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WAS TORN TO SHREDS
An Oregonian's Ghastly
Method of Killing
SAT ON GIANT POWDER.
He Touched Off the Deadly
Explosive and Was Blown
HIS EESIDENCE DESTROYED.
James Fisk Was Determined to
Deprive His Wife of a
PORTLAND, Ob., July 20.— A special
from Ciatskanie gives particulars of the
fearful death of James Fisk, a well-known
resident of the Ciatskanie country, who
blew himself up with a can of giant pow
Fisk was a wealthy lumberman. He
was happily married, but recently began
to have difficulty with his wife. Domestic
troubles, coupled with financial losses,
made him despondent, and he carried out
a long-threatened plan of committing sui
cide. A few weeks ago his wife left him
and Fisk got desperate. He had a home
elegantly furnished, and remarked to a
"I'll fix the business so that my wife will
not get the bouse — you see if I don't."
He went upstairs to the garret, where he
kept several kegs of giant powder for blow
ing up stumps. He brought a keg down,
sat down upon it, and lighted a match. A
fearful explosion followed, and the house,
together with all contents, was blown to
"What was left was reduced to ashes, and
nothing but a few charred embers are left
to tell the tragic story of the lonely man's
When the neighbors searched for Fisk
all that could be discovered were one foot
with a portion of the ankle attached, a
part of a hand and some fingers. These
fragments had been blown some distance
from the house, and in that manner es
caped being destroyed by lire. Several of
the rafters to which were attached shingles
were also found quite a distance from
when* the dwelling nad stood, where they
had been hurled by the force of the explo
sion. On the under side of the rafters were
lound a quantity of biood and traces of
Fisk was 47 years old, and bore an excel
lent reputation as a steady, industrious
man. He had deeded nearly all of his
land to his wife, and the house and con
tents, valued about $4000, he evidently in
tended she should not have.
TEACHERS' PENSION FUND.
Treasurer Widber Will Begin
Preparing for It on
Taken Under Advisement Until
More Legal Advice Can
The Schoolteachers' Retirement Fund
Commission, consisting of Mayor Sutro,
City Treasurer Widber and Superinten
dent of Schools Moulder, decided to put
the new teachers' pension law into full
operation on the Ist day of August, and
will attempt to render it active in spite of
the ambiguities in the wording of the doc
The reading of a letter from the secretary
of the Board of Education, calling atten
tion to the fact that William White, a
teacher, had applied to be retired on an
allowance of $45 a month, brought the mat
ter x;p, and the measure was discussed at
length to ascertain, if possible, how the
apparent obstacles in the way of making
it fully operative could be overcome.
Treasurer Widber stated his reasons for
not beginning to deduct from the salaries
of teachers at the last payday. He said
that at that time there were many matters
in relation to the law which he did not
fully understand, and that, as his office was
in a turmoil, he had no time to look them
up; and he also wished to consult the other
members of the commission before pro
ceeding. He thought that while ottier
means of carrying out the law than those
prescribed by the measure might be of
greater advantage, it was best to give
the letter of the law a full trial before
departing from it. After some further
talk it was decided that from the present
and until it is proved worthless, the law
must be carried out. Treasurer Widber
was instructed to begin on next payday to
withhold 1 per cent of the pay of those who
had given notification that they desire to
take advantage of the law.
A communication was received from
William White, asking to be retired on a
pension cf $45 a month and inclosing a
check for $300. This was made necessary
by the provision of the law, which says
that three years must elapse between the
time a pension is applied for and the time
the first installment falls due, unless iv
cases of great necessity, when $300 must be
paid by the applicant to cover the install
ments until a sufficient sum has aceumn
lated from the 1 per cent deductions to
carry the former on.
Mr. White's case was considered a good
one on which to base a precedent. He
was stricken with paralysis some months
ago while engaged in giving a lesson, and
has been unable to do any work since.
The discussion was favorable to the dis
abled teacher's petition, but no action was
taken on it, as the Commissioners wished
to obtain legal advice on some minor mat
ters before bringing the question to a con
clusion. The meeting was adjourned for
this purpose and will meet at the call of
the chair at the earliest moment that the
proper advice can be secured.
The Midsummer Outing of the Chil
dren of the Owl in Sonoma's
The midsummer jinks of the Bohemian
Club will be held under the big redwoods
near Guerneville, in Sonoma County,
-August 3. Great preparations have been
made lor tbi<? affair, which is the eight
eenth of the kind given under the auspices
of the club, and the flight of tbe owl to the
leafy woods, where Pan pipes within the
saerod groves, will be followed by tbe
tread of many feet.
/'Death to care" is to be the watchword.
Yanderlyn Stow, who is to sire the cere
monies, will see that the demon of rarks
and wrinkles receives the iron in the mid
riff. There will be many and other things
happen than are down on the programme,
grim ceremonials to hush the lips and
other things to loose them. There will be
gay old tiiuss, when the welkin will ring
I to the shouts and songs of the gay Bo
! hemians, who will be out for all the joy
i there is in it.
