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NEW TACTICS FOR GIRLS
Winners in Competitive Mili
tary Drill at Horace
FOUR REGULAR COMPANIES.
Mr. O'Connor's Opinion of the Value
of Such Drills— A Novel
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The coming woman, as represented by ;
Company 4 of the Horace Mann School, |
scored:, point yesterday. The girls won i
in the competitive military drill.
The Horace Sfsnn School is the pioneer
in the introduction of military drill. Since
January 14 George S. Miehling, instructor |
of wrestling in the Olympic Club, has
given two lessons a week in the new tactics,
and yesterday morning the first public j
exhibition of the results of the training [
was made. About a hundred visitors as- j
cembled to witness the evolutions of the
girls and boys and cheered when an espe
cially good movement was executed.
The drill took place on the school
grounds and was participated in by four
companies made up of pupils of the ninth
grades. There were thirty-eight members
of each company, officered by lieutenants,
sergeants and corporals. Companies 1 and
2 were composed of boys, and the compe
tition between them ended in the bestow
ing of the championship upon Company 1,
under Lieutenant Lewis Levinsaler, and
Supils of Mr. Sturgis, Miss Beckwith and
Company 3, commanded by Laura Gertze,
then made a good showing, but the cham- |
pionsbLp was awarded to Company 4, of
members of Miss Graham's and Miss
Oasev's classes, and in charge of Floy Bal
The final competition *as between the
champion companies of the boys and girls,
and in the hearty applause which followed
the announcemet by the judges, Messrs.
Alex Nicholson, A. T. Ruthrauff, formerly
of Company E, First Regiment of the N.
G. C. and C. Weisch, that the "n«w
woman" was asserting herself, and the
girls had beaten the boy?, the defeated
Mr. O'Connor, principal of the school
that has made this new departure, says he
finds that the military drill, as an adjunct
of the calisthenics, given on alternate days,
is an excellent means of developing strength
and activity, of giving out-of-door-exercise
and of aiding discipline. It is of invalua
able service in securing an erect and health
Herman Brenning, a Young Married
Man, Dies at the Receiving
Herman Brenning, 610 J.i Polk street, was
taken to the Receiving Hospital about 6
o'clock last evening, and died in a few
minutes from what is supposed to have
been opium poisoning.
Brenning was about 28 years of age, and
was a native of Stuttgart, Germany. He
came to the United States about three
years ago, and after wandering about, set
tled in Butte, Mont., about ten months
He was married there, and came here
with his wife six months ago. He brought
some money with him but lost it in specu
lation. He was unable for some time to
get any work, but recently had been em
plovea as an insurance solicitor.
He went home yesterday afternoon
about 1:30 o'clock, ana went with his wife
to a restaurant on Larkin street and had
luncheon. While there he was drowsy,
and when they went home he fell into a
Becoming alarmed, his wife sent for Dr.
McNeil, Van Ness avenue, who had been
treating him for kidney, brain and heart
troubles. After working for him some
time Dr. McNeil ordered him sent to the
hospital, as he suspected he was suffering
A DEAD BODY TOUHD.
A Ghastly Discovery Made by the Cap
tain of a Schooner.
While going up the bay yesterday morn
ing Captain Jamieson of the schooner Spo
kane picked up the body of a man float
ing on the water off Goat Island. It was
towed to Third and Berry streets and the
Coroner~was notified. The body is now
lying at the Morgue awaiting identifica
There are no indications of how the man
came to his death, but it is believed that
the body had been in the water at least
nine days. It was dressed in a black diag
onal suit and wore a white shirt, turned-up
collar, black tie and black congress gaiters.
On the shirt are the initials "R. D. M."
In the pockets were found the business
cards of two Oakland firms, those of Kling
felt & Ohanson, 803 Clay street, engaged in
doing brickwork, plastering and sewering,
and of Sovereign <fe Searnans. 606 Sixteenth
street, house-painters. On the back of the
latter was the name E. J. Morphy in pen
cil. Deceased weighed about 160 pounds
and had dark hair and a. sandy mustache.
