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MRS. HIRSCH WILL
SHE FOR DAMAGES.
She Makes Some Sensational
Charges Against Mrs.
AN ALLEGED CONSPIRACY.
The Wife of the Insurance
Agent Accused of Commit
A suit that is likely to be prolific of some
interesting developments will be filed
shortly against Mrs. Tillie Figel, wife of
Arthur Figel, city agent of the Guardian
Assurance Company, of 1930 Ellis street.
The plaintiff in tbe suit will be Mrs. Morris
Hirsch, wife of the manager of the Royal
Security Exchange, the office of which is
in the Donohoe building.
The suit, which is to be one for heavy
damages, will be based on the contention
by Mrs. Hirsch that Mrs. Figel conspired
with a Mrs. Bowman and a Mrs. Schiller —
the latter being Mrs. Hirsch's sister-in
law — to deprive her (Mrs. Hirsch) of the
care and custody of her adopted child,
Ernestine, now 12 years of age. Mrs.
Hirsch charges that Mrs. Figel accom-
Ernestine Hirsch, Who Said She Was
[From a photograph.]
plished her purpose solely by means of
perjured testimony, and this charge is .
supported by the statement of the girl her- i
self, who says the testimony she gave in i
court against Mrs. Hirsch a year ago was
given solely at Mrs. Figel's dictation.
The story of the Hirsch-Figel trouble |
was partly brought out in Judge Levy's
court on November 28, 1893, when the cus- j
tody of the girl Ernestine was in dispute. j
It was charged by Mrs. Schiller that her
sister-in-law, Mrs. Hirsch, was using the I
child cruelly; that she fed it meagerly, |
clothed it poorly, beat it with red-hot j
pokers, and 'forced it to sleep nightly in a !
Dathtub. This evidence was supported in
every particular by the testimony of Mrs.
Figel and Mrs. Bowman, near neighbors,
and on the statement of the girl herself
that the charges were true Judge Levy is
sued an order placing her in the Hebrew
Orphan Asylum on Devisadero street for
Little Ernestine has since her residence
at the asylum began had ample time to re
flect upon her conduct, and on Sunday last
she ran away from the asylum and sought
her adopted mother, who is now living at
the Golden West Hotel. She cried bitterly
and begged to be taken to the heart of her
adopted mother once more, saying that she !
had made the lying statements referred to j
"because Mrs. Figel had forced her to ;
"I was inexpressibly shocked at the de
velopments in court in November, 1893,"
said Mrs. Hirsch yesterday. "According
to the statements of my sister-in-law, Mrs.
Schiller, Mrs. Figel and Mrs. .bowman, I
am a monster who ought not to be allowed
to live. I have brought up the girl, who is
the orphan child of my husband s sister, in
luxury, and adopted her legally in Austria
eight years ago. We came to this country
in 1890 and have lived in this city two
years. Mrs. Schiller, who is now in Texas,
always hated me because her brother saw
fit to marry me, a Gentile. When I lived
at 1932 Ellis street I formed the acquaintance
of Mrs. Figel, a friend of Mrs. Schiller's.
They treated me coldly, and one day when
I told Mrs. Figel not to darken mv doors
aggin, she conspired with Mrs. Bowman
and Mrs. Schiller to deprive me of the cus
tody of Ernestine. Early in November,
1893, they took the girl away arid secreted
her in the home of Mr. Silvia, where she
remained several days before I was able to
"When I located her they refused to give
up the girl and I was forced to take the
case into court. I was there charged with
extreme cruelty toward the child. It was
stated that I beat her with redhot pokers,
forced her to run about naked and starved
her. I was willing to leave the refutation
of the vile slanders to Ernestine herself,
but when she said that she would rather
die than return home with me, thus prac
tically indorsing the charges, I felt I had
nothing more to hope for. The child has
now returned to her home, willing to speak
the truth and expose the treachery of those
whom I once received in my house on terms
of warm friendship."
