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First Banquet of the Cali
The Speeches Had the True
American Ring of Pa
MANY NOTABLES WERE THERE.
Letters of Regret Received From Those
of the Invited Guests Who Could
The Republican Executive Council
banquet and reception.
Thursday. November 21, 1895, 9 r. v.
Eastern Oysters on Half Shell.
Consomme in Cups.
Olive*. Caviar. Celery. Badlshes.
Crab and Chicken Salad.
Tongue. Ham. Veal.
Roast Turkey with Jelly.
Cheese and Fruits.
Icecream. , Cake. Coffee.
Belvista Zinfandel. Jtelvisia Riesling.
The first banquet given by the members
of the Republican Executive Council of
the State of California was a success and
the atmosphere of Republicanism hovered
over it all.
It. was hela at the Cafe Zinkand, which
was brilliantly illuminated and decorated
for the occasion. At 9 o'clock the mem
THE REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND THEIR GUESTS GATHERED AT THE BANQUET BOARD.
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bers and their friends, numbering in all
over lUO, filed into the spacious dinine
room to the patriotic tune of "Marching
The long tables, running from one end
of the room to the other, were burdened
with all sorts of delicacies, and in a few
moments all the chairs were tilled with
stanch and tried Republicans, who did full
justice to the spread.
At the head of the table on either hand
of Judge M. Cooney, who was honored
with the chair of master of ceremonies,
Bat: Hon. M. M. Estee, Charles M. Short
ridge, General Freiderich, Judge Way
mire, Tirey L. Ford and Colonel J. P.
Jackson. Other Republicans of both local
and State prominence were seated down
Promptly at 10 o'clock the viands had
been properly attended to and Chairman
Coon ey. after calling the assembly to or
der, made a neatly tuned speech, extend
ing a welcome to the guests of theeVening.
Following his openine remarks the
Knickerbocker Quartet Club sang two
songs, and the toasts were then ready to
offer as a dessert to the banquet.
The first toast, "The Republic of the
United States," was ably responded to by
Colonel J. P. Jackson, who set forth the
principles of the Republican party, and
styled the people of the great common
wealth as the best clotned, the best fed,
the most intelligent and happy of the
whole world. He told several anecdotes to
illustrate the force cf Republicanism, and
in a very happy vein consigned the De
mocracy to a back seat for the next twenty
Colonel Roberts responded to the toast
of "The State of California," and made
the hall ring with the patriotism of his
expressions. He lifted up his voice in her
defense against discriminations on the part
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of the East, ana took his seat with a re
quest that the people of California stand
by their own State.
"Upon the men and women of the Nation
depends its greatness and its freedom,"
was the next toast, which was happily
treated by Charles M. Shortridge, editor of
The Call. He said it would be difficult to
stick to the text ana that it would be very
easy to drift into the old theme of Repub
" "I have just returned from the East," he
said, "and there I saw the old warhorses
of the grand Republican party defending
its principles. I saw the great multitude
cheering the leaders and it told me of our
Mr. Shortridge was sincere in his re
marks and saia that he wanted to see a
new dictionary issued containing the word
•'Republicanism," followed by a dash and
tne words, "Union, independence, one
flag, protection to home, a union of States
and of freedom."
"The Republican party as it has been
and as it should be" induced the chair to
call upon the warhorse of the party,
M. M. Estee.
"I have faith in its leaders, living and
dead, and in its defense of America and
freedom. It has never yet lied to its fol
lowers and never yet pulled down the
American, flag." When Mr. Estee had
finished, amid cheers ana applause, he
had severely toasted the mugwumps and
the backsliders generally.
The toast of "Organization" was as
signed to Senator Tirey L. Ford, who
handled it with fervor and logic.
General R. A Freiderich was selected to
respond to the toast of "What Is a Poli
tician?" He went into it as briefly as pos
sible, but his remarks seemfd to' hit the
richt spot, and he was vigorously ap
By this time it was past 12 o'clock, and
it became necessary to cut the speeches
down in order to give proper attention to
the champagne, twenty-five cases of which
had to be opened within a reasonable time.
