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A PUNCH-MADE "PULL"
Mrs. Chadwick Mixed Drinks
That Reached the Hearts
of Big Men.
THEY LIKED HER HUMBLE BAR.
That Explains the Mystery in the
Interesting Case of the
Mrs. Chadwick's "pull" is out — that is,
it's not exactly "out" because it's such a
quiet, deep ami unobtrusive "pull," but it
has been located, and line some other oc
cult things it has only been partly under
M"rs. Chadwick is the La Honda Schoo'
janitress who makes such fine milk
punches according to Director Scott who
knows good things, and whose $20 a month
job is so strongly fortified that two valiant
but vain efforts to part it and her have
nearly wrenched the School Department
The first effort was to get the job away
from her to give to another deserving
woman who had friends. It succeeded
i hat time two years ago, but two weeks
later the director who got her out quietly
mi aed for a reconsideration. The present
effort is to get her away from the job, and
it was made by the tirand Jury. Up to
date Mrs. Chadwick is having a nip-and
tuck time, with the chances apparently in
The secret of Mrs. Chadwick's pull is
discovered to be in those very milk punches
and the fine old extract of corn and rye
that she lias dispensed at her little bar
next door to the La Honda school. Never
before has a portly good-natured woman
on an Almshouse road gained political
power because she made good milk
punches. Whatever be her fate her life
sets forth a wise moral. What she has
done she has done well. It is conceded
that she has been a good janitress. When
school "called" it was the business of this
poor woman to make milk punches at her
humble roadside bar, and it is because she
did it so well that when a Grand Jury gets
out and thunders at her her all-great
'pull" gets in and whispers to respectful
There is a nice point in morals involved.
May the janitreas of a public school sell
nice, big, lace-covered, nutmeg-sprinkled
milk punches to School Directors and
other people that are wayfanne? Most of
the directors say "Yes," but their moral !
perceptions may be punch-worn. The I
Grand Jury thinks not, and Mrs. Chad- j
wick's friends say that some of the grand i
jurymen are prohibitionists. The Grand
Jury sent its vigorous letter to the Board
of Education on the report of Mr. Iredale |
of that body, who investigated everything •
in the situation but the punches.
Mr.-. Chadwick, it transpires, has been
for sixteen years gratifying thirsty people
on the Almshouse road, a little north of
the park. She has lived with her family
in a little one-story house that has a bar in
a front room.
For years she has pursued the business
policy "of mixing good drinks and keeping
behind he.- bar the kind of stuff that
Pacific Club men and that sort of people
like to take a nip of when they are riding
out that way and that they will take some
trouble to get at.
So it turns out Park Commissioners, City
oilicials and some men who belong to the
Chamber of Commerce, etc., have come to
know and like her goods and her homelike
place, and some who crime oftenegt grew to
like very much the round-faced, pleasant
mannered and jrood-hearted barkeeper.
Lots of them liked to get out of a buggy
and, beaming with hearty good-humor,
say, "Good morning, Mrs. Chadwick,
you"re looking bright this tine morning."
And they liked the welcome when Mrs.
Chadwick would cheer up, smooth down
her hair, wipe her hands on her apron and
say, "Why, Mr. Goodseller! The bless
ings of this morning to you. Why
shouldn't I look bright when my old
friends remember me?"
Then pretty soon they would say some
thing else real nice, and Mrs. Chadwick
would sometimes say: "Yes, that's what
you liked before, and the other day, when
it was most gone I put it down there
Then the talk might grow sensible and
they grew, too, to understand how life
went with Mrs. Chadwick. They would
take another and be interested in the little
troubles and hopes of the honest-hearted
hostess and give her all sorts of good ad
vice in a benevolent way. So' some men
whose names are often in the papers came
to like and respect Mrs. Chadwick as well
as her punches, and so Mrs. Chadwick's
punches, out by the highway, came, in
year.-, to fix things so that when she got
into struggles with school boards, men of
influence would readily go around and see
School Directors and quietly say: "Look
here, this talk about Mrs. Chadwick is all
rot. I know her and she a good, respect
able, hard-working and deserving woman
and Id like to see you do her justice."
That's the kind of a pull that Mrs.
Chadwick has turned loose on the school
board, but the pull would decline to be in
terviewed. The Grand Jury says that her
place is a resort for disreputable charac
ters. Director Clinton says that she is a
respectable woman on the plane of an Eng
Mrs. Chadwick smoothed her hair and at
times nearly cried when she told about her
"It's somebody that wanted the place
that started all this," she said. "I know
about where it all conies from, and it's just
like a woman. Talk about my place being
disreputable! You ought to know the
people that come here and bring their
wives too — people that stand just as high
as anybody. They wouldn't do it if my
place was not respectable.
