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STRIFE AT STOCKTON
Corral Hollow Road and
CARRIED INTO A COURT.
Huntingdon's Counsel Asks for
an Injunction Against the
SCHEME TO CHECK BUILDING.
Advantage Taken of a Simple Error
on the Part of the
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 14.— The Bouth
era Pacific and the Alameda and San Joa
quin Railway Company (the Corral Hol
low) have clashed. The Corral Hollow
people say it is all a mistake; that some
one has blundered; but the fact remains,
nevertheless, that the two companies are
now in the Superior Court for a settlement
of their troubles.
The issue was declared this afternoon
when W. L. Dudley, the local legal repre
sentative of the Southern Pacific, filed a
petition praying for an injunction against
the Corral Hollow Company, to prevent
the workmen of the latter from interfering
with the right of way and track of the
Southern Pacific at a point near French
Camp, where the Corral Hollow grade
strikes the Southern Pacific line. Hugh
Foy, superintendent of construction of the
coal road, is named as one of the principal
The petition recites that the new com
pany is interfering with the rights of way
of the Southern Pacific, endangering the
movement of trains and taking other lib
erties not lawful without the existence of
a written agreement between defendant
and plaintiff corporations. The trouble is
reviewed with the usual legal phraseology,
and the petition ends by asking that the
defendants be required to show cause why
a perpetual injunction shall not be issued
Judge James F. Budd heard the matter
and issued the usual restraining order, to
be in force pending a hearing of the case
after the citations are returned. The usual
Indemnity bond was filed, and all the legal
formalities peculiar to the movements of a
great corporation have been attended to.
The news of the move is a topic of gen
eral discussion here this evening. The
complaint was not filed until all of the
county offices were ready to; close, and
even H. E. Barber, the local agent of the
Corral Hollow Company, was taken by
surprise, refusing to believe the news until
he saw the records himself. Most of the
attorneys and courthouse habitues had left,
and Judge Budd transacted the business
in the County Clerk's office. C. I. Jones,
the local agent of the Southern Pacific,
made affidavit to the allegations in the
There were rumors around town to-day
that the Corral Hollow workmen had been
ordered off the Southern Pacific right of
way near French Camp by Mr. Jones, act
ing under orders from San Francisco. The
facts are that on Saturday the construction
gangs began throwing up a grade on each
Bide of the Southern Pacific track prep
aratory to effecting a crossing, and did so
under the impression that an agreement
had been effected between the two com
panies in San Francisco providing for the
same. Mr. Barber, the local agent of the
Corral Hollow Company, was informed of
the action by the gang, and hastened to
assure Mr. Jones that no offense was in
tended and no further work would be done
at that point until the two companies had
arrived at a satisfactory agreement. The
men retired when ordered away by Mr.
Jones, and Agent Barber ordered the fences
replaced and every article removed from
Southern Pacific lands.
It was supposed that this was the end of
the incident, and Mr. Jones was appar
ently satisfied with the assurances of Mr.
Barber. That is why Mr. Barber is mad.
He feels that a mountain has come from a
molehill and that the incident is being
used by the Southern Pacific to delay and
embarrass the work on the Corral Hollow
"At 3 o'clock to-day I was assured every
thing would be satisfactorily adjusted at
San Francisco and I cannot account tor
this paper, riled at the very close of court
hours for some motive known only to the
other company," said Mr. Barber this
A- FI2T Z>B SIECTiE 21OXQOZ.
Ah Poy Adopts the Civilised Method of
Cheating Sit Creditor*.
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 14.— Ah Poy, a
Chinese farmer residing on Btaten Island,
has decided to seek that great American
institution, the bankruptcy court, for re
lief from his clamoring creditors. Of these
there is a host ana their claims aggregate
Ah Poy's petition in insolvency was filed
in his behalf to-day by Nutter <fc Devries,
his attorneys. The petition shows that
Ah Poy has been unable to make ends
meet on the farm. But the Mongol has
the art of getting out of debt down to a
He owes a Mr. Prouty $3800 for bor
rowed money, William McLauren $400 for
barley, D. Keef & Co. of San Francisco an
$80 account. Terry Bros. $500 for rent, and
Sang Gee $800 for merchandise. He also
owes Chinese laborers to the number of
about twenty in sums ranging from $20
Against his debt of $5999 he has crops
and farming machinery worth $1161 and
personal property exempt from execution
about up to the limit.
ODD FELLOWS' GA.THERIXQ.
Stockton Preparing to Receive the Grand
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 14.— The Grand
Encampment of the California Odd Fel
lows will convene here to-morrow. An
attendance of 600 is expected and the ses
sions will continue each day this week.
W. H. Barnes, the grand scribe, says that
the encampment will be better attended
than any held in recent years. He bases
his opinion upon the number of railroad
certificates he has issued to those who have
applied for them.
To-night the beautified degree was con
ferred by the officers of Lebanon Rebekah
Lodge No. 41.
The work of arrangement and entertain
ment of the visitors has been well attended
to and everything gives promise of a de
lightful session. On Wednesday morning
will be held the election of grand scribe
and grand junior warden. No opposition
is expected to Mr. B»rnes in the former
capacity. There may be a number of as
pirants for the office of junior warden.
