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THE TURF TALK.
Many Visit Bay District
ORANGE, THE WELL-KNOWN.
Not Room Enough for Horses—Ar
rival of Jack China, the Chief
Sunday coming immediately on the heels
of t lie opening day of one of the biggest
aud grandest race meetings ever inaugu
rated on the Pacific Coast gave many who
had heard so much about i ace talk on cable
care and street-corners, an opportunity to
visit the scene of equine performances.
Asa consequence the Bay District track
was fairly overrun yesterday by the purely
curiously inclined, as well as by those who
were on the lookout for borse gossip aud
The work given the horses by the vari
ous trainers was limited to cantering ami
trotting iv the early morning, but each
and every one of the strings that were
thus exeicised was eagerly scanned by the
numerons judges ot form who lined the
rails on the loukout for the slightest indi
cation of their having gone wrong or hav
ing anything amiss with them.
One of the best, if not actually the be9t
useful stable in America io-day, arrived
yesterday morning. This is the u£tna
stable, belonging to Hawkins & Johnson of
Chicago. It is worthy ot mention here
tuat tiib rupture of the long-time frieud
eh:p between the murdered Mayor of
Cnicago and Air. Hawkins, probably the
most wealthy Bponiug man in America,
occurred only this spring, a circumstance
now deplored by the survivor.
Of the string that has been sent out to
do ba;tle for the black aud orange Rudolph
6tands out p ouiinently. This four-year
old, the most highly bred horse of his age
that has ever appeared iv California and
tiie peer of any in America to-day, was
strangely overlooked by the nandicaprr
iv the early part of the year, but his victory
over Y<i Tambieu, Morello and the other
crai-ker jacks of the East entitles him to
rank as champion of the year. His. own
ers, who are well known as the neaviest
speculators on the turf, must have wen
something like a quarter of a million of
dollars by his victories.
The others in the string are Forerunner,
£vanaiu;>, London, Jacobin, Macbeth 11,
Rosiyn, Anna Mayes, Annie Buckingham,
Rag.ua, Gascon and Laughing Eyes. Gas
eo < was recently purcha>ed from Jimmy
Long. He was the favorite in th«- winter
books of two years ago for the American
Derby. He i-> a good hurse to-day and will
Of the others London bears the reputa
tion of being a burptise party and wbea
least expected to win he has come out and
beaten some r>f the cracks. Jacobin »ud
MacbMb 11, the Louisville Derby winner,
am the only horses in the preseut stiiug
that were in the old Chicago stable and
who were then famous.
The others are record-breakers, and
what is to beat ihem in the stake or purse
races here some woula like to know.
~8. Brandon, the trainer, has gained a
wonderful reputation fur Ins skill in hand
ling delic .ite and uneven tempered burses,
his success especially with Rudolph neiug
a remarkable example of patience and
Irving is the jocKey of the stable. He
has ridden Rudolph in all his victories, and
as a rider can hold Ills own with the best
ol them. .Neither Mr. Hawkins nor B. J.
Johnson, the manager of the firm, are here
yet, but are expected to arrive within a few
Application was received by telegram
for stalls for the string lately belonging to
0. L. Fair, but now in bis father's posses
sion, but Superintendent Field wick had to
refuse, and replied, advising those in
charge to quarter at Oakland.
The Suisun stable, Quinn'a from Eureka,
> C \\*. Tryon's, and Bertrandi's and stipes',
including the good quarter horses Lottie D
and Red Light, will also have to find room
elsewhere until the 100 new stalls wh.ch
are being built below the saddling paddock
■ At the Macdonough sale on Saturday it
.was Generally understood that the year
, ling: brother to the great Bermuda and half
brother to the crack two-year-old Dagonet
was to have been sold. He is by Bersau,
out of Fair Lady, for which Mr. McDon
.ougrr paid £12,500 a year ago, and wno.-e
recent death must be accounted a great
loss. All the trainers at the track were
on the gui vive and greatly disappointed
j not to find him included in the list of those
offered for sale, as all went dirt cheap.
Mr. Macdonough was not present at the
races on Saturday, as slated in some of
the paper*, as he will not arrive in Cali
fornia until the middle of the week.
jack China, who takes the position of
chief Steward, at first offered to and
accept- d by William Barnes, but which
the latter was afterward obliged to decline
by reason of bis busiuess interests in Ken
tucky, arrived yesterday and is staying at
the Pai;:ce Hotel.
Jack China is a famous starter, and his
little trouble al St. Louis over the
treatment meted out to his sod, who was'
acting for him, is do doubt remembered.
Mr. China is a sound reliable man, and hi*
presence on a tract, in such a responsible
position as he..d starter, is a sufficient
guarantee to the public that there will Dot
be any ernoked work if close observation
o the work on the track can prevent it.
By the time that Mr. Rowe reaches San
Francisco, the Bay District truck will have
a plethora of men skilled in flag wielding.
