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MRS. MARTIN'S SUIT
Charges E. B. Pond and
Arthur Rodgers With
SPICY COMPLAINT FILED.
Alleges That Many Twenties
Were Paid Jurors in Her
ASKS JUDGMENT FOR $250,C00.
In an Interview the Fair Litigant
Hints of Important Evidence
Mrs. Isabella J. Martin, through her at
torney, J. C. Bates, filed in the Superior
Court yetterday afternoon a complaint vs.
E. B. Pond, acting as administrator with
■will annexed of the estate of Henry Mar
tin, deceased, Arthur Rodgers and May
Martin. This suit is brought on the part
of John B. Martin Jr., a minor, through
Mrs. Martin, his guardian.
The opening clauses recite the history
of the celebrated Martin will case, and at
section 5 the kernel of the cause is stated
That since the trial of the said case, to wit,
on or about the 20th day of May, A. D. 1895,
ana after the time to move for a new trial had
expired under the statute and laws of the State
of California, or to get any relief in the matter
of said proceeding iii the matter of the estate
of the said decedent in said department of the
eaid Superior Court, the said plaintiff first
learned and discovered the fact that some of
the jury (Jurots Cody and 'Wambold excepted)
that so rendered the verdict in said case were
secretly and corruptly bribed and paid money
by said defendants to render a verdict against
the validity of said last will of said Henry
That the way and manner that some of the
jurors were bribed and induced to render their
verdict is as follows: As plaintiff is informed
and verily believes, and uj.on and according to
herinformation and belief alleges that .«aid de
fendants did willfully ana wickedly combine
and conspire together and collusively to, and
did improperly and corruptly influence several
of the jurors in said case (Jurors Cody and
Wambold exempted, who refused to join in the
verdict) to render a verdict in favor of said de
fendant, May E. Merlin, and against the valid
ity of said will of February 23, 1894.
That said defendant, May E. Martin, fur
nished the money lor said purpose, and that the
other defendants, Pond and Rodgers, secretly
interviewed said jurors after they had left the
courtroom while said case was on trial, and
talked with them and learned from said jurors
that they thought baby John, meaning the
plaintiff, was entitled to the money, that is the
one-third mentioned in said will of February
23, 1593, meaning thereupon said defendants,
Pond and Rodgers, said "that they, The jurors,
would never get a cent out of Mrs. John Mar
tin, for she has nothing, but that Mrs. Henry
Martin (the defendant, May E. Martin mean
ing) has the coin, you had better stand in with
her. for she will pay you well," saying to said
jurors also, "that Mrs. Henry Martin had given
& purse of money to divide among the jurors.
That after such and other statements several
of the jurors by said defendants, Pond and
Rodgers, and on the day and evening before the
trial closed said defendants, Pond and Rodgers,
delivered, t»jri caused to be delivered, to cer
tain of said jurors (Jurors Cody and Wambold
excepted) coin "in twenty-dollar pieces" in
large qantitie?, the exact amount plaintiff does
not know, but ■preral hundred dollars to some
of the ten, and tuat oy reason of such corrup
tion and bribery a verdict was rendered in
favor of said defendant, May S. Martin, and
against said plaintiff.
After some further allegations to the
same effect the plaintiff begs that the
verdict in the will case be set aside, and
that judgment be entered against E. B.
Pond, Arthur Rodgers and May S. Mar
tin for $250,000 damages on account of the
fraud and oppression practiced toward
and damages sustained by plaintiff.
Mrs. Martin epoke freely on the case and
she reviewed the personnel of the jury
With significant and characteristic fervor.
"Tlie foreman of that jury," said the
lady, "was Alf Rulofson, an employe of
Baker & Hamilton, and Henry Barman is
also an employe of the same firm, with
which the defendant, E. B. Pond, is con
nected in a large land deal.