The deceased was later ascertained to be
Alfred Peterson, alias Alfred Klingfelt, a
plasterer, living at 803 Clay street, Oak
land, who jumped off the creeK boat one
evening about a week ago and committed
From Bardo Meyer, who lives at 991 Pine
street, where Peterson formerly roomed,
it was learned that the dead man took the
name of Klingfelt after coming to Califor
nia, being known by the name of Peterson
at Ishpeming, Mich., where he formerly
lived Deceased was a Swede and had been
in California about four years.
He was much addicted to drink, and it
is thought that ht made away with him
self during a fit of melancholy following
one of his frequent sprees. It is under
stood that Peterson left Michigan very
suddenly after having some financial trou
bles with a partner.
CHARGES THE COLLECTOR.
Henry Cowell Accuses Him of Embez
zling-Willis I>. Davis Made De
fendant of a Suit.
It is not usual for a criminal charge in
volving the embezzlement of $180,000 to be
made the subject of a civil suit. Yester
day, however, Henry Cowell, surviving
partner of the late firm of Davis <fc Cowell,
lime merchants, riled a compljint ajrainst
Willis E. Davis to recover that amount,
which he charges Davis eniDezzled while
acting as agent and collector of the firm.
It appears that the statute of limitations
bars a criminal action, for the alleged
crime took place as far back as 1887. The
complaint sets forth that in that year the
iirm, of which the late Isaac E. Davis was
then senior partner, employed Davis as its
agent and collector. Davis, it is stated,
managed, without exciting the least sus
picion, to embezzle the lartre sum of $180,
--000, making no returns on the same, but
converting it to his own use.
In 1893 the plaintiff, Henry Cowell,
learned of his loss and demanded his
money, but the complaint states that Davis
has refused to return it or to render any
account thereof. As a criminal action is
GIRLS IN LINE.
barred the plaintiff has resorted to the
present civil remedy.
Henry Coweli's attorney is Grove L.
IT IS THEIR TURN NOW
Actors Who Have Often Helped
Sweet Charity Will Play To-
Day for the A. A. A.
Some of the Attractions That Will
Be Presented at Morosco's
No one is more ready and willing, in
Beason and out of season, to give profes
sional services gratis for charity than the
actor. In a recent article published by the
New York Herald, which drew attention
to the magnificent sums raised for all
kinds of benevolent objects by members of
the dramatic profession, it was stated that
half a million was raised by actors for the
sufferers from the Johnstown flood alone,
and that the sum total of the money that
annually goes to churches, hospitals and
other worthy objects through the exer
tions of the Thespians of America is some
The benefit performance at Morosco's
Opera-house this afternoon for the Actors'
Association of America will give the pub
lic an opportunity of reciprocating some of
this kindness, and doubtleis many people
for whose favorite charitable institutions
the dramatic profession has cheerfully lent
its aid will be glad of the opportunity of
aiding the Thespians. The association is
the first actors' union that has ever been
known to exist in the history of the world.
It was founded four months ago, and while
its aims are very simple it fills a long-felt
Hitherto unscrupulous managers have
been able to take companies out on the
road and leave them stranded, sometimes
under the most heartrending circum
stances, without much redress being ob
tainable. Lately in the East a cry has
gone up about the number of young girls
who have been induced to ioin small
traveling companies and have been left
stranded and penniless hundreds of miles
from home. The object of the A. A. A. is
to put an end to these abuses. A stranded
actor or actress by telegraphing to the
lodge will be immediately supplied with a
ticket home, and any unscrupulous man
ager, who is provea to have stranded a
company, will be placed on the black list,
and every effort will be made to prevent
him from organizing a troupe again.
The Pacific Lodge was organized four
months ago, with George Osbourne as presi
dent, E. J. Holden vice-president, W. L.
Gleason treasurer and F. Wyman secre
tary. New York followed suit with a
lodge, and now the Eastern organization is
3000 strong. It has been decided to give
women equal rights with men in the
A. A. A.'s.
A fine programme has been arranged for
to-morrow, covering the dramatic range
from "Canaille" to a negro minstrel enter
Among the many attractions will be
solas by Jules Levy, F. K. Tobin and Miss
Lillie Morrisey, a reading by Frank Bangs
and the performance of "Chatterton." In
recognition of Manager Morosco's Kind
ness in donating the Grand Opera-house,
"Virginius" will be performed by members
of the Morosco troupe. Edmond Haves
enacting Virginius, and Miss Edna Hall
taking the part of Virginia. W. R.
