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OLE HANSEN DENOUNCED
The Sworn Statement of the
Colima's Third Mate
Branded as False.
SAILORS BLAME THE CAPTAIN.
Boiler Inspector Phillips Smarts
Under a Criticism and Calls
There was quite a little scene in the
rooms of the Inspectors of Hulls and
Boilers yesterday before the Colima in
quiry was taken up. Inspector of Boilers
Phillips was angry and he showed it.
After the first witness had been sworn be
arose and said:
"Before this inquiry begins I would like
to say a few words in relation to some of
these gentlemen here who report for the
"I see by the Chronicle that that paper
assails me and insinuates that I am not
disposed to get at the bottom facts of this
case, or rather that lam disposed to work
in the interests of the Pacific Mail.
"Whoever wrote this article, or whoever
instigated the writing of it, has done an in
jury to me that he cannot repair. These
"insinuations or innuendoes that he has
thrown out will not be passed by slightly.
My character is worth more to me than
life. It is the only thing that I have to
depend upon, and I do not propose to have
it assailed in this manner. The article I
refer to is this:
Ward McAllister is attending io the Inquiry
as attorney for the Pacific Mail Steamship Com
pany. He" refrains from asking ques-tions, how
ever, as Inspector Phillips displays noticeable
anxiety to get on record all the facts possible.
"Now that sentence is true as far as it
reads that I try to pet all the facts possible
on record, but the balance of this sentence,
Which can put the company In a better light,
Is false and I deny it, and I dare him to
"That is all that I have to say about the
matter, except that I call upon Mr. Mc-
Allister, as he is present here, to say if
there is any understanding here between
him and me in this investigation or
whether we are in cahoots together."
'Why, certainly not, Captain Phillips,"
said Mr. McAllister. "I propose to ask
every question that I can think of to
bring out the truth of this matter, and I
don't care whom it injures."
After the ripple of excitement caused by
Mr. Phillips' statement had subsided the
first witness was asKed to tell what he
knew about the case. He was George D.
Ross, a United States sailor and a passen
ger on the Colima from San Francisco to
New York. His testimony was as follows:
We left Manzanillo on Sunday, May 26, at 6
o'clock. The breeze began to freshen up and
continued uniil 2or 2:30 in the morning.
From that time until 6 A. M. it blew a steady
breeze, that is what I could call a topgallant
yard breeze. Then it moderated slightly till 8
a. M., when it suddenly began to freshen and
increased in violence until about 10:30 a.m.
At that time I was standing on the spar deck
when Mr. Griffith, the first mate, came along
and I asked how the glass was. He told me it
was 29.67. I e«ked him if it was steady at that.
His answer was "yes." The ship at this time
was rolling pretty heavily and I noticed in her
rolling to starboard atyl her roll back to port
she did not come as high as she ought to have
come. I made the remark to a man who was
standing alongside of me that there was some
thing wrong in the rolling of the ship. He
Baid to me, "What do you suppose it is?" I said
to him in reply, "The trouble is simply this:
The cargo In the ship has shifted and if proper
precaution is not taken this ship is doomed. '
Was she lying in the trough of the sea at this
She continued to roll heavily and then
some time later she went off in the trough of
the sea. She gave three or four heavy rolls
and finally gave the tremendous roll which
threw her on her beam ends. A few minutes
after she went down.
Was the ship lying head to sea when she
Yes, sir. -
Had she been head to sea from time she be
gan roiling I .'
Yes; from the time I got up in the morning
at 5 o'clock.
Did. you see any sail put on the ship?
Was any drag used?
When she was put down was there three
Yes, sir, . there were regular rolling seas;
but I don't say there were three in succession.
Have you ever been-- in such a neavy sea be
Yes, sir, off Cape Horn, and I have been in
heavier peas off Hatteras in the United States
steamer Curlew at the beginning of the war.