"The greater part of that jury," contin
ued Mrs. Martin, "were saloonmen, and
Jeremiah Hurley, one of that body, served
in the Assessor's office when Pond was
in office. Haley, the County Clerk at that
time, was a friend of Pond and permitted
the latter and Arthur Rodgers to take
Henry Martin's second will from his office,
and Mr. Buckenfeldt had it in his posses
sion for over thirty nights without a
"It may be a matter of interest to the
public to know that three of Mrs. Henry
Martin's witnesses have died since the
trial. Sargent, superintendent of the
Brown Bear mine, was found dead in his
room at the Grand Hotel. He had passed
that evening with young Pond and Mrs.
Henry Martin. 'He died,' added Mrs.
John, bitterly, 'with his boots on.'
"There is a man named Thomas Clark,
now servinc a term in the State prison,
who thoroughly described Pond while on
the witness-stand as the man who em
ployed him to visit my house and take
therefrom any papers that bore Henry
"I am not prompted by malice or
revenge, but I simply want justice for my
child. My life has been devoted to the
welfare of my two boys and I do not de
sire to live unless I can prove the validity
of Henry Martin's will. Life to me with
out the respect and honor of my kind is
Mrs. Martin insinuated that «she had
Borne very important evidence, which she
would produce when the present case
comes to trial.
SCORED THE SUPERVISORS
Enthusiastic Meeting of the
They Will Walt on the City Fathers
In a Body and Demand Recog
The Alamo-square Improvement Club
met last night at 920 Fulton street to pro
test against tbe apathy of the Board of Su
pervisors regarding the completion of Al
imo square. It i 3 three years since the
:lub met in a body, but the work for
which it was formed has been kept in
hand by the executive committee, consist
ing of Messrs. E. M. Root, William Mc-
Dormick, Joseph Newman, M. Kavanagh
wd M. J. Mertens.
The first order of business was a report
from this committee. In it was stated that
the matter had been before the Supervisors
since the last meeting of the club, three
years before. The City Fathers had been
asked at that time for $15,000 to build the
park, but they had put the request off from
time to time, with the result that nothing
was accomplished. The last movement in
the matter was made Thursday before the
Street Committee, and the petition of the
property-owners was put on lile.
The report was read by M. J. Mertens,
secretary of the club. Mr. Mertens stated
that the' objection of the Supervisors here
tofore had been that they did not under
stand just what was wanted, for the reason
that no plans or specifications had been fur
nished with the petition. It was in vain
that the Supervisors were importuned to
have the City Engineer supply the required
data, and as a last resort'the executive
committee employed an engineer to do the
'"Accompanying our last petition," said
Mr. Mertens, "was a map and specifica
tions, but these have apparently done no
good. Now, gentlemen, it rests with you
to say what shall be done."
T.T. Atkinson, J. C. O'Connor, J. Figel,
William McCormick, E. M. Root and oth
ers addressed the meeting, but a respon
sive chord was not struck until Colonel
O'Connor suggested that a date be set for
the club to wait on the Street Committee in
a body and demand recognition from the
Supervisors, as did the Folsom -street clubs.
The suggestion was enthusiastically re
ceived and it will be carried out in the
near future. It was also decided that each
member of the club would consider him
self a committee of one to wait on any and
all Supervisors he knew, and it was also
concluded to ask Supervisor Wagner of the
Twelfth Ward for his co-operation.
The club heartily indorsed the action of
the committee of the Bonrd of Regents in
[From a photograph.]
selecting the site for the affiliated colleges
opposite Alamo square, and it was stated
by several that a better location could not
have been found in the City.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS
Owners of Valley Road Shares
Asked to Sign the Pooling
N. S. Harrold of the Rights of Way
Committee Discusses Surveys
Nearly all the stockholders of the San
Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Rail
way have signed the pooling agreement
which is intended as a measure to prevent
designing capitalists or railroad magnates
from gaining control of the road. Some,
however, have failed to call at the office and
fall in line with the majority, and to them
the following letter was sent yesterday:
The San Francisco and Sax Joaquin >
Valley Railway Company, }
Office, 321 Market Street. )
In order that we may issue to you a trustees'
certificate, it will be necessary for you to sign
the pooling agreement. Please call at the
office of the company, 321 Market street, as
soon as possible and oblige, yours truly,
Alexander Mackie, Secretary.
