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INDIANS OF THE
ON THE WARPATH
Schooner Kate and
REPULSED BY THE CREW
GOOD. HARD FIGHTING FOR
HALF AN HOUR.
Hnd It Not Been for the Captain' 3
Presence of Mind Everybody
Aboard Would Have
The well-known sealing schooner Kate
and Anna', which made a $10,000 catch in
the Santa Barbara Channel during the
early part of the season, reached port :
yesterday afternoon after a most excit
ing: cruise along the coast of Alaska. The
weather was so bad that there was only
q few days during the entire voyage that
a boat could be lowered. In consequence,
not a seal was taken and only one sea
otter was killed.
Near Icy Cape a band of Indians with
their war paint on attacked the schooner.
Tlfey were in their canoes and "armed |
to the teeth." The sails and topsails of
the Kate and Anna bear witness to the I
fusillade that the natives poured into her, :
and had it not been for the presence of
mind of Captain Anderson there might j
now be another sealing schooner "posted
"We have had hard luck ever since we
left port on this cruise," said Captain
Anderson yesterday. "After doing so
well '.n the early part of the season we
all made sure that Dame Fortune was '
our friend, but the jade turned us down, j
We had the worst kind of luck. For
weeks at a time we never saw a seal
and when we did get a glimpse of them j
it was too rough to lower a boat.
'•Finally I gave it up in despair and
decided to run for San Francisco We
v ere then off Kodiak, on the mainland, '
ana I started down the coast, Just be- !
fore reaching Icy Cape the vessel was
becalmed, and that night I noticed a fire
burning on the beach. The next lay a
canoe with three Indians in it came "out
from the shore and boarded the schooner
They belonged to the Yakutat tribe and I
had their war paint on, lighting feathers i
in their hair and were armed to the |
teeth. Tho leader had a gun over his
shoulder, a pistol in his belt and another ;
in his hip pocket.
"I asked them what they wanted and
their leader asked me what I was doing j
there. He talked fairly good tinglis and
gave me to understand that he meant
business I told him that we were not
doing anything; but that we were on our
way to San Francisco, and were omy
awaiting a breeze to carry us homeward.
Then he wanted to know if we were otter ;
hunting, and again I told him we were
"The three Indians kept looking over
their shoulders toward the shore while
they were talking and I soon saw their
reason for so doing. Nine canoes were
being launched and each canoe contained
three armed Indians. There were four
teen of us all told on the schooner and
] signaled the hunters to get their rifles.
Had the Indians on the deck of the
schooner not waited for their companions
to embark, but ordered our hands up |
they would have had us at their mercy. I
As it was the hunters got their guns and j
I then ordered the Indians into their I
canoe. They at first refused, saying their !
companions, who were then racing toward i
us, had a present for me. The sight of !
a leveled Winchester made them enter th» '
canoe and at that moment the prayed-for I
breeze came along. It was very light, !
but it carried the vessel through the
[■water at a fair speed. |
"By this time the entire crew was j
armed and I had just time to order them ;
to lie down behind the bulwarks when j
the Indians in the canoes let fly a volley |
at us. Some, of the shots went through I
the sails, many of them lodged in the j
hull and one of them went through tho j
rook's galley and spoiled our only coffee
l>ot. We gave them a volley in return i
;»nd maybe there wasn't a scattering !
among that ftotilla. They were brave
though and at once returned to the at
tack and there was a fusillade there for ]
a time that would have passed for a
Filipino night attack. We tired over 200
rounds of ammunition and I don't know |
how many shots the Indians sent after I
us, but I'm certain there are a few
pounds of lead in the hull of the Kate
"The breeze began to freshen and
•"nallv we drew away from the canoes I
and 'the firing ceased. I don't know :
whether we killed any of the Indians or j
r.ot. I don't think we did. Anyhow it j
was a case of our lives or theirs.
There are several hunters on the Kate
and Anna who are credited with being
able to put a bullet into a seal's eye at •
one hundred yards. It therefore seems
more than probable that some of thos*
Indians were at least hit. However, no
tody aboard the schooner will admit that
he lied an Indian, so the matter rests
there The run down the coast was un
eventful after that and the Kate and
.Anna will now lie up for the winter.
Captain Anderson reports the other ■•
eels of the fleet with the following catch
of sea otter: Rattler, 6: Pearl, 13; Hun- ;
ter. 10; Olga, 8; Lydia, 3; Lettitia and St.
ORGANIZED LABOR DOINGS.
Oakland Hod-Carriers Strike Because
Non-Union Lathers Are Em
Reports from various labor organiza
tions were received by the Building
Trades Council at Its meeting Thursday
the principal Hem of Importance being a
btrike in Oakland by the hodcarrlers, this
union having declined to carry material
on buildings where non-union lathers were
at work. A complaint was also received
from Business Agent Harry M. Saunders
of the Building Trades Council regard
ing Contractors Campbell & Pettus, who
have the Government work on Goat Isl
and and who have advertised broadcast
all over the State for bricklayers and
metal roofers. In the advertisement sent
out the wages were stated to be $3 DO for
bricklayers. whereas the men who
came to work only received S3, and out
of this U a week was deducted for board.
"With the metal roofers, who were sup
posed to set $3 a day, only ■*- 50 was paid
with the same deduction for board.
By pursuing this line of deceit, the
Building Trades Council claim, the city
Is being flooded with non-union mechan
ics, . ho have been brought here by false
representations of the contractors.
<*.. business of less importance was
disposed of by the council, among which
was the report that the delegates from
the marblecutters would be seated at
the next meeting. The paperhangers re
quested the aid of the organizing commit
tee to assist it in reorganizing : their union.
A letter of condolence was ordered sent
to the relatives of A. 11. Gibons of the
Painters' Union; who was killed yester
day at. Clay and Walnut streets. The
Painters' Union reported that the new
suale of wages was being accepted
throughout the city.
At a meeting of the Labor Com last
night a communication was received from
Secretary W. M. i" ■■ _■■ of the Building
Trades Council calling the attention of
the Labor Council to the fact thai, the
electric work on the Belgian King, a
transport, was being done by "scab"
Quite a discussion •••.a* had regarding the
hours of labor which men are compelled
to observe in the Union Iron Work!',
but nothing definite was done. The Na
tive Sons came In for a gentle roast for.
their attitude in engaging non-union mu
sicians for their parade last night. The
day which the natives love to celebrate
was sarcastically termed "scab day, fol
lowing on Labor day." '.
The Council declined to amend its con
stitution in regard to delegated who re
ceive nominations- from political parties
holding delegates' seats In the Council.
_. ♦ »
Seeing Is believing. "Keith's"; for hats.*
Says Tax Levy Should
PHELAN HELD RESPONSIBLE
— ♦— —
FORCED SUPERVISORS INTO
He Is Alarmed at the Prospect of Not
Having Sufficient Funds to Run
the Municipal Gov
Auditor Wells expressed himself yester
day as alarmed at the prospect of n r
having money to run the city government
in the Immediate future, and is :■
that the tax levy, as already fixed by the
Barkentine Willie R. Hume Chartered by the Government.
Supervisors, will not be Increased. He
states that the Supervis
hold Mayor Phelan responsible for the
• ■ of affairs ntw • sistlng owing to
of funds. They argue that
every platform where Mr. Phelan spok<
In the last political campaign it was pro
claimed that the
run on th*. dollar limit Being Inexperl
• : h the city's needs, they accepted
t of Mr. Phelan and pi
"Toe ' s 'h of the present month," says
Mr. V\ which
the tax levj i ered. J h( ar of no
Intention on the part oi the Supervisors
ti disturb their estimate made on August
7th. and my last hope that tl
is now gone, by the fact that Super
visor < ollins, who was >■ n the
proposition, has just
etogo to thi I 3 ■
"Th. Supervisors argui I I the 1 is:
cal campaign they were not exp?"i
--! in the nee. is of the city govern
ment, but that it was proclaimed tron:
every platform whet' Mr. Phelan sp>-k>
that the city governm< nt i ould and
should !)•■ run I I : limit. A(
ing the judgment of the Mayor, who was
experienced in the city government, they
dvi not ■ mselves to
the dollar limit. Therefore the cry Is
'Dollar limit though the heavene should
fall; and this notwith tandlng i
obligation of their oath of office to 'faHh
f,;iy discharge the .
Supervisor In and for the City and C lunty
ci' ban Francisco.'
"Should they persist in this stand. I
k:t< w cf no relief. Even Impeachment pro
i.cs would not chani ■ tax levy,
j r ■■ .. Board of Supi rvisors ol
county must on the third Monday In 3
terabtr lix the rate of county taxes.
•'That all may anticipate results undor
the present tax levy I will call attention to
Apartment— the School Department.
The School Fund Is restricted to *91,<Vi
p. r mur.th. I'nder the Teachers' A
I -'.''.i 1 am required to
teachers' salaries each month, i-
58260 per month for all oth<>r purposes.
Twice this amount is already held up
for bills of July and August in addition
t., ;., veral thousand dollars in June ol
the last fiscal year, with no money with
v l.i. h to p-ij them. It Is not prot>abl<
that thip condition of things can last v< <y
long, for the coal dealers will refuse coal.
Th- Ga« Company and the Water Com
pany will cut off Ber vice, nobody will fur
nish supplies, .and even the Board of Ed
. n will not continue to make them
j personally liable by ordering things
with no money to pay for them.
"I have suggested that thi Mayor and
the Finance Committee ■ ird of
rvisors come to my office, wh< re we
have the data In compact form of each
department running back for several
years and by the aid of this to revise the
estimate, suited to present i
p.ut from this suggestion I hear nothing.
which makes me rear that nothing will
-Battle of Gettysburg" Rendered
With Military Accompaniment.
A large crowd attended the Mechanics'
Fair yesterday. During the day the Ever
ett, Columbia and Burnett Grammar
Schools were represented. In the even
ing the children of the Franklin Gram
mar School were present, and sang the
national anthem. The feature of the
evening was the rendering ot "The Battle
of Gettysburg" by the band, under the
direction of George W. Bennett. Com
pany C cf the North Dakota Regiment
added realism to the musical description
of the battle by firing blank cartridges.
There will be a baby show this after
noon^ Eight prizes will be distributed,
four for girls and four for boys. The
musical programme In the afternoon and
evening will be as follows:
Overture "Ludovlc" (HerroW); Swedish
Weddln* ' March (Soderman); selection.
•Mikado" (Sullivan); waltz. "On the
Beautiful Rhine" (Keler Bel a); selection,
"Lombard!" (Verdi): intermission; Baby Polka,
".Sounds from Home" iPuerner): solo for cor
net Miss Alice Raymond; selection. "Bo
hemian Girl" (Balfe); "Awakening of the
Lion" (Dei Kontski); sketch, "Freaks or
Overture, "Roman Carnival" (Berlioz);
[ tanta "Air 'in Ballet" (Sired); selection.
■I 'aviilieria nuotlcana" (Musca^nii. (a) "Loin
lv Bal" (OiHet). (b) "Pizzicato Polka"
rVrausß) "Hunt In the Forest" (Voelker).
Synopsis-Dawn of day. Chimes In the dis
tance Assembly. Start for the Black For
•at The smith. Drinking song. The return,
fhey scent K^rne. The chase. Finale.
Paraphrase. "Loreley" (Nesvadba); solo for
-nrnftt Miss Alice Raymond; "Reminiscences
ft All Nations" (Godfrey); selection, "Clor-
Indy" (Marlon); sailors' chorus from "Flying
Next Tuesday eveninK Ivy Chapter of
the Order of tin- Eastern Star will Kive an
entertainment and dance in Qolden Gate
(iall This chapter Jias always been a
pader in tie soda! function at the oni^r,
md on this occasion it promises an even
ha of much enjoyment.
HIE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1599.
UNCLE SAM WILL
SHIP LUMBER TO
Barkentine Willie R.
NEW LINE OF BIG STEAMERS
TO RUN BETWEEN NEW YORK,
HONOLULU AND HERE.
Small Steamer to Arrive From Val
paraiso for Repairs — Chinese in
Pickle on the Bark J. D.
Uncle Sam la now engaging sailing v«s
--! pels t6 carry lumber to Manila. The cam
paign thai is to be inaugurated as soon
! a? the troops reach Manila will result In
permanent improvements and lum-
ber will be reauired in the work. In mn
the four-masted barkentlne
Willie R. Hume which has just returned
b, will go to Port < ram
ble and there i^-d lumber for the Philip-
J. Jansen, owner of the Lev! '!.
1 latherer, I ',. B. Kenney and
3els, had the contract to supply
tuff and i<"t having a suitable craft
;..- purchased the barkentlne from
Brothers. It Is understood that
several other nailing vessels will carry
lumber to Manila.
The little • Ighty-one-ton steamer Maule
of the Compana Stj.l Americana de Va
porea inn- is on her wax- here from Val
paraiso for an overhauling. M. Miardi,
<■•:. of U/.'- directors of the company, .la I
now in Pan Francisco awaiting th>- ar
rival of the Maule ami at the Bame time
purchase one or two other yes-
Hia concern pwna over twenty
era, some of them being fine 2000
s, the Maule being the smallest
of the fleet. Th< company's st.-amers run
between Valparaiso and Central Ameri
can i l ' rts, connecting with the Pacific
Mail at Panama, but it is understood that
if inducemi tits offer M. Miardi is willing
.-'.(i. Francisco to make ar
rangements to run steamers to this port
The lark J. D. Peters, which arrived
from Port Clarence, via Chignik Hay.
Thursday night, landed her Chinese^ pas
•- yesterday. During the voyage
two of the i lies died and their cor
ns Insisted upon their bodies being
brought to San Francisco in order that
the bones of the departed might he sent
to <'hina. A very strong pickle was made.
Then each body was placed in a cask and
the pickle poured over it. The cask was
then headed up and the corpse was pre
served until port was reached.
While the Peters was in Port Clarence
the steam whaler Thrasher left for the
:■■'.. The Grampus and Baelena
i port and the Narwhal had one
three suamers for the New York-
Honolulu-San Francisco trade arc to be
In May next. The Californian is
build!) g at the I'riion Iron Works and
the American .Did Hawaiian at Roach's
yards, on the Delaware. They will be
4i."i feet long, ■">! feet beam and 31 feel 9
inches deep. Tiny will steam im, knots
an hour; will have a bunker capacity of
!:,"•' tons, and will carry 8250 tons dead
v Williams, Dlmond & Co. will be
0 of the line.
Everythini will be closed on the water
fi •■ to-day. The only ships that will.
work will be the transports and repair l
work only will be done on them.
The transport Columbia sailed for Ma
nila last night on her maiden trip. She
took away about 7"" men and expects to \
make the run down in twenty-eight days.
John Dyer Parts With His Money for
a Share in Land in Arkansas.
John Dyer, 246 Third street, swore to a
laint in .Tu'iL->' Conlan'a court yesier?
Cor the arrest of John Kelliher, Mary
Kelliher and Henry Weincr on the charge
oi ibtalning money by false pretenses.
Kelliher and Weiner were arrested yester
Dyer mci Weiner about a year mxn and
was Introduced to Kelliher and his wife.
They represented that they owned 521
of land in Lawrence County, Ar
kansas, which brought in an annual In
come of $200, ;in'l on that representation
I .- T >;,i,] them $220, and handed over to
them a K"ld watch worth $75 for an ln
terest In the lands.
>r lias discovered that neither the
K< lllhers nor Weiner had any Interest
ver in the lands, and that he had
swindled. Weiner Is an old hand at
. ■». ■
Sudden Death of Dr. Aborn.
Dr. Edward S. Aborn, an advertising
physician of considerable note, expired
suddenly in his office yesterday morn
ing nf heart dis';is.-. of which he had I>* en
complaining for some time. The case was
reported to the Coroner, and Coroner
Hill, through professional courtesy, al
lowed i!.' body tn remain at 664 Gutter
s;;.';, the residence of the deceased.
. ♦ .
Young Ladies' Institute.
On the evening of the 2Rth inst. a mu
sical and literary entertainment will be
given in Metropolitan Hall under the aus
pices of tti" branches of this city and nf
Oakland of the 7oung Ladies 1 institute.
The committee has secured some of the
!;p]mt obtainable, and It promises a
first -class programme in every respect.
■ ♦ ■
McKenna Died of His Injuries.
Bugene McKenna, the coal dealer at 1024
Claj street, who attempted suicide last
Thursday morning by hanging himself,
died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning in
St. Mary's Hospital from the effects of
his Injuries. He was a native of Ireland.
SB years old and loaves a widow and six
Death of George Hageman.
George Hagoman, an old citizen, tiled
suddenly yesterday morning at his reai
dence. 724 Buph strpot. He was the part
ner of Captain Haquette in the saloon
business, but retired from active- partici
pation some timi- ago. The deceased was
64 years old and a native of Hanover.
