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A JEALOUS ACTOR.
J. J. Lent Tries to Kill His
MORE COMEDY THAN TRAGEDY
The Woman in the Case Is Mrs.
Flood, an Actress.
SHOTS FIRED THROUGH A DOOR.
D. J. Patterson, Architect, Struck on
the Forehead With a Bullet,
but Mot Much Injured.
Love aud jealousy nearly caused a double
tragedy in a house on the southwest cor
ner of Grove and Lyon streets last night.
The dramatis persons were Mrs. Rene
Flood, actress ; J. J. Lent, actor; D. J.
Patterson, architect, and Ed Heath, gen
eral utility man in the house.
Mrs-. Flood is a handsome brunette,
about 20 years of age, and is at present
suing; for a divorce from her husband, H.
E. Flood, luanuiactuters' agent, She oc
cupies the second flour of the house re
f erred to, which is immediately above
Harrington's Exchange saloon.
& Both she and Lent recently trod the
boards at the Lyceum Theater on North
Beach, and Lent has been rooming at her
house. About two months ago Miss Hol
lis, who then ran the Lyceum, introduced
Patterson to Mrs. Flood and she in turn
introduced Leut to Patterson.
Alter this Patterson was a frequent vis
itor to Mrs. Flood's house, and on the 4th
he and Lent, Mrs. Flood and a lady friend
dined together and had a pleasant time.
Last nieht, when Lent sot home, be
tween 8 ami 9 o'clock, with a jag on, he
found Mrs. Flood In bed aud Patterson sit
ting on a chair beside the bed chatting to
her. Mrs. Flood's young brother was in
an adjoining room.
Lent lurched up to Patterson and struck
at him with his clenched fist. Patterson !
parried the blow, and thinking that Lent ,'
was fooling laughingly pushed him away.
But when Lent again attempted to strike ]
him he grappled with him, threw I
him on the floor and choked him. :
Then he threw him out of the room and |
locked the door. Lent went into the bath
room by the door leading into the hall and
was forcing his way into the bedroom
through a door leading into it from the
bathroom when Patterson rushed at him
and shoved him out.
To the horror and dismay of Patterson j
and Mrs. Flood, a bullet crashed through j
the door of the bathroom and lodged in the j
. wall. Another bullet followed and struck I
Patterson on the forehead, fortunately
inflicting only a flesh wound. A third
shot was tired, but the bullet, like the first,
did not strike either of them. They heard
the pistol snap twice in succession, which
showed that it had evidently been emptied
of its cartridges.
Lent, minus his coat and I, at, than ran
downstairs, followed by the old man
Heath, shouting "Police!" Lent wheeled
iouud aud hit him over the head with the J
butt end of the pistol, inflicting a scalp
wound, and ran down Grove street as far
as Lott. In a few minutes he returned to
the house and went to his room.
Meantime Henth with the blood stream
ing down his face daggered mo Harring
ton's saloon and had the blood washed
from his head and face and the wound,
which was only a slight one, dressed.
A telephone message was sent to police
headquarters that two men had been shot
in a saloon on Grove and Lyon streets,
and Sergeant Birdsall - and Police-men
Reardon, Sawyer and Collins went out in
th > patrol-wagon. When they got to the
house all the lights were out, but after a
few miuute-i they got inside and found
Lent in bed partly undressed. They
arrested him and took him to the City
Prison, where he was booked on the j
charge of assault to commie murder. j
The police made a careful search of the
rooms but failed to find a pistol. Tbey
think Lent had thrown it away when he
ran down to Lott street. They dug one of
the bullets out of the wall and brought it !
with them as evidence.
Mrs. Flood said last night that she could
not understand what was the matter with
Lent except that he must have been crazy
"I never saw him act that way before," I
she said. "I felt sick last nigh !
and was in bed when Mr. Patter j
son called, and that was why |
he happened to be in mv bedroom, a thing '
that never happened before. 1 cannot see
why he could be jealous of Mr. Patterson
as I never gave him the slightest cause to
think I cared for him. He and Mr. Pat
terson were friends, and spent the Fourth
with me and a lady friend."
Lent says he went home last night so
•irunK that he scarcely knew what he was
doing, He had been drinking with Ed
Lloyd, another actor, and both were jolly.
"I remember," he said, '"when I got up
stairs speaking to the old man. Heath, in
the hall, and then some one bit me in
lie face. Ido not know who it was. Then
we had a scrap, and I remember nothing
more till the policemen dragged me out of
bed. I couldn't have fired any shots, as I
never carried a piste! in my life. I have
sent a message to Ed Lloyd, and he can
prove what I say."