Dailey's company will appear in an act of
"A Night Oft." "Prominent ladies and gen
tlemen of the organization will perform the
fourth act of "CamiiMe," and Philip Hast
ings and Ruby Sinott will appear in their
own version of "Trilby."
A committee of popular leading men
will act as ushers,while-Mrs. J. K. Emmet,
Miss Minna Gleason and Miss Anita Fal
lon will sell buttonhole bouquets. The
reception committee is comDosedof J. K.
Emmet, Francis Powers, Edmond Hayes,
W. J. Elleford, John Pierson, Leslie Mo
rosco, Mortimer Snow, H. C. Erinkley,
Willard Newell, Paul Craig, Horace Thrum.
The following ladies and gentlemen have
been invited to form an honorary recep
tion committee: Miss Julia Blanc, T. i\
Williams, W. H. Bunker, Miss Minna
Gleason (chairman), George L. Elliott,
Hugh Hume, Miss Kitty Kerwin (secre
tary), Charles M. Shortridge, R. A. Cro
thers, W. T. Hess, Leon Samuels.
The oomiak, or skin boat, used by the
Eskimos is peculiar to those people alone,
and it is the only kind of boat used by
them, with the exception of the kyak,
which will only carry one or two persons.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY. JUNE G, 1895,
THE NATION'S BIRTHDAY.
General Washington and His
Command to Be in the
TO CARE FOFw THE ORPHANS.
Luncheon, Popcorn, Candy and
Donkey Rides Free to the
Three important committees for the
Fourth of July celebration met yesterday.
The ladies were in attendance in large
numbers and took an active part in the de
The entertainment committee met at 2
o'clock, the ladies being very much in the
majority. There were present David Rich
(chairman), Colonel A. 8. Hubbard, Mrs.
Nellie Blessing Eyster, Mrs. John Knell,
Mrs. Colonel Hunter, Mrs. Sarah B.
Cooper, Mrs. Fraser, Mrs. Clara Josephi,
Maaarn Sorbier, Mrs. Rose French and
Miss Harriet Cooper.
The committee decided that the chil
dren should be entertained at the park
immediately after the procession. Lunch
eon will be Berved free and the use of the
merry go-ronnd and the donkeys will be
without charge during the afternoon. The
ladiea propose to distribute candy and
lemonade to all. TLe expense will amount
to about $500.
Mrs. Knell was appointed to find out if
a punch and judy show could be secured
for the afternoon.
Madam Sorbier reported that so far as
heard from there would be 2000 children
to be cared for on that day.
Mrs. Knell reported that free transporta
tion to orphans and their attendants
would be given by the San Francisco and
North Pacific Railroad.
Mrs. Rose French and Mrs. Eyster sug
gested buying souvenir pins for the sick
Mrs. Buckingham, president of the Fruit
and Flower Mission, was appointed to take
charge of all flowers sent in for the use of
Leonard Grover, late of Stodrwell's
Theater, proposes to give a Martha Wash
ington grand ball in the Pavilion on the
nieht of the 3d of July. He appeared
before the committee to ask it 3 indorse
ment of his scheme, but was referred to the
The suggestion in a letter from Mrs.
Isabella Hubbard concerning the part to
be taken in the celebration by the High
School girls was adopted, and Mrs. Knell
and Mrs. French were appointed to carry
out the plan. The letter referred to was
published in full in yesterday's Call.
The committee will meet again on
Wednesday next at 2 p. m.
The parade committee, including Chai
rman S. L. Lent, S. J. Theisen, William
Pennycook and J. S. Henton, met in
executive session to receive bids. The
committee has decided to have in the
parade a representation of the revolu
tionary army. There will be Generals
Washington. Lafayette and Steuben, with
six staff officers and two aides-de-camp. In
the col amn will be 100 Continental soldiers,
forty-five of the ragged army of Valley
Forge, a drum and fife squad of three,
"Yankee Doodle" and thirteen Indians;
also a float with Moll Pitcher and "spirit
Bids were received from several firms. It
is understood that that of GoH stein &
Cohn was very much lower than tiie others,
and will be recommended to the executive
W. H. DAVIS, CHAIRMAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOURTH OF
[From a photograph.]
body for approval. A. E. Florence will
drill the revolutionists.