Germany- He rose from the ranks to the
position of captain In the Civil War and
nettled in this city after the close of hos
tilities. He leaves a widow and a daugh
ter, the daughter being married to I>.
Westphall. Mr. Hageman waa a membei
of George H. Thomas Post, Grand Arm;.
Of the Republic.
REUNION AND PICNIC.
St. Rose's Parish and Sunday-School
to Hold Their Annual Outing
Sx. Rose's parish parochial and SunJaj
[a will ho! their ai • union
and picnic to-tlay at Shell Mound Park,
Berkeley. A good time ia promised
aU who attend. An excellent band will
discourse dance music, there will be
games of every kind for young and old
aiul valuable gate prizes. Over one hun
dred valuable prises have been collected
by th." various committees. :in«l t!n.-<?e will
be awarded to the winners in the vi
contests ami th b ling lucky num
bers. The band will leave the citj on the
g o cli ' k boat. Boata ;m<i i rains v
every half hour directly to the park. The
following committees havi ;• p :
Arnins^ments— A. J. Reavr-v. T M
Thomas C. Hounn, J.'hn I' Bui ll van, .1 >hn
Hlley David Kenney, Thi maa McXamara, C.
B. Rode, Henrj- Liebenberg l: H Hammer, D
a. Desmond, Wlllinm Collopy. Ja
John C. Byrne, Jamea Co«tello, Francl
■ . k, P. A. Mi ': wan, P.
Michael Dolan Jamei C .".. Qu : J ihn Pui
cell, Corueliua Daley, J. J. Cuslck, John
tiatran. P. A. Rurk<\ P. J. Kpppran, F. J
Meyers. 3 P. Broder, wmiHin R. Walsh, n
.1. Mahoney. T. F. Brown, N. Fltsgerald, T
.1 I! Iran, Ed* ard M-> ""lean.
Games -John S Gang P. Mlnehan, Charle
3 Parsons, P A fuilen, Thomas Palmer
Dennis Coleman, J hn Harrlgan, Peter Kelly
.1 inn Patten, Jaracn Feeney, William Ciuinn
John Harllman. .^nhn Cunningham, M. T
Hanlon, John Griffith, William Hunt, Ohurle
Breslin, J. J. Doyle, Thomas J. Cooper, \V
Prizes— Thomap Kane, M. H. jLnwler, Hugl
Toner. Frank Moran, W. A. Tully. Jame
Reavey, Peter O'Brien, \V. P. Oallagher, M
Printing— W. H. Harrison, Charles E. Cut
i»-r. William A. Munroe, K. .1 . Cleary, E. O
Faulkner, John .T. I'unnlneham.
Grounds— J. A. Hoey, R. O. Qaynor, T J
McAullffe, O.rKf ("lntTpy, O-Mrßp S. Cleary
Peter Dunw irth, .lam' 1 ? A. ("unninpham.
Danr-inp M U O'Connor, P. Smith, M. w
MeKenna. E F Smlddy, John Healy, R. Me
Kay, Dennis Sullivan M. C. McGrath, K. s
Kelly. I>. McCarte, Fr.->nk Creen, Daniel rum
mings, Michael Dunleavy, B. P. Donovan
Timothy Murphy, William Quinn, W. C
JUBILEE SERVICES OF
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
The First Baptist Church of this city
was fifty years old on July 6 of this .- • v
j Owing to the absence of many members
I from the city at that time, the celebra
j tion of this event was postponed to Sep
tember 10 and 17. To-morrow both the
morning and evening services will he
commemorative of the Bemi-centennial an-
I nlversary of the church. On Friday even
. ing. the ir>th, there will be a Boclal re
union in the church parlors. The pro
gramme for to-morrow is as follows:
Organ prelude, doxology and invo
catim; anthem, choir; responsive read-
Ing and Gloria; prayer; response by
choir; announcements; offertory 'cello
solo, Mr. M. B. Wallack; hymn No
418; address. "Dr. o. c. Wheeler and
His Work," Dr. S. H. Wil'.oy; tenor
solo. Mr. WlUiams. with 'cello obll
gato; litters from former pastors;
anthem, choir; address. Rev. I>r.
Buckbee; hymn No. :*iv benediction.
IX THE EVENING.
Organ prelude, orchestra; selections,
reading Scripture. Dr. Hess, president
C. E. Society; anthem, choir; prayer;
response by choir; offertory, orches
tra; hymn, page :<9; "History of the
Sunday-school." W. B. Thompson; ad
dress, Prof. a. A. Macurda; hymn
page "6; "History of the C. E. Soci
ety." Miss Marion E. Smith; Utter
from Dr. «'lark. president Fritted So
ciety of Christian Endeavor; address
Prof. J. A. Wiles, president State C. |-:.'
Society: hymn, page 1": address. Presl
d. Nt T. <;. Brownson, D. D.. California
College; hymn, page 33; benediction.
Auditor Wells Will Employ Them to
Auditor Wells will employ one hundred
additional clerks, commencing from the
19th of this month, to compute the taxes
i of the last fiscal year on the assessment
1 roll. Several weeks ago Mr. Wells pre
pared a list of clerks whom he desired to
■ employ. Before they were appointed, how
ever, they had to pass an examination in
; arithmetic and penmanship, and in this
! way only competent people have been em
Seventy-five members of the force will
be men and the rest women. They will
be given three weeks' employment at $4 33
a day. The assessment roll fund will
probably be sufficient for the amount of
work to be done, and the Auditor states
that should the fund become exhausted
he will immediately Stop all work unless
; more money is provided by the Supervi
sors. , m
There is not enough office room in the
Auditor's quarters to accommodate the
i army of clerks who will begin their dv
' ties "on the 19th of this month, nlesa
the Supervisors provide room in the City
. all where the work can be done, Mr.
Wells Intends to rent quarters on the out
Nettie R. Craven's Claim.
A demurrer to the petition filed by Mrs.
■ Nettie R. Craven askins that the decree
; of partial distribution heretofore made of
I properties of tin- estate of the late Janvs
1 G. Fair be set aside and vacated, was
partly heard by Judge Troutt yesterday.
; ft is "claimed by counsel for Mrs. Craven
that the decree of partial distribution
' should not have been made until the filing
' and settlement of the final account of th
i executors of the will, and that .Mrs. i 'ra
ven may now come in by virtue of her pe
tition and establish tieirship to the wid
ow's portion of the estate
On the other hand it is claimed that
; section 1664 of the Code of Civil Procedure
has been erroneously invoked by the j
claimant; that this section simply pro
vides the remedy for the establishment of ,
the status of heirs, and under its provi- '
slon action cannot be brought to deter- I
mine heirship. Further argument will be |
heard on the IStli inst. ]
ALAMEDA COUNTY NEWS.
TO DENY THAT
Miss Hattie Isaacs Is
Sure He Did.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
908 Broadway. September 8.
Rudolph JYnnien will have to stan>l a
trial In the Superior Court fur break-
Ing his promises to Miss Hattie I-
He would not talu- the stand in his own
I- half and sw< ar that he had never urom
sed to marry his prosecutor.
Miss Isaacs made ■■< very good witness
for herself, and testified that Permian had
i very positively promised to make her his
i wife on several occasions. Many wit
nesses wee produced by the defense w!r>
■ ided in Bhowing thai Mist H
conduct was such on various occi
that there might easily be a mistake aa
Ito who had promised to marry her. Bvl
■ dently during the past twelve months the
prosecuting witness has enjoyed lif ( -
was a frequent attendant at dances and
balls, and on one occasion essayed a part
in an amateur cakewalk. in spite of all
this testimony and much more incidental
thereto. Miss Hattie could not be shaken
In her statement that she would never
have prosecuted Permien htfd he not
made a distinct promise to marry her.
The defense did not put Rudolph Per
mien on the stand. Had he not been so
gallant as not to desire to contradict the
lady's testimony his troubles might now
; have been ended. His witnesses did suc
ceed in attai kins some -what the reputa
tion of the young lady, but the < !
adduced no direct contradiction of the
testimony regarding tht promise.
Judge Smith briefly summed up the sit
• uation and said that the testimony before
the court alleging a promise to marry
was uncontradlctcd, and that therefore
the defendant must answer to the Su
perior Court for bis behavior.
POET'S TORRID WORDS
TO WOMAN SUFFRAGISTS
OAKLAND. Sept. B.— Mary Lambert,
the author of several clever poem: and
books, has undertaken the task of reply
ing to sonif ladies who have been publicly
• xpre&ding their admiration for the gen
t-rally accepted theories of woman suf
frage. Miss Lambert, who is as w< 11
known as any lady in Alameda County
In semi-public life, evidently has n<> pa
tience and much !e=s sympathy with wo
man suffrage, so-called. In her publi hed
statement she says that woman will till
the place sne is competent i" fill and
fitted to till just as surely as man will.
Miss Lambert's vitriolic philippic is »li
rected against the recently published
statement of Mrs. M. L. W. Curtis, a
State leader of the suffrage movement,
and it is the most forceful essay on the
subject ever printed in Alameda County.
"When woman has progressed beyond
the sphere s!i> j i~ In," Bays Miss Lambert,
"a broader .one will come. Let her stay
where she is needed and re.-isr to fritter
her time away on thiiu,"* that need her
not. Is she needed in politics? I think
not. Wiil she better politics? I believe
not. Dear Mrs. Curtis, why don't you
married women who know al! about hand
ling men just coax and wheedle this
precious gift from the dear fellows, just
as v<i coax your sealskins, new bonnets
anil jewels? Hut what of tin- ma: sless
females? Why don't you suffragists take
up this point? It is not ridiculous for a
man t.> do a woman's work, nor woman
a man's when such is necessary. Man
proves himself lit to be the governing
power because he doeß his own work well
an.! because "f the added burden that
woman's incompetency and negligence
puts upon him. "
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Fell Fifteen Feet on His Head.
OAKLAND. Sept. S.— John ( allahan. a
laborer, residing at 722 Second street.
while employed at the coal bunkers of
J. P. Taylor & Co. at the foot of Franklin
street to-day, fill from a ship's beam
head foremost into the hold, his head
landing upon a lump of coal. He had
fallen about fifteen feet, and was ren
dered unconscious. He was carried to the
Receiving Hospital, and it was thought
that his skull was fractured and his neck
broken, but Dr. Dukes found his injuries
to consist of several deep and ugly gashes
on the scalp, for which he was treated.
He was later taken to his home.
HIGH DIVER HARMON
RETURNS TO HIS HOME
Harry Harmon, the world-renowned
high diver, is once more on his native
beatb and greeting old friends. While he
has been away from home he has added
fame to his came as being the most dar
ing swimmer of the world. High bridges
have been "peaches and cream" to Har
mon. He has dived from their heights
turning somersaults and risking his neck
for th>' edification of onlookers or for
\ week ago he startled the residents of
Ft Louis by jumping fr.>m the F.a.ls
bridge, a distance of ninety feet, without
divesting himself of his clothe?. His dive
on that occasion was witnessed by a ear
] iad ••:' passengers, many °i" whom were
nol aware of Harmon's Intention. Ac
cording to accounts the daring Californlan
avoided the bridge watchman and also a
police officer who was detailed to watch
H-irmon and prevent him from endanger
ing his life. Another feat accomplished
by Harmon was to dive off a bridge at
Winona, Minn., a distance of 12S feet from
r .,j| to the water. This is the worlds
record for high diving, and Harmon con
fidently believes that it will never be
eaualed by any one. He has also lumped
from twelve bridges In two weeks' time,
ell of them not less than ninety feet from
In making these dives Mr. Harmon uses
what he calls the "layout" somersault.
