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STATE GUARD CHANGE.
by the Board of
REDUCING THE NUMBER.
The State Appropriation In
adequate to Maintain
COLONEL BARRY RESIGNS.
The Third Regiment Now Reduced
to the Standing of a
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 29.— The
Board of Location of the National Guard,
consisting of Governor Budd, Adjutant-
General Barrett and Major-General Di
mond, was in session all to-day deciding
on what companies to muster out, so as to
come within the appropriation by the last
Legislature for the suppoit of the com
panies of the National Guard.
It was decided to disband Company C of
the Third Infantry, Company H of the
First and the cavalry troop, all of which
are located at San Francisco; also Com
pany B of the Second Infantry at Vallejo
and Company B battalion, located at
Arcata, Humboldt County.
The disbanding of Company C of the
Third Regiment reduced the latter to the
standing of a battalion and necessitated
the acceptance of the resignation of
Colonel Barry, which has been received by
the commander-in-chief and upon which
he has as yet tauen no action. It will also
probably be decided to merge ten more
companies into others for the purpose of
reducing the expenditures for armory
rents, thus enabling the National Guard to
be equipped and conducted within the
bounds of the $200,000 appropriation set
aside for its maintenance.
The action of the board in deciding upon
wbich companies should be dispensed with
has not been a hasty one, but has been
done after mature deliberation and strict
investigation into their standing and util
ity and their location with reference to
military needs, with means of concentra
This board is yet unable to fix upon the
ten companies which will be without doubt
merged into others.
The board has also decided that it will
he advisable to establish a troop of cavalry
in this city, and the probability is that the
light artillery, unattached, of Sacramento
will be merged into this troop. It has also
been decided to retain the signal corps of
the Third Brigade at Sacramento, and in
crease its number from eleven to forty
men. The present corps, which is com
manded by Lieutenant Martin, has fully
proven its efficiency ami enthusiasm, and
is only handicapped by lack of numbers.
• The reduction of companies will not
necessarily mean a. numerical reduction iv
tbo ranks," said Governor Budd this even
ing when questioned npon the matter.
"All those men have their clothing and
equipments, and, if they are soldiers, will
readily merge themselves into other com
panies ; nor do T care to criticize the stand
ing of any of the disbanded companies.
The new law governing the National
Guard absolutely restricts the number of
companies to not to exceed sixty-nine,
but the appropriation is not suf
ficient to properly equip and provide
for such a number, and I believe
that concentration is advisable, and that
within a brief period the National Guard
of California will vie in point of efficiency
with that of any State in the Union and
become the pride of the State. If it does
not it will not be from Jack of ability on
the part of the militiamen, for they pessess
fully as many of those attributes that goto
make up a soldier as does the material
comprising the standing army of the
"The efficiency of the National Guard is
a pet hobby of mine, and we will endeavor
to fit them with an equipment and arm
them in a manner that will make them
efficient in time of need."
FORGISG KOFALEV'B CHAIIfH.
Officers Claim to Have Discovered Xew
Evidence Against Hint.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 29.— 1t is
claimed that new and absolutely convict
ing evidence has been procured against
Kovalev, the alleged murderer of the
"Wet tiers, and that he will surely hang.
This statement has been made by officers
in charge of the case, but they decline to
state what the nature of the evidence is.
SAN JOSE RACES.
Arrangement af the Clam* a. Events for
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 29.— The commit
tee in charge of the bicycle races on the
Fourth, under the auspices of the Cali
lornia division of the L. A. W., has arranged
the heats in class A events as follows:
Third, rhile scratch, class A, first heat— Dick
Moody, G.C. C; Svd Vincent, B. C. W.; Ted
Belloli, S. J. R. C; E. H. Mauk, P. V. W.; P. W
Metcalf, I. C. C; C. D. Bates, R. A. C.
Second neat— E. J. Sherman, G. C. C; Wil-
Ham Bryan, G.C. C; Ray Hogg, S. J. R. C;
E. C. Bailey, I. C. C. ; H. P. Terrill, B. C. W. ;
J. H. Dieckman, R. A. C.
Third heat— C. M. Smith, G. C. C. ; Floyd Mc-
Farland,6. J. R. C; P.G.Alexander, C. C. C;
E. Chapman, O. C. W. ; D. E. Whitney, unat
tached : W. H. Reed, C. C. C.