Mr. R»we, Mr. Ferguson and Colonel
China, being undoubtedly the three best
at the work in America. Mr. Rowe and
Clint Riley will, it is understood, form
with Mr. China the board of stewards, and
they make a very formidable trio, formi
dable that is to the planners of dishonesty.
■Harry I. Thornton \\a- to have left this
city on Saturday night, to be absent two
D A number of the horse-owners are com
plaining somewhat at the fact that c tie
dates have not been definitely fixed for the
different stake events, as they are neces
sarily anxious to time, as far as possible,
the preparation of their horses for those
in which they are entered, and there is no
precedent for the withholding of ti>o dates.
Of the horses brought over by R. do B.
Lopez on the last Australian steamer,
three only, v z., Tru'ola, Luna and Candid,
were returned as winners in their own
country. The remainder are untried.
Fmuk McAul the well-known Aus
tralian jockey, who u«ed 10 ride for the
late Junes White, came over on the same
steamer with Mr. Lopez. He rides best at
about 116 pounds.
The exhibition of riding on Saturday in
the steeplechase, especially in the case of
Pirate, was lamentable, and it is all the.
more trance, too, when such a capable
man as Stanford, trie Australian, whs
standing on the ground.
Santa Ana, th« well-known five-year
old bay mare belonging to Baldwin's Santa
Anita stable, had been sick in the stables
at the Bay District. Last evening she be
came 60 much worse that the veterinary
surgeon deflated that she could not recover,
and she was put out of her misery by a
bullet sent into her brain. She was by
Grlnstead out of Clara 1), and was noted
for her performances on the turf. Lust
year she divided th« honors of the Santa
Anita stable.* with Galin.l<>.
One of the Most Effective That Can
A dispatch from Chicago in reference to
the trial of Jim Jack Lin, a Chinese who
last winter murdered his cousiu in the
basement of a laundry la the Chinese
quarter of thut ci;y, described a dramatic
scene when the presiding Judge ordered
(be administration of tbe Chinese oaib,
which resulted in wringing a confession
from the pris >ncr, although a few mo
ments before, while under the regular oath
o: the court, he denied his guilt.
Toe disnatch did not describe the form
of the Chinese oath, and as it was thoueht
it might be something unknown hern a
reporter of The Call saw Ofiief Crowley
on the subject.
The Chiel said be did not know of any
Chinese oath the Chinese were afraid of
except cutting tiie head off a rooster, which
ha.l once been tried with effect in the
i«ol cc court here.
He, however, sent for Gong Tyng, who
is employed by the city in examining bonds
offered by 'he Chine-e.
Gong said that the most effective form
of oath administered to a Chinese is as
follows: A written statement h read to
the witness containing curses upon him
self, his children and his Daren's; that he
wili die without a son, and that he will die
in hhip ■•• reck and without a coffin.
MORE SMOKE THAN FIRE.
A Troublesome Individual Is Locked
Smoke issuing from the windows of L.
B. Brown's new and second hand furni
ture-store at 1909 Mission street, jusr after
2 o'clock P. M. yesterday, apprised Police
Officer Janes of the fact that there was a
fire of some kind tliere. Accordingly an
alarm was turned in from box 148, corner
Sixteenth and Misson street.
There was a great deal more smoke than
fire, for when tii*> Fire Department broke
;nto the store it was discovered that an ex
celsior box mattress was burning, also
come furniture close to it. The burning
furniture was draaeed out and the little
blaze qnioklv extinguished. The damage
is al»'ut £125.
When the crowd gathered in front of the
place, as is usual in case of fire, an indi
vidual named William Culligan, whose oc
eoDttfoD is Hint nf a gardener, aud whose
home is on Xatoma street, between Four
teenth and Fifteenth, intruded himself
into the store and cot in the way of the
firemen generally. Sergeant Murphy
ordered Policeman Morton to lock him up
in the Seventeenth-street station. Cnlli
gan is regarded by the Police Department
as a nuisance. Efforts have been made
to nave him declared of unsound mind, as
he has a habit of attaching people with a
sickle wb»n excited, but they hay« not
Charley Fong Deserted by
The Runaways Were on the City of
ISew York, and Are in Hiding
Society circles in Chinatown are con
siderably agitated over an elopement
which would have succeeded but for the
unfortunate, wreck of the steamship City
of New York.
Charley Fong is a dentist at 813% Sacra
umnto street, and although comparatively
sneaking a young man, has made what
bis fellow-countrymen consider a band
some fortune by attending to their
Being rich and prosperous, lie took unto
himself a wife, who was acknowledged to
be one of the belles of Chinatown. She
was young and exceeding. y hnndsome,
and always seemed devotedly attached in
her husband, wb<> thought himself one of
the, luckiest of his race in being blessed
with such a charming helpmate.
Their married ife was a very happy one
and no cloud obscured the matrimonial
horizon until quite recently, when a mem
ber of one of the leading firms on Sacrx
mento street called nt the dentist's rooms
to have a tooth filled with gold.
