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THE TRAGEDY IN
Motive for the Killing of
Rancher Wilson Still
Officers Lose the Trail of the
Assassin Not Far From
STORY OF EIS HOUSEKEEPER
Attempt Mads Early at Night to
Lore the Old Man to the
SUISUN, Cal., Oct. 10.— The circum
stances leading to the murder of Rancher
Daniel H. Wilson in Suisnn Valley last
evening are clothed in mystery. Since
they were notified the officers have been
working on every possible clew, but their
efforts, so far, have proved unavailing.
They are, however, in possession of infor
mation which may possibly lead to Im
Owing to domestic wrangles "Wilson and
his wife separated in 1893 as the result of
divorce proceedings. Since that time
Wilson kept various housekeepers. At the
time of tae murder Mrs. Lucy Owens and
her niece, Ada Rice, were in the house.
According to Mrs. Owens' story Wilson
returned from Suisun about 8 o'clock in
the evening. After eating supper he sat
down at his desk and commenced figur
ing on his accounts. Mrs. Owens and her
niece retired to their chamber.
Fifteen minutes later Mrs. Rice passed
through the room in which Wilson was
seated to go to a pump back of tbe house
for a drink of water. Seeing that the
woman was but partially dressed, Wilson
said he would get the water for her; but
Ehe, observing that he was busy, went for
it herself. Ou re-entering the house she
saw Wilson coming out, and when she
stepped inside and placed the key in the
door Wilson laughingly remarked:
'•Do not lock me out."
No sooner had these words passed his
lips than the report of a gun was heard
and Wilson fell on the alleyway between
the main residence and a smaller build
•'My God, Lucy, I'm shotl"
The women ran to the Hatch residence I
near by and tbe news of the tragedy was \
telephoned to Suisun. After the officers
had arrived on the scene they traced the
footprints of the assassin for three
quarters of a mile and then lost the trail.
Mrs. Owens stated that prior to the
shooting some one threw a clod on the
porch, but Wilson, being somewhat deaf,
did not hear it. When told about it he
said that if any more clods were thrown
he would go out with his shotgun. «
It was rumored here last evening that
WiUon yesterday received the money for
his almond crop, but tha firm to which he
sold the almonds stated that he was not
paid any part of tbe money. It is believed
by some that robbery was the motive for
the crime, this surmise arising from the
fact that Wilson yesterday discharged
ar.d paid off his employes and was likely
to have had money in hii possession.
There is no evidence so far to show that
the murdered man had any bitter enemy.
Wilson was a native of Ohio and was 52
years of ace. He was a member of the
local Grand Army of the Republic Post
and had resided in the valley for twenty
years. He was regarded as an honest,
upright man. Wilson leaves two chil
dren — a boy, about 1G years old, who is
hunting in Mendocino, and a girl about 15
years of age.
The cowardly murder has been the sole
topic of conversation on the streets of
t-uisun to-day and all sorts of rumors
have been started, each found to be with
out foundation when investigated by the
officers. Deputy Coroner Maynard im
paneled a jury tnis morning and then ad
journed the inquest until Monday.
Scores Made at 1h» International Tourna
ment at liuda Jest.
BUDA TEST, Hungary, Oct. 10.— The
results of the tilth ronnd of the inter
national chessmasters' tournament played
in this city to-day were as follows:
Wulbrodt beat Janowski in a Ruy Lopez aiter
Marco beat Charousek in a king's gambit de
clined after sixty-iour moves.
Pillsbury beat Noa in a Dutch game after
Winaver beat Popiel in a French defense
after fifty-four moves.
Maroczsy bent Tarrasch in a queen's gambit
declined after forty-seven moves.
A.bin beat Schlechter in & queen's gambit
declined after iorty-one moves.
Tschigorin had a bye.
Appended are the scores of all the com
petitors up to date:
J a now ski . .... life
Marco*. ._ 0
PiUsbnrv... „; .....;... Si/5
*Had byes in previous rounds. .
Total number of games won, 30: total number of
fames log:, 30; total number or games to be
payed. 48. - _
RACING AT PETALUMA.
Match Event* at the San Rafael Hunt
PETALUMA, Cal., Oct. 10.— The match
races given here to-day under the auspices
of the San Rafael Hunt Club were at*
tended by about 700 people, half of whom
came on a special train from San Rafael
and San Francisco.
In the match trotting rr.ce. best three
out of five, mile heats, between J. J.
Crooks' blk. h. Bay Ram and H. E. Wise'a
b. m. Madera, Overholser drov« Bay Rum
first heat, after which Dick Harvey was
substituted. Holbrook drove Madera
three heats, when his place was taken by
H. E. Wise. The summary is as follows.
Bay Rum 2 112 dead
iladera 1 2 2 1 heat
Best time, 2:27.
