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WORKED HER WAY
How One Woman Won
MRS. CORA POTTER'S STORY.
An Unhappy Marriage Bred a
Fierce Desire for Freedom.
HER FAVORITE CITY SYDNEY.
But the Brilliant Actress Admits
That She Likes to Please Her
Mrs. Cora Urquhart Potter, formerly
of New York's "Four Hundred," and now
appearing at tie Baldwin Theater, is in
private life as little like the typical society j
MRS. JAMES BROWN POTTER.
women as it is possible for a we'.l-bicd
woman to be.
Her manner differs most notably from
the manners of tho*e whom one would
expect to find her like, in that she seems
perfectly sincere. She has much repose
without haughtiness, and is devoid of
"gush" and affectation. She apparently
has less of that universal qualtity, vanity,
than is allotted to most actresses or even
women who have only a private stage of
Mrs. Potter speaks in clear, quiet tones,
with distinct articulation. As she sat in
the Baldwin Hotel drawing-room yester
day afternoon, her face was without cos
metics and her hair was combed in that
unique way of hers in which she says she
lias worn it since a child.
Much of Mrs. Potter's beauty lie 3in the
varyi- g expression of her face, and pos
sibly her chief charm is her dark eyes. As
her expression changes with her thoughts
it would be difficult to choose a term that
would describe her. But at all times she
is attractive, and her features show con
siderable determination and force.
She wore a frock of tan handsomely em
broidered and suspended from the shoul
ders, belted at the waist with an odd girdle
of black. Her gown was on the principle
of those advocated by dress-reformers, but
of her own invention.
Mrs. Potter was talking of women on
the stage and in society. "Yes," she be
gan, "I think the stage an excellent place
for women who work. Of course, I mean
women who really wish to become good
actresses. 1 know of few professions
where women can do work that has not
unul recently been intended for and done
by men. One reason why I think that it
is a good profession for a woman is that
she can retain her femininity there. A
woman who is a lawyer or a physician is
liable to ridicule, but an actress is not.
"Then an actress is liable to be more
healthful than a society woman, for she
must keep regular hours or fail, while
society women think nothing at all of
being up until 3 or 4 o'clock In the morn
"An actress has fewer temptations than
a woman In society, for she is busy, and
most of them of any prominence enter
heart and soul into their work ; while soci
ety women are idle, and you know that
' individual with horns ' is always ready to
engage the idle.
"Yes, 1 am sure." repeated Mrs. Potter,
"that an actress has fewer temptations
than a society woman. As to which Is
better, well, they are all the same— human
beings— whether they are actresses or
society women, or whether they live in
the East or West, America or Europe,
Asia or Africa."
Then Mrs. Potter lapsed Into a reminis
cent mood, and told how sbe became an
She came of a fine old Louisiana family,
The Brain Lags
When the Stomach is Sour.
To correct acidity and give tone to all of the digestive organs, as well
as to qnench the thirst, drink freely cf JETMA E^g^FRAL
DELIVERED ANYWHERE. * «- IWI ■lIIIEWIL
Office, 108 Drumm street.
• Telephone, 536. ap l6tf 3t aw
who, like most Southerners, are poor.
She went on: "I was born on a planta
tion 600 miles from New Orleans and
ninety miles from a railroad. Until I was
16 my sister and myself led ju-t a happy,
careless life. My mother taught me, and
occasionally I went to school. Our family
was closely united and we were happy,
even though poor. All this lime I was
reciting and acting with my sister.
".My grandmother lived in New Orleans,
and 1 went to see her when I was about 16.
"I knew nothing of the world when I met
Mr. Potter. 1 was a very silly girl, and 1
thought it would be the lovelies', jolliest
kind of a time to marry and live in New
York City. Why, people said that I'd,, be
unhappy, for my life had been so natural
"But I married and went North, where
everything was cold and different. I had
been accustomed to flowers and sunshine
and people who were frank and honest.
So 1 lived with the Potters, who were con
ventional, underhanded and hypocritical,
while my family had always confided in
one another and were the opposite of my
new friends iii character. 1 had to live
with those people, and, what is more, was
dependent upou them, for my husband
had no money.