Wednesday evening will divide the mem
bers. There will be a secret session of the
men in Odd Fellows' Hall for the confer
ring of patriarchal degrees. The local
ladies will give an "evening at home" to
the visiting sisters at the parlors of the
The programme for Thursday evening in
cludes a competitive drill for prizes and the
conferrjne of the decoration of chivalry at
the pavilion. Three cantons will compete
in the dril for three prizes. The first prize
will be a silver trophy, presented by the
Grand Encampment; the second a silver
water tankard by Canton No. 11 of Oak
land and the third $75 in cash.
The decoration of chivalv is pronounced
the finest military service fn the order. It
will be conferred on Major Xavier Mefret
of San Francisco by the members of three
cantons and the brigadier-general's staff,
assisted by four local lodges. The local
members of the order have been busy the
past week in preparing for these events,
and give promise by their indefatigable
energies of upholding the reputation of
Stockton for hospitality.
VELOCITY OF THE SAX JOAQVIX.
Engineers Making Tests in the Interest
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 14.— M. A.
Nurse, one of the engineers in the employ
of the State Board of Public Works, is in
the city, together with A. P. Nurse and
K. M. Lawson. They are engaged in
placing gauges along the San Joaquin
River at various points to determine the
velocity of the stream during the season of
The party has been slowly working up
the river from Black Diamond, making a
careful survey to ascertain if measures can
be devised to relieve certain sections from
overflow, and to determine how the stream
can be bettered in the interests ofj com
To-day the party went over to the
Mokelumne River to make some surveys
there and to place a gauge in that stream.
From Stockton, Nurse and his assistants
will go south, following up the San Joaquin
River to make a study of it.
Increasing Saloon License Taxes.
STOCKTON, Cai,., Oct. 14— The City
Council this evening passed an ordinance
placing an additional license on all-night
and Sunday saloons. Saloons are also to
be confined to the business portion of the
city. This is aimed at corner groceries.
It is understood that Mayor Bangs will
sign the ordinance at once.
MANLEITS WESTERN TRIPS
Studying Claims of Various
Cities for the Republican
Some Time to Be Devoted to Con
sideration of Financial
CHICAGO. 111., Oct. 14.— Chairman Jos
eph H. Manley of the Republican National
Committee, who left New York on October
9 for a trip to the Pacific Coast, stopped
here for a few hours yesterday. He said
that no call had been issued for a meeting
of the National Committee, and would not
or some time to come. He met Thomas
H. Carter of Montana and William R.
Merriam, ex - Governor of Minnesota, at
A short conference was held, the result
of which could not be learned. Mr. Man
ley left this evening for Omaha. From
Omaha he expects to go to Denver, Salt
Lake and San Francisco, thence back to
New York via Atlanta.
Mr. Merriam talked a little about his
presence in Chicago.
"I am on my way to Atlanta," he said,
"and met Mr. Manley as he was passing
through the city. He is out for a pleasure
trip to the coast and incidentally is mak
ing a study of the financial question and
of the claims of various cities for the con
vention next year.
'•St. Paul would be glad to have th« con
vention, and has every convenience for
taking care of the delegates. The climate
of the State and the high elevation of the
city make it a desirable place in the
heated season for the holding of conven
tions. How much bonus the city would
raise for the honor I do not know, but I
guess any ordinary sum would not
Anent the reported candidacy of* Mr.
Merriam for Vice-President, the story is
told that his wife is the inspiring cause of
his ambition. Mrs. Merriam is one of the
moit beautiful and accomplished women
of Minnesota, and her tact and grace when
mistress of the Governor's mansion had
much to do with her husband's popularity.
Mrs. Merriam is said to be desirous of
shining in Washington society, where her
wealth and talents would make her a
leader. She has, therefore, marked out a
narrow path leading up to the Vice-Presi
XJf ROVTE Oy THJB OS El DA.
President Cleveland and Party Visit Aetv
NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct. 14.— The steam
yacht Oneida, with President Cleveland on
board.arrived here yesterday morning from
Gray Gables. The yacht anchored off East
Twenty-sixth street about noon. The
President left the vessel at 2 o'clock this
afternoon and was driven to the home of
his family physioian, Dr. Joseph D. Bry
ant, at 64 West Thirty-sixth street. He
dined with the doctor and his family, and
left after a visit of an hour and a half for
the yacht, arriving there at 3:45 p. m.
At 4:30 o'clock in the afternoon the
Oneida passed Liberty Island, bound down
the bay. At that time her nose was pointed
toward the Bay Ridge shore, and it was
thought she would anchor off the Atlantic
Yacht clubhouse, the weather being a little
too threatening for an outside trip to the
capes en route to Washington. Dr. Bry
ant said the President did not speak of Mb
future plans, and he supposed the Oneida
would take the originally planned course,
up the Chesapeake and Potomac to Wash
FRAKER TO SE INDICTED.
The Grand Jury Ready to Take* Up the
Insurance Swindler's Case.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 14. — The
Grand Jury or Ray County will meet to
morrow and during the weee evidence
against Dr. G. W. Fraker will be presented
and the jury called upon to indict him.