Miss Ernestine Hirsch is a petite girl,
exceedingly vivacious und intelligent for
one of her years. Her story as told yester
day is as follows:
"In November, 1893, I was living with
my adopted mother, Mrs. Hirsch, at 1932
Ellis street. I call her mamma, and she has
been a mamma to me as long as I can re
member. She treated me kindly at all
times and I never wanted for anything.
My aunt, Mrs. Schiller, used to visit us
often, but I knew she had trouble with
mamma over something. I met Mrs. Figel
at her house one day and they asked me if
I didn't want to leave my mamma. I said
no, and they then said it would be good for
me if I did. Mrs. Figel took me to Mrs.
Silvia's house and there told me if any one
asked me questions to answer that my
mamma beat me awfully with a red-hot
poker, and forced me to sleep in a bathtub
at night. Mrs. Figel also told me that if I
ever went back to my mamma I would be
killed by her, meaning my mamma."
"Mrs." Figel scared me awfully, and when
the Judge asked me if the awful stories
told against mamma were true, Mrs. Figel
fixed her eye upon me, and I said just
what Mrs. Figel told me to say, that 'I
would rather die than return home.* I
was placed in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum,
where 1 remained until last week when I
made up my mind to run away. I was
well treated there, but never so well as at
home. I'm very sorry for what I have
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done, but I would not have done so had
not Mrs. Figel and Mrs. Schiller forced me
into it." ■ ■-
. The Hirsches are persons of refinement,
and their surroundings are those of well
to-do people. Morris Hirsch, whose repu
tation as a bond-broker is first class, states
that he will push the suit to the bitter end.
He maintains that his reputation has been
greatly damaged by reason of Mrs. Figel 's
acts, and says that his sole purpose in life
now is to vindicate himself and wife in the
sight of the public.
THE CROCKER ESTATE.
Contractors for the Tall Building "Want
More Money and Present Their
Case Before Judge Seawell.
The suit of Owen E. Brady and Patrick
j Degan against the Crocker estate, involv-
I ing the contract price of the Crocker build
i ing, is on trial before Judge Seawell. The
! suit is one for $61,000, claimed by Brady
and Degan, and which is demanded for
I extra work which they allege having per-
I formed over and above that demanded in
i the contract.
The suit was originally brought to re
j cover $35,083 07, $5055 85 of which was for
I attorneys' fees in prosecuting the case.
■ This money was claimed to be due on the
\ original contract, which stipulated that the
building be erected for $118,500. There had
! been paid on that amount $88,472 78, and
j the contractors sued for the remainder.
| The defense submitted was that the build
' ing had not been turned over to the owners
until ten months after the agreed time and
over $20,000 of the money sued for the
Crocker estate held back for damages in
curred by this delay. After the suit had
been some time on trial, however, it was
found that the contract was invalid, it hav
ing been irregularly recorded, and the
plaintiffs then increased the amount sued
for to $61,000, claiming that as the contract
was invalid they were not bound by its
terms, and could therefore sue for what
ever they thought their work was worth,
regardless of the agreed price. It is this
suit which is now on trial.
THE BARBERS' UNION.
Members Want All the Shops to Close
at 8 O'Clock.
At the meeting of the Barbers' Union
held last night at 102 O'Farrell street Dan
iel McGilvray was elected to a vacancy in
the board of trustees caused by the resig
nation of B. M. Mann.
During the evening it was stated that
there was very little hope that the Legisla
ture would pass tire bill requiring barber
shops to close on Sundays, or the one re
quiring them to close at noon.
It was stated that at this time many of
the barber-shops, instead of closing at 8
o'clock as has been the custom for many
years, remain open until 9 o'clock and even
later, thereby lorcing the journeymen to
work much longer hours.
|3This, explained one member, is the re
suit of the percentage. "Men," he said,
"are forced to work long hours in order to
earn enough to make up a fair day's
Journeymen who work on the percentage
plan are paid 60 cents for every dollar's
worth of work they perform, and in 10-cent
shops they have to shave ten men before
they earn 60 cents.
