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TUKSDAY AVGCST 6, 1895
Faidwin Theater.— Much Johnson."
Coi.rMßiA Theateb— "All the Comforts of
Morosco's Opeba-housk — " By Order of the
Tjvoi.i OrRBA-iioueE— "Martha."
< i:ri:nM - Hidi-Class Vaudeville.
Macdonocgh Thkateb (Oakland)— "A Black
Statk Board of Tram Kxwtbit.— s7s Market
Btret t, below Second. Open daily. Admission free.
California State Fair— Sacramento, Septem
ber 2 to 14.
Bay District Track.— Races.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
Excursion TO SAXTA Cruz MofSTAIXS- By
the Southern Pacific Co., on Sunday, August 11.
By Easton <fc Ei.dridgk— Tuesrtny, Aujrast 6,
Meal Estate, at Salesrooms, 638 Market street, at
12 o'clock noon.
By Yon Ritein Co.— Thursdav. August 8,
Real Estate, a- salesroom, 513 California street.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
The Fair will contest is postponed to Novem
The Olympic Club elected a nominating com
mittee last evening.
Potrero residents are eager for the running of
the Solano-street line.
The wedding of Rudolph Spreckels and Miss
Nellie Jolliff e takes place.
The Manufacturers' Association is interested
In tho matter of the new City Hall elevators.
Mrs. A. J. Morrison has begun suit apainst
her sister, Mrs. Arthur Rodgers, for $350,000.
The answer to "Baby John" in Mrs. Isabella
Martin's suit for damages was filed yesterday.
Thk Call this morning publishes a list of
fourteen places in Chinatown where opium is
All was quiet in Chinatown last night, the
boycott against the Sam Yups being quietly
bat firmly pushed.
Secretary Filcher of the State Board of Trade
has suggested a novel arch for the California
exhibit at Atlanta.
The nitrate bark Gleaner is 91 days out from
Chile, bound for this port. About 65 days is
the average passage.
The San Joaqutn Valley road directors will
award the contract to-day for grading the sec
ond section of the road.
Dr. MeCord, a young physician from St. Louis,
appears in court to answer a charge of battery
brought by his landlady.
The bay steamer Alviso has been overhauled
and refitted, aud will make her trial trip from
Washington-street wharf to-day.
County Clerk Curry and the Treasurer have
collected $80,000 of inheritance tax, which
amount goes to the school fund.
' Tne case of Mock Tai, accused of murder in
Chinatown on the night of July 12, has been
postponed until 2 r. x. to-morrow.
The annual meeting of the District Grand
Lods*e of California of colored Odd Fellows wa3
held yesterday in Alcazar building.
A fossil found on Alcatraz Island shows that
the San Francisco sandstones are not precre
taceotis, but probably of the cretaceous period.
John Bennett, a shoemaker, 63 years old,
committed suicide by taking morphine yester
day afternoon at the Coltcm House, on Third
Mrs. O. C. Steel of Richmond had an unpleas
ant encounter with a robber lest Saturday.
At the point of a pistol the fellow beat a hasty
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald's- anti-Jap
anese labor petition to Congress has been
prepared and will soon be ready for sig
Editor George K. Fitch, a former owner of
The Cai.i , says some kind words about the
journal of the people under its present man
The auxiliary cable to be used in operating
the cars of the Fillmore-street line on steep
grades was tested yesterday and found to work
A committee of the Los Angeles Oil Exchange I
is here to arrange for shipping here the fuel oil
produced there, which they claim can be landed
cheaper than coal.
Louis de Rome states that bronze would be a
more endurable metal than white metal in
vhrch to cast the statue of the angel for the
new City Hall dome.
Dr. Frederick H. White died at his home,
1002 Polfc street, Sunday morning bv acci
dental asphyxiation. The remains will be sent
to Carson, Xev., for burial.
~ James Finnigan, a horseshoer on Jessie
street, near Sixth, was arrested last evening
for cruelty to animals, for beating a horse over
the head with a pair of tongs.
The Solid Eight were in court yesterday
atrnin. Accuser Smith filed a new complaint
and the demurrer will be argued before Judge
Slack at 10 o'clock this morning. -
There are eleven railroad companies in the
Ftate that have never submitted a report to the
Railroad Commissioners, as required by law,
because they have not been notified to do so.