The charge on which he i» now held is at
tempting to obtain money under false pre
Dr. Fraker has been in jail a month now,
but does not seem to have suffered on ac
count of his confinement. Every day he
receives many visitors, most of whom sym
pathize with him and in many cases bring
him fruit or other dainties. To most vis
itors he says he went away on account of
his health, though he is unable to explain
why he stayed so long.
It mt Among Slavonian*.
WEST NEWTON, Pa., Oct. 14— A riot
occurred here yesterday among the Slavs,
in which one man was stabbed and another
shot. The Slavs were holding a celebra
bration, and while drunk became involved
in a quarrel. The assailants fled, but were
captured after an exciting chase. The
wounded men were badly hart, but may
Can Pay depositors.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 14.— Martin Tibke,
president of the Citizens' State Bank
which failed last wees, says that there is
$10,000 cash with which to pay $34,000 in
deposits. It is believed that some of the
assets in notes will be good enough to
make up all the depositors' losses.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, J895.
TRAGEDY AT SEATTLE.
Deadly Battle Between
an Officer and a
NEITHER CAN SURVIVE.
A Knife Used With Terrible
Effect by a Water-Front
BROUGHT DOWN BY A BULLET.
Two Men Who Sought to Inter
fere Receive Dangerous
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 14.— Policeman
John Ccrbett, who was dubbed "Perpetnal
Motion John" by Desperado Tom Blanck,
is lying at the point of death at Provi
dence Hospital, his body covered with
knife wounds. At the same hospital is
John O'Connor, alias Conner, a suspected
thief, who is dying with a bullet from the
officer's revolver in his body. At police
headquarters is Banford Bouser, a sailor,
with bis hands, arms and face horribly
slashed. Daniel HcNamara, proprietor of
the Wanderer saloon at the foot of Wash
ington street, is suffering from a bullet
wound in bis right arm. All received
their wounds tbia morning at 5 o'clock,
•when Officer Corbett attempted to arrest
O'Connnor on a charge of having robbed
Bouser by ripping open bis trouser -pockets
and taking therefrom his money— ss in
silver and $5 in gold.
O'Connor is responsible for the wounds of
Corbctt and Sailor Bouser, and the police
man is responsible for the wounds of the
suspected thief and those 01 the saloon
keeper. Corbett is frightfully cut, having
about a dozen wounds. His nose is almost
severed from his face, while his breast,
arms and legs are slashed in a ghastly man
ner. O'Connor's fatal wound is in the
back, the policeman having shot him as he
was trying to escape. Never was a knife
wielded, in such a short space of time,
with more terrible effect. Corbett'g face
and almost every part of his body, even to
his armpits, are tattooed.
Corbett was standing in front of the sa
loon which is the head resort in this city
for sailors, when O'Connor, who 13 a ma
rine fireman, having fired on the steamer
Al-Ki until a few weeks ago, came out of the
Brooklyn lodging-house near by and en
tered the saloon. A few minutes later
Bouser came down, approached the officer
and said he bad just been robbed. He
thought the man who did it had just left
the lodging-house. Corbett told him to
accompany him into the saloon. They
went in and Corbett approached O'Connor,
who was standing in front of the bar. Then
he turned to Bouser and asked:
"I3 this the man who robbed you?"
Bouser, who was intoxicated, said he
didn't know to a certainty. O'Connor
exhibited about $60 with the remark:
"What would I want with bis little
Corbett told O'Connor he had better ac
company him to headquarters.
"Well, I want to get my clothes behind
the bar," remarked O'Connor, and he made
a pretense of so doing.
He went behind the bar, Corbett follow
ing him, fearing that he intended to escape
by way of little a door which could be
reached by passing behind the bar and
into a private office. Once behind the bar
O'Connor produced a revolver. Corbett
saw it in O'Connor's hand and grabbed it.
A struggle followed. O'Connor is a heavy,
strong man and fought desperately for the
revolver. It was a new Colt's 41-caliber
and had an extra long barrel. The officer
and O'Connor both had a good grip upon it.
Corbett called to McNamara for assist
ance, and McNamara rushed between the
two men and got possession of the weapon.
Corbett and O'Connor continued the strug
gle, the latter all the while making an
effort to break away and escape. Corbett
drew his big navy revolver and fired. The
ball struck McNamara in the right arm,
just below the elbow, inflicting a bad
By this time O'Connor bad drawn his
knife. He slashed Corbett about the face
and body, and gave Bouser, who seemed to
be trying to assist the officer, a half dozen
or more wounds on the wrists and hands.
They worked their way three times about
O'Connor finally broke away and rushed
to the rear of the saloon, circled a table
and then made for the front door. Cor
bett, bleeding from hia wounds, started
after him and grabbed him. A second
struggle followed, and the two men fought
like demons. At last they got near the
front door. It was open. O'Connor, It
seems, used his knife effectively every
time he came in contact with Corbett.
O'Connor was almost outside the door,
when Corbett, who had managed to keep
his revolver in his hand, raised it and
fired. The bullet caught O'Connor in the
back. He fell face downwards, just out
side the door. Corbett, though weak,
managed to regain his feet.