1 also served in a merchant vessel for a year as
Are you positive about the shifting of the
Yes. sir. Before we got to Jlazatlan we had
to get out feed lor the cattle, and I noticed
then that the cargo was not properly stowed
for heavy weather.
As a seafaring man, if the hold of a vessel is
full and properly stowed would it shift?
■- If It was stowed slack would it list? •
Yes, sir. It would give her a heavy list.
About whaf time did you think there was
About ten or fifteen minutes to 11-. ,
How about the conduct of the officers?
They were all at their posts; the mate and
the captain were on tne bridge.
Inspector Talbot— Read his testimony to
"Wait a minute," said Ross, "I'm not
through yet, sir. I wish to state that when
I first went on board the Colima I went on
the deck to have a look at the condition
of her boats. The ship carried eight boats.
The two after ones were ; rigged out, but
her six forward boats were swung 'in and
in their chocks and lashed down for a full
do; that is, securely with covers on and
laced down. The falls were unhooked and
all the parts stopped into the davit. A
very poor condition to have boats in going
to sea, sir.
"i noticed from the statement of this
Ole Hansen, third male, that the boats
were in a proper condition for lowering,
which I say is not true. Any man who
would stand up on his oath and swear to
a tissue of lies the same as that man has
for the sake of a position in the Pacific
Mail Steamship Company has no business
Was the ship properly handled?
I don't consider the ship was properly han
dled. Xo effort was made to save the ship. If
there had been canvas it could have been set.
There are ways and means of setting sail in
aiiy weather, "l think the captain and his ofli
eers were incompetent. As an old sailor I say
positively thai sail could have been set on that
was not the iib set, and did it not blow out
of the bolt ropes?
Robert Forsythe, chief engineer of the
Union Iron Works, was the next witness.
He testified as follows:
I superintend the repairing of ships at the
Onion Iron Works. About l sst the Coliina
had new boilers put in. and other repairs were
mad*-. While the boilers were out the frame
work under them was almost entirely repaired.
W us the cement cleared out ?
Yes, sir, and replaced, and the steaming ma
chinery got a general overhauling and a great
deal of the piping was renewed. The decks
were repaired and some alterations on the
deckhouses were made. When these were com
pleted she was equal to a new vessel. A vessel
needs continual repairs, however, but the Co
lima was good for fourteen or fifteen years.
How thick was the cement in the bottom of
As a general rule it was about 4% inches up
to the angle iron frames and carried out in the
WITNESSE3 AT THE COLIMA INVESTIGATION.
[Sketched by a " Call " arltit.]
bilges to a height of about 4 feet above the
When that vessel was put In your charge was
there any limit set for repairs?
No, sir. The instructions were to make her
as good as new.
Louis Zangaree, a United States sailor
and a passenger from San Francisco for
New York, was the next witness. He tes
tified as follows :
We left Manzanillo about 4 o'clock on Sun
day, and about 5 o'clock or 6 o'clock it began
to b^y a moderate breeze. It kept increasing
until it was half a gale. Then there was a
kind of a lull, about 11 o'clock, I should judge,
and then it freshened up and blew stronger
than ever. She began to roll very bad and
kept shipping seas once In a while so that none
of us could sleep down below and I came up on
deck and slung my hammock on the main
deck, between \he cattle-pen and the steerage
companionwav. I didn't sleep very well, as it
! kept blowing harder and harder ail night. I
woke up about 5 in the morning with the spray
blowing in my face. Went below and washed
up and went on the hurricane decs to see how
the weather was. It was blowing almost a hur
ricane then. 1 came down from the deck and
went into the steerage and had breakfast.
While eating, the cargo on the port side of the
steerage came down on top of us. We had a
lot of salt on the port side of the icehouse and
I it came down, too. I got out of the way and
i went on the main deck, and I think that the
boatswain and some of the crew went down to
i replace the cargo.
J went/ around on the starboard side and
, talked with the old steward and freight clerk.
