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How Little Tots Are Cared
For at the Foundling
A SUBJECT OF INQUIRY.
State Examiners Investigate the
Charges Made by Dr.
HIS ALLEGATIONS NOT PROVED.
Testimony of Witnesses Clearly Ex
onerates the Accused Women
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 17.-Some
two weeks ago charges were preferred be
fore the State Board of Examiners against
the women directors of the Foundling
Home in this city by Dr. Waggoner of
the City Board of Health. Tt was alleged
that the building was not in a good sani
tary condition; that but _". gallons of
milk per day was allowed for fifty inmates
and employes; that the rate of mortality
among the inmates was very great; that
gross immorality existed among the chil
dren : that specific consideration was de
manded from thore wishing to adopt chil
dren; that State aid was accepted for ab
sent children, and that the inmates were
underfed and not properly warmed.
These accusations, preferred against
women of the highest social standing who
have associated themselves with this insti
tution for sweet charity's sake — there
being absolutely no compensation at
tached—aroused their indignation, and
the board, which consists of Mrs. Clayton,
Mrs. F. W. Fratt. Mrs. T. Deming, Mrs.
H. Clark, Miss Mary Garrett, Mrs. T. B.
Flint, Mrs. E. T. Mendev, Mrs. F. D.
Lord and Mrs. 8. Solon Holl, appeared be
fore the State Board of Examiners and
demanded an official investigation. This
was granted, and Dr. Ruggles of the State
Board of Health was appointed by the
Governor to inquii into the truth of "the
The investigation was held this morning
in the Supreme Court room at the Capitol,
and the accuser signally failed to uphold
the charges. Mrs. Shaw, matron of the
institution, after being sworn said:
"I have been in charge of the Foundling
Home for seventeen months. During that
time no child over 2 years old has died
there, and over two-thirds of the deaths
were of babes under 5 months, many of
whom came to us in such a neglected con
dition that it was simply impossible to
save them. Babies have been left on the
doorstep wrapped in scanty bits of rags,
and in some cases bleeding, weak and
"For these there was absolutely no hope,
and yet they helped to swell the death
rate. Daring my administration the food
has been of pood quality and amply suffi
cient for all. It consisted of niush and
milk, bread and butter, or hot cakes for
breakfast, luncheon at noon and a hearty
meal of meats and vegetables at 4:30
o'clock, when the little ones returned from
school. During the winter the larger boys
are permitted the use of the kitchen to
study in. and the girls have a separate
well-warmed apartment. "'
When questioned by Judge S. Solon
Holl, who acted as advocate for the ladies,
as to whether the children had ever suf
fered from insuflicient food, Mrs. Shaw
said very slowly and impressively:
"Never, as God is my judge, and as any
body of honest men could see if they
-would investigate in an unbiased spirit.
The children are plump and hearty, their
flesh clean and tirm and they have never
been compelled to subsist on dry bread."
"Is it true, Mrs. Shaw, that food is con
veyed to some of the dormitories in large
■pans and that all the children in these
apartments are fed by the nurse out of the
one vessel and with the same spoon?"
asked Judge Holl.
"It is true that the food is conveyed to
the apartments in this manner, but each
child has its separate dish and spoon.
Even the nursing babies have their sepa
rate bottles, which are kept for them alone.
All food supplies are bought by Mrs. Dem
ing and Mrs. Howard Clark and are the
best procurable. I also have authority to
order at any time, and always thoroughly
examine the supplies."
Dr. Wiard of the State and City Board
of Health was the next witness sworn, and
■tated that in August, 1894. he was ap
pointed by the Board of Health to exam
ine into the alleged high rate of mortality
in the institution.
"In my opinion," said Dr. Wiard, " the
location is unfortunate, being in the vi
cinity of the sewerage dumpiug-grounds of
the city. In one room I found a number
of young babies, three of whom were dy
ing. I found that the nurses were doing
all in their power for the little ones and
were changing the food as much as pos
sible. In my judgment, the death of
these little ones was due to the condition
in which they arrived at the home. The
rate of mortality in children born out of
wedlock is necessarily very high and is
due to the fears ana excitement of the
mothers and their natural desire to escape
"The little ones enter into the battle of
life with their nervous system shocked
through their mother's trouble. I found
that the ladies were greatly depressed be
cause with all their care the children
died. I saw nothing about the institu
tion of a sanitary nature to comment
upon, with the exception that the intro
duction of two ventilators would have
been beneficial. These were put in two
"I again visited the institution and
found many improvements; the children
looked hearty and well fed. I saw no evi
dence of ill treatment or lack of food.