A half-dozen officers arrived and the
wounded men were removed to police
headquarters and later to the hospital.
Strange to say, the knife which O'Con
nor used In doing the cutting has not been
found, and it is said that the police have
learned that it was thrown into the bay.
A buckhorn-handled knife was found in
one of O'Connor's coat pockets, but it was
not the one with which the cutting was
Notwithstanding that McNamara wit
nessed the entire trouble, he told the
police that at no stage of the fight did he
see a knife. At times, however, he could
not have been five feet from the struggling
men, and all the while it is evident that
O'Connor was plunging the blade into
The police- are certain that O'Connor
robbed Bouser, and claim that McNamara
is trying to protect him. They think he
got rid of the knife. Bouser will lose the
use of both hands.
Cuief Rogers talked to O'Connor and
tried to find out something from him. He
refused to say a word. Chief Rozers told
him that he would likely die and that he
had better make some kind of a state
ment, bnt he could not be induced to
change his mind.
O'Connor was at one time foreman of
the Gallagher mines at Denver. There he
was known as "Jack" Conners. It was
found that the ball had lodged in his back
bone, a little above the point of the shoul
der, injuring the spinal cord and causing
paralysis below the point of the injury.
The physicians who examined him say he
will linger a week or ten days and then die.
GRANTED AN APPEAL.
Craemer, Sentenced for Murder, Given a
Xexc Lease of Life. .
SEATTLE, Wash., , Oct. 14.— Henry
Craemer, eentenced to be hanged on No
vember 1 for the alleged murder of Mrs.
Philopena Miller and babe, in whose case
German-Americans throughout the United
States have taken such marked interest,
will not be executed upon that date, and
possibly not at all. Chief Justice Hoyt of
the Supreme Court of the State of Wash
ington to-day granted the condemned man
an appeal to the United States Supreme
Craemer wept piteously when informed
of the turn in his favor, and spoke in
terms of love and gratitude for his coun
trymen and all others who have interested
themselves in his case.
SAIfTA YXEZ COLONISTS.
One Hundred Families to Settle on the
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Oct. 14.— The
100 lowa familieg who have organized a
colony and have been for some time ex
amining lands in Santa Barbara County
with a view to settlement have decided to
take a portion of the College rancho in the
upper Santa Ynez Valley, and a trade for
.5000 acres is on the point of consumma
The College rancho was formerly the
property of the De la Cuestas, but is now
divided between this old Castilian family,
the Catholic Church and a local company.
It comprises some forty or fifty thousand
acres of rich lands, well watered, lying be
tween the San Rafael Mountains on the
one side and the Santa Ynez range on the
other, with an elevation varying from 600
to 1000 feet. The soil is capable of great
development under good management and
issuitaole for the cultivation of olives, wal
nuts and all orchard fruits, but it has
hitherto been largely given over to stock
grazing and grain-raising.
HAZED J3X FIRE.
The Tempi* Opera House at Duluth
Burned to the Ground.
DULUTH, Mi jot., Oct. 14.— An hour
after the engagement of Daniel Bully's
company had been concluded last night,
there was an explosion in the basement of
the Temple Opera House, one of the finest
theaters in the Northweßt.
In a few minutes the whole interior was
a mass of flames, which shot a hundred
feet above the roof as soon as they ob
tained an outlet. In half an hour the rear
The building was part of the Masonic
Temple, but a wall separated them. The
doors were closed and the Masonic Temple
However, the beautiful rooms of the
Scottish Rite Consistory, which were in
the upper part of the theater portion, were
destroyed, together with the valuable
records and library. The insurance on the
double building wae $110,000, and its value
$200,000. The burned portion was valued
at $90,000. Nothing but three walls are
The origin of the fire ia unknown. No
lives were lost.
DERIDE THE SOCIALISTS.
Anarchists Inveigh Against the Breslau
BERLIN, Gebmany, Oct. 14.— At a meet
of anarchists held here to-day the pro
ceedings of the recent socialist congress at
Breslau were discussed. Herr Wiess de
clared that the socialists had lifted the
mask and betrayed that their theory and
practice were at variance. Where the
party's pocket began all other considera
Another speaker stated that the mem
bership of the socialists training-schools
had declined from 5000 to 200 and that the
schools would, therefore, be abandoned.
Increase of Silver.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 14.— W. B. Weir,
president of the Bank of Villa Marie, and
Thomas McDougall, general manager of
the Quebec Bank, representatives of the
banking section of the Board of Trade,
have called the attention of the Finance
Minister to the fact that the circulation of
United States silver in this country is in
creasing to an extent which causes the
banks much trouble. They argued as a
remedy that the silver coinage of Canada
be increased, stating that this course would
be profitable to Canada.
Hone-Raring A'ot a Crime.
NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct. 14.— 1n the
case brought to test the legality of the
Perry Gray racing law, Judge Ingraham,
in the court of Oyer and Terminer, to-day
decided that there was nothing in the
constitution making horse-racing a crime.
The racing of running horses is not in
violation of the laws.
Killed in a Duel.
GLOUCESTER. Ohio, Oct. 14.— 1n a
duel to-night Marshal Elmer Donnelly
was instantly killed by Marshal David C.