It ti>ok several days before the rnerchnnt
was sati-fi>d that the operation had been
performed to the best advantaee, and after
ward he made frequent visits to the dental
rooms with one excuse and another witn
not arousing the slightest suspicion in
Charley's mind that his handsome wife
was the magnet that drew him trier**.
It was not until Thursday last that Char
ley had reason to thtnK tnat something
was wrong. His wife went out for an
■fterooon call, and, as the boars grew on
and she failed to return, he became uneasy.
About 6 o'clock a friend called up>>n him
with tbe startling information that bis
wife hid been se*n on the steamship City
of New York with the meichant who had
been such a regular customer recently.
Then it dawned up m his mind that his
wife nad deserted him, and his suspicions
were confirmed when, on making a ha«ty
examination, he found that $1200 in gold
and silver, the savings of years, had dis
appeared from a secret drawtr only known
to himself and wife.
He was frantic with rage and grief, but
when he lesirned some hours afterward
that the vessel had been wrecked at Point
Bimita hi* rnge and grief gave pl«ce to
I eace and jny. The news of the wteck
came to him too late to enable him to in
tercept tbe eloping couple before they
leached the shore with the other Chinese
Since then he ba« been making every
effort to trace the location of the guilty
pair, and has at last succeeded, bn he will
net say where or who the gay Lothario i&
wliD bas stolen the affections of his wife
lie says, however, that this morning he
will a; ply for warrants for their arrest,
and if he cannot get back his wife be will
s-e if he cannot, at least, get back his
ON TO WASHINGTON.
The Army of Heaven at Hand Going
to the Capital.
Stephen May bell, the pyrotechnic re
former, the founder of the Army of
Heaven at Hand, lias started on a new
crusade. He is trying to get 100 men to
march with him to Washington, there to
preach his doctrine.
The headquarters of the army are at
1171 Market street, where JNlaybell and bis
wife preach nightly to a small band of fol
lowers. ' . . /"
The bulletin-board in front of the head
quarters bore the following announcement
One hundred real men who will give their
live* for their country.
No curiosity mongers wanted or need apply.
Only earnest, holiest, patriotic men and
women who will give their lives.
(J NEK A L Maybell.
On to Washington the cry!
A column of 5,000,000 men from every city
ana town en tnnrche upon the capital.
A gif at battle, between : the people and the
trail or* » ■" Chicago.
'1 lie people victorious! Washington vacated
t>y the noid rug, ; Cleveland flees to England.
The Capitol in possession of Hie people.
The Idol cast out or the law. The Hit of the
people tin? people's money. ■; '
Everybody at work. Justice everywhere.
The kiDKdom of too Lord i.t come.
Tha general, when asked last nielit why
he was going to Washington and where he
would find the '5,000,000 men who wore
going with him, replied evasively. file
■Book hi- head sagely, and' declared that
tbe world would hear of him, and said that
with 100 men he could reform the United
States. ■ - . '■'; : : . '" '■'' • :
The Late Frederick Bell.
The remains of the late Frederick Bell
were brought to this city Irom Eureka
yesterday, and are now in an undertaker's
parlor on .Sacramento street. Tbe final
funeral ceremonies Mill be conducted umier
the auspices of the Knights of Pythian, and
the remains will be laid at rest in Odd Fel
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, 31 ON DAY, OCTOBER 30, 1893.
Rosina Yokes to Retire
SHE IS TOO SICK TO ACT.
Exertion on the Baldwin Stage Was
Followed by Fainting Fits Be
hind the Scenes.
Miss Rosina Yokes, the light-liearted
and sincere actress, left this city at an
early hour yesterday rooming, carrying
with her a secret unknown before the
footlights and anything but a gay disposi
For, bright and cheerful as she was on
the stage nightly, when she d.meed and
acted for the public. Miss Yokes felt how
different everything is behind the scenes.
It was given out that she was ill— nothing
more — and people gave the rumor no
thought, because the charming actress
amused them with her art and appeared
as gay as ever.
Miss Yokes received every applause
with eratelul smiles and bowed her ac
knowledgments to the audiences. Some
times she danced a^ain to s;i tis y people
who admired her clever acting and then
pass from the glittering stage is a blaze of
light (calcium), while applause rang
through the theater. Sometimes the play
went on without her reappearance.
Behind the scenes a quite different
drama was acted, not comedy not melo
drama, but the grim realism of life, shorn
oi musical or theatrical effects.
For some tune past Mis? Yokes
has been suffering from the effects of
a severe mental aud physical strain,
which the duties of her profession
entail. On coming to San Francisco
it was only to apparent that she had
failed physically and 'that instead of con
tinuing the strain she should be renting far
away from theaters and cities. She com
plained of feeling ill ana sought a physi
cian's advice and help. The answer given
by the doctor was she should retire from
tiie stage temporarily for rest. Still the
Baldwin Theater had completed all ar
rangements for her visit aud rather than
disappoint her mauagers or the people
the plucky actress decided to finish her
engagement. Iv her acting critics might
have noticed a of ennui, or' a
lack luster, to balance which Miss Yokes
struggled hard, although she sang and
danced Itke her old self.
