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SHOT IN THE
FOOT BY AN
Arrest of "Paddy"
McDonald, a Desper
Caught Breaking Into a
Car, He Wounds a
Louis Debare, His Victim, Posi
tively Identifies Him in
the City Prison.
GUILTY OF MANY CRIMES.
His Aeoomplloo Now Awaiting Tria
ior Robbing a Cigar
"Poddy" McDonald, an ex-convict, was
arrested last night by Detectives Ryan
and ODea and Railroad Detective Lewln
and booked on two charges of burglary
and one of an assault to commit murder.
On the morning of March 22 Louis De
bare, who is employed by the Western
Meat Market Company, drove to Fourth
and Townsend streets, intending to in-
Bpect the cars containing the meat con
signed to his employers. Aa he reached
the cars he discovered McDonald and an
other man acting in a suspicious man
Thinking: that they intended to break
Into the cars Debare proceeded to ques
tion them. For a reply McDonald drew
his revolver and fired at Debare. The bul-
let struck the latter In the right foot,
making a serious wound. Although par
tially crippled by the shot the brave man
pursued McDonald, but failed to overtake
him. As he abandoned the chase the
murderous ex-convict tired another shot
at his victim, but failed to hit him.
The following day the police were noti
fied of the occurrence, and Detectives
Ryan and ODea were detailed to arrest
An Investigation revealed that the men
had broken into a car, but were prevented
from taking anything by the appearance
of Detoare on the scene. Evidently think
ing he was a railroad detective McDonald
used his revolver in the hope of escaping
By dint of Inquiry the detectives learned
that the men had entered a store at Kate
and Bryant streets and stole a large
quantity of tobacco and other articles.
McDonald's accomplice, who is known as
"Jim" Hart, was shortly afterward ar
rested and charged with burglary. His
case la now pending in Judge Conlan's
Last night McDonald was apprehended
find locked up In the City Prison. He was
positively Identified by Debare as the man
who shot him.
McDonald is well known to the police.
Last December he was arrested for burg
lary, but had the charge reduced to petty
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larceny. He was convicted by a jury and
sent to the County Jail for six months.
Prior to that he was convicted of burg
lary and sent to San Quentin for one
DUPED BY A FORGER.
Mrs. Addie Chamberlain Purchases
Property and Is Given Worth
Superior Judge Bahrs has a knotty
problem to solve In the Hiilt of Mrs. Mar
paret Byrnes, a widow, to have the deeds
by which Mrs. Addie Chamberlain lays
claim to pieces of property at the corner |
of Burrows and Williams streets and on j
Bast avenue near Laurel avenue, set |
aside. Mrs. Byrnes alleges that the. deeds ;
held by the defendant are forgeries. Mrs. '
I'hamberlain was an Innrccent purchaser \
of the land, and would sustain severe loss
If her claim to the property was decided |
to be not legal.
According to the story of Mrs. Byrnes, i
Louis E. Schroerier. a barber, who was |
married to her niece, forged the deeds .
held by Mrs. Chamberlain, and had some
woman represent herself before a notary I
public when the papers were being ac- I
knowledged, as the real owner of the i
Schroeder was convicted of horse steal- I
ln^ some time afterward, and prior to the I
discovery' of the forged deeds. He sub
sequently made his escape from San
Quentin prison ajid is still at large.
Judge Rahrs has taken the case under
About the Least Chilly April
Day That Ever Dallied With
People Asked the Usual Fool Ques
tion and the Butter Showed Visible
Signs of Yielding.
Several people were heard to ask yes
terday, "Is it hot enough for you?" If
anybody took the trouble to reply he
answered in the affirmative. The
weather was hot enough for the most
exacting salamander, so perspiring na
tives opined, and yet to the man from
the sizzling East it was hardly more
than a suggestion of spring. A day
which is anathematized as "hot" and
is simply moderate proves that this
city has the finest of climates, but that
those who get the benefit do not al
ways appreciate their blessings.
