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TO-DAYTHERE WILLBE WAR ON THE MARSHES
Duck -Hunters Out in
Force to Invade Pre
POSSIBILITY OF TROUBLE
Clubs Determined to Defend
What They Consider
THE SLOTJGHS ARE BLOCKADED.
A Hint That Dynamite Will Be Used
and Force Will Be Met
by Force. «
The duck season opens to-day, and the
late trains leaving last evening were
crowded with men, gum boots and dogs.
The birds are reported to be plentiful on
the marshes, and there ought to be wild
ducks enough in the markets to-morrow
to give half the City indigestion. But the
duck-hunters who went out last night were
not elated over the prospects of big bags.
In fact those who went to the Suisun
marshes felt more as if they were going to
war than hunting ducks.
Whether the battles they will fight will
be legal fights or just the old shotgun sort
There were two sorts and sets of hunters
on the late boats— the aristocrats belong-
ing to the gun clubs, and the larger class
that proposes to invade the preserves and
shoot ducks wherever they hnd them.
Under a law passed by the last Legisla
ture th« hunters not interested in preserves
claim that their title to the ducks on the
marshes is as good as anybody's, and they
intend to use the new privileges to the ut
most, and just in proportion to the aggres
siveness of these sportsmen the club men
will resist. They say the law is unconsti
tutional ; that no Legislature can take from
them the exclusive privilege of shooting on
lands leased by them. The Teal Club has
blockaded the two sloughs that give en
trance to its preserve, and if the obstruc
tions are not enough to keep outsiders
from the well-baited ponds deputy sheriffs
and gamekeepers will put in another check.
Among the men who do not belong to
the preserve clubs are several who have
said they would not be prevented from
shooting on the marshes, if they find the
sloughs blockaded they say they will blow
up the piles with dynamite, and will not
leave the marsh unless they are arrested
by the proper officers of the law.
Of course there is every probability that
the fight will De made in the courts. The
trespassers, so termed by the clubs, will
be warned off the marsh, and, if they do
not go, will be arrested and the legal
rights of the case will be determined by
the Judges. But there is always grave
danger when young men with contrary
views and conflicting purposes clash.with
guns in their hands.
In past years the club wardens in order
to avoid court trials have contented them
selves with spoiling the shooting for tres
passers. If a stranger came on the
marsh *couple of keepers were sent out
to keep track of him. Whenever a flock
of ducks threatened to come within range
these keepers would shoot and scare them
away. If this course is pursued to-day
there is a strong likelihood of trouble. The
unwritten law of the field is that no hunter
shall interfere with another man's shoot
ing, and when a man's chances for a bag of
ducks is deliberately spoiled he is very
likely to lose his temper and make things
warm for the spoiler.
The leader of the unattached sportsmen
in this fight is E. J. Bell. He will make
the test to-morrow. He has established
an ark near Espinosa station and proposes
to maintain it as a hotel for the accommo-
dation of men who like to shoot ducks and
cannot pay from one to three thousand
dollars a year for the privilege. .
He is on the marsh now. Quite a number
of sportsmen went with him, and he says
he will protect his guests in the enjoyment
of their sport, consequently he will be
the first man arrested for trespass.
"We are going out to shoot ducks," said
one of Bell's friends yesterday. "We are
not going out looking for a fight or any
thing of the sort. We are law-abiding
men, and are only doing what the law
gives us a right to do. We presume that
the club men will keep within the law
themselves and not interfere with us. If
we find we are mistaken in this we will act
accordingly. If we find navigable streams
blockaded we mav remove the objections.
"Coionel Mendell, the Government's
officer in the premises, has stated publicly
that the blockading of a navigable slough
iB a violation of the federal law, punish
able by fine up to $5000 and imprisonment,
and we will prosecute any person who vio
lates the law to our injury. Of course,
if any of us should find a man in his own
blind by a small pond we would not get,
beside him and spoil his shooting; but if
one of us got there first and was in posses
sion of a choice position we would ex
pect our rights to be equally respected.