But the effort was too great in her
weakened condition to pass without its
effect. The hard work on the stage wait
often succeeded by depression and ex
haustion, and night after night Miss
Yokes left the glory and footlights behind
to fall senseless in the wings.
Trie fainting spells of the actress
immediately after her exertion became
alarming, for they came nightly, and
toward me end they assumed a menacing
turn. And yet the play went on while
the star was unconscious Inside in a faint.
"It became so serious," said an attache
of the theater, "that Miss Yokes canceled
ail her dates and will go into retirement
until she recovers. She is suffering - from
nervous prostration, the result of too
much work and study. She fainted s
often after dancing that we thought she
could not live through her engagement."
At the Palace Hotel, where Miss Yokes
stayed, her severe illness was a subject
lor occasional conversation. She* left
without saying what her dest nation
would be, but at the hour of her departure
the Atlantic express went eastward.
A UNION FIGHT.
Try to Cut Prices.
Attempt to Supplant the Theatrical
Orchestras by Non- Union
A fight Is being waged between the local
musicians who belong to the union and
those professional players who are unor
ganized. In the present business situa
tion, 6o many performers are out of em
ployment, that fttrenuons efforts are being
made by the r<>n-union musicians to sup
plant members by underbidding tb*ir
wages, more especially in connection with
the orchestras in the various theaters.
"Non-union orchestras have been trying
to obtain a foothold in the theaters, more
especially tbe smaller one." said £. E.
Schmi z, secretary of the Musicians' Un-
"They have offered to work for much
lower wages than are now in voirue, but
the theatrical managers have declared
In favor of fair wanes and good nni-ic.
"A case in point is that of Woleott's
band, managed by Frank Noriega. The
members of this band were or' pped from
the roll of the Musicians' Union for cut
ting price*. Now they would be unable to
pa-s the examination lor competence pre
scribed by the union. This band first
made overtures about a week ago <v John
C. Byrnes, tbe manager of the National
Theater, who declined to make or to con
sider »Bf proposition from this source.
"Then No r lega tried to make terms
with the Grovtt-street Theator. I heard of
tln« move and went to see Manager
ll Men. I told him that it would certainly
not be to hi* advantage to countenance
this cheap non-union labor. He Inquired
if be bad not the right to employ whom he
liked. J replied that he certainly coul i,
but that if he engaged these players the
members of the Musicians' Union, who
are laboring men organized for self-pro
tection, w>>uld appeal to all classes t»
stand n with them.
"it was tinallv agreed that the manage
m-nt should give Wol ott's Band a trial
and decide the question of their employ
ment solely upon their proficiency. I
a»ked permission to be present at ;he
trial rehearsal, and suggested to Hnldeti
Ilial he first ask the applicants to play
three selections of their own, and then
take three composit ons from the usukl
programme played by the regular orches
tra. The orchestra consisted of the piano,
violin, clarionet, cornet, trombone, basso
and arum. The regular orchestra is pttid
$145 a week, but Wolcolt's Baud offered to
do the work for SlO4.
"At the rehearsHl they first played a
9 mple potnourrt of their own. Then
Holden gave them I 1 . u-'.'s selection, a
standard composition, which every musi
cian i 9 supposed to know bow to play in
the dark. When they saw it they shook
their heads and Noriega remarked :
'Srhmiiz gave you that; it's too diffl^ul!'
After some argument Holden said : 'Well.
pick out any thing that my orchestra plays.'
They chose a march, to be played as the
audience is dispersing. They got through
wnbit, and then the proprietors of the
theHter dscussed the piopojition of the
"Noriega gnve a letter to Byrnes, stating
that he would personally are every night
that the members "f the orchestra are on
lime, neat in apiaarance and sober. Al
though there would have been a saving i»f
£40 a meek tn the proposed arrangement,
it was declined by the management. The
same old orchestra continues to play at
the same old price, and so the Musicians'
Union triumphantly carried its point."
Fourteen Hundred Hungry Men.
Fourteen hundred hungry and unem
ployed men were fed on the big s.»» Hut at
Mission and Seventh streets yesterday.
Two fcalvEtion Army rooks dlsherl nut sev
eral hundred gallons of sou;, irom the bg
black kettle. The army of uneniplov- d
was distributed ahout the lot, standing In
groups and sitting In Ines on the sand,
with their backs against the big fence.
Two po'ieemen stood watch over them.
The place looked like a stockade, where
prisoners of war are herded after a big
campaign, and tt-.e unemployed men now
congregated there look as forlorn and
Homesick a* captives held in durance.
PROTESTS HIS INNOCENCE.
Dr. E. Robbins Denies the Published
Charges Against Him.
Dr. E. Robbins addressed a large
audience in Washington Hall last night on
"Spiritualism as a Comforter in the Dark
Hour of Distress, or a Romance of an
Innocent Man Unjustly Accused." He
spoke, for two hours regarding the pub
lished charges made against him, denying
the accusations with special reference to
his moral character ana tiiat of bis daugh
Ho stated that for five years he had been
hounded by newspapers in Los Angeles
and in this city, and that now he answered
his assailants for the first time. Be
blamed his wife in England for attempting
tn ruin his reputation, and said that the
estrangement between him and his daugh
ter was caused by unjustifiable inter
ference on the part of outsiders.