Chairman Cooney announced that the prin
ciples of Republicanism had been pretty
well voiced, ana from that time on the
speecnes were reduced to the minimum.
The closing toasts were:
"The National Republican Convention
should be held in San Francisco," James
E. Field, chairman of the committee on
"The progress of the present age," Ad
"Civil and religious liberty," Judge Way
"We want our American women to be
wives of American men," Emmett Barrett.
"The California farmer and vineyardist
must be protected aeainst the products of
Europe," Hale McCowan.
"The workingmen of this country must
be protected against imported contract,
convict and cheap laborers," Charles
"The stars and stripes, the wardrobe of
this Republic, shall never be lowered by a
ioreign foe," J. T. Dare.
"The City of San Francisco." Chairman
Manwaring of the County Republican
"The Ladies," T. B. O'Brien, the best
looking man present.
The banquet was graced by the presence
of Mrs. Addie Ballon and Mrs. Dr. Frances
Tudor Almstead, delegates tothe Republi
can Executive Council from the Woman's
State Republican Club, which has among
its members many of the brightest women
of the State. Mr?. Ballou was the author
of the bill giving women tbe right to act
as notaries public.
Letterß of regret at not being able to be
present were read from Messrs. William
Alvord, I. J. Truman. S. L. Caster of San
Luis Obispo, H. Z. Osborne of Los An
geles, il. H. de Young, Senator Perkins, 1
Louis Sioss, Senator W. Williams, Irving
M. Scott, Wendell Easton and W. 11. Sav
The guests departed at a late hour
firmly convinced that such congenial en
tertainment was worth repeating in the
future, whether the great Republican
party won or lost in either a local. State
or National campaign.
The Debs Mans- Meeting.
The notification that there will be a grand
mass-meeting held in Oakland this evening to
celebrate the release of E. V. Debs from the
Eastern prison was received a little late in this
City to eel the local -unions to turn out in full
force. Yesterday the officers of local Railway
I'nii.n So. 345 notified its members of the
meeting. Invitations were sent to such other
unions as it was possible to reach in the lim
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1895.
PLATES OVER THE DOORS.
What May Result From the
Underwriters' Fire Pa
THE SYSTEM SHALL CONTHnJE.
Insurance Men at Loggerheads Over
the Support of the Prop
There is no doubt but what there will be
an interesting meeting of the insurance
agents and underwriters to-day. The j
question to be discussed is whether or not j
the Fire Patrol system should be main- I
taimd or abandoned. As published in j
The Call yesterday the late rate war
among the insurance men and the disrup
tion of the insurance union caused a gen- i
era! smash-up in insurance circles. So
bitter was the feeling that hfteen compa
nies withdrew their support from the Fire
The forty-eight who are still contribut
ing feel that the burden of supporting the
patrol is falling too heavily upon them,
and at a meeting of the directors held on
! "Wednesday there was a disposition mani
! fest to abandon the patrol system, unless
| all of the insurance agents assist in its
I support. In order that the agents may de
j cide as to whether or not the Fire Patrol
; shall continue to exist a meeting was
l called for this morning, when the fate of
! the patrol will be decided.
It is not thought likely that the Fire
i Patrol system will be abolished altogether
in any event, although the scope of its use
fulness may be less extensive than at
The insurance agents are all at sixes and
! sevens on the situation, and their tempera
ments range all the way from mild in
difference to a bitter hatred. As a result,
some strong addresses may be expected at
the meeting to-day. If the Fire Patrol
should be abandoned or limited too much
in its operations it is not unlikely that the
merchants might take hold of the matter
themselves and organize an independent
merchants' lire patrol similar to those that
exist in New York and Minneapolis.
The Fire Patrol was organized in 1875,
and since then the property saved, insured
and uninsured, has amounted to millions
of dollars. In the Murphy-Grant tire,
which was in the top of the building, over
$400,000 worth of goods was saved by the
patrolmen spreading their rubber blankets
over the stock on the lower doors. At the
last fire in Davis Brothers' on Market
street, over $15,000 worth of stock was
saved in the same way. It is not infre
quently the case that the amount saved to
the insurance companies more than pays
for a year's maintenance of the patrol.