N. S. Harrold, a member of the Stockton
rights-of-way committee which is working
enthusiastically to secure a clear route for
the Valley road twenty-five miles south
from Stockton, paid a visit to Chief En
gineer Storey yesterday at the railway of
fices. He discussed several questions con
nected with his committee. Mr. Harrold
lives between Burneville and the Stanislaus
River, where he owns an immense ranch.
Though the right of way takes only a strip
of land 100 feet wide Mr. Harrold will give
twenty-five acres to the Valley road, which
cuts off from his home portion 500 acres.
Now more than ever before the engineers
find that the method of Government sur
veys is not at all adapted to the valleys of
California, because instead of following
the trend of the San Joaquin Valley the
line run from north to south and east to
This has laid the sections off diagonally,
and when a railroad or county road is sur
veyed down the valley it invariably cuts
through ranches from one corner to
another. In this way the owner of 160
acres near Burneville had his ranch cut
clean in two diagonally and thereby lost a
very large share of his land. Still he does
not complain — a fact which illustrates in a
striking way the feeling existing in the
valley toward the new road.
Mr. Harrold said that little or no trouble
has been met in securing rights of way to
the Stanislaus Eiver : as all along the line
ranchers only too willingly stood by the
railway. Some day next week, he said,
the committee will leave Stockton and go
over the selected route, seeing the owners
in person and making final arrangements
for transferring the Jand to the Valley
"But still I come across some people up
there who think the road is not going to
be built," he remarked.
"You just get the deeds of rights of way
from them," added Engineer Storey, "and
we will buila so fast we'll make their heads
"Well, I'll say this for the people of San
Joaquin." replied Mr. Harrold promptly
and with considerable earnestness. "The
people of Ban Joaquin are in it to stay,
and we mean business. We are going to
have the competing line and know it is
coming now about as soon as a railway
Class in Grammar.
"William," said the teacher, "parse tbe
sentence, 'Xenia has about 7500 inhabi
\Villiam had not studied the lesson, but
he began boldly:
"Xenia is an active verb, first person"—
"A verb, is it?"
. "Can you give me some other sentence
ln^ which it is used as a verb?"
"Yes'ni. I haven't Xenia over at our
house for a long time."— Chicago Tribune.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 1595.
GENERAL SCHOFIELD HERE
Commander of the United
States Army Arrives in
ON A TOTTB OF INSPECTION.
He Will Visit Posts of the Peninsula
and Study Harbor De
Lieutenant-General John M. Schofield,
who commands the United States army,
arrived in San Francisco on the Central
Pacific at 11 o'clock last night. He was
! met in his private car at Sixteenth street,
Oakland, by Lieutenant J. F. Bell and J.
! F. R. Landis of the staff of General For
| syth, commanding the Department of Cal-
I ifornia. At the court of the Palace the
commanding general was welcomed heart
ily by General Forsyth, Major Bates and
j other officers of the army stationed in this
The lieutenant-general looks vigorous
and robust, and seems to have all the
vitality necessary for the conduct of an ac
tive military campaign. He said last night
that he had made no plans for his sojourn
in San Francisco. He expected, so he re
| marked, to remain at least a week and per
haps a few days longer. The official
journey which he ij making is designed to
embrace a visit of inspection to all the
prominent garrisons of the army.
He travels comfortably in a private car
and on the rail enjoys allthe con. forts that
modern railroading can confer. The party
with him consists of his wife and her maid"
Miss Kilbourne, W. B. Schofield and W.
R. Schofield, U. S. A.; Lieutenant-Colonel
Charles B. Schofield. A. D. C. ; Lieutenant-
Colonel J. P. danger, A. D. C. ; Captain J.
Pitcher, A. D. C, and William Di he, mes
The party was assigned to quarters on
the third floor of the Palace. The general
being very tired sought rest shortly after
his arrival, hence no plans for his'recep
tion at the Presidio were fixed last evening.