'Tnhappiness followed, and I deter
mined to be independent. I gave them
one year in which to make me so. They
did not do so, aid I left their bouse to
make my living as other women did rather
than endure fifty years more of that life.
"1 made a mistake in marrying, but J
determined that I would not allow that to
mar my existence forever. Had my home
life been happy it would have been differ
ent, but it is not an easy or agreeable task
to keep up a social position with a small
amount of money.
"01 course, if a woman is wealthy and
has genius, she can do a great deal of good
in society, but if she is dependent I believe
that she has the right to try at least to be
"For the past nine years I have studied
very hard and have played everything
fit ■ IK x^fef
MRS. CLARA BROECK AND HER FATED CRAFT.
abroad from Lady Macbeth to Juliet.
The sun never set, on my audiences, for I
have played around the world."
"What people do you like best, Mrs.
Potter?" was asked.
She smiled and replied: "Of course, the
city that I love is that which gave me my
Crst real triumph, Sydney. I prefer the
audiences there to all others, but
I really would like to please Americans,
my own people. I want to get some play
that they will like. Here I labor under
disadvantages, fori have received so much
unpleasant notoriety, and when people
come to the theater my work is the second
rather than the first consideration. Abroad
no one knew or would have cared to have
known about me personally, so I was
judged solely from an artistic standpoint.
"Yes, I have come back to stay fer some
time, and I would dearly love to succeed
i here," Mrs. Potter concluded.
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1894.
THE CURTIS LOST.
Mrs. Captain Brock's Trip
HER BOAT IS A WRECK.
And AH of Her Crew Are Said to
STORY OF A STRANGE VOYAGE.
How the Little Pilot-Boat Was Con
verted Into a South Sea
Captain and Mrs. Brock, the owners of j
the diminutive schooner Caleb Curtis, i
that sailed from San Fraucisco last August, i
| together with Mate George H. Ewart and
i a seaman, have probably perished in the I
South Seas. The Curtis is 6aid to have j
been lost among the reefs of a group of
islands near the Marshall?.
A letter was received by Frederick Sil- |
lon of this city by the steamer Monowai j
saying that advices had been received at
Apia, Samoa, to the effect that the Cv rts I
had been driven ashore ou a shoal and all l
hands lost. No further particulars were
From other sources It was learned that
Captain Brock and his wife, who is the
only woman in the world who is engaged
in South Sea island trailing, intended to
make their way to Australia after leaving
the Marshalls. They were to stop at
numerous islands en route, but no trace of
the Curtis has been found at any of the
places that were mentioned as those to be
The last news received from th_ Curtis
was about six months ago. She was then
at Samoa. Since that time she has not
been seen or heard of. Had the little
schooner arrived at the antipodes safely
she would have been reported by tele
graph, as these "arrangements were made
by her commander.
The career of the Caleb Curtis has been
a most remarkable one. She was at one
time a pilot-boat, and as such was wrecked
and abandoned outride the bar. She was
j picked up by a tug and towed to this city, |
but not before all hands had been lost.
After the boat was rebuilt she was con- I
tinually getting into trouble. Captain j
BrocK bceht her for his wife fur a very |
reasonable figure. He said he had no faith
in "liriodoos." ana would take chances
with the craft.
The Curtis was hauled alongside of
Main-street wharf and overhauled. Her
I between -deck accommodations were al
tered in such a way as to divide off a com- |
fortable stateroom and ortice for the
future feminine commander. Bunks and
lockers were constructed and the Curtis
was ready for sea.
Mrs. Clara Brock was sole proprietor of
the vessel. Her husband sailed with her
simply as a sailing master; he owned no
share in the outfit, as the property all
stood in his wife's name.
George H. Ewart was selected by the
couple to travel with them, as he was
familiar with the South Sea islands, hav
ing been for years in the employ of Craw
| ford & Co. of this city.
After a voyage prolonged by successive
I calms the Curtis reached the Samoan
I group. The woman trader got out her
! wares and commenced to do business on a
trading basis, exchanging tobacco and
j cloth for shells and other commodities
J of the South.