"If I do sell a glass of beer and a milk
punch, is that so awful, if I'm an honest,
hard-working ■woman? I know there's
other janitors, and teachers, too, in the
School Department that could have worse
things said about them than anybody can
say about me. There's five saloons on
the school property at Fifth and Mission
Btreets; and as to children being hurt
by going past a decent place like mine,
look at what's around other schools in the
City and what the children have to go by.
There are no private rooms in my place;
and when the Olympic Club boys come up
here they sometimes want to sing a song,
but that don't corrupt anybody.
"As to me, the whole neighborhood will
tell you. There's nobody knows what's
going on better than a policeman, is there?
Well, when I was telling the officer that's
been on this beat so long what that woman
was up to he said, 'Well, now, Mrs. Chad
wick, if she walks as straight a path as
you do, she'll be all right.' Ask Adolph
Sutro about me. When he raised every
body's rent around here four years ago, I
told the agent that I just couldn't pay it,
and when he saw Mr. Sutro he said, ' Why,
yes, Mrs. Chadwick is a good woman and
she can pay just the same as before.' I've got
a boy and a girl in the public schools that
I'm trying to educate, and I've got a
daughter that graduated from the Normal
School here and has been teaching in the
country four years. They said I didn't
need it, but if 1 didn't would I get in and
do all that work for $20 a month? There's
been no complaints about my place from
any of the parents that I know of, and
children all like me and they say in the
morning, "Oh, Mrs. Ctiadwick,can't I dust?'
ana 'Oh, Mrs. Chadwick, can't I bring a
bucket of coa!?' As to my 'pull' I've sim
ply got some friends that are nice people
and they wouldn't be my friends if what
they say is true."
That's the interesting case of Mrs. Chad*
wicK out on the Almshouse road and her
much-talked-of "pull" downtown.
SALE OF CLIFTON'S HORSES.
Talbot Could 'Sot Leave a Jolly Coach
ing Party t" Attend It and It
The sale of J. Talbot Clifton's horses ad
vertised to take place yesterday morning
did not come off, for Mr. Clifton did not
put in an appearance and Killip & Co. had
no instructions on which to go ahead. A
large number of people had gathered at
the saleyard at the corner of Van Ness
avenue and Market street at 11 o'clock, the
hour the sale was advertised for. Among
tnem were a number of horsemen and
quite a contingent of Burlingame people,
but the owner did not put in an appear
ance. Finally the sale was begun with
some of the coach horses, for which very
small prices were realized, and still Mr.
cntton was not on uana to give the auc
tioneers any instructions.
Killip & Co. telephoned to Burlingame,
and found that on Friday he had started
off on a coaching trip to "Halfmoon Bay.
He was finally located by telegraph, and
said that he 'would be at the yard at 5
o'clock; but Killip & Co. knew that no
ordinary crowd of San Francisco horse
buyers would wait six hours, and so the
sale was put off.
The horses to be sold are good animals,
and include: Senator L, who holds the
two-mile trotting record of the coast; The
Senator, with a record of 2:29; Crown
Prince, 2:17, and other harness horses, and
several thoroughbreds, besides eight coach
horses which were driven to the Meteor
from the Palace to Burlingame early in
the season. These horses all cost Mr.
Clifton a great deal of money, but what is
tbat to a coaching trip to Halfmoon Bay
in such weather as this?
TO PAVE VAN NESS AVENUE
A Very Weighty Petition in
Behalf of the Big Thor
City Charged With Neglecting It for
Years— Room on the Tax Levy
The old and vexed question of paving
Van Ness avenue has been presented to the
Board of Supervisors in a new form. A
number of property-owners have sub
mitted a petition charging the City with
having failed to perform its obligations to
the great thoroughfare for several years,
and asking that provision be made in the
next tax levy to pave it with bitumen
from Pacific street to Hayes. The petition
The undersigned owners of property on Van
Xess avenue respectfully request triat your
honorable board appropriate a sufficient'sum
during the next fiscal year to bituminize the
roadway of Van Xess avenue on all of the ac
cepted blocks between Pacific avenue and
Hayes street. In making this request the un
dersigned respectfully call attention of your
honorable board to the following facts:
First— That said avenue was graded and
macadamized at a very heavy expense to the
property-owners, owing to the unusual width
uf sdid avenue.
Sreond— That the City agreed with the prop
erty-owners that it would keep .•-aid roadway
well macadamized and sprinkled daily during
the dry season at its expense; but with the
exception of the past two months no sprinkling
has been done for a number of years, and the
roadway is in a most deplorable condition.
