopted the popular plan of giving the work to residents of this locality who need the work, and is paying the regulation wages, $1.75 per day.
On last Monday morning, sixty men applied for work, of whom fifty were given employment, and this force, together with eight or ten teams have made such rapid progress that we are informed that one-half the road is finished at this writing, July 11th.
Our ex-road overseer, W.C. Moore, has charge of the work in Mr. Bean's absence, and says his part of it will be completed to the summit of the mountain by July 18.
Mr. Moore says he will change a part of his force on next Monday morning (July 13) so as to give an equal amount of work to all who apply, as near as is possible to do so.
Your correspondent took a trip over the new road as far as completed last week and found it in excellent condition and an easy grade.
This road will be of untold value to our valley; it will give us an outlet to Arroyo Grande, the undisputed garden spot of the world, in only 21 miles, whereas by the present route, we travel 41 miles and over steep grades. When the road is finished through to Arroyo we anticipate that the people of this valley will give a celebration equal to the occasion, and as Pozo never does anything of that kind by halves, we may expect a blow out surpassed by nothing short of the annual Sixteenth of Pozo celebration for which San Jose is celebrated through the county. (Compilers' note: This last cryptic sentence probably refers to the Mexican Independence Day celebration held in Pozo on September 16th of each year.) J.I.C.
A small boy came to J.M. Bair's house a few weeks since. (Compiler's note: This is a clever and unique method used by the editor to announce the birth of a child.)
ASSESSED VALUE OF PROPERTY.
ASSESSMENT ROLL OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CAL., FOR THE YEAR 1896.
Assessor Chas. O. King has completed the roll of the taxable property of the country (sic) for the current year, and a synopsis of it which he has kindly given us is as follows:
Real Estate other than City and Town Lots................................................ $ 8,364,974
Improvements on same......................................................................................... 774,610
City and Town Lots............................................................................................... 987,225
Improvements on same......................................................................................... 929,082
Total value real estate and improvements................................................ $ 11,055,891
Total value of personal property...................................................................... 1,552,511
Money and solvent credits.................................................................................. 312,885
Street car plants......................................................................................................... 5,000
Telegraph and Telephone lines............................................................................. 22,115
Total value of all property............................................................................ $ 12,948,402
Among the various and numerous items of personal property assessed, are the following important items:
Stock and beef cattle, 26,527........................................................................... $ 217,338
Cows, 18,498........................................................................................................... 222,694
Calves, 4,942............................................................................................................... 7,414
Hogs, 1,262,000........................................................................................................ 25,239
Mules, 480................................................................................................................. 10,237
Horses, 6710........................................................................................................... 190,199
Colts, 1927................................................................................................................. 20,619
Sheep, 11,343............................................................................................................ 11,357
Poultry, 5,014 dozen................................................................................................ 12,536
Farming utensils....................................................................................................... 27,370
Wagons, 3,188.......................................................................................................... 82,886
Musical Instruments............................................................................................... 24,528
Grain and Beans..................................................................................................... 164,128
Together with numerous other items of
personal property too numerous to mention
here, the whole aggregating as aforesaid.................................................... $ 1,552,511
WEEKLY MARKET REPORT.
San Luis Obispo, July 16, 1896
Reported expressly for the TRIBUNE by A. Brieger, Grocer, Monterey street.
POTATOES—Burbanks, 75; early rose, 65@75
BUTTER—Fancy creamery, 15½@16; seconds, 14@15; fancy dairy, 13@14; choice dairy, 12@13.
EGGS—Ranch, 10; store 9@10.
DRIED FRUIT—Apples, evaptd (sic), 3½4½; sun dried, 2½@3; apricots, 7@8½; peaches, 5@6; prunes, 2@4.
BEANS—Pink, 60@70; small white, 90@1 10
Reported by C.T. Greenfield, of the California, Pacific and Fulton markets:
LIVESTOCK—Cattle and steers 4@5; cow and heifers 3@4; veal 4@5; sheep, 4@4½; hogs 2½@3.
THE BACHELOR'S HALL CONCERT.
Looking about for something new this startling innovation has suggested itself to the male portion of one of our churches. Why not let the men get up a concert and social for once, and not be always leaving such business of labor and of glory to the ladies. The suggestion took. A programme committee of men and an arrangement committee of men were appointed to look after the intellectual and provisional needs of such an entertainment. Already a very rich and varied programme has been secured. A double male quartet will render a number of pieces, several of the leading musicians have promised to give us violin, organ and other instrumental music. An oration on "Money from a Non-Partisan View," by one of the ablest and most attractive speakers of our city, a reading and a recitation and some vocal solos by a member of the male quartet who is temporarily among us, will make a very full and enjoyable programme. The entertainment committee are very mysterious, but determined in their aspect, but their smile has the ardor of frying flapjacks about it. A number have boasted they are artists in the confectionery line. The date set is Friday, July 24. The place Maennerchor hall. (Compiler's note: Unfortunately, the name of the church sponsoring this event was not given. Perhaps in a later issue.)
Crocker's Ladies full finished fast black hose, 3 pairs 25¢ this week.
Among the recent admissions to citizenship by Judge Gregg are Paul Turri, Peter Bassetti, Vicete Rossi and G. Ambrogio natives of Switzerland, and John Nelson and Niles Nikolaus former subjects of the King of Denmark, and also the following who had resided three years in this country prior to being twenty-one years of age: S. Genardini, John Tonini, Joe Signoritti, Lino Righetti, Frank Garzoli, Ermenegilo Padlina, Joe Casso and Paul Salmina, all born in Switzerland.
Fishing in Pismo bay has been very successful and exciting the past week. There were big runs of white salmon, smelt and mackerel.—Oracle.
A marriage license has been issued to Michael J. Donovan of Pismo and Miss Kathleen M. Connolly of Oso Flaco.
CASTEEL - In Arroyo Grande, July 11, 1896, to the wife of Orrin Casteel, a daughter.
RODONI - In Arroyo Grande, July 3, 1896, to the wife of Antone Rodoni, a son.
PAIVA - In Arroyo Grande, July 15, 1896, to the wife of A.S. Paiva, a son.
ANDERSON - In this city, July 18, 1896, to the wife of Horace Anderson, a daughter.
PRATHER - On the Los Osos, July 20, 1896, to the wife of Joseph Prather, a son.
CASTRO - In Paso Robles, July 17, 1896, to the wife of Mike Castro, a son.
WALKER - At Paso Robles Orchard, to the wife of Geo. Walker, a son.
STEELE - In this city, July 19, 1896, beloved wife of J.B. Steele, a native of Missouri, age 64 years and 9 days.
TATES - In this city, July 21, 1896, A.G. Tates, a native of Germany, aged 61 years, 10 months and 8 days.
McNULTY - On the Carisa Plains, July 18, 1896, Mrs. Wilburt C. McNulty, aged 21 years.
TATJES - In this city, July 21, 1896, A.G. Tatjes, a native of Germany, aged 61 years, 10 months and 8 days.
...Petition was received from A.G. Pinho and others asking that all barber shops be closed on Sunday by ordinance. On motion the petition was rejected, the board being advised that the action asked for would be unconstitutional...
...On motion the sample length of hose sent here by the Bowars Rubber Company, be purchased at the rate of 70¢ per foot.
It was further ordered that all new hose be stamped with the day and year when purchased. (Compiler's note: The hose referred to is fire hose.)
The matter of procuring a heater for the fire engine was referred to the committee on police, fire and jail with power to act, their expenditure limited to $35, and also to procure necessary pitch pine kindling for the engine.
BONDS TO BE VOTED FOR A NEW TEMPLE OF LEARNING.
...The school trustees, Messers J. Johnson, G.A. John and A. Lowe, have ordered an election to vote a tax for the erection of a new school house. This is an improvement which the people of this community have been longing for these many years, and now that the trustees have given them an opportunity to express themselves upon the subject, there remains not the least doubt in the world as to the result. It will carry by a big majority, in fact it is extremely doubtful if there will be so much as a single vote against it.
Chas. Morgantini, a native of Switzerland is the latest resident of foreign birth to be made a citizen of the United States by Judge Gregg.
UNITED STATES VETERINARY SURGEON PRICE AT WORK.
J.C.C. Price, the United States veterinary surgeon was in this city yesterday.
Only recently he vaccinated 129 head of cattle for H.M. Warden as a safeguard against anthrax. The doctor states that a great many cattle are lost in this county every year as a result of this disease and he considers that vaccination, as a preventive, should be made a requirement by the enactment of a state law. His suggestion in this instance, would seem to be well founded, for it should be deemed simply a matter of prevention of cruelty to animals, for stockmen to take advantage of those methods which they could avail themselves of so easily, and which would save thousands of cattle from a horrible death. Vaccination by the prescription which Dr. Price follows is a sure preventive.
Dr. Price has as his deputies in this county Lincoln Dempsey, Hugh Nuckols and Dr. Shaw, all of Paso Robles.
REPRESENTS OUR COUNTY.
THE BEAUTIFUL GRANITE SLAB WHICH WAS FASHIONED.
On a flat car at the Pacific Coast railway depot there is a beautiful slab of finely polished granite, suitably engraved, and which is to be placed in the Sloat monument at Monterey, and thereto represent San Luis Obispo county in commemorating one of the greatest events in the history of California.
The granite came from Dr. G.B. Nichols' quarry and was cut out and dressed by Messrs. Marques & Chiesa, the latter member of the firm doing work with a skill which betokens a wonderful talent for such work. The slab has the inscriptions upon its surface as follows, "Feb. 18, 1850; July 7, 1896. San Luis Obispo county."
After inspecting it President Mitchell of the board of supervisors made an informal order of acceptance on behalf of the county, and this morning the granite memorial of San Luis Obispo will go speeding away by steamer to its destination in the historic old town of Monterey. (Compiler's note: The reader will recall that the dressed granite slab was to be placed on a monument to be erected to commemorate the July 7, 1846 landing of Cmdr. John Drake Sloat. On that day, Sloat was aboard the American warship "Savannah" anchored in Monterey Bay awaiting word confirming that the United States was at war with Mexico before taking possession of Monterey and hoisting the stars and stripes over the customhouse. By so doing he claimed all of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, and portions of Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico as territory of the United States. The monument still stands at the entrance to the Presidio in Monterey. As one faces the monument, the San Luis Obispo granite slab is on the bottom row, second from the right hand corner.
Manuel Escuaresma of the Huasna was in this city yesterday with a load of watermelons, the first of the season. He stated that the melon crop this season is very backward, more so than for years passed. (Compiler's note: It is possible that the name "Manuel Escuaresma" was meant to be Manuel S. Quaresma.)
A merry-go-round was put up at the corner of Marsh and Garden streets, last evening.
THE BACHELOR CONCERT.