};,. poises for a moment on his dizzy
height with bis back to the water, and.
falling off makes a dead drop, and while
in midair makes a complete revolution,
striking the water feet first. He has been
engaged In the dangerous business for the
p a |, Tin... n years without accident.
H-un-on is accompanied to the cit> by
S Forest Seabury. another famous high
diver Both men' are to give exhibitions
at the Chutes, and as their work is of a
sensational character they should be great
The Surplus Funds.
■•What shall the citizens committee do
with the surplus funds lefi in Its hands?"
is the last pertinent question anent the
reception of the California Volunteers.
The committee will have nearly $40,000
after it has settled every bill, and what
to do with this money is a problem more
serious than appears at first glance, it
has been contributed by everybody and
its' expenditure must please everybody,
so' the problem grows as the necessity for
its solution becomes move apparent.
There have been several suggestions,
but they have not so far exceeded the
dignity of suggestions. "The teachers
have use for It," comes from one side,
and "the lights on the City Hall tower
bbo" on the ferry building tower should
be kept up" comes from another. I here
are also a few who have viewed the re
cent celebration with tear-dimmed eyes;
mothers who might have had sons in the
lines of blue and brown; wives woo might
have had husbands; children who might
have had fathers, if only the bullets had
not sped so truly. They might have some
suggestions as to what might be done
with the money. Tt rests with the com
mittee however, and it is certain nothing
will be done about the matter until it is
evident the right thing has been decided
Hibernians to Picnic.
Division No. -. A. o. n.. win give its
thirty-first annual picnic to-day at Har
bor View Park in honor of Admission
day Extensive preparations have been
made by the committee of arrangements
to make this the most elaborate event of
the kind in the history of the order on
this coast. A larger number of gate and
game prizes will be given out than ever
before, all of which are valuable.
LEFT BIG ESTATE TO
WIDOW AND CHILDREN
Will of Late J. P. McCnbs Filed for
Probate — Other Ahmed^ County-
OAKLAND. Sept. S.— The will of J. P.
McCabe. the Contra Costa County
ranch( r. wl died In this city on thi
Instant, « : ■ .
the son. Roy L. Mi Cab< . aho - ■ an •
executor. The estati consists i £ 900 ... res
of land in Contra Cos known as
the "Doros ranch," i an
other half-s« i tion \a
der state oi ■ . am j >- ,
known as th< "Mi I i
at •7000, and sectii n S3, valued at $]
also Oakland realty. J11.4
mortgages, $18,000, : ■ pr ■.•,
. rty about J4000; total about Jll6 i The
will is dated August I. isj»9. and by its
terms one-hall • ■ . ', tn<?
w Idow. Mai •- ■:: n t J. McCabi
half to i
the three children. Ro> !... l:
and i >esmond McCabe.
The will • • . Jweeney who di^d In
this city on August 30 last/was also filed
this aft< moon bj Attorm j B UcFi dden
nho Is named as cxci m r. By the terms
of the wiH dated August 21 lfflfl $125 i«i
bi queal hi d to Rev. I
tor of the Secred Heart parish f Oak
land; JSO ■■:' this toward the erectli n of
a new I 'atholic chun hi
massi s foi her soul I
the Altai Society; 1
O'Neill, 1100; Ellen, i sister, her wearing
. •■■ anl M. Sweeney, a son
$000, and to anothi r s >n, Fohn .1. 'sv.
all the residue ol the estate, valued at
Marie Rose L. Laseomb has petii
for letters on the estate of her husband
Eugene Laseomb, who died August it
last, leaving nal '- 1 -' I
which by the terms of the will,
July is. 1899, is bequeathed to the petition
HAD TO "MOVE ALONG"'
OAKLAND, Sept. B.— Prizefighter Jef
fries' father, together with a band of
M-v.-n evangelists, r;.;i a gains; the .-•
arm of the law In Oak'ani last light,
when Jeffi 5 attempi
gospel within the Br< llmil
Hy:> :■■ called th« halt, when Evangelist
Jeffrii I thai had a permit
from the Mayor, [ta exhibition was de
manded, but Jeffries discovered, -Ju-r
funi! i - stly about bis pocket ;. thajt
it had been mislaid, and so he bad to
"move on." Jeffries remarked, as bis oc
tet moved beyond the fire limits, that he
did not wish fir any trouble-. "Jim doea
mosi of the fighting for this family," he
Bald, "and l am a man if peace. Come,
Is, let us move."
Took Her Clothes and Went.
OAKLAND, Sept. 8.- The doi
troubles of Mr. and Mrs. Al Turner
reached a climax yesterday when the
wife packed her goods and left the borne
provided for her on Per alt a street, near
Fifth. Mr. Turn' r, who is a s< alii g clerk
in the Southern Pacific Company's yards,
Is determined to bring her back. He nas
learned that his wife is in San Franicisco
and went thither himself late this after
noon in s< arch for her. Frii nda fearing
that the Irate husband might do his wife
violence notified the police authorities In
Vote of Thanks to Carnegie.
OAKLAND, Sept. B.— At the meeting of
the Golden Gate Improvement Club last
nltrht a vott- of thanks was extended to
Andrew Carnegie for his offer of $50,000
fnr a library building. Among other mat
ters discu sed was th<> bond proposition,
the Bentlment prevailing that Oakland
should Issue at hast $2,000,000 for improve
ments. The City Council will by re
quested to put San Pablo avenue in bet
Unitarian Church Meeting
OAKLAND. Sept. B.— Next Sunday
afternoon there will be a meeting of the
members of the Unitarian Church to take
action on the resignation of Rev. J. U.
