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FLOOD A WITNESS
Carroll Cook Not Afraid
to Call Him.
THE OTHER SIDE SURPRISED
First Words Spoken by the Ex-
Cashier Since His Arrest.
HIS VERSION OF THE INTERVIEW
Admits He Was Short in His Ac
counts, but Denies That He
Called Himself a Thief.
A verj bold muvewas made in the Flood
t». i a 1 yesterday when, almost immediately
£ m the close of the testimony for the
pj-osecution. John W. Flood took the
iwitness-siaud to testify on his owu be
bines the memorable occasion whec, on
Arril 5, 1893, the ex-ashier of the Donc
hoe-Keliv Banking Comoany was con
fronted with his director* and asked to
tell what bad becorni- of a sum of $104,
--000 in respect of which he was short in his
accounts, Flood lias never volunteered a
syllable of information to a living soul
tli.it would tend to throw a light upon Uik
mystery. He was arie3ted for embezzle
ment, held, tried and convicted without
any attempt ou his part to shift the blame
of the shortage in his accounts upon other
shoulder?, if such a thing were possible.
As is well known. Flood subsequently ob
tained a new trial from Judge Seawell on
tho ground of errors of the court, and now
tne ex-cashier, after suswnse lasting over
e;gh'.een months, finds himself once more
The testimony introduced at this second
[ trial on behalf of the prosecution was al
| awc=t identical with that offered at the first
»m:. Wearisome, interminable accounts
t are gone into, aod Directors Howard Ha
vens, Joseph A. Donohoe Jr., Adam Grant
| and J. G. E^tland all testified, as did the
. Bank Commissioners, whose sudden en
trance Into the bank on that memorable
I April 4 caused ex-Cashier Flood to quietly
I put on his hat and without a word to
I any one pass out of the bank's doors for
Yesterday morning the prosecution an
nounced its case closed, and then the coun
| sel for the defense, Carroll Cook, C. J.
I Heggerty and W. IT. Chapman, put their
I beads together and deliberated upon what
I was to be done. Finally Carroll Cook cast
1 a Bombshell into the ranks of the opposi-
I tion by calling out, "John W. Flood, take
I trie stand!"
The defendant was, of course, prepared,
1 but the astonished spectators craned their
1 necks forward eagerly In order to catch
f the first few words that have dropped from
■ Flood's lips since his arrest one year and
I a half ago. Flood stepped briskly to the
| witness-chair and faced his questioners.
I It was plain to be seen, however, that be
I wa3 nervous, and liked not the ordeal.
In answer to Carroll Cook's preliminary
questions Flood said that he remembered,
: vt!ie day April 5, 1893, very well indeed.
Jon that date Joseph A. Donohoe Jr.
called at his house and asked him to step
down to the bank. Flood at ones accom
panied young Donohoe thither. "1 was
perfectly willing to go," said Flood. On I
arrival at the bank Flood followed young
Donohoe into the east room of the bank,
• where the directors awaited him. Attor
ney P. G. Gal pin was also there.
"Mr. Flood, who spoke to you first?"
".Mr. Joseph A. Donoboe Sr."
"What did he do, if anything?"
"He cot up, shook nands with me and
] then addressed me."
I . "In what language did he address you?"
"He said, 'Flood, what is ail this about
| I answered him."
General Barnes wanted the witness to
I elaborate his answer, but Carroll Cook
| would not cermit this. The witness was
f then asked: "Did you say in answer to
I Mr. Donohoe: 'I am disgraced. 1 am a
I thief. You can put me in ban Quentin or
I in the County Jail. a* you please. I have
I taken, or stolen, $104,000 of the bank's
l^frnoney — no more, no less'?"
fM General Barnes interposed an objection
'^Njere to the style of examination. Carroll
If Cook, however, explained that he had
'v called Mr. Flood merely lor the purpose
if of contradicting the testimony of the wif
i'nesses — no mote, Havens and Chadwick,
I General liarnes interposed an objection
to the style of examination. Carroll
Cook, however, explained that he had
called Mr. Flood merely lor the purpose
of contradicting the testimouy of the wit
nesses Howard Havens and Chadwick,
'£' whereupon General Barnes said: "Ou
if' that understanding I withdraw my objec
f "Did you give that answer?" repeated
"Xo, rdid not."
"What was your answer?"
"I told aim the cash was short $164,000,
no more, no less."
; "Anything else?"
"Yes; 1 told him I had paid it out, but I
hadn't taken a cent. 1 had been badly
fooled, and I told Mr. Donohoe that he
didn't want to know anything further at
the present lime. If he treated me right
all would be right. Then I sat down."
General Barnes seemed desirous of know
lug all that passed at that interview, but
Carroll Cook preferred to adept his own
line of examination. In reply to his ques
tions Flood said he was on that occa
sion further questioned by Attorney Gal-
* "What did Mr. Galpin ask you?"