"If the pond is big enough so that more
than one can shoot without interfering we
will take the best position that is left, and
anybody who attempts to prevent us will
very likely have cause to regret it. The
ducks on the marshes belong to no one
man or set of men. We do not injure any
body's property and we believe there is no
law to prevent us having our day's shoot
ing, even if we cannot afford to belong to
The Mallard Club that fought for the
privilege of free shooting last year will
keep up the fight under the new law.
Charles W. Kelloge, president of the
Cordelia Club, in speaking of the right of
the club to the enjoyment of leased marsh
lands on the Suisun marsh, said: "The
position in which the Cordelia Club finds
itself is simply that of having to maintain
its rights to that which it has paid for and
to which it has a just and legal claim. In
other words, we lease the lands over which
we claim the exclusive right to shoot.
We have leased them for some years. We
have gone on under our lease and made
certain valuable improvements. We have
built about tour miles of fence and gone
to other expenses which amount in the ag
gregate to quite a handsome sum. We
Jease these lands from the Chamberlain
estate and Day a rental for them.
"Now, the question is a very simple one.
Will or will not the law protect us in the
enjoyment of our property? I have no
hesitation about that matter. There can
be no doubt but that we are justly and law
fully in possession of the land, and I am
■ure the courts will uphold us in the ex-
ercise of our rights. The injunction which
we obtained last year against trespassers
on our club grounds is still held under con
sideration by the Superior Court of Solano
County. It may be decided at any time;
that is, dissolved or made permanent.
However it should be held we, as a club,
propose to invoke the full aria of the law
to protect us in the right to these grounds.
"Any one comin<r on our lands to»day
or at any time will De served at once with
legal notice and brought into court. We
are all prepared to make a legal fight to
the end for our rights. There may t>e
some costly ducks bagged on our grounds
The matter will soon be settled one way
or another. Both sides are anxious for a
test, and any sportsiran who finds himself
in the toils of the law may be sure of
plenty of supporters.
The army of sportsmen who cannot get
away in the middle of the week are wait
ing anxiously for the news from the first
clash of the opposing hunters.
DEATH OF A. J. MOULDER
Pneumonia Caused His De
mise After a Very Short
Began as a Miner and Ended as
Superintendent of (This City's
A. J. Moulder, Superintendent of the
San Francisco Public Schools, died early
yesterday morning at his residence, 812
Bush street. His death was caused by
pleuro-pneumonia and he had been ailing
for some ten days. Last spring he was
attacked by pneumonia and never fully
recovered. During the past week he re
mained quietly at home under the doctor's
care. Three days ago he was so low that
slight hopes were entertained of his recov
ery. About midnight on Sunday he be
came very weak and died a short time
Andrew Jackson Moulder was born in
Washington, D. C, March 7, 1825, and was
70 years old. He graduated from Columbia
College. His first work as an educator
was in the capacity of tutor to the family
of Robert L. Randolph of Virginia.
In the spring of 1850 he came to San
Francisco and for a time tried his luck as
a miner in different parts of the State.
Later he returned to this City ana joined
the editorial staff of the Herald as a re
porter. He was on that paper when it
made its famous fight against the Vigi
lantes. On the death of William Hamil
ton he became managing editor. In turn
he was succeeded by M. G. Upton. For a
time he worked on the Alta. In the eariy
day 8 he was regarded as one of the very
best newspaper men on the coast.
Deceased began his long political life in
1854, when he was elected to the office of
Controller. Two years later he was elected
State Superintendent of Schools. He was
re-elected to office, and held the place till
1862. He was one of the strong advocates
of founding a State University. When the
institution was established he was named
THE LATE PROFESSOR A. J. MOTJLDEB.
as a member of the first Board of Regents.
In the latter part of the sixties he visited
England and the continent of Europe. On
his return to New York he was engaged by
J. W. Simonton as assistant manager of
the Associated Press. In Philadelphia he
met and married Miss Bourneville, a daugh
ter of Dr. Bourneville.