Third — That Van Ness avenue is the widest
residence street in the City, and with proper
care on the part of the City there is little doubt
but that it can be made a most popular boule
vard, forming as it does a connection between
Lombard street and Ciolden Gate avenue, the
main driveways to the Presidio and Golden
Fourth — That it is the natural channel
through which all travel from the Western
Addition reaches Market street, "and that a
smooth roadway thereon is universally de
manded, not only by property-owners along the
line of said avenue, but by all residents in the
Western Addition, especially the wheelmen and
those who enjoy the use of equipages.
Your petitioners most respectfully request
your honorable board to give this matter your
most earnest and serious consideration, and
desire permission to address either your
honorable board or the members of the Street
Committee upon the subject.
The petition is signed by the following
well-known names: John F. Merrill,
Charles Holbrook, A. S. Baldwin, Louis
Sloss, Margarette F. Newhall (by George
A. Newhall), D. N. Walter, J. "H. Neu
stadter, Charles R. Crocker (by C. S.
Green), Claus Spreckels (by John D.
Spreckels), J. C. Johnson, H. L. Dodge,
Samuel Blair, J. Kohn, Herman J. Sadler,
W. J. Lowrv, Leon Sloss, Lewis Gerstle
(by Leon Sloss). S.W. Levy, Estate of J. C.
Moore (Dy S. J. Friedlander), F. Frauen
feld (executor of the estate of Emanuel L.
Goldstein), W. Goldstein, Israel Cahn, A.
Steinberger, John^de W. Allen, R. R,
Thompson, J. H. Seller (per A. Seller) Ho
bart Estate Company (by Charles S.
AFTER RELIABLE WIND.
The Speed of Storms Will Hereafter
Be Registered at the Far
Hereafter people may know exactly how
hard the winds blow in this region, where
they are not checked, scattered or mixed
up by hills and mountains. As things
have been the speed of the wind as recorded
by all the anemometers of the weather ser
vice has not often been its speed out where
it was free to blow. For instance when
the wind blows at sixty miles an hour at
Point Lobos it may be going at any rate
from twenty to forty miles in the City and
from many directions the wind at Point
Lobos is checked by hills.
Out on the sea is where the winds show
their natural speed, and hereafter the
Weather Bureau will know the winds at
Forecast Official Hammon has extended
the service to the Farallones to the ex
tent of putting up a strong anemometer
on the rocks out there and getting the
lighthouse-keeper to look at it regularly.
He will send in his reports every few days
by the lighthouse-tender or with loadsof
fish or seagull eggs, and the northerly
winds will be reliably measured. When
the cable gets to the islands there will
naturally be a regular weather station
there. Point Reyes gives a singular illus
tration of how an interfering elevation
may make the wind blow faster.
When a northwest wind strikes the
promontory of Point Reyes and the
inward sweep of shore northward the wind
tills up the bend, and as the hills are sev
eral hundred feet high it is squeezed
around the point, where it pours like
water forced past a rock. The Point Reyes
wind-gauge is right there, and when it gets
up to ninety miles an hour the wind may
be but seventy-five a mile or two at sea.
Day before yesterday the anemometer
there registered the highest wind recorded
on the coast. It got up to 12U miles an
hour during a brief hurricane and it might
have done still better if in condition, but
it went to pieces and was strewn on the
GRACE CHURCH CHOIR.
The Engagement of the Quartet to End
Grace Church choir is to be reorganized.
There are no hard feelings, scandals or in
terior disturbances, but a simple desire to
have more volume to the music.
Each member of the present quartet has
been notified of the proposed change.
Their services will be dispensed with June
30, and the first Sunday in July a new
choir, composed of ten or twelve men, will
take care of the music.
William H. Holt, the organist, is look
ing around for voices. He proposes to
test many before selecting the singers.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 1895.
LIGHTS IN THE MISSION
What Those on Folsom Street
Have Done for the
MAY BE MADE PERMANENT.
Music of the Choral Union— League
of the Cross Cadets— Other
The property-owners on Folsom street,
between Nineteenth and Twenty-sixth, are
signing a petition which will be presented
to the Board of Supervisors on Monday
It appears that just before the mass
meeting and bicyclists' parade in favor of
a boulevard from the water front out Fol
soru street to the county line, a number of
progressive citizens took up a subscription
and entered into a contract for seven large
electric lamps to be maintained for one
month, one lamp to be at each street
crossing from Nineteenth to Twenty-sixth
inclusive. So pleased are the residents
with their new lights, and so beneficial has
the change proved in a business way and
by attracting to the street people from all
parts of the City, that now it is desired to
perpetuate the service of the lights at the
expense of the City.
