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PACIFIC COAST NEWS
A Seattle Actress Found
a Daughter Stolen
ROMANCE OF TWO LIVES.
Played Upon the Same Stage
Without Discovering Their
FOR YEARS THEY WERE RIVALS.
Action Will Be Brought Against
the Man Who Caused Their
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 10.-Lizzie Ada-
Coats, a pretty, young variety actress who
has appeared in nearly all of the variety
theaters on the Pacific Coast, made the dis
covery to-aay that a rival actress, many
years her senior, was her own mother, from
-whom she was abducted by her stepfather
while they were living in Leadviile, Colo.,
just fifteen years ago.
• The case is one of the most remarkable
on record. For six years, off and on, the
mother and daughter worked side by side
on the stage. They have been good friends
at times and very often enemies, and it
was not until to-day thut they found that
they were mother and daughter. All the
while that they have known each other the
. mother had been searching for her daugh
ter and the daughter had been trying to
find her mother. The two knew a great
many of each other's secrets, but had never
mentioned anything of their past lives.
Last night the two were in the rooms of
the elder actress, and srew more contiden
tial than usual. The girl was induced to
tell her past life. She did so, and it was
then that the mother made the discovery
that the girl she had known for six years
was her abducted daughter.
The mother's name is Mrs. M. L. Gad
wood. Her first husband was Thomas
Coats. He died while they were living at
Leadville in the latter part of 1879. They
had one daughter, a little, golden-haired
tot named Lizzie Ada. About two years
after her husband's death Mrs. Coats mar
ried James Fitzgerald, but it was not very
long after the marriage that the wife dis
covered that he had once served a term in
the Penitentiary at Denver under an alias
for the crime of forgery. She left him.
Fitzgerald had taken a great liking fc
Mrs. Fitzgerald's daughter Lizzie, and one
night stole her and conveyed her to a
neighboring town. Mrs. Coats summoned
the police, and with the aid of Detective
Cudihee of this city, who was then City
Marshal of Leadville, traced him to the
town and the house where he had secreted
their child. The house was surrounded
and Fitzgerald was arrested.
Mrs. Coats, having secured possession of
the child, dismissed the action against
Fitzgerald. Two weeks later, while the
child was playing in the street in front of
her mother's home, Fitzgerald came along,
and by promises to buy her dolls and
candy, enticed her down the street. It
wa-s a winter's day, but notwithstanding
that fact, according to the story Lizzie now
tells, he compelled her to walk in snow
■;•• fvearly up to her hips from Leadville to
Denver. He made her call him uncle, and
when she refused to do so slapped her in
the face. At Denver he put her on a train
and took her to Salt Lake City, placing her
in charge of a Mormon family, while he
went to Ogden and married a woman
named Belle Mortimere.
In a few months he went away, but
. came back again without seeing the child.
1 She met him on the street, spoke to him,
but at first he refused to recognize her.
When she pleaded that the family with
whom she was living was very abusive to
her he accompanied her back to the house
and held a heated conversation with the
woman in charge. Then he went away
; again, and the woman was more abusive
than ever. One day she went out in the
yard, and when she returned had several
big willows in her hand, with which she
beat the child about the face.
Fitzgerald showed up a second time in
Bait Lake, and when the child met him
again she complained of the cruel treat
ment she was receiving. Fitzgerald was
accompanied by his new wife, and went to
tlve house with her and concluded to take
her avray. They then took her to the
home of Fitzgerald's mother in Utah,
, where they left her, and continued their
journey to San Francisco. They then
■went into business, and some months later
sent for Mrs. Fitzgerald and her family.
Later they all went to San Francisco to
live, where Lizzie had much trouble with
Fitzgerald's wife, who, she claims, abused
her until she finally ran away from home.
She was brought back, but ran away a
second time. Then she commenced earn
ing her living on the variety stage. She
says she often met her father on the
streets, but he would not have anything
to do with her, and did not even recognize
Six years ago she left San Francisco and
canie "to the city and accepted a place
in Cort's variety theater. Her mother,
who is still a young woman, was filling an
engagement as an actress in the theater at
the lime, having in the meantime come
West, married a man named G. F. Gad
wood, only to continue her life on the
stage, which she had entered into soon
after her daughter was abducted.
It is said that at one time, soon after
Ada's arrival at Cort's, she and her mother
formed an affection for the same man.