On his return to San Francisco he em
barked in the mining stock business and
became a member of the San Francisco
Stock Exchange. His partner was Charles
Hamilton. Afterward he was instru
mental in starting the Pacific Stock Ex
change and became its secretary. He re
mained in the stockbroking business until
1882, when he was elected City Superin
tendent of Schools. He held office till 1886..
Afterward be became secretary to Mayor*
Pond and continued with him for four
years. After Pond went out of office the
deceased dropped out of public life for a
time. He obtained a clerkship with the
executive committee of the Midwinter
Fair while they were doing the preliminary
work. He dropped that for a more lucra
tive position in the Mint. Last November
he was again elected City Superintendent
Through all his political career deceased
was a stanch Democrat. Personally he
was very popular.
Deceased leaves a widow and five chil
dren. The eldest son, A. B. Moulder, is
married. The other sons are Hamilton
and Bayard. The daughters are Louise
It was not generally known in the
School Department that Superintendent
Moulder was very sick, hence the news of
his death caused widespread surprise. Cir
culars were at once mailed to the princi
pals of all the schools apprising them of
Mr. Moulder's death.
There will be a meeting of all the prin
cipals of the grammar and primary schools
at the rooms of the Board of Education
this afternoon to take action in the matter
of closing the schools as a mark of respect
to Mr. Moulder's memory.
According to law the Board of Educa
tion has the power of appointing Mr.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1895.
Moulder's successor to till the office till
the 'next general election, which is almost
a year off. There are eight Republicans
and four Democrats ou the board. The
salary is $4000 a year. The Superintendent
of Schools has two appointments, an
assistant superintendent and a secretary.
Madison Babcock has held the office bf
assistant superintendent for eight years
and under both political parties. On ac
count of his popularity and his thorough
knowledge of the duties of the place he is
well spoken of for the position.
The funeral services will be held to-mor
row (Wednesday) morning at 11 o'clock at
Trinity Church, on the corner of Bush and
Gough streets. The many friends of the
deceased and his familv have Deen invited
to attend the services. The interment will
be private. The public schools will be
FAIR TRUST DEBATE.
Attorney Deering; Takes Up the Argu
ment on the Side of the Trus
The argument on the hearing of Charles
L. Fair's test case in relation to the Lick
House property was continued yesterday.
Attorney Wheeler concluded at 1 o'clock,
and then Attorney Deering took up the
opposite side of the case, arguing on the
side of Attorney McEnerney, that the law
under which the trust is being attacked by
Charles L. Fair did not receive the re
quired number of votes in the Legislature.
"We are not in this country," he said,
"imbued with the idea that our legislators
are beyond the possibility of error. We
do not think that the powers that be can
do no wrong."
Mr. Deering want, like Attorney Wheeler,
back through the English common law to
substantiate the points that he made. He
reviewed the magna charta, the habeas
corpus act and other good old institutions of
the law, in showing how laws have been
Attorney McEnerney has not be^un to
talk yet, and it is anticipated that he will
go back even further than the other law
yers have, if he has to begin with the Ten
THE HOESES BOLTED.
Serious Accident to a Funeral Party
While on Its Way to Holy Cross
A serious accident happened to a funeral
party yesterday afternoon while on its way
to the Holy Cross Cemetery. The funeral
was that of Dominick P. Duncan, 1415 Lyon
At China avenue, on the Mission road,
the steam roller is at work and the noise
frightened the horses driven by Charles
McGreevy, liveryman, on Howard street.
The horses shied and the reins broke by
the sudden pall given by McGreevy.
The horses started down the road at a
In the carriage were Mr. and Mrs.
Nicholas Burns, 2116 Howard street, and a
granddaughter of the deceased. The lit
tle girl became alarmed at the shouting of
the men and opening the door jumped out.