"If such had been the case they would
have manifested it by voice. In all insti
tutions of ibis nature the mortality is
very great, ranging from 50 to 66 per cent,
caused as I said before, by the unfortunate
manner in which they come into the
Judge Holl— The mortality in this in
stitution has been 45 per cent.
Dr. Wiard— That is by no means un
Judge Holl— JJo you think the allow
ance of $10 per month as made by the
State for each child is enouirh to purchase
Dr. Wiard— l think it ample.
Upon cross-examination by Dr. \Nag
goner the witness said that a milk diet was
acknowledged by all physicians to be the
proper one for babies. There was no rule
to go by as to how much was needed. If
a generous diet were given the older chil
dren they did not need milk, and in that
case three gallons a day would be sufficient
for the inmates.
The subject of the home being infested
by bedbugs was discussed, and while the
presence of the pest was admitted it was
stated that every effort was being put
forth to get rid of them. The old wooden
bedsteads had been disposed of and iron
ones introduced. At the request of Dr.
Waggoner the charges that compensation
for adopting babes was demanded, in ad
dition to the State aid, was dismissed, the
accuser stating that he had been misin
formed, and could not substantiate this
Mrs. Shaw was recalled, and stated that
the milk supply was amole. They were
getting seven gallons per day, and at
times the larger children refused it, pre
ferring water. She was rigidly cross-ex
amined by Dr. SYagsoner, but her testi
mony remained unshaken.
Mrs. Young, a former nurse, said that in
her opinion, the children did not get nour
ishing food. She said she obtained plenty
of good milk for the ba^es under her care,
and her own little ones had lived at the
home for ten months; all the children got
plenty of food such as bread and butter,
potatoes, meat, soups, mush a::d vegeta
bles, but she persisted in declaring that
she did not think them nourishing. Under
cross-examination Mrs. Young admitted
that she had never examined the food, but
had heard the children say that mush left
over from one meni was re boiled with fresh
mush, and the children claimed it was
She had never tasted any sour mush, al
though she ate the same as the children.
She considered the food was good enough,
but there was too much sameness. She
never made any complaint while in the
institution— not even to the matron or any
of the ladies — and was unable to give any
reason for not doing so.
The next witness, Mrs. Warner, was a
former cook, who verj' evidently possessed
a large-sized grievance. She had been em
ployed three days only, but she found the
pantry in a "horribly dirty" condition,
and she gave a vivid description in plain
English of wormy meal found in a corner.
She left, she said, because she was taken
sick. She had taken her two little girls to
the home w ith her, and when she left the
president of the board refused her the cus
tody of them because it was claimed she
was a drunkard, unfitted to care for them.
She went into the courts, and after three
months obtained her children.
A r'tr-r several other witnesses had been
examined the investigation was continued
until to-morrow, when tlie charges of im
morality among the child inmates will be
Mrs. Deming, a member of the board, in
answer to a question by Judge Holl, stated
that Dr. Waggoner had urged that the
president, Mrs. Clifford, should be dis
missed, and inferred that if this wns done
the charges would not be pressed. She also
stated that the former secretary of this
board had been the doctor's daughter,
who had received a compensation for her
services, but as one of tne ladies had ac
cepted the po»itio:; without compensation
ttie services of Miss Waggoner had been
THE OREGON TRAFFIC WAR
Manager Koehler Explains Why
Rates From the North
He Claims the Steamship Line Was
Absorbing Southern PaciHc
PORTLAND, Or.. Dec. 17.— The San
Francisco traffic war between the Southern
Pacific and ibe Oregon Railway and
Navigation Company has been productive
of so many conflicting rumors and the
tight seems to have reached such a bitter
stage that Manager R. Kochler of the
Southern Pacific lines in Oregon, hitherto
quite reticent, has been driven into the
controversy by making a statement over
his own signature, in which he sets down
four reasons for the disturbances between
the Southern Pacific and the Oregon Rail
way and Navigation Company.