The Academy of Sciences held a regular meet
ing last night and adopted resolutions on Pro
fessor Davidson's removal which will probably
be sent to President Cleveland and to Congress.
Clinton A. Slocum, a cigarette "fiend," was
pent to the County Jail for ten days by Judge
Campbell yesterday for disturbing the peace,
and narrowly escaped being charged with i
Emil Girardin, a waiter at Delmonico's res
taurant, was arrested yesterday afternoon for |
entering the room of John Byrne, a guest, and i
stealing a diamond scarfpin, diamond brooch
The Board of Supervisors— the Solid Eight, -\
rather— very materially raised the tax rate as j
reported by the Finance Committee at the
meeting yesterday. The board adjourned until
Annie Barry, an old-time street-beggar, was
found dead in a room at 174 Jessie street. The
Coroner says death was due to natural causes.
Bhe had no money and no friends and will be
buried by the City
Burglars entered the residence of H. S.
Millzner, 1702U Post street, on Saturday after
noon during the temporary absence of the
family, and several hundred dollars' worth of
jewelry was stolen.
Captain Mathew Turner's latest vessel, the
new schooner Kodiak, built to take the place
of the craft of that name lost last April on the
northern coast, is lying at the foot of Steuart
street almost ready for sea.
Manager Dailey of the Alcazar company,
sentenced by Judge Murphy to three days' im
prisonment for contempt in producing "The
Crime of a Century," was released yesterday
on a writ of habeas corpus.
•An Italian woman, whose name is supposed
-to be Mrs. Rose Pagano, and her two children,
who arrived from New York yesterday morning
in search of her husband, were given quarters
in the City Prison last night.
• • Another juror was sworn to try the Durrant
case yesterday. He is Horace Smyth of 2127
. Broderick street. At the noon recess a young
crank rushed at the prisoner, but was beverely
repulsed by Chief Jailer Sattler.
The officers of the steamer Monticello, whioh
recently arrived here from Seattle in a dis
abled condition, are to be prosecuted by the
Federal authorities upon a charge of taking a
vessel to sea without being legally qualified.
Frank H. Morrison, the driver of a milk
wagon, was accidentally shot in the! head by
Lußinis Vasilicovich, night-cook in the coffee
house, 1210 Polk street, at an early hour yes
terday morning and is in a critical conditiou.
The Congregational Ministers' Monday Club
has decided to allow reporters to attend its ,
meetings. The Presbyterians and Baptists are
still exclusive and the Methodists are the only
ones who willingly ghed their light upon the
Captain Lees received a letter and photo
graph from the Warden of the California State
Penitentiary, which leave no room for doubt
that,C: B. Henderson, the slayer of Clarence
Barr, is Con S. Sullivan, an ex-COnvictand con
A quantity of human bones were unearthed
by some workingmen in the rear of the Inter
national restaurant, 825 Keamy street. They
were 11 wrapped* in a piece of newspaper, and
Coroner Hawkins is of the opinion that they
belonged to a Chinese.
Four of the vacancies on the police force
caused by the recent resignations and promo
tions, have been filled by the following appoint
ments: John T. Edner, stove finisher, 35 years
of age; Cleveland Peters, painter, 25; James
N. Beach, machinist, 33; and Joseph N. Crack
bon, portrait artist, 35.
There are still people wanting to adopt little
Lois Edwards, the four-year-old child who sur
vived the awtul tragedy at 1157 Market street
last week. She is now in charge of George K.
Edwards, her father's cousin, but Le Roy Em
ftine of Kirk wood, Tehama County, also wants
her. She will remain with her relatives.
A. A. Collins of Oakland declares that the di
vision in the Afro-American League will result
in the reorganizing of the old or the establish
ment -of a new organization on non«^olitical
lines, and refers to the excellent paper of Mrs.
S. W. Layton as being of a character in accord
with the true object* of a league congress.
AROUND THE WATER FRONT
The Steamer Monticello Floun
dering in a Zone of
A NEW SCHOONER KODIAK.
Mysterious Tropic Visitor to the
Ship Ropes Off the Stormy
The little passenger steamer Monticello
which arrived here from Seattle recently
to run between San Francisco and Vallejo
seems to have sailed into a zone of hard
luck. On her way down to this port she
broke down, and was picked up by the
schooner Bessie K. The towline parted at
night, and the two vessels drifted apart.