"He asked me certain questions in a
roundabout way. I don't remember the
questions. I remember be said that If I
made a statement it would be more satis
"Did lie ask you by whom you had been
mauo a fool of?"
. "Yes. But 1 refused to say."
"What else did you tell Mr. Galpin 7"
"I said he need not cross-question me
as I would not answer. He mieht send
me to the State iriaoti, but I would not
• tell. . I said I'd till no ono but Joseph A.
Donohoe Sr., when the proper time came,
and that if Jesus Christ came down from
t heaven and stood upon the table in front
of me 1 would not tell even him."
J "What was said then?"
"Mr. Donohoe said, 'All right, Flood.'
AH this time I siood with my hand on his
. "\V>r, what hapnened then?"
"Mr. Joseph A. Donohoe asked me if i
would tur;i ovrr to the bank the property
that I had. He said it would be belter if I
did so. 1 promised that 1 would. do go.
aDd then Mr. Donohoe shook hands with
me and asked if he wanted to see me
again would I come down to fie bang. I
said I would, and then we parted."
Carroll Cook then had a brief consulta
tion with his assoi iates, after which he
asked: "You remember m^t rig Mr. Chart
wick on the night of Apiil 4. do you
"VAI you st that time state that this
~ BtKTiagp occurred within sixty days pre
~^ ceding its discovery?"
A "No, I did not. I tLi^ht have said, ' This
thing will come to be beard within sixty
"Take the witness," said Cook, laconi
'".Vhai!" roared General Barnes.
"Take the witness."
The general glanced at Mr. Galpin, and
thro addressed the court, saying that he
desired time to consult with his associates
before proceeding to cross-examine Flood.
"I want time to recover my ordinary bal
ance of mind, ynur Honor, so I move we
adjourn until 2 o'clock." The motion was
On resuming it was Dlain to see that
the attorneys for the prosecution were
afraid to risk possible error in cross
examining Flood with such a narrow
margin to go upon. General Barnes an
nounced briefly that he had uo questions
to ask. So Carroll Cook was ordered to
proceed with his case.
s. H. Seymour of the Russ House was
the r.ex: witness called, out Courtroom
Clerk Sullivan handed Mr. Cook a paper
stating that Mr. Seymour had been sick,
and was recruiting at the springs. Cook ex
pressed great disappointment, a* he ex
p?cted to prove by this witness that a de
posit of 514,000 accredited to Seymour on
the books of ihe I).,nohoe-Kel!y Bank did
not actual y represent a like sum paid in
in cash. (JGunseJ, however, did not desire
to delay tie proceedings by asking for a
continuance, and so he would endeavor to
prove by the evidence of young Mr.
Donohoe or some other director, presently.
In the meantime he would introduce in
evidence the record in the case.
After a while young Mr. Donohoe was
put on the witness-stand, but no evidence
of areai importance was elicited. On the
conclusion of this testimony Carroll Gook
announced that lie had no more witnesses
to call. He then asked Judge Belcher t >
instruct the jury to acquit on the grouud
that Judge JSeawell's order granting a new
trial, indorsed by the Supreme Court, con
stituted the law of the case, and that the
testimony introduce! by the prosecution
not bavin;: elicited any further facts there
was reasonable ground for an instruction
Judge Belcher, however, promptly de
nied the tuition, and the case went over
until ll)i-t morning for argument.
AN HONEST BOARD.
Address of the Traffic
It Calls Upon the People to Elect the
Right Men for Railroad
The following address to the p?ople of
California was adopted at a meetine of
the TraDic Association yesterday :
Railroad charges and railroad abuses have
long been Hie subject of complaint, aDd tney
are indeed, oppressive and intolerable, absorb
ing all ttie profits of industry and business.
Tlie farmers, munufaetuieis merchants and
even the mechanics and laborers ol the Stale
therefore find their emoluments reduced to the
lowest pom . All wlio woik aie In tact work
ing for the benefit of the railroad company, and
getting for themselves at most a baie living,
soiueiiine* not even tijat.
While all the rewards of industry are tiius re
duced to a minimum railroad charges ..lone re
main excessive. They will continue so as long
as we allow Hie railroad company to dictate,
through the political bosses. who shall be the
candidates for' tne office of .Railroad Commis
sioners. Those officers establish the rates of
luilroad charge within the State, and they only
can uive legal relief. To allow tiiem to be
selected by (lie railroad company is palpably
The Traffic Association of California was or
ganized three years ago for the correction of
railroad abuses. By reoucilnt; the ocean and
isthmus routes to San Francisco we have
greatly cheapened transpoi ration between Cali
fornia aud the Eastern States, and saved to the
people of the State many million dollars. Local
rates are, however, still impressive, and, while
awaiting the i fleet of competition, yet to be
created, In reducing them, the time has come
for the election of tlie Commissioners who are
to establish what they sliall lie for toe next four
years. The action of the political conventions
of ihe season snowed clearly that the bosses
were bent on pursuing tbis year the same course
as hitherto, that of "giving the platform to
tbe people and the candidates to the
railroad coinpauy." W'lieu tins became ap
parent we were urged by voters of
all classes not to allow tlie election of
Commissioners to go by default against the
people, but to name candidates lor the office
on whom the friends of reform could all unite,
regardless of parly preferences. After full In
quiry aud consultation, we selected and we
now recommend to your support the following
candidate*, viz.: ,
In the First District, Hugh M. La Hue.
