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Los Angeles Leaders in
Favor of Mitchell's
SHOULD ACT ON SILVER.
An Immediate Declaration
Would Benefit the
TWO DISSENTING OPINIONS.
General Mathews and Judge Ste
phens Opposed to a Special
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 28.—Re
garding the correspondence which has
been exchanged between Chairman Gould
of the Democratic State Central Committee
and J. W. Mitchell of this city, upon the
advisability of calling a special meeting of
the committee to consider the holding of a
convention to voice the sentiment of the
Democratic party on the silver question, a
number of prominent Democrats were seen
to-day and with two exceptions pro
nounced in favor of it. Judge Mitchell,
when interviewed, said :
"The answer I addressed to Mr. Gould
yesterday contains nearly all I care to
bring up at this time. My first letter was
prompted by my interest in the party, and
I consider the suggestion therein contained
an eminently proper one. That it has the
indorsement of many men of high stand
ing in the party lam amply assured. Be
fore I addressed Mr. Gould I consulted as
many Democrats as I could, among them
being Senator White, R. P. del Valle,
<J. F. A. Last, Colonel Mesmore and
others, and there was not one of them but
expressed approval of the plan. To nearly
all these gentlemen I submitted the text
of my letter, and it was not suggested that
there was anything improper contained
'"It is generally recognized that the finan
cial policy of the Government, especially
on the question of free coinage of silver
and full monetiration, or bimetallism, is
paramount to all others, and so much so
that the Democrats of Illinois called a con-
V2ntion, which was' largely attended, and
freely declared for free silver. The same
course i 3 now being agitated in Ohio and
'From Mr. Gould's answer I am forced
to the conclusion that his resentment is
due to the possibility of his having to de
clare himself at this time on the question
which he evaded in his reply."
General John R. Mathews, State Sen
ator, and one who ranks very high in the
party, was very emphatic in his remarks.
"I am opposed to calling a silver conven
tion," said he, "for the reason that the
country is now growing and in a prosper
ous condition in a financial sense. By
the time the National convention
is called all parties will have made
up their minds whas they want on
tlie finaacial proposition. The platform
adopted at the last State convention is a
sufficient guarantee as to how the Demo
cratic party in California stands, and I gee
no necessity for further action. As to
Mitchell's or Gould's personalities, I have
nothing to say. Let politics alone for one
year, and let business — now on the up
grade all along the line — have full sway,
and many of the 'isms' of to-day will be
C. F. A. Last, who is a delegate-at-large to
the State Central Committee, was heartily
in favor of calling a meeting. Said he:
"Mr. Mitchell submitted the first letter
to Gould to me and it met with my ap
proval. I can yet see no reason why it was
not a perfectly proper request to make. I
believe bimetallism to be the paramount
question of the hour. The tariff is settled
and the commercial world would object to
having it reopened. I am personally in
favor of calling a meeting of the com
mittee, as suggested by Mr. Mitchell, as I
think it would benefit the Democratic
party to meet this issue fairly and
Judge A. M. Stephens, a lifelong Demo
crat and chairman of the county commit
"Individually I am in favor of the free
coinage of silver on the basis of 16 to 1.
Tbe party is already on record in regard to
thetajver question, and I do not think it
necessary at the present time to hold a
convention. More serious and intelligent
consideration of the question can be se
cured at the next regular convention of
the party. In case of a meeting being
calied I believe our section would send a
delegation strongly favoring the free coin
age of silver."
Martin C. Marsh, another member of the
State Central Committee and chairman of
the City Central Committee, said:
"I cononr in Mr. Mitchell's views as to the
advisability of calling a meeting of the
committee. lam for the free and unlim
ited coinage of silver, and if the conven
tlpn will gecure that expression from the
Democratic party let it be called."
Senator Stephen M. White has already
expressed himself as favoring Mr. Mitch
ell s idea, and the prevailing opinion here
is that the sooner the Democratic party
places itself fairly and aquarely before the
people on the silver question the better it
will be for the party.
WARR£N TATS HIS FINE.
Tuio Hundred Dollars the Price of 7>r-
reiving the Court.
LOB ANGELES. Cal., June 28.— Henry
A. Warren, the Herald reporter who was
fined for contempt of court in Judge
Clark's department, paid the |200 tine this
morning and will not appeal.
Warren wanted to investigate an insane
asylum, and in order to effect his purpose
had himself arested for insanity. When
the Judge ordered that he be placed in sol
itary confinement for five days Warren
admitted that he was shamming. Hence
VISIT SANTA. MONICA.
General Franklin and Party Inspecting
the Soldiers' Home.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 28.— The
board of managers of National homes for
soldiers arrived this morning on the
special car Celtic, attached to the Santa
Fe overland. The party consists of Gen
eral M. B. Franklin of Hartford, Conn.,
president; Ganeral M. T. McMahon of
New York, secretary; Colonel E. F.
Brown of Dayton, Ohio, inspector gen
eral; General C. M, Anderson and wife of
Dayton, Ohio; Colonel 8. G. Cook of
Kansas; Colonel George TV. Steele of
Marion, Ind., and G. P. Patrick of Hart
On the arrival of the train, the private
car switched out on the Southern Pacific
tracks, and was taken by a special engine
to Santa Monica, where the party will re
main several days inspecting the Soldiers'
Home at that point.
General Anderson secured the passage of
a bill creating the Soldiers' Home at Santa
Monica while a member of Congress in
1887. This is his first visit to Southern
SA.ATA. BARBARA. ORADUAT ES.
