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BUCKLEY'S FABIAN POLICY
It Is Adopted to Gain Additional
MEETING OF THE TWENTY-FIVE.
Responsibility for Disciplining the So-
Called Disloyal Members
While the Buckleyites are not permitting
the grass to grow under their feet, they
are proceeding with the plan of entrenching
themselves in their self-assumed position
as the only genuine representatives of the
Democratic party of San Francisco with a
slowncss-and a deliberation that are some
what trying to the more impulsive mem
bers of that side of the divided Democratic
By those who are nearest to the leaders
of the Junta's adversaries this conservative
course is said to be the result of thought
ful premeditation, and is due principally
to two causes. It is believed that the
longer any overt act directly antagonistic
to the disloyal members, as they are con
siderately termed by the more tactful
of the BucKleyites, can be deferred,
the larger will be the number who
will voluntarily return to the banner
under which Buckley and Maguire
Lave joined forces to drive from
the field of politics the Rainey-McXab-
Ihiggett combination. Another reason for
delaying decisive action is that among
some there is still a hope that a compro
mise and coalition may be effected.
Ever since the memorable public disrup
tion of the old general committee it has
been the evident determination of Buckley
to pursue a Fabian policy, as t;e believed
that at this stage masterly inactivity would
accomplish more than a coercive or ag
gressive campaign. At the first public
meeting since the break moderation was
the watchword of the "regular" committee
and particularly with reference to ihe
"aide committee, as it was dubbed by
Congressman ftfaguire. Instead of taking
summary action in the matter of lilling
the vacancies created by ihe withdrawal of
tlie Junta adherents, it was determined,
in order to give time for the heat and sere
nes of conflict to pass away, to refer the
matter to a committee of twenty-rive to be
appointed by Chairman Joseph Rothschild.
Tending the appointment of this com
mittee, which was not announced till
Tuesday night and which is also to have
charge of the primary election campaign,
several members, it is claimed, have
changed their allegiance and joined the
Buckley ranks. This change of heart is
attributed to the realization of the fact
that the Buckley faction, having a major
ity of the old general committee, has the
Lest chance of having its ut-iegates recog
nized in the State convention.
There was a meeting of the campaign
and membership committee of twenty-five
Wednesday nieht at California Hall, at
which M. j. Donovan presided and twenty
members were present. The principal
matter then discussed was the filling
of vacancies in the general committee and
what course of action should be taken in
the way of disciplining the "disloyal'
members, who are now affiliated with the
Some were in favor of at once expelling
the recalcitrants and rilling their places,
but again the moderation that it w»S
claimed could afford to be displayed by
those who had already gained the victory
prevailed, and it was finally decided to re
fer the whole question to a sub-committee
oi four. The new committee was in
structed to draft resolutions embodying
the whole matter and present the same to
the committee of twenty-live at its next
meeting, which was set for Monday next,
at California Ha!!.
Should these resolutions be adopted
they will then be submitted for final action
to the general committee, which will hold
a meeting about the middle of the coming
FOR A MOTHER'S MONEY
What the Will Contest Over Mrs.
Jane Duff's Estate De
One Son Married Under Age and There
Was Perjury in Securing the
The contest over the will of Mrs. Jane
Duff, who died recently at her home on
Fair Oaks street, gives promise already of
more than one interesting development.
In the complaint tiled looking toward
breaking her will so that the sons might
share some of the*large fortune with their
sister, it was alleged that Mrs. Duff had
been incompetent, and that her daughter,
Mrs. Mary Pfeiffer, had unduly influenced
her to cast the sons aside without a cent.
It was furthermore alleged that the will
was not duly executed in accordance with
law; that when Mrs. Duff was younger she
was a really amiable woman, but as years
came on, so the sons set forth in their
conjplaint against their sister, the mother
changed altogether and became filled with
ambitions for her children, particularly
George, whom she wished to marry an
heiress of some good family. By reason of
such ambition fur social position George
claimed his mother disowned him because
he married a girl not quite up to the old
lady's high notions.
As to the other sons, Thomas Edward
and John Francis, it was stated they were
away from home a great deal of their time,
which made the mother feel badly toward
them. Qn top of all this was the" alleged
undue influence of Mrs. Pfeiffer, who was
accused of making false statements about
her brothers, and by so doing had them
disinherited to have all the money f6r her
The answer which has been filed by
O'Byrne, Romaine & O'Byrne denies all
these allegations in fuil, and goes so far as
to claim that perjury will be exposed at
the hearing of the case, which a few days
pince was set for January 0 in the Superior
Court. The attorneys for the defense have
been working on tne case since their an
swer was filed, and now say they have an
array of interesting facts regarding perjury
and other developments of the conflict.
The defendant's attorneys claim that
Mrs. Duff was of sound mind up to the
time of her death, and that she was a most
superior woman, very able in the adminis
tration of affairs. As to her son George,
the defense expects to prove on trial that
he went directly contrary to his mother's
wishes. Before attaining the age of 21
years he married a Miss Buchanan, and
that incensed his mother. In order
to obtain George's license for mar
riage an oath must have been taken that
he was past 21 years, and therefore perjnry
was committed by somebody. Anyhow,
Mrs. Duff asserted that George brought
disgrace on her name by marrying before
reaching the legal age, and it was then she
deciaredlhe would leave him out of her
will and deny him any part of her estate.