The social of the Congregational church drew a good crowd last night at Mannerchor hall, being attracted by a desire to witness the efforts of the bachelors as entertainers. The novel idea of a church entertainment engineered solely by gentlemen was successfully and triumphantly carried out, and the emancipation of the ladies in that direction is now complete. After a pleasing and entertaining programme, came the supper, the composition of which had been kept a dark secret until the last moment, which acceptably finished a pleasant evening.(Compiler's note: Plans for this entertainment were discussed in a previous edition of the paper except that the name of the church sponsoring the event was omitted.)
DANA - At Nipomo, July 17, 1896, to the wife of F.A. Dana, twin sons.
HART - In Nipomo, July 19, 1896, to the wife of Frank Hart, a daughter.
CAMPBELL - In Paso Robles, July 23, 1896, to the wife of John Campbell, a daughter.
KILER - At Oak View Park near Paso Robles, July 20, 1896, to the wife of S. H. Kiler, a daughter.
NAYLOR - COLLINS—In this city, July 25, 1896, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Bolls, by the Rev. R.W. Summers, Mr. Joseph C. Naylor and Mrs. Louise Collins.
NELSON - CHRISTENSEN—In this city, July 28, 1896, by J.M. Joyce, S.P., John Nelson of Los Berros and Miss Maria Charlotte Christensen of this city.
GUTIERREZ - CERVANTES—In this city, July 31, 1896, by J.M. Joyce, J.P., Francisco Gutierrez and Mrs. Refugio Cervantes, both of this city.
A marriage license has been granted to Jose A. Chaves and Miss Jasintha Pereira, both of San Luis Obispo.
OUR MENNONITE COLONY.
ANOTHER EVIDENCE OF THE WONDERFUL ENTERPRISE OF THE SWISS.
On their way to Switzerland our friends Messrs. B. Tognazzini and H. Brunner stopped for about a week in Nebraska among the different German Mennonite communities. During this time they not only finished the sale of the Estrella ranch to the Mennonites who have visited our county three times during the past five months, but they succeeded in securing a colony for the Godfrey ranch of ten thousand acres near Paso Robles. Two leaders, with their families, and ten young men representing a strong community, will take possession of the property in October with implements, horses, cows, chickens, hogs, etc., ready to improve the favorably situated ranch and make out of it a real paradise of homes with orchards, vineyards, corn and wheat field.
These German Mennonites are the very best farmers that can be found anywhere. Their corn fields are the finest you see and their homes examples for cleanliness.
The colony is of the greatest importance to our county and especially for Paso Robles and San Miguel. From ten to twenty families will follow the first settlement within a year. A rich Mennonite who owns 4000 acres of land in eastern Nebraska takes a great deal of interest in the Chorro ranch, lately the property of J.H. Hollister, and will come out and examine the same with a view to make it his future home as soon as Mr. Brunner returns from Switzerland.
The list of recent accessions to the list of naturalized citizens of the United States has been increased by the names of John G. Engel a native of Switzerland, Gust Petterson and Charles Wilson born in Sweden, John Marsh and William T. Higgs former subjects of Queen Victoria and Giuseppe Ghiglieri a native of Italy.
...A communication was received from the board of fire delegates requesting that some action be taken towards preventing interference with the firemen at conflagrations and suggesting that ropes be stretched enclosing districts in which fires are located. On motion of Trustee Lind, the matter was referred to the committee of the whole...
ARROYO GRANDE AND POZO ROAD.
SOMETHING IN REGARD TO A NEW AND VALUABLE ROAD.
The Arroyo Grande Oracle makes the following report of the new road:
A close observation of the newly constructed thoroughfare convinces one that there has been lots of work done for the amount of money expended, it will require large additional expenditures each year to keep the road in a passable condition and make it permanent. Due credit should be given Messrs. Jerry Muir, the foreman and his assistant, Ben Cook, for the constant attention paid to the work and the conscientious manner in which they put in the time of their men. There can be no justly founded dissatisfaction with the manner in which the work is done or the returns for the expenditure, but the sum and substance of the whole matter is, the Pozo road is not now practicable for heavy traffic, and will not be until large sums are expended. The winter rains will naturally wash away some portions of the grades and embankments. The road is very narrow, and there are many turns where it will be almost impossible for a four-horse team to be manipulated. The grades are heavy and passing places are very infrequent. This is no fault of the builders—it is simply because the route is not a feasible one for a cheaply constructed wagon road. A few thousand dollars more and several seasons repairing and alteration will make a fair mountain road out of it.
The foundation of the road will be solid enough when properly settled, packed down and supplied with culverts.
The new route lessens the distance between Pozo and Arroyo Grande just 20 miles. The old route by way of San Luis and Santa Margarita was 45½ miles, and by the new road it is just 25½ miles. This is a big saving to campers who come to the coast from the interior districts.
COOK CAUGHT HIM.
AN ARROYO GRANDE OUTLAW RUN DOWN.
For weeks past the officers of the law have been endeavoring to capture one Manuel Verra, wanted for a heinous crime. (Compiler's note: The "unmentionable" crime was covered in a previous article. It was rape.) Despite the strict search he could not be located.
Sunday, City Marshal Cook captured Verra northwest of this city, back of the Chorro ranch.
Marshal Cook caged Verra in the county jail and Constable Whitley came up yesterday and took him to Arroyo Grande for a preliminary examination.
William E. Wayman, a Scotchman; Peter Madonna and John Battista Gilardi, natives of Switzerland, and Louis E. Treichel, born in Germany, have been admitted to citizenship, and also James Tappa, Orillo Muscio, Julius Martinoni, Peter Silacci and James Gnesa, natives of Switzerland, who had resided three years in this country prior to coming of age.
AN AVERAGE HERE OF A THOUSAND SACKS DAILY SINCE JULY FIRST.
Yesterday forty car loads of grain left the Pacific Coast railway depot in this city for Port Harford. Steamers will arrive today to remove a greater part of the grain now at the port, to San Francisco.
There is an enormous amount of grain being moved at the present time and every available car in the service of the railroad is in use. And yet it is said that in the main, only the rental is being shipped at present, and that the grain raisers themselves are holding back for better prices.
In 1895 grain shipping did not commence until July 15. This year it commenced on the 1st day of July and since that time an average of 1000 sacks a day has been received at the depot in this city. Last year one man handled the business in this city; this year three are required.
At Steele's station A.T. Mason is in charge and among his assistants is Barney Gaxiola of this city.
From Mr. F.A. Earll of Paso Robles who was in town yesterday we learn that the receipts of grain at that point amount at present to about 2,000 sacks per day. Good crops are being harvested from Santa Margarita to Parkfield.
DIED IN SAN ARDO.
L. Heyd received word yesterday from his wife who is in San Ardo, that John Falkne, father of Mrs. Heyd, died in that place at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. Falkne was a native of Germany, aged 79 years and had resided in California since 1872.
CAIN - In Paso Robles, July 26, 1896, Archie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen F. Cain, aged 21 months.
UNGER - In this city, July 30, 1896, Arnold Unger, a native of Prussia, aged 45 years.
STRICTLY CASH DAY SATURDAY, AUG. 1, 1896.
AT THE FARMERS' AND MECHANICS' STORE.
Sugar, 20 pounds for $1.00
Coffee, Roast, 5 pounds for $1.00
Coffee, Green, 4½ pounds for $1.00
Baking Powder, Royal, 1 pound for 45¢
Rice, Island, 25 pounds for $1.00
Soap, Royal Savon, 1 box for 65¢
Coal Oil, 5 gallons for 80¢
Soda Crackers, 1 box for 50¢
Florida Pine Apple, 1 can for 25¢
Potatoes, 1 sack for 70¢
A RANCHER'S HORSES REVEL IN THE SMOOTHNESS OF CITY STREETS.
Yesterday afternoon there was an exciting runaway on Marsh street. F.E. Flach, a farmer living on a small place on the old Tally Ho ranch near Arroyo Grande, came to town with a load of wood and was in the act of unloading it near the corner of Marsh and Morro streets, when from some unknown cause his horses became frightened and darted away down the street in the direction of Chorro.
In the turmoil, Mr. Flach was thrown heavily to the ground and received several very severe bruises about the head and bled quite profusely from the nose for some time. Mr. Flach's little son, aged about nine years, who was holding the horses, jumped out near the corner of Chorro street and though alighting very heavily upon the bare bed of the street, received nothing more than a general shake up.
The horses continued to run until they reached Broad street when they plunged onto the sidewalk. The pole of the wagon struck Peterson's blacksmith shop and punched a big hole in the building. It was a fortunate escape for the horses. It is suggested that the animals realized that some accident was sure to befall the wagon and accordingly sought out a good blacksmith shop and very naturally came to the conclusion that Mr. Peterson was their man. A broken pole was the extent of the damages to the wagon. (Compiler's note: The editor's sense of humor becomes clear in this last paragraph.)
A horse belonging to French Pete on the corner of Marsh and Garden streets, fell into a well yesterday and received severe injuries.
PASO ROBLES ITEMS.
INTERESTING BITS OF NEWS FROM THE LEADER'S COLUMNS.
...Mrs. Edith Vickers of Denver, Colo. is visiting her aunt, Mrs. H.G. Wright and family. Miss Vickers is also a niece of Jerome Vickers who started and edited the first newspaper in this county some years since in San Luis Obispo.
During the past week a petition was circulated for signatures of citizens who would assist in doing all in their power in a lawful manner to shut up and close up the deadfall across the river, kept by one of the most notorious women of the county. Tuesday, a complaint was made against Mrs. May Hall for keeping a disorderly house and also keeping a house of prostitution and against four inmates for living in a house of prostitution and against Manuel Silva for residing in a house of prostitution. Mrs. Hall's bail was set at $50 and case set for Aug. 11. The bail of Silva set at $20. Now that this matter has been started it should be pushed to the bitter end as this house has a very bad reputation and would be a disgrace to any community. Paso Robles had a bad reputation in this line and it is time that the citizens move vigorously and back up those who have taken the initiatory in this matter and purge our city of this thieving nest.
Michael J. Donovan of Pismo and Kathleen M. Connolly of Oso Flaco.
Manuel Dutra Martin of Santa Maria and Maria de Rosigo Martinez of Oso Flaco.
Thomas King of Arroyo Grande and Maria de Rozario of San Luis Obispo.
REPORT OF THE INSTITUTION FOR THE MONTH OF JULY.
July, the mid-summer month, is not a time when people read much; they prefer to be upon the mountains, or along the ocean beach, hunting, fishing, picnicking—recreating. This is very right and very good. Sorry we cannot all go and join in the innocent and health-restoring pastime. One would almost expect to see all libraries like the schools, closed, blinds down, all dark and silent within—everybody away.
