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BURNED TO DEATH
Mrs. Johnson Perishes in
an Ohio Street Tene
A MAN BADLY INJURED.
Narrow Escape of Half a Dozen
People From the Burning
MISS ANNA LAWTON'S FATE.
Literally Roasted to Death by the
Overturning of a Coal-Oil
The bodies of Mrs. Henry Johnson of
14 Ohio street and Miss Anna Lawton of
6£3 Folsom street are lying in the Morgue,
both women having experienced the most
painful of deaths — by rire. Tne account j
ot Mrs. Johnson's death was briefly pub- i
lisbed in The Call yesterday morning,
the accident naving taken place at a late
hour Friday night. The house in which
she lived was gutted by dames and Angelo
i'igoni, who lived in the lower tenement,
was also severely burned about the head,
arms and lower part of his body. Several
others escaped with a few burns and
The death of Miss Lawton was caused
by the overturning of a coal-oii stove in a
small shed in the rear of her cottace. In
attempting to put out the flames her skirts
caught fire and in less than three min
uto every part of her body, except that
protected by her corsets, was roasted to a
crisp. She died in the Receiving Hospital
at 1 :30 r. m., two hours after the accident.
Words cannot express what she suffered
in those two hours.
BURNED TO A CRISP.
Mr?. Henry Johnson Burned to j
Death In a Tenement-House
on Ohio Street.
A few minutes before 1 o'clock yester- j
clay morning the people living on Ohio '
street, between Broadway and Pacific, i
near Sansome, were aroused by the shrill ;
cry of fire, followed by the clanging of the
alarm bell from box 18. "When the engines
reached the place the wildest excitement '
prevailed, for it was known that nearly a i
dozen people lived in the tall, narrow
wooden tenement-house which was in
rlames, and only a few of that number
were to be found on the street. The situ- t
ation was horrifying to even the stout :
Hearts of the fire-fighters. The ground
floor was occupied by Joseph Figoni as a
stable. Leading to the small apartments \
above waß a steep, narrow stairway. The
second story was occupied by Angelo Fi- j
goni and his wife and son. Above them
was the Johnson family, and the top floor !
was the dwelling of Lerdo Lureacs, with i
hi? wile and two children.
The hesitation was but a second, and
the firemen dashed np the stairway with !
their hose and in the fianie and smoke j
they began the search for the occupants, j
The first found was Angelo Figoni. He
was almost unconscious and frightfully ;
burnr-d about the head, face, hand? and J
lower part of his body. He was sent to |
Up the flaming stairs the men fought
their way against the heat and snioKe and j
reached next landing. Johnson, who is a \
poor street- sweeper, was with them, hunt- '
ing for his wife. Alter the flames were ;
partly extinguished the body of Mrs.
Johnson, burned to a crisp, was found near
rhe kitchen window, which opened out
Dpon a roof yard on the second story. The j
body was removed to the Morgue. The '■
top'story was empty. The building was '■
The experience of those in the house was
thrilling in the extreme. It was Mra. j
Figoni who discovered the fire in the hall- !
way of the second landing, and, after call
ing herhubband, she fled, screaming, down
to Pacific street to give the alarm at the
engine-house. Her husband thought to <
stay the progress of the fire Dy throwing
water on the burning walls, all the time
crying "Fire" to the to:> of his voice. It
was his cry that aroused rhe Johnsons.
When Figoni started to escape he found
that he could not pass down the flaming |
fitairway. so he started for the front win- I
(low of his bedroom. There he was over- j
fome by the heat and smoke, and when the j
firemen found him he was lying on the
bed, which was on fire, while overhead was
a canopy of flame.
A search was made for Figoni's 15-year
old son, who was believed to have per
i-died. He was nowhere to be found, but
Jater it was learned that he wa i safe. He
was aroused by hiu mother's cry and
escaped by making a flying leap from a !
window into a yard on the east, and was
only slightly scorched and bruised.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had in the mean
time started downstairs to escape, John
ton in the lead. When he reached the
first landing he turned to speak to his j
wife, but she had turned hack, evidently
to secure something that she prized. He
ran up the two flight* of stairs again, but
found the upper doors shut. He opened
one and the fire drove him down the stairs
again. It was evident from the position
in which Mr 6. Johnson's body was found
that she endeavored to make her final
escape through the back window, but i
being a very fleshy woman her strength
failed her and she perished miserably.