The islanders soon lost track of the
j little schooner after she sailed, but per-
I sons interested have made reported in-
I quiry regirdieg her, with the result that
; it is now learned that she must have been
1 lost and ber four navigators drowned.
i Letters have been forwarded asking for
further particulars of the disaster, and
details are expected by the next Aus
THOMAS H. BLYTHE'S ESTATE
The Public Administrator's Half-
Public Administrator Freese bas filed his
first semiannual report of the affairs of lhe es
tate of the late Thomas H. Blythe.
The report shows the past half-year's receipts
amount to 1204,649 21. This sum includes:
Cash received from the special administrator,
$127,351 15; cash received from eleven insur
ance com paules for loss caused by the burning
ot the Hlythe block on Market street, February
27. 1894, _ 8191 56; rents, etc., make. up the
Against this there have been disbursements
amounting to $112,470 97. This amount in
cludes an Item of $81,903 26, Dupont-street
bond taxes paid. Tliis leaves a balance of
(92.178 24, §11.391 85 of which Is deposited
wllh the California Safe Deposit and Trust
Company, and $80,786 39 with the city and
— ♦ ■»,
Butchers' Board of Trade.
The Butchers' Board of Trade of San
Francisco and Alameda counties, with a
membership of 600 wholesale and retail
butchers.Tuesday evening elected a full list
of officers as follows: President, Samuel C.
Hammond; first vice-president, li. W.
Miller; second vice-president, Fred F.
Carrins; treasurer, S. Silverberg; record
in secretary, B. J. Horn; financial secre
tary, E. 11. Gladwin; marshal, J. Flacb :
assistant marshal, R. Haas.
. ♦ a ■
The Divorce Court.
The application of Willi. m Knight for a
divorce from his wife, Susan, on ibe ground of
wilful desertion was denied by Judge Hebbard
yesteiday, a decree of divorce being granted to
the defendant wife 011 the ground ot willful
Albert Leaf bas obtained a divorce from
Mary Leaf on tbe ground of willful desertlou.
DRY GOODS. -______-.-_.^
_a_TOaM_ wa rav_u M^
«^r>_^-*fc : '^Ws-«': —
Have we not made a good record for low prices during the past six
days===kept perfect faith with the public? Thousands think so, as
every hour's business attests. Columns of truth could easily be writ=
ten about our matchless values, but the surging crowd, the eager buy=
ers, tell the story as well or better. To the slow ones we say, don't
wait too long and then mourn for what might have been, and remem=
ber a quick pulse will reach the edge of every stock, however large.
We go on with our daily story.
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Domestics. Dress Goods. Hosiery. Fancy Goods.
SHIRTING CALirOF<s_ price is 1600 yards ALL-WOOL SACKINGS, ! CHILDREN'S EXTRA HEAVY ASSORTED COLORS IN No. _ ALL- OIC
the novelty about'tnem- 25 yards ffl.l -00 52 Inches wide, in plain and mix- 9", C | BLACK COTTON HOSE, narrow "1010 ! SILK RIBBON, value sc ; sale --2
lor ' . 551 tuns; _ true economy price; AO rib. sizes 7to 10. value 25c a pair, I— . price Yard
worth 50c; sale price Yard j sale price Pair j
