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ARTISTS BUILD A
HOME AND STUDIO.
They Will Have a Picturesque
Structure on Sacra
A VILLA AND ROOF GARDEN.
Artistic Rooms With Gobelin
Tapestries and an Italian
For some time past a queer - looking
structure has been in course of construc
tion on Sacramento street, near Spruce,
and now that it has assumed definite out
lines people who pass on the cars wonder
what it is intended for. It is pretty and
artistic if odd in appearance, and because
of its oddity, or rather originality, those
people ask all manner of questions con
cerning the building.
The Duilding on Sacramento street may
mark a new epoch here, as its two owners
devote themselves almost exclusively to
THE HOME AND STUDIO ON SACRAMENTO STREET.
■ From the architect's design.]
the painting of gobelin tapestries in lu
minous colors in imitation of the woven
pictures. That two clever men can come
here from Europe and engage in decorative
art and after a short time build for them
selves a home and studio suggesting a villa
in the Riviera country speaks well for San
The new building rests on ground sloping
from the street, and consequently has
three stories in front. Its tirst story is de
signed for a basement storeroom. Atone
side is the entrance, which leads to a front
balcony, where Mowers and trailing plants
are to cover the walls and balustrade. Off
this balcony is the hall door, which opens
into the studio. The hall will be covered
with gobelin tapestries and finished in nat
ural wood wainscoting. A side hall will
lead from it into the dwelling in the rear.
But above all the studio wilt be the main
feature, having a length of forty feet and a
height running through two stories to a
glass roof shut off from the ('hanging
"south" light. There is a stage working
automatically for use in painting large
pictures, and all around abundant oppor
tunities for decoration and cosy furniture.
On the roof will be a garden, with potted
plants and beds of fragrant dowers, where
the artists may regale themselves on a
warm summer day or evening.
The dwelling will have seven rooms
arranged on a rattier novel plan at the
owners' will, and so designed that most of
them open on a large apartment intended
fora living and reception room. This is to
be the resting-place, a great open fireplace
at one end, the walls and ceiling
wainscoted in plain redwood and frescoes
and. tapestries after famous European pic
tures or decorations in panels.
The front will be finished in stucco.
Two columns stand at either end support
ing globes against the walls. Then the
flatness j s broken by a balustrade on top
where flowers will be planted to hang
down against the. plaster. With the thor
oughly appreciated value of trailing-plants
as decoration for the facade a really beau
tiful effect may be obtained.
The architect is John V. Knoth, who
designed tiie quaint old German buildings
of the Heidelberg Bchloss at the Midwinter
Fair, but he has worked under instructions
from Valdemar Busch and August C.
Wocker. the artists who will work and
live in the building.
Shortly after Mr. Busch came to San
Francisco his talents were recognized by
Colonel Isaac Trumbo, who, in fact,
"brought him out" lure. He is a Danish
artist, who studied in Munich and Paris,
and painted fur eighteen months in the
palace of the King of Denmark. Mr.
Wocker is a Munich artist, whose liking
leans toward the German renaissance and
old German decorative work. They wifl
soon enjoy the distinction of being the only
painters occupying their own home and
studio in San Francisco.
HE MAY NOT BE A GENERAL.
l-'riends of Other Officers Oppose Shaf-
ter's Appointing lit .
Certain army influences, it is said, are
being used at Washington to prevent the
appointment of Colonel Shatter to the
generalship made vacant by Schotield's
promotion to the lieutenant-generalship
and Kuger's promotion to the twin stars.
Shafter is the ranking colonel in the army,
but the friends of Colonel Bliss of the
Twenty-fourth Infanty, and of Colonel
David Stuart Gordon of the Sixth Cavalry
would like to see either of them raised
over Shafter's head.