Ticenty-Five High School Students Re-
SANTA BARBARA, Cal,, June 28.—
The commencement exercises of u the High
School at the Methodist Church to-night
were participated in by the largest class
that ever graduated in Santa Barbara, it
consisting of twenty-five young ladies and
gentlemen. An able baccalanrate
address by Professor C. H. Keyes,
President of the Troop Polytechnic
institute of Pasadena, was followed Dy the
presentation of diplomas by M. B. Mc-
Duffie, School Trustee, accompanied by
apt remarks. The Hans Schuys Quartet
furnished excellent music. The large
church was packed, floor and galleries.
HONORS FOR GEORGE LORD
San Bernardino's Aged Myson
and Odd Fellow Enters His
The Anniversary of His Birth Fit
tingly Celebrated by the
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 28.—
George Lord of this city, who enjoys the
distinction of being the oldest Odd Fellow
and the oldest Mason in California, if not
in the world, has entered on his ninety
sixth year. He passed his ninety-fifth mile
stone yesterday, and it was made a gala
In celebration of Lord's birthday anni
versary the chapter of Eastern Star, the
Masonic sisterhood, called upon him in
the morning with congratulations, and
presented him with an easy chair. Later
a delegation from the Phoenix Lodge of
Masons called with a fraternal greeting.
In the afternoon the California Pioneers
Society called in a body. Mr. Lord has
been president of th«» Pioneers for a num
ber of year 3 and regular in his attendance
upon their meetings. In the evening San
Bernardino Lodge of Odd Fellows ad
journed immediately after being called to
order and marched in a body to the resi
dence of their venerated brother.
Mr. Lord was born in New York, joined
the argonauts in '49, returned home in '51
to be married, and has lived here ever
since. He is remarkably well preserved,
possesses all his faculties and bids fair to
become a centenarian.
TAPPED THE WIRES.
How Two San Bernardino Men Received
Free Electric JLight.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 28.—
Some months ago there was a change in
tenants in the Harris block on Third
street, accupied as a lodgine-house, and
the electric wire connection was cut out.
The discovery was made to-day that
the new tenants, Whitehead and
Barrett had restored the connection
and have been using the lights for
two months without pay. The manager of
the electric company made an application
to the district attorney for warrants for the
arrest of Whitehead and Barnett, but on
examining the statutes the district attor
ney states that the laws of this State did
not cover the tapping of electric light
wires, thonffh the tapping of a gas main is
a criminal offense.
Pursuit of Douglaas Oiren Up.
BAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 28.—
The officers have given up the pursuit of
Douglass, the murderer of Neal. It is
thought Douglass took the 10 o'clock over
land train on the night of the crime, while
Welsh and his son covered nisi tracks until
the next morning, and that Douglass is
safe in Arizona or New Mexico.
Fatal Mine Accident.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 28.— At
Calico mining camp yesterday, William G.
English, a miner, fell down a shaft in
Oriental No. 2, and was instantly killed.
Whiting's Memory Honored.
BOSTON, Map 9., June 28.— A memorial
service was held this afternoon in the
First Parish Church, Harvard square,
Cambridge, for Professor Harold Whiting
and family, of Cambridge, all of whom
were lost by the recent sinking of
the Pacific Mail steamer Colima off
the coast of Mexico. The pulpit was
decorated with palms and flowers, while a
large wreath marked the pew formerly oc
enpied by the Whiting family. Rev.
Francis G. Peabodv made a very fine ad
dress, speaking of the earnestness, the
generosity and strenuous activity of Pro
fessor Whiting, and the deep love which
had always united the family.
Suicide of a Painter,
NEW YORK, N. V., June 28.— Casimir
Romaski, a. Polish portrait painter, com
mitted suicide to-night in his studio at 24
Union square, by shooting himself. Des
pondency over ■ his financial affairs is
thought to be the cause.
Not Known at Havana.
HAVANA, Cuba, June 28.— Nothing is
known here of the reported seizure last
night, by a Spanish war report.of the yacht
Nelphina of New Orleans.
Not Banking on It.
Down on the East Side one evening I sat
down on the doorstep beside a little girl
about 10 years old, and as she looked up at
me with wonder in her eyes I asked :
"Ever been out of New York?"
"No," she answered.
"Ever been op to Central Park or down
to the Battery ?*'
"Did you never take a trip on the
"Can you read?"
"But you have been told of things— of
the green grass and the trees and the
birds and the flowers to be seen out in the
"Yes," she answered with a sigh.
"And some day you will make a trip and
see them for yourself?"
"Mebbe so," with a longer sigh, "but I
shan't bank on it. Mam's sick, dad's off
on a spree and brother Bob is in the jug,
and just about now I'd give all the green
grass you ever saw for a hunk of bread
an' butter! Say, ole man, are you a
"J'm mighty glad on it!"
" 'Cause one come along here the other
day and asked me whether I'd rather hey a
htihsage or go to heaven, and when I said
sassage he got mad and walked off. Any
heaven about you?"
"Bully for you! I'll go up and lock
mam in and you'n me'll go out and fill op
at your extfense ! I was jest waitin' fur a
feller ' bout your shape to come along and
do the nice thing!" — Detroit Free. Press.
Asa matter of useful information it may
be stated that whenever a cooking receipt
calls for a baking powder the "Royal"
should be used. Whatever is made will be
sweeter, lighter, finer-tiavored, more dainty,
palatable and wholesome.
The Emperor Charles V issued an edict
intended to repress the growing tendency
.toward disobedience to parents, and par
ticularly disrespect toward mothers.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1895.
SANTA MARIA COUNCIL
Grand Officers Elected
by the Catholic
MRS. DEANE IS HONORED.