SATEENS, latest Spring effects, our "1 AC | LADIES' LISLE HOSE, Richelieu ; FANCY DRESS BUTTONS, assorted
22 V.c quality: now "v. * 2000 yards BLACK AND COLORED O^ 0 i rlbbed.double heel and toe, colors QCC styles, kinds for almost every 'C
» artl TRIcoT, ail wool, 37 inches AO red and gray shades, value 60c a AO dress use: values 25c to 60s a *>
H____s_ wide; sale price Yard pair; sale price Pair dozen; sale price.- Dozen
FLANNELETTES _ The bird notes " 'Illll'
carry the message that Summer is ; 1400 yards BLACK DIAGONAL ex- I -•:,>_,. „ c *c BALL KNITTING COTTON, white OC
here and there's a Ilaniielette . 1400 yards LL all ■„_,_,_ GON Indies O " C Ladies' Vests. only; mote the saving; sale price 3
hint In every invitation: a 1-V.c ©l- 00 Wide: at 60c it wonld'be splendid OO LADIES' RICHELIEU RIKKED ,<:l1
quality now 16 yards for <_>-»• value; what now at Yard COTION VESTS, low neCK and
Sleeveless, colors pink, white, I'C ALAKM NICKEL CLOCKS, good ~" c
TURKISH TOWELS, size 22x41 IQIC ecru and cream ; were 25c; salo JLO timer, value $1 25. sale price IO
inches, made to sell at 20c; now XAi FRKNCH (HAI.LIKS, 30 inch. wide. price Each Each
Each In a handsome line of patterns; *) XC » ;
""" "" the 50c and 70c but a few days a. O LADIES' JERSEY XI BB'D COTTON lOC 160-PAGE WRITING TABLETS ' TQ
ALL-LINEN CRASH, twilled; you IAC ago; now Yard VESTS, heavy, high neck, long IO for the school children: silo price D'
pay willingly regular price 15c; lv . sleeves, value 25c ; sale price.... Each Each
- NOW Yard I BLACK SUITING, all 9a .C -
wool. JO inches wide, sale price — O , „,i:„ c » Wiictc ENAMELED PLAYING CARDS— At tC
LIGHT FLANNELETTES, fancy fig- QU Yard __t»uic_» >v _ii_.l_. our price you can art. to cu.inge •^;'
lire and dots, new goods, stylish *-> LADIES' CALICO WAISTS, (lied O-^O the deck every few deals; 0n1y... Pack
goods, was 12% c; now Yard fronts, full sleeves, neat figures £tO
,a „ nn ..v «r,_,TT. k _, -• n , r c ''■ " '"_-» •- . ana stripes; sale price Each EMBROIDERED HALE FLODNC- QKC
*' 4 BROWN Ml SI. IN, the equal Of 5° Sil kS. - LAWN WATsTs. with cape O^C «? « Q.ljfc-.Tly, prices; 50c tlO
the ordinaiy 10c about town; O ]!__>llKS. LADI_>« LAWN WAISTS, Wltb cape O.aC »?«« 5f,?,,. " ' Yard
now Yard *-* * * *-_.__». over shoulder, puff sleeves, stylo '> Jo Mto iHo 75i""_u"__6*M Yara
ORAYBLANKETS-TiTely there's a Come with your silk need mind. Mh, value 50c; sale price Each 8«& $1 a yard
GRAY BLANKETS-likely there's a YYe've outdone your thoughts. *" a yaru.
W_7 u V»w_.m% .ve.! a a - l w i ! 1000 yards FIGURED INDIA 50° mm , — ~ EMBROIDERED FULL FLOUNC 9XC
KtllxxVno^Z^^;. . Fair % lncne. wide, heavy, worth si ?aid Men's Furnishings. IMi at selling prices: 50c to 75c •>->
* J "' """•■• *" in any marKet; sale price Yard ITJICII -> I Ui llldillll^a., values for Ya d
BED and HLACK FLANNELETTE*. MEN'S SMOKING JACKETS, of $1 25 to Sl 50 value for 7S yard;
faultless in style; they will not fl> "1 00 1800 yard. FANCY TWO-TONED fancy and stylish all-wool cloth: $150 to J2 value for $1 a yard.
