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SUIT FOR DAMAGES.
Los Anegles Woman Asked
for Quite a Large
THROWN FROM A BUGGY.
The Horse Frightened by an
FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLAKS.
That Is the Amount Mrs. Peron
Demanded for Injuries
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 17.— A dam
age suit for sls,ooo was filed this morning
in the Superior Court by Mr.-. Mary E.
Peron and Peter Peron against the Los
Angeles Consolidated Electric Railway
Company and tue lx>s Angeles Railway
The company was excavating on South
Central avenue in March last and the acci
dent upon which the suit is based oc
curred on the 9th of that month. Mr. and
Mrs. Peron were driving and their horse
fell into the excavation. A car approached
nrd frightened the animal so that he
twisted around and overturned the buggy,
which had not been disturbed by his fall.
M rs. Peron was thrown out. Her inju
ries affected her child, born three months
later, maiming and disfiguring it for life.
Damages are asked as noted.
BOJEMEM Minni:it trial.
A Witness for the I'rnseruticn Retter
Srrrr.t the Defense.
LOS ANGELES, Cm.., <> c t. 17.— Mrs.
Mary Wildrick was a witness in the
Roemer murder case this morning. She
was called by the prosecution, but the tes
timony was really favorable to the de
fense. She said on the night be
fore the minder she was walking on
the street with Koemer, and Ullery and
his wife approached Koemer and Ullery
called him aside.
Then Ullery s;iid he wanted him to pay
that $6. Koemer replied that he did not
have it. whereupon Ullery drew a pistol
and said with many oaths that it was not
the money he wanted, but his heart.
Boemer cried not to shoot him, that he
was unarmed, whereupon Ullery told him
to come to the hardware-store next morn
ine, and to come armed.
.1. W. McAllen, :in undertaker, testified
to the position of the wounds of UUery'a
body. .1. Van Buren was an eyewitness
to the shooting, aud saw defendant lire
two shots. Professor .1. H. Brown looked
on the scene from the opposite side of the
street. W. W. Wright saw Koemer come
into the store that morning by the back
way, and heard Bert Martin ask" him if he
wanted anything, to which Koemer replied
that he did not have what he wanted.
is Til t: sir it ejus co cbt.
Appeal of the Craig Murder Case Heard
at J.ns Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 17.— This
morning the greater portion of the session
of the Supreme Court was taken up with
an argument in the appeal case of John
Craig, who seeks to obtain a new trial.
The arguments were made for the defense
by Mr. Guthrie and Mr. Phibbs, who were
The principal contention on appeal was
that the Superior Court during Craig's
trial for murder of his wife admitted testi
mony with reference to his killing of his
father-in-law and mother-in-law a short
time afterward. It was also claimed that
if they could have lime they could have
introduced evidence to show that Craig
did not go to the Hunter ranch the day of
the murder intending to injure his wife or
Henry T. Gage argued against the propo
sitions advanced by counsel, claiming that
no error was committed by the lower court
in the matters referred to, and counsel for
the prosecution had offered during the
trial to give the defense ample time to pro
pare for the testimony in which they com
plained they were taken by surprise." After
tne argument the case, was taken under
advisement by the court.
LOS AJTOBZXa rETIi OLEUM.
The Baepert lias Finished His Work—OU
to lie Shipped.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 17.-J. C.
Harvey, local agent for the Standard Oil
Company, says his company has not made
any further move toward entering the
field. The expert has finished testing the
heating power of Los Angeles petroleum
and in a favorable report to head
Secretary Cochrane of the Oil Exchange
heard nothing to-day from the executive
committee now in San Fra..cisco. Jle says
that ttie principal business of the com
mittee up north was to secure tankage and
wharfage facilities at San Francisco, and
that this work lias been accomplished.
Mr. Cochrane said that the exchange ex
pected to make shipments north about the
middle of next wck. The oil will be
transferred over the Southern Pacific until
the vessels are runnin-r, which will be, he
thought, in about six weeks.
DISBARRED AT PORTLAND.
The Bar Association Brought
Charges Against Several
The Grievance Committee De
plored the Disreputable
Condition of Things.
