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VOLUME I.XWVU-NO. 30.
BULLER MUST TRY
TO AID LADYSMITH
Bombardment of the Besieging Boers
Becoming Most Deadly and Fever
Rages Among White's Force.
Hiving the Alarm — "The Boers Are Coming."
>XDO\\ Per 30, 5 a. m. — The la:. from (hievelcy camp hint darkly at
imminent. This is interpreted with some misgivings to mean
tempt to relieve Ladysmith. It is reported
I>v '•■ ' ' ed to Ihe north bank of the Tugela, being
er may bar theii They are also moving their laagers n<
intention of putting further pressure on the garrison, which now
Sunday, December 24 (via Pietermaritzburg). — General White has had a
ry damaging recently. On Friday one shell killed six men
killed fourteen horses. Another just missed the Fifth Lan
eral shells have fallen close to General White's
to another point.
• ral Joul • gain m command of the Boers here. The military
autl peai they are vc.y reticent.
moving northward and westward in larpe numbers.
sday, December 26 (by way of Lourenzo Marquez, Thursday. Decem
mandant Snyman rq • • m Molopo: "On Monday morning the
Mafeking r forts" with cannon and. an armored train, and so per
" that tin '■ >n the waHs of the fort Rut we have retained our fort. The
Cbmmai ts from the laager at Alowyns Kop, near Zcorust. that he had an
22, with Kaffirs in the neighborhood of Dcrdorpoort. The Kaf-
I a Strongly fortified ridge and wore well prepared for emergencies. After heavy
the burghers raptured the Kafl ition, losing three killed and five wounded.
L! rw. S>.-In the nbsene.' of
Important new* from the fn.nt.
Winston Churchill* dispatch pivtrijr
his views on the Fltuation. with th<
inslcht acquired by several weeks'
residence in Pretoria li a prisoner
of the Roers. forms tho principal topic of
comment. The terms of peace which he
Fays the Boers are j.ropoplrp to grant
hnve. If Fuch a thins were posslMr.
Ft rent' the fr-c Mnc that Great Brlt
nln niuM ro on until tho Boers are com
pletely vanquished. As to the military
problem. Mr. Churchill's sußßeMion that
England should cither provide an army of
men P!« mobile and expert with the rlfie
as the Boers and flpht thorn after their
own methods, or should place | n the field
an immensely superior force, receives Ron
It must be observed that, one of the
KTeateM difficulties in such a country as
Cape Colony or Natal. Hi provided urth
roads and with only a f-lnple line <>f nr.r
rfiw irnupe railway. Is the provlrlon of i
suppllen. which would militate apainst the
FuccesFful employment of a RTcat arr.iy
puch as he pußßests.
Since fiithtlnjr the battle at Tußela Gen
eral Buller has received reinforcements of
WOO men and eighteen Runs, and the next
move win probably be taken by th.. col
Ladypznith dirpatchee state that the
l^axrlhon can hold cut fix weeks or '.vo
mrrnThs longer, but confinement -tt! thin a 1
i limned space and constant bombardment
; must affect both the health and morale
:of tho troops. Kntorio fever Is InoroaFiiiß.
and enteric fever noxt to cholera is tho
most terrifying r.f diseases. Its mnve
t ments cannot bo foreseen.
Kvery day lonpor that General White's
force Is cooped up must Impair its < ffi
1 cieney. The list of casualties, which is I
j JncreaslnK day by day," ■bows thai the
j Boer Runners havo Improved and havo
, more funs brought to boar on I-adysmlth
! than at any previous period In the slope.
The Tiißela has risen and is still rising,
thus doing the nrst part of General Bul
lers task of clearing the enemy from out
, of Inhawe. on the southern bank of the
river, for him. At the same time it leaves
Buller with a swollen river before him.
There Is pood reason to expect that as
soon a* the Tujjela drops apaln. whether
In thrr-e days or in ten. General Buller will
male- a prcat effort for the relief of Lady,
It is not likely that any early movement
, will take place on Modder River unitss
Klmb«Tlcy's condition should become very
critical, nor can General Gatacre at pres
ent do much, though there is a rumor of
heavy firing heard from Cradock in the
direction of Stromber*.
Mafekinp. unless Colonel Plumer Is able
to come to its aid. must look after Itself '
for ■ while.