Yesterday the maximum temperature,
according to the weather bureau, was
83 9-10 degrees and with the exception
of April 24, 1597, was the warmest re
corded here for this season of the year
in more than a decade. On that date
it was 84. While people noticed that
the temperature had gone up, and the
more thoughtful of them left their over
coats at home, there was no inconven
ience felt. Butter on the restaurant
table lost a measure of its solidity,
there was a good demand for beer, and
long cool drinks were in particular fa
vor. Nobody rode inside a street car
if there was a seat on the dummy.
Of course the weather bureau has an
explanation of the sudden change, be
ing sustained by the Government part
ly for this purpose. It says it was
brought about by high pressure prevail
ing over the northern half of Califor
nia. This has jammed a lot of warm
air out of place and sent it scurrying
down the coast looking for a chance to
alight, and part of the sultry breeze
shed itself right here. This breeze
may have acquired a nortion of its
warmth through the friction generated
by the gait it struck, although the
weather bureau gives no hint of this.
At Sacramento the wind was moving
at the rate of thirty-two miles an hour,
but toward evening it dropped to eight
een. It was not an invigorating wind,
but promoted the tired feeling charac
teristic of spring, gentle spring.
Reports from all over the State indi
cate excessively warm weather as gen
erally prevailing with an average tem
perature of 80 degrees. A change in
the temperature may be expected to
night with heavy fogs and a decided
cooling of the atmosphere. The high
pressure at present prevailing will in
all probability work its way southeast
ward, and cooler weather is predicted
by the Government's weather sharps.
AT THE PALACE
Given by University Club
Men at Maple Hall.
Easter week was brilliantly inaugurated ;
with a dance given by twelve young bach- ;
elors who are among the most popular
University Club men met at Maple Hall \
of the Palace Hotel last evening.
Thomas C. Berry, Albert J. Dibblee,
Harrison Dibblee. Robert M. Eyre, Fred- j
crick W. McNear, Walter S. Martin, ;
Henry W. Poett, Gerald L. Rathbone. !
Augustus Taylor, William H. Taylor Jr., j
Clement P. Tobin and Harry N. Stetson
have been extensively entertained during !
the season, and took the opportunity of i
returning in splendid fashion the many
hospitalities offered them.
Walter S. Martin was the moving spirit
In the elegant, well-managed affair, and
took almost entire charge of the enter- !
talnment. Mrs. Lloyd Tevis, Mrs. E. E. I
Eyre, Mrs. J. B. Crockett, Mrs. William j
Gwin Jr., Mrs. Southard Hoffman, Mrs.
E. W. Hopkins, Mrs. W. H. Taylor and
Mrs. R. J. Wilson acted as patronesses !
and assisted the gentlemen in receiving i
their guests, some 200 in number.
The Maple Hall and adjoining reception \
and banquet hall were ' elaborately dec-!
orated for the occasion. In tue prettily i
arranged dressing-room brilliant-hued I
carnations made a pleasing decoration, j
Easter lilies bloomed In the reception- j
room, and roses made the dancing-hall i
fragrant and beautiful. Everywhere giant !
palms and cool green brakes and ferns j
made a pleasing bacKground for the elab- i
The hour stated In the invitations was 9
O'clock, but It was close upon 10 before |
the guests began to arrive and dancing \
At midnight an elaborate cupper was
served at small round tables, each boast- ,
ing an individual and elegant decoration, j
After supper dancing was resumed and |
continued until the early morning hours. |
The affair was one of the most elegant i
and magnificent of the sea-son of lSy?-.»S — a
season celebrated for its many elaborate
HE WILL PLEAD INSANITY.
That Will Be the Defense of the Mur-
derer of Mary Costillia.