When the alarm was given in the house
Lureaes in the too floor sprang out of bed
to the aoor. One glance down the fiery
stairway showed him that escape in that
direction was impossible. lie quickly
closed the door, and, calling upon his
wife to take the younper child, he com
manded her to jump out of the window
to the roof of the adjoining buiiding at 16
Ohio street. She did so, and he, taking
the other, followed. It was a clear jump
of fifteen feet, but fortunately no bones
were broken. By the time they reached
the other side of the roof the flames were
bursting out of tlie window from which
they had just escaped.
From 14 Ohio street the tire spread to
the Porcari Hotel, E. Del Carlo proprie
tor, at No. 12, aud to Figoni's stsble and
W. Vannucci's dwelling at No. ltf. The
estimated loss on building and contents is
as follows: No. 12, $700; No. 14, $1300:
No. IG, nominal.
Superintendent Comstock of the Fire
Patrol believes that the hre was caused by
the explosion of a coal-oil lamp at the foot
of the lower stairway, as an overturned
lamp was found there. The people in the
house, however, claim that all of the
lights were out at9 o'clock, and they think
that it started from tire-crackers.
DIED IN AGONY.
Miss Anna Lawton Roasted to
Death by Coal Oil
Miss Anna Lawton, who lived in a little
cottage in the rear of U43 Folsom street,
met with an agonizing death yesterday in
consequence of the overturning of a coal
oil stove upon which she was cooking her
dinner. She owned the property on
which she lived and rented the house that
fronts on Folsom street.
Miss Lawton had been cleaning her
-Mrs. Henry Johnson, Who Perished in
the Flames While Trying to Escape
to the Roof Yard Through the Win
dow Marked by the Cross.
house, and about 11 o'clock she went into
the shed across tne narrow yard in the
rear and started the coal-oil stove to cook
her midday meal. The wind blew in
through the open door and caused the
flame to flash up so she put a wooden
brace against the door. While passing
the stove Miss LawtoVs foot struck the
brace, which fell on the stove, overturning
it. In an instant the oil was spread over
the floor, a large flame following.
Some of the oil splashed upon the
woman's cress, and before she was aware
of wnat had happened she was enveloped
in fire from foot to head.
She ran back and forth through the
yard several times, shrieking for hrlD,
and, at last overcome by the agony she
was suffering, she fell unconscious in the
yard, near the kitchen door. The neigh
bors responded to her cry and sounded an
alarm of tire from box 61, for by this time
the little shed was burning briskly. The
Fire Patrol boys found the woman where
she had fallen "and removed her into the
house. Her only covering was her corset,
even her fine head of hair having been
consumed to the scalp. Short work was
made of extinguishing the fire in the shed.
The houses of E. H. "Windser and Mrs.
Ryan were slightly scorched. The total
damage was about $300.
As quickly as possible MissLawton, who
had regained consciousness, was removed
to the Receiving Hospital, where the
doctors at once pronounced her case
fatal. They sent for Fire Marshal Towe
and Police Sergeant Jesse B. Cook, to
wnom she made the following statement :
I am from the State of New York, and have
one nephew there with Robert Ingersoll; two
with their mother in Mexico, and one at work
in Oakland in the blind factory. Their names
are Lawton. I«m only friendly with the one
who is with Robert lngerso'l. I leave every
thing to the care of Charles Cushing, my in
miranee agent, who lives on Clay street, near
Larkin. Any and every thh:g he does will be
satisfactory to me. I am a pinjrle woman
without any brothers or Mster? living.
The way the tire started was as follows: I
wa» cleaning the house ami did not wish to
dirty the stove in the kitchen, no I started a
lire "in a coal-oil stove in the shed in the rear
of the houne to get a little lunch. I placed a
hoard in lront of the stove so as to stop the
dnitt. I think the wind Mew the board over
ami set the grease on tire thnt was In the van.
I then grabbed the pan off the stove, and
somehow I knocked the stove over. I tried to
put the fire out and my dress caught fire. Ido
not remember what else took place.
I own the house and cottage, at f>43 Folsom
street, which were insured for $2500 with Mr.
Cushing. There is no mortgage on the place.
A little later she parsed away. Miss
Lawton was about 40 years of age and was
regarded as a little eccentric. The late
Alexander Aln-.ey, the senior partner of
Redincton k. C'>., was her uncle and her
brother was once well known In Olympic
Club circles. Her other relations she
mentions in her last statement. No one
peems to know the extent of her estate.
