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SAN PEDRO ENTERS
UPON A BIG BOOM
Greatest Activity Follows
the Harbor Commis
Bidders for the Construction of
the Breakwater Are Very
The Southern Pacific a Candidate for
the Job— Work for an Army
LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 4 —San
Pedro has entered upon the greatest
boom ever known in ttie history of the
town. The harbor decision did it. The
bidders for constructing the breakwater
are very numerous. All the great con
tracting firms in the United States — and
their name is legion — will bid for the con
struction of the breakwater. It is to the
advantage ol Los Angeles ttiat some com
pany not too remote from the coast be
given the job, and it is probable that the
contract will be let to some firm that is
near the seat of operation. There are
some contractors in Lts Angeles and
many in San Francisco who are preparing
to make bi<J* for building this great im
' It is understood that the Southern Pa
cific Company will put in a bid. Being
already on the ground this company is
well circumstanced for the work. The
Terminal Railroad Company, being on
the water front, also has many advan
But before any of the bids nre let all of
the bidders will be compelled to make
borings in the bottom of the ocean to
ascertain the bearing powers of the sub
marine stratum. This will call into play
at once a large number of men and soon
the waters of the bay will be dotted with
ell ?pec:e» oi crait with borers and other
machinery. The work at the scene ol" the
breakwater will commence at once and
will be continuous, as the contracts will
be let as soon as possible after the speci
fied time allowed by law.
Feat Tribute of Lot Angeles to the Few
LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 4.— The
new President of the United States was
voted here to-day a tribute to himself and
the clay of his inauguration that will en
dure as long as "the eternal hills."
A tally-ho loaded with representatives
of the Merchants' and Manufacturers'
Association, Mayor, Councilmen, Park
Commissioners and officials, engineer and
press representatives made a trip through
Elysinn Park to-day. The object of the
trin was to decide upon the proposed
entrance to the park and the location of
the proposed boulevard, which the citi
zens will construct now so as to give em
ployment to the idle.
The merchans and manufacturers in
i-'isSl. 1 , t n ,rri^i sufficient funds to give 15.000
days' labor at $1 per day, and the en
gineers are unanimously of the opinion
iliat the entrance should be on Bue'na
Vista street, near the present Dark en
trance. It is the intention of the en
gineers, therefore, to put in stakes at this
point at once and put 100 men at work
• next Monday. Th • erade will be a 5 per
cent grade at the entrance and will be car
ried northwest to a junction with the pres
ent road running to the ci y reservoir.
The highest point of all in Ehrsian Park,
which overlooks the whole slope to the
rcean as w«-l! as the greater part of the
city and country around, was mounted by
the party and was christened "McKinley
Mountain" by John F. Francis. A mes
sage notifying the newly elected Presi
dent of this fact was transmitted to him
later in the day. i
CAPTAIN JAMES SENNETT DEAD.
One of California's Best Known and Most
Popular Stevedores Succumbs to
a Brief /I/ness.
SAN JOSE, Cal., March 4.— Captain
Jrmes Sennett died at hia residence, two
miles from the town of Santa Clara, at I
o'ciock this afternoon, from heart failure.
Captain Sennett was taken a week ago
with a severe cold. This morning, how
ever, he appeared much better, but
shortly before noon he became suddenly
ill and «ank rapHly.
Captain S^nnett was born in Cornwall
in IB3S, and at the age of 12 years went -to
sea as an apprentice. When 21 years old
he was placed in charge of the brig
British Ensign of London, and for many
JAMES SENNETT, Who Was One of the Best Known and
Mcst Popular Stevedores in California.
years continued as master of British ships
and was commodore in the service of the
Hudson Bay Company. In 1877 he retired
from the sea and located in San Francisco,
engaging in the business of stevedore.
He was married in the following year and
purchased a fine orchard home near Santa
Clara, which has been extensively im
proved and beautified. Until his last ill
ness he made daily trips between there
and San Francisco on business days. He
was a member of the Masonic order. A.
widow Survives him.