The trial of Kamikichi Tauchi, who shot
and killed Marj^Costillia on December 20,
was resumed yesterday before Judge Wal
lace and a jury. The defendant was re
called to the stand for further cross-ex
amination by Assistant District Attorney
Black. He repeated his former story of
having killed the woman while in a fit of
jealous rage and that he was temporarily
insane at the time.
A continuance was thrn granted until
this morning to allow the defense an op
portunity to subpena witnesses, who, it
Is claimed, will testify that Tauchi acted
as if half demented for some time prior
to the murder.
Fractured His Skull.
A. Betsuni, a Japanese, was cleaning a
window In the second story r.f the house,
1909 Vallejo street, yesterday afternoon,
when he missed his hold and fell to the
ground. He was taken to the Receiving
Hospital in the ambulance where it was
found that his skull was badly fractured
and he was in a critical condition.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1898.
STORM-STAYED IN EAGLE HARBOR.
The codfishing schooner Arago had several narrow escapes during her
last cruise. For weeks -she could not put to sea and Icicles gathered every
where, the running gear froze, the windlass became a solid mass and sev
eral of the crew were frostbitten. The schooner was detained so long that
she was given up for lost.
IN BERING SEA
Terrible Experience of the
For Weeks They Were In an
Arctic Hurricane That
Considerable Anxiety Felt Over the
Non-Arrival of the Alexander
The codfishing schooner Arago, which
left here last October for Sagd Point,
had a very hard time up north. For
weeks a.t a time it was impossible to
lower a dory, and during a heavy gale
three of the crew were drowned. When
a chance did come to work the vessel
the running gear was found to be frozen
and the windlass was set into a solid mass
so it was impossible to hoist the anchor
until the ice was thawed away with hot
water. From February 6 to February 22
the schooner was one mass of icicles, and
Captain Stensland says that when the
sun's rays struck her she was the most
beautiful sight he ever saw. Long icy
pendants hune from the bowsprit, the
rigging, booms, and formed in a series of
network on the vessel's sides. It took the
crew all their time to keep warm, and
several of the boys were frost-bitten dur
ing the cold spell.
"It is not true that my sailors were
drunk when their dory capsized," said
Captain Stensland yesterday, when talk
ing about the drowning of the three men.
"The weather up there had been very
bad, and Captain Carlson of the schooner
Mary and Ida, after trying in vain for
six weeks to get to the westward, gave
up the unequal fight and put into Eagle
Harbor. When 1 put in there in the
Arago I anchored in the outer harbor,
while Carlson had gone into the inner
harbor, about five miles away. I was
very anxious to get news from San Fran
cisco, and as Peter Jensen, O. Stevens and
J. Jones were more than anxious to go
to the Mary and Ida, I at last gave my
consent for them to make the visit. They
started at 8 a. m., and as the wind was
blowing hard in the direction. of the Mary
and Ida they made the trip in two hours.
Owing "to the driving sleet I could I not
see when they left on the return trip,
but I kept lights burning until after mid
night, and had men on - the lookout S all
night. . ,
"Next morning Captain Carlson of the
Mary and Ida paid me a visit, and I then
learned that my men had started for their
ship at 2:30 p. m. the day ' before. a I sent
the mate and two men out in one dory
and I took two men and went in another,
and soon after we had begun our search
we found the overturned dory, but could
get no trace of the men. "We. kept the
search up for five days, but never saw
a sign of the three fishermen again.
"Now - there was a party on the Mary
and Ida,- but there was nobody drunk, as
there was nothing to get drunk on. Who
ever brought that story down simply told
what was not true, as there was not an
ounce of spirituous liquors on either
"After getting away from Eagle. Harbor
we made Sand Point, and ; there we lay
until March 22, thinking every " day we
would be driven ; ashore, , in ■ spite ' of our
two anchors. It blew a gale the whole
time from the southeast, and we could
not see the ship's length for the driving
snow and sleet. . When the weather did
moderate a little we finally. got away for
San > Francisco; The fates were --.: still
against us, however, as during : the run
here we encountered nothing but north
erly winds and snow squalls. Up in Al
aska waters the : weather * was the worst
I have ever encountered, and it was
simply an impossibility for Captain Carl
son to make t, connections with - the
schooner Winchester.'.' ~ ;, ■; ;. /
All the vessels have been having a hard
time of it in the northern waters. From
Unalaska to Unga' Island is only about
240 miles, and ■ yet it took the steamer
Bertha six.. days to cover that . distance.