Our library, however has not been closed, neither has it succumbed to the heat. It has received over 300 visitors during the month and loaned 96 books. Neither have the friends of the library forgotten its wants. Thanks to somebody, a sum of money was received from the proceeds of an entertainment. Also a like sum from a personal friend, now in England. Forty-four new books were also received; 19 of these, viz. the works of H.H. Bancroft on the "Native Races," etc.,—invaluable as a work of reference donated by Mrs. M.H. De la Guerra.
What shall we have to report for August?
TAKEN TO AGNEWS.
Sheriff Ballou left yesterday morning for Agnews, having in charge Weston, the crazy man captured recently by Constable Whitley near Arroyo Grande.
MARTIN - MARTINEZ—At Arroyo Grande, July 30, 1896, by Rev. Father Lynch, Manuel Dutra Martin of Santa Maria and Marie de Rozano Martinez of Oso Flaco.
MONIHON - McCONNELL—In Ventura July 30, 1896, A.J. Monihon and Miss Hattie McDonnell.
EVANS - VAN GORDEN—In this city Aug. 5, 1896, by Rev. W.H. Wheelan, J.C. Evans of San Francisco, and Miss Clara M. Van Gorden of Cambria.
WILLIS - FRICK—In this city, August 5, 1896, by J.M. Joyce, J.P., Joseph Willis and Miss Jessie Frick.
NIPOMO STREET SCHOOL.
A NOVEL METHOD OF PROTECTING THE GROWING SHADE TREES.
Every pupil of the Nipomo street school it would seem, is interested in the protection of the shade trees, which were planted out last spring in their school yard.
In order to better protect the trees, Mr. Darke, the principal has appointed the following police force from among the pupils. The marshal and his assistant have general control, and the ball monitors have it as their duty to get a base ball, when it chances to alight near the trees. The following is the list.
Marshal, Wilfred Symons.
Assistant Marshal, Fred Bradford.
Ball Monitors, Austin Sperry, Warren Sinsheimer, Arthur Gaxiola, Harry Norton, Elmer Goodrich, Thos. Hourahan, Willie Marsh, Geo. Terry, Jessie Lewis, Belle Williamson, Delia Callen, Fannie Ryan, Cora Wittowski, Edith Terry, Ethel Morris, Adelia Dambruck.
NEWLY MADE CITIZENS..
AUGUST 3 IS THE LAST DAY FOR THEM TO REGISTER.
Robert P. Carter and Edward Armour, natives of Great Britain, and Christ R. Jessen (sic. perhaps Jensen), born in Denmark, are the latest additions to the list of our naturalized citizens.
In this connection we are desired to call the attention of those interested, that Monday, Aug. 3, is the last day on which applicants may be admitted to citizenship and be registered so as to entitle them to vote at the election of November 3rd. The law requires that the voter shall have been a citizen of the United States 90 days before election and consequently Aug. 3 is the last day of grace.
CARVAO - In this city, August 3, 1896, to the wife of Antonio S. Carvao, a son.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
Board met in regular session, all members present. Minutes of preceding session read and approved.
Committee on Police, Fire and Jail report in favor of construction of a pit under the fire engine for the purpose of putting in a heater, and on motion Engineer Park was authorized to procure the necessary material, being 1250 bricks, barrel of cement, barrel of lime, etc., and proceed with the construction.
Matter of procuring pitchpine for kindling for the fire engine was referred to committee on Police, Fire and Jail with power to act.
On motion the Fire Marshal was authorized in case of fire to stretch ropes to prevent interference with the firemen. (Compiler's note: A previous article registered the complaint that curious onlookers hampered the work of the firemen at a conflagration.)
...On motion the matter of codifying the city ordinances was referred to the street committee with power to act...
ROLL OF HONOR.
Roll of Honor for Mountain View school, month beginning July 6 and ending July 31. Joe Reiz, Flora Felis, Sadie Freeman, Louis Reiz, Delfreda Hernandez, Delinda Hernandez, Eddie Felis, Antone De Terra, Sammie De Terra, Madeline Maggini, Mattie Maggini, Tom De Terra.
Not absent during the month Flora Felis and Joe Reiz.
Teacher, E. Louis Pfau.
Mike Gerst was over from Paso Robles yesterday with a load of the finest watermelons of the season, which he sold to D. Muzio.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
...The County School Superintendent's report of census returns for the year ending June 30, 1896, was received and placed on file. The summary shows that in the county there are 2689 boys and 2541 girls between 5 and 17 years of age (white) of whom 4045 attended public schools and 203 private schools. There were 19 negro children, 19 Indian and 8 Mongolian children between 5 and 17 years old. There are also 2177 children under five years of age. Of the 7453 children in the county 7348 are native born.
In re Sloat Monument. The Board having on the 3rd of June, 1896, entered into a contract with James Wiley to cut and dress a stone for the base of a monument to be erected at Monterey in commemoration of the American occupation of California in 1846, and said Wiley having on June 26 formally abandoned said contract, and it now appearing that the said work had been performed in all respects according to the spirit and intent of said contract by Marquez & Chiesa it is now ordered that the claim of Marquez & Chiesa for $80 as per contract be paid.
A petition was received from citizens of Arroyo Grande praying for aid for one Albert Irish, a destitute and sick man and it is ordered that aid be furnished said Irish in the sum of $4 per month in provisions to be supplied by Phillips Bras.
Ordered that the sum of $5 per month in supplies to be furnished by Fry Bros. of Nipomo be granted to Mrs. Jane Wilson.
SUGAR BEETS IN SALINAS VALLEY.
CLAUS SPRECKELS (sic) SAYS HE WILL ERECT THE LARGEST REFINERY IN THE WORLD.(From Chronicle Dispatch from Salinas, Aug. 1)
Fully 2000 people, mostly farmers, assembled at Agricultural Hall in this city to-day to confer with Claus Spreckles (sic) regarding the establishment of a sugar factory in this city. Ever since Spreckels was here a few days ago and informed the people that he would erect a factory in Salinas if the farmers would offer to supply him with a sufficient quantity of beets, the citizens have busied themselves, and to-day were able to convince him that the entire farming community is with him, and in turn Spreckels assured them that the factory would be erected here. (Compiler's note: Mr. Spreckels' name was spelled both as "Spreckels" and "Spreckles" in the article.)
Spreckels was escorted to the Pavilion by Mayor Harris and the executive committee, composed of representative men. The hall was beautifully decorated with flowers and evergreens, and at the back of the speaker's stand the words, "Our Future Industry," were tastefully arranged with sugar beets. On being introduced, Spreckels remarked that he had come here to meet the farmers, and, if possible, make arrangements with them whereby he could establish the largest sugar beet factory in the world.
"Raise the beets and I will do the rest," said Spreckels. "It will be a factory with a capacity of 3000 tons daily, and do you know what that means to you? It means an expenditure for beets of $12,000 per day for 100 days in a year. It means $5000 a day for labor, fuel, etc., for the same period. All this money will be distributed here among you, and I ask nothing of you, only that you will assure me that a sufficient quantity of beets will be furnished me.
"You have the best land in the world for sugar-beet culture, and I know it. During the past year I have been in Europe looking into the sugar industry there. I find that Germany manufactures 60,000,000 pounds of sugar yearly about 5,000,000 pounds of which she exports. I see no reason why you could not do likewise. California is a great State, and when I have put up a factory here I will build other factories in other places until California will be recognized as the greatest sugar-producing country in the world.
"But I want two things, beets and protection. The former I will make the sugar out of, and the latter I will need until the industry has become fully established. We must have some law whereby the sugar manufacturer in the United States who pays $2 a day or more to his laboring men will have some protection from the countries where labor is paid but 50 cents a day."
Mr. Spreckels then proceeded to inform the farmers that there was no money in wheat raising. "The United States cannot compete with the low labor of the Argentine Republic and other places," he said, and if the farmer wants to prosper he must raise beets." After again assuring them that he would erect the factory here, he sat down. Other speakers followed, including some of the larger farmers, all of whom pledged themselves to raise all the beets necessary. During the afternoon flags waved from the staffs of numerous buildings, bands played and much enthusiasm was manifested. Spreckels and Waters, the manager of the Watsonville factory, were banqueted at the Abbott House.
G.H. Meredith, D.D.S., the up to date dentist now located in Dr. Nichols hospital building on Monterey street opposite old Mission, guarantees all work and is prepared to make plates from $7.50 up. Fillings from $1 up and all other work at strictly hard times rates. He has all the appliances for good work and is specially skilled in gold crowns and bridge work. Teeth extracted without pain.
THE HOTEL MARRE.
At Port Harford. Thirty minutes ride from San Luis Obispo by Pacific Coast Railway. The most delightful and restful winter or summer resort. Rate reasonable.
POLICE COURT TOPICS.
SEVERAL CASES ON TRIAL BEFORE JUDGE JOYCE.
G. Buelna was arrested yesterday and brought before Judge Joyce to answer to the crime of burglary. The complaining witness was Manuel Serrano who alleges that Buelna purloined a watch from him. The case will be tried Saturday at 2 o'clock.
Policeman Fox arrested one of the denizens of Palm street named Lugo, on a charge of indecent exposure. (Compiler's note: Palm street was considered prostitution row at the time.) After the hearing of the testimony his honor took the case under advisement until this morning at 10 o'clock.
J.S. Jones is doing a large traffic in the shipment of hogs at present. Monday he shipped 100 head and Saturday 300 more of the very best will leave this city and which will receive an addition of 150 head at San Lucas where L.M. Williams is doing the buying for Mr. Jones.
SCHLANKER - BLITZ—In San Francisco, Aug. 8, 1896, B. Schlanker of San Luis Obispo to Miss Eva Blitz of San Francisco.
ENT - GREEN—In Stockton, August 8, 1896, W.A. Ent of San Luis Obispo and Miss Emeline Green of Stockton.
Marriage licenses have been issued to Elisha C. Dana of Nipomo, and Miss Rosaria D. Soto of San Luis Obispo, and to Oscar Carr and Miss Mabel Streeter both of Cholame.
MISENHEIMER - In Paso Robles, Aug. 5, 1896, Frances M. Misenheimer, aged 41 years.
LEFFINGWELL - Near Cambria, Aug. 2, 1896, Lorena Leffingwell, daughter of Mrs. Leffingwell, aged 16 years, 4 months and 2 days.
FUDGE - At the Sycamore Springs, August 13, 1896, William B. Fudge, a resident of Visalia, aged 70 years.
NO TIME LOST.
ANOTHER SAN LUIS OBISPOAN GOES TO SAN QUENTIN TO RESIDE.
The case of the People vs. G. Buelna was to have been tried before Judge Joyce yesterday afternoon, at least that was the supposition. It turned out however that there was no trial and Buelna entered a plea of guilty and was soon thereafter arraigned in the Superior court, where the same course was pursued and Judge Gregg gave the guilty man four years in San Quentin.