It is known, however, that he wil! visit
the posts on the peninsula and in the har
bor and make close inspection of the forti
fications and the power of resistance which
the land batteries can offer to a hostile
fleet. General Schofield has made a care
ful study of the harbor defenses of the prin
cipal seaport towns of the United States.
In this line he has noted as carefully as
opportunity in time of peace will warrant,
the effect of modern ordnance in defense
and aggressive operations.
General Schofield will on September 22
next attain the age of 64 years, and under
the rule will retire from active ser
vice in the army. It had been re
garded as settled, until recently, that
Major-General Nelson A. Miles would suc
ceed him at Washington as commander of
the army, but the President may order
otherwise, and reports have been circu
lated to the effect that the chief executive
may designate some other officer than
General Mileß to rill the place when the
General Schofield has a record of gallant
and meritorious service in battle. At
Wilson's Creekas a major he distinguished
himself for skill in handling his artillery,
and gained renown for deeds of personal
courage. At Atlanta, commanding the
Army of the Ohio, he rendered able service
under General Sherman. At Franklin
Term.. he fought the flower of General
Hood's Confederate army and gained great
credit for ability and skill as a commander.
General Schofield is well known in San
Francisco, having served for several years
as commander of this department.
LITIGATION FOR CHINESE
They Will Prosecute Police
men Who Are Accused
Cullinane Said to Be Over Legal Ag&
and to Have Been a
Officer James Cullinane, like his supe
rior, Bergeant Cook, is to stand trial.
The Chinese Consulate, the Six Companies
and the Chinese Merchants' Exchange are
after him. The proposition is to show that
Cullinane is not a tit and proper person to
be on the police force, and, furthermore,
that be was over the age set by the Legis
lature when he was appointed a police
officer. The attorney for the Six Compa
nies offers to show that Cullinane is at
least 45 years of age. He ewore to being
only 35 before he secured the appointment.
The complaint further alleges that he is
"amanol vicious temperament and wicked
heart, indoctrinated and embittered with
violent and uncivilized prejudices against
the Chinese race; thut he has a fierce and
ungovernable temper, and is addicted to
paroxysms and outbreaks of anger and ha
tred without restraint or judgment and
without fear of consequences.
"That he is unfair, intolerant and sav
age, deserving the denunciation and dis
missal by your honorable body which is
hereby earnestly urged in the interest of
the community and in the name of hu
manity." The complaint continues:
That heretofore, to wit: On or about the 18th
day of April, 1895, at about 3:30 p. m. of that
day, in the premises known as 811 Dupont
street, the said defendant and others, without
ony cause or provocation, inaite a vicious and
violent assault upon it party of four Chinamen,
end struck, beat, bruised, crippled and man
gled them, beating and battering them in a
heinous and outrageous manner, and did not
cease his wanton and villainous assault until
he had almost crippled forever one of the said
Chinamen, by attacking and disabling him in
a vital organ of nis body, and two or three
days after said date aforesaid, not yet having
appeased his appetite for brutality, renewed
his attack upon the same party of Chinamen
while they were eating dinner and violently
forced and thrust them out of the premises.
where they were dining at the hour oi about 4
o clock-, their usual dinner time.
In support of their charge that Cullinane
has no right to be on the police force, the
Chinese, through their at',orney, point to
the fact that no man can be appointed on
the force who is over 35 years of age. The
records show that in 1881 Cullinane joined
the fire patrol and gave his age as 28 years.
The Great Register for August 11, 1882,
shows the following:
James Cullinane, age 32 ; nativity, Michigan ;
occupation, metal-roofer- residence, 77 Natoina
street, room B, floor third.
"If Cullinane was 32 years of age in 1882,
I would like to know how it came about
that he was only 35 in 1894, when he was
appointed on the police force," said Attor
ney T. D. Riordan. "The fact of the mat
ter is simply this: Cullinane is 45 years
old, and we can prove it.