The race will be decided on Monday.
Pacing, three out of five, mile heats, be
tween Rudolph Spreckels' Marguerite and
Harry Wise's Billy BaUy.
Marguerite 1 2 2
Billy Patsy 2 1 1
Time, 2:25— 2:2s— 'l :2ft,
Finish postponed till Monday.
Htlf-miie running dash— Entries: Frank
Johnson's Morris D, ridden by Eddy Jones ; Rn
dolpn Spreckels' MoWgbinnie, ridden by
Frawley. and J. J. Crooks' Billy Patsy, ridden
by McUlynn. Morris D wou, Molliirhinnie
second, Billy Patsy third. Time, 0:52^.
Challenged by Petalumn.
PETALUMA, Cal., Oct. 10.— The Peta
luma Whist Club has sent a challenge to
the Whist League for the Rideout trophy,
now held by the Vallejo club. The picked
team of the Petaluma club, consisting of
A. M.orstad t, Lee Faulkner, R. T. Fair
banks and J. L. Camro, is anxious to meet
the Vallejo club on its own ground, the
game tc be played at Vallejo on the 17th
MONTATILOR'S SCHOOL ROW.
Uprising of Parents Aaatnot the Parti
san Acts of a Teacher.
PORTLAND, Ob.. Oct 10.— Miss Emma
Rinequist, a schoolteacher of Montavilla
suburb, has created an incipient rebellion
in her school district. She is reported as
having said a few days ago that if McKin
ley emblems worn by her pupils were not
disposed of she would take them up her
self, as she did not want McKinJey but
tons in her school. Bryan buttons she de
clared "All right enough." The decree to
take off the buttons provoked no end of
complaint, and some of the little standard
bearers said they would not do it until
forced. Accordingly the teacher collected
all the buttons and threw them into the
When the Montavilla parents learned
what bad taken place at school, there be
gan a whirlwind of indignation which is
rapidly growing in diameter and increas
ing in force. They threaten to petition
for Miss Rinquist's removal on the
ground of "offensive partisanship."
LOST IN LOS ANGELES.
Disappearance of a Man Who Was Ac
companying a Corpse to Reno.
PASADENA, Cal., Oct. 10.— About a
week ago Philip Palmer died in this city,
and his brother-in-law, Thomas Wilson, a
stranger here, started to accompany the
remains back to Boise, Idaho. The South
ern Pacific agent here saw that Wilson
was unused to traveling and gave him ex
plicit instructions regarding change of
cars and the written schedule. Notwith
standing this be got lost in Los Augeles
during a twenty-nva minutes' stop and
has not yet been found. The corpse went
on, though, contrary to the rules which
refuse transportation to a corpse without
an attending passenger. The local office
is besieged with telegrams asking for an
Two Games of football .
ITHACA, N. V., Oct. 10.— Cornell, 48;
Western Reserve, 0. .
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 10.—Penn
sylvania defeated the strong Dartmonth
College football team by the score of 16 to
0. Dartmouth played a plucky, defensive
game, but was utterly unable to advance
the ball against the Quakers' stone
Vkiah's Race Meeting Closes.
UK.IAH, Cal., Oct. 10.— The races under
the auspices o* the Ckiah Race Associa
tion closed to-day.
Bicycle race, amateurs, half mile and re
peat, Ginochio won, Chalfant second, Elwell
third. Best time, 1 :10.
Running, half mile, Jessie O won, Elftire
second. Time, :51.
Trotting, mile and repeat, Bridget won,
Present second. Best time, 2 :-12.
litfi to San Rafael Guards.
PETALUMA, Cal., Oct. 10.— Company
C, N. G. C, has sent a challenge to Com
pany D of San Rafael to a match shoot at
200 yards between picked teams of fifteen
men from each company. The highest in
dividual score in the company's shoot for
October was 45, made by Sergeant Adams.
AT CHICAGO HEADQUARTERS.
Democrats and Republicans Busy Figur
ing Out Expected Victor Us.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 10.— Headquarters
gossip to-day was mainly of the great
parades yesterday and last night. The
managers of both parties seemed well
satisfied with the showing made.
At Republican headquarters the num
ber of men in line were expatiated upon,
while across the street the Democrats
claimed virtually all the enthusiasm, and
that the difference in numbers was due to
many Democrants being compelled by
their employers to march in tne afternoon
and being of course too weary to join in
tiie night demonstration as their sympa
thies would have led them to do.