Fourth heat— E. Lansruetin, B. C. W.; F. M.
Byrne, LC.C.J H. B. Ready, B. C. W.; \V. K.
Jamison, G. C. C; R. U. Dow, G. C. C; 0. L.
Pinkard, A. A. C.
Fifth heat— J. E. Edwards, O. C. W.; H.
Hutchinson, A. A. C; A. Kanzee, B. C. W.; O.
B. Kmilh, G.C. C; H. N. Sessions, I. C. C; J. A.
Dehnas, G. C. C.
Two-third mile, scratch, class A : First heat
— H.C. Smith, G.C. C.;W. A. Burke, A. A. C. ;
G. A. Nissen, A. A. C. ; Allan Jones, O. C. W.;
R. L. Lonp, O. C. W.; C. N. Langton, B. C. W. ;
J. \V. Harvey, C. C. C.
Second heat— R. Cu6hing, G. C. C; C. S.
Wells, B. <:. w. : Casey Castleman, A. A. C. ; C.
L. Davis, 0. C, W.; J. C. Smith, G. C. C.J T. Del
mas, G. C. C.
The first two in each heat will compete
in the final.
ON THE BALL FIELD
Sonif. Interesting Features on the Eastern
PITTSBURG, Pa., June 29.—Breiten
steiu did not make much of an effort to
pitch to-day, and Pittsburg had no trouble
to win the third straight from the Browns.
Gardner got his second trial with Pitts
burg, and pitched a fine game. The game
was called at the end of St. Louis' eighth
inning, to enable the visitors to catch the
train for Chicago. Attendance, 3500.
R. B.K. K.
Pittsburßß 15 11 2
St. Louis 3 10 2
Called to allow St. Louis to catch a train.
Batteries— <iardner and Jlerritt; Breitensteln,
Kissinger and Miller. Umpire— Jevne.
BALTIMORE, Md., June 29.— The cham
pions took kindly to Mercer's curves to
day and batted out a victory and sent him
to the bench in the third inning. Malarkey
fared little better. The fielding of both
teams was sharp. Attendance 4300. Score:
K. B.R. V-
Baltimores 9 15 1
Waahlngtons 18 3
Batteries— Hemming and Robinson, Mercer,
Malarkey and McGuire. Umpire— McDonald.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jnne 29.—
"Jack" Stivetts' delivery was an easy
mark for the Phillies this afternoon.
Seventeen hits with a total of thirty-one
bases represent the calamity. The visitors
played a superb game in the field, not an
error being charged against them. At
tendance 18,320. Score:
R. B.H. K.
Philadelphia* 13 17 4
Bosions 6 8 0
Butteries— Taylor and Clements, Stivetts anJ
Ganzell. Umpire— Murray.
. CLEVELAND. Ohio, June 29.— T0-day's
Cleveland-Chicago game was slow and un
interesting. Chicago lost through stupid
base-running and several costly errors.
Griffith called Umpire Stage a foul name
in the third inning and was put out of the
game. Attendance 2500. Score :
B. B.H. E.
Clevelands 7 7 1
Chicago* 3 9 3
Batteries— Cuppy and Zlmmer; Griffith, Hutch
inson and Kittmlsif- Umpire— Stage.
CINCINNATI. Ohio, June 28.—Cincin
nati again defeated Louisville to-day.
Dwyer was very wild, and Parrott relieved
him in the eighth inning. Miller's batting
was the feature of the game. Attendance
K. B.H. X
Cinclnnatis 9 11 3
Louisvilles 8 10 7
Batteries— Dwyer, PParrot,t t, Murphy and Vaugnan;
Wcyhing and spies. Umpire— Keefe.
BROOKLYN, N. V., June 29. — The
New Yorks and Brooklyns fought a drawn
battle at Eastern Park to-day in the pres
ence of 10,000 spectators. The New Yorks
had men on second and third in the ninth
inning, and two were out when the rain
fell in torrents and flooded the grounds.