It has been reported to the chairman of
the executive committee, W. H. Davis,
that some one is soliciting funds for the
purpose of constructing an arch on Market
street. The committee wishes to inform
the public that as yet no official collectors
are in the held. When there are any col
lectors appointed by the committee, they
will be given written authorization.
The Veteran Firemen have assured the
ground marshal that they will be|in^the
The following communication has been
sent to H. L. Dodge, president of the
Board of Education :
Sir: At a meeting of the executive committee
of the Fourth of July celebration held this
day, it was unanimously resolved that
the grand marshal be instructed to ask
the president of the San Francisco Board of
Education to call a special meeting of said
board, if necessary, to take such proceedings
as may be needful to secure a good representa
tion from the public schools in the parade at
the coming anniversary of our National inde
W. H. Davis,
Chairman of the Executive Conraittee.
Attest: G. W. Owkns, Secretary.
Circular letters have also been sent to the
principals of all schools in the City as
The Fourth of July committee is extremely
anxious to have in the parade on the Fourth
one class from each grammar school in tan
Will you kindly bring this matter before the
scholars under your charge immediately and
let them select a class to represent their school
in the parade?
With your permission, I would suggest that
one of the elder boy scholars be selected by the
class to act as its marshal. Have the boy thus
selected report to the grand marshal as soon as
convenient, at his headquarsers, for instruc
The school children of Alameda will repre
sent their schools in our parade, and it cer
tainly would not do for our own schools to be
We dislike to annoy yon in this manner, but
as the school term is about at an end and the
time is so short, we are left without an
Each scholar will be furnished with an
American flag and each class will be furnished
with an appropriate banner.
The members of the School Board have given
their consent to our addressing this communi
cation to you.
Yours most respectfully.
Edwin L. Korster,
Grand Marshal Fourth of July Celebration, '95.
At a meeting of the finance committee
last night the following substitutions and
additions were made to the list of those
who will solicit subscriptions among the
Stock board— R. G. Home.
Lumbermen— C. A. Hooper, in place of C. S.
Liquor dealers— Mr. Sherwood, C. Carpy, Mr.
Preider and H. Kohler.
Hotels— Captain Young of the Russ, In place
of Mr. Thome of the Grand.
Coal dealers— C. K. Allen, in place of John
Commission merchants— John F. English, in
place of John Roscnield.
Bond brokers— Edwin Berry.
Banks and bnukers— A. £. Castle, in place of
1. W.Hellman Jr.
The woman's auxiliary of the finance
committee will attend to subscriptions
from the wealthy women and the retired
capitalists. The members are Mme. L.
A. Sorbier, Mrs. Rose M. French, Mrs. N.
B. Eyster, Mrs. D. J. Spencer, Mrs. L. C.
Fraser, Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper and Mrs. E.
C. Serge nt.
A meeting of the ladies was held during j
tbe afternoon. They decided to send
printed letters to the wealthy men and
women appealing for subscriptions and
inclosing cards op which the amount sub
scribed may be indorsed. They also pro
poße to open subscription offices in various
parts of the City and install a secretary in
each. The report of the ladies' meeting
was approved by the finance committee
The following persons, appointed to so
licit subscriptions, have already taken their
receipt books and will go to work this
morning: J. J. O'Farrell, S. Foster, M. S.
Kohlberg, S. C. Hammond, Mrs. M. J.
Foster, Henry Gellert, H. O. Steams, L.
Saroui, John Kenny (two books), Charles
Nauman, B. Rumsey, Frank W. Marston.
TO RESPITES GRANTED
Warden Hale to Hang Three,
Instead of Five, Murderers
Patrick Collins, Antony Azoff and
Amelio Garcia Are the Doomed
Warden Hale's preparations to hang five
murderers at San Quentin to-morrow were
interfered with yesterday by two reprieves
from Governor Budd.