There were .days at a time when she
could barely hold her ■ own, ; and again
when the storm was at its height she
was driven : back. Consequently, :z: z ship
owners who have •; vessels in . Alaskan
waters are anxious about them. The
schooner Kadiak, - which ■:• arrived from
Kadiak Island yesterday, reports the non
arrival | of the scnooner Alexander, which
left here February 6 last. . The run up Is
Jreauentl/, ) madj under ' a fortnight, and
thirty days is considered a very lone
fstfn^h l\ hen the Kadlak left th!
aid n^ the Ale *ander was out fifty days!
Avert I 6 WJ J B no sisn of hen Captain
A\ery was in command, and as the
*° nn ° n n « was well found and fully pro
visioned, the North American Trading
■ Company, her owners, think she will be
heard from by the next mail. The same
company owned the schooner General
biglin, which was lost with all hands last
The gold hunters going to Kotzebue
Sound on the barkentine Catherine Sud
den will be well cared for when the ves
sel reaches the vicinity of the Kubuck
Kiver. Two launches, each 40 feet long,
12 feet broad and drawing 18 inches of
water when loaded, are now being com
pleted at Belvedere, and will be carried
north on the barkentine's upper deck.
They will carry thirty tons of freight
and accommodate fifty passengers each
The engines are being built by the Main
street machine-shop, and 1 they will drive
the launches at the rate of fourteen
knots an hour. , Captain Green of, the
Sudden is ready to wager good American
money that he will land his passengers
first at the gold fields.
The schooner Florence will sail for the
Yukon next Saturday. The vessel is half
a dozen things in one and her owners say
she can't be beat in any of her good
points. She is provided with a false
keel, three feet deep. This can be re
moved at any. time and a stern wheel
put in, when, presto, the schooner is
transformed into a stern-wheel steamer
drawing less than a foot of water. All
the engines and boilers are now in place
and besides these the schooner is fitted
with a sawmill plant whose capacity is
1000 feet of lumber a day, a dredging
plant with a capacity of 400 cubic yards
a day, an electric light plant with power
for 150 lights, besides a machine shop and
a small steam launch. Two years' pro
visions are being taken along and the
men engaged in the affair expect it to
be a success from the start. The con
cern is known as the Mutual Mining and
Investment Company, and Ivan L. Peter
son is the general manager, C. E. Pet
erson is captain, H. E. Walker, late of
the steamer Gaelic, chief engineer;
T. E. Tomlinson, assistant engi
neer, and T. Church and "W. H.
Quinn Jr. There will also 'be a #
first mate, cook, carpenter and two sail
ors. The Florence is 92 feet long, 22 feet
broad, 6 feet deep with her keel on and
will sail up to St. Michael. Her keel will
then be removed and she : will proceed
up the Yukon, dredging the sand bars for
gold as she goes along.
George W. Walthew, late secretary of
the Ship Owners' Association, died Sun
day morning. The deceased was for
several years connected with the Daily
Report, but left that paper to accept the
secretaryship of the Ship Owners' Asso
ciation. He withdrew from that office
to begin the practice of law, In which he
was engaged at the time of his death.
The new steam schooner Sequoia . ar
rived from Fort Bragg yesterday In tow
of the tug Vigilant. When she has been
fitted out she will be placed in the coast
The following officers of the Occidental
and Oriental Steamship Company were
elected on the sth inst.: George Crocker
president; H. G. Burt, vice-president; D.