After a wait of thirty minutes Emslie
culled the game. It was a contest between
Dad Clark and Kennedy, with honors
about even. Attendauce 10.000. Score :
n. liii. E.
Brooklyns 2 8 3
NewJYorks 2 5 3
Batteries— Kennedy and Dailey, Clark and
LAWYERS ARE FURIOUS
Missing Papers in a Famous
Suit Cause a Big
No End to the Sensations In a
Land Suit Involving Many
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., June 29.—
The great suit of Henry C. King of Boston
against sixty defendants, whose property
consists of 500,000 acres of land in Mc-
Dowell, Mingo and Logan counties, valued
at many millions of dollars, that King lays
title to. was resumed in the United States
Court here to-day. Judge Jackson granted
the injunction asked for restraining U. S.
Buskirk from cutting timber from the
lands claimed by King pending the settle
ment of the title suit.
Bnskirk was allowed to remove the
lumber already cut, provided he gave a
bond to indemnify Bhould the latter
prove his claim.
In the contempt proceedings against
Buskirk far disobeying the temporary in
junction, the defendant was bound over in
$20,000 until Monday.
During the argument an important
paper was missed, and in the controversy
that followed Hon. John W. Hutchinson,
Buskirk's counsel, asserted that some one
Judge Stiles of Boston, representing
King, intimated that Hutchinson had the
missing document concealed on his person,
and Hutchinson in great anger emptied
his pockets, thro ( wing their contents vio
lently into Stilesg face. Stiles was about to
attack his assailant when the court called
the Marshal to preserve order, and a dis
graceful personal collision was averted.
MILLIONS AT STAKE.
Claims Filed for Snares in Rich Colorado
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 29.—
Leslie A. Popejoy, through his attorneys,
George A. Corbin of Denver and S. M.
Ashenfelter of Colorado Springs, filed a
complaint with the District Clerk last even
ing in what promises to be one of the most
interesting and important suits ever insti
tuted in the State. Popejoy_ claims a half
interest in the famous Independence,
Washington and other valuable mining
claims in Cripple Creek, and located be
tween April and July, 1894, by Winfield S.
Stratton, who is named as defendant in
the suit. The plaintiff also claims that he
is entitled to a half interest in all the prop
erties purchased by Mr. Stratton since
1891, alleging that such purchases were
made with the proceeds of the properties
The entire value of these properties is
set out in the complaint at $3,000,000, but
the actual vahie will reach a much greater
amount, as it is reported that $2,000,000
has recently been refused for the Indepen
dence alone, and the output of that mine
has doubtless been much more.
Popejoy claims that in April, 1891, he
"grub-staked" Stratton, and that the lat
ter was prospecting under this "grub
stake" which he made before the discov
eries, and that Stratton was a skillful min
ing engineer, while the plaintiff was a
person who knew nothing of mines or
their value; and that afterward Stratton
bought him out on the representation that
the properties were of little value, paying
only the amount of the grub-stake which
he had advanced.
Then Popejoy moved to Denver and
never learned the value of the properties
until Jast summer, when he read in the
newspaper accounts of the Bull Hill riots,
in which Mr. Stratton was referred to as
the wealthy owner of the Independence
and other rich mines.
FIRE RAGES IN CHICAGO.
Great Damage Being l>one in the Whole-
CHICAGO, 111., June 30, 1:30 A. M.— At
1:15 this morning a 4-11 alarm brought
the town Fire Department to the corner of
Franklin and Madison streets, in the
heart of the wholesale drygoods district.
The big five-story building occupied by
six or seven firms was on fire in the third
and fourth floors.
The fire started in the wholesale house
of J. B. Cosgrove & Co. on the third floor.
It burned fiercely and soon ate its way
into the two floors above, occupied by the
American College of Dental Surgery.
At 1:45 a. M. the fire is not under control
and the stock of A. Putnam, wholesale
boots and shoes, on the second floor;
Rushstrat & Corlett, tobacco; Leonard
Atkins & Co., dry goods; and the Consoli
dated Electric Company, on the first floor,
are being ruined by water, The loss will
.Si x Miners Killed.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 29.— A special
from Zacatecas, Mex., says a premature
explosion occurred Thursday in a blast in
a mine near Coulutlan, resulting in the
killing of six miners ana the injury of sev
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 1895.