Buelna was arrested by Officer Fox on a warrant sworn out charging him with having stolen a watch from Manuel Serrano at the latter's room in the Cosmopolitan hotel some weeks since.
After Buelna's arrest Constable Cook took the case in hand and began collecting evidence with the result that he soon had a chain of it which it would have been utter impossibility to have attempted a combat. Armed with a search warrant he soon brought the stolen watch to view once more and Buelna's last hopes of escaping conviction soon vanished. The result was as above stated. It was speedy justice and a good record for the Superior court.
KINNEY - At Arroyo Grande, August 7, 1896, to the wife of Chas. S. Kinney, a daughter.
MARSHALL - In this city, August 9, 1896, to the wife of M.A. Marshall, a son.
CORBALEY - On the Estrella, Monday July 27, 1896, to Mr. and Mrs. V.M. Corbaley, a ten-pound boy.
CRAWFORD - In this city, August 12, 1896, to the wife of J.W. Crawford, a son - a native son. Congratulations.
FOREMAN - In Nipomo, August 11, 1896, to the wife of James Foreman, a son.
LEWELLING - In this city, August 13, 1896, to the wife of William Lewelling, a son.
BAUER - In this city, August 14, 1896, to the wife of A. Bauer, a son.
THE FARMERS OF THE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY INTERESTED IN THEIR GROWTH.
P. Olohan, one of Arroyo Grande's enterprising citizens, was in this city yesterday and among other things in reference to the good and welfare of his town, he was able to report that just at present the farmers of the valley round about, are deeply interested in the beet sugar industry and to all appearances are going to make it a source of considerable revenue to themselves.
The Arroyo Grande valley has a soil that is far famed for its fertility and aside from producing various crops that are the wonder of the world, it has been found that it is well adapted to the growth of the sugar beet in some sections. This spring quite a large acreage was planted, and now that the beets have reached a growth sufficient for transformation into sugar, the question of shipping them has arisen.
To consider this question there was an enthusiastic meeting of the Arroyo Grande Improvement Club last evening in the office of Judge Eddy. Quite a number of those interested in the raising of sugar beets were in attendance, and it was proposed that all those who had beets to ship, should come to such an understanding, as would permit them to ship all of this season's crop in one big consignment. Shipment will be made to the factory at Alvarado.
The interest aroused in this industry in the Arroyo Grande valley, which bids fair to reach gigantic proportions, is due solely to the Improvement Club in that town. It is an organization of enterprising progressive citizens, and the welfare of the town is their only object. Such men as Messrs. Apsey, Beckett, Clevenger, Eddy, Olohan and Phillips are prominent factors in a progressive way.
A RATHER MYSTERIOUS CASE.
MRS. T.L. YOUNG, NEE KELLEY, WITH A FRACTURED SKULL.
Her Husband Arrested on a Charge of Assault to Commit Murder.
The unraveling of a few mysterious circumstances may bring to light one of the most cruel and cowardly attacks ever known, that of a defenseless woman being struck by a drunken man, when no defense was available, while on the other hand there may be a clearing away of the clouds of uncertainty and all ideas of a supposed crime set at rest. This is the situation in which the people of this city are deeply interested at present and will await the final outcome very eagerly.
Late Monday evening Thos. L. Young arrived in town from Corral de Piedra, with Mrs. Young, formerly Miss Rose Kelley, his wife, and at once sought the attendance of Doctors Norton and Nichols. It was at once found that Mrs. Young was suffering from a severe fracture of the skull. There was a laceration of the scalp for a distance of three inches, running from the forehead to the left ear. It was an irregular wound, and underneath it there was a fracture, which presented a most horrible appearance. It was a strong, quick blow which caused the fracture, and into the cavity the hair had been driven, giving considerable trouble in the dressing of the wound and in attending to the uplifting of the fractured bones, which had to be accomplished by the trephine method. (Compiler's note: The trephine method consisted of the use of a crown saw for removing a circular disk or button of bone from the skull.) At last accounts, the patient was in a conscious condition, but the trouble is such a nature that her condition cannot be accounted for with any degree of certainty. She was unconscious for several hours yesterday.
The statement as made by Tom Young, was that his wife had fallen from a buggy and had struck a sharp rock inflicting the fracture of the skull. Up to a late hour yesterday there was nothing of a definite nature to combat such an idea, but things changed altogether, when during the early hours of the evening a warrant was sworn, before Judge Egan charging Young with the crime of assault with intent to commit murder.
About 8 o'clock Young was found in the neighborhood of the Pacific Coast Railway depot and taken into custody by Officer Fox and lodged in the county jail.
It is alleged that Young struck his wife with a sharp rock. The difficulty as stated by a person who claimed to know the alleged facts, was that Young and his wife had been in San Luis Monday and that the former had filled up with whiskey, and his wife being unable to find him, had returned home alone. Arriving there she failed to find her husband present and was on the point of going to meet him with a buggy, when she saw him coming. Mrs. Young ordered a workman about the place to put the horse and buggy away and went down to meet Young. A heated controversy resulted and Young it is alleged picked up a rock and struck his wife with it. One of the rooms in the house was found in a very demoralized condition and there were blood spots around it. Finding that nothing could be done to relieve his wife, he brought her to San Luis. These are the alleged facts which the Tribune is able to present to its readers this morning. Young was in this city yesterday and acted strangely, never even going to see his wife who was suffering greatly at the residence of Mrs. E. Krebs.
Further particulars will probably materialize today and the outcome is eagerly waited. Mrs. Young is in a dangerous condition at a late hour tonight.
YOUNG STILL BEHIND THE BARS.
CONSTABLE COOK MAKES AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY AT THE RANCH.
A Sharp Pointed Rock With a Bit of Black Veiling Attached to It.
Thos. L. Young is still on the register at Sheriff Ballou's hotel, while the case against him is being woven strong.
Constable Cook is directing the investigation and when interviewed by a TRIBUNE representative yesterday ;morning, expressed a desire not to discuss the case in detail.
It is asserted that Constable Cook in company with J.H. Keller, brother of Mrs. Young, visited the valley ranch near Steele's station yesterday and while there found a rock with a sharp edge, upon which there was sticking a small piece of black veiling. The veil warn (sic) by Mrs. Young was cut and the rent just fitted around the sharp edge of the rock and the piece of veiling attached therto (sic) exactly filled in the rent. This is very strong evidence in support of the allegation that Young struck his wife with the rock. In the minds of the officers there is hardly a doubt that the rock now in the possession of Constable Cook was the missile supposed to have been used by Young. The statement, however, that blood was found on the rock is erroneous.
There are several alleged witnesses to the trouble, but they cannot be induced to say anything out of court. Young may be arraigned before Judge Egan today.
In his cell in the county jail Young refuses to say anything. He states that he had been drunk for several days and knows nothing of what was going on during that time.
The outcome of Mrs. Young's injuries is awaited with no little interest. By rare good fortune she may survive and hopes are expressed on all sides that she may. The sentiment against Young is very strong and the feeling is that he is guilty.
LOMPOC IS THAT POINT ON THE CONSTRUCTION NOW.
From the Lompoc Journal.
Lompoc is now headquarters of railroad construction forces, and will probably be the distributing point during the construction of the "gap" of the coast extension. McMurtrie & Stone, who have the contract for completing the road to Santa Barbara, have leased the large store room in the Roberts Bank building on Oceano avenue, and established their headquarters therein. Several teams were busy Monday hauling supplies to the place, and the room is now well stocked with track builders' stores. As working men will be obliged to come to Lompoc to have their vouchers cashed and secure employment, this new move will no doubt be the means of greatly increasing the trade of local merchants and send quite a little stream of coin merrily jingling through the channels of trade.
TO OPEN SOON.
W.M. Armstrong will open his business college and general school August 24. It is going to be an institution of great popularity in this city, where such a thing, ably conducted, as it is sure to be, has been desired by a great many. Mr. Armstrong will be assisted by some very able talent and will no doubt secure a large class.
AN ABLE INSTRUCTOR.
E.B. Greenough, a graduate of Heald's business college, is to be associated with ex-Superintendent W.M. Armstrong in the commercial school to be opened in this city Monday, August 24, at a place to be hereinafter designated. Mr. Greenough is an able instructor.
FIRE AT PASO ROBLES.
THE FOUR-STORY MILL OF THE SPERRY FLOUR COMPANY DESTROYED.
A LOSS OF ABOUT $47,000.
The Farmers Hotel also Damaged to the Extent of Nearly $2,500.
By the Associated Press.
PASO ROBLES, Cal., Aug. 12—The four-story mill of the Sperry Flour company was burned this morning at 3 o'clock together with three adjacent cabins and a blacksmith shop.
The mill was valued at $35,000 and the stock of wheat and flour on hand was worth $12,000, which is a total loss. There was $20,000 insurance on the building.
The fire company laid some hose but could not obtain sufficient water to save the mill, and the firemen devoted their attention to the warehouse and adjacent buildings.
The cause of the fire was the choking of the elevator in the upper story of the mill, which caused the belt to slip on the pulley, and the friction set the woodwork on fire.
Just as the fire burned out, another blaze was discovered in the Farmers' hotel where a lamp had exploded. After hard work the lower story was saved. The loss was $2500, insured for $1500. The furniture is a total loss with no insurance.
The hotel was owned by Adolph Horsman.
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
GRATIFYING RESULTS OF THE WORK OF THE LADY TRUSTEES.
The public library which has struggled hard to keep alive during the past two years is now, thanks to the enterprise and intelligent labor of the new board of trustees, which is composed entirely of ladies, in a fair way to prosperity. The library is the one particular institution of our city upon which all citizens can and ought to unite to assist and build up. It is an educational institution intended to bless and make better the entire community, and is a standing advertisement of the intelligence and public spirit of our city, doing much to encourage the building up of the town by inducing a good class of home seekers to settle here.
The trustees have arranged for an excursion to the Sycamore springs on the evening of the 25th for the benefit of the library, and we are very sure the citizens generally will support them by their attendance. Music for dancing will be a feature, as will also be clam chowder and coffee. The ladies will furnish cups for the provinder (sic) but each participant is expected to furnish his own spoon.
The merchants, ever alive to our best interest, will generally close their stores that evening, as the following will show:
We the undersigned merchants of the city of San Luis Obispo hereby agree to close our respective places of business at 6 o'clock p.m. Tuesday August 25, 1896, in the interests of the San Luis public library, that being the date set for an excursion to Sycamore Springs:
H. Loobliner, C.H. Reed & Co., Pacific Land Co., Thos. Dawson, A. Breigar (sic), Farmers & Mech's., Lasar Bros., J.J. Faulkenstein, J.A. Renetzky & Co., Dutton & Bobo, G.R. Maggi, F.W. Carter, J.J. O'Sullivan, Labor Exchange, J.L. Anderson, T. Pattison, Quintana Bros., A. Sauer, Sinsheimer Bros., Aug. Vollmer, San Luis Jewelry, Vetterline & Butcher, P.H. Moise, A. Crocker & Bros., Fergus Ferguson, Marshall & Oppliger, F. Chiesa.