There are two stations, employing twenty
well-drilled firemen, who are ready to re
spond to a call of fire at all times of the
day and night. The patrol is equipped
with modern apparatus for saving prop
erty from fire, water and smoke. Ttie cost
of maintaining the Fire Patrol is a little
over $2000 a month, or about $26,000 a
year. One of the cast iron rules of the sys
tem is that its men must save property
wherever it is in danger, whether insured
or uninsured, or owned by poor or rich.
When asked about the situation yester
day, Co!onel William Macdonald of the
London and Lancashire said :
Under the old system, when all were con
tributing, when there was a larger business
and larger incomes.it cost us IJ^ per cent on
our gross premiums. Now, with a number of
companies retired from business, less business
being transacted, and fifteen companies refus
ing to contribute, our expenses are double
what they were. The merrhanls, too, have
taken advantage of the situation and carry
less insurance, relying upon the patrol to save
what Is not insured.
It is vow time to call a halt in this kind of
business. Without a fire patrol the merchants
will be obliged to insure for nearer the full
amount of their stock, and this will make busi
ness for us. There never was a better man for
the position of Chief Engineer of the Fire De
partment than Denny Sullivan, but he can't
save goods. His mission is to pat out fires.
Now, the situation is this: If the other in
surance companies do not come in and con
tribute to the support of the fire patrol it will
have to be abandoned, as the burden is too
heavy for a few of us to bear.
Among other features of the controversy
the late tire in the Mackay carpet-store on
Market street is cited, beveral thousand
dollars' wortu of carpets were saved from
the flood of waters from the second story
by the patrol. All of the policies on the
stock were placed with companies that, it
is said, were not contributing a cea.t to the
support of the patrol. These non-contrib
uting companies are as follows:
Continental, Commercial Union, Scottish
Union, Hamburg Magdeburg, Magdeburg,
Northwestern and National, North German,
German-American, Patriotic, American of
Philadelphia, Phoenix of Brooklyn, Franklin,
American Central, Svea and Delaware.
Robert Dickson of the Royal Exchange
takes an entirely different view of the
situation. He says that the Fire Patrol
shall not be abandoned, and characterizes
the proposition to abolish the system as a
piece of business stupidity. San Francisco
depends entirely upon the Fire Patrol for
all the work of saving property. The
differences should be settled upen busi
ness methods, he said, and not by personal
conflicts. Mr. Dickson said:
I for one will never consider the proposition
for a minute. If there are any who withdraw
their contributions there are at least a dozen
of us who will keep it in existence and as use
ful as ever— to us. How will we do it? Easy
enough, although for a short time it may cost
us a little more. In the early part of this cen
tury and up to 1840 there was no municipal
fire departments in the city of London. Every
insurance company or combination of com
panies formed fire companies of their own.
when an alarm of fire was given all the com
panies rushed to the fiie.
Over the doors of aH insured buildings and
property each insurance company placed its
name on a brass plate. When the fire com
panies arrived at the fire they would look for
the name of the insurance concern over the
door to see if it was the Sun, Mutual, Equity or
whatever the names were. If it was the Sun
all the other companies would go home and let
the Sun's fire company stay to fight the fire the
best it could. While I should regret to see this
City go back to primitive methods still it will
be done if necessary.
If a dozen of us support the Fire Patrol we
will put our brass plates over the doors of all
buildings and stock we insure. The Fire Patrol
will run to every fire as usuai, but they will
not assist in saving anything unless our brass
plates are over the door.
The result of such a system will be that the
merchants will insure in companies thai save
property as well as pay losses, and, if the other
companies do not come in and contribute to
the support of the Fire Patrol, they will force
themselves out of business.
The Fire Patrol shall be maintained, notwith
standing the shortsightedness of some and the
cussedness ot others.