The daily bulletin from Democratic head
quarters announce that every day brings
fresh acquisitions to the standard of Bryan
and free silver, not only throughout the
West but in Chicago. Among the promi
nent citizen* who have come out strong
in favor of Bryan are ex-President Frank
Wenter of the Chicago Sanitary Board
and Michael Brennan, ex-Chief of Police.
Mr. Wenter, who is popular among the
Germans and has a large following, will
speak for Bryan and Altgeld during the
remainder of the campaign. His support,
I it is asserted, will bring to that cause
thousands of votes. Mr. Brennan was
I Chief of Police during the strike of 1894.
and knows all about the conditions lead
ing up to it.
"In Western Springs, a suburban town
seventeen miles west of Chicago," says the
bulletin, "there is not a single adherent
of McKinley. Two months ago 160 of the
180 voters there were for McKinley. Of
the twenty-six German Catholic priests in
Chicago, twenty-three are pronounced for
Bryan, free silver and humanity. About
the same proportion exists in the Protest
ant German churches. This is a result of
an actual canvass, and is a refutation of
the charge that the Germans are for the
"Some remarkable figures are brought
out by Republican claims that wheat had
advanced because of the belief that Me-
Kinlev's election is assured. It is stated
that when Vermont went Republican
wheat fell 2]£ points. When Arkansas
went Democratic wheat went up 2 points,
when Maine went Republican wheat fell 2
points, when Bismarck's letter appeared
wheat went up 12 points; when toe Re
publican managers in September were
claiming everything wheat slumped from
70 to 66 cents and fell steadily until the
election returns came in from Georgia and
Florida, when it recovered to 69J^.J
"The conclusion drawn is that anybody
who will study dates will find this state
ment is true; it means that wheat will be
$1 a bushel when Bryan is elected."
The charge that Hon. Richard Bland is
sulking in his tent is refuted, it being
stated that Mr. Bland has written to
headquarters that he is physically unable to
make any speeches outside of his own Con
gressional district. In his letter Mr.
Bland expresses his great regret that he is
unable to take the stump. He further
states tnat had he personally the naming
of the man to lead the free silver forces
his choice would have been William
Governor AJtgeld called on Chairman
Jones to-day. He assured the chairman
that Bryan will come up to Cook County
with not less than 40,000 majority and be
lieves it may reach 50,000. He predicts a
large majority in Cook County also.
(TiUiani* to Go Westward.
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 10.-In response
to pressing telegrams from James K.
Jones, chairman of the Democratic Na
tional Committee, and D. McConville, the
chairman of the committee on speakers of
the National Committee, asking for his
services in the West, George Fred Wil
liams has announced that he will cancel
his speaking engagement* in Massachu
setts up to and including October 24. The
next two weeks he will devote to such
work west of Buffalo as may be assigned
him by the National Committee.
Registration at Gotham.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 10.— To-day
was the second of the four days of registra
tion in this city and the number of names
enrolled was 71,313. Corrected figures for
yesterday's enrollment show that 139,259
persons registered, making a total for the
two days of 210, 632.
Treasury Gold Reserve.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 10.— The
treasury gold " reserve at the close
of business to-day stood at $124,250,046.
The day's withdrawals at New York were
$99,600. -: " - ;
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The King ol Pill's Is Beech&m's— Bekcjiau's, '
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBEJK 11, ] 596.
Streets of the Mill City
Illumined by Glare of
Four Trainlcads of Uni'ormed
Workingmen Arrive From
GREETING TO GROVE JOHNSON.
Monster Parade Followed by an En
thusiastic Meeting in the
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 10.— The great
est political demonstration that has taken
place here in years was that of to-night,
when Congressman Grove L. Johnson ad
dressed the people of Stockton in tne
Agricultural Pavilion. Four trainloads of
uniformed members of the Republican
clubs of Sacramento arrived before 8:30
o'clock and marched through the streets
in torchlight procession. The electric
lights with which the streets were deco
rated during the Native Sons celebration
were turned on to-night, and the principal
thoroughfares were ablaze with light.
Crowds began to throng the pavilion as
early as 7 o'clock. The human stream
continued to pour into the great building
until it was filled to overflowing long be
fore the arrival of the Sacramento clubs
and the speakers.
Tne visitors came down from the capital
city fully 3000 strong. Never before in
the history of Stockton have so many uni
formed members of any political organiza
tions been seen upon its streets. From
the ten machine-shop clubs there were
17S0 members in line.