Bunderland. There is no doubt that the
resignation will be accepted. Provision
will be made for the pulpit temporarily
and an effort will be made to have Rev.
B. -Fay Mills preach for a few months.
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Boat Capsized in tne Lake.
OAKLAND, Sept. x. -A party composed
of Miss JoEle Curtis, Misa Maud Good,
Albert Keyes and Charles Blaiteman,
while rowing on Laki Merritt last Mon
day evening, came to grief. Their boat
capsized and the Ladies were rescued by
thoir escorts, who proved themselves
heroes. No one was injured and the mat
ter had been kept a secret until to-day,
when it leaked out.
A WILD RUNAWAY
CAUSED A STAMPEDE
A horse attached to a covered wagon
belonging to John F. Snow & Co. dashed
down Market street yesterday afternoon
and caused a great deal of excitement
and some damage. Len Wiggins, th<
driver, left the horse standing outside a
store on Market Btreet, near Powell. The
horse became frightened and ran down
the main thoroughfare, gaining speed at
every bound. Pedestrians and drivers ol
vehicles were warned by the shouts ol
people on the sidewalk am! managed to
st.tr clear of th-- runaway. At Fourth
and Market street? Officer McNamara
made a valiant attempt to catch the
frightened animal, but it swerved and
continued down the street. When oppo-
Bite the Phelan building the swaying ve
hicle collided with a cart, breaking a hub
and spring. The collision did not In
the runaway, but turned it toward the
show windows of Nolan's shoestore. Th*
sidewalk was crowded at the time and
women and men ran screaming for p
of safety. Fortunately for the owners of
the shoestore the wheels of the vehicle
struck a heavy post at the curb, whirh
stopped its course.
The post was torn from its fastening
by the impact. But for Its presence the
horse would have crashed into the heavy
olateglass windows and done great dam
age and probably killed itself. A horse
attached to a buggy belonging to Mr.
Nolan was struck by the wagon as it
swung toward the sidewalk and brought
to its knees.
ANNUAL RETREAT OF
THE LADIES' SODALITY
The annual retreat of the Ladies bodfil
ity will begin to-morrow at 2:30 p. m. in
the students' chapel of St Ignatius Church
(entrance on Hayes street) and close on
Sunday morning, September 17. It will be
conducted by Rev. Father Caizla. 8. J.
The order of exercises will be as follows:
Morning exercises, in the Gentle
men's Sodality Chapel— 6 o'clock, mass;
6:::0, meditation. i"-"- ■_: .-/■/
, Evening exercises, in the Students
Chapel— 7:3o o'clock. Rosary, Litany of
the Sacred Heart; 7:45 o'clock, instruc
tion; S o'clock, hymn to the Holy
Ghost; meditation; 8:30 o'clock, bene
diction of the blessed sacrament.
Rev Father Culligan will preach to
morrow* at the 10:30 mass, and Rev. Father
Sasia will deliver the sermon in the even
ing after vespers, n
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Allec-ed Illegal Practitioner.
Mrs. K. (1-! Fontaine, a marrmi woman
residing at 1321 Natoma street, died > .-.-
ti relay morning after a brief iMnpss mdi
the care of Mrs. Achard, a midwife, and
the case whs reported to the Coroner.
3t was stated that the midwife ieun-
Edited Itrself as a physician and pro
scribed medicine for the patjenl: Mr:-.
del Fontaine was 26 years old. Coroner
Hill h:-.s reported the matter to the 0 .
lice, II being an offense against .1 .--.tatute
for a i• i .-■ ii not a physician tV> represent
himself as such.
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I iN NEXT SUNDAY'S CALL, |
*■* The Largest Winery in ♦
WON VICTORY IN
Is Now Free.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call.
9 8 Broadway, Sept. 8.
Justice has once more smiled upon Mrs.
Minnie M. Smith, the woman who dared
ite to successful conviction the
arch bunko* r and hypnotist. Arthur Ar
lington. To-day Superior Judge Ellsworth
'1 Mrs. Smith a divorce from Nor
man H. Smith, and the custody of the
minor child, over whom a most bitter
contest had been promised, was also
awarded to the plaintiff.
The divorce suit was riled several
19 ago, shortly after Mr?. Smith
had been robbed by Arlington, and at the
time a picture was published showing the
woman seated in Arlington's lap. The
husband lit came apprised of this rather
compromising incident and hastened West
from his home In Wisconsin to wage a
r legal battle over the divorce and
custody of the child. His threat was
backed by his sudden appearance In Oak
la!:, l one night, and he tarried several
. during which Arlington's trial on a
charge of robbing the wife was in prog-
No Booner had Arlington heen con
victed than Smith quietly returned Bast
and offered no further contest In the di
vorce suit, which was Drought on the
ground of extreme cruelty.
The case came up for trial before Judge
;:;isv. i . and tr< m the testimony
of Mrs. Smith and her sisi r, Mrs. Alice
s. Ibert, the defendant husband was made
out a prince of home tyrants.
"We were married In Duluth, Minn., in
1893," said Mrs. Smith on the witness
stand, "and for a year or so got along
nicely. We had enough to wear and fon.i
to eat, as I bad some money when I mar-
Smith. Later we moved to
Madii in, Wis. My baby was six months
old and the house for several weeks after
i arrived there had no roof and no win
dows in it. J had to beg water from a
a mile away. Then we got a cow
and chickens, i>u t my husband would
spoil the milk so we couldn't use it. and
with the eggs he would bombard the
house. He would cut holes in my cloth
ing so 1 had luit one dress, and finally he
drew a revolver, threatening to kill me
and the child. I fled to a neighbor's houEC
a mile away and tried to get a warrant
for hi • but was persuaded to re
turn to him.
"Lai r I went to live with my "ister at
Los Vi ■ ' - Boon he followed me th< n .
and on the daj before Christmas. isrK.
we had n-i food in the house nor a nickel
to buy any. A cooked dinner was sent
by his mother's cousin, and my husband
poured coal oil over the chicken, so we
couldn't eat it."
Then followed similar acts «>f cruelty
at Bh( IT Santa Monica, and fur
's of taking her life, and finally
the abused woman came to Oakland.
where she filed her suit.
Mrs. Seibert, plaintiffs sister, corrobo
r;.t»d her testimony in many particulars.
lid that Smith would teach his child
to swear while the mother was trying to
teach the baby to say its prayers.
Used His Fist With Effect.
OAKLAND. Sept. B.— William D. l-'helps.
an employe of the Southern Pacific Com
pany, created a Bcene in front of his
976 Cypress street, last night, by
thrashing W. O'Brien and a deputy con
stable named Young. It appears that
(i Brien's milk wagon had brushed
against Phelps' two-year-old child and
thu dairyman had stepped off his wagon.
picking up the child to ascertain if she
was Injured. Phelps rushed out of his
home and delivered to O'Brien several
stunning blows before he had time to ex
plain. Then the deputy constable inter
fered to prevent further trouble when
Phelps sailed Into him, giving him a
sound trouncing. Young proved no match
for Phelps and was unable to arrest him,
bat he will now swear "lit ; i warrant.
May Get Wealth and Title.
OAKI.AXr>, Sept. S.— George H. Vose
Jr.. a member of Company F. N. G. C,
has received a cablegram announcing that
he has been left an English estate valued
at $480,000, and possibly a title, by the
death in England of an earl who was a
blood relation. The cablegram read that
the bequest is payable within seven years.
Mr. Vose ha? written for more specific
details, and is now anxiously awaiting a
DEVOTION TO A MOTHER
CAUSES A GIRL'S DEATH
OAKLAND, Sept. S.— Two weeks of
work in a cannery in her efforts to help
Bupport her mother has resulted in the
untimely death of Mary Silva. the 14-year
old daughter of Mrs. M. Silva. residing at
the corner "r*f Second and Alice streets.
Just two weeks ago the girl, while peeling
fruit at a local cannery, cut one of her
fingers. It w;:s not attended to promptly.
and although Dr. Stratton did everything
in his power to save her lockjaw set in
to-day and the girl passed away thih
SMASHED, ALL RECORDS.
Sensational Pacing by Giles Noyes,
Who Makes New State Mark.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. B.— All Minne
sota pacing records were smashed to-day
at the State Fair grounds races by Giles
Noyes, who won the 2:07 pace for a purse
of $1000. He established a track record
and he went further and paced the three
fastest consecutive heats ever paced over
a State track. The track and State pac
ing record was held by Directly, who last
year at the State Fair paced a mile in
2:07. after which he went East and low
ered the world's pacing record. The time
to-day by quarters was :32%,1:04>4, 126V>.
The last quarter was made in :29, a 1:56
clip, and the last half was made in the
sensational time of 1:01. Results:
'-'"7 pace, best three in five-: purse $1000. of
which $500 went to the winner — Giles Noyes
won in straight heats. Time, 2:061;. 2:'"' l i
2:o7\i. Sally Toler second. Tom Ocden third.
Ananias fourth. No others.
2:IG trot, best three ij five: purse $1000. of
which 1800 went to the winner— Josephine I'i\
won in straight heats. Time. 2:11%, 2:1.V 4 ,
2:12 ! . a. Sarah S second. Aggie Medium third.
Jack D. Porter anil Thomas C also started.
1:36 i>ace, best three in five: purse $1000. of
which ?.'•"• went to the winner (unfinished)—
Dan Patchcn won second and fourth heats
Time, 2:!3>,i, 2:14V 4 . ma King won first and
third heats Time, 2:1214. 2:12%. Tom Dono
van. Waterloo Maid, Mollie O. Dunton Ohso,
Betting Wilkes. Naheol, Ella Range and Cox
swain also started.
The running race was a mile dash, in which
six horses were entered. Melody won. Sun
burst second. Frisco Ben third. Time, 1:47%.
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Services at Holy Cross Church.
There will be forty hours of devotion at
Huly Cross Church to-morrow, commenc
ing at 10:30 o'clock. Gounod's "Messe
Solenelle" will be sung by a double quar
tet and chorus of forty voices. At the
offertory Miss Klla V. McClosky and Miss
LiHie Roeder will render Riga's "O <'or a
Moris.' In the evening Steins musical
vespers will be rendered by the choir,
which is composed of the following sing
ers: Sopranos— Miss Gertrude Frost. Miss
I.illie Roeder. Miss Marie Vinohiurutte
; :..i Mrs. Wand. Altos— Miss Ella V.
McCloslcy, Madame Steffanl, Miss Lillie
Wilson and Miss Lilian Sullivan. Tenors—
rt Morrisey, Fista Boranda, Bert
Mullin and Walter Hay. Bassos— Mr.
Schwertfeger. Harry Smith and Bert
Georges. Organist and director, Harry
To-night at 3 o'clock Dr. David Starr
Jordan will give his lecture on "The En
chanted Mesa of Aeoroa" at the Young
Men' 3 Christian Association, Mason and
Ellis streets. This will close the series
of popular SaiurcUiy night entertainments
at the associations Many of the views to
v n this evening are beautifully
colored and a = Dr. Jordan has person
ally visited that place, which is not a
trip often maile. -his lecture is sure to be
especially interesting and enjoyable. Open
to the Dublic at a small admission lam.