The rive men sentenced to die were Pat
rick Collins, Fremont Smith, Antony
Azoff, Amelio Garcia and Rico Morasco.
The two respites were for Smith and
Morasco. Smith's execution is postponed
until August 9 and Morasco is given almost
two veare longer to live, his reprieve being
until March 1, 1897.
Every possible effort has been made by
Collins' counsel to save him from the cal
lows. His attorney has claimed that when
Governor Budd granted him a respite it
virtually set aside the sentence of the
court. Injunction proceedings were at
tempted against Warden Hale, who forth
with sought a conference with Attorney-
Collins is a wife-murderer. In October,
1^73, his wife, who was a janitress in the
Max Adler Kindergarten at Second and
Folsom streets, was stabbed by him
twenty-eight times about the facej head,
breast and arms. She lived in a rear room
at 18 Tehama street, endeavoring to sup
port her two children by what remunera
tion she received as janitress and by tak
ing in washing. Her husband, a worthless
drunkard, had just returned from a tramp
around the country, and because she re
fused to have anything to do with him he
followed her to the kindergarten and
stabbed her to death.
Azoff, according to the evidence of
George Sprague, shot and killed Detective
Len Harris at the Boulder Creek station
May 15 of last year. He planned to rob
the station, though he says Sprague in
veigled him into the Bcnenie. When, with
leveled revolver, he demanded the station
funds of the agent, Detective Harris, who
had been apprised of Azoff' s intentions,
stepped out and attempted to arrest him,
but received a fatal bullet from Azoff's
S"stol. Azoff escaped to Redwood City,
c has tried hard to show that Sprague
was the real murderer.
Amelio Garcia tortured an aged man,
James Guilminot, near Colton, last Octo
ber, to make him surrender some money
which Garcia supposed he had concealed.
His methods failing, he cut the throat of
his victim. He is a Mexican who speaks
very little English.
Fremont Smith was convicted of the
murder of his two partners near Colusa
last year. He and they owned a team in
common as fishermen, and to get exclusive
possession he killed them. Their mutil
ted bodies were found in the river last
Morasco, who is only 32 years of age, has
a wife and two children in Italy. He lived
at Vacaville for six years and shot Do
nato Diluco some days after they had had
a drunken quarrel. He claims that Diluco
was a bad man, and that he had to kill
him to save himself from Diluco's murder
The use of tobacco, generally mixed with
willow bark, the preparation being called
KilliKinick, "a mixture," was univeral in
America at the discovery.
Jarvis Markham, who wrote on the
management of horses in 1699 in England,
mentions running horses; but at that time
there were only private matches made be
tween gentlemen, who were their own
jockeys and rode their own horses.
AROUND THE WATER FRONT
Commissioner Colnon Lays
Down a Few Rules for Ap
NO POLITICS ON THE DOCKS.
Strike on a Stockton Boat— Removal
of Signs From the Ferry
Business seems good at the office of the
State Harbor Commissioners, and changes
follow each other in rapid succession. All
the big eyesore signs around the ferry
buildings and along the water-front ware
houses are being taken down. This may
not be accomplished agreeably, as the ad
vertisers having the space are threatening
to refuse payment for the rentals for last
The rentals of wharf space are to be re
adjusted all along the front and may re
sult in the increase of rents in some
localities. It is the intention of the com
mission to have a fixed schedule, based
upon the amount of space and location
The continued troubles among the po
tato-peddlers on Jackson street wharf will
probably end the marketing of veget
ables in that place and stop all wagons
from driving upon the wharf, except those
authorized to do so. Yesterday morning
a free-for-all fight took place between the
Deddlers, and several cracked heads from
the clubs of the harbor police were neces
sary to stop the riot.
And now Perry Ironstone and P. Bollier
will not cry "po-ta-to" musically around
the suburbs until they settle accounts at
the Police Court.
Another strike of fruit-handlers occurred
on a Stockton steamer yesterday morning
over the omission of the company to raise
the wages from $30 to $35, the summer
schedule. The crew of the Weber laid
down their freight hooks and left her decks
empty. They stated that tne work during
the fruit season is double that of any other
time, and a $5 increase is little enough.