A San Francisco Woman the
Choice of the Delegates
BAPTISTS AT TWIN LAKES.
Missionary Work the Topic Under
Discussion at the State
SANTA CRUZ., Cal., June 23.— This has
been a busy day at the grand council of
the Catholic Ladies' Aid Society at the
Hotel del Mar at Santa Maria del Mar.
Interest centered in the election of grand
officers, which passed off without a jar.
The result was as follows:
Grand president, Mrs. Margaret De&ne of San
Grand vice-president, Mrs. J. Q. Cooney of
Grand junior vice, Mrs. Thomas Keigan.
Grand treasurer. Miss Maria Flynn.
Grand secretary, Mrs. Margaret Curtis of
Members of the grand board of directors-
Mrs. Mary Lohse, Mrs. Margaret Deane, Mrs.
D. R. Lozier, Mrs. Florence Warren, Mrs. J. J.
Gonzales, Miss Eliza McDonald, Mrs. A. Collins,
Miss M. Carr, Mrs. J. M. Shannahan, Mrs. M. J.
Rafferty and Mrs. H. Molloy.
The report of the grand trustees (Mrs.
Margaret Deane, chairman) was read and
showed everything in good condition. A
vote of thanks was tendered toj a num
ber of friends of the order for
furniture, etc., for the hotel. The
question of water supply for the resort
came up and it was decided to use their
own facilities. The committee appointed
for the arrangement of the water supply
was Mrs. Mary Lohse, Miss M. Carr, Mrs.
Emma Mangels, Mrs. Chandler and Mrs.
This evening was devoted to a general
good time. Features of the programme
were a tambourine dance by Miss Nellie
Sullivan; highland fling, Dora Donovan;
hornpipe, Masters Edwin and Harry
Breen; La Paloma, Jennie Cronhan; fancy
dance, Ida Cronhan; instrumental solo,
Miss Annie Burns; vocal soloa, Mrs. E. J.
Breen and Miss Gertrude Hopkins; man
dolin trio, the Misses May McDonald,
Agnes Banks and Mamie Grennan ; vucal
solos, Miss Olive Libby and Mrs. E. J.
Gonzales; vocal duet, Miss Emma Russell
and Mrs. E. J. Breen. After the pro
gramme supper was served and dancing
was indulged in.
The news of the fire in San Francisco was
read very eagerly by the delegates from
San Francisco. Branch No. 11 is confined
to the portion of the city swept by the
AT TfriTf LAKES.
Diacuaaion of the Xliaaionary Work in
f I vi it ii l.aiitlx.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 28.— The Bap
tist State Association opened its morning
session at the auditorium at Twin Lakes at
9 o'clock with singing and prayer. The re
port of the obituary committee was read
by Mrs. <J. H. Hobart. of Oakland, who
made special mention of the life of the late
Dr. Gray of the Pacific Baptist Theological
Seminary, and of N. Thompson, one of the
members of the First Baptist Church of
Oakland. Prayer was offered by Rev. C.
The report of the committee on resolu
tions was read by Rev. Mr. Boynton of the
First Baptist Church of San Francisco. A
committee of ministers recommended the
adoption of a memorial to be sent to the
societies in the East, concerning the hold
ing of their anniversaries on this coast
A discussion of the work of the Pacific
Baptist, the official organ of the denomi
nation on this coast, came up, during
which Rev. Mr. Moody of Portland, Or.,
who is the eaitor of the paper spoke.
Rev. F. S. Lawrence read the Scripture
lesson, which preceded a splendid sermon
by Rev. A. J. Sturtevant of the Emanuel
Church of Sacramento on "The Lord's
Bupper." The morning session then ad
journed after a prayer by Dr. Sunderland.
The afternoon session was a very inter
esting oue, and was devoted to the
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. It
was opened by devotional exercises led
by Mrs. J. Sunderland of Oakland, prayers
being offered for the success of the workers
in China. Then followed an address by
Rev. J. Sunderland, D.D., who gave a
map description of the mission stations in
Western China. Rev. Mr. Hill gave the
latest news by letter from Ya Chow, and
also of the reported riots in West China.
Last Sunday it was learned that the mis
sionaries are all safe at Hankow, a dis
patch to that effect having come to the
rooms of the Missionary Union at Boston.
The missionaries had fled to Hankow, 1200
miles distant from their stations.
An address was delivered by Rev. C. M.
Hill on the theme, "Women in Missions."
The quarterly reports of Rev. J. H. Scott
and Miss Mattie Walton, missionaries at
Osaka, Japan, were read, and were followed
by a number of questions and answers on
Rev. Henry Varley, the great English
Baptist evangelist, who preached for
eighteen years in London, and who has
also spent a winter in India, then gave an
excellent missionary address, closing with
the advice to the young men to know the
Bible thoroughly, get a knowJedge of
medicine, and then to go out as mission
aries in India or other heathen countries.
The evening session was devoted to
foreign missions, with addresses by Rev.
J. Sunderiand on "The Present Condition
and Prospects of the Telugu Field"; by
Rev. D. H. Drake on "The Relation of the
Pastor to Foreign Missions" ; by Rev.
C. H. Hobart on "Stray Leaveß From My
Chinese Journal" : by Rev. C. Spurgeon on
To-morrow morning will be devotod to
Sunday-school work, and in the afternoon
the annual convention of the Baptist
Young People's Union will commence.
Rodrigues Charged With Murder.
BANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 28.— An in
formation chargine murder was filed this
morning in the Superior Court in the case
of Joe Rodriguez, who kicked "William
Benson to death.
