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STOCKTON, MANUFACTURING METROPOLIS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN.
The Tidewater Center of
a Great and Wealthy
FOUNDED BY A PIONEER.
Now Attracts Attention as the
Starting Point of the
ITS BUSINESS INTERESTS.
An Energetic People Are Develop
ing the City and Its Tributary
STOCKTON, April 19.— This fertile val
ley of San Joaquin, which extends from
the coast range of mountains on the south
west to the foothills of the snow-crowned
Sierra Nevadas on the east, is one of the
greatest, if not the greatest, valleys on the
American continent. San Joaquin County
STOCKTON HAEBOB, LOOKING TOWARD HEAD OF THE CHANNEL,
lies in the very center of this great valley,
and is drained by the three rivers San
Joaquin, Calaveras and Mckelumne. The
wonderful fertility of this San Joaquin
district was recognized in the early days
before "49. The 'ate Captain Charles
Weber, founder of Stockton, often spoke of
-it to the town site, which was
cupied by some French trappers
as known as French Camp. Captain
often quoted the leader of this half
! crowd as saying: "If ever you get ,
. grarit take this country here. It is I
. It bears succulent roots and grasses
es of trees. Small game is
and white elk and deer roam the
vhite elk and the deer stalk
•re under the willows along the
civilization has driven them J
small game is still plentiful. Think
wild ducks of the tuies. "Succulent
: . grasses," they are here. Three
I • .• usand acre? in wheat, produc
ing from 40 to 75 bushels per acre; 80,000 j
in rye, which runs up to 105 bushels •
acre. Many thousand acres in oats
ami alfalfa, the latter yielding four crops
Think of the succulent, delicious water
melons grown in the vicinity of Lodi,
twelve miles away, still in San Joaquia
County. About 1800 acres are put in water
meions each year, from which a crop of
dm is produced. It is enough to say,
from the authority of experience, that all
kinds of fruit indigenous to the temperate
and semi-tropic zones can be grown in this
county. All this is an old, old story in this
State, rich in agricultural products — in this
land of the olive, the orange and the vine;
"heaven's borderland, California."
On Stockton, the shire town of San Joa- i
quin, all eyes are turned since it is a set
tied fact that the first spike of the people's
railroad will be driven here. The first
sound of the hammer will be the death
knell of monopoly, but the welcome sound
will scarce be perceptible on the air of this i
busy commercial town, where the factories
are ever humming.
Stockton, founded in pioneer days, has
had a steady, permanent growth without
spasmodic fictitious booms. Being the ;
outlet of the richest mining region of the j
Staie. and surrounded by lands rich in i
agricultural products, with a natural high- !
way of water which has given cheap and i
uninterrupted communication with the !
metropolis of the western sea, San Fran
cisco, 127 miles away, what could stand in
the way of this becoming an industrial
center, second to none in the State, except
The California Navigation and Improve- !
ment Company and the Union Transpor- :
tation line run daily freight and passenger |
RESIDENCE OF W. W. WESTHAY, STOCKTON, CAL.
boats to and from San Francisco. This
competition insures the lowest possible
rates for transportation. Boats leave
Stockton in the evening laden with fruits
and melons, which are landed at daybreak
in the markets of San Francisco. This
fact is leading to the cultivation of veget
ables, melons and the smaller fruits by
people who have secured small holdings in
this vicinity, because of this blessed water
way over which their products can be car
ried expeditiously and at a rate which al
lows them to live and build themselves
The advent of the San Joaquin Valley
Railroad, it is expected, will lead to a sub
division of the great ranches of the valley,
which have remained thousand-acre grain
fields simply because small holdings could
not support a family and the Southern
Pacific magnates at the same time. Small
holdings will cause villages and towns to
spring up, and there will be more of gen
eral prosperity along the lines.