As in the case of the steamer Walker a
few days ago, another crew was soon pro
A new naphtha schooner has been built
and fitted out by Captain Matthew Turner
which will run between San Francisco and
Sonoma Landing. She is owned by Cap
tain J. P. Hauto. who has named the
vessel the Four Sisters in honor of his four
little daughters. She is 60 feet long, 20 feet
beam and about 5 feet in depth. Her
great beam makes her of very lightdraught
and capable of navigating the shallow
sloughs bordering the bays. Her engines
are of about 20-horse power.
A big fishing excursion to the Farallones,
under charge of Al White, will leave
the City at midnight Saturday to land
the party on the grounds early Sunday
"Some people are reported to be exer
cised over State Harbor Commission re
movals and appointments, 1 ' said President
Colnon yesterday "and some who profess
to have the greatness and prosperity of the
Republican party very much at heart are
worrying over the political faith of the
men employed by the State around the
•Now, you may write me down as saying
here that politics will cut no figure in the
work of the Harbor Commission, and no
election jobs will be permitted among our
men along this City front. Mr. Cole has
seen tit to complain of Mr. Chadbourne
and myself in voting for the appointment
of a new dredger superintendent — Chad
bouxne because he is a Republican and I
because I wanted a more efficient man.
"When we three took hold of the work
here a few weeks ago we agreed to have
only !he most useful men in the service,
irrespective of politics. We told Chief
Wharfinger Boobar, Engineer Holmes ana
the heads of other departments that each
and every new appointee that proved him
self inefficient should be sent back to the
"We then began to make needed
changes. Inspector Cummins, a Republi
can, was appointed at $4 a day, as was
Carroll, a pik-driver, also of that" political
faith, at $3 25. Then came William Brown,
assistant engineer on one of the dredgers,
a Republican ; Captain Petzinger, who I
am very sure is a Republican, was ap
pointed to the command of the tv« Mark
ham; V/harfinger Deasy, a Republican,
was appointed yesterday. All these ap
pointments were satisfactory, I believe, to
Mr. Cole. I can say their efficiency and
politics were to me.
"Mr. Cruse is an excellent man, but we
wanted an engineer over the dredgers.
Mr. Cruse is a carpenter. It was our in
tention to appoint Captain Phil Brown of
dredger No. 1, who is one of the hottest
Republicans I ever met, to the position of
superintendent. But when I saw Haste
and learned that he was a marine engineer,
a machinist, and saw by his credentials
that he was a thorough mechanic, I picked
him out as the right man. Looking over
our heavy machinery bills with Mr. Haste,
and hearing his comments, I am satisfied
that the State's expenses in that line will
be materially lessened.
"Captain "Petzinger was appointed only
because he can handle a boat. He has
brought his steamer into these docks on
dark, fogey nights with a hundred passen
gers on board and never had an accident
for years. He was our man. People say
the State Harbor Commission office can't
be run out of politics. I ask 'Why?' We
pay $450 a month for electric lights while
a private party could get the same service
for probably $100 less. They say the State
cant get it for that reduction. I ask
"Why can't a big light be put on a high
pole at the corner of yonder street that
will shine over several blocks and do away
with the expense of a lot of little expensive
"I believe with pcoper economy we can
cut down tolls on these wharves 30 per
cent and still run the shop. You may say
the State Harbor Commission will use the
best material it can get and politics will
cut not the slightest figure."
A HORRIBLE SUSPICION.
Martin McDermott Says His Son Was
John McDermott, a laundryman, living
at 232 Hickory avenue, died last night,
according to his father's story, under very
Although the certificate of death wa3
signed by Dr. F. S. Cook and named the
malady as erysipelas, his father, Martin
McDermott, refused to accept the phy
sician's statement and has demanded an
autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.
He said that his son's wife administered
poison to him in his medicine, either ac
cidentally or intentionally, and the state
ment that death wa3 caused by erysipelas
was simply a ruse to cover the crime.
McDermott was to be huried to-day un
der the auspices of the Salvation Army, as
his wife is an army lass, but the father ob
jects to the shroud being the red emblem
of the army. He wishes his son to be bur
ied by the Catholic Church, in which his
family has been reared.
THE HOWARD MURDER.