The united assembly clubs sent down
150 men in uniforms and 350 others wear
ing badges. The Capitol employes were in
evidence with umbrellas, slouch hats and
leggings. The Army and Navy League
sent 150 representatives, and the Resolutes,
the best drilled club in the State, were 120
strong. Fully 1600 of the visiting mem
bers of the Republican clubs were in
uniform. They occupied two trains of
twelve cars each, and two trains of fifteen
The procession stretched from the depot
to the pavilion and along the side streets,
even before the last two train loads reached
Stockton. By that time the pavilion was
packed to the doors, and there was no
room in it for the visitors. The paraders
were so numerous that the procession got
into a tangle because of its length, and it
was late before the meeting was opened.
The streets were lined with people gathered
to watch the torch-bearers, ana there has
never been so large a crowd out save on
the day of the Native Sons' celebration.
It was past 9 o'clock when the first con
tingent arrived at the pavilion, escorted
by the Sixth Regiment band of this city.
It was tbe McKinley and Hobart Olub of
Stockton, and it marched about the hall,
while tbe thousands in the audience stood
on their seats. They were foilowed by
Chairman T. M. Nelson of the County
Central Committee, Hon. Grove L. John-
son, P. A. Buell and Colonel George B.
Bperry. As the present Congressman from
this district mounted the platform some
one cried, "Three cheers for Grove L.
Johnson 1" and the cry was taken up with
a will. The Johnson Club was the next
to enter the ball. As it passed before the
platform it gave three rousing cheers for
the speaker of the evening.
Chairman Nelson of the County Central
Committee introduced as chairman of the
meeting P. A. Buell. He declared that to
night's demonstration was one of laboring
men. The Republican Glee Club of Sac
ramento entertained the throng with sev
eral selection*. A number of vice-presi
dents were named and took their seats on
the platform — all leading men of the
community in business and professional
circles. By this time fully 5000 people
were in the ball — all that could be accom
modated on tne main floor, the galleries
Chairman Buell's allusion, in his speech
of introduction, to the good work done
by Congressman Jonnson, was roundly ap
plauded. It was some time before John
son could speak as he stepped forward in
response to tne introduction, so loud was
the outburst of applause that greeted him.
In opening, he thanked the brawny
armed laborers of Sacramento who wel
comed him so warmly to-night Sacra
mento and San Joaqnin, tie said, were
sister counties, with kindred interests, and
should stand side by side in an effort for
sound money and William McKinley.
Tne allusion to the Republican candi
date for the Presidency started the cheer
ing again. He referred to the Democrats
as the "late Democratic party," and upon
its shoulders he placed the blame for the
present distress. The present administra
tion he scored roundly, much to the pleas
ure of hia auditors.
The crowd was delighted from start to
finish with Johnsons address, and he
made many friends here by it He was
followed by Rev. Anna Shaw in a brief ad
dress on suffrage.
THE START FOR STOCKTON.
Ten Thousand People Crowd the Depot to
• , Overflowing. '.'
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 10. — The
depot ; was ;= crowded ?to overflowing ; this
evening when five trains with forty-eight
cars started with the local Republican
clubs and their ■• friends on the excursion
to Stockton to attend the great Johnson
meeting. Fully 5000 people went on the
trains -. and fully as many more watched
them depart. . Seventeen hundred men
belonging to the marching clubs, two
tnirds of them from the railroad shops,
formed in line in the yards and marched
to the cars. Each of the clubs in the city
has its distinctive uniform and they pre
sented a line appearance. Great enthusi
asm was manifested both by the excur
sionists and f those who saw them off, and
the air was rent with lusty cheers for
Johnson and the rest of the ticket. .
The ; first two trains were I filled by the
clubs from the > shops and the Army and
Navy League r and j the other Republican
clubs " filled = the others. Among ' them
was the ; Johnson a Flying Column,' com
posed of sixty bicyclists.
fate of Escondido's Justice.
SAN DIEGO. Cal,, Oct. 10.— William
Beckier, who committed suicide on a pas
senger train near Osasre City, Kans., last
Sunday morning, in a fit of lrenzy, when
the boiler of the locomotive exploded and
the train was partially wrecked, was Jus
tice of the Peace at Escondido, in this
county, and at the time of his death was
en route east to secure a small fortune left
by a deceased relative. He was a promi
nent man in the interior of the county,
and leaves a widow and lour children.
BANNA IN INDIGNANT.
In Circulating false Reports Democrat!
Shew Their Weakness.
CHICAGO. 1n.., Oct. m—Chairman
Hanna^is highly r indignant over the re
port recently given circulation from the
Democratic National Headquarters that
he had given tip the election of Maßiniey.
Mr. Hanna to-day received a letter from
California asking him if the report was
true. To the United Associated Presses
the chairman said he had not enough ad
jectives to properly express his denial of
the report, and he thought it showed a
very weak cause when his opponents had
to resort to such tactics as the dissemin
ation of such outrageous stories.