The era of railroad building in California
is just dawning, incipient projects for the
building of electric lines are met with at
every turn. An important line waich has
passed the state of incipiency is the Stock
ton, Lodi and Terminal electric Colonel
Hartzell, the chief mover, when spoken to
on the subject, said: "We have the most
important parts of tne road secured, rights
of way have been granted within the lim
its of* Stockton, and H. Barnhart, a large
land holder at Lodi, has made our en- j
trance there possible. H. C. Bunn, a Chi- j
cago capitalist, who is largely inteiestedin j
the line, is in Stockton. And this is not j
the only road which will be built in the j
near future." The Lodi country is well
worth building roads into, as it is the gar
den spot of the county.
Major J. D. Peters, president of the
Union Navigation Company, one of the i
best known men in the State, said in an- !
swer to the Call's question as to whether
the new road would help Stockton to the
extent of the sanguine hopes entertained
to-day by the majority of her citizens:
"Help Stockton! "Why it will help the en
tire State. I have more faith in California's
future greatness than when I walked across
the plains to live here in 1549. This
strong company in the field will down
Huntington, and California will be free.
People wii^ come here then without fear
of becoming slaves, and once here they
will feel like I do." On being asked to
what he referred, the old gentleman an
swered in a characteristic fashion. "I
would rather be hung in California than
live anywhere else."
Judge Budd, father of Governor Budd,
was seen in his chambers where he was
busy in the intricacies of an important
case, but he cheerfully put aside his work
to say: "Stockton has reached the point
where the opportunity to become a great
city is within her grasp. If the people pull
together and carry out other improve
ment, particularly irrigation ideas, Stock
ton will be second to Los Angeles in a
very short time." The Judge kindly ex
plained that the last Assembly had passed
an enabling act by which the city of Stock
ton and county of San Joaquin could issue
bonds for the purpose of building a ditch
running north and south from the Calave
ras River, which would preclude the possi
bility of an overflow during spring freshets,
and would serve for irrigation ditches as
well. It is expected this improvement
will soon be commenced.
J. M. Kile, an enterprising young attor
ney, said on the subject of the new road:
"Nothing can stop Stockton's progress but
a cyclone. We want outside capital, and
we want to assure those thinking of com
ing here that there will be no fictitious
values placed upon real estate."
H. H. Hewlett, president of the First
National Bank, speaking on the same sub
ject said : 'Real estate has come up grad
ually in Stockton, a healthy advance
from the first. There is no sign of a boom
in the dangerous sense of the term, which
presupposes a reaction. The valley road I
consider one of the greatest benefits to
both the county and town. I most heartily
indorse and support it." Mr. Hewlett also
emphatically asserted that real estate
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1895.
I values had not advanced. The general
< feeling among all classes is to keep down
any such tendency.
Stockton is a prosperous manufacturing
city of about 22,000 inhabitants. Thirteen
million dollars is the annual output of her
mills and factories. A million and a quar
ter dollars is paid annually in wages to
1600 or more mechanics. Such disburse
ment of money brings about general pros
perity — makes the tradespeople active.
Stockton has two good building and loan
associations. M. R. E. "Wilhoit, secretary
■ of the Stockton Land, Loan and Building
Association, said their association had 700
members. Mr. Wilhoit was proud to say
as a positive fact that more workingmen
owned their own homes in Stockton than
anywhere in the State.
If asked to guess Stockton's leading ar
! tide of production, it is easy to answer
; flour. The wheat raised in the San Joa
; quin Valley has no superior to that grown
in any other grain district of the world ;
I and as Stockton is the market for much of
1 this valley product, it is not strange that
here mills of wonderful capacity are lo
cated, which make brands of flour which
win foremost place in every market it has
been able to reach. The principal mills of
the well-known Sperry Company are lo
cated here; Colonel George B. Sperry,
manager. They have recently bought the
Golden Gate and Union mills, which are
immediately adjoining the large Stockton
City and Sperry mills near the wharf.