No Clew Yet Found as to the Guilty
The myatery of who struck the blow that
caused the death of James Howard,
harness-cleaner for Wells-Fargo & Co., iff
as deep ever.
The two young men, William Grat?am
and John J. Lyons, who were arrested on
suspicion on Tuesday last, but gave satis
factory accounts of their movements, were
released from custody yesterday morning
by Chief Crowley.
The detectives are bending all their ener
gies to find the widow, who was last seen
with Howard about an hor.r before he stag
gered into the Southern station on Monday
morning. They have so far been unsuc
cessful, but they hope to find a clew soon.
THE OEOOKEE SCHOOL.
A Large Class Graduated at the Exer
cises Yesterday Afternoon.
School Director Henry T. Scott presented
the diplomas to a large graduating class at
the Crocker Grammar School yesterday
afternoon. A very pleasing programme
was given. Of the class Helen Ivy Woods,
Lydia H. Meyers, Rosa K. Snow, Harry A.
Hollzer ami George J. Plato, received med
als. The other graduates were:
Grace E. Sham, Louis Levy, Posey McGrath,
Sophie 11. Winter, Florence L. Rickoff, Herbert
L. McDonnell, Edna Myers, Evelyn L. Ki!ey,
Ada Kollansbee, Gustave Plato, Edna J. W«st
over, Jennie Anshel, Charles Garfield Bartlett,
Henry Bloomenthal, Joseph A. Carew, Lottie
Irene Brady, Arthur D. Buckley, Hat
tie KirkputricK, Julius Fred Lange, Bruce
Large, Enjrene D. Man-hand. Lylt? Met
ritt. Emma V. McCarthy, Clara E. H.
Campe, Horace Mish, Thomas A. Cashiu,
Ksilut .Morris, Charles (1. rhadwick,
George O'Oonnell, George A. Christtiison.
Madge Richenisou, Jenette L. Cronan, William
Kiley, Jeanie S. Currie, Vira C. Sawyer, Raeh
ael Dunn, Walter G. C. Schulte, Mollie Friea,
Harry H. Shepman, Rachael Goldman, Sadie
Spiro, John W. Hinkle, Jasper Stahl, Florence
Mabel Horn, Gilbert C. Smith, Mary A. Hurley,
William Talbot, Albert B. Johnson, Alfred
Urry and Zoe E. Yon Of en.
ACQUITTED AND FINED.
Policeman 1,. B. Gordon Has Two Op
Policeman L. B. Gordon was convicted
by Judge Joachimsen about two weeks ago
for battery upon Frank O'Brien, son -of
ex-Tax Collector O'Brien, at Sutter and
Devisadero streets on Saturday night, 12th
Gordon, before being sentenced, tiled
affidavits asking for a new trial on various
grounds, among them that he had obtained
five new witnesses. The Judge granted
him a new trial, which took place before a
jury yesterday afternoon. Gordon was
represented by Attorney Andy Clunie, and
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Graham
conducted the prosecution.
Several witnesses testified to Gordon's
being an efficient officer and a terror to
young "hoodlums" in the neighborhood.
Sergeant Monaghan testified that Gordon
was perfectly sober on the night in ques
tion, O'Brien having charged him with be
ing drunk. After the arguments of coun
selthe jury retired and m a few minutes
returned with a verdict of not guilty.
The Police Commissioners last night
heard the charge of battery and unofficer
like conduct preferred by O'Brien against
Gordon. A large number of witnesses were
examined and Gordon was fined $25.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet-
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly i
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to nealth of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the j
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form moat acceptable and pleas- ;
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly j
beneficial properties of a perfect lax- '
ative; effectually cleansing the system j
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers i
and permanently curing constipation. ;
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession because it acts on the Kid-
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak* j
ening them and it is perfectly free from j
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug* J
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man-
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being weir informed, you will not |
accept any substitute if offered.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY PROPERTY.
To Exchange for City Property.
\■. ■ ■
CjJOKfln LOT 25x108:6, NEAR MARKET
<S)OO\J\I. St.; this is the cheapest lot around;
will double In two years. ■
If you want Investments call. Lots near the pro-
posed Valley road cheap on installments or for
cash. , •„■-; j.o
LOUIS SCH LOSS,
Rooms 24- and 25,
CROCKER BUILDING, S. F.