She rolled over and over and was seriously
cut and injured internally. Mr. Burns
also jumped out, but escaped with a shak
ing up. Mrs. Burns remained in the car
riage and escaped injury.
McGreevy sprang from his seat and ran
to the horses' heads, but he stumbled over
a pile of bricks and fell in front of the
horses. One of the horses kicked him
on the left side of the head, inflicting a
long deep gash, and the wheels went over
The horses ran for about a mile and a
| ha!f before they were brought to a stand
still by some pedestrians. The little girl
and McGreevy were taken to their respect
ive homes and medical aid was summoned.
The health of most women and men is in the
underwear they wear. Jaros Hygienic Under
wear — 'nough said. Morgan Bros., 229 Montgy'*
PISH WAEDEFS POWERS.
Judge Campbell Will Hear Arguments
of Counsel To-Day.
The question of the powers of J. A. Mo
gan, the Fish and Game Warden, was in
volved in the case of John Garibaldi,
charged with battery in Judge Campbell's
court yesterday. The Warden went to the
fish market on Washington street on Oc
tober 2 to weigh some striped bass delivered
by Wells, Fargo & Co. to the American
Fish Union. He was refused permission to
open the boxes, as he did not have a
search warrant, and when he persisted
Garibaldi, who is an employe of the union,
shoved him out of the market and told
him not to come there again.
Attorney Rossi, for the defendant, de
nied that Garibaldi had committed battery
upon the Warden, and contended that the
latter had no right to break open a box
without a search warrant. He was simply
a peace officer, and was not clothed with
any greater powers.
Attorney Mogan, who appeared for the
Warden, said that he would be prepared
to show that the Warden had a perfect
right to enter an open market and cause
any box to be opened in furtherance of his
duty. All that the Warden desired was to
have his rights denned.
The case was continued till to-day, when
the question will be fully argued.
Jaros Hygienic Underwear is one underwear
that is comfortable, absorbs moisture, keeps
folks well. Morgan 8r05., 229 Montgomery st.*
» ♦ — • —
Rev. Dr. R. S. Storrs is just 74 years old. He
has been pastor of the Church of the Pilgrims
in Brooklyn forty-nine years.
GEORGE WASHINGTON LIED
A Paleface Stole His Bride
and He Sought to Be
THEN GEORGE PREVARICATED.
The Man Named After the Father
of His Country Got Five Years
George Washington told a lie and he is
now in San Quentin in consequence. It
happened away down in Arizona and the
Judge who heard the case called it per
jury. The sentence was nve years at hard
George Washington is an Apache In
dian. His home was at Florence, Pinal
County, Arizona. There he had a hand
some squaw and a happy home until Alec
Barker, an employe of the United States
Land Office, put in an appearance. Alec
won the squaw's affection and war was
Everything went against the Indian and
finally he gave up housekeeping and be
gan meditating on revenge. Several times
he tried to waylay the surveyor, but failed,
men he hit on a brilliant scheme. He
swore out a warrant for the arrest of Bar-
[Sketched by a " CaW artist.]
ker on a charge of selling liquor to an
Indian. George 'Washington reasoned
that all Americans arank whisky and that
therefore his enemy would not be the ex»
ception that proves the rule. "If Barker
drinks whisky then he will give it to my
squaw," said he, and he acted accordingly*.
When the case came to trial the United
States surveyor was able to prove that be
had never sold the Indian a gill of intoxi
cants, and as there was no proof that he
had ever given the woman "a drink" the
case was dismissed and the unfortunate
It was then that George Washington
shone forth in all his glory. When placed
on the stand "he couldn't tell a lie" and
told the whole story. He admitted having
sworn out a warrant in order to get re
venge on the paleface for having stolen
his wife and justified himself by expati
ating on the great wrong done him. The
Judge took a cold-blooded view of the
affair, however, and the Indian was sent to
San Quentin for perjury. He passed
through the City yesterday.
George Washington did not come alone.
He was accompanied by a Mexican named
Francisco Rena, who had been sentenced
to life imprisonment for stage robbery.
