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PRAYED OVER IT.
How Montgomery Came
MATTER OF A COVENANT.
Sequel to the Sterrett Mine
AS TOLD BY MRS. MONTGOMERY.
An Entertaining Letter Explaining
Her Husband's Position (Jives
the Whole Secret Away.
Recently The Call published exclu
sively an account of a transaction between
Georjo Montgomery of Beulah, the mil
lionaire Salvationist, and John, Thomas
and Rev. S. T. Sterretf, in which the Ster
retts lost a valuable mine in Piacer County.
The case is still pending in the Superior
Court of Placer County and it is expected
will be tried soon. It has created a wide
spread wonder and criticism, for many
persnus were taken by surprise at the
facts set forth.
Two of t tie Sterretts, old mining men of
'he Comstock, nossossed a rich mine in
the Sierras, a third or which they gave to
their aged brother, a retired miuister, who
lives in the Mission. With a^e creeping
on and money with which to develop the
mine running extremely low, the Sterretts
were compelled 10 seek a purchaser. Rev.
S. T. Sterretf, a man of simple mind,
trusting, sincere and imagining all Chris
tians weie like himself, undertook to
negotiate the transaction. He laid the
proposition before G^trge Montgomery
and a bargain was reached.
The Sterretts were to get $50,000, three
lots in Beulah (represented as very valua
ble), aud IA',OOO shares in the Monteznma
gravel mine in Mokelumue. But they
learned subsequently, after the contracts
had been signed, tbat the Montezuma
luiae was utterly worthless, and that
representations made regarding it were
not true ; also that the Bealab lots were not !
worth much. And they never got the
$50,000. The only recouise for them was
law, which they are now invoking to
settle the equities of their case. All the
eldest brother swore to In his complaint is
positively allirmed by Rev. Mr. Sterrett,
who is cad at heart over the deception
Mrs. Carrie Judd Montgomery, wife of |
George Montgomery and also a defendant I
in the suit, has written a letter to the War I
Cry. stating what she claims to be the
facts, as follows :
Becl.aii, Mills College, ¥• 0., Sept. 24. '94.
Bngadier Krppel, 1 1 30 Market itreet, S. F.—
Dkab Bbotheb in thb Lobs: I suppose you |
liave seen the article hi a recent issue of The
Call against my husbaud and myself, tlie
nam-s also of dear Brother Critteniou and !
Brother Deunett aud Major Kyle being asso- '
dated with ours. Iti toe midst of this ureai
trial the words of St. Matthew, v:ll are very
precious: "Blessed are ye when meu shall re
vile you and persecute you and shall say all
niauiier or evil against you falsely for my sake." |
It occurs to me to-day that It would be well
for me to make to y»u a clear and detiuite ;
statement of the matter, that you may have
wherewith to answer any who may spe»k to
you ou tne subject, and who do not, perhaps,
feel the same confidence id us tbat you do. I
feel quite sure tbat your knowledge of my dear j
husbaud : s character reuders it needless for me J
to make any explanation as far as you person- |
ally are concerned; but, as I said befoiv, I feel j
led to do ibis tbat you may have the facts tn the
case if necessary to speak of them to others. I
cannot beie go much into detail, but will give ;
you the main facts to the case.
In the first place ibis complaint made agaiust
my husband by the Sterrett brothers alleges
that Mr. Montgomery was intimate with the
family and that he knew of tneir possessing
this mine, and because of their poverty took
steps to secure their confidence and get the
mine away from them for less tbau it* value.
Tbe fact is that we had only met Key. S. T.
Sterrett odcc, were uot acquainted with any
others of the family, did not kuow that they
owned any mine, and were first coirnizant of
this last fact when l£ev. S. T. Sterrett came to
my husband and thrust the mine uuou his
notice. 1 well rem-mber the ev-ning wh-n Mr.
Montgomery came home and told me that Mr.
Stenett had callea upon him, telling him of
this mining property and entreating him to
take tt In hand. I also remember that my hus
band said that he had refused to have anything
to Co with it, say lug to Mr. Sterrett that he was
entirely out of the miuiiiK business aud did uot
wish to co into it agaiu.
Mr. Sterrett saw my husband acalu aDd
apaln urged him to take hold of the prop
erty. He continued to urge it upon Mr. m., en
treating him to pray over it, and saj log that he
felt sure he had been led of the Lord to ask my
husband to take hold of the mine.