Programme for Fall Races.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 28.— The Agri
cultural Society • directors yesterday
adopted a programme of races for the
meeting which will be held from Septem
ber 24 to 28 inclusive. There will be fifteen
trotting and pacing races, each for a purse
of $500, and two Futurity colt stakes.
HOME LOSG SHOTS WIN.
Four Bookmakers Ruled Off an Eastern
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 28.— Long shots
and second picks took most of the money
to-day. The third event was the star per
formance of the day. Simmons and Prime
Minister went to the post for the mile
journey at evens. Simmons landed win
ner with something to spare in track
record time. His best form seems to have
returned to him. Prime Minister, in a
whipping finish, could not beat out Mod
erocio, an outsider, for the place.
Three-quarters of a mile, Leader Ban won,
Jim Cornwall second, Prince third. Time,
Five-eighths of a mile, William Duke Jr. won,
Don Carillo second, J. G. Dubois third. Time,
One mile, Simmons won, Moderocio second,
Prime Minister third. Time, 1 AIK.
Three-quarters of a mile, Disturbance won,
Ellen second, Charlie McDonald third. Time,
Seven furlongs, Charm won, Sullross second,
Hush third. Time, I :2B}i.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 28. — The
threatening weather kept the usual crowd
from the track to-day, but those that we're
there saw five very interesting races, and as
hot favorites romped home the talent felt
in good humor. Enna, entered to be sold
for $500, was run up to $600 by H. Simons,
and her owner not bidding the necessary
sum, she became Simons' property.
Five furlongs, Ben Wilson won, Little Ell
second, Schuylkill third. Time, 1 :04.
Six furlongs, La Gartia won. Valdemar sec
ond, Josephine third. Time, 1:19.
Six and a half furlongs, Euaa won, Gateway
second, Aladdin third. Time, 1:26.
One mile, Valedictory won, Black 'Satin sec
ond, Martha Smith third. Time, 1:47.
Four and a half furlongs, Austin won, Plug
second, King Harel third. Time, 1 :01.
RED OAK, lowa, June 28.— Owing to the
heavy fall of rain which started yesterday
afternoon and continued last nieht and to
day the races at Pactolus Driving Park
had to be again postponed until to-mor
row. From present prospects there will be
no more trotting over the track this week.
OAKLEY, Ohio, June 28.— Friday is an
off day with racegoers here, but the at
tendance to-day, particularly of ladies,
was large. Five races w*re run off in fast
time without accident. The track was fast
and the weather cloudy and warm. John
Cahill, J. Strauss, J. Crawley and A. M.
Wilcox, bookmakers, were ruled off:
Half a mile, La Wanda won, Galley West
second, La Galondriana third. Time, :49$£.
Three-quarters of a mile, Caesarion won. Pop
Gray second, St. Maxim third. Time, 1:14^.
Five-eighths of a mile, Countess Irmawon,
Fasig second, Daisy Bolander third. Time,
Seven-eighths of a mile, Pepper won, Toots
second, Jane third. Time, 1:27%.
Selling, one mile. Sandoval won. Enthusiast
second, Mrs. Morgan third. Time, 1:43 W.
BHEEPSHKAD BAY, N. V., June 28.— Five
furlongs, Factotum won, Ridicule second,
AVern berg third. Time, I :oiy,.
Eight furlongs. Matt Byrne's won, Counter
Tenor second, Hermita third. Time, 1 :44%.
Six furlongs, Hazlet won, Religion second,
La Vienta third. Time, 1 :11J<£.
Mile and an eighth. Bright Phoebus won,
Mirage second, Monaco third. Time, I :s7}£.
Five furlongs, Mack Briggs won, Heresy sec
ond, Sir Peter II third. Time, I :o2}£.
Mile and three-eighths, Santiago won, Song
and Dance second, Long Beach third. Time,
NAKRAGANSETT, Mass., June 28.—Five
eighths of a mile, Richfield won, Argentina
second, Santuzza third. Time, 1 :07.
S> 'ond race, Frontenac won, Vent second,
Blue Garter third. Time not given.
Tnree-quarters of a mile. Hailstone won, Will
Fonuo second, Chagaut third. Time, l:20U.
Fourth race, Cass won, Logan second, W B
third. Time not given.
Fifth race. Old Dominion won, Foundling
second, Kallico third. Time not given.
OX THE HALT, FIELDS.
Winners of the League and Association
CLEVELAND. Ohio, June 28. — Mc-
Kean's wild throw in the ninth gave
Decker a lift and lost the game for Cleve
land. Umpire Slave's work was unsatis
factory to both Hides. Score:
R. B.H. K.
Clevelands 15 2
Chlcagos 2 9 4
Batteries— Wallace and O'Connor; Terry and
Donahue. Umpire— Stage.
PITTSBURG, Pa., June 28.— Pittsburjj
won from St. Louis to-day in a well-playea
ten-inning game. Score:
B. J:. 11. S.
Pittsburgs 5 10 6
Bt. Louis 4 7 3
Batteries— Hawley and Jderritt; Ehret and Alii
ler. Umpire— Jeans.
BROOKLYN, N. V., June 28.-Two
games were played here to-day, each team
winning. Lucid pitched a grand game in
the early contest, retiring the Washing
tons with three hits, of which two were
made in the first inning. Gumbert was
hit rather freely in the second game and
was poorly supported. First game score :
K. B.H. S.
Washlngtons 13 2
Brooklyus 2 6 0
Batteries— Maul and McOulre, Lucid and Dailey.
Second game score:
B. BIT. K.
Brooklyn 6 10 3
Washington 8 12 1
Batteries— Onrubert and Dailey, Stockdale and
McUulre. Umpire— Knislie.