The mother won him and for a long time
they were enemies. Later they made up,
but had many more quarrels concerning
the same man as well r.s other men. But
Of late years they have been good friends.
When the mother learned last night that
the yor.ng woman was her daughter she
was beside herself with joy. To-night she
announced her intention of going to San
Francisco ud prosecuting her former hus
band (Fitzgerald) for abduction. Her
friends have advised her against it, but
: ehe s>ays Fitzgerald must go to jail for his
FLAG-RAISING AT PINER.
Jt-Zeremony That Attracted Crotrds to the
;• $ANTA ROSA, Cat.., Aug. 10. — The
;.P.i.hf\r school flag was unfurled to the
■/breezd yesterday afternoon. Some time ago
=the people of this prosperous school dis
trict determined that the public school
■ehould have a flag and pole. They pro
•cu-red an elegant ]8-foot flag and a pole
$0 feet long. The ceremony of raising the
flag attracted a large crowd, many going
.from' Santa Rosa. The address of the oc
. casion was delivered by Hon. B. W. Davis,
£bnotj Superintendent of Schools. There
*'a« a sumptuous banquet, and a pro
gramme of songs, drills and recitations by
the school children was well carried out.
Finer is ono of the large and rich school
districts of Sonoma County. It is about
three mile 3 northwest of Santa Rosa.
A PASADENA AFFRAY.
Attack of a Los Angeles Man Upon a
PASADENA. Cal., Aug. 10.— A warrant
was sworn out this evening for the arrest
of V. E. Dickson of Los Angeles, on the
charsre of felony.
Diekson visited the house of his former
sweetheart, Mary Arbuckle of South Fair
Oaks avenue, this morning, and demanded
the return of certain gifts of wearing ap
parel. The girl refused to return the
finery, and her mother upheld her in the
intention of keeping the clothes. Dickson
became enraged and after some words
struck the girl. Mrs. Arbuckle interfered
and was knocked down. Dickson drew a
revolver, which Mrs. Arbuckle succeeded
in knocking from his hand. The girl es
caped by the back door and ran to neigh
bors for assistance.
Meanwhile Dickson had drawn a razor,
but Mrs. Arbuckle escaped from the front
of the house. The infuriated man then at
tacked the wardrobe of the woman, cut
ting and slashing all the clothing and mil
linery in reach. The women notified the
police, but Dickson disappeared and is
supposed to be in Los Angeles, wheie he is
employed in a barber-shop. All the par
ties are colored.
SANT A ROSA ASSESSMENTS.
' A Healthy Increase in Valuation* Dur.
ing the Tear.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Aug. 10.— The As
sessor of Santa Rosa furnishes the follow
ing figures in regard to the assessment
valuation in the city for the year:
Real estate $1,841,800, improvements $1,
--440,400, personal property $511,585, money
and credits $117,530, franchises $9300; total,
$3,920,455. Last year the same real estate
was valued at $1,783,718, improvements
$1,383,090, personal property $516,478.
The amount of money collected this year
from personal property taxes is $1226 20,
street tax $524. Last year, personal prop
erty $899 75, street tax $520.
LOSSES IN FOREST FIRES
Damage In the Puget Sound
Country Will Reach
Vast Areas of Standing: Timber and
Many Buildings Have Been
OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 10.- It is im
possible to determine the actual loss of
property by forest fires at this time. A
number of reporters have penetrated the
burned district with orders to make an es
timate of the losses and ascertain full par
ticulars. Not one of them has returned.
Whether there is any loss of life cannot at
this time be positively stated, but it is
feared such is the case, as numerous clear
ings have been made through the country
covered by the fire. Each clearing repre
sents from one to five persons. Adults are
accustomed to running fires, but in this
instance it is feared their knowledge will
avail them little, as the flames have
jumped in every direction, and back-firing
(the settlers' salvation) has been of little
The waters of the sound are still over
hung with a mantle of smoke, more dense
in its obscureness of shore lines than cus-
tomary dense fogs. Navigation is ex
tremely dangerous. The steamers plying
between sound ports and coastwise keep
their whistles blowing just as though a fog
Reports from the northwestern part of
the State show that the fires are burning
on both sides of the sound. The Olympic
range, coastwise, has experienced its worst
fire in the history of the trappers or settlers.
To the east, across the sound, millions of
acres have been burned over. Here the
same section was devasted by fire in 1858,
during the Caribou excitement. From the
iron posts marking the dividing line be
tween British Columbia and the United
States, the fire has gone south toward the
Oregon line and east to the wheat plains.