"It is about time the brutality practiced
upon innocent Chinese was stopped and
we propose to make an example of Ser
geant Cook and Officer Cullinane and the
other members of the Chinatown squad."
Among the witnesses who will appear
against Cullinane will be Ned Duiheld,
formerly bailiff m Judge Joachimsen's
court. He heard Cullinaue say to a friend,
"Come along and I'll show you how we do
the Ching-a-rings up." On that occasion
half a dozen Chinese were beaten and ar
J. McAneny will be another witness.
He saw a Chinese battered, and a store
keeper named Wolfe will swear that he
heard Cullinane say, "They thought I was
off duty, but I came back and fooled
In talking about the matter McAneny
said : "I was standing in front of the
Chinese theater about midnight, and I saw
'Windy Jim' coming along. A Chinese
was standing on the curb-tone, and Culli
nane crossed over and said something
about lottery tickets. Then he knocked
the man down, and when he got up he
pushed him against the wall and beat him.
After he got through he said to me, 'These
Chinese are stealing a inarch on us, but
we'll get even with them.' The Chinese
was beaten so badly that he had to go to
Dr. Stanton for treatment. Joe Kelly, the
bailiff in Judge Conlan's court, took him
to Dr. Stanton."
Wong Chark, who has lived in San Fran
cisco for forty years and owns the most
real estate of any Chinese in this City, will
be a witness before the Police Commis
sioners next Wednesday. He says that
Cullinane searched him as he came out of
his residence, and finding no lottery tickets
on his person kicked and beat him.
All these witnesses will be in attendance
at the inquiry next Wednesday night and
the Police Commissioners will have a lively
time of it in placing tbe blame where it
lies. That will not settle the matter, how
ever, as suits for damages against the en
tire squad have been begun in the United
States Circuit Court, and should the Chi
nese, whom Sergeant Cook is accused of
throwing downstairs, die, the matter will
be carried to Washington.
ACCUSED OF A FELONY.
J. C. Davis of Rochester Booked
With Passing a Fictitious
The Police Will Prosecute Him on
All the Charges, About
A warrant was sworn out in Judge
Joachimsen's court yesterday morning
charging J. C. Davis of Rochester with
passing a fictitious check, which under
section 40S of the Penal Code is a felony.
This action was taken by the police on the
advice of Judge Murphy of the Superior
Court. It is now probable that the charge
of obtaining money by false pretenses
made in Judge Campbell's court will be
Davis was booked at the City Prison
on the felony charge yesterday. Other
complaints of a similar nature will be
sworn out on Monday, as Captain Lees
says all the charges against Davis, and
there are about a dozen, will be prose
Meantime his young wife, who was re
leased on Friday on her own recognizance,
is doing everything possible to save him
from punishment. She is not without
friends in this City and they are helping
her pecuniarily andotherwise. Her father,
who is a man of means in Rochester, N.
V., has sent her money and urged her to
return home, but she refuses to leave the
City and says she will remain loyally by
her husband in his time of tribulation.
Captain Lees does not believe that the
law can reach Mrs. Davis, and he is bucked
up in his opinion by tbe lawyers, who hold
that the law does not contemplate a double
accusation against man and wife, even
when the offense is committed jointly, as
it is presumed the wife was acting under
the influence of her husband.
If she had been alone it might have been
different, but Davis was with her when she
purchased the invalid chair from the
Sterling Furniture Company, and it was to
him the change between the val'ie of the
draft and the price of the chair was
Davis' life in the City Prison is being
made as pleasant as possiblr. His meals
are supplied from a nciehl.oring restau
rant and in other ways, through the atten
tion of his wife, he is quite comfortable.
Captain L,ees said last nipht that since
Davis' arrest he has been imtislied that he
was not telling the truth when he pro
fessed that this was the first time that he
had strayed from the path of rectitude.