FORGED STREET WARRANTS
Assistant Bookkeeper De Car
dona Arrested for
A PRETTY SYSTEM OF FRAUD.
Very Silly, However, for Detection
Was Certaln-Hls Wife Is
Leo de Cardona, assistant bookkeeDer for
Superintendent of Streets Ashworth, was
arrested late yesterday afternoon on a
warrant sworn out by J. B. Gartland, the
head bookkeeper of the department, charg
ing hits with forgery.
De Cardona was taken from his desk in
the Superintendent's office and placed in
the lockup in the same big building in
which he was serving and has been serving
for some years as a trusted employe.
The charge is based on a knowledge that
has come to the Superintendent and other
officials ahout the hall that the wages war
rants of the Street Department have been
undergoing a systematic "raising" in the
amount of their demand for some time
The discovery was made in the course of
checking up the books of the different de
partments—those of the Auditor and
Treasurer with those of the Street Depart
It was found that the wages warrants for
the street employes were very much larger
on the Treasurer's books than they were
on those of the Street Superintendent.
The Police Department was appealed to
and Captain Lees detailea Detective Cody
on the case and as a result of an investiga
tion extending over a week sufficient evi
dence was secured to warrant the arrest of
De Cardona, a young man of very quiet
disposition and" hitherto supposedly ex
He entered the Street Department as
assistant bookkeeper witti the preceding
administration— that of Mr. Ackerson.
He was so highly recommended as to
ability and trustworthiness that Ash
worth, when he succeeded to the office,
allowed him to remain while displacing
many others of the old administration.
He is but 28 years of age, is married and
has one child. His wife was completely
prostrated by the news of her husoand's
arrest. They lived at 533 Hayes street.
It is not known to what extent the war
rants have been manipulated and the sum
may run away up. The heads of the de
partments confess to having actual knowl
edge only of three that got through the
treasury and one that was detected.
It had been the intention of the officials
to allow the matter to go along until the
extent of the work was better known, but
as whisperings began to be heard through
the City Hall that things were going
wrong, and as the evidence in one case was
sufficiently strong, the warrant was issued
as a precautionary measure against the
flight of the bird and the investigations
will now be pursued more openly and rap
Ihe method of the manipulator was very
simple. The wages warrant that serves as
a basis of the prosecution was one made
out to William McKinley, laborer, for four
days' work at $2 a day — $8. The amount
is written upon the face of the warrant in
letters as well as in figures. The word
"eight" is written well over to the end of
the line provided in the blank for it, the
end to the right, while the figure "8" was
also written to the right and some dis
tance away from the dollar mark.
This warrant it appears was cashed to
McKinley before it went through the cus
tomary routine of approval by the Finance
Committee of ihe Board of Supervisors and
the Auditor, for when it did so the word
"twenty" was written in in the same hand
writing in the proper place before the word
"eight," to make the warrant worth
"twenty-eight" dollars, the figure "2"
having been written in also before the
figure "8." This warrant was discounted
later by a broker.
It was discounted ver\ r much, however,
for Schmidt only paid the $8 for which it
was really good, apparently suspecting
something wrong. The warrant had not
got into the treasury before De Cardona
appeared and presented f2O to make good
a discrepancy that had occurred with re
gard to it by mistake, he explained, and
with a request that "nothing be said
Nothing was thought of this at the time,
but when the regular systematic checking
of the books a little later revealed several
other discrepancies, notably in the case of
two warrants that on the Street Superin
teadent's books called for $7 50 each and on
the Treasurer's ana Auditor's books rep
resented $57 50, that incident was recalled.
Then another warrant turned up that was
without any parentage at all in the wages
It was a dummy warrant for $127. It
was true it was made out in the name of
one of the laborers who was on the rolls
for $7, but another warrant in his name for
that amount was discovered. It is sup
posed that the dummy was made out in
the laborer's name, raised and passed
through the routine of approval without
having been shown to him at all, for he
claimed he had never received it, and on
the plea that it was lost another was made
out to him.
