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Miss Juliette Downs Gives Up
the Stage to Follow Her
DR. RUPERT BLEU HER CHOICE.
Shf Was Leading Lady of
ene's Dramatic Company
Dr. Rupert Bleu of the United States
Marine Hospital Service and his bride ar
rived from Chicago last night and are now
"ing to make their home in San
Francisco. To all intents and purposes
they made a runaway match of it as Mrs.
Hieu, formerly Miss Juliette Downs, was to
Mrs. Bleu tnee DownsL
■ ] from lift for the -Call" by Gray.]
have appeared at McVicker's Theater in
Chicago a? Marion de Lorme to Keene's
"Richelieu" on the night she was married
and left for this city. Instead of going to
real during the afternoon, she and
I>r. Bleu went quietly to St. Mary's Church
and were married.
The bride iswell known to San Francisco
theater-goers. She was leading la<ly in
the Keene Company when it was here last
mber, and as Lady Ann in '• Richard
III" and Jessica in the "Merchant of
Venice" she won all hearts by her spienuid
portrayals of those characters. She is the
only 'iaiphtor of V. T. Pnwns, man:\L'-r of
the T- rulf Railroad, and her home
was in Gal . ■■;. she is a graduate
of the Villa M;iria College in Montreal, .
of many accom- I
plishments. .°hc- is a fine linguist, an ac
complished musician, playing skillfully :'
inn. vidin and guitar, and is also nn
tiger of do mean ability. Pur- '
ing the tour of the Keene Company j
through Texas this winter, owing to i
•nee < f the young lady's father, '
own merits a? an actress,
t th< Lone ■ State ranjr with :
her praises and theater Darties from all j
over the country were made up to go see I
Through ail her triumphs she never
her lover, and when they met in
Ist month the date of their mar
riage was set. Their plans were all upset, j
however. Last Monday Dr. Bleu received
report to Surgeon in Charge
frey at San Francisco. He told hi?
thed of his sudden order aiid she at
once decided to throw up her engagement
and accompany him.
Dr. and Mrs. Bleu were seen in their
rooms at the Occidental Hotel yesterday,
In spite of the long and tedious journey
they both seemed as bright ami cheerful
as though they Lad only just come in from
Mrs. Bleu is a remarkably pretty woman
and as her husband i? a Very handsome
p. man they make a striking couple. They
were a little taken aback when informed [
that the fact of their marriage had been j
. raphed, but took it good humoredly !
and gave all the facts in the case without!
••It was a love match," said Mrs. Bleu ;
i-.\ answer to a question. "We knew each
ether in Galveston long before I went on
the stage, and we were to have been mar
ried next fall in any event "When my
husband received his orders to proceed to
Ban Francisco I simply couldn't bear to I
part with him, so we were married and '
etarted the same aftc-rnoon for this city, j
It was a little unfair to Mr. Keene and the |
company playing at McVicker's I'll admit,
but I was determined not to be left behind.
"Why did 1 tak<: to the stage? Simply
because I was ambitious. I did not want '
to go through life in a humdrum fashion, j
ana as there are only a few spheres in !
which a woman can make a success. I
chose ih«* sta-e. But that is all over with
now. I have found a sphere which suits I
me thoroughly, and in a few weeks the j
public will have forgotten that there ever j
was .-uch an humble individual as myself. \
I am content, as I am sure home life will j
Miitmeasreat deal better than the rush i
and excitement attending the life of an j
actress. My father and mother knew of <
my engagement to Dr. Bleu and trave ;
their consent to our marriage. My mother i
was present at the ceremony."
Dr. Rupert Bleu is a surgeon in the I
"United States Marine Hospital Service. I
He came here to succeed Dr. H.W. Yemans,
* who has been in charge of the branch hos
pital in the Appraisers ■building. The lat-
V ter has made a record for himself as a I
skillful and courteous physician, and will I
enter into private practice with the good
Wishes of all who know him.