The bill prepared by the military com
mittee!- of Congress for the reorganization
of the regular army proposes to increase
the number of enlisted men to 30,000. The
additional expense would be about $800 -
Brigadier-General Forsyth, commanding
the Department of California, was before
his promotion colonel and commandant of
the United States Cavalry and Light Artil
lery School at Fort Kiley, Kansas. He had
been in charge of the institution ever since
its inception and had brought it to a high
standard of excellence. His report of the
work done during the year 1894 has just
been printed and issued to the public.
The military board, consisting of Major
J. B. Girard, surgeon, Major Tully McCrea of
the Fifth Artillery, Captain John McClel
lan of the Fifth Artillery, Captain Charles
Willcox, assistant surgeon, and First Lieu
tenant John M. Neall of the Fourth Cav
alry, which was convened at the Presidio
to examine candidates for the military
academy at West Point, has finished its
labors and forwarded its report to Wash
Captain Leopold O. Parker of the First
Infantry, stationed as recruiting officer in
this city, has been granted four months'
leave. During his absence Lieutenant
Everett K. Benjamin of the same regiment
will act as recruiting officer.
First lieutenant Dr. Frank T. Meri
wether, assistant surgeon, stationed at San
Diego, has been granted a- leave of absence
for six months on account of illness.
Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Patterson of
the First Infantry, late major of the Third
Infantry, has been appointed to the com
mand oi the barracks at Benicia, vice Lieu
tenant-Colonel J. S. Casey, promoted.
Captain Alex Itodgers of the Fourth
Cavalry, I". S. A., who has been until re
cently on detached service at the War De
partment in Washington, has joined his
command at the Presidio.
WOUNDED IN THE THIGH.
Edgar Thomson's Mishap "With a Cheap
Edgar Thomson, 411 California street,
strolled into an auction-room on Market
street last night. A bayonet was put up
for sale, and as no one offered a bid for it
Thomson, in a spirit of fun, made a bid of
a nickel. To his surprise it was knocked
down to him.
After getting it, he felt ashamed to carry
. it in his hand, so he shoved it into his
trousers pocket point downward. He
i jumped on a passing car to get to his room
with it as quickly as possible. While bending
forward to get the nickel to pay his fare,
he unconsciously pressed with his breast
the hilt of the bayonet, and the point pene
trated his thigh about an inch or so.
He got off the car and walked to the Re
ceiving Hospital, where his wound was
! dressed by Dr. Redding. He was so dis
gusted that he presented the bayonet to
DUFFY TELLS HIS STORY.
The Ex-Fireman Says He Is Not
a Bigamist— Will Give
The Woman Who Went With
Him to Stockton His
Thomas James Duffy, the ex-driver of the
Fire Department whose matrimonial ad
ventures were published yesterday, has re
turned to the city and says he will sur-
Thomas J. Duffy.
[From a tintype sent to this office by Mr. Duffy.]
render himself to the police as soon as he
can procure bondsmen. Duffv. it will be
remembered, married a Miss McCurren a
few days ago, and went with her to Stock
ton and on the day following his departure
a woman who declared that lie married
her three or four days prior to his marriage
to Miss McCurren went to the City Hall to
have him arrested. This woman was Mary
Brown of 1012 Battery street-
Duffy emphatically denies that he was
ever married to Miss Brown, and broadly
hints tiiat she lacks certain qualifications
indispensable in a good wife. Duffy ad
mits that he was rather intimate with the
Browns and lived at the house on Battery
street, which he says is the headquarters
of a gang of opium-smokers and morphine
"When I was appointed an extraman in
the department," he says, "this same Mrs.
Brown expected me to support the family
and herself, and when I was appointed
driver her daughter went to parties and
said : 'Duffy is getting good wages now
and he will keep us all. I will have new
dresses ami the old woman will get the
rest.' My friends advised me to leave that
family, and I left it. Mrs. Thomas J.
Duffy, whom I married in Oakland, is my
lawful wedded wife, and nothing will part
us but death."
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 1595.
THE BOY IN THE
FAIR WILL CONTEST.