I would like to suggest an idea to the public
of San Francisco. This city is unfortunate in
not possessing a paid department with men on
duty all the time. Suppose that in the day
time a big lire should break out in some large
building, how much of a force can Chief Sul
livan rely upon responding ? A driver, stoker
and engineer to each engine company is all;
for the firemen are all engaged in their various
pursuits. At the present time tne bulk of the
work at the daytime fires is performed by the
members of the Fire Patrol. Without the aid
of the Fire Patrol men, as I said, the Chief
would have only his drivers, stokers and en
LECTURE TO YOUNG MEN
Key. rather Torko States the Position of
the Catholic Church on Ameri
Rev. P. C. Yorke, chancellor of the Arch
diocese of San Francisco, delivered a lec
ture before a large gathering of members
of Ignatian Council No. 35, Young Men's
Institute, in the assembly hall of the coun
cil, Alcazar building, lasi evening.
Father Yorke is a member of the insti
tute, and the meeting was behind closed
The discourse was a review on the con
troversy now sweeping over the country,
and the speaker exhorted his hearers to
always defend themselves against charges
of disloyalty to their country; charges
which were put forth because of their re
ligion. He repudiated the insinuations
that had been made from public platforms
against the position of the Catholic church
in matters American, and urged the young
men, regardless of the slanders heaped
upon them by the Orangemen from Can
ada, to remain faithful to the principles of
the institute, "Pro Deo, pro patria, "For
God and for country."
Following the address Father Yorke
was given an informal reception. The
evening was enjoyed by all.
Jaros hygienic underwear is made for lntelligen
people; othera prefer cheap stuff and constant
colds. Sense saves dollars. Morgan's. 229Montg.
Barrett & Co. Were Secured.
J. S. Barrett stated yesterday that John Ca
hlll, the stockbroker w ho disappeared recently,
owed the firm of T. & Barrett A Co. nothing.
The debt of $3000 was fully secured and the
securities were sold Friday, the day after
Cahill's departure. The missing broker has
not written his friends yet.
Wear ordinary underwear.keep your cold ;wear
Jaros hygienic underwear and lose it; nealth
and money saver. Morgan Bros., 229 Montg'y.
The citizens of Antwerp pride them
selves on possessing the best breed of the
carrier-pigeon, and* will not only take great
pains in teaching them, but give high
prices for good birds.
The whole family kept well with Jaros Hy
genic underwear. Morgan Bros., 229 Montgy.
Solomon, in Proverbs xxvii :9, speaks of a
precious ointment with perfumes that
rejoice the heart.
All doctors don't prescribe the same medi
cine; all good doctors recommend Jaros hygi
enic underwear. Morgan Bios., 229 Montgry.
ALL FOR THE CONVENTION.
General Friedrich Will Call
Upon His Old Friend
JEFFERSON CHANDLERS VIEW.
He Thinks the Next Republican Con
vention Will Be Held in
The various delegates selected by the
executive committee of the convention
committees are making all necessary pre
parations to get away in time to be in
Washington on the first of December.
about Monday, will first visit Lis friend,
General Friedrich, who will leave here
William O. Bradley, Governor-elect of
Kentucky. Governor Bradley is also one
of the Republican National committee
men, and General Friedrich, having been
a schoolmate of that gentleman, feels sure
of his assistance in the National Commit
tee when it meets in Washington on the
10th of December. There are other States
in the South that have not yet been ap
proached by the representatives of any
city, but they will be handled later.
There is no reasonable doubt of the in
creasing strength of this City over Pitts
burg, and when the votes are ready to be
received by the National Committee it
need not surprise the people of the coast to
learn that San Francisco is the chosen
city. Secretary Litchheld of the finance
committee is assured by the most sub
stantial business men of this City that all
the money necessary to suit the National
Committee when it is called for will be
At last night's meeting of the Republican
Executive Council of the State of Cali
fornia the prospects of this City were dis
cussed in a roundabout way, and it was
the general impression that we have more
than a fighting show for success.