In response to these earnest entreaties Mr.
M. visited the mine and m.tde the whole matter
a subject of prayer, then making tliem a propo
sition which he considered very fair, a« the
mine was at that time scatcely at all devel
oped, and all the risk was ou his side. I will
also add, as it will be of Interest to you, that in
r-ecret prayer at Ihis time Mr. M. said to the
Lord that he would take it as a tokcu from him
If this proposition was accepted, that he wished
tilru to po into mining again. If, however, any
tart < f the pioposltlou was not satisfactory to
the Sterrett bi others lie would take that as an
Intimation from tbe Lord that he was to drop
the matter entiiely. Tblti, of course, was known
to no one but the Lord aud ourselves.
The proposition was assented to by the three
Stci rev brothers with the greatest of satisfac
lion, and uiy husband went on developing the
rniue. >>o diss&tfsfactlou whatever was ex
pressed by the Stenett brothers until my hus
band (guided, as lie believes, by the Lord)
struck a rich vein of ore which had v. ver been
known or heard of before, and this rich ore In
sight immediately made the mine more valua
ble, of course, aud excited at once iv we heart
of one of these brothers a desire to break the
contract and recalu the mine. This same
brother bad been on the friendliest terms with
Mr. Montgomery, and the lirst intimation that
Mr. M. had ol his dissatisfaction was au acci
dental discovery of the fact that Thomas Ster
rett Lad been conferring with a lawyer as to
the best way to endeavor to break the contract.
Eev. S. T. Kteneit, the minister, seems to
liave been drawn into the suit by his two broth
As soou as we saw that any real trouble was
brewing Mr. Monteomery and myself, being
desirous tbat everything should be'setil'ea ac
cording to tbe Scriptural way and in a true
Christ iau spirit, took pains to call on the Ster
retts at their home, Mr. M. offering to pay for
the services of the best mining lawyer in ;i)«
countiy aod. at the same time call in Cluistlau
friends ou both eides to settle the matter by
arbitration. Mr. M. expiesslng binuelf as fully
wiliing to abide by any decision that should be
reached In this manner. This, nowevei. was
flat ly refused. Mr. M.'s spirit lias at all times
been entirely different from that represented
by The Call, as be lias not had the slightest
desire to "light It out," but would be more
than glad to have a compromise effected v
You will perhaps wooder bow Major Kyle
was connect v witb tbis thing, ills connection
witb It was indeed slight, as bis name bad sim
ply been used In auother claim. Mr. Ci It tent on
and Mr. Dennett bad bought Into the property
with my busband, and tbese three consecrated
men bad made a solemn covenant with God
and witb eacb otber that every cent which
sbould come from tbis mine after their uayum
for the property should be used for the Lord in
the world's evaogelizatlou. Is it any wonder,
dear brigadier, since t!ie«e three holy men had
this noble end in view, :har the devil should try
to Invent a way by which their plans tor theud
vancenient of Christ's kingdom should be frus
I assure you it has been a great trial to nave
these published misrepresentations made In
regard to the matter, but It has also been a
great comfort to receive such a tribute to Mr.
M.'s characer as lias come to us from so many
sympathetic Chrlstuu friends who have assured
us of lief utmost belief In Mr. M.'s spotless
integrity. Will you not help us in the prayer
that the Lord himself may ■ in tim about a
peaceable settlement of this trying affair and
that God's name :-h;UI be glorified and his
kingdom advanced through every act of ours.
Hoping that I have not wearied you with so
long a letter, I am yours faithfully in the war,
Cakkie Jldd Moxtoomxry.
Incidentally it may be mentioned that
Mr. Crifenton, vras mentioned as an -'in
nocent purchaser in good faiih" from
Montgomery, af er the iatter nad secured
the valuable mine. The Sterretts and
their atioruey, Mr. Ellis believe that Crit
tentoa wa* an innocent ©any. lie told
Rev. !S. T. Sterret' he had paid Montgom
ery J?.T),000 for an interest in the mines.
Dennett's connection is not quite so clear,
al' hough he is supposed to have paid Mont
gomery over S-0,000 for an int-rest. This
would give the latter over $30,000, in addi
tion to his own interest, and meanwhile
the Ste.'ivits are in reed of the bare neces
sities of life.