Mr. Hanna expressed himself as much
gratified at the sound-money parade of
yesterday. "It shows," said he, "that the
working men — that is, the intelligent,
thinking class of them— are for McKinley,
and leaves no doubt as to what will be the
result in November."
The week ending to-day has been the
busiest since the beginning of the cam
paign so far as the speakers' department
at headquarters is concerned. Colonel
Hahn said to-day that he bad made
more assignments for speakers this week
than foi the last three months, and that
for the next three weeks he expects to ex
cel his record. Reports from Messrs. But
terworth and Schoonmaker, wno are in
California, being the first orators ever
sent to the Pacific Coast by the Repub
lican National Committee, are full of
enthusiasm, and state the largest meet
ings ever held on the coast are taking
place daily. The California State Com
mittee has sent a request to Mr. Hahn
asking for an extension of Mr. Butter
worth's time in that State, but this was
impossible, and Mr. Butterworth will go
next week to Oregon and Washington as
Congressman Dingley of Maine, who
has been speaking in Indiana, was in the
city to-day. He reports that State safe
for McTKinkley and sound money.
Congressman Boutelle of Maine is ex
pected to reach here to-morrow and unless
his itinerary is changed he will go on to
the States of Washington, Oregon and
California. It is expected that Mr. Bou
telle will start for the coast on the 13th or
14th inst., and will remain there until the
close of the campaign.
Speaker Reed has been assigned to In
diana for three speeches, one of which will
be delivered at Peru on the ISth.
Ex-President Harrison, it is definitely
announced, will make several speeches in
Indiana within the next ten days. It is
not yet determined where these speeches
will be made.
The Union Generals' train has arrived
here and the generals spoke to-night at
George R. Gaither Jr., one of the Repub
lican leaders in Baltimore, reports to
headquarters that there is no need for the
slightest worry in regard to the situation
in Maryland. Everything is most prom
ising, he says, and the State is sure for
TALKS TO THE STUDENTS.
Chauncey M. Depew Speaks for Sound
Money at Ann Arbor.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 10.— Hon.
Chauncey M. Depew made an address in
University Hall this evening before a
large audience under the auspices of the
Students' Lecture As sociaton. The stu
dents turned out in force and gave the
speaker a rousing reception. President
J. B. Angell of the University of Michigan
presided and introduced Mr. Depew. The
address had been advertised to be of a
non-political nature, but from the mo
mejit he rose to speak until he finished
Mr. Depew talked politics ani made an
impassioned speech on the issues of the
day. His speech followed closely on the
lines of the address he delivered in Chicago
ONE HISSER THROWN OUT.
Otherwise the Sound- Money Rally Passed
Off in Harmony.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 10.— The
sound-money rally this evening eclipsed
all previous efforts of the silverites and
Republicans, both in attendance and
speakers of National reputation. Inside
of Locker by Hall were packed 5000 per
sons, while twice that number were turned
away. Bourke Cockran of New York was
the principal speaker and Palmer and
Buckner, candidates of the sound-money
ticket, delivered brief speeches.
The special train from Lansing bearing
the Presidential candidates under the
escort of ex-Postmaster-General Don M.
Dickinson arrived at 6:30, and with them
were a large number of sound -money Dem
ocrats from the State.
Don. M. Dickinson presided and opened
the meeting with a short speech, denounc
ing the Chicago platform and advocating
sound money. Bourke Cockran, the prin
cipal speaker, held the audrence for two
hours with a strong speech upon the
money issue, during which he denounced
the Chicago platform.
During his address J. E. Mcßride, dele
gate to the National Silver Convention at
St. Louis and chairman of the local silver
ite committee, hissed Mr. Cockran, and J.
C. Holt, one of the vice-presidents of the
meeting, tooK Mcßride by the coat-collar
and threw him downstairs and out of
doors. Aside from this he was liberally
applauded throughout. .
Generals Palmer and Buckner were
greeted with rounds of applause. An
overflow meeting was heid in Powers Opera
House. Bourke Cockran addressed the
meeting for an hour, dwelling upon the
money question. Generals Palmer and
Buckner also spoke. Tne candidates and
Mr. Cockran were loudly applauded. The
special train, under the escort of Mr.
Dickinson, left at a late hour for Detroit,
Senttor Jfrye Talks.
NEWARK, N. J., Oct. 10.— Senator
William P. Frye of Maine addressed an
audience of 5000, many of whom were
women, in Caledoaian Park Hall to-night.