In the Second District, Alfred ,i. Marcus.
In the Third District, W. W. riiillips.
In nominating them we have completed our
duty. It is for the voters to either elect or re
ject them. The form of the new ballot does
not permit any one to vote a straight party
ticket and cast the blame of a bad result on the
convention that named the candidates. Each
voter must distinctly express his Individual
preference for a particular man for each office
to be filled. If you favor a reform In transpor
tation charges vote for the candidates we have
presented to you.
If there be any voters who have not made up
their minds as to which side they are on in tills
question we would beg them to consider the
The year 1803 was the most disastrous to all
business interests that this State has ever ex
perienced. A financial revulsion or unexam
pled severity swept over the country, prostrat
ing people engaged id every branch of industry.
The crops weie small In quantity and prices
were lower than ever before. No business
yielded a pi out, and the few who closed their
books at the end of the year without writing
off large sums for losses were fortunate indeed.
Yet the annual report or the Southern Pacific
Company, published last April, shows thai on
December 31, 1893, the Southern Pacific Kail,
road or California paid a dividend of 3 per cent
on its whole capital" stock. The Southern Pa
cific of Arizona divided 5 per cent on Its;
that of New Mexico the same.
It is known that every dollar of the capital
stock of lliete roads U fictitious; their out
standing bonds aie orei 25 per cent more than
tlie cost or v:tlue of me wliole concern. Tiie
aggregate of tills fictitious capital I* f 94,779,'
700, and It took to pay ims dishonest dividend
ju5t £3,381,977, all wlilcfi monstrous sum was
witiug from Hie hard hands of the toilers of
ihis State by in" Instrumentality of a facile
Board of lUHroad Commissioners elected four
years ace. Do you wish to repeat tlie same
experience for the next four years? It will cost
you for this Item alone something over $13,
--500,000 besides their Innumerable other exac
tious. If Sou relisli the puisi>ect ol paving mis
monstrous lax ;ma paying a I'.ona of Kai rojd
Commissioners, nominated and elected through
railroad influence!*. $4000 per year eicli for
lecaliy imposing It on you, elect such :i» your
Commissioners— never doubt they will keep
their end of the b rpain and sad<l!e this tax on
you. If y«>u feel otherwise record your voCm
for H. in the Flrtt District, for A
J. Marcus in the Second. :iud for U. \V. J'hll
lii's In the Third, and let us for once s c what
an honest Board of Hallroad Commissioners
cvi do toward our relief from railroad oppres
A Grocer's Suicide.
Henry Fetr, a grocer who lived at Howard
and Nineteenth *iieet.«, was found dead yesiei
<i;iy inorniii£. Theie was a revolver in Ills
baud and a'buliei-liole- In his Dead. He was
unmarried ami hi* friend* are unable to sur
mise wliy lie Killed himself. •
From the North to the South Dr. Bull's Cough-
Syrup is the preveutlve of colds.
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1894.
CHUN HAY'S FATE.
A Chinese Slave Girl Is
Left to Die.
ABANDONED AS INCURABLE
In a Frightful Charnel-liouse in
CRUELTY OF HER FIRST OWNER.
An Incurable Disease, Caused by
Repeated Beatings on the Child's
Knees, Ends Her Life.
A little Chinese girl was buried quietly
from the Children's Hospital on California
street last Monday, although her ca?e was
one that called for investigation by the
This bit of humanity, whose sufferings
ended Saturday ni^nt when her miserable
life came to a close, was the victim of the
most atrociously inhuman treatment. As
she had been attended by American physi
cians for some time before death, how
ever, aii that was left of her emaciated
body was interred in the customary way,
with only the formaliiv of a doctor's cer
tilicute of death intervening between an
investigation at the Morgue and oblivion
regarding her fate.
Instead of ing a case for a physician's
certificate of death, subsequent develop
ments show that the chilli's death, in all
probability, was the result of barbarous
cruelly by a Chluese woman. Nor was
that all. She was left to die more than
two months ago in a Chinese undertaking
establishment, sometimes familiarly
termed "the Chinese Morgue." on Pacific
street, between Stocktm ami Dupnnt.
About the middle of last July Miss Cnl
bertson of the Chinese Presbyterian Mis
sion Home on Sacramento street received
information from a private source, possi
bly from some Mongolian friend of the
home, that a Chinese girl about 12 years of
age was abandoned by her owner. The
informant stated that the child had been
adjudged incurable by Chiuesn doctors,
who said it would be only a matter of a
very short while before she w>uid die.