Possibility That Charley Fair
AN HEIR WITH ALL TO GAIN.
A Ruling to Be Made Next Sat
urday Locating the
From present indications the complica
tions over the will— not to mention the
estate until later — of the late James G. Fair
promise to be of an interesting character.
Already the contest which has been prom
ised on the part of Charles L. Fair has
stirred up more of the circumstances of
the life of the multi-millionaire than ever
his children and their attorneys thought
When the Fair offspring held their con
sultations with attorneys and finally con
cluded to wrest, if possible, the control of
the vast estate from the hands of the trus
tees selected by their father then' was evi
dently much that was overlooked. They
did not apparently reckon on records of
tlie past and deeds of which they were not
aware being dragged out of the dim vistas
of the years gone by and materialized into
Such has been done, however, and now
the attorneys who represent the known
heirs are somewhat handicapped by
rumors and statements made, which, if
true, would cause a revolution in their
It is for this and other reasons that they
have been fighting for time. There is so
much to verify and so much to sift out in
order to get at bottom facts that tliev want
ell the time they can posssibly get. It is
not the events in the later life of Fair that
they are bothered about, though, but those
immediately preceding his divorce. The
main figure in this is the alleged illegiti
mate son. That such a personage exists is
said to be well known.
[n speaking of this portion of the story
last evening, J. J. McDade, the attorney,
said that lie had information that Fair was
the father of a child by an Irish girl, and
that the mother and child wore being well
taken care of in Sacramento. When Mrs.
Fair learned of the matter, she investigated
it, and found the child, but it was claimed
to be the offspring of "Long"' Jim Smith, a
stage-driver; the latter, in fact, emphati
cally claimed it, although Fair provided
for its mother's support. This wan all that
was known by Mr. McDade from hearsay.
Mrs. Fair visited the child and said she
was bure that Mr. Fair was the father.
Then followed the divorce suit, and in that
was developed a point which may have an
interesting bearing upon the present will
case and affect the future of the youth of
Whom it was claimed Fair was the father.
Henry Munger of this city, who was well
acquainted with the affairs of the dead
Senator, said yesterday, in speaking of the
matter, that this entanglement of Fair
with the Irish girl -was at the bottom of the
trouble with his wife.
"Mrs-. Fair learned that the boy had been
born," he said, "and she never had the
same feeling for her husband afterward.
The; had no open rupture, but she frankly
told him that she would not live with him
as a wife. An effort was made by Fair to
deceive her as to the paternity of the child,
bul she would beiieve nothing but what
was evident to her as facts.
"But the point that will come out in the
present proceedings is one that was re
vealed in the taking of testimony in the
case. Fair was not anxious to light his
wife; he knew she was right in her con
tention, and, in order to avoid any exten
sion of the case, he, through his attorney,
acknowledged that the baby born in Sacra
mento was his child. He not only con
ceded this, but everything else, and even
divided his fortune with his wife, as every
"Now the attorneys in the case are busily
engaged in going through the records
of the divorce case in Nevada in
order to see if this acknowledgment of his
son is recorded, as it must be, in the pro
ceedings. If such is the case one can
imagine what an important bearing it will
have on the proceedings.
"Fair knew that the boy existed, and,
although he settled $ Li), 000 upon the
mother and a like amount upon the boy,
he inserted that $50 clause in his will to
head off any claims that might be made
by either of them. The woman is now, I
understand, a respected wife, and I do not
suppose she would begin any contest. It
is different with the boy, who" I heard, was
in the hands of lawyers who will push him
to the front to contest his rights.
So the Fair estate case stands at present
outside of the court proceedings.
"No, there is nothing new regarding the
will beyond the fact that the case cornea up
again on Friday," said Attorney Heggerty
yesterday. The only thing I know about
another will is what Mr. Ooodfellow said
yesterday, and that was he knew there was
another will which no one in San Fran
cisco had seen, but which would be pro
duced before long. He did not say where
the will was nor who had it."