BALTIMORE, Md., June 28.—TheBalti
mores won to-day's game through loose
iielding by the New Yorks. Rusie was the
principal offender, and his two misplays
were responsible for four runs and prob
ably lost the game for the visitors. Score:
B. B.H. E.
Baltlmores 7 8 1
; New Yorks , 2 8 4
Batteries— Clarkson and Clark; Busie and Wil
son. Umpire— McDonald.
BOSTON, Maps., June 28.— The Boston-
Philadelphia game was postponed on ac
count of rain.
HUMRA.rjEX>S JfEW YACHT.
Chances of the Valkyrie 111 to Win the
GLASGOW, Scotland, June 28.—De
signer Watson yesterday stated at Courock
that the rating of Lord Dunraven's new
yacht Valkyrie 111 was approximately 185.
The Ailsa, which went into the dock
here on the 25th, has had six tons of lead
removed from her keel. Her mast has
also been shortened five feet and her boom
three feet, and her mainsail has been cor
respondingly reduced. A longer topmast,
however, has been fitted. Her approxi
mate rating is now 160. On a fifty-mile
course the Valkyrie 111 will allow the
Ailsa 2 minutes and 58 seconds and the
Britannia 4 minutes and 2 seconds. The
Valkyrie, Ailsa and Britannia are all en
tered for the races at Rothesay on Saturday
and Monday next.
The Times to-day says: The Valkyrie's
chances of winning the America's cup will
be better written about after her maiden
essay Saturday. Yet it may be said that
if she can be handled by sixty men and
ably carry the canvas with which she is
loaded, it is practically certain that the
cup will return to Great Britain in 1895.
The paper commends Lord Dunraven for
having two captains. The Times predicts
that Lord Lansdowne's new 20-rater
Eucharist will prove far superior to
Howard Gould's Niagara.
Record- Breaking at Irvington.
PORTLAND, Ok., June 28.— T. Wil
liams' mare, Gussie, broke the mile run
ning record for Oregon at Irvington this
afternoon. Her time was 1 :42 flat. Results
to-day were :
District pacing, three-year-olds, Hal Corbett
won, Glen Arthur second. Time 2:19 1^.
Trotting, 2:33 class, Miss Jessie won, Lady
Grace second. Time, 2:19 W.
Running, three-eighths mile dash, Lark won,
Vftlledor second. Time, :35J,'
Running, mile da. h, handicap, Gussie won,
Marietta becond. Ti?ne, 1 :42.
On a Satisfactory Basts.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 28.—Of
ficials of the Treasury Department who
have been in telegraphic communication
with Secretary Carlisle and confidentially
with the President ttated that there was
no foundation for any disquieting rumors
as to the Treasury situation as to the con
tinued integrity of tMie gold reserve, but
that everything was resting on a firm satis
factory basis. >
ASHWORTH IS DERELICT.
He Is Charged With Seriously
Neglecting His Plain
COMPLAINTS OF TAXPAYERS.
No Attempt to Abate a Nuisance
That Is Considered Danger
ous to Health.
Superintendent of the Streets Ashworth
has drawn upon himself the deep indigna
tion of the property-holders in the neigh
borhood of Mission street and Eugene
avenue by his refusal to pay any attention
to the complaints made to him of the con
dition of the lot and sidewalks at the
northeast corner of those streets.
A short time ago a house was moved
upon this lot, and no measures were taken
to remove the slough of sewage that had
accumulated from an abandoned well and
two vaults. In placing the present house
in the lot an excavation was made con
siderably below the level of the street, and
the dirt thrown out upon the sidewalks on
both Mission street and Eugene avenue to
the depth of from one to three feet in such
a way as to form hillocks, which make
travel in the day very inconvenient, and in
the night absolutely dangerous. The
sewage has percolated underneath the
house and made the lower floor of it unin
habitable, and has also oozed out upon the
Mission-street sidewalk, so that it has be
come a most disagreeable nuisance to the
passer-by and a menace to the health of
the neighboring residents.
The attention of Superintendent Ash
worth has been repeatedly called to the
matter, so the property-owners thereabouts
state, but no action was takeu by him to
remedy the evil.
As a final resort a letter, signed by about
a dozen of the neighbors, was sent to
Mayor Sutro, and he deputized George T.
Gaden to visit the place and report to him.
Mr. Gaden made an inspection of the
premises yesterday and found things even
worse than he had expected. He is now
preparing his report, and will present it to
the Mayor on Monday.
When Mr. Gaden was asked yesterday
whp it was necessary for him to have made
an investigation of a mutter which was so
clearly within the domain of the Street De
partment, he answered :
I wag simply acting for the Mayor. When
people can get no satisfaction from the head of
any department of the City government, they
naturally go to the head of the administration.
Mayor Sutro, having no time to look after a
matter of this kind personally, placed it in my
hands to investigate and report As soon as I
turn over my report it will be forwarded to
Superintendent. Ashworth, with, however, the
usual result, I fear, of being totally ignored. .
Complaints, from the Mayor's office are gen
erally so treated by the Superintendent of
Streets, who evidently feels himself unamen
able •> the control of the Mayor, or for that
matter to any other authority.
I have known him to bring warrants to the
Mayor for the latter's counter-signature and
demand that they be signed without his stat
ing what they were for. He claimed that the
Mayor's signature was simply an attestation of
his own, and that it was none of the Mayor's
business what the City's money was being paid
Mayor Sutro, however, takes an entirely dif
ferent view of his responsibility in these
matters, and will sign no warrant unless he
knows for what it is given.