The defense claims to have sufficient
evidence to prove that the other sous were
guilty of disgraceful conduct, riotous and
intemperate living, and refused to recog
nize her on the street. The will was made
by Colonel John O'Byrne, and the signing
by Mrs. Duff was witnessed by him and
his son, Charles O'Byrne. They will tes
tify that Mrs. Duff was of sound'mind and
acted under no undue influence at the
TO CATCH SMUGGLERS.
Xo I'osts Being Established on the
Northern Border Because of
Captain A. Ross Cuthbert of the Cana
dian mounted police, who has been patrol
ling the northern Alaska frontier, near
Fort Cudahy on the Yukon, has arrived
here. He denies that the Canadian Govern
ment is establishing posts on the boundary
in connection with the boundary dispute.
Troops have been sent by Canada to Fort
Cudahy, he says, but that was because
dutiable goods were beinsr brought
by boat up fie Yukon and over into
Canada. Among the smuggled goods, he
says, there was much whisky, and this has
been traded to the Canadian Indians in ex-
change for their furs, and thus they are
being taught to be drunkards. The whisky
was the worst possible to imagine, ami £1
worth of it would not infrequently secure
$100 worth of furs.
Since July, when the detachment of
troops went to Fort Cudahy, over $7000 in
gold-dust has been collected in Canadian
The total number of mounted patrolmen
in the Canadian bonier service is 1000, and
they ride the line from Manitoba to British
Columbia. They look after ihe Indians on
the reservations, as well as prevent smug
gling and also catch Seeing criminals from
the States. The patrolmen correspond to
the Royal Irish constabulary and are a fine
body. Graduates of Cambridge and Ox
ford are numbered among them. Their
work is very hard, being carried on in all
kinds of weather, and the privates never
get over 7"> cents a day. They are, Captain
Cuthbert says, of great value to Canada.
HE WORKED FOR COLLIS.
A Tipsy Young Man Creates a
Scene on a McAllister-
He Smashed a Thanksgiving Cake and
Then Was Thrown Off by
He boarded the McAllister-street car
that left the ferry nine minutes to 12
o'clock yesterday, at Kearny street, being
escorted to the rear platform by a man
who wore the Stanford color.
"I make it a rule never to carry tipsy
people," said Conductor Alexander Stew
art, "because I remember the time during
the Midwinter Fair when an intoxicated
man made a great nuisance of himself in
my car and spoiled a handsomely dressed
woman's gown before he could reach the
door. But this young fellow looked so
very nice and neat and appeared to be a
gentleman, so I let him come aboard.
"He wasn't so far cone but he could
walk and talk and know what he was
about. But he was very young, and per
haps this was the lirsl eood time he had
ever enjoyed in that particular fashion.
"After awhile I noticed that he was try
ing to get up a flirtation with the lady who
sat next to him. She got up and took an
"By and by he stuck out his silver
handled crook cane as one of the passen
gers walked to the door, and the cane al
most threw the gentleman to the floor. I
spoke reprovingly to the young man and
he me an impudent answer. And
the next time I came through the car he
reached out with his cane and tried to
"I told him then he would have to get
out and walk. He swore and used profane
language. I stopped the car and ordered
him out. He raised bis cane threateningly
and declared he would stay. I took hold
of him as gently as possible under the cir
cumstances and added physical force to
"Gripman Bakerfield saw what was up
and came in to help me. We floored the
young man and took away his cane, but
not before he had done some damage with
it to the other passengers. One of these
had been downtown after a big Thanks
giving cake. He was carrying it out to
his home on Scott street and it lay on his
"Smash went the cane into the cake, and
then there was no cake, only fragments of
one — and those rather scattered. Bakers
field caught the young man by the head
and I look him by the feet, and thus we
carried him out and stood him on the
street near Larkin. As we carried him
out the man whose cake had been smashed
returned the blow with interest on th*
skull of the culprit, but it didn't seem to
bun him much, for as the car went on he
was standing in the street holding out a
nickel to me and crying aloud:
"'Here, give this other nickel to Uncle
Collis. I work for him. and I Know he
"But, of course, I had taken his fare once
and did not want the nickel. 1 felt sorry
for the man with the broken Thanksgiving
cake, but he didn't seem to care."
THEY'KE NEW_ WOMEN.
And the Mother Smiles Complacently,
but the Father Groans.
"If I do say it, father, we've got three of
the smartest girls in the country !"
As she spoke Mrs. Oldkind's eyes beamed
with pride and pleasure behind her gold
"They are smart," her husband admitted
without any perceptible reluctance, "but
what put that idea into women, anyway?"
11 Mrs. Simpson was speaking about them
the other day. 'Why. 1 says she, 'Mrs.
Oldkind,' Bays she, 'your daughters are
those new women everybody's talking
about now. There's Mary studying to be
a doctor at a medical college, and Martha
hard at work in a law school, and Abigail
prominent in woman iruffrage and temper
ance reform. If they aren't new women,'
says she, 'I'd like to know who the new
women are, anyway.'"