After a long discussion it was decided to
invite the bosses of shops to attend the
next meeting to see whether some arrange
ment cannot be reached to close all shops
at 8 o'clock.
INSTALLATION AT ST. JOHN'S
Rev. D. Hanson Irwin Formally
Presented to His.Con
Rev. J. E. Scott Warns the New
Minister Against the
Rev. D. Hanson Irwin was formally in
stalled last night as pastor of St. John's
Presbyterian Church, corner of Octavia and
California streets. The sacred edifice had
been elaborately decorated with flowers for
the occasion, and the pulpit was literally
hidden by banks of calla lilies, while the
date of installation. "March 12, '9.5," ap
peared on the organ loft in white flowers
Rev. H. N. Bevier, moderator of the San
The Rev. D. Hanson Irwin.
[From a photograph.]
Francisco Presbytery, presided. Rev. Dr.
Robert Mackenzie preached the sermon,
taking as his text the parable of the sower,
and showing that there is nothing in busi
ness or pleasure incompatible with true
religion unless one pays too much atten
tion to things temporal at the expense of
Rev. Mr. Bevier propounded the usual
statutory questions to pastor and people
and Rev. J. E. Scott, the stated clerk of
the presbytery, delivered the charge to the
pastor. He departed from . the usual
eaten track in his charge by cautioning
the incoming pastor against the insidious
importunities of the daily press, which
would probably, said the speaker, endeavor
to persuade him to allow his likeness to
appear in their columns.. The effect of
such an appearance, averred the minister,
was to cause the thought to arise in the
mind of the casual reader, "Another good
man gone wrong."
The charge to the people delivered by
Rev. J. C. Smith was an earnest appeal for
1 em to aid their pastor in his work and
"hold up his hands" when he should be
Some excellent vocal music was provided
for the service and the attendance was
Identified at the
The body of an unknown man, found dead in
a room on Fourth street on Monday, was iden
tified by his brother yesterday as that of
Michael Henry, an engineer at the gashouse.
and who lived at 801 Diamond street:
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1895.
A WIFE MURDERER
AND A SUICIDE.
Harry Brown Took His Wife's
Life and Then Killed
HE WAS VERY DESPONDENT.
Attempted to Asphyxiate Him
self, but Failed— Then Used
"Life is not worth living, and were it not
for the fact that I have no friend on earth
in whose care I would leave my wife, I
would go to bed to-night and never get up
in the morning." Those were the parting
words of Harry Brown, one of the best
known sailor boarding masters on the
Pacific coast, to Edward Harris, the cloth
ier, at 602 Kearny street, last Monday
night. Yesterday morning the dead bodies
of Brown and his wife were found in their
bedroom at 611 Lombard street. The wife
had evidently arisen, dressed herself,
opened the window and was looking out
into the yard. She was a little deaf, and
did not hear her husband come up behind
her. The next moment she was in eter
nity, her husband having sent a bullet
crashing through her brain. The mur
derer stepped back about ten feet, put the
muzzle of the pistol behind his right ear,
and he also fell lifeless. The two bodies
weltering in their life-blood, one beside the
open window and the other beside the bed,
presented a ghastly appearance when re
moved by the Coroner yesterday.
The story of the tragic affair as far as is
known is best told by N. Nelson, a partner
of the deceased, who saw both him and his
wife half an hour before the shooting.
"Brown and I," said he, "had the contract
to supply the steam-whaler Jeanette with
a crew and when we parted on Monday
night the understanding was that I was to
find the steward and Brown the carpenter
and get them aboard first thing this morn
ing. I kept my part of the agreement and
called for Brown about 6 o'clock Monday
morning to assist him in hunting up the
carpenter. I saw Brown in his room and
at that time he was fully dressed and his |
wife was standing in front of the window.
She told me that her husband had at
tempted to asphyxiate them both during
the night. Alter she was in bed, according
to her, he turned the gas out and then
turned it on again. Sufficient oxygen,
however, got into the room through an
open window to save them, but two
canaries that were hanging in cages in the
room were killed.