In his capacity of assistant bookkeeper
it has been the duty of De Cardona to
make out the warrants for all the employes
of the Street Department. The hand
writing of the inserted words and figures
being identical with that of the words and
figures proper to the warrants first directed
suspicion toward De Cardona.
Associating this fact with the incident
of De Cardona's payment of the $20 to the
treasury and the request for secrecy,
together with other suspicious circum
stances connected with the discounting of
the warrants, the officers felt warranted in
causing his arrest.
It appeared quite evident to the officials
that the raised warrants had been made
out originally with the intent to perpe
trate this fraud, room being left in which
to insert the necessary words and figures.
Captain Lees and the other officials are
confident that there are others connected
with the frauds, and are working to locate
them. The evidence piled up in the hands
of the police is nearly convincing as against
Six more charges will at least be made
against him, if not more. Detective Cody
last night gave the instances in detail,
which include several cases of direct for
gery of the names used.
In March a '"dummy" warrant in the
name of John Sullivan, hod-carrier, 51
Harrison street, for $75 for services ren
dered to the Street Department was paid
by the Treasurer. The signature of Super
intendent of Streets Ashworth to the war
rant is forged and 51 Harrison street is a
In February a "dummy" warrant in the
name of James Crowley, 714 Valencia
street, 21 days' work of a team of horses at
$5 a day, $105, was paid by the Treasurer.
Mr. Ashworth's signature is forged, and
714 Valencia street is occupied as a bakery
and dwelling by H. Mans. This money
was obtained through Ferdinand Smith,
broker, Montgomery street, less discount.
John McDonald. 317% Day street, worked
four days in March forthedepartment.and
fot an order on the Montgomery-street
roker for $8. The warrant paid by the
Treasurer was for $58, and the number of
days had been altered from four to twenty
nine. The signature of Mr. Ashworth to
this warrant is genuine. McDonald has
left the City.
William Curley, laborer, 445 Natorna
street, worked four days for the depart
ment and got an order on the Montgom
ery-street broker for $8, which was paid to
him less the discount. The warrant as
paid by the Treasurer showed that the
lour days had been raised to fourteen and
the amount from $S to $28. Some days
later a person unknown went to the broker
and took up the order after paying the $8,
thus leaving the warrant in De Cardona's
It was discovered in the Treasurer's of
fice that $20 too much had been paid on
this warrant. An investigation took place,
and De Cardona, although expressing sur
prise at such a thing occurring, said he
would pay back the money rather than
have any fuss made about it.
Oscar McElroy, 40 Shotwell street,
worked a day and a half with a double
team, and a salary demand was issued for
$7 50, raised to twenty -live days and a half
and $127 50, and paid by the treasurer.
McDonald did not get any of this money
and called upon J. B. Gartland, the head
bookkeeper in the department, asking for
his pay. He got an order on the Mont
gomery-street broker for $7 50 and was
paid the amount less discount. The war
rant paid on this second order had been
raised to eleven and a half days and the
amount to $57 50. McElroy declares the
signature to this warrant is "forged and in
confirmation shows that the signature is
"Oscar McElroy" and not "McElroy."
It is known that there is another forged
warrant in the hands of Mr. Gartland, but
the particulars were not obtainable last
night. Probably more will be discovered
before the investigation is closed, and De
Cardona may not be the only one arrested.
Treasurer Widber has made good the
$100 the treasury is out on the two raised
warrants of $57 each, but he does not feel
so responsible in the matter of the $127
"dummy." He thinks the responsibility
lies first with the Supervisors and next
with the Auditor in that matter, and it is
yet to be settled.
MRS. HEYDENFELDT`S CASE
She Wins an Important Vie-
Tory in the Supreme
The Children Did Not Respect Its
Terms and Therefore Cannot
The Heydenfeldt case, which for nearly
five years has been dragging along in the
courts, was decided by the Supreme
Court yesterday in favor of Mrs. Elizabeth
Heydenfeldt. By the decision Mrs. Heyden
feldt is relieved of the necessity of paying
to her stepchildren about $65,000. The
case is a peculiar one, and has attracted
much attention from lawyers on account
of the novel points which it raises.