Mr. Koehler complains that business
between here and San Francisco has
changed so as very nearly to reverse the
ratio first existing, which was about two
thirds for rail and one-third for steamer,
and that the proportion now is one-third
by rail and two-thirds by steamer.
Mr. Koehler's statement, which has
caused quite a ripple in railroad circle:?,
says of the causes leading to the "right"
which has been imposed upon the Southern
First— The reduction in steamer rates in
March, 1888. shortly after the inauguration of
through rail line service. December, 1887, the
effect of which on rail travel was felt very
slightly and slowly at first, increasing, how
ever, steadily as time went on.
Second- Further reductions in steamer rates
mau> during the current year, caused by com
petition between ocean steamers.
Third— The effort of the Or. son Knilroad and
Navigation Company, tinder t lie aggressive and
energetic management of Receiver McNeill, to
improve its ocean and steamboat business.
Fourth— Hard times, comi-elline a majority
of the traveling public to observe closer econ
omy, even at the sacrilice of convenience.
COMISG TO STASFORIt.
Tiro Jfez ferce Indiana Who Seek an
PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 17.— Two full
blooded Indians named John and Henry
Wall, living: near Lewiston, Idaho, are in
Portland en route, for Stanford University
to pursue a course of studies. Thes • In
dians are cousins, respectively 22 and L' 4
years old. They are amply supplied with
means, thanks to Uncle Sam's recent gen
erosity, a portion of which they will devote
to n't themselves for association with white
men on a footing of equality.
"All the stuff printed in the Idaho news
papers,'" remarked John Wall, "about the
prodigality of my people when receiving
Government annuities is exaggerated.
Our old men cannot be expected to change
their lifelong tiabits. They will drink,
when they can get liquor, gamble and in
other ways squander money as soon as it
gets into their hands. The generation
Henry and I belong to lias, as a class,
more advanced tastes and ambitions.
There is at least a score of Indians of my
age living within a radius of sixty miles
from Lswiston who will spend this year's
annuity for a izood education, and girls
will do the same."
The young Indians say they will prac
tice medicine among their tribes after they
complete their education. They say their
people are fast losing faith in the tribal
Two girl cousins of the Indians, now at
Boise City, are soon to enter a California
roßTi.Aytrs BMUGGLura ri\g.
An Indictment for Vrrjury drawing Out
nf the Srid Karl; Case.
PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 17.— Thomas N.
Dnnbar, a well-known merchant and busi
ness man, was arrested on an indictment
returned by the United States Grand Jury
to-day, charging him with committing
perjury for the purpose of becoming a
surety on the bond of William Dunbar.
William Dnnbar was a member of the
Lotan-Seid Back smuggling ring, which
operated in the Haytian Republic to
illegally import Chinese coolies and
opium several years ago. Dunbar escaped
to China before be was tried. His bond
proves to have been worthies?.. The other
members of the infamous ring were con
Angels Camp Uurglar Sentenced.
ANGELS CAMP, Cai.., Dec. 17.— James
Ryan, who was arrested here on Sunday
for stealing clothes from the Caiaveras
and Central Park hotels and breaking into
a blacksmith shop at the Drake & Tryon
mine, was to-day sentenced to seven
months' imprisonment on two charges of
petty larceny and bound over in the sum of
?3000 to answer before the Superior Court
to a charge of burglary.
If you want bargains in books inspect the lot
1,, ;,' , iosed out for storage charges at 747
j. -treet. • •
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1895.
NEWS OF STOCKTON
Speaker Reed's Economy
May Defeat Appropria-^
TWO JUDGES CRITICIZED.
Frequent Exchanges of Benches
the Subject of Much
HALL FOR THE NATIVE SONS.