"Yes, they're new women, all right
enough," he said, reflectively. "By the
by, Mary wrote me to-day asking me for
$50 for a special course in the something or
other witli a Latin name."
'•What a student she is ! But I'm afraid
she'll work too hard. She's so ambitious!"
said the anxious mother.
"She wants to take everything in sight,
that's certain. Let me see. Martha's ex
pense check is due to-morrow, isn't it? It
was $100 last time, and I don't suppose it
has fallen off any, has it?"
"It's only $100, father, because she won
that scholarship, you know, frbm all those
men. She's a new woman, every inch of
her, is Martha."
"1 received a letter from Abigail to
day, too," he continued. "She pays she
will be up at the capital r week longer on
that temperance legislative committee,
and she thinks she can worry along on $25
if I send it."
"She's doing a wonderful work, Abigail
is," the mother said proudly. "They're
all doing wonderful work. They're all
new women through and through, every
one of them. I tell you, father, the rr.en
of the country must wake up or these new
women will be ahead of them in every
thing. Just think; there s Abigail lip
thereat the capital now introducing bills
—just think of it— introducing bills!
There's a new woman for you — introduc
ing bills in the Assembly!"
"Yes, mother," her husband said, with a
sigh, as he added a little column of figures
he had jotted down before him, "these
new women are wonderful creatures.
They can introduce bills all right, but
when it comes to payin' 'em, there's noth
ing perceptible the matter with the old
man. "—Harper's Bazar.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1895.
NOW ADVANCING ON CUBA.
Forty Local Men En Route to As
sist the Struggling In
HUNDREDS READY TO FOLLOW.
The Captain of the Irish-American Vol
unteers Talks Confidently of
Any doubt heretofore existing in the
minds of some people concerning the sin
cerity of the Irish-American Cuban Volun
teers, organized for the purpose of assist
ing the insurgents now struggling for
freedom in Cuba, must in the light of
recent developments fall of its own weight.
They are sending men to Cuba as rapidly
as is consistent with their safety and that
of the men at the head of the movement.
Some are going East by rail, while others
have been shipped by steamer to Colon.
The first party will rendezvous at some
given Atlantic Coast point, while the
volunteers traveling by sea will remain at
Lieutenant frank Lorrigran of the
Colon until a sufficient number are on
hand to authorize t<e Cuban agents in
chartering a vessel for their conveyance to
Daring the past ten days some forty men
have started for Cuba. Singly and in
Bquada of two and four they have gone,
their object in thus traveling" being to at
tract as little attention as possible. Tho^e
journeying by ;-ea have not been particu
lar as to the manner of reaching Panama.
Some have gone as deckhands on coast
sailing vessels, while others have traveled
by steamer. The last regular steamer to
Panama carried no less than eicht volun
teers, only two of whom were booked as
From Colon to the nearest Cuban point is
n mere matter of two or three days' sailing.
It is not determined, however, just where
they will land, for recently the Spanish
Government has established a double
coast guard, rendering the landing of men
a difficult and perilous undertaking. How
ever, those w.'io will take charge of the ex
pedition at Colon are thoroughly familiar
with the geographical situation and confi
dent that they can land on Cuban soil in
spite of Spain's entire navy.
The originators of the San Francisco
movement, are not particularly pleased at
the treatment received from the Cuban
headquarters in New York. They have
been expecting such aid as would admit of
the entire company of 500 men embarking
at the same time. As it is the men are be-
ing sent off in small batches, necessitating
an enormous expense which must be in
part borne by them. Wednesday last,
however, they received news from the
East that arrangements were beinsr per
fected as rapidly as possible to transport
not only the remainder of those on the
local roll but «s many more as would like
to cast their lot with the struggling patri
ots. In the meantime they will continue
to semi away such numbers of men as
might be ordered.
It is quite possible, according to Captain
Robinson, that the local organization of
Cuban volunteers may be cut in ball The
Venezuelan Government, through its
agents, has made overtures for as many
men as can be furnished, provided Eng
land should continue its attempt to grab
certain disputed territory of 'the liitle
South American republic.
'We are in this fight to stay," said
Captain Robinson yesterday, "and are
expressly organized to antagonize John
Bull, hoping always to strike him a blow
full in the face, but nothing loth to hit
below the belt should the occasion demand
it. The movement recently inaugurated
in this country embraces all men of Irish
birth or parentage, and all true Americans
who love liberty for liberty's sake.
This movement is being extended to
Canada, Australia, England, Scotland,
Wales and every British dominion and
territory where the sons of Ireland are to
be found. Welded together in a solid
phalanx in which hate is the strongest of
the many mannets that bind us to a com
mon cause, it will be remarkable indeed if
an opportunity cannot be found to force
England into a right which must result in
breaking her power."
Scarcely a day passes but that new re
cruits offer their services to Captain Rob
inson, either to assist Cuba or to resist
England's inroads on Venezuelan terri
tory. fix-United States soldiers have ap
peared by the score, though Captain Rob
inson.and his able lieutenants have tought
sliy of the majority of them, fearing least
some mitiht prove 10 be spies. The or
ganizers of this movement are not taking
any chances of being overhauled by Uncle
Sam. They realize that their undertaking
is hazardous in the extreme, and for this
reason are careful to admit no man to
their confidence who is not a known and
sworn friend to Ireland.
