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FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 1896
ru twin Thkatf.r.— ••Trilhy."
< oi imi-.ia Tjikatfr- "Robin Hood."
Moßosco'a in-KRA-HorsK— The riio?nix.'
TIVOU <>r> PA-HorsK— "11 Trovatore."
1 rrv.vvM- Hlph-C'ass Vaudrvllle.
< ; k « >v Kit's a icaur.-" Confusion."
Pkoplkb* Thkatkk, Howard St.— "Aft or Dark."
K.»Y I'istrict Track.— Rar. I
f-TATV Poarh or Tbafik KxinniT. — 575 Market
mo t, below Second. Open daily. Admission free.
Mkchavics 1 PAVn. ion.— Farewell porformance
Of l"r::.- B< h.-cl. Saturday. October IP.
EzcCRSioH T(i Santa Cbujs — Sunday, October
20, r \»!i !>>• the Sonthern Pacific Company.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
Brief City items are to be found on this page
of the Call every day.
Manacer Farinim was a -witness in the Pacific
Bank hearing before Judge Hebbard yesterday.
Lincoln Post No. I, G. A. R., pave a public
entertainment at Washington Hall last night.
The Park Commissioners are unanimous in
their opposition to religious services at the
Mary Hnnnon and Michael McGinnifl have
■i'nt to the asylum by the Insanity Com
John Donnelly, -well known on the local vau
deville stage, has been committed to the in
The estate of the demented Mrs. Parah
Altlioa Terry whs Bold yesterday at auction,
realizii .. ~ . -
it forty alumni enjoyed the twenty-sec
ond annual dinner of the Harvard Clut> at the
California last night.
Tho directors of the Merchants' Association
Bterday an<l took action on various mat
ters of public interest.
The Republican National Convention com
mittee hi the Union I-eague Club met last even
ing at the Palace Hotel.
Probably occasional light showers are to
come to-day, with slightly cooler temperature
and fresh southerly winds.
The rroto>iiint Kpi.-copal Old Ladies' Home
will receive a benefit this evening at Golden
Gate avenue and Lou street.
Yee Koe, the Watsonville merchant-laborer,
was ordered deported by United States Com
missioner lieacock yesterday.
The Valley road has asked for bids for bridges
frn- the Tuolomne ftiver and Dry i reek, thirty
three miles south from Stockton.
The Buckley faction of the Democratic party
protested vigorously last night against the
disruption of the general committee.
Divine service will be hold in the synaeogues
Kmanu-Kl and Hierith Israel this' evening.
Good music, and sermons by the rabbis.
The winning horses at the Hay District track
yesterday wore: Last Chance, CUu
Treachery, Mamie Scott and Rose Clark.
Ambrose Fuller pleaded guilty yesterday to
the charge of gelling adulterated' "milk, lie is
the first arrest of the new pure milk crusade.
The case of Daniel Schmidt against the Yon
. • g Company for $25,000 dam
as bce.n transferred from Oakland to this
k Mason, a clever sneak-thief, was ar
terday while stealing p. box of dies
.v Scott's warehouse on l-'re
mont si :
Alvinza Hnyward nnd r.P.T.f.ne have pur
i I group of mines in Nevada
- im of $250,000 and will begin devel
The report that Charles Smith, the missing
bookkeeper <>f McGlauflin A- Co., had returned
tn the i ity has been iound by Investigation to
hiive been i;ntrue.
. the daughter of the Oregon
rman, who gave birth to a daughter in
tlu 1 Receivii ta] about a week ago, is
still in a critical condition.
\V. Poultney oi this City ciaims to be the heir
Poultney*s estate, valued at
0,000 nn<i i< about to bring suit to gain
I : • rty.
The fifty-second anniversary of the founda
tionof the at Order of B'nai B'rith
was . -.-t evening. Over 2000 peo
k pun in the festival.
Lizzie Plnnz. 4 1 ' J Dore street, swore out a
nlan'E court yesterday for
- 'ii en the charge of be
trafal under promise of marriage.
«tirran;s were sworn out in Judge Con
lan-'s for the arrest of two
of vacant lots, :"r having fences more
et high around the lots.
I. tt\ Taber, the photographer. Mrs. W. E.
Mrs. P. B. Sbattuck were the new
ii the Garcelon will contest yester
day in the United States Circuit Court.
v been dreaming again. He tells
ng ttor; of a premonition that
• the ■ "'ima disaster and has
hex events that have transpired.
he bricklayer who fell from
Id :. the rear of tin* J'arrott building
sday, died at the Receiving Hospital yes
... :: u:id his body was taken to'the
tael Collins, a visitor from VVheatland,
i.nd robbed by two young men on
Market and Brady streets on Wednesday night
and was treated at the- Receiving Hospital yes
Asa result of the recent A fro- American Con
mercantile houses will be established in
all the principal cities of California. The first
nore wii: open at Bakersiield and will be capi
talized at £10,000. '
M:ss Carrie Little, after threo years spent in
Germany under the care ot the most eminent
vocal teachers of that country, hns returned
home. She possesses a voice' of remarkable
purity and fullness.