last Ion? at 16 yards for <x> X- BROCADED TAFFETA AM) must be closed out; siz-s remain- ffl» 'LOO
si BAH SILK, 20 inches wide, a Ing 38, 87. 3». 39; values .*_ to 3D FABRIC GLOVES. Men's dart colors
.NOTTINGHAM LACK CURTAINS. rr CC stuff that takes on graces as the $10; sale price Each and white military Ladies' Plain IAC
« yards long, worth more than a I" cheek of a romp schoolgirl does 7^.0 a,,,, (.anntlet styles value 25c- J U
dollar a pair, at Pair roses; actual worth Jl 25: sale Id MEN'S FLANNELETTE OVER- sale price ' Fair
price Yaid j SHlRTS.fancy checks and stripes, Q^.C ! IAIAIA
. heavy quality, sizes 1. 1 -. to 17; Ov) .__,,.. _,,, .-,,,..,. . , _,
- 900 yards EXTRA HEAVY SATIN value 50c; sale price...: Each t SEWING SILK 1.1.N0. assorted CC
D*-~4~.~ tfX ~~ A _-. DUCHESS, all pure silk. 21 Inch. - colors, broken lines, value aoc, «'
I TcSS VIOOOS. wide, worth $150 a yard, but the ITrO ! MEN'S WHITE LAUNDERED sale price Yard
*-^ *• *ft*s»-j -«._» vv^ -~s w m color line is broken and we cl.rse i J SHIRTS. 4-pdv linen bosoms, re-
1300yard3 FANCY MIXED won. the lot at Yard > Inforced back and front, siz-s 14. "\n r JAPANESE fans, to tangle the
CHEVIOT, 36 Inches wide; reduc- ICO ■ „ M. ,, 16. 1 _>_.. 17 ; value $125; «>!' cooling zephyrs, in styles and AC
tions as never before made In the Jo 950 yards BLACK SURAH, 24 Inch. l_(\^ sale price Each shapes of many kinds; value 25c; X\f
history of sales ln tnis city: only Yard wide, good heavy quality, worth \J\J sale price inch
* easily a half more than sale price Yard MEN'S DNLAUNDERED SHIRTS,
HIIO yards 54-INCH SUITING nil with fancy striped bosoms, rein- F.AC
woo l covert liivirVnwiiie AC 1800 yards BLACK JAP SILK, 27 AC C forced fronts, sizes 11 to 18..; Ox) OS- VISIT THE BAZAAR DEPARTMENT.
chance for you- worth 3L a yard- OU inches wide, a good, heavy qual- lo value $1: sale price Each I There's a complete store below the main flo, r .
now ...'. .' Yard ity, toogood for such alittle price Yard ■ __________________________
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San Francisco, San. Francisco. San Francisco. I San Francisco.
Charged With Murdering
Evidence That Left Not a Shadow
of Doubt in the Minds of the
Rellnda Laphame made her second appear
ance yesteiday before the jury summoned by
acting Coroner Cook to determine under what
clrcumst nces Lilli.* Staley, the actiess, came
to her death. _s on her liist appearance, the
notorious practitioner was faultlessly ap
pareled and exhibited no symptoms of emotion
while the details of her revolting crime weie
narrated. But when the inevitable verdict was
lendeied a ghastly pallor overspread her coarse
features, and she would have fallen to the floor
if she had not been supported by a detective.
The evidence against the woman who, as Mrs
Laphame, Dr. Godfrey or Dr. Goodwin, bas
earned the wages of crime for years was clear,
post. and conclusive, It showed that an
apparently healthy woman eutered her house
on lhe morning -of July 6 and seven minutes
Liter was dead; that sue had the Instruments
with which she had accomplished the crime
that she attempted io destroy property belong
ing to her victim and that sho told lalsehood
alter falsehood when questioned about the mat
ter by the police.
Dr. Koberi O'Connell testified that he made
au autopsy of Mrs. Sialey's body at the Morgue,
lie lound that her death was caused by a crimi
nal operation, winch resulted In paralysis of the
heart, and declared mat 'when a patient ie
ceives a wound of the character described
death will ensue between thirty seconds aud a
Detective E. L. Gibson, who procured most
of the i vidence against Mis. Laphame, testified
that when lie called upon her she told bim that
her name was Belle Goodwin. He asked her
the name ot the woman who bad died iv he
toom. but she said that she did uot know.
"She told me," the detective contluiird, "that
the woman came to uer shortly befoie 10
o'clock lv the morning, and that she fell in a
faint about seveu minutes alter she euteied.
She theu called .Mrs. Morse, who lived upstairs,
and ihey sent for doctors. We asked her if the
woman had been theie betore and she answered
no. We asked her other questions, but she
letu.ed to answer, aud we placed her under
The detective then told how he and Detective
Kgau found tin. blood-stained dress Mis.
Laphame had worn and the instruments she
had used. They interviewed their prisoner in
the jail and she, not knowing what, they had
lound, denied that she had any instruments.
The jury lound "that Tillie Staler, age un
known, nativity unknown, occupation actress,
residence 726 Mission street, married, came to
her death July 6, 1894, at 3 Seventh street, city
and county of San Francisco, irom paralysis of
the bean following a criminal operation, and
we further bud Mrs. Dr. Goodwin guilty of
minder lv the second degree."