IT SHOULD COME HEK£!.
Jefferson Chandler Says Ther* Ts a Strong
Sentiment Fmcoring This City.
Jefferson Chandler of Washington, D. C,
who is widely known in legal and political
circles, was among the arrivals here last
night. Mr. Chandler's health has not
been very good for some time, and for a
few weeks he has been staying in Los
Angeles for his health. He is very enthu
siastic in regard to the holding of the
next National Republican Convention in
"I believe the convention can be brought
here," he said at the Palace. "By all the
conditions it ought to come here, and with
a little more effort I am convinced it will
come. The rumor that San Francisco may
possibly not have the telegraph facilities
for transmitting the news ought to have
no weight. The City certainly has the
facilities. It would be a great thing for
both the East and the West for the con
vention to come here. The Eastern Sena
tors and Congressmen know almost noth
ing of the country west of the Missouri
River. Many of them have never been
west of that point. It would broaden and
otherwise instruct them to have the con
vention here, and it would vastly aid Cali
fornia and all the other coast States.
"This City has done remarkably well in
raising so large a sum as an inducement.
I don't see how the National Committee
can do otherwise than accept the condi
tions and come here. Certainly it ought
to be brought to San Francisco if it comes
west of Chicago, and as for the latter city,
it has had it already often enough, as the
East, as a whole, has had.
"There is a growing sentiment along the
Atlantic Coast in favor of third-termism.
It is stronger there, of course, than in the
Mr. Chandler says he has come to San
Francisco merely on some private busi
ness, lind not for any political purpose. "I
hope, however, to see San Francisco get
the convention, and will do anything I
can to aid it/*
THE ASHWORTH TRIAL
Testimony Regarding the Pave
ment on Elwood Ave
Explanations as to the Broderick-
Street Sewer — A Question
The Ashworth case was once more be
fore Judge Murphy yesterday, the princi
pal witness being Ernest McCullough, the
consulting engineer of the Merchants' As
Mr. McCullough, with George W. Elder,
George T. Gaden and another gentleman,
had gone to Elwood avenue and inspected
the bituminous rjavement which had been
Jaid there and was subsequently accepted
by the Superintendent of Streets. This
DBvement forms one of the causes for re
moval mentioned in the indictment.
Mr. McCullough testified that the party
he was with had cut five holes in the
crown of the pavement. In four of these
holes the pavement waa found to be an
inch and a quarter in thickness and in the
fifth it was three-quarters of an inch. The
specifications called for a coating of bitu
minous rock three inches in thickness.
One of the pieces taken from the roadway
was held for evidence. Mr. McCullough
had affixed his signature to it, and then
it was placed in a sack and Mr. Gaden
sealed the whole thing up. In that condi
tion it was produced in court. Mr. Mc-
Cullough identified the seal and the sack,
and then it was opened.
A thin, brittle piece of bituminous pave
ment was drawn from the sack by Mr.
Black. It was about eleven inches square
and was not an inch and a half thick in
any place. Its upper surface was nicked
and marred by hoof treads, and to the
under side there still clung a good portion
of the concrete foundation, whrch, finding
the adhesive strength of the soft pave
ment above it greater than its own, had
come away with the sample and remained
to be produced in court. This dilapidated,
spongy buttering of bitumen was identified
as having come from Elwood avenue's
Mr. Ackerman objected to the admission
of the bit of pavement until he had asked
a few questions. He wanted to know if
Mr. McUullough had measured the dis
tance from curb to curb, in order that he
might dig the hole squarely in the middle
of the roadway. He produced three fat
blocks of bitumen and asked if they could
have come from the pavement.
The witness said ins opinion was that no
blocks of that thickness could ever be
taken from Elwood avenue's pavement.
Then Mr. Ackerman wanted to know if
the wafer of bitumen submitted could not
have w # orn down to its present insignifi
cant thinness by wagons and horses.
The witness thought pot. In fact, he
said, if the pavement would last so long it
would take twenty years of hard service to
wear or to compress it to the thinness to
which this year-old pavement had sud
denly dwindled. The spongy specimen
was admitted as evidence of a pavement
accepted by Mr. Ash worth- as satisfactory.