The petition recites in addition to the
facts already mentioned as to better light,
greater convenience, etc., the one argu
ment which must have great weight with
the Supervisors, namely, that these seven
lights not only give better but also cheaper
light than the forty gas lamps used on the
seven blocks. As a matter of fact, by snuf
ling out the gas and using electric lamps
the City will save 95 cents a night, or $28 00
Among the names signed to the petition
are those of A. B. Maguire, Frank Went
worth, Mrs. Charlotta Hahn, George and
H. Mangels, George L. Center, W. H.
Weister, P. J. Tormey, H. T. Kellom, F.
N. Bent, E. S. Gilmore, Captain Raabe,
Charles T. Spader, H. F. Wynne, E. Wil
berg, A. H. Lieb, W. F. Tillman, H. C.
Somers. J. F. Sullivan, Mr. Koylance and
uaptain Raabe has lived for forty years
in the Mission district, and is a leading
spirit in all that will benefit that section.
He is president of the Folsom Improve
ment Club No. 1, and says that there has
never been so unanimous a movement in
favor of proper pavement and good light
ing as at present.
"We want to have the electric lights
maintained," said he, "and we have in
stalled them merely to show how vastly
superior they are to the old-fashioned pas
lamps. Now, as they give much better
light than the lamps, are an attraction to
our neighborhood and can be maintained
at Jess cost than the gas lamps, I believe
that the City should substitute the elec
tric lamps permanently for the gas."
H. F. Wynne, the druggist and a leading
spirit in the California Cycling Club, is
another advocate of good electric street
iights and the abandonment of the old
gas lamps. "A year ago," he remarked,
"this was the most backward street in the
Mission, but now, with our fine new pave
ment and electric lamps, it has become the
attraction of this end of town. People
come here from all over the City to ride
and drive ovei the level street and enjoy
the fine light from the lamps. I am
earnestly in favor of keeping up these
lights. It is the very best economy every
way. 1 '
The concert of the Mission Choral Union
at Mission Parlor Hall was attended by
over 1000 people. Sixty voices equally di
vided, composed the chorus, which "sang
in splendid harmony and time under Di
rector J. J. Morris. It rendered Handel's
"Hallelujah Chorus," Parker's "Who
Knows What the Bells Say?" Hatton's
"Softly Fall the Shades of Evening," Gold
beck's "Spring is Comin_'," Pinsuti's "An
Autumn Song," Caldicott's "The Boy and
the Bee," Parker's "The Sea Hath Its
Pearls" and Mendelssohn's "Hunting
Miss Millie Flinn, the soprano soloist,
was warmly received and the audience
showed their appreciation by repeated en
cores. "In Seville's Groves"* was the first
number, and the second was Rossini's "In
rlammatus," in which she was assisted by
Knickerbocker quartet, composed of
D. Lawrence, first tenor; R. P. Evans,
second tenor; D. B. Crane, first bass; L. A.
Larsen, second bass, sang Macy's "Rose
bud Fair" and for an encore "Simple
Simon." They appeared next in Emer
son's "In Silent Mead," and were com
pelled to respond to two encores.
The Mascanni Mandolin Club, under the
direction of Professor F. D. Piccirillo, ren
dered Santisieban's "Canto (TAmor" and
Savioni's "Sous de Balcon." It was fre
Rehearsals are held every Monday even
ing in the lecture-room of Trinity Presby
terian Church, Twenty-third and Capp
streets. The officers are: J. J. Morris, con
ductor; Sam Booth, president; Benning
Wentworth, vice-president; J.W. Maguire,
secretary: Fred Crossett, treasurer; Sam
Forty members of Company L, League
of the Cross Cadets, were mustered into
the regiment at Mission Dolores Church
Friday night. Officers were elected as fol
lows: William C. Clark, captain ; Joseph
T. Fogarty, first lieutenant; Joseph O'Neill,
second lieutenant. Lieutenant -Colonel M.
P. ODea administered the regimental
affirmation. Others present were Major
D. J. McGloin, Adjutant Daniel C. Deasy
and Captain Frank Warren, N. G. C., who
has directed the organization of the com
George Keeling and George Tucker, two
compositors of the Mission Journal, will
assume charge of the Half moon Bay Ad
vocate this week.
This morning about 100 children will re
ceive first communion at St. James Church,
Twenty-third and Guerrero streets.
The Call takes the following from the
Mission Journal :
On Monday last a. committee from the Grand
Jury visited the Mission to inspect the paving
of San Carlos avenue, between Eighteenth and
Nineteenth streets, and Bartlett street from
Twenty-second to Twenty-sixth. In both cases
they found the pavement full of holes and in
a bad condition. San Carlos avenue was ac
cepted by the City November 7, 1892, and
Bartlett street, from Twenty-fourth to Twenty
sixth, was accepted September 26 of the same
The committee also visited South San Fran
cisco, and found that the same kind of work
has been going on over there. The property
owners have hopes at last of seeing some of
the bad streets in the Mission repaired.