It appears from a summary of the case,
which is included in the opinion, that Mrs.
Heydenfeldt wishing to prevent a sensa
tional proceeding against her .husband's
will in the Probate Court, enlisted the
services of Adolph Sutro to effect a com
promise. An agreement was, after some
negotiations, secured from the other side,
by which they agreed to drop within thirty
days all court proceedings, and in case
Mrs. Heydenfeldt failed to carry out her
portion of the agreement she was to pay
over to her stepchildren $10,000.
At that time she supposed that her share
of the estate would be between $200,000
and $300,000, but she found that instead
the entire estate did not amount to much
over $107,500, and that she had a life in
terest in that amount.
The agreement Teas made on November
7, 1891, and on November 13, six days
after, she served notice on the children,
Mrs. Zei'.a 0. Hellings. Thomas 0. Heyden
feldt, James O. Heydenfeldt and Ino 0.
Heydenfeldt, that she had decided to with
draw from the agreement.
The children would not withdraw their
action in the courts, however, until the
thirty" days allowed in the agreement had
expired, but continue*! to prosecute their
petitions for a revocation of the probate of
About 10 o'clock at night on December
7, 1891, the last of the thirty days men
tioned in the compromise, two men, who
were clerks of the attorneys of some of the
appellants, undertook to serve a certain
paper on Mrs. Heydenfeldt as she was
going through the yard of her residence.
She was frightened by the men and ran
away from them into her house. The
paper was thrown after her and was found
in the yard the next morning.
It is contended that this paper consti
tuted an offer to perform their part of the
agreement contained in the contract of No
vember 7. The paper, as found, was not
signed by any one of the appellants, but
it had been prepared and the names
signed to it by attorneys for some of the
The lower court found that this paper
was not, on its face, an offer to perform the
terms of the agreement, and that it was
not made in good faith; nor was it exe
cuted by the parties in interest themselves
in accordance with the terms of the orig
inal document. The court below also took
cognizance of the fact that after this offer
of compliance the children continued trie
prosecution of their petitions in the Pro
bate Court as before.
On December 12, 1891, Mrs. Heyden
feldt filed a petition for a family allow
ance and Mrs. Hellings filed an opposition
to it in which she affirmed that Mrs. Hey
denfeldt was not the wife and her chil
dren were not the children of Solomon
The bupreme Court says in rendering
Appellants contend that it was enough to
offer to perform, and, that if their offer was not
good, they were excused from making any
offer by respondents' notice that she would not
perform. Their complaint, however, rests upon
an alleged offer ana not upon an excuse for
not making an offer.
But it is clear that in this case appellants
could not recover from respondent the specific
amounts of money named (in principle the
purchase price) without performing their cove
nants or making a bona-fide offer and tender
of performance and remaining in a position to
keep that offer ana tender good.
This they did not do. They did not perform
any of their covenanjs, and their alleged ten
der of performance, in addition to defects
hereinbefore noted, was evidently not bona
fide, and was not kept good. By continuing to
prosecute In the Probate Court they them
selves broke the contract. They put it out of
their power to perform their covenants, for
they continued to do the things which those
covenants restrained them from doing. They
were like the vendor of wheat who, while con
suming the wheat himself, is suing the vendee
for its price. For these considerations, without
determining other questions In the case we
think that the judgment should be affirmed.
Justice McFarland wrote the opinion
and Justices Henshaw and Temple con
ATTACHED ALL THE PAPER.
The Sheriff Takes Possession of the
Western Roll Paper Company's
An attachment was yesterday placed
upon the stock of the Western Roll Paper
Company, to secure a judgment for $4251
rendered on a promissory note held by the
Sather Bank. The note was made in favor
of the bank when the Western Roll Paper
Company absorbed the business of the
Pacific Roll Paper Company, and it was
drawn to cover certain debts of the old
T. J. Corwin, business manager of the
Western Roll-paper Company, and J. G.
Scott, one of his assistants, denied that the
company owed a dollar or that they had
any transactions whatever with the Sather
They declared that there was a mistake
somewhere, for they said they know no
reason for the levying of the attachment.