This stand on Mayor Sutro' 6 part has aroused
a strong antagonism in Mr. Ashworth, and con
sequently the Mayor's recommeudations and
suggestions are unlikely to meet anything like
favorable consideration in the Street Depart
Superintendent Ashworth has evidently
come to consider himself an authority unto
him -elf, and has even gone so far as to attempt
to change specifications for street work adopted
by the Street Committee of the Board of Super
visors and given to him to carry out.
BRADY CORNERED AT LAST
George E. Gard Says He Is
Hiding In Happy Valley,
Under Pretense of Being an Officer,
He Got Food From a Rancher.
Ex-Marshal George E. Gard of Los
Angeles, who is now at the head of the South
ern Pacific Company's detective bureau, re
turned yesterday from Shasta, where he had
been for nearly two weeks hunting Brady,
the highwayman who is supposed to be
the murderer of Sheriff Bogard, and alao of
Stagg at the Ingleside some time ago.
Mr. Gard was sunburned and travel
stained, and his hands were severely torn
by the thorny, dense underbrush of the
hillsides around Happy Valley, Shasta
After attending to various matters re
quiring immediate attention he returned
on the afternoon train to the scene of his
chase after the dangerous outlaw.
"1 am convinced," said he, "that Brady is
in Happy Valley. Shots were exchanged
with him half a mile below Clear Creek
bridge, four and a half miles south
from Redding on the railway, little
more than a week ago, but after
that he disappeared in the chaparral and
none of the officers caught signt of him
since. Off that place is Happy Valley.
When I arrived there and looked over
the ground I concluded at once
that Brady had not left the valley. I
talked with City Marshal Hecker of Red
ding about my belief, and then we de
cided that if Brady was going to leave he
would stay by the creek to have water and
break up his trail should bloodhounds be
put upon his track.
"So Marshal Hecker and I started off
right away and rode up the val
ley about eighteen miles. We got
off there and followed the creek down
on foot hoping to meet Brady, but we
were disappointed. Finding no trace of
him along the creek we looked around for
another hiding place.
''After organizing a crowd of searchers,
who interviewed the farmers ot the valley
for the purpose of learning if Brady had
applied to them for food or assistance, I
was told that he had not shown himself.
I then put twenty-live men watching
the houses, and also horses that were
staked out at night. If Brady tried to get
out of the valley he would in all probabil
ity steal a horse and gallop off during the
night. But he neither took a horse nor
went near the houses. Evidently he was
lying low thinking he might tire us out,
and when we had withdrawn he would es
"Right in the center of the valley there
is a patch of chaparral fully twenty miles
square, and so dense that a man might re
main there for years without being found.
It is full of creeks, and game of all Kinds
abounds there, so a man could live in it
indefinitely and have plenty to eat and
drink. lam convinced that Brady is there
"I started twelve good men out to beat
the chaparral. Two went from each cor
ner and one from the middle of each side,
with instructions to go right through and
if possible work toward the center. The
men who left in pairs were placed 100
feet apart. Naturally one would think
they might meet in the center, but
they beat straight through, follow
ing" for certain points. Not a single
man saw another from the time
they entered the underbrush
till they got clear again. That will give an
idea of the density of the chaparral. I
believe that Brady saw one or more of
them and lay low until they passed. They
could not see him at twenty yards' dis
"For fear of accident — that is, if they
might suddenly come upon each other and
by mistake open fire— l made them put
white handkerchiefs on their arms. Bat
that was an unnecessary precaution, as
"Last Saturday Brady appeared at the
ranch of Mrs. Johns, which bor
ders on the chaparral. The house
stands in an opening in the
brushwood. Brady, for I am certain
it was he, pretended to be a
member of our party. He told
Mrs. Johns he was hunting
for Brady, the highway robber and mur
derer, and had gone astray in the
brush. Mrs. Johns gave him food
and drink, and he took away what food
remained on the table. After leaving the
house he vaulted over a fence so nimbly
that there is every reason to believe he was
not wounded. None of our men called at that
house for something to eat, and from the
description given of the man I'm more
positive than ever he was Brady. Besides,
he told Mrs. Johns he was hunting Brady.
"We have men stationed all around the
chaparal so Brady cannot escape, and it
won't be many days before we have him
THEIR OCCUPATION GONE
Three Last Leaves on the Tax
Title Tree Fall by the
They Attend In Silence the First
Sale to the State Under the
Thursday morning a melancholy thing
took place in the office of Tax Collector
Block. It was the first sale of delinquent
tax titles to the State as provided under
the new law. There were about 1600
pieces, representing some $12,000, and
$15,000 in taxes delinquent to the city.
"I have seen the thing," said Chief
Deputy Hiram Cook yesterday, "when
these sales have amounted to $100,000 in
in taxes. As the City has grown
older and real estate interests more
settled and fixed they have dwindled
down until last year they amounted to not
more than $12,000. These titles are chiefly
to outside lands and stray lots in the sand
dunes and not so much interest is taken in
"Aa long as I can remember there lias
been a certain coterie of speculators who
have religiously attended these sales. Many
of them nave made an excellent business in
dealing in them. The number has
dwindled in proportion as the
extent and value of the lands
have diminished until latterly some
ten or fifteen old regulars have composed
the buyers. But their occupation is gone
by the act of the late Legislature."
It will be remembered that an
effort was made some weeka ago
by these tax-title dealers to dis
cover this law to be inoperative,
in a communication sent to the Board of
Supervisors asking that "body to pass
an order under which the City
and County" share of the tax
could be collected by sale to the
individual on the old plan. This was re
ferred to the City and County Attorney,
who promptly declared that the board
could not overturn the State law.