"When Mrs. Brown told me this story I
thought she had been drinking. I saw the
dead birds, but came to the conclusion
that they died from natural causes. Brown
remarked in an aside, 'Don't pay any at
tention to her; she's crazy,' and then told
me to go ahead and find the carpenter and
he would follow me.
"At this Mrs. Brown got excited and
asket me take the pistol from under the
pillow. I advanced toward the bed, but
Brown got there first, and securing the
weapon put it in 'his hip pocket. 'What
the is the matter with you? Are
you crazy?' he asked his wife, and then
turning to me -said, 'Come along, Nelson;
we'll put that carpenter aboard.'
"We went downstairs and got into my
buggy, but we had not driven a block when
he told me to stop. He was very much agi
tated, and the cold perspiration stood out
on his forehead. 'I'll have to go back,
Nelson.' he said, 'I can't leave my wife that
way. You noticed how worked up she
was, didn't you? The woman is crazy.'
"I had to admit that Mrs. Brown had
acted queerly, so I said that I would take
the carpenter down to the boat. Brown
got out of the buggy, trembling in every
fiber, and without saying another word
hurried back to his house. I went on to
the Jeanette, got my man aboard and then
drove back to Lombard street. I met Jack
Borrill, who was Brown's bartender for
twenty years, and he told me that Brown
had killed himself. I asked him how Mrs.
Brown was, and he told me that she was
all right. He meant that she was dead,
too, but I did not know that until later in
the day. Without waiting to go upstairs
I drove to Harris' store on Kearny street
and told him about the death of Brown.
Harris then got into my buggy and drove
to the house.
"I don't know how Brown was fixed
financially, but he had been despondent
for some time. WHen we went out driv
ing he used to say to me: -There's noth
ing in the business any more, Nelson. A
man might as well be dead as to live in
these times.' The shutting up of the
'cribs' on Kearny street, between Pacific
street and Broadway was a big loss to him.
Another thing that preyed on his mind
was the marriage of his daughter, who ran
off with a plumber named Burwick. The
couple now live in San Leandro.
"Brown once had the reputation of be
ing very wealthy, hut I think he was going
down hill lately. I know that he had sev
eral notes outstanding."
Brown came here in 1867 in company
with Captain Jack Borrill, and he married
the woman he yesterday murdered about
twenty-five years ago. While at work in
Sacramento he murdered ,a woman who
was said to have been his mistress. Influ
ence was brought to bear, and he got off
with a sentence of ten years in San Quen
tin. After serving three years he was par
doned out by Governor Booth. He then
made several voyages on the coast, and
finally branched out into the sailor board
ing-house business. He made money rap
idly and at one time was reputed to be
worth $150,000. He was the owner of a
number of valuable horses, and' last Sun
day he and his wife were out driving in
the park behind the finest span of horses
seen out that day.
About a year ago his only daughter ran
away with a man named Burwick, and
they are now living in San Leandro. The
young woman was about to become a
mother, and when the news of the tragedy
was conveyed to her she was compelled to
take to her bed and is now dangerously ill.
For years Brown kept the old Horseshoe
saloon on Kearny street and almost every
person connected with the shipping of the
port knew him as "Horse-hoe" Brown.
With all his faults he was loyal to his
friends and during the past two winters
almost as many poor sailors and destitute
men were lodged and fed by Brown as b>
the Salvation Army Lifeboat. While he
was not flush of ready money still there
was a considerable amount due him and
be expected to receive in a few days $700
from the sale of some bone which came
down on the whaler icolene. James
Laflin, the shipping-master, was to pay
him $325, and James McKenna, the owner
of a number of whalers, was to pay him
$500 in a few days. He owed Edward
Harris, the clothier, about $1500, but that
sum was fully secured by a number of
sailor advance notes, which will mature in
a few days. Still Brown was always used
to having from $500 to $1000 at his instant
command and the absence of ready money
Some years ago his wife was thrown out
of her buggy on top of her head. This
accident affected her memory and also her
hearing, and this was probably one of the
reasons why Brown did not want to leave
her behind "him.