The Stockton Milling Company runs the
Crown Mills, of which J. D. Welch is the
chief owner and resident manager. This
is a large plant also, from which is shipped
four carloads of flour per day. The output
of the Sperry mill is something enormous,
something like 3000 barrels per day.
The Stockton Woolen Mills manufacture
fine cloth and blankets. Their goods are
i sold ah over the Pacific Slope, and the
RESIDENCE OF J. H. HOSKINS, CORNER SAN JOAQUIN AND SONORA
STREETS, STOCKTON, CAL.
I blankets are in such demand even in the ,
, East that the mills will be enlarged this ;
season. The capacity will be doubled, ao j
said Mr. Patterson, the manager.
The Stockton Iron Works manufacture
I boilers, engines, mining Dumps and well- '■
j boring machinery. The Globe Iron Works
j (E. F. Cadle & Sons) manufacture engines,
I horse-power pumps, in fact, everything in
the machinery line, but make a specialty
of dredging machinery. The plow works
of H, C. Shaw is one of Stockton's most
individual establishments. Mr. Shaw
manufactures all kinds of farming imple
ments, but the specialty of the works is the
H. C. Shaw reversible gang-plow, of which
Mr. Shaw is the patentee. This plow is in ;
constant demand. Mr. Shaw keeps about
thirty skilled mechanics constantly at
work in bis factory, the engines of which :
are run by natural gas.
Natural gas is a great feature of Stockton.
It is used in both heating and lighting. In
the vicinity of Stockton there are more j
than twenty wells, which yield a half
million cubic feet of gas daily. This gas
OOBMI up from a depth of 800 to 2000 feet •
with a strong flow of water. The water is !
in itself of great service to Stockton; it has '
sulphur, magnesia and other medicinal j
properties which are said to be an excellent !
specific for rheumatism and blood diseases. ;
Two large swimming-pools are tilled with i
this water. Both are well-conducted, use
ful institutions of the city.
The county owns a large well in the jail- '
yard, which heats and lights both the \ i
Courthouse and jail. The great range in i i
the jail kitchen accomplishes good work I
by the use of the gas. Many private resi- j
dences use it for cooking. The State In- I I
sane Asylum has a large well, which fur- j (
nishes all the light and most of the heat ! <
used in the mammoth establishment, i
There is an unpleasant odor about the dry '• I
natural gas of the Eastern States, but this ; 1
vapor gas seems perfectly odorless. The | <
people here appreciate the fa?t that natural ■ '
gas is destined to play an important part I ;
in the development of the manufacturing j I
interests of California. I j
The Stockton Car, Machine and Agricul- j I
tural Works really seem to make every- i '
! thing from electric and cable cars down —
combined harvesters, hay-presses, boilers
; and engines. Everything in the heavy
machinery line is made in this busy shop. i
I There are two large carriage factories, j
; which turn out prime work. Planing-mills |
! and lumber-yards are all about the wharves, j
The largest lumber company and plan- I
! ing-mill is that of P. A. Buel & Co. They i
i carry a complete stock of redwood and pine '
: lumber amounting to 10,000,000 feet. One i
block of ground containing 90.000 square |
feet is covered with sheds, in which is j
stored an immense amount of finishing ;
The most attractive factory, from the I
I standpoint of art and color, is the Stockton i
, Terra Cotta Company. They make an ex- j
i quisite line of vases, jardinieres, pedestals, j
in fact, all kinds of bric-a-brac. If it was j
put on sale as imported ware, the expres
sions of praise would be deafening. As it
is the Stockton Terra Cotta Company is
being justly rewarded in both praise and j
profit, This is the only factory of the kind
on this coast, and they are reaching out to
a large trade.