When told that one of the bullets- had
struck Patterson on the forehead lie ap
peared to be itmazed and declared be could
not have fired the shot. He was told
that Lloyd, to whom he had sent
the message, was in the prison having
been arrested about 7 o'clock for drunken
ness, and this completely phased nim
Patterson in the tussel with him man- I
aged to blacken one of his eyes. He de
nied that he had ever made love to Mrs.
Flood, and, therefore, could not be jealous
Against Lent's statement there is the
evidence or Mrs. Flood. Patterson, Heath
and Mrs. Flood's brother, besides soiue
residents in tbe vicinity who saw him hit
Heath with the butt end of the pistol, run
down Grove street and return.
Patterson lives at the Marecbal Nfel.
corner of Taylor and Ellis streets, and is
booked as the complaining witness against
Patterson had his injuries attended to at
the Receiving Hospital. Beside the wound
in his forehead his skull was contused and
one of his fingers had been severely bitten.
Expects No More of It.
Mayor Klieri was seen yesterday Id regard to j
the little outbreak acainst the police on Sunday
evening. He expressed himself as not alarmed
by it in any rfgard, and was confident that uo
more of It would be seen. Chief Urowley, he
tuougut. was abundantly able to suppress any
When the Stomach is Sour.
To correct acidity and give tone to all of the digestive organs, as well
as to quench the thirst, drink freely of /CTMA MIMED A I
DELIVERED AN V WHEReT" ft IH H HI I H tH A L
Office, 108 Drumm street.
Telephone, 536. ap 15tf 3t aw
! demonstration should sucli occur apaln by any
cliaue •■■• Oi if lie were not so, Sheritl McDade
had power to swear in as mauy deputies an lie
might cUoose, and the two together would have
! no need toleai yjeir insufficiency. The Mayor
himself would have little or no' lung to do with
the couiuiyency save as au advlsoiy coiiusel
reprrseutiug i lie city. The Mayor of f?an Fran
ri~co, unlike iis.it uf auy atbtr large city iv the
United states, is not head of the police lorce
aud has no jurisdiction t)ver it.
THE CASE OF FREDERICKS.
, Refusal of the Supreme Court to
Remove Him From San Quentin.
The Supreme Court lias refused to grant a
writ of habeas corpus in the case of Murderer
Fredericks, compelling Warden Hale to turn
| ovei that astute criminal to the care of Sheriff
McDade pending an appeal from the judgment
and sentence of dea h in ins case.
Attorney Colwell, who applied for the writ,
did soon the contention that It was provided
by statute that in criminal cases notice of ap
peal stayed execution and caused a prisoner to
j be remanded Into tie custody of the sheriff.
The Supreme Court, however, decided ilia
while i lie statute stays execution it has nothing
to do with i he custody of a prisoner.
Meantime the d«y wlieu Fredericks will suf
-1 fer the extreme penally of the law has not ye
arrived by any means. An appeal from the
judgment and sen'ence is pending in the Su- j
pi erne Court and may not be decided for
mouth*. The murderer's attorney will do all in
his power to prolong tlieaironv, so that I-red
-1 eric* may not go to the scaffold for a very long
AT THE THEATERS
The Baldwin Reopens in
"Therese" a Quiet Play -"The
Leather Patch"— "Dick Turpin."
"The Pride of Mayo," Etc.
After its long closure the Baldwin re
oDened last evening for the twelfth regu
lar season under the present management,
to a crowded attendance, the majority of
i those in the auditorium being ladies.
I Their varied toilets gave the scene a Iresh
; and brilliant appearance. "Therese,"
| founded on Einile Zola's "Therese
Kaquin," was the attraction on the stage,
cast as follows:
Laurent Mr. Bellew
t'amille Mr. Mason Mitche
Grivet Mr. John War
Micliaud »lr. Verner Clare
Mine Kaquiu Miss Minnie Moi
Susanne Miss Fertlita Huasprt
Therese M rs. hotter
Although the play is fouuded upon and
taken in many particulars from Zola's
realistic work, it lia» Dut few of the strong
features of the book. It is an acting
Play for Mr. Bellew and Mrs.