Captain Sennett was one of the best
known and most popular stevedores in
California. In 18(30 he was mauter of the
brip British P^nsltrn, and later came here
as master of the British ship Barrowdale.
After leaving the latter ship he went into
business for himselt and established the
stevedoring firm of Sennett & Co. He did
well from the start, and eventually had
control of nearly all the British vessels
thnt came to this port.
At one time the firm was known as
Sennott, Miller & Co., but after twelve
months' service in the same ship tbe tiim
ui^oived and Captain Miller went as
master of the Annie Johnson. Since that
time Captain Sennett has been alone in
the business. He was out to see the
parade on Washington's birthday and
caught a cold, which developed into
pneumonia. His death will be a loss to
shipping in general, and last night nearly
pvery British ship in port was flying her
flag at ualfmast out of respect to his
NEWS OF SAN JOSE.
Sania Clara Valley Co-operative Associa-
tion Succumbs to Hard Times and
a Fauhy System.
SAN JOSE, Cal., March 4.— The Co
operative Association of Santa Clara
Valley, which, until recently, conducted
a grocery-store at the corner of Third and
Santa Clara streets, to-day filed a petition
in insolvency. Hard tirc^ and the ina
bility of the co-operative system to work
successfully among a large merabe-ship
is the cause of the failure. The liabilities
amount to $3703. The assets consist" of
book accounts and fixtures worth $319.
Hearing on the petition is set for March 12.
WAUT fUHIHEU lI3IK.
, Saratoga £lretrir Railtcay Projector*
Jl«t Ready for tt'ork.
SAN JOSE, Cal., March 4.— A proposi
tion tv extend the time lor commencing
work on the Saratoga Electric Railway
will come up for hearing before the Board
of Supervisors on March 13. Tne exten
■ sion is asked by L. M. Hale and the other
\ projectors of the road. About $35,000 was
i subscribed by land-owners along the pro
| posed route of the road from this city to
I Saratoga nearly two years aeo, and it is
i expected that there will be a great deal of
opposition to the granting of turther time
to the projectors of the line.
VITISIOy OF PHvPEBTI.
Sequel to a Divorce Suit for Failure to
SAN JOSE. Cal., March 4.— A division
of property in the divorce suit of Harriet
F. Collins against John D. Collins, a
rancher of Modoc County, was made by
Judge riyland to-dny. T:ie plaintiff wa?
granted a decree of divorce from the de
fendant some time ago on the ground of
failure to provide. Collins is given pos
session of a 640-acre ranch in Modoc
County and the personal property thereon,
valued at $2500. Mrs. Collins is to have a
bomestead in San Francisco, valued at
$2500, an j the furniture in a house in this
Colored Jiunjliir Plradi GuiUff.
SAN JOSE, Cal., March 4.— Gaston
Brown, the negro who was caught in ttie
act of looting the safe in J. A. Belioli's
grocery-store, corner Third, and Santa
Clara streets, about ten days ago, pleaded
guilty to a charge of burglary in the iirst
decree this morning. He will be seutenced
by Judee Lorigan to-morrow. When ar
rested Brown had $225, some old coins and
two silver watches lie had secured in the
haul in his possession.
Uniecnrt Driver Suspended.
SAN JOSE, Cal., March 4.— Arthur
Brownell, driver of th« ho?ecart belong
ing to the Empire Eneine Company, has
bsen suspended by Chief Ford for drunk
enness. In the charges liled it is alleged
that when Brownell answered an alarm
last night he was intoxicated, and drove
his cart in such a reckless manner on
South First street as to endanger vehicles
and the lives of people on the street as
well as his own.
SAN JOSE, Cal., March 4.— The in-
I augu ration of President McKinley was
I celebrated by a concert and ball under the
| auspices of the G. A. R. posts ana aux
| i!iary societies this evening. Turn Verein
i Hall" was handsomely decorated with the
National colors. A large crowd was pres
i ent. The proceeds will go to the benefit
! fund or the societies.