It is impossible to mention in detail all
the many enterprises of this city of mar
velous promise, all the progressive, up-to- :
date business men and public-spirited men
and women. The women are active factors
in the life of Stockton. It is said there are
some Silurians, but only a sprinkling com
! pared to the energetic men who are say
j ing, "We will be a great city," and are
willing to put their shoulder to the wheel
I and bring their prophecy to pass. This is
not a slouch city ; such an appellation is ]
j now a misnomer, since the last slough was j
j filled up three or four years ago. There,
I are many handsome homes here, modern
■in architecture, with beautiful lawns. The
' San Joaquin County Courthouse is a mag-
I nificent piece of architecture, built of white i
granite in the midst of a green plaza in the j
heart of the business portion of town. It J
is a most restful piece of architecture; in j
looking at it one thinks of Mme. de Stael's }
i idea of good architecture being "frozen
music." The Methodist Church is a mag
-1 nificent building. The Sunset Telephone j
Company has a gem of a place — red brick, !
with white marble wainscoting, most pe
culiar. The inside, with flowers, birds and
pretty girls, is a perfect bower.
But the place of all places and that to be
prized above everything is the superb
Hazelton Library building. Dr. Hazeiton
of Tarrytown, V. V., left $75,000 to Stock- j
; ton for this public library because he re- ''•■
ceived his first business start in life here.
Fifty thousand dollars was put in the
library building, which is of the lonic :
type of architecture. It is constructed en
tirely of brick, marble and iron. All :
; modern ideas of library construction have i
: been carried out. The necessary wood
work is polished oak. The ceilings are
j ribbed with beams of hollow steel. Mas
sive marble columns, forming a half circle,
sustain the gallery floor, which is used for
a reading-room, where all papers and mag
azines are on file. For the sake of safety
for the 25.000 books that will soon be on
the shelves the space where the books are j
: shelved can be separated from the main j
i office by three steel drop curtaius, thus |
i rendering the book-storage portion abso- !
lutely fireproof. It is a munificent gift, j
which has been applied with taste and j
i judgment. Stockton is to be congratulated I
| on having such a library open free to all. |
i There are many social, literary and miscel
laneous clubs here where one can feel an
air of genuine social life.
Stockton has an art association of two
or three years' standing. The members
meet in Masonic Temple for the purpose
of study, mutual criticism and the keeping
alive of the artistic. In the studio or soci
ety-rooms, which are shared with the
Camera Club, any members can exhibit or
have on sale any of their work. There is
an outdoor-sketch club in connection with
the association who do some good work.
When the "outing" days come members of
the Art Association are hoping some local
philanthropist will emulate Dr. Hazelton
and give or will them money for an art
The Stockton Athletic Clnb of 300 mem
bers is organized "to foster athletic train
ing, promote aquatic and field sports;" so
said John Budd, the faithful and enthusi
astic president of the association. Mr.
Budd says all the time he can spare he is
giving to the work of building up an indi
viduality for himself, as he thinks it high
time he had a separate identity— "Jim
Budd's brother" is all the progress toward
an individuality he has so far made. The
directors of the Athletic Association are
John E. Budd, L. E. Doan, Orin S. Hen
derson, C. F. Hiitchinson, W. H. Lyons,
A. H. Wright, John W. Kerrick, F. J. Vic
brock and Robert Fye. They are incor
porated and have a very attractive club
house built, which is well equipped as a
modern gymnasium. The best instructors
ire to be engaged. Best of all. the ladies
and young people are to share in the bene
The Philomathean Society, composed of
fifty ladies, is something after the Century
21ub idea, its object being the cultivation
)f literary taste and the promotion of
study. Mrs. J. E. Budd is president for
,he year. The practical affairs of this in
land city are very numerous, but it has its
>ther side, its cultured social life, as well.
Phe churches are all prosperous and well
attended ; the young people are particu
larly well organized. Proud as the people
ire of their active commercial life — their
tine streets, which have cost so much, of
their great elm trees which shade the side-
, walks in the residence r>ortion, of their
public buildings — their chief and just pride
is in the public school system. Sly atten
; tion was drawn particularly to this depart
! ment by Hon. James A. Louttit.who takes
: an active interest in the welfare of Stock
The Stockton schools are on a very high
i plane, largely brought up through the
j efforts of James A. Barr, an enthusiast on
| school work, and its high place in the life
jof the nation. Within the last few years,
' it is said, the city school system of Stock
| ton has undergone a rapid growth toward
I ideals in education, so that to-day the
I term "Stockton schools" has come to have
\ a special significance here and in the East.