All the mountain tops within the timber
line are either leaping flames or smolder
ing relics of the fire's path. Rivers have
been no impediment.
Neighborhoods have turned out en
masse to combat the fire, only to find
sparks carried far beyond their safety-line,
and a roaring sea of flames in the distance.
How much the lumbering industry has
been damaged cannot even be conjectured,
but. considering the number of mills fitted
with expensive machinery, it is safe to say
the amount will go well into the millions
on this alone.
The damage in the eastern part of
Chehalis County is great. Full particulars
cannot be obtained. A dispatch from
Montesano to-day gives the following
losses in Chehalis County: Daniel Gillies,
damags to engine and logging road, about
$500; William Mackey, all of buildings,
except residence and growing crops, value
unknown: Murray Schoome, house, about
$.500; T. Z. Slater, lost everything except
shingle-mill, including drykiln, residence,
out-buildings and 300 cords of shingle
bolts, in all valued at not less than $2000;
Wright, living on upper Satsop, lost every
thing except his home; Metcalf Bros, had
two or thr^e miles of fence burned.
The losses about Olympia are hard to
reckon, but including destroyed shingle
milis, farms and logging railroads will
reach over $1,500,000.
Mosher <fe McDonald's big shingle-mill,
reports to-night say, was not burned.
Every stick of Simpson's mill was burned.
Several horses were killed, but the men
escaped with their lives and buried their
effects in the earth to save them. Lumber
was shipped from here to-uay to rebuild
the big camp. The camps and mills
OArned by Bordean, Ellis, Reid and Wil
liamson in the forests are being protected,
but may be attacked to-night. Toward the
south the fire seems spent.
VICTORIA ABDUCTION CASE.
Mra. Maclure Escaped With Her Children
From, the Officers.
PORT TOWNSfiND, Wash., Aug. 10.—
The Maclure abduction case from Victoria,
in which J. H. Maclure, secretary of the
Robert Ward Company, is endeavoring to
retrain possession of two daughters who
were recently kidnaped by his wife, who
is alleged to be of unsound mm.l and of
homicidal tendencies, took a peculiar turn
this afternoon, when officers went to the
house with a habeas corpus writ and found
the woman and the children flown, despite
the fact that the house where they were
known to be was closely watched last
night by two Pinkerton detectives. Rela
tives or the woman here are accused of
being accessories, and arrests may follow.
Maclure, who came from Victoria last
night.is nearly frantic with the fear that the
demented wife may put into effect a threat
made to kill the children before allowing
thoni to go into the care of the father.
Relatives of Mrs. Maclure allege that the
story regarding insanity from religion was
given out only for the purpose of mislead
ing the public from the real cause of the
woman's derangement, which was cruelty
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 1895.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Free-Silver Men of San
Joaquin County Met
DELEGATES WERE NAMED
Judge Budd Will Probably
Head the Representation
at San Francisco.
TEXT OF THE RESOLUTIONS.
Indorsed Immediate Free and Un
limited Coinage at a 16
to 1 Ratio.
STOCKTON, Cal., Aug. 10.— Those in
terested in the movement in favor of the
free coinage of silver gathered in Judge
Budd's court this afternoon for the pur
pose of selecting delegates to the conven
tion to be held in San Francisco on Au
gust 19 under the auspices of the Bimetallic
League. A number of farmers from the
country about were in attendance. Sev
eral attorneys were present, among them
J. A. Plummer, W. R. Jacobs and W. N.
Rutherford. Councilman Martin was on
hand to represent the city fathers.
The meeting was called to order by J. A.
Plummer, who stated its object, and then
nominations for chairman were a<=ked for.
Mr. Jacobs placed in nomination Mr.
Plummer and he was unanimously chosen.
Mr. Jacobs was elected to act as secretary.
The chairman then stated that nomina
tions for delegates would be in order.
A. Easton secured the floor and pre
sented a list of the names of the various
citizens of the county who had been inter
viewed and who had promised to go to the
convention as delegates if chosen. The
names presented were as follows: Judge J.
H. Budd, E. L. Colnon, D. M. Pease, W. R.
Jacobs. J. L. Martin, Dr. A. T. Hudson, A.
M. Meseroll, Judge J. B. Hall, Mrs. Charles
Merrill, Dr. F. R. Clarke, Colonel P. S.
Wilkes, John Hitchcock, W. B. Ford, W.