They were guarded by United States Dep
uty Marshals William Stiles and Sydney
Bartlism, and were taken across the bay
on the 11 a. m. steamer yesterday. Rena
is a desperate character. Three times has
he stopped the stage between Florence
and Casa Grande, but on the last occasion
he was caught. The stage was stopped
and the robber was making the rounds of
the passengers when a posse galloped up.
He showed fight, but the gun was knocked
out of his hand, and a few minutes later
he was in irons. All Rena had secured
before his capture was $3 50. The Federal
Judge who tried him thought Arizona had
no more use for such a man, so he sen
tenced him to life imprisonment.
George Washington and his partner
marched aboard the steamer in chains.
The Mexican wore a large sombrero and
seemed careless as to what might happen.
The Indian was sullen and seemed to be
always looking for a means of escape. As
he was being marched aboard the Tiburon
he made a movement as though to jump
into the bay. The guards closed around
him, however, and he gave up the idea.
Warden Hale says an Indian cannot
stand confinement and the chances are
that the George Washington who told a
lie will die before his five years' sentence
has been served out. He "is a splendid
looking fellow, with aquiline features and
the figure of an athlete. He was dressed
lifce a European, but his only headgear
was a red handkerchief tied around his
SAY THEY ARE INSULTED
The People of Ash bu ry Heights
Incensed at the Railroad
They Propose Action to Deprive
That Corporation of Its
The Ashbury Heights and Stanyan
street Improvement Club does not admire
the methods of the Market-street Railroad
Company. At the regular monthly meet
ing last evening, held in F. W. M. Lange's
residence on Carl street, its members
passed a resolution calculated to impress
that corporation with the fact that the re
quirements of franchises cannot be ignored
with impunity, and that the residents who
live in the vicinity of Carl street have
Certain rights, which they intend to thor
F. W. M. Lange, chairman of the com
mittee, consisting of G. Richardson, G. W-
Hansborough, R. T. Harding, J. W. West
over and E. N. Fritz, specially directed at
the last meeting to interview the railway
company with regard to running more
cars on the Carl-street line, reported that
they had seen C. W. Crocker, who said
that nothing could be done until the
present bond issu^e now before the Supreme
Court was decided.
"But," Mr. Lange continued, "the com
pany have compromised matters a little.
At my special request they have built a
station at the corner of Clayton and Page
streets, open toward the wind, resemb
ling a peanut stand, and placed so that the
three persons sitting in it must look away
from the cars."
President George W. Rankin said: "The
present service is not much better than
none at all. The question is whether we
shall sit still and allow the railway com
pany to do as they like, or have this com
munity assert its rights."
Mr. Westover was of the opinion that
owing to the decision that the Affiliated
Colleges will be located in the vicinity it
would only be a matter of time when a
better car service would be assured.
"It may be two years before the comple
tion of the college," said Mr. Rankin,
"and in the meantime we must suffer.
That a decision of the Supreme Court should
affect the running of cars every fifteen
minutes is a thin excuse the company
makes to hoodwink this community."
W. B. Wakup believed nothing could
be done until a suit was begun against the
company to forfeit its franchise.
"If we pull up a few rails on Carle
street," suggested G. W. Hansboroueh,
"perhaps that would be effective."
"I will furnish the crowbars for such an
undertaking," said Mr. Lange.
"The only way to get a better car service,
gentlemen," said Mr. Rankin, "is to cause
the company to fear losing its franchise.
The first bald excuse was that the road did
not pay. When a community has had a
good car service and then is deprived of
that service it is a direct insult to the com
munity and implies that it is of no conse
quence. The station that has been built
on Clayton street for the convenience of
passengers must have been erected by a man
under the influence of intoxicants, because
he has made it inside out."