Dr. Bleu was born in South Carolina
and was educated in the universities of i
Virginia and Maryland. He entered the I
United States Marine Hospital Service in j
1892, and has since served in Cincinnati,
Cairo, 111., Galveston, Tex., and Charles- !
ton, S. C. It was while he was on duty in j
Cialveston that he met his wife. It was a I
case of love at first sight and the end is
known. "1 like what I have t-een of San
Francisco very much," said l»r. Bleu when
asked about his first impressions. "My ,
wife knows the city very well and she will I
6how me around. I expect to be here
about three years and will take charge of
my office to-morrow. I don't feel com
fortable out of harness, so I want to get to
work as soon as possible. My wife and I I
•want a» little notoriety as possible. Of i
me our marriage has caused a little '
taik, but that will soon be forgotten, and j
we will then settle down into plain matter- I
SUED FOR SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS.
An Italian Foultry-Dealer Wants Pay
for a Chicken.
Paul D. Martini, a poultry-dealer, has
Bued Charles B. Holbrook, secretary of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, in the Justices' Court, for7o cents,
for goods sold and delivered.
Mr. Holbrook, hearing complaints that
Italian poultrymen werepluekingchickens
without first killing them, thereby srubniit
ting the fowls to unnecessary j>ain, called
on the plaintiff, and after pricing chickens,
selected oae for which he agreed to pay 75
cents, on condition, that the bird be deliv
ered to him immediately, plucked and
ready for the services of the cook. This
was agreeable to the dealer, who proceeded
to draw his knife across the throat of the
unfortunate chicken and extract the feath
ers from the quivering carcass. When the
work was complete he handed the fowl to
the secretary, who immediately placed
him under arrest for cruelty to animals,
deeming that the chicken was ill suffi
ciently alive when the plucking process be
gan to warrant a belief that it suffered
from the operation. He refused to pay for
the chicken on the ground that it was evi
dence, and though De Martini has repeat
edly asked for a liquidation of the ac
count Hoi brook persists in his refusal.
Judgment is asked for "75 cents, percent
age, interest and costs."
LEONARD GROVER JR. SUED.
Jay Kial "Wants Payment on an
I O U.
J. A. Miller, as assignee of J. Rial, the
actor, whose huge dogs have been the
feature of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" shows for
years past, has sued Leonard Grover Jr. in
the Justices' Court for $60.
Both Rial and Grover are excellent poker
players/and during a recent meeting in
New York engaged in their favorite pas-
Dr. Rupert Bleu.
[From a photograph.]
time. Grover Jr. played in poor luck, and
when the game broke up, in order to re
deetn his checks, he gave Kial an I O U for
$50, neglecting to take it up when a sudden
call to Ban Francisco to accept a leading
part in a local theater caused him to hurry
away from the Eastern metropolis. Rial,
with an eye to the tnaic chance, sent the
brief docximent to this city for collection
and Grover's refusal to settle led to the
The world's supply of fine food would
be incomplete without its proportion of
Dr. Price's Baking Powder.
GOOD-BY TO PASTOR HENRY.
Baptists Have Their Formal
Parting With the
If He Had His Life to Live Over
.He Would Do Nothing
The formal farewell reception to Rev. J.
Q. A. Henry was held at the First Baptist
Church Jast night, on Eddy street, between
Jones and Leavenworth. Good-bys were
said, although Mr. Henry does not leave
San Francisco for Chicago until next
The reception, which included addresses
and music, was held in the Subday-school
rooms. The superintendent's platform
was decorated with lilies and ivy, while
scattered around the room were palms and
ferns. Festoons of lilies, ferns and ivy
almost hid the walls from view and gave
the room an appearance of a summer
Mr. and Mrs. Henry occupied seats on
the platforni, where William Chamberlin
presided. Rev. Mr. Russell of Hamilton-
Bquare Church offered a prayer. Mr. Cham
berlin reviewed the work of Mr. Henry
during the past five years.
Deacon Norris spoke on behalf of the
congregation of the regret felt at Mr.
J. A. Wiles expressed the sorrow of the
Young People's Society, to whom Mr.
Henry had been such great assistance.
Remarks by Rev. Messrs. Hobart, Palmer,
Dietz and S.underland were followed by a
solo by Miss Partridge and a duet by Mr.
Evans and Miss Partridge.