She owned, as stated, the two houses on
Folsom street, and it is believed that she
had some money in bank.
A HOTEL BURNED.
The "Well-Known Ao.heuon Destroyed
by an Incendiary.
BERKELEY, Cal., June 21.— About 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon the Acheson
Hotel was discovered to be on fire.
The Berkeley Fire Company turned out
and worked until after midnight, but to
no purpose, and at this hour, 1 a. m., all
hopes of saving the big building have been
The hotel will no doubt be burned to the
ground oy morning.
It is suspected that the fire was started
by some one who desired to destroy the
property, and the officers of the law are at
work on the case. The hotel has not been
Good morning, have you rend Thomas Slater's
advertisement for men on page 32 ?
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, SUXDAY, JUNE 21, 1896.
MERELY DID IT
TO TEASE HER
Why Mine Host Lawrence
Pressed Miss Ashley's
AN EXPERT ON HUGGING
No Make-Believe About It— Was
Not a Simple Shoulder
MRS. ALVER§ON IS EXAMINED.
She Had Forgotten the Name of the
Second One of Her Four
Two new witnesses enlivened the pro
ceedings in the Ashley-Baldwin trial yes
terday. Melville Lawrence, a mild-man
nered and meek little boniface from Lake
Tahoe, told of Miss Ashley's conduct
while she was staying at the Hotel Oak
wood in Southern California, of which
Lawrence was the proprietor.
The recital of his huggings of Miss Ash
ley furnished an interesting story to the
few favored spectators in Judge Slack's
Lawrence is evidently quite an expert in
the hugging line, for he declared there was
no make believe about his embraces — he
had bis arm febout the waist, not the
shoulders of the blonde.
The matrimonial ventures of his sister,
Mrs. Nellie Lawrence - Frisby - Comstock-
Keisner-Alverson, also furnished au inter
esting diversion from the main issues of
the case. In her confession over her ex
spouses ?he te mporarily forgot the name
of No. 2, but alterward remembered that
it was Comstock — "Joe' 1 Comstock she
thought. Her testimony was mainly
corroDorative of what her brother had
The cross and re-direct examinations of
Witness O'Xefe were completed at the
morning session of the court. Nothing
new was elicited in the examination,
which had long since become tedious and
At the opening of the afternoon session
Melville Lawrence, the proprietor of the
Tallac House at the southern end of Lake
Xa:ioe, was put on the stand.
In the early months of 1893, he had kept
the Oakwood Hotel at Arcadia, Los An
geles County, He bad met Miss Ashley
and introduced her, among other guests,
to Mr. Baldwin. He never saw Miss Ash
ley and Baldwin together except in com
pany with the other guests of the hotel.
Misd Ashley used to ride horseback a great
deal with her brother, E. Porter Asuley.
Lawrence had also seen her out riding in a
buggy with J. F. Falvey. Quite often she
went out on horsebacK, but would ieturu
with Falvey in the buggy later on.
There were also amusements in the
evening, dances, card parties and other
gatherings. One evening when there was
a little card party in progress in the room
in back of the ottiee, Lawrence heard a
commotion going on in the office. He
heard noise and laughter and also heard a
Mrs. Harold laughingly calling Mr. Fal
vey and Miss Ashiey, and asKing them
wtat they were doing together upstairs so
Besides the rides which Falvey and Miss
Ashley used to take in a one-seated buggy,
there was a theater party organized among
the guests. The members ot the party
did not come to T,os Angeles together, but
were to meet at the Hollenbeck Hotel
later. Miss Ashley did not arrive on the
train she was expected on, but came in
Lawrence admitted he had jested with
Miss Ashley about Mr. Falvey. When he
saw Mr. Falvey coming Lawrence used to
put his arm around Miss Ashley because
he found that teased her more than any
thing else. On such occasions Miss Ash
lej begged him to desist. There was a
croquet ground where Baldwin and Miss
Ashley, among other guests, used to play,
hut Lawrence never noticed that Baldwin
paid any particular attention to Miss Ash
On cross-examination the witness said
that he leaded both the Tallac and Oak
wood hotels from Mr. Baldwin. He had
been proprietor of the Oakwood for six
years and of the Tallac for eleven or
twelve years. He hau first met Baldwin
some twelve years ago at the Baldwin Ho
teL Before he came to California he had
been in the hotel business in Ontario,
He first met Miss Ashley in March,
18t»3. He had received letters from her
from the Westminster Hotel in Lus
Angeles, and thought she had Dot come
to the Oakwood from Coronado. Miss
Ashley had come alone to his hotel. He
didn't remember whether or not Mr. Bald
win had come on the same day as Miss
Ashley. He was sure they didn't come on
the .-ame train. Miss Ashley remained at
the hotel about a month, and Baldwin re
mained for several weeks, jle nad seen
them together a number of times, but
never alone together.