Emmet' 1 Jiirthday Celebrated.
SAN JOSE, Cal., March 4.— The anni
versary of the birth of Robert Emmet, the
Irish patriot, was fittingly celebrated by
the Hibernian societies and the Sarsfield
Cmb by an entertainment in Y. M. I.
Hall ihis evening- A fine musical and
literary programme was rendered. Frank
T. £!iea of San Francisco delivered an ad
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1897.
IN THE BAG
Business at the Big Store, oh no ; what we advertise is placed in our big
corner windows under the glaring and searching light of day.
Our metlwds are different from most stores'. We ain't afraid to
let the light of day shine on anything we advertise or what we say.
The Big Kearny -Street House has won for itself a place in the esti-
mation of the public second to no other house in the ivorld, accomplished
through integrity aivd honesty of purpose.
We sJiall maintain it.
FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY; THREE PRICES, ANY OF
Three prices that represent values that double the money won't buy
like goods in otJier stores. Facts, mind you, not on paper alone, but
right in the store.
$5.00, $7.50 and $9.00 are the great magnets for Friday and Sat-
We're called the sveedy
clothiers because we're al-
ways doing something
startling, something out of
the ordinary, something
that makes our thick skull-
ed competitors throw their
hands up in despair. We
keep them a-guessing.
They can't for the life of
'em understand how we
are selling those clever
Overcoats and Suits, which
we have in our big corner
That Big Store With the Tiny Prices,
9, 11, 13 and 15 Kearny Street
MASKED MEN VISIT
A WAYSIDE HOTEL
Interrupt a Caucus in the
Relieve the Customers and Cash
Drawer and Make Their
Son of the Proprietor Attempts to
Get Them, but His Gun
COLUSA, Cal., March 4.— The Moun
tain House, a wayside hotel in the Coast
Range Mountains about twenty-two miles
west of Colusa, was held up about 8 o'clock
Wednesday night by two masked men,
who^ecured about $30 in cash. Several peo
ple were sitting in the hotel barroom con
versing when two masked men suddenly
appeared in the doorway and leveling
their puns demanded all hands up. Every
hand immediately went up and one of the
robbers covered the crowd with his gun
While his partner went through them,
after which he went behind the counter
and took all the change out of the cash
drawer. The robbers were evidently only
• r \%
A layout at $9, that's a
staggerer, a stunner.
The very prettiest and
dressiest of Suit and
Overcoats, rosebuds of
The assortment is truly
bewildering in the very
highest class fabrics ; gar-
ments that are worth twice
$9. Facts, you know ; we
only advertise facts.
For Friday and Satur-
THE PRICE THAT SET
after money, as watches and other valu
ables were not molested.
Charles Schucbman, son of Iho pro
prietor of the place, and Floyd Kidd were
seated in an adjoining room when the
robbers entered and, hearing the com
mand "Hands up!" Schuchninn armed
himself and went out on tho porch to
await them. He had not waiied long
when the men backed out of the barroom,
when they were greeted by Schuchrnan
with "Hands up or I'll fire!" The men
were evidently taken by surprise and
started on a run. Schuchman pulled the
trigger, but the cartridge missed lire, and
by the time he was ready to shoot again
the men were out in the darkness, from
where one of them returned the tire, the
bullet going through the barroom window
and just grazing the head of one of the
men from the Mountain House.
The robber* then went to the farm of
H. S. McMichael, where they stole a
horse and left one of their own, which
had about given ont from hard riding.
The horse tney took was put up there for
the night by L. Mitchell, a Colusa mer
chant, who was returning from Lake
Sheriff Jones and posse are out after the
robbers, and as people in all directions
have been notified it is not likely they
will escape. Both are young men. The
larger one rode a sorrel mare, not shod
and without a saddle. He wore a light
slouch hat with a black band, canvas coal
and blue overalls, and was about 5 feet 10
inches tall. The smaller man was about 5
feet 8 inches. He wore a light hat, dark
coat and vest, light sweater and blue
overalls, and rode a small dark brown
mare. When last heard of they were
headed for Lake County.