A Murderous Affray in a
Two of the Victims May Die— An
Old Woman Injured— A Quar
rel About Drinks.
There was a serious stabbing affray at
John Donahue'B saloon, the California,
1018 Kearny street, on the corner of St.
Charles place, late last ni^ht that may re
sult in the death of two men and the trial
of a third for murder.
The barkeeper, Allen Cameron, was dis
pensing Kteam be^r and alleged whisky
when a man named James P. Murray en
tered with a woman, lie called for steam
beer, and he and his female companion
drank several glasses.
Cameron, the barkeeper, says he called
upon the unknown to pay for tho stimu
lants which he and his friend had im
bibed. The man began to abuse him and
took up a whisky glass to throw at his
head. Cameron seized a club and ad
vanced upon his assailant, when tie latter
drew a knife and stabbed him in the neck
Cameron fell to the floor, and a Span
iard named- Juan de Sued, who ran to
assist him, received a jib from the un
known in his buck. He, too, fell to the
floor, and the would-be murderer fled
through a passage leading to the rear of
the building and stabbed in the thigh an
old woman named Hattie Bird whom he
encountered on his way. Then he made
his way to the street and was arrested.
Cameron, Do Succi and the woman
were taken to the Receiving Hospital.
Cameron there said that he had never
seen his assailant before and told the
story of the stabbiug substantially as it is
His wounds are dangerous. The wound
in the neck is very deep. The knife pene
trated several organs of the throat. The
wound in the side extends to the abdo
minal cavity. ■
De Succi's wound is Just over the kid
neys, and also penetrates the abdomen. It
Is considered much more dangerous than
those inflicted upon Cameron.
The woman, who is fully 65 years of
age, was wounded in the left thigh. It is
severe, but not daneerous.
Police Officer R.M. Barry, who arrested
Murray, says that he was at the saloon
less than five minutes alter the cutting,
along with Police Officer John Purvis.
He learned that Murray went into the
saloon and ordered a drink. Then be
ordered another drink and after he had
swa lowed it Campbell, the bartender,
asked for payment. The bartender in
sisted upon payment and Murray pulled
out a two-edged dirk and made two or
three rapid cuts at him. The Spaniard
gracped hold of Murray, when he made a
vicious lunge at him, followed by another
lunge at the old woman, who is a well
known Barbary Coast rounder.
Murray then ran out of the saloon, but
was quickly captured by Barry and Purvis.
He was at once searched, but neither a
dirk nor knife was fmiud upon him. As
it was supposed that Murray had ihrowu
the dirk away before he was captured a
search was made for it, but it could not be
Murray was taken to the City Prison and
locked up in the "hole in the wall," pend
ing the resr.it of the wounds received by
lie two men mi I the woman.
He was seen In his cell by a Call re
porter and appeared as if he h d tteen
drinking heavily. He said in answer to a
question as to how the fight originated :
"I was with my wife and w:c walking
past rhe saloon when a man came out and
bit my wife twice. I 'nought it whs time
to take r hand in the game ami struck the
man, when another man came out and
there was a general fi^tii. I got a knock on
the head with a club and then I did not
know what I did or what took place."
He took off his hat and showed a wound
on the top of his head.
He wa» asked as to the dirk or knife, but
he refused to say anything more.
"I will. say this, however," lie added.
"They made a bluff at me by saying they
would take my sweetheart from me. 1
said tn them, 'no you won't, she is not my
sweetheart, but my wife, and I will u,;in
for her.' "
About a year ago Murray »a« arrested
on .i charge of erand larceny, but it was
subsequently reduced to petty larceny and
he ieceivid a sentence of six monhs' im
prisonment. During that time he served
as a "trusty" in ihe Ci>y Prison. He waa
discharged about four months ago.
Murray is a runner for a sailors' board
ing-house nnrt his brother Charles acts in
the same rapacity. They live at 304 Fil
Many Avenues and Streets to Be
That portion of the city lying west of
First avenue and between the park and
Presidio reservation, known as Richmond,
is showing considerable activity on the
part of its property-owners. Tte Super
intendent of Streets has been asked to
order the laying of plank walks on all the
aveuin'g commencing at First and to and
including Thirteenth, and lying between
Point : Loboa avenue ana Lake street.
Nonces to -such effect have just been
Dosted.' Point Lobos avenue, Clement,
Lake. California street and California
street south are also to be included in the
improvement* and walks also laid on those
thoroughfare* between First and Thir
teenth avenues. .
