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PLANS FOR THE PICNIC
The Retail Grocers Will Cele
brate at Schuetzen To-
A BIG GATHERING PROMISED.
President J. C. Nobmann Tells of
the Organization of the Union
In San Francisco.
After a quarter of a century of active
and fruitful work as an organization the
Retail Grocers' Protective Union has de
cided that it shall this year celebrate the
anniversary of its birth with ceremonies
more elaborate than on like occasions in
years gone by.
The celebration will be at Schuetzen
Park to-morrow. If indications are a
criterion, the park, so splendidly equipped
for athletic and other games, will be flooded
with a small army of people. Nothing has
John C. Nobmann, President of the
Grocers' Protective Union.
[From a photograph.]
been left undone to make the picnic a pro
Trains will leave at the usual hours on
Sunday and will return early in the even
ing. Extra cars will be attached to the
trains at Tiburon, and the North Pacific
Railroad people will make every effort to
accommodate the large crowd that is ex
"We may not have as many people at
our picnic as the butchers did," said Presi
dent John C. Nobniann of the union yes
terday, "but there is no question but that
there will be a large attendance, as the
Tin ion itself has a membership of nearly
"The essential basis and object of the
T. Salomon, Chairman of the Reception
Committee of the Grocers' Picnic.
[From a photograph.]
union is protection. The union was or
ganized in 1871. It has held faithfully
to those principles ever since and is grow
ing in strength and importance every year.
The organization is on a sound financial
"But the union is more than a mere pro
tective organization. It has a central ex
change a*nd deals in groceries from which
the members of the union may be supplied.
This is an offset to the encroachments of
The committee of arrangements was
very busy yesterday making final prepara
tions for the great event.
Southern Pacific Official* Have Been
Occupied With the New Associa
tions of Lines.
Vice-President J. C. Stubbs of the South
ern Pacific Company returned yesterday
from the East. He had been away for
three weeks, and in that time had traveled
over 7000 miles and attended to business
as well. He attended the meeting of the
Southwestern Association, held in St.
Louis quite recently, representing his
company's interests in the Southwest and
its various connections in business between
Texas and river shipping centers.
T. H. Goodman, general passenger agent
of the Southern Pacific, was in attendance
at the meeting in Chicago Thursday for
the purpose of forming a transcontinental
association, bearing upon passenger busi
ness between the Pacific and Atlantic
The effort now being made by railway
men at Chicago is to establish a standard
schedule of passenger ticket rates at the
present figures or near them and to bring
passenger agents of all roads in the com
bine to adhere to these rates or be pun
Ihe local Ticket Agents' Association,
which includes every silent in San Fran
cisco and Oakland, met yesterday with the
expectation of having an official report
from Chicago, accompanied by an agree
ment to be signed by them. No communi
cation of any importance was received, so
the meeting adjourned until Monday
BOYS ENJOY THE BAY.
Taniaipais Military Academy Students
Have a Ft— Excursion.";,,;..
The students and faculty of the Mount
Tamalpais Military Academy, enjoyed a
bay excursion on Wednesday, visiting the
military posts and other points of interest
along the shores of the bay. \
Xhe steamer James M. Donahue left the
steps at the foot of Market streetjat 10
a. m. with the young soldiers, their young
lady companions and a number of promi
nent people of this city and San Rafael.
The Union Iron Works were first visited,
and the boys gazed in wonder at the pon
derous battle-ship Oregon. The next point
visited was Alcatraz Island.
During the trip a select programme was
rendered in the cabin by an orchestra.
Refreshments were served upon the boat,
and when Xl Campo was visited dancing,
boating and a number of games were en
joyed until late in the afternoon, when the
boat started on the return trip, stopping at
San Rafael to let the members of the
academy and their friends go ashore.
BIGGY IS DISOHAEGED.
Dr. Marc Livingston Preparing Copy
for a Pamphlet on the Records of
Civic Federation Leaders.
