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THE THREE TIMES WE MET.
33Y "W. O. MORROW.
THE FIRST TIM".
T!i a was on a Saturday afternoon, about
it was one of those charming
s whose sweet twilight steals
bay from the Contra Costa
Is its mellow light over the pc
• : San Francisco and then sUp
i the i K>lden Gate goes to mm.
. the deepening crimson of the
m sky. The sweetness of the twi
as too 3hy to come into my dreary
.ma so I had gone abroad to court it
vagrant freedom. I went toward the
- bay, past the great factories, and
groups of chattering ;' ir < s c<>"" :1 "
from their work. They were soon alt
I, and one more step would have
> lit me upon the broad quay which
all East street when the terrified cry
of a woman made me pause
ma other pas-:n_' men also halted,
Listened a moment and then went on.
on. The neighborhood was crowded with
drinking saloons of the lowest order, and I
knew that the cry must have come from
one of them. A hasty search in two or
three brought me at last to a tipsy group
in a sinall~dirty back room. There were
three young men and a girl. The men
were of that ty; ■■■ -■'■ one does not care
to encounter vi is well prepared
l( r action. The girl was similar to the
hundreds v. • just met further up
She was making B desperate struggle
against overwhelming odds. Ons grimy,
villainous hand bad throttled her after
her first cry and was still clutching her
throat, other fierce hands were tearing
her ibby clothing, and her eyes stared
with unspeakable horror and fear.
In a moment she was released and cling
ing gasping and trembling to my arm,
while the three young men, dazed fora
moment by the suddenness of the attack,
stcod glaring at me as might tigers at
some grass-eating animal that had unex
pectedly shown a fighting front. An un
armed man, thus pitted, would likely have
had business with the Coroner that night.
And I was unarmed — except with my
wits. I instantly produced from my
pocket a bunch of keys, and keeping it
partly concealed brought, it to my mouth.
"Shall I blow?" I asked.
Quickly the fierce light which blazed in
the eyes of my enemies faded and was
wholly lost in the half darkness of the
den. Clutched lingers and knotted mus
cles relaxed, and a hoarse voice, with mild
"Don't blow, boss. Dats right— we'll
Sometimes a police whistle is an abler
■weapon than the best revolver, knife or
tluiigeon that money can buy; and it is
nothing to the point that I had no whistle
Even after they had gone the girl still
clung u> me pitifully, and had now begun
to sob. She had been drinking, but was
partly sobered by her peril. I spoke to
her with a firm kindness, telling her she
must gather up her strength. Tins she
did; and then, she still clinging to my arm,
we went out upon the street. She had hung
back, -fearing we should be waylaid; but I
assured her there was no danger of that.
The street lamps had just been lighted,
and in this mixture of daylight and lamp
light I looked down into the face of my
wretched charge. It was a pretty face,
witn the high arched browsof the Spaniard,
and dark gray < yes that told of Saxon
blood. She ieebiy gathered up the rents
in the shabby clothes that covered her girl
ish figure, and I could see tha: she blushed
and was ashamed. I led her quickly out
of the neighborhood, where the persons
whom we encountered stared at us, some
laughing, some suspicious of me, all won
After that first glance, when, after leav
ing the den, we had looked steadily into
each other's faces for a moment, she did
not lift her eyes.
"Have you a home?' I presently in
"Yes, sir"— and it was a very musical
"Where is it?"
There was no reply.
"Are we going in the general direction
"You work in a factory," I said, "and
yet you must have left it some time before
it closed, for you had had several drinks
with those toughs before 1 found you."
The poor girl seemed startled that 1
knew all this, but what effect it had on
her opinion of me I did not know, even
had I cared.
After awhile I knew by certain in
:>rts of hers to speak and by a
i', ion of her hold on my arm that we
had come to where our ways must part,
• lie wanted to thank me and leave
me and did not know how, and that «he
did not want me to accompany her home
and ascertain where she lived. 'We were
then at the corner of Merchant and Mont
"You want to leave me here," I said.
stopping and releasing her arm. "You
need not thank me. Good-by."
I hold out my hand, which, being
gloved, sbe took awkwardly and gingerly
in her dirty fingers, and looked up at me
with so helpless, wistful and pitiful a
glance, her eyes tilling and her chin
twitching meanwhile, that I had no
to preach the foolish sermon
which 1 had studied on the way; and so,
•with a sir.i-.ile pressure of her hand, 1
THE BBOOKO TIME.