"Have you heard anything about the il
legitimate son appearing?"
"Yes. A certain person stopped me in
the street the other day and said he knew
of such a child and where it is now, and
that he was to be brought forward as a
claimant to a portion of the estate."
"Does not the will provide for all such
"Now there is a question. Of course a
great deal has been said about the safe
guards Mr. Fair placed around his will,
and many people have pronounced it the
strongest instrument ever drawn. That
may be so, but there is a difference of
opinion regarding it. The clause which
arranges for settlement with all such
claimants is inserted in the will with an
explanation that his experience of other
men's estates after death caused its in
sertion. Now, here is the proposition
which has been advanced: The will La
practically a photograph of Fair's mind at
the time* he drew the instrument. He
must have thought of something in his
past life and had some one in mind who
would be likely to come forward after his
death. The natural conclusion would be
that having such a party in mind he knew
they could establish a claim."
"How do you think the court would
"Well that is not for me to say. These
explanations have been advanced, but
whether they would be so construed by the
court Ido not know. As to an illegitimate
child putting in a claim it couidonly be
done in one of two ways. There would
have to be an acknowledgment of parent
age by the father, or the mother of the
offspring would have to prove a right to a
claim on the estate."
"If, when a settlement was made with
the mother of the boy, Fair signed an
acknowledgment of the reasons for pay
ment of the money would Mich document
be accepted as proof of parentage, and en
title such offspring to a share in the es
Mr. Heggerty thought for n time before
answering, but finally said: "That is ■
hard question to answer. In the Sharon
case a marriage contract had been signed,
but the parties had not according to law
lived as man and wife. The lower court
considered, however, that the testimony
relative to marital relations was sufficient
to prove the woman's claim of marriage,
but the Supreme Own reversed the de
cision on the ground that the testimony
was not sufficient. In such a case as this,
if it could be proved that Fair acknowl
edged the boy and took him into his fam
ily, with his wife's consent, there would be
no doubt of the claim, but if there was
only an agreement between Fair and the
woman, drawn at the time of settlement
of money on her, I could not say what
could be done."
Judge Slack has promised to fix a definite
point in the Fair will case by next Satur
day. That is so much anyhow.
Mr. Wheeler did all the' talking for the
Charley Fair side of it yesterday, and he
ought to be proud of having thus drawn a
line on the horizon, if nothing more.
McEp.ernoy, as the active agent for the
will, of course has a right to a share of this
honor— and perhaps Judge Paterson, who
made no speech but simply rose up in the
crowd and called upon the court to do
something by way of straightening out the
records, broken by the stolen or abstracted
They were all present yesterday— the
army of lawyers and Charles L. Fair and
Messrs. Goodfellow, Angus, Breese and
Carothers, the trustees, Mr. Goodfellow
being the last to arrive and haying some
little difficulty in finding a seat. For while
the proceedings are wholly technical and
barren of any sensational feature still the
prominence of the people engaged in the
ftruggle as principals and the equal promi
nence of their attorneys attract a court
room full of people at their every gathering.
Time had neen asked to meet the last
motion of Mr. MeEnernev, which was for
the admission of a certified copy of the
will to the riles by way of supplying "a lost
paper" under the general provisions of the
No written demurrer or objection was
tiled, but Mr. Wheeler made a long argu
ment against it. He took the ground that
the will was not on file in Uie acceptance
of that term known to law; that it was
merely in the custody of the court.- Because
soiiii! one had left a paper with the County
Clerk and said it was the will of Mr. Fair,
and that paper had been stolen, were they
to be allowed to come in and offer what
purported to be a certified copy of that pa
per and present it as a copy of Mr. Fair's
will when the original paper had not
been proven as such? There had been no
showing as to the manner of the loss of
the will. Although the matter was notori
ous out of court that was not sufficient and
the forms of law must be observed.
No law had been presented that
the clerk was authorized to certify
to this paper as the last will of Mr.