The course of study has been gradually
j remodeled along modern lines until it
j compares favorably with those of the most
progressive Eastern cities. Recent addi
tions to the grade subjects have been
nature study, substantially that used in
Chicago and Indianapolis training schools.
The latter consists of woodwork, and a
special building has been provided. Wal
ter Kenyon, a student of the Swedish and
German training schools, and for seven
years with Frances W. Parker in the Cook
County (Illinois) normal, from which he
graduated, is the teacher of the manual
training department. The main under
lying idea is to dignify labor to all classes
and to train the mind to exactness. As
Mr. Kenyon expressed it, "A truthful hand
makes a truthful soul." This teacher also
has cnarge of the drawing department in
all the different schools of the city. This
department has been received with great
favor by pupils and parents.
Stockton is particularly fortunate in
having its school board free from corrupt
local politics. To find a Board of Educa
tion free from such influence is always
conducive to the good of the children.
Stockton sadly needs several new school
buildings and, as behooves a progressive
city, they are going to have a new High
School building and two grammar school
buildings. One hundred and fifty thou
sand dollars bonds will soon be issued to
build these buildings, which will be up to
the most modern standard. The bulK of
Stocktonians are inclined to the belief that
however good the instruction may be, it
avails little while growing children are
crowded into narrow space. The matter is
being discussed, and the people appear
universally in favor of this rather whole
sale building of schools. Stockton can ac
complish anything it determines on doing.
It is a pleasure to breathe the atmosphere
of hope and energy.
The three daily papers of Stockton are
progressive and up to date, and do much
toward making the wheels of life move
swifter and surer in this Gateway City of
the great valley of the San Joaquin.
ALL STOCKTON AIDING.
Entertainments of Every Description to
Swell the Fund for the
STOCKTON, Cal., April 19.— There is
little thought of here save the valley road
at present. To-night a concert was given
in the Yosemite Theater by the ladies'
committee for the benefit of the valley
road. Some of the best local talent par
ticipated. A string quartet, composed of
Theodore Elliott, Professor Steel, Samuel
Frankenheimer and Ed Haas, lent its
services, as did also Robert Lloyd of San
Francisco and the Euterpean Circle, a
musical organization of this city.
To-morrow will be a day of general re
joicing here over the prospect of securing
the new road. A monster picnic will be
held at Goodwater Grove, and the Stockton
Athletic Club has been arranging its first
Held day, to be given in conjunction with
the picnic. All of the local athletes have
entered in the contests, which include a
100 and 220 yard dash, a half-mile run,
pole-vaulting and jumping contests, fol
lowed by a football game between teams
from the High School and the Stockton
Athletic Club, the latter captained by
Charles N'icewonger, captain of the fresh
man team of the Stanford University. The
proceeds of the picnic will go to the ladies'
contributions to the cash fund for the val
Even the theaters here are giving a per
centage ot their receipts to swell the fund.
The surveyors, under the direction of
Assistant Engineer Graham, are busy on
the line through the county between here
and Burneyville, at which point the road
will in all probability cross the Stanislaus
Companies A and B, N. G. C, have been
busy to-night rehearsing their battalion
drill, which they are to give at the military
ball to-morrow night in Mozart Hall. The
reception committee on that night will be
composed of Colonel George B. Sperry,
Colonel Nunan, Captain" Simpson and
Johnson, Mayor McCall and all of the city
officials. The proceeds will go to swell the
fund for the valley road.
On Tuesday night there will be another
mass-meeting in the Yoseraite Theater for
the purpose of finishing the raising of
the necessary coin to carry out the agree
ments made with the directory of the road.