My work being done, I started at mid
for a short tour of the Barbary Coast
belure going home, as I had done many a
The soft spring with" its
- had passed into summer
a-"d:. ' r into autumn. The first
rains of the fading year had come and
gone, the brilliancy of the succeeding days
was yielding to the haze of distant forest
md fogs again were beginning to steal
in late at night and set the cut-of-door
It was on such a night as this that I
started for a quick stroll through the Bar
iiary roast. The opening of the under
n 1 dives yielded their familiar hot
and raucous sound.-*, the muffled*
up ta:i::i]t- vendor at the corner looked dis
neartened, and the red lights of Ihe
d-gurface trinrooms shone murkily
tli rough tile mist.
Turning into a badly lighted and alto
gether deserted little cross street, I saw in
a deep doorway, a dozen stops from the
corner, a strange-looking bundle. Dim
•v the night was, 1 knew before look
ing closely that the bundle was a drunken
.:. [supposed that she was one of
tfie wretched old outcasts who frequent
that quarter and \vi,o spend for liquor tne
money, which they beg. But eTen so, I
couht not leave her lying there in the cold.
The light of a match which I struck
surprised and dismayed me. Instead
of finding- a wretched . old hap - I saw
that the unfortunate one was a comely
youn ? woman, uncommonly well dressed.
But her hat, which, must have cost a smart
sura, was crushed down over her head and
her stylish new gown was soiled with the
grime of the doorway. She was in the
heavy sleep of drunkenness.
She had no wrap, and it was impossible
for me to leave her to sleep there all night
in the damp fog and on the chill granite
slab. I tried to rouse her, but she only
fought me off and mumbled oatha. I left
her and sought a policeman.
"I have found," I said to him, "a young
woman lying drunk and asleep in a door
way, and unless she is taken care of the
exposure may kill tier."
"All right," promptly responded the
oflicer. "Show me where she is and I'll
run her in."
"That is just what you are not going to
do," 1 said. "I propose to put her to bed
somewhere and I want your help; that is
The officer regarded me with a bored
surprise and agreed.
He was much rougher with her than I
had been and so roused her without great
difficulty, placed her on her feet, and she
stood lurching and grumbling and sup
ported between us. By the light of a
match he recognized her.
"Hello, Rose; you are at it again, are
His voice and dimly seen star and brass
buttons alarmed her and she pleaded
"Don't run me in, Mike; don't run me
"I'm not going to do that," he said, "but
you've got to go home."
This made her cower and crouch and
"No!" she exclaimed in a very thick
voice, "d d if I'll go home! I'll die
"You don't have to go home," I inter
jected. "We will take you to a lodging
house, where you can be comfortable and
My voice seemed to send something like
a shock through her frame and she peered
into my face, but the light was poor; she
said nothing and only clutched my arm,
holding tight. We started toward Kearny
street with her and she began to sob.
Nothing was said until we had nearly
reached the brighter lights of the street,
when the policeman roughly said:
'•Drop that, Rose, and brace up."
She dropped it and braced up as well as
she could. I straightened her hat a little and
adjusted more securely a crushed La France
rose which she wore in the frontof her
gown. At the lodging-house we were met
by a decent-looking woman, who privately
agreed with me to put the girl comfortably
to bed and give her some coffee in the
morning. As she and the policeman were
about to start with Rosa upstairs, I re
maining below, I held out my hand to her
and said :
"Good-by, Rosa," giving the name its
Spanish completeness and pronunciation.
She started when she heard it, and as
she took my hand gingerly the tears came
again into her swollen eyes, her chin quiv
ered as before and the familiar helpless,
wistful, shame-faced expression came over
her sodden features. Again she tried to
say a word, again she failed ; then she
drew the rose from her bosom and seemed
about to hand it to me, when she suddenly
crushed it in her lingers and flung it
angrily down. Without a word she went
reeling between her supporters up the
When the policeman came down we
went out and had a good cigar together.
He was rather a good-hearted but en
tirely too curious fellow, and when he dis
covered that I desired neither to give nor
receive any information he passed on to
THE THIRD TIME.