Cooke, and the latter was mortally
wounded. And old quarrel existed be
tween the men and when they met to
night Donnelly drew his revolver, Cooke
Maxeppa Killed in a Wreeh.
WATERBURY, Conn., Oct. 14.— A seri
ous wreck of a freight train occurred on
the New England Railroad south of Porter
street crossing shortly after 7 P. M. Ten
loaded freight cars were demolished, three
men were injured and the valuable trick
horse Mazeupa was killed. The horse is
said to have been insured for $100,000.
Sculptor Story Interred.
ROME, Italy, Oct. 14.— The funeral of
William Wetmore Story, the distinguished
American sculptor and author who died
on Monday, took place yesterday at
the American Church of St. Paul. The
principal American residents of the city
and a large number of visitors attended
Jealousy Causes « Tragedy.
EATON, Ohio, Oct. 14.— Miss Gertrude
Lally, a beautiful girl 19 years old, was
shot dead by John Monosmith, her lover,
this morning. When discovered she lay
prostrate on the ground with a bullet hole
in her head. Jealousy was the cause.
Slain by Russians.
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jj^rvijin, UEBMAST, kjci. i*. — j. ue r>rom
berg Tageblatt says that a number of Rus
sian frontier guards looted an inn at Pola
novo ■ and . murdered the hostess, her
daughter and a servant.
Money for the Pope.
ROME, Italy, Oct. 14.— The Pope has
received a generous money offering from
the Mexican Episcopate.
Trial of Maud Lewis.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 14.— Maud Lewis,
charged with the murder of State Senator
Peter Morrissey on May 13 last, was
brought to trial to-day. At the hour of
adjournment the jury had been nearly
completed. The defense will make an
effort to prove that the shooting was acci
Andrew Crews Executed.
BENTON, Tex., Oct. 14.— Andrew Crews
was hanged here to-day. Crewb on April
21, 1894, murdered three members of the
Murrell family. The murder was an
atrocious one, and it was with difficulty
that a lynching was prevented.
Einh.ttM.Ttnn rnul TlftV.
TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 14.— The Rev.
Joshua Martin, aged 82, and Mrs. Jennie
E. McKinney, were married to-day by
Rev. O. H. Call. The groom haa six
grown children and the bride four. The
first Mrs. Martin died a year ago.
Charioteers at Petaluma.
PETALUMA, Cal., Oct. 14.-The Salva
tion Army charioteer band passed through
Petaluma to-day, homeward bound, after
a campaign since May all through the
The Populist Conven
tion to Be Held at
SESSION AT SAN JOSE.
Preliminaries to the Campaign
Arranged by the Execu
WEBSTEB'S ECONOMICAL PLAN.
Delegates Urged to Travel In Wag
ons and Canvass for
Votes En Route.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Oct. 14.— A meagerly
attended meeting of the executive com
mUtee of the California Populists was held
in the parlors of the New York Exchange
Hotel to-day to perfect plan* for the com
ing State convention and arrange for a
formal opening of the campaign. Several
of the Populist candidates at the last elec
tion were present, together with about
twenty other delegates.
E. M. Waddell presided over the meeting
and H. A. Mason acted as secretary .
The representation at the State conven
tion was fixed at two for each county and
one for every 300 votes or fraction thereof
cast for Webster for Governor. The com
mittee decided that February was the most
desirable time for holding the convention.
The claims of San Francisco, Oakland,
Sacramento and San Jose for the State
convention were presented.and Sacramento
was selected, the vote being as follows:
San Francisco 1, San Jose 4, Oakland 2,
The matter of fixing the date of the con
vention and issuing the call for it was left
to the chairman of the State committee.
In answer to the request from the Nation
al committee for an opinion as to the best
time for holding the National convention
it was the sense of the meeting that the
convention sbould not be held earlier than
J. A. Johnson, Judge E. M. Gibson and
Thomas V. Cator were appointed a com
mittee to draw up resolutions expressing
the sentiments of the committee.
J. V. Webster, late candidate for Gov
ernor, urged that all delegates who could
ought to attend the State convention in
wagons, as it was cheaper than traveling
by rail and a personal canvass could be
conducted on the trips to and from the
This evening a political meeting was
held at Eintracht Hall, addresses being
made by J. V. Webster, Thomas V. Cator,
Judge E. M. Gibson and other leaders of
the party. The meeting was well attended.
Pastors of the Methodist Church South
Assigned to Charges.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Oct. 14,— The annual
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
church South adjourned to-day after a
snort session, during which the following
appointments were announced:
San Francisco District— Presiding elder, H. C.
Christian; Centenary, San Francisco, K. J.
Briggs; Alameda.C. W. Smith; San Jose, J. M.
Weema; Gllroy, L. A. Green; Holllster, W. B.
Andrews, W. M. Winters supernumerary;
Salinas, J. Emery; Mountain View, V. H.
Green; San Lucas and Bradley, to be supplied
br W. A. Lindßey; Lincoln. J. C. Simmons;
W'heatland. Z. J. Needham; Bear Valley, J. M.
Parker; Sacramento, T. H. B. Anderson ; Pub
lic, P. M. Adrea, E, M. Wilson; Oakland, H.