PORTLAND, Or., Oct. 17.-When the
State Bar Association met this morning in
the Tnited States courtroom a sensation
was caused by the report of the grievance
committee, composed of live old and
widely known attorneys. They have con
sidered three cases of disbarment left over
from last year and instituted proceedings
against five more attorneys during the
past year. The committee is much con
cerned with this condition ana says in its
The timo has come when the bar of Oregon,
and particularly in Muitnomah County, must
arouse itself and put out of its ranks" tiisreji
utab.e members, or its reputation will be M
tarnished that it will tnko many years for it to
rrgaiu its former reputation. Within the past
year there have been nine ir> embers of the
Mulinomnh County bar arrested for crimes.
The report scores several attorneys by
name. Of nine members arrested, two are
in the penitentiary, two sentenced to long
terms and another being investigated by
the Grand Jury. Charges against the
others are pending in the State courts.
The members of the association knew of
these cases of dishonesty, all of which
arise out of forgery and misappropriation
of funds, but were startled when the report
presented them succinctly.
After a warm discussion and a few minor
amendments the report was adopted.
ASSAULTED A BOY.
A Portland Educator Used a Rawhide and
the Grand Jury Indicted
PORTLAND, Or.. Oct. 17.— Professor
Gilbert A. Adams, principal of the Stephens
School, has been indicted for assault and
battery, committed on the nine-year-old
son of J. E. Wolf. Adams is one of the
most promii.ent educators here, but has an
uncontrollable temper. He has created a
Bensation in educational circles. This is
not the first time Professor Adams lias
been in trouble, owing to the severe meth
ods of castigation adopted by him in the
correction of pupils.
In the present case it appears that the
Woli boy contradicted his teacher as to
the spelling o* a word, and was reported to
Prott-ssor Adams. The principal sent for
the boy and proceeded to punish him in
the usual manner by striking the lad's
open paims wth a ruler. It is customary
to cease punishing when the victim begins
to cry, but young Wolf was stubborn and
would not "weep. Finding he could not
break the boy's spirit by the ruler process
Professor Adams then secured a rawhide
whip, and with this instrument belabored
the boy until the little fellow's legs and
back showed a mass of black and blue
welts and bruises, the thrashing being
kept up until the pain proved more than
the boy's pluck could stand, and he gave in.
KILLING OF MRS. CHRIST
damaging testimony against
the Husband of the
Letters Written by Her to Kern
Hart Said to Have Been
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 17.— Coroner
Clark held an inquest this evening upon
the body of M^p. Christ, who was killed by
a bullet from her husband's pistol la t
Monday night. Some very damaging
testimony was adduced against her hus
band, who is under arrest on suspicion of
Kern Hart, with whom the dead woman
was so madly infatuated, has left the city
and it is claimed is in San Francisco. As
his evidence in the matter is deemed ma
terial and it was impossible to examine
the long list of witnesses at one time, the
verdict of the jury will not be received be
fore to-morrow night.
Tr. White, who performed the autopsy
upon the body of Mrs. Christ, described
the course of' the ball and the powder
marks on the face and right hand and said
that it was impossible for her to have been
shot as .she was had she been standing
erect and the pistol discharged by striking
Thomas M. Eby, who lives two doors
from the Christ residence, stated that hav
ing been called to the door by a messenger
boy. he heard the report of a pistol, and a
few minutes later Christ came to his house
and said: "I believe 1 have shot my wife."
When asked if he had called a doctor, he
answered: "No, I don't believe a doctor
could do her any good."
Christ did not appear at all excited when
speaking of the shooting, and was also
very much at ease when they were in the
room with the dead body. He also stated
that Christ said the killing was accidental,
his pistol having exploded by slipping
from the holster and striking on the floor.
Dr. Haight, who had been callea in by
Christ ac the suggestion of Mr. Eby, also
described Christ's absolute coolness of
behavior, and said »h*t on coming into the
room where the dead wovan lay tie
stepped over his wife's dead botty instead
of walking around it.
\Y hen requested to po after some am
monia to be used for injection in the body
in an attempt to start the heart's action he
said, "Oh, it's no use, she's dead."