Rev. Mr. Henry thanked those assem
bled for the kind expressions manifested,
and then stated if he had the past five
years to live over he would follow exactly
the same course he had pursued. "I have
no apology to make for the stand I took in
the public affairs of San Francisco. If the
opportunity and conditions offered again I
would once mure take the stand I took in
the anti-diwe movement."
He outlined his career in this city and
reviewed the .stand he took regarding
Meyer's history in the public schools. He
said he would do the same thing over again
if opportunity offered. He believes it is
too late in the day for ministers to sit in
their studies and permit corruption to pass
unchallenged. Tney must get out and
He said that the church* was in a more
nourishing condition than it had been for
fifteen years. With a blessing for those
present and a good-by to all his friends in
San Francisco he closed his remarks.
Light refreshments were served by the
following ladies: Mrs. N. Brace, Mrs. W.
Fraser, Mrs. G. Abbort. Mrs. I>. L. Moody,
Miss H. Holland and Mrs. Clark. Those
who had taken part in the preparations for
the evening's entertainment were: Mrs.
<irear, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Hodgen and
Mrs. William Fraser.
School Vacationg Chanced.
The Board of Education meeting as a com
mittee of the whole on Thursday decided to
recommend before the next meeting of the
board that the long summer vacation of the
board extend from June 7 to July 22, a space
of six weeks instead of from June* 1 to July 8.
covering five weeks. This will give two terms
of twenty-one weeks each instead of one eight
een and another of twenty-four weeks.
It was also decided to make the March vaca
tion two weeks instead of one.
A Cabefci< housekeeper always lias Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup In the house.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1895.
A GUN FOR THE
It Has Been Ordered and Will
Arrive Here Within
GOSSIP FOR THE MILITARY.
The Loyal Legion Will Visit
Echo Mountain and San
The members of the Naval Reserve are
jubilant over the consideration shown that
branch of the service by the Legislature.
Under the reorganization the battalion
will be increased by one company, which
will be located at Santa Cruz.
The new Accles improved Gatling gun,
which has been ordered from the East for
the use of the reserve, is expected to arrive
within a month. A competitive drill of all
the companies will determine its posses
sion, the company making the beat show
ing on the drill being rewarded by the
possession of the gun.
The Accle9 gun has several points of su
periority over the old model, among which
may be mentioned a N modirication of the
operating-crank, which prevents oscilla
tion of the piece and insures greater accu
racy of fire. The firing mechanism can
also be thrown In or out of gear instantly
without interrupting the motion of the
crank, thus regulating the discharge and
preventing any waste of ammunition. A
safety device* operated by a small key
throws the cocking-cam out of action, fur
nishing a precaution against accidents and
a ready means of disabling the piece in
case oi capture. The device also prevents
the Bnapping of the tiring-pins and the
consequent injury to the gun while it is
bein;.' shown to visitors.
There will be a battalion drill of the re
serve on Van Ness avenue next Monday
evening, at which the officers will appear
in service uniform and the seamen in
white suits and leggings. Companies C
and D will each furnish one section of six
teen men with Hotchkiss rapid-firing guns,
and Company B will furnish two sections
with Hotchkiss guns and 3-inch rifles. The
remaining portions of the various com
mands will parade as infantry.
There have been fourteen men dis
charged from the Reserve on account of
death or removal and two for non-payment
The militiamen who served during the
i strike last July will receive their pay at
| their armories next week. The checks are
now being made out in Sacramento and
they will be distributed by Paymaster-
General Chadbourne. Lieutenant-Colonel
M. 11 . Hecht has been ordered to report to
General Dimond for duty, and it is said he
i will assist m paying the men. Colonel Al
bert E. Castle, retired, is also ordered to
■ report for duty.
The sentence of the court-martial held in
j this city in November last, discharging
Captain S. P. Blumenberg, retired, from
tne service, has been approved by the Gov
The members of the Loyal Legion will
hold their stated meeting on Echo Moun
■ tain, near Pasadena, next Sunday. About
: a carload of the members will tjo from this
city, leaving by the 5 o'clock train Friday
night. It is expected that a rate of $20
will be secured for the round trip between
, here aud Los Angeles. The meeting will
THE NEW GUN FOB THE NAVAL RESERVE.