"I recognized him at once," said the
captain, "as a well-known crook, but did
not want to say anything about it till I
had searched through my papers in the
hope of finding all the particulars about a
forgery he committed nearly four years
"He was here during the greater part of
1891, and toward the end of that year he
left for Mexico. While in a small town
there, I forget the name of it, he forged a
draft on the Boatman Savings Bank of St.
Louis, Mo., for $28,000. There was only
one telegraph operator in the place, and
Davis, who then went under the name of
Silverberg, bought him over. Davis pre
sented the draft at the bank there, and the
bank wired to St. Louis to know if it was
all right. The telegraph operator fixed up
a reply that it was O. K., 1 and the $28,000
was paid over to Davis.
"Davis was arrested, but the telegraph
operator fled. How Davis got out of the
scrape I do not know, as I have so far
been unable to lay my hands upon the
clippings from the newspapers about the
case which I got at the time."
The police here consider Davis one of
the most dangerous criminals in his line
with whom they have had to deal for some
The Feminine Imagination.
A down-East dressmaker tells of an ex
acting patron who brought back a dress
because it was too large in the waist, and
wanted it refitted. It was left for the pur
pose, but before it was touched my lady
sent for it. Thinking her customer was
"notional" the dressmaker allowed it to go
as it was, saying nothing. The lady
thought it had been fixed, and now com
plained that it was too tight in the waist.
It was left as before, but nothing was done
to it, as the dressmaker had now grown
wise on the subject. It remained a few
days and was again tried by the customer.
This time the fat was pertect, and the lady
has since repeatedly declared she never
was so well suited.— -Lewistoa Journal.
A PRISONER IN HAWAII
Count Rudolph yon Schonberg-
Domkewiez Scores Dole's
POLITICAL OFFENDERS' FOOD.
They Are Made to March With Jail
birds, Like So Many
Count Rudolph yon Schonberg-Domke
wiez is in the City, having touched this
point in his second trip around the world,
with Vienna as a starting point.
"I have been traveling over the earth for
eight years, and still there is a great deal
to see that I have never heard of," said the
Count, in the Palace Hotel billiard-room,
yesterday. "To be sure, one sees the most
important places in such light as they are
best presented to tbe tourist's eye, but
nevertheless there is something beyond
that which frequently is of more interest
and generally of more importance."
"Which country do you prefer?"
"I can only answer that by telling you
which country I am more in sympathy
with. I think of them all I feel more for
Count Rudolph yon Schonberff-Dom
[Sketched from life for tlu: "Oalt" by Nan/HveU.]
that little group of islands off your coast.
I refer to the Sandwich group. I know of
no section of the world where there is so
much feeling for the people as there is in
Hawaii. I mean by that, the feeling aris
ing among the people of other countries.
We of Europe being royalists from the be
ginning probably have a better understand
ing of the wants and expectations of the
people of the islands than you of the re
public. I think foreigners are more liable
to express themselves as in sympathy with
such conditions than you people.
"I did so myself when I was there in
January and was arrested the second day
of the revolution as a suspicious character.
I protested against such treatment and de
manded my release on the ground that no
martial law existed. I was liberated and
then I took the trouble to see just how
much cause the Provisional Government
had to dethrone the Queen. Of course it is
a long story and no doubt an old one to
"But one thing I did learn and that was
the existence of a most peculiar method of
treating political prisoners. They were
compelled to march with felons and jail
birds, like so many criminals of the lower
type. Think of a political prisoner under
ball and chain, inarching on the public
"Such treatment would not be permitted
for a .moment in any other country and
nothing but a narrow short-sighted Gov
ernment would be guilty of it. The food
they are allowed is not sufficient to meet
their appetites. It is out of the question
to expect a man to remain healthy on a bit
of salt salmon or two hard boiled eggs and
a cup of tea.
"A hard day's work with such a meal
staring a man in the face is enough punish
ment to inflict upon him without putting
him among the worst criminals in the
islands to work on the highways. Oh, it
is a shame. I really feel sorry for those
people down there, and I can understand
why they wish to govern their own little
"I see you are glancing rather critically
at my monocle. Well, it is all right; lam
not surprised at that. I suppose a mon
ocle is a very scarce thing here. We wear
them all over Europe and they attract no
"Do you know that the right eye is al
ways weaker than the left, and that a
monocle is very frequently a necessity?