FIRST-CLASS ROADSTERS '
AND HARNESS HORSES,
*\_^ Jf\-^ PROPERTY *\_ *W
SAM ROSA STOCK FARM,
at — : — ■ ■ ■
At 11 o'clock a. jc., on
FRIDAY - - June 1895,
Salesyard, Cor. Van Ness Aye. and Market St.
Horses at yard Thursday, June 6.
KILLIP «& CO.. Auctioneers,
30 Montgomery street S, P.
On Account of Departure for
1. Hißbd Esq.
AT SALESROOM, 513 CALIFORNIA ST.,
Thursday June 6,
AT 12 M. SHARP.
(J 6 HODSKS-6 VACANT LOTS.
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PS] — . ;■ £
hc©a©ds> s © a © c ©
3 3* JJi£g II till
.■ 33-9 25 25 25 25 25 26 25 25 25 25 25 '
6 NEW HOUSES.
SUNNY SIDE OF COLE.
Just finishing; marvels of taste and workman
ship; 8 rooms, plastered basemeuts, decorated
ceilings, wooden paneled dining-room, tiled bath-
room and all latest appliances thai make house-
keeping easy. They must be seen to be appre-
ALSO 14 CASH !
IB PAN HANDLE LOTS!
33:9x95 SE. Cor. of Waller and Cole.
4 lots, each 25x125, E. 1. of Cole. 8 of Waller.
1 lot, 25x95, E. 1. of Cole, « of Waller.
2 lots, each 25x100:8, v.'. 1. of Shrader, 175 S. o*
2 lots, 25x108:9, 8. L of Waller, K. of Eelvldere.
3 lots, 25x125, W. 1. of Clayton, s*-i. V.iller and
2 lots, each 25x106, E. 1. of Clayton, -«.' of
3 lots, each 25x80:3, W. 1. of Tremont, bee
! Waller and Frederick. •>
j 1 lot, 25x103, N. 1. of Frederick, bet. Fremont
I and Clayton.
Take Haight, Page or Oak street cars to all the
ALSO 1-5 CASH!
| SUPERB MARINE VIEW.
RE3NTT & 3. 1 O .
I '-'7:414x103:1'.^, SW. cor. Broadway and Oo-
; tavia; 15 rooms leased until December at $110;
| can only be seen with a written order from the
ALSO 1-5 CASH!
60x56;. 5W. cor. I#avenworth and Sacramento;
3 modern houses. Rents for $1860 per annum.
25x125: 1005 Stockton, 50 feet N of Washing-
ton; 1-story brick and 2-story frame house; now
rented for $75. but an outlay of $1000 will bring
the rental up to $125 per month.
GRAND AUCTION SALE
16 CHOICE BUSINESS LOTS
On Grove Street, From Twenty-Second
to Twenty-Fourth Streets,
Saturday. June 8, 1895
At 2 o clock p. m.. on the grounds,
CORNER 22d AND GROVE STS., OAKLAND.
This Property is situated in central part of
Near the intersection of San Pablo avenue and
Grove street, within 1 block of Odd Fellows' Hall.
Parties looking for a profitable Investment in
ltrst-class business property will do well to examina
; these properties before the day of sale. This prop-
erty Is sure to double in value within a very short
Choice residence property on Thirty-third and
Thirty-fourth streets, 1 between Grove and Tele-
graph avenue, and also on Sycamore street, with
newly built 2-story house, containing 2 flats of 7
rooms each; all modern improvements: also sum-
mer-house and large barn ; always rented at $40
Terms one-half cash, payable on delivery of deed,
and one-half within two years, at 8 per cent per
annum. Title perfect.
For catalogues and particulars apply to R.
FRANKE, Oakland Pickle Factory and Vinet;a» .
Works, 1622 Grove st., corner Twenty-second st. . I
T. H. B. HOSK.VBKRO, Auctioneer.
JB=3 OFFICE iBES
0 DESKS .1
$24.00 —DROPPED— $24.00
GEO. H. FULLER DESK CO.,
638 and 640 Mission Street.