HIS MUKDEKOUS ATTACK.
Thomas J. Hanly Attempts to Kill His
Mother and Brother With a
Thomas J. Hanly, 233 Valencia street,
made a murderous attack with a hatchet
last night upon his mother, Mrs. Annie
Hanly, and his brother, Jesse C. Hauly, a
Mrs. Hanly, who had been sick for two
or three weeks, was sitting at the open
window of the front room looking out
upon the street when her son Thomas
erupt up behind her and dealt her a blow
with the blunt end of a hatchet. She
screamed and he struck her again and
again. Jesse C. Hanly was stretched out
on the lounge asleep and Thomas turned
his attention to him. He attacked him
with the ax and struck him repeatedly on
Policeman Cooke was standing on the
corner of Fourteenth street and ran to the
scene. When lie pot there Thomas turned
upon him and a desperate struggle ensued,
till he was finally overpowered »nd hand
cuffed. Two chargesof assault to murder
were placed against him at the City Prison.
There were eight wounds in Jesses scalp
and his skull was fractured in one place.
Mrs. Hanly had six wounds in her scalp
and her skull was fractured in four places.
She is in a critical condition.
Thomas has not been well for several
months, and it is said has been insane of
late, which is the only reason that can be
attributed for his attempt to murder his
mother and brother.
G. A. R. NATIONAL STAFF
J. H. Shepard of Oakland, Who
Has Just Been Made a
He Commanded One of the First
Volunteer Companies Raised
In This State.
J. H. Shepard of Oakland, who has re
cently been appointed a colonel on the
stah of General Thomas V. Lawler, Com
mander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the
Republic, has a fine record as a soldier.
J. H. Shepard of Oakland, Recently
Appointed on General Lawler's
[From a photograph.]
During the early part of the war, when a
i mere youth, he was a member of the Sum
ner Light Guard of the First Regiment of
California and resigned to take a commis
sion for the purpose of raising Company
X, Seventh Regiment, California Volun
teers. He was commissioned as second
lieutenant conditionally that if he raised
the company :n forty-five days he should
be commissioned captain of the company.
He raised 115 men in thirty-five days.
The company rendered hard frontier ser
vice in this State, Arizona and New Mexi
co, participating in many skirmishes and
fights irith Indians, Captain Shepard be-
Lng wounded in the neck and breast, the
i last wound nearly proving fatal. He was
; honorably discharged March 1, 1866, at San
i Francisco, Cal,, and was tendered a second
! lieutenant's commission in the United
i States army, but declinec. He was subse
i quently appointed to a position in the sur
i geon-general's oflice in Washington, D. C.
Captain Shepard has been prominent in
Grand Army circles for many years past.
! "\Vhen in Washington he was a member of
■ Kit Carson Post No. 2 of the Department
!of the Potomac. In 18 a 4, on account of ill
health, he resigned his position in the
surgeon-general's office, and returned to
■ California, where he engaged in the pro
j curing of pensions for the old veterans.
He soon discovered that the old sol
| diers were compelled to pay from $1 to $2
| every time they wanted a paper signed re
i lating to their claims for pensions. After
I trying to persuade the County Clerk
' of "San Francisco to remit the rharges, he
! framed a bill and had it introduced into the
i Legislature to do away with all fees by
j County Clerks in pension cases, but it
failed "to pass. After three efforts the bill
was passed in 1887, since which time all
papers relating to pensions have been
I executed by County Clerks free of charge,
thus saving thousands of dollars yearly to
the old soldiers and their heirs.
This he followed up by having a bill
passed by Congress doing away with fees
in all United States Courts and by terri
torial officials, lor executing vouchers in
Last winter he introduced a bill in our
Legislature for the benefit of widows and
heirs of soldiers of all wars. It failed to
Colonel Shepard is an active member of
Lyon Post, G. A. R., of Oakland and has
served on the staff of the department com
mander during the past year. He is a
member of the military order of the Loyal
Legion of this City and indorsed by all
past department commanders of California
for his work.
In New Ounrt«M-s.
On account of the proposed removal of
the building at the southwest corner of
Third and Market streets preparatory to
the erection of the big building for the
San Francisco Call, several very promi
nent merchants have been compelled to se
cure new quarters. Among the number
was T. Lundv, who for more than twenty
years had conducted a jewelry business on
that corner. His new location, No. 16 Ellis
street, is a splendid one, being practically
upon Market street. The salesroom i's
large, and presents that carefully selected
stock of jewels, silverware and" precious
stones, for which this store has become
celebrated. This handsome establishment
marks an innovation among the mercan
tile houses of Ellis street, and furnishes an
opportunity for congratulation on the part
of old patrons of this firm. While there
are a large number of men engaged in this
particular line of business, few are so prac
tical in the application of their knowledge
as Mr. Lundy, and consequently few are
able to give such universal satisfaction to
The Cross-Country Club will make a trip to
Cazadero to-day. Four hundred and twenty
four tickets were sold last night, and President
Locke stated that at least 400 people were un
able to secure tickets, as it had been deter
mined not to crowd the special train. In order
to accommodate the disappointed a similar ex
cursion will be run next Sunday by the club.