On Wednesday, June 5, the four highest
grades of the Horace Mann School will have a
competitive drill. Members of the Board of
Education and General Warfield will act as
Another amateur paper has entered the field
and is on the road to success. This one is the
Pearl, edited by Miss Ethel Neal and Miss
Laura Lohmeyer, two bright young ladies of
New cement, instead of old boards and rising
nails, now give walkers pleasure on Nineteenth
and Valencia and Eighteenth and Mission
Stevenson street is still in the contractors'
hands, and Santa Clara avenue ought to be.
The latter has more holes than surface in the
stretch between Eighteenth and Nineteenth
Eighteenth street, between Guerrero and Do
lores, is in a bad condition. A few loads of
macadam would make a big improvement on
A delightful surprise party was tendered to
George Knipe at the residence of his parents
on Sonoma street. A happy time was en
joyed by the young people.
On June 4 a reception will be given to the
delegates who went to the Y. P. S. C. E. of Beth
any as delegates to Sacramento.
The 9th of June will be observed as Chii.
dren's Sunday in all the Conaregational Sun
day-schools of the United States. The children
expect an enjoyable time on that day.
WANT SLATE ROOFS.
The Manufacturers' Association Asks
the Harbor Commissioners to
The Manufacturers' and Producers' As
sociation is looking out for every channel
whereby the home industries may be pro
moted, and is watching all State and mu
nicipal work which is being done or is con
The ferry depot work is one of the par
ticular matters now being considered.
\esterday the following letter was sent to
the Board of Harbor Commission:
San Francisco, June 1, 1895.
Board of Harbor Commissioners, San Fraiicisco—
Gentlemen: We have been informed that the
applications for the roofing of the new ferry
depot in this City call for a galvanized iron
Ti ou, perhaps, are aware of the fact that there
are large deposits of slate in this State and
there are several companies engaged in manu
facturing this slate into roofing. This associa
tion has among its members a manufacturer of
slate roofing who owns one of these quaries.
They manufacture a very fine quality of slate
roofing, much superior, so we are informed, to
any Kastern slate for rooting. It will outlast
galvanized iron, and is a California product,
whereas galvanized iron is an Eastern product.
We are further informed that the cost of slate
rooting will not exceed that of galvanized iron
by more than a third.
We herewith enclose you some of the litera
ture issued by this association, which sets
forth the objects of the association, and we
desire to urge upon you the importance and
necessity of, at this tirho, patronizing California
industries wherever possible.
We trust that you will have specifications for
this roof so altered as to give the California
manufacturing of slate-roofing an opportunity
to bid on the same.
Awaiting an early, and, we trust, a favorable
reply, I am, for the association, Yours truly,
___ L. R. Mead, Secretary.
By F. J. Dingle, Assistant Secretary.
A similar communication was mailed to
the Board of Supervisors of Santa Cruz
County. The courthouse roof is to be
made of tin, but slate may be substituted.
SEVERE ON THE BLOOMER
A Protest Alleged to Come
From the Y. M. C. A.
But Mr. McCoy Is Out of Town and
His Secretary Says It Is a
Robert S. Boynes, cashier of the Young
Men's Christian Association, spoiled a
story yesterday which would no doubt
have created a rattling sensation among
riders of the swift and silent bicycle, espe
cially lady riders. There was filed with
the clerk of the Board of Supervisors yes
terday the following communication type
written on a sheet of yellow paper:
To the Honorable Board of Supervisors of the
City and County of San Francisco : We, the un
dersigned, citizens of the City and County,
pray to the honorable Board of Supervisors to
enact and enforce that it is unlawful for ladies
to wear bloomers, knickerbockers or any attire
unbecoming the fair sex. We consider the
above wearing apparel, and we believe that all
good Christians will uphold us in our theory,
as a perpetual menace of the good morals of our
City. We have consulted eminent physicians,
and they all agree that it is unhealthy for la
dies to ride bicveles. Furthermore, we have
great compassion for the fair sex. Hoping our
prayer will be received and special attention
be given by your honorable body, your obedi
ent servants. Y. M. C. A.