J. M. Kenner transferred to Los Angeles
County, Trinltr Church.
Santa Rosa District— Presiding elder, P. F.
Page; Santa Rosa, F. A. Atkinson; Pet&luma,
J. W. Ray, C. N. 'Guilder supernumerary;
Ukiah, John Hannon; Cloverdale and York
vllle, W. H. Cooper; Healdaburg, F. M. Staten ;
Lakeport, E. H. McWhorter; Potter Valley and
Redwood. A. F. Lee; Rockville, C. E. Clark;
Elmira, W. T. Taylor; Winters, B. J. Waugh;
Woodland, J. R. Coin p ton; Knights Landing,
J.M.Pratt; Davisville, J. D. Sheldon; Dixon,
Colusa District — Presiding elder, Samuel
Brown; Colusa, R. Fallen; Chico, C. O. Steele;
Willows, C. \V. Hoag; Red Bluff', J. A. Batchel
der; Butte City, A. Odom: Yuba City, W. A.
Booher; Maxwell, D. Bauer; Gridley, Henry
Neate; Suitor City, L. D. Renfro; Arbuckle, H.
B. Swafford; Anderson, A. L. Paul; Big Valley,
S. F. Reeves: Leesville, E. H. Robinson; Or
land, 8. C. Smitn; Millville, E. Palmer; Sykes,
J. M. Brown.
Fresno District — Presiding elder, M. B.
Sharbrough; Fresno, H. C. Merritt; Big Dry
Creek, J. Hedgpeth; Selma, George Baugh;
Sanger, A. F. 1». Walters ; Lemoore, W. M. Arm
strong; West Park, J. C. Pendegrast; Dumba,
R. F. Beasley; Visalia, Jesse Wood; Woodvllle,
and Exeter, B. F. Burria, A. S. Humaker super
numerary; Kuysburg, J. 0. Hyden; Bakersfield,
P. T. Ramsey ; Tulare, T. G. Patterson ; Han
ford, W. E. Phillips: Lindsey, to bo supplied.
Merced District— Presiding elder, W. F. Cof
fee; Merced, D. M. Edwards; Plainsburg, R. A.
Sawrie; Modesto, W. J. Malion; Linden, T. L.
Duke; Mariposa, A. B. Few; Stockton, J. E. Car
penter, P. N. Blankeitship supernumerary; So
nora, W. B. Austin; Los Banos, M. J. Gough,
G.H.Newton supernumerary; Madera.W. A.
Flnley; Raymond, to be supplied; Walnut
Grove, G. H. Frazer; Gait, to be supplied; Snell
lng, J. F. Roberta; Waterlord, to be supplied.
JttV THE CRIMINAL COURTS.
San Jose Offenders Arraigned for Various
SAN JOSE, Cal., Oct. 14.- William Har
rington, who pleaded guilty to a charge of
having received stolen property, was this
morning sentenced to three months in the
County Jail by Judge Lorigan. Harring
ton received a horse from a tramp which
he | knew had been stolen from Miss E.
Diggs of San Francisco. He sold - the
horse for $20 and then went to San Fran
cisco and spent the money in entertaining
■ | Melechi Ortega and William O'Brien
were arraigned before Jud ge Lorigan to
day on charges of grand larceny and were
given until Wednesday to plead. '
The second trial of Jim Chuen,
the Chinese cook i who looted the
residence of F. E. Spencer and.
then burned . the building to cover up
the crime, was set by Judge Lorigan this
morning for October 31. ,In the previous !
trial the jury diagreed. ■: -,
, Ed Williams, a former leader of : a gang
of youthful burglars, who was arrested
Saturday night, was arraigned on a charge
of burglary oefore Justice Gass this morn
ing. : Williams pleaded not guilty, and his
preliminary examination was set for Oc
tober 30. Bail was fixed at $200, in default
of which Williams went to jail.
Christian Endeavor Convention.
SAN JOSE. Cal., Oct. 14.— Extensive
preparations are being made in Christian
Endeavor circles for the county conven
tion to be held at Los Gatos, October 25.
A special train will run from this city for
the accommodation of delegates. Among
the special features will be a Christian En
deavor picnic at Shore's Grove. The or
chestra of tne Church of Christ at Santa
Clara will be in attendance at the conven
Count Taafe Very Hi.
LONDON, Enq., Oct. 14. — The Daily
News will to-morrow publish a Vienna
dispatch stating that Count Edward Taafe,
ex-Prime Minister of Austria, is critically
ill with heart disease at his court residence
Burned by Molten Metal.
PITTSBURG, Pa,, Oct. 14,~Early this
morning the converter in the Frankstown
Steel Works burst, throwing liquid metal
in all directions. Six were terribly burned,
two fatally. One of the latter died at 2
o'clock this afternoon.
A PIONEEE'S TWO WIDOWS.
Queer Complication* Over the SIO.OOO
Estate of James I). Sullivan.
James D. Sullivan, a California pioneer
of 1849, died in New York last month and
he left two widows, several children and
an estate consisting of $10,000 in bank.
The original widow, Mrs. Mary Sullivan,
resides in this City, and she has a son who
is a stereotyper here.