A Handsome Structure to Be Erected
as Soon as a Suitable Site Is
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 17.— A personal
friend of Congressman Grove L. Johnson
received a letter from him to-day stating
that the prospect for appropriations for
the Pacific Coast — or in fact any part of
the country — was very dismal, and that it
would require diligent offort upon the part
of the people to influence Congress in
favor of any appropriation which was not
absolutely necessary. Mr. Johnson said
that Speaker Reed was determined, so far
as he could, to influence the actions of the
House to make for the present body an
The Congressman does not hesitate to
intimate that the people of the coast, and
this section in particular, are a little back
ward about insisting upon the considera-
tion of their needs in the way of appropri
ations. The California delegation is work
ing in harmony and with more determina
tion than ever before, but from the
Congressman's letter it is inferred that he
'loos not anticipate complete success un
less some of the Eastern statesmen are in
terested in Stockton s behalf.
Congressman Johnson's conversation
with Speaker Reed was, of course, private,
and he has probably been able to divine
Mr. Reed's policy better than had the
Speaker been talking for a public inter
view. Portions of the letter will be made
public in order to arouse the people of this
section to the fact that their tight for the
improvement of the rivers and channels is
far from won.
EXCHAXGE OF BEXCHES.
.lii'li's ftwld and J^air furnish a Sub-
jert for Comment.
STOCKTON, Cal., Deo. 17.-The local
press, particularly the Record, is discuss
ing quite freely the frequent exchange of
benches between Judge Joseph Budd of
this city and Superior Judge Law of
Merced County. The decision of Supreme
Court Commissioner Bntt in the case of
Remy vs. Olds et al., a case sent from
Morced County, in which Judge Budd held
court for Judge Law, has led to the general
belief that these exchanges of benches by
the well-known jurists were no longer
letrai, except under certain specified condi
Judge Budd, however, says that the de
cision has been hung up by the Supreme
Court and pending another or final de
cision the old law stands as it has for thir
The fact that these exchanges are being
discussed is due to their frequency and
that the visiting Junee is generally allowed
the full expense of the trip by the order of
the local Judge. The visits were tempo
rarily suspended for a while after the
Auditor of Merced County had refused to
honor an order of Judge Law's covering
the expenses of Judge Budd on one of
these trips to Merced.
NATIVE BO2TB* RESIiEZVOUS.
Stockton I'arlor Tteeides to Erect a
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 17.— Stockton
Parlor No. 7, Native Sons of the Golden
West, has decided to erect a handsome
structure in this city, to be known as
Native Sons Hall. A committee has been
appointed to negotiate for the purchase of
a suitable site, and as the parlor has ample
funds on hand the work will progress
rapidly when a lot is secured.
Missing Front His Home.
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 17.— Patrick
Mulcahy, an old-time resident of this city,
is missing and his relatives fear that he
has been drowned in Stockton channel.
He left his home last Sunday morning
and was last seen on the levee at 0 o'clock
that evening. Mulcahy was much given
to drink, and it is feared that he fell into
the water while under the influence of
Itridging the San Joaquin.
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 17.— The central
pier of the bridge across the San Joaquin
River, which is being built for the Corral
Hollow Railroad, was finished last even
ing. The construction of the foundation
for the bridge is being rapidly pushed in
order that it may be completed before the
season of high water.
BEATEN BY YUMA THUGS.
Daniel Landregan of Oakland
Met Death at the Hands
Robbed of His Money and Assaulted
When He Protested Against
PHCENTX, Ariz., Dec. 17.— T. C. Landre
gan of Oakland left for that city Sunday
night in charge of the body of his brother,
Daniel Landregan, who came to Yuma,
Ariz., a month ago in starch of health,
but died a violent death at the hands of
two gamblers and thugs notorious through
out the Territory. He passed away Thurs
day night from the effects of a beating ad
ministered by the two men after they had
fleeced him of his money.
Landregan was weakened by the rav
ages of consumption when he arrived in
Yuma. He brought with him $100 to meet
his expenses during his stay in a climate
he thought would benefit him. Shortly
after his arrival, however, Harry Chan
dler, a local gambier, met him, and by
representing that a groat deal of money
might be made by establishing a faro bank
induced Landregan to buy a license and
furnish a place. This took all the money
the sick man had.