Hearing this judgment passed the gir.'*
owner placed her in the undertaker's shop
in a vile back room, there to die by inches.
Acting ou this information Miss Cu'bert
son made the necessary preparations to
save the child, and then rescued her from
the horrible place. The girl's name was
found to be Chun Hay. .She was carried
to the Mis', in Home on Sacramento street
and given ■ tempi home.
At that ti'iie there was no room to spare
in the Children's Hospital in Richmond,
so Chun remained attbe home under the
kindly and intelligent ministrations of
nurses and Dr. M. G. Wotley. She grew
stronger and improved, though ever .so
little, until about a weet ago they re
moved her to the hospital. The doctors
saw it was a hopeless case, for the little
| one had suffered so irotn disease and hun
j ger she could not be brought back to
health. Saturday night she died and the
i following Monday was buried in the Mis-
I sion cemetery. The death ideate was
: for a natural disease, and so thin* was no
| need of an investigation. The doctors
were not supposed to km>w what had in
duced the disease, but merely that it was
a white swelling which might be caused
by various means or might be a natural
"All I know about the matter is what
was told me, said . Miss Culbertson. "I
cannot give the names of my informants
' hot 1 know whit they said is true. Chun
j Hay was owned by a Chinese woman in
\ Portland, Or., who had been extremely
cruet to her. This woman beat the child
mi the Knee and that is supposed to have
caused the disease. Dr. Worley said she
believed the disease was brought about by
"The girl was bought by Chinese in San
: Francisco ana brought here. She was a
slave girl, owned by her purchasers.
j When she was sold the little giil was
' rautoned not to say her knee was affected,
j as if sljcriid the sal? could not hay* been
[ made. The child did not tell how sick she
1 was until she became lame. Then some
Chinese doctors treated her, but she only
"When Chun was beyond their power
| to heal, she, was taken to an undertaker's
! i)lac« on Pacific street and left them to die.
; 1 have bei-n told that it is customary to
i place children there when they are in
! curable. They die in time and are buried
by the undertaker. 1 went to the dace
and 'tie li tie girl was brought out from a
j back room. Sho was emaciated so that it
i seemed that only the skin was drawn over
; * skeleton, but her knee was swollen
The size of the swelling, as indicated by
Miss Culbertson, was about as large as a
"We brought her to the home," contin
ued Miss Culbertsoo, "and «ndeavor-d to
baild up her constitution, thinking that in
time she would be strong enough to
undergo an operation. To save her it
would have been necessary to amputate
the limb. As soon as there was room in
I the hospital we had her moved there, but
' it was Impossible that the poor creature
j could live."
Tlie und>rtaking-shoD on Pacific street
has the sign natstde: "On Took. Dealer
i i Ci iliiis." It is located in the southeast
corner of the olci Chinese hospital. Though
the external appearance is bad enough the
interior is so far below the avera^f
Chinesb shop that for tilth and equnlor it
has few equals in Chinatown. There are
rows of cueap coffins on racks all smoke
b"i.'i lined, witii an 'uintu couch under
neath. A pusS'igeway to tlie rear is lit
tered wiib rubblsiiof all sorts — old vessels,
clothing, tools, refuse, liehind that ncaiu
\i the room where, little Chun was »ban
dnneil to a huirible death. It is dark and
foul smelliDC, just such a place as would
be chosen for Chinese bodies, and well
styled "Chinese Murcne.**
On Took adinitvd that Chun Hay had
been left in hs establishment and was re
movel by Miss Culbertgon. Beyond that,
howevtr, ho knew nothing, tliouizh as
i.lau'l about his preended ifiuoiance as
could well be imagined.
Chun Hay bcluu/ed to the owner of the
Espanola Ci«ar Company, on Pacific
street, near Dupon'. lie baid thxt lie was
Chun's friend, that she came from Port
land and could i.ot be saved by the doc
tors. At last, however, she was worthless
as a slave girl, and though considerable
money had ueeu expended among Chinese
rJoctora in trying to nine her Chun was ut
terly abandoned. Nor did her "friends"
care whut became ol the child's body altrr
death. It is thoir way.
KILLING A HORSE.
Secretary Holbrook Shows How to
End Animal Misery.
On tbe corner of -Taylor and Eddy
streets yes'erday morning a truck borse
belungine to John MurtoD slii>p»d and
feii, breaking the left hind lee just below
the knep, so that it daugled by a fragment
of the hide Several policemen in the
locality were called upnn to kill the suffer
ing aulmal <tod end its misery, but Upv
all pleaded iznorance as to thn must reli
able wav to kill horses and make a sure
job of it. Secretary liolurook of ilia S»c:
«-tv for the Prevention of Ciuplty to Ani
mals was t-eiit for, and put n bullet in the
disabled horse's head, just above the eyes
and in lira center of t c lorehead. Death
was iisstßii la neui:?, and Mr. Holbrook
says it is the only scientific way to do the
work without paiu.