For an hour and a half he paid his ad
dresses to the system of finance in England,
France, Germany and America, pointing
out the difficulty each had had in trying
to keep the two coins at a parity, and each
failing save where the superior (gold) re
deemed the inferior (silver).
Reed Discusses Hound MO(sey.
WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 10.— Thomas
B. Reed discussed the money question
before an enthusiastic audience of over
2000 people in the Auditorium this even
ing and as many more were turned away.
He held his audience closely from begin
ning to end with his keen wit and hard
fusion in Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK, Abk , Oct. 10.— The
Democratic and Populist State com
mittees met here to-day and effected a
fusion on the electoral ticket The Demo
crats retired Jefferson Davis, elector at
large, and J. P. Robinson and J. P. Smead,
The Populist State Committee selected
to fill the vacancies J. V. Sovereign, elec
tor at large; A. D. Tanner and E. R.
Arnold. The fusion proposition came
from Mr. Bryan himself, who wrote Sena
tor Jones, chairman of the Democratic
National Committee, to use his influence
in bringing about a consolidation of the
silver forces in Arkansas.
fuiion in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, : Ixd., ; . Oct ; 10.— The
Democratic i Executive Committee, which
met 1 here • this . afternoon, developed * the
first decisive step toward fusion with the
Populists in ; Indiana. The latter were
given two of the five nominations, but the
men suggested by the Populists were not
accepted. '/ •'**• P-it-r!U'':-'.and ■ (Tories
Sch.f.e-.i, „ ; ViV;r. i : . i',. i v MA*
commuted.-. '- - * ' "•"■
GIFT TO CHARITY
Pretty Hospital in Which
Sick Children Will
Be Cared For.
Public-Spirited Women Provide
Another Blessing for
HOME FOR LITTLE SUFFEREKS.
An X-Ray Entertainment Planned to
Raise More Money to Fit
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Oct. 10.— A
new and important addition is being made
to the Cottage Hospital, that beautiful
home for the sick provided some years ago
through the public spirit of Santa Barbara
women. The hospital is not only liberally
patronized by Eastern invalids who seek
this coast to recruit their failing health,
but has proved a great blessing to resi
dents as well, in cases where surgical
operations become necessary. The operat
ing-room equipment is second to none
in America, with plate-glass operating
tables and the most perfect aseptic ap
pliances. The benefits of the hospital
have been freely extended to the poor, and
Jew institutions in the State have so
modestly performed so much in the way
Of late several little children have been
numbered among tne patients, and there
was manifest need of a pleasant home, re
tired from the bustle and roar of the larger
buildings, where these little people could
pass their long hours of convalescence or
of suffering in the bright sunshine and
surrounded by companionship and diver
sions benefiting their tender years.
With the Cottage Hospital directors to
conceive a good wort is to put it into
execution, and almost before the public
was aware that such a project was under
contemplation the pretty building was
under way, and stands to-day well nigh
completed, the coziest and most delight
ful little home for sick children in Cali
The Cottage Hospital stands in a pleas
ant clearing beside a grove of friendly live
oaks in Santa Barbara's pretty suburb,
Oak Park. The children's building stands
by itself in the ample grounds. It is a
one-storied structure of symmetrical pro
portions but simple architecture, facing
south and southeast, and finished with
staff outside. It contains two large wards,
well lighted, which, when finished, are to
have rounded angles everywhere, so as to
present no lodging place for disease
breeding dust. Large stone mantels over
hang generous tire-places, where wood
tires will sparkle in chilly weather. The
walls will be prettily tinted, and the
larger of the two wards will be furnished
throughout by Mrs. Ralph Radcliffe-
Whiteiiead, a wealthy Montecito lady.
One bed in the smaller ward will be
fitted up by the St. Cecilia Club, which
will probably maintain a tree patient nere
in addition to the one it now supports in
the hospital. A comfortable bathroom
and neat little diet kitchen, the latter to
be furnished by Miss Osborne, and a little
nurses' room, which will be furnished by
C. E. Bigelow's gift, with glass doors com
manding bath wards, occupy the remain
der of the floor space. The most charm
ing feature of the building is the ten-foot
porch running around the south and
southeast front, upon which broad doors
open, so arranged that on all pleasant
days the little cots can be wheeled
This children's annex, modest and sim
ple as it is, costs a pretty sum. Three
hundred dollars must yet be found some
where and a unique plan has been con
ceived by the authorities to raise it.
This is no less than an X-ray entertain
ment to be given to the people of the
town^by Richard J. Hall, the physician
under whose direction the hospital has
been conducted for the past year or two,
who has the X-ray in harness, and it has
done wonders at the hospital.