This drove the last nail into the tax
title business. So powerful is the
force of long habit, however, that
hopeless as their case was, the
•knowledge that this was the day
of the sale, proved an irresistable fascina
tion for no less than four of
these old tax-title dealers, who, promptly
at the hour, wandered disconsolately into
the Tax Collector's office and took their
accustomed places. They had come to
hear the music of the auctioneer's voice
at least as he knocked the property down
to the State.
For two hours Hiram Cook and others
of the deputies by turns read the long list
of lots and blocits and their boundaries,
while these old men sat silently listening
as though to the music of a happier time.
During the whole time not a word was
spoken by any of them, not a sound broke
the dreary silence save the monotony
of the reading — the auctioneer — an auction
without bidders, are the contention, the
eager scramble for an inch, or
a foot or a block of land ;
of the well-known voices bidding over euch
other— all was lacking.
After the first half hour one of them,
William Nicol, oppressed by the silence
and uselesaness of it, rose" and walked
away, but the other three, John Kelsey,
J. G. Klumke and S. F. Sinclair sat
through it to the end, and then, say
ing not a word, they took up their
canes and slowly wandered out into the
musty corridors of the City Hall.
Their occupation was gone.
SHOLTO IS IN ALAMEDA
He Has Rented a Cottage on
Encinal Avenue for the
The Douglas and His Bride at a
Country Hotel as Mr. and
Lord Sholto and Lady Douglas
are again in evidence. They have
rented a furnished cottage in Alameda for
the summer and though his lordship
is still very much in awe of his newly ac
quired mother-in-law, he "likes the coun
try and the climate, don't you know, and
is going to stay here, mother-in-law or no
Temporarily the young couple are stay
ing at trie Alameda Hotel, where they are
known by the plebeian title of Mr. and Mrs.
Martin. They arrived on Monday last
from Haywards, where they spent a few
days after eluding Manager Moore and the
mother-in-law at Los Gatos.
Since their arrival Lord Sholto and his
bride have kept very closely to the house.
The lady's passion for the wheel forced
them, however, into the open air, and
a trifling accident— a turn of her ankle
while riding took them to a Park-street
drugstore for arnica and led to their recog
nition, Lady Douglas, by the way, does
not ride in knickerbockers.
The cottage rented for the summer by
Lord Sholto is a little four-room-and
kitchen structure at 2119 Encinal
avenue. The owner is out of town
for the season and has rented the house
furnished for three months. Arthur G.
Burns of the real estate farm of Moreal &
Co. engineered the matter.
The scion of British nobility is just at
present hard up. Hiß quarterly allowance
from the Marquis is due, but it has not yet
Steam Attachment to Telephone.
Manager Fowler of the Telephone Ex
change, Ashland, Ky., has devised an in
genious attachment for telephones, to be
useu in factories and shops where the
amount of noise makes it almost impos
sible to hear the call bell of the instru
ment. It consists of a steam whistle,
which is turned on by means of a lever
operated by magnetism. When the in
strument is called from the exchange the
bell rings as usual, and. by the electric cur
rent passing through a magnet, a weight is
released which pulls the lever to the
whistle. Once started the whistle keeps
up its shrill note until some one answers
the call and turns off the steam, which is
done by simply replacing the weight. One
of these attachments is being placed at the
local steel plant, another at the tannery,
and several more will probably be installed
in sawmills and similar establishments.—
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
THE COLIMA DISASTER.
The Steamer Was Seaworthy
and Mate Hansen Was
NO ONE FOUND BLAMEWORTHY.
A Decision Could Not Be Reached
Without Testimony of the
The Colima was a thoroughly seaworthy
6hip, at least so say Inspectors of Hulla
and Boilers Talbot and Phillips. The
cargo was properly stowed, the deckload
of lumber did not endanger the ship, the
officers were not to blame and, in fact, ac
cording to these authorities, the losa of tne
vessel and 160 odd of her passengers and
crew wast due to an unavoidable accident
This decision is arrived at in the absence
of the evidence of the captain and chiei
officer and the chief engineer.
The report of the inspectors is made tq
Captain John Berraingliam, supervising
inspector of the first district, and is as fot
We have investigated the matter of this most
deplorable disaster, taking the testimony of 4
number of the surviving passengers and crewj
including that of the third officer. Ole Hansen.
who is the only officer saved, and also others
who were competent to speak of the vessel her*
We find from the testimony that nothing un«
usual occurred on the voyage of the Colima
from San Francisco to the way ports of Mazat
lan, San Bias and Munzanillo, 111 Mexico, mid
that she gave no evidence nor any indication
whatever of being prank or tender from the
time she left Sun Francisco und crossed the
bar, which was roueli, until the morning she
At the way ports above named several of the
passengers left the ship, and about the same
time about 100 tons of cargo were thero dis
charged and an equal amount received on
The Colima left Manzanillo at 4 a. m., May
26. A strong breeze sprang up at OP. m., and
continued throughout the night till the morn*
ing of May 27, when it blew a gale, which at
about 10:30 o'clock the same morning sud
denly increased 10 what is described as a hurrU
cane by some of the survivors, and in which
the steamer was knocked down ou hcj bourn
ends and filled and yank.
From the evidence there appears to have
been no danger anticipated until five or ten
minutes before the Rhlp went down. It appeatl
also that there was good discipline maintained
on board in the deck and engine departments,
all orders having been obeyed, and we there
fore can attach no biaiue to the third ofliccr,
Captain Taylor was in charge of the bridge ot
his steamer all the morning of May 27 until
she foundered, and it may have been that ho
was attempting to ke?p her off before the seas
or to wear her around ou ihe other tack when
she was cnught in t lie trough of the sea and
thrown on her beams ends. But, without his
testimony or that of his first officer and the
chief engineer of the steamer, it is hnposaiblo
to decide the true cause of tne disaster.