Belinda last evening was formally booked at
the City Prison on the charge of murder. She
was defiant and nonchalant in her manner and
made use of language that was far from pro
Henry Yon Estorff Charged With
Defrauding His Landlady.
Henry VonEstoitT. who desires it to begener
erally understood that he is a German baron
in reduced ciicumstances, appeared before
Judge Low yesterday morning to answer to the
charge of deirauding an iunkeeper.
The complaining witness was .Mrs. Tracy,
who keeps a lodging-house at 47 Post street.
Sbe testified that Henry owes her $120, being
ten mouths' rent at $12 per month. He dazzled
her by telitng her of his noble lineage, and
when she became pressing lv her demands for
money be loid hei- tbat lie had an Interest in
.the .San Francisco Printing Ink Manufacturing
Company, 20 Jessie street, and lie would soon
have plenty of fund".
She made lnouliy and found that Henry had
no interest whatever in tne company, but was
occasionally employed there. Then she taxed
him with deceiving her, and Insisted uuon
prompt payment. Henry became diplomatic,
and one night emptied his trunks and surrep
titiously carried the contents away. Then he
wrote her a letter giving up his room and in
closing the key. The Indignant landlady at
one. swore out a warrant for his arrest. She
afterward found that he was so hard up that
he sold a beautiful comforter for S2 to the
landlady of the Waldron ilouse, Bush and
Henry told the Judge that he had no Inten
tion of defrauding Mrs. Tracy. Hew-as short
of funds, but lie would faithfully promise to
liquidate his indebtedness to her by Install
ments if given time.
The Judge said that his actions would prove
whether he was a deadbeat or a gentleman,
and he would therefore continue the case until
Monday next to see what he would do toward
carrying out his promise.
LOVED NOT WISELY.
Carlos B. Swift Arrested for Ab-
ducting a Minor.
Carlos B. Swift, an employe in Thomas Day &
Co.'s gas-littiug establishment on Jessie street,
was anested yesterday afternoon by Detectives
Anthony and Crockett and taken to the City
Prison, where he was booked on a charge of
abducting a minor.
Last November Mrs. John Walts, her
daughter, Lizzie Voting, and her son, Edward
Young, by her first husband, arrived here from
Rhode Island. Lizzie is a pretty girl 15 years
of age. Smith and his wife were passengers on
the same train from Chicago. The two families
became acquainted on the train and after set
tling in this city the acquaintance was: kept up.
Smith got fascinated with Lizzie and promised
to obtain a divorce from his wife aud many
About five months ago Smith sent his wife
back to Chicago and was assiduous in his at
tentions to Lizzie. Her mother accidentally
discovered the slate of affairs and removed to
Stockton to get Lizzie away from Smith's Influ
Nothing daunted Smith secretly wrote to
Lizzie and last Sunday .Mrs. Walts got two
letters at the Postoffice. Stockton, sent by
Smith to her daughter. She opened them and
found them couched In the most loving and
affectionate terms. He urged the girl to come
to him as he had secured a nice place where
they could live happily together and no one
would know its location. He inclosed $_ to
pay her passage by steamer.
As she did not arrive by the steamer he sent
Mrs. McCliitcbin, a lady friend, to Stockton to
urge her to come to him. Meantime Mrs.
Walts bad come to this city, and yesterday
morning told her story at police headquarters,
which led to Swift's arrest.
LAIST AND O'BRIEN SUE.
The Dismissed Architects Sue For
Theodore F. Lais', and Smith O'Brien, the two
discharged employes of Architect Shea, have
filed suits against Frank T. Shea, Hugh Hume
and the Evening Post Publishing Company, to
recover $10,000 damages each for libel.
The trouble arises from an article recently
published in the Evening Posi, which con
nected the dismissal of Lais', and O'Brien wit li
the disappearance of some valuable sketches
from Architect Shea's office.
All for a Shirt.
The files of the Justices' Court sometimes
contain very humorous records. Yesterday
one of the Items written in the great book was
a complaint of H. C. Grout vs. the United
States Laundry. Th- plaintiff net forth that he
was "the owner and eiitmed to the immediate
possession of the following described prop
erty, to wit: One full dress shirt, value $__ 50,
now Illegally retained by the defendant."
Oakland a Port of Entry.
Assistant United States Treasurer Hamlin
yesteiday conferred with tho Oakland Board of
Trade and other Influential citizens who aie In
terested ln having Oakland made" a port of
entry. It is said that Mr. Hamlin approves the
project. W*mmL--- ■
Take Time by the Forelock,
i Check growing Infirmity and mitigate the 111 ot
growing age with Ilostetter's Stomach Bitters,
which relieves these evils. Rheumatism, lum
bago, chills and fever, dyspepsia, loss or appetite,
are all remedied br this helper ot the aged, weak
and convalescent. Prove the truth of this asser
tion, which is established by evidence.
DICK HAS FAILED.
He Is Denied a Change
Judge Murphy Will Only Consent
if it Is Found Impossible to
Secure a Jury Here.
Dick McDonald will be tried In San Frau
cisco; that is to say, if a jury can.be found to
try him. Judge -Murphy has refused to grant j
the application made on bis behalf for a change
When the motion made by Attorney Liver
nash and opposed by District Attorney Barnes
was finally submitted on Tuesday morning, !
Judge Alurphy announced his intention of ar- j
riving at a speedy decision, to be delivered, if !
possible, at the reopening of court yesterday
morning. Accordingly Dick and his wife ap- j
pealed in court yesterday, accompanied by
their attorneys, In hopeful expectation that j
their request might be granted and that Dick
McDonald might find bis trial In some peaceful
spot where People's and Pacific banks were
Attorney Livemash opened tbe proceedings
by placing on file a motion to have a commis
sion issue for the taking of the testimony of
Frank V. McDonald, who Is at present out of
the reach of justice in far-away Japan. The
document was placed ou file und then Liver
nash moved that me testimony taken at the
trial of .McDonald for the embezzlement of
$20,000 from the Pacific Bank be read and ad
mitted as testimony m me subsequent pro
ceedings where Dick will be tried m conjunc
tion with bank dlieciors Graves, Montgomery
and Jenkins for embezzlement of securities
from the People's Home Savings Bank.
Judge Murphy then annouueed that he had
decided to deny Livernash's motion for a en uige
of venue In either case. The Judge said that
he was fain to admit that the affidavits pro
duced and read by Livemash were undoubt
edly strong in their expression and showed un
doubted signs of an existing prejudice against
the delendant. Still, for all thai, be failed to
see why McDonald should not receive as fair
and impartial a trial ln Sau Francisco as any
"Of course," said the Judge, "if whea we
come to trial and the work of impaneling a jury
begins, 1 find after some days that It will be im
possible to serine a jury here, then this motion
may be renewed by either side and I will grant
it at once. In the meantime the motion is de
nied with regard to the cases."
McDonald's case then went over until to
morrow morning to be set for trial. The de
fendant himself looked disappointed at ttie
failure of bis application and the gloom deep
ened on his countenance. His faiiliful wife,
however, was by his side and did her best from
time to time to cheer him up and bid him hope
for the best.
Midwinter Fair Quintet.
The concert to be giveu by the Midwinter
Fair quintet at tbe .Metropolitan Temple this
evening promises to be a great success.
The aitists are all recognized as being as
good as any in their line In the city, and the
programme offered is a good one. It is as
follows: Overture, "Orpheus" (Offenbach),
Midwinter Fair quintet; trombone solo, "Sicii
iana," from "Cavallerla Itustlcana" (Mascagnl).
F. K. Tobin; plauo solo, air varle, "Min
strel Boy" (Pane). Mr. diaries Pilnce; duet,
comets, air vane, "Swiss Boy" (Bent). Mr. and
Mrs. Will F. Bales; vocal solo, "Protesta
tions," with violin obli.ato (aNorrls), F. K.