THE SAN FEAIN CISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1895.
EVIDENCE FOR DURRANT.
The Prisoner's Lawyers Have a
MYSTERIOUS INITIALS J. H. J.
Strange Story of an Unknown Man
Who Is Expected to Testify
for the Defense.
The attorneys who will defend William
Henry Theodore Durrant in his trial for
i he Emmanuel Church murders are hold
ing in reserve for use at the proper time
during the court proceedings a story
which directly affects the guilt or inno
cence of their client and is not the least
sensational development in this case of
many sensations. They have in their pos
session a letter and a bloody handkerchief.
The handkerchief was dropped by the
murderer of the dead girls as he left the
church after the second crime. The letter
was written by a man whom the murderer
jostled in his hurried exit and who picked
up the handkerchief.
On the Wednesday or Thursday follow
ing the arrest of Durrant a stranger
called on Mrs. Durrant and requested a
private interview. She was engaged with
callers at the time, but led the'way to an
adjoining room, not, however, before her
visitors had secured a good look at the
new arrival. The stranger declined to
give Ins name or address, but the story he
told, if properly substantiated, is of the
utmost importance to Durrant.
"About 9 o'ciock on tiie Friday night on
which Minnie Williams was murdered,"
said the stranger, "I was passing the Em
manuel Church, when the side cute into the
yard opened and a man came out. He was
in a great hurry and bumped up against
me pretty hard*. He excused himself
abruptly and passed rapidly along the
"I did not like the way the fellow acted
and stood watching him. When he had
passed dearly out of sight I noticed some
thing white at my feet. It proved to be a
handkerchief and it had blood spots upon
it. My first impulse was to call after the
man, but his manner had -riled' me and I
put the handkerchief in my pocket, think
ing that i lie loss served him right for his
lack nf courtesy.
"When I first heard of the discovery of
Minnie Williams' body, I concluded that
the fellow whose handkerchief 1 had was
her murderer. I was going to notify the
police, but a chance glance into a mirror
showed that I resemble the description of
the man f;een entering the uhurch that
night equally as well as does your son. I
had been hunting along Bartleit street.
that nijzht for a friend of mine and I could
not have accounted for my time for two
hours in <i satisfactory manner. Therefore
I concluded to keep quiet. I could not do
so longer, however, when I see the evi
dence that is apparently being secured
against your son, whom I know to be inno
cent. I will send the handkerchief to Gen
eral Dickinson, it has a name upon it,
and perhaps through it the real murderer
may be lound. Unfortunately, however,
it is now in the wash, but I will send it as
soon as 1 get it back."
Mrs. Durrani begged and pleaded with
the stransor to have him give his name or
where he lived, but he was thoroughly
frightened and would say nothing beyond
an involuntary admission that he resided
on Golden Gate avenue. On his departure
Mrs. Durrant told Ins story to her callers.
'The man was of medium height," said
Mrs. Durrant when questioned about the
matier. "He was rather heavy set, and
must have been about 35 years old. His
• mustache was a redilbb. brown, and his
clothes were rather seedy. His hat? It
was a Fedora, and rather shabby.
"Why did I not have him followed?
Well, there was no one to follow him. It
was in t he middle of the afternoon. Mr.
Durrant was at the jail with Theodore,
and there were only women in the housp.
Besides he had promised to call on or com
municate with General Dickinson."
Mrs. Durrani told her son's lawyers
about her mysterious visitor, and a day or
two later General Dickinson received a let
ter from him. In it he repeated practi
cally the statements made to Mrs. Dur
rant, emphasizing his fear of being made
by the police to answer for the crime him
self. He signed himself "S," and prom
ised if it should be absolutely necessary for
him to come forward to save young Dur
rant from the death penalty Le would do
so. The handkerchiel wis inclosed with
It was hemstitched, and in spite of the
fact that it had been washed blood stains
were plainly visible. It bore a name writ
ten in indelible ink, but so faded that not
more than the initials could be made out
with certainty. The initials were "J. 11.
J." After the first **3 *' some small letters
were written as though the first name was
"James" or "Joseph." Of the last name
not more than "Jen — " could be distin
The man who dropped the handkerchief
at the door of the Emmanuel Church did
not resemble in any respect the prisoner
who this rreek will have to stand trial for
the murders. He was tall, said Mrs. Dur
rant's visitor, aoout 40 or 50 years old and
wore a closely cropped dark beard. His
clothing was dark, and a slouch hat sur
mounted his bead. His coat was a long
Prince Albert, worn unbuttoned, and be
had no overcoat.
Upon receipt of the letter and handker
chief, detectives were put at work looking
up all the men they could find whose ini
tials were "J. H. J." Some were followed
to Stockton and to Sacramento, but so far
without satisfactory results. A search
was also made for the mysterious "S"
who lives on Golden Gate avenue, but it is
understood that he has not been found,
thoutrn General Dickinson is conlident that
he will turn up at the trial.