Other signs of progress are also noticea
ble going on or about 10 be begun in Rich
mond collages : and I two-story -dwellings
are springing up on all sides;. Thirteenth
avenue, from Point Lobos to ;D street,' ha*
been ordered graded through the/sand
(tunes, opening thereby' a new route to the
fair grounds. Twenty-fir* : avenue, from
Clement to Lako j streets, is' also .to be
graded and macadamized.: In anticipation
•>f the crowds which will soon visit the
Midwinter Fair, a great majority of whom
will pass thn.uijh Richmond, its residents
asked the Chief of Police for an addition
to the police force of the district.
Despondency and D>s epsia are twins,
but can b<- dispeiied by Dr. Henley's I X L
Bitters. It Is a fine ionic and buids up
Ml»sy*t*Oß. The thousands ot cases of
I X L 1- itters suld annuullv nre the uu
deniable testimony of its worth. *
FOR THE STREETS.
Some Experimental Work
A BLOW AFTER THE BALL.
Suspected Case of Suicide Near Lake
Merritt— Luckless Encounter
At 2 o'clock yesterday morning, when
the final strains of "Good-night, lad es,"
had been hushed, and the lights were fl-d
and the garlands dead, and Military Hall
at Twelfth and Franklin streets was
about deserted, Frederick C. Chapman,
who is a profe-sor of dancing, and con
ducts, with hift brother William, the
Irving Hall academy of the graceful art,
came down into the gray morning light
from the festivities at which he had pre
sided — wheD, bangl somebody had dealt
Fred a ricious blow o n the back of the
skull, and taken to his heels before the
heavy hand of vengeance could fall.
Chapman' 3 friends rallied to the side of
the young man, who was now lying supine
in the cobwebs and cigar stumps that grace
the foot of Military Hall stairs. They saw
the assailant was gone, and with one
accord voiced threats of summary retrlbu
tiou and told one another what their dis
position of the coward would be if once
they got at him.
Somebody thought of the Receiving
Hospital. That struck the company as
being a good place to go to, considering
Fred's b eedmg head, and away they went
with their battered charge to Steward
Dr. Johnson was summoned and got out
his lint and bandages and bound up Chap
man's wound, which was in a bad place,
on the. back of the head, and two or three
in -hes Ion?.
Then the revelers gathered their bruised
friend up aud aok him to bis home at IMS
Chapman is resting quietly, with no
serious symptoms threatening.
Neitner he nor any of his comrades can
tell who struck Fred that cowardly ulow
"after the ball."
Now for Fine Streets.
According to a report recently filed with
the Board of Public Works by Super
intendent Harrison the expenditures for
street repairs since that cfficial went Into
(■fnce on February 14, 1893, have been as
f Hows: Purchase price of rock used
$1900. cost of labor, utensils, etc., $2500,
total, $4400. In cleaning the streets during
the last four months £7800 has been laid
Accompanying this report Mr. Harrison
volunteered a few suggestions which, it
carried out, would redound to the decided
improvement of the principal thorough
fares of this city.
As a means of bettering the older
macadam zed streets the superintendent
s .id they should be cleaned und scraped
and then thoroughly redressed with iirst
He suggested that by way of experi
ment and to establish a criterion for fur
ther action, a few blocks on San Pablo
nven ue should be thus operated upon. If
the movement proved to b« unwise further
proceedings along this line could be aban
He also announced that distribution sta
tious had been established ><t the \Ve~t
Oakland engine-house, the Market-street
engine-bouse in North Oaklaud, the park
n Seventh and Jefferson and at the City
Two more such stations, added the su
perintendent, should be made in the
Seventh Ward, probably at the engine
Just at present the superintendent is '
busy having the bituminous pavement on
Telegraph avenue repaired. Nearly fifty
lons of bitumen will be applied on this
Wa» It Safe de?
The old man picked up on Lake avenue
on Saturday evening in an unconscious
condition and taken to the Receiving
Hospital, died here at 8:30 o'clock la*t
night, without having recovered suffi
ciently to talk of himself. It was supposed
he had some heart trouble.
He was gray-bearded, well dressed, aged
about 60. and weighed nearly 200 pounds.
lie hud GO cents in money, a knife, spec
tacles and a memorandum-book on his
person. Deceased also -had a Masonic
emblem pinned to the lapel of his coat.
On the iii at leaf of the memorandum
book appeared the following letter:
Golden west Hotel, )
San Cisco. )
Hotel Vrndome, San Jose: I have lost my
money and my property, and now 1 do not car i
for my lire Da mare. 1 have many good friends,
but lion • knows where lam to-day. I ask no
favors oi auy oue. Gooa bye, too inert in next
world. J. J. H. .':
This was all that appeared in the oook,
except the following, written in another
hand on the last page: ''Address A. W.
Boolssen, 526% Hayes, San Francisco."
When the did man was picked up on
Luke avenue, on the East Oakland side of
Lake Merritt, he appeared to be in a stu
por, and, when asked his uame, could only
mumble some unintelligible word that
sounded like Colman. When this name
was repeated to him he shook his bead as
though to say no, it was not .his name.
Further than this nothing could be got cut
It Struck Buck.