The gambler was installed as dealer, and
after keeping the place open a few nights
he arranged with a confederate to break
the bank. This they did. Landregan,
learning how he had been fleeced, started
out to look for the pair. He found them
in the Southern .pacific freight yards wait
ing to catch an east-bound freight. He
reproached them, and they fell upon and
beat him brutally, inflicting injuries from
which he died several days later.
The Funernl of J.andregan.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 17.— The funeral
of Daniel J. Landregan was held from the
residence of his father at Golden (late yes
terday. The deceased was but 23 years of
age and it is paid by his relatives that his
death was due to consumption. A few
months ago when it was seen that he was
in failing health he went to Yuma, Ariz.,
and it was there that he died last Thurs
The deceased was a deputy in the
Recorder's ollice and gave great promise of
a successful future. His family had resided
at Golden date for many years. The
funeral was held at Sacred Heart Church
and the body interred in St. Mary's
ACQUITTED AT FRESXO.
Rancher fero's Trial for Attempted Mur
der Ends iti His Discharge.
PRESNO, CAL., Dec. 17.— The trial of
Henry I'ero on a charge of attempt to
commit murder was concluded in Judge
Webb's court this evening, and the jury in
a few minutes returned a verdict of not
Pero shot Police Officer P. A. Cautield in
a saloon on the night of October 7. He,
Cautield and others had been shaking dice
for drinks and a row resulted. Pero and
Cautield got out into a back room, where,
after considerable sculHing, Pero shot
Cautield, whose life foi several days was
The defense, in its opening statement,
declared that it would be proven that OrH
cer Cautield had tried^ to rob Pero, who is
a wealthy rancher. Xo evidence of suffi
cient weight, however, was produced to
verify the statement.
SAN BERNARDINO GRAB
Squatters Are Settling Upon an
Unoccupied Tracr Near
Troubles of Past Years Seem Likely
to Be Repeated in the Southern
SAN BERNARDINO, Cu... Dec. 17.—
Land-grabbers and squatters are again at
work in this county, and the troubles of
past years seem likely to be repeated.
They are settling in numbers upon unoc
cupied lands in the vicinitvof Grapeland—
tracts that arc now the subject of dispute
between the Government and the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company. Within the
past week or ten days a score of cabins
have been erected by trie squatters, who
are determined to obtain possession of the
land. The tract upon which the rush is
being made contains 1,500,000 acres.
About three years ago a similar rush for
homes was made, and the name "Windy
apolis" was given to a settlement then
formed; but the men who took possession
at that time were not of the persevering
class, and became discouraged after stay
ing on the premiFes a few months.
TRAGETtY AT WALLACE.
A Pardoned State Prison Convict Puts
an End to His TAfe.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 17.— Max
Troutwein, who a short time ago was par
doned from the State penitentiary, to-day
committed suicide at Wallace, Idaho.
Troutwein was quite well connected, but a
| number of years ago contracted the mor
phine habit. The drug so worked upon
him that he commenced small pilferings
and was sent to the State prison for live
years., As it was supposed he was entirely
cured of the habit he was pardoned a cou
ple of months ago and secured a. respon
sible position at Wallace. During the time
he was in prison he was for a long time
the head bookkeeper. His parents live in
NO LONGER AN ARCHITECT.
James A. Keane Will Give Up
Angles and Curves for
Will Begin His Professional Career in
January Next Under Frederick
James A. Keane, a young architect, bas
determined to abandon lines, curves and
angles for the drama. He will make his
first professional appearance at the Colum
bia Theater Friday afternoon in a double
bill— "The Costume Ball" and "Tea at 4
The first-named play is written by a
local author whose name will not bo riven
to the public until after the performance
Friday. Mr. Keane has figured promi-
James A. Keane.
ncntly in amateur dramatic circles for
some years, his last appearance having
been in "Julius Cirsar, 1 ' presented at the
Baldwin in April last for the benefit of the
Church of the Holy Cross. Onthatocca
sion he essayed to play Marc Antony, and
it is but just to say that he did well.
Mr. Keane has a natural leaning toward
the "legitimate." Possessed of a line
physique, an easy stage presence and a
voice of much depth and purity, there is
apparently no reason why he should not
become a success. In January next
Frederick Warde, who begins a short
season at the Laldwin, will take him into
"It has always beon my ambition
some day to tnke up the legitimate line,
ancl now that 1 have secured the opportun
ity Twill certainly make the most of it.