What is this strange thing which un
accountably places winding rivers in our
pathway, to be crossed and recrossed at
unexpected places and under widely dif
ferent aspects? And why is it that these
recurring crossings often bear so wonder
ful a relation to periods of time? For the
spring had come again, and it was a year
almost to a day since I had left my work
shop late one afternoon to stroll eastward
and meet the mellow twilight which stole
across the bay from the Contra Costa shore,
and which, after sweeping over the penin
sula, had slipped out to sea through the
Golden Gate and gone to lose its tender
sweetness in the dark crimson of the
western sky. Again the old impulse to be
abroad and enjoy the afterglow of day
came over me, and I began leisurely to
ascend Telegraph Hill, the better to see
from this noble eminence the glories of
the west and the enshrouding of grim
Diablo in the purple shadows of night.
My way took me through the poorer
quarters of the Latins. A lamp shone
here and there within doors, mothers
were calling their frowsy children to
supper from the street, and growing lines
of yellow lights in the darker reaches
below showed that the lamplighters had
already begun their work.
At one of the entrances to a decrepid
brick house which opened into an alley a
small but eager crowd of urchins was
gathering, and a familiar word spoken in
a foreign tongue here and there informed
me that something mysterious and pos
sibly terrible had happened. I pushed
my way through the group arid ap
proached the entrance. At that juncture
a woman with a badly frightened face
emerged excitedly, swept the little crowd
with her glance, and, observing me,
hurriedly stepped ciose. She was a
Spanish woman, poorly dressed. Her
desperation overcame her timidity, for she
approached me, wringing her hands and
begging me in a quaint mixture of Eng
lish and Spanish to como within, as the
doctor needed some man to help him.
I followed her instantly. She led me up
some stairs to a hallway and then into a
chamber where an elderly Bpanish woman
sat utterly helpless with distraction,
surrounded by two or three equally help
less and desperately frightened women of
her race. The woman who had fetched
me stood panting and dazed, a partly
open door led into an inner room, from
which came the sounds of a man's voice
and a woman's cries. I entered the room.
I cannot possibly explain why l was not
surprised at the terrible scene which ap
peared before me. Perhaps it was because
I had been thinking of Rosa all the way
up the hill and wondering if I had done
what 1 should or might. Certain it is that
she was in my mind, nnd equally certain
it is that I was not surprised to Bee her
lying there covered with blood and fiercely
struggling with the physician. Likely it
would have been impossible for me to
:>ize her had I not been thinking of
her, and that I did recognize her at :ill is
something at which I marvel to this day.
I stepped forward Quickly. The doctor
turned a grateful glance upon me, and
roughly said :
"Here, hold her while I examine the
wound. She fights like a tiger, and those
d d women are all scaren to death."
I released the fierce grip with which she
was clutching his beard and hair ana
called her by name. She started as I had
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1895.
known her to start once before, and sank
back upon her pillow with a groan; and
in spite of her great extremity, the familiar
glistening of tears came into her eyes and
a wistful, helpless, despairing expression
settled upon her face. She sighed deeply,
and as she did so a jet of blood leaped
forth from a small black hole in her
The physician wiped away the blood
with a sponge, while Rosa lay perfectly
still and silent, holding my left hand
tightly clutched in both of hers, my free
hand stroking her forehead. Her chin
quivered and tears came trickling from the
corners of her eyes. When the blood had
been removed from her chest and arms
and face I saw what a fearful wreck she
had become within the year.
"The bullet has passed through the
lung," the doctor bluntly said. "She may
live an hour or two."
I shot a swift, angry glance at him and
he felt it. He looked me over and his face
showed great surprise.
"You seem to be friends," he ventured.
"We are very good friends," I said;
whereupon the thin fingers which clutched
mine pressed the harder.
"That's none of my business," he re
marked, shrugging his shoulders; "but in
a case of suicide like this — "
"Sir!" I exclaimed, checking him; then,
turning to Rosa, I asked: "How did the
accident happen, Rosa?"
The look of gratitude which lighted
her wan face is a precious memory to me
"I picked it up," she stammered, '-and I
dropped it and it fell and— and it went
"That is the truth, sir," I said to the
physician, "and you need worry no fur
ther." I gave him my card, and added:
"If you can make her more comfortable
please do so, and send your collector to
He was an uncouth man, but not incor
rigible, as was proved by subsequent hap
penings. As he said he would have to
fetch some remedies I begged him to sum
mon the parish priest on his way, and he
assented. The girl was about to rebel at
that, but I laid my hand upon her mouth,
and she was passive again.
Tiie moment he left the room one of her
thin arms stole round my neck and she
drew my cheek down till it touched hers.