I said, "It's blowing pretty hard, isn't it?"
j The chief steward said, "Yes, harder than I've
I ever felt it on this coast, and I've been here
[ eighteen years."
The ship was rolling very heavily then and
I shipping seas on her starboard side. I left the
old steward and went to the messroom and
began talking to the messman about the
j storm and as to whether there was any danger
I or not. The messman was frightened.
i When I was in the messroom she gave a very
J heavy roll and shipped a heavy sea on the
| starboard side. The old steward "was standing
in nis room when the sea struck him and
knocked him up against the stanchions. His
spine caught the stanchion and he swung for a
time like a pendulum. The messman and I
ran out and grabbed him in time to save him
from going overl>oard.
Just before that I asked the mate how the
glass was and he said 29.07 and still falling.
I While we were in the messroom hanging on
j she gave another heavy roll and the cargo on
; the main deck began to shift to leeward.
Every time she'd take a roll they'd— the boxes
and general cargo— be flying around the deck
m gnat shape. I looked out of the messroom
| door and it looked to me as if the ports were
open, as I saw a big green sea come rolling in
through them. .She took another heavy roll,
heavier than any of the previous ones, and it
appeared to me just as if the cargo had shifted
in the hold. She was gradually goinp over. I
I said to the messboy, "I'll bet" her earfro has
! shifted." He said, "I shouldn't wonder." In
I a moment or two she took another roll, and it
I looked to me as though part of the upper
works were carried away.
Another heavy sea came and she was listing
all the time and gradually going down. That
sea carried away part of the messroom, and a
few seconds later another sea came and tore
the old steward away from the table leg he
was clinging to, and that was the last I saw of
There was a lot of wreckage came in with
that sea. I said to the merman, "We'd better
get out of this or we'll go with the old stew
ard." The ship kept listing all the time, and
wouldn't come up. I said to him, "We can't
get out as the door on the weather side is
locked." He said, "Kick it in." He got out
through a window and kicked it in. Just then
a heavier sea than ever came along, and then I
knew the ship was doomed. This was about
ten minutes before 6he went down. She took
another heavy sea, and I thought she was
gone, so I thought I'd better get out of there. I
saw I couldn't get up the weather side as she
was listed so, and I was barefooted, so just as I
had given up hope and expected to go down
with her I saw a man-ohvarsman named
Waske running along the weather ra.il. I
hailed him »ad asked tor ta end of a line
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1895.
i which he did. I hauled myself up to the
! weather rail. I sat on it ten or fifteen seconds
; looking up to the huricane deck, and saw the
: captain and first mate on the bridge clinging
; on. Just then I saw the captain make a motion
to the whistle lanyard, and he gave
| three blasts— two full blasts and the
: third was very indistinct. With that
> I jumped overboard. I reached a lifeboat
and a negro cook and I righted her and cut
' away the cover. Just then a sea struck her and
; filled her half full of water. I told the negro to
| get the bucket under the thwart and bail out
I the water. We picked up another cabin pas-
I senger. He was very sick and almost gone.
| We got a steering-oar out and I got another oar
j out and began to pull clear of the wreckage.