Several other witnesses testified to
Christ's absolute coolness and apparent in
The most sensa+ional testimony of the
evening was that of Mrs. Eby. who stated
that Mrs. Kern Hart had called upon her
at 9 o'clock on the morning of the shoot
ing and had said: "Well, I've done it; I
am in it now," and then went on to relate
that she had found some letters in her
husband's coat pocket, and had shown
them to Christ, who had displayed great
She had then asked witness if she^had
ever seen her husband in Mrs. Cnrist's
company, and Mrs. Eby, with great reluc
tance, said f-he had.
After the shooting, Mrs. Hart called at
the house between 12 and 1 o'clock and
asked her if she had told any one of the
conversation that had taken place between
them that morning, and was informed that
witness had told Mr. Eby.
She then told very conflicting stories
about the other letters she had claimed to
have in her possession, and stated that
she had burned them. When pressed to
tell the contents of the destroyed letters
she said she could not remember, as she
had riot read them for two years.
One of them had been full of endearing
terms, and said that the writer had never
loved a man until she met Mr. Hart. Since
then she could not abide by her husband.
After she had shown the Tetters to Christ
she had urged her husband to go down
town and get his life insured. She also
said that she went to the Christ residence
on September 10 with a revolver to settle
the matter, but her courage failed her.
STOPPED BY THE POLICE.
Jack Frazier Had the Best of the Fight
With Fred Bogan When It Was
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 17.— The
much-talked-of fight between Jack Frazier
and Fred Bogan came off to-night in the
quarters of the Angel City Athletic Club
and was hotly contested.
Although the fight was declared a draw,
the audience was treated to the most
lively and scientific set-to ever held in
Frazier went into the ring trained down
to 12t.» pounds, Bogan to 12!). From the
start Frazier was the aggressor, Bosjan
acting until the final round on the de
In the first round Frazier received a
blow that was almost a knock-out one,
but rallied quickly and came to time in
The two last rounds were lively, and
when the mill was stopped by police in
terference both contestants were covered
with blood. Frazier had the best of the
fight, and had it been continued would
certainly have won.
The Cutter Cortrin.
PORT TOWN SEND, Wash., Oct. 17.—
The United States revenue cutter Corwin,
Captain Munger, which returned recently
from Bering Sea, is in receipt of orders to
proceed at once to Astoria and report for
duty to the Colleotor of Customs there.
The Corwin will be attached to Astoria
district engaged in the enforcement of
revenue laws until next May, when she
will again i.c detailed to assist in protect
ing the rookeries in Bering Sea from the
ravages of pelagic sealers.
A. State Shoot.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Oct. 17.— The Verein
Scheutzen has decided to hold a State
shoot during the carnival. Valuable prizes
will be offered, and it is expected that be
tween 200 and 300 marksmen from all over
the State will be in attendance.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1895.
ODD FELLOWS PARADE
All Stockton Turned Out
to See the Street
music and the march.
Encampments From All Over
the State Appeared in
concluded their business.
Some Minor Matters Considered
at the Morning Session
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 17.— This was
the Odd Fellows' day of parades and music
and receptions. The patriarchs abandoned
the lodeeroom for the parade ground, and
all Stockton turned out to see the magnifi
cent display of the marching cantons. The
crowds began to gather at noontime and
patiently awaited the formation of the
On every street corner were companies
of the uniformed members of the encamp
ment, and a number of bands broke the
HEADQUARTERS OP THE VISITING ODD FELLOWS AT STOCKTON.
monotony of the waiting with strains of
lively music. Plantation melodies.
National anthems and more solemn
strains were intermingled in these street
programmes. The bright and attractive
uniforms of the patriarchs, the simple
sashes of the I. 0. O. F. lodges, and the
fatigue dress of the National Guard
formed pleasing contrasts as the different
divisions moved up Main street.
Shortly before noon a special train ar
rived from Sacramento bearing the mem
bers of Sacramento Canton No. 1. The
San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz and
Stockton divisions were ready to move at
1:30 o'clock. Companies A and B, N. G.
C, Sixth Kegiment, with Captain William
Simpson as ranking otlicer of the clay, left
their armory at the pavilion about the
same time and moved to Weber avenue,
where the start was made. Several hun
dred Odd Fellows, in the simple sash uni
form of the fraternity, also lined up for the
Grand Marshal Cunningham and his
aids had the parade ready to move at 2
o'clock. The grand marshal and his aids,
lioyle Greenwood and H. Chestuutwood,
Jed the first division. The military com
panies, headed by the Sixth Regiment
band, made up this division of the parade,
Company B turning out the most men.