Really they are a great comfort to the
wearer, and I never read without it.
''The one objection to them seems to be
the senseless expression it gives the face.
However, its presence or its absence does
not change a man's mentality. In putting
it in place one has to open tne mouth and
the eye very wide, all of which gives the
countenance a peculiar cast. See, like
this." and the Count lengthened his face,
inserted the glass and looked as insipid as
An average of three British seamen lose
their lives every day by drowning, and 300
British steamers and sailing vessels are
lost yearly at sea.
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MURDER ON THE FRONT.
Robert Muirhead, a Boatman,
Fatally Stabbed by Ned
The Assailant, an Ex-Member of
the Fire Department, Escapes
Across the Bay.
Robert Mnirhead, a boatman on the
water front, was fatally stabbed last night
by Ned Magner.
Magner had been drinking in Comisky's
saloon, on East street, near Folsom, and
became involved in a row with a longshore
man named Collins. Collins started to
take off his coat, when Magner struck him
in the face and ran. At the door he met
Muirhead, who was just entering the
place, and stabbed him without a word.
He then ran toward Folsom street and dis
appeared in the darkness.
Murhead, fell across the threshold of the
saloon crying, "I'm cut." He was carried
inside and propped up in a chair till the
arrival of the patrol-wagon, when he was
removed to the Receiving Hospital.
A little later Magner was seen making
his way along East street, toward the ferry.
A couple of men gave chase, but he caught
the 11 :15 boat across the bay.
When Muirhead was taken to the Re
ceiving Hospital he was unconscious. Dr.
Deane fauna that he had been stabbed on
the kfft side of the abdomen, and the knife
had cut one of the large blood-vessels and
had in all probability passed into the
spleen. The doctor said he was dying
from internal hemorrhage and would not
live many hours.
M'lirhead was employed as boat-puller
by Henry Peterson. He was a steady,
sober man, whose many friends on the
water front speak well of him.
Magner was formerly employed in the
Fire Department as extra man on engine
No. 9. Recently he has been doing odd
jobs and loating around the front. When
in liquor he is very quarrelsome.
Muirhead died shortly after midnight.
Painting a Korean's Portrait.
A young Englishman visiting Korea was
induced to paint the portrait of Prince Mm
Yomy Huan, commander-in-chief of the
Korean land forces. Eleven o'clock in the
morning was the time fixed for the sitting
At 6:30 o'clock the Prince, having been un
able to sleep for excitement, arrived at the
place of appointment, and the artist was
forced to hop out of bed and begin work.
"As 1 posed him," said the artist, "he
did not utter a word nor wink an eye and
daring the- whole of the sitting of nearly
three hours he sat motionless, like a statue.
•It is finished,' I finally said, and he
sprang up in a childish fashion and came
over to look at the work. His delight
was unbounded, and he seized mv hand
and shook it at intervals for nearly
half an hour, after which he suddenly be
came grave, stared at the canvas and" then
looked at the back of it. He seemed hor
rined. 'What is it?' I inquired. 'You
have not put in my jade ornament,' he
said, almost in despair. I had painted his
portrait full face, and, as the Koreans have
the strange notion of wearing their decora
tions in the shape of a small button of
gold, silver, jade or amber behind the left
ear, this did not appear thereon. I tried
hard to demonstrate, saying that it was
impossible to show both back and front at
rf>nce, but as he seemed distressed at what
was to him a great defect, I compromised
the matter by making another large and
rapid sketch of him from a side point of
view, so as to include the decoration and
the rest rather magnified in size. 'You
will find no fault with this one,' I re
marked with confidence. Alas! My Ko
rean sitter advanced to the portrait, scruti
nized it carefully, and turned to me ag
grievedly. 'Yes,' he admitted, 'you have
painted my decoration well, but where is
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