H. J. McCoy, General Secretary.
The wording of the communication in
which Mr. McCoy declares his compassion
for young ladies and the fact that it did
not carry a Y. M. C. A. letter-head created
some suspicion among the newspaper men
as to its genuineness, and an inquiry was
made by "telephone at the Y. M. *C. A.
rooms regarding it. and the answer came
back that Mr. McCoy was out of town and
the letter certainly did not emanate from
him. A few minutes later Mr. Boynes
put in a rather excited appearance at the
City Hall and begged to be shown the
paper. Then he wrote the following,
which practically kills what threatened
to be a formidable crusade against the
SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 1895.
The Honorable Hoard of Supervisors: Having
received word that a communication had been
sent to the Board of .Supervisors from H. J.
McCoy, the general secretary of the Young
Men's Christian Association, protesting
aerainst the wearing of bloomers by ladies, and
having examined said communication, I
hereby pronounce said communication a fraud.
Mr. McCoy is now in the East and has been for
live weeks, and the signature to the commu
nication is a forgery.
Robev.t S. Boynes, Cashier Y. M. C. A.
It is evident that the type-written com
munication is the work of a practical
A MUEDEEOUS BEOOBD.
Johnson, the Counterfeiter, a Notorious
and Bloodthirsty Fiend.
Andrew Johnson, who wa3 arrested in
Bloomfield, Sonoma County, Friday, and
brought to this City yesterday in the cus
tody of a United States Marshal to answer
the charge of passing counterfeit money,
was tried in Santa Rosa eight years ago
for the most liendish murder ever com
mitted in that county. The case was also
very sensational from the fact that Con
gressman Thomas J. Geary figured as the
principal attorney for the defense and that
the charge of jury-bribing was openly
made on the streets after the verdict was
announced. One man held out for ac
quittal twenty-four hours and finally com
promised on manslaughter.
Johnson's victim was William Boyd.
They, with two or three others, had been
drinking all night at a tavern near Bodega
Bay kept by a man named Cunningham.
During the coarse of their bacchanalia an
altercation arose between Boyd and John
son, and the former, who was magnani
mous, forbore doing bodily harm to John
son when he had the opportunity. But
Johnson did not appreciate the generous
treatment he had received at the hands of
his drinking companion, and before day
light he walked to his home, a mile or so
away, and got his rifle. Going back to the
inn, he took up his position behind an old
chicken-house overlooking the barnyard,
where Boyd would haye 1 to take his horses
for water in the early morning.
This chicken-house war about thirty
yards from the corral, and Johnson waited
with a_ deliberate and fiendish patience
until his imagined enemy should appear.
As Boyd neared the watering-trough he
saw Johnson with the rifle leveled on him,
and cried "My God, Andy, don't shoot!"
The cry was unheeded. Boyd fell to the
ground with the first shot, and the fiend,
from behind his shelter, put four more bul
lets into the body of his victim.
The landlord's son, 17 years of age, was
an eye-witness of the blood-thirsty deed,
and the testimony of the murderer's
father, who saw him when he went into
the house for the rifle, was conclusive and
corroborative. But the juryman saved
A Queer Delusion.
There is a very prominent gentleman at
present in a large hotel who is the victim
of a singular delusion. He was thrown
from a trolley car while about to get off,
and not only injured a leg, but struck his
head. Since then he imagines the leg is
off. On every other point he is rational.
He recognizes his friends and remembers
everything and can transact business, but
he never fails to tap his left leg with his
finger and say, "Isn't it too bad tnat it
was cut off?" He seems to be utterly
helpless, and has to be lifted in and out of
bed, and has to be wheeled around,
whereas no bones were broken and there
was really nothing but a sprain. The
shock and injury to his brain have led to
hallucination that his lee was taken off by
the car. The doctors feel sanguine that he
will be cured.— Philadelphia Times.
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CATCHES TROUT BY HAND.
A Fisherman's Neat Trick of
Filling His Empty
Some Big Stories Told of a Massa
chusetts Disciple of
This is the true story of the man who
catches trout with his hands. To open the
season and as a guarantee of good faith in
dealing with our customers in the months
to come we prseent this extraordinary
value in the fish line. We will call the
man John Smith, for various reasons, prin
cipally because his name is John Smith,
John B. Smith it is, the agent of Clark,
Ward & Co., in this city. One of the first
things you will notice about Mr. Smith is
his hands. He has remarkable hands — in
sinuating, restless, facile; thin and narrow
hands, with long fingers, which he uses
often in gesture. By training them he has
become in later years an impresario of
the far-sounding telegraph, but they af
forded him more amusement in his youth
whem employed in catching trout.
