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JOHN A. McCALL SUCCUMBS TO WORRY
FOLLOWING INSURANCE EXPOSURES.
Pathetic Ending of
the Financier's
Career.
Sick Man Bravely
Fights for Life
to the Last
Buoyed Up by Hope
of Regaining His
Prestige.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18.— John A. McCall,
until recently president of the New York
Life Insurance Company, died at 5:30
o'clock this afternoon at the Laurel
House in Lakewood. If. J-, whither he
had been taken three weeks ago In the
hope that the change might benefit his
health, which had suffered a breakdown
two months ago. The news of the death
was not given out by the family until
tome time after the end. Then McCall's
eon. John C. McCall. briefly announced:
"The end has come. My father has
passed away."
McCall had been unconscious Eince
about 1 o'clock this morning, except pos
eibly for one brief minute this afternoon,
when his eyes opened and looked into the
face of his wife, who was bending over
him. He smiled and as he did so his
eyes closed again and he remained in
coma until the end.
McCall's physical breakdown occurred
about the close of the Investigation of life
Insurance affairs In this State by the leg
islative committee in December last. The
report of the committee is expected to be
submitted to the Legislature at Albany
early this week. McCall's examination
before the committee was a severe one
and the ordeal he underwent In rehears
ing In detail the affairs of the company
and in divulging the transactions about
which the general public was Ignorant
worried him greatly, it Is said.
SICK MAX WORRIES CONSTANTLY.
McCall was HI in bed at his home in
this city when he affixed his signature to
his letter of resignation from the presi
dency of the New York Life Insurance
Company.
About thre^ weeks ago his condition be
came such that his physicians and his
family deemed It advisable to remove
him to Lakewood. During all this time
McCall worried constantly about his busi
ness affairs. He was compelled first to
mortgage and then to sell his handsome
country place at Long Branch, N. J., in
order, it was paid, to repay to the New
York Life Insurance Company $233,000 on
the Andrew Hamilton account, Hamilton,
the legislative agent of the company, hav
ing made no accounting for ttil* sum.
McCall had promised when the Hamil
ton disclosures first were made to repay
the amount named If by a certain date a
satisfactory statement were not forthcom
ing from Hamilton, who Is now sojourn-
Ing In Paris. The directors of the New
York Life at the time set called upon Mc-
Call for the payment of the money. He
acceded to their demands, paying $53,000
cash and giving his notes for $150,000, the
latter being secured by a mortgage on
his country place, which later he sold
subject to the mortgage. Me/Tall realized
In all something more than $300,000 for the
property, which was said to have cost
him Just double that amount
RELAPSE FOLLOWS A RALLY.
Ten days ago McCall suffered the first
einking spell of his Illness and was very
low for several days. Then he Improved
slightly. One week ago to-day, however,
he suffered a second sinking spell and
grew much worse. His condition became
to low that his life was despaired of.
A priest of the Roman Catholic church,
of which faith McCall was an adherent,
was summoned and the last sacraments
of the church were administered to tl\«
stricken roan.
When all hope had been lost, McCall
puddenly rallied. It was an effort of the
mind and will, however, and not a physi
cal improvement. The attending physi
cians foresaw the approaching end and so
warned his family, who remained with
the sick man from that time to the period
cf dissolution.
McCall's mental effort to shake off
his ailments was the result of the re
port of the Fowler investigating com
mittee, composed of directors of the
New York Life, which made public Its
findings ten days ago. It censured Mc-
Call severely for certain acts of his In
connection with the legislative bureau
established by him, with Andrew Ham
ilton as Its head.
FIGHTS HARD FOR LIFE.
An effort to keep the contents of the
report from the sick man was unsuc
cessful. Learning that the statement
had been filed, he worried so much over
it that It was decided early last week
to Dermit him to see it. The recom
mendations in the report, demanding
ol him . a fuller accounting of the leg
islative work than he had made, are
said to have been a crushing blow to
the company's former president. He
declared to his family and to the inti
mate friends who saw him that he was
determined to get well; that he wanted'
to live to set himself right before the
American people. The strain was too
much, however, and from that time
McCall's decline was rapid.
John A. McCall was born in Albany,
N. V. t on March 2, 1849. He «ntered
the insurance business early in life and
in 18S5 was appointed State Insurance
Commissioner by Orover Cleveland,
\u25a0vrho was then Governor. He relin
quished that position to become comp
troller of the Equitable Life Assurance
Society, which position he held until
he became president of the New York
Life Insurance Company In 1892.
SK.VDS FOR FATHER TAYLOR.