Alfred Ireldale, janitor of the Mills building,
durins; a row with the porter fell on the floor
a-.'l his head struck against a cuspidor in
flicting a BC&lp wound which was dressed at
the Receiving Hospital.
The purpose of the Railroad Commission to
appoint special counsel in the case broueht
against it by the Southern Pacific Company
was frustrated yesterday by the discovery of a
newly enacted statute which prohibits such
Colonel Little, secretary of the Sutro Rail
road, made- a vigorous attack on the Manufac
turers' and Producers' Association yesterday.
He practically arcused it of actingin the in
terests of the Union Iron Works and the Ris
don Iron Works.
Louis Rasmussen. 11 years of age, who ran
away from his home in Selraa on September 3,
was found In this city, but he refused to re
turn home with his mother yesterday because
uer used to brutally beat him with the
butt end of a whip.
August Pau, a teacher of languages, who has
been annoyinc Mrs. Jasper B. Espinosa, \L'3^tj
• lay street, with his attentions, appeared be
fore Judge Conlan yesterday to answer a charge
of disturbing the peace and the Judge reserved
hib decision till to-day.
The State Development Committee is consid
ering the ideas of having a real estate conven
tion and inaugurating a series of carnivals. A
meeting has been called to discuss these mat
(era. Tuesday, November 5, is the date sug
gested foi the meeting.
ablyman James H. Tibbitts of Amador
■tarts Monday for Ma.shonaland, South Africa,
where h*e hns been summoned by cable to act
a^ assistant manager of the rich mines con
trolled by sir Cecil Rhodes. The manager of
mines is Harry H. West, a graduate of
the state Dnirenity.
William 11. Ha'.e, president of the American
Association u>r the Advancement of Sciences,
has written Mayor Sutro -uggesting that after
the British Association for ftn- Advancement
meets in Toronto in 1897 the mem
the American, English and Australian
.■•s be invited to a reunion In this City.
The Channel Bend Mining Company, incor
porated yesterday, lias $30,500 subscribed on
a capital stock of $75,000. The stockholders
are John M. Cunningham, George Whitt'M,
Willis K. Davis, John L. Bradbury and J. P.
The Boh Mining Company has been incor
porated, with a capital stock of $100,000, of
which $50,000 is subh-i-iled by Jacob Levy Jr.,
Max J. Brandenstcin, Ferdirand Formhals,
Albert A. Son and A. L. Brunner.
The Golden :-:ate Oil Company was incor
porated yesterday, with $3500 .-übw.T'bed on a
capital stock of $500,000. The stock is held in
equal shares by William Barclay, Charles T.
Lindner, Charles Branson, Eli Gardner, Loo
Graefene^ker, i:. B. Village and W. T. O'N«>a;c.-
The printing ;irraof Mysell-Ronins Company
has been Incorporated, with $100,400 sub
scribed on a capital stock of $000,000. Wi;.ln:n
<'. Mysell and Frank B. Rollins have subscribed
$5000 each and Frederick W. Hartley, Georce
Waif, Edward I'reschold and F. B. Mysell $100
The Hartmann Pfiint Company has been In
corporated, with $15,075 subscribed on a
capital Mock ( .f *J5.000. (leorge and Susanua
Uaniuan are the principal stockholders.
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
The Movement to Abolish the
Pilot System Is Gaining
DEPARTURE OF THE ALAMEDA.
Narrow Escape of the British
Bark Sharpshooter Near
The movement to abolish pilots and re
duce harbor dues is gaining ground. In
answer to the invitation of the Ship
owners' Association the Chamber of Com
merce has replied that it will be repre
sented at the conference by the following
committee: Captain William 1,. Merry,
Charles Nelson, J. N. Knowles. W. K.
Mighell, Ed E. Kentlield, George W. Mc-
Near. J. B. Levinson, W. <i. Harrison and
Louis Sloss Jr. All are heavily interested
in shipping, and therefore in reducing port
The Oceanic Steamship Company's
steamer Alameda sailed for Sydney, N. 8.
W.. yesterday via Honolulu, Apia and
Auckland with the following cabin pas
For Auckland— W. ?. Barry, \V. Dawson, 6.
Kreip, \V. H. Massev, !'. Neilson, Miss Neilson.
F^r Sydney SCrs. l>. M. Adams, J. H. Kaochu<=,
Hon. Kiiward Blake M. P., E..V. Blake, J. S.
Brmiton and wife, Mrs. A. W. Burleigh. Charles
Crump, J. M. Dun lop, J. M. C. Foraayth, Bin. S.
K. (irahum, Mrs. John Unwell, <;. M. Lawrence,
Miss Isabel Hurray, Miss M. A. 1". Uorrison, G.
F. Redfern, Miss M. Rolleston, Hugo yon den
Stcincn, Captain F. N. Templer, Key. C. 11.
The Rev. Mr. Yatman is a missionary
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, mak
ing a tour of the world. From Sydney he
will go to South Africa and preach the
gospel from Capetown to Mashonaland.
From Africa he will go to Asia and con
tinue the work in India and China.
The Hon. Edward Blake is going to
Australia to lecture through the colonies
on Irish home rule.