In regard to the occasion on which
Falvey and Miss Ashley were together in
an upstairs roum, Lawrence testified he
saw them coming downstairs together. He
made no objections to such conduct,
although he declared that he never al
lowed anything improper in his hotel.
He supposed that the two were going to
be married, so he did not think anything
of their intimacy.
Lawrence had never seen anybody else
riding with Falvey. He thought nothing
of Falvey and Mias Ashley riding to
gether; it was quite a common thing and
not improper. Falvey's interest in the
hotel increased greatly during Miss Ash
ley's stay. Lawrence thought his visits
during that time were four times as fre
quent as before. Lawrence had seen Miss
Ashley return with Falvey after starting
out with her brother, several, perhaps half
& dozen, times.
Mr. Crittenden asked Lawrence further
about the commotion caused by Mr.
Ilerold's question on the evening when
Falvey a.nd Miss Ashley came down-stairs
together. He admitted that there was a
piazza upstairs where gentlemen might go
to smoke, but they very seldom did su.
There were parlors upstairs which were
always kept open for the guests. These
parlori were not kept lighted, but anybody
might light them.
When he i ad put his arm about Miss
Ashley, Lawrence had done it openly in
the presence of other guests. There was
no make-believe about it — he had put his
arm about her waist, not her shoulder.
He had done it to tease Falvey, and at the
same time when he pressed her waist he
whispered in her ear: "Falvey is coming."
This was another little pieasantry of the
Lawrence came down from Tallac last
Tuesday to testify in this case. He was to
receive no compensation from Baldwin.
He had not come merely to testify — he had
business in this City as weli. He admitted
that he was indebted to Baldwin on ac
count of a ranch near Arcadia, in which
Lawrence and his tisier had an interest.
Mrs. Nellie Alverson. a sister of Mr.
Lawrence, was next sworn. She admitted,
with a smile, that she knew Mr. Baldwin.
She also knew Miss Ashley and had met
her often at the Oakwood Hotel. She had
never seen Baldwin paying any attention
to Miss Ashley and had never seen them
together. She also had seen Miss Ashley
return with Mr. Falvey after going out
riding with her brother.
On the evening which her brother had
mentioned in his testimony she had seen
Miss Ashley and Mr. Falvey embracing
each other on the veranda. She had seen
them through the window of her own
apartment. Mrs. Alverson went down
stairs, but did not rind Miss Ashley and
Falvey there. A few minutes later the
two returned, and Mrs. Herold, Baldwin's
daughter, laughingly said she had driven
On cross-examination, Mrs. Alver3on
admitted that she came to this State about
twenty years ago with her husband, Ly
man A. Frisby. She did not remember
when, where or by whom she had oeen
married to him. She married a second
husband after she came to California.
She had forgotten not only where and j
when she married him, but who he was.
Later she remembered his name was
ComstocK — Joe Comstock, she thought.
Number three was W. Keisner, with whom
she lived at Tahoe. She aiso lived at
Tahoe with Frank I). Alverpon, her fourth
and last matrimonial partner.
She had known Mr. Baldwin a long
time. She bad stopped at the Baldwin
Hotel for a long time. She did not re
member whether or not shfa had stopped
there with her husband.
In 1893, when she was living at the Oak
wood, she was Mrs. Reisner. She did not
remember of having had much to do with
Reisner while she was at the hotel. How
ever, her recollection of seeing Miss Ash
ley and Falvey together was quite clear.
She had seen them riding together, but
saw nothing improper in it.
On the evening when she had seen Miss
Ashley and Falvey together on the ver
anda they were kissing. They also saw
her, but said nothing about it. Miss Al
verson had told it to her brotner, but had
not suggested to him to turn them out of
the house. Like her brother, she thought
PROMINENT OFFICERS OF THE IRISH REPUBLICAN LEAGUE, 1896.
that if the two were engaged to be married
their conduct was quite proper.