GET IN AND HELP THE BAND.
AN ENJOYABLE CONCERT BY THE MILITARY BAND LAST EVENING.
The Citizens Should See That These Concerts are Given Every Week.
Last evening the Military band boys were out and gave the people of the city and opportunity to enjoy one of the most delightful concerts which it has ever been their good fortune to hear. They came out under the direction of their leader William Knight, who has been devoting much time to the instruction of the band. Many an evening the boys have assembled in their room in the rear of the old mission, and from those historic walls the gentle rippling of sweet music has charmed everybody within hearing and made the public generally cognizant of the fact that the Military band boys were practicing with the hopes of developing into the best musical organization in the state. In this line they have made wonderful progress and the immence (sic) crowd which gathered about the Cosmopolitan hotel and Breiger's (sic) store last evening were more than pleased. The boys were provided with a light through the kindness of A. Breiger, J.L. Anderson, J.R. Robasciotte (sic) and C.H. Reed & Co.
Every number of the well selected programme was received with applause. It was evidence of the fact that the people of this city appreciate good music and the efforts of the band boys in presenting it.
And now the question arises, why should not such a concert be repeated once a week, or every two weeks? And why should not the business men and citizens generally provide means which could enable the boys to do such a thing. A little encouragement at this time would help the boys wonderfully and it would make everybody happy. Success to the Military band boys for they are deserving of it in the fullest measure.
The following was last evening's program:
March 13th Regiment, Marble; Schottische Ma'Angeline, Les Johnson; Medley Waltz My Polly's a Peach, DeWitt; Russian Mazourka (sic) La Czarine, Gaune; Song and Dance Down on the Lawn, Campbell; Gavotte Loving Hearts, Moses Tobani; Fandango Mercedes, Larendeau; March Ben Hur, Hall.
THE CAUSE OF WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE.
MISS HARRIET MAY MILLS RETURNS FROM A TOUR OF THE COUNTY.
She Has Organized Precinct Committees Who Are to Make a Hard Fight.
(Compiler's note: For those interested in the right of women to vote, an interesting article addressing Miss Mills' activities in the cause of Women's Suffrage can be found in the TRIBUNE issue of Friday, August 14.)
I will sell 30 shares of the Andrews Banking Co. stock for $90 per share, U.S. gold coin, or 190 in Mexican silver dollars. Address A.R. Downs, Windsor Hotel, San Francisco, Cal.
There were 4,390 citizens registered in 1892; 4,596 is the total number this year. Allen Marten (sic) was the last citizen to register in 1892.
...We record the death of Juan Robles in Pozo, on Sunday, August 2. Deceased died from consumption in its last stages, and for two years past was supported by the county. He leaves a widow and a large family of children. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place, in the Trojilla cemetery. J.J.C.
Constable Smith came over from Paso Robles last evening having in charge Tony Centrares and May Drum whom he placed in the county jail. They were arrested on a charge of adultery sworn to by M. Silva, and were bound over to appear before the Superior court by Justice Brower of Paso Robles. Centrares in turn swore to a complaint charging Silva with robbery and he will be lodged in jail this evening by the Paso Robles authorities.
The carpenters and mechanics assembled at the city hall last evening and listened to an address by State Organizer Wheeler of Los Angeles, who desires the formation of a carpenter's union here. An application for a charter was signed and in a few weeks a union will probably be organized. They meet again tonight.
A SUICIDE DEAD.
"Belle Winters," an inmate of a Palm street house of ill fame, who took an overdose of morphine, with suicidal intent, died last evening at 5 o'clock.
MARTIN - In Cambria, August 13, 1896, to the wife of B.F. Martin, a son.
LITTLE - In this city, August 17, 1896, to the wife of Leonard Little, a daughter.
DAWSON - In Cambria, Aug. 13, 1896, Thos. Dawson, aged about 40 years.
McENTEE - In this city, August 15, 1896, Patrick McEntee, a native of County Monaghan, Ireland, aged 35 years.
GARCIA - At the County Hospital, Aug. 15, 1896, Juan Garcia, aged 30 years.
KEEFER - In this city, August 18, 1896, Warren Leland, son of J.R. and Cara I. Keefer.
THE GREAT REGISTER.
A FEW FIGURES OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS.
It will doubtless be of interest to our readers to know the result by precincts of this year's registration of voters and we have compiled the following table for their benefit, making a comparison between the new listing and the vote (for governor) in this county in 1894. The indications are that the vote this year will not be materially less than in 1894.
Precinct Vote of 1894 Registration
Arroyo Grande 1 265 283
Arroyo Grande 2 175 179
Beach 141 155
Cambria 197 213
Cayucos 142 169
Creston 94 115
Cholame 65 82
Chorro 53 50
Corral de Piedra 150 127
Estrella 144 133
Precinct Vote of 1894 Registration
Goodwin 9 17
Huasna 64 80
Huer Huero 30 34
Josephine 37 43
Los Pellitis (sic) 28 34
Los Osos 93 93
Las Tablas 90 105
La Panza 21 26
Lynch 39 47
Morro 77 82
Nipomo 116 136
Orcutt 50 41
Oso Flaco 34 33
Paso Robles 1 135 242
Paso Robles 2 126 201
Paso Robles 3 103 204
San Jose 88 85
San Juan 78 114
San Luis Obispo 1 230 271
San Luis Obispo 2 207 217
San Luis Obispo 3 177 167
San Luis Obispo 4 189 209
San Miguel 116 169
San Simeon 53 70
Simmler 44 42
Santa Margarita 139 157
Templeton 139 151
Totals 4028 4576
The carpenters of San Luis Obispo have at last organized a union. District organizer Wheeler of Pasadena, who has been here for a few days, is well satisfied over his success. He says there is material for a good union here. (Compiler's note: August 18th paper.)
Sunday evening, C. Erickson had the misfortune to lose a valuable black mare which died of congestion of the kidneys.
SPRING-McGUIRE—At the Catholic Church in Arroyo Grande, by Father Lynch, Aug. 9, 1896, Arthur J. Spring of San Francisco and Miss Elia (sic) McGuire of Arroyo Grande.
MOORE - STEVENS—In Salinas, Aug. 18, 1896, Mrs. Laura Stevens of Paso Robles and S.E. Moore of Hollister.
OOLEY - GARREN—In Paso Robles, August 16, 1896, by T.B. Brower, J.P., Miss Emma Garren and John Ooley.
ANOTHER FIRE IN PASO ROBLES.
THE FIRE FIEND CONTINUES TO RULE IN THE CITY OF THE OAKS.
The Bath House at the Mud Baths Destroyed—Probably Incendiarism.
The fire fiend is having a merry time in the beautiful city of Paso Robles. The excitement attending the destruction of the Sperry Flour company's big mill and the partial burning of the Farmers' hotel had scarcely died out and the people of that place had not yet ceased to lament the dire results of the conflagration when at 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning another alarm of fire aroused the populace.
It was soon discovered that the bath house at the mud baths was in flames. The firemen responded promptly to the alarm, and were at their post of duty at the engine house. The mud bath house is some distance from the main part of the city, and Chief Wright decided that the boys could do no very effective work in turning out with the apparatus and so issued his orders.
The bath house was one of the old landmarks of Paso Robles. The origin of the fire is supposed to be incendiary. No one remains at the bath house at night and there was no possibility of the fire being caused by the carelessness of any person.
The TRIBUNE appreciate very much the kindness of Master Bing Brendlin in giving the above information in regard to the fire.
It is given out in Paso Robles that the Sperry Flour company will rebuild its mill in a short time. At present there are six teams clearing away the debris.
The city looks very deserted at nights, owing to the absence of the electric lights, the lamps failing to give a flame sufficient to light up the streets satisfactorily.
THANKS FOR THE TRUSTEES.
At the last meeting of the board of delegates, the following resolution was passed: "Resolved that this board herewith expresses its appreciation of the action of the board of city trustees in responding to the request of the board of fire delegates to have ropes stretched across the streets in case of fire, and most gratefully acknowledge their interest in our department by such action.
Reports from Pozo and Huer Huero state that game is quite plentiful in those regions, especially quail.
THE ESTRADA GARDENS SOLD.
Estrada Gardens, the scene of so many gay parties and enjoyable celebrations, has been bought by Messrs. Chas. Erickson and H. Mehlmann. These gentlemen will set to work at once fixing the place up and will soon have one of the finest resorts in the county for picnics and social gatherings.
AT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Yesterday was a memorable one in the history of San Luis mission. One hundred and twenty-four years ago there appeared in this beautiful little valley the fathers whose sacred mission it was to set up the cross and teach the holy word to the inhabitants. They founded the mission of San Luis Obispo and yesterday the people of the parish gathered within the historic walls to honor the memory of their patron saint. Rev. Father McNamee delivered an eloquent address and the services were very beautiful. (Compiler's note: "Yesterday," would have been August 19, 1896.)
People vs. Thos. L. Young. The district attorney and defendant with counsel came into court, pleads that he is not guilty of the offense charged. Case set for trial, Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 9:30 a.m. and defendant remanded to the custody of the sheriff. (Compiler's note: Mr. Young is alleged to have struck his wife on the head with a rock. See previous articles.)
PHILLIPS - COMPHER—In Cambria, Aug. 12, 1896, by Rev. Earl T. Lockard, Thomas E. Phillips and Miss Martha E. Compher, both of Cambria.
The carpenters of San Luis Obispo have organized a union with 15 members. They have sent for the charter and expect to be in working order in a few weeks. (Compiler's note: August 23 issue.)
SEAMAN - In Santa Maria, Aug. 23, 1896, to the wife of Wm. A. Seaman, a son.
TRUESDALE - At Shandon, August 21, 1896, to the wife of Hillis Truesdale, a daughter.
SERRANO - At El Portrero ranch near this city, August 28, 1896, to the wife of Manuel Serrano, a son.
ANGEL - At Nipomo, Aug. 24th, to the wife of L.E. Angel, a son. (Compiler's note: See further notice under "Nipomo" which follows.)
WILLIAMS - At the county hospital, Aug. 22, 1896, Luis B. Williams, aged 26 years and 8 months.
JOHNSON - At the county hospital, Aug. 23, 1896, Gus Johnson, a native of Sweden, aged 50 years.
HUYCK - In this city, Aug. 23, 1896, J.M. Huyck, a native of New York, aged 55 years, 5 months, and 13 days.
KESTER - Near this city, Aug. 25, 1896, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A.Frazer, Mrs. Ruth Ann Kester, relict of the late James J. Kester, a native of New York, aged 67 years, 8 months and 2 days.
16th OF SEPTEMBER.