At an X-ray clinic to-day a little child
was brought in— Little Jim, the pet of the
hospital, a beautiful two-year-old boy who
came thither afflcted with rickets, but
who, under skilled surgery, is acquiring a
very decent pair of legs. These legs were
placed before the Croofces tube, and
through the covering of flesh was seen the
boney structure, now firmly knitting to
gether again after an adroit operation.
The baby, who is used to surgery and
sharp Knives and pain and suffering, bore
the Cimmerian darkness, ibe strained
position and the prolonged inspection
like a wee Trojan, but he heaved a sigh of
relief when it was all over.
All the proceeds of the proposed X-ray
entertainment will be used to tit out toe
WILL NOT REM A IN IDLE.
Gold Democrats of Illinois Determined
to Get on the Ballot.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct 10.— A committee
consisting of Chairman Ewing of the Na
tional Democratic State Committee (gold),
Chairman Williamson of the Executivo
Committee, ex-Judge Thomas A. Morgan
and ex- Judge A. A. Goodrich will go to
Springfield Monday morning to enter an
appearance before the Board of Review
on behalf of the gold Democratic candi
dates, whose nominating petitions have
been, protested by the secretary of the sil
ver Democratic committee. If Secretary
of State Hinrichsen and the Board of Re
view should decide to keep the ticket off
the ballot on account of the similarity of
the name to that of the regular Demo
cratic organization an immediate appeal
will be taken to the courts and a writ of
mandamus asked for to compel the Secre
tary of State to place the ticket on the
Of Interest to the Coast.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 10.-S. E.
Evans was to-day appointed postmaster
at Noble, Fresno County, California, vice
G. W. Todd, resigned; E. 18, Rolls, at
Monrie, Benton County, Oregon, and A. E.
Snover, at Orient, Snohomish County
Tbe leave of absence granted Lieuten
ant Joseph R. Binns, First Infantry, De
partment of California, is extended one
Kilted at a Political Meeting.
LOUISVILLE, Xt., Oct 10. — While
Congressman John W. Lewis was speak
ing at Chaplin, Ky., last night, Joe
Prather slipped up behind William Keel
ing, who was in the crowd around the
speaker's stand, and shot Keeling three
times, killing him instantly. After a
frightened horse had trampled on the
body it was removed, and the speaking
The Second. Robber Caught.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Oct. 10.— Sheriff An
driano believes that he has the second
robber who looted the bank at Sberburne,
Miun. The man was taken from a Bur
ling train to-day by a Deputy Sheriff He
offered resistance and reached for a re
volver, but the deputy overpowered him.
The prisoner is about 22 years of age, of
very light complexion. He appears to be
I Swede. He claims to reside in the
vicinity of Menlo, lowa.
Poison in the flour.
LIMA, Ohio, Oct. 10.-The family of
Granville Herbert were tafcen violently
sick after partaking of hot biscuit. Har
bert and his daughter, Mm. Albert King
have since died, and the remainder of the
family are in a precarious condition, me
flour with which the biscuits were made
had poison in it
Death of Professor Blaisdell.
■ BELOIT, ; Kan., Oct. 10.— Blaisdell,
professor of rhetoric and English literature
in Beioit College for forty years and most
prominent in religious and educational
matters, died suddenly to-day at the sani
tarium at Kenosha.
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Murphy Held for Irial.
WILMINGTON. Del., Oct 10.— United
States Commissioner Smith decided this
afternoon that Edward Murphy, captain
of the steamer Lauiada, should be tried
before the Uniteu States Court on January
12, on a charge of setting on foot a mili
tary expedition against Spain. He was
placed under $1500 bail.
Joe Blackburn Very Sick.
VERSAILLES, Kt., Oct. 10.— Senator
Blackburn is confined to bed, very sick
from throat and lung trouble, the result of
a cold contracted at Tammany Hall,
New York, last week.
He bad high fever to-night and his phy
sicians have forbidden his seeing any one.
Blackburn became ill yesterday at Mount
Vernon, where he had an appointment to
speak. Doctors say he may not be able to
make any more speeches before election.
Carl Browne Bthind Bars.
CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 10.— Carl Browne,
Coxey's son-in-law, attempted to make an
intemperate and abusive speech here to
night, but the crowd grey? so threatening
that the Bheriff locked him up in jail to
preserve him from harm.
Death of George Carless.]
YALE, Mich., Oct 10.— George Oar less
of Monterey, Cal., died at the home of his
brother Joseph last night. Death was
caused by the bursting of a blood vessel.
Joseph Gaillard Surprised.
The Belgian and French citizens of the
Thirtieth Assembly District gave a grand
surprise to the . Hon. Joseph Gaillard at
his place of business last evening,
Speeches were made oy Romain Van
gotham, H. H. Lehousse, Julius Lafleur,
John Boylan and Samuel Stewart. Hon.