We kept picking men up until we had seven or
eight with ourselves, and managing to get out
a couple of more oars we got. clear of the
■ wreckage. We saw the third mate and several
■ others oil some wreckage and started to drift
■ down to them. When we got within twenty
i yards of them ft heavy sea struck us and we
i were whirled away. We tried again and the
I same thing happened. We changed our plans
and pulled away, intending to run alongside,
and got within 200 yards of him when we
heard some one call out, "My God, there comes
another squall!" We didn't know anything
until the boat was bottom up and we were all
in the water. Our boat kept rolling over and
over and hailstones as big as your fingernails
j peppered us. I saw I couldn't stand it so I
made for a piece of wreckage. 1 reached it, and
i I believe 1 was the only" one saved in that
When the squall first struck us it took the
i boat right out of the water. A cross sea was
I rnnning and we couldn't do anything with
| her. 1 caught a piece of scantling which helped
j me to get a long breath. Then I got a redwood
board and got it under my feet. That renewed
I my strength, and I let It go and struck out
I again and reached the skylight. I got up on it
and lay there. About every five seconds I'd
be swept off the skylight and have to swim
back to it. Then the squall began to spend
I itself, and I found I had Mr. Gushing of Oak
! land on the raft with me. It quieted down as
j quick as it came up, so we floated there until
I 5:30, and then the sun tried to break out of
the clouds, so I said to Gushing, "As this won't
hold us up long we'd better be looking for
something bicger." We kept looking around,
and I spied a piece of the hurricane deck about
' 150 yards away. He said, "Do you think it
will hold us?" I said, "Hold half a dozen like
us." We swam to it and remained there until
we were picked up by the San Juan.
How was the wind?
It was from the southard. It was pretty
strong before the sea came up. It was a cross
How was the ship heading when it became
Phe was trying to head up to the sea. Before
I she went down I thought something was
i wrong. I saw the first mate and some of the
men trying to pour oil through the scuppers.
Any after-sail on the ship?
No, sir; not a particle. There was no at-
I tempt made to put it on.
If the sail had been bent, would It have
stood or would it have done any good?
It would have helped her, but there was no
attempt made to set it.
What course did the captain pursue to save
! his ship?
I don't know.
Would it have been possible to save that
No, sir; but if they had thrown that lumber
j overboard it would have helped. Even-thing
■ was done to save the lumber, and it was not
: cut away until the last moment.
After you were picked up, what treatment
; did you receive on lhe San Juan?
The first day the doctor did the besthecould,
j but after that there was nothing done. There
j were no facilities on that ship, any way.
Is that all you know? asked Captain Talbot.
No. When I came on board the Colima I
I noticed that all the lifeboats were lashed down
j in the chocks except the two after ones, and
that the falls were unhooked and the boats in
! such a position as to be impossible to launch
; them. I asked the mate: "How on earth can
I we even get a boat out if there is any danger?"
and he laughed and said: "We'll get them out
when the time comes.' 1 There whs not a boat
lowered on the ship before the disaster.
Wore those square portholes open? asked
I should think they were, was the reply.
Walter Woolnough, a stevedore in the
employ of the Pacific Mail, testified as fol
lam employed on the Mail dock. I helped to
stow the Colima. The forward lower hold was
for La Libertad. It was mostly flour and gen
i oral merchandise. The hold was quite full.
j The after lower hold was transfer freight for
i Acapulco. It also consisted mostly of flour.
■ That hold was not exactly full. It lacked
about fifteen ions of being square with the
J hatch. The orlop deck forward- was for San
Jose de Guatemala. It also was mostly filled
with flour. The freight deck was filled with
cargo for Fanama and Acajutla. consisting of
flour, cement, iron and general merchandise.
Was any dunnage usea?
Yes, sir. There were no chocks needed with
Do you know anything about the lumber on
the forward deck ?
Yes, sir. It was piled about an inch below
the top of the rail.
Was it lashed?
Yes, sir. The sailors did that.
Who is liable for damage by bad stowagef
I do not know.
Was there any ballast put in?
Yes, sir; 100 tons on each side of the shaft
alley, and the cargo was stowed on top of that.
The cargo was well stowed.
Patrick Derby, a Pacific Mail Company's
stevedore, was the next witness. He su
perintended the stowing of the lower for
ward hold, and gave practically the same
•testimony as the preceding witness. There
was something over 200 tons in the for
ward hold, he said, and it was well stowed.
Iron stamps, quicksilver, coal and flour for
Mazatlan were stowed over the hatches on
the freight deck.
At this point the inquiry went over to
Monday at Ip. M. The Pacific Mail Com-
Bany gave notice that it wanted Charles H.
ueuing of 817 Adeline street, Oakland,
subpenaed as a witness. Cactain Talbot
said he would be in attendance on Mon
TO SUE THE MAIL COMPANY.