Harry Nieman. an inspector from the
Superintendent of Streets' office, was also a
witness during: the day. Nieman had been
detailed by Mr. Ashworth to inspect the
laying of an ironstone pipe sewer on
Broderick street, between Ellis and O'Far
rell. The specification? call for a "V" at
every twenty-five feet, but the witness was
not willing to swear there was a "V" in
the whole length of the block. It is
charged that these side pipes are placed at
irregular distances and there is not nearly*,
the number which the specifications call
for. Nieman said that in such work the
property-owner had been consuited as
much as possible, and that in the case of
the sewer under investigation this had
caused the irregularities. Should one
owner of twenty-five feet wish the "V"
opposite his lot to be near his south line
and the owner of the next lot
to the north wish his li V" to
be near his north line here
would be a case where fifty feet inter
vened, and should the third owner wish
his "V" to be near his south line here
would be another case where but ten or fif
teen feet intervened. Nieman was not will
ing to say, however, that there was a "V"
in for every twenty-live foot lot, but he
thought he might do so if he had his book.
He came back again in the afternoon, but
he reported that tne marks they had left
on Broderick street to locate the "V's" in
the sewer had been obliterated and he
could not tell anything about them. Mr.
Black asked if he had cut the marks one
quarter of an inch deep in the curb, but
the witness said he had not. He was asked
how he marked the "V's," and he said by
bits of brick, on the fences, or in any way
that was handy.
Mr. Nieman having concluded his testi
mony his Honor Judge Murphy an
nounced that he was in some doubt as to
the responsibility of the Superintendent
of Streets in the matter of private street
contracts. He believed that in accepting
such work the Superintendent of Streets
was not bound by any limitations, except
his own idpa of the fitness of things, in
public contracts he must be bound by the
requirements of the law, his Honor be
lieved, but in private contracts, so long as
he ana the property-owners were satisfied,
he believed the Superintendent of Streets
could not be made liable for misconduct. ~
Mr. Black argued that either public or
private contracts must be up to certain
legal standards, else there would at once be
an end to all uniformity. Sewers could be
laid deep or shallow. "V's" conld
be laid as outsiders saw fit, and the
City would have no power to con
trol the work being done on her own streets.
He argued, too, that in the case in ques
tion, the Broderick-street sewer, although
the work was done by private contract,
there was a deputy inspecting the work all
the time. Mr. Ackerman argued as the
court had spoken at first and Judge Murphy
then took the matter under advisement
DEATH IN A WINE CUP.
Mrs. Kate Charles Drinks Poisoned
Claret and Dies Suddenly.
The lifeless body of Mrs. Kate Charles,
wife of Frank Charles, a locksmith living
at 13 Polk lane, between Pacific street and
Broadway, is at the Morgue. Death is
thought to have resulted from a small
draught of poisoned wine. Anyway, she
died yesterday morning, two hours after
taking a drink of California claret from a
bottle which her husband had purchased
the night before.
Charles himself consumed considerable
of the wine before retiring Wednesday
night. He woke up at an early hour
yesterday morning, and feeling thirsty
drank some more. He now recalls that
the beverage had a bitter taste. Pains in
his stomach followed and Charles became
When ttie butcher called at the house
shortly after 6 o'clock yesterday morning
he found Mrs. Charles lying on the floor.
She was in spasms.
Some neighbors entered and everything
possible was done for the unfortunate
woman, but she died about two hours
This is the strange story that the hus
band, who was taken to the Receiving
Hospital, tells. An examination showed
that he was suffering from, strychnia
poisoning. He will recover.