The following resolution was passed:
That the special committee appointed at the
last meeting to see the Market-street Railway
Company be instructed to again interview the
company and then report to the executive
committee, who shall be given full power to
Mr. Rankin offered his services gratui
tously to look up the law in the matter
should the company refuse to accede to the
demands of the committee, and he sug
gested that the services of another counsel
be secured. The first thing necatesary to
do in such a case was to prepare a strong
petition to be presented to the Attorney-
General in order to gain his consent.
The question of water facilities was dis
cussed, and the following resolution was
That the executive committee be directed to
make inquiries for better water facilities in
this part of town.
The greater part of the people in that
section obtain their water from a 30,000
--gallon tank, owned by Famsworth &
Haley, but this would be insufficient in
case of fire; therefore it is desirable to have
this tank connected with the reservoir on
Clarendon Heights, and to lay larger
mains in the streets, that hydrants may
be placed. Au engine-house is to be built
on Cole street.
As a result of a petition to the Street
Lighting Committee four electric-light
poles have been placed on the following
corners: Cole and Frederick streets, Cole
and Shrader, Masonic and Page,
Masonic (opposite Carl), ana two will be
E laced at Seventeenth and Stanyan and
ullivan and Willard streets respectively.
Use our Bank Stock pads for figuring pur
poses. As salt to the system, so Is Bank Stock
for the eyes. The Mysell-Rollins Company, 22
Clay st. t make millions of bank pads. *
THE LA PAZ DISASTER.
Captain John Von Helms
Sends an Authentic Story
Sixteen Vessels Were Driven
Ashore, and Nearly All Will be
a Total Loss.
The following letter received by Good
all, Perkins & Co., from Captain von
Helms of the steamer Willamette Valley
is the first really authentic news received
here of the recent disaster in Central
America : *
GUAYMAS, Oct. 8, 1895.
We arrived at San Jose del Cabo at midnignt,
on October 2. The signs of past heavy weather
were all apparent, but we weie hardly pre
pared for the awtul work of the hurricane, as
related to us by the port officials. Houses had
been unroofed and blown away, and whole
cane plantations, in fact all that were near the
river, had been carried away by the torre its.
We were told, that in forty years nothing like
it had passed there.
At Mazatlan the storm had not been so
severe, but the sea was very heavy and washed
most all of the street called the "Olas Alias," a
promenade on the west of the town, away so
that it left a sidewalk in front of the houses.
The steamers Diego and Romero Rubico an
chored at the Venada Islands and weathered
the storm successfully there.
At La Paz it seems the heaviest of the storm
passed during the forenoon of the Ist o£ Oc
tober. The wind blew north and northwest
and the rain fell in great torrents. One hun
dred and eighty- four houses were washed
away in town and sixteen coasting vessels of
all kinds were blown ashore, and most of them
are total wrecks.
Four only— the Ocean Bird, the Nelson, the
Chnrruca and the Star of Freedom— were
saved. The steamer Czar, with 500 cases of
dynamite and some San Bias freight, blew
ashore and stands high and dry, though un
injured, against the bluff.
The disaster to the town is fearful and it will
take years for it to recover. There are over
1000 people homeless and with no means
whatever and in need of flour and clothing.
Six persons were drowned right in town with
rushing torrents that came from the hills.
The storm seems to nave reached up as far
as Agua Verde Bay, twenty-five miles south of
Carmen Island, coast of Lower California, and
on the other coast of the gulf as far north as
At Santa Rosalia and Guaymas nothing was
felt of the storm, though the barometer fell
very low. At Manzanillo there was on]y P
heavy undertow and at San Bias a heavy
southerly swell with moderate southerly gale
prevailed. We were in great good luck to
escape and I am sincerely thankful. We sail
for San Francisco at 5 p. m. and will be in San
Francisco on the 18th of October barring heavy
weather. John von Helms.
The following dispatch was received yes
terday by the Merchants' Exchange :
A telegram dated the 13th inst., just received
from Guaymas, brings the news that the Mexi
can schooner Cometa was a total loss off Alta
mura, fifteen miles north of Altata. The cap
tain was drowned, but the crew was saved.