The ordinary man who walKs twenty-five
miles once a year to bring back from the
woods a half ton of muck and macadam
on his person and four badly decomposed
five-inch trout has been accustomed to
regard the trout as coy and difficult of
approach. He will scoff at this tale. On
the contrary, trout are perfectly easy to
handle, if properly treated. They lie, of
course, under a bank, when you attempt to
get them. You must reach carefully un
derneath and bring your hand up to them
slowly, the fingers moving gently to and
fro. In this way, partly because it is dark
under there and" partly, no doubt, because
the trout is not zoologist enough to con
struct the dread whole from the part
which it sees, it is possible to handle the
fish with ease. Indeed, when they are
just too far away to grasp, you
can work them gently back into reach.
They are accustomed to jostle against
each other in the dark water and
pay no attention to being touched. Then
finally, when you have gotten them into
the right position you slowly close down on
them. Two hands are best, one behind the
gills and one upon the tail to keep the fish
from wriggling ay.-ay. In this way Mr.
Smith has tickled the bellies of thousands
of trout, who immediately after, in a spirit
of reasonable reciprocity, performed the
same functions for himself and friends.
Mr. Smith was raised in a place where
there were trout (Masonville, Delaware
County, N. V.), and spent most of the
spare time of a happy boyhood pawing
over the brooks of the vicinity after them.
His father used to say in jest over the fam
ily trout that he'd bet tnere wasn't a log
or stone in the brooks between Bennetts
vine and East Masonville Pond, a distance
of seven miles, that didn't have its under
side periodically scratched by John. He
had felt over the bottom of every stream
in that, country till its topography was as
familiar to him as that of his own bed
room, says the Springfield Republican.
Mr. Smith remembers one time particu
larly. It was in midsummer, when the
brooks were very low. He was going
through a swamp thicket with his little
brother when he looked over into a deep
hole in the brook and saw a whole school
of big trout sunning themselves near the
surface. They saw him at the same time
and darted back under the bank at the
side. Reaching underneath he found he
could not touch them at all, and so he
started immediately digging a hole in the
bog some three feet from the edge. After
considerable work with sticks and his
figers he made a hole and put his hand
carefully down through it right in the
midst of them. They all lay together in
a bunch, wavering slightly back and
forth, and paid no attention to him at all
until one by one he had taken them all
out. There were about twenty of them in
all, and they nearly filled a ten-quart milk
Another sensational episode was the cap
ture of the big trout in the brook. Mr.
Smith was on his way to school one morn
ing with his younger brother and another
boy, and was* crossing a log over the brook
when he saw beneath him a trout with the
genial proportions of a man-eating shark.
Immediately the two other boys were sta
tioned above and below the spot to pre
vent his escape, and young Smith started
in to find him. He came across him at
once under a bank and began to work on
him. He had not been accustomed to han
dle such big fish, however, and when he
closed down on his gills the big: trout
wrenched away. Then he could not find
him anywhere, and after a thorough search
he thought he had escaped. Under the cir
cumstances the duty of every boy would
be plain. His younger brother had let the
fish escape and must De "licked." The
small boy immediately felt the chastening
hand of his elder brother on his nose, the
concussion throwing him violently back
ward into the stream, wetting the seat of
his trousers clear up around his neck.
When he had at length disappeared in
search of other garments at home, after
attempting for some time to give a correct
imitation of theDavid-Goliah episode from
afar off, brother John waded in and dis
covered the trout where it had been right
along— under a big log. The fish broke
away from him again and went out into
the ripple in the center of the stream.
Smith followed him there, and, after work
ing awhile, got him out at last and on the
banK. It was the first and only time he
ever got a trout out in the open like that,
and he can only account for the circum
stance by thinking that the trout was old
and rather blind. But he got him anyway,
and lugged him to the village on a willow
stringer. When he got him there if. C.
Bourne, the village storekeeper, scared him
by offering him $5 for the fish if he would
keep it alive. It appeared afterward that
a Binghamoton hotel had a tank of big
trout, and offered $25 for a bigger one, and
the storekeeper wanted to get the fish as
an investment. It was no use, however,
the fish had been out of water too long and
the boy had to be satisfied with $1, which
he finally sold it for. That trout was 19
inches long and weighed 2 pounds and 2
ounces, and when it was dressed a horned
dace 6 inches long was found in its stomach.
Fishing in this way has a peculiar charm
of uncertainty about it which is its own.
i There is always a feeling of mild wonder in
eeling around under a muddy bank as to
I what is coming next. It is a soft of natural
grab-bag arrangement. You may get a
trout, an eel of a sucker, or possibly a
mud turtle. A water-snake may get you.