At last P. G. Biggv, the brother of Sena
tor Biggy, has been let out of the Mint by
Superintendent Daggett. This has been
expected since the adjournment of the
Legislature, but it was not until yesterday
afternoon that Mr. Biggy received the in
"lam not going to let it bother me,"
was the comment of Senator Bigg>\ "I
know the power that has prompted this
action. It is not the first time that it has
been brought to bear against me privately
as well as in public affairs."
Dr. Marc Levingston returned from Sac
ramento yesterday. He had had a long in
terview with the Governor.
"I have said my say to Mr. Bndd," he
said. "Now lam going to give some at
tention to the gentlemen of the Civic Fed
eration who spent so much energy in
maligning me. I have looked up the rec
ords of a number of the gentlemen prom
inent in the attacks made upon me.
"They'll make ver}- interesting reading.
I don't intend to send them to the Gover
nor. 1 will keep them for my own use and
will probably print them later in pamphlet
form when I am through. There are sev
eral whose records I have still to explore.
I am assured that I will find much of in
CROOKED ACTS CHARGED
Indictments Found Against
Lawyer Burnette G.
Said to Have Used a Client's Money.
A Fletcher Straw Bonds
Two indictments were found by the
Grand Jury yesterday against Attorney
Burnette G. Haskell. One charges him
with perjury and the other with felony
embezzlement. No arrest was made up to
a Jate hoxir last night.
Haskeil's record is well known. He came
here originally as a sailor and for a while
was secretary of the Coast Seamen's Union.
In socialist circles he has been regarded as
somewhat of a leading light and was one
of the chief promoters of the Kaweah
His more recent distinction was gained
as an attorney for Mrs. Worthington, and,
after Judge Belcher's scoring of the jury
Thursday for failing to agree upon some
kind of a verdict, Haskell gave notice that
he would apply for a change of venue on
the ground that the court criticized his
plea of insanity for the defense as "gauzy."
The embezzlement charge is based upon
the representations of one W. H. Youngr,
who says he was the victim of a railroad
accident at Alameda, and employed Has
kell to prosecute his case. A compromise
for $1000, it is claimed, was effected by
Haskell, of which he deposited $750 at the
American Bank and trust Company's
bank, saying that he had to divide $250
with a highofiicial of the Southern Pacific
to secure so favorable an amount.
The story goes that Haskell drew out
and appropriated to his own use all the
$750 but $8 30; that whenever Young, who
is a German and said to be not over
shrewd, would press him for the money
Haskell would show his bankbook upon
which the amount was accredited and tell
him that "it was all right, but there was
some little matters of court dues and fees
vet to settle," and thus Young was put off
from time to time.
This is the second time an indictment
has been returned against a lawyer for this
kind of offense. H. H. Davis was charged
with taking advantage of a client named
Davis, too, a Tivoli musician living on
O'Farrell street, who was injured by a
streetcar, and for whom he had secured a
The indictment for perjury against Has
kell arises from his connection with the
Fletcher straw-bond case. Fletcher was a
"half-interest" swindler, and he and his
wife sold a piece of property belonging to
Police Detective Dillon to a" victim. Has
kell went on Mrs. Fletcher's bond along
with a professional bondsman named
Barry, who, with a few hundred dollars'
wortn of available assets and a homestead
claim, was a surety on about $10,000 worth
Haskell represented that he owned prop
erty in Tulare County, which turns out to
be Government land." The result was that
Fletcher and his wife left town, leaving
their Market-street "real estate" business
behind as a reminder of their smooth
In undergoing the inquisition of tho
Grand Jury Haskell tried to curry favor by
giving evidence against his confederates,
but that put him in worse odor than ever
with the jurors.
An indictment was also returned by the
Grand Jury yesterday against one "Dr."
James McLean of 1244* Market street. The
charge against McLean is embezzlement
for defrauding Mrs. 8. E. Curie out of
$1000. He has been conducting a sort of
medical college and induced Mrs. Curry to
buy an interest in it for $1000, but she says
she has never received any dividends or
returns of any kind from the investment.