Relatives of Shipwrecked Passen-
grer Will Claim Damages.
A test case will be made in the next few
days against the Pacific Mail Steamship
Company to determine its liability in the
wreck of the Colima.
Charles Thornton, Mrs. T. Gray and
Henry Struckman, residents of this City,
had relatives on board the vessel, all of
whom were drowned, and they propose to
recover damages if possible for their loss.
They will tile complaints in the United
States Circuit Court through their attor
ney, L. E. Phillips, to-day for $50,000 dam
ages in each case.
The complaints in each case are similar,
and allege that the cargo in the Colima
was improperly stowed and allowed to
shift with the rolling of the steamer, find
that no attempt was made to stop its action.
Also that when the Colima left this City
stie was in a topheavy condition from the
lumber stowed on the hurricane deck;
that upon leaving this port the vessel was
in immediate danger of foundering on
account of the cargo being so unevenly
The complaints further allege that on
stopping at way ports prior to the vessel's
loss a large amount of cargo was removed
from the hold and was not replaced in a
number of instances, what little that was
taken on board being negligently stowed
and allowed to shift at will ; and that never
at any time was there any effort made to
remove the deckload of lumber or to re
place the coal consumed upon the trip,
which lightened the vessel considerably' on
her keel and made disaster inevitable.
Another clause in the complaint alleges
that, when the storm was at its highest, no
attempt was made to pacify the passen
gers, nor were they warned of the impend
ing danger until the three blasts of the
steamer's whistle, and that that action was
only five mirrites before the vessel went
down, being consequently too late for pas
sengers to save their lives.
It is further alleged that no one was al
lowed to procure a life-preserver and that
when assistance from the ship's officers
was requested it was not granted, while
those who were fortunate enough to pro
cure life-preservers were compelled to re
place them as the olncers stated that it
was too much trouble to return them to
The action of the officers of the steamer
San Juan is also commented upon in the
charges, and it is claimed that a more dili
gent search for the shipwrecked passengers
should have been made.
Several persons who assisted in loading
the vessel have voluntered their services
Will Help Rowan.
The Musicians' Union yesterday con
tributed $25 for the immediate relief of G.
Rowan, the violinist saved from theColima
wreck. It also gave its members leave to
contribute their services gratis at the ben
efit concert which is to b~e given for Mr.
Rowan at Metropolitan Temple on June
20, under the leadership of Herr Fritz
Scheel. It is expected that the orchestra
on that occasion will contain at leasi 100
O'BRIEN WAS WARLIKE
Judge Campbell's Clerk Causes
a Sensation in His
He Makes an Assault on a Reporter
and Stops Several Hard
Thomas P. O'Brien, clerk o! Police
Court 1, narrowly escaped a fine for con
tempt of court at the hands of Judge Camp
bell yesterday. As it was he got decidedly
the worst of it in an assault upon L. L.
Luvings, a reporter for a morning paper,
and will, in all probability, be called upon
to explain his actions to the court this
It all happened during the height of a
trial, about 3 o'clock in the atternoon.
O'Brien was at his desk and the court
room was crowded, when Levings walked
in and took up a position near the railing
around the clerk's desk. He had been
there but a few moments when O'Brien
caught sight of him and immediately gave
vent to his surcharged feelings.
Court, counsel, stenographer and wit
nesses all dropped the case in hand to
listen to the uncomplimentary remarks
O'Brien insisted on pouring out on the
head of Levings. The court wassimplv
paralyzed at the outburst, and only recov
ered from his surprise when the object of
O'Brien's wrath asked permission to ex
"Let up, Tom," expostulated his Honor,
"don't you see you're making a fool of the
And O'Brien turned to his desk mum
bling, only to breaß out in a few moments
with a loudly voiced desire to punch
"If you fellows have anything to settle
go outside and do it," exclaimed his
Honor. "This is no place for it."