-One of the last persons talked to by
McCall was his old friend and pastor,
Rev. Father M. Taylor of the Church of
the Blessed Sacrament In West Seventy
first street, this city. Father Taylor
\u25a0went to Lakewood yesterday to see Mc-
Call at the latter*s request Bishop
McFaul of the diocese of Trenton ar
rived In Lakewood last evening, but
did not see McCall. who had long been
his friend. This morning- et'7 o'clock
the Bi6hop said mass in the Church of
Our Lady of the Lake at Lakewood,
offering prayers for the recovery of
the stricken man.
The attending- physicians notified the
family at 1 o'clock this afternoon that
the end was close at hand. Mrs. Mc-
Call bad been at the bedside constantly
since last evening. All five children
were summoned., . >/ "
It vras announced that McCall's death
was due to enlargement of the liver
and that the end had been peaceful and
without pain.
Mrs. McCall is now under medical
care. She had become worn out by the
long vigil at the bedside of her hus
band, and when he died she practically
collapsed, although it is believed her
condition will not develop seriously.
The body will be brought to New
York to-morrow morning- and will be
•ent to the McCall residence oil
Seventy-first street The funeral, the
date of which has not been fixed, will
be at the Church of the Blessed Sacra
ment.
McCUKDV TO LEAVE COU.XTRY
Will Sail Despite the Letter of Justice
Rufus W. Peckham.
NEW YORK. Feb. 18. — Richard A.
McCurdy, former president of the Mu
tual Life Insurance Company, has not
changed his plan to sail for Europe on
March 1, according to the best infor
mation obtainable to-day In Morris
town, N. J.. because of the publication
of the letter from Justice Rufus W.
Peckham to the Truesdale investigat
ing committee. In that letter McCurdy is
named as "chief delinquent." and the
Supreme Court Jurist says that it
would be an Inexcusable mistake for
the Mutual company to permit him to
leave this country without the com
mencement of an action against him to
recover the money he owes the com
pany.
McCurdy has made his plans to leave
this country for an indefinite period,
accompanied by Mrs. MnCurdy. A close
friend of the family said to-night that
nothing had occurred', to alter these
plans and that there W-as no reason to
doubt that they would be carried out.
PRISONERS
RUSHED TO
BOISE CITY
Continued From Paere 1, Column 1.
Charles H. Moyer and Charles B. Hay
wood of Denver. The offlcer who went
from here to make the arrest was Deputy
Warden J. C. Mills Jr. of the State peni
tentiary. When he left is not even stated.
For weeks the officers have been absolute
ly non-committal on the entire subject.
They have Intimated from time to time
that they might have something after a
while, but they have taken a ground that
any intimation of what they were work-
Ing on might prejudice the interests of the
Judge, and all has been successfully
guarded.
Judge McPartland, the Plnkerton man
ager at Denver, was here until about a
week ago and then disappeared. Others
known to be working on the case have
been absent from Boise .for weeks. Cap
tain Swain returned to Boise from Spo
kane a few days ago and then disap
peared.
The authorities here refuse absolutely
to give out any Information respecting the
nature of the evidence against President
Moyer and Secretary Haywood of the
Western Federation of Miners or that in
the case of George A. Pettibone, who Is
also being brought here on the same train
from Denver. There are . only two men
here who know the facts, the Governor
and J. W. Hawley, chief counsel for the
prosecution. Both refuse to deny or af
firm the report that Harry Orchard, the
man In custody for the murder of former
Governor Fteunenberg, has made a confes-'
sion. They met every other question in
the same manner. Hawley, however,
states positively, they have evidence suf
ficient to convict all three men.
AXOTHER ARREST MADE.
WALLACE, Idaho. Feb. 18.— Vincent
St. John, president of tho Miners' Union
of Burke, Idaho, according to Sheriff
Angus Sutherland of Shoshone county,
Is now in the county jail at Wallace.
He was arrested this afternoon on a
telegraphic order from Boise. Sheriff
Sutherland drove to Burke, which is
several miles from Wallace, found his
man In bed, arrested him and brought
him to Wallace. St John refuses ,to
say anything: about his arrest or;, the
causes therefor, and the Sheriff is
equally close-mouthed, but It is under
stood that it Is in connection with, the
murder of ex-Governor Steunenbexg at
Caldwell, Idaho.
Bt. John has been voting- under the
name- o£ 'John. W. Vincent and is also
known by that name In his dealings
with the Burke union., He came to the
Coeur d'Alenes directly after the union
troubles In Tellurlde.Colo., a year and
a half ago. He has been employed in
the! Hercules mine at Burke as a com
mon.miner. He Is married, but has no
children. ... .
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•Heping cars,' with . roomy and ' comfortable
berths ; personal attention . from ' courteous : em
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Information Bureau.' CIS" Market 'street. ,' •
THE SANvFRANGISro-CA^^
FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY, WHO IS DEAD.
INSANE SOS
TAKES LIVES
OF PARENTS
Continued from Page 1, Column 7.
at the house until another son, Joseph
Gunter, should arrive from his home In
San Francisco. It has been a common
report of the country that the Gunters
had a large amount of money burled on
tho ranch. It was said this was the rea
son the wounded woman would not re
spond to the surgeon's appeals.'
The insane son is about 40 years old. , He
was sent to a' State hospital about eight
years ago and was discharged after two
years' confinement. The second time he
was committed he gave Sheriff Veale a
hard battle on the way to the Napa in
stitution. At that time the parents
charged that their son had been'"rail
roaded," and so vigorously did they fight
for him that he was discharged.
Six months ago Gunter, who had tried
to marry Rachael Meredith, made violent
threats against his neighbor's family, and
they were afraid of him, though he was
a frequent visitor at the farm house.' The
Gunters were old settlers of Contra Costa
County. The parents were about 66 or 70
years of age. The home is fourteen miles
from Martinez.
BROTHER UNNERVED BY NEWS.
J. Gunter, brother of the murderer,
was seen last night at his residence at
131 Grove street in this city. He was
much unnerved by the news of his broth
er's atrocious crime. He stated that he
had long feared just what had hap
pened. While, telling , his story Gunter
broke down and wept He said:
"I never wanted my brother to leave the
asylum and was much opposed to' his re
turning to the ranch at Clayton. It wae
in 1898 that he was sent to Napa by the
authorities. After be had been in the
institution for six weeks my mother suc
ceeded in getting him out. She thought
it terrible to have her son in an asy
lum. . . .
"After he was discharged from the asy
lum he and my mother came to this
city to live. My mother had a grocery
on FiHmore street In 1903, while my
father and I were on the ranch, my
brother returned. \ His first spell of- In
sanity was supposed to be due to a re
ligious mania, but I firmly 'believe that
it was due to drink. He had periodical
fits of Insanity, these always occurring
when he was drinking. Drink was his
whole trouble. He would never have
been tnaane had he abstained from drink-
Ing. .• \u25a0- ' .
"Three months: after my brother and
mother had returned to the ranch from
this city I was obliged to leave and come
to San Francisco. My brother attempted
to kill me with a shotgun. I saw. that he
Intended killing me and thought it best to
leave. I feared to leave the fdlks alone,
but I thought possibly, he might do better
after I was gone.; Before I left I pleaded
with my mother to have him sent to the
asylum again, but she would not listen to
my argument , : ,
"I worked here for a time for Sanborn &
Vail, but of late I have been doing work
for myself. I have constantly feared that
my insane brother, would do my parents
some harm, but hardly believed he would
commit such a terrible crime. ; I shall go
to Clayton to-morrow morning. I do hope
that my mother will live through this ter
rible thing.". - f
ISLAND OF ST..VmCENT
ROCKED BY EARTHQUAKE)
. KINGSTOWN;; St. Vincent, ;B. W. L,
Friday. Feb.* l6.— The . most severe and
.protracted jshock of; earthquake \u0084:t hat
has been l ; experienced i in % this -island
since 1302 was felt at 1:40 p. ' 'm. r to-day.
Building's of > every ;. description
rocked -.violently, arid people , rushed . to
the ' streets. v; ' So far ' as i has '; been . : ascer
tained, no! serious, damage resulted be
yond the cracking of walls 'here and
elsewhere. A small landslide occurred
at the Cedars, in the ; Windward dis
trict:; -/. :\u25a0\u25a0•/ \u25a0.-:. ,-'\u25a0'. .-" . "" i; - :,;\u25a0 -.- , \u25a0 :- ;
The fable between St. Vincent and
St. Lucia; is broken^' and the.transmiss
ion of messages to the United States
and elsewhere 'is "delayed. -• r
DIVORCE RECORD
ALARMING ONE
In Six Months Nearly 1300
Couples Were Granted De
crees in the Golden State
SAN FRANCISCO LEADS
Every | County in California
With Five Exceptions Con
tributes to the Long Record
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 18. — During the
six months' ending January 1, 1906,
there were granted in the State of
California- 1266 decrees of. divorce.
Every county in the State with the
exception of 'Alpine. Glenn, Mono. Mo
doc and Colusa. contributed to the mat
rimonial \u25a0 clearing-house, :the divorce
court. San Francisco furnished the
largest number of unllappy couples,
475, or more than one-third of the to
tal number of decrees Issued' in the
State. Los Agele3 is next on the list
with 220. In Alameda 95 -couples se
cured separations, and in Sacramento
48 unhappy pairs went to court and
successfully sought-release from irk
some ties. In Santa Clara there were
35 decrees granted and in Fresno 30.
In 901 of the total number of cases
the plaintiffs were wives, only 365 hus
bands finding it necessary to ask the
courts for relief. There were 817 chil
dren, affected by the litigation. 767 of
the total number of couples being with
out children. Of the children affected
only 125 were over the age of 10 years.
This information was compiled pursu
ant to the provisions of a' law passed at
the last Legislature by M. V. Stafford,
Commissioner of the. Bureau of Labor
Statistics. Following is a complete ta- :
ble, showing the record, of each county:
, : ' I £^« 333$ j^argdf!™ Cause for Dlvo^e. .-Mid^nß^ported
„ 111 M 1111 l 1 11 111 I 111 l
Alameda 130.1971 05 | 27 68 741* 20 1 I 241 27 32|' 12 | C 27 30 14 9 51 18 16 101! 73
Amador 11,116 6 14 5 : 1 2 1 ... 2 3 2 1 2! 7
ButU ..".• 17.117 101 2 8 10! 0 1 2 1 ... 4 4j 2 A 2 2 2 11
Calaveras 11,200 7 1 0 7| 1 4 2.... 1 2 l| 21 2.... 5 6
Contra Costa '18,040 0| 4 3 6| 3 3 3 2 1 2 2 3 2 6 2 1 4
Del None 2.4081 2, ... 2 2 2 1 ... 1 1 • 1 1 3
El Dorado S.S#S«: 8| 3 6j 7 1 3 2 2 II ... 3 4 1.... 4 2 2 12
Fresno 37.862| .30! 8 .22 18 11 1 10! 7 11 2 2 4 IP, 8 3 18 3.3 « j IS
Humboldt 27,104 i 15 2 is| 12 1 2| 3 6 8 4 2 61 3 4 7 4 3 1; 15
Inyo 4,377 .1 2 1 3 ; 1 2 [ 3 2 1.... 4
Kern 16,480 13 1 12 11 - 2.... 3 5 4 l| 1 4! 7 1 5 4 4 22
Kings ».S7l 6 4 2 4 1 1 1 3 2 J ... 1 3 2 2 3 1 6
Lake 0,017 3 2 II 2 1 2 1 ... 2 1.. 1 1 1 3
Laesen 4.C11 6 2 3 4 1 1.,.. 4 4 1 2 Ij 2 1 4
Los Angeles 170,208' 220 6S IE2 105 107 8 I 44 71 73 82' 23 ::0 112 18 84 3 137 20 37 26 1146
Madera 6.364| 8 2 1 2 1 1 2 • 2 1 2 1 1
Marln 15,7021 » 4 5 6 8.... 2 3 1 ,1 ... 4 -6 6 2 1 3
Mariposa 4.720 X ... 1, 1.... \u25a0I 1 1 1 3
Mendocino 20,465 3 ... S 3 1 2.... I 1 1 11 1 1 1 2
Merced 0,216 t» 6 3 S 1 .... 3 3 2 lj 2.... 7....| 7 2 4
Monterey '. .19,3801 13 4 9 8 4 1 6 4 2 2 ... 3 8 2 7 4 2: 12
Nara 15,4311 7 4 8 5l 2.... 2 8 1 1 ... 1 5.... 1 3 3 1 7
Nevada 17.780 11 3 X 10'j 1.... 4 5 2 it « 1 1.--. « 3 1 1! . 8
Orange 19.65 X? 13 0 7 7| 4 2 2 3 3 5 ... 5 6 1 4 7 3 2 1 15
Placer 10,786 4 21 2 3' 1 ..!.... 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 4
Pluman 4,657 1 ... If 1 1 1 1 1
Riverside . 17.897 6 2 4 5 J 1 1 2 8 ! ... 4 1< 1 3 3 4
•Sacramento 45,015 48 U 34 38 10.... 14 17 0 8i 1 26 14 7 29 10 6 3 20
San Benlto 0.633 3 2 11 11 2 * »\u25a0• 2.... 1.... 3
Ban Bernardino 27.929 18! 6 ' 13l »| 9 1 2 7 7 2 2 3 7 5. 1| 10 3 4 lj 13
San Diego ..' 35.000 18 4 14 »10 8 0 3 5 4 1 'B ' 10 2 J 13 3 J HI 12
San Francisco 812.782 475 133 342 357 09 19 1251 152 IC3 351 18 134) 103 102 25 3 324 50 5S 43i|23t
San Jca<iuln - ,35.4 M 17 2. 15 11 4 . .21 2 5 8 2 ... 2| 6 S 1.... 6 6 3 2; 17
San Luis 0bi5p0 . . . . . . V '.16.637 .3 1 2 1 2... A 2.... 1 ... 1 2 1 2 II S
San Mate.i \u0084;...... ..f.... 12.004 4 -1 .3 .3,.... 1 -» 1.... 2 ... 3 1....1 3 1 2
Santa Barbara ....'. iV. :...... 18.5W4 9 "2 71 \u25a0 7 2.... , f l "'8 '>* .-.:: it <»* if l , 8< 112
Santa Clara .-. ' -60,246 -35 7 231,25 0 1 -*7 7 16 6! 1 9| 17 6! 2|....| 20" 4 5 6 23
Santa Crux ...., 21,512 13 3 io' 12.... 1 .1 4.4 2!? 4 6 II li.-.-I S 4....! 1 12
Shasta 17,318 14 9 5 9 4 1 3 4 1 61 13 0 hfc 10 "2 2... 10
eierra. .1 V- .^...! :. 4.017 8 1 2 3 1 1 1.... 21l 2.... 1....1 1
BUklyou :.;...:..... 16,002 13 2 11 9 4..-.. 3,2 0 2 1 0 3.. 9 12 19
lolano .'..•24.143 7 6 2-7 1 6.... 1 ... 4 2 1 3 3 1....1 6
"Sonoma. ..< • 38.480 18 ... 11l 13 4 1 2 7 6 3] 1 5 7 4 1.... 10 3 313 1 2 15
Stanislaus 0.550 6 ... <i 6.... 1 .... 1 8 2 4 2 2 1 1 2! 8
Butter "••• 6.SM 4 ... 4 8 1.... 21 1-... ... 4.... 3.... 1 B
Tenama'. ...\.. 10.900 3 1 2 2 1.... 3 ... 2 1 2 1 1
Trinity. 4.381 0 2 4 5 1.... 2 1 3.... ... 3 2 1.. 2 2 11 4
Tuiare 18.375 13 C 7 12 1 .... 3 7 2 1 ... 6 A 5 3 5.... 13
Tuolumne .-.••• 11.166 -.7 '3l 4 6 1..V. 2 3 11112 3 3 3/1|.... 8
Ventura. :....... 14.307 4 2 2 2 2.... 1 3 2 1 1.... 1 1 1 l! 4
Yolo 13.618 ,10 ;.. 10 10...;.... 4 2 3 1 14 3.... 1 1 4 2 2 21110
Tuba .: ••\u25a0• B.«ao| * _— _j _i_i^n SLM^MlfEzi n:_£ I 1 • ]! 2 -"- 1 l \\ 3
Totals.. ..1.485.053 1266| 3(55 001 | 801.820 46| 310 404 404 148 i( 73 340 634 i 205 j SS S\\ 767( 187| 187 125![817
There were no divorces granted In Alpine. Coluea. Glen. Modoc and Mono counties during the last six months.
BRUTAL MURDER
OF REDDING MAN
Special Dispatch to The Call.
REDDING, Feb. 18.— With his head
nearly severed from his body, and six hor
rible cuts and gashes in the back of his
head and shoulders, "Asa Bland, a bar
tender for Joseph Hoefer in the Old Miller
saloon at Keswick, was fqund murdered
this morning behind the bar, where he
had fallen under the blows of the. cleaver
or ax used by the murderer. The motive
for the murder Is believed to be revenge
and a woman is thought to be at the bot
tom of the case. •
As far as : is known three men were
Bland'o companions In the saloon until
past midnight last' night. Possibly but
ona person other than themselves knows
who they. were. That person Is a woman,
Mrs. Saum, who conducts a bakery near
by. She went to the "saloon about mid
night for some beer.^ She, is now. in Jail,
being held as a' witness."' -
-A bunch of hair, evidently the murder
er's, was found clutched in the 'dead
man's hands. District Attorney Dozier,
who has been working" on the case all
day, has a theory. He suspects a man.
The developments : to-morrow wlir be
startling. On Blahd'a person was found
two sacks full of coin, which he had
taken from the till in the counter to put
in the safe. The body, was ; brought <to
Redding to-night An? arrest .undoubtedly
will be made to-morrow.
TOSS TRAVELERS
ABOUT DECKS
..'"ASTORIA,-; Feb.', lS.irf After, making four
attempt e r tho passenger steamship Colum
bia.: from Sari FranclBCo to Portland, suof
ceeded .in crossing « over ' the , Columbia
River, bar this mornlnjr:' and -] made^ port.
The bar was smashing. badly and the pas
sengers were thrown about promiscuously,
and with considerable f force.; the
crest of the ' bar; was ' reached 'and jyhll c
the" passengers .were at -breakfast;, every-"
body v was thrown to 1 the saloon . floor, in a
mas 3* of . debris -from the : tables. A Ger-;
man tourist evaded " the Vorder •to remain 1
in'the cabin and v.whl|e;On> the 'deck'. was
caught in a heavy, sea and swept against
the railing. He was ho, badly bruised that
he was • put to ; bed .till • the -vessel ' reached
Astoria. , There" was fortunately no; seri
ous damage done. > " T v :^;7
i, BADLY. INJURED BY- STREET ' CAR.— A
man whose •: ldt nUty. . could ; . not" be - ascertained
was taken to'tho s Harbor Emergency Hospital
last nights badly ; injured *as'\u25a0 a* result » of being
knocked : down 1 by;, a i westbound • Mission-street
car at Fourth street. : He \ suffered a 1a 1 fracture
of the skull'and his condition *is precarious. w>
OCEAN GIVES
UP ITS RICHES
Gold and Silver Melted Into
Solid Lump Is Found on
Beach Near Newport, Or.
FIND WORTH HUNDKEDS
3letal Is Believed to Be Part
of Cargo of a Vessel Sunk
Years Ago Off the Coast
Special Dispatch to The Call.
ALBANY., " Or v Feb. IS.— A large piece
of silver bullion' washed up on, the. coast
!at Newport, Oregon, has .set agog the
imagination of the denizens of. that storm
j swept neighborhood, and the days of
Spanish galleons laden with wealth and
! the ocean piracies primitive America
are recalled. J. G. Crawford, the Albany
photographer and scientist, is the discov
erer of the wealth disgorged by the ocean.
While searching for rare specimens of
animal, and mineral life that are to be
found on the Oregon coast during the
winter month 3 Crawford ran across a
large piece of mixed silver and gold, sym
metrically shaped as if the two metal:
had been melted and run tog-ether in a
vessel of some kind. Speculation as to
the source of the rare find was Imme
diately rife, but that it came from the
depths of the ocean is the only certain in
formation obtainable.
The fact that the two met
als are melted together as if
they had been thrown into a crucible
would indicate that it is not from some
of the wrecks of wealth-laden ships of
recent days. Few miners of to-day would
run their gold and silver together in a
single vessel. An old miner estimated
that the find is worth several hundred :
dollars. Crawford will have It assayed, i
ESCAPE DEATH
BY A MIRACLE
Special Dispatch to The Call.
, SAN BERNARDINO. Feb. 18.—Passen
gers on. the westbound Santa Fe Limited
will never -be nearer death and escape it
than they were to-day wnen the train
was wrecked near Victorville and not a
person injured. The train was behind
time and was running at the rate of
nearly fifty miles per hour when, in
rounding a sharp curve, something under
the tender gave way and derailed It, the
baggage, mall, combination cars and two
sleepers also leaving the track. The
cause of the accident was the moving of
a strip of track on tho curve under the
tremendous strain.
At that point there is a deep gully along
side the track, and had the train left the
track, there the cars would' have been
piled in a heap at the bottom of a ravine.
As it was the engineer did not know the
train behind him was off the track until
he had ' rounded . the . curve. When the
train j stopped . the derailed cars ' were on
a solid ground nearly, level with the
track.: The wrecking crew from this city
cleared the wreck in three hours.
TAKES THE FIGHT
OUT OF "PUG"
REDDING. Feb. 18.— A local pugilist
known as "Kid", Gallagher walked into a
California Btreet saloon conducted by
/•Jack". -Tighe this afternoon. ; walked up
to the bar, behind which Tighe stood, told
the proprietor he intended to kill him and
made a move to, draw a revolver in an ef
fort; to carry but hls'declared intention.
Tighe | pulled his own revolver from \be
neath the bar and covered Gallagher with
the weapon. ' The latter let go of his own
weapon and suddenly attacked Tighe with
a^vwhisky; bottle and umbrella, nearly
braining the^ saloon" man. • ,Tlghe took a
shot at his antagonist, but missed him,
and :\ then grappled ,wlth; him." ,H, He 'gave
Gallagher, a severe beating, ' using the butt
of his "revolver, . before the "pug" - broke
away and fled. Officers are searching f,or
Gallagher.; .: .; ; .
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 18— General Kufo
patkin and ' General BaUanoff commanders re
spectively . of ' the First •' and .Third ' Manehur lan
armies have been recalled.
: i BREAKS COLLARBONE ON SIDEWALK.— :
James -Jones of 1023 Market - stret t, \u25a0 slipped on
a wot sidewalk in front of Pragers store and
fractured his collarbone.- He was attended at
the Central, Emergency" Hospital. ;-
He rejects air rewards "who refuses
moral responsibility.
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MANY SECTIONS
GET DRENCHING
Heavy Rainfall Reported
From Redding, Napa. San
Jose, Lodi and Sacramento
BIG STOKM IX SHASTA
Employes of the Western Pa
cific Forced to Lay Off
Because of the Downpour
Special Dispatch to The Call.
REDDING, Feb. 18— One of the heavi
est storms of.the season raged here last
night and to-day. Creeks rose bank high.
From all sections of the country come re
ports that the streams are higher than
they have been at any time this season.
The road between Redding and Ingot, the
site of the Great Western smelter, was
covered In places two feet deep to-day by
the overflowing of Cow Creek. The rain
was particularly heavy In Eastern Shas
ta. This evening the sky cleared and all
evidence of the storm, so far as overhead
is concerned, has vanished.
SACRAMENTO, Feb. IS.— Half an inch,
of rairi fell In the twelve hours ended at/
5 o'clock this evening. This makes the
total for the season 10.23 as compared
with 14.57 last year, the normal being
13.42. This rain is welcomed by farmers,
though they could get along very well if
not another drop should fall this year.
LODI, Feb. 18.— Rain fell steadily all
day and over an Inch has been recorded
for the storm. The rain is still falling
and will probably continue all night.
Four grading crews working on - the
Western Pacific, near Lodi, will be laid
off for some time on account of the rain.
The soil here is of a heavy nature and
requires several days to dry out after a
shower.
SAN JOSE, Feb. IS.— Rain has been fall
ing here for the last sixteen hours in an
almost steady downpour. The precipita
tion is nearly an inch. Indications are
that the storm will continue for the rest
of the night.
NAPA. Dec. IS.— The rain , fell heavily
in Napa to-day and is falling this even
ing. The rainfall for the twenty-four
hours ud to 5 o'clock this afternoon
amounted to .S2 of an Inch. The rain is
proving of great benefit to the lands In
Napa County. The feed on pasture land,
which has been backward In some places,
has been given a fresh start. The total
rainfall I for this season to date amounts
to 14.39 inches, against 21.93 inches at a
corresponding date last year.
. Dn. PIKUCE'S REMEDIES.
They Stand Alone.
Standing oat in bold relief, all alone,
and as. a conspicuous example of open,
frank and honest dealing with the sick
and - afflicted, are Dr. Pierces Favorite
Prescription for weak, over-forked, de-
bilitated, nervous, "run-down," pain-
racked women, and Dr. Pierces Golden
Medical Discover/, the famous remedy
for weak stomach, indigestion, or dys-
pepsia, torpid liver, or biliousness, all
catarrhal affections whether, of the
stomach, bowels, kidneys, bladder, nasal
passages, throat, bronchia, or other mn-
coud passages, also as an effective remedy
for all diseases arising from thin, watery
or impnre blood, as scrofulous and skin
affections. ,
Each; bottle of the above medicines
bears upon Its wrapper a badge of hon-
esty in the full list of -Ingredients com-
posing it— printed fjv plain EnqlUh.
This frank and open publicity places
theso medicines in a data all by them-
selvca, and is the best guaranty of their
merits. They cannot be classed as patent
nor. secret medicines for they are neither
— being of krunen enrnposiUon.
r "Dr. Pierce feels that he can afford to
take the afflicted Into his full confidence
and lay all tho- ingredient* of his medi-
cines freely before them because these
lngrodlenta arc such as are endorsed and
most strongly praised by- scores of the
most eminent medical writers as cures
for, the: diseases for which thew medi-
cines are recommended. Therefore, the
afflicted do not .have to rely alone upon
Dr. , Pierces recommendation as to the
curative value of his medicines for cer-
tain easily recognized disease*.
.A glanco at t the " printed formula on
each bottle will show that no alcohol and
no harmful orhablt-forming drugs enter
into Dr. Pierces medicines, they belni?
wholly; compounded of glyceric extracts
of i the roots. of native,* American forest
plants. These are 'best and safest for
the cure of most lingering, chronic dis-
eases. Dr. R. V. Pierce can be consulted
free, by ; addressipg \u25a0- him , -at . Buffalo,
N. ; Y.. and \u25a0 all communications are re-
garded as sacredly confidential.
; .'lt Is as easy to .bo well . as Hl— and
much more comfortable. Constipation is
the cause of many forms of illness. Dr.
Pierces Pleasant Pellets cure constipa-
tion. They are tinvv sugar-coated gran-
ules. Qne little "Pellet "ls a gentle laxa-
tive, two a mild cathartic All dealers in
n>ttriirrtn«« tell them.
ADVERTISEMENTS.
m^ • .
Dividends
In our Sa'vlnss Department •
are payable In January and
July.
On Ordlnarr Deposit*— At
the rate of 3% per cent per
annum.
On Term Depoalta— At tne
rate of 3 8-10 per cent per
annum.
FREE OF TAXES
CALIFORNIA
Safe Deposit &Trast
Company
California and Mon tgom*rj ' Sts.