THE VETERAN FIREMEN.
Reunion of the Men Who Kan With
the Old 3l:*ch!ne.
The men who ran with the old machine,
the members of the Veteran Firemen's
Association of California, held their first
grand ball Wednesday evening in Odd
Fellows' Hali. It was a pleasant event.
During the intermission G. Pohlmann
sang "When We Ran With the Old Ma
chine," and the entire assembly joined in
the chorus. The ball was arranged by the
Committee of arrangements— J, H. Mahoney
(chairman), John B. Laudn, Stephen Bunner.
William Kaubinger, Fred Hauluian, Richard
Harrold, Fred A. Will, Thomas Cornell, Gus
Floor manager, Ala Harris.
Floor committee— >l. M. Baker, Jolln Mc-
Greevy, W. H. Miller, W. A. Scoilay, J. Berolz
hime, Lawrence Dunn, G. w. Bayrauthcr, W,
H. DriscoSl, F. Terremorse and J. F. Moron.
Reception committee— Miss Lillie 11. Colt,
Miss Marie B. Mahoney, Judge It. Tobin,
Michael Skelly, Chief 1). Sullivan, General
W. 11. JMmoiid. t'liiet P. Crowley, Captain
W.Y. Douglass, W.McCann, Captain M. Bulger,
Colonel D. M. Burnt;, Supervisor Chris Dunker,
E. B. Vreeland, Hon. s. G. Hilborn, D. de
I'.ernardi, A. K. Davis, Colonel H. J. Burns, J.
W. Orndorff, Colonti A. A. Andrews, (i. K. B.
Hayes, Captain John Short, George Burkhardt,
O. F. Willey, p. Conr.or, l>r. C. C. O'Donnell,
Hon. T. J. Glynn, J. F. Plagemann, Albert
Hyer, A. .1. Jessup, George R. Pidgeon,
W. S. Edwards, A. K. Coonev, P. A. Ginninni,
Thomas Sawyer, Le Sellinger, Charles Kimball,
Henry Kohn, Chief Lawton, Oakland Fire De
partment; Chief Krauth, Alameda Fire De
partment; Captain J. H. Pharo, J. P. Breadal,
J. W. Scott, Henry Campe, John Fay, Charles
Wilson, John Foley, Joe Dieves, J. Surryhne,
Among those present were seen:
Senator and Mrs. J. H. Mahoney, Miss Marie
Mahoney, Mr. and Mis. William McMann,
Colonel and Mrs. A. Andrews, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Liddie. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Will, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. William Raubinger, Mr. and Mrs.
Ala Harris, r. Conner. Miss Florence O'Conner,
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. O'Donne!l, J. Berolzhime,
Mr. and Mrs. H. \V. Tucker, It. Harrold, Miss E.
E. Harrold. Miss Millie Harrold. Miss
May Harrold, p. James Aitken and Mrs.
J. C. Roberts. Mr. and Mrs. T. Gian
nim, B. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henry,
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Fleming, Will Heming, Miss
Abt)ie Keyes, Miss Annie Fleming, Charios
Muller, James Pennycooli, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Jahrenkrug, Miss Bertha Fahrenkrug, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Buck, Mr. snd Mrs. John L.
Williams, Joseph Marshall, Mr. and Mrs.
M. Barman, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sawyer,
Mlgs Sarah Kearny, Miss Mamie Sawyer,
Mr. ana Mrs. Stephen Bunner, Mr. and Mrs.
Maurice Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Dunker,
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Jfessup, Mr. and Mrs. L. Rau
mnger, Mr. and Mrs. James Hannah, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Henry, J. I. McKeown and Miss
Mary McKeown. George Carlisle nnd Mrs. E. O.
Putzman, Miss Emily Putzman, George Burk
hardt, the Misses Clara and Amelia Burkhardt,
Miss Margie Carter, John H. Wise, Miss
Margie Kohn, Miss Nettie Kolin, Thomas Cor
nell. Miss F. Hill. Captain M. Bulger, Charles
Curry, Fred Rothganger, J. J. Skenn, Mr. und
Mrs. 1. Terramose, Mr. and Mrs. Josenh Fox,
Miss Mary McCarthy, Mrs. C .W. Smith, Charles
Quinn, Miss H. Andrade, Miss Agnes La
varre, Miss Julia Lavarre, W. A. Scolley,
Miss Nonie Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. G. Spruce, Miss
Bertha Fahrenkrug, Charles Wilson, M. Breen.
Mrs. John Roberts, Mrs. M. Dolan, Mr.
and Mrs. L. Dunn, Mrs. L. Sleshenger, H. D.
Pohlman, Miss Lucy Pohlrnan, Miss Bertha
Collins Mr. and Mrs. Terramose. Mr. and Mrs.
David Heming, Miss Mamie Fleming, Mr. and
Mrs. A. K. Cooney and Miss Coouey, Mr. and
Mrs. P. Crowley, Miss Daisy Crowlev, and
FAVOR A PUBLIC MARKET.