"I bought a bottle of wine from a store
at the corner of Green and Stockton streets
last night," said Charles, "and took it
home. I had a drink before going to bed,
between 9 and 10 o'clock. It made me feel
sick. I awakened shortly before day
break, as I intended to go out on the San
Bruno road to gather leaves for some
restaurants, and took another drink out of
the bottle. I had no sooner swallowed it
than I fell on the Hoor and suffered from
"My wife was wakened by the ringing of
the church bells. She asked what was the
matter with me, and I told her I had had
spasms. She said she wanted a drink, and
she poured some of the wine out of the
bottle and drank it. She fell on the floor
in convulsions and died in two or three
hours. It must have been the wine, as
she drank nothing else before that.
"We were married about two years ago.
My wife was a sister of Attorney Denzel,
who used to practice in this City." I worked
on a ranch near Saratoga till about three
weeks ago when I came to the City, and
since then I have been making a living by
supplying leaves to restaurants."
The truthfulness of this story is discred
ited by the police, and a thorough investi
gation will be made. There is no ques
tion, so the detectives say, but that Mrs.
Charles was deliberately poisoned. As to
the motive, there is no knowing just now.
Charles, so far as is known, lived in do
mestic harmony with his wife. But his
own statement to the authorities weighs
aaainst him and it will be necessary for
him to support it with more substantial
evidence before suspicion will be diverted.
He drank freely of the wine, he says, be
fore going to bed. and again in the morn
ing when he awoke. His wife takes a
small quantity after arising in the morn
ing and dies a few hours later.
Charles is a German by birth. He is
about 50 years of age. His wife was 38
The detectives are working on the case,
but up to a late hour last night had se
cured no additional facts. An autopsy will
be held to-day. The wine lias been placed
in the hands of a chemist for analysis.
The deceased woman was also known as
A Recipe That Will Remove a Fruit-
ful Cause of Unhappiness.
"John, I called you to dinner; why don't
"Can't you see that I am tired and out
of sorts? Why don't you let me alone?"
The husband has just come home from
business and has stretched himself on the
sofa, gloomily staring at the ceiling. This
is not the first time he has returned in such
a humor. She is hurt, and sitting down
by the window gets ready to cry.
"Papa, why don't you turn and eat?"
His little daughter's pleading prevails
and he follows her to the table. His wife
hurriedly brushes tha tears from her eyes.
She is too proud to show weakness — he too
stubborn to apologize for his rudeness.
There is but a half-hearted attempt at
eating. "Your crusty temper has spoiled
your appetite," saya the wire. She is
wrong— it is the want of an appetite and a
good digestion that has spoiled liia
humor— and it takes an heroic effort for him
to be amiable.
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DURRANT'S NEW EVINCE
Another Attempt Will Be Made
to Impeach Mrs. Leak's
SPENCER'S STRANGE STORY.
Mr. Dickinson's Motion for a New Trial
To-Day Will Offer to Show New
This morning at 10 o'clock is the time
set for imposing the sentence of death
upon W. H. T. Durrant for the murder of
Blanche Lamont in the belfry of Emman
uel Church. It is not thought, however,
tnat sentence will be pronounced to-day,
for the reason that Mr. Dickinson's motion
for a new trial will take precedence and
must be passed upon first.
Mr. Dickinson's motion will probably
take some time in arguing, for it is based
not only upon a rather lengthy bill of ex
ceptions taken during the progress of the
long trial, but also contains affidavits .
claiming that new evidence has been dis
"In a general way we hope to show that
the positive testimony of Mrs. Leak, which
proved to be such a 9trong link in the
chain of circumstantial evidence," said
Mr. Dickinson, "was to a greater or less
degree prompted by the police. It can be
shown that before her testimony in court
she affirmed positively that she did not
know who entered the church with Blanche
Lamont. F. J. Spencer is an important
witness to that effect, and I suggest that
he tell his own story.
"Again ttiere is the statement of Mrs.
Monier. She saw Durrant enter the
church alone, yet certain influences were
brought to bear which later on caused her
to become very much confused in her
dates. We have evidence to substantiate
all this, and it wiJl be introduced at the
F. J. Spencer, the man referred to by
Mr. Dickinson, is a native of England, but
during the past sixteen months has resided
in this City. He has been a regular at
tendant at Emmanuel Church, and knew
Durrant almost intimately.