The second division was in charge of
Brigadier-General J. F. Crosett and staff,
the latter composed as follows: E. H.
Black of San Francisco Canton No. 5,
lieutenant-colonel, chief of staff; 0. H.
Cole of Oakland Canton No. 11, major,
assistant adjutant-general; George Kirk
of Oakland Canton No. 11. major, assistant
inspector-general; P. B. Ogden of Oakland
Canton No. 11, major, assistant quarter
master-general; Professor Xavier Mefret
of San Francisco Canton No. 5, major,
assistant commissary - general ; H. O.
Brower of San Francisco Canton No. 5,
assistant surgeon-general ; George W. La
mont of San Francisco Canton No. 5,
major, brigade chaplain; A. Davidson of
San Francisco Canton No. 5, captain, aid
de-camp; A. M.Stevens of San Francisco
No. 5, banneret. This division was com
posed of Sacramento Canton No. 1, San
Francisco No. 5, Oakland No. 11, Stockton
No. 15, Santa Rosa No. 22. The cantons
turned out a full membership and the dis
play was the finest at any encampment
for years past. The Sacramento Canton
band, a very excellent organization,
headed the second division.
The third division was made up of the
several I. O. 0. F. lodges, led by their
respective officers. The parade moved
through the principal business thorough
fares, and on arriving at Hunter Square
was reviewed by the commanding officers
in the presence of a vast concourse of
The morning session of the encamp
ment virtually closed the business of the
session. A number of minor matters,
such as amended by-laws, were disposed
of. Retiring Grand Patriarch Roesch was
presented with a P. G. P. jewel by General
William S. Frost of Los Angeles in a pleas
ant address, which was responded to by
Mr. Roesch in a happy vein.
Among the matters which came up for
consideration previous to adjournment was
the question whether any one having in
his veins one-sixteenth Indian blood was
eligible to membership in the order. After
considerable discussion the matter was re
ferred to the Grand Lodge for settlement.
Another matter under discussion was the
consolidation of encampments under the
amendment submitted last Tuesday and
referred to the committee on legislation.
One provision was that five protesting
members could prevent consolidating. The
amendment was finally carried. The ses
sion ended with the installation of officers.
Only Two Cantons Entered for Frizes at
STOCKTON, Cal, Oct. 17.— There nave
been many large crowds in the Agricul
tural Pavilion, hut never such a vast gath
ering as assembled this evening to wit
ness the competitive drills of the cantons
and the conferring of the decoration of
chivalry on Major Mefret of San Fran
It was expected that all of the visiting
cantons would participate in the drill, but
the fame of Sacramento's crack drill corps
added to other reasons left only the Oak
landers to stand up against the canton
The Sacramentos marched on the floor
twenty-one strong and received an ovation.
The officers were Captain 0. W.Elewine,
Lieutenant W. E. Boweman and 'Ensign
A. Feltz. The picked members, W. A.
btephensen, ;J. E. Berg, R. A. Connors,
P. S. Watson, John Platt, W. E. Flatt, W.
S. Parruer, Ben O. Wilson. C. W. Baker,
Charles Readier, A. A. Tuple, O. A.
Reeves, H. Heartland, George Bock, A. 0.
Chappie. H. G. G. Wolff, John Ing Jr. and
J. S. Platt.
The squad was put through every ma
neuver Known to canton tactics and
marched out amid great applause. The
Oakland Canton drilled fifteen strong, offi
cered by Captain S. D. Rogers, Lieutenant
J. Frank and E. D. Fairish; lirst rank
members. J. Muller, John McVey. Charles
Roeth, E. Olney. Thomas Connor. D. A.
Price, H. -Schelhonse, William Ward, J.
Schrider, W. 11. Weaver, George Burt
cham and William Chalmers.
The canton made a creditable showing,
and it is understood under great disadvan
The judges were: J.'.T. Nunan, Colonel
Sixth Regiment, C. N. J. ; Eugene Lehe,
Colonel, retired, and Richard Murray,
Colonel, retired. Sacramento by a deci
sion of the judges won the first trophy, a
magnificent urn, and Oakland a silver cup
hardly less beautiful.