Burnette G. Haskell, when seen at his
residence late last night, was surprised to
hear of the Grand Jury's action, and stated
that he was perfectly innocent of all the
charges. "I have 160 acres of land in Tu
lare," said he, "which I have proved up
on, but have not received a deed from the
Government for it. The other case was
that of W. H. Young, for whom I got $750
damages from the railroad, and I borrowed
$.500 of it from him, paving him 1 per cent
Pure baking powders are one of the chief
aids to the cook in preparing perfect f,nd
wholesome food. Whil<> those are to be
obtained of well-established reputation,
like the Royal, of whose purity there has
never been a question, it is proper to avoid
Ambulance and Emergency Box.
The Doctor's Daughters have it-sued a notice
that after July 1 the Supervisors will supply
an extra span of horses to be used on the am
bulance for the Receiving Hospital at night.
Calls for the ambulance may l>e sent throueh
the Police Department or directly to the Re
ceiving Hospital by telephone. j"n connection
with the ambulance service the Doctor's
Daughters have provided an emergency box
designed to laciliiute first aid io the injured
It contains antidotes, stimulants, dressings
etc., and directions for using them. The eom
mtttee having the matter in charge is com
posed of Miss Crocker, Miss Mery Holbrook
Mrs. P. D. Horton, Mrs. Charles "Tuttic, Mrs'
Robert Oxnard, Mrs. Fred Green, Mrs. Stuart
An Old Bank Deposit.
William Warren yesterday contended that
in July, 1858. he deposited $850 in the old
Clay-street Bank, and now after thirty-seven
years he warns it back. Judge Hebbard is try
ing the case. Warren nas lost his bankbook,
but hopes to prove his identity. The case went
over to be submitted.
. Mark ' Hopkins Institute of Abt.— Last
week of e^ibi^ioa. ;-.;-., • ; * '»
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1895.
BUILDING AT RICHMOND
In Every Direction Neat Homes
and Fine Blocks Are
THE NEW FRENCH HOSPITAL.
It Is to Be Occupied In July— Other
News From a Lively
The sound of the hammer is constantly
heard in the lively Richmond district.
New buildings are going up in all direc
Charles Hawthorne has completed a fine
Queen Anne house at the corner of Fourth
avenue and Clement street, with marble
steps. Contractor McGrath is putting up
four two-story houses on Clement street,
near Fifth avenue. Mrs. Frohman's hand
some residence on Second avenue, between
Clement and California streets, is fast
nearing completion. J. Wolff is putting
up a model two-story building on the
northwest corner of Point Lobos and
Fourth avenues for a drugstore and offices
on Robert R. Hinds' property.
Chris Bnnger now occupies his new two
story building on the northwest corner of
Point Lobos and Fourth avenues. Irving
Ingerman is building a two-story Hat of
sixteen rooms on Clement street, between
Fourth and Fifth avenues. On the north
west corner of Point Lobos and Fifth
avenues are two new two-story buildings
owned, respectively, by Henry Meehan
and Miss A. Colombat. T. G. Parker is
putting up a home for himself on Second
avenue, near Sacramento street. I. Levy
is building a cottage on Fourth avenue
between Clement street and Point Lobos
Frank C. Baxter has purchased C. M.
Stoltz's new residence on Tenth avenue,
between Clement and California streets.
Mr. Stoltz will now begin the erection of
another house in the same block. C. P.
Ralston is aoout to build two cottages for
the Bailey brothers on Twelfth avenue, be
tween Clement and California streets.
Charles Hartman is commencing a two
story store, fronting on Point Lobos
avenue, near the streetcar house. Fred
Hoist is having a neat little cottage built
on Fcrrie street, near Point Lobos avenue.