Mrs. John Howell is the wife of the
manager of the richest gold mine in Aus
tralia. She is returning home after a visit
to her relatives in this City.
There was a large number of clergymen
and others down to see the Rev. Mr. Yat
man off, and a praise service was held
just prior to Bailing time.
Captain Van Otendorf took out the
steamer and Captain Morse will remain
Fears for the safety of the British bark
Sharpshooter wore relieved yesterday by a
dispatch from Guaymas. She was picked
up in latitude 11 north, longitude 106 west,
partially dismasted and towed into
Oaxaca. The storm was a. very heavy one,
and in order to stive his vessel Captain
Watts had to jettison 120 tons of his cargo.
The Sharpshooter was 114 days out from
the nitrate ports, and considerable rein
surance was taken on her.
Captain L. L. Maloney of the sealing
brig California is not at all pleased with
the manner in which the laws are carried
out in Alaskan water?. He and his officers
pot into some trouble with the natives at
Unalaska, and it cost them $33 50 apiece
before they got out of court. In a private
letter to a friend in this City Maloney says
he will steer clear of Unalaska in future.
Captain Alex Woodside is about to shake
the dust of California from his feet. "When
the steamer Bawnmore went ashore and
became a total wreck he at lirst contem
plated petting out another steamer from
Ireland and going into the coasting trade.
He is now satisfied that there is no open-
Ing here for a 'tramp" steamer at the
present time, so he will return to Belfast.
Mrs. Woodside will accompany him, and
the couple will leave next week"
THE FOLSOM STREET ROAD
Genial Mr. Vining Is Anxious
to Start His Cars and
But the Sparrows Perch on the
Rusting Trolley-Wire Above
the Old Tracks.
The southside boulevard projectors are
not cast down, even if defeated for the
present by the veto of the tax levy, and in
the words of one of the leaders the agita
tion is quiet only to spring up again
stronger than ever.
But while the Supreme Court is expend
ing judicial brain matter over the vefo
question, the folk along that ruined thor
oughfare known as Folsom street are
wondering when it will become a street
with electric cars and modern pavements
Decay has traveled over the roadway for
months. Even a bobtail car with single
horse stumbling along over the little
boulders with which the street is
paved would be a relief from the
dcadness that prevails there. The
Market-street Railway Company strung
trolley wires over the old worn-out cir
trai-k^, graded several blocks and stopped.
For about a year the sparrows have
perched on these wires and watched the
ancient rails accumulate more rust below.
They saw hundreds of thousands of dollars
appropriated /or improvements in other
parts of the City and not a cent for the
south of Market street, where there is
$77,000,000 of taxable property and where
one-third of the population of the City re
11. H. Lynch, superintendent, of con
struction of the Market-street Company
said that the paving of Folsom-street
track would go on to a finish as soon as it
was known whether basalt or bituminous
pavement would be used by the Street De
partment. Only fifteen out of the forty
blocKsof the long thoroughfare were ve"t
to be paved and the delay was caused only
by the disagreement between the City
authorities 'and property-owners over the
kind of pavement to be put down
Superintendent Vining of the Market
street system hastened to disqualify his
company irom any desire to check the
progress of the work.
"We are anxious to start the cars on
Folsom street and make some money
there," said be. "But you see how it is.
The people along the street want
bituminous pavement and vow they are
going to have it. 1 like the idea myself,
as 'twill make a noble roadway and a
popular thoroughfare and more people
will care to ride along that street. But the
Board of Supervisors says basalt blocks
and there you are.
"We might be obliged to take the
bituminous pavement all up again md put
down basalt. When that question is
settled we'll have the cars going."'
Dr. T. A. Kottanzi, president of the
Southside Improvement Club, was not
sure that Mr. Vining was, talking seriously.
"The Market-street Company has its
heart set on basalt, cobblestones," boulders,
anything but the smooth pavement we
want," said he.
"It has been its intention to put down
old blocks taken from other streets, and
these worn slippery stones will again do
duty between the car rails on Folsom
street. We are tired of the condition in
which Folsom street has been left for all
these months, but we are not weary of
fighting for the boulevard and bitumen.
Sooner or later we'll have them. Some
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1895.
day the south of Market street will get
things in the way of modern improve
Among the indignant southsiriers it is
the general opinion that the delay of the
Market-street Railway Company to finish
the Folsom-streei line is owing to other
causes. The failure to complete a power
house at the corner of Twelfth and Bryant
streets has held the road back, and the
company's secret opposition to the bitu
minous plan has delayed matters.
FATE OF JOHN DONNELLY.
Wreck of a Man Well Known Among
John Donnelly, well known locally as a
song and dance artist, was committed to
the Ukiah Asylum yesterday by order of
the Insanity Commissioners.
Donnelly became a minstrel some fif
teen years ago and with a man named
Barns formed the team of Burns and Don
nelly. They were members of Billy Em
erson's company and afterward played at
Tony I'astor's in New York. Tlmy sepa
rated In the East and Burns joined a part
ner named Hart. Donnelly drifted back
this way and in course of time became en
gaged to a young woman who frequented
the theater matinees.
.lust before the marriage several friends
of Donnelly told him certain stories they
knew concerning the young woman.