The cash prize offered by Harker En
campment of this city will likely be voted
to one of the cantons, there being no third
participant in the drill.
Following this came the investment of
Major Mefret with the degree of chivalry.
The ceremony was an impressive one, ren
dered all the more so by its military na
ture. A grand ball followed.
THE LlTl'LEl'lELl* IXQUEST.
Sensational Developments Expected by
;. ..i -i:^.';.: the Coroner's Jury.
UKIAH, Cal., Ocf. 17.— Coroner's
jury in the Littleheld case convened Tues
day , and are still hearing evidence. as to
how Jack Littlefield met death. The in
quest is being held at lied Mountain
House, thirty-five miles north of Covelo.
The circumstances are being thoroughly
inquired into, and sensational develop
ments are expected.
Kx-Sheriff Bowie of Trinity and Sheriffs
Bergin of Trinity and .Johnson of Mendo
eino are engaged in the investigation of the
Witnesses have been subpenaed from
Covelo, and it is expected that the taking
of testimony will occupy several days.
SANTA ROSA WILL CONTEST
Elizabeth Draper's Sanity
Questioned by the Real
One of ike Churches to Which
a Bequest Was Made De
clines to Accept.
SANTA ROSA., Cal., Oct. 17.— The Dra
per will contest was on trial in the Su
perior Court to-day. Elizabeth Draper
died at her home in Healdsburg in July
last. She left a will cutting off her hus
band with?,) and bequeathing all her estate,
valued at many thousands of dollars, to
the Methodist, Baptist, Christian and Epis
copal churches of Healdsburg. The rirst
named church publicly refused to receive
any bequest, no matter how the court
The will is being contested on the ground
that at the time the will was made the
testatrix whs of unsound mind and unable
to make a will. Among the witnesses ex
amined to-day were: Mr. and Mrs. Scars,
J. H. Draper (the contestant) and H. C.
Mr. Draper testified that Mrs. Draper
had not been perfectly rational, in his
opinion, for live years. Some sensational
developments are expected.
BAJTTA JtOSA JMI'KOriXG.
yew Sideiraiks, Stone Copings and Other
Slarka of Progress.
SANTA ROSA, Cai,, Oct. 17.— People
who have not visited Santa Rosa for a
few months past are much pleased with
the improved appearance of the city.
Miles of new cement sidewalks have been
laid in place of the old wooden ones. B
street, from Fourth to Tenth, is nearly
finished, and before the heavy rains con c
the entire length of Fourth street will be
finished. The sidewalks on Mendocino
street are nearing completion. With a
few additional blocks of sidewalk the resi
dents of Cherry street will have an unin
terrupted way to the Courthouse. Such
improvements give the city an air of prog
ress which is attractive to outsiders.
Many of the unsightly wooden fences
around the lots have disappeared and neat
stone copings have taken their places.
Many more people would have made this
improvement but for the cow and horse
It has been suggested to the Council that
certain hours be designated on which cat
tle and other animals may be driven into
the city. A resolution to that effect will,
in all probability, be adopted-
Workmen areengaged on the new depot,
and everything shows that Santa Rosa is
steadily going ahead in the march of
STATE rHESIiYTERIAN STJVOJ>.
Itev. Jtobcrt ]U. Stevemon Chosen Mod
SAN JOSE, Cal., Oct. 17.— The Presby
terian Synod of California convened in
this city to-night. After an address by
the retiring moderator, Rev. Arthur Cros
by of Benicia, Rev. Robert M. Stevenson
of Sacramento was unanimously elected
moderator. The business session will be
uin at B:.'tf> o'clock to-morrow morning.
There are 132 delegates in attendance.
I' is hi tig for Halibut.
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 17.— The Pugel
Sound halibut fishing fleet, on account of
the increase of trade, has adopted a new
system of operations. Instead of returning
to port fortnightly with the catch it will go
north provisioned for the season and fish
off the Alaska banks, sending the catch
south every week or so by regular steam
ers. From here the fish will be forwarded
in refrigerator cars south and east. The
Eastern demand is growing greatly.