After deserting his lirst wife, though a
divorce was never obtained, Sullivan mar
ried three other women. Two of the latter
are dead, but one of these two is survived
by two children. Sullivan, who was 70
years old when he died, made no dis
position of his property by will, and a
queer sort of a contest over the estate is
likely to be made in the New York courts.
In several other instances widows have
come out of the East and established their
claims to property that Western wives had
expected to inherit from their husbands,
but it is believed that in this case the win
ning widow will go from the West.
Sullivan lived during the latter part of
his life at 83 King street, New York, and
there is tbe home of the fourth wife and
The man came to San Francisco at the
time of the first gold excitement, and in
1852 he married. A son and two daugh
ters were born here, but only the son, who
is the stereotyper alluded to, is still living.
One of the daughters grew up and mar
ried, and her son is a member of the origi
Prior to 1860 Sullivan returned to the
East. He was at New York during the
early portion of the War of the Rebellion,
and there he went into business as a
dealer in kindling wood. Like everybody
else at the time he made money. He de»
posited his earnings in the Bowery Bank,
the Emigrants' Bank and the Bl.eker
fctreet Savings Bank, and from 1865 not a
dollar has been withdrawn. Although the
original savings were small the money
now amouDts to $10,000 or upward, and it
is thought that there may be other prop
erty which has not been discovered.
Sullivan married his second wife, a New
York woman, in 1874, bat she died a year
later, and then the man went to Ireland,
his native land. In 1879 he came back to
America, and he brought with him a third
wife and two children. Sullivan carried
on the express business for several years,
and he was successful in that.
The third wife died about 18S0, but in
1885 there was another wedding, with Sul
livan as one of the principals, tne wife be
ing about twenty-five years younger than
the husband. This is the wife that is now
living in New York and who is expected
to contest the San Francisco widow's
claim, though no litigation has yet been
Adele Sullivan, a daughter of the third
wife, applied for letters of administration
on the Kew York estate and in the peti
tion she included the latest wife as one of
the heirs. 6he had never heard of the
original wife in this City, but the fourth
wife had heard of the son here and she
telegraphed to him about the death of Mr.
Sullivan and stated that there was no will.
Then the existence of the bank accounts
was not known and it was supposed that
the entire estate was not worth more than
The son engaged Lawyer Charles M.
Beattie of New York to represent him.
Then the bankbooks were discovered and
Lawyer Beattie is searching for more prop
WANT SOUTHERN QUAIL.
The Country Club In a Muddle
With the San Diego
A Trapper Arrested for Netting
Birds for the Marln County
The Country Club, a gentlemen's sport
ing organization, has got into a tangle
with the peace officers of San Diego
County. Nearly all of the members of the
Country Club are residents of Ban Fran
cisco and the neighboring towns, and their
preserve and clubhouse is in Marin County
on the Shaf ter-Ho ward estate.
On September 5 Austin C. Tubbs of 411
Front street, the chairman of the game
and fish committee, sent a letter to the
Fish and Game Commissioners, stating
that the club wanted to secure 100 dozen
live quail in San Diego County and Lower
California for propagating purposes, the
birds to be liberated on the Marin County
preserve. He was told that the Commis
sioners could not give the permit, which
would have to be obtained from the Game
Warden of San Diego County. Mr. Tubbs
evidently obtained the permit from the
Game Warden of that county, and he se
cured the help of E. S. Babcock of the
Coronado Hotel to net the birds. Bab
cock's man went to work, and after he had
trapped a large number he was arrested
for violating the game laws.
The arrest of the quail-trapper has
brought about a decided tangle and con
siderable correspondence. Babcock first in
formed A. C. Tubbs of the Country Club of
the arrest. This letter had hardly reached
Mr. Tubbs before the Fish Commissioners
were made aware of the arrest by a letter
from A. D. Jordan, a prominent attorney
of San Diego. He wrote as follows:
San Diego, Cal., Oct. 12.
To the Honorable Board of Fish Commission
ers of California— lentlemen: We have E. S.
Babcock in the toils again for violation of the
game law. to wit, netting valley quail by the
wholesale. The capture and the evidence is so
complete that they will not deny it, but claim
to be catching them for propagation, and have
a permit from the fellow that was appointed
Game Warden here. I presume the permit was
dated back to suit. The propagation dodge is a
good one. Babcock has charge of a very large
tract of land known as North Island, and is
also doing business for a so-called club of some
Just before open season commences and be
fore game has been thinned out by sportsmen
he sends out his netters and captures quail by
the wholesale and is prepared, as in this case,
to plead the propagation act; while the proba
bilities are that most of the quail find their
way into the larde* of the Coronado Hotel,
also under Babcock's management, and what
few find their way to North Island become a
source of revenue by being shot at tne rate of
$o to $10 per day, and it Is very doubtful if the
captured birds ever have a chance to breed.
There is a rumor that he has obtained the
Influence of the commission to assist him out
of his net in this matter, but I hope it is not
true, as those who are trying to preserve the
game of thiß county have nothing but the sat
isfaction of doing bo as compensation for their
toil. Yours, A D. Jokdan.