N. Rutherford, J. A. Plummer, H. N.
Baggs, James A. Shepard, Major N. M.
Orr, Frank E. Dunlap and M. D. Eaton.
Before taking a vote on the delegates the
following resolution was proposed by W.
R. Jacobs and adopted :
Resolved, That it Is the sense of this mass
meeting that we are in favor of the free and un
limited coinage of silver, with equal privileges,
at the mints of the United States, and with
equal functions as money, at the ratio of 16 to
I, without waiting for any international con
ference or the concurrence of any foreign
It was then decided that the list of dele
gates presented should be adopted as a
whole, and the delegates named were ac
cordingly elected to represent San Joaquin
County at the silver convention. It is gen
erally understood that Judge Budd will be
chosen as chairman of the delegation.
ADDRESSED BY WEIASTOCK.
Co-operation of San Joaquin County
I'rult- Growers Urged.
STOCKTON, Cal., Aug. 10.— The fruit
srrowers of San Joaquin County held a
meeting in Turn Verein Hall in this city
this afternoon to listen to an address by
11. Wcinstock of Sacramento. There was
a fairly representative gathering and the
propositions of the president of the Cali
fornia Fruit-growers' and Shippers' Asso
ciation were listened to intently.
There are a number of extensive ship
pers of grapes and small fruit 3 here, and
the trade in this line is growing annually.
Mr. Weinstock's idea is that there should
be co-operation in the matter of marketing
California fruits in the East, and to this
end he tried to interest the Stockton ship
pers in his suggestion to establish in New
York a consolidated auction-room.
GOVERNOR BUDD BETTER.
Passed a Wretched Sight, but Gained Dur
ing the J>ay.
STOCKTON, Cal, Aug. lO.—Governor
Budd was considerably better to-day. He
passed a wretched night, and was worse
toward morning, but during the day
the fever went down somewhat and
his temperature was 100. Frequent sponge
baths of ice-water are still administered
to reduce the fever.
The Governor's rheumatism still bothers
him considerably, but Dr. Sargent has been
successful in keeping this old complaint
ON DEL MONTE COURTS
Exciting Contests In the
Doubles and Mixed '
The Latter Won by Drlscoll and
Miss Hoffman and De Long
and Miss Clark.
DEL MONTE, Cal., Aug. 10. — The
doubles and mixed doubles at Del Monte
continued to-day. Considerable trouble
was caused by the players trying to play
in the doubles and mixed doubles at the
same lime. The linal match of the doubles
between the Whitneys and Driscoll and De
Long was scheduled to come off at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon, while the mixed
doubles were to be played in the morning.
For certain reasons known only to them
selves Driscoll and De Long preferred to
change this around, with the result that
the morning passed without a match.
At 2:30 o'clock the contestants in the
finals of the doubles appeared on the court,
which was crowded with guests from the
hotel, and the match started promptly,
Driscoll and De Long starting the service
and through rather brilliant net play won
the first game. The Whitneys on their
service took the next, and thus it went,
each winning on his service till cix all was
reached. Here the Whitneys by good driv
ing won a game on their opponents' serv
ice, and consequently easily took the next
game and set by a score of Bto 6. The
play had been of a very hi h order, the
rallies being sharp and quick. Several
long ones, however, brought ont much ap
plause from the spectators.
After a few minutes' rest they were
about to resume play when the matter of
the mixed doubles came up. Driscoll and
De Long were entered to play in this,
also, ana it was now apparent th-it both
cmla not be played on the same after
noon. After a short discussion they de
cided to let the finals of the doubles go
over until to-morrow and play the mixed
doubles right away. The Whitne'ys, who
were playing in good form, preferred to
continue*, but to no avail.
The first match of the mixed doubles
brought together Miss Alice Hoffman and
DriscoUand Miss Ella Hobart and Will
Taylor. Tina was a very hot and exciting
contest, the ladies playing extremely well,
especially Miss Hoffman, who has played
very little lately. She drove very deep
into her opponent's court, and virtually
won the match. Miss Hobart was very
quick on her feet, but did not have the
same strength in her strike that Miss
Hoffman had. Taylor, although much out
of practice, played very well, and showed
his remarkable judgment in several in
stances, allowing balls to go which dropped
but with only a margin of a couple of
inches to spare.