The Merchants' Association Mak
ing Efforts to Establish
W. H. Mills' Convincing Answer to an
Argument Made to Discourage
At its last meeting the Merchants' Asso
ciation took up the project of establishing
a public market in thi3 City, whereby the
producer and consumer can meet and do
business without the intervention of the
middleman. The advantages of a public
market were set forth recently in The
Call in an interview with W. H. Mills. It
was argued by the merchants that free
markets are a success in the East, and
there is no reason why one or two should
not be a success in this City.
The Merchants' Association took up the
matter in earnest, but there seemed to be
two or three obstacles in the way. The
first was that the commission merchants
would right the project and bring strong
influences to bear upon the Supervisors,
who would have to establish such a mar
ket. It was feared that the argument that
the commission merchants cause thousands
of tons of produce to bo dumped into the
bay while hundreds of people in this City
are almost starving to death because of
the high prices of the necessaries of life
would be of no avail. A second obstacle
was the belief that there are not enough
small farmers in the vicinity of San Fran
cisco to supply a large public market with
vegetables, and that the gardeners near by,
who peddle around the City, would prove
a dangerous rival to such a market.
In order to secure further information a
committee was instructed to make inquiry,
and a letter was addressed to Mr. Mills.
His reply, which id given below, is a com
plete answer to the second objection. He
In reply to yours of November 22 I inclose
herewith a copy of an interview pub
lished in The Call of recent date. I have re
cently mnde an inspection of the Sacramento
Valley and ray observations convince me that
San Francisco should have a free market; that
a large number of persons who have planted
lands in garden stuffs or who are raising poul
try and dfiiry products would get a reasonable
price for their products if there was one place
in San Frnnci.sco where they could sell by their
own agents; that in their locality a number of
producers could join together' and employ
agents to sell their products.
1 have taken some pains to ascertain what
the people of San Francisco pay for garden
stuff, for" dairy products, for breadstuffs, etc.,
and discover that whi!e the producer is pro
ducing these things at a loss, so far as the
prices paid for Them by the commission men
go, the consumers of San Francisco and the
rest of the Stale are paying a very large price.
The Interview discloses some instances. I
found on the Sacramento River, upon certain
rpclaimed lands and other lands reclaimed
from aforesaid condition, a capacity for the
production of '20,000 pounds of potatoes to the
acre. It is not unusual to have potatoes sell
for a cent a pound, which would be $200 per
acre, and yet a farmer informed me that the
prices at which he was enabled to sell potatoes
did not pay tor their cultivation.
I should be much pleased in a private inter
view to meet your committee and give it the
benefit of any information I possess on the
subject. The Cam, interview, however, pre
scuts the full round of the theory.
ATTACKED A MINK BOA.
Pussy MUiook It for an Knemy and She
Made the Fur Fly.
A woman and man were sitting in the
waiting-room of the Staten Island ferry,
waiting for the gates to open to admit the
passengers for the next boat across. The
woman had taken a mink boa from about
her neck and laid it carelessly down in
her lap. The snarling face of the stuffed
mink, with its vicious little glass eyes,
looked defiantly over the edge of her lap
into the room. At a little distance tho
station cat was contentedly making her
toilet by alternately licking her paws and
giving her face a vigorous rubbing. So ab
sorbed was the cat in her ablutions that
she was not aware of a pair of bright
little yellow eyes tixed intently upon her.
After a minute or two, however, Tabby
seemed satisfied that her appearance wasas
it should be. Then she deigned to take a
look around the roooi to see what was
going on. Suddenly her eyes ceased their
aimless wandering and became riveted on
a spot in the direction of the lady with
the boa. This was followed by a nervous
twitchine in the end of the cat's tail.
There was evidently something interesting
there, and all indications pointed toward
trouble of some kind.
The cat stared at the gleaming little
eyes, while her tail increased the violence
of its twitchings. The mink, when it came
to staling; was more than able to hold its
own against the cat. The latter seemed to
realize this. She slowly rose from her
hauncues and began to steal out of the
line of vision of the little eyes, meanwhile
keeping her own fixed on the snarling face
in the lap. The cat circled slowly out of
the mink's range of view, quickened her
pace for a few yards and then suddenly
crouched down and began to creep along
the floor. The prospects of trouble were
Nearer and nearer crept the cat. She
was evidently troing to attack the mink, on
its left wing. The woman and man were
engaged in conversation, evidently un
aware of the designing cat. The woman
began tapping her foot on the floor, which
gave the mink's head a bobbing motion.
This show of independence and bravado
seemed to aggravate the cat beyond feline
There was a sudden spring, and almost
simultaneously the cat land-ed a swift short
arm blow on the mink's left jaw. With a
little screech of terror the woman jumped
up, dropping the mink to tho floor, where
the cat promptly seized it. For a few sec
onds there was an interesting interming
ling of fur, and then the man succeeded in
rescuing the boa. The cat strolled off with
the air of one who had vindicated herself
and the trouble was over.— New York Sun.
Among the treasures of the Vatican
there is v pearl valued at $100,000.