With regard to the sieamer Colima there can
be no doubt that she was a staunch and sea
worthy vessel. She whs inspected March 15,
1895, and her hull, toiler and equipments
found in good or ier. Bbc was examined on
the drydoek March 14, 1893, and her bottom
found to U; In good condition, and new blades
put on her piopeller.
She was classed 33 L 11 in "Bureau Veritas,' '
which is the highest that society awards to
The Colimc. was an iron vessel, built in 1873,
at Chester, Pa.; new boilers in 1887 at San
Francisco, Cal.; of 2805,01 tons gross, 2143.85
tons net, and was valued at :?22j,000.
The exact number of lives lost is not obtain
able at present, for the reason that the number
of way passengers received is not yet reported
by agents to the company's office at San Fran
cisco. The number so far known, with any de
gree of certaiiity, to be lost, is eighty-five pus
acugers und sixty-eight crew.
League of tin- Gross 'Cadets. *
An enjoyable entertainment and drill waa
given by Company I, League of the Croag
Cadets, at the headquarters, Twenty-fourth
street and Potrero avenue, Thursday evening.
The hall was crowded by members of the
league and their friends. Rev. P. C. Yorke de
livered an address on temperance and the /oW
lowing programme was given: Recitation,
"Our National Ensign," K. J. Sullivan ; vocal
selections, Mr. Seeley: comicalities, W . r. Har
old; vocal solo, "The Lo!<t Child," Bert Minner.
A sword was presented to Captain Fontaine, N*
G. C, drillmaster of the company. An exhibi
tion drill was given by the company which.
was considered above criticism by several min
cers of the National Guard who were prs-st-nt.
Captain Haggerty was complimented for the
success of the evening.
The "Dora" and "Katie Burnett."
The suit of G. B. Williams vs. Wash Snyder,
W. S. Sayre, Albert Hogan and C. W. Beale,
owners of the Kate Burnett mine, has beea
carried from the United States courts of Idaho
to the Circuit Court of Appeal*. TUu plaintiff
pre-empted a.mi-ne, which he called the I>ura
lode. Later, according to his complaint, the
defendant? eaiiio along and jumped part of it.
lie brought suit to- have them ousted, but Cir
cuit Judge Beatty sustained a demurrer to the
Ephraim L. Frothingham will, on the
first of next month, have completed fifty
years of service in the Boston Custom
house. At present he holds the position
John Chrysostom often spoke of the ten
derness of his mother and quite as often of
her beauty. He believed that the eloquence
which gave bioa so wide a reputation was
inherited from her.
He Will Not Drown Himself
. From the Troy (X. V.) Times.
R. .W. Edwards of Lansinsrburgh was pro*'
trated by sunstroke during the war and it has
entailed on him peculiar and serious cons*.
quences. At present writing Mr. E. is a promi
nent officer of Post Lyon, G. A. Cohoe«. and
a past aid-de-camp on the staff of the com
mander-in-chief of Albany Co. In the inter
view with a reporter he said:
"I was wounded ana sent to the hospital at
Winchester. They sent me, together with
others, to Washington— a ride of about 100
miles. Having no room in the boxcars, wo
were placed face up on the bottom of tin tears.
The sun beat down upon our unprotected
heads.- When I reached Washington I was in
sensible and was unconscious for ten days
while in the hospital. An abscess gathered in
my ear and broke; it has been gathering and
breaking ever since. The result of this 100
--mile ride and .sunstroke was heart disease, ner
vous prostration, insomnia and rheumatism; a
completely shattered system, which gave me
no rest night or day. As a last resort I toolc
some Pink Pills, and they helped me to a won
derful degree. My rheumatism is .gone, my
heart failure, dyspepsia and constipation are
about gone, and the abscess in my ear has
stopped discharging and my head feels as clear
as a bell, when before it felt as though it would
burst, and my once shattered nervous system
is now nearly sound. "Look at those fingers,'*
Mr. Edwards said ; "do they look as if there
was any rheumatism there?" He moved his
lingers rapidly and freely and strode about the
room like a young boy. "A year ago those fin
gers were gnarled at the joints ana so stiff that
I could not hold a pen. My knees would swell
up and I could not straighten my leg out. My
joints would squeak when I moved them. That
is the living truth.
"When 1 came to think that I was going to
be crippled with rheumatism, together with
the rest of my ailments, I' tell you life seemed
not worth living. I suffered from despond
ency. I cannot begin to tell you," said Mr.
Edwards, as he drew a lone breath, "what ray
feeling is at present. I think if you lifted.ten
years right off my life and left me prime and
vigorous at 47 1 could feel no better. I was an
old man and could only drag myself painfully
about the house. Now I can walk off without
any trouble. That in itself," continued Mr.
Edwards, 'would be sufficient to give me cause
for rejoicing; but when you come to consider
that I am no longer what you might call ncr- 1
vous and that my heart Is apparently nearly
healthy and that I can sleep nights, you may
realize why I may appear to speak in extrava
gant praise of Pink Pills. These pills' quiet mv
nerves, take that awful pressure from my
head and at the same time enrich my blood.
There seemed to be no circulation in mylower
limbs a year ago, my legs being cold and clam
my at times. Now the circulation there is aa
full and as brisk as at any other part of my
body. I used to be so light-headed and dizzy
from my nervous disorder that I frequently
fell while crossing, tl»e floor of .my house
Spring is coming, a.nd I never felt better in my
hie, and I am looking forward to a busy season
I of work. .