D. Stubbs, secretary and general mana
ger, and S. Sllverstone, assistant secre
SWEARING MADE EASY.
Policeman S. Orr Severely Bebuked
by Judge Conlan.
The ease with which some policemen
swear to the facts alleged in their com
plaints against vagrants was exemplified
in a case in Judge Conlan's court yester
Policeman S. Orr arrested George Gib
bons Sunday morning on a charge of
vagrancy. Yesterday morning Orr swore
to a complaint in which he alleged that
Gibbons had been loitering around saloons
from April 5 to Apn. 10. When the case
was called he swore to the same facts
as in the complaint.
Gibbons astonished the court when he
testified that he had only been released
from the House of Correction on Friday
last aftr-r serving a term for petty lar
oony. He was sent from the Judge's
court. The Judge examined his records
and found that Gibbons was right. He
dismissed the case and administered a
severe rebuke to Orr. The officer's con
duct will be called to the attention of
SEARCHING FOB LEAVITT.
The Police Unable to Find D. W.
The police are searching for Oliver P.
I^eavltt, the sowing* machine agent who
stabbed D. W. Hewitt, a teamster, at the
lodging house, 322 Seventh street, Sunday
night. Hewitt's wounds are not consid
Detective Sullivan, who Is working: on
the case, believes that the trouble was
over the landlady of the lodging house,
Mrs. Moore. Both men were in love with
her. and Hewitt was regarded with more
favor by her than his rival, who had to
leave the house.
Leavitfs friends say that he has been
for some time mentally unbalanced
through insomnia, and was not respon
sible for his actions.
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Judge de Haven Decides
Against the J. Kelso
It Must Stand Trial for Violat
ing the Federal Eight-
A Corporation Must Respect the
Statutes and Can Be Punished
Like an Individual.
Labor gained a decided victory yester
day, when United States District Judge
de Haven handed down his decision to
the effect that the John Kelso Company
must stand trial for violating the Federal
eight-hour law by working; laborers for
nine hours and longer on the site of the
proposed Postoffice building.
Several months ago John Kelso, con
tractor, was arrested by the United States
Marshal on complaint of several labor
organizations in this city for having vio
lated the * ederal statute. Kelso set up
as a defense that the statute was aimed
at contractors for public works, and that
he was only an employe of a subcon
tractor, the John Kelso Company, the San
Francisco Bridge Company having as
signed to the John Kelso Company the
contract for excavating the foundations
of the site.
Upon this showing the charge against
Kelso was dismissed by United States
>•' i • uiTiu<»titner Heacock, and a war
rant was issued for the arrest of the
.M. ii. i ixeiso Company. The warrant was
served upon Kelso as president of the
company, at the suggestion of Assistant
United States Attorney Knight, following
the procedure laid down by the Civil Code
of the State, there being no way of ac
complishing the same end under the Fed
eral Statutes. Then the Kelso Company
set up the contention that a corporation,
not having a soul to be saved or a body
to be kicked, could not be haled into court
on a criminal charge and could not be
punished either by line or imprisonment.
It also insisted that a corporation could
not be deemed to have malicious intent,
a necessary ingredient to every criminal
Commissioner Heacock decided that the
corporation could be punished and was
responsible criminally, and so he recom
mended in his report to the District
Thereupon the defendant made a motion
before Judge de Haven to quash the
summons" and to dismiss the case. The
matter was argued and submitted months
ago, and yesterday Judge de Haven de
ckled that a corporation! no more than
an individual, could claim exemption from
punishment for violating the law.
The following are extracts from the de
"It will be observed that by the express
language of this statute there must be an
intentional violation of .its provisions in
order to constitute the offense which the
statute defines. In view of this express
declaration, it is claimed on behalf of the
defendant that the act is not applicable
to corporations, because it is not possible
for a corporation to commit the crime de
scribed In the statute. The argument ad
vanced to sustain this position is in sub
stance this: That a corporation is only
an artificial creation, without animate
body or mind, and, therefore, from its
very nature. Incapable of entertaining the
specific intention which by the statute i-s
made an essential of the crime defined.