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
Arrival of the Old Bark Don
Carlos Leaking Like a
A BODY FLOATING AT SEA.
Captain Gibson's Black Panther With
an Inclination to Eat Up Its
Thanksgiving day came to the water
front in clouds, mist and a p netrating
drizzle that failed to arise to the dignity of
a rain, but made rubber overshoes aud um
brellas things devoutly to be wished. How
ever, the occasion was observed both
ashore and afloat, and the brown roasted
turkey, with the accompanying rich red
blob of cranberry jelly, garnished the chop
house windows. In the houses of them
that live by the ships and down in the
cozy cabins of the idle vessels, swinging
lazily at their moorings, Thanksgiving
cheer was the spirit of the time and place.
All offices and places of business were
closed and a Sunday quiet was over all.
But few visitors patrolled the docks, and
the usually energetic tugs slumbered in
their slips. Even the bay was without
motion and the great ships hung at their
anchors silent and motionless.
The bark Don Carlos, Captain Colby,
arrived Wednesday nignt, forty-seven
days from Acajutla, Mexico, in a bad con- i
dition. The old craft began to leak soon j
after leaving the southern port, and only
by constant efforts at the pumps was she
kept on top of the water. The crew tooK j
turns at their ceaseless labor, watch and !
watch, and the watch on deck at work
was much longer than the time of rest be
low. At times the water gained on them |
to such an extent that it deemed her fate '
was sealed, but the pumps would begin to
empty the flooded hull and the vessel take
a new lease of life.
By reason of her waterlogged condition
and the unfavorable weather her progress \
was slow and it looked as if the food ■
would run short. By care, however, the |
crew was enabled to arrive off this port,
when they were towed into harbor none
On November 1, ie latitude 27 north and
longitude 127 west, the man at the wheel
saw the body of a dead man lloat past
the bark. The remains were closely
wrapped in canvas and apparently had
been buried at sea. Attached to or near
tho floating remains was a piece of plank
or spar, which, if fastened to the corpse,
appears strange, as a body prepared for
burial on shipboard is weighted to sink
immediately. The presence of the canvas
opposes the idea that it was a castaway
who had died clinging to the plank.
Captain Colby and his officers believe
that it was the body of the late Captain
McGuire| of the bark Oakland, who was
buried at sea in that vicinity during that
vessel's last trip up the coast to this port.
It will be remembered that Captain Mc-
Guire died at sea under peculiar circum
stances, and after ihe remains were buried
the first mate accused the steward of
mutiny, and the latter in turn alleged that
the mate had poisoned the captain with
The Don Carlos was owned by the late
Nicholas Bichard, the eccentric old mari
ner and ship-owner, who died in this City
several months ago.
The whaleback steamer City of Everett
arrived yesterday, fourteen days from Pan
ama, with 2900 tons of cargo. She brings
the news that fever is raging in Guatemala
to a less extent than in several other Cen
tral American ports. While docking at
Lombard wharf a hawser parted, the
severed end striking Second Officer Hast
ings on the ankle, knocking him down and
injuring the limb quite seriously.
Captain Gibson of the Everett procured a
highly prized pet in the shape of a black
panther in Central America. The animal
is about six weeks old, a beautiful creature
and quite tame. It however has several
little characteristics which cause its owner
to regard it with suspicion, namely, a
burning desire to chew the leg off the cook
whenever that person feeds it, and an in
clination to spit fiendishly at its best
The bark S. G. Wilder arrived Wednes
day from Honolulu. Part of her cargo is
48*5 cases of canned pineapples, which is a
new exportation from the Hawaiian Isl
ands. It is thought that this mode of
marketing the fruit will form an import
ant part in tho island exports. »
It is learned by 3 private letter that v the
cruiser Baltimore was to have left Yoko
hama yesterday for San Francisco, she hav
ing been relieved on the Asiatic station by
THE CITY GUARD SHOOT
Annual Thanksgiving Day Re
union of Company B,
Members Ate Turkey and Made Some
Good Scores at the Butts at
Shell Mound Park.
The annual Thanksgiving day reunion
and prize shoot of Company B, First
Infantry, N. G. C, was held yesterday at
Shell Mound Park, and notwithstanding
the dismal weather the active as well as a
large number of the ex-members of the
old City Guard spent a joyous holiday.
The City Guard was organized in 1854,
and for years has observed Thanksgiving
day by holding a reunion and shooting for
prizes offered by the active and retired
As well disband as fail to meet in re
union on Thanksgiving day, is the spirit
that <iominates the festivities on these
occasions, and every man in the company,
or who has ever been in it, strains an ef
fort to be present.
The company left the City for Shell
Mound ninety strong on thc9o'clock ferry
yesterday morning, in command of Cap
tain George Filmer. Upon arriving at the
ranges the shoot commenced, and it lasted
until 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Members
who could not devote the whole day to the
event managed to put in an appearance ac
some time during tho day.
The committee of arrangements, com
posed of Lieutenant A.jF. Kamm, Sergeant
A. McCulloch, Corporal L. R. Townsend
and Privates D. S. Briggsand A. C. Gehret,
had prepared an elaborate spread of tur
key and other refreshments, upon which
the marksmen and their guests regaled
themselves between their turns at the
Among the ex-members present were
Colonel Chalmers Scott, Colonel George R.