Potter, depicting mental suffering
for a crime — the murder by
drownin* of Camille, Mine. Raquin's son
and Theresa's first bnsband, which is left
to the imagination of the audience. The
relief is an old party of domino player.*,
a sort of Eaquin cabinet council, that as
sembles every Thursday evening in the
madame's sitting-room to play their favor
ite gam**. Tne penalty for the murder is
borne by Laurent and Therese through
two act?, till wearied by their
suffering, they poison themselves In the
presence of Camille's mother, who has be
come inert on account of paralysis. There
was a Bund deal of intensity in the acting
of both Mrs. Potter as Therese and Kyrle
Bellew as Laurent. There is nothing ob
jectionable in the play, whatever may be
found in the book*, and a good deal of the
outcry about it has no doubt been made
for advertising purposes.
Elward Karrigan's third week at the
California opened with his three-act play,
long a favorite with the public, called
"The Leather Patch." The piece repre
sents Mr. llarrigau in the serio-comic role
of a New York undertaker, and he makes
the character a most aaiining one.
The plot turns on a will sewed
up in a leather jiatoh on a pair
fifold breeches, and is intensely funny, in
asmuch as the search for the iteUM-r integu
ments is pursued under all circumstances,
and no matter now many difficulties
"urround the pursuer. There are a
lot of good songs in the piece-
"Denny Grady's Hack." "It Showered
Again," "Down the Bay on Christmas
Nigtit." "Old Clo\ O'd Cloy "Baxter
Avenue" and "Put On Your Bridal Veil."
The triple marriage scr-ne in the sitting
room of Judge Doebler's house is one of
tne best in the piec. The next play in
order will be "Cordelia's Aspirations,"
one of Harngan's greatest New York suc
Dan McCarthy's "Thn Pride of Mayo"
filled Morosco's Grand Opera-house last
evening. The attendance at this large and
lianiJsome theater comes ud each evening
like a solid phalanx, notwithstanding oir
side or inside troubles, the strikes or
martial law. The play was very well
cast, the principal characters being in
the bands of Wrignt, Huntington,
•Tames M. Brophy, Carl Smith, George M.
Hermann, Charles \V. Swain, Lucille La
Verne, Sara Stevens, L«n Kioley and
Dan McCarthy, who, as Dick Fitzgerald,
distinguished himself. The piece is in
four acts, and ttia scenery in each is a
succession of pictures. There are two or
three very neat songs, "The Irish Gintle
man," in particular, finding great favor
with the audience.
"Dick Turpin" was produced at the
Tivoli last evening to a full house. The
opera is rather serious in spots, but has a
good many bright things scattered through
it from the beginning to the end. It w;i«
produced under the supervision of the
authors, Messrs. Donnelly and Briggg. It
will probably play brighter to-night.
The Orpheum Music ball is, under the
circumstances, giving a very fine enter
tainment to its patrons.
The People's Palace Music Hall has
many new people on its programme, and
is increasing in favor with the public.
The Wigwam's people having all arrived
from the East, notwithstanding the tie-up,
a good house and a good performance was
the result, The evening's entertainment
commenced with "Senator Dooley's
I'cnic," with Nellie Maguire as
Mrs. Dooley, who introduced several
<>ongs. such a« "The Flat Upstairs,"
•After the Ball," "The New York Touch "
"Jimmy." "The Daughter of the Regi
ment,' btr. This wa* followed by Major
James B. Doylf, the Alblni', Miss Mamie
("onway, Georga Melvill", Will H. Bray
Madame Cappola and ■ hint at others.
The Verdis' I J artv.
The Verdis will K ive their -eventh monthly
party at Saratoga Hill on Tuesday eveniue
July 17, ana not this evening &* previously an
THE 31ORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1894.
I Talk About Excluding the
■ BUT THEY DID NOT DO IT. |
The Committee of Seven Goes to
! ROW'S IN DISTRICTS CONSIDERED
[ Republicans Postpone Their Mass-
Meeting—The Populists Are
Beginning to Move.
The committee of seven appointed at the
' last meeting of the Democratic committee
I to supervise the work of purging the dis
j trict rolls, etc., met at the Baldwin last
I night to receive reports from the canvass
■ ing committees of tbe various districts.
There was a lull attendance. Max Popper
and Thomas Cusick acting as chairman
| ami secretary respectively, ex oflicio.
A J. Clunie precipitated the committee
into an animated discussion at the start by
moving that the representative of the
Chronicle be excluded from the room.
lie said that that paper had been per
sistently and willfully publishing articles
that were untrue about the committee
land its chairman for the purpose of
I injuring the Democratic party. It baa
j impugned Mr. Popper's motives and at
tempted to cast odium upon everything
that was attempted to be done. Its re-
I ports of tbe proceedings were not as the
| proceedings occurred, and Clunie thought
it was about time to exclude the repre
sentatives of the paper from tbe meetings
of tbe committee.