Joseph GaillaTd is the Republican candi
date for Supervisor from the Tentu Ward.
The Haskins Club held a large and enthusi
astic meeting at Washington Hall. Tbe fol
lowing permanent officers were elected: Presi
dent, Otto Koeper: recording secretary, J. F.
Mahoney; corresponding secretary, L. Veiller;
treasurer, S. Gilils; executive committee — T.
Foley, Dr. H. Sichel, G. Phillips, H. Sheridan,
A. Cills. The friends of T. Haskins, can-lidate
for Supervisor ol the Second Ward, irrespec
tive of party, propose to inaugurate a vigorous
campaign throughout the City, believing that
the citizens of every district will accord him
the same enthusiastic support that is now
manifest among the voters of his own ward.
The club will meet weekly at Washington Hall.
Cheered for Ambrose.
There was a large meeting of the Golden
Eagle Democratic Club of the Forty-fifth Dis
trict at 330 Broadway Friday evening. The
attendance was the largest that was ever held,
and seventy-five new members signed the roll.
After transacting the regular business, the
SAN FRANCISCO'S LEARNED AND
Ten years of successful practice in this city has stamped him as
the master of medicine" and surgery. Medical institutes have
risen and fallen. Specialists have come and gone. Others will
come and go the same as those before them, leaving their patients
poorer and uncured, but Dr. Sweany, through the confidence of
an appreciative people, through the great demands from the sick
and afflicted for his professional services, and through his
unparalleled success in curing disease, has built up an immense
and extensive practice, which has substantially and permanently
established him in this city.
In seeking the services of Dr. Sweany you place yourself under
the care of a highly educated physician, a physician whose ambi-
tion is to excel, whose whole life is devoted to the advancement of
the science of medicine and the relief of suffering humanity.
He has no single remedy which he deals out as a common cure-
all, nor any mechanical contrivance which he heralds to the
world as a remedy for all ills. His medical education condemns
such methods. His lofty aspirations and honesty in practice
place such modern impositions back in the days of witchcraft
and quackery, where they justly belong. Dr. Sweany is a great
student as well as a Doctor. Through constant study and deep
research he is always abreast of the times. There is no new
discovery in medicine, no new apparatus to assist the physician
in treating disease, but what is at his command as soon as
science proves it to be of worth and benefit. Every case that he
undertakes to cure is treated scientifically with such remedies
and such means as in his judgment that particular case requires
in order to effect a speedy and permanent cure. He has no
experiments to make in treating disease, for he is thoroughly
educated and prepared through experience already gained to
accomplish his work in the field of medicine. Ho has given
special attention to all classes and kinds of nervous and private
diseases of both men and women, and has restored to health
many after other methods of treatment and other doctors of
ability failed. Those living away from the city who wish to
avail themselves of Dr. Sweany's professional" services should
always write an unreserved history of their cases, giving every
detail in plain language. He will then render them such advice
as he deems will be of benefit to them. Call or address
F. L. SWEANY, M.D.,
737 Market Street, Sail Francisco. CaL
orator of the evening, Captain John Foley,
sDOKe ou the topics of the coming campaign,
which was listened to with marked attention.
After giving three cheers for W. T. Ambrose,
the club adjourned, to meet next Tuesday
Lecture* on Electricity.
The first of a course of twenty Saturday night
lectures on static electricity was given last
night in the School of Electricity of the
Mechanics' Institute by Elmer E. Farmer, in
structor of the school and a teacher in the
electrical department at Stanford University,
of which he is a praduato. The scope of tbe
work is elementary and practical. The ap
paratus used is supplied from the Stanford
University engineering laboratory and the
Westinghouse and General Electric companies,
and includes all those instruments necessary
to demonstrate modes, principles and methods
in electrical work.
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Bryan Silver Club Xo. 2.
A meeting of Bryan tind silver men was held
in Union Hall, Howard street, last evening, at
which Bryan Silver Club Xo. '2, vras organized.
After the opening remarks of the deleeate of
the Bryan and silver executive committee the
following permanent officers were elected:
John Cleary, president; M. F. Bulli van, vice
president; Charles F. McDevitt, secretary;
Thomas Reavey, captain; M. F. Sullivan, first
lieutenant. The meeting then adjourned to
meet Monday evening, October 2.
Fell From a Scaffold.
J. Bufford and K. Green, carpenters, em
ployed by Green the bill-poster, fell from a scaf
fold on Nineteenth and Mission streets late
Friday and were Dadly bruised by being
struck by a plank.
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