Homo of my friends were kind enough to
say that I did well as Marc Antony, and
that spurred me on to greater efforts"
"i do not see why with plenty of hard
study and perseverance I cannot gain a
high if not the topmost rung on the dra
matic ladder. I certainly shall try for it.
My people object to the stage on the
ground that the associations are bad. I
argue that any profession is what we make
it, and with that point in view I have no
fear of the future.
ADVANCED THEIR RATES
The Railroad Weakens in the
Fight With the Oregon
SEA TICKETS MAY GO LOWER.
Travelers Took Advantage of Cheap
Railroad Rates on the Northern
The rate war between the Southern
Pacific Company anil the Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company came to an un
expected end yesterday when the Soutn
ern Pacific announced it would raise its
rates between this City and Portland.
The railroad rates will be advanced from
$5 second class and $10 first class to $7 50
secona and $15 first class, and the change
is to take place December 29 from Portland
and the following day out of San Fran
Mr. Jndah of the railroad passenger de
partment said yesterday that the change
was purely a business one and not a back
down for his company.
"We have been receiving fully 00 per
cent of the business," he continued, "and
expect to demonstrate the fact that an
advance in rates will not divert any travel
from us. We believe that we can do the
same business at advance rates and hold
it. The Southern Pacitic carried north
bound, on November 20, HK) passengers;
25th, 248; 30tb, 254; December 4, 304;
10th, 236; lfitb, 252; and fouthbound, No
vember 19, 294; 24th, 470; 2Mb, 410; De
cember 4, 389; 9th. 332; 14th, 27M. The
steamer figures approximately fell off
from 250 to 150 northbound and from 400
to 200 coming south.
"At the beginning of the fight we car
ried a large number of jwssengers who
took the trip as an excursion at cheap
rates, but that class of business is exhaust
ing itself, and now we are confined to legiti
mate business. We predict that after the
20th excursion travel will go to pieces."
Agent Connor of the Oregon Railway and
Navigation Company said he had expected
to .see the Southern Pacitic grow tired of
haiiling its trains over the mountains in
the depth of winter at a loss.
He explained that when the Southern
Pacific Company made the rate of $15 first
class and $7 50 second between San Fran
cisco and Portland, his company made
.still another cut to $5 and $2 50. Then the
Southern Pacific dropped to $10 and $5,
which did not call out another reduction
by the steamer people.
"The action of the Southern Pacific,"
said he, "proves the justice of the differen
tial between the two lines which has been
contended for by the Oregon Railway and
Navigation Company. Our Jast cut was
made against the railroad's figures of $15
and $7 50, so "ye have no reason to advance
our rate because of this advance by the
"It is not at all likely that the Oregon
Railway and Navigation Company will ad
vance the rate or change it. If anything
we may go lower before this matter is
A letter was received in Mr. Connor's
ofiice yesterday from a railroad man who
had taken in the situation through conver
sation with Southern Pacific employes on
the Oregon and California line. The
Southern Pacific found that travelers were
taking advantage of the exceedingly low
rates to come and go between either San
Francisco or Portland and intermediate
All along the line on December 7 notices
NOW TAKING PLACE.
ALL WOOLEN GOODS
v — —
SUITS AND OVERCOATS, or- (h ifj A A
dered for $22, upon which is \ If) UU
deposited $7. will sell at. ..... T 1 U §
SUITS AND OVERCOATS, or- (h i(\ A A
deredfor $20, upon which is \ 1 UU
deposited $8, will sell at V* U __
SUITS AND OVERCOATS, or- A A A A
dered for $15, upon which is \ 1 1 l U U
deposited $5, will sell at...... *r. A v __
SUITS AND OVERCOATS, or- Afj A A
dered for $i2, upon which is <K I• UU
deposited $5, will sell at...... .*T " .
OVERCOATS, ordered for Sit. (ft CAA
upon which is deposited $6, - (KfrUU
will sell "at.; ,..* . S ;i/ __
Also an Assortment of Uncalled-for
Be sure and reach the Big Store
with three front entrances, di-
rectly opposite Sansome street.