The ways and means committee of the
Stockton Commercial Association held an
other meeting last night, at which it was
reported that enough subscriptions had
already been raised.
The "German Turners are holding an en
tertainment to-night, ana a portion of
their receipts will go toward the railroad
Meeting of Leather Men.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 19.— The mem
bers of the Leather Belting Association of
the United States met to-day at the Astor
House. At the conclusion of the meeting,
which was held in executive session,
Mayor Schieren of Brooklyn, who is a
member of the association, said ihe meet
ing was held in order to take action in ref
erence to the unprecedented advance in
hides and leather.
1 [Intelligent housewives will have the best.
That's why they all use Dr. Price's Baking
Collapse of a Derrick.
CHICAGO, 111., April 19.— Two men
were killed and five injured by the collapse
of a large derrick in the Chicago Ship Com
pany's yards at South Chicago to-day.
The dead are Pat Harley and Henry Blake,
Michael Cusic was probably fatally in
jured. The other four men, although suf
fering bad bruises and broken bones, will
Hirki Secures Freedom.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 19.— A special to
the Republic from Pine Bluff, Ark., says:
J. W. Hicks, who, after making violent
attacks upon Catholicism in his lecture
here, was jailed on the charge of slander
and using profane language, was released
after paving a fine and costs amounting
to over $100, and upon his promise to
Watch Manufacturer* Fail.
CHICAGO. 111., April 19.— The Schwau
ker-Chalmers Company, wholesale dealers
in watches, have made an assignment.
Assets are placed at $61,000 and liabili
ties at $90,000. The failure of the Chicago
Watch Company, which owed this com
pany about $30,000, was the cause of the
BEATEN AND ROBBED
Parnell's Mother Found
in an Unconscious
VERY BADLY INJURED.
Misfortune Continues to Pur
sue the Unfortunate
ASSAILED IN A LONELY SPOT.
Officers Trying to Capture a Man
Who Is Suspected of the
BORDENTOWN, N. J., April 19.— Mrs
Delia T. Parnell, mother of the late Charles
Stewart Parnell, who lives at Ironsides,
overlooking the Delaware River, near here,
was found bleeding and unconscious late
last night by Charles Casey, a son of the
farmer who has charge of the farm at Iron
sides. While descending a hill which
marks the boundary of the property for
merly occupied by Mrs. Parnell's father,
young Casey heard moans.
Hurrying to the spot he found Mrs. Par
nell lying beside the fence, with her face
covered with blood. By heT side were two
small pieces of board, a piece of fence pal
ing about three feet long and a brick. Help
was obtained and she was carried to the
home of Farmer Casey.
Dr. W. H. Shipps, who was hastily sum
moned, made an examination and found
that, besides several bruises about the
face, the woman had a lacerated wound on
the rieht side of her head. Mrs. Parnell is
unconscious, 'and because of her advanced
age her condition is regarded as critical.
Her handbag was found alongside the rail
road track near by. her pocket-book miss
ing and papers scattered in all directions.
This circumstance lends probability to
the theory that she was brutally assaulted
and robbed. Mrs. Parnell frequently came
to this place at night and remained until a
late hour. She was here last night.
At noon Mrs. Parnell lay in an uncon
scious condition. The authorities are con
vinced that she was assaulted and robbed,
and have sent telegrams to all the near-by
cities and towns asking that a lookout be
kept for a man of medium height with a
smooth face, wearing a light overcoat and
a derby hat, who was seen in the vicinity
about the time the assault is believed to
have been committed.
Mrs. Parnell's house on the hill, about a
mile from Bordentown, is known as "Iron
sides." It is a big, old, two-story frame
structure and was built by her father many
years ago. It is as dreary a place as one
The aged woman has no close acquaint
ances in Bordentown, and previous to 1890
had been living in destitution. In that
year Congress granted her a pension of $50
per month. At that time she lived alone
in a bleak house, the only other person
about her 300 acres being a gardener.