FLOUR FOR THE FIGHTERS.
China Steamers Will Be Laden
With the Article Un
Oregon Mills Competing With
California for the Orien
The steamer City of Peking sails to
morrow for China and Japan and all of her
available space for freight has been taken.
The principal item of her big cargo will be
flour and there has been a scramble for
room for this article. It was learned yes
terday that contracts are being made for
flour shipments on both the Pacific Mail
and Occidental and Oriental steamers as
far ahead as May 1.
The reason given for this rush for freight
space on the part of flouring men is the
demand for room made by the Portland
millers. Strange as it may seem to San
Franciscans flour is being manufactured in
Oregon and shipped to Hongkong by way
of San Francisco and put on the Oriental
market to compete with the products of
The Oregon people are shut out from
shipping by the Canadian and North Pa
cific steamers for the reason that those
lines are carrying all the cargo they can
handle. With Puget Sound shut out "from
them the Oregon millers had only one re
course left to them, and that was to ship
by the Pacific Mail and Occidental and
Oriental lines. What arrangement has
been made with the Pacific Coast Steam
ship Company to transport the flour to
San Francisco is a secret. A special rate,
it is understood, has been given to the
Oregon manufacturers by the local China
lines which enables them to compete with
The latter naturally have the preference
when it comes to shipping, for the reason
that they are the direct supporters of the
Pacific Mail and Occidental and Oriental
lines, and also because they pay a
higher rate. To shut out the Portland men
to as great an extent as possible nearly all
the flour space has been engaged on the
steamers to sail between this date and May
1. The accident to the Rio, which gave
the two companies one steamer less in
February and March, naturally increased
the demand tor freight room.
Indicted for Felony by the
Grand Jury They Give
Themselves Up. ,
One of the Five Is Able to Se
cure Bail at the Last
James J. Bagley, Joseph Flanigan,
David L. Roach, Michael Calinan and E.
B. Peterson, five of the election corruption
ists indicted by the Grand Jury for felony,
were arrested last night on Superior Court
bench warrants and lodged in the Southern
police station. Bail was fixed at $1000 in
each case. James J. Bagley was the only
one of the quintet fortunate in securing
bonds, which he did in the sum of $2000.
They are all to appear in Supreme Court
No. 7 at 10 o'clock to-day to answer the
charge set forth in the indictment.
Bagley, Flanigan, Roach and Calinan
were detected of fraud in the Twelfth
Precinct of the Twenty-ninth District, and
Peterson in Fourth Precinct of the Twenty
The warrants for their arrest were issued
on the 11th inst., but it was not until last
night that the police were able to locate
them. The reason the culprits give for
keeping out of sight is that they wished to
have bonds in readiness for their imme
diate release, but, finding that bonds were
not to be easily secured, they gave them
selves up. Bagley was more successful, as
at the last moment D. P. Murphy came
forward and prevented his imprisonment
by giving bonds for $2000. _ ? .
At the police station they all seemed in
high humor, and laughed when a serious
aspect of their case was presented to them.
They say that they will get out of the scrape
A. J. Meadows, who was indicted by the
Grand Jury on Monday on three charges
of felony embezzlement, was arrested yes
terday afternoon and was released on $500
bonds on each charge. The complaining
witness is Joseph Wells, a contractor, and
according to Meadows the transactions on
which the charges are based took place in
1891. In that year Wells did some con
tract work on Mission, Holly and Dolores
streets, and Meadows did some financing
for him. Wells lost several thousand dol
lars on the contracts, and Meadows says he
has been trying since 1891 to fix the blame
upon him. *
Antonio Lauresallo, who was also in
dicted by the Grand Jury on the charge of
burglary, was arrested " yesterday after
noon. He is charged with entering the
house at 535 Vallejo street, two weeks ago,
and stealing a diamond ring, a lady's gold
watch, a necklace and other jewelry.
Three other persons arrested on Grand
Jury indictments were William Egan, L.