O'Brien bottled his wrath at this and
matters cooled down enough to allow the
court to give some attention to the case in
hand. It became perfectly calm, but it
proved only to be that calm which pre
cedes a storm. Ten minutes later O'Brien
grabbed his hat and left the room. A few
minutes afterward Levings dropped into
the warrant clerk's onice, which opens
from the courtroom, and met O'Brien face
With an oath the latter rushed at him,
to be met with a right-hander on the nose
from Levings, who planted two more blows
on the clerk's face before bystanders
There was a rush to close the door be
tween the warrant clerk's office and the
courtroom, but too late to keep from his
Honor the fact that a row was in progress.
He was too busy on the bench, however, to
interfere, but his bailiff rushed to the scene
of the encounter at once and separated the
O'Brien had blood on his face and a
rising lump under his left eye as he left the
City Hall. His antagonist got off un
While the use of the Royal Baking Pow
der exclusively is a safeguard against the
poisonous alum powders, it is satisfactory
at the same time to know that owing to its
greater strength it is more economical.
THE AFFILIATED COLLEGES.
Five Sites Presented to the Board of
Kegent.B for Consideration.
The committee for the affiliated colleges
has presented live sites for the considera
tion of the board of regents. One of these
will undoubtedly be chosen for the loca
tion of the college.
Following are the sites selected by the
committee: Adams-square site, opposite
Adam? square; Sutro site, south of park;
Point Lobos road and Central avenue; a
lot back of the German Hospital, and the
Potrero-avenue site, between Sixteenth
and Seventeenth streets.
The matter will be discussed at the next
meeting of the committee on sites of the
board of regents and a final decision will
then be reached.
Dr. McNutt stated that several lots had
been offered for nothing, but they were
not in suitable places. The committee
hopes that one of the sites under advise
ment will be donated to the college.
Mayor Sutro is thinking of presenting the
one that bears his name and may be in
duced to do so.
For visiting cards, envelopes, writing papers,
in fashionable tints and shapes, and all laaies'
Y*il°& 2KB M«kil priCfi? ' g0 10 Bftobor . '
CROCKERS HELP THE ROAD
They Will Give Rights of Way
Through Their Land
A LIBERAL OFFER IS MADE.
It Practically Decides That the Val
ley Railway Will Enter
The Crocker-Huffman Land and Water
Company, which owns immense tracts of
land in Merced County, has decided to do
nate to the Pan Joaquin Valley Railway
rights of way tnrough its property, thereby
enabling the railway to enter the thriving
town of Merced.
Colonel Charles P. Crocker, who returned
from a trip round the world last week, was
the man who proposed that these valuable
concessions be given the Valley road. No
sooner was the proposition made than
George Crocker, ?n the same liberal spirit,
seconded it and the company directors
adopted the motion unanimously.
The Merced Board of Trade was notified
by letter yesterday that a resolution agree-
THE CROCKER-HUFFMAN LANDS, THROUGH |WHICH A RIGHT
OF WAY FOR THE VALLEY ROAU WILL BE GRANTED.
ing to do exactly as other land owners
around Merced had done in regard to
rights of way for the Valley road had been
adopted by the Crocker-Huffman Com
These land 9 will be granted of course
under certain conditions only, which, how
ever, have all the appearance of fairness,
and in no way affect the generous character
of the offer.
