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A CASE MADE OUT.
-I. B. Curtis Charged Willi Mur
der by the Coroner's Jury.
lie Nippers Found on tbe Accused Identified
as Those of Grant-Every Link but
-lorn than a dozen witnesses were in at
tendance at the Coroner's office at 3:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon when the in
quest was resumed iv thn case of Police Of
ficer Alexander Grant, who was killed on
Friday night. '..„'_,
Actor Maurice 1 5, Strellinger, alias Curtis,
who is accused of the homicide, did not take
advantage of his legal right to be present,
but preferred to remain in the "tanks" or
to restlessly pace up and down tho gloomy
lower corridors ot tne City Prison. A score
of policemen and detectives headed by Can
tain Lees helped to swell tne crowd of spec
tators and witnesses in the old Morgue build
Captain Lees sat directly behind Coroner
Garwood and posted him in the examination
of witnesses. Assistant District Attorney
llosmer was in attendance in the interests
of the prosecution, but took no active
part in the proceedings. Two stenograph
ers jotted down the testimony, one for the
Coroner and the other for Curtis' attorneys,
who were absent
When tbe twelve jurors had all answered
to their names, J. Herman Schulthuis of 622
Jersey stieet, a machinist and engineer,
was called. He was shown the nippers
removed from Curtis' right wrist alter ar
rest, and said that he recognized them. Ho
had known Officer Grant, and once repaired
the nippers for bim. The steel bracelets
were identified by their peculiar spring.
grant WAS WITH _ PB_K>__B.
Through Interpreter Glover a Spanish
peddler of tamales named Augustine Mar
cuval deposed that he had been acquainted
wilh Grant and was on speaking terms with
him. "He was a good man," volunteered
"When did you see Officer Grant la _ '.■'*
asked the Coroner.
"On the night he took in that man and
I lost his life. I think it .was early in the
morning un the 11th inst. At the time I saw
him I was standing by the bootblack-stand
at the northeast corner of Sixth and Folsnra
streets. Just as I looked around I saw
Grant taking the man by. It was then 10 or
15 minutes after 12 o'clock."
"Who was with Officer Grant at that
"A man that was going with him. I can't
give a description of the prisoner. The
I officer was next to the houses and had the
prisoner by the right hand. I saw them
coming aiuug Sixth street until they turned
iuto Folsoin, and as tbey passed by I
started off. Officer and prisoner were talk
ing together. I cannot say whether the
prisoner was under the influence of liquor
or how he was dressed, because I only
looked at the officer. I did not hear the
shots, because 1 went home as soon as they
Police Surgeon K. E. Williams, who made
the autopsy, testified that there was a gun
shot wound of the brain, and the bullet en
tered the forehead. The ball was flattened
aud distorted, and a piece was found just
inside the wound of entrance. There was
an abrasion over the right eye and another
on the right cheek. Tho wound was in
flicted by a 3_-c..liber bullet, and the pistol
was hell from 12 to 14 inches from the fore
NO ONE ELSE WAS THERE.
There was a buzz of expectancy when
Mrs. Annie Johnson of 846 Foisom slreet
was called as a witness. The investigating
officers expected that she would give some
important testimony, and they were not
disappointed. Her residenco is directly op
posite the scene of the homicide. In answer
to questions she said:
"1 was awake early on the morning of the
11th inst., as I was sitting up attending to a
sick child. About 12:10 o'clock 1 heard a
noise i utside, which sounded like two people
.-■larr. li. g. I raised my window to see what
as tlie trouble. Two men were standing
on ibe opposite side of the street, and one
i if them -aid two or three times, 'Come,
come along, now.' Then 1 heard a pistol
shot, saw a flash and then heard two inure
shots. There was only an interval of a see
.nd between the shots. Then I saw a man
sta-rger and fall on his face. I can only de
scribe the men by saying that oue was taller
and stouter than the other. After the shoot
ing the smaller man ran toward Filth
-ti_ t. I could see no one else ou the street
e.i the time.
" Some officers ran out from the Southern
Police Station, a few* yards away, and oue
of tneni stumbled over the body. Soon after
the officers returned with a man, who looked
very much like the one who ran away.
From his dress and appearance be seemed to
be the same man."
TilK_ DID NOT SEP ABATE.
In answer to further questions the witness,
said: "Before the shooting there Was just
a little scuffling. The men were very close
together when the first shot was fired. They
did not separate, and after the first shot the
taller man staggered as though 'to lean up
against the fence. At the lime of the shoot
ing my husband was in the room with me
and asleep." - : <
" Do you think yon could recognize the
man who ran away if you saw hira now?"
"I don't know that I could. He was a
smaller man than the officer."
Mrs. Jennie Holder, who lives at 858 Foi
som street opposite the Southern Station,
also witnessed the shooting. On Thursday
night friends remained late at ber house
and that is why she was up after midnight.
"I heard three shots." sho testified,
"about 12:30 o'clock. Before that I heard
an altercation in the street- Two men were
scuttling, and one seemed to be trying to get
away from the other. The smaller man was i
on the outside and the stouter man was
near the fence. The smaller man was
dressed in dark clothes and had a dark hat.
i I -card them both disputing, and after the
S shooting the smaller man rau toward Fifth
"I saw the . .nailer man returned by the
i fficers, and he seemed to be the same man
who ran away. I think that if they caught
the men who ran away from the scene of
the shooting they caught the shooter. The
man ran swiftly and did not appear to be
drunk. My attention was first attracted to
the men by their pulling at each other.
They were going toward the police station.
At first I thought they were two drunken
o__ OP TIIE TWO _A_ AWAY.
Miss Mamie Holder corroborated her
mother's story, as she was looking out ol
I winnow with her at the time of the
shooting. Sue also gave sonic additional
"I saw a flash,** said she, "and then
heard three shots in rapid succession. Tbe
second shot struck the ground and the third
went up in the air. One man then turned
and ran toward Fifth street The man who
was shot stood next to the fence, and the
man who did the shooting stood sideways to
me, facing the station. The stout man fell
after the tirst shot The man who ran away
wore dark clothes and was smaller than the
one shot. Besides the two men I saw no
line else on. that side of the street. Tha
street was well lighted at the time and I
could have seen any otber men bad they
been tbere." :---, .
George C. Hentz, a compositor on a morn-
Ing paper, testified that be was walking up
Filth street, near Foisom, between 12:15 and
12:30 o'clock, on the morning of the 11th
inst., when he heard three pistol shots fire
in rapid. succession.
"About the middle ot the block," he con
tinned, " I heard some one running toward
me, and I stepped out Into tba street to give
him a Mile berth. The man bad a lone
dark coat, and seemed to be running with
considerable difficulty. He seemed to be
drunk. Following behind him was a crowd
of men attracted by the shooting. I saw
the man turn into Shipley street, and soon
after two men returned with him. I heard
one officer ask, 'Have yon got him', and
another officer said, ' Yes ; why, he's got the
nippers on him now.' At tbe Southern Sta
tion I saw the prisoner (Curtis). 11. seemed
to be very drunk and very much excited.
All I heard him say was, '1 have done noth
ing,' aud 'Oh, my poor wife.' "
J AT THE _V__l..<- 8K...10.V.
The hands of the big clock in the Morgue
now pointed to the hour of 6 o'clock and IK)
minutes and some of the jurors looked very
weary. One exclaimed: "Say, Mr. Coroner,
don't we get any dinner?" Dr. Garwood
took the hint and granted a recess. When
the inquest was resumed at 8 o'clock lb the
evening another large crowd was present at
the taking of the testimony.
The first witness called was James
Creighton, a bar-keener, who lives at 127
Foisom street. On the night of the shoot
irie he was standing on the notthwest cor
ner of Foisom and Fifth streets and beard
three shots fired, but did uot see the flashes.
Afterward be saw a man running up Foi
som street toward Fourth. The man wore
" n large overcoat. Shortly afterward Officers
Allen nnd Bodie came tunning along after
the fleeing man and soon overtook bim.
Creighton did not lose sight of the running
man until he was in llie custody of the pur
- suing officers. He thought It was from five
to seven minutes between the time he heard
the shooting ami the capture of the prisoner.
The next witness called was Edward Too
mey, a core-maker, who testified that he was
standing on the opposite side of the street
where Grant ..id his prisoner were moving
aiiiig. He heard the officer say "come
along," and then heard the shooting. After
the shooting Tooiney saw the shooter run
up Foisom street, toward Fifth. Two po
licemen came running up, mid witness told
them the direction the shooter had taken.
Witness'found a revolver afterward on _ if tli
street near Folsoin. Tlie pistol was pro
duced and identified by Toomey as the one
which he had found. -.?
"That ii a Smith & Wesson new depart
ure," stated one of the jurors after seeing
the weapon. - . ■*
"Let it depart in peace," said Coroner
Garwood as be filed it away in a safe.
WITNESS TOO__Y CORROBORATED.
Thomas Mullins, a carpenter, who was
with the previous witness at the time of the
shooting, was next called, and gave siirilar
testimony. He did not hear a word after
the first shot, but when he ran over toward
the body he heard Grant eive a snort, as if
it were his last breath. Mullins picked up
the hat of Grant alter he had been put in
the police wagon. The bat was burning at
Horace Badgley, a jeweler, residing at 551
Fourth street next took the stand, and tes
tified that he was on the opposite side of the
street to the shooting, aud saw the flashes,
after which ne saw the shooter run up Fifth
stieet and turn the corner of Foisom. The
man he saw run wore a heavy overcoat.
The witness identified an overcoat taken
from Strelinger ns similar to the one ho
had worn. This witness also heard Strel
inger make the remark, "1 know J did it."
The man he saw run wore a mustache and
had a crooked nose— more ou one side than
on the other.
James Benny next testified that on the
night in question he heard three shots from
where be was standing on the north side of
Foisom str. near Fifth. After the shoot
ing he looked in the direction of the shot*
and saw a man lying down and another
running away. The man running wore a
heavy overcoat, which was Hying open
while be ran.
Officer Thomas F. Bean, who roomed
with Officer Grant, was introduced for the
purpose of identifying the nippers found
on Strelinger as the ones that were owned
by Officer Grant. Bean stated tliat be bad
carried them often himself. ...
Officer John J. Allen, who arrested Strel
inger, testified that he heard the shots
from the Folsoni-street Station, and ran
toward the sound. He saw two men stand
ing in the street, who said: "There he
goes." Witness looked and saw a man
running, and gave iiir.-uit, not losing sight
of him until he was caught. Allen brought
the man back to where the body lay, and on
the way b»ck bis prisoner began to stagger,
aud witness told him not to do that, as be
had not staggered while being pursued.
Witness stated that his prisoner braced
up at this, and walked with him. When
the body was reached the prisoner said:
"Would that I could recall the last four
hours," and "If I bad staved with my poor
wife this thing would not have happened."
At the station be gave the name of M. B.
Witness identified the nippers he found
on Strelinger's right wrirt, also his over
coat, bat aud a bottle of whisky found in
Streliuge.s pocket A juror asked the wit
ness whether Strelinger was drunk enough
to be arres'ed and Allen replied that be did
not think sn.
Captain Lees stated that thus far the po
lice had not been able to discover the orig
inal cause for which Strelinger was ar
rested by Policeman Grant. The Captain
stated that Grunt had the best of reputa
tions among his brother officers, and would
not barm a cat or dog.
Henry Newman, a policeman, testified
that he was attracted by the shooting, but
when he arrived on the scene be saw Of
ficers Allen and Brodle coming back with
the nippers on him. The prisoner was
breathing very hard.
VKKDICT OF THE .r.*„T.
At 11 o'clock the case was given to the
jury. A few moments after retiring the
jury opened the doors and asked for some
testimony as to whether Officer Grant had
a pistol on him at the time of his death-
Messenger Allen of the Morgue testified
that lie bud seen a pistol taken off Officer
Grant's bod}*, and that all the chambers
The jury again retired, and at 12 o'clock
returned with the following verdict:
That AlexanderGrant,4oye__iof ace. a native
of Nova Scotia and a police officer by occiina—
tun. came to his death 00 Seiueiuber 11, 1801,
on _'olsoui street, between .'ninth and fifth, in
the city and cutiniy of Situ Francisco, (rom a
gunshot wound in ibe head, and we further tin d
thai lhe said wound was inflicted by .Mori I . 15.
-irellnger, alias M. B. Curtis, and charge said
blrelluger alias Curtis wilb Die crime of murder.
The verdict was signed by eight of the
jurors. Two, named Alfred C. Rulofson
and Andrew Herman, signed a minority
verdict, which was thesamo us the provious
one, with the exception that Strelinger was
not charged with the crime of murder. Tho
Coroner approved the majority verdict.
When the result of the jury'sdeliberatlons
was communicated t-Streliuge. he appeared
to take the verdict as a matter of course.
Winners of Final Bouts in the
A large number of spectators witnessed
last night the final bouts of the semi-annual
wrestling tournament at the rooms of the
The first struggle was between }. M. '
Brewer Jr. and C. Son, both bantams.
Brewer secured a fall in 3 minutes 5 sec
T. G. Phillips threw G. E. Eckhardt,
feather-weight, in 1 minute 15 seconds, after
which an exhibition of fencing was given
by Professors Tronchet and Easton.
J. H. Harrison then threw VV. T. Haberly,
middle-weighX, in 43 seconds, brewer dispos
ing of Kennedy. Time, 4 minutes 39 sec
onds. Eckhardt and Phillips wrestled for
15 minutes, neither securing a fall. After
this Haberly and Harrison met again, the
former scoring a tumble. Time, 4 minutes
Brewer then had bis second fall from
Kennedy in 2 minutes 30 seconds, winning
the bantam-weight first medal, Kennedy
being awarded second prize.
A three-round boxing exhibition between
J. L. Lafferty and E. llagan preceded the
appearance of Eckhardt and Phillip-.. The
former was awarded first medal for doing
the best work, no tail being secured. Phil
lips took second honor .
Spire and Vicini, light-weights, wrestled
two bouts of fifteen minutes each, without
result. The judges gave Vicini first medal,
as the better man when time was called the
Haberly and Harrison received first and
second middle-weight medals, respectively.
Each had obtained a fall, and during the
third bout Harrison unintentionally allowed
both shoulders to touch the floor while try
ing to avoid his opponent. Haberly offered
to try conclusions again, but Harrison,
amid applause, declared that the decision of
the referee was final, and gracefully ac
l cepted the second modal. -
A consolation medal for vanquished com
petitors was decided by a Westmoreland
out, in which Belcher threw successively
Graham, Tully. Parker and Boedefeld, thus
winning the bout.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Hurd of Stockton are at
E. Gest of Reno is in town and is at the
William ilanna Jr. of Gilroy is stopping
at the Grand. •..-, _*€?. *
J. H. Kin born of Santa Kosa is registered
at the California. - _
W. I). Peakes of Santa Cruz is at the
Hugh Corcoran of Stockton is among the
guests at the Baldwin. *
James V. Kelly of Santa Clara Is in the
city. He is at the Baldwin.
B. M. Babcock came down from San Jose
yesterday and is at the Grand.
Dr. J. 11. Hallard of Menlo Park regis
tered at the Baldwin yesterday.
.Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hutchinson have
taken apartments for the winter at the
Hotel Pleasant. n.
The Young Ireland Parliamentary Club
will send no delegation t-i the Chicago Con
vention of the Irish National League of
America, called for the Ist and 2d of
October. . This course was decided upon at
a meeting last evening at K. It B. Hall.
The members have little faith in the pro
posed Cliic'i_o meeting and declined it can
do iiiithiiig in heal the distensions in Irish
politics. Tbey further assert tbat the Irish
cause was never before In such a discourag
ing condition as now. '
Fall From "a Car.
James Foster, a steward on an English
ship, fell off a Market-street cable-car, op
posite Grant avenue, last niglit and cut his
scalp, which was dressed at the Receiving
Hospital. Foster was badly shaken up by
his fall, and fainted in the hospital. '*; ..'"■ i
Stole a Silk Dress.
L. Erie stole a valuable silk dress from
Gee Wo Gwen'a bazaar, at 313 O'Farrell
street last night. .He was pursued, caught
and locked up at tha new City Hall Station
for petty larceny.
THE MORNING CALL. SAN FRANCISCO. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 16. 1891-EIGHT PAGES
WORKED THE BRAKES
The Veteran Firemen's Asscci.v
tion of California.
A Brief Sketch of the Organization -Some
the Old Boys Who Ban With " the
Machine" in Days Long Ago.
The Veteran Firemen's Association of
California held its first meeting on October
15, 1887, and was permanently organized on
the evening of January 3, 18_S.
The organization grew out of the visit to
this coast in September, 1887, of the Veteran
Firemen of New York with 104 men and
Cappa's Band of fifty pieces. This was the
grandest and most extensive excursion of
firemen to this Coast that had taken place
up to that time.
The organization has headquarters in the
second story of the Pioneer Building, on
Fourth street. The walls of the large read
ing and sitting room are covered with pic
tures of firemen, fire scenes, fire hats,
badges and relics of volunteer days, as aro
also the walls of the adjoining rooms.
. The association now numbers over 400
members, and they are all old veterans who
ran with tho " machine " and worked the
brakes in the long ago. The first parade of
the association was held on July 4, 1888.
Their banquet was held the same day.
Their first excursion was to Santa- Cruz
witn the Native Sons on September 7th.
Bth and 9th of the satire year. Their second
parade was on Centennial day, April 30,
1889. Their second excursion was by invi
tation of the city officials of Santa Cruz to
that city on September 7, 8, 9 and 10, 188. .
They paraded in Vallejo in July, 1890.
September 5, 1890, they received the Vet
eran Firemen of Portland, Oregon. They
Paraded in the torchlight procession on the
otli and the parade on the 9th and held a
On June 28th of tills year they went to
Portland, Oregon, and were received most
royally by tbe veterans and firemen of that
city. They paraded on the 4th of July in
that city. They are now nrraneing an ex
cursion to the East and World's Fair in 1893.
Their engine is a double decker— a baud
some one at that, and was formerly the prop
erty of Young America Engine Company of
Sacramento. Any fireman who has serve,
in any regular volunteer fire department is
eligible to membership. About three-fourths
of the members were in the old department
of this city.
The President, John Fay, came to this
city in 1850, and was a member of Volunteer
Engine Company, No. 7, which was located
on Pine street, below Montgomery. Mr.
Fay ran with Jefferson Engine Company,
No. 26, of New York City, but was too young
to become a member. He has resided in the
Second Ward for thirty-six years, and from
1863 to 1865 represented it in the Board of
Supervisors. He takes a very active in
terest in the Veterans and predicts they Villi
go at least 100 strong to Chicago.
Thomas Sawyer, the First Vice-President,
hails from New York, where he did bis first
lire duty, and, though over 60 years old, he
is hale and hearty. He is ever genial and
courteous and always the life of a com
pany. Ho was one of tlie founders of
Liberty Hose Company. No. 2. located on
Fourth street, near Mission, and it- foreman.
He is exempt irom that company. He has
been in tbe present department as corpora
tion-yard keeper and fireman.
Henry _oiiu, the Second Vice-President,
hails from Knickerbocker Engine Company,
No. 5, which was located on Sacramento
street, near Sansomo. He afterward served
during the prosperous days of Virginia City
as a niembei of the fire brigade of that city.
Henry I. initial was a dashing member of
Monumental Engine Company, Mo. 6. He
is the present attentive Recording Secre-
Srrnjui Via- l*rr*id*nt. Jim>r(tinff Sfcrrttify.
tary. The Financial Secretary, Gus Pohl
mann, was a member of Eureka Hose, No.
4, located on Geary street, near Mason.
Colonel Daniel Norcross, the Treasurer,
was a leading member of Pennsylvania 12,
The Executive Committee consists of John
C. Wade of Broderiek. No. 1; C. J. Keiily,
Crescent, No. 10; Chris Bunker, Pacific,
No. 8; H. J. Burns and George Pidgeon.
To-I>ny Will Be Floral Day— Cnsh Prem-
The Directors of the Mechanics' Institute
held their usual monthly meeting last night
in tho Directors' chambers at the Pavilion.
Superintendent Graves reported on the
condition of the exhibition in detail, nnd
that everything is progressing satisfactorily.
The total daily expense is $132 27.
The complaint of Miss Uonlgsberg, of
1316 O'Farrell street, that she deposited two
cloaks in the cloak-room and only bad one
returned was referred to a committee to in
vestigate, President Kerr stated that the
rule of the board had always been not to
accept more than one cloak for each check,
and henceforth that rule will be enforced.
Tbe Superintendent was instructed to post
up notices accordingly.
It was announced that the first of the six
floral displays will take place to-day and
continue until to-mcrrow night. The secoud
will be on Monday aud Tuesday afternoon
nnd evening; third, Thursday, the 24th.
The following cash premiums will be
awarded: First prize, $75; second, 850;
third. 840;. fourth, §20; fifth. $15; sixth,
President Kerr stated that to-night during f
the intervals between the band music, the
Golden West; quartet will sing "Dancing
O'er the Waves" and "Good Night"
The programme for the afternoon and
evening concerts at the Mechanics' Fair
to-day will be as follows:
1. March, "_____ Number" Hubbard
2. Brand overture. "l__:o_e" Herold
4. Operatic .election, "Keniinlsccuce- 01 Uo_.
♦. Gavotte. "Fairest of tbe Fair" Bach
5. I'atroi, "Own out all Mffbt" Ascber
8. Grand overture, "Miner's Dream" Keen-it
7. Operatic selection, "Attn*".... Verdi
8. Soto for barytone. _ Watson
- i.. Klutz.
9. Medley selection O. Wleuand
10. Ualop, "Hurrah for Our Side" -C-lepegr.ll
- • . ■ EVENING MUSIC. .'• _: :■•;-.
]. Coronation march, "--'olK-._lanKe".K.«er-c__er
V. Gran, overture, "Morulug, -toon and Night
t In Vienna" , Suppe
3. operatic selection, "l-.ruilnie" Jacob*
4. Solo lor cornet H. tichmldt
5. "Rhapsodle RoDgrolsn" ...Liszt
c. -rand overture. -William Tell" Rossini
7. Quartet fur trombones. -dinger Champagne
Song" , I>r|aa.j
- Messrs. I'etany. Toblii,Utitman and Wright.
8. Operatic selection, "Boccaclo" , _uppe
9. Oavotte,"Bell" Watson
10. Oalop. "Champagne" , Lumbye
Director of Music, Charles H. _____
_ot>t -one and Husband.
Mayor Sanderson has received letters of
inquiry concerning the following-named per
sons: . ' :.-•- ..* ■.-■.,
John Edmunds, who left Philadelphia one year
aeo on the sieaniei Seattle. fie was la the
Mailue Hospital iv December. 5 His wife wishes
information concerning him. .
Lewis Clark Stanton, wlio served In Battery E,
First Artillery, at Vaucouver, tv 18:48. when he
was boarding at 1100 Powell street His mother
wishes the Information. > '_ ■-■ ,•_, .-...<;
: John ,1. IS rlen, born In Buffalo, N. V. ; parents'
name«, "'..trick and Mary trillion. He left for
San Francisco about one year ago. Hit mother
deslies information ot his whereabouts.
The committee having In charge the ar- :
rangements for a celebration of the eighty
first anniversary of Mexico's independence
has completed Its work. ' The festivities will
commence at 7:30 o'clock this evening with
a parade, „ starting , from Broadway and
Powell street, along Broadway to Mont
gomery avenue to Kearny, thence ' to Odd
Fellows' Hall on Market street. ■• Arriving
here the parade will be dismissed and liter
ary exercises will complete the festivities.
The - programme is a varied one, opening
with a Mexican hymn.** Hon. Jose V. Gndoy
! will deliver an oration in Spanish, and Hon.
A. B. Treadwell will give a di. course iv
English. There will ; be violin solos, duets,
sengs and recitations. ■ •• •- ■
Mr. Backus Denies 1 lint They Have Not
-".'--_, —_ • Keen Asked For. - —
Referring to the statement attributed to
Hon. H. C. McLean, - Assistant Supervising
Architect of | the Treasury Department, to
the effect , that the improved . Yale-lock
boxes. are not placed in ttie San Francisco
Postoffice because the Postmaster and the
public have made no complaints and seem
to be satisfied with what they have, Post
master Backus states that an erroneous im
pression Is created and an injustice—
ably, unintentional on the part of .Mr.
McLean— is done to both the Postoffice offi
cials and this community by such statement.
The records both of thu department at
Washington and of the Collector of Customs
at this port will show that repeated and
long continued efforts have been made to
secure facilities of every description which
will tend to better and increase the efficiency
of the postal service. Lock-boxes are in
cluded in this estimate. One hundred of
these boxes of the latest pattern are now
en route and are daily expected at the San
One reason why box-holders are so back
ward about making changes is because of
the efficiency of the delivery service.
Another is that box-holders, once having
rented a box and printed tbe number on
their letter-heads, do not like to have the
work nil done over again. Merchants who
have held boxes for twenty-five or thirty
years object to having the numbers changed,
claiming that such change Is detrimental to
A serious obstacle In the way of improve
ments is lack of space, for the new boxes
are much larger than the old. Whatever
may tw its defects in other respects, the
Postoffice officials of San Francisco repu
diate the Idea that facilities and improve
ments have not increased because they have
not been asked for.
Smith Defeats McCarthy in Eight
An Evening's Fistic Sport at the California
dab—Sore- Thing Gamblers Who
Got Badly Left.
Billy Smith of Australia and Tom Me
' Carthy of Boston fought to a finish at the
California Club last uight. Both pugilists
are light heavy-weights.
Although McCarthy may have been inno
cent of the rumors iv the wind, Smith had
a motive, and that was to give the " good
people " the "double cross," which; he did in
When the gong sounded the sluggers to
the scratch a man with half au eve could
see that tho Australian was out lor a win.
He weut at McCarthy hammer and tongs,
and smashed him several still lefts and
rights on the face and neck which made the
latter look decidedly weary. As the round
drew to a close McCarthy caught Smith a
right ii| per cut, which must bave rattled
Smith bad a decided lead in the second
round. He brought the claret from McCar
thy's nose and caused tbe bitter's backers to
look hedge wise.
GIVE AM) TAKE.
The third round was a hot one. It was
give and take, McCarthy having a good ad
vantage at long-range fighting. He slipped
and tell just before the gong sounded.
During the feu: Ii round McCarthy
skinned the bark off Smith's nose by a stiff
upper cut. Considerable slogging was in
dulged in with honors about evenly divided.
In the fifth several of Smith's right-hand
swings, which were intended for the jaw
point, passed the point and fell lazily on
McCarthy's back. The latter fougntgamely
aod forced Smith lo retreat several times
under a hot fire of blows. : . *»*'
As the bell sounded the sixth Referee
Cook cautioned Smith against striking low.
McCarthy was first to lead a good left on
Smith's nose, which he repeated twice. Smith
retaliated with a few sickening stomach
warmers, and as the round closed McCarthy
got home a hammer on the Australian's jaw.
.H.T THE FACE. -^SfA
Smith cut out the pace at the commence
ment of the seventh. He punished McCar
thy badly about the ribs, and many of the
" sure-thing boys " left the hall for refresh
ments. McCarthy was now showing the
flag of distress.
The eight-round finished the sport. Smith
discovered Mac's weakest fortification,
which was in the vicinity of tne stomach.
Bight-banders on the libs and bread-basket
keeled McCarthy over. The Bostontan was
downed four limes. .Twice he went to the
matting without having been touched. A
punch in the stomach finally settled his
hash. He remained down until counted
out. and the " boys " left the gymnasium
murmuring to themselves " What kind of a
racket is this double-cross styie of fighting,
anyhow." " •
They Are Arrested After Ran
sacking a Mis. ion Residence.
When Jacob Ileef of 1530 Howard street
returned home at 10 o'clock with his two
sons and two daughters he was surprised to
see a light burning in a window upstairs.
No one bad remained in. the bouse and all
the lights bad been extinguished. He as
cended the frout steps, and at the door en
counteied two young men, who threw him
bead over heels and rau.
The family gave pursuit and several
others Joined In the chase. One of the
fugitives was overtaken at the corner of
Ninth and Natoma streets and the other on
Tenth street The first caught afterward
gave his name as Eward Catty. The sec
ond drew a knife when cornered and made
a desperate light before being overpowered.
He gave bis name as Joseph Foster.
Both were turned over to Sergeant Burke
and booked at the Seventeenth-street Sta
tion for burglary. Skeleton keys laud a
bowie-knife were found in the pockets of
Foster, while from Carty's person were
taken a lady's watch, bracelet, chain, dia
mond locket, a gold dollar and a ruby
breast-pin. These had been taken from the
apartments of Mrs. Wieland, a daughter of
An examination of the Heef residence
showed that the burglars had gained an en
trance by prying open a side window with a'
"jimmy." The house-breakers had ran
sacted every room in the place, bursted
drawers and trunks open, and turned the
contents out on the floor. Tbey had packed
up 8-000 worth of silverware In a bundle
and were in tbe act of leaving with the
booty when surprised by the return of the
Heef family. - . ..-■■. --*•
Unitarian Club Election.
The Unitarian Club gave its annual din
ner Monday night at the California Hotel.
President Horace Davis of the .club pre
sided. About 100 members sat down to the
banquet A number of interesting speeches
were. made. Officers for the ensuing year
were elected as follows: Frank J. Sy mines.
President; Charles A. Murdock, First Vice-
President; Francis Cutting, Second Vice-
President; A. K. Buckingham, Treasurer;
Sheldon I. Kellogg, Secretary ; S. C. Blge
low, B. F. Dunham, A, E. Moody and
George E. Plummer, .Executive Committoe.
The Citizens' Alliance of the city and
county of San Francisco, consisting of three
delegates from each subdivision In the city,
elected permanent officers last evening as
follows: President, J. A. Johnson; Vice-
President, J. A. Williams; Secretary, George
I). Gillispie; Treasurer, Calvin Ewing;
Door-keeper, E. Lick; Executive Committee
—Calvin Ewing, W. A. Bushqpll, J. A.
• Williams, W. N. . .locum, Barnaby Dough
erty and the President of the alliance. Tbe
headquarters of the alliance is in the Ig
natius Building, on Market street ~ -
— — m
| The Italian colony will celebrate on Sun
day, at Woodward's Gardens, the entry of
the Italian troops in Home. This celebra
tion will be under the auspices of tbe Gari
baldi Guard.' There will also be in the
mSrning, through the principal streets, a
procession, in which many other organiza
tions will participate. :- ._-.
The Jury Believed Her.
Blanche Henry was tried before Judge
Law ler and a jury, ' yesterday, for having
taken a shot at a Chinaman named Lee
Mon.' She was in her Sacramento-street
den .on the - night of the - shooting aod
claimed that she believed he was a burglar,
highbinders having entered her place soma
night, before and robbed her. The jury
acquitted her. -"-•■- _■ ■
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BAD FOR THE DOGS.
The Now. Pound Almost Beady
•for Occupation. ['"'"'
An Experiment to Be Made on Saturday With
the Improved . L thai Chamber — Suffoca
tion Rendered Easy and Pleasant.
A representative of Tiie Call. . ho hap
pened to be in the vicinity of the new pound,
or, as It is euphemistically styled, tlie
••Home for Animals,*" at Sixteenth and
Harrison streets, had an opportunity lof
inspecting the nearly completed asphyxia
ting chamber. It is in this place that ill
conditioned, unsalable, unowned and gen
erally mongrel curs receive their quietus.
Tbey die and make no sign. . ' ,* . '.
The old pound system, as exemplified in
years past by Jake Lindo's ruffians, had
grown to be a stench in the nostrils of the
community and a reproach to humanity.
When the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals took hold of the matter
tie members incurred considerable criti
cism and not a little satire. They have been
working steadily on, however, and now the
chances are that the career of many a va
grant cauine will 'be suddenly and mysteri-
If Bailiff jf\ ■ ¥~~p^ —^F
-■A/» «W- — ' ■ —
7710 Asphyxiating Chamber.
ously terminated. The new lethal chamber,
the little mansion, nine feet by four by five,
in which Death keeps his seat, will receive a
trial on Saturday morning.
The masonry was finished yesterday, and
to-day the door will be adjusted, the fittings
for transmitting the deadly gas to tbe in
terior put in place, and then the wire cage
will be set on the rails, the canines popped
in and an autopsy will settle tbe rest.
Tbe new system has long passed the ex
perimental stase. In the borne for friend
less dogs at Baltersea, near London, 100
canine victims bave perished every week in
such a chamber during the past ten years.
The principle there adopted is founded on
the observation of the effects of carbonic
acid gas naturally developed In the Grotto
del Cave, near Naples. A man may walk
with security into the cave, but the floor of
it is strewn with the bones of dead dogs,
which have died swiftly and painlessly In
the heavy, irrespirable air near the bottom
of the cave.
The dogs' quarter is furnished with an
outlet through which the desired or unde
sired animals can be separately let out Into
tbe cage outside. Once caged, they are
wheeled away to the lethal chamber, only a
few feet away. The close-fitting door is
opened, the cage slid In. the door closed,
and then, in the words of Hamlet, "the rest
Ten Thousand People Assembled
Under Sells Brothers' Canvas.
The great circus establishment of the
Messrs. Sells, about which so much has
been said and written for the past month,
opened last evening at Central Park to an
immeose audience. Expansive as is the
area of the park complaint is made by the
managers of this great show that tbere is
hardly sufficient room to display their series
of shows to tbe best advantage. The prin
cipal performing- pavilion boasts of two
arenas, or rings, and a stage, and the eye is
emuarrassed with riches in endeavoring to
take iv the many and various feats soing on
at the same time iv these three different
places. The imposing spectacular entree
with which the programme of the evening
opened was watched with breathless in
terest It was a grand parade of all
or nearly all the attractions the manage
ment had to offer, and certainly the mag
nificent cavalcade, as It defiled in the hip
podroniic course before the eyes of thou
sands of spectator?, and who murmured
applause as it passed, was brilliant to a de
gree. This processional feature is some
thing new Is the modern circus. After the
procession, and ns a matter of peculiar in
terest to the multltudiuous assemblage, the
pair of hippopotami, enormously large and
quite tame, were passed In review, exciting
expressions of wonder on all sides. Then
the real business of the evening commenced,
and the programme was bewildering in the
number and variety of the feats performed.
The beautiful menage acts of Miss Pauline
Lee, the gracefully schooled riding of Miss
Etlie Duttou, who Is called the queen of
the side-saddle, and Polly Lee five
borse tandem menage riding, called
forth well-merited apolause. William
! Sbowles takes the palm for fancy
and bareback riding. William Gorman and
George Zorella were also remarkable in
their feat of four-horse riding. Mr. Allen
Sells' trained horses gave a good account of
themselves. The horsemanship all through
is nrst -class — graceful, daring and finished.
Besides these acts of skill there are a hun
dred and oue other feats, but still, the vast
multitude seemed witched by the daring
deeds with the noble steed. The English
bounding jockey, A. O'Brien, the American
jockey, Mr. Showles, the bareback eques
trianism of. .Miss Daisy Belmont and the
artistic equestrianism ol William Duttou
were nil noticed and praised. The pro
gramme closed with some thirteen races in
tbe hippodrome, perhaps, alter all, the most
exciting uf the whole evening. The audi
ence got quite excited, and we have no
doubt many quiet bets were made on results.
The circus will contiuu . open for eight days
longer, with a matinee every afternoon.
The Stieet Parade. •■*■"-■*''
-It was through no fault of theirs that the
Sells Brothers were delayed with their
grand street parade yesterday, and when at
last it started Irom Fourth and Townsend
streets at 2:15 o'clock In the afternoon
the patient and long -suffering public
were more than satisfied witb what they
saw in the way of animals nnd magnificent
costume... The cause of the delay was the
neglect of the railroad company to send over
by ferry-boat that section of the circus train
which contained the material for the street
show. * The section not wanted immediately
was first sent, then some trains of fruit
cars and then another section of the circus
train, which did not arrive on this side until
2 o'clock. However, everything was right
at last aud everybody was satisfied. . -'. _'-
Fell Into the Bay.
. . Charles Jacobs, a young peddler, who
stated that be had no particular place to
sleep, fell Into the bay Inst night at Lom
bard-street Wharf. He was rescued and
taken to the Receiving Hospital, where he
pretended that he did not know bow he bad
fallen into the water.
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lam as hearty as when a boy. Have regained my
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OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF STATE HARBOE
Commissioners. 10 California street, Kan Fran-
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Sealed proposals or bids will, be received at this
office at or prior to 2 o'clock r. m. on THURSDAY,
September 17, 1891. for furnishing the materials
and paving and relaying portions of Fast street,
between Jackson street and the Berkeley Ferry,
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Bidders are invited to be present at tho opening
Of the bids. -. - - • C. F. BASSKTT,
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-H-U** * * ALHAYMAN LESSEE
ALvaiDßonvißß...... ." .........Hanagn '.. i
-..- LAST WEEK 1 LAST 4 NIGHTS 1 •
NAT C. GOODWIN
"vm'" ' And Hls Companion Players.
Every Evening Matinee Saturday Only, i
Production of the Brilliant Comedy Success, *-' j
A COLD MINE
Monday Next, September 21 at,
SOL SMITH RUSSELL .
1 "PEACEFUL VALLEY." ?
SEATS ON SALE TO-MORROW (THURSDAY. I ';':.
HEW CALIFOR_.I_.THE_TE_-~~~ i
• Handsomest Theater In the world.
SS - _ . J? A AN Lessee Proprietor
-MR. BARRY ma.... Manager
BTILI- TONItJHT EVERT EVGt
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MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2.
Next Monday, September 2 lst,
The Latest Musical Comedy,
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EVERY EVENING. MATINEE SATURDAY.
--THE ALCAZAR THEATER COMPANY*.
In Bucbaoau and Petit's New Melodrama,
Produced with .
Entire New Scenery and Staee Effects!
POPULAR .'Matinee 25e and 60s
PKlC'KS:l_venlat 2S-. 31)_._^
8 DAYS AND OHLY CIRCUS SEASOH
Cor. Eighth and Market Sts. .
COMMEI-CIKG TUESDAY NIGHT,
And Every Afternoon and Evening Thereafter
SELLS BROTHERS' ;
_>_"<_» __l <_> XT S3
UNITED SHOWS. A
The Grandest, Greatest, Richest, Hippo-
drome, Wild Beast, Triple Circus, Olymp-
ian Stage, Aerial Carnival, Darkest Africa
Aquarium, Wild Moorish Caravan, Royal
Japanese Troupe, Arabian Nights* Revels, -
Spectacular Pilgrimage to Mecca and
Fairyland Pageant Alliance on Earth.
Two Performances Daily at 3 and 8 P. . I.
Doors Open One Hour Previous.
One Ticket for the Usual Price Admitting to All.
Tickets and Reserved Seats for ssle.wlthout extra
charge, at Sherman, clay _fe Co. 'a Buslc-sture, cor-
ner Sutter and Kearny sts. - st- 14 Hi
LAST APPEARANCK IN" CALIFORNIA. -»
sAItAH »*.t IKBT. ->r f
■ WEDNIiSDAV APTERNOOS AT 2, IX
EA TOSCA. eel 3 tf
SPRECHUMERRICJCT NACH BILDERN.
SEE AD DNDEB EDI/CATION
MR. AND MRS. DREW'S .ING ACAD- oX
I*l emy, 71 New Montgomery St.— New ar- aS
rancemeuts; tuition reduced: Uancin? learnel/Tp
at little cost; Gents e-ciuslv_ir (beginners), __J&
Mondays. Wednesdays: Ladles (beginners). Toe,-
days, Thursdays: soirees Saturday eveuiiU'.
■ I'ltlV -TK LESSONS I) \II.V. 7:'
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
SAN FRANCISCO ANDNORTH PACIFIC R'Y. . .
LN'TIL FI'HTIIER NOTICE THE _ -» ■ -
.All Kit "IKIAH" will mate E*_SB-__a_
FOlK ROUND TRIPS EACH SUNDAY !'<<
Leaving Tiburon Ferry, Market -treet Wharf, as
Ist -Yip I 2d Trip I 3d Trip I 4th Trip
8:30 A. M. I 10:30 a.m. | 2:00 f. M. | .00 r. _ >.v
■_ Betnrnlng. will leave K-. CA.MPii at:
Ist Trip i _<l i'rlp i Md Trip i 4th irlp •
9:30 a. M. I 12:00 tt. |3:UUr. _■ I 6:00 r.M-
Fare for Round Trip (Including admission to
-rounds .. 'ii cents
H. C. -WIT-NO. General Manager. *' ,
PETER J. MoiLYNN, lion. Pass, and Tlciet Agu
26TH INDUSTRIAL exposition
;li ....OF THK....
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE, 1891.
Opens Angnst 18tn, Closes September 26t_.
HEW FEATURES! SPECIAL ATTEACTIOHi!
Mil .<■ by the - First Trifaiitry Regiment
- Rand of 51* IVrformers,' m
Including JESSIE MILLAR, the Wonderrul Touni
- California Cornetist. and the
-LIKE TROMBONE | QUARTET.
IN THE ART GALLERY
Will lie Paintings in Oil and Water Colors by oar '
-sown Local Artists, and the great -
II \/l -.I.'I'IM. , CULI.KCTKIN *
Or 190 laliitlngs by the most noted European Ar-
tists, valued at «.00.U00: Photosr__,.iiy. Crayon and
Pastel worn; also Natural Producta. Manufacture*
and Inventions. A Ursiid Display of llluinlii.itnd
Photographic Views Three Times Each Evening:
4000 Specimens of Natural History : Magnlflcjit.
Display of Tropical Plants and Flowers, aud many ' '
other Novelties. ■*■•■• .'.."•
- ADMISSION. .
Double Season Ticket. S5: Single Season Ticket. 1 1
Children's Season Ticket, $1 SO.
Adult, Single Admission. BOc: Children. 33c. .">.-
3. 11. C'DLvaa. See. jan9 »1 DAVID KERR. Pres.
i^M: Bitters. ■
Vr _?«___'^-J The gT( ' Rt Mexlriin Rei-edy
"« ?sisp?V_y Tor Disorders of the Kidm-va
TWn. ___ nndUla-MOT. Gives health «..«
iKßj^gt^f.. . B trc_Kii* to the Sc.ual , - RUt
NABER. ALFS & BRUNE,
»» mMI 8-3 -_A____M ST.. _F.,AUK*IM
• Wellington .;,,.'.»loooiCaanel-..;.*-..,.r,- $105)
Scotch Splint... . 950 New Seattle ■8 01
Ueuulue Seattle... ii oOlCoosliay 7SJ *_
;.-7 Sacks Wood 910)
KNICKERBOCKER COAL CO.,
: .___.. H .»'*» 1 ' ST.. SK..B KKa*.
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