Strangely enough the police have had in
their possession from the iirst evidence
which is strongly corroborative of the
story of Mrs. Durrant's visitor. About
7:4so'clock on the night of the Williams
murder, J. D. Hendry, a carpenter, who
lives ;it 918 Twenty-first street, was going
with a lady to an entertainment, and was
stopped at the corner of Twenty-lirst and
Capp streets by a man who inquired his
way to Emmanuel Baptist Church. Mr.
Hendry did not know the church by that
name, and the stranger mentiont-ii that
Dr. Gibson was its pastor. Upon that
statement the direction was given and the
stranger departed. His description, as
given by Mr. Hendry, tallies exactly with
that given by Mrs. Durrant's visitor. Hen
dry told the police what he knew, but
they, apparently, paid no attention to it.
It is likely, however, that he will be called
on by Durrant's attorneys to tell his story
THE SILVER CONVENTION.
The Press Throughout the State Com
ments Favorably on the Proposed
The work of the bimetallic convention
committee is progressing very favorably
and there is every reason to suppose that
the August convention will be a great suc
The idea is daily receiving the most^fa
vorable comments in the newspapers
throughout the State and letters are re.
c«ived" from all parties in all portions of
the United States for blanks that the com
mittee is issuing for the formation of
Nevada has promised 200 guests for the
convention outside of the regular dele
! gates. Arrangements are nearly completed
for getting balf-rate tickets for the visitors.
There has not been sufficient time since
the formal invitations were issued to hear
from the noted bimetallisms addressed, so
the speakers are not definitely known.
Senator jones arrives here early next week
and will undoubtedly be present at the
A letter received two days ago from Gen
eral A. J. Warner, president of the Amer
ican Bimetallic League, congratulates the
committee upon the wisdom displayed in
the inauguration of such a movement.
M. W. Belshaw, chairman of the last di
metallic meeting held in San Francisco,
has supplied the committee with several
hundred copies of his essay on "Silver as
Money" for distribution.
HE IS COMING BACK.
Chainbliss, the Censor of Society as He
Found It, to Return From
W. A. Chambliss, whose society diary
disturbed the happiness of many of the
author's enemies on this coast, has written
that he is about to return to this City from
New York. He will arrive here about
August 1. and his marriage will soon follow.
The authority on social forms, customs
and Mr. Greenway says that he lias suc
ceeded in inducing members of the New
York Four Hundred to publish the book
that was prevented from appearing in this
City on account of obnoxious personalities,
but he is to deal chiefly with society as he
has found it in the East more particularly
than with his original discoveries on this
The enemy of Greenway thinks that he
has been called upon to expose "the ab
surdities of caste and aristocracy" that he
has observed in New York, and he proposes
to deal, he says, with the anglomaniac
rather than with western acquaintances.
A Popular Agitation With This
Object in Sight to Be
Will Call a Meeting and Have the
Powers of the State Ascer
Municipal ownership of public utilities.
That is to be the single purpose of a move
ment to be started by a number of local
A man who has given this matter
deep thought is John M. Reynolds, whose
name has become familiar with mostly all
recent local movements for the reform of
municipal politics. He was a leading
spirit of tho committee of eleven during
the last session of the Legislature, and has
been an active member of the Civic Fed
John M. Reynolds' ideas of municipal
matters have finally led him to the opinion
that t!ie only practical method of reform
worthy of the attention of conservative
business men is the municipal ownership
of public utilities. The three great utili
ties ho would have thus owned are street
lighting, water service and telephone
".Job Harriman, who is the idol of the
socialists in this Oity.'.ully agrees with Mr.
Reynolds' position and so do Revs. Joseph
E. "iScott and Edward J. Dupuy, the two
Presbyterian clergymen who recently
stilted a socialist weekly, at least they pro
pose to go ahead and advocate municipal
ownership in their journal.
From another quarter, too, comes agree
ment and co-operation, namely, Chairman
Edward S. Barney of the People's party
County Committee. Messrs. Harriman
and Barney had a conference with Mr.
Reynolds yesterday afternoon and con
cluded to go at once to work in the organi
zation of a popular movement for muni
cipal ownership of public utilities. They
1 will ask prominent business men and
I practical reformers to come together at an
• early date and organize for this end irre
! spective of political affiliations.
It is not intended to have anything of
partisanship enter into the movement.
Republicans, Democrats, Populists, Prohi
bitionists, socialists and men who are not
hidebound at all with any political creed
are to be invited to join in with it and lend
it their earnest co-operation. Then if the
■ agitation proves to bo a popular one each
1 of the political parties will be asked to in
j corporate a municipal ownership plank in
its next City and County platform.
In discussing the subject yesterday each
of the three gentlemen admitted that a
good movement might be jeopardized by
beinc given a partisan color 01 any kind,
I and "agreed that as it was purely a local
j affair questions of Federal and State poli
! tics would not be disturbed by it; nor
i should it be hampered by them. Mr. Ilar-
I rinian said :
There is not the slightest doubt that all the so
cialists in the < " i l y will urge along this matter
with all their wonted enthusiasm, for it is unite
in line with right political economy as social
ists see it, but I agree that any good move
ment might be injured in the public mind if
exclusively associated v.itli v bcnool of thought
against which there may be more or less preju
dice in the minds of tne great conservative
mass of electors.