These are a few of the many architectural
Stewart Menzies is also a valuable con
tributor along this line. He has just let
the contract to Pettus & Campbell for six
two-story cottages on Second avenue, just
south of California street. John C. Pelton
is the architect, and the style is to be old
English, patterned somewhat after Shake
speare's house at Stratford-on-Avon. The
timbers of the houses will be exposed and
stained. Plaster will cover the exterior
walls. The interiors are to be In finished
oak. The houses will be very novel, and
will cost nearly $18,000.
Superintendent of Construction Louis B.
Perramont says the new French Hospital —
Maison de Sante, or "House of Health'" —
which the French Mutual Benevolent So
ciety has built south of Lobos avenue, qf
tween Fifth and Sixth avenues, at a cost
of nearly $500,000, will be occupied about
July 1. This institution has been admir
ably designed, and all its improvements,
accommodations and apparatus are of the
most advanced order. It is of stone and
brick, with antique and lincrusta interior
decorations. The plans were by Goustiaux
of Paris and Depierre of this City. It ex
tends through two blocks to A street,
covering a ground area of 240x600 feet.
The hospital will be lighted throughout
by electricity and the temperature can be
kept at any desired degree by means of
hot-air registers and ventilators in every
room and ward in the building. Commu
nication will be by electric-bells through
out the entire hospital, and a system of
speaking-tubes radiates from the superin
tendent's office to all departments." The
operating apparatus has been imported
from Paris. It embraces the latest results
of applied surgical science.
Richmond has two improvement asso
ciations, Charles H. Hubbs being president
of one and T. (J. Parker of the other. That
of which Mr. Hubbs occupies the chair met
last Wednesday and adopted a resolution
asking Governor Budd to appoint Dr.
Frank B. Petrie a member of the Board of
Health to represent Richmond. It was
thought that Richmond's peculiar position
entitled it to some consideration in this
Richmond has a postoffice now, that is,
sub-station 3, to be conducted by Mrs.
William Somers, at 215 Clement street,
will be opened by the Ist of June.
J. H. Bond, the Richmond boomer, runs
a very interesting weekly in the Richmond
Banner, which he has published for thirty
six weeks. Mr. Bond is an old newspaper
rustler, having done many a detail on San
Francisco and Denver dailies, and he knows
how to make his paper "meaty." The
Call is under obligations for much of the
matter here printed.
Street ana rapid transit improvements
are everywhere apparent. Work on the
Sutro electric road is progressing nicely
along Clement street and Eighth avenue.
The Market-street Railway Company is
about to begin to utilize its franchise on
Point Lobos avenue for an electric line,
too. The route will b"e from Hayes street,
along Stanyan and Fulton streets and First
and Point Loboa avenues out to the ocean.
L. C. McMullin is grading Twenty-fifth
avenue from Point Lobos avenue south to
the park. E. P. Dennison is about tinish
ing Ninth avenue from A street to the
park. A sewer is being run along Thir
teenth avenue from Lake street to Clement.
President George R. Sanderson of the
Presidio Heights Improvement Club has
been informed that the engineer of the
Merchants' Association will at once pre
pare a map showing upon what propertv
owners will fall the assessment for the
change of grade along the First-avenue
The Devisadero-street Improvement
Club has organized with H. W. Miller,
president; Adolph Meyer, vice-president;
F. B. Gibson, secretary; Thomas Shumate,
treasurer, and A. Meyer, F. B. Gibson,*lra
Hayes, E. J. Gallagher, J. V. Collins, exec
VALLEY KOAD EOUTE.
The Chief Engineer Believes There Will
Be No Opposition to Rights of
Way Near Stockton.
Chief Engineer Storey of the San Fran
cisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway
stated yesterday that no serious objection
has been encountered from property-own
ers between Stockton and the Stanislaus
River along the line marked for a right of
way for the Valley road. There were some
obstructionists, to avoid which made it
necessary to slightly alter the permanent
survey. This is now being done, and as
soon as it is completed the surveys will be
submitted to the right of way committee
The committee will find that particular
attention was paid to the instructions to
select an unincumbwed route, and there
fore there will be little difficulty in secur
ing a right of way.