Bernstein and G. L. Lewis, election offi
cers, charged with making false returns to
the Registrar. Egan was released on $1000
HIS RECORD AN
What the Police Know About
Gustaf Broman, the Bold
A BLACKMAILER AND WORSE.
His Supposed Object in Making
a Trip in a Twelve-Foot
Gustaf Broman, the Russian Finn, par
ticulars of whose proposed trip from
Marshfield, Or., to San Francisco in a
12-foot boat were published in yesterday's
Call, is well known to the police in this
and other cities throughout the State. y
Detective Anthony knows his history
well, and yesterday he related a few of the
most important events.
About four years ago Broman made his
appearance in San Pedro, Los Angeles
County. He had a hotel-keeper there ar
rested for robbing him of $100, but at the
trial it was proved that it was nothing but
a blackmailing scheme on Broman _ part
to extort money from the hotel-keeper and
the case was dismissed. He associated
with several women in the place and the
citizens uprose in their anger, tarred and
feathered him and drove him out of the
He was next heard of at Santa Cruz,
where he and an imbecile brother lived in
a shanty. Broman obtained two in
surances on his brother's life, one for
$5000 and the other for $9000. Thirty days
later the shanty was burned to the ground
and the brother was cremated. The insur
ance companies resisted payment and
Broman was arrested and charged with
murder and arson. At the first trial a
woman testified strongly against him, but
when he had a new trial her testimony
was the other way and Broman was dis
charged. He got the insurance money,
and it was afterward learned that he had
promised to give the woman a large sum
of money if she would not testify against
him on the second trial.
Broman then came to this city and ob
tained employment as a conductor on the
Union-street line. He made himself very
attentive to several ladies and particularly
to Mrs. Leroy. a wealthy widow, on Vallejo
street. Finally, he proposed marriage to
her, but his suit was rejected, as Mrs.
Leroy believed all he wanted was her
money. He was not discouraged and
again pressed his suit, assuring her that he
was only actuated by love for herself, and
in proof of that he gave her a valuable
About this time the woman in Santa
Cruz came to the city and told other con
ductors on the Union-street line that as
Broman had failed to keep his promise to
pay her a large sum of money she would
The police here had meantime been noti
fied of his doings in San Pedro and Santa
Cruz and he was quietly but firmly
advised to leave the State. He also had
heard that the Santa Cruz woman was here
threatening to kill him, so he took the
advice and went to Mexico.
Broman remained in Mexico for a year
and returned to the State. He was next
heard of in Sacramento. He had been
stopping in the house of a woman named
Brown and went to the Chief of Police
with a story that he had been robbed of
$8000 in the house. He obtained a search
warrant and an officer accompanied him to
the dwelling. In one of the rooms he told
the officer to search under the carpet, and
three $20 gold pieces, which were marked,
were found. Broman explained that he
had been robbed once before and since
then he always took the precaution of
marking his coin. He then told the officer
to look behind a mirror and a diamond
ring was found.
It was suspected that Broman was play
ing another blackmailing scheme, and an
oihcer came here from Sacramento to ob
tain his record. Mrs. Leroy, the widow on
Vallejo street, was subpenaed as a witness,
and when Broman learned that he came
here before the trial of the Sacramento
case, and had the widow arrested for steal
ing the diamond pin which he gave her.
The case was heard in Judge Conlan's
court and Mrs. Leroy was acquitted. The
Judge advised her to have Broman ar
rested for perjury, and she swore out a
warrant, but it was not served upon him,
as it was thought it might affect the Sacra
The case in Sacramento was dismissed
and the Judge scored Broman for his at
tempt to blackmail the woman Brown. He
left Sacramento and now he comes to the
front in Marshfield, Or., with his fool
hardy scheme to make a long voyage in a
"My opinion is," said Detective An
thony, yesterday, "that Broman has a
well-laid scheme in making this trip, and
if he should start on it the boat will be
found bottom up on some beach. Broman
will probably have insured his life for a
big sum and after the boat is found a con
federate will apply for the insurance
money and he and Broman will share it.