BtuiMH men, whose support of a thing like
this is moat (k'siraole, are im- most timicf and
are easily alienated from a wise movement by
a fear that it might be made simply a means to
ar. end by persona whose radicalism offends
them. Therefore, I am fully of *he opiinion
that it shouM be ."imply a popular movement
regardless of any political party.
"That is the position I take in all such
movements," said Mr. Barney, and he
I am now what is commonly known as a
Populist, but I would cheerfully work shoulder
to shouMer with Republicans ana Democrats
in a popular agitation for municipal owner
ship of water works and gas and electric light
See what Chicago is able to do since that city
concluded to own her own water works. She
now talks of having a canal built from Lake
Michigan to some tributary of the Mississippi
River, so as to utilize the water power thereby
obtainable for a complete electric-light plant.
Thus out- good step mates the next possible.
Mr. Reynolds explained that the legal
status would ultimately prove to be v
small difficulty. Reasoning from Ato B,
he would first presume that an act of the
Legislature would be all that would be
necessary. If, however, the Legislature
did not possess the power, an amendment
to the constitution could give it to them,
and the people, if the movement proves
popular enough, could easily have the con
'I feel confident that the press will take
up this question with its accustomed en
ergy, and then success will be assured."
Cheap Circus Property.
A circus was sold in Los Angeles the
other day by the Sheriff and the whole
outfit soid for a song.
The Los Angeles Record of July 12 last
had the following account of it, showing
that a circus when sold under the hammer
does not bring much:
A »91 CIRCUS
Sold Under the Hammer at Fourth and
Main Streets To- Day.
"Wallace's show was sold under the ham
mer this morning. The big tent, which
was pitched at Fourth and Main streets,
brought only $91, including the elephant.
W. W. Eggert, the man who secured the
first attachment, was the purchaser.
Colonel Mudd, Wallace and Carer, the
showmen, failed to appear at the sale,
which was conducted by Deputy Constable
Mrs. Anderson'* Suit.
The papers in the suit of Mrs. Christine
Anderson against Attorney J. J. Coffey,
Dr. F. S. Cook and Mrs. Rose Dugan, the
full story of which was published in The
Call several days ago, were filed in the
Superior Court yesterday.
Mrs. Anderson is the widow of John M.
Anderson, u iodging-house keeper at Hamp
shire and Twentieth streets. The Ander
sons owned the property, and it is alleged
that Mrs. Anderson, after her husband's
death, was defrauded by the defendant-)
out of all she owned. The property is
valued at $7500.
THE BAY DISTRICT RACES
De! Norte Ran the Mile and a
Sixteenth Handicap in
BREAKS THE COAST RECORD.
Four Horses Finishing Heads Apart
In the Hurdle Race Startled
Charley Quinn's coin was Instrumental in
cutting the price against Major Cook.
The black colt Charles A is now a member of
the string of that very capable trainer Walt
Rey Del Bandidos swerved all over the track
in the stretch, apparently having grown top
heavy for his underpinning.
Away from the post better the speedy cheat
nut eprinter Sport McAllister would have given
Gold Bug a much stronger argument. The
latter won through the superb riding of Hin
A well-known tnrfman at the track recently
received a letter irom a prominent penciler
now booking at the new Milwaukee track, in
■which he states the meeting at the Cream City
is meeting with the most flattering success. All
of the bookies are making money, and the at
tendance, the writer states, the day the letter
was written, Monday, was 6000.
After Hinrichs had won the second and third
races Charley Quinn remarked, "Looks like
Hinrichs was goin' to clean the kittle," but his
bolt had been shot. He was unplaced after
that. The St. Louis Garrison's finish on Thorn
hill was full of hairbreadth situations, Japa
nese bomb explosions, picturesque scenery and
rare bad judgment.
One week ago yesterday the veteran
horseman, Mat Storn, was in very bad
humor. His horse, Del Norte, had been
bumped about in the handicap, and Mat
said he was positive the horse could beat
any horse in the race at the same weights,
barring the rough-and-tumble get-there
tactics that were used on that occasion by
the jockeys riding in the race. Yesterday
this prediction was verified, for in the mile
and a sixteenth handicap the son of imp.
Greenback carried off the honors, winning
well in hand at the end from the 9 to 5
favorite, Flirtilla, in the very fast time of
1:47, a quarter of a second lower than the
coast record. The brown horse went to the
post S}4 to 1. Behind the two leaders were
Remus and Thornhili.
If one could guess the winners yesterday
riches were in sight. There .were six
events on the card, and after Amigo's win
of. the opening dash, all of the other races
went to the outsiders in the betting. As
usual the Saturday ; crowd was always en
deavoring to down the first choices. So
they had a great day of it.