Ti.s first set went to Driscoll and Miss
Hoffman, 6 to 3; the next to their oppo
nents, 4 to 6, and the final set, which was
a very long and hot one, was won by Dris
coll and Miss Hoffman by 13 to 11, with
The next match was between Miss Clark
and George de Long and Mrs. Woods and
Southard Hoffman. The match was very
one-sided from the fact that De Long took
everything he could reach, and returned it
swiftly to Mrs. Woods. This robbed the
play of all interest which it might have
had. Southard Hoffman played a very
fair game, considering that he had not
played for over a year.
Miss Clark and De Long won two straight
setß easily, by 6 to 1 and 6 to 2. This leaves
Miss Hoffman and Driscoll, and Miss tJlark
and De Long to play off.
It being too late by the time the last
match was finished, the final match was
postponed until Monday. The match
between Driscoll and De Long and the
Whitneys will take place to-morrow at
2:30. The Whitneys ought to win it, as
they have one set to their credit and are
playine as good tennis as was ever seen on
The grand tennis ball this evening was a
brilliant affair. The United States army
officers here were nearly all present.
SANTA CRUZ CONVENTION
A Sunrise Service Held on
Healthy Growth of the Society of
Juniors During the Year
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Aug. 10.— The
Christian Endeavorers have held the day
at Garfield Park. The morning session
commenced at 7 o'clock with a sunrise
service held on Christian Endeavor Rock,
a beautiful spot near Garfield Park, and
overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The meeting was led by Mrs. W. D. Hub
bard of San Jose. Rev. J. R. Grinstead of
Winters addressed the convention on
"What Haa the Christian Endeavor Done
for the Church?" His talk was pointed
and practical and received the applause of
the convention. Mrs. W. H. Martin of
Fresno delivered an excellent paper on
"Backsliding From the Pledge. 1 ' She held
that we should not depend on our own
arm, but the power of God. Rev. W. H.
Martin spoke of the preparation for the
1897 international convention, which is to
meet in California.
It was moved and carried that a commit
tee be appointed to arrange for systematic
Bible reading for the societies of the State.
A splendid paper was read by A. R.
Hathaway of Cnico on "The Good Citizen
ship Movement." Professor Cushmau of
Watsonville then gave a report of the Bos
ton International Convention. The obit
uary committee reported in sweetest words
in memory of the young dead.
The committee on nominations reported
as follows: For president, Sydney Elston
of Berkeley; vice-presidents— First Dis
trict. W. W. Milne of Sacramento; Second
District, Miss Nellie Booth of Napa; Third
District, N. Potter; Fourth District, Frank
Oraycroft; secretary, W. W. Conley; edi
tors-in-chicf — A. R. Hathaway, Mrs. C. H.
Pntchett; superintendent of junior work,
Mr*. H. Shadle of Saratoga.
The afternoon was devoted to the junior
work, which was under the direction of
Mrs. Henry Shadlo of Saratoga. The
scripture lesson was read by Miss Lang
ford of Los Gatos. A paper was read by
Miss Emma liowen. Miss Shadle, the
superintendent, read her annual report,
which showed great growth in the work
under her care. Eleven new societies of
juniors have been organized, and nearly
ali the societies have had mission studies
and days for snecial work.
A number of children have become mem
bers of the church. The number of junior
societies was sixty-three, with 1243 mem
bers: the numDer of junioirs joining the
church, 230; raised for foreign missions,
$106; home missions, $140; for women
board ; $60 70; total money raised by jun
A paper was read by Miss Ida McCoy of
Red Bluff on "Children's Work in India."
A very interesting programme of recita
tions and songs was also given by the chil
The evening service was opened with a
consecration service, led by Moore Hes
keth of Woodland. At 8 o'clock a grand
sermon was delivered by A. C. Smither of
Humor of a Frobnblo Attempt to Impeach
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 10.— If an
apparent authentic report in circulation
here be true, a move will be made next
week to secure, if possible, the impeach
ment of Mayor Ben U. Steinman for
alleged malfeasance in office.
Some years ago the Southern Pacific
Company completed a levee on the west
side of the city along the water front, the
city at that time being unable to finish the
undertaking. As compensation the rail
road company took $30,000 of what is
known as ievee bonds. These bonds wero
to bear interest at 5 per cent. Sacramento
has a Funded Debt Commission, of which
S. Smith and C. H. Cummings are mem
bers. The latter is cashier of the Southern
Pacific Company and also cashierof a local
bank of which Steinman is president.