Fair. He declared that no motion or ac
tion had been brought which would bring
this will under the jurisdiction of the court
THE UNLUCKY BAWNMORE.
and the application had been made for its
probate several days after it had been lost.
The fact that a paper was put in the cus
tody of the County Clerk did not bring it
before the court, and until then it had not
been tiled, within the meaning of the law.
Again, he said, while the ''ounty Clerk
had made affidavit that he had made every
endeavor to recover the lost will, there was
not one word as to the moving parties
themselves or what they had done, and
this was their motion and not Mr. Curry's.
Now, the question was, how could a paper
be restored to the riles that had not been
on Hie, and how could a substitute be used
instead of an original will to which the
witnesses have signed?
Mr. MeK:ierney in a brief reply declared
that Mr. Wheeler's doctrine was revo
lutionary in the extreme. If it were good
law or good procedure, then the proce
dure since the courts were instituted was
all wrong. He would like to know, he
said, how the gentleman would obtain a
certified copy of a builder's contract or any
other document tiled in court. The will
had been produced and given into the cus
tody of the court. The will is not now in
court — it has been abstracted or stolen
through do fault of theirs, but that of the
court, and they desired to submit a certi
fied copy. Now a new element entered
into the case. Judge Paterson, appointed
by the court to look after the in
terests of the absent and minor heirs,
rose up and said that he thought
the time had arrived when they should be
heard. The case so far had discovered but
two interests in conflict. As representing
the minor heirs Judge Paterson said he
felt an unusual responsibility. He and
Mr. Percy, representing the other heirs,
had been silent thus far because the con
test had been a mere matter of procedure,
but now he thought he should call upon
the court to do something speedily by way
of perfecting the record. The will had
been in court, and was now there, he said,
as much so as though it were in the boxes
of the County Clerk. He demanded also
that they, as attorneys for great interests,
should receive, notice in regular form in all
Wheeler replied, saying that they too
desired that something be done; that wit
nesses be called to prove the will.
Judge Slack said he would fix next
Saturday at 2 p. m. as a time to render his
decision and hear any further motion in
ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY
The Knights of St. Patriot Will Have a
The banquet committee of the Knights
of St. Patrick held an important meeting
last evening, and, from the reports pre
sented by the members, their arrange
ments are rapidly approaching comple
The knights have celebrated St. Pat
rick's Day in this manner every year since
1875, and their grand banquet is looked
upon as a iitting close to the day's festivi
ties. Many Governors of the State and
Mayors of the city, together with other
distinguished citizens not of Irish birth,
have enjoyed the hospitality of this promi
nent Irish society, and on these occasions
have worn with pleasure the green badge
of the knights.
This year the dinner will be served in
the larger banquet hall of the New Del
monico restaurant, 112 OFarrell street, on
Sunday evening, the 17th inst, and the
committee feel safe in promising their
guests a most enjoyable evening.
Fire Department Changes.
The Board of Fire Commissioners met last
night and accepted the resignations of .Fames
Duffy, driver of engine 5, and Otto Meyers of
engine 3. Duffy is the man whose elopement
ti nit desertion of his wife were referred to in
ve>terdav's Call, (ieorge Cashel, extraman of
engine 2, was suspended for two months from
February 1, and his claim of $150 for injuries
raoelrea at the Goldberg, Bowen A Leiben
baum lire on Pine street was recommended for
paymeut by the Board of Supervisors. An ap
plication from .John Mccarty, who was dis
iniNM'i from his position as Assistant Engineer
on February 13, 18!)'J, for reinstatement, was
ordered to be filed.
Residents and storekeepers in the Mission*
have been annoyed by a gang of boys breaking
into their places and stealing anything that
came handy. Policeman Ueardon was special
ly detailed to break up the gang and on Friday
and yesterday he arested live of them and
booked • them for burglary. They are Charles
Smith, 14 years of age: Theodore Lundquest,
14; Willie Shannon, 12; Frank Joiss, 11, and
Angus Ralfo, 9.