Donnelly was never the same man after
ward, lie neglected his work in such
fashion that in course of time he lost all
chance of engagement. His condition
gradually became such that his friends
turned him over to the care of a doctor.
For the past three years the Elks have
been paying his expenses at a local hospi
tal. At a conference of his friends yester
day it was decided to turn him over to the
Insanity Commissioners, who will have
his mental condition specially attended to.
HER VOICE IS TRAINED
Miss Carrie Little Has Re
turned After Three Years
Studied Under Signora de Rhuda
Famous in Musical
After three years spent in Germany un
der the care of the most famous voice
culture teachers of that country, Miss
Carrio Little has returned to her home in
San Francisco an accomplished singer.
Colonel and Mrs. W. C. Little are highly
gratified with the result of their dauhter's
devotion to her studies, and have ex
pressed their satisfaction with the special
training undertaken and so admirably ac
complished daring the past two yeprs by
Signora de Rhuda at Berlin. During this
period of private tutelage Miss Little's ca
pabilities were fully developed.
Signora de Khu da's fame as a teacher is
extensive, the demand upon her time be-
Miss Carrie Little.
ing constantly made by aspirants for the
Miss Little possessed at the beginning of
her studies excellent health, a thoroughly
adaptable voice, which, with the prepara
tory training given her by Mrs. Little, her
self an accomplished vocalist, rendered her
tractable in the hands of such a person as
Sicnora de Rhuda. Miss Little has al
ready taken part in several concerts, and
those who have heard her readily concede
that she has a remarkably rich, full and
well-trained mezzo-soprano voice. In Ger
man songs she is particularly strong, and
in opera would no doubt appear to excel
lent advantage. It is not improbable that
she will be seen in some of the higher
operas before the season is ended.
VALLEY ROAD BRIDGES.
Bids for River Crossings Thirty-Three
Miles South From Stockton
The dirnctors of the Valley Road will
open bids at their next meeting for piling,
piers and bridge lumber for bridges and
trestles over the Tuolumne River and the
bed of Dry Creek. Chief Engineer Storey
issued specifications for the materials
Wednesday, and several lumber merchants
have since been preparing estimates of the
The Tuolumne bridge will be 1300 feet
long and 40 feet high, and consist of piers
for the support of trusses of wood and
iron and a long trestle on either side from
the bank to the stream.
The Dry ('reek bridge will be about 800
feet Jong, with one iong span and trestle
Builders are working on the Stanislaus
River bridge, and also on the steel draw
bridge in Stockton over Mormon Channel
and other crossings over channels near
that city. With the last two bridges con
tracted for all of that class of work on the
Valley Road will have been given out to
builders over a distance of thirty-three
miles from the Stockton terminus.
A PERFECT COUNTERFEIT.
Worth Within Four Cents on the Dollar
as Much as the Genuine.
A new counterfeit half dollar bearing
the date of 1894 and admitted to be the
most perfect that has yet been put in cir
culation has recently been discovered in
this City and several specimens have been
detected at the United States sub-treasury.
It first came to the notice of the authori
ties when the cashier of the Manhattan
Railway Company of New York discovered
it among his cash. Since then many have
turned up and have given the Government
no little trouble.
A specimen was sent to an assayer, who
found that the only difference between the
spurious coin and the genuine is Unit the
genuine weighs 192.9 line and the counter
frit 192. Its fineness in silver is 867.5, as
against 909 for the genuine; its base metal
132, as againsc 100. A peculiarity about
the counterfeit is that it contains half a
point of gold, while there is none in the
genuine silver half dollar.
It is believed that the counterfeit is
made either of Mexican coin or bullion.
The bogus coin contains only 2 cents less
silver than the genuine and stands the
scale and acid tests.
Probate Court Notes.
John McDonald died in 1879, but his will
was not filed until yesterday. A $35,000 estate
is bequeathed to the widow, Rosanna Mc-
Samuel P. Spink bequeathed $5000 to his two
sons, James and Samuel Spink.
<-i. W. Kline is suing Administrator Freese to
qniet title to land at Hyde and Ellis streets,
which It claimed by the Mathias Erish estate.
• Harold Wheeler has biguu suit to collect a
$2500 note irom the W. C. Wilmerding esute.
BOTH MEN READY TO DIE
hansen and st. clair await
Their Doom To-Day in
WILL HANG AT SAN QTJENTIN.
Marshal Baldwin Insists That
the Execution Shall Be
The first Federal execution to take place
in the State of California and the first to
take place within the United States since
the administration of President Johnson
will be held to-day at 2 o'clock, when
Hans Rasmus Hansen and Thomas St.
Clair, who on January 13, 1893, murdered
Maurice Fitzgerald, mate of the Hesper,
will expiate their crime.
Marshal Baldwin, who will hang the
men, will exclude from the death chamber
all except those who immediately assist at
the execution, even representatives of the
press being refused admission.
Since being placed in the condemned
cell last Saturday the two men have been
St. Clair. Hansen.
[Frovi photograph* taken at S:n •Qitcntin yesterday.]
left to themselves. Only officers of the
law and members of the press and of the
ministry have been allowed to see them.