Harvey Johnson, a teamster of East
Oakland, 25 years of age, was brought to
tie Receiving Hospital yesterday noon,
decidedly the worse off for an encounter
witn a can of giant powder.
- Johnson went out In a field near Sem
inary avenue, and took come giant powder
with him. What he wanted to do with it
he does not appear to know himself—ex
peiimenting. probably. At all events, tie,
underrated the explosive power of the
commodity be had with him, and when he
began a series of lively maneuvers witb it
the powder awoke to the occasion and ex
With hands and face burned black and
dripping with blood Johnson was brought
into the Receiving Hospital. Dr. Johnson
attended him, and with linseed oil and
lime water bound up Ins wounds. '
When the young experimenter emerged
from the hospital only his eyes and the
tip of his nose were visible fnun the
bandages and cotton batting about his
"He looks like a Ku-Klux," a bystander
remarked. .V; ;i
Johnson Is satisfied now that giant pow
der 11 .one of the great achievements of
modern times, and holds its independence
in the deepest respect. .
. Youne Frank Adams, who had .: a leg
taken off in the recent railroad smasb-up
in the West Oakland; yard*, did not lose
his limb in vain, for on Friday— same
day of the accident— Dann took a piece
of the cuiicle,: four inches square, from the
amputated leg and grafted it on to the left
leg of James Sullivan, the young man who
had his leg badly smashed' in a Fort Costa
accident recently, and Is now lying at the
hospital. The doctor reports now that the
grafted skin has taken root and is rapidly
making itself a part of Sullivan's person.'
SAW THE WRECK.
Visit by the Union Iron Works
The launching of tne coast line battle
ship, the Oregon, has left about 250 nien
at the Union Irou Works without employ
ment, and unless Irving M. Scott suc
ceeds in getting the contract for the
cruiser he has his mind's eye upoa in ex
pectation, it is doubtful If many of the
men thrown out of work will get much
to do for a while. Altogether about OuO
men have been let go during the sumrne .
All was quiet at the shipyards yealer
dny. The Oreeon lies rery lightly on the
waier alongside the wharf, uuder the
shears, for her armor plate to b<* put on,
and awaiting her heavy machinery ami
On the other side of the dock the cruiser
Olympia floats gracefully, all prei ared
lor her triai trip, which s io be m;>de
s in day this week. Behind her is tha
steam collier San Benito.
There does not seem to be very much
haste in tlie repairing of the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company's iron steamer, |h«
Walla Walla, which is raised liigh in tne
air. A new sternpost is being put in and
a fresh coat of paint is Kolag on her hull,
but the work proceeds quite ieisurely.
Yesterday being a day of rest, such as
6hip-builders cci, and ttie wreck of the
City of New York at Point Bonua fur
nishing an object of attraction, a large
number ol heaus of department, including
Irving M. Scott Jr., Superintendent
Mi'tthew Arnold and Chief Engineer
Morris, visited tne wreck in the tug Kuck
lv the party were Boss R eger Richard
Stewart and his assistant foreman, Thomas
Jones; William Donald, the boss carpen
ter; George Weimer, loreman of the brass
department; Daniel O'Neill, molding
foreman; Jamr-s Cronin, b iler foreman.
hikl his assistant, James Hamilton; John
Doyle, boss blacksmith; Wil lain Youug,
foreman of the shop yard ; Michael H^aliy
ami John Dickey, hoisting apparatus
foremen; Assistant Engineer William
Lurustead and Clerks George and Al
Wallace and George- Cavauauzh. Police
Sergeant G. W. Benuett and Officer D. P.
Riurdan also went along, and Messrs. C.
F. R chards and William Browning were
arming the guests.
The tug stemmed out about 10 A. M. and
returned at 4 o'clock. Not only was the
wreck visited, but a general cruise was en
iiyed on the bay. They went through
Raccoon Straits, and touched at Tlburon
and El Cam do, and before they returned
to the dock, they went around Hunters
Point. It was a general good time they
MUCH GOOD LOST.
Destructive Sinners Are
The Assassination of Mayor Harri
son of Chicago Gives Trinity's
Rector a Text.
At Goldeu Gate Asylum, on Sutter
street near Taylor, the temporary meeting
place of Trinity's congregation, th* r-c
--tor, Rev. George Edward Walk, yesterday
morning began his discourse by alluding
to the thrill of horror which every good
man must feel over the news of the assas
sination oi Carter Harrison, the Mayor of
Chicago, and illustrated in many ways the
truth of his text, "One Sinner Destroyeth
He began by saying tbat the question is
not, "Is the devil stronger than God or
vice mightier than virtue?" Christianity
is a producer; sin is a consumer. Christ
is a builder; the devil is a destroyer. It is
t!i»» work of Christ to build, to produce, to
aave. And the work is necessarily slow,
win ie that of destruction is instantaneous,
or, at the best, is not lonar. delayed when
once begun. An idiot with a burning
brand may lay in ashes » city which re
quired a century to build, out this do*g
not prove that he is stronger than all the
men of that city, but tbat the elements
which he invokes is.