At the conclusion of Mrs. Atverson's ex
amination, Attorney Hinbton announced
that he had three more witnesses to tes
tify. Court then adjourned until Monday
morning at 11 o'clock.
FUNERAL OF GEN. DIMOND
Salute to Be Fired To-Day at
Half-Hour Intervals in
Arrangements for the Obsequies Next
Wednesday— Official Orders
The death of Major-General W. H. Di
mond is announced oflicially in the follow
ing orders from Sacramento:
General lIEAr>Qi T ARTF.p.s State of Califobma)
Adjutant-General's Office, S
Sacramento, June 18, 1896. )
General Orders No. 7.
I. It is with profound sorrow that the com
mander-in-chief announces the death of Ma
jor-General W. H. Dimond, which occurred
this morning In New York City.
W. 11. Dimond was appointed captain and
assistant adjutant-general United States Vol
unteers, from New York, March 3, 1805; re
signed July 8, 1865. Served als^o as a captain
of cavalry company in Honolulu, H. I. He
was appointed lieutenant-colonel and aid-de
camp on staff of Governor George ('. Perkins
January 26, 1880; promoted to brigadier-gen
eral commanding Second Brigade, National*
Guard of California, on December 14,1881;
reappointed January 30. 1883, and February
7, 1887, and was promoted to major-general
commanding division September ÜB. 1887, and
reappointed April 8, 1891, and May 15, 189."),
and was at the lime of his demise holding said
Tn the exceptional force of character dis
played by him throughout his career he
joined a .simplicity of manner and geutleness
of disposition which endeared him to all with
whom he came in contact. There is no one
living of his acquaintance who will not trrievo
upon the receipt of the tidings of his death.
11. The funeral will take place from the First
Presbyterian Church, corner of Van Ness ave
nue ami Sacramento street, Pun Francisco, on
Wednesday afternoon, the 24th inst.
111. The commmiding ofhVer of the division,
N. G. C, will issue orders thai the usual appro
priate military honors be rendered.
IV. On the day next succeeding the receipt
of these orders, the National Hag will be dis
played at half-mast on the armories, aa pro
vided by paragraph 447, Rules and Regula
tions, N. G. C.
V. The regimental colors will be draped for
the period ot thirty d»ys. (Two streamers of
crape, 7 feet long and about 12 inches wide, at
tached to the ferrulo below the spearhead,
will be used.)
VI. On the day next succeeding the receipt
of these orders a salute of thirteen guns will
be lired at Sau Franciscoat hulf-hour intervals,
commencing at 8 o'clock a.m., as per Section
429, U. S. A. Regulations of 1895. Minute guns
will also be tired while the remains are being
borne to the place of interment, as also the
salutu at the grave, provided by Section 430,
said TJ. S. A. reKUlaiions.
VII. Members of the staff of the Commander
in-chief will assemble in full-dress uniform at
the California Hotel In San Franci.sco for the
purpose of attending the funeral in a body.
Colonel F. S. Chadbourne, paymaster on the
stall' of cominaiider-in-chief, will make neces
sary arrangements for carriages for the stall".
VIII. The usual badge of mourning will be
worn for the period of thirty dayx.
By order of the Commander-in-chief.
A. \V. Barrett, Adjutant-General.
The salute at half-hour intervals will be
tired at the I'residio to-day. As the pro
cession moves on the day of the funeral
(next Wednesday) guns will be lired at
intervals so as to make the number thir
teen while the column is in motion.
After the casket is placed in the grave the
major-gen, ral's salute of thirteen guns
will be fired.
As General Graham, commanding at
the Presidio, has the proper facilities at
his command he will attend to the tiring
to-day and Wednesday. He w.ll also
send a caisson with the proper detail to
receive the remains when the train arrives.
\tipa Jiepublicntit Jtfjoice.
NAPA, Cal., June 20. — The nomina
tions of McKinley and Hobart were rati
fied by the Republicans here to-night.
Frank L. Coombs and others spoke. G.
M. Francis presided.
NATIVE BORN IRISH
From a Nucleus of Eighty-
Eight the Organization
STAND FOR PROTECTION
Southern Sophistry No Longer
Misleads the Loyal Im
FOR HOME AND COUNTRY
The Casuistry of Deposed Bosses Ex
ploded by the Experience of an
In the political history of San Francisco
prior to 1876 it was a difficult matter to
rind an out-and-out Irish-born Republican.