"You don't mind now that I am dying,
do you?" she sobbingly whispered, lest
she ne overheard in the adjoining room.
A slight caress was my answer. "I knew
you wouldn't," she said. "You know
everything. You know I did it. :>
"Certainly, but never mind."
'Oh, yes, but we'll not let your mother
or anybody else but the priest know that,
and he will give you absolution."
She held me lirmer then, in simple grati
"And," she resumed, "you won't let her
know what I've been? She knew I was —
was making money. I gave most of it to
her. She — she thought I was head clerk
in — in a fine millinery-shop."
"She shall still believe it, Rosa."
With that I ieft her and entered 'the
outer room. The standing women were
staring in helpless awe at the door and the
wretched mother sat numb and whimper
ing. When she was restored to reason and
self-command I led her in to her daughter.
After all possible things had been done
and the physician and then the priest had
left us, Rosa and her mother and I waited
patiently and in silence, I holding one of
her bands, her mother the other, as we sat
n.t opposite sides of the bed. I stroked her
luxuriant brown hair and watched the
light slowly fade from her still beautiful
deep gray eyes. She was happy and con
tent and this brought back the girlish look
that I had seen a year before.
The next day but one a loose bunch of
La France roses were the only fiowers that
rested on a closed coffin in the Latin Quar
ter. I think Rosa liked La France best of
WHAT DOCKERY HAS DONE.
Over Fifty Arrests in Con-
SIDERABLY LESS THAN
Will Wage an Endless Warfare
Against the Use of All
In four days more Milk Inspector Dock
ery will have been in office exactly one
month. During the twenty -six days that
have elapsed since he assumed charge of
this particular department of the Board of
Health he has done more toward giving
the people of San Franusco pure milk
than all his predecessors combined.
This is saying a great deal, but the facts
prove the assertion. During the twenty
six days Mr. Dockery has had the appoint
ment he has made 130 inspections, result
ing in over fifty arrests. This means that
in the past less than one out of every three
dairymen have been palming off on an un
suspecting public all sorts of adulterated
milk— milk with water, preservative and
poisonous animal fats.
In the main this sort of thing has
stopped. The dairymen folly appreciate
the fact that Dockery means business, and
no better illustration of this could be had
than the raid of last Thursday night. On
that occasion over fifty wagons were halted,
samples from which were put through the
Babcock test. In all this number only one
proved faulty and, as it happened, was
from one of the representative dairies of
As a general thing the dairymen are
right in line for the work now being done
by Mr. Dockery. They claim, meaning
those who have at all times sold only pure
milk, that the business has been ruined by
adulteration, such a thing as profit being
practically an unknown quantity. If all
the dealers, they argue, are forced to sell
only pure milk the price must go back to
a paying basis.
As an evidence of the desire of the people
at large to buy only pure milk it can be
stated with authority that the daily re
ceipts of those dairies which came up to
the standard have increased from 25 to 100
Some idea may be gained of the extent
which this adulteration was carried on
from the statement that dairies which
heretofore used only twenty - five and
thirtj cows have been adding from ton
to twelve milch-givers to the herd. It is
to be expected, of course, that a few
venturesome spirits will continue to adul
terate their milk, hoping or wiilins.' to
take the chance of escaping the inspector.
Dockery, however, says he does not pro
pose to sleep at all, that is so far as any
one can learn, but will continue the war
fare for pure milk morning, noon and
Anxious to Move the Cemeteries.
The Richmond District Property-owners' As
sociation lias petitioned the Board of Super
visors to forbid the burial of the dend within
certain limits of the City and County. The
westerly line of the boundary named by them
is Bioderlck, Waller, Devisadero, Ridley, Cas
tro and Twenty-fifth streets, Potrero avenue,
Yolo streets and the waters of the bay. This
is part of an agitation that has been carried on
for some time. The chief object is to prevent
the sale of any more burial lot? in the old
cemeteries nearest the heart of the City. The
petition is signed by W. H. Crocker, Chnrles H.
HuljUs, S. I'rtMitiss 'Smith, James C. Jordan, J.
11. Bond and B. J. Keill
AMONG CHURCH WORKERS
Retirement of Rev. I. N. Hurd
of the Oakland Pres-
THE TRINITY ANNIVERSARY.
French Christian Union Will
Hold an Annual Conven
"An Afternoon and Evening in Japan"
was a pleasing form of entertainment
given at the home of Mrs. McClure, 1459
Guerrero street, on Friday, for the benefit.
of Holy Innocence Chapel.