At least one hurdle, race has been run
off without any mention of the "dead
ones." The finish of ; the mile 'and a half
hurdle yesterday, when four -horses fin
ished heads apart, was certainly testa
mentary to the fact that all j were trying.
Carmel, Mestor, J. 0. C. and Ali Baba car
ried the bulk of the money bet. After all of
the jumps had been taken without accident
the race had apparently ._ narrowed down
the last sixteenth of , a mile to a duel be
tween J. O. C, Mestor and AH Baba. While
the three were lighting it out near the rail
Piantoni came with a rush on Guadaloupe
and snatched the race on the wire by a
head. J. 0. C. got the place with Mestor
"It was a highly exciting finish and. is
significant of the fact that head-and-head
finishes are possible in jumping races as
well as on the flat. But how long this one
has been coming. . , ' .
• It is gradually drawing ' on the betting
public that Don * Gara is a pretty shifty
sort of a youngster. In the five-and-a-half
furlong handicap yesterday he got | the
best of a poor start, but was headed by the
7 to 5 favorite." imp. Santa Bella, before a
furlong had been traversed. He chal
lenged the favorite again in the stretch,
however, and in a hard drive gained the
verdict by a head in the fast time of l:o7>£.
Joe X, a 20 to 1 shot, made a remarkably
good run in the stretch, finishing but a
head behind the place horse.
Backed from 2 to 1 to 3 to 2 - Amigo took
the opening event on the card, a five and a
half furlong dash, ridden out, a length in
front of Auteuil, with Prince a good third.
The next race was a second edition of the
opening race, with nine starters. Ledalia
and Johnny Capron were the ones that
"riggcred." Ledalia, the favorite, was not
in it, and Johnny got a very small piece of
the hoe cake. In a drive, Little lough,
with post odds of 8 to 1 against him,
downed the 10 to 1 chance Bellrineer half
a length. Johnny Capron was a good
Five very rapid ones lined up in the
third race, a five-furlong selling dash, and
Jockey Hinrichs of St. Louis cut a water
melon. Major Cook was an extremely
warm favorite, going to the post 3 to 2.
Sport McAllister and Royal Flush were in
good demand, but Gold bug had 12 to 1
hung out against him.
" Major Cook tried to run off' with
the . plum, but the speedy Sport chased
him so hard that he passed it over. < Sport
grew. lee weary toward the end, and now
came Mr. Hinrichs' time. He slid along
on the outside with Goldbug and won a
cleverly timed race by a length in the fast
time of 1:00%. r r ■ '•■ Mulhollaxd.
' San Francisco, July 20, 1895. '
■I IQQ FIRST ACE— Five and a half furlongs:
LJLtJO, selling: three-year-olds »nd upward;
purse ■?'_'">(). /. . .
Ind. ' Horse, weight. Jockey. St. 1 , Vfc '• Str. . Fin
1168 Amigo, 98 (Piggott) ...2 2/- 1A 1%
(1183) Auteuil. 98 (C0ady). ::.:.. .4. 4^3/ Ml
1152 Prince, 98 (Mclntyre)...:. ..3 lh '21 3/
1173 St. Elmo, 102 (Hinrichs). ..;i Si . 4V a 4V&
1122Connausht,98 (Phepard)....s 6 5} f>lo
1137 Red Idle, 87 (Re1dy).".......6 M 6 6
■ Good start. Won handily. Time, 1:09 V*. 'Win
ner, b. g., by Joe Daniels-Puritan. ...• ••■- ■ :
Betting: Amigo 3to 2, Auteuil 3to 1, Prince 10
to 1, Bed Idle 4 to 1, Connaught 30 to 1, St. Klmo
lOtol. ; ■••■•,■■'- '■■'■ ; ';. ;• .•-■;■„;:
■I 1Q 1 SECOND RACE— Four and a half fur-
JLXVi. 1 ones;, selling: three-year-olds ■ and up
ward; purse $250. . . , . ; *'t )•'•-; I
md. Horse, weight. Jockey. St. V 3 Str. Fin.
1168 I.lttleTough.lol (Hinrichs). 1 l/i 21/2 In
> 851 Bellringer, 104 (5hnw).....l 72h 3* '21
1173 JohnnyCftpron,»2(Pli?gott). 3 3V 3 1A 'Sh
'1163 Ledalia, 96 (Chevalier) 6 &< 52 .4*
1133 Tom Clarke, 94 (Burns) 26* : 4/k 54
1168 Rotation, 89 (Reldy) 8 77 810 , H/
1173 Solitarlo, 98 )....:.;. 6 4% 7/ lU.
1168 Dolly M, 90 (E.Jones) ..4 ,6y 6/ 85
, Mlggle, 85 (Shepard) 9.9 .9 9
■ Good start. Won driving. . Time, 1 :08S4. Win
ner, b. k.. by Glen Elm." •-. .■-■> ■ .•- .■ • •UK'&vi
' Betting: Little Tough Bto 1, Bellringer 10 to 1,
Johnny Capron 3 to 1, Ledalia 13 to 5, Rogation 12
10 1, Dolly M 9 to '2, Tom Clarke 9 to 1, Solitario 40
to 1, Mlggle.lOO to 1. ■ • , ■ ,-.;,;.
|Q' THIRD RACK— Five furlongs; selling:
XXVO, three-year-olds and upward; purse $300.