Even Miss Ella Petersen of San Jose, Han
sen's fiancee, had been denied a last in
terview with her betrothed. Late last
evening, however, Marsha] Baldwin found
himself unable to further withstand her
pleadings and he consented to the inter
Mis? Petersen is a young Danish girl,
pretty ami pleasant-spoken. Stie lias a
round face, plump figure, clear eyes and
long brown luiir, and was attired'in well
fitting garments of deepest black. It was
long after dark when she was admitted to
the prison inclosure, and passed leaning
on the arm of Prison Chaplain Drahms to
the condemned cells. She shrank back a
little as the iron door opened with a clang,
but at a word of encouragement from the
chaplain she stepped forward and listened
closely while Captain Edgar explained the
conditions upon which the meeting was
Hansen was taken from his cell. Two
rocking chairs were placed facing each
other six feet apart, and the condemned
man seated himself in one while the
woman sank into the other chair. The in
terview was limited to ten minutes and
during that time the lovers spoke in
Miss Petersen had heard that her lover
was to die a Christian, but wanted to hear
it from his lips, and much of the precious
time was spent by him on his confession
of faith and in urging her to look to
heaven for comfort.
Hansen has written a farewell letter to
his sweetheart, and he warned her
earnestly against allowing it to become
The allotted ten minutes having expired
the couple arose.
"May I not shake hands with him?"
asked the girl.
Permission was granted, and Captain
Edgar held her wrist while the last hand
clasp was given. Kissing had been for
bidden, and the stricken girl with a
broken "trood-by," parted from the con
demned sailor. There was no passionate
outburst of grief, and scarcely anything
more commonplace or less dramatic
could be imagined.
After the execution Miss Petersen will
claim her lover's body and take it to San
Jose for burial. Hansen has thoroughly
made up his mind to die bravely. He is a
native of Denmark, '27 years of ace, and
has been sailing from this country for
eicht years. His father, brother and sis
ter are still living in Denmark, and know
his present position. His tiancee. Miss
Petersen, was a p'ayruate of his boyhood.
" I die a Christian and Baptist," said
Hansen. " I have forgiven all my ene
mies, and 1 want to thank my attorneys
for their efforts in my behalf, and Marshal
Baldwin and guards for their kindness."
St. Clair, who will be Hansen's com
panion on the scaffold, was equally uncon
cerned. All trace of nervousness or ap
prehension has vanished, and he laughed
and joked even while the sound of the
falling trap came distinctly from the ad
joining room where the hangman was at
work testing the gallows. He still affirmed
his innocence and scouted the idea of sui
cide, which he condemned as " worse than
killing some other man."
St. Clair is a native of Dublin, 46 years
of age, but looks scarcely 30. For twenty
years he has sailed from American ports,
chiefly on the eastern coast. For four
years he commanded a cutter in the
Chinese customs service and he has served
in the United States navy. He is one of
eleven children and his parents are still
living, but do not know where he is. His
real name is not St. Clair and he expresses
a fervent hope that his people may never
learn his fate.
"If I thought my old mother would ever
know of this," he said, with the only ap
proach to emotion lie has shown since his
incarceration, "it would make it twice as
hard. It is bad enough anyway. It is
trying to one's nerves, you know. I have
been as near death as this six times already,
but one don't get used to it. One may get
used to prosperity, but to this never; and
yet the formal preparing for death gets to
be a chestnut. But I never think of death,
only what is beyond. lam a Catholic and
will die a Catholic."
Being asked if he forgave his enemies
"as condemned men usually do," St. Clair
replied with a Jaueh, "Is* that usual? I
don't know. This is my first experience.
But my list of enemies is so long that I
have not had time to run them all over.
Yet forgiving is easy. If one could only
forget as easy."
St. Clair spoke of Baldwin's visits, re
marking, "I always want him to hurry
away. I don't like to see men take on,
and he feels worse about this than I do."
St. Clair talks freely of the crime for
which he is to die, but protests his inno
cence, and fondly clings to the hope of in
terference on the part of President Cleve
"If I could only have secured a second
trial I would have been cleared," he said.
"I have learned many things since my
conviction that I ought to have known be
fore. The principals in that affair have
acknowledged to many that I had nothing
to do with it. Mrs. Sodergren, the cap
tain's wife, when first talking of the mur
der to reporters, spoke well for me and said
I was the best niun on the ship. After-
ward she changed it. The captain and
crew never liked me or Fitzgerald, and
having got rid of him they were willing to
cinch me to save themselves. Fitzgerald
and I were friends, too. That was only
natural when all the others were against us.
''Wft were both Irishmen, too — the only
Irishmen aboard — and does it seem prob
able that I would have killed tbe only
friend and fellow-countryman I had in
that ship? No, sir; I was asleep under a
boat on deck at the time, and that will be
found to be the case when the full truth
shall be made known, if ever."
Father Laean of San Rafael adminis
tered the last sacrament of the church to
St. C!air in the afternoon and will accom
pany him to the scaffold to-day. Row Mr.
Peterson, the Baptist minister of Watson
ville, reached here last night to comfort
Hansen in his last hours.
HISTORY OF THE CRIME.
Brief Tale of the Bloody Deed for
Which Two Men Will Swing
Off To- Day.