Should the others decide to make clear
gifts of rights of way the Crockers will
stand by them and donate a strip of land
100 feet wide to the Valley road; but if
the Merced peoDle who hold land demand
a compensation, then a like sum will be
asked for a right of way through the
Discussing the matter yesterday, Charles
F. Crocker said it was purely a" business
proposition, in keeping with the public
"We saw that the citizens of Merced were
desirous of having the new railway in their
city, and the landholders in that neigh
borhood were favorable to the enterprise,"
said he. "So we determined to act with
them and do just what they do. We have
very large tracts of land in Merced County,
and as rights of way are offered through
them we expect that the line will be loca
ted favorably to all concerned. In build
ing a railroad, you know, the line can be
run through a house, though, of course,
that would be an extreme measure. Now,
however, there will be a chance to survey
the railway through Merced along a route
that will not interfere with holdings to any
"We are anxious to see just where the
road will run, because we can then arrange
to have it pass without cutting up sections
"We stand ready to act in harmony
with our neighbors, to donate the land, if
that is the sentiment of the people of
The importance of this decision is fully
appreciated by the managers of the Valley
road. In Merced County alone the
Crocker- Huffman Company has interests
variously valued at $4,000,000 or $5,000,000.
Itsseveral tracts encircle the town of Mer
ced, or practically so, as viewed by the
Valley road engineers.
On three sides of the town these lands
are scattered, while on the fourth are hills
that would keep the railway from Merced,
and, consequently, an absolute barrier was
presented, with the result that Chief En
gineer Storey and the Valley railway direc
tors had almost abandoned the idea of
"The action of the Crocker-Hoffman
Land Company in giving rights of way
through its tracts around Merced practi
cally means that we will go to Merced,"
said Mr. Storey. "If the road did not go
to that city, Merced might suffer more or
less, and of course that would effect the
"Naturally, the owners would ao as
much as the other land-holders Yn the San
Joaquin Valley, it being to their interests
to have another railroad tapping their fer
tile properties. In time, no doubt, the
products of the Crocker lands passing over
the San Francisco and San Joaquin \ alley
road will be transferred to the Southern
Pacific lines beyond the valley, and then
they will have the benefits of the long
haul. It is our desire to avoid all im
provements, and even small holdings as
much as possible, and to gfet through'the
valley as fur as lies in our power without
making enemies. We are highly pleased
to hear that the Crocker-Huffman Com
pany has taken such a friendly stand in
The easy, safe and certain protection of
our bread, biscuit and cake from all danger
of unwholesomeness is in the use of the
Royal Baking Powder only.
EPWORTH LEAGUE MEETING.
An Address to Members by Mm. Sarah
A public meeting of the Epwortb League
of Simpson Memorial Church will be held
in the auditorium of the church, corner of
Hayes and Buchanan streets, to-morrow
evening at 7:45 o'clock.
The following programme has been
arranged: Service of song; vocal duet,
"There's Room for Us All," Mrs. J. J.
Newbegin and Mrs. M. E. Gallahorn;
patriotic recitation. Mrs- Nellie Hoi brook
Blinn; anthem, "Te Deum"; vocal solo,
"Some Time We'll Understand," J. ft.
Sanchez; address, Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper;
vocal solo, "O Glorious Night," Georere B.
Mcßride; address, Rev. A. C. Hirst, D.D.;
solo, "Holy City," M. F. Matheuse.
The members of the league will occupy
reserved seats, and the occasion promises
to be of an unusually interesting char
VALLEY ROAD BUILDING.
The Stockton Franchise Gave Satisfac
tion, and Preparations for Con
struction Are Being Marie.
Chief Engineer Storey of the Valley rail
road stated yesterday with much evident
I satisfaction that the settlement of the
Stockton franchise Thursday night was in
every way favorable to the directors and
"It was just as I wanted it," said he.
"A delay of five or seven days by the
Stockton trustees would have caused an
i other hitch, which would throw back mat
j ters, while we are anxious to get all details
! into shape so we may begin construction
right away. All that remains now to keep
us back is simply the deeds of rights of
J way to the Stanislaus River, twenty-fire
I miles south from Stockton. We hope it
! won't be a week until we get these rights
' of way from the Stockton Commercial As
sociation. At least the outlook is very
I good now that we will have them very
"Immediately they are in our possession
and approved by the attorney we will be
gin getting estimates for bridging and
grading contracts between Stockton and
Stanislaus River. "We have been getting
ready for this for some time past, so that
if the deeds were turned over to us now we
could advertise for construction bids to
morrow. Very likely they will begin to
deliver ties within "a week at Stockton.