Some days ago Smith and Cummings in
conference in Steinman's bank agreed,
there being enough money to the credit of
the Funded Debt Commission, to take up
these interest-bearing bonds and thereby
rave the municipality an outlay of $1500
annually in interest.
With this end in view they went to San
Francisco early this week, but were in
formed by the railroad officials that Stein
man had already purchased the bonds. It
is rumored that 'Steinman will be pro
ceeded against under a section of the Polit
ical Code which prohibits a municipal
officer from such transaction as he is re
ported to have engaged in. Commissioner
Smith declined to discuss the matter, and
Cumminga could not be found at a late
BELLA VISTA BLAZE
The Shasta Lumber Company's Boiler-
ANDERSON, Cal., Aug. 10. — A fire
broke out Thursday night in the boiler
house of the Shasta Lumber Company's
factory at Bella Vista, destroying the build
ing and badiy damaging its contents. The
other factory buildings were saved by the
hard work of the employes.
The fire causes a serious impediment to
operations of the different departments, as
they depend almost entirely upon steam
for their motive power, the water power
beinjr sufficient to operate only one or two
machines at a time. The company has
large orders for material, especially for
fruit-packing purposes, and the filling of
these will be delayed until the damage can
Stevenson at Vnnc»nv*r.
VANCOUVER, B. C Aug. 10.— Adlai
Stevenson, Vice-President of the United
States, and party passed through this city
this afternoon on their way to Victoria,
where they will take a steamer for Alaska.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Miss Mala Helm of San
Jose Lowered a Cycle
VIRGINIA FAIR OUTDONE
Ten Miles Covered by the Fair
Rider In Thirty-Five
SHE IS THE LADY CHAMPION.
Friends Assert That This Time Will
Be Considerably Shortened In
the Next Attempt.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 10.— Miss Mala
Helm of Santa Clara yesterday lowered the
ten-mile bicycle record recently made by
Miss Birdie Fair at Coney Island twenty
minutes. Miss Helm, paced by a tandem,
rode the ten miles, from Irvington to Mil
pitas, in thirty-five minutes. The stretch
of road is one of the best to be found and
the conditions were favorable for making
fast time. This time will probably stand
as the ladies' ten-mile record for some time
One day last week Miss Helm made the
run from* Santa Clara to San Francisco and
return, a distance of 100 miles. Her actual
riding time for the century run was eight
Miss Helm is, undoubtedly, the fastest
lady rider on the coast and : her friends as
sert that she can . lower the record she
made yesterday several minutes.
MRH. HOT Hi- DISCHARGED.
Quick Termination of the San Jose Ab
\ duction Case.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 10.— Mrs. Clar
inda Rothe was examined on a charge of
abduction before Justice Gass.this morn
ing and the case against her dismissed.
The charge was sworn to by her husband,
William Rothe, a motorman on the First
street Railway, who accused her of kidnap
ing their two-year-old son, Elmer, from
the residence of Rothe's mother on June
14. A short time before the couple agreed
to separate and Rothe began a suit for
divorce. The child was to remain in the
care of its grandmother until its custody
should be settled by the court.
On June 14 Mrs. Rothe called to see the
child and took it home with her. Rothe
went before the Superior Court and got an
order citing Mrs. Rothe to appear with the
child and show cause why it shoulS not be
returned to the custody of its grandmother, j
The matter has been continued from time
to time and about two weeks ago Kothe
appeared before Justice Gass and swore to
a charge of abduction.
Rothe took the stand this morning and
admitted. that the matter was pending in
the Superior Court, but said he had got
tired of the postponements made in that
court and had sworn to a complaint in the
Justice Court for the sake of hurrying the
matter up. This statement did not please
the court and he reproved Rothe for adopt
ing such tactics and immediately dismissed
the case against Mrs. Rothe.
THE FROST XW QUEST.
Rumors of Utartllna Testimony let to lie
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 10.— The inquest
into the cause of Elezer Frost's death was
resumed this morning. 1 Nothing of a sen
sational character was developed at to
day's sessions, although' rumors are circu
lated that when Dr. Cunningham, who
made a chemical analysis of the stomach
and brain of Elezer Frost, takes the stand
some startling testimony will be given.
The morning session was taken up by
examining Dr. Case, the physician who at
tended Frost during his illness. He stated
that he mixed his own medicines. He ex
hibited a medicine-case from which be had
mixed the medicine, and turned it over to
' Dr. Cunningham, who will examine the
drugs in it. ■;'•;;
Mrs. Frost was put on the stand again
and subjected to a rigid cross-examination..