Tbe society has made every policeman
sii ex officio member, and small outline
drMWings on cards nave been supplied
thorn, showing just ihe exact spot to place
a bullet in a horse's head, iv case the in
jury sustained justifies X llinsr. There is
nattily an officer ii town who know-* what
measures to take in such cases, and it is
claimed by the society that it should be
made a part of their Instruction.
SAILORS ARE SCARCE.
Cheap Men Are Hard to Find.
The sailors have stopped fightiag and
have got down to business fur a while at
least. Tne union nipn have paitly won
their battle for the £."0 rate for coasters
inasmuch las they have persuaded nearly all
tne "cheap" men to join forces with
The schooner Unfa Vance, barkentlne
Ketriever and ship John C. Potter had
cheap crews on boaid that deserted and
joined the union nit-n. No <lemot;str;:
li >ns were made by «i her ficii >n yester
day, and the public has lost i .terest i;i the
Captaiu Smith of the British ship Afon
Alaw cave a dinner on board his vessel
v'sleraayin honor of H<*nry and Lloyd
I) »vis. sons of Richard Davis, on« of the
owners of the vessel. A number of
captains from other ships in port were
among the invited guests.
The tug Fearle« t-mK a part? of political
friends of John I). Spreckels around the
bay lan i:k'ht. Eleciric light and tele
phone franchises were said to be on the
list for discussion.
The steamer PrDgreso sailed yesterday
for Panama. The swell that rolled in
from the ocean) «>ver the bar on Tuesday
niglit into the hay, caused to be torn out
one dI the light iron plates in the steamer's
per bulwark D*»«r th« after cabin. The
dnuiflge was t(iflinc.
Hoatman Tom O'X«il picked up a small
white stiff i ff llairi*"n-*treet wharf and
owed it to tin* FoUom-street float, where
it awaits an owner.
A PRINCE'S FURY.
Wildly Exciting Scene on
A Stallion Tries to Kill the Driver
of a Wine Wagon and Is
There was a wildly exciting time at
Sixth and Mnrket streets between 3 and 4
o'clock yesterday afieruoon, caused by
the extra, raiunry conduct of Pr nee, a
stallion be'ong ng to bul:ivan & D^yle of
327 Sixth «tr-et.
A. EL Kucker had been giving the horse
an ar n^ alone Golden Gate avenue, lie
was airiai him in a wagon with the object
of showing an intending purchaser that ne
was broken in to harness.
While crossing Market street at Sixth
the shaft of a delivery wagon of a wino
firm •'•rack the wheel of the wagou in
i which Prince was harnessed. In an in
stant Princti wheeled round and with a
scream of rage reared up and brought his
I forefeet down with terrific force among
the hampers filled with bottles (if wine,
narrowly missing the driver's head.
He reared up again as quick as lightning,
and again bis forefeet made sad havoc
among the wine bottle?, and the I roken
glass gashed his belly, almost ripping it
Tho driver of the win** wagon seemed to
be paralyzed with frignt and did not have
sense enough 10 whip his horse and maKe
i' get out of the way. thicker lulled on
the reins with nil bis strength In force
Prince backward, but Hi« only effect it
had was to increase toe ungovernable
fury of the brute, whose screams of rage
i and uaiu could be heard blocks away.
Prince with his mouth open, his ear* set
back, and blood gushing rum the gashes
in his belly »as azaln makinz fur the
j driver of the wine wagon wlit-u Dan Kin
solla, the blacksmith on Taylor street,
who had been attracted to the scene along
with hundreds ol other people, rushed
forward and pluckily seize) the bridle
<nd with a powerful and practiced twist
I threw the animal. Before Kinsolla had
i time to throw himself on the animal's bead
i Prince was on his reet again and rushed
! hi the brawny blacksmith knocking him
I down. Kinsella was on his feet in a flash
| and once more threw Prince to the ground.
By this time two or three others, including
itucker, had plucked up coinage, and were
promptly on top of tfie prostrate animal
and i. eld him down till his tit of fury had
The driver of the wine, wagon as soon
M Prince turned lii> attention to Kimulla
jumped from Mis seat and ran east on
Market, street. Ills horse got scared aUo
and Dolled in the same direction and that
was the la-t seen of either of them. The
driver's name could not be ascertained.
Prince was led t> the s'ab:cs of his
owuers on Sixth street bleeding freely all
the way. A veteiinarv Mtrgena was
promptly summoned ;tnd aUeudcd to bis
wounds. It is doubtful if he will recover
an.!, M ho i- a valuable aiuma), t:ie loss
to his owners will be considerable.
Poob of blood and wine and pieces of
broken botMes marked the spot oa Market
street where the exciting sceno was
FOR PUBLIC HEALTH.
A Nuisance Condemned— A Doctor's
All the lone lines of reports incident to
me monthly meeiiug ot the Board of
Health liied passed iv regular order yes
terday noratoß witli uo item in any one
of them worth stooping the rapid proces
sion to ask about.
Assistant Police Surgeon W. P. Simp
son submitted bid resUna'ion, to take
effect November 1, and it was accepted.
Dr. Soiners, police surgeon, reported
that he had app -rited George E. Bushnell
to fill tli" place made vacant hy the resig
! nat-on of Dr. C'e >rge Costigan.
Dr. Titus reported one of hi* internes at
the City an<l County Hospital for violating
the rule mad« l>v the board that they
should not practice outside the hn,pjtai.
Tiie ynune doctor explained that he had
treated a friend at the latter's request and
I without IntiiDpiny upon bis dimes at the
I hi sui nil. The hoard not only exonerated
him, but sail they thought the rule under
which iin had been reported should be
chanced, acd that the doctors should not
he held to account for what they do niit
sido so long as their hospital duties are
The proprietor of the chemical tannery
ai Fourieenth and D.ilores streets waV
given sii months' notice to move, a prt:
ti'in having been presented declaring it to
he a nuUanee.
goes to the
very citadel of pain
and puts all
aches to flight.
lung >li .ikon Lg . .« v« attt PC
IT IS A LOTTERY.
Club System of Selling j
THREE TAILORS ARRESTED.
Charged With Violating the
THE WORK OF INSPECTOR ERVVIN
Business Rivals Will Rejoice— The
System Condemned as an In
centive to Gambling.
What is known as the rlub system has
long been a thorn in ihe side of clothing
makers and dealers who do not care to
seil tiieir garments that way.
They frowned upon it and oieniy de
nounced it. yet it flourished in spite ol
their opposition, and they had almost
abandoned all hope of annihilating the
monster when the postal authorities came
to their rescue. Four of the club dealers
have been advertising the system by mail
ing circulars to present or prospective
customers, and iv doing so became liable
to i unishmtnt for violating ihe law
■gaiMt sending lottery advertisements
through the Postoflice.
Poitoffice inspector Erwia obtained sev
eral of tie circulars and other evidence
against the ciub tailoiF, and caused the
arrest yesterday of Joseph Feld, Chris 11.
Newbans and Gardner Lanuou, each of
whom is charged with violating the law
against sending lottery advertisements
through the mai's. Ancther offending
tailor will be arrested to-day.
One of the circulars seized by the in
spector gives the following explanation of
the system :
Tlilrty-eight persons join in a club to co
opeiate loceilier for t He purpose of t'urchaslnc
suits or overcoat*, hach person iv the contract
winch the thirty-eight persons have f>ij:ued
agre s io Day $1 dues a week for liiiriy-ei^ht
week", unless !r- is leleased from payment of
i a 1 1 ol it by baviug a suitor ove. coat delivt red
When the thirty-eight persons have signed
said contracts, aud each pay their first week's
dues of $1, then the tint ty-eiglit members have
a in ■ etiiij;. At said meeting the thirty-eight
contracts are placed together and one of the
members present at the meeting draws one con-
i act from the thirty- ight contracts andtlie
name that is ou the contract receive* member's
choice for the suit or overcoat. If he Is not
l>iesent at t lie me lint:, he is uotilied by m til to
call and make his selection from the largest as
sortment of all the latest patterns. Every mem
ber not present receives notification of the
member's name aud address who leceives suit
or overcoat each week.
The workmanship, trimming* and fit Is guar
anteed In all cases to be tirsi class. Cue suit
or overcoat is delivered to one of tue ihirty
eight members each week for thirty- eight
weeks, liui if a member should pay $38 will
deliver to mm a miii oroveicoat such a* he may
■elect. Kvi'iy member in Hie clud 11111-t ge< a
suit oroveicoat at the end of (litrty-eigui weeks,
it lie did not get one beloie.
lieu a member receives a suit he Is no
longer in the club or combination. We then
place a new contract m Hie same club, always
waking thirty-eight members.
The club tailors declare that they are
innocent of any intent to violate the pos
tal or any other law. The men who were
arrested gave bail In the sum of $500 each
and were released from custody l>v United
States Commissioner Heacoct. The anti
club men were delighted when they heard
of Hie inspector's v»i rk.
"There can be nn question in the minds
of all right-thinking citizen*," t-aid one.
"as to the objectionable nature of the
c oihiug club lottery system. It is not a
question of securing customers by offering
quods at low rate-. The system depends
for any success it mar have upon the hopp
it excites in tie minds of its supporters of
obtaining goods lor nothing >r next to
noth hi and tluii panders to one of the
most dangerous vices in a community — tbe
"The proniotors cannot even offer the
poor excuse that their business i* profita
ble. If they carried nit the promises made
in their prospectuses :her«j could be no
legitimate profit in the business. If those
promises are not carried out the money of
the patrons is obtained by false pretenses.
"Apart from this the consensus of opin
ion of th« community is against the sys
tem, and it is a uel.'-kuown and perfectly
sale ruin to &o by, that what all are united
against is immoral and inexpedient"
Association Football at
Winners of the Los Angeles Wheel
men's Meet— The Rock Cod
A swimming tournament will be held at
the Palace Baths on the 30th inst. The
principal attraction will be a return match
race between Dana Thompson and Clyde
Hawthorn, who will com pet; in a quarter
mile dash. McDeraiit, the famous Aus
tralian under-water swimmer, will try
conclusions with Torn Knowlion and T.
Killeeti. As a fitting termination to a
Rood oveniua's sport O. Crabie will race
W. Havens 100 yards, when it is expected
thai the const record will be lowered.
The Academic Association Leacue is
making great preo»r«liMH for next Satur
day's races at the Olympic Club grounds.
There is no doubt that the lame numbers
of ladies ami gentlemen who will attend
will enjoy a five day's sport.
--'»:. .Sunday last the wheelmen of Los
At gales hud a rnce meellr.c at the Athlete
Part. In the quiu'er-mile race D. L.
Burke, T. McAleer. Fritz Lacey, Joe Long
and W. Schmidt started. Long won,
with Lncv second and McAleer third.
Time, :35 3-5.
Long, Schmidt and D. L. Burke lined
up for a half mile, which was won by the
fonni r easily in 1:10 1-5, with Schmidt
W. Ilatton made an attempt to lower the
two-mile track record, which he failed to
touch, .owing to the. poor sutniort of his
pacemakers. His Bret mile was made m
2:27 and the two in 5:01.
'1 ii« next event was a mile handicap,
with McAleerand Ulbrieht on the scratcn.
C. Alagee had 125 yards, C. Miller lOOyards
and Holbrook ana Schmidt 50 yards each.
This was a very pretty race between the
handicap men, '.the scratch men making no
particular effort to win. Maxee kept his
l-"ad : for three-quarters being passed on
ibe stretch by Ililbrook and Schmidt, who
both crossed the tape in a deal heat, with
Mage** right beuind. Time, 2:30.
W. A. Burke on a22-puund road whpel
made four circuits of the oval in 2:15,
paced by Long, Lacy, Holbrook and Ul
tiricht. The five-:niiu scratch race had
Ulbriclit, Lacy, Hatton and Schmidt as
Outers. The latter dropped out after go
ing two miles. Lacy 'won with Hatton
second. Tim«», 13:31 1-3.
There is some talk of building a three
lap track at Athletic Park some lime im
mediately after -Thanksgiving day.
Professor Hilly Gnllacher of the Los
Angeles Athletic Club will soon meet Joe
Cotton in a clove contest for points. The
club will hold its full tield day on NflW
bir 23. This evening members of the club
interested in football will hold a meeting
for the purpose of organizing first and
second elevens, in order, that Los Angeles
\ You who are exposed to all sorts of weather,
both rainy and the chilly blasts of night,
will find a great boon and comfort in our
long Ulsters, reaching way down to the
We have made a special price on same
for you, knowing that your pockets are not
lined with gold, but at the same time you
want goods that are well made and that
have lasting qualities.
We have made the special price to you of
I = = $10.00 = =
\p M v"iJUfTnnS I
n v /i
These Ulsters reach way down below the ankles, are made
in the double-breasted style, excellently tailored, neat in ap-
pearance, with deep collar, so that when turned up on a cold
night will reach above the ears, protecting both the body and
ears. The colors are brown and black, These Ulsters cannot
be duplicated in any other house on the coast under $15.
Our special price to Gripmen and Conductors,
We would be pleased to have you lock at 'em to-day.
KING-PINS FOR OVERCOATS,
9, 11, 13 115 Kearny Street.
niav be well represented when its team !
will compile against the cracks of thp. j
Stanford University during the Christiup.s ',
The Merchants' Rockood Fisning Club
li ad a very enjoyable outing on the bay |
last Sunday, and from the very flattering j
accounts of the trio the members enjoyed :
excellent sport. Kockcod of all colurs '
aiid sizes were caught by the experts, who, !
according to the r constitution and by
laws, are not allowed to basket auy other i
variety of the firm* t ibe. The crew of |
the gooa ship I X L was made u}> of the |
followin'-' well-known merchants: Car-;
tain, L. V. Merle; fir«t matf, H. Alexan- j
rier; second mate. A. Lo«enl>er^; Stewart, I
Sid Hart; anchtirnian. J. Marklanj;;
Heavy hook, L. Sl^ssinger; able-bndieit ;
seamen — Colonel H. V. Kowalskv, J. D. j x- j
ter, 11. McDonald, Mickey Michaels, L.
Lavy and Grandpa Cleve. When the cralt I
returned a large number of ueople inter
ested In the success nf the crew helped
themselves to fish ad libitum and then re- '
turned a vott of thanks to the captain,
who smiled only as seafaring men can
when on shore.
Fred JJujan is very confident of defeat
ing Marshall this evening atCnlma. Mar
shall, however, is strongly supported by ■
the San Francisco Athle:ic Club, whoso i
members are very sanguine that lie cau
whip Bogau easily.