The Stockton franchise has passed one
reading and is now on a fair way to be
With this franchise out of the way it is
believed there will be plain sailing, since
land-owners along the .surveyed route are
only too glad to give a narrow strip for the
railway and so receive henents of compe
tition and new facilities for transportation
of their products. For this reason the rail
road people expect to be able to go ahead
with, construction just as Boon as the ties,
rails, tie-plates, cars and locomotives,
nearly all of which have been ordered for
prompt delivery, will have reached Stock
Mr. Storey began yesterday to organize
the third corps of engineers for field work
down the valley. He said he will have
this party ready in a few days and will
send them to Fresno next week".
The Royal Baking Powder maintains its
vigorous hold on the public, and is active
and aggressive against the impure and in
jurious baking powders palmed off on the
people. In this task it is performing a
good work for honest and unadulterated
AN EVE WITH LISZT.
Hugo Mansfeldt Entertained the Haw-
thorne Society With a Musical Pro-
gramme Last Evening.
"Wfi are here this evening to do honor to
two men, one as a composer of music,
Liszt, and the other, Mansfeldt, to make
famous those works," said L. E. Phillips in
his introductory remarks preceding the one
hundred and twenty-second entertainment
of the Hawthorne Society la.st evening.
The first number of the programme,
Polonaise in E major, was a very catchy
production, and is one of Liszt's greatest
Its rendition by Mansfeldt elicited much
appreciation, and in response Consola
tion in E major was rendered and demon
strated the high ability of the pianist.
Other numbers of the programme were
as follows: Waldesrauschen (In the For
est), Tannhauser March, Ballade, Thruh
lingsnacht, Consolation in D Hat, Hun
garian Battle March, Tenth Rhapsodic,
Roraanza from Tannhauser, Gnomenreigen
(Gnome Dance), Campanella (The Little
Bell), At the Spring, Rigoletto, Liebes
traum, Wedding March and Fairy Dance.
A magnificent floral piece was presented
to Mr. Mansfeldt by his pupils and other
admirers. It was the representation of a
grand piano, natural size, and was com
posed of sweet peas, La France and Mare
chal Neil roses.
A BRIGHT YOUNG ARTIST
A. F. Preciado to Be Educated
in Painting by James
Though Without Instructions the
Lad Accomplishes Some Sur
The little southern town of Madera has
a young artist in the person of Alexander
Fabian Preciado, of whom it may well be
proud. The lad is but 18 years of age, and
has, without instruction, developed so
marked a degree of talent with the brush
that James D. Phelan, the president of the
Art Association, has undertaken the ex
pense of giving him a thorough training
in painting. Mr. Preciado is the son of
Mexican parents, who are pioneers of
Madera. The father, though in poor cir
cumstances, gave his children a good com
Alexander was particularly apt. Still he
was fonder of his pencil than of his books,
and was always drawing pictures. As he
grew older he began to work with paints,
and tried more ambitious efforts.
All this time he was working without
Alexander Fabian Freciado, the Boy
Artist of Madera.
[Sketched from a picture made by himself. ]
any instruction. He finally painted a pic
ture of two dogs — a Gordon setter and a
shepherd — that was the wonder of the
town. The drawing was good, while the
coloring was very faithful. The praise ac
corded it made him long for the knowledge
that would enable him to do better.
Ke nad heard of Mayor Sntro's furnish
ing a talented vounegirl means with which
to finish her musical education in Ger
many. Hoping that he, too, would be
helped, he wrote Mr. Sutro telling of him
self and his hopes. An answer soon came
back that though the Mayor could not help
him financially, he would be pleased to
see Mr. Preciado's work, and would do
what he could to assist him.
Mr. Preciado at once came to town with
a number of sketches and hi 3 picture of
the dogs. Mr. Sutro was delighted. He
gave the young man a letter to James D.
Phelan, advising that gentleman of Mr.