[From an engraving.]
! be held in the Echo Mountain Hotel, and
| next day the companions will be enter
| tamed at dinner in San Diego. There will
I tie several ladies in the party.
The encampment of the Grand Army of
the Republic will be held in Sacramento on
the 22d prox. in the Assembly chamber of
the State Capitol. The election of officers
I for the ensuing term is the most important
; business to come before the encampment,
i The most prominent candidates for divis
ion commander are: Charles E. Wilson of
this city, the present judge advocate of the
organization; W. R. Thomas of Oakland,
commander of Appomattox Post, and John
Burke, the Sacramento member of the
council of administration. "W. B. Mayd
well of Sacramento, adjutant of Suniner
Post, is the only candidate for senior vice
division commander. For junior vice
division commander, JJ. T. Sullivan of
Santa Cruz and George W. Hopkins of
Arcata are mentioned. The encampment
will also fill five vacancies on the board of
directors of the Veterans' Home Associa
The divisional convention of the
j Women's Relief Corps will take place in
! the Senate chamber at the same time.
In regular army and navy circles there
is little in the way of news. Chief Pay
master Major A. E. Bates has returned to
i duty from leave at New York. Major
i Maynadior of the same corps is recovering
! from his recent illness, and Major W h!
| Comegys, who has been temporarily on
duty here, is awaiting orders for his de
Colonel George H. Mendell, who has
been stationed here for many years, is in
j the direct line of promotion to succeed
Brigadier-G-eneral Casey as chief of the
! engineer corps. General Casey will be re
tired in May and Colonel Mendell in
October, so that at best he will wear the
star only a few months.
Naval officers are trying to have their
ships ordered to Ban Francisco instead of
being kept at Mare Island when in this
Bprt. They think the people should be
given an opportunity of inspecting the
big vessels of war. It is claimed that the
ships have been kept at Mare Island largely
because of political influence.
TROUBLES OF THE LANGS
Mrs. Lang May Keep Her Child for a
The controversy between M. H. Lang
and Mrs. Lang over the custody of their
child came before Judge Troutt yesterday.
Mr. Lang alleges that - his wife, who was
divorced from him several years ago, ;is
not & tit person to care for the child— a lit
tie girl of 6 years— and he wants the court
to give the child to him. He had a war
rant sworn out charging his wife with
cruelty, but not having been able to lind
her he" had not served it. The Specific act
of cruelty which he charged consisted in
leaving the child on the doorstep of the
institution, wher* 1 she was kept, until her
cries attracted the attention oi passers-by,
the mother having in the meanwhile gone
off without ringing the doorbell.
The matter was finally settled by giving
the child to the mother until next "Friday,
when, on a motion to modify the decree,
the case will come up for trial.
OFFICER REYNOLDS' CAPTURE.
Three Young Men Arrested for Attempted
For some time past numerous burglaries
j have been attempted, and several have
j been accomplished, in the vicinity of Clar
endon Heights and the Western Addition.
Everything pointed to the fact that they
were committed by boys, and suspicion
fell upon three who have been watched by
They were George Wilson, alias Lynch,
and Thomas Lee, aged 17 years each, and
John Kearny, aged 15. Yesterday Police
Officer Harry Reynolds saw them'on Clay
ton street and they made three different
attempts to break into houses. At the
third house the officer, with the aid of two
laborers, captured the young marauders
and locked them up on a charge of at
; tempted burglary.
Orlicer Reynolds is quite sure that these
are the troublesome thieves, and also that
they are the ones who forced an entrance
| into Police Officer "Scotty" Campbell's
! house a few days ago. It is likely that
; other charges will be placed against "them.
HOWE WAS IN CONTEMPT.
It Costs Him Twenty Dollars
to Call Spinnetti a
The Divorce Case of Whald
Against Whald Is Re-
The case of Whald against "Whald has
been reopened and in the reopening the
differences between the various attorneys
connected with the case -have been in a
measure settled and George W. Howe lias
been fined $20 fur contempt of court.