Tne delegates ir.nn the various cricket
clubs forming the association mH at the j
offices of Secretary Benjamin Clark last '
night to decide on the Eleven wluch will |
represent this city in the match acainst the i
Mate of California ou Sunday, lta« 2Stli
The selection was made by ballot and
resulted as follows: Hood. Hngup, War!
Jr., Sloman and Randall of thf» Alnmeda*;
Griffiths and Tifdemann of the Pacifies;
Kobeit-on. Webster aud Cookson of tlie
iioheumns and Ans m of the California*.
H. Ward Sr. wa« chosen us umpire of
the team. The meeting then adjourned
for a wi'ek.
Association football will be one of the
leading features of athletic sport this
winter. The first regular game of the
season was , played on Sunday nt Port
Mason, and the following inscription of
the contest has been received from the
• all's special correspondent:
Foit Mason was crowded yestorday with
football enthusiasts to witness one of the
most exciting games of the season between
the Wanderer and Fort Mason teams.
The game was called at 3p. m., when the
players lined up to do glory for their re
' The rival teams had an opportunity of
showing their strength, especially the fine
playing done by the Masons. Although
this was only a practice same, it showed
the strong rivalry existing between 'the
two most form dable teams of tno league.
Every man tried his utmost for his team
to; win, and when time was called the
score stood 2 to 1 in favor of the Wandei
ers. The Masons, won . the toss and se
lected to kick with th« wiDd during the
first half. Erskine started the ball lolling
by passing it to Poole, who lost i; by
ilkes blocking him and kicking the ball
down to center field, where a; combined
rush was made ov the forwards of both
sides, and afoul being called in favor of
tne Wanderers. .
Moriisou took the kick and sent the ball
in close proximity to the Masons' goal, but
was saved by a lnnjr, safe kick by Hanlv to
tiia fnrwnras of tun Ma«on* aud was
dribbled in good style by the fine playing
if McCarthy, Burns and Harrison, "and
the admirers of the fort team became quite,
excited, as tneir yells indicated. Morrison
and Walsh took Dos-ession nf the ball and
passed it to their forwards, who, with a
combined rush, look if. near the eoa),
where Hunter passed it through. TJdou
the ball being kicked off by the Masons
Burns, after a bri scrimmage, passed the
l>nll through the Wauderers' goal, placing
th« score a tie. -
Uoon time being called for the second
ball both teams showed their great skill in
combination work and it looked as tnough
the game would be finished without either
side scoring in the. last half, but a lew
minutes before lime was called a lively
tussle ensued before the Mason's goal and
thn bill was knocked through.
Play ; was resumed and the Masons
carried the ball to ttio oilier end of th«
field where the Wanderers' backs were
pressed hard by the Mason* forward and
a goal was near at hand when tie
whistle blew leaving the score 2 to 1 in
favor of the Wanderers.
, A large number of spectators were
present including members of the Tnistle.
Ranger?, Presidios, Pastimes, aud about
400 outsiders.' The two new men secured
by the Masons, Bulger and Burns, showed
their friends that they were complete
masters of the game and won plaudits
throughout. The line-up was a? follows:
Wanderers. Fort Masons.
owe 1 ....Goal Dawklns
Morrison ....!• ulloacfc* Hanly
Walsh Fullbacks „ t'Brleri
Kelly HalfDacks "W likes '
Hunter Halfbacks i> e Yoiiiiz
Balcly Halfbacks .-.- Bul"e-
EriKine Forwards McUmrco
i, ' le Forwards .. Hums
Moir Forwards Harrison
«|*">es "•'•*•".'.. Forwards r.-.rreli
Johnson ..* or ward 5....... .... Zalbaski
OLYMPIC SALT WATER CO.
Certificate of the Increase of the
Company's Capital Stock.
A certificate of the increase of the capi
tal stock (it Mm Olympic Salt Water Com
pany has been fileu with the County Clerk.
The proceeding is pursuant to a resolu
tion adopted at a meeting of the board cf
directors on August 10, but calling a meot
ing of the stockholders for Saturday, Octo
ber 13, for the purpose of determining
whether or not the capital stock shouid
be increased from 53.T0.000 to $500,000. The
prop >sfd increase was resolved upon, and
the certificate filed yesterday bears the
signatures of E. Alexander, cliairn\nn; S.
V. Casady, secreUry; John D. Spreckels,
Geerge £. Dow, John Rosenfeld and Wil
liam Greer Harrison, constituting a ma
jority of the directors of the undertaking.
Dr. Simpson's Resignation.
Dr. William P. Simpson has tendered his
resignation as one of tha assistant Police
Surgeons at the Receiving Hostital and
Dr. Arthur H. Mays lias been appointed tv
till tlie vacancy. Dr. Simpson has held
Hie position since January 1, ISLH2. The
new arpointeo served for a term as Resi
dent Physician at the City and County