"Mrs. Leak visited my" home," said he
yesterday. "She spent the day there. At
that time she stated positively that she
did not know whether Durrant was the
man she saw enter the church with
Blanche Lamont or not."
Lawyers use Blackstone "Bank Stock" pads.
Strengthens eyes. Mysell-Rollins Co., 22 Clay.*
Sweeney's stockyard on the Mission road,
near St. Mary's College, was destroyed by fire
Iftst night. Three horses and a stable were
burned and the loss was «bout SfIOOO. An
alarm Mas given for the fire at 10 :30 p. m. from
Matnaa n.nnam, Columbia, Pa., says :\
wmmm^m ""(That ..
(*|) ""'k^D Bficirinsr*
c|\ •■'.'& 'atev^^fif '. 1$ an d dizzy, faint,
£> fj X£s» \K3F '^ gasping attacks
y:\ \w\ ;£? [is left me as soon
Or v oM as * began .to
take Lydia E.
-~~ y -* J> -*<J I S womb troubles
so long I thought I never could get well."
UniLnULLI Illn uIIUL uUj
I STAMPED ON A SHOE
MEANS STANDARD OP MERIT.
$ 1 1 1 J Jjf , I
OBSTRUCTION PRICES. 1
We are still blockaded by the Spreckels fence and
we are selling shoes cheaper than any of our com-
petitors. Don't you believe it? Well, call and see,
and if you are not convinced upon inspection why
walk out of the store. We are selling the best
Shoes for the least money in this city. We know
it, our customers know it, I and we want you to
know it. This week we are offering a bargain in
Ladies' Shoes. We have 500 pairs of Ladles' Extra
Fine Dongola Kid Button Shoes, with either Cloth
or Kid Tops, straight foxed vamps; medium, square
or pointed toes and V-shaped Patent-leather Tips,
which we will sell for
This is ft genuine bargain, as these shoes are well
! worth at least $2 50, but we recognize the fact than
i we must offer extra inducements, and so we have*
placed this extra fine line on sale at such a low
: price. .Widths C, D, E and EE.
ALASKA SEAL SHOES.
This week we are making a drive of MEN 3
ALASKA SEAL shoes that are neat but durable,
ana which we will sell for '
Per pair. The skin of the Alaska seal Is noted for
its toughness' and wearing qualities, ami while
waterproof Is yet pliable and easy on the feet.
These shoes have stood the test for years and we
will guarantee every pair. They are strong and
serviceable and yet neat appearing. Remember
the price, $3, and do not be deceived, as other
houses are selling seal shoes for much more money.
If you desire COBK-SOLJSD SbAL SHOES we
have them for 60 cents per pair extra, so do not be
misled hut come to us ana save money.
We also have a lint? assortment of
ALASKA SISAL LACE SHOES FOB
' ; YOU . AM) BOYS.
They have double soles, and are just the thing lot
school wear, as they are so durable-
Youths" sizes. 11 t02.......;..........5l 75
;' Boys' sizes, 2Va to 5y 2 ... .............. aOO ,'
■ Here Is a bargain— LA- • . ■ ' -.
DIES' KANGAROO F*^V"-^&
CALK BUTTOX SHOES. If ■*/ W
with : Patent-leather Tip ■' ! - - ' P ■•/ m
and invisible Cork Insoles, r / 3
which prevents the damp- I / ■*/ «
ness ■ penetrating through jf'*/ A
the shoe to the foot, stout jrJ*if 'A
Double Soles that can be • */£ V*^ l^k'
guaranteed for wear, anr' • .XLsJ?'!--- """"""""jl
which we have reduced =!!^~\-~**<n4'm
from $3 t0..... . . . s-j.r.iig. ,— egL... .JgM/
iladies* torn Rubbers Keduced to 400
WE HAVE-NOT MOVED.
jKTCountry orders solicited.
»^* Send for x ew Illustrated Cataloga*
Address ,' ••.-.. .- . v
_1O Third Street, San PrancUco.
PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO,