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The California Club Will Not
Clinch With (he Chief.
Hie Mitchell- La Blanche Fight Postpone!
Cruise of the San Francisco Yacht
Club — Bicycle Notes.
There was quite a sprinkling of pugilists
at the California Club last evening. The
Directors held a meeting, and the concourse
of sports waited anxiously at least two
hours for the result of the convention.
At the request of Young Mitchell and
George la Blanche, the contestants who
were to have fought for a purse of $3000 on
Friday evening next, the Directors post-
ned the fistic exhibition until such time
as the pugilists become satisfied that they
can have a little fistic menu without inter
ference of the powers that be. Another
meeting of the direct-rate will be held next
It is probable that few boxers will be got
among the small army of pugilists who will
be engaged to box on Friday evening next,
as it is quietly rumored that the club in
tends to make a test case.
The Directors of the Olympic Club met
last evening in executive session. The Sec
retary stated that nothing transpired that
would interest the public.
The games of the Olympic Club have not
been postponed. They will take place on
July 4th at the Olympic Athletic Grounds,
tin "the programme figure four open events
for i tubs representing the I*. C. A. A. A.
Entries will close Jnne2Bth.
Captain Jordan has returned from the
country, and reports the weather as being
very warm in the vicinity of Bolinas. Vic
tor liifferstein is training daily with a
view to being able to lower the world's
long distance jumping record July 4th.
it is said that pending the present dis
till bed condition of the boxing organiza
tions the Occidental Club will dispense
-with the services of some of its employes,
who are now drawing monthly salaries.
The club will meet Wednesday afternoon
to devise some means of enjoyment for its
members in lieu of the proposed boxing
. test between Murphy and Akers, which
was ited for next Friday. As there are
some very clever wrestlers among the mem
bers a contest will probably be arranged.
A VOICE Fl'OM OREGON.
The Portland Oregouiaii expresses its
views on slogging in this wise:
Governor Waterman ol California has at last
awakened to the tact (bat the "so-called sclen
tilic contests nelwa-en so-called scientific ath
letes" which have disgraced that state and de
moralized the city ot ban Francisco iv months
past aie • at thing more or less than prize-tight?,
in (apposition to decency and Hit* a***od order or
society." His Excellency further advi-e* the
State Attorney- tie al thai these di**gracetul
**xhililiiuu*a he no longer permitted lo defame
and degrade the Stale. Since it has taken the
. Governor Ot California so long to find out what
Has ueeti gtossly apparent to the world at large lor
Droning, It tu.y be wondered that Ire found II out
at all. II tin- stale ot California can prevent mesa
hi iat.il exhibitions Unit have taken i-lace In the
name ol science (a matter that does not admit of
a aioutl), It fhouid have done so long ago. A
commonwealth cau 111 afiord to recognize prlze
i.-htuig as among its Industries, yet California
has practically dove so through permitting men
who en gate lv it as a vocation to neat each other
senseless iv the presence ad coarse »ud vulgar
crowds who have paid an admission fee in ord r
to view Hie bloody sight. Both Oregon and
WaslnuKton liave laws -ufticieut, If vigilantly
enforced, to ri event exhibitions of ibis sen,
driven lroui California, from coming north, and
it may be imped that public s**iiiTmenl will. If
occasion requites, Insist mat lights between hu
man bull-dogs be not permitted lv this pari ol
11. 11. Smith, captain of the Columbia
Ih.at Club of Oakland, has given up the
iriea of taking a crew to Victoria, British
Columbia, to compete for the cup which
will bo raced for on Dominion day. The
captain is of the opinion that his men would
not be in fit condition to compete success
fully with the Victorians.
The defeat of O'Connor by Stansbury on
the Paramatta River yesterday did not sur
prise the Australians of this city. Peter
Jackson was confident that the Australian
woulal win and backed his opinion quite
freely to the extent of several small wagers.
lleport says the Canadians, especially the
sporting men of Toronto, lost heavily on
the result. Kemp will probably be the
next man who will tae-le.-taiisbury tor the
championship, l'eaterday's race was not
fur the championship.
Fred B. Chandler of the ..an Francisco
Yacht Club has issued the following orders :
on Thursday evening, July 3d. the members
ol the San Francisco Yacht Club will assemble
at the club house, _ ausaitto. for jinks aud a gen
eral good time, including music, dancing and
LiewoiKs, together Willi other attractions.
Friday morning, July 4th, the yachts will start
from me club-house lor Mare Island. The first
tun will be Bred at 9 o'oioa, fioin the Hag-amp,
and me starting gun ten minutes later.
'More cut ring Mare Island Straits yachts In
advance will haul to aud await the remainder of
the licet — ail salting iv together. Yachts will
anchor on the Mate Island side, in front or
above the derrick, and will immediately diess
On I tie morning of Saturday, July sth, at
0 o'clock, the cuunnauders ol yachts will report
on hoard the flagship and receive orders for a
cruise to Martinez and Sulsun.
Sunday morning, July 6tb, a start will be
made upon me usual signal, aud the yachts beat
down to -ausalito.
A resident of Los Angeles says: "Our
• fleet of yachts this summer will be In
creased by the addition of the .Nellie, which
was purchased at the Mervyn Donahue ex
ecutor's sale iv San Francisco by Mr. Wal
lace of Los Angeles. She has already sailed
for her future anchorage at Shu Pablo.
The Nellie was sold for S3OOO. This is a
very insignificant price for so large aud fine
a yacht. She cost something like SI -,000
when Colonel Donahue bought her, and she
has one of the most richly furnished cabins
ol any boat ou the Coast, and withal has a
record as one of the fastest sailors of the
San Francisco yacht fleet.
" Air. Lacey will have a new yacht this
season. It has just been built at San
Diego, and those who have seen the craft
.say that she is a beauty and displays Hues
which indicate that she will be a flyer. The
addition of these yachts to those we have
itlieady will give Los Angeles a formid
able fleet, 'the Aggie, La Pal-ma, the
Rambler and other fast-sailing yachts,
with the Nellie and the Lacey boat, give the
fleet a prestige and the season brilliant
LA BLANCHE AND MITCHELL.
La Blanche and Mitchell are at home and
can be found at their respective rendezvous.
Both of the pugilists were in splendid con
dition when they received orders to quit
The first annual regatta of the Duluth
- Superior Legatta Association will be held
on Monday, July 21st, and will continue
daily until July _Gth. The entrance is free
to both the professional and amateur races.
The prizes lor the former will he: Quarter
. mile dash, single sculls, $400, $200, $100;
• two miles, with turn, double sculls, SluOO,
855P, $-50; three mites, with turn, single
sculls, SHOO, £800, $400; three miles, with
turn, four oared, $12.0, SOCIO, 5300.
Oau Leahy, who held the championship
of this Coast some years ago for single
scull racing, is practicing daily and will be
a likely contestant on July 4lh. The re
gatta promises to be a great success.
The following extracts are taken fiom
the article on "Racing," written by It. A.
Smythe for the "Division Road-book":
The first, so-called, championship race, at one
mile, was contested in the old Mechanics' I'avtl
lou in December, 187-, and was won by K. _>.
Woodman in Hie time announced of 4 minutes
and 68 seconds. On the same day the live mile
championship was won by Fitzgerald. » tbtee
days' lace held In November of me same year
was won by H. C. l'_gers, __ T. Men ill second.
and A. A. 1-emiell thud. Ihe track was six laps
to the mile and Having an incline toward Mis
sion street was unsafe. The machines ridden
were heavy atlalrs with plain bearings and
short, straight handles— far removed lioin the
Irgm, gracetul, easy-running wheels of to-day.
li was nut considered necessary to have elabor
ate laetng-iigs, and tradition says that Kuwlu
-tuliig, who, as a racer, legislator, road liter
and general celebrity, Is kuowu to many riders
throughout the Stale, slopped In the middle of
the live mile eli.-itui lonshtp, to roll up his trous
ers, as they were continually geltlng caught in
The California Division was organized on Feb
luary 18, 1880, and Chief Consul Hubert M.
Welch appointed as the Itaclue Hoard F. A.
Cook (Chairman*, O. F. Griffin and ,1. I*. Church
ill. Th- Cisl Stale meet was held in San an-
Cisco on September 9th, and at the Bay District
Track on that day was contested the tint ofllclal
State rhgini loushlp lace, and Inaugurated what
have since beeu recognized, by all authorities,
as the cycle championships of the State. The
meeting provided excellent, sport, but no new
reeoids were made, 'the first year the champ
ionships, although representative, were not
exciting. The second year, however; some ex
cellent sport was baa-
In the spring of 1888, through the efforts of C.
C. Moore, a ciaud apiat t* i -mile track was built at
Stockton. The lace was excellent, the shape
nearly perfect and the size all that could be
. desired. 11 remained lor Ihe annual meeting of
that year to furnish the sensational races of the
Although many successful meetings were held
in I *-,-■'.! the list of championships Is a small one.
'J ins hi explained by the fact that several meet
ings were arranged at short notice, and tbe time
wan not -ufiicleut la which to give the oue
I month's notice of the assignment of a champion
ship as required by the rules.
_"•;._. for Alaska.
Mail for Firate Cove, bauak, Unga and
-ether points in the vicinity of the Cbouraa-
Civ Islands, Alaska, will be forwarded per
schooner Czar if left at the office of the Mc-
Collaiu Fishing and Trading Company. 203
Front street, by or before Saturday, the
How b Wire Interrupted « Husband's
For some time there has been trouble
among the McMahon family at 803 Sansome
street. The reason is the husband and
wife cannot get along. During the last few
months they have had each other arrested
on various charges, but each managed to
escape on fines.
About a month ago Mr. McMahon In the
dead ol night quarreled with his wife, and
she being strong and muscular soon put
him to flight. Be managed to escape from
his home in his night-clothes by sliding
down a sixteen-foot pillar from a two-story
window. After that he left her house.
Shortly after she found out where he was
rooming, and called on him one Sunday
afternoon. McMahon was taking at the
time a 'Sunday afternoon siesta. Bis
thoughts, however, were recalled to this
mundane sphere by receiving the contents
of a pitcher in the face, thrown at hi in by
his wife, Be had her arrested for battery,
but she escaped through the leniency of
A divorce suit was then brought, and
pending the determination of the suit she
was awarded alimony and custody of the
children. About a week ago he offered her
a part of the alimony, but she refused it
and asked for an order of the court to have
him punished lor contempt.
East eight she went to the place where
he was stopping in order to serve a citation.
The result was a row. Mrs. McMahon was
arrested by Officer Morgan fur disturbing
the peace. After being locked up she raved
and tore up and down her cell until she be
came exhausted. She claims that she was
arrested in order to bolster up her hus
baud's stale of the divorce case.
Mr-. McMahon, while in her cell, wanted
the officers to go to her house and bring to
her all her children in order to have com
pany during her incarceration.
MANY UNIONS MEET.
Brewers Will Create a Co-Opera
tive Labor Fund.
Affairs in the Holders' Strike Remain Un
changed - Pattern - Hakers Will Try
the Fight-Hour System.
Two first-class Eastern molders arrived
at the Kisdon Iron Works yesterday, and
one of them was sent to the Union, for he i
was not needed. The Fulton people claim
that a union man named Flinker has gone
to work for them. President Valentine
says that Fliuker was suspended from the
union some months ago for non-payment of
Grand Ball -or Strikers.
The trades unions committee to arrange a
grand ball for the molders' benefit was in
session last night at __4 Howard street with
U. A. Lewis in the chair. It was decided
to give the ball at the Mechanics' Pavilion
on July 10th, and to issue 20,0-0 tickets at
50 cents each. The Musicians' Union was
requested to furnish the music. The fol
lowing committees were appointed:
On I'rlniiDg— J. M. Crowley. J. K. Phillips, J.
L. Wettz, W. J. Coleman, li. W. Sweeney.
On Arraut-eineuls— J. Tail. J. T. Condon, Will
lam Hell, J. Uulnee, W. Gtlleu, C. J. J. Schmidt,
W. J. Coleman, W. Campbell, W. Tanant, M.
> louagliau, U. A. Lewis and J. W. Sweeney.
"Alter adjournment the Committee ot Ar
rangements met aud elected J. 1). Condon
Chairman, J. W. Sweeney Secretary, and
U. A. Lewis Treasurer. It was decided to
advertise in all the San Francisco dailies
inviting all of the unions to send delegates
to the next meeting, which will occur on
l:<atnil Shoe l'la*rkn' Association.
. The Ketail Shoe Clems' Association met
last night at B'ual B'titli Hall, President
Ahem in the chair. The special committee
appointed at the last meeting to call
upon the Federation of Trades reported
that the federation was ready to accept the
Detail Shoe Clerks as a branch of their or
ganization. Messrs. Husselland Farren were
elected delegates to the Council of Feder
ated Trades. A resolution was received
from the Iroquois Club pledging their sup
port and indorsing the clerks' movement
for shorter hours. The Secretary was re
uuested to write to the Dry-goods Men's
Association and invite them to send repre
sentatives to the shoe clerks' meetings.
_Sr_w*ri** I*_f*cuti.e Committee*.
At ft meeting of the Brewers' Executive
Committee last night it was decided to do
nate some money for the Australian ballot
agitation. The apprentice system was dis
cussed and three candidates were initiated.
On Thursday night Branch 1 will meet to
discuss the proposition of raising a Co
operative Fund of STj'Xi and a Permanent
Fund of £-000. Action wil also bo taken on
the question of creating a Strikers' Benefit
Fund for reserve.
Thousands of circulars are being dis
tributed throughout the city which urge
business men to patronize white shii t-tnak
ers. After stating that a girls' union has
been organized, the circular recites that "if
the trades unions alone of this city would
throw their business into the hands of
factories which employ only white women
it would give paying work to thousands
now idle and in want for necessary food
At the Harness-makers' Union meeting
last night one candidate was initiated, and
three applications for membership were re
ceived. Boycott circulars were issued
against W. Davis & Son, harness-makers,
aud sent to the Western States and Terri
tories. The boycotts against the Austro-
Hungarian Restaurant and against Duns
u.tiir & Sous were indorsed.
Ih. Wellington Coal Boycott.
A number of Federated Trades circulars
were yesterday distributed throughout the
city urging the boycott of Wellington coal
mined by K. Dunsmulr & Sons. The cir
culars state that the coal is mined by Chi
nese and Japanese. Mr. Boyce, who has
been here some time in behalf of the strik
ing miners, will return to the mines to-day.
I'ntlerai-Ylik. r«' Intentions.
The National Pattern-makers' Union has
decided to join the American Federation of
Labor and to enforce the eight-hour law
after March Ist. The local union last night
indorsed the Wellington coal boycott.
Journeymen blacksmiths, horse-shoers
and helpers will hold a mass-meeting on
Thursday evening, at Academy Hall, 027
Mission street, for the purpose of organizing
a Blacksmiths' Protective Union.
M. M. McGlynn addressed the box-saw
yers last night on the benefits of organiza
tion. 11. A. Mullen, William Brown and
P. J. Pve were elected delegates to tho Fed
Tailors' Union met last night anil passed
resolutions indorsing the molders' strike
and the Wellington coal boycott.
At a meeting of plasterers last night the
Wellington coal was boycotted. Three can
didates were initiated.
Dr. C. H. Gordon of I.odl Is a guest at the
E. J. Wilson, a banker of Valltjo, Is at tbe
H. H. Hewlett, a banker of Stockton, Is at the
J. 11. Bonner, a merchant at Cedarvilie, Is at
W. Isbell, a capitalist of Cklah, Is stopping at
It. G. wiclcersham, a banker of I'etaiuma, Is
at the Grand.
J. C. Bprlu, a real estate agent of San Diego,
is at the Palace.
A. B. Builer, a Tlticiilturl»l of Fresno, Is stop
ping at the l'alace.
11. It. Wheaton, a miner of Smartsville, is a
guest at the Lick.
.C. McCreary, a miller of Sacramento, Is stop
ping at the Grand.
Alfred Daggett, .-in attorney of Vlsalla, Is reg
istered at the Lick.
State Senator E. Williams of Nevada Is regis
tered at the l'alace.
E. 8. Meany. prominent among tbe citizens of
Beanie, Is at the Lick.
James A. Clayton, a capitalist of San Jose, Is
stopping at the l'alace.
Alexander Campbell, an attorney of Los An
geles, is at the Palace.
Ex-Judge Mason B. Lnomls and wife, of Chi
cago, are guests at the l'alace.
C. 11. Huffman, a grain-dealer of Merced, ac
companied by bis wife, Is at the l'alace.
Mr. George I". Howell of New York, well
known In ibe newspaper woi Id, Is visiting Cali
fornia, and Is at present in the Yosemlte alley,
George Fitch, wholesale coal-dealer, who ar
rived with bis wile on tire Australia from Hono
lulu, will leave to-day lor Monterey for au ex
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO. TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
TAPPED THE WIRES.
A Clever Scheme to Rob Pool
The Detectives Capture William Fallon and
J. W. Nagle While Arranging for a Big
Day's Work on Fine Street.
William Fallon, a well-known sporting
man, and J. W. Nagle, an operator who
was discharged two years ago for alleged
crooked work with messages of the Western
Union Company, were arrested yesterday
and locked up in the City Prison tauks.
Shortly betore 5 o'clock in the morning
they were caught by the detectives in a
room on the top floor of 318 Pine street,
while preparing for a big day's work at
tapping the wires running from the tele
giaph operating-rooms to the pool-rooms.
Their scheme was to get the telegrams
from Eastern races before the pool-sellers
place money on the winners, and immedi
ately thereafter start the electric tidings on
the circuit from which they had taken
them. By this means they had expected to
cheat the pools. There was a complete
equipment of batteries, keys, sounders, re
ceivers and various other instruments em
ployed In telegraphy.
They will be charged with felony. The
Penal Code provides that any one convicted
of tapping the telegraph wires may be pun
ished by imprisonment in the State Peni
tentiary not to exceed five years, by impris
onment in the County Jail not to exceed
one year, or by a One not to exceed $5000.
•WHO THEY ARE.
Fallon is a member of the well-known
Sau Jose family— a brother of Al Fallon,
the horseman, and Anita Fallon, the act-'
ress, lie was left a fortune by his father,
not long ago, but spent his money foolishly
in the pool-rooms. Nagle is an expert tele
graph operator and has distinguished him
self in connection with this affair as a clever
electrician, Both men were playing a high
game, taking chances at great odds, and
lost after much preparation.
About two years ago the managers of the
pool-rooms complained that the boys who
curried the messages containing the win
ning names were bribed by a gang to give
them the news before taking it to the pool
rooms. To meet this difficulty special wires
were laid to the betting offices. These wires
were tapped and the betting men lost thou
sands of dollars by the operation.
The telegraph company then connected
the pool-rooms with the main a Bice by what
is known as a "metallic circuit," and after
that the "tappers" were unable to get the
news so that they con use it their pecuni
ary advantage. But the men in the scheme
were not easily disheartened, for they peri
odically tapped the circuit.
THE TELL-TALE NEEDLE.
Their work was for naught, for the deli
cate galvanometer of the telegraph company
kept its nervous needle trembling with the
excitement caused by "tapping," or rather
interfering with the resistance of the cir
cuit. No messages were sent over the
: wires, so the tappers gained nothing.
For weeks past a suspicious trembling of
the galvanic needle indicated some one was
tampering with the wires. The detectives
were notified and an investigation at once
commenced. Nagle and Fallon were sus
pected. Their subsequent movements con
firmed the suspicion of the detectives that
they were connecta-d in some way with
causing the galvanometer to Imlicate "tap
ping." When they rented Boom 9 in the
building No. 318 Pine street, a few days
ago, for the ostensible purpose of starting
an electric-motor agency, Captain Lees set
a watch on the place and was satisfied that
they were the men wanted.
The suspected men went to the room at
4:30 o'clock yesterday morning, and shortly
afterward were surprised by the detectives
and telegraph officials. They tried to
escape, but failed, and submitted quietly
to arrest. Sufficient evidence to secure
conviction was found in the place.
By a clever mechanical arrangement the
operators had succeeded in making a tap so
thai it was almost impossible to detect it,
and every arrangement had been completed
for the robbery ol the pool-sellers yester
day on the races at New York and Chicago.
It is believed they would have been suc
cessful ill this, for they had invented an
instrument which would have offset the
galvanometer at headquarters.
The results of the Eastern races are re
ceived in the operating-room first, aud are
titan scut to the pool-rooms over this
special wire. The resistance of the circuit
l is very carefully measured, and a galvano
| meter placed on the operating-table to show
the most trilling change in the resistance
caused by a break in the circuit.
To conceal the break from the linemen
and electricians of the Western Union Com
pany, connection was made where the
wires were lastencd to the insulators.
Holes were drilled through the glass in
sulators aud then down through the centers
of the pins. Through these the tapping
wires were led, making them invisible their
entire length. In the room, which was
j hired several weeks ago under the pretense
' that an electrical motor manufactory was
| to be located in it, the tappers had con
| structed a compound switch in order to
make the " cut-off " perfectly. A " re
sistance coil " was supplied in order that
the galvanometer iv the operating-room
should not show any difference in the re
sistance of the circuit. Only a receiver was
missing, and It was found in Fallon's room,
corner of Bush and Montgomery streets.
Every horse entered in the Eastern races
has a number, and the numbers instead of
the names are telegraphed to the pool
rooms. Fallon and Nagle bad the numbers
and could have used their fingers in giving
the number of the winner to the accom
plices. They would then "hold" the mes
sage until the accomplice bet on the win
ner. The plan was to signal from a win
dow of the room to the accomplices in the
alley the winning numbers. Afterward
Nagle would telegraph the news to the pool
It i- said ore will be interesting devel-
I opments within a day or two in connection
i with the case, as several i romiuent sport-
I ing men are probably implicated in Nagle
1 aud Fallon's scheme.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
It Is a fact of Interest that Strauss, the great
composer of waltzes, does not waltz himself.
Chief Hell of the Secret Service, whom Secre
tary YYiudiain removed, looks enough line llultalo
hill to be his twin hi other.
Miss . i. A. Booth ol Longmeadow, Mass., is a
Fellow of the Royal sticroscouical society of lJn
gland. She lias been invited to edit the depart
ment of microscopy in the Observer.
The eldest daughter of Pullman, the palace
car uillhouatio. Is a young woman of 21. She
has brown hair aim eyes and a majestic carriage.
Sue possesses $300,000 lv bank stock lv her
1 he freedom of the city of Dublin was recently
given to Lady Sandhurst, who has made a repu
tation as a l.iheial oiator and organizer. She is
the only woman upon whom this honor lias beeu
foiled In 300yeais.
Mrs. llartlsuu Is said to be very fnud of the
Hi tile, Washington living's works and the poets
of America. She prefers old Pools io the cttr
reut literature, and reads none of the new- novels
aud veiy lew periodicals.
The late Heir Slgg of Zurich was In early life
an acrobat, ills perloimauces so pleased the
King of Stain that that monarch appointed him
Load lluli Souieisault-turnet— or something of
that soil— and afterward Lord High Chancellor
ol the kingdom.
A a-i.in_t.iii correspondent states that ex-
Ooveinor tin tin, the veteran War Governor,
has had three dtllei cut attacks of la grippe. lie
looks 20 years older from the effects of the
struggle, His shoulders are stooped and lie has
lost thirty t < i.nii- since the lit st attack.
Joseph Jellersou's beautiful summer home at
Buzzard's bay Is adorned by quantities of
stained glass, for which the actor has a lit* at
liking, ihe most magnlllceut piece represents a
scene In a Southern swamp, with banana trees,
dale palms and water-lilies m the background.
Hub-it Heikomer, the lately elected Royal
Academician, whose picture, " The Last Mus
ter," has made him famous, was at one time an
'■Ohio boy," although born in Bavaria. ills
parents brought him to Ohio when he was 2
years old, but they were not successful there and
returned later to ''-gland.
A newspaper man who called to Impure con
cerning Mine. Bernhardl's health duilug her re
cent illness was ushered directly into her bed
room. Around the room were sealed a dozen or
mote, authors, artists, et al., of varying degrees
of eminence, who look turns at sitting In the one
favoied chair, close to the bedside.
The Ilaroness Klara yon dv Heckler of Ttflls
has entered upon a prodigious taking, She
requests that all of the beautiful women in the
world send their photographs to her. A com
mittee cf artists Is to be appointed, who will ex
amine the likenesses, and those approved will
be placed In the museum at Moscow lv an album
to be called, "Types of Female Beauty lv the
Last Yeats of the -Nineteenth Century."
If Dr. I'arke, the plucky young surgeon who
accompanied Stanley, Is more Impervious to
beauty than his chief, not so the fair sex In re
gard to him. When Stanley entered the forest
of the pigmies, a youlhlul female dwarf showed
l--i -a: She would have nothing to say to Stan
ley, but conceived a gteat affection for the doc
tor. She replied to his signs, Insisted upon sleep
ing at his tent's door, while Hie explorers were
lv the forest, aud when they left she wanted him
to go with her to her people.
Mrs. Cliauncey M. Depew Is a descendant of
ail old and noted New Voik family, She Is a
daughter »l the late William A. Ogden Hege
uiair, and was married to Mr, Depew when she
was a little over '20 years of age. She Is
slightly above the medium height, and her fea
tures relied (be iQlelilgeuce for which she Is
ootid. Mrs. Depew Is almost as good a story
teller and conversationalist as her husband.
She Is quick aud witty at repartee and appre
ciates the same quality In another.
A Fifty-Cent Place lint Decelred Many
"There Is no occasion," said Special
Agent Harris yesterday to a Call reporter,
"for any one to be taken in by the counter
feit coins that are now being circulated In
San Francisco, if ordinary caution is used.
"But that is just the trouble. Few people
use ordinary caution in receiving change. I
have repeatedly seen men take a handful of
coin from a car-conductor or a tradesman
and put it in their pockets without looking
to see if the coin is good or bad, or evep
stopping to count the money.
"It is by counting upon this carelessness
that counterfeiters are able to pass the poor
imitations that are now on the market. The
dollars that have been alluded to as danger
ous counterfeits are not at all difficult to de
tect at the first glance. They are cast in a
mold, are made of a common alloy of tin
and lead, and merely thinly plated with
silver. They are light in weight, have no
ring and are clumsy in execution. No one
need be deceived in them.
"But here is a coin," said the agent,
taking a fifty-cent piece out of his pocket,
"that might well deceive anybody. It is
one of the famous counterfeits gotten -out
in New Orleans many years ago. They
were the best counterfeits ever made in
this country. This coin has a ring to it.
It is identical in shape, size and weight to
the genuine coin. Its spurious ness cannot
bo detected by the coin-detectiug machines
that merchants depend so much upon. You
can see that it has the appearance of being
much worn. That appearance was given it
by the counterfeiters, who ground the face
of it down.
"Ob, it is A cunning counterfeit. It is
made of some sort of bell-metal that is won
derfully like coin silver, while costing only
two or three cents per coin. This coin was
stamped In a die instead of being cast. The
only way to detect it is by its color, which,
if you will closely compare it with that of
a genuine piece, you will see to be a trifle
The reporter borrowed the coin of Mr.
Harris and set out on an experimental tour.
He submitted the coin to many merchants,
who tested it with their machines, rung it
upon their counters, felt of it, and one and
all declared that it was a genuine piece and
that they would take it over their counters.
The coin is of the date of 18130, has the
appearance of being much worn and bears
the stamp uf the San Francisco Mint. There
is not a particle ol silver in it other than that
in the bell-metal alloy. It would deceive
any but the most expert. Fortunately, there
are not many of them afloat iv San Fran
FOURTH OF JULY.
A Motion to Dispense With Fire
works Bowled Oat.
The Introduction cf a French Band in th. Par
ade Is Advocated, but Friends of the
Union Strongly Object.
A meeting of the Executive Committee
of the Fourth of July Celebration Commit
tee was held at headquarters last night,
James F. Smith presiding.
Acceptances to take part in the parade
were received from David Woeruer, the
cooper, Caledonia Club, Hesperian Parlor,
No. 137, X. S. G. W., and the Mexican com
pany, (Juardia de Juarez, and were referred
to the Parade Committee.
A communication from the Independent
Musicians' Union, No. 1, claiming the right
to furuish music for the parade and inclos
ing the following resolution adopted at a
receut meeting, was filed:
Itesoivett, That we protest as American citi
zens against the action of your committee In de
ciding lo engage only lite monopoly musicians.
Oilers were received from various other
bands and referred to the Music Committee.
The Finance Committee reported 31572 on
band, and a good promise of receiving
$2000. Metropolitan Hall has been secured
lor the literary exercises, and the expenses
for hall, talent and incidentals ate esti
mated at $200.
George 1,. Lender anal P. Lynch have
each donated the use of a out-horse team
aud truck for the parade.
The Committee ou Fireworks asked for
an appropriation of SI SOO, and James H.
Harry moved that fireworks be dispensed
1). A. McDonald stated that the 53000 ap
propriated by the Hoard of Supervisors 13
fur fireworks and nothing else.
J. H. Mahoncy considered fireworks the
greatest feature of the celebration, and tbe
poor people enjoyed the display more than
THE -MALL BOY WANTS IT.
F. Lynch said he had lived in the United
States since he was a small boy, and had
never missed attending a celebration of the
Fourth of July, solely on account of the
fireworks. He knew that a parade, or men
in uniform could be seen any day, but fire
works came but once a year.
M. H. Donleavy suggested a small display
of fireworks at North Beach, Central. Park
and the Mission, with a band In attendance
at each place.
F. W. t-wasey thought that a Fourth of
July without fireworks would be like the
play of "Hamlet" with Hamlet left out. lie
moved in amendment that the appropria
tion be left to the Finance Committee.
William Chill moved another amendment
to the effect that Si... be expended for
fireworks, and it was adopted.
The Uegatla Committee asked for $500,
and when objection was raised to that
amount F. I*. Calli-.uden said regattas had
been frowned down on by previous cele
bration committees, with the result that
the Master Mariners had become disgusted
and only a few boats could now be secured.
He was certain that if £500 were not ex
pended this year on a regatta this adjunct
to the celebration would receive a death
blow. He moved for an appropriation of
$500, but it was lost and the report referred
to tite Finance Committee.
On motion of E. P. E. Troy the appropri
ation of SIOOO for fireworks was recon
sidered and referred to the Finance Com
A communication from several represen
tatives of the French population desiring a
place in the parade for one of their bauds
was brought up for discussion.
IS TUE I-fTEUEST OP AMERICAN'S.
Pioneer Swasey moved that tho Music
Committee report upon the rates received
from all bands and that until then action
be deferred upon the communication.
James H. Barry moved in amendment
that a copy of the resolution to employ
only union bands, and which was adopted
by the committee) be sent in reply to the
communication, with the information that
the French band could not be engaged.
P. J. Corbett offered another amendment
which requested the Music Committee to
seek permission from the union bands for
an engagement of the French band through
P. Lynch declared that the celebration
was in the interest of Americans, and not
for the benefit of the French, Germans or
Irish. The citizens wanted union bands,
and none others.
Pioneer Swasey said the committee should
not show preference for any band, and
should expend the people's money to the
James 11. Barry said that the citizens had
already donated money on the distinct un
derstanding that only union bands would
A motion to lay the matter on the table
was precipitated and adopted.
The French Memorial Committee advo
cated prominence being given to the matter
of contributing to the erection of a monu
ment in France in return for services ren
dered by Frenchmen during the Revolution,
and that the orator of the day refer to it.
The idea was favored generally.
Ilia al in a Fit.
Officer Cotighlan, who patrols Dupont
street, had his attention called to a Chinese
staggering down the street about 6 o'clock
last evening. lie soon discovered that the
man wis suffering from an epileptic fit and
a wagon was procured to take him to the
receiving hospital. The Chinese died, how
ever, on the way and the body was taken to
the Morgue. Ihe deceased was 44 years of
age and a cook by occupation, lie bad
been subject for several years to eoileptie
fits, but was' always treated by Chinese
Evidently -a Suicide.
The body found in the bay yesterday
was Identified last night by the pro.
prietor of the Chicago Hotel as John
Grunewald, one of his boarders. The de
ceased was 47 years of age and a farmer by
occupation. He cams here to secure work,
arriving on the 6th Inst The hotel man
said that Grunewald left no personal effects
in his room, and do money. It is supposed
that the deceased being unable to obtain
employment became despondent and comm
The seats of the summer cars manufactured a'
the Pullman shops for the Pennsylvania Hail
road are upholstered in a white or olive hair
fabric, originated and used exclusively by the
Pullman Company. The material Is cool and
very pleasant for summer use.
BecommendaUons Made by the
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No Present Improvement cf Go' den Gate Park.
A Matron for the City Prison— Athletio
Clubs Safe for Eight Weeks.
The Board of Supervisors met last even
ing. In the absence of Mayor Pond,
Supervisor Pe'scia presided. Supervisor
Noble was absent.
The following communications and peti
tions were received and referred to the
proper committees .
From property-owners asking that Van
Ness avenue, from Broderick to Vallejo
streets, be accepted.
From the Board of Education entering a
protest against a permit to T. J. Moynihan
to erect a gas engine on the premises 13
Herman street. It is claimed that the work
ing of the engine will Interfere with the
public school, which is on an adjoining lot.
From S. T. Wright making an offer to
supply the city at 90 cents a foot, in quan
tities from 500 to 1000 feet, with fire hose of
a better quality than that now in use.
POLICE ALARM SYSTEM.
From H. G. Philips, agent of the munici
pal police alarm system, stating that thirty
signal-boxes and three central station out
fits bad been shipped from Boston, and that
the apparatus would arrive here by the
middle of next month. The remaining
boxes will be forwarded from time to time
as they are made by the company.
A report was submitted by the Finance
Committee recommending for indefinite
postponement the resolution introduced last
week to include in the tax levy for the com
ing fiscal year ir-t-S-00, which will be used
fur the improvement of the public squares
of the city, that amount having been pro
vided for by dividing the appropriation set
apart for the use of the Street Department.
In the report the committee also called
attention to the wants of the School De
partment for the coming fiscal year, and
-luted that the provisions of the levy are as
follows: Allowance from the State school
funds, S-00,000; to be derived from the city
and county taxation, Sob.,000; special levy
lor the (Jills' High School fur a new school
edifice, $101,1100; salaries of Superintend
ent and Secretary of the Board of Educa
tion, $9400. The total amount for school
purposes is, therefore, 51, 070,900.
COUXTY CLKKI-'S AITItOPKIATIO-T.
In relation to the petition of the County
Clerk lor a special appropriation of S_ou_
for the purpose of revs wing the indices of
the Probate Department, the committee
says it has no power to make such an appro
priation and that the application should be
made when funds are more available in the
The committee recommended the indefi
nite postponement of the resolution to pro
vide lv the levy for taxes for the coming fis
cal year for a levy of six cents on the $100
valuation, which would yield the full
amount allowed by the law for improving
Golden Gate Park. No changes were made
by the committee in the Auditor's figures,
one and a half cents being provided
within and three cents outside the limit, the
latter being the extent that could be levied.
No other appropriation could be reduced to
give tne full amount within the total limit
ol 3-,-l)0,U-0 to be raised by taxation. The
recommendations in the report were
Bids for a variety of street work in vari
ous parts of the city were opened and re
ferred to the Street Committee for consid
A city pitisox matron:
A resolution was passed which author
ized the Chief of Police and Health and
Police Committee to appoint a matron of
the City Prison at a salary of $50 a month.
Consideration of the proposed ordinance
iv relation to the regulation of the various
athletic clubs of the city by special license
was postponed for eight weeks on motion
of Supervisor Bush. The order as present
ed was vetoed by the Mayor in the first
place several months ago, and since then
has been postponed from time to time.
Clerk Kttssell was authorized to advertise
for bids for lighting the streets with gas
and electricity tor two years from August,
The Clerk was also asked to advertise for
bids for constructing it building to be used
as a police station on Napa street, between
-Kentucky aud Illinois.
A NEW ENGINE-HOUSE.
An authorization was passed in favor of
E.McElroyon the General Fund for 811,
--144, which sum is agreed upon as the price
fur erecting an engiue-house on Duncan
street, between Church and Sanchez.
The contract for supplying the Police and
Fire Alarm Telegraph Company with wire
for the next fiscal year was awarded to
John Koeblmg & Sons. The contract for a
boiler for the City and County Hospital
was awarded to Moynihan & Aitken.
A resolution approving tho tax levy as re
ported last week was finally passed, and the
THE ALAKSI BELL.
Mrs. McAvoy Lights a Fire but Forget*
All About It.
The alarm from Box 324, at 4:45 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, was for a fire in a one
story frame dwelling in the rear of 2S_7
Jackson street, owned and occupied by Mrs.
M. A. McAvoy.
The flames were soon extinguished by the
engines in the Western Addition district.
The house was fully insured, but the con
tents were not. The loss on the building is
$300, while the damage to the inside prop
erty is 8200.
The cause was due to carelessness with
matches, the lady of the bouse having lit a
fire aud then gone out, forgetting all about
it. Two new buildings in front of the burn
ing building were saved from destruction
by the prompt arrival of the firemen.
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