Suicide of a !>tani*litu» Farmer.
STOCKTON, Cal., March 4.— Charles
Carey, a prominent farmer residing near
Montpelier, Stanislaus County, suicided
at an early hour this morning by taking a
Some remarkably bright
and dressy Suits in Scotch-
es, those right fashionable
blue and black heavy
Serges, those swell black
Clay Worsteds, in cuta-
ways and double-breasted
sacks; twice seven is the
price for 'em round town.
That Big and Popular House,
9, 11, 13 and 15 Kearny Street
dose of squirrel poison. Carey was at one
time prominent in the politics of Merced
Connty, and once refused a nomination for
Sheriff. He leaves a family. tfo reason is
known for the suicide.
THE OH EGOS SK v AIOKSBJI'.
Governor Lord Will Make an Appoint-
mutt, It I* Said.
SALEM, Or., March 4.— Up to date
Governor Lord has not appointed a Sena
tor, although it Is believed he will.
Whether the Senator he appoints will be
able to take his seat is an open question,
The House met to-day and adjourned un
til to-morrow. This is done to cast a
doubt upon the action of the Governor in
case he appoints. They will claim this
vacancy did not occur "during the recess
of the Legislature." It is assumed that
the Governor will appoint a gold-standard
man, ana it is the purpose of the anti-
Mitchell combination to prevent the seat
ing of a gold-standard member to the
Semite at all hazards. Governor Lord
claims that tb^re was no Legislature, and
he can therefore appoint a Senator. The
question will turn on whether the present
temporary organization is legal or other
wise, if the Governor appoints it will
not be Mitchell, but will be a protection
ist, as he will be needed in the special ses
sion to be called by President McKinley.
Jrirofout Ca*e Uitmi**ed at Taeoma.
TACOMA, Wash., March. 4 —Meyer
Cohen, whose parents Jive in San Fran
cisco, who was arrested here a month ago
at the instance of the Ledger Publishing
Company on * charge of embezzlement,
was discharged to-day on motion of the
Prosecuting Attorney, who, on investiga
tion, found the charge frivolous. Cohen
had retained enough to pay wages due
him. He now threatens suit for heavy
damages against the Ledger, claiming that
the charge was malicious, and says be has
evidence that the Ledger prevented his
securing bail by false representations.
TO CUBE A COLD IN ONK DAY.
Take laxative JSromo Quinine Tablets. All drug
gists refund tne money if it lails to core. 25c
It's one of the sigh's of the
town, our big Hat Department ;
on a Friday or Saturday you'll
find your swellest dressers there,
those that won't pay the exclu-
sive hatters $2 for a hat that
the Big Store sells at
That pretty Tourist in wide
and medium width brims, in
all the new Spring colorings ;
pearl with black bands ; otter,
cedar, hazel, maple, tobacco and
black. In our big Hat Depart-
Some awfully swell Trousers
for Men, in Worsteds, in neat
stripes, cleverly tailored, at
Some right smart and dressy
Trousers, pure Worsted fabrics;
$5 values, and you'll say so too;
fashionable Spring patterns ;
awfully clever Trousers ; tai-
lored excellently , at
Steam Whistles, Anvil Salutes, Fireworks
and Pub ie Speaking Greet the
Dawn of Better Times.
STOCKTON, Cal., March 4.— Stockton
furnished its quota of jollification to-day
over the inauguration of President Mc-
Kinley. Shortly after 9 o'clock the big fac
tory town turned loose all its whistles and
strangers here wondered, as they did not
know there were so many steam whistles
in all the San Joaquin Valley. All of the
mills and faciories turned their whistles
on full blast and for half an hour one
could not hear himself talk.