Originally the case was a divorce pro
ceeding, but it has Lately developed into a
1 squabble among attorneys. But the decree
', of divorce has been set aside and with the
' levying of the contempt fine the case has
once more become what it was — an action
for divorce brought by Catherine Whald
i against Charles Whald, a ship-carpenter
, of Beuicia.
The case before Judge Daingeriield yes
terday was a motion made by A. J. Spin
netti to set aside the decree of divorce and
default entered by Whald's former attor
ney, G. W. Howe, on the ground that the
default was un-authorized and the decree
was procured through the influence, if
nothing more, oi this attorney, Howe.
Howe took exceptions to the remarks of
Spinnetti in making the motion, and he
concluded his address to the court with
the muttered allegation that Spinnetti
was a "dago." Spinnetti heard the words
and called the attention of the court to
them. Howe said he bad not uttered the
word - 'dago,'' but had said ' - lago," though
wherein the difference lay he was at a loss
to explain. Seeing the clouds gathering
on the judicial brow Howe then proceeded
to make abject apologies to everybody, hut
he only succeeded in 'partially squaring
himself, for the court imposed $20 worth of
contempt, and ordered that the free
spoken ex-attorney should spend four days
in jail if he did not pay it. Howe had $10
in his pocket, and some friend "staked"
him to the extent of $10 more, so he paid
There was considerable objection from
various attorneys as to the affidavit which
Howe had submitted in answer to the iifti
davit riled by Spinnetti, and for the greater
part of the day's session the time of the
court was taken up in listening to speeches
of vindication. It finally ended with the
ruling of the court that "the affidavit sub
mitted by Howe be thrown out because it
was scandalous and impertinent, and that
this be done without prejudice to attorneys
Meldon and Hernan, who, if this last
phrase had not been included, would have
been reflected upon. They wrre both in
cluded in the statements of Howe. The
case comes up next Thursday for trial.
Where can a successful rival to Dr.
Price's Baking Powder be found? Nowhere.
It has distanced all competitors.
GARCIA IS SORRY
He Should Not Have Defaulted in His
Frank Garcia, the barkeeper of a Mont
gomery-street saloon, kept by his father,
was before Judge Hunt yesterday in the
guise of one who had contempt" for the
court. His contempt consisted is refusine
to obey the order of the court to pay his
ex-wife $75 a month alimony. Garcia had
let the divorce suit brought by his wife go
by default, but at that time he never ex
pected to be charged $75 a month alimony.
Had he had an idea to that effect at the time
he would have contested vigorously, and he
so explained to the court yesterday. He
declared that he had no interest 'in the
saloon where he works, but was employed
at a salary of $125 a month. Should* he
pay $75 of'this out for the support of an ex
wife, he represented, he would be seriously
handicapped in his race for a living. He
therefore asked that the case be reopened
and that he be allowed to disprove the
grounds upon which his wife secured her
divorce from him.
Is the man or wtmao troubled with dyspepsia.
H«>nrt palpitations, sour stomach, heartburn, un
easiness of the nerves, oppression or a sense of
emptiness at the pit of the stomach, arc among its
symptoms, Stomach Bitters eradicates
it, and entirely overcomes constipation, bilious
ness, rheumatic, kidney and malarial complaints.
Use this thorough remedy systematically and it
will achieve perm*aent results.
THE FLIGHT OF
Thomas j. Duffey Deserts His
I Young Wife for Mary
TOOK THE BOAT TO STOCKTON.
Married His Accomplice Four
Days After the First
Thomas James Duffey, who until the
28th inst. was driver of lire-engine 5, situ
ated on Stockton street, between Pacific
and Broadway, was married on January 27
to Mary Brown of 1012 Battery street, and
four days later, his wife being yet living,
to Mary McCurean of Telegraph Hill.
Wednesday evening last Duffey and his
accomplice in the second and void mar
riage boarded the river boat for Stockton.
The innocent victim of Duffey's rascality
is almost heartbroken from the shock of
her sudden awakening to Duffey's true
nature, and the present whereabouts of
Mary MeCurean and her pretended hus
band is unknown.