During 1888 and 1889, in a fit of despera
tion, the aged woman stripped the house
of furniture in order to obtain food, and
the rooms have never been refitted. Mrs.
Parnell had often expressed a desire to go
abroad before the death of her son. Charles
Stewart Parnell. Slie was once asked why
she did not ask him to aid her. She re
plied, '"He is at the end of his means."
SEW FOUR PER CEXT BOSDB.
London Buyers Have Sold an August
Delivery Below the Syndicate.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 19.— The
Evening Post says: An interesting story
was current in well-informed Wall-street
circles to-day concerning the new 4 per cent
Government bonds and the operations of
the syndicate. It was to the effect that
the successful bidders in London for the
new 4 per cent bonds "had sold a large
amount through arbitrage-houses in this
city, deliverable here in August, at prices
considerably below the price prevailing in
this market, due allowance being made for
the difference in interest, exchange, etc.:
that the managers of the syndicate, as soon
as they learned of the facts, "read the riot
act" to the arbitrage brokers, members of
the syndicate here, and that J. P. Morgan,
who is now in London, did the same thing
immediately upon his arrival there, and
stopped all further sales of the bonds on
the terms mentioned. Now it is said no
bonds can be obtained in London except at
the equivalent of the New York prices,
with the necessary allowance for the differ
ence in interest, etc.
Arbitrage brokers, members of the syn
dicate, were unwilling to talk about the
matter to-day, denying any knowledge of
any such transaction. They admitted,
however, that bonds had been sold in Lon
don deliverable here in August. The life
of the syndicate will not expire until Octo
True in its results as the needle to the
pole is Dr. Price's Baking Powder.
EDITOR SCOTT BURIED.
Chicago's Well-Knoxen Mctespaper Man
Lnid Axtay by Friends.
CHICAGO, 111., April 19.— The funeral
services of the late James W. Scott, pro
prietor of the Chicago Times-Herald, were
held at St. James Episcopal Church at 11
o'clock yesterday. The funeral was one of
the largest ever held in Chicago. Vice-
President Stevenson was present, escorted
by the Judges of the city, all the courts
having adjourned. Ail the principal clubs
sent representatives and floral offerings
were profuse. The full Episcopal funeral
service was rendered by Rector E. M.
Stiles and an address was delivered by
Rev. Dr. Frank Gunsaulus, president of
the Armour Institute. The burial, at
Graceland Cemetery, was private.
The American Newspaper Publishers'
Association, of whicn Mr. Scott was presi
dent for six years, was represented by its
president, Charles W. Knapp of the St.
Louis Republic; one of the members of
the executive committee, Colonel Driscoil
of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and its secre
tary, W. C. Bryant of the Brooklyn Times.
Other members of the committee who had
hoped to attend the funeral ceremonies
were prevented at the last moment, in
some cases by sickness and in others by
unavoidable business engagements which
could not be put aside.
4- Prince and Hlm Follower* Sow Held
■ " at St. Helena.
NEW YORK, April 19.— A special to
the World from the Isle of St. Helena
i Prince Dinuzulu, son of King Cetewayo
of Zulu war fame, and his followers are
likely to die in exile like the great Na
poleon on this lonely isle.
They were sent here after the Zulu war,
in which so many English soldiers and the
young Prince Napoleon fell. The Zulu
Prince was accompanied by Chiefs Nota
buku and Tshingana, their servants, wives
and children. They have been weaned
from savage life and reconciled to civilized
customs, but all are miserable in exile.
The national government has twice con
sented to their release, and the steamer
Umziki was sent out from England re
cently to take the Prince and his followers
back to Zululand. After the steamer left
England a fresh outbreak between the
Boers (Dutch) and Zulus in South Africa
warned the British Government against
releasing the Prince, and the British war
ship Swallow was dispatched to prevent
the Zulu Prince from leaving the island.