Of .course there is a good deal in knowing
what you have got, and a good, deal of
technique in handling it. A sucker is slow
j and patient and as easy to catch as a sub-
I merged tomato-can, a trout is nervous and
i resistive and an eel is slimy and reluctant.
j Mr. Smith has caught one or two eels by
I sticking a knife into them as they were
slipping out of his hands, and Priest used
; to occasionally get them by using sand
j paper. A bullhead is unfriendly and ob
j stinate and requires very careful handling.
| Never in after life has Mr. Smith passed
; such unhappy hours as he did when watch
ing his friend corner a thoroughbred short
horned bullhead and attempt to bring him
to the surface without getting his forearm
filled with virus.
But in addition to these there were the
turtles and water snakes and muskrats
which were always likely to be in the line
of attack. Priest had an exciting misun
derstanding at one time with a muskrat,
which, after a spirited contest, resulted
fatally for the latter. Though the boy was
somewhat wounded, he was running his
hand under a bank, where there was an
open space above the water, and the musk
rat, which was sitting there, waiting for
something to come along, promptly
grabbed a finger. Priest, who had a hole
throu^ht the Dank, could look down and
see the catastrophe which had come to the
member, but could not give it aid or disen
gage it without getting it more or less
torn. Fortunately he nad with him a
"snatch hook" — a cheerful-looking instru
ment of destruction 1 dear to the heart of
all-round boys, consisting of a stick with a
barbed affair on the end, which, when\
speared at a fish, closes around it and
catches there. Jabbing this down through
the hole he caught the rat around the neck
and soon after an understanding was
reached. Priest also got into a similar ac
cident with a mud turtle at one time, but
fortunately the turtle let go before it real
ized the importance of the catch.
NOT A QUABEELSOME MAN.
Hound Over Twenty-three Times to
Keep the Peace.
The proposed reform of putting prisoners
upon their oath and letting them speak for
themselves recommends itself in many
ways to common-sense, but has, neverthe
less, some serious advantages. A reporter
on the Midland Circuit has preserved for us
a choice example of oratory of this kind.
The case was that of a man charged with at
tempt to murder, before Lord Wensleydale
(one of the gravest judges), who had per
mitted him, after the prosecution closed,
to address the jury.
"My Lord and gentlemen of the jury, you
see as how I'm what is called a peaceable
man, and was taking my drink quietly,
as a man should do. when up comes this
here prosecutor, and says he: 'I'll have a
sup of your beer.' 'No,' says I, 'you
shan't!' 'I will.' says he. 'Then,' says I
'if you touch this 'ere mug of beer, I'll
smash it on your blessed head!' This here
man did take hold of my beer, and he got a
knock on the head, but it were his own
fault, as, gentleman, why should he ha'
provoked a man quietly* a-drinkin' his
beer? Now, my lord" (turning to the
Judge), "I'm sure you likes a drop of good
beer, don't yer, my lord? Well, then, my
lord, if your lordship had a pot o' beer
afore you at this moment, and that 'ere
chap as is a-sittin' by the side of yer"
(turning to the High Sheriff) "should say
says ne, 'I'll take a sup of your beer,' and
you said to ( him, says you, "If you do
touch this here beer I'll punch your blessed
ribs!' in course you would, my lord."
(Roars of laughter). "Now, my lord, I've,
been called a quarrelsome man; that's a
downright falsity, for look here, it ain't
likely I can be a quarrelsome man when
I've been bound over twenty-three times
to keep the blessed peace '."—lllustrated
London News. .•■■. .
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A Viscount as Showman.
Of course it is Viscount Hinton. Tired
of organ-grinding, this illustrious scion of
a noble house is to be found daily at pres
ent in the salubrious neighborhood of
Leather lane, Holborn, where he is acting
as showman to a kinetoscope entertain
ment which has been organized by Mr. H.
W. Paul, the electrician of Hatton Garden*
Whoever yearns, therefore, for the honor
of a chat with this distinguished member
of his order can gratify his desires— on
braving the rather formidable odors of the
I delectable thoroughfare above named for
the trifling sum of 1 penny.
There is nothing haughty, about Vis
count Hinton. It is an affable and conde
scending \ iscount who shakes you by the
hand as you enter the establishment and
shows you how to put your penny in the
slot. Of course the thing is taking im
mensely in Leather lane. There are ™™
naratively few viscounts about this neig™-'
borhood, and the newcomer is regarded
with proportionate respect And rt cer
organ - erfndin^ X 1S much better th ™
fi-c prinaing. he says the laKr^r n f
crrnSed^isrf^ 1 " 8 ' ** S SSmaSiuy-
Perfectly trifA 1^ tale; ' th K ht it is
turned to mn« he Bays ' that before he
he had mVd* rf*, a means of livelihood
self onthP«? nol . Utl of a name for him
in nrnnf nf St u?V 1 ? the capacity of clown,
DeErett W hlCh he refe " you proudly to