January 13, 1893, Maurice Hansen and
Thomas St. Clair conspired against Mate
Morris Fitzgerald of the bark Hesper, and
bt-fore dawn the next day the mate's man
gled and bloody body was cast into the sea.
The night on which the murder was com
mitted was dark and gloomy, on a com
paratively smooth sea between Newcastle.
Australia, and the island of Tahiti.
Captain Sodeneren had retired and the
men on watch were doing little besides
razing at an occasional star. Shortly after
the hour of midnight Mate Lucas strolled
forward and looked for Fitzgerald, but was
unable to find him. lie went below in the
cabin, but he was not there. Captain Sod
engren was aroused and the man at the
wheel was questioned. He knew nothing.
A seaman was awakened, and, after an an
chor light was secured, search was made
for the missing man. Presently the search
ers came upon some traces of" fresh blood,
ana the sailor with the anchor light held it
above his head so as to cast its rays around
the fore and main rigging. In a moment
the three men became accustomed to the
flickering light and a pool of blood was
plainly visible at their feet. There was
the record of a crime, and the captain
knew that a life had gone out while he
slept peacefully in his cabin. He touched
his lingers to his lips and asked if his com
panions were armed. They were not, and
lie led them into his cabin, where weapons
Cautiously the three men made their
way to the quarters of the sailors and
placed seven of them under arrest. It
was evident that mutiny was aboard, and
Herman Sparf, who was connected with
the murder, was confined in the forward
house while St. Clair and Hansen were
locked in the tirst mate's cabin.
Further search disclosed the fact that
the starboard rail was smeared with crim
sbn where the body had been dragged and
cast into the sea. It was too late to save
the dead man, and the captain realized
that the long, piercing shriek that came to
him about 10 o'clock on the night of the
murder was not the creaking of a block
and tackle, but the last cry of anguish that
escaped the lips of the dead mate.
The red hand of murder had clutched a
victim, and the captain's wife, sailing the
hign seas on her honeymoon, stood guard
with a rifle over the "assassins while her
husband was on watch over his shin.
St. Clair and the others were taken be
fore a Consular Court at Tahiti and
ordered sent to San Francisco for trial,
where, in the United States Circuit Court
before Judge McKenna, two of them were
found guilty of murder on the high seas.
MISS CfOE'S * CONDITION.
The Wayward Daughter of the Oregon
Lumberman Still Seriously
Miss Mollie Coe, the daughter of a
wealthy lumberman of The Dalles, Or., is
still in a critical condition at the Receiv
ing Hospital. She is attended by a spec
ialist and a trained nurse.
She was able to talk coherently for a
short time yesterday. She said she had
been betrayed by a married man who
lived near her father's house, but she re
fused to divulge his name.
When her condition became known to
her father he sent her to this City. She
ar:ived here July 15 and lived on Folsom
street, near Nineteenth, for two weeks.
Then she removed to 17 Polk street, where
she remained till Wednesday, October 9.
That day she went to the Receiving Hos
pital. Her father had sent her remit
tances to keep her here.
When she went to the hospital she gave
the name of Mrs. Marion Lewis and said
she was a widow, but on Wednesday morn
ing she divulged her true name, and Dr.
Rinne sent a dispatch to her father, and
received the reply to spare no expense and
he would leave for this City.
FOR A DOG'S BITE.
The Man Who Was Bitten Recovers
S3 75 In Court.
George W. Mertes obtained $275 verdict
against G. Cazere yesterday, as he had
boen bitten by the latter's dog, a young
Newfoundland. Cazere is a meat-dealer,
and Mertes was delivering salt when the
dog attacked him. Dr. Van Bulow de
clared in his testimony that Mertes was
delirious for four weeks. The dog was not
brought into court, but testimony was in
troduced to show that it had never bit any
body else. 'The suit was for ?5000. The
plaintiff was represented by Senator Bert
and the defendant by Attorney Ruef.
Schoel's farewell concert takes place to-mor
row night at the Mechanics' Pavilion. There
will be over 100 artists in the orchestra, and
the following programme will be performed:
Overture to "Ta nnh auser" Wagner
Tristan und Isoldes Liebestolt Wagner
Eine biblische scene, "Das Liebesmahl der
(a) Chorder Junglinge.
(6) Cnor der Engeln.
Vorspiel to "Parsifal' : Wagner
Orand fantaaie from '•Tannhauser" Wagner
Overture to ••William Tell" Kossini
Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana".Masra?ni
Selection from "Robin Hood" De Koven
Concert waltz "Tales from Vienna Woods"
PrayiT, "Verlass tins nicht" Kuechen
March; "Farewell' Fritz Scheel
THE POULTNEY ESTATE.
An Heir in This City Claims
$15,000,000 in the Bank
he is seventy years old.
His Name Is W. Poultney and
He Thinks He Has a
W. Foultney of this City, late of Los
Angeles, is about to bring suit for $15,000,
--000, the value of the estate of Sir William
Poultney, who died in 18QS. Poultney
claims to he the sole surviving heir.