Clunie had reference to articles attemnt
inc to show that Max Popper, whan he j
caused the committee to be appointed, had j
been acting in collusion with C. A. Buck
iey for the purpose of throwing the
primary into Buckley's hands and be
tmyine tbe party.
Chairman Popper culled M. J. McDonald
to the chair aud then said he was opposed
to the motion. He could not favor the
exclusion of one* paper when the repre
sentatives of the others were present.
As far as be was personally con
cerned be did not care what the
Chronicle published. If it chose to
distort things the result would show
that what it said was not true, and he un
derstood perfectly well that it was a mat
ter of policy with tbe paper that actuated
it, and that the articles were not to be
attributed to the reporter, who was doubt
less acting under instructions. He thought
it would be unwise to take the step pro
posed, aa in the end it would be clearly
shown that he was acting in good laith j
and fir !!ie good of the party.
L. V. Merle and Clunie both coincided
with the chairman as to the injustice of
blaming the reporter, but they both ar- I
gued for the motion. Clunie said that the I
other papers gave accurate reports of
what was done, and as long as they con
tinued to do so he was in- favor of allowing ;
them to bn present at the meeting, but he
insisted that any paper tjiat misrepre
sented the facts should be shut out.
P. J. Hartley moved as an amendment
that all newspapers be excluded, lie said
it was a part of the duty of the committee
to hear and pass upon the disputes in the
districts, and lie did not think it good
policy :o publish these to the world.
Popper objected to the amendment on
the ground that the fights in the party
were public properly. The people had a
right to know what was going on.
Merle made a speech in which he said
that the articles reflecting upon trie chair
inau and the committee were inspired by
a member of ttie eeneral committee, and
this met with general assent. They all
agreed that a certain disgruntled Demo
crat bad been going to ilia newspapers
with stories about this thafrand t!;e other
person, and that his object was to injure '
the party. Ilarney's amendment received
no second, and a vote on Clunie's original
motion was defeated. McDonald, Merle
and Clunie voting for it.
Max Popper moved that a committee of
three be appointed to investigate and as
certain who the man was who had been
doing the talking, and Clunie volunteered
the statement that it was Gavin McN'at.
Then there followed a discussion as to
what had best be done to McS'ab. It
whs suggested that he be taken before the
general corauiitteeon charges of disloyalty
to the party. Clunie said that he had been
excelled fiom the executive committee
once for similar work. Ilealy thought it
would not be well to have a committe ap
pointed, and tbe general sentiment was
that McNab be let alone for the time and
dropped into oblivion.
Popper's motion received no second, and
th« committee proceeded to bns'ness.
The row in the Thirty-sixth District was
the first to be called, but Clunie said that
it was about to be settled by the factions
which had been contending for the dos
session of the roll, and it was dropped.
From tbe Forty-fourth there was a plaint
that the secretary had refused to furnish
a copy of the rcll to member? of the can
vassing committee. Merle said he knew
that the secretary had furnished copies of
the roll every night, bat thnt tbe dissatis
fied contingent wanted the original roll.
The matter was laid over, as since the
"kick" bad been registered the committee
had sent out a circular that would set the
Fitzgerald of the Forty-fifth told tbe
committee that the minority in his district
was being iunored. They couldn't seethe
mil and wanted to vary badly. He said
King, Young, Chandler and others were
carrying things with a high hand down in
i he Forty-fifth. One night they registered
80. the next night 106 and the next
110, and on the fourth night they took the
roll away and brought it back with 500
names on it. Secretary CusicK was in
structed to notify Secretary Sales that he
must give a copy of the roll to J. J. Mur
phy of the Fitzgerald laction.
Haley of the Forty-second complained
that the copy of the roll that had been
lurnished him was not correct, and that he
wanted to sec the original. Secretary
Haves w:m present and explained that
Haley had coupled his demand lor the roll
with an insinuation that he and his friends
had been stuffing it. That was why he
had refused it. It was finally agreed that
Ualpy shoud be allowed to compare his
it wiih the original in tha presence of I
tie Twenty-eighth District sent in a list
millers that had been expunged from
roll. It was very voluminous, and the
mittee went inio executive session to
t the meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Itepublican executive council
held last evening it was resolved that on
account of the death of the chairman of
the Republican State Centra] Corr.mittee,
Colonel F. H. Meyers, the ratification
meeting which was to have been held on
July 14 be postponed, the time aud place
to be hereafter fixed. A large at
tendance of the committee was had
and applications of admission to the efbuccil
were received and laid over until the next
meeting of the general council. Speeches
were made by several of the members
preseot upon the course pursued by the
council and in favor of the State ticket.