On the contrary the good, generous-hearted
son of Erin had imbibed his politics from
the steamship agents of Boss Kelly of New
York, who, without any remorse of con
science, had informed the green emigrant
on his way to the land of freedom and
plenty that the Republican party was the
Government, and as such it was their
bounden duty to be opposed to it on gen
This doctrine imparted to the new
comer was all-sufficient in consequence of
the crushing blows dealt out to the peas
antry of Ireland by a tyrannical and op
pressive English Government, and the
emigrant arrayed himself against the
party in power, and unconsciously
dropped into the Democratic party, where
he remained and where be was a welcome
addition to the established Southern De
mocracy, winch needed votes to keep the
chivalry in office and the shovelry out in
So long as the Irish-born American citi
zen did the voting under instructions of
the Southern planter,, by which his kith
and kin got into office, the poor good
hearted Irishman was rubbed down the
back and made to believe that by voting
the Democratic ticket, he was crushing the
British lion's skull into a jelly, and de
stroying the power of the Government
under which he lived.
The civil war, however, brought about a
change, and that change opened the eyes
of the Irish-American people.
In the proclamation of the aaintly Abra
ham Lincoln, which declared th:it all men
should be free and that all should have an
equal share in the government of this
great country, the irisU emigrant for the
first time learned that the "government"
he had been taught to despise and hate
had in reality been the very power that
bestowed on him blessings, rights and
privileges which had been denied him by
tne imposing and untruthful South
throuch its paid New York agents.
Having once got his eyes open it was no
longer heresy to believe in the principles
of the Republican party
Thus the light dawned on the Irish in
San Francisco, and in 1876, whe,n the
memorable Hayes and Tilden campaign
was on, eighty-eight Irishmen signed
their names and organized what was
known as the "Irish Republican League."
Foremost in this movement was John J.
Coffey, who never did belong to the
Democratic party. With Coffev were State
Senator Thomas Maher and Edward Gal
lagher. Those three men faced the brunt
of abuse and organized the league with
headquarters at the old Horticultural Hall
on Stociiton street, between Post and
Thus the nucleus of the first Irish Re
publican Club was started in San Fran
cisco. From this small beginning the club
increased, and four years later, when
Jiimes A. Garrield was elected, there were
400 members enrolled. Tne Biaine cam
paign four years later increased it to 1.300,
and now in the AlcKiniey campaign there
are 2000 names on the secretary's books,
with a fair promise of many more before
1897 dawns on this City.
The Irish-born American citizen ha 3
discovered that under the Republican
Government he is not only permitted to
vote, but he can hold oiiice with impunity
and without having to doff his hat to a
scion of a cotton plantation, who, accord
ing to his hereditary training, looked down
with supreme contempt upon the plebeian
who had to toil for a living; and no mat
ter what his natural abilities were he
could not, through Southern Democratic
eyes, be capable of filling any office other
than one ot manual labor.
Having thus got his eyes open to the
generous treatment- accorded him by the
party of progress and protection, the Irish
boni American citizen threw his political
influence with the great and grand Re
With this spirit and a fixed purpose to
stay by the good old party which recog
nizes merit and worth irrespective of
plantation birth the Irish Republican
League reorganized for the campaign of
189G on last Friday night witn the follow
ing officers: President, John J. Coffey;
vice-president, James Gilleran; secretary,
Captain H. P. Filgate; treasurer, Arthur
Those four are, nominally speaking, the
officers elected at the first meeting. The
working committees will be named at the
n«Yt meetint? of the league, when the or
ganization will assume active campaign
work and assist in the election not only of
William McKinley and G. A. Hobart, but
the entire municipal ticket.
OUT OF THE DESERT.
Mystic Shriners Will Go to Alaska
With Their Families Next
Among the many pleasant proposed
summer excursions, the Alaska trip of the
Mystic Snriners wili not be surpassed for
attention to detail of entertainment and
unique surprises in store for those par
The party will leave July 3, and have re
served the best part of the steamer Queen,
which they will transform into an Oriental
floating palace, in accordance with the
traditions of their mystic rites. The
parjy expects to be gone twenty-six days,
and their itinerary provides for every hour
of the trip.
The particular incentive of this Alaska
trip to the Shriners was the fact that there
is little or no night at this time of the
year in that region. It is to be au oasis in
the desert of life.