SELLING PUKE WHITE DINNKR PLATES
AT FIVK CKNTS EACH.
GREAT AMKKK AN IMP. TEA CO.'S STORES.
Otbnr lines of Crockery equally cheap.
THE VICTIMS OF
Fears That Fred Pilgrim In
haled the Gas on the
A SUIT AGAINST THE SHIP.
Llewellyn's Brother Is Deter
mined to Exact Full
The accident on the oil steamer Bawn
more has turned out to be more serious
than was at first supposed. Dave Llewel
lyn, the young apprentice, is still at St.
Mary's Hospital suffering keenly from his
burned hands and face, but he is entirely
out of danger. It was feared at first that
he would lose the sight of both eyes, but
that danger, too, has passed. The act of
keeping his hands over his mouth pre
vented the gas from entering his lungs.
In consequence his hands were burned to
the bone. Although he is suffering keenly
not a whimper is heard from him and he
bears his pain like a hero.
Fred Pilgrim, who pulled young Llewel
lyn out of the engine-room, is said to be in
a bad way. He inhaled the fumes of the
"as and his recovery is still a matter of
doubt. He is a man of about 27 years of
age and has a wife and two children.
The suffering men blame the engineer of
the Bawnmore for their injuries. Young
Llewellyn says that he asked the engineer
if there were any clanger going into the
room, and that the latter had assured
him that everything was all right. The
intensity of the heat after the explosion
was demonstrated by the melting of a lead
pipe which rested live feet from where
, Llewellyn was standing. The pipe was
five inches in circumference and three
eighths of an inch thick. The young ap
prentice stood between this metal and the
pipe from which the gas arose.
Assemblyman Llewellyn, a brother of
the injured apprentice, said yesterday that
some one would have to pay for the acci
dent. Under the impression that the
steamer was going away for good, Mr.
Llewellyn was soing to libel the
Bawnmore yesterday, but when he
learned that she was under charter
to Grace <fc Co. he announced his intention
of suing the charterers. The Llewellyns
are from Los Angeles, where David re
ceived a college education. Having devel
oped a taste for mechanics at an early age,
when he completed his education several
months ago he came to San Francisco and
entered the Union Iron Works to learn the
business from the foot of the ladder. His
family is very highly esteemed in Los An
geles and Dave is a great favorite at the
Captain "Woodside of the Bawnmore said
yesterday tnat the accident was no fault of
his. as he had warned the foreman not to
allow a light in the interior of the vessel.
"I have notices all over the ship," said
the captain, "warning people not to smoke
on board, and I repeated this warning to
Foreman Kingsman and told him also not
to permit any of the men to take any lights
inside the vessel."
The Bawnmore will sail for Talara Bay
COMING EVENTS IN MUSIC.
Concerts and Song Recitals for the
For the fourth and last week of the present
series the Metropolitan Musical Society an
nounces popular concerts for Tuesday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday evenings, a public sym
phony rehearsal for Wednesday afternoon at 3
o'clock, and the last symphony concert for
Thursday evening, March 14. On Sunday
evening, March 17, the programme will be
devoted to Irish compositions.
This evening will be devoted to the music of
Scandinavian composers as follows: March,
"Coronation" (Svendsen); overture, "Nach
klaenge yon Assian" (Gade); violin solo, ro
mance (Svendsen), Concert-master John
Marquardt; Scandinavian Folk Music (Hart
niann); overture, "In the Autumn" (Greig);
fantaisie, "Visions of the Preani" (Lumbye) ;
waltz. "In the Moonshine" (Hartmann); •'Car
nival of Paris" (Svendsen), overture, "Michael
Anpclo" (dade); "Nordish Folk Dances" (Hart
mann): folksong, "Sandmat'nnchen" (Kjerulf);
galop, "Champagne" (Lumbye).