Duffey came from Boston about 'two
years ago; in January, 1894, obtained an
appointment as extraman in engine com
pany 1, on Pacific street, nearSansome, and
Mary Duffey, the Rightful Wife.
was promoted eventually, at District En
gineer P. H. Bhauzhnessy's suggestion, to
the position of driver of engine 5. He
gained considerable prominence in the
Fire Department hy his proficiency, and
from the time he obtained bis appointment
up to the day he disappeared boarded at
the home of his mother-in-law, but after
his marriage to Miss Brown was at home
but three nights, claiming that his duties
required his presence at the engine-house
the other nights.
He gave the name James Duffy on No
vember 8, 1894. when he obtained the li
cense to marry Miss Brown, and was
married under that name to her by Justice
J. E. Barry. When he obtained*?, license
to marry Mary McCurean on January 31 in
Oakland he gave the name Thomas J.
Duffpy, and was married under that name
by Rev. Father Michael King. Duffey
swore also that he was a resident of Sacra
mento and that Mary McCurean was a
resident of Oakland.
Duffey asked Rev. Father Corcoran to
perform the ceremony of the first mar
riage, but his request was refused on the
ground that the priest did not know him
Ex-Judge F. A. Hornblower and Miss
Lizzie Brown, sister of the bride, were the
witnesses of Duffey's marriage to Mary
Brown. Miss Kittie McDonald, employed
in the California Biscuit Company's fac
tory, and Eugene Sullivan, who has no
known occupation, but makes his head
quarters at a saloon at Battery and Green
streets, were the bridesmaid and grooms
man, respectively, at the second "mar
Both the McCurean family and Miss Mc-
Donald claim they knew nothing of the
first marriage when the second one took
Duffey is a man of considerable intelli
gence, is sober and industrious, and made
for himself in the time he has lived in San
Francisco a name for wonderful energy and
ambition. He was on<s of District Engin
eer Shaughnessy's favorites and was dis
tinctly popular among his fellow firemen.
Heisof dignined > presence, weighs about
175 pounds and is about 5 feet 10 inches
tall, but his otherwise good-looking face is
marred somewhat by deep pockmarks on
the nose and at each side of the nose. He
wore when he left the city a sack coat of
black, dark-gray check trousers and a red
dish-brown Derby hat.
It is not believed that the eloping couple
can have gone far as their iriends say
neither of them had much money at the
time they left.
As well try to catch a comet as to equal
in surpassing excellence Dr. Price's Baking
TO BENEFIT THE LIBRARIES.
A Central California Associa
tion Formed for That
Prominent People Elected to
The Library Association of Central Cali
fornia was organized in this city last night.
J. C. Rowell, librarian of the University
of California, G. T. dark, librarian of the
Public Library, and A. M. Jellison, li
brarian d the Mechanics' Institute, have
had in mind the formation of such an or
ganization for some time past, and recently
sent out notices to those interested in
library work to attend a meeting for the
purpose of forming a regular association.
Those present were: G. T. Clark, li
brarian of the Free Public Library; J. C.
Rowell, librarian of the University of Cal
ifornia; C. K. Jones, assistant librarian of
the University of California; J.M.Allen,
trustee of the Alameda Public Library;
W. E. Coleman, ex -librarian of the Rich
mond (Va.) Public Library; Henry F.
Peterson, librarian of the Oakland Public
Library: Andrew Cleary, librarian of the
Odd Fellows' Library; N. J. Casey, secre
tary of the San Francisco Public Library,
and A. M. Jellison, librarian of the Me
The following officers were elected: J.
C. Rowell, president; George T. Clark,
vice-president; A. M. Jellison, secretary;
Andrew Cleary, treasurer.
The president will appoint an executive
committee consisting of five members.