The Swallow arrived here while the
Prince and his followers were preparing to
leave. Thus ends his dream of freedom
for a number of years, at least.
DOC MIXCHOS OS TBIA.Ii.
The Man Who Helped O'Brien to Escape
NEW YORK, N, V., April 19.-A special
to the World from Rome, N. V., says:
"Doc" Minchon is on trial here charged
with aiding the escape, in April, 1892, of
Tom O'Brien, the bunko man, now held in
Paris, France, for killing Reed Waddeil,
the gold-brick swindler.
O'Brien had been extradited from Eng
land and convicted of bunko work in
which he beat an Albany County man out
of $10,000. He was sentenced to ten years.
Before he had been in prison long he was
taken before Judge Coxe in XJtica on a
writ of habeas corpus and got away.
James Buck, a keeper who was in charge
of O'Brien. v.as recently sent to State
prison for permitting him to escape.
Minchon was with O'Brien in Utica.
It was afterward reported that Minchon
and O'Brien were together in Buenos
Ayres. A short time ago Minchon was ar
rested in Chicago and brought here. It
was shown that Minchon applied for the
writ of habeas corpus for O'Brien and de
posited the $100 with the Warden of Dan
nemore prison required to defray the ex«
penses of taking the prisoner to Utica.
Porter Critically JIT.
INDIANAPOLIS, Im>., April 19.— Ex«
Governor Albert G. Porter, who was Min
ister to Italy during President Harrison's
administration, is critically ill. "While
walking on the street to-day he fell to the
pavement with an acute attack of Tertigo
and was carried home in an unconscious
condition. He soon recovered his senses,
but being 71 years of age he is la a critical
Responsible for the THsast&r.
WHEELING. W. Va., April 19.— The
Coroner's jury inquiring into the responsi
bility of the death of the six victims of
last week's disaster on Main street finished
the work this evening, and rendered s>
verdict that the division wall was faulty
and that Hutchinson & Co. and W. Chap
son & Son were responsible. Any question
of criminal responsibility was left for the
A Chicago man owns a genuine auto
graph of Avon's Immortal Bapd. The city
of the inland sea. likewise, has Price's
Cream Baking Powder Co.'s great plant.
Miners Returning to Work.
OTTUMWA, lowa, April 19.— The troops
have been witndrawn from Cincinnati and
many miners are going to work. 'Word
comes from Eoone County to the effect
that 500 men weut to work there to-day.
This is believed to be the end, with each
operator paying what ne pleases.
Opening of a »tr Canal.
DAVENPORT, lowa, April 19.— The
west seventeen miles of the Hennepin
canal was formally opened for traffic to
day. The completed section pierces the
coal fields, and plans for hand ling coal by
barge lines to Davenport are being made.
Manager Stinson Dead.
NEW YORK. N. V., April 19.— Fred
Stinson, the theatrical manager, died to
day, aged 47 years. He was for four years
manager for Miss Julia Marlowe, and pre
viously looked after the interests of Mme.
Schedule of Wages Raised.
NEW BEDFORD, Mas?., April 19.— A1l
cotton manufacturers of this city have
raised the schedule of wages in their mills
10 per cent.
IT IS FOLLY
I For us to tell you who 1
we are — every busi- fi
ness house on the Pa- 1
cific Coast knows —- B
knows our goods and if
knows our mode of i
doing business. h
Of late we find it 3
more profitable to sell 1
to the public direct.
| We are absolutely sure |
I of our money that ;
way. We guarantee |
you a saving of fully !
' 1 ' !
0 Over what the Dealers . |
H charge, as you pay us |
yi no go-between profits, j
HYAMS, PAUSON & CO.,
25 and 27 Sansome Street.
■■R^'.On May 6th we will oc-
cupy the "premises now occupied
by the Chicago Clothing Com
pany (in conjunction with our
present premises), and will then
give the public a few lessons in
''Clothing as it should be sold."