A tittle child may ruin In one minute a
picture which it required half a lifetime to
pains, yet it would be unwise to set the
child up against the artist and say tbat it
was more potent and greater than the
artist. It is potent, it is true, but only s
because it has wielded the elements of de-
"It follows," said the speaker, "without
pursuing this lino of illustration further,
that one sinner destroys much good. It is
a melancholy reflection that it is so; but
we are compelled to accept tbe unwelcume
"I have known the happiness of a wnole
family to be utterly destroyed through the
fretful, fauit-fiudiug discontent of a
single member. You go into this home,
«nd you observe all the evidences of taste,
luxury and refinement. • • • 'Surely,'
you say to yourself, 'this is the chosen
abode of peace and happiness.' And yet,
could you know the whole truib, you
would kuow that there could noi be found
a more thoroughly wretched family in a
day' 9 ride. There abides in this borne mi
evil genius; it may be the father, it may
be the mother, it may be the son or daugh
ter, but still an evil genius that blights
ami mildews (he whole family life.
•'The infidel Voltaire was the author of
not only book\ but also of the French
Revolution. But for him that horror had
nut biacitened the page of history. With
the geuius of an ansel au 1 with tbe eio
queuce of a serapn, be labored for tbe
demolition of tbe su ritual temple of God.
and he succeeded only too well. • * •
He Hoved infidelity, and France reaped
destruction; and in tbe results of ibis
man's life is most powerfully illustrated
the truth of my text that one sinner de
enoyeth much good."
The speaker said that there were many
sincere men in religion, and that the trou
ble with the masses was that they bestow
upon the many tbe obloquy whicti rightly
belongs to the few; in iact, that 100 gooii
and true men are overlooked on account of
one bad man. "Let the same rule be ap
pl I'd in all other departments of life that
is so rigidly applied to the church and then
see what will become f society. Com
merce would be paralyzea, confidence be
tween man and mat. would be destroyed
and universal ruin would follow. There
are li.ty good men in ihe church for every
baa man, but the mi-f ■ rtun« is that the
(idp bad man will attract and receive more
attention than tbe fifty good men."
A RAILWAY KING.
He Is Examining Our Roads
James Duncan, a millionaire railroad
man from Cheshire, E ieland, has been at
the Palace lor several days, ince.nito. He
is tbe principal owner of four railroads in
the West of England, and has been presi
dent of two, the Great Western and the
Kock Ferry. He began work at 15
as a clerk in a railway station, and ha»
worked his wxy to fame and fortune by
his wide knowledge of the details of his
Mr. Duncan is traveling over the United
Stales incoguito, not wishing in pass over
American roads under managerial espion
age, with a view to boriowiujj hints,
which may be Rppited to some of the lines
in which he is interested. When bis
identity was challenged by a Call re
porter he laughingly admitted thai San
Francisco w;is the first place in a four
niiimhs' journey where his object hid
been nues-eii. Although reticent on some
jiii ■]■'>''-. Mr. Duncan was frank enough
"My object in presenting no letters to
your railway magnates was very simple,"
he said. "I am aware that your com-
U'niies can send a guest through in
prin<ely style if they choose, but I wanted
to observe the passenger traffic trom the
ordinary traveler's point o] view. In
many cases I weut second-class, and had
there 1 • — - 1 1 a third, as in England, 1 should
bavn tried that also.
"On tlie whole, I have seen nrnch tnat
commends itself as au improvement on our
Engllsli system; bntt>D our short lioe^ I
think we are considerably ahead of you.
We study business men, whose time is
valuable, more than you do, especially on
nil the i s 1 1 - s running into London and
other largH centers.
"Then aenin, your plan for the sale of
loiiE-journey ticfcets is moie complicated,
and must (c much nr>re expensive to com
i auies than ours. The American svstein
of ticket-agents has been so much abused
in the case of tourists tuat those officials
have h hard reputation in other part's^'ol
the.world. Personally, I hay« nothing to
grumble about; but tlm 'scalper*.' as you
call them, have brought go d men into bad
repute. I hnve several times heard the
expression, *H<->'s like an American tirket
agent.' Tliis show* the evil effect of per
mitting unscrupulous men to sell tickets
Beaten With a Pick- Handle.
John Wilson, an eniDloye of the electric
light company, was beaten late yesterday
afternoon by Alexander Irishman, a
m older, and John Carr, a laiior, and a
companion, one of whom heat him with
a pickax-handle until h>> became insensi
ble. Leishman and Carr were arrested
and booked at the Southern station for as
sault to murder.
Nationals Defeat the Stars.
The baseball game yesterday between
the Nationals and the Stars resulted in a
victory for the former by a score of 22 to 5.
The feature* of the game was the heavy
hitting of A. Sevine, and excellent urn
work of C. Kahn.
A Mission Blaze.
A blacksmitn-shop at 3604 Mission
street, owned by J. Secoch, and a saloon
adjoining, owned by C. Kobias, were
burned at .10 . o*el«ck last night. The
daman* amounts to $3500.
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