Tobin; selection from "Kigoleito," concluding
with the lamous quartet (Verdi); duet, cornet
and trombone, "tiuarda che Blanca Luna"
(Campana), .Messrs. Bates and Tobin; clarionet
solo, air vane (Brepsant), George McNelce;
soprano solo, "Una Voce I'oco Fa" (Kosslni),
Miss Neva M. Krehmke; violin solo, fantasle,
"La Sonuambula" (Kellini-Saidierna), Signoi
Genaro Saldlei cornet solo, air vane, 'Fa
clilta" (Hartman), Will E. Bates; sextet from
Will (jet His Pension.
Thanks to City and County Attorney Cres
well, Sergeant William 1.. Coles of the police
force will probably get his pension now. He
being 60 years of age and having served In the
department twenty years, Is entitled, Creswell
say«. by acts of the Legislatures of 1880 an.
1891 to be retired on pension. The law is
mandatory and entirely b-yond the discietlon
of .i board of police commissioners. The plain
intent of such a law, the opinion of Creswell
asserts as it was reudeied yesterday, is to en
courage long and faithful terms of service,
which would be of uncertain v lue if left to
the will of a boaid of police officers.
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A SPLENDID NUMBER.
The Commercial News on the Sub-
ject of Transportation by Water.
The Dally Commercial News has issued its
twentieth annual number, being the year's re
view up to the 30'.b of June. Ii is a neatly got
ten up publication of forty pages, handsomely
Illustrated with a number of half-tone pictures,
and is filled with statistical information whicli
shows In a clear and concise manner the trade
and products of the Stale during the year. The
feature of the publication, however, is an ex
haustive article ou the subject of transporta
tion by water, a subject that within the past
few days lias engrossed the attentions of mer
chants and producers. The illustrations are
reproductions of photographs tar-en wl h a
view of showing how those most interested can
be independent of Ibe Southern Pacific In the
matter of having goods leach a market. The
subject Is treated from all points and it con »_
mends Itself to the consideration of al,
classes who are in a greater or lesser degree
atlected by the problem which the strike has
presented to them.
Met as Equalizers.
The Board or Supervisors met yesterday
morning as a Board of Equalization to bear pe
titions and protests iv the maiter of Assessor
Siebe's valuations of personal and leal prop
erty. Thirty-six protestants appeared before
the board, but most of them with small claims.
The only large assessment In which a reduction
was askea for was that if Honors Sharp, who,
wanted a 08-foot lot on Golden Gate avenue
valued at $20,000 instead of $20,800. The
board denied the request. Eight of the protests
presented were referred back to the Assessor
A Butcher Attached.
Simon Sllverberg asked the Sheriff yesterday
to do bis collecting for blm. The claim he had
was for $5542 62 against Pete: Scbenkel, whole
sale butcher, for livestock bought and general
business transacted. SchenKel had alleged he
was unable to meet the bill. The Sheriff ac
cordingly visited Sclienkel's property and levied
an attachment on it for the amount of Silver
berg's claim. A big batch of hogs at Butcher
town, a residence at 829 Howard street anrt
some lots on "Twenty-fourth street weut under
the Sheriff's control.
Wills and Bequests.
The will of the late Edward Livingston
Shannon of Seattle, Wash., hied for probate
yesterday, bequea'hs a $10,000 estate to Un
testator's mother, Anna Laiherlne Shannon.
Martin V. B. Watson has bequeathed his en
tire estate, valued at $20,000. to bis two
children, Jerome W. Watson and Jennie L.
Shreve, share and snare aline.
.Sunday's indecent Show.
Al Morris, th- spieler, for whom Policemen
Graham and Brown have been searching since
Sunday night, was arrested yesterday and
booked at ihe City Prison for giving an indecent
exhibition at the Midwinter Fair. He asserts
that be was not the proprietor of the show, and
ibreatens to disclose the names of the real
owners unless they see him through his
Who use SOZODONT have only to open their lips
to prove its excellence. Their white, gleaming,
spotless teeth and fragrant breath will tell the
story. There is more demand for this wholesome
and unexceptionable preparation Chan for any
other dentifrice in the market.
Recorder Thomas J. Glynn closed bis books
for June yesterday, and filed his monthly re
port.' The receipts of the office showed
5F4570 50 and the disbursements $3517 50.
The surplus was therefore $1002.
Do not forget Bertellng when you want
specs. 427 Kearny street. •
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Glass at F. N.Woods & Co.'s, 51 First street.*