She said she had given her husband doses
j of morphine and quinine as per orders of
Dr. Case. , As to washing the body after
death, Mrs. Frost testified that she simply
) carried out the wishes of her husband.
The oiled sack on the breast, which, it has
j been alleged, contained papers telling of
the location of thousands of dollars of
buried money; she testified .was nothing
but a sack to contain a poultice for a sore
place on the neck. ;
Dr. Trueman, who had assisted at the
autopsy, was called as a witness, and de
scribed the condition of the dead man's
body. It was hi 3 opinion that death had
resulted from disease of the kidneys.
INVOLVED IX XEGAIi TAXGLE.
Xcw Developments in the Fight Over the
Peter Smith Estate. "-
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 10.— case of
Milton, B. Smith, who is trying to estab
lish hi"! claim to a half interest in thirty
acres of land in the Willows, valued at
$25,000, is becoming more complicated, and
if the young man receives anything it
will only be after a long and tedious legal
battle. V To-day. Francis W. Reid, one of
the present owners of the land, filed .'a
petition asking that the ■' power of execu
trix in the estate of Peter W. ; Smith,
granted to Kate Smith in 1872, be re
voked. A few weeks ago Reid applied \ for
letters of , administration ■ on the estate ■ of
Peter W. Smith, for .the purpose of perfect
ing the title to the land in dispute. ,
.'■■ Jud^l Reynolds made an order citing
Kate Smith, or Mrs. > Lauthier as she is
now known, to appear on August 23 and
show «ause why the power \ of i executrix
granted her should not be revoked. v :
After the widow had been granted the
power of executrix she sold the land and
removed from the county without even
submitting the sale for confirmation to the
court or asking to be discharged as execu
trix. '.■ '■ .■'■ >: ' '■■-■"-"-■"/■'"•-■■%'• ■-'- ■ -
NAPA COLLEGE OPENING
Auspicious Beginning of the
Fall Semester at the In
Dr. Hirst of San Francisco Ad
dressed a Large Audience of
NAPA, Cat,., Aug. B.— The fall semester
of Napa College, a part of the University
of the Pacific, opened most auspiciously
Wednesday. The opening lecture was de
livered by Dr. A. C. Hirst of San Francisco
to a large audience of students and towns
Professor M. L. Peterson, a graduate of
the New England Conservatory of Music,
and a student of Edwin Holland of the
Royal Academy and George Henschel, has
been elected director of the musical de
Professor R. D. Hunt, who has been un
der leave of absence at Johns Hopkins
University for two years, has returned,
having taken the degree Ph. D. His
graduation thesis, which ha 3 been pub
lished by Johns Hopkins, is on "The Gen
esis of California's First Constitution,"
covering the period from IS-16 to 1849.
Professor Hunt will occupy the chair of
history and political science, teaching at
San Jose college the first half of the year
and at Napa the second half.
The trustees of the university have de
cided to ask the Secretary of War to de
tail a military instructor to the institu
tion. Lieutenant George W. Kirchman,
U. S. A., who a~ted as military comman
dant at Napa College a part of last year,
will be secured for the detail if possible.
Professor Mattio Russell, who recently
resigned from the chair of modern lan
guages, starts next week for Japan, where
she has accepted a position as instructor in
the Girls' High School in Tokio."
Professor H. A. Surface of the chair of
natural sciences has returned from the
Hopkins Seaside Laboratory at Pacific
Grove. He brings a large collection of
specimens with him for the museum. Pro
fessor Surface is collecting data for a com
plete geological chart of Napa County.
END OS A MA DERA SUIT.
Judge Law to Decide the Xe.laon Case on
MERCED, Cal., Aug. 10.— The «uit
brought to oust Supervisor Nelson ended
to-night and Judge Law announced that
his decision would be rendered Monday
Cashier Howell, Vice-President Landrum
and President Ruddle of the defunct
Merced Bank occupied the time of the
court as witnesses until 3:30 o'clock this
afternoon, when the prosecution con
cluded its case. J. F. Peck, attorney for
Nelson, argued for a dismissal on the
ground that the evidence failed to show
wherein the accused Supervisor had neg
lected to perform his duties, as alleged by
Mr. Atwood. Judge Law denied the
motion and the action proceeded.
The prosecution has attempted to show
that C. Landruin, vice-president, J. W.