All day long the inauguration of Me-
Kinley was the chief topic on the streets,
and a number of prominent saloonists say
that they have been kept busy ail day
with those who have been celebrating
what they consider to be the advent of
The Republican County Central Com
mittee had been arranging to fittingly
celebrate the event and their demonstra
tion to-night showed that they had left, no
stone unturned. Shortly beioro 7 o'clocK
anvils were fired in front of Grangers'
Hall at the corner of Weber avenue and
California street and rockets were sent up
until long after the hour for the crowd to
assemble to listen .to the speakers 'who
itere to congratulate the Republicans on
the change of administration. The big
hall was well packed and Police Judge C.
P. Rendon was the iirst speaker. He was
followed by ex-Congressman James A.
Louttit, Charles Light and Colonel H. G.
Shaw, the last named of whom made the
campaign for McKinley in the mining
districts near here.
TOUMO S TKA A « KJt'B A VIC JVC.
Me* Trom Jfoinon Shortly After Jirnting
a lloom at Xocktnn.
STOCKTON, Gal., March 4.— At about
11 o'clock this forenoon a neatly dressed
young man entered the Revere lodging
bouse, 31 North Center street, and asked
for a room. The lodging-house is on the
lower floor of an old building and the
rooms are on both sides of a ha.'l boarded
Some 200 handsome Reefer
Suits, new Spring colorings,
handsomely gotten up, with
deep collar, prettily braided ;
buckle at the knee; $3.00 and
$3.50 values; ages 4 to 10.
For Friday and Saturday at
Those pretty Short Pants
Middy Suits, with extra vest
and deep sailor collar, new
Spring styles, in blue, tans and
handsome mixtures ; just 150
of 'em, that's all.
Friday and Saturday at
That swell long Pants Middy
Suit, in blue yacht cloth; the
vest is elegantly embroidered:
the deep sailor collar is braided
with many rows of silk sou-
tache, in either black, red or
white braid; swell style, ages 3
to 12, and not many of 'em
either at the price,
off with undressed lumber. In front is a
small room, where a number of men, ap
parently farmhands and laborers, were
smoking and chatting. As the youne
man, wearing a neat business suit, entered
the place ana called for a room > c was
eyed rather closely aud curiously by the
guests at the place, as it was unusual for
a person of his appearance to take a room
there, especially at that hour of the day.
To I. Adolph. the proprietor, he said
that bis name was Henry Burns. Further
than remarking that b« came up by boat
this moraine from San Francisco nothing
was said between himself and A joljh.
He was in the room about thirty or forty
minutes when groans were heard in front,
and the proprietor of the place, hurrying
to the apartment whence he had shown
his strange guest, found him unconscious.
Dr. Hardness was summoned, but when
the doctor reached the younc man the
latter was dead. He did not regain con
sciousness, but died soon after, evidently
haying swallowed poison.
Fatal Accident at jilaxwell-
COLUSA, Cal., March 4.— John Prine of
Maxwell accidentally shot himself through
the stomach Wednesday, from the effects
of which he died this (Thursday) morning.
The deceased was cleaning a pistol when
in some way it was discharged, the ball
entering the pit of the jtomach. He was
a half -brother ot David Prine, one of Co
lusa County's prominent farmers.
(onfliqratiott tit Hal lard, Yfnmh.
SEATTLE, Wash, March 4.— Fire de
stroyed a block of business houses and
dwellings, including also the Seattle and
International depot and five Great Nor;h
ern freight cars loaded with lumber and
shingles, in Ballard early this morning,
entailing a loss of $15,000. The heaviest
losses were to McVey and the West Coast
lumber-mills. Insurance, $8000.
Another Titnic tor th« Philadelphia.
SAX DIEGO, Cal., March. 4.— The flag
ship Philadelphia sailed at 9:30 o'clock
this morning for San Jose de Guatemala,
with Admiral Beard slee aboard. She will
take part in the festivities there and re
turn to this port about April 10.