The steamer ban Diego lost her rudder and
sternpost on the Altata bar and is now repair
ing. In La Paz sixteen Mexfcan coasting ves
sels and the American schooner Czar are on
shore. The Czars cargo of dynamite has been
unloaded. No other news of damages to ves
In the ports of Topolobampo and Aguabampo
there are serious damages on land, and in La
Paz 184 houses are destroyed by the storm and
rain, and five lives were lost. The wire to the
coast has been interrupted until to-day.
The Coroner held five inquests yesterday In
the cases of people who had died violent
deaths. Verdicts of accidental death were ren
dered in the matter of Peter Burke, the fire
man of the steamer Sc. Paul, who fell over
board and was drowned, and John McClelland,
the carpenter, who fell from the roof of a build
ing at 604 Baker street and was killed. Ver
dicts of suicide were rendered in the cases of
Charles R. Moody, the young undertaker who
killed himself ; Justus Held, the Oakland man
who drowned himself near the Ocean House,
and T. J. Foard, the veteran printer, who killed
himself by inhaling illuminating gas.
SHOT THROUGH A DOOR.
Charles Beckman, Master of
the Lizzie R, Accident
A SAILOR FOUND HIS BODY.
The Capsizing of the Schooner
Leads to the Discovery of the
Charles Beckman, master of the sand
scow Lizzie R, was shot by Charles Cramer
last night. The pistol was aimed in the
dark, and the bullet passed through the
door of a saloon before it finally lodged in
Beckman's head. It killed him instantly.
Cramer is a bartender in Nicholas Sar
borich's saloon, at 812 Sixth street. He
knew the murdered man by sight, as
Beckman was a frequent visitor at the sa
loon. He closed his place last night
shortly after 7 o'clock and retired to his
room in the rear of the saloon, where he
went to bed about half-past 10 o'clock
Cramer was awakened by some one bang
ing on the door. He shouted, "Hello,"
and "Who's there?" but there was no
answer, and finally, as the noise continued,
he drew a pistol and fired once. The noise
immediately stopped and Cramer settled
back to sleep again.
The scow schoon?r Lizzie R was tied up
to the bank of the channel, close to the
saloon, with no one on board but Charlie
Freese. He was asleep below when his
slumbers were rudely disturbed by the
salt water pouring in upon him. The
schooner had sprung a «leak and com
menced to settle, or the receding tide had
tilted her over until the water poured over
the gunwale. Whichever it was, she was
turning over and Freese j umped on to the
bank and ran to the saloon for assistance.
He found the dead bodv of his captain ly
ing in the doorway of the saloon.
Beckman was shot through the right
temple. He had evidently held his head
close to the door listening to what was
going on inside, for there were splashes of
blood around the bullet-hole in the door.
The panels were all dented from the blows
of the cobblestone with which he had been
hammering, and which lay beside him in
Cramer's statement of the affair is as
I closed up the restaurant at 7 o'clock and
went, downtown to buy a pair of trousers.
When I got back I went to bed in a room In
the rear. I was awakened by a loud hammer
ing on the front door. I hollered "Who's
there?" but got no answer. The hammering
continued, and I again hollered, bur, again got
no answer. As I had been constantly annoyed
by people hammering on the door and trying
to break into the place, and as it is a lonely
spot I became alarmed, and to frighten them
away I fired a shot through the front door.
Then all was quiet and I went back to bed.
About fifteen minutes afterward some one
again hammered on the door, and I asked,
••Who is there?" "Black Charlie's partner.
Open the door; Charlie's shot," was answered.
I bulled on my trousers, opened the door, and
when I saw him lying on tne sidewalk I ran
down in my bare feet to get the night watch
man at the railroad track to fetch a doctor.
When 1 got back I saw he was dying.
About two months ago the place was broken
Into and a young man named John Harring
ton was arrested for burglary, but the case fell
through. That's all I know about it.