Howell, cashier, and his brother, Frank
Howell, ex-cashier, are responsible for
$50,000 of the overdrafts, the two cashiers
getting the best of their superior officer by
about $10,000; that three of the directors
and a few outsiders divided $20,000, which
made the total of $7G,000 in overdrafts out
when the bank ceased business last
WORK OF STOCKTON THUGS
A San Francisco Youth Was
Beaten Into Insensibility
May Die From Wounds Received at
the Hands of Unknown
STOCKTON, Cal., Aug. 10.-At the
Russ House, on the water front, lies a
young man who is unconscious from in
juries received under circumstances lead-
ing to the belief that he was beaten by
robbers. He is severely hurt, and the at
tending physician, Dr. Lanthurn, thinks
his death not at all unlikely.
The injured individual is a San Fran
ciscan named Thomas Kelley, and aged
about 19 years. It is thought his folks live
at 812 Howard street. He arrived here by
boat this morning and went on a spree.
At 10 o'clock in the forenoon Dr. Lanthurn
was summoned to the Russ House, where
he found Kelley lying insensible in bed,
whither he had been taken from the
His left eyelid wa9 cut from corner to
corner of the optic, and hung down on his
cheek. Above the left eye there was a long,
gaping wound in th<j forehead, exposing
the white bone beneath the scalp. As far
as could be ascertained his skuil was not
fractured, but it Is possible that the blow
or blows which resulted in the gashes
caused a clot of blood on the brain, in
which cage he will die. On the other hand
it is just possible that his comatose condi
tion is the result of the nervous shock only.
It is reported that shortly before 10
o'clock Kelley displayed a $10 piece, which
he changed. When searched in his room
he had but $4 50 on his person. A young
man named Martell, who lives at 30 Speaf
street. San Francisco, and who came up
with Kelley from the metropolis, is attend
ing him. "It is thought that the injured
man was assaulted by robbers and knocked
senseless while struggling against them,
but soms say that he staggered off the
sidewalk and fell. The injuries do not
look, however, as if they had been caused
by a fall, but have the appearance of cuts
inflicted with brass knuckles.
Will Recreate at San Mateo.
SELMA, Cal., Aug. 10.— Rev. L. C. San
ford, rector of the missions of St. Luke and
St. Michael and a resident here, who has
been ill with typhoid fever for many weeks,
has sufficiently recovered to be removed
to San Mateo, where he will remain the
guest of Bishop Nichols during his con
irtll Tie Loaded by Electricity.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 10.— The ships
Dudhope and Manx King, which load
wheat soon for the Orient, will be the first
of this year's wheat fleet to load by elec
tricity. The machinery of the new con
veyor is on the endless chain principle.
TEW I IrFraf'l
. A well selected text is half of the ser-
mon. Given a good text and a preacher
who is in earnest, and the result is sure
v to be good. The text of this article is a
plain simple statement that proves itself
in the reader's : own , mind without argu-
ment. The text ;is " Good health is bet-
ter than great riches." .
Without : health nothing really matters
very much. A hacking cough takes all
the beauty out of a landscape or a sunset.
Erysipelas or eczema will spoil the enjoy-
ment of sprightly conversation, of a beau-
tiful - concert, 7 of a wonderful i painting.
The biggest bank : account in the : world
won't pay a man • for '* his health, but a
very small amount of money will : make
him healthy and keep him healthy.
. Most : all bodily troubles start in the
digestive or : respiratory, " organs. It -; is
here that improper living first makes an ]
opening for -disease. : 0 The i development ■
differs as constitutions and temperaments
differ. : The causes are ] almost identical. \
To get at the root of the matter is simple
enough if you start right. ' ; v - .# ; •
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
is " a '% medicine \ for the , whole ■ body. It
works i through the digestive organs; on
all I the :. others. : ' ;.;: ; ,; ;
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after that, the next. ", It puts health' in
place of disease in the stomach, and from
the vantage V ground thus ~i gained, ;j it •
reaches every fiber of the body and drives
disease before; it — indigestion, j '■■■ liver
troubles, kidney ; complaint, biliousness,
skin and scalp diseases, salt-rheum, tetter,
eczema, < and all , the troubles caused ; by \
i impure blood.
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i3 a solid three story ' and basement ' brick and
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its two upper, stories. The property will readily
rent for a very fine rate of income, and will be sold
at a very, reasonable price, as the Association has
now no further use for the property.
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