The French Christian Union, which has
under its charge "En Famille" and other
agencies for the protection of young
French girls, will hold its annual meeting
at "Ecole Levigne," 151S Clay street, Tues
The thirty-sixth annual convention of
the Golden Gate Union of Young People's
Society of Christian Endeavor will be held
at Calvary Church on the 7th prox. Dr.
Dille and R. Watt will be the chief
A miscellaneous entertainment was
given at Murphy's Hall, Ocean View, un
der the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society
of the Congregational Church, on Friday
evening, when the following programme
was rendered: Recitation, Miss Maggie
Aitchison; piano duet, Miss Emma Hicks
and Miss May Gardner; recitation. Miss
Lizzie Hearn; vocal solo, Mr. Kerreli; reci
tation, Miss Alice Smith; violin duet, R.
and C. Hale; recitation, Mis*- Lena Hea/n ;
piano duet, Miss Rook and Mrs. Plath;
recitation, Mrs. Ernest Dettner; vocal
duet, Mrs. Wolfe and Mrs. Keiley; recita
tion, Miss Viola French; song, tiie Misses
Lena and Lizzie Hearn.
Professor Tuomas J. Day, D.1)., of the
San Francisco Theological Seminary will
deliver the rirst lecture of a theological ex
tension course at Calvary Presbyterian
Church Tuesday evening "on Old ' Test
Trinity Presbyterian Church will cele
brate t;ie thirtieth anniversary of its
founding to-day. Rev. .1. Gumming Smith,
the pastor, will preach the anniversary
Rev. I. N. Hurd has been, at his own re
quest, placed upon the list of honorably
retired ministers by the Oakland Presby
tery. Mr. Hurd lias spent the past forty
six years in the ministry and is 74 years
Dr. Mackenzie, Professor Lloyd, Dr.
Kutnmer and Rev. S. S. Palmer will lie
among the speakers at the convention of
the Alameda Sunday-school Union, to be
held in the Presbyterian Church of Elm
hursl next Sunday.
Every Friday evening there are free en
tertainments at the West Side Christian
Church, in accordance with the institu
tional church plan. The entertainments
arevaried.it being the custom to assign
the task of preparing the programmes to
different divisions of the young church
workers organized for that uurpose. Last
week the audience enjoyed "A Night in
Alabama," negro melodies and epigrams
being provided fur diversion.
A party of Christian Endeavorers, repre
senting some of the Oakland societies, held
a successful rally at Oakland last Sabbath
and the preceding Saturday.
Some Christian Endeavorers of Los
Gatos held a sunrise meeting at the Chris
tian Church last Sunday, the h'rst meeting
of the kind held in th^t town.
Rev. William C. Merrill, formerly the
associate pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church of this City, is pursuing literary
work in the line of social ethics at his
native town, Andover, Mass.
Captain W. F. Cook will address the
Congregational Monday Club this week on
"Convict Prisons." The captain had
several years' experience as head of the
Arkansas State prison, and knows whereof
he will speak.
The last Pacific publishes an interesting
letter on Sunday-school work in El
Dorado, Nevada and Butte counties from
Superintendent Loyal L. Wirt.
The following pertinent suggestions were
made by Dr. A\ . F. Day at the Southern
California Asssociatioi. of Congregational
Churches in an address on "Irregularities
which appear in the administration of our
Congregational Churches and Councils" :
"The neglect of those having the finances
of the church in charge to use their lead
pencils; a neglect of legal forms; liability
to neglect the benevolent causes; calling a
pastor with undue haste; the reverse of
the above; the liability of pastors to accept
a call and leave the essential terms 'loose' ;
too hasty resignations; some resignations
not made soon enough; pastors not unit
ing with their churches; not taking regu
lar benevolent contributions; forgetful
that they are pastors of Congregational
Miss Hay Frank's lecture at Beethoven
Hall on Tuesday was an admirable one,
delivered to a large, audience. Her subject
was, "Jewish Women in Fact or History,"
and the second of the series, "Jewish
Women in Fiction," will be heard on Tues
day afternoon at 3:30.
The following ladies have been elected
officers of the new auxiliary of Beth
Israel: President, Mrs. I. Levin; first
vice-president, Mrs. G. Keilus; second vice
president, Mrs. Waklheimer; financial
secretary, Mrs. Morgenstern; recording
secretary, Mrs. B.Cohen; treasurer, Mrs.