Sir William was a wealthy Englishman
whose speculative turn of mind led him t<>
invest several thousands of his surplus
pounds in American lands in and about
Buffalo, N\ Y. In the middle of the
eighteenth century Buffalo was only a
small settlement, but Sir William was
shrewd enough to see that the location of
the settlement was most advantageous and
it was certain to become a large and im
Sir William bought liberally. Land
could be had for a mere song, and when he
was through exchanging his pounds ster
ling for rich virgin New York soil his
rcaltv possessions were computed by
miles. One could walk twenty-nine miles
without getting off Sir William's land.
Much of that land was sold as its value
increased, hut thousands of acres were
held. When Sir William died, in ISOS, he
left an estate valued at several million
pounds. A large part of the estate con
sisted of cash in the Hank of England and
the same at this time is estimated at
W. l'oiiltney is 70 year? of age. Some
years ago, he says, other heirs then living
brought suit to regain possession of certain
lands in and around Buffalo. A promi
nent firm of attorneys undertook the case,
but such a storm of indignation arose that
they were compelled to drop the litigation.
It was in the days when suits to take per
son's homes away from them were not as
common as they are now, and the ire of
the landholders Involved in the suit
knew no bounds, and there was talk of
lynching the attorneys for the plaintiffs.
That was years ago, and ever since then
the $15,000,000 has been lying in the Bank
of England waiting for the rightful heir to
come with his burden of proof. He has
come at last, and within a day or two the
contract will be signed between him and a
prominent legal hrm, which will immedi
ately take steps to bring the suit to an is
sue. The work of the local attorneys will
be done through legal representatives in
New York and England.
Poultney claims to have a strong case,
and the attorneys who have the matter un
der consideration concur in that opinion.
They do not wish their names mentioned
in connection with the case until the con
tract is executed and they have the mat
ter in their hands. V'"
HE WOULD RATHER DIE
Louis Rasmussen Refuses to
Return to His Home
Brutally Beaten by His Father
With the Butt End of
Louis Rasmussen, 11 years of age, ran
away from his father's home in Selma on
September S. Every effort was made to
rind him without success till about three
weeks ago the parents received word that
he had been seen in this City. His mother
came to the City and asked help of the
police in her search for the missing bow
She also advertised in the papers offering
a reward for information that would lead
to the discovery of his whereabouts.
On Wednesday the boy was found by
Sergeant Christiansen. He had been
working in one of the markets since his
arrival here and had been attending the
night school. He was taken to the City
Prison and his mother was notified.
"When asked why he had run away from
home, he said he had been brutally treated
by his father, who had beaten "him fre
quently with the butt end of a heavy whip
without any cause whatever. He could
not bear it any longer and concluded to
start life on his own account.
Mrs. Rasmussen called at the prison j'es
terday morning and was delighted to see
her son again. She asked him to return
home with her, but he positively refused.
"I would rather die, mother," he said,
"than go back to be beaten by father
The mother begged him with tears in
her eyes to go back with her, and finally
he gave a half promise that he might, but
he would think over it. She had to be
content with that and left him.
General McComb, secretary of the So
ciety for tlie Prevention of Cruelty to
Children, has interested himself in the
boy's case, as he has found him to be an
honest, industrious, intelligent lad. The
general will make inquiry as to the father's
treatment of the boy, and if it has been as
represented and the boy does not wish to
return home he will apply to the court for
letters of guardianship.
Meantime Louis is being properly cared
for by the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society.
The police have been searching the records
for particulars about Tom FJetcher and William
Simpson, the two men who were charged with
assault to murder Frank Walker, night clerk at
the Clay-street House on Wednesday night.
They have found that Fletcher under the name
of Henry Flesher was sent to Folsom peniten
2 * %
* V *
THE DEGENERACY OF
By William Greer Harrison,
IN THE SUNDAY CALL
OCTOBER 20, 1895.
Howard street, near Third,
Geo. F. Claytojj... .....Lessee and Manager.
TWO SHOWS IN ONE ! ,
a~^L3vcx:s iwx. wa.hd
In Boucicault's Thrilling Melodrama,
WAITS BETWEEN ACTS FILLED ■
BY STAR. SPECIALTY PERFORMERS.
Popular Prices— loc, 15c and 20c.
MATINEE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
tiary on April 12,1898, for three years for
assault to rob in ski yon County, ami was dis
charged on August 12 last. Simpson has a Uul
record. On December 18; 1874, he was sent to
Kolsom for three years for grand larceny from
Placer County. On October 31, 1878, under
the name of William Kobfuson he got six years
for burglary from Yuba County, and on
November 1, 1833, he got fifteen years for stage
robbery in Sierra County, lie was di>charsed
on April 1, 1803:
I F!TTI\(i CLOSE II A MCCKSSHI HUM
FAMILY EXCURSION TO Sim CRUZ
Via Narrow-Cause Uonte.
jS^Prvfiy. ITf»S2gt61 Tf»S2gt6x r , tJ^Mi'f-iJr'u,"", njSTiSSsi".
GIVEA BY Hi:
SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY
Tinder the personal supervision of its Excursion
Passenger A gent, itr. WM. 11. >i kin,
SUNDAY OCTOBER 30
The hut excursion of the season to be Riven by the
Southern l*ucitic Company.