541 Market Street,
Wholesale Tailors and
v Clothing Mfrs.
OPES EVEMGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS.
were posted warning: passengers that Port
land and San Francisco specials would not
stop at any statior.3 and people traveling
on them would be carried far from their
destinations. As a rule, however, the
trains did stop at those stations for water
or to let passengers have their meals. So
people traveled and beat the company at
its own iraine, sometimes riding past their
destinations, or getting off at the nearest
station and taking the regular train home,
paving 50 cents, more or less, for the local
ticket. Commercial travelers took ad
vantage of the cheap rates, and in every
way the railroad company saw it was
losing heavily on its regular income on
the Oregon road. So the advance of rates
at last became a necessity in the line of
GODFREY'S TROUBLE 3,
A Mam Xam.'d Philips Wants Him Ar-
reste«l for a Felony.
The troubles of James Godfrey, the
marine fireman, through his love for
Catherine Nugent, a keeper of a lodging
house at 28 Minna street, are arenniu
lating. Yesterday a man named Philips,
who lives in the house, applied to Judge
Conlan for a warrant for Godfrey's arrest
on a charge of an assault to commit mur
der, lie said that Thomas Tracy, God
frey's favored rival, who was thrashed on
Saturday night by Godfrey, was in a criti
The Judge was told that there is a case
pending in Judge Campbell's court against
(Godfrey for an assault with a deadly
weapon, and he declined to sign another
warrant for practically the same offense.
Godfrey, who is out on $1000 bonds, saw
the Judge later anil told him that he saw
Tracy in court on Monday, and he could
not, therefore, be in a critical condition.
Godired said that he, Godfrey, was the
principal witness for the defense in a civil
suit brought by Philips against the Mar
ket-street Cable Company and that Phil
ips was tryine t<i get him out of the way.
lie denied that he struck Tracy on Satur
For riiri-.tm.il Cheer.
An entertainment and dance was given by
the Odd Fellows last night, at Odd Fellows'
Hall, for the benefit of the "Christmas cheer
fund" of the order. The hall was well filled
and a considerable sum was realized. This will
be given to the proper committees to 'be dis
tributed among the poor of the organization.
The programme, which occupied the earlier
part of the evening, was particularly interest
ing. Several hours were then devoted to
Purse for I'rank Hardy.
Frank Haidy, the messenger-boy of Post
master MeCoppin, has been laid up for some
time with tyulidid pneumonia at his liomc, 4'Jl
Eleventh street. Yesterday the clerks and
carriers, headed by Secretary Richardson ot
the executive staff and Superintendent Mearea
of the mailing department, raised a purse of
$32 to help tide him over his sickness. More
is to follow, they say.
Vrstela Yetiture From M'vget Sound.
PORT TOWNBBND, Wash.. Dec. 17.—
The sailing vessels which have been at
anchor here and at other ports on Puget
Sound for the past four days on account of
the storm off the coast of Washington and
Oregon began moving to-day. Every avail
able tugboat will be engaged for the next
two days in removing the ships from the
Sound to the sea.
Fresno Oatnbtera Alarmed.
FRESNO, Cat,., Dec. 17. -The City Trus
tees have passed an ordinance imposing a
license of $20 per quarter for each card or
dice table conducted in the city, when the
tables are not kept for private use. Saloon
men and Ramblers are alarmed.
About 250,000 canaries are raised every
year in Germany, and, besides the 10J.CM m>
birds that are sent to America, the English
market taKes about 50,000, ttie next best
customers being Brazil, China, the Argen
tine Republic and Austria, to which coun
tries salesmen are sent with large num
bers of birds yearly.
Electric and Wool Seal Capes.
Grand value in all lengths,
from 18 to 32 inches long,
$16.50 to $50.00
Astrachan Cloth Capes, latest
circular cut, silk-lined —
Scotch Tweed Capes, medium
lengths, assorted colors—
$7.50 and $8.50
Black and Navy Blue Serge
Jackets, box front, rippled
Tan Kersey Cloth Jackets,
velvet collar, box front and
rippled back, great value—
Black and Navy Blue Serge
Jackets, box fronts and rip-
pled back —
Serge Suits, black and navy
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