That is my belief from my knowledge of
the man. "
ARRESTED FOE LIBEL.
Attorney G. W. Howe Taken on Com
plaint of Attorney O. F. Meldon.
Attorney G. W. Howe was arrested yes
terday afternoon on a warrant sworn out
in Judge Low's court by Attorney 0. F.
Meldon on the charge of misdemeanor libel.
Meldon alleges that Howe published a
libel about him in connection with his
conduct of the divorce case of John B. St.
Denis vs. Caroline St. Denis. The words were
in effect that "Meldon appeared as attor
ney for the plaintiff and obtained a decree
without making personal service upon the
defendant of the summons and complaint,
and fraudulently concealed the fact from
the court that he knew the defendant's
address and also concealed from the de
fendant all of the proceedings, thereby im
posing upon the court."
Meldon says he is thus charged with
fraud, deceit and unprofessional conduct,
whereas there was no element of fraud
whatever on his part or on the part of the
» — m •
The reproduction of this fight has just arrived,
and can now be saau at 946 Market street, Baldwin
building-. This, the champion's latest battle, took
place at nidlson's laboratory, and was a stiff fight
to a finish. Corbett, the winner, received a purse
of $5000. Courtney was awarded $1000, though,
had he stayed the six rounds, he would have had
$2000. Jim's work from beginning to knockout
was clean cut and scientific. Courtney fought
strongly, and in the fourth round landed a right
hander on Corbett's neck; had he reached Jim's
jaw Corbett would now be a defeated man. but he
was not caught napping. A faithful reproduction
of this fight made It necessary to remodel and en
large the kinetescope. It takes six of these new
klnetescopes to show the rounds, giving the actual
movements of the fighters, seconds, timekeepers
and referee. This fight is a great sensation in the
East. Mr. Peter Bacigalupl has procured the new
machines at a cost of over $6000, and has now the
sole right for this State. He has the phonograph
and kinetescope concession for the Mexican Expo
sition in 1896.
For the City's Creditors.
The Chamber of Commerce yesterday passed
a resolution asking that in the next tax levy
for general municipal purposes a sufficient
sum be included for the express purpose, and
specially set apart to satisfy the just demands
of those who have rendered services and fur
nished supplies to the city for which payment
is yet to be made. ■ . ; .;
Sponge Fiber Gov. Blotting is best absorbent
known. My sell & Rollins, 521 Clay, sole agents.*
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 PAQtIX SITTIYGS,
GALATEA CLOTHS, DOBBY SILKS.
CORDED ZEPHYRS, ' MADRAS CLOTHS,
SOYELTY DUCKS, SAILOR SlHi\i;s,
PRIYTED SATEEiYS, WASH CREPO.YS,
OXFORD CHEVIOTS, PIQUE YESTLYGS,
PRIMED PERCALES, CRLYKLED GLYGHAMS.
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.
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IV Country orders receive prompt attention.
_W~ Goods delivered free in San Rafael, Sausalito, Blithedale,
Mill Valley, Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley.
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111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET.
HE IS ACCUSED OE PERJURY.'
Knox Says That an Editor of
the Sacramento Bee Tes
The Railroad Said to Have Pur
posely Ditched Its
The strikers' trial took on an exciting
turn in the United States District Court
yesterday afternoon. Henry E. Knox, the
leader of the Sacramento strikers, was on
the stand, and during his testimony
practically accused one of the pro
prietors of the Sacramento Bee of per
jury, and said that Marshal Baldwin did
nothing but "talk stuff in the name of the
Knox was under cross-examination, and
read an article from the Sacramento Bee,
headed "Knox advises peace, but he says
he may not be able to control the men." In
his testimony McClatchy swore that Knox
had signed a document to that effect.* In
cross-examining the witness United States
District. Attorney Foote asked: "Mr. Mc-
Clatchy states in his testimony that you
signed that document in his presence. Is
it true or false
Knox— lt is false. I never signed it in
anybody's presence. I never signed it
Foote— is a forgery then ?