An incident that haa caused those who j
' have been accusing the Boers of violating
I the rules of war and humanity to think I
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1899.
differently occurred at the surrender of
Lieutenant Colonel Huiiock and a small
Of snldi'rs after the retirem
the main body nn<i the abandonment of
the puns at the battle of Cotonso. It has
been stated by a munber <>f correspond
hat this party ir.ok rrfuge in a
dr>n»ra. and that the Borrs, havinc cr 0—0(1
the river in Fome force, sent forward
three men with a flac of truce, presum
ably u> demand, their surrender; that the
British soldiers thereupon Bred <>n the
White flafr. killing two nut of three men,
and that the Roer? thereupon cam-- upon
the donpa in considerable force and de
manded thHr surrender.
The position of the men being: absolutely
hop, lors. the Boers COOld easily have
killed .ill had they wished to. If the
British soldiers fired deliberately on the
Raff, and the Boers accepted their
rarreadej without any retaliation for the
a«-t. It slmws th« Boers in a much better
light than has b<-' (i Indicated In in- |
ih< dlspatchea from British sources.
In a later dispatch Mr. «'hurchlli con
firm? this Impression by stating that there
• • no anxiety as to the treatment of
Hrltlnh prisoners by th« Hoers. who arc,
he says, not bloodthirsty, but anxious to
■ervtng of the r» spect of European
nations by a Botrscl »r>Sf i >snm of be
nilei of war.
As to the general eituation. the Mnrninß
Post Fummarlzes it as follows: <f A de
cisive victorj* on the Tupela would put
a different f9.ee on the war. Yet ■with &u>
German Mail Steamer Meets
Disaster on the English
Coast — Believed to Be One
of the Hamburg-Ameri
can Vessels — Lives of
Those Aboard Imperiled.
BpecUl Dtepatdi to Ttar rvtii.
LONDON, Dec. SO.— A large German
mail steamer, believed to be one of
the Hamburg-American liners, has
rone aground during a terrific gale
in Fast Hay, al>out a quarter of a
mile off Punet ; ■ •uthern extrem
Heal ire br»ak ; nX over the ■
and th. lifeboats are unable to reach her.
rtained for the safety of
it : I that the position of the
■ lOUS. Tr.ss and lif
they had the utmost
wing to the >ral<'
Th. signals si w< r-- ..t
fr.-m th. Sandhead lightship.
NEW FORK, Dec. H- examinations of
the -:tiiir.p schedules and she maritime
of either rho
trg-American or Korth Hirman
■ •■ ;< .< pen* *v it is almost
Vllti ;.m.-r of
• n ner\r the spnt
Hamburg "r itr» m- n
. Iha • sitings.
Dispatches for four days back do not
reveal that any liner nf the two companies
has sailed from Hamburg or men out
ward liound. Eliminating the two Ger
man liners from the problem would leave
the Atlantic Transport and the Wilson
lines, bot of whose steamers pass Dun-
Kt-nesp. the former from London, the lat
ter from Hull. Sailing lists show that It
is very unlikely that any vessel of either
line would > >(. in the position indicated.
The unfortunate vessel therefore probably
liolongs to the Mediterranean. Oriental or
South American side of the Hamburg-
#,♦ ♦ ♦ .v -«...-♦-:-»-.;.-»-:.-.»..:_«.. q
000 British troops and L'O.nno colonial troops
in th- field in South Africa General Buli.T
is not strong enough at what circum
stance.* have made the center of the situ
ation. This is the result of Influence or
political considerations, general and loc^l.
other than the supreme one of tho necis
*•»>• of victory."
Th-- Dally Telegraph «.iy*: "We have no
of penetrating the veil which c v
. r.- .ill th<- operations In Northern s
nor .i r ' mt< permitted to know what ie In
the mind of General Buller. There are
rigns, however, 'hat the Hoers ha-. ■
come as nervous at Tupela hs they ur.-
ICag< rsfonteln, which
seems to Indicate the proximity of a big
HEAVY FIRING IN THE
DIRECTION OF STORMBERG
CAPE TOWN, Thursday. Dec. 2S— A
dispatch Cn.m Cradock reports heavy flr
iho direction of Stormberp. It ir<
supposed this is connected with General
attempt to reopen communica
rlth 'ho [ndwe colllerj
LONDON !••■ .:• \ dl patch received
by the War nffiVe dated Cape Town.