Cramer is a quiet, inoffensive young
fellow and seems very sorry for the un
fortunate affair. He had intended to give
up his position on Sunday, but decided to
keep on as he was short of funds. "It
would have been better for me if I had
left," he said.
The cold preventer & health-keeper. Jaros Hy
gienic Underwear. Morgan Bros., 229 Montjj'y*
Bia SUIT OF NOE HEIES.
The Fight for Twenty - Four Mil
lion Dollars' Worth of
The suit of the Noe heirs for the re
covery of $24,000,000 worth of property in
the San Miguel Rancho, which was com
menced last month, is to be instituted this
The complaint will be filed within the
next three days and copies thereof will be
served on upward of 7000 land-owners, in
cluding the Southern Pacific, Mayor Sutro,
Crocker and Stanford estates and several
companies organized to lay out additions
and sell land in the district included
within the boundaries of the original San
The complaint and numerous copies
thereof which have been in preparation
for weeks past were all but finished yester
day. One of the last items to be added
was a chronological catalogue of the latest
transfers made in the district, as shown by
the boots in the Hall of Records.
Attorney Koscialowsky, the principal
attorney fbr the Noe heirs, claims that the
United States in such a transaction is not
different from an individual, and it is so
set forth in his argument and that of Judge
Alexander of Sacramento.
|Save a little and get sick— wear Jaros Hygienic
Underwear and keep well. It's the underdress of
protection. Morgan Bros., 229 Montgomery St.*
WHIST WITHOUT STAKES
Play Opens at the Trlst Dupli
Letters of Encouragement From
Enthusiasts In All Parts of
The Trist Duplicate Whist Club, the
opening of which is expected by its found
ers to sound the death knelt of stake
playing in whist clubs of Ban Francisco,
will hold its inaugural tournament in its
elegant quarters in the Wenban building,
Suiter and Mason streets, this evening.
When the San Francisco Whist Club was
formed some years ago bv P. J. Tormey
and others, the idea of playing for the
pure love of the game and not for stakes
or monetary consideration of any kind
was the main one. A Drovision to that
effect was carefully incorporated in the by
laws, but by some unexplained means it
was eliminated when the constitution and
by-laws went to print, and the completed
laws made their appearance without it.
Efforts were made later to rectify the
mistake, but without success, and the
failure led to a split in the club which re
sulted in the formation of the new organi
zation, the opening of which takes place
to-night. There was no mistake in the
drawing up of the constitution and by-laws
of the Trist Club and playing for stakes of
any description will be debarred from its
quarters as long as it exists. The club is
named after Nicholas B. Trist, the great
New Orleans authority on the game.
P. J. Tormey, president of the Pacific
Coast Whist Association, who was one of
the most active in the formation of the
Trist Club, said yesterday that while the
playing for stakes, however small, was the
almost universal custom among whist
organizations throughout the world, he
believed that it detracted from the value
of the game and led some to play more
from the desire for eain than from the
pure pleasure of whist.
''Our project has received the greatest
encouragement from all of the greatest
whist authorities and enthusiasts through
out this country and Europe," he said,
"among them being Cavendish (Henry
Jones), the great English author on whist;
General A. W. Drayson of England, Dr.
William Pole. F. R. S., author of "Pole on
Whist"; Henry K. Diliard, the blind
player of Philadelphia; Cassius M. Payne,
editor of "Wnist" ; Eugene S. Elliott,
founder of the American Whist League;
Theodore Schwarz, president of the Ameri
can Whist League; Fisher Ames of
Boston; Walter H. Barney, vice-presi
dent of the American Whist League;
Judge W. H. Pritchard of Tacorna; Kate
I. Wheelock, the great woman player, who
has been called the "Queen of whist";
Charles E. Coffin, a well-known writer on
the game; C. D. P. Hamilton of Easton,
Pa., author of the most exhaustive work
on the subject published; G. G. Willard,
president of the Chicago Whist Club, the
largest whist organization in America;
Nicholas B. Trist of New Orleans, after
whom the club is named, and many others.
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