The following are now booked, with a
few more to hear from :
C. L. Patton and wife, J. Z. Davis and wife,
E. V. Foster and wife, Colonel F. VV. Sumner
and wife, M. W. Belshaw and wife, Georpe
Haas and wife, Dr. J. H. Hatch and wife, O. H.
Curtaz and wife, Mrs. Ella A. Judson, Miss
Sophie Peurl Judson, Miss Edith Bass, C. L.
Field and wife, C.S. Benedict and wife, Colonel
C. Mason Kinne and wife, Colonel V. D. Du
boce and wife, Dr. Wright and wife, Martin
Jones and wife, J. Harry Scott and wife, M.
Gruenhagen ana wife, Miss Charlotte D. Jud
son, Miss Emily Wilcox, Mrs. John Oiilson,
Mrs. E. G. Denmston. Mrs. W. S. Cragin, Miss
Haas. Mrs. George Spaulding, Miss Beokwiih,
Mrs. Will E.Fißher, F. H. Pitman, Bert Bene
dict, J. H. Jennings Jr., Chester Judson, I. A.
Wilcox, W. W. Imtton and wife, Miss BtiMe
Snook, Miss Kiuie McGowan, Mrs. A. W. Jack
son, Mrs. J. (.'. Smith, Miss Carrie L. Morton,
Miss Heppnor, Mrs. C. 11. Mann, Miss Hulse,
Miss R. Jennings, C. H. Murj.hy, A. C. BUlike.
T.J.Bass Jr., Fred Hink, Miss Edna Field,
Miss Alice B. Connelly, Miss Walker, Miss An
nie Jackson, Miss Annie M. Uagurity.
THE COACH IS CLIFTON'S
His I.oriNliip Denies Having Given His
Frize Aehicle to "White Hat'
From a claim filed witb Sheriff Wieland
yesterday it would appear that "White
Hat" McCarty, the man of the woolly
beaver, is not the owner of that famous
coach that J. Talbot Clifton once drove as
a passenger conveyance from this City to
Burlingame, but merely holds it in trust
for his patron. When Clifton left for Eng
land, McCarty gave out with a great
flourisli of trumpets that he had been
made a present of the coach, while his son
had been made by a present of "his
The boast acted quite differently than
McCarty had intended, for his creditors,
who had long been vainly waiting for
something with which to satisfy their
claims, pounced on the gorgeous vehicle
and attached it for $1552.
Now Clifton, by an attorney, has made
claim to the coach as his own personal
property, and says that McCarty never
A similar claim was filed a day or two
ago to the furniture of Clifton's Maisou
Riche apartments, which, McCarty said,
after Clifton' 3 departure, had been pre
sented to him, and which was aiso at
tached by an eager creditor of the former
■■• : ~ NEW TO-DAY.
Has Been the Practice of Medicine
and Surgery in San Francisco
by Dr. Sweany.
THE STORY OF HIS SUCCESS.
The Great Specialist" Has Made Life Anew to Thousands and Tens
of Thousands who Had Been Given Up by Other Physi-
cians — His Specialties and Mode of Treatment.
By his skill and as a specialist Dr. j vantages in his favor, natural ability,
Sweany has completely revolutionized, the . study, experience and a mind devoted to
practice of medicine and surgery in San j his profession Dr. Sweany should have
Francisco. j achieved his enviable reputation for curing
Standing to-day, as he does, far in ad- I distressing and obstinate cases which have
vance of any specialist or medical institu- j been given up as incurable .'
tion in the country, his wonderful success As yet no case of failure can be discov-
and skill are the outerowth of several con- j ered against him, and such anility and
ditions by which alone what be has done i skill to combat and conquer all diseases of
in San francisco could be accomplished. j men and women have never before been
First, the qualifications with which na- demonstrated.
ture has endowed him, as evidenced by The Doctor's services are of great value,
his keen perception into the mysteries of | an d if any one thine be worth more than
all diseases with which those who apply j anyt hing else it is certainly the services of
to him are afflicted. He is thus enabled ; a competent and successful physician and
to clearly distinguish the exact character : specialist who never loses sieht'of a single
of the complaint and to conceive the | case until a perfect and permanent cure ia
proper and most effective kind of treat- effected. Those who are afflicted should
ment for its entire cure. . .; . ' j not waste time, money and health dosing
... Second, he is wholly devoted to his pro- | witn cheap treatments, cheap medicines
fession, having no other desire for achieve- and nostrums.