Preciado's talent, and suggesting the ad
visability of allowing him to pursue his
studies with the Art Association free of
This was done. Mr. Preciado worked
faithfully, and at the end of a month
showed so much ability and was so gener
ously praised by hiß instructors that Air.
Phelan became interested. As the young
artist's father was too poor to make Kis son
any allowance Mr. Phelan suggested to
Mr. Sutro that they supply the necessary
money, each contributing half. Mr. Hutro
replied that money was so scarce he could
hardly afford it. He assured Mr. Phelan,
however, that there could be no doubt of
Mr. Preciado's merit and the desirability
of helping him.
Mr. Phelan was disappointed at the an
swer, as he looked upon young Preciado
rather as a protege of the Mayor. Still he
was unwilling to see the lad forced to give
up his studies. He, therefore, announced
that he would pay the young man's ex
penses entirely out of his own pocket.
The accompanying picture of himself
was drawn by Mr. Preciado a short time
ago. It is made with a lead pencil, and
was drawn in front of a mirror.
"I had had no lessons when I painted
the dogs," said he. "In fact, I never met
an artist nor saw one paint till I came to
San Francisco. I had read no books on
painting either, but I loved to draw and
paint, and somehow it did not seem hard,
though I often had to work a long time in
mixing colors before I could get just the
shade I wanted.
"It is vacation now and I go home to
night. I will make many sketches and be
ready for hard work when I come back in
October. I intend to devote myself to art.
After I have finished in San Francisco I
will go to Paris, if am lucky enough to be
able to raise the money."
Milestones On the Koad
That leads to health are marked in the memory
of those who, at regular stages and persistently,
have been conveyed thither by Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters, a potent auxiliary of nature in
her efforts to throw off the yoke of disease. Ma
larial, kidney, rheumatic aud bilious trouble, con
stipation and nervousness take their departure
when this benignant medicine is resorted to for
THE RIVAL BRIGADIERS
Dickinson Still Holds the
Records of the
WARFIELD IS COMPLACENT.
" When Ordered to Take Command
the Only Thing: to Do Is to
The Second Brigade of the National
Guard has the unique distinction of pos
sessing two brigade commanders and the
officers and men are in a quandary as to
which one they should obey.
General Warlield has assumed command
by virtue of Governor Budd's appoint
ment, but he may be obliged to resort to
the courts for the recognition due to his
office. General Dickinson still holds the
records and papers of the brigade and de-
Lieutenant-Colonel J. Q. Currier.
[From a photograph.]
clines to step down and out — at least for
the present. He holds the opinion that
the law passed by the last Legislature re
tiring the brigadiers affects only those
thre e officers whose brigades were by its
provisions abolished. He has consulted
counsel on that point and they are to de
liver an opinion to-day. If they decide
that Dickinson is legally retired he will at
once surrender the command, otherwise a
contest for the office will be in order.
In the mean time the old commander of
the Second Brigade consistently declines
to speaK oi the Governor's most recent ap
pointee other than as "Colonel" Warfield.
"There is no difficulty of a persoual na
ture between Colonel Warrield and my
self," said General Dickinson yesterday.
"Our relations are pleasant, just as they
have always been. I do not, however,
wish to be retired unless it is legally done,
nor does Colonel Warfield, 1 think, desire
to do anything that is not strictly legal.
The new law certainly requires three brig
ad iero. Its effect Has been to and a couple
of counties to my brigade and to take one
from it, but I do not see that that should
affect my standing as its commander. I
have consulted with attorneys as to the
meaning of the law and they will reach a
decision to-morrow. If they hold that I
am legally retired I shall at once turn over
the command to Colonel Warrield."
"But if they decide that you are not re
"I snail not retire."
"In that case wnat will be the proper
course for Warfield to pursue to obtain the
command?" was asked.
"Probably the same course pursued by
Stewart Menzies against Police Commis
sioner Gunst. The Governor thought that
Gunst had no right to be Police Commis
sioner and appointed Stewart Menzies in
his place, but I notice that Mose is going
right along just the same."