You see that all details are now beginning
to tit in for prompt construction of the
road, and it won't be many weeks before
the work begins."
WILLIE BRYANT KILLED.
His Head Crushed Under the Wheel- of
Willie Bryant, the eight-year-old son of
Thomas P. Bryant, a longshoreman, living
at 3 Lincoln place, was run over and killed
by a truck on Natoma street, near Fourth,
about 11 o'clock yesterday morning. An
drew Burns, the driver of the truck, was
arrested by Officer Koegel and booked at
the City Prison on a charge of man
slaughter. He was afterward released on
his own recognizance by Police Judge
Burns stated that he did not know any
thing of the accident until he heard people
shouting: at him that he had run over a
boy. He stopped his team and ran back to
where young Bryant was lying, his skull
crushed where the heavy wheels of the
truck had passed over it. It is not known
how the boy got under the wheels.
The mole is not blind, as many persons
suppose. Its eye is hardly larger than a
pinhead, and is carefully protected from
dust and dirt by means of inclosing hairs.
The "complexion brush" is the latest
addition to the toilet. It is said to give
"a healthy glow to the face and remove
A COMPLETE WRECK.
A Story of Peculiar Interest to
How the I«lfe of a York State Woman
"Was Wrecked— tife .Lost Its Joys.
But the Clouds Passed anil
(From ihe Binghamton (,V. V) Republican.)
We have heard so much talk throughout the
county of late concerning Mrs. Martha Gates
of Maine, Broome County. N. V., that yester
day a reporter of the Binghamton Republican
interviewed her for publication, and nor story,
which will interest all women, is as follows:
"I was born in Hartford, Cortland County,
New York, 42 years ago. I have been married
21 years and am the mother of eight children.
About two years ago I was afflicted with
troubles incidental to my sex and suffered ago
nizing pain. The trouble continued to grow
worst, until last winter I was compelled to take
to my bed. I called in a regular physician, but
his treatment did not seem to do me much
good, and only relieved me for a little time,
after which my condition became worse than
before. I .was confined to my bed for three
months and was absolutely unable to attend
to my household duties. 1 could hardly feed
myself .so weak had I become. I had to be
waited upon day and night, ana was a physi
cal wreck. There were very grave doubts about
my ultimate recovery. .The best hope the doc
tor could hold out to me was that I might be
able to get around again and attend to ray
household duties after remaining in bed a few
months longer. But instead of getting better
I grew steadily worse. One day 1 happened to
read in the paper about Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People, and decided to give them
a trial. Immediately after taking them, and
before I had used a half a box, I saw a marked
change for the better in my condition. All
this time, however, I was confined to my bed.
I continued taking the medicine until I had
taken four boxes, and by that time I was able
to be about and around again. The improve
ment has been steady ever since. I am still a
little weak, but am growing stronger as fast as
nature, aided by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, will
let me. I have great faith in these pills, and
shall use them hereafter. . My husband, who
felt real miserable all the spring, took them
and they made a new man of him. I have also
used them for my daughter, aged 19 years,
who has found them very beneficial for trou
bles incidental to her sex. So far as lam my
self concerned, I consider it a wonderful cure."
Mrs. Gates has lived in North Maine for many
years, and is highly respected. Any state
ment she makes is cheerfully acquiesced in by
her friends and acquaintances. •
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain all the ele
ments necessary to give new life and richness
to the blood and restore shattered nerves.
They are for sale by all druggists, or may be
had by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Schen.ectady, N. V., for 60c per box, oreU
boxes for $3 50.
In our large and spacious show
windows will readily make clear the
fact that ours is the largest assort-
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you will also find
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Our assertion when we state that
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copper colored spots, ulcers In mouth, old sores and
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