CHARGED WITH FRAUD
A Sensation ■ Created by
the Grand Jury at
One a School Superintendent,
the Other an Ex-Treas
urer of the County.
CAUSED BY CLERICAL ERRORS.
Alfred Harrell and T. A. Baker,
the Accused Men, Are
BAKERSFIELD. Cal., Oct. 17. -A de
cided sensation was caused in town to-day
when the news spread that Superinten
dent of Schools Alfred Harrell and ex-
County Treasurer T. A. Baker had been
indicted by the Grand Jury for the alleged
conversion to their own use of some of the
There were two indictments against
Harrell and one against Baker. The charge
against the former is presenting and col
lecting alleged fraudulent claims against
the county to the amount of $310, which is
alleged to have Happened in 1892. The
charge against Mr. Baker is embezzling
liquor license money to the amount of
Expert Moore is the name of the witness
signed to the indictment, as in those
against Harrell. Mr. Baker promptly
gave bonds in $2000, with H. A. Blodget
and A. Wrill as sureties. Mr. Harrell,
when served with the warrant, immedi
ately furnished bonds with H. C. Park and
R. McDonald as sureties.
Mr. Harrell, in reply to questions, de
nied the charge in toto. In fact, he said it
gave him little concern, and at the proper
time he would show the reason why. The
books and records of his olfice have been
in the possession of the expert for a long
time, but as soon as he got them back and
could go over them he was positive that he
could show that the small deficiency
charged against him was due to clerical
errors or faults in bookkeeping.
Mr. Baker also claims that the apparent
shortage in his accounts is due entirely to
errors in bookkeeping, which can all be
explained away when the proper time
comes. Both the indicted men stand high
in the community. They have lived here
for years and have been elected to office
over and over again. The charges against
them find few believers.
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Oct. 17.— Four
carloads of asphaltum from the big mines
at Asjihalto, Kern County, were shipped
to-day to Philadelphia, to be used in street
paving in competition with Trinidad as
phalt, which has heretofore had a com
plete monopoly of the Eastern markets.
Ovners of asphalt deposits here are confi
dent they can drive the imported product
out of the market.
Figt-.Ung Saloon License.
BAKERSFIELD, Cal.. Oct. 17.— A big
fight has been going on for several days in
the matter of the application for a saloon
license by Leet & Lang, one of the most
prominent firms in the city. By a vote of
three to one the Supervisors to-day refused
to grant the license. Leet & Lang will ap
ply to the courts for a mandamus.
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Oct. 17.— Several
Chinese gambling-houses were raided by
the police last night and a big gang of
Celestials captured. The raids will be keDt
up till all the houses are closed. The
white gamblers have already been driven
away and the last of the dives are also
closed up. _______________
TO STOP ISSUING BONDS.
Some Emphatic Views From
The Only Means for Increasing
the Revenue Is by Tariff
In view of the near approach of the
opening of the Fifty-fourth Congress the
question as to its probable action on such
questions as may affect the business in
terests of the country is being discussed.
The further fact that the people in the
Congressional election in November last
returned an overwhelming Republican
majority to the House of Representatives
gives to their probable action a peculiar
In an interview yesterday United States
Senator John M. Thurston of Nebraska,
in answer to an interrogatory as to the
probable action of the next Congress on
the tariff question, said:
Should President Cleveland advise Congress
of a deficiency in the treasury, and ask that
provision be made to meet the same, and to
provide for the expenses of the Government,
he will, in my opinion, be answered by a law
restoring the tariff on many articles from
which the duty was removed by the Wilson
bill. This, too, will be his only answer.
The tariff question is and while our imports
exceed our exports will ever be the funda
mental question of our commercial life. In
the very nature of things it cannot be other
Wise tariff legislation has ever been the
means, not only of protecting American labor,
but it has also provided a balance of trade in
our favor, and as a result not only furnished
the funds for running the Government, bui it
has also resulted in the accumulation of hand
some balances to the credit of the Government.
You will observe that we are not troubled with
a surplus now. •
I can divine no reason for deviating from the
long and well-established Republican doctrine
on this question especially in the light of the
fact that the country has set its mark of ap
proval upon the past policy of the party, by re
turning such an ovei whelming Republican
majority to Congress at last year's election.