The congregation Nevah Zedick of Mis
sion street has fleeted the following officers
for the ensuing year: President, H.
Kraemer; vice-president, E. Bienerield;
treasurer, F. Brilliant; secretary, A. N.
Levy; collector. Skutzky; Mr. Resnich
was elected reader of the Thora; trustees —
M. RothschiJd, H. Becker, L. Silverstone,
L. Lichtenstein, M. Uoldblatt, H. Samuels,
Rev. Marden M. Wilson is reported as
winning strong support from his par
ishioners at St. Peters. .
Archbishop Riordan will preach at St.
Mary's Church, California street, at 11
o'clock this morning.
Rev. J. L. O'Neill will lecture on "The
Church and Charity," at St. Dominic's
Church, in aid of St. Rose's Convent tiiis
evening. There will also be a sacred con
Professor F. H. Foster will preach this
morning and evening at the First Congre
gational Church, and Professor Lloyd will
occupy the pulpit of that church on Sun
day, the 2d prox. Dr. C. 0. Brown, the
pastor, will return next week and preach
on the 10th prox.
Trouble on Filbert Street Between the
Haosen and Iteed Families Over
a Right of Way.
An armistice has been declared between
the Hansen and Reed families on Filbert
street till to-monow, when Judge. Camp
bell will endeavor to heal their differences.
The trouble arose out of a right of way
to a lot in the rear of Hansen's property,
which Mrs. Reed, who lives at 1100 Fiibert
street, claims to possess. The Hansens
dispute her claim, and on Thursday they
started in to build a fence across the dis
puted territory. Attorney Pistolesi, who
is a son-in-law of Mrs. Reed, engaged a
gang of men and bore down upon the Han
sens and their friends and drove them off
the ground. The Hansens declare that
the opposing force was armed with pis
tols, which made them retreat.
Mrs. Reed on Friday sworo out warrants
in Judge Campbell's court for the arrest of
Mrs. Annie C. Hansen, William Borien,
W. Nisson and J. Peterson for disturbing
the peace and against Jacob E. Hansen for
assaulting her with a shovel.
The cases were called in court yesterday
morning, bu l , were continued till to-mor
row, each side promising that there would
be no further hostilities till the cases were
disposed of. Hansen and the other de
fendants immediately swore out counter
warrants ajrainst Mrs. Reed and her son
in-law, Attorney Pistolesi.
WILL LOSE HER LEG.
Sad Sequel to the University Mound
A painful surgical operation was recently
performed by the surgeons at the Chil
dren's Hospital upon the limb of little
Eugenic Perrett, whose parents lived in
the University Mound district, and who
were arrested for cruelty to their two little
girls. Both children had had their legs
broken, but their drunken parents paid no
attention to the injuries, which partly
healed in a shocking manner.
The surgeons stated that Eugenic would
die of blood poison if something was not
done for the child. Accordingly they
opened the leg and scraped and straight
ened the bone. For all this, they fear that
the limb had been neglected too long, and
that amputation will be necessary to save
the child's life. The father is still in the
County Jail, waiting his trial on the
cruelty charge, and the mother is awaiting
MOURNED BY HIS FLOCK
Rev. D. Hanson Irwin's Death
Came as a Great Shock
Succumbed to an Attack of Ap-
pendicitis — Arrangements
for the Funeral.
The death of Rev. D. Hanson Irwin,
reported yesterday, came as a great shock
to members of St. John's Presbyterian
Church, of which he was pastor, he had
Rev. D. Hanson Irwin.
[From a photograph.]
been ill for less than a week, but never
rallied after submitting to an operation for
appendicitis, performed by Dr. E. H.
The deceased was quite a young man.
being only 29 years old. He was a native
of County Cork, Ireland, and was a eradu
ate of Queen's University. His father is a
Presbyterian clergyman in Ireland and his
brother occupies a pulpit in Melbourne,
Mr. Invin came to St. John's less than
two years ago from San Antonio, Tex.
When the offer of the pulpit at St. John's
way made to him he said that he preferred
to occupy it for some time to aive him an
opportunity to get better acquainted with
the members of his Mock. He was duly
installed in January last, after one year's
The deceased is highly spoken of by
members of his church. Since his advent
the membership had steadily increased,
and his premature death is looked upon by
his congregation as a great blow. He
officiated at the church only a fortnight
a^o, and last Sunday preached in San Jose.