Knox — sir.
Foote— Now, I want to thoroughly un
derstand you. Do you mean to say that
when Mr. McClatchy testified that you
signed that statement he perjured him
Knox— l don't know what he did. I
know it's false. I never signed it. My
word is as good as McClatchy's any day.
"I have no opinion on that subject,"
said the United States District Attorney:
"of course you are welcome to yours.
That part of the discussion was
dropped, and Knox was questioned in re
gard to the manner in which United
States Marshal Baldwin acted. "What
was Mr.-Baldwin doing when you arrived
at the scene just prior to the troops being
called out?" asked Foote.
Knox— Baldwin was just getting up
on the end of a mail or express car to
make a speech. He was very much ex
cited and bareheaded. He was in a kind
of broken-up condition, and seemed hardly
able to talk. He requested the people tb
go to their homes, and all that sort of stuff,
in the name of the United States. I also
made a speech, and asked them to go home
and stay there.
The District Attorney took . the wit
ness to task over the expressions he had
used. Under a rigid cross-questioning he
got thoroughly mixed up, and finally took
back all he had said about the Marshal.
Knox further testified that the Ameri
can Railway Union had made an inef
fectual attempt, to obtain possession of a
number of telegrams sent by the officials
of the Southern Pacific during the strike.
Out of 400 sent only 150 had been intro
duced in evidence. Among the telegrams
wanted are two alleged to have been sent
by Superintendent J. B. Wright of Sacra
mento to the agents at Willows and Au
burn to ditch the trains from Dunsmuir to
Truckee taken out by the strikers. F. H.
Almas, one of the A. R. U. men, says he
saw the telegrams, and five other witnesses
are ready to coroborate his statement.
Death of Captain Hansen.
Word was received here yesterday from-
Champerico that Captain Hansen of the
steamer Willamette had died at sea. The Wil
lamette is owned by the Oregon Improvement
Company, and was recently chartered by the
Pacific Mail Company. She sailed from this
port for Central America about two weeks ago.
Great Plate Sale.
FIVE CENTS EACH FOR PURE WHITE
They won't last long at this price. "
GREAT AMERICAN IMP. TEA CO.'S STO RES
Other lines of Crockery equally as cheap.
The style, the general makeup of
the shoes turned out at our fac-
tory and RETAILED DIRECT
TO THE PEOPLE, show at a
glance that this is a place de-
voted exclusively to manufactur-
ing FIRST-CLASS footwear.
Naturally you would expect
high prices; but FACTORY
PRICES — the same as paid by
the retailers — are LOW, even
for the best shoes.
We look for you to-day.
WHOLESALE MAKERS OF SHOES.
581=583 MARKET ST.
Open till BP. ft. Saturday Nights till iO.
SEMI - ANNUAL EXAMINATION
T_E3_A_Cia: E _FMR.
Sax Francisco, March 1, 1895.
The regular semi-annual examination of appli-
cants for teachers' certificates (High School, Gram-
mar and Primary grades and special certificates)
will commence at the Normal school building,
PowelLst., near Clay, on SATURDAY, March 16,
at 9a. m. Applicants who wish to pass an exami-
nation for High School certiticates or special cer-
tificates will send notice to this office on or before
March 9. *p*Wgi
In compliance with the State school law each
applicant must pay an examination fee of $2 la
advance. Applicants who Intend taking the exam-
ination must register prior to the commencement of
the same, as no fees will be received on that date.
Some additions have been made to tbe studies
required tor grammar and primary certificates, and
changes have been made in the schedule of credits.
Information on same may be obtained at the oflic*
of the Board of Education.
ANDREW J. MOULDER,
Superintendent of Common Schools.
Geokoe Bkanston, Secretary.
PRUNE, PLUM, PEACH. PEAR. CHERRY
Almond, for sale at 3 cents each. E. o. B ■ Terms
to suit you. No better trees grown. Address Sac-
ramento River Nursery Company, Walnut Grov_