Senator George C. Perkins, in speakiug
of the matter yesterday, said:
The only avenue open to the country whereby
it may return to prosperity is through wise leg
islation on the tariff issue. In the business
world we find that wisdom suggeau to the
individual whose expends exceed his income
that he must curtail his expenses and use
his best endeavors to increase his income.
The Nation cannot escape from the laws of
They are inexorable and apply with equal
force to the Nation as to the individual. Here
on the Pacific Coast the business interests of
all demand that tht tariff be ruptured to wool
and to lumber, aa4, hi Tact, to numberless arti
cles, including a£ $oge produced or manu
factured in this canutry with which the goods
produced or mauu|wlur?d in foreign countries
come in cornpeti^Pn to the detriment of the
We are here holding meetings to foster and
build up our lecai Lad tv tries oy means of the
Manufacturers' and Producers' Association.
That which applies lo the State also applies to
he Nation. That which is good for a part is
eood for the whole. This is the broad doctrine
of the Republican party, and it is unquestion
ably founded in the dictates of reason and
common-sense and it has been amply demon
strated by experience. Again, a wise adjust
ment of the tariff question will go further than
all else in settling the monetary issue. Pro
tection to American industries isprotection to
American silver, and this we must have.
My views, however, are well understood
upon this question. I am a bimetallist ami
believe in the coinage of both gold and silver
as the money of our people, while It Ispos
sible that the United States can, perhaps, with
out inviting a financial crisis, upon our mints,
to the free and unlimited coinage of silver, yet
I believe it would be a wiser policy to first try
the experiment of the free coinage of the
product of American mines in the ratio of 16
to 1. This would be a distinctive American
policy and, with the increasing population of
our country and the demand for subsidiary
coin, there would be no trouble in absorbing
the product of our mines without creating any
disruption in the ordinary money market.
In other words, owners 'of silver mints in the
various States and Territories would take the
product of their mines when reduced to gold
and silver bullion (all silver ores carry a cer
tain per cent of gold) to the mint, and receive
in exchange therefor silver dollars, or the
fractional denominations thereof, and dis
tribute them among the workmen in the mines
for labor, supplies, machinery, transportation,
etc., thereby placing this silver in general dis
tribution among our people, giving employ
ment to thousands of men who are now idle,
thereby creating an additional market for the
products of the farmer.
I would also, had I the power, withdraw
from circulation all paper bills in denomina
tions under $10 and would discontinue the
coinage ot $5 and $2 50 gold pieces. This
would necessarily increase the demand for
silver and put it in general circulation among
our people, which is certainly far preferable to
the crumpled, dirty, disease-bearing paper
money that now circulates in small bills
among the people.
However, as you are aware, I am instructed
Dy the party platform upon which I was '
elected and by joint resolution of the State j
Legislature of California, composed of all !
parties, to vote for the free and unlimited j
coinage of silver in the mints of the United
States in the ratio of 16 to 1. I shall, if the
opportunity presents, carry out in spirii, and j
letter the instructions given me by the people i
through their representatives in "the Legisla
ture, as it is my earnest desire to carry out the I
wishes of the people of our great State, whom I j
in part have the honor of representing in Con
It is a well-known fact that Senator Sher
man favors tne restoration of the duty on
wool, ns mentioned in the telegraphic columns i
of The Call some days since. Why should we ;
not do so instead of favoring Australia, the ;
Argentine Republic and other countries? The.
wool industry is of the first importance, not I
only to California but to the entire Pacific
Coast as well.
Instinctive Dread. — Professor Lom
broso maintains that the Knowledge of a •
criminal physiognomic type is often in- j
stinctive among the common people, j
There are persons, especially women, who i
are far from suspecting even the existence j
of criminal anthropology, and who yet,
at the sight of those who bear criminal
characteristics, instantly experience a
lively repulsion and know they are in the
presence of a malefactor. He was ac
quainted with a lady whose life was quite
withdrawn from society, who on two oc
casions discovered the criminal character
of certain young people, not before sus
cected, but afterward detected by the po
lice. At his request schoolmasters have
shown to forty young girls twenty por
traits of thieves and twenty of great men.