In spite of this, however, the bankers say
they hold the note and suit upon it was
ordered commenced yesterday.
Charged With Perjury.
George R. Piercy was arrested last night and
booked at the Sixteenth-street station on a
charge of perjury, on the complaint of Henry
I. Fisher, publisher of the California Catholic.
W. VV. Wilson and another printer destroyed
a quantity ot type in the office of the Califor
nia Catholic some weeks ago and were ar
rested for malicious mischief. Piercy was
the complaining witness against Wilson
but at the trial of the case he
testified that he knew nothing of the facts of
the case, and did what he was told to do for a
bed or place to sleep In. In thus testifying
Fisher alleges that Piercy committed perjury.
MILITIAMEN LEAVE TOWN
Three Companies of the First Regiment,
>. G. C, Start on Short
Three companies of the First Infantry,
N. G. C, left the city yesterday afternoon
to take a little country air. Company D,
with nearly fifty men in line, left for San
Leandro, where they will attend a ball,
given by themselves to the people this even
ing, and to-morrow they will spend a good
portion of the day in extended order drills.
Captain Schaefer'and Lieutenants Burdick
and Blunhall are in command.
Companies C and G, the Nationals, left
Glen Ellen, where, at the invitation of Dr.
O'Donnell, they will camp to-night on his
They hoped to find a sufficient number
of people to join in a dance last evening.
To-day they will drill and have target
practice until the train leaves. About
sixty men turned out from the two com
panies. All three of the wandering com
panies took along their own blankets and
rations and the men wore campaign uni
A rather high-handed proceeding oc
curred on Market street, near Ninth,
while Company D was on its way to the
boat. Three men — .lohn Pearson, W. H.
Hutchinson and John B. McCaffney — were
standing on the sidewalk, when the com
pany came down in a column of fours.
The men were ordered out of the way in
a gruff manner, and as they hesitated, the
leading men crabbed them and threw
them into a doorway, Captain Schaefer, so
Hutchinson says, devoting special atten
tion to him in assisting his men to clear
the sidewalk. The company marched on
the sidewalk to the wharf, the column oc
cupying nearly the whole width all the
C. MEYERS IS DEAD.
He Claimed to the Last That He Was
Not a Suicide.
C. Meyers, a furniture polisher, 48 years
of age, died yesterday afternoon at the
County Hospital of a pistol wound in the
side of the head.
He was found Tuesday night in Cypress
Lawn Cemetery lying beside a bench with
a pistol at his side and a hole in his head.
He declared, however, that he had not
tried to commit suicide, but did not re
member having been attacked.
He had no money. He said that he was
single, ana had no relatives in San Fran
cisco, and gave his residence as 775 Bryant
street. It was learned, however, that this
was not his residence.
So far no friends of the deceased have
A. S. MOORE FAILS.
The American Can Company Closes Its
The Sheriff's lock was yesterday placed
upon the door of the American Combina
tion Can Company, at 14 Stevenson street.
Alfred S. Moore, the proprietor, assigned
all of his property to the Sheriff for the
benefit of his creditors.
Moore pieces his liabilities at $31,310 06.
He did not state his assets nor the cause of
Scientific men, specialists and all deep thinkers
have always asnerted that fretting Is more wearing
on the human system than hard, physical work-
labor. Yet, there are hundreds of people who daily
fret and fume, and wear themselves out, when they
could just as well throw off this fretting by taking
proper treatment, eating proper foods and guiding
themselves by the correct advice of a leading
Mr. Samuel Brown Allen of Zacatecas, Mexico,
was once a gloomy individual, lie tells a tale that
Is hardly believable, and yet it Is the absolute truth
—which bears out the assertion that "truth is
stranger than fiction."
in the city of Zacatrcas, in Mexico, on November
7, 1894, Mr. Samuel Brown Allen penned the fol-
lowing letter. Read It, and if you do not believe
that he wrote the letter, kindly write to him-
Hudson Metlical Institute— Gkntlbmkn- "After
I received the medicine which vrai sent to me
through my order by Wells, Fargo <fe Co.'s express
In September last* I started taking said treatment
on the 7th of October up to this date, and the med-
icine is just finishrd. 1 must herein inform you
that for such a short time and with such a small
quantity or medicine it seems like a great miracle,
and I cannot do otherwise than give my testimony
about your treatment. To begin with, I must say
that for over four years I have been suffering from
distressing feeling at night, my sleep always being
distressing. In the morning I always felt" as tired
as if I had been working nil night, and always had
some distressing dreams. My appetite wns poor.