Ind. - Horse, weight, jockey. j St. Va Str. Fin.
1170 Gold Bug, 105 (Hinrichs). ...l 2% 31 If
1181 Sport McAllister, 94 (Cheva
lier) ...... .*....•...-.. .......4 lh 2A 2/"
(1175) Major Cook, 92 (Mclntyre) . . 5 5 11^3/
(H76)Koyal Flush, 114 (Piggott)..3 3A 4/ 48 ,
(1170) Crawford, 101 (E. J0ne5).... 2 4A 5- 5
Fair start. : Won driving. ' Time," 1:00%. Win
ner, eh. g., by Pittsburg-Mollle S. ;-■: ,
Betting: Gold Bug 10 to 1, Sport McAllister. 18
to 5, Major Cook 8 to 2, Royal Flush 14 to £>, Craw
ford 12 to 1. -. ' .'
1 -l QC"- FOURTH RACE— Five and a half fur-
L\LV\Jm longs; " handicap: two-year-olas; purse
$3SO. - -V-. - ;..; •■.- . •'.■--:■• -■■ -■'
Ind. Horse, weight. Jockey. . 8L V 2 Str. Fin.
(1180) Don Gara, 105 (Chevalier). .l 2V& 2 A 1A
(1045)1mp. Santa Bella, 112 (Pig- v r
gott) ..........:... ....4 1A 12 2ft
1190 Joe K. 97 (Coady) .;:.....:;. 3 6J .33 33
1140, Ledetto filly, 90 (E. Jones). 3A 65 41
1180 Bey del Bandldos, 112 (Hin- . < ■'■■ , .
... rieb5)... .."........ .........5 ; , 4ft 4* M
(1184) Walter J, 87 (Mclntyre). ...6 6 • 6 -2 6?
t Poor start. Won driving. Time, 1:07%. Win
ner, hr. c. by Rathbone-Mlss Melbourne. >. .•■ . ; - «
Betting: Don Gara 4 to I," imp.' Santa Bella 3 to
2, Joe X 20 to 1, Ledette filly 9 to 2, Key del Ban
dldos 6to 1, Walter Jloto 1. . , •
11 Q7 FIFTH RACE— One mile and a six-
J It/ I . teenth: handicap; three-year-olds aud
upward; purse $100.
lad. HorsP, -veiKht, jockey. St. V 2 Str. Fin.
1171 Pel None, 105 ( Pisgott) 4 3y Q 2/i lVi
1171 Klirtilla. 87 (X. . Jones) 1 l/i lV a 2/
(1167)RemuH, 95 (ChevalUr) 'J 2/ 3/ 3Va
(1171)Thornhill, 110 (Hinriehs) ..i 4 4 4
Oood start. AVon cleverly. Time, 1:47. Win
ner, br. h., by imp. Creenback-Priscilla.
Betting: Del None 7 to 'J, Flirtilla 9 to 5, Remus
13 to 5, Thornhill 7 to 2.
1 1 Qft SIXTH RACE— One and a half miles;
JLJ-t/O. six hurdles; handicap; purse $400.
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. v 3 tsir. Fin.
10M) Guadalouj>e, 132 (Piantonl).l 5; 4-> l/i
(1187) JO C, 125 (Stewart) 4 1/ VA 2A
1172 Mestor, 139 (Henmssy). . ..3 3v 3 3/ 3a
1172 All Baba, 130 CMaynarci)...2 4/ 2y 2 45
1186 Carmel, 132 (Sjicuce) 6 'IS 56' 58
1179 Mero, 137 (.Seaman) 7 65 6li HiO
1187 Vulcan, 132 (Kifldi. 5 7 7 7
1136 TheDmmnier,l24(<.iillintan)B refused
Poor start. Won driving. Time, 2;49. Winner,
eh. g., by Grimstead-Josie C.
Betting: Guadaloupo 10 to 1,.T O C 4 to 1, Mestor
3 to 1. Ali Baba 1 tol, Carmel 3 to 1, Mero 10 to 1,
Vulcan 40 10 1, The JDruinnier 50 to 1.
San Francisco Gun Clnb at the Oak
land Track— lnanimate Target
The San Francisco Gun Club held its
monthly live-bird shoot at the Oakland
Track yesterday, but owing to the fact that
most of its members left yesterday on a
deer-hunting expedition into Marin
County only three members put in an ap
pearance. The following is a result of the
snooting done: *
The club shoot resulted as follows:
William C. 8r0wn.... 0 12022111120—9
T. S. Butler 1 2 10 12 2 2 2 0 2 2-10
f.P.Moore 1 11112 1 1110 0-10
In the shoot-off for the monthly medal
at five birds each tfutler won by killing
A six-bird sweepstake resulted as fol
lows: Brown 5, Butler 4, Moore 6.