Thursday, says th.-re is no chance in the
situation so far as Genet re and
French are concerned.
ARTILLERY FIGHTING IN
VICINITY OF KIMBERLEY
KIMBERLET. Friday. Drr. :2. via Mod
; 7 I.- fore 'lawn to-da\ .i
liment of the mou: |
artillery and light infantry moved out in
a westerly direction. Boer artillery from
Kamperdam opened fire at <itto"s Kopje,
Klmberiey Fort replying with twenty
Th. Uritish force reconnnltered oijtpost."
along the Lasaretta ridge, th<> Boer pa
troli retirine. Having accomplished this
.mi' having discovered Boer reinforce
ments approaching from Wimbledon ridß.-,
Colonel Chamler, with the Royal Artillery,
exchanged ■ dozen shells at soon as thf
Kirns could be limbered tip. Some 500 Boers
d In a heavy fire from their earth
works, the British finally retiring with
the loss of one hor?e.
The movement phowed that the Boers
were still keepinp their Runs In the vicin
ity of Kimberley and are able to sum
mon reinforcements rapidly. It also
FhiiwMi their prone ness to vacate a posi
tion immediately when weaker than the
IN LADYSMITH SIEGE
I :".— A dispatch from Ladysmith,
dated December 22. says: The Ko. rs have
mounted another howitzer op Surprise
inn. replacing the cim captured in the
s.irii'- Of the rifle hricade. While they
watch us nlchtly with a searchlight and
bombard the place daily they also show
no signs of assaulting] the town. They
probably think they can starve us out,
but we have plenty of provisions. Thf>
total casualties since the siege bejjan are
70 men killed and 276 wounded.
SMUGGLED TO BOERS
LONDON, Dec. 30.— The Times has a
dispatch from Lourenzo Marquez dated
ber 18, which Fays:
"The suspicion that the Boer intelli
gence Department is in close, touch with a
foreign consulate in Pretoria is confirmed
l>y the fact that the n« w.s of the appoint
mtit of L"ni Roberts as commander in
chief In South Africa was generally
known In Pretoria <~n December SQ, ii M |i
rectly rcachlnß Pelsgne Hay from the
Transvaal two days later. Suspicion
rests upon a Consul who is notorious fur
his Boer sympathy. There is reason to
believe that Pretoria is kept well Informed
with regard to British military move
"With reference to the rumors of smug
gling contraband It is significant tha, Ma
j ir Erasmus of the Free Stat»> artillery is
Continued (m Second P&k^
FOR CIVIC PROGRESS
Nearly $7,000,000 Readily Voted for
Schools, a Perfect Sewer System
and a Modern Hospital.
Residents in Outlying Districts Burn Red Fire to
Demonstrate Their Joy at the Inauguration
of the New Regime.
NEW* San Francisco's municipal pro-
Rramir.p was up to a certain point
completed yesterday. The voters
have decided that In addition to ■
perfect park and boulevard sys-
tern, the city must als
quate schools, ■ modern <'H\ ,in<i County
Hospital :;:..! S ■ : thai shall
preserve the h< alth of Ita ■
<">m of over L'_'.""i voters who weni I
th,- polls yesterday n I ild be found
who irere opposed I • an] of the three
propositions thai v..:. placed on the bal
lot, it is a gratifying testimony to the
humaneness of th immunlt) that th.
smallesi number of anti-bond votes were
.ainst th.- proposed hospital
The result was surprising even to the
■ ' • pro
gress n was ■ xpected thai not less than
■ r cent of ih<- total vote would be
againsi the bonds, but the retui
that the opponents of < ivi.- advan*
comprise much leas than i per cci I of all
thone whose vote weni to the polls On
that a kicker will always v< •-• his kirk it
can be assumed that the non-progn
In th.-> entire community do not c imjiris.
mire than nt of the voters. The
- of all those who ed to
- for public necessities in thi^ great
city eonld be printed In on.- column of
this paper and soni" of those who w>r>-
Interested in the r'-turns at th<- 1:
trar .- I i regret that such an
• of news is made Impos
The returns of the two ctions
prove that the Judgment of th. campaign
committee was <orr>-i % t. in that it decided
to give special attention to park ■ v - - ■
sions. trustln*; to th< verj cli
sity for those tninjrs voted !'"r I
day to carry them through. < >wine largely
to th.- unpleasant weather tl
PRESIDENT SBARBORO THANKS THE CALL
' *irR NPRFA BBARBOBO, president
* // \\ of the Central Improvement
I If^V Club. Is very gratified at the
" outcome of th( bond lection.
t For the past year be has been an
. earnest advocate for the Improvement
5 of this city and as head of various
> local organizations which have the
1 welfare of San Francisco In view Mr
', Sbarboro has been a tower of
, strensth. His speeches to the citizens
i of this city helped to convince them
, of the urgent need of school houses,
* sewers and other necessary improve
• ments, and his views were taken to
* heart by the voters when they cast
' their ballots yesterday.
• Mayor Phelan has appreciated Mr.
I BbarbOl efforts and it is said will
, appoint him on one of the important
5 commissions. When the vote on the
> bond election was announced last
? evening Mr. Sbarboro made the fol
> lowing: statement to The Call:
I "On behalf of the Central Improve
• ment Club and Civic Associations I
" desire to tender my hearty thanks to
. the citizens of San Francisco for hav
> Ing seconded the efforts of the organl
• zatlon which I have the honor to rep
> resent. The vote of to-day and of
5 Wednesday has raised our city to an
' t era Of prosperity. The first to feel the
* pulse of success will be the enhance
» ment of values In real estate. Cap
, italists will now feel more confident
I and will Invest their money in im
; proving this city with permanent and
; substantial business blocks and mag
* nlticent residences. This will Rive new
5 life to all industries and pTrmanent
■ employment for many years to come
' to our laborers, mechanics and ar
> tisans and many happy homes will
5 prow up all over the city. Our popu
» lit ion will Increase In numbers.
falling off nf nearly S«wi from the vote of
lnst Wednesday, but the vote of y.st.r
dav wa.t not much les« than that 01 the
charter clo< tlon. The decisive vi< I
of this week leave no doubt of the great
of the citizens to propr<ss along
the only lines that ran make San Fran
cisco a'wnrld-r-nownfl city. The whole
souled way In which this has been dem
onstrated will Jilso at one.' materially
rais>' the status of California's mftropnlls
In comparison with other cities. At the
I'aris Exposition the fact will be
generously exploited tlmt Ban Prandsco
has decided to spend $U.o«vi.o.»<'» in improv
ing h»r attractions, perfecting her -sani
tary arrangements and making nor edu
cational facilities complete. Th.se her
alds of a new and progjresslve life in this
city following so r1,.5.-I>- upon the world
wide Interest that has r( ntly centered
in the State University, will of them
selves prove such :* favorable advertiso
men: of this city that permanent results
from this source cannot fielp but follow.
In no district was there any but th«
one sertimrnt— a desire t" K« t out of thr>
n rut of the past and to start out
alonj? a new track that offered almost In
finite possibilities. The election ws
otrnized as a ere.it opportunity to make
a grand record and th<> record was made.
New York Firemen Narrowly Efecape
Death While Fighting a Con
NEW YORK. Dec. -».— The two seven
story bulldinsrs mi Of to OB East Twenty
fnurth street, occupied principally by the
wall-paper factory of William Campbell
Ar Co., were destroyed by fire to-night.
The loss I* fully J.v>o .<**>.
Th.- plant of the New York Hygienic
• mi'.iny. which occupied the base
ment Ol 42.'.. ami that of the Manhattan
Electric Light Company, on the tirst and
■eoond Hoon of th.- same bunding, were
totally destroyed. A large portion of the
East Sidr »r>ts its lights from that com
pany, and because of the fta
into complete darkness. The Campbell
Company employed M persons, who will
be thrown out of work by the fire.
The properties of all three firms are de
stroyed beyond the hope of saving a'dol
lar's worth. The losses are partially cov
ered by insurance.
Three hook and ladder men. Andrew De
VOTE BY DISTRICTS
Sewer **>ilrm. \rw ll i
Kor. Aximt For.
Tnenty-riKtith . .
Twenl >-nlnth ...
! M2l 2.1 j *21
1,040 IMS l.Oir.
I l.irll«-th .'
i.i.to :us i.i.'.t
11 l irt > -«rron(l . . .
I'll i rl>-f lii nl ....
Thirty -fourth . . .
!"»O7 27 MIS
1.17* .11 l,lfM
1,445 r.7 1,471
'I'lilrt > -»i\ t h ....
i.o:ta .-,.-, i.4».!7
i.t«::t .-.:> i.nn
I . «*> 1
'I'll Irt > -if* i-n I h ..
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l.<Mi7 «•«» I
i.r.77 •(«» i
!.!».*. I M
Thirty •■lath ....
I'url I <- f "i
l.4«Mt ST Mia
i. «(•;.-. •:•: I.ttTS
1. 171 v.-i 1,4 M«
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1 . 1 .-.•»
MnJnrltifM . . . '
f Jo. no I '' 20.882
jo.-'..; t >
My no oth^r rity that erer h. M .1
bond ■ '" show such
ova pn portion of pi vot*ra 1 ■
• ■ ■ • r beld Iti
the < it v <ii S;u; I wit 11 the •
tl'>n of that "f . anil it is
tie truth vf-rv far ti
that it wan practically un
Nn long< r will th«
of Bun«rintend< tt of I
wraith and prosperity. The voter*
have indorsed the Indefatigable labors
of Mayor Phelan and Riven a vote of
confidence to the new administration.
"The eternal gratitude of our citi
zens is due The Call and all the press,
which has been unanimous in advo
cating the bond Issue. Please accept
my persona] thanks for the Interest
The Call has taken In the cause I
hospital refer to the fact that tho old
barnltko structure, erected twenty-eight
-tiro entrance-nouse t«> th"
cemetery; no more will ■anltai
formulate reports that the sew
riitions nr.- such that it Is a rr:
s.in Francisco's death rate is nor the
highest In the world: no longer wll
or Phelan he forced to admit that the
schools of this city compare unfavorably
with those of Oakland. Buck unhappy
conditions will n<> longer furri>h arg-.i
mf-nt for pessimists, for alt!
may flaps, before all the pr
decided upon become realities, the
money has been voted for their ■■acquisi
tion, construction and completion." and
c cent can by any subterfuge be di
verted from the purpose for which it was
Among the men upon whom has fallen
much of the hard work of tho campaign in
(lustave Schnee. president of th< Sunny
side Improv*#nent club and secretary of
tho PuMic Improvement! Central fiub of
all civic organizations.
"My pleasure at the overwhelming; sue
■ f the two flections is unboui
s.iid Mr. Bchnee. "The Improvements
; for by the people ar> of enormous
: anil Importance to every individ
ual and could not have |>een acquired in
plan. Joseph Shaughnessy and Joseph
Besslnger, were caught on the sixth floor
of the building and escaped with great
difficulty. All wore severely burned.
Shnußhnessy and HossltiKor wore sent to
Bt>llevue Hospital. Two other hook and
ladder men were caught on one of the.
high window ledges, with the flames roar
ing all around them and the dense smoke
making them almost Imperceptible from
the street. Extension ladders were run
up and firemen brought them down In an
almost unconscious condition. One of
the men. Lee Potter, was very severely
burned and was sent to Bellevue Hospi
Plum for Youne Croker.
NEW YORK. Dec. .-• fin Commis
sioner Scannel to-day promoted Deputy
Chief Edward F. Croker to be chief of the
New York City Fire Department at a sal
ary of MN6 ■ year. The Commissioner to
day received the certified list of the civil
service, showing that Mr. Croker had ■
percentage of 97.30. The new Chief Is a
nephew of Richard Crokcr.
White Gets the Decision.
SIOUX CITY, lowa. Dec. ».— The glove
contest between Tommy White and Dick
Green In the Grand Opera-house here to
. r.icht resulted In a decision for White.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
any other manner. These bonds mean
beauty, health, education and general
prosperity for our city and our people.
This is clear evidence that the dormant
State of affairs which has existed In San
Francisco has beconv* obnoxious to our
citizens and that a greater and more uc
ttv.- city is desired.
. "It also proves that the majority of our
citizens art- pro»;r« s^lve and energetic and
willing to help .11..! encourage <j ur worthy
Mayor, who has s*o ably championed tho
rights and int«r«st» >4 our city and its
Inhabitants. CJreat credit Is also due to
the consolidated and united efforts of th©
various improvement clubs us well us to
1 such citizens as Hon. Frank 11. Gould.
<-'olonel M. 11. Hecht. linn. Irvlnjr M.
Scott. Colonel E. A. Denlcke. A. Sbarboro.
A. S. Baldwin. F. V. Dohrmann. Dr. C
D. Halfleld. Naph. B. lircenjeldcr and
other prominent citizens, who have gladly
, given up their time and sacrificed their
pleasures to jjo out and educate the peo
ple In a plain, businesslike manner.
"Much credit is also duo to The Call,
which has so generously contributed Its
valuable services and assistance, which
I frankly admit were of Inestimable valu-j
In creating the sentiment that culminated
so auspiciously in favor of the is.suancv
of municipal bonds for additional park
area, new schools, a sanitary sewer »>•
tem and a modern hospital.
"This clearly Indicates that this valu
able Journal is ever ready and wllllnjr
to advocate a cause which Is beneficial to
"In conclusion permit me to say that a
new era has dawned upon San Francisco,
and I hop,- and trim that the progressive
element will always* co-operate and keep
In close touch with our public officials,
thereby encouraging them In their efforts
to carry out th- measures 4t great magni
tude Just passed upon by the voters of
San Francisco." .
The success of the bond election hns
been the means of making one man su
premely happy; and this one is Judgo P.
\V, Van Reynegom. The cause of thfl
Judge's Joy lies in thf fact that by perse
verance he accomplished what he started
out to do In IS>2. This was the removal
of the Jewish cemeteries In the Mission
and the converting of the grounds Into a
public park. Single handed and at first
by himself he commenced to agitate, for
the removal of the cemeteries. In this be
was bitterly oppos.d for som»» time, but as
he represented to his opponents the ad
vantages it would be to the people residing
in the vicinity of the cemeteries to havm
them xemoved ho gained converts to his
views and ultimately succeeded. His next
Inception was to have the city purchase
the two blocks of land upon which th«
cemeteries stood and turn them into a
In this the Judge was also opposed, and!
in ord»-r to kill any chances that he might
have In accomplishing his purpose the
"monkey ranch scheme" was sprung. This
had the desired effect for the time being.
But when Mayor i'heian conceived the
panhandle Idea. Judgo Van Reyengom
went to him and laid his idea of the Mis
sion lot.« before him. The Mayor coin
cided with the Judge's views and the
scheme was Included In the Park bond
Issue with the already known results.
As soon as the result of the election was
made public on the Mission road there was
no end of the rejoicing among the mem
bers of the families residing west of Islais
Creek. The election for new school houses
will give to the people in this particular
section a building worthy of the name and
the necessity of the location. The cM
building that has been used for yeani I*
unfit for a cattle vhed. much less a build
ing for the education of children. West of
Castro street was also Jubilant, as that
portion of the city will get a school build
i InK In which their f»' enilflren can be ac
commodated. Instead of a school which Is
now located over a saloon.
The same cheerful salutations were no
ticeable In all of the outside districts, es
pecially the Mission district, where
schools, were few and far between.
Richmond, too. has reason to Join the
ranks of the Jubilant, and In this district
President (Jeorge R. Fletcher of the Point
Lobos Improvement Club was the first to
burn red llchts In front of his residence
| In honor of the victory.
THOMAS DIES FROM THE
EFFECT OF HIS WOUNDS
Woman Who Shot Him Renrrtsted
and Again Released on
MERCED. Doc. 29.— Charles Thomas,
who was Bhot Tuesday afternoon by the"
girl ho had wronged nnd to whom h«»
claimed to i).- married, died shortly after
7 o'clock to-nlKht. His relatives, who
live In Mondamln. lowa, have been no
tified of the awful tragedy nnd asked
what disposition shall be made of the re
Sn,.n after ha - who hart
ball, was nsain nr- arralirn*<l
mltted her tn .. <
nlshed. an<! a at th. t
Thomas was M years of age and a na
tive of lowa. He came to Merced about
four years ago and worked In the local
newspaper ofllces and taught music. On
Tuesday next the Coroner's Jury will i«u
der iv verdict.