SAX FRANCISCO. CALIFORNIA
NOW IS
YOURCHANCE
To Bring Your Friends
or Relatives From ....
Throusb Rates to California From
QUEENSTOWN. ...$71.50
LIVERPOOL 71.50
LONDON 74.50
GLASGOW 74.50
DUBLIN 74.50
COPENHAGEN.... 75.25
GOTHENBURG.... 75.25
HAMBURG 79.25
LIBAU 81.25
Proportionate low rates from all
other points by the Old Reliable
Cunard Line. SAFETY. SPEED and
CO3IFORT crossing: - the Atlantic
These rates good only for limited
time. Purchase tickets at once. If
you can't call, send the money and
we will furnish you with the tickets,
fcj. F. BOOTH. *
Gen. Agt U. P. R. R. Co-
Cunard S. 8. Co.,
1 Montgomery St.,
San Francisco.
California
RAZOR
DOCTOR.
I have in my - employ \u25a0— the
best RAZOR SPECIALIST
on the coast. Sick or disabled
razors doctored and restored
to first-class condition for a
trifling fee. '
All broken Razor handles re-
placed for the small sum of
25c
Razors honed 25c
Razors ground 25c
Scissors ground and sur-
geons' instruments sharpened
by my cutlery specialist. \
THAT MAM PITTS
F. W. PITTS. The Stationer, I
iooS MARKET STREET,
San Francisco.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Of Parcel of Bonds Issued Pursuant
to the "San Francisco Seawall Act,"
Approved March 20, 1903.
NOTICE IS JIEItEBY GIVEN th«t th« un-
dersigned, Truman Ileevea, as th« Staf* Treas-
urer of ' tha State of California, will on
THURSDAY, the Bth day ot MAiICH. 19O«. at
the hour of 2 o'clock p. m. of that day. at th*
office of the Stata Treasurer. In th» State
Capitol building at Sacramento. California, sell
at public auction, to the highest bidder, for
cash, and in one parcel, two hundred and fifty
C.'OO) bonds, being numbers one to two hundred
and fifty, both Inclusive, executed under and
pursuant to that certain Act of the Legislature
of the State of California, entitled: "An Act
to provide for the Issuance and sale of Staf>
bonds to create a fund for the construction by
the Hoard of State Harbor Commissioners of a
seawall and appurtenances in the city and
county ot San Francisco; ta create & alniclnv
fund for the payment of said bonds, and pro-
tiding for the submission of thN Act to a vote
of the people." approved March 20, 1003. and
known, cited and designated as the "Ban Fran.
Cisco Seawall Act." each of said bonds bearing
date January 2. A. D. 11X33, and made payable
o« the 2nd day of January. 1924 A. V.. and eacl»
of said bonds being (or tho sum of on* thou-
sand dollars and bearing Interest at the rate of
four per cent per annum.
The undersigned ia required by said act to re-
ject any and all bids for said parcel of bonds
which shall be below the par value of said
bonds so offered for sale; and. likewise, ha* the
right, by puulic announcement at the place and
time fixed tor the said sale as aforesaid, to con- -
tlnuf such sal* to such time and place as ha
may select.
Dated January 20. 1906.
TRUMAN' REEVES. v
As State Treasurer of the State of California.
WAHA IRRIGATION SYSTEM.
LEWI3TON. Idaho. Teb. 1 1300.
Sealed proposals wtll be received at the ottcs
of the Waha-LewUton Land and Water Com-
pany, at Lewiston, Idaho, uatil 3 p. m.. Feb-
ruary 28. 1906. for the construction of 14 ni'«*
of Flood water. Catchment Ditch. 4 mile* o:
Main Supply Ditch and 2 Storage Reservoirs,
situated on Craig Mountain, Xes l-srctr Count/
Idaho. *
This work involves the handUnr of som»
310.000 cubic yards of earth. 2a£oOO cablo
yards of rock and construction of about IS 000
cublo yards of con ere t» and other masonry
and about 4000 lineal feet of tunnels.
certified check, or a Trust Company*
Proposal Bond, for a sum equal to 5 per cent
of the amount of the bid must accompany each
bid. and the successful bidder win be required
to enter into a contract at once and furnish
satisfactory bond In the sum equal to 40 per
cent of the amount of the contract as a guar-
antee of the proper execution of the contract
within the time, aceclSed. • -
_ "P* c° m P*ny reserves the right to reject any
*and all bids.
• Bid* will be received (1) for th» construction
of the ditches. (2) the reservoirs and (3) the
tunnels, or for the entire work.'
Plans and specification!) are on file at the
office of the company at Lewiston. Idaho.
t Additional Information furnished upon ap-
plication.
WAT.TER H. CRAVES. Engineer.
WEEKLY CALL, SI PER YEAR'
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