Second sweep; Brown 5, Moore 4, But
Third sweep at five birds resulted: But
ler 5, Moore 3, Brown withdrawn on the
third bird, having missed an easy shot.
The Recreation Gun Club will shoot at
live birds to-day at the Oakland track, and
the Lincoln Gun Club will smash clay birds
at Alameda mole.
The tournament committee of the Cali
fornia Inanimate Target Association met
in the rooms of the Olympic Gun Club
last night. Colonel S. I. Kellogg presiding.
The Oakland racetrack was selected as the
location of the initial tournament, which
is to be held on October G and 7. The fol
lowing committees were appointed:
Prizes— A. A. Martin, W. 1. Golcher, M.C.
Allen, I>. Daniels and H. B. Varney. Pro
gramme and advertising — M. C. Allen, H.
H. White and T. 11. Barney. The tourna
ment committee will meet again next week
to adopt shooting rules.
The Assessor Raises San Fran
cisco Assessments a Large
Books and Figures Turned Over to
the Board of Supervisors for
Assessor Siebe made his annual report,
as required by the hoard of Supervisors,
yesterday. His report showed that the
assessed valuation of the real and personal
property in the City and County of San
Francisco is $3,429,419 greater than it was
The report is made for the guidance of
the Board of Supervisors when it shall
assume its duties as a Board of Equaliza
tion to pass upon any protests which may
be made against the valuations set by
The following is a full text of the report:
In compliance with resolution No. 12,338
(third series) I herewith submit my annual re
port, as City and County Assessor, for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 189-3.
On July 110 I delivered to John A. Russell
Esq.. clerk of your board, the assessment roll of
personal property, contained in twenty-three
volumes, amounting to 863,658,782, and the
real estate assessment roil, contained in fifty
four volumes, amounting to #264.878,535, of
which $178,255,580 was the assessment against
land and $86,622,955 was the assessment on
improvements. In addition to the above I also
delivered one volume ■ containing assessments
for the payment of principal and interest on
Dupont-street bonds, four volumes of real es
tate indexes and titty-lour blockbooks of maps
of all the lands and subdivisions of real estate
within the City mid County of San Francisco.
The personal property roll last year footed
up 963,299,903, while the real estate roll
amounted to $261,808,895. We therefore find
a net increase of $3, 419 on personal prop
erty and real estate over last year, the entire
assessment last year having been $325,108,898,
as compared to $328,537,31.7 in 1895.
The receipts and expenditures of the office
were as follows: . - • >- ■- . l~i
Taxes on personal property unsecured
■ by real estate. : ..'.. ...8439,625 88
Total $507,992 88
';';'.lu';: mttnt ■■ 'iV'.. ::■;}>.; '.* '.*,'■? - ; X\'S.
Salary of Assessor ? 4,000 00
salary of deputies (regular).. 2-4,300 00
Salary of deputies (extra) ;...... 64,655 69
15 lock books, rolls, stationery, etc; " 117 79
Advertising ...:.... 447 19
RorM and buggy hire 686 00
Telephone service . 7600
Subscription to papers '24 00
Total ".a. ...... .$06,205 00
'-<:*-• ' Very respectfully.
;• : John 1). SIKBE,
. • Assessor,
Though the total valuation has been
raised to a large amount, individual in
creases have been comparatively small,
and Assessor Siebe does not anticipate any
great amount of trouble in convincing the
board that his figures are just in case they
In view of the fact that tne operation of
the new personal property tax law delayed
the Assessor so that not more than half
the usual time was used in collecting them
the amount obtained is regarded as un
Y. M. G\ A. OYOLEKS.
Edwards Came in First In Both of
the Exercise Spins Yes
The Y. M. C. A. cyclers were out in rac
ing togs of the colors of the rainbow yes
terday afternoon trying their speeding
qualifications on the five-lap track at Cen
Two exercising spins, in the way of
races, were down on the card, and, while
they were not particularly exciting, th^y
demonstrated the easy superiority of J. E.
Edwards over the rest of the riders entered
against him. The first was a half-mile
scratch, with J. E. Edwards, J. Keller, F.
Bronson and A. Larsen entered. It was a
walkaway for Edwards, his competitors
being beaten in the first 100 yards. He
bumped in first in 1:11 1-5, with Keller,
who made the next good showing, second.
Larsen was never in it.
In the mile spin, a handicap, there were
seven entries: J.E.Edwards, scratch; J.
Keller, 80 yards; F. Stackpole, 85 yards;
F. Bronson, 90 yards; T. Burr, 05 yards;
B. Waterman, 110 yards, and A. Larsen.
At the signal the men were pushed off
nicely, Edwards, the scratch man, making
such a wonderful spurt that, by the time
the iir.-it lap had been covered, he was up
with the winning. He took things easy,
following Keller and Burr, who were rid
ing fast ahead, and, as the bell announced
the beginning of the fifth iap, he spurted
ahead and came in ahead in 2:27. Burr
was second, Keller third and the rest no
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