Round Trip Tickets $2 Hound Trip Tickets
Vive hours for r>-.t ami recreation. Warm salt
water bathing, hoat'.nsr. ttobtßS, iloctrir rars to Vue
'!•• l'Kau Park, natural fcridte. aquarium, etc.
Take the 7:45 a. m. bo.it from Narrow (lance
ferry lnndins. foot of Market st.. San Kranci.tro.
From Oakland, lake 7:15 a. m. train, Fourteenth
and Franklin ilm. From Alan ■ lark st. (Nar-
row Gauto). take 8:S0 a. m. train.
Returning, leave Sutisa Cruz at 1 p. m., arrive la
san Fran - al 8:05 p. M.
Excursion Tickets will -be l-lnced on s*li» at 613
Market st. <(irami Hotel Ticket Office). October
18, 17, 18 and ii». and at the :i>rrv landing (Nar-
row Gauge) on the morn or tt-.e excura o<i. Tic-
kets can also t»i> procured ut Fourteenth and
Franklin sik., Onklntxl, and Tar!;-st. station, Ala-
ineda, on thedntes named.
KICHAKD <ilt\Y, T. 11. OOODMAX,
'■'■■'■ Traffic Manager. <:en. I'aae Act.
11 IDEE TODAY AT '1 O'CLOCK SHARP
15 AID OF ACTORS' mil.
AN AMAZING PROGRAMME!
The second act »i "Trilby" (the la— studio
scene); the TlvoM Opera Company: Milton : Niiblcs:
Moroeoo'i Urand upern-hoiikf Company; Un: ni
l,»rkaye, 11. coulter Brioker, Orovrr'i Alcmsu
Comedy Company, thu 4 ,-.... Italncn
and IVttinsill, (illber: and Holdir*, bam Cttjr
Quartet. Mi«s Ruth White, the Uußjrartan Rand,
1/ttlo .i rita, etc., etc.- all for ifl for reserved
seats, gallery BOc.
OXLY i NIGHTS MOKE.
L»st MatiniM" To-morrow Saturday),
KXTRA— Monday, Oct. ■-■! ,
CANARY A i.i-.in in::: N. Y. Casino Produc-
"THE PASSING SHO
With its 110 people, beautiful scenery, live
lesque, etc., etc. Tho greatest, novelty i
Seats for "The Passing Show" hm 8$
rWC*AnOtS.GOTTLOO« r»- ityitSA**twu6Ul
A GREAT MATINEE TO-MORROW!
The i;'.i:t\ the Fashion— Everybody Will come to
See the Famous, Original
: — SOSTONI^KTS — :
Scats Now on Sale for
"I'KINt 1 A A MAy" — —
First Production on Monday Next.
Siks. j-knkvun i; Kbelino I'roprietor KMaaagaf
SEASOS OF «AM» ITUIAI OPERA!
LAST NIGHTS OF
SKATS NOW ON SALE.
Special Matinee leit Sunday Afternoon.
AN AFTERNOON WiTH DIXKY.
HENRY K. DIXKY, ■
THE TIVOLI OPEKA COMPANY
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
THIS WEEK ONLY
MATINEES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY !
Of the Funniest Performance on i-'nrth!
The London and New York Laughing Craze,
SUPERBLY MOUNTED— AN IDEAL CAST.
"A HUSBAND IN CLOVER."
Night Prices— lOc, 15c, 25c, 35c, sOc
lATHKB UKD\ESDAV7SATL T UDAY ill SI.VDIV!
Matinee Prices— lOc, 15c, 250.
Next Monday— "PlNK DOMINOES."
Telephone Black 991
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 8 P. M.
Farewell Performance of
Special Wagner & Popular Concert.
ADMISSION TO ALL PARTS OF
THE HOUSE FIFTY CENTS
US" Tickets for sale at all music-stores.
The Handsomest Family Theater! n America.
WALTER MOKOSCO . . Sole Lessea and Maaagse
THIS F.VENING AT EIGHT.
POSITIVELY THE LAST WEEK
Of the famous Player and Playwright,
"~~~ in llis Great American Drama,
A Continuous Success for Twenty Years.
J£vkninb Pkjcsj— 2sc and 50c. !
■ Family Circle and Gftllerv. 10c.
Usual Matinees Saturday ana Sunday.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton ana Po.tsl!.
TO-NIGHT AND DURING THE WEEK,
Celebrated Vaudeville Features!
5^ — -NEW PEOPLE! 5
GOTHAM CITY QUARTET!
Edward A. Lansr, H. A. Fairbanks, T. H.
Humphreys, 11. S. Putnam.
AND AN UNEXCELLED COMP .NY.
Reserved seats. *Jsc; Balcony, 10c; Opera cn»iri
and Box seats. 50c. ••■-■•■-
-RUNNING >*&>*SL^ RUNNING
RACES! 28»&£g%l RACES
CALIFORNIA .' JOCKEY CLUB RACES, .
UAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Monday, ' Tuesday, Wednesdays i'
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday— •:.:
Rain or Shine.
Five or more races each day. .Races start at 2:00
p. m. sharp. McAllister and Uearj street can pan -