Four-fifths of these children recog
nized the first as wretched creatures
or as scoundrels • and the sec
ond as honest men. The universal
though involuntary consciousness of the
existence of a physiognomy peculiar to
criminals has given birth to the expres
sions, "a thief's face." "the look of an
assassin," etc. How is this universal con
sciousness to be explained? In young
girls there is certainly no knowledge ac
quired by experience. The vulgar explan
ation is that there is an intuitive sense.
Lombroso holds that the phenomenon is
hereditary. The impression left us by our
fathers and transmitted to our children
has become unconscious knowledge, like
that of the little birds born and reared in
our houses, which strike their wings and
beaks in fright against their cages when
they see passing over them birds of prey
known only to their ancestors.
NEW to-day— dry goods.
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LADIES' FALL JACKETS.
LADIES' DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKETS of black and navy blue beaver, with triple ttltchßd
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LADIES' DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKETS of black and navy Berlin twill, coat back* notohad
collar, tailor pockets, bone buttons, worth $10, will be offered at $7 50 each.
LADIES' CLOTH CAPES.
LADIES' DOUBLE CAPES of black and navy melton, trimmed all round with satin band with
rows of silk stitching, rolling collar of velvet, worth $7 50, will be offered at $5 each.
LADIES' FULL CIRCULAR DOUBLE CAPES of black and navy Roanoke beaver trimmed all
round with several rows of worsted braid, worth $12 50, will be offered at $8 50 each.
LADIES' PLUSH CAPES.
LADIES' RIPPLE CAPES, made of fine plush, large rolling collar, trimmed with Thibet lin*.*
with silk, worth will be offered at $6 50 each. lfllDet| unco
LADIES' FINE PLUSH CAPES, newest styles, trimmed with Baltic seal, worth $10 50 will h«
offered at $7 50 each. ' . ' WUI oe
CHILDREN'S JACKETS. *
At 44.50 and 45.00
CHILDREN'S DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKETS, varying in size from 4 to 14 years made of fan™
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/ Bf&r^^ MURPHY BUILDING, /
(/(/ Market Street, corner 01 Jibs, /
BAN" PHA3NTCISOO. '•
TO STEAL A WIFE
A Conspiracy Against a
Comely Chinese in
ah chick confessed.
When Caught by the Husband,
Wong Luie, He Admitted
COVETED BY THE HIGHBINDERS.
The Second Attempt to Become
Possessed of the Woman
by Foul Means.
PORTLAND, Or, Oct. 17.— A conspiracy
to steal the wife of a Chinese, Wong Luie,
has been discovered by Deputy District
Attorney Fitzgerald, involving another
Chinese, Lawyer J. W. Aletcalf and Con
Wong's wife is a very comely woman,
who had been coveted by highbinders.
On Saturday afternoon Ah Chick signed
the complaint for her arrest, charging her
with a misdemeanor. The Chinaman was
to act as a detective and witness against
her, and Constable Hartman was to make
Wong, the husband, returned too soon,
and he and Chick had a fight, which got
them into the Justices' Court, where
Chick confessed his part in the conspiracy.
This is the second attempt of the same na
ture on W T ong's wife. Fitzgerald has a
Grand Jury at work to bring an indict
Asks for a Receiver.
TACOM A. Wash., Oct. 17.— Th« city pe
titioned the court for a receiver for the
German-American Safety Deposit Saving?
Bank, alleging that the City Treasurer
drew a check yesterday on the bank for
$58,000, the city's balance, and payment
The bank on Tuesday last brought suit
against the city, alleging that ex-Treas
nrer Boggs placed $80,000 worth of war
rants in the bank, the city receiving credit
as cash therefor. The warrants were il
legal until validated, being in excess of the
constitutional limit of indebtedness.
The bank asks the court to offset the
warrants against the city's credit, and sets
this up as a defense to the city's applica
tion for a receiver. The bank denies the
city's allegation that it is insolvent. The
hearing on the application is set for to
Santa Jtarbara, fire Alarm.
SANTA BARBARA. Cal., Oct. 17.— The
City Council to-day adopted the Garaewell
fire-alarm system, paying a rental of $30
a month for the use of the system and
local plant, with the privilege of purchas
ing the same at any time within a year
for $1,530, with these payments deducted.
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