The case of the State vs. the Great Works
Mill Company, 20 Maine, 71, supports this
proposition, and it must be conceded that
there are to be found dicta in many other
cases to the effect that a corporation is
not amenable to prosecution for a positive
act of malfeasance, involving a specific
intention to do an unlawful act.
"In a general sense it may be said that
no crime can be committed without a
joint operation of act and intention. In
many crimes, however, the only intention
required is an intention to do the pro
hibited act. * * * In such a case the in
tention of the directors that the prohibited
act should be done is imputed to the cor
"That a corporation may be liable civilly
for that class of torts in which a spe
cific malicious intention is an essential
element is not disputed at this day. Thus
an action for malicious prosecution will
lie against a banking corporation. • ♦ *
An action will lie also against a corpora
tion for a malicious libel. • * * When
a statute in general terms prohibits the
doing of an act which can be performed
by a corporation there is no reason why
such statute should be construed as not
applying to corporations when the pun
ishment provided for its infraction is one
that can be inflicted upon *a corporation,
as, for instance, a fine."
On the subject of the service of the
summons Judge de Haven says:
"The course adopted was to follow the
practice prescribed by the Penal Code of
this State, and there was served upon
the president of the corporation a sum
mons giving full information of the of
fense charged against the defendant cor
poration and naming a day for the de
fendant to appear in court and answer
such charge." ♦ • *
The motion of the defendant will be de
THE SOUTH SIDE
Changing the Steam Line Into
c Trolley System Will
Have This Effect.
The Old. Metropolitan Power-House
on Carl Street to Be Utilized
on the New Road.
The change of motive power now be
ing made by the Market Street Railroad
Company on the south side of the park
will have the effect of making that side
of the people's pleasure ground more
pouular than it has been in the past.
The company evidently Intends to give
the people an opportunity to enter the
Golden Gate Park at other places than
those at which cars stop. To provide
waiting stations along the south side of
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the park the old station which stood at
the southeast corner of Stanyan and H
streets Is being cut up into small sections
and distributed along the line from Stan
yan street to the beach, where they will
answer for side stations for the new
trolley cars which will be run 0%-er this
line as soon as the changed condition
of the roadway shall be completed, which
will be In about a month from now.
By this means passengers can alight
at any of the stations aloug the south
side of the park and enter the grounds
without being compelled to go clear to
the ocean, as was the rule heretofore.
The electric power to propel the ocean
bound cars from Stanyan and Freder
ick streets will be obtained from the old
power-house formerly used by the Metro
politan Company on Carl and Willard
streets. This power-house is now being
put In order and heavy riveted poles are
being put in place along the streets lead
ing to H street, over which the trolley
cars will run to the ocean, and over the
tract formerly used by the steam line.
To accommodate the traveling public
stations will be erected at Ninth, Nine
teenth and Thirtieth avenues, at which
the cars will stop on their way to and
from the beach.
The old steam car house on H street
will be refitted and made fit for the hous
ing of the new electric cars of this
This change will restore to the people
that portion of the southeast corner
of Golden Gate Park upon which has
stood the station of the railroad com
pany ever since the road was built and
upon which so many complaints have
been based regarding the action of the
Park Commissioners in leasing this prop
erty to the corporation.
By these proposed changes the Sunset
Valley becomes of considerable import
ance, and at the same time an active
rival of the favored Richmond on the
north side of the park.
Following this line of improvements in
this section of the city the Carl street
line of electric cars will be switched fur
ther south in the near future so as to run
right in front of the affiliated colleges
and continue as now onward to Ninth
avenue and Golden Gate Park, where it
will connect with the Ocean Beach line
direct to the Cliff House.