A.G. Arana wishes to announce to the general public that he will have a grand celebration at his place about one mile south of P.C. depot, on Mexican Independence day. (Compiler's note: "P.C. depot" stands for Pacific Coast railway depot which was at the corner of Higuera and South streets.) Barbecue, salsa and dancing in the afternoon and evening will be the main feature. All free and all respectable people invited.
THE BOARD OF LADY DIRECTORS OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN CHARGE.
The board of lady directors of the public library were in charge of an enjoyable excursion last evening. About 7 o'clock the train left the Pacific Coast railway depot and went speeding away on its mission with a merry crowd on board.
It was a delightful ride to Port Harford. The moon was shining brightly and those who have enjoyed the pleasant ride by day, would have marveled at the added beauty of the landscape as the silver beams of the soft moonlight shed upon it all. Arriving at Port Harford a short stop was made, and the people left the cars for a stroll along the wharf and to enjoy the thousand beautiful effects of a bright moonlight upon the old Pacific.
In a short time the excursionists responded to the cry of "all aboard" and returned to Sycamore springs, where the most enjoyable part of the festivities were awaiting the throng. The pavilion presented a brilliant appearance and numerous lanterns diffused a mellow light amid the deepening shadows without. There it was that the Military band boys, under the leadership of Prof. Knight, discoursed music, while the excursionists danced. And then came the clam chowder, made by J.E. Childs, who is unsurpassed in that art. Finally the train returned to this city, everybody voting the excursion a grand success.
GAINING MORE RECOGNITION.
From the Santa Barbara Press: San Luis now has a business college.
The Press should have added that it is going to be made the best business college on the Pacific Coast and with the completion of the coast road will afford splendid advantages for the students from Santa Barbara. (Compiler's note: This last paragraph was from the San Luis Obispo MORNING TRIBUNE.)
CHIEF DE LA GUERRA CALLS THEM OUT IN A DRILL.
The fire department responded to a tap of the bell last evening and turned out with a speed that was really surprising. It has been some time since the boys have been out in a drill, and an alarm of fire has not awakened them to action for over a month, but they had lost none of their ability to turn out in most excellent style when the signal was given.
The run was made to the corner of Osos and Monterey streets, and the hose companies scaled the Crawford building. The engine worked admirably under the management of Engineer Park, who promises great things when his heater is in working order.
The new hose was tested last night. It stood a very heavy pressure and a stream of water thrown came nearer touching the skies than ever before.
The members of the Vigilance Hose company have provided themselves with silver badges, utilizing the prize money won in the Fourth of July race for that purpose.
Messrs. E.H. Gottschalk, E.M. Payne and C.F. Sammann, the finance committee of Tiger Hook and Ladder company No. 1, have ordered badges for the members of their company through Carter, the jeweler. A beautiful design was selected and the badges are to be silver plated with green enamel lettering.
NO SCRUPLES ABOUT IT.
Mr. G.A. Freeman of Morro says: "You are at liberty to use my name in any way to convince the people of San Luis Obispo county that you cure Rupture, and cure it to stay cured; have not worn my truss since you pronounced me cured four years ago."
The above refers to Dr. Porterfield, who will be at the Cosmopolitan hotel August 29th and 30th.
...It is reported Nipomo is to have a "paper and it is to be conducted by a Mr. L. F. Jones of San Miguel, who has been in the "paper" work at that place. We trust you can do well and wish you abundant success Mr. Jones.
L.E. Angel is happy over the arrival of a "little angel" of the masculine gender...
...Alexander Tomasini who lives near town, gave a sumptuous barbecue on his ranch in a very suitable grove. He invited a few of his friends, but provided for many. He had plenty of roasted meat, heads, cheese, pies and cakes, chickens, salsa, wine, beer, and many other delicacies for the ladies and children. His friends kept coming until 4 p.m., but the provisions never gave out. He had fine music and how the people danced and sang and made themselves happy. It looked like the days of old when the good Someoses (sic) were coming out and descending the narrow path over the cliffs of Sasso Troicia (sic) on Sunday morning making time to get in town for church. (Compiler's note: Mr. Tomasini was born in the town of Someo, Canton Ticino, Valle Maggia, Switzerland and therefore the coined word "Someoses" has been used to suggest those who came from that town.) The echo of their joyful songs could be heard for miles in Vallemaggia. Louis Betzel of San Francisco, was present, and found himself in the midst of many friends, who received him kindly, and made the time still more pleasant. At the same time the boys had a conversation and quite a discussion about having a Swiss celebration for the 20th of September next. The Tomasini grove would be a very suitable place for a local affair.
...A.A. Currie is building a fine stone stable to house his cows. He has the stone handy and he knows his business. Every dairyman ought to imitate him. Samuel Lepori (sic) Manarra is the architect of the building. Mr. H. Brunner is also building a stable on his ranch at the head of Villa Creek.
...S. Donati, Cayucos. Aug. 23.
THE DIRECTORS MEET.
THE LADIES WHO ARE SO ABLY MANAGING OUR PUBLIC LIBRARY.
The Board of Lady Directors of the Public Library are able to report $96.25 as the amount which they can deposit in the funds of the institution above all expenses of their delightful excursion to Sycamore Springs.
They are duly grateful to the people who so kindly aided them in making the affair a success and passed a vote of thanks to the newspapers of San Luis, C.O. Johnson, O'Brien (sic) & O'Neil, the Military Band, J.E. Childs, Jos. Cowie, Alex Deleisseguez, W.M. Duff, Mrs. M. Egan, Mrs. F.S. Finney, Jesperson's Dairy, Waite & Ryan, F. Chiesa, A. Brieger, G.R. Maggi, P. Banks, E. Fleugler, J. Sauertig, T. Pattison and Vetterline & Butcher for special favors.
The Lady Directors can pride themselves upon having placed the institution out of debt and providing a future of the very brightest for it.
The ladies of the Congregational church will give one of the most unique entertainments ever given in San Luis at the home of Mrs. Dr. Sinclair, next month. A tennis drill will be among the many attractions of this lawn party.
A MOST GRATIFYING SHOWING OF LOCAL WORK ACCOMPLISHED.
The regular meeting of the Political Equality club of this city was held at the Baptist church last evening, and was fairly attended. A.L. Johnson was called to the chair, and on a call of precinct solicitors, it was shown that of some 200 voters polled only 10 per cent were against the amendment. (Compiler's note: The eleventh amendment is that which declares "The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another State, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.) Funds were collected, and in Mrs. Whitmer's precinct the full amount asked was turned in. Father Sandercock, who is heartily in favor of the work, made the fullest canvass and was able to show some 70 votes in favor. The ladies greatly appreciate his unselfish labors...
JONES - At Arroyo Grande, August 23, 1896, Shadrach Jones, aged about 76 years.
KOSHLAND - In San Francisco, Aug. 31, 1896, Simon Koshland.
VAUDOIT - At Havre, France, August 8, 1896, Paul Alfred Vaudoit, aged 66 years.
A petition is being circulated for the nomination of William Shipsey as an independent candidate for Superior judge.
EXTRAORDINARY JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS AT PASO ROBLES.
It is seldom that the proceedings in a justice court depart so far from time-honored usage as to be worthy of special mention: but a case occurred in this city last week that was particularly rich in events out of the ordinary, among which were the following:
It was a civil action, Contreras was plaintiff and Mrs. Hall defendant. Arnold presided and Chilstrom appeared as attorney for the plaintiff, and Rhodes for the defendant. Rhodes made and filed the usual affidavit alleging interest, bias and prejudice on the part of the justice to such an extent that his client could not expect a fair and impartial trial, and demanded a change of venue to another justice. The motion was overruled. Mr. Rhodes then demanded a jury trial, but his Honor informed the attorney that he had made a rule that a party should not have a jury trial in his court unless he deposited $24.00 jury fees, or $2.00 for each juror. Mr. Rhodes naturally could not recall the law that authorized such a rule and refused to deposit the jury fees. The case went to trial, and attorney for the plaintiff wanted to have the benefit of Justice Arnold's testimony, and the judge having decided that he could administer the oath to himself proceeded: "C.H.Arnold, stand up." He stood up. "You do solemnly swear," etc. He then gave his testimony and rendered judgment for the plaintiff. An appeal is expected.—Paso Robles Record.
DOYLE - In Santa Barbara, Aug. 25, 1896, to the wife of County Clerk H. H. Doyle, a daughter.
BRAZIL - In this city, Sept. 2d, 1896, to the wife of A.T. Brazil, a son.
ADAMS - At Pismo, Sept. 3, 1895 (sic), to the wife of James Adams, a daughter. (Compiler's note: Obviously the proof reader missed the error on the child's year of birth!)
CLARK - CLEVENGER—At Arroyo Grande, August 30, 1896, by Rev. J.C. Smith, E.H. Clark of Templeton and Miss Carrie Clevenger of Arroyo Grande.
PETERSON - MARTIN—On the Los (sic) August 30, 1896, at the residence of the bride's parents, C.W. Peterson and Miss Clara M. Martin.
OSGOOD - BYRD—At Arroyo Grande, August 31, 1896, Chas. M. Osgood of this city and Miss Carrie L. Byrd of Arroyo Grande.
THE POZO ROAD.
Mr. A.B. Hasbrouck informs us that travel over the Pozo road is much greater than many of our people suspect. Teams are now continually passing his place. He intends fencing in a sycamore grove at the spring on the Ranchita for the use of campers. This is a wise move on the part of that gentleman as it would be a hideous ingrate who would not respect the property of one who so liberally provided for a public want.—Arroyo Grande Herald.
The Chinese Free Masons observed their greatest of all events on Tuesday by grand festivities.
A marriage license has been issued to Jose Silveira d'Avila of Guadalupe and Josephine Silva of this county.
THE DEER LAW.
WHEN IT IS LAWFUL TO HAVE VENISON IN THIS COUNTY.
ED. TRIBUNE: There seems to be a difference of opinion regarding the end of the season for killing deer in this county. Will you kindly publish in your paper the facts as regards this, and oblige.
Rancho Piedra Blanca, Sept. 1.
The general laws of the state provide that "every person who shall hunt, pursue, take, kill or destroy any male deer between the 15th day of October and the 15th day of July of the following year shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."
By other sections it is also made a misdemeanor to kill "any female deer or spotted fawn, or any antelope, elk or mountain sheep" at any time, or to buy or sell the hide or meat of any deer, elk, antelope or mountain sheep, whether in the open season or not.
But with reference to the open season which as above, the state law fixed as being from the 15th day of July to the 15th day of October in each year, that in this county is controlled by the ordinance of our Board of Supervisors, which permits the hunting of deer only from the 15th day of July to the 1st day of September.
Section II of Article XI of the constitution confers upon the Board of Supervisors of the state, the power to enact any laws in regard to the regulation of fish and game which are not to conflict with general laws. The open season can be shortened or closed, but the closed season cannot be shortened.