The Commissioners are anything but
pleased at being placed in this false posi
tion. Under the present law they cannot
issue a permit to any one to trap quail for
any purpose, as ohown Dy the law, which
631. Every person who shall at any time net
or pound, cage or trap any quail, partridge or
grouse, and every person who shall sell, trans
port, or give away, or offer or expose for sale,
or bave in his possession any quail, partridge
or grouse that has been snared, captured or
taken by means of any net or pound, cage or
trap, whether taken in the State of California
or shipped into the State from any other State,
Territory or foreign country, is guilty of a mis
demeanor; provided, th« same maybe taken
for the purposes of propagation, written per
mission having been first obtained from the
Game Warden of the county wherein said birds
are taken. * • •
Ab evidence that they are not "standing
in" with Mr. Babcock they point to the
fact that last spring they caused his arrest
for violating the law by having 2700 quail
in cold storage. These quail were seized
and donated to several cnaritable institu
tions. They are of the opinion that Mr.
Jordan has not properly interpreted the
law and that he is also in error in suppos
ing that he could stop quail shipped into
this State for propagating purposes. If
the birds were pat into the bands oi aa
express company the boxes could not be
molested under the interstate law relating
to "original packages." ,
Th° members of the County Club are of
the opinion that the opposition to their
getting quail for breeding purposes *s that
the San Diego people want the birds for
their o^n shooting. The fight between
the two interests promises to be lively and
to the bitter end.
Hot Vegetable Peeljeb.— A vegetable
peeler is now manufactured which will
peel boiled Irish potatoes, hoiled sweet po
tatoes, boiled beets and scalded toniatoea
as they come smoking hot from the cook
ing pot. It consists of two nickel-plated
steel blade?, riveted at one end and pointed
at the other. By pressing the blades to
gether the dull blade acts as a thumb and
the peel is stripped off.
The up-to-date baby-carnage is a very
sumptuous vehicle. The nurse and maid
does not like it, because it draws attention
away from her spruce appearance.
In men's summer neckwear a new white
puffed scarf is "built up" on thin wire to
be "cool and comfortable." It has a Lon-,
don maker's imprint.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment vrhen
rightly used. The many, who live bet-
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to nealth of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas-
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax-
ative; effectually cleansing the system
dispelling colds, headaches and fevera
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession because it acts on the Kid-
nevs, Liver and Bowels without weak-
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug*
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man-
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if oflerea.
PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO,
I STAMPED ON A SHOE
MEANS STANDARD OP MERIT.
BARGAIN PRICE LIST.
mRADE CONTINUES GOOD WITH US
X despite the obstruction caused by the SPRECK-
ELS FENCE, and the cause for our success lies In
the fact that we are selling better shoes for less
money than our competitors. We realize our
position and wherever we could make a reduction
we have dona so, and spite the fact that leather
and shoes have advanced wholesale vet we have
not only NOT ADVANCED our prices, but we
have In many Instances lowered them. This week
wje haveplaced on sale about £>0O pair of Ladles'
French Kid Button Shoes, which we will sell for $1
per pair. These shoes originally sold for $4 and «8,
but as the lines are more or less broken and we
have not all sizes we resolved to sacrifice them. In
this lot are cloth and kip topsshoes, with pointed or
square toes, and with either plain toes or patent-
leather tips, and they are bargains.
At Jl This must interest you.
/r*\ A. Ladies' High -Cut Storm
£.Xt't\ \i\ Rubbers, made of the best
R£'* ! ®aw >^V quality of rubber, which wo
■HBCKWTITt have placed within the
SB kfl^^__ ea ch to°4o all. Price re-
Aduced to 40 cents.
Keep the children looking Mp|
neat. We are selling Chll- f V I
drcn's Patent-Leather Shoes, Ira
with a fine kid top and spring J y 3
heels, for fl. Only one • Jr*? \
width— wide. Sizes 8 to, V. *>r JL
10%. ' Begular price ?2. —~*^2£Zr*^rr*
. •-■£* A bargain for men, thU
K a^ week only; genuine B Calf
I \V Congress or Lace Shoes,
A_ sjl with medium square toes
Ej-Nfc^JV^ and tips, guaranteed for
tfrrYi'iT^ri*^ _. •*>***■ sizes 6to 11, will sell
kSf&^SSeJßS^them tot $1 25, regular
price 9 2.
Ladles' Oxford Ties, with *
either pointed or square Jn A
toes, patent-leather tlpa or f¥s^' '^\
plain, hand-turned soles, J^/ \
.very eaay on the feet, re- -^ \j^L''W
duced to 51, a gTgatJ>Bjgaln.*g^L— _ fISM f
WE HAVE NOT MOVED.
,83-Country orders solicited.
aa^Send for New Illustrated Catalogaa.
1O Third Street, San Francisco.
PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO.
A LADIES' GEILIW
Has been established in the Palace Hotel
ON ACCOUNT OF REPEATED DEXAND9
made on the management. It takes thTpiaca
of the city restaurant, with direct entrance fi££
Harkat .u Ladles shopping will find this a n£2
<le*lrable place to lunch. Prompt sorvlci and S2S
•rate charges, such as have given in, genUenES