Burdick, Colonel H. H. Thrall, Colonel S.
.1. Taylor, Major I. B. Cook and Major
The shooting was done at the 200-yard
range at Creedmoor targets. The best
score wa3 made by F. Gebret, who scored
46 out of a possible 50. Following are the
results of the day's shoot:
Lieutenant-Colonel Burdick 41, T. Hammer
son 43, C. H. Gard 29, F. S. Taylor 33, R. Hadke
19, J. N. Wilson 39. R. E. Wilson 14, Lieuten
ant Lundquist 40, Benjamin Burdick 34, Ser
geant McCulloch 39, Corporal O'Brien 33,
(ieoige Sullivan 38, <ieori?e Heizman 40, J-
Hancock 13, Charles Sarcander '21, J. R. W ear
30, J. GilKyson 35, Mejor Cook 37, Corporal L.
Townsend 30, Q, P. Rupp 42, H. B. Sul
livaii 39, Sergeant Kelly 38, F. Kelly 3t>,
W. Uayes 41, A. H. Clifford 3i), J. Miller 24, J.
Thall 13, C. Perry 39, J. Fowler 16, Poindexter
35, W. Flannijmn 3S, Van Sieberst 26, W. R.
Sieberst 36. William Osborn 38, Captain Fil
mer 42, AYilliam O'Malley 40, F. Haskell 40,
G. t'ngermnn-42, W. Overstrpet 21. Cordell 30,
J. Morgan 24, Charles Bone 37, W.P. Filmer
37, D. 8. Brigirs 40, F. Mor.nfthan 11, M. Clans
senius 29, Lieutenant Itamm 39, William
McKaig 13, G. Claussenius 41, H. Fresh 42, A.
Gehret43, P. KunnanSi), R. L. Radke 19, J.
Nooaan 38, A. de Bonne: 30, Colonel S. J. Tay
lor 30, Zimmerman 42, E. L. Filmer 30, Lang
15. H. Taylor 35, Lieutenant Sturtevant 39, F.
Gehret 4U, A. Fetz 41, G. W. Adams 20.
HOW HERRMANN TRAVELS.
The Magician Intends Henceforth to
Shorten His Journeys.
Herrmann, the magician,. travels with a
luxury which is almost as great as that
which magicians in the "Arabian Nights"
were able to conjure up with a wave of
their wonderful wand. A large part of his
life is spent on the road and the magician
has lavished a fortune in iitting up and
decorating his private car, the "Addle
Herrmann," named in honor of his wife.
Coupled to the coach is a palace horse
coach in which Herrmann carries his
own five horses, a four-in-hand drag,
an English tandem cart, a steam
launch and other possessions. Speaking
of his travels yesterday Herrmann said:
"I am getting old and will not travel as
much as 1 have done. I have maue
my season extend through forty weeks,
but after this year I shall travel only
thirty weeks each season. The rest of the
time will be spent at my home on Long
POLICE FORCE CHANGES.
A Station to Be Built Soon Near
the Richmond Dis
Considerable Speculation as to Who
the New Sergeants and Detec
tives Will Be.
The api>ointment of Sergeant James W.
Gillin as captain of the new police district
! has given general satisfaction in police cir
cles and he was warmly congratulated by
his brother officers and personal friends
! yesterday on his deserved promotion. He
| has always stood high in the estimation of
: his superiors for his bravery, efficiency
i and intelligence, and it-is felt that the new
and important district could not have been
placed in better hands.
He will take command December 1 and
i likely have Lieutenant Burke as his second
I in command. Burke is familiar with every
j inch of ground in the district and is nopu
! lar with the residents, who have dubbed
j him "The Father of the Mission."
No official announcement has vet been
| made as to the location of th/ 3 five lieu
; tenants. It is thought, however, that
j Lieutenants Hannah and Esola trill re
i main in their present stations, the former
j at the Southern and the latter at Califor-
I nia street; Lieutenant Bennett will be as
signed to the Harbor station; Lieutenant
Birdsall to the Central station, in com
-1 mand of the Second Division, Company A,
j and Lieutenant Burke where he now is. at
j Seventeenth and Howard, Captain Gillin's
The names of the new sergeants will in
[ all probability be announced by Chief
i Crowley to-day. There is considerable
I speculation among the patrolmen as to
I who will be tho lucky ones. It is known
■ that several of the seventy-five new men
I were selected Wednesday night, and when
I they pass the physician's examination '
their names wili be'made known.
Three new detectives have also to be ap
pointed, and equal interest is being nmni- j
tested as to who will be selected. A few j
efficient officers have been doing detective !
duty for some time, and the three will i
| likely be selected from among them.
A new station will be built in the neigh- |
| borhood of the Richmond district just as \
I soon as funds are available, which will be i
I under Captain Wittman's supervision. At I
this station stables would have to be built ]
for the horses of the mounted policemen. ',
j It is expected that the erection of the sta
! tion will he commenced within a few
i weeks, as the residents are working hard
| to obtain it.