The steam collier San Benito happened to
come up, and towed the Monticello into
harbor. This rescue was the proverbial
passage from the frying pan into the fire,
for the rescuer was in the employ of the
Southern Pacific Raihoad Company. To
a man up a tree it appeared as though
that great corporation was returning good
for evil in assisting a vessel that was des
tined to be a competitor in bay-passenger
traffic. But the man up a tree erred in his
observations, for the Seattle boat was
libeled bv the company for salvage.
The full value of the steamer was de
manded, it being claimed that she was a j
derelict with her officers and crew aboard. I
The owners gave a bond, the case was set
for hearing and the boat was repaired for
her new field of labor. She is to begin
running to Yallejo next Friday, with Cap
tain Clement Randall as her master.
But the luckless craft is not out of the
belt of hard weather, for the Federal offi
cials nave been mysteriously informed that
she left Puget Sound under officers who
were not legally qualified to navigate a
vessel at sea.
It was also stated that she was not prop
erly cleared at the port of departure, as to
do so her master and engineers would have
to show that they were properlv licensed
to go outside. The Inspector of Hulls and
Boilers has turned the papers over to the
United States District Attorney, who will
commence proceedings against the steamer
and- her officers. The penalty in the case
of Captain H. T. Btream and Engineers A.
E. Le liallister and G. F. Park is $500 each,
and of the Hatch Brothers, owners, $100
apiece. If the vessel was not legally
cleared she may be confiscated.
Captain Mathew Turner of Benicia has
turnediout another schooner to take theplace
of the Alaska Packing Company's schooner
Kodiak, lost on the northern coast April
14. The new Kodiak is 117 feet in length,
25 feet beam and 11 feet in depth, ana of
about 175 tons burden. She is a pretty vessel
with a clean yachtish run, not unlike the
famous Vigilant, and has the graceful
shape of all the Mathew Turner craft. Her
mainmast is 82 feet long and her main
boom 80 feet in length, giving some idea
of her great spread of canvas. She lies at
the foot of Bteuart street, being finished up
for her first trip North in a few weeks. In
the meantime Captain Peterson issues an
invitation for the crack yachts to come out
on the bay when the Kodiak II makes her
The barkentine Gleaner is out ninety
one days from a Chilean nitrate port, and,
in view of the fact that she was only pro
visioned for the usual run, sixty-five or
seventy days, much anxiety is occasioned
by her long delay.
The American ship A. G. Ropes, while
off Cape Horn in the midst of stormy and
freezing weather, was boarded by an un
usual visitor in the shape of a green parrot.
As the wind vcas blowing toward the shore,
which was twenty miles distant, it could
not have come from that wintry land, and,
as no vessel was in sight, the manner in
which that bird of the tropic zone got in
that icy locality is a mystery, and its few
words of Spanish, "all its stock and store,"
cannot make the matter plain. First Mate
Boyd is working during his off- watch
hours teachinß the stranger sufficient Eng
lish to tell the fate of the ship it left, per
chance foundering off the stormy cape.
Ah Loy, a Chinese merchant, who has
been living in Los Angeles for fifteen
years, was sent back to China last Satur
day on the City of Peking. He committed
murder in the Flowery Kingdom twenty
years ago, and while serving an imprison
ment for the crime killed "a guard and
escaped to this country. This coming to
the knowledge of the Federal officials he
was deported as a criminal under the
Geary act. If Ah Loy does not commit
suicide or succeed in escaping from the
steamer in some Japanese port he will be
instantly beheaded upon reaching his
The steamer Homer, which was run
into by the Arago off Coos Bay, is lying on
the shore near Mansfield, where she was
beached to prevent her from sinking. As
she was not badly crushed by the collision
it is probable that she will be rescued
from her berth on the beach.
The steamer State of California came
down from Portland last week with her
engines in charge of Assistant Engineer
Scanlan, as Chief Engineer Kress left the
vessel at Portland to hurry to San Fran
cisco by rail to attend the funeral of his
son. The boy was 19 years of age, a
prominent Native Son and a very popular
THE DISTBIOT COURT BEVEBSED.
Kliza Ann Johnson Loses Her Suit
Against the Southern Pacific.
The Southern Pacific Railroad Company
won another victory over unfortunate
litigants in the United States Circuit Court
of Appeals yesterday. About two yeara
THE, SAN FKAKCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, . i^UGUST 6. 1895.
ago Horace Johnson was an engineer on
the company's line in Nevada. His engine
was a very hard one to keep in repair and
during a long run something went wrong
with the injector check valve." Johnson
went out on the running board to tap it
down and while doing so a lurch of the
engine threw him off and he was killed.
His widow, Eliza Ann Johnson, brought
suit to recover $50,000 damages, and a jury
in the United States Circuit Court of
Nevada gave her $25,000. Later Mrs.
Johnson offered to take $15,000, but the
company refused the compromise and
carried the case to the higher court. In
reversing the decision of the lower body
their honors held that there was con
tributary negligence and that the court
below should have so instructed the jury.
• — « — «
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ROAD
Bids for Grading Section 2— Another
Locomotive Arrives at Stock
At a committee meeting of directors of
the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley
Railroad held yesterday afternoon there
were opened twenty-five bids for grading
the second section of the road, from the
eastern boundary line of the city of Stock
ton to the Stanislaus River, a distance of
twenty-three miles. What the bids were
the committee declined to state, as the fig
ures are to be presented to the directors at
the meeting of the board to be held this
afternoon. It was stated, however, that
the bids were low. The award will be
made at that meeting and the work will
have to be commenced within ten days.
The company has received at Stockton
THE NEW CRACK SCHOONER KODIAO.
[Sketched by a " Call " artist.]
another locomotive, the third within ten
days. This is No. 1, the others being num
bered 2 and 3, respectively. These are be
ing put in working condition as rapidly as
DEATH B Y ASPHYXIATION.
Dr. Frederick H. White Unin
tentionally Turns on
His Mother Says He Returned Very
Tired and Sleepy From
The death of Dr. Frederick H. White on
Sunday mornina at his borne, 1002 Polk
street, by asphyxiation was accidental.
Mrs. Emma White, mother of the de
ceased, said yesterday that she was satis
fied his death was accidental. He had been
over to Belvedere on Saturday night with
some friends and returned home about 2
o'clock Sunday morning. He had worked
Dr. Frederick H. White, Who Died
[From a photograph.]
hard all day in the office of Dr. R. L.
Walsh, 815% Geary street, and after the out
ing across the bay complained of being
very tired and as supposed by the family
made haste to retire.
"The manner in which he dropped his
clothes on chairs, contrary to his usual
custom of putting his clothes away care
fully," said Mrs. White, "is evidence to me
that he was tired and sleepy. I think he
must have stood on the bed to extinguish
the gas and caught his sleeve in the key,
which was quite loose, and so turned the
gas on. My daughter discovered him at 8
o'clock in the morning."
The deceased was born at Aurora, Nev.,
and came to San Francisco with his mother
and sisters five years ago to attend the
University of California Dental College,
whence he graduated last June, He was
22 years old. The remains will be taken
by the mother and sisters to-day to Carson,
Nev., for burial.
The Oaxaca Coffee Plantation Company, to
do business at Oaxaca, Mexico, was incorpo
rated yesterday On a $500,000 capital stock
the amount already subscribed is $139,000.
The holders are: Romualdo Pacheco of this
city, S131.OOO; Carlos Hal la, O. T). Greene,
P. J. 11. Farrell, Hush Hume, Charles W.
Kohlsaat, W. J. Russeil, Eli H. Murray and
L. R. Ellert, $1000 eacb.
The American Power and Tide Wheel Com
pany has been incorporated by Charles Boone,
Marcus S. Lear, A. H. Ste. Marie, D. E. Alexan
der and R. M. Clements, who have subscribed
$1000, in equal shares, on a capital hock of
The Survival of the Fittest.
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you reach Ban Francisco and leaving same
at any of our offices you will save money
in the transfer of your baggage. Trunks,
35 cents each. Morton Special Delivery, 650
Market street (Chronicle bnilding), 408
Taylor street and Oakland Ferry PeDot.*
AI THE CITY THEATERS.
How "Too Much Johnson" Was
Received at the Baldwin
"BY ORDER OF THE CZAR."
Farewell Performances by the
Frawley Company— The Tivoli
The Baldwin was crowded last night
with people so ready and willing to laugh
that "Too Much Johnson" need not have
been nearly so good a performance to have
satisfied them. Gillette's slightest word,
his merest bint of expression was enough.
The audience was bubbling over with
laughter before the end of the first act;
the company was enthusiastically recalled
at the end of the second, and when the
play closed there wasn't a smileless man
or woman in the house.
There have been funnier comedies than
"Too Much Johnson," but it is long since
San Francisco has been invited to enjoy
them. Gillette'B new play is clean and
rather clever; it has many humorous situ
ations, a lot of natural conversation, a few
excellent scenes and a serious bit of acting
between Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Bil'ings
which is very prettily and effectively
done. The play is not "alarmingly reason
able, but it is ingeniously constructed
and asks for no favor from its audience ex
cept a desire to be amused. The curtain
should fall a few minutes sooner. Billings'
leisure, airy departure from the web of
lies he has woven on the Cnban plantation
is the natural end of the story; the audi
ence may safely be trusted to imagine the
The company is a capable one. Gillette's
comedy consists of continually smoking
cigars, in telling falsehoods with grace and
facility, in preserving an imperturbable
calmness in the midst of exciting events and
in being utterly but sweetly conscienceless—
save in the one serious scene with his wife,
when his laconic, commonplace sentences
become full of expression and suggestion
of deeper feeling. Despite all this and his
immaculate and extensive wardrobe, Gil
lette is not the star of his own troupe.
His calm, white radiance is outshone in
the fiery rays of the Johnson, who is too
much. Mr. Delmore's acting makes
all of the happenings in Cuba almost
probable. He nils the role completely ; in
voice, accent, personal appearance and
manner he is just what he should be. The
little scene between Billings and Johnson
which precedes their drinking together is
one of the best in the play. Miss Haslam
plays her part gracefully and naturally,
with never a suspicion of over-acting. Miss
Meek Is an excellent mother-in-law, Mr.
Bell is a good Monsieur Dathis, and the
rest of the cast is altogether satisfactory.
Last night was souvenir night at the Colum
bia Theater and the first of the farewell per
formances of the Frawley Company. This
pretty bijou of a theater was crowded by the
friends of the performers who for months have
contributed to the enjoyment of theater-goers
by theircharming rendition of the various parts
tiiat were assigned to them. That charming
comedy,"All the Comfons of Home," by Gillette
was the play presented. It was given with all
i\s force and effects, each of the participants
doing his or her utmost to deserve the approba
tion of the audience. To-night the same play
will be produced. To-morrow night it win be
followed by "The Arabian Nights," a popular
farce-comedy. Last evening each lady who at
tended was given a souvenir cabinet photo
graph of a group of the members of the com
"By Order of the Czar," a Russian play in
five acts, was presented last night for the first
time at Morosco's Grand Opera-house to a larje
audience. It is one of the most attractive plays
that has ever been placed on the stage at this
house, and the stage setting and costumes of
the performers are unusually attractive. As
the curtain rose on the final scene, showing
the reception-room in the Czar's Winter Palace
nt St. Petersburg, a round cf applause was the
tribute to the skill of the machinists who set
the scene. Scenes in theotheracts were equally
marvels of scenic effect. The story of the play Is
a scandal involving the betrayal of a young
woman and the honor of three officers ot the
Imperial guard, their denunciation by the in
jured girl who seeks justice, their condemna
tion by the Czar and banishment to Siberia.
The situations are striking, the dialogue is
good, the tableau at the close of each
act a splendid one. In the character
of Caraissa, a young musician whose accu
sation caused ihe banishment of the officers,
Maud Edna Hall showed a clear conception of
the part she had assumed and acted it with a
naturalness that won for her many rounds of
applause. Edmond Hayes gave a splendid
representation of the Emperor of all the Rus
sias. The other characters were well sustained.
The play will be given every night thiß week.
and it is sure to fill the house nightly.
That ever popular lyric opera "Martha," by
Von Flotow, was the one offered to the patrons
of the Tivoli Opera-house last evening with
Laura Millard in the character of Lady Harriet,
maid of honor to Queen Anne, and George ll.'
Broderick in the character of Plunkett, a
wealthy young farmer. The character of Lionel
was taken by Martin Pache. Broderick, who is
a new basso at this bouse, has a good voice and
he was well received. In the scene between
Lionel and Lady Harriet, who to him was
known as Martha, Miss Millard when asked to
sing a song rendered with much sweetness
"Tne Last Rose of Summer," her effort being
rewarded with loud applause, a handsome
bunch of roses and an encore. To-night Alice
Nielsen will appear in this role, the two singers
alternating during the week.
There was a crowded house at the Orpheum
last night to enjoy a most pleasant enter
tainment made up of many numbers. Lea
Freres Martinettis, daring and graceful acro
bats, enthused the audience to such a pitch
that the performers appeared again and
again. The Metropolitan Three, "soloists,
duetists and trioists," as they are an
nounced, gave a very clever and enter
taining musical number ajid eoou made them
selves favorites. Guibal, a prestidigitateur
with a European reputation, astonished those
present with a number of well-performed
sleight-of-hand tricks. Tha other artists
6erved to make up a splendid programme.
M. C. HALEY TOTALLY DEAF
The ex-County Clerk Entirely Loses
His Hearing and It Is Said Will
Not Recover It.
Ex-County Clerk M. C. Haley has been
stricken with deafness. He has been deaf
in one ear for six or seven years and he has
for a long time been fearing further trouble
and has been under the advice of a special
ist. It seems that the nerves of those
organs were paralyzed and some two or
three weeks ago signs came on that the
second ear was in danger. He has been
out in the country some time and about a
week ago he became so deaf that he could
not hear the report of a cannot.
It is said that he cannot possibly recover
THE BAY DISTRICT RACES.
Five Very Ordinary Events
Make Up To-day's Rac
Suro the Joker Will Be Given An
other Chance to Fool His
Matters in general around the racetrack
are very dull at present, the majority of
owners possessing any sort of a fairish
racer giving their horses a let-up prepara
tory to the Sacramento race meeting,
where some very tempting inducements
are offered owners.
Joe McCarthy, the popular young trainer
of the Pleasanton stable, will shortly take
up some two-year-olds that he thinks will
take their place in the crackajack division.
Dick Ledgett was out driving at the
beach Sunday in a cart behind Favor Jr.,
a horse belonging to Nick Hall's string.
He showed up well in his work, but went
wrong, and wag thrown out of training.
Lovdal and the other recent purchases
it the Haggin sale belonging to Burns and
Waterhquse will soon be on their way to
California under charge of Jimmie McCor
tnick, the firm's new trainer. Lovdal was
sent to Chicago to win the Ullman handi
cap, but judging by his performances in
the far East he would have cut but a small
figure in the classic Western event. The
colonel, it is Baid, has his eye on some
handicap horses in the East and may bring
a couple along with him to race in the
Burns and Waterhonse colors at the com
ing winter meeting.
The big Mariner gelding Buro is receiv
ing a course of instructions over the sticks.
Not many moons ago Suro was one of
those "real good things" of which the turf
furnishes so many. To the rail-birds he
had be£n known for some time back as Little
Willie and they had not overlooked his fast
work-outs. Little Willie was hardly an
appropriate name for the gelding, for in
proportions he is little smaller than a
farmer's barn. Although keyed up under
"Happy Jack" Wintield's tutulage, Nick
Hall was understood to be his owner. On
the auspicious day Little Willie came up
in a spnntingdash under the name of Suro
and after the usual "end stall confabs"
those let in on the dark secret hammered
his price down in the books from 10 to 4 to
1. The common rabble waß wondering
who Suro was.
Could it be that mountain of bone and
horsehide, with the blanket on and
bunches on his legs resembling a baseball
catcher's hands, that had warmed through
the stretch In about a minute "fanned
out"? Burely he wouldn't do. Well, that
might have been Suro, but it wasn't. Suro
was warmed up out on one of the by
streets and was receiving his finishing
touches in his stable while the counterfeit
Buro was beguiling the public. It was a
piece of strategy worthy the brain of a
Napoleon. It went, through; at least the
race did. But Suro I he was numbered
among the also rans, and turf history re
cords another "good thing" that crawled.
Racing will be resumed to-day with five
very ordinary events. The entries are as
First race, five-eighths of a mile, selling-
Red Will 100, Royal Spirit 109, Favory 106,
Red Dick 104, Morgan G 97. Little Pete 96,
Lee Stanley 10«, Model 100, Addie M 95, Claire
105, Monarch 97, Jonie Q 102, John Capron 97.
Second race, live-eighths of a mile, Helling,
for two-year-olds— Charles Boots 112, Encino
102, Irene E 91, Dancing Girl 97, Sir Collier
95, Josephine 99, Cheripe 94.
Third race, aDOut three-quarters of a mile,
selling— Vernon 91, Sir Richard 107, Bernardo
98, Rlcardo 98. Mamie Scott 89, Greenback Jr
Fourth race, seven-eighths of 'a mile—Thorn
hill 108, Royal Flush 114, AH Baba 100,
Charmlon 95, Howard 109.
Fifth race, one mile, Belling— Charmer 101,
Bell Ringer 106, Miss Garvinßß, Harold Lewis
101, Bobolink 104, Ike L 90.
CABLE AND ELECTEIOITY.
The Auxiliary Kope on the Fjllmore-
Street Line Found to Work
The new auxiliary cable to be used in
moving the cars of the Fillmore electric
line up and down the steep grade between
Green street and Broadway was tested yes
terday morning for the first time in the
presence of H. H. Lynch, superintendent
of construction of the Market-street rail
way system, other officials of the road and
a large number of citizens. The grades,
the steepest in the City on which cars run,
had been found to be too steep for cars to
be moved on them with safety, and it was
concluded to use a cable for a distance of
two blocks from Broadway to Green street.
Vallejo street is 70 feel higher than Green
street and Broadway 76 feet higher than
In the center of Fillmore street, south of
Broadway, there was constructed a brick
vault in which was placed a heavy castiron
wheel. A similar wheel was placed under
ground south of Green street. Around
these there is a heavy wire cable running
through channels similar to those used on
cable-roads. Under each slot there is a
strong steel carriage that runs on a special
track and is attached to the cable and so
arranged that each moves as if in a top and
bottom groove. Through the Blot there ia
heavy projecting rod with an eye at the
end. At one end of each car is a long
V-shaped iron attachment which is free to
rise or fall with the grade over which the
car passes. This, by a heavy bolt, is con
nected with the rod of the traveling car
riage, and the car is ready to move.
In order to operate this portion of the
road an ascending car must be at the foot
and a descending car at the top of the
erade. When the descending car starts
3own the grade, moved by the trolley cur
rent, the weight of the seven and a half*
ton vehicle starts the cable, and at the
same time the ascending car is hauled up
ward, the trolley and current assisting.
When the current is shut off the cars will
come to a standstill on the steepest por
tion of the grade.
The tri&l made with two cars was a per
fect success from the start, and these were
ran all day. As soon as all the cars are
provided with the coupling attachments
they will run to Bay street, the northern
terminus of the road.
Suicide by Morphine.
An old shoemaker named John Bennett, 63
years of age and single, committed tu'cide in
room 35 of the Colton House, 220 Third street,
yesterday afternoon by taking morphine. He
had been away from where ho waa employed
for several days and had no money left. No
note of explanation nor anything to show that
he had any relatives was found on him.
ANSWER TO "BABY JOHN."
The Charges of Fraud Made by
Mrs. Isabella J. Martin
NO BRIBES FOB THE JURORS.
Defendants Declare They Had No
Communication With the Jury
During the Trial.
The first of the answers in the suit of
Mrs. Isabella J. Martin, as the guardian of
John B. Martin Jr., against E. B. Pond,
administrator of Henry Martin's estate,
Arthur Rodgers and May E. Martin, was
filed yesterday by Attorney Van R. Pater
son, representing Arthur Rodgera.
The general facts relating to the will and
the celebrated contest are admitted, though
it is denied that fraud was used in obtain
ing a verdict, and then the defendant says:
This defendant denies that said defendants
or any of them combined or conspired together
or with any persoa to corruptly or collusively
or at all influence several or any or either of
the jurors in said case, and denies that the de
fendants or any of them or this defendant did
improperly or corruptly or at all influence sev
eral or any or either of the jurors in said case
to render a verdict in favor of said defendant,
May E. Martin, or against the validity of said
alleged will of February 23, 1893, or at all.
And this defendant denies that said May E.
Martin furnished the monev or any money for
said alleged purpose, and denies that the said
defendants, Pond and Rodgers, or either of
them, at any time while said cause was on
trial, secretly or in any way interviewed said
jurors or any of them, or learned from said
jurors or from any of them that thev or any of
them thought "'Baby John," meaning the
plaintiff, was entitled to the money, to wit: To
the one-third mentioned in said alleged will of
FeDruary 23, 1893, or any money or property:
and denies that thereupon, or ever, or at all,
said defendants. Pond and Rodgers, or either
of them, said to said jurors, or to any or either
of them, that they, the jurors, would never eet
acentoutof Mrs. John B. Martin, for she has
It is denied that any Weaverville clothes
closet evidence had been intentionally left
out of the case, that any money was used
to bribe the jury, or that there was any
collusion or fraud. The following admis
sion is the conclusion of the answer:
This defendant admits that it was not pos
sible to discover the alleged facts constituting
such alleged fraud so as to present the same to
the court for relief on that ground for more
than six months after the judgment waa pro
nounced by the court on such verdict, and
after the time prescribed by law for relief by
motion or appea! or any other proceeding in
said cause, and further alleges that it was not
possible for the plaintiff to discover the said
alleged facts at any time; but this defendant
denies that said impossibility of discovery was
on account or by reason of the alleged way or
manner in which such verdict was oDtained as
in said complaint alleged, and alleges on the
contrary that said impossibility was on ac
count and by reason of the fnct that said al
leged facts were and are wholly untrue aud
had and have no existence.
CHARGES BY HER SISTER.
Mrs. Arthur Rodgers Appears as the
Defendant in a Salt for
A suit against Mrs. Elizabeth A. Rod
rers, wife of Arthur Rodgers, for $350,000,
was filed in the Superior Court yesterday
by the defendant's sister, Mrs. Kittie Mor
rison. The claim is based on alleged as
sistance given to Mrs. Rodgers eleven
years ago in bringing about her marriage
to Alexander Montgomery and in securing
to her the immense estate of the million
Arthur Rodgers, the attorney, is made a
}>arty in the suit as the husband of the de
endant, and in the same manner Andrew
J. Morrison is made a co-plaintiff, though
he really is not concerned in the litiga
Attorney Arthur Rodgers was informed
of the filing of Mrs. Morrison's complaint
by a Call reporter.
♦'I had n.o knowledge of such a condition
of tnings." said Mr. Rodgers, "nor did
Mrs. Rodgers. We have been summering
at our home in Marin County near Camp
Taylor for the last two months,and neither
of us, so far as I know, had an intimation
"As far as the relationship between Mrs.
Rodgers and her sister Kitty is concerned
it has been of the most affectionate nature
and Mrs. Rodgers has more personal re
gard for her than for any other individual
living. What the complaint means lam
at a loss to know.
"So far as the Sanitarium at Livermore
is concerned, and the charges that Mrs.
Rodgers and myself had Mrs. Morrison in
carcerated in the satne, that only presents
itself to me in this way: Mrs. Morrison
not long ago became seriously ill after the
birth oi her child. The strain upon her
physical nature made her nervous, and
Dr. Henry Gibbon instructed her to go to
the Sanitarium at Livermore where she
could find rest and medical attention, to
gether with quiet.
"However, I am completely at sea re
garding the whole thing, and until my
wife and I have read the complaint,
neither of us will be prepared to discuss it
A Club Organized in the Thirty-Seventh
Between 300 and 400 Democrats in the
Thirty-seventh Assembly District met in
Mowry's Hall, corner of Grove and Laguna
streets, last night to organize a club. The
district was well represented and enthu
siasm found expression in numerous anti
The meeting was called to order by
Harry Mulcready. Harry M. Kelley was
elected temporary chairman and Joseph
F. Curtin secretary. William Bran nan
was elected corresponding secretary, to
hold office until the permanent organiza
tion is effected next week.
A committee on permanent organization
was appointed as follows: James Burns,
Martin Hugrhes, Harry Mnlcready, Tim
Nuhan, William Egan. After a snort dis
cussion bearing on the Democratic welfare
of the district the meeting adjourned until
next Monday evening at 8 o'clock.
Chairman'Mulcready said the club was
anti-boss from beginning to end.
"From the Lowest Level"
A Story of Mining Life in
By J. H. Wythe Jr.
Thb Call has secured the right to pub-
lish this charming story in serial form, and
the first chapter will appear next Saturday.
It is customary to publish such contribu-
tions in the Sunday edition of The Call,
but the author has conscientious scruples
against having any of his productions pub-
lished in the Sunday edition of any paper,
and in deference to his convictions The
Call has agreed to print this story in the
Saturday issues only, beginning next Sat-
The Call devotes a great deal of attention
to excellent articles on Western Themes by
i Western men and Western women.
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