General Yyarrield apparently views the
situation with the utmost equanimity. He
seeks to avoid anything like a controversy
with Dickinson, and it is with the greatest
difficulty that he can be induced to make
any statement in the premises. He said:
"It is with the future of the brigade that
I have to do and not with its past, and
General Dickinson has nothing in the way
of records or supplies that would, so far as
I can see, be of any use to me. Resort to
the courts concerning the matter? Cer-
Lieutenant-Colonel George Stone.
[From a photograph.]
tainly not. The Governor is the com
mander-in-chief of the National Guard,
and every soldier knows that when the
commander-in-chief orders one to take
command of any body of troops the only
thing to do is to take command. This I
have done, and the Call this morning
puolished my first orders. The men have,
I think, no doubt as to whom they should
"Suppose, General, that General Dickin
son should be advised that he is still in
command, and that two sets of brigade or
ders should be issued at the same time
and should be in conflict. Would not that
cause confusion in the brigade?"
"That is not a f-upposabie case. General
Dickinson is not going to do anything of
the kind. He is a sensible man and will
do nothing so foolish."
"But suppose that the officers and men
of the brigade decide that Dickinson is en
titled to and refuse to obey
The general smiled firmly and remarked :
"The articles of war make provision for
such a contingency."
But notwithstanding General Warfield's
complacency it is more than possible that
if General Dickinson is advised that he is
entitled to command he will issue brigade
orders, and it is impossible that there
should not be a conflict between the orders
from the two headquarters before long.
Then there will be a merry time which can
end only with the final settlement of the
GENERAL DIMOND'S STAFF.
Loyal Legion and Grand Army Appointed to
Orders under date of May 22, 1895, issued
by Atajgr-General \\\ U. DituouU,, N. G. C,
announce the following appointments on
the staff of the division :
John C. Currier, captain, U. S. A. (re
tired), to be lieutenant-colonel and in
spector, vice Cutler, promoted.
George Stone, late lieutenant-colonel U.
S. Volunteers, to be lieutenant-colonel and
paymaster, vice Hecht, retired.
Thomas M. Cluff, quartermaster, First
Infantry, to be lieutenant-colonel and com*
missary, vice Sperry, promoted.
Two of the new appointees — Colonel
Stone and Captain Carver — are Loyal
Legi/on and Grand Army men.
G-Mierfcl Dimond has maue application
to the War Department to secure a regular
ar^iy officer for A. D. C. The officer has
buien chosen, but the consent of the de
partment is necessary for the performance
of the duty.
General Dimond intends to make his
staff as efficient as possible in a military
sense. Wherever he can strengthen it by
the appointment of men of practical
knowledge of duty in the field he will en
deavor to re-enforce it.
The little tumult in the Second Brigade
caused by General Dickinson's refusal to
turn over records and material to General
Warfield does not disturb the division
commander. General Dimond said yester
day that he will pay no attention to Dick
inson's pretensions to command that bri
gade. He cannot see how any of the regi
mental commanders can refuse to recognize
and obey General Warlield.
THE TENTH ANUIVEESARY.
Graduates of the High School Class of
'85 to Banquet.
For ten years the members of the class
which graduated from the Boys' High
School in 1885 have retained an organiza
tion. Other classes have attempted this,
but have not succeeded. At the end of
each twelve months the "Class of '85" has
held a reunion. They will meet to-night
at the Maison Riche and celebrate the
tenth anniversary of their graduation.
The class was quite a large one. Its
members have separated and are now
scattered all over the gjobe. It is expected
that twenty-seven will assemble at the
feast, however. Many will come from
distant cities to attend.
P. M. O'Connor Found Guilty of a
Felony In Refusing to Sign
A jury in Judge Wallace's court yester
day brought in a verdict of "guilty as
charged" in the case of P. M. O'Connor,
accused of felony in refusing as in
spector of an election booth to sign the
tally-sheets in the Sixteenth Precinct of
the Thirty-first Assembly District at the
last municipal election.