A constitution and by-laws making all
library officers ex-orti«io members of the
association, and declaring the objects of
the organization to be the increasing of the
usefulness of libraries and kindreel bodies,
The following were elected members by
a unanimous vote:
Judge J. V. Coffer, Judge Hunt, Ju<lge San
derson, Albert Gruninger, Frank Morton, Presi
dent Martin Kejlojrp of the University of < iili
fornia, Professor Kellogg of the San Francisco
High School, Mi«s Kingsburj* of the San Fran
cisco High School, A. H. Voder of the San Fni :i
--cisco Normal School, Professor Bernard Moses,
Professor \V. a. Merrill, Mr. Hayne of the l"ni-
Vjersity of California, Miss Ina J). Coolbrith,
Horace Wilson and Professor C. S. Young of the
Lowell High School.
It was dtcided to read at each meeting
papers on practical matters pertaining te
libraries, and to invite members to submit
papers on interesting subjects.
TWO MEN BADLY BURNED.
An Accident on the Bawnmore at the
L'nion lrou Works.
A slight explosion of gas on the steamer
Bawnmore yesterday morning resulted in
severe injuries to two employes of the
Union Iron Works. The vessel is being
repaired at the latter place, and the two
men went into the hold with a lighted
candle. Immediately there was a bright
flare of light and the men were knocked
backward. Their cries brought assistance,
and their comrades carried them out on
deck. Subsequently they were removed to
a neighboring drugstore, where it was dis
covered that tbeir hair had been sintred
and their faces and throats badly burned.
They were taken to their homes, and it will
be several days before they can go to work
It appears that David Llewellyn, a
brother of Hon. William Llewellyn, mem
ber of the Assembly from Los Angeles, and
Frederick Pilgrim" went into the tank
hold of the steamer to make some repairs,
and when the explosion of the oil gas took
place Llewellyn was knocked down.
Pilgrim, badly burned, hurried up the
ladder, but hearing the cries of his
wounded and suffocating companion
bravely went back into yie oily tank and
Carried him into the open air.
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FRENCHMEN AND PARISIANS
Rev. E. J. Dupuy Lectures on
Some Characteristics of
Paris Is Not so Black as It Has
Been Painted— A Mock
"French Character" was the subject of
an amusing lecture last night in Union
square Hall by Rev. E. J. Dupuy. The
Speaker used his native language and most
of his hearers were members of the French
"As a rule," he said, the French live very
tranquilly in their own country, and
trouble but little about the outside world.
In the provinces the family exists almost
entirely in a patriarchal sense, and there
is little individual independence. The
girls there can cook and keep house, but
they do not understand literature or art.
If you chanced for instance to ask one of
them. 'Have you read Zola's novel "Le
Reve" ' — you know he wrote that book for
young girls — she tfould probably answer,
'Is it in verse or prooe? The provincial
girl, in short, can keep house, but you must
not expect her to make conversation. She
cannot do it.
"The Parisian is a being apart. He is
volatile, inconstant, and like the ther
mometer he changes with the weather.
Impertinence is the Parisian's specialty.
You may co to America, Russia, Italy or
England, but you will not find real im
pertinence out of Pans. The Parisian can
be roughly impertinent, but his mockery
is enveloped in politeness, like a pill in
sugar. The foreigner does not always see
through it. An Englishman, for instance,
never understands, on the contrary he
thanks the Parisian for his extreme polite
The speaker then explained how a
•woman in a "loud" toilette, or a man with
"a caricature of a face" can never take ten
steps in Paris without overhearing some
thing ear-tingling either from the passers
by or the street gamins. "But if you are
assailed this way it is better not to get
an^ry; you only expose yourself to fur
ther ridicule." Mr. Dupiiy stated, how
ever, that in spite of tnese Parisian pro
clivities the Frenchman is courteous and
polite, both by nature and tradition.
Then he fired a few shots into the Bourget-
"In America France has been treated as
immoral above all with regard to her
women. Well, it is unjust. Take any for
eigner, American or otherwise, when he
gets to Paris does he go tb visit the libra
ries and the charitable institutions? No;
he seeks out the resorts that he condemns
elsewhere. France has rnjore purity than
people believe, and she is perhaps wrong
not to defend herself a little. She con
tents herself, however, with shrugging her
shoulders and attending to her own busi
An ingenious Scotchman has devised a
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by two trained mice. In driving the little
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form work equivalent to traveling a dis
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In Switzerland there is a law by which
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establishments, etc., are liable to indemniy
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