This matter was recently submitted to the Attorney General of the state and his opinion is in accordance with the above.
Owing to the observance of the Jewish holidays, Crocker's store will close at 5 o'clock and remain closed until Wednesday morning.
NUCKOLLS - Near Paso Robles, Sept. 1, 1896, to the wife of Creed Nuckolls, a son.
ADAMS - At Pismo, Sept. 3, 1896, to the wife of James Adams, a daughter.
PFOST - Near Paso Robles, Sept. 7, 1896, to the wife of W.R. Pfost, a son.
GOURLEY - At Shandon, Sept. 2, 1896, to the wife of A.F. Gourley, a son.
FOWLER - At Black Lake, Sept. 5, 1896, to the wife of Al Fowler, a son.
JESPERSON (sic) - On the Los Osos, Sept. 11, 1896, to the wife of H.I. Jesperson, a daughter.
WESTMORELAND - In Paso Robles, Aug. 30, 1896, Lois, daughter of Stephen Westmoreland, aged 2 years and 6 months.
NELSON - In Templeton Sept. 2, 1896, Hilma, daughter of Hakin Nelson, aged 5 years, 5 months and 16 days.
DECOU - In San Miguel Aug. 30, 1896, Miss LeBertie DeCou, daughter of Mrs. Mary DeCou of Beatrice, Neb., aged 24 years.
HAYS - In this city, September 8, 1896, Eric B. Hays, aged 21 years and 8 months.
Angelo Ferrasci of Cayucos, was in this city the other day. He started to come in on his bicycle, but that instrument of travel became unmanageable and the rider tumbled off and the wheel was damaged to such an extent that he had to walk the rest of the way to this city.
THE NEW YEAR AND THE DAY OF ATONEMENT TO BE OBSERVED.
The Jewish residents of this city will observe their New Year, and the Rosh Hoshana (sic), Monday, commencing at sundown when the stores in the city of which they are proprietors will be closed and remain so until possibly Wednesday evening at sundown. There is a probability that the festivities will close Tuesday night. Monday evening there will be services at the Masonic temple.
Wednesday, September 16, is the day of atonement known as Yom Kippur which will also be observed with appropriate ceremonies. The stores will close at sundown on that day and there will be services in the evening at the Masonic hall. The stores will remain closed until sundown Thursday evening.
SAMPLE SUGAR BEETS.
Last Monday Messrs. A. Phillips and S. Clevenger were as busy as bees at several intervals during the day preparing the sugar beet crop of the Arroyo Grande valley for shipment to the Alvarado factory for analyzation (sic). Altogether there were fourteen different groups of specimens representing the different sections of our community from Oak Park to Nipomo and from Huasna to the sea. The aggregate weight of the samples was over 100 pounds. We are all anxious to hear the chemist's report.—Arroyo Grande Oracle.
CITY TRUSTEES.Sept. 7
Complaint being made by the police force that certain young men were acting in a disorderly manner and being arrested, were set at large, the matter was referred to the committee on Police, Fire and Jail Department to investigate and report.
CELEBRATION AT POZO.
A GREAT CROWD WILL BE THERE ON SEPTEMBER 16th.
The celebration of the 16th of September, the anniversary of Mexican Independence, is going to arouse a great deal of interest this year. At Pozo there will be a big time with speaking, plenty of good music, dancing and lots to eat.
Mr. John Garcia of Pozo is in town and announces that everything points toward an old time celebration. The Spanish speaking population of the county generally will join with the people of Pozo to make the occasion memorable. Colonel Pena, a gentleman of pronounced ability as an orator, will deliver an address in Spanish.
In addition to the other attractions the First Artillery band of this city, has been engaged to furnish music for the two days festivities, opening on the 15th with a concert. After the numbers by the band those desiring will join the dancing.
In Lopez canyon at the residence of Pedro Sallego there will be an observance of the day. Salsa and barbecued meat in abundance.
Several years ago I was taken with a severe attack of flux. (Compiler's note: The dictionary describes flux as "an excessive abnormal discharge from the bowels." Read on!) I was sick in bed about ten days and could get nothing to relieve me until I used Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, which cured me and has been a household remedy with us ever since. J.C. Marlow, Decaturville, Mo. For sale by Booth & Latimer.
CARL - STANLEY—In Los Angeles, Sept. 2, 1896, Irving Carl to Miss Julia C., daughter of Hon. H.Y. Stanley.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
...Pursuant to law the board of trustees and the following high school districts presented estimates of the amount of tax to be levied on the property of their respective districts for the purpose of maintaining such high schools for the ensuing year:
Paso Robles high school dist : $2288.28
Cambria " " " : 800.00
Arroyo Gran'e " " " : 2200.00
S L Obispo " " " : 3000.00
In re San Bernardo creek road. Deed from Geo. A. Freeman received conveying title to strip of land 40 feet wide commencing at stake C 12 as shown on map said road on file herein, thence N 39.20 E 10 chs, N 71 E 9.78 chs; N 56.45 E 5.96 chs; N 44.20 E 7.75 chs to line between property of G.A. Freeman and J.A. Dutra. Deed accepted and ordered to be recorded.
...In re printing register. The time for considering bids for same now arriving, bids are received as follows: TRIBUNE 9¾ per name, Breeze 12¼ c, Reasoner 16c, and it appearing that the bid of the TRIBUNE is the lowest and best bid it is ordered that the same be and is hereby accepted.
THAT DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN OF CALIFORNIA TO SPEAK HERE.
One of the citizens of whom this state is justly proud is ex-Governor Romuldo (sic) Pacheco. His name foretells much of the early history of our state. He has been loyal to the Republican party, and the Spanish settlers of California honor him as one of the noblest of their nationality.
Mr. Pacheco is taking a deep interest in this campaign for he feels that success of the Republican ticket is an absolute necessity. He has volunteered his services to the state central committee to speak in Spanish throughout the state, and Chairman Reed of the county central committee has arranged to have him speak in this county upon the following dates. He speaks in Spanish.
Nipomo, Tuesday, Sept. 22.
San Luis Obispo, Thursday, Sept. 24.
Santa Margarita, Saturday, Sept. 26.
CONVENES HERE OCTOBER 5.
The Teachers Institute will convene in this city Monday, October 5, for a four days session at the pavilion. A number of the ablest educators in the state are expected to be present.
PHILLIPS BROS. FAIL.
THE WELL KNOWN ARROYO GRANDE MERCHANTS IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES.
ATTACHED BY BAKER & HAMILTON.
The Firm Owes Over Eighty Thousand Dollars, Principally in San Francisco.
FALLING PRICES THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE.
Plenty of Assets But the Firm Unable to Realize upon Them.
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10.—Phillips Brothers, general merchants at Arroyo Grande, have been attached by Baker & Hamilton for $1,768.
The attachment has precipitated the failure of Phillips Brothers who have been in business in Arroyo Grande for twenty years. The liabilities of the firm aggregate about $85,000, of which $60,000 are due in this city and in San Luis Obispo county. The assets consist of a large tract of land in San Luis Obispo county, worth about $60,000, a large book account and bills receivable which cannot be collected at present, and about $16,000 worth of merchandise.
The failure has been brought about by the decline in the value of lands, decline in rents and low price for beans, the chief product of that section.
Ralph Jersey age 18 years disappeared form his home Sept. 8 at 5 o'clock n the morning. Description:—Weight between 100 and 105 lbs. blue eyes and brown hair. He wore blue overalls, blue and white striped shirt, a brown vest striped with a yellow thread, a round felt black hat, and wore russet shoes. Any information concerning him will be thankfully received by his parents at Arroyo Grande.
(All leading papers please copy.)
Sept. 10th, 1896.
ED. TRIBUNE: The Nipomo Bee will make its appearance next Friday, and the citizens will give a public reception in Runels hall Friday evening, to the editor and his wife. The Nipomo Brass band will furnish music. There will be some vocal selections, among which will be two solos by Mrs. Weld, a fine singer from San Francisco, who is now here visiting her mother Mrs. Noyes. Let all Nipomoites come and give Mr. L.F. Jones and wife a hearty welcome and have a pleasant social evening together.
Nipomo is to have a new butcher shop in the room between Pacheco house and the Free Thought Library. J.A. Donovan is proprietor with Ed. Dana Jr. clerk.
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Last Tuesday Mrs. E.E. Cole, teacher of Stowe school had a near fatal escape from poisoning. It seems that she had been eating some kind of shell fish which was impregnated with copper. After partaking of the fish her lips, tonsils and tongue, became swollen so that she could not speak nor swallow. At last accounts, however, she was much improved and doing nicely.
A SURPRISE PARTY.
Mr. Henry Williams was recently a resident of Cambria, an old resident and much esteemed. He had an intimate friend equally well known, Mr. Samuel Guthrie, and one day Williams asked his crony to draw up his will for him, but to leave the name of the one lone beneficiary blank. That blank he proposed to fill up himself, and without Guthrie's knowledge he did so and presently came back, and Guthrie and Mr. Phil. Kaetzel witnessed the execution of the will. On the 3rd instant he died and to the surprise of Mr. Guthrie when the will was opened it appeared that he was the beneficiary. It was true that the estate was only valued at $1,000, but still it was in the nature of a grateful surprise. Williams showed his good will if, as it seems to be the case, the document is a good will.
The present general popular interest in flying machines gives an especial timeliness to the publication of "A Trip Through the Air; How Andrew Aitken Solved the Problem of Aerial Navigation, in the Argonaut of September 14th, 1896. The author of the tale is Robert Duncan Milne, long famous for his remarkably clever stories of science, a field in which he is as fertile in imagination and as accurate scientifically as Jules Verne. In the present tale he describes his air ship with such particularity of detail that one could almost have a similar one built from the description.
"W.B." America's leading corset 75¢ to $2.50. Sole agency at Ferguson's.
THE BOYS ENDEAVORING TO PROVIDE MEANS FOR UNIFORMS.
Last Thursday the Military band decided to give a series of dances which will be a novel affair. The boys are in earnest need of uniforms and cast about for means to raise sufficient funds to purchase the same, and finally decided upon the following method.
A series of parties will be given, the first to occur about the 20th instant and to the two couples adjudged to be the best dancers they will award first and second prizes. There will be four prizes, one for each gentleman and one for each lady. The judges will be selected at each dance. The six couples who are selected at these dances are to complete at a dance and the two best of the six are to be awarded the prizes, for which the judges are to be selected from the audience.
The boys are deserving of much credit for concerts given the past two months and the citizenship should give them every possible encouragement.
McKINLEY AND BEANS.