It was then he was seized with the sickness
to which he succumbed. He leaves a
widow, the youngest daughter of Mrs.
Albright of Fruitvale, and two children.
The funeral will take place at 10:30 a. m.
to-morrow morning from St. John's Pres
byterian Church, California and Octavia
streets. The exterior and interior of the
church will be draped during the services
to-day, at which Dr. Scott and Professor
Martin of Santa Rosa will otliciate.
ytfp y*& 4&V
Would doubtless be a grand thing for the whole West. You'll acknowledge that. It
would stir things up so that a few extra dollars would be sure to roll your way. Do
the entire State good? Why it would boom it line another great gold discovery! It
would be almost as good a thing as linding a sure cure for all the ills we've got! What
a lot more comfort and happiness there would be if there was no dyspepsia, no insom-
nia, no weak knees or backs, no nervous and no general debility. Life would be worth
living for every one then, and the day of the millennium wouldn't be far out of sight !
Convention, it is said, will without doubt be held here, but that is not yet assured.
But it is assured that a certain remedy has been found for all of the diseases mentioned I
above. Not one that MAY cure, and MAY fail ! Oh dear no ! One that has never yet
"been found wanting." You didn't know it? That's too bad' Have you never
heard of Dr. Henley's Celery, Beef and Iron? It is a perfect combination of Celer
the great nerve food; Beef — the matchless sustenant— Iron, which will stand for
all time the grandest strengthener and purifier of the blood which has ever been
discovered. It makes all the people well who use it, and as the good lit does LASTS,
they STAY WELL.
NEVER TAKE A SUBSTITUTE — !
FATHER NUGENT'S ANSWER
A General Denial in the Ellen
Gallagher Estate Liti
devotions of the woman.
Mrs. Gallagher Didn't Spend
Four Hours a Day on
Hey. Dennis Nugent filed bis answer yes
terday in the suit brought by P. J. White,
official administrator of the Ellen Galla
gher estate, relative to the recovery of
$120,000 that Mrs. Gallagher gave to the
church and charity.
He denies that the value of the estate
was more than $20,365, as shown by the in
ventory; that he was the spiritual adviser
of Thomas Gallagher or Ellen Gallagher;
that any undue influence was used ; that
he ever assumed control of the Gallagher
estate; or that Ellen Gallagher's house
was fitted up like a chapel. Tnen he con
As to the allegation in said complaint con
tained "that she spent habitually from two 10
four hours a day in her house on her knees in
her religious devotions, getting up every day
at 5 o'clock in the morning, going to church",
where she would spend an hour, and repeating
these observances each evening, beavers that
he has no information or belief upon the sub
ject sufficient to enable him to answer the
same and, therefore, and placing his denial
upon that ground, he denies the same and
every part thereof, while he would personally
be pleased and glad to know that such allega
tion in its lengtn and breadth were true.
Further he denies:
That Mrs. Gallagher was over 85 years or
more than 07 years old, and that "he ever
taught the woman that by giving her estate to
the church she would the more I'ul'y perform
her duties as a Christian woman, elevate "her
self in the estimation of the church or the
people, or secure salvation in the world
to come, that any devices cr machinations
were used to gee control of the property, or
that he, his brother and his sister alone" en
joyed the (jallagher hospitality.
He admits that various deeds were
signed and executed by Mrs. Gallagher,
though he declares that no undue in
fluence was used, and he admits that be
fore her death Mrs. Gallagher conveyed to
him property aggregating in value
$95,959 15, and that he refuses to turn that
property over to the administrator.
A general denial of various minor alle
gations is made. Stanly. Hayes & Brad
ley are the attorneys lor Father Nugent.
ROBBED OF HIS WATCH.
A Thief on the T. C. Walker Held for
The preliminary examination of 0. M.
Stone, Paul Dillon and Charles Mitchell
on the charge of grand larceny was held
before Judge Campbell yesterday morning.
They were charged with stealing a watch
from E. F. Russell, a passenger on the
steamer T. C. Walker.
The three defendants were also passen
gers on the steamer, and were going around
among the others selling court plasters.
They were observed to act sxaspiciouslv
and were watched. H. A. Ferguson, "a
passenger, saw Stone bending over Kus
sell, who was asleep in the cabin, and
■ shortly afterward Russell awoke and
| missed his watch. He informed the cap
tain, and the three defendants were
searched, but the watch was not found.