The Judge had instructed the jury that
there was such a thing as "innocent
neglect." A locomotive engineer who ran
over and killed a pedestrian was supposed
to exercise due caution in running his
engine, and to be fully conscious of his re
sponsibility. If it were shown that know
ingly he had omitted to slow down or ring
a warning bell at the time of the accident
the fact that he had not intended to do
wrong would not save him.
Attorney Reddy, for the defendant,
argued that the "absence of intent to do
wrong and the presence of a desire to avoid
criminality by not signing sheets which
might have been tampered with should
militate to absolve his client.
Assistant District Attorney Black con
tended that the sanctity of the law guard
ing the ballot should be preserved against
all infringement, and that if it were
shown that the wheels of a great
public interest could be blocked by
any one under the plea of innocence or a
desire to shirk the responsibility he was
sworn to assume, a dangerous precedent
might be established.
After deliberating for over four hours
the jury returned a verdict as stated and
the case was put down for the 31st to be
set. It is expected that it will be carried
to the Supreme Court. The penalty is a
tine of not less than $1000 or imprisonment
in the State Prison for not more tnan five
The action of the San Francisco Board
of Health is an unusual tribute to be paid
even to an article of so high a character as
the Royal Baking Powder. They say, in
their judgment, "it is impossible to make
a purer or stronger baking powder than
A YOUNG EUNAWAY CAUGHT.
Henry Cunningham Goes Home and
Promises to Do It Again.
Henry A. Cunningham, the missing
youth from Evergreen, who ran away from
a comfortable home three weeks ago to go
to sea, was caught by the police yesterday
and turned over to his mother.
The lad when he first came here joined
his fortunes with a gang of bay pirates and
slept in a boat under the wharves, but for
the past two weeks he had been living at a
sailor boarding-house waiting for a chance
His mother wrote him a letter, and when
he called for it at the postoffice he was ar
rested by Officer Cailahan. The young
hopeful had given up the idea of going to
sea, he said, and was going to leave yester
day afternoon for Chicago on a brakebeam.
He went home with his mother and prom
ised to run away the first chance he got.
An Executor Missing.
Adolph Prinz, executor without bonds of the
estate of Charles Moegling, a saloon-keeper, is
in demand. The estate consisted of about
$3000 in cash and realty valued at $10,000.
Prinz ought to have filed his fltr 1 : and final ac
count, and A. T. Barnett, attorney for the heir,
William Moegling, applied for an order com
pelling him to file It. Yesterday Barnett stated
in court that he could not serve the order, as
Prinz could not be found. The matter went
over until Monday.
AFTER THIRTY YEARS.
From the Ashtabula (Ohio) Beacon.
Mr. Fred Taylor was born and brought up
near Elmira, N. V., and from there enlisted in
the One hundred and Eighty-ninth Regiment,
N. V., V. 1., with which he went through the
war and saw much hard service. Owing- to
exposure and hardships during the service,
Mr. Taylor contracted chronic ; diarrhoea, from
which he has suffered now ■ over thirty years,
with absolutely no help from physicians. By
nature he was a ■ wonderfully vigorous man.
Had he not been, his disease and the experi
ments of the doctors would have killed him
long ago. Laudanum was the only thing
which afforded him relief. He had terrible
headaches, his nerves were shattered, he could
not sleep an hour a day on an average, and he
was reduced to a skeleton.- A year ago he and
his wife Bought relief in a change of climate
and removed to Geneva, Ohio; but the change
in health ' came not. Finally, on the recom
mendation of F.J. Hoffner, the leading drug
gist of Geneva, who was cognizant of similar
cases which Pink Pills had cured, Mr. Taylor
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Mr. Taylor, "but with no more hope of rescue.
But after thirty years of suffering and fruitless
search for relief, IJat last found it in Dr. Wil
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Color is coming back to his parched veins and
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As he concluded narrating his sufferings, ex
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