Mr. and Mrs. Vicente Canet of the San Luisito, were in town yesterday. Mr. Canet says that the bean crop in his section will be good—above the average. Vicente is a solid McKinley man, because he says, he wants to see beans come up to former prices, such as they used to bring under a Republican administration. (Compiler's note: Harrison, a Republican, served from 1889-1893; Cleveland, a Democrat, from 1893 to 1897. McKinley, the man favored by Canet, a Republican, won the next election and served 1897 to 1901.)
MR. AND MRS. ENT NARROWLY ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURIES.
Yesterday afternoon while Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Ent were returning to their home in Creston, they had a narrow escape from serious and perhaps fatal injury. The horse in some unaccountable manner, became unmanageable and began to run. It ran down Marsh street and in turning the corner to Garden street, the buggy was overturned, throwing the occupants to the ground. Mr. Ent was caught in some way and dragged a short distance.
Mr. Ent was badly bruised about the face. His lip was cut which necessitated Dr. Nichols taking several stitches in it. Fortunately Mrs. Ent fared better, receiving only a slight cut above the right eye and her left knee being hurt.
The horse continued his wild run down Garden street and ran into a buggy driven by Mrs. Knight and breaking one of the wheels. The buggy belonging to Mr. Ent was badly wrecked having struck a tree in front of Mrs. Huyck's residence where the animal broke loose and was finally caught by a young man on horseback.
LEWIS - At Arroyo Grande, Sept. 9, 1896, to the wife of J.W. Lewis, a son.
ARMSTRONG - In Pasadena, Sept. 6, 1896, to the wife of E.R. Armstrong, a daughter.
BLANCO - In Paso Robles, September 6, 1896, to Mr. and Mrs. Doloria Blanco, a son.
MARTEN (sic) - In this city, September 18th, to the wife of Allan Marten, a son.
WOOD - At Arroyo Grande, Sept. 7, 1896, B.J. Wood, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 65 years, 5 months and 20 days.
ENGLISH - At San Francisco Sept. 9, 1896, Leona Ruth, infant daughter of Robert and Lillie E. English, aged 1 year and 11 days.
SULLIVAN - In this city, Sept. 13, 1896, William P., infant son of John and Nora H. Sullivan, aged 6 months and 4 days.
HARLOE - In this city Sept. 18, 1896, Charles Lewis Harloe, youngest son of Marcus and Flora Harloe, aged 14 years, 8 months and 28 days.
ABOARD THE SANTA ROSA.
THE INVINCIBLES ON THEIR WAY TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES.
ED. TRIBUNE: There is a large list of passengers on board the Santa Rosa bound for southern points, but of them all, the nine members of the Invincible baseball club are the happiest. The boys are standing the trip first class. So far not one of them has showed the least signs of seasickness. They have made many friends on board and everywhere the hope is expressed that victory may greet them upon the Los Angeles diamond tomorrow. Colon (sic) Dana says that he can twirl the sphere far better than he did in Paso Robles and confidently asserts that the crack players of the south are sure to fan out. Not one of the Invincibles expects to lose and with that degree of confidence, the battle is half won.
The trip from Port Harford down, (and we are nearing Santa Barbara) has been delightful. The old Pacific is as smooth as one could wish and white-caps are scarce.
It is a noteworthy fact that three-fourths of the voters on board are wearing McKinley buttons, and politics afford the chief topic of conversation. Several prominent business men of San Francisco on board, assert very strongly that the election of Bryan will curtail their business almost one half and increase to an alarming extent the feeling of uncertainty which now exists in regard to business ventures.
Among the passengers on board is ex-Governor Romualdo Pacheco. He expressed to the writer an opinion that California would not vote for Bryan in the electoral college. He has seen many a campaign in California, but of them all thinks the chances better than ever for the success of the Republican ticket this fall. He will return soon from the south to fill his engagements in San Luis Obispo county, where he hopes to see his many friends and tell them all that McKinley is the man.
Chas. A. Barlow and wife are among the passengers. They will visit Mrs. Barlow's folks at Ventura for a few days after which Mr. Barlow will proceed to Los Angeles to open his campaign for congress.
Fred Hasse is on board bound for Los Angeles, where he will enjoy a visit with his uncle. He has been sworn in as a substitute on the roll of the Invincibles.
Sept. 11. W.M.J.
WM. SHIPSEY REQUESTED TO BE A CANDIDATE.
By a Large Number of Citizens -- He Accepts and Will Make the Canvas.
Mr. Wm. Shipsey has received petitions from almost every precinct in the county, numerously signed, requesting him to become a candidate for Superior Judge. Mr. Shipsey accepts, and the following are copies of the petitions and his response.
TO WILLIAM SHIPSEY:
The undersigned beg leave to say: That they are deeply impressed with the great importance to this community of properly filling for the ensuing term, the very high and sacred office of Superior Judge of this county; and believing as they do, that the office should be filled by one selected because of personal fitness and not because of political bias or affiliation; and believing further that your high standing in this community, where you are so well known, for good morals, for general intelligence, your knowledge of law, your innate love of justice and impartiality, your pride in the profession of your choice, your caution, prudence and integrity, all give warrant that if elected you would so discharge the duties of the trust as to further the true ends of justice and to reflect honor upon ourselves and fellow citizens, as well as upon yourself and family, beg leave to respectfully request that you permit us, your friends and fellow citizens, irrespective of party, to place you in nomination as a candidate for that office at the approaching election. Now, therefore, presuming upon your acceptance, and the better to aid you before the good people of this county:
We the undersigned, citizens of the United States, resident of the county of San Luis Obispo, State of California, and registered lawful voters and electors therefore, do hereby nominate William Shipsey, a resident of Precinct No. 1, in the city of San Luis Obispo, as a candidate for the office of Judge of the Superior court of said county, to be voted for at the ensuing general election to be held November 3rd, 1896.
Geo. Kluver, Robt. Elliott, H. Moskowitz, A. Pairola, P.F. Ready, A.W. Turney, Jas. E. Adam, E.A. Crossman, W.J. Gooley, E.P. Bean, P. Knox, J.L. Freeborn, J.L. Eddy, Thos. Hourihan, R. Farmer, W.E. Dana, G. Webster, E.M. Cleveland, L. Zolezzi, H. Sutcliffe, C.H. Meyer, R.J. Brown, Geo. Walker, Fred Keller, John Dockery, Fred Engles, Adolf Lowenger, W.C. Moore, Mark Yeary, W.G. Carr, F.W. Swigart, W.N. Short, G.L. Balaam, N.H. Rose, John C. Barnett, C.J. Shisman, N.E. Millman G.B. Flint and 300 and odd others.
MR. SHIPSEY'S ACCEPTANCE.
TO MESSRS. KLUNER (sic) and the other signers of the foregoing petition, Gentlemen: In accepting your nomination permit me to say that however unworthy I may be to preside over the Superior Court of this county, I fully agree with the sentiment that the office should be filled by one selected because of personal fitness and not because of political bias or affiliation. The questions of personal and property rights over which the Superior court has jurisdiction are of so serious and important a nature that it seems nothing short of a crime to make the process of selecting a person to fill the office, a matter of political barter.
I have resided in this State since 1869 and have been engaged in the study and practice of my profession since 1873. You may remember that at the last judicial election I was a candidate for Superior judge, and I presume that the handsome vote which, under adverse circumstances, I received then, has in a measure determined my friends to place me in nomination now. I hope I have done nothing since to forfeit the confidence of those who supported me at that time.
Although political questions should not be involved in the judiciary, yet as there are some people who can see nothing good in those who differ from them politically, for the information of such people, I may say: that upon the overshadowing question of the hour—the monetary question—I am thoroughly in accord with the Democratic and Populist platforms, and I shall vote for the Bryan electors.
I accept your nomination, gentlemen, and thank you.
(Compiler's note: McKinley defeated Bryan by an electoral vote of 271 to 176. The popular vote tallied 7,035,638 votes for McKinley and 6,467,946 votes for Bryan. In both instances, Shipsey's man lost.)
THEY WERE NOT VICTIMIZED.
DR. PRICE'S CERTIFICATES COVER THE GROUND.
The Dairymen May Accept His Services as Officially Authorized.
At a meeting of the Board of Health of San Francisco last Saturday a communication was read from Mr. J.H. Hollister of San Luis Obispo, asking for information regarding the authority of Veterinary Surgeon J.C.C. Price, who has been operating quite extensively in this part of the state. Mr. Hollister's communication, which is given below, was referred to the Milk Committee of the Board of Health:
Is it a fact that your board has passed an ordinance not allowing the sale of dairy products in San Francisco markets unless coming from herds that have been inspected for tuberculosis and pronounced clear? Does your ruling take in butter and cheese, or only milk?
There is one J.C. Price who claims to be a veterinary surgeon, who has been around inspecting different dairies, claiming to be acting under instructions from the government and using its test. Will his certificate of inspection, giving a clear bill of health, admit our products to the San Francisco markets without further question? We have about 17,000 dairy cows in this county, and the dairymen are at a loss to know what to do. So please give me full instructions that I may report to my brother dairymen.
The San Francisco Chronicle, referring to the above, says:
The Board of Health has never before heard of Price, and when the regulations concerning milk and dairy products are put into operation October 1st, they will refuse to accept certificates of health from any other than the veterinarians and inspectors of the board.
With reference to the above article which appeared in the Breeze of the 15th instant, Dr. Price desires to make the following statement:
He came to this county in January last, and at the February meeting of the Board of Supervisors was appointed Veterinary Surgeon for the county. He has been previously employed in similar capacities by the United States Army at Arizona, under commission from the government. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in Edinburgh, and a licensed dental surgeon in West Virginia and holds a certificate from the California State Veterinary Medical Association. With reference to the particular matter in question, the examination of cattle in this county for tuberculosis, his authority is as a licensed veterinarian as stated, and his (sic) full recognition by the Bureau of Animal Husbandry, U.S. Department of Agriculture as such county veterinarian and inspector, evidenced by weekly letters from the Chief of the Bureau, weekly shipments of tuberculin from him, &c.
It is not compulsory upon the dairymen of the county that their cattle should be inspected for tuberculosis unless the supervisors should so order. The constitution of a veterinary surgeon for this county is simply a convenience for the stockmen since the board of health of San Francisco will not permit the ingress of cattle or of milk nor as we are advised, after October 1st, of any dairy product unless such cattle and the cattle from which the dairy products are taken shall have first been inspected by a duly qualified and authorized officer and certified to be free from disease. If there is no local inspector then our shipments to San Francisco would be subject to rejection there and the resulting loss of freight, &c.
As to the recognition of Dr. Price by the San Francisco Board of Health, the facts are that soon after his appointment as County Veterinarian and before attempting any inspections, he wrote to Dr. Marsh, President of the State Board of Health, to ascertain what steps would be necessary for him to take to secure recognition for his certificates. The communication was referred to Dr. Lovelace, Health Officer and Member of the San Francisco Board of Health, who instructed Dr. Price that his work would have to be do