The speakers also deplored the industrial
condition of the country, due to tbe un-
American condition of tne present admin
Morris M. Estee was in the city yester
day. He name back from Nai>a unex
pectedly and reappeared at his office. His
business affairs woutd not permit him to
remain in the country, and it is probable
that after all he will have to curtail bis
vacation and give his time to legal and
political matters. Mr. Estee did not an
nounce the names of the executive com-
inittee of the State Central Committee ye
terday. but 'will probably do so to-day or
to-morrow. Considerable Interest is felt
id (nil matter, not only on account of th«
desire to know the names Mr. Estea will
select, but because upon the completion of
the organization of the new executive
committee the present committee Roes out
of existence. The last meeting of the old
body will probably be held to-night in the
The People's party is beginning to move,
Its convention to nominate city and county
officers will begin its sessions in Mozart
ii»ll next Saturday night. Unlike the
I other parties the Populists intend to avoid
| tue rushing through of a ticket at one
I tune by having weekly sessions, as they
think this will ensure greater deliberation,
me members of the convent on thus far
chosen arc: J. C. Gore, George D. Gilles-
Pie, Dr. P. A. Ten v, J. K. Phillips, \V. L.
Ihomi.son, ,W. 11. Goff, A. A. Kinne. W.
\v G Fnu r * H - ;C - Brown, I). L. Rowan). R.
U. Ihompson. P. E. Erickson, Alonz
| McDermott, B. J. p yr , T. H. Porter, W.
K. Walker, Ray Patter-on. F. A. Baldwin,
!M- V. Osborne, C. B. Johnson. T. V.
Laior, J. W. Swells, J. T. Rogers, P. O.
Chilstrom. J. D. Thompson, F. A. Potter,
Clara Walker, E. Gilson, W. B. Cookson,
D. OConnell, E. V. Houghton, A. M.
Stevens, Calvin Blown, Charles F. Peck,
B. K. Collier. F. X. flolscher. N. C.
Hawks Dr. R. H. Hunt, C. E. Ayer.
Ethel C ? for ' b. J. Howard, S. V. Ball.
11. D. Jackson, W. L. Harvey, H. W.
f. ra^ r fi ". W. A. Rogers. Dr. J. L. York,
H. VV. Mathews, Carleton 11. Johnson,
John E. Darr. Ed McNevin, George John
-11 1. James M. Custer. Mathew Hnrris.
D. W. McNril, E. 8. Lemrae. Oscar T.
Shuck, Frank Pierce. J. 11. Tlngman, l\.
P. JSeuman, Dr. D. McMillan. William F.
JViaunr, Peter A. Manrer, Seymour John
son. Dr. H. T. Malleck. M. M. Donnelly,
A. A. McCandless, J. 11. RueksteJl, M. L
McCord, J. P. Lighibody, Joseph Fassler,
T. H. Hatrh, C. vv. Perkins, M. H. Hol
land. M. McOlynn. F. C. Wehland. M. S.
Norton, Frank Cattern, John Carter, C.
i U. Osterstock, 0. N. Zerman, Thomas Gil
man, W. E. Kelly, W. C. Kempion. H. F.
Des-au, 11. M. Welcome. JNJ J. Cusic.k, N.
M. Blumefield, William Zahn, P. W. Mead,
W. D. Logan. F. Schmidt, Morton How
ard, John Robertson, G. 11. Hawes, I.
Donoghue, S. S. Delair, Joseph A. Davis,
C. O. Smith, E. J. Ensign, W. H. Baxter,
F. Miller, C. J. Gardner, C. E. Perry. J.
A. Anthony, W. A. Carroll, M. W. How
nrd. A. L. holder. E. L. Hays, Byron
Kriceer, J. S. Tullock.
The County Committee of the party ha
been increased by the addition of forty
five members, nearly all of whom were
present at a meeting held Saturday night
and signed the roll. The Populists seem
to be very much encouraged. They be
lieve that the present strike will increase
their chances and enable them to draw
many votes from the older parties.
THE NEW CLERK.
lirgeant Healey Succeeds
W. E, Hall,
n W. Moffatt, an Old Member of
the Department, to Take
rgeant Henry S. Healey was ap-
Dointed by the Board ol Police Commis
sioners at a meeting last night to till the
Cancy as clerk to the boaid and Chief of
ice, caused by the decapiutiou of Wii
q E. Hall.