Owing to the opposition to the erection I
!of a station on Washington and Polk
streets that idea has been abandoned, but |
a lot 40x100 feet has been secured on the j
east side of Polk street, between Jackson
and Washington, and as soon as the neces
i sary plans are prepared building opera-
I tions will be commenced.
Two Arabs who were at the World's
Fair in Chicago have just sailed from Bos
ton. They were over s>ix months walking
from Chicago to Boston, having lost" all
their wealth before leaving the former
city. They departed from Boston in a
cattle-ship, and on their arrival in Liver
pool they will continue their journey on
foot for home.
So much fruit has been raised in Cali
fornia this season that the local markets
have been glutted, and in San Francisco
tons of melons, pears and plums have been
thrown into the sea.
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When one is sick it becomes impossible to enjoy the; usual
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the same as one could enjoy it when feeling well. Then wealth
is made ■especially useful, for it can buy health. Nature gives us
Electricity, which is the foundation of all health, and when this
life is infused into the body ; every day it restores health
naturally. Nature's best remedy is \
Made with the one purpose of restoring life and vigor to all
organs of the body, builds up a new manhood and womanhood
in all who are weak and debilitated.
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GOLD IN DEATH VALLEY
Captain Reddy Tells About the
New Mining Dis
THE RICH OLYMPTJS VEINS.
Fine Gold Dust so Fine That It Blows
Away in the Wind— A Region
Thn Hon. Patrick Reddy and his brother,
Captain Ned Reddy, have just returned
from a ten days' trip to Randsborough,
the new mining district situated some
fifty miles northeast of Mojave and ten
miles due east of the Cioler mines, discov
ered twenty-five or thirty years ago by the
man whose name they bear.
The Randsborough mines al?o bear the
name of their discoverer, a Mr. Rand, who
was a famous discoverer of gold mines in
"The new district was first discovered in
April of this year," said Captain Ned
' Reddy, "and it already gives promise of
being one of the richest quartz and placer
! mines in the State. The great drawback,
J as usual 'with all mines in the Death Val
ley and Mojave region, is the scarcity of
wood and water. There is greasewood for
all domestic purposes, and when mills are
built crude oil will be shipped or hauled
by fn-ight teams from Los Angeles tofur
! nish fuel for the furnaces.
"To get water in sufficient quantity is
quite another thing. All water used in
the camp is brought in by teams from Cow
wells, some twelve miies distant. These
I wells are forty feet deep, and were sunk
! years ago by the Goler people. It is be
■ lieved that water can be had within three
I miles of the mines by sinking to the depth
; of 150 feet in the bed of an old dry lake.
"There are twenty-live locations in the
! district. The principal ones are the Rand
and the Olympus. The Olympus shows a
vein of twelve-foot ore that will assay from
?10 to $1500 a ton. The Rand has a shaft
down twelve feet, showing a ledge six feet
, wide that assays from $7 50 to $200 a ton.
"There is free gold all over the hills, and
I a man with a dry rocker can make from $6
to $7 a day, and then not save more than
50 per cent of the gold, as it is so fine that
it is blown away with the worthless dust.
"Tne discovery of the Olympus was quite
i an accident. Men were on top of the hill
with a horse and scraper removing the
dirt to the little mesa below, there to be
i run through the dry washer, when the
twelve-foot ledge of gold quartz Was un
"The principal locators are John Single
ton, Bircham and the Moorcs. They with
some others have located about all the
valuable quartz ledges, but in the absence
of the proper facilities for working quartz
they are running the dry washer.
"Myself and Drother," continued Cap
tain Reddy, "went from here to Mojave by
train. There we secured a private con
veyance and drove back fifty miles over
the road made by J. W. Searles in hauling
borax from his marsh near Death Valley.
"Tlie road was in prime condition and we
made the trip without difficulty. We
were six nights in camp, and bitter cold
nights' they were, too. The elevation is
about 4800 feet above sea level. Tnere is
one eating-house, one saloon, three dwell
ing-houses and fifteen or twenty tents.
There is no rooming-house in the camp,
and I would advise men going there to
carry their blankets. But in the present
state of affairs it would b<; weJI for poor
men to stay away until capital takes hold
of the place and builds mills and sinks
wells. This, in ray opinion, will be but a
short time, as the mines are among the
very best in the State."
Patrick Reddy visited the miues in the
interest of a client, whose troubles were
amicably settled, and the little camp is
now prosperous and happy in the dawn of
a prosperous day.
Superstition reigns tyrannically in many
rural districts in Italy. Lately a fortune
teller prophesied to a young farmer and
his sister, Jiving near Noto, Sicily, that on
the evening before a certain feast day both
would die a violent death. This so affected
the nunds of the poor dupes that they be
came insane and rushed shrieking through
the streets. A brother of these unfortu
nates then came somehow to the conclu
sion that the calamity was due to the
witchcraft of their stepmother, and in a tit
of blind rage killed the poor woman with a
Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the
British police force, is so called from a
palace built for the reception of the Kings
of Scotland when they visited Lon
don. It was originally given to King
Edgar of Kenneth, Prince of that country,
for the purpose of his coming to pay
annual homage, as Lord Paramount of