The Spring Valley Water Company is
about to put in larger mains from the
Clarpndon Heights reservoir into and
through Sunset A T alley as far as the
streets may be graded. Not to be out
done in generosity the Gas and Electric
Company will string flectric wires along
the streets as far as they are occupied
by residents, while the Park Commis
sioners will throw lights on tlie south side
of the roadway clear to the beach.
NOT A SUCCESS
AS A LAWYER
Disastrous Attempt of a Woman
to Conduct Her Own
Mrs. Laura Gibbons Committed by
Justice Kerrigan for Contempt
Laura Gibbons, a most determined lit
tle woman of 28 years, had a narrow es
cape from passing last night in the Coun
ty Jail. Mrs. Gibbons, who is quite pre
possessing, keeps a candy store at 1134
Valencia street, and when no? engaged in
selling stomach-ache to juveniles, spends
a large portion of her time in the courts,
for she has a penchant for getting tan
gled in the law's meshes.
Mrs. Gibbons always conducts her own
cases, to the discomfort of the Judges,
and so, when J. S. Reid, as assignee of
G. Galleti, brought suit in the Justice
Court to recover $59 25 on a promissory
note gi%'en in payment for goods, and the
case came up for trial before Justice
Kerrigan a couple of months ago, Mrs.
Gibbons scorned the services of a lawyer
and made her own defense. She made
a strong fight, but it was clear that she
owed the money, so the Justice gave his
decision in favor of the plaintiff.
Mrs. Gibbons was not satisfied and
gave notice of appeal. In looking over
her bond Justice Kerrigan was doubtful
as to the security and ordered her to ap
pear and justify her sureties. She paid
no attention to the order and on March
31 she was cited to appear yesterday and
show cause why she should not be pun
ished for contempt. This time the lady
decided to appear, and she explained to
the Justice that she had never received
the previous order. The attorney for
Reid took occasion to question her as a
judgment debtor regarding her property,
but Mrs. Gibbons took exception to his
line of questioning and flatly refused to
answer, despite the warning of the Jus
tice, who told her he would punish her
for contempt unless she answered.
At this Mrs. Gibbons turned upon his
honor and charged him with having treat
ed her unfairly during the trial. She
became very boisterous and refused to
calm down, so Justice Kerrigan gave her
twenty-four hours in the County Jail to
ponder over the situation. This brought
the lady to a realization of the fact that
as a lawyer she was not a success and
she called upon "W. H. Abbotts to keep
her out of jail. A deputy led her away
to the Sheriff's office, where she was de
tained for more than an hour while her
attorney was at work in her behalf. Ht»
finally induced the Justice to release her
on her own recognizance until Wednes
day, when she will again appear in court.
A California Boy Honored.
According to the Washington Post, in
its account of the fourth debate of the
debating Society of the Georgetown Uni
versity Law School, Robert P. Troy of
California is distinguishing himself as an
orator and logician. The debate was upon
the question: "Resolved, That a constitu
tional amendment should be enacted
whereby United States Senators should be
elected by a direct vote of the people."
After naming those who took part in the
argument the paper mentioned says:
"Both sides presented their arguments
well and forcefully, and the speech of Mr.
Robert P. Troy, for the negative, was a
masterly effort." The judges, after care
ful deliberation, gave the decision in
favor of the negative. Pending the deci
sion the students made several patriotic
and fiery speeches upon the Spanish-
American question, and a resolution was
passed "That the students of the great
University of Georgetown do offer their
services to the President of the United
States to do his bidding in marching
against the armies of Spain, and in aveng
ing the sailors of the Maine and the
slaughter of the Cubans."
On Her Own Recognizance.
Mrs. Margaret Warren, the wealthy
widow from Santa Monica, appeared be
fore Judge Joachimsen yesterday morn
ing on the charge of disturbing the peace
in the Cosmopolitan Hotel Sunday night.
The Judge, after hearing both sides, con
tinued the case for thirty days, allowing
the defendant to go on her own recogni
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