Sergeant Healey has been performing i
the duties of < lerk to the Chief '
of Police since Hall's dismissal, and it was i
looked upon as a foregone conclusion that |
he, would secure the position permanently, j
He is thoroughly competent in every re
spect to fill such » responsible posi
tion satisfactorily not only from his !
past training ami experience, but from '
t natural ability. II H juine.l the force j
May 22, 1878. In December, 1879. tie
l detailed to ttie District Attorney's
cc and remained there till January, j
1888, when he was appointed sergeant and ',
translerred to tlie Chief's office, where he !
has remained ever since. He was in re- ]
ceiut of hearty congratulations las: night.
His successor in the Chief's office is i
John W. Alulfatt, one of the most
courteous and able men that has ever
seen service to the departnient. He
joined the force in July, IS7B, and re
signed in May, 1887, when he held th
•k of corporal. Duriug all that time he
i in the Chief's cffice, and was for many
rs assistant to Alired Clarke, the then
clerk. No man* was more popular,
and none had more frienus in the
department and out of it, and w'len
it became known last night that he was to
resume his old place there was universal
pleasure, for as ao old officer said : "John
MofTitt is a noole specimen of God's crea
tion." He was closeted with the board for a
few minutes last nigh!, and when he came
out he was the recipient ol the hearties
concratulatiuns from all who saw Dim am
afterward met him. One of the greatest
compliments that could bo paid Mr. Mof
.fatt was the fact that his reappomtment
was made voluntarily by the board.
The board lined Policeman John Fan
ning $50 for neglect of duty and repri- I
Besides Mr. Moffatt, three other officers
were appointed last night, viz. : George W. \
Harrlgan, plumber; John J. Coffey, shoe- |
maker, and James McGowan, fireman.
Some time since the Fostoffico Depart- |
ment announced ttoat it would receive ;
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I -to" iii — ~i-^_y t^-^ 1
( HcsSS — —^^ hII
I 1 .puu^,:,^ pa, ac£ ._" trAR -|»J'[
suggestions for a new two-cent stamp. A
contributor sends this suß2e«t:nn, and the I
accompanying cut shows what It is.
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Wants a Jury Trial.
Jennie Johnson, Hie colored cirl arrested on j
Sunday nlghr. for giving an Indecent exhibition
at the Aim winter Fair, appeared before- Judge
Low and asked to !ie tii oby a jury. The case
was set for Fi Iday, Meantime Jennie is out on
ball. C. L. Asher. who was ariested for wit
nessing the indecent exhibition, had theueailng
of his case continued till to-morrow.
, «. .
The Mexican Band Concert.
A specially choice concert will be given j
by the celebrated Mexican band to-night |
at Metropolitan Temple. Local talent will I
assist, aim features will be the Spanish
and Mexican fandango dances.
"^ "THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS."
Supplied under Royal Warrants to Her
Majesty the Queen of England, and to His
Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
Received the" HIGHEST AWARD at the
WORLD'S FAIR. _
County Prohibitionists in !
A VERY LIVELY GATHERING. j
The State Body's Principles In- ;
AND OTHER PLANKS SUPPLIED, j
Trouble Over a Railroad Resolution. |
j They Began With Prayers and
Ended in Confusion.
The county convention of the Prohibi- |
tion party was held last night at j
Grand Central Hall. A platform was i
adopted and then the meeting turned into
a labor discussion thai . completely pre
vented ali opportunities for the nomina
tion of candidates. It has, however, been
decided by the State committee that C. B.
Williams shall be the candidate on the
party ticket for Mayor.
Samuel Fear was unanimously elected
to the chair, and the meeting was opened
by C. H. Dray with prayer.
A inotioa was then made that the chair
appoint ali opportunities platform. The
of candidates. It has, however, been
ded by the State committee that C. B. j
lianis shall be the candidate od ttie j
y ticket for Mayor,
imuel Fear was unanimously elected j
ie chair, and the meeting was opened j
). 11. Dray with prayer,
iiiotioa was (hen made that the chair
lint a committee on platform. The
motion being carried, L. Hausen, Mrs.
Hose M. French and C. B. Williams were
While the committee were at work on
the platform, Judge Robert Thompson
spoke on "Prohibition and the Labor
The committee was out about thirty
minutes, and it was remarked that on its
return (J. B. Williams had blood in his I
eye and hied himself to the side of the
hall opposite his confreres.
The reason for this was apparent when |
it came to he sixth plank in the platform. '
He opposed this bitterly as did Judge
Thompson and one or two others on the
ground that it was an approach to single
tax. A few able remarks on the putt of I
Mrs. French, however, carried the plank :
through almost unanimously.
After considerable argument of the ter- j
pest in a teapot order the following plat- |
form was dragged out of the debris ;
Tiie Prohibition party of San Francisco, in
convention assembled, emphatically indorse
the State platform adopted at Hie Prolublilo
convention held in Oakland May 16 and 17
and do furthermore declare trie following as
our platform of principles and offer these for
the careful consideration and earnest support
of the voters of Han Francisco:
We are In favor of municipal ownership of
water, gas and electric-light works, the same
10 be operated and managed at cost in behalf
of i hi' people.
We hold that the employment of chlldeu un
der 14 years ot age in shops and factories is a
violation of the natural law, an injustice to the
children, and a crime against humanity. We
therefore demand that the employment of chil
dren under 14 years of age in shops aud fac
tories >hall be prohibited.
hi the interest of public health we demand a
rigid sanltaiy inspection of shops, factories
We favor a Saturday half holiday, and that
em.. i hours shall constitute a day's labor.
We favor Hie abolition of poll tax and Hi
tax of personal property under $1001).
We favor constitutional amendments g vlii
local option :o counties and municipalities, >-o
they may decide for themselves whether ihev
will lay taxes on laud value?, on Improvement-' '
on personal property ana persons, with" uowe<
to exempt any one or more of tl em.
Virtue aud intelligence are essential as it
basis of Rood citizenship; and wheieas, it has
b< en estimated that over 20,000 children of
school age In our city receive no nubile school
education we demand the rigid enforcement of
the compulsory school law, and that proper
penalty be imposed lor the violation of the
We pledee our nominees for Superintendent
of Schools and Board of School violation to re
<■ pledee our nominees for Superintendent
chools and Boaid of School Directors to re
sist with utmost vigor any attack upon the
public schools, and io manage the schools upon
the plan of true and exalted American prin
We favor a just and^economical administra
tion ot public anairs on strict business
Owing to the widespread Industrial depres
sion which has caused the strict to be less I
wlogto the widespread 'industrial depres
u which has caused the taxpayers to be less
able to bear the burdens of taxation than here
tofore we favor a reduction of the salaries of
public officials -wherever It Is consistent and
The fee system has been subject to abuse and
has entailed a great burden upon the tax
payers. We, therefore, favor its abolition, aua
the payment of regular salaries io all officials.
«. <f einaiia a r| R |(l enforcement of the Antl-
Dlve Ordinance. The law against idling liquor
to minors and other existing that are cal-
Uiotnance. The law against selling liquor
Don and other existing laws that are cal
culated to curtail the evils of the liquor traffic
W e call upon all law abiding citizens of both
sexes without regard to any party affiliations to
rise up in their might and demand the enforce
ment of th*? said laws and the Impeachment of
all officials who fail to execute the same.
Up to this point in the convention
everything had slipped along as easily as
a boy on banisters. Just here, however,
a resolution was presented that threw the
whole house into excitement.
The resolution was as follows:
Resolved, That the Prohibitionists of San
Francisco in convention assembled greatly de
i lore the present condition of our country
caused by the railroad strike. We heartllv in
dorse the procedure of the A. R. TJ. so far as
Its actions have been within the proper lirnlis
of- law and order.
We most emphatically denounce the acts of
tyranny, oppression lawlessness and corrup
tion which railroad monopoly has perpetrated
upon the American people. ?v!4-™
We furthermore suggest that the proper
lemedy lor railroad monopoly li-x in the gov
ernment ownership aud control of railroads.
When the reading of this resolution was
finished there was strong objection raised
to it. Thompson and others spoke, and
for a time it looked as if the Prohibitionists
would not assail the railroad monopoly
question, but after considerable discussion
and much confusion the resolution went
through, and the convention adjourned
without nominating candidates.
A Female Robber.
Nellie Arnold, a notorious character, met
Charles Anbury, a visitor to the city, on Powell
street at an early hour yesterday morning and
asked him to treat her to a drink. He reiused
and Nellie shoved him Into a doorway and
robbed him of his purse. Nellie ran, but was
pursued by Anbury and overtaken on Post
street, near Mason. While Anbury was strug
gling to regalu bis purse Policeman JHcLaugh.
lln appeared on the scene and Nellie threw the
pun-e into a garden, where it was afterward
found. She was arrested and booked for graud
The Year Begins Well. '
Nr-w books were opened in the Tax Collec- I
tor's office ypsterday, and an unusual run of I
taxpayers appeared to discharge their obliea
lions this early In the year. The cashier
pushed the quill hard all day, and said that he
had m ver seen such promptness as the per- I
sonal property-holders showed yesterday Col
lector Block considered it especully Kiatifvinir '
tn view of the depression of the times in the
general business world.