ment than to make still grander the com- _ The Doctor gives his services free of
plete success which he has thus far at- charge to the poor and worthy who call
tamed. His great stability of character, at his office every Friday afternoon and
_ < _ t . , ...... many expressions of gratitude and praise
go out daily from trie poor as well as from
jior- £^qEg§^ those who have paid him well for valuable
jjßr ■ ~*^L and successful services rendered. As a
n§. y man Dr. Sweany is truly upright, consci-
JBgl entious and charitable, and as a physician
fiafcff _ % • he is thoroughly competent, earnest and
Mm *^~^^£ £^~?^R successful, and any and all persons who
livs!) «^y|£ > ' \S^*P may be suffering from any human ailment
Y#|ff \ I whatever will do themselves a treat injus-
\ all CflL^/ H cc '* they do not call upon him, even if
\Jgj»v. ..-^^pJfmrY- Mi. their troubles have resisted all other ef-
jjgW»y/»^m|P"*^KMXJg» forts to cure. He treats nervous debility
&^&'/'%m&S jSiLWt'.^ OI every kind, name and nature far in
,"^^fv.nw?P^ («i^^^^ advance of any other institution in this
Mf/MmM^^^^^ countr - v -
J^^^-l-^mlt^^T^' .Jrlif^^Sii^ly He also treats private and chronic dis-
slr^7op^WL~. I^F^^P^p^ eases; blood and skin diseases; female
i complaints; kidney, bladder, liver, lung,
his unceasing study and untiring energy ! throat, stomach and heart disease-*: piles,
to accomplish that which he sets out to ! rupture, hydrocele, varicocele and kindred
do, together with many more great and troubles without pain or detention from
noble qualities, which one soon recognizes business. He addresses himself in par-
in him, all serve to advance him in his ticular to young and middle-aged men
most worthy ambition. wtio are suffering from the awful effects of
Third, his great advantages of study and early indiscretions, and are thereby un- :
experience in the leading and hest col- : fitted for study, business or the proper
leges and hospitals in the land, where he j enjoyment of either married or single life,
served in all departments, and where his I Office hours— 9 a. m. '12 m., and 2to 5,
great natural ability was acknowledged in 7toBp. m. Sundays, 10 a. m. to 12 m. only,
ail branches as being superior to his quite The Doctor's office is located at 737 Mar-
worthy but less successful associates, have ket street, where he will always be pleased
all helped to assist him in his work. to see all his old patients and as many new
Is it any wonder that, with all these ad- ones as may need his services.
in Training, and in all important
Games and Races, the Athletes of
Yale, Cornell, the University of
Pennsylvania, etc., depend upon the
great African tonic-stimulant
In cases of Tardy Convalescence,
Debility, Muscular Weakness, Men-
tal Depression, Anaemia, Nervous
Dyspepsia, functional Heart Affec-
tions, Melancholia, Asthma, and the
coldness and feebleness of Age, this
preparation has proved itself to be a
tonic, invigorant, yitalizer and
strengthener of the highest efficacy,
and adapted for the use of .
I YWTI> I in Q of an >" ape
111 V CtllU-O or condition.
Its action is pervading and sustaining-, and
followed by no bad effect. Giving strength
to the strong it gives greater proportion-
ate strength to the weak.
Sold by Druggists generally.
Brunswick Pharmacal Co.
Johnson & JOBJMOK Selling Agents.
92 William St., New York.
SUES THE COMPANY.
! The Former Third M»t*> of the City of
Para Want* I>amiij*<-s for an A--.;uilt.
The Pacific Mail Steamship Company
I was sued in the Justice Court yesterday
i on two counts by J. H. Rix, formerly third
I mate of the steamer City of Para.
One complaint alleges that on April 2ti
! lasf while the vessel was lying at San Bias,
Mexico, he was assaulted by other era
j ployes of the vessel and seriously injured,
i For this he asks $299 damages, and in a
second complaint demands $77 25 for
waees, which, he claims, are due and un
Republicans Will Organize.
BERKELEY, Cal., June 20.— County
Committeeman John W. Striker has
called a meeting of local Republicans for
June 24 for the purpose of forming a Re
publican club. The call was issued in re
sponse to a petition presented to Mr.
Striker with the signatures of a large num
ber of Berkeley Republicans. The meet
ing will be held in Odd Fellows' Hall.