The Treble Cleff Quartet.which consists of
Miss Beatrice Priest, Miss Jcanette Wilcox,
Mrs. A. M. Noble and Mrs J. K. Birmingham,
will give its initial concert to-morrow evening
at Golden Gate hall, under the direction of
Mrs. Marriner-Campbell. The ladies will be
assisted by Miss Alice Ames, violinist; Miss
Ada Weigel. pianist, and Miss Edith Johnson,
A testimonial concert will be tendered George
Howard Studley, librarian of the Young Men's
Christian Association, Friday evening, March
15, in ttie association auditorium, corner Mason
and Ellis at/eets, to assist him in theological
studies at Boston University. Among the par
ticipants will be Leo Cooper, Emil Steinegger,
All Black, Miss Susie Hcrt.Thomns Irwin, Pro
fessor d'Estrella and a trio of boy singers. Ad
mission 50 cents.
The University of California Glee (Hub and
the Stanford Unlvcrsitv Mandolin Club will
give a concert at Scheel's Auditorium on the
The famous violin virtuoso, Herr Eduard
Remenyi, and a grand concert company of dis
tinguished artists, will shortly give a farewell
concert here. The ?reat violinist returns to
Buda Pesth, Hungary, from San Francisco,
where he will remain at the head of the Con
servatory of Music.
The Knickerbocker Quartet will give its first
concert on Tuesday next in the Maple hall of
the Palace Hotel. The quartet consists of: 1).
M. Lawrence, D. B. Crane, R. P. Evans, H. Wil
A song recital will be given tills afternoon by
lime. Emilia Tojetti at Beethoven Hull. The
vocalist will be assisted by Messrs. Hinrichs,
Dabelow, Apel, Toepke and R. A. Lucchesi.
At the recent auction sale of 10,000 pieces of
dress silks made by order of Schwurzenbach,
Huber & Co., a number of buyers' names were
omitted in all printed lists. Learning this, it
was also ascertained that Hale Bros, of San
Francisco and other Pacific Coast markets were
the largest purchasers of any Pacific Coast
house.— New York Dry Goods Record.
When Frank Marion, alias .Toe Guererro,
completes his term to-day in the County Jail for
grand larceny he will be anestedon the charge
of obtaining $9 90 from A. Carnogha, grocer,
4'J6 Green street, by false pretenses some
months ago. He gave Carnagha aif 10 Con
federate note for a 10-cent purchase and got
$9 90 change.
• — ♦ — •
Captain Woodslde of the Bawnmore says that
lie does not intend to sue the vessel, as he holds
no claim against her. He has libeled the cargo
on account of demurrage. The Bawnmore was
built by \V. J. Woodside, the captain's brother,
and is still held by the original owner; con
sequently nobody has been bankrupted by op
NEW TO-DAY-DRY GOODS.
SPRING AND SUMMER
This week we will open up and place
on sale 50 CASES NOVELTY WASH
DRESS FABRICS. The collection isthe
most complete and elaborate ever
shown in this city and includes :
TUFTED CREPES, LA PAQUL\ SUITHGS,
GALATEA CLOTHS, DOBBY SILKS,
CORDED ZEPHYRS, MADRAS CLOTHS,
NOVELTY DUCKS, SAILOR SUITLTO,
PRISTED SATEEi\S, WASH CREPOXS,
OXFORD CHEVIOTS, PIQUE VESTLYGS,
PRLYTED PERCALES, CRIMLED GIIGHUS.
5 cases IMPORTED DOTTED SWISS
DRESS GOODS, in an immense va-
riety, with embroideries to match,
Prices 25c to 75c per yard.
5 cases PRINTED IRISH DIMITY, full
32 inches wide, beautiful designs,
25c per yard.
SAMPLES SENT FREE TO ANY ADDRESS.
tXP~ Country orders receive prompt attention.