I could not eat a comfortable meal without taking
two or three strong drinks of Mexican tequila, and
regularly when I finished eating my meals there
was a sickening of the stomach, and "then I had to
throw up ail that I had eaten. If I did not throw
it up It was because I had a cigar or a couple of
cigarettes then and there, as soon as I stopped
eating. I also used to have a kind of dizzy spells
and had to sit down to prevent from fulling. My
sight was very aim or dark, and I could not make
out a small object at 200 or 300 yards' distance. I
could only see the shape as it moved, but could not
tell whether it was a man or a woman. I also used
to have spells of headaches and there has always
been nervousness throughout my whole frame es-
pecially my legs and arms. I "could not lift half
the weight I was once able to and my tongue was a
regular mass of whiteness and nothing tasted good.
"But, gentlemen, since I commenced taking
your treatment I commenced to feel a great
change. I had nervous debility, billcasness and
my general pains were rheumatic pains. I must
say your treatment drives all such pains away, and
lam now enjoying a different life and feeling. I
am making new flesh, creating more blood and
strength and more weight, I can see pretty clearly
sleep as a buck, wake up in the morning at pres-
ent as a man who has been on n long journey and
after a good night's rest, feel refreshed in the
morning when I wake.
"Although I have not been in anywhere where I
could weigh myself, I could say that I am greatly
improved in weight, but as soon as I can manage
to welsh myself you shall know what an increase
there is In me.
"I must say in these lines that the HUDSON
MEDICAL INSTITUTE has done for me what I
did not believe could have been done for me
through mail. I must also say thanks to the San
Francisco Chronicle, who Rent the advertisement of
the HUDSON MEDICAL INSTITUTE In one of
Its oages, so that all suffering humanity may most
truly find out where to cure of their many"suffer-
ings. In short, I must say that forme the HUD-
SON MEDICAL INSTITUTE has done wonders
and I am willing to answer any questions which
any one may choose to ask me personally or by
letter as to my cure which the said Institute has
done for me: while I have the honor to remain
gentlemen, very respectfully your obedient ser-
( Signed) "SAMUEL BROWN ALLEN.
"P. S.— Now all of the above feelings which I had
before are all gone and I am a new man. I shall
not need any more of your medicine for the future
I shall recommend the HUDSON MEDICAL IN-
STITUTE to all whom I know suffer so that they
may cure themselves. ts. B. A."
Now, kind reader, there must be some reason for
our great success, and it is easily discovered. A
corps of consulting physicians, backed up by the
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drugs, enables the physicians to do excellent work
It Is your own fault if you do not consult them.
The physicians of the Hudson Medical Institute
treat cntarrh of the head, stomach and bladder; all
bronchial diseases: all functional nervous diseases;
St. Vltiis' dance, hysteria, shaking palsy, epilep«iv'
all venereal diseases; all kinds of blood troubles
ulcers, waste of vital forces, rheumatism, gout!
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arising: psoriasis; all blood poisoning; varlcocele,
poison oak, lost or impaired inunhoo.l. spinal trou-
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paresis: all kidney diseases: lumbago, sciatica;
all bladder troubles; dyspepsia, indigestion, consti-
pation; all visceral disorders, which are treated by
the depurating department. Special instruments
for bladder troubles.
These are a few of the special diseases in which
exceptionally remarkable cures have been made
by the specialists, and it may franklybe stated
that a helping hand is extended to every patient.
Circulars and Testimonials of the Great
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HUDSON MEDICAL INSTITUTE,
Stockton, Market and Ellis Streets.
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lecture on Vie "Errors of Youth and on Lost Man-
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Visit the Institute when you can. All patients
seen in private consulting rooms. Ont-of-town pa-
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for symptom blanks. All letters are strictly con-
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Of the individuals cured.
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