The captain made another search of Stone,
j who has a wooden leg, and found the
, watch concealed in the top part of his
i wooden stump.
The Judge held Stone to answer before
! the Superior Court in $2000 bonds, and
! dismissed the charge against Dillon and
Keinstein a Kegent.
J. B. Reinstein returned yesterday from Sac
ramento, where he was sworn in as a Regent of
the State University on Friday by Governor
Budd. Mr. Reinstein takes the place made va
cant last Sunday by the death of Regent George
J. Ainsworth at Portland. Mr. Reinstein was
(i member oi the first graduating class of the
State University. Governor Budd *as a mem
ber of the fame class, which was graduated in
1873. Since that time Mr. Reinstein has been
actively interested in every movement to
benefit the university nnd is now the president
of the Alumni Association. He is a member of
the law firm of lieinsiein & Eisner, and has
won many honors at the bar. The new Regent
is appointed for the short term.
Holland is said to have spent the leisure
hours of over three years in writing "Kath
Disease Is to Be Surely Cured Only by
Destroying the Microbes That
RADAM'S MICROBE KILLER
WILL BO IT.
It Is Fleasant to Takr, Efficient and
One of the surest ways to be sick and keep
on being sick is to rill one's self with rnedi-
cints. It is not infrequently the case that the
medicines taken to cure some comparatively
trivial ailment is so hard on the stomach that
the digestion is ruined. Mos; of the treatment
physicians give is a matter of guesswork, and
often it does more harm than good. The princi-
pal trouble is that there arts comparatively
few physicians who really understand tho
nature of all diseases. The germ theory of
disease has had fo fight its way against obsti-
nacy ana prejudice. It is really singular how
slow the medical profession was to adopt tha
microbe theory. Among the more ignorant
practitioners, phycicians who are giving pills
and nostrums the same as their fathers did, the
microbe theory is still unbelieved. Among
liberally educated and liberal-minded doctors
there is not one who does not know that every
disease is caused by a species of microbes,
which vary with the character of tho disease.
The man most responsible for thii knowledge,
is Mr. William Radam, who, by his experiments
and by his discoveries with the microscope, has
aetuallly proved that there is a separate and
distinct microbe for every disease. Mr.
Radani's researches and discoveries culmi-
nated in the preparation of his now famou3
"Microbe Killer.' ' Speaking of this wonderlul
remedy, Mr. Radam gays: "Radam's Microba
Killer" is not a medicine any more than selt-
zer water is a medicine. Just as the Ip.tter ia
; charged with carbonic acid gas so the former
is water charged with antiseptic gases.
It is used as water, only in Bmaller quanti-
ties. Its antiseptic power stops fermentation.
No microbe, not even the microbes of lenrosy
chn live in it, but the doses must be sufficient
to permeate the entire body. Doctors give a
spoonful at a time. The dose of the "Microbe
Killer" is a wine glass full or more. Alcohol
or whisky is highly antiseptic, but when di-
luted with water it loses its antiseptic power.
The same is true of drugs. The "Microbo
Killer" also loses its property when diluted. It
is of exactly the proper strength in the bottles
and jugs in which it is sold, and should ba
taken as it i.-.
Kadam's Microbe Killer is a safe and certain
cure for any and every disease. It kills mi-
crobes and thus immediately stops the causa
of the trouble. Every disease that the human
body is heir to is caused by the existence of mi-
crobes. If these are killed and eradicated trom
the blood there can be no ticlcness. It does not
make any difference what the trouble seems to
be. 'Wheiiever any part of the body is in a dis-
ordered condition the real cause "is microbes
No matter where these are Radam's "Microbo
Killer" will hum them out and kill them, and
the disease will be cured. To one who has not
seen under a microscope the difference between
puie blood and blood full ot microbes these
statements seem incredible. As a matter of
fact it makes no difference whether they are
Delieved or not so loiur as the cure is effected.
The only trouble that Mr. Kadam ever had
was to get people to make a U-ialof bis prepara-
tion. Its effect Is so quickly apparent that a
trial is all that is needed. Any one who is sick
will be easily convinced or the merits of the
•'Micrcbe Killer" if they will only try it. It is
not an expensive experiment, and it means
restored health every time.
Pamphlet giving "full particulars regarding
this wonderful medicine, also testimonials
of cures mailed free. Price $3 per gallon, $1
per 40-ounce bottle.
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