IV Goods delivered free in San Rafael, Sausaiito, Bllthedale
Mill Valley, Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley.
111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET.
SENATOR PERKINS AT HOME.
He Speaks of the Work of the
Session Just Ended in
Faith in the Valley Road— The
Reilly Bill May Not Be
United States Senator George C. Perkins
is back from Washington, having returned
yesterday, and was seen at hi? Vernon
Heights home in Oakland last night. Sen
ator Perkins said he was always glad to get
home and that he was weary. Although
the session of Congress just over had been
a short one, there was a great rush of work
at the last, and members departed for
home glad to be relieved of the tedium of
He talked freely on pv.blic affairs, touch
ing particularly on matters pertaining to
coast affairs. He spoke of the appropria
tion made for naval improvements on the
Pacific Coast, on the defeat of the funding
bill, but he said he anticipated the Reilly
bill in the next Congress probably with
another name in another guise. The visit
to the coast of the special railroad commis
sion, of which Senator Brice is chairman,
was mentioned. This commission will
have for its object an inquiry into the
feeling of the people of the coast toward
the railroad company.
The Senator also spoke of his own bill to
investigate economic matters, particularly
the differences existing between labor and
In the main Senator Perkins' talk was
devoted to bimetallism and the forthcom
ing international monetary conference to
be held in this country. He expects much
good to come of it, and said he had noted
among statesmen in Congress the growth
of the sentiment on this all-important
subject. He said that in bimetallism
was the country's greatest hope.
Both gold and silver must be
given an equal chance. He, in common
with others, saw the mistake of the extr..
session of Congress and noticed the great
strides being made toward both gold and
silver among leading minds. The dele
gates to the conference as selected by the
Senate and House were commended, and
Senator Perkins thought that the three
men to be chosen by the President would
make a delegation that would finally settle
the vexed financial problem on a bimetal
"The contraction of the currency is, no
doubt, responsible for much of the panic
through which the country is passing."
he said, "and I, in common with many
others of my colleagues, set- wherein the
two metals can be made to help one an
other and bring relief to this country and
other countries, for all must join hands, as
all feel alike the evil? of a single standard.
"The mistake of President Cleveland,"
he said, "lay in repealing the Sherman
purchasing clause unconditionally. There
should have been something given the
people in its stead. The leading men of
New England and the East who were with
the President in that move now see where
in an error was made, and the times in
stead of growing better have continued to
grow worse by the contraction."
In speaking of the proposed valley road
Senator Perkins spoke with some enthusi
asm. He said it would be a splendid thing
for the State and would help business in
♦ ♦ — •
An Ag«d Woman's Suddrn Death.
The remains of a woman over 60 years of age
were brought to the Morgue from the corner of
Fulton and Devisadero street .; last night. She
was seen staggering and falling to tht ground.
She was not well dressed but all her clothing
was clean. There was nothing on her whereby
she could be identified.
The police were notified lust night of the dis
appearance on Wednesday last of Augustus
Pepper, 6(i years of age, from his home, 1019
\ alencia street.
Decorated China Tea Sets complete,
Decorated China Dinner Sets complete,
Decorated China Fruit Dishes, Assorted
FIFTY CENTS EACH.
Decorated China Dessert Plates,
ONE DOLLAR PER DOS*
Decorated China Sugar Bowls,
Decorated China Creamers,
Decorated Chamber Sets,
25 X DISCOUNT.
Bohemian Glass Oil and Vinegar Cruets*
25 c EACH.
Opaque Hand-painted Finger Bowls,
$1 50 PER DOZEN.
Plated -top Bohemian Glass Salts and
25 X DISCOUNT.
Onyx Top Tables,
25 X DISCOUNT.
Bohemian Glass Ornaments,
Goods are marked at this Surplus Stock
Sale at prices never before quoted. Reduc-
tions in every department.
NATHAN. DOHRMANN & CO.
122-132 Sutler Street.
Wfißlly Call, $1.50 per Year