■( DRY GOODS^^^^^^
I Hale 5 Summer Clearance Sale
Four Women Met
I Four Women Met
on Market Street.
I npt-^^^ l am going to Hate's great
j 111 FCC i/1 Clearance Sale— the fourth one
j f, • \ went along as company. Af-
■ I Sl^lTS r^^lifK ter seeing the matchless val-
-3 I jLlCllfl v ) ues , FOUR women made pur-
\ chases. All the friends of
Inpf-i ♦•^kz* ~-£ these four women came great
1 111 WV Ul Clearance Sale— the fourth one
,_^ • \ went along as company. Af-
ill^tTl r^£H(J ter seeing the matchless val-
111^111 4J>CIIV», ues, FOUR women made pur-
chases. All the friends of
these four women came yes-
terday, we judge, for the big
I store was crowded to the doors
I from almost store opening to
| . closing. Thousands will sign
to this statement. Are not
! > ■ • satisfied customers good ad-
-1 vertisers ?
Silks. | ; Domestics.
WASH SILKS, 24 inches wide, quick P. AC j 9-4 BROWN SHEETING, -a special i QIC
sellers at regular value 76c, now O\J : New York purchase." standard xZa'z
lard I quality; now lard
- ' 4-4 BKOWN MUSLIN, almost* two- EC
ALL-SILK BLACK GROS-GRAIN, 22 OQC ; for-one value ; now 0
inches wide, a good dollar, value, VtU | ......; _ Yard
now Yard _
FANCY FLANELETTES. a good va-
*TT<srrir m irir tapavfbit 97 a re, rietyof styles, a quality you pay
ALWiILK BLACK JAfAMKBE, 11 /Ik 1 ' retriil-ir inn or llilArnoir 15 m 1 nn
inches wide, 85c the price but a riO "?di L i^y c.now la ©l-OO
few days ago: n0w.... Yard yards for •• *® x
BROWN TURKISH TOWELS, size 1 OIC
COLORED MOIRE SATIN, no one O^C 22r44 inches, value .26c: now J— i
expects for less than 50c, now j Each
S Yard I ZZHZHZZZZZ
n pcc Cinnd* Fancy Goods,
. uress uooas. LAIMKS , LISIE^ OSE> Klchelleu
BLACK DIAGONAL SUITINGS, all QCC ribbed, in gray and red shales, o-y
wool, 38-inch wide, extra heavy, OO double heel and toe, were 50c; .4O
now Yard now fair
LADIES' LAWN WAISTS, with ruf- O"C
COVERT-FINISHED SUITINGS, a flu over shoulder, full sleeve, me- OO
line or all-wool 52-Inch wide, all E\(\ c dium llgut colors, were sOc; now Each
- desirable shades and worth $I a O\J
yard; now Yard LADIES' WAISTS, ruffled, neat pat- O'C
terns: light colors: now
FRENCH WOOL CHALLIES, 30 £ach
I BLACK DIAGONAL SUITINGS, all OXC CHILDREN'S SCHOOL red shales, OEC
wool, 38-inch wide, extra heavy, OU auulile lieei and toe, were 50c; £-O
now Yard "<>w p p r
LADIES' LAWN WAISTS, with ruf- O - C
COVERT-FINISHEn SUITINGS, a fle over shoulder, full sleeve, me- OO
line or all-wool 52-inch wide, all P\fk C I «ilum llgnt colors, were 6Oc; now Each
desirable shades aud worth $1 a O\J
yard; now Yard LADIES' waists, ruffled, neat pat- f)-f
terus: lißbt colors: now. £k)
FRENCH WOOL CHALLIES, 30 EsLCh
inches wide, same style* ana O^C CHILDREN'S SCHOOL IfANDKER- O"C
qualities you Daid 60c and 70c a ~ fJ . CHIEFS, a good 600 a dozen OO
yard for a few days ago; n0w.... Yard value: n0w.... Dozeu
ALL-WOOL TWEEDS, a line in lleht O'C FABRIC GLOVES, ladies and Rents, IAC
and dark grays, 36 Inches wide; £'> assorted styles, worth 26c; now J''
now Yard Fair
Cost or consequences cut no The store is bright and full
figure in this mighty effort to |of things you want. That's
unload. enough to say to-day.
I Hale'sSwnmer enough to say to-day.
Hale'sSummer ; Clearance Sale
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