The let'.er says that "Mr. Montgomery's
spirit has at all tiroes been entirely differ
ent from that represented by The Call*
as l.c has not had the "lightest desira to
'fi-'ht it out.' Mr. Montgomery did say:
'No compromise. It is a fair and square
proposition, and I'll fight it out as sucb.
I did not piooose to be blackmailed.'"
All of which Rev. S3. T. Stcrrett denied
The letter is eiven for what it is worth.
Alameda's Burglars Still
Another Attempt on Everett Street.
Victims of Tuesday's Mur
Tlie condition of Rev. F. E. Wolff and
wife, victims of the murderous burtilar,
remains serious, although they were rest
ing ratr.er geHSiiy last evening. The at
tending physician. Dr. T. P. Tisdale.
stated at 8 o'clock last night that Rev. Mr.
Wolff's temperature was then 102^ and
Mrs. Wolff's lOU I^. Mrs. Wolff will pull
through, but the doctor says that Mr.
Wolff will not be out of dancer for several
days. They are being kept very quiet, no
visitor being i eriaitted to enter the house.
Ever since the murderous butchery of
Tuesday morning A>ameda has br-eu in a
state of feverish suspense. The whole
city has beeu aroused by the horrible af
fair, and it :s freely expressed on all sides
that if the burglar is captur?a he will not
be long in arriving at a rope's end.
The sale of burg lar alarms leeks and
firearms has c xliausted the local supply
and it ii safe to say that no one went to
sleep last n ight wi'hout a weapou of some
sort handy. Many residents got uo after
midnight and looked about their premises
it was thought that after the dreadful
affair of early Tuesday morning the burg
lars would leave the town or at least liv
low for a time, but shortly after 12 o'clock
lust night another attempted burglary tooK
place at the residence of Frederick Kleup-
I«t, on the corner of Everett street ana
Webb ft'diue, within one block of the
police office. The daring attempt was un
successful, as the burglar or burglars were
Almost ou the opposite corner from the
Kleu pfer place, at 1533 Everett street, w here
reside \V. S. Winter ana family, a most
bold attempt at burglary was made at 8:30
o'clock Monday evening, which, it will be
i»*en, shortly preceded the bloody work of
Tuesday morning. When The CAM- cor
respondent rang the b-11 nt the Winter
residence last evening the door was opened
about four indies but on bearing the busi
ness of the intruder Miss Winter removed
a heavy bar from the door, which she said
had just been put on.
"Ii happened Monday night, not lan:
night, as one of the local papers has i',"
said Miss Winters, "and it was the most
daring attempt you ever heard of. Wo
were at the piano in the parlor about 8:30
o'clock In the evening, when we heard a
noise near tha kitchen like something fall
ing. 1 went to the door, and as I did so
two men went out by the gate. One was a
man of light complexion, the other dark.
The? stopped in tie middle of the street
and looked bacK rather defiantly, as though
disinclined to go away.
"I dida't know they were burglars,"
continued Miss Winters, "and having an
ocarina in my hand 1 commenced a tune
on it. 1 suppose Ii sounded like a police
whistle, for the men took to their heels
down the street.
"We knew they were up to mischief
then, and soon found that they had entered
the basement and afterward tried to get
in the pantry window, but had fallen
down. We found our hatchet where they
had dropped it after taking it from the
The local police, assisted by detectives
from Oakland and San Francisco, are
doing their utmost to run down the bur
glar, it is thought a clew has been ob
tained by the location of a watch stolen
from the Davis place in a pawnbroker's
shop in Sau Francisco.
Numerous theories are rife in regard to
the nature and place of residence of the
burglars. Their work indicates a bung
ling, murderous, ignorant mau rather than
an experienced crook. A hatchet is used
in place of a "jimmy" to pry open the
wiudow as well as for a weapon in close
quarter?, and the fact that no* one has lost
the hatchet now in i ossession of the offi
cers suggests the fact that the burglar
took it liom his own house, which may be
in Alameda. The detectives think the
operators are from OaKland or some other
Meanwhile, uDtil the wretches are be
hind the bars Alamedans are literally
"sleeping on their arms."
The kailroad Blamed for James A.
Among the first victims of the Southern
Pacific's electric cars on Mission street
was James A. Frichette, a young book
keeper, who lived at 89 Powell avenue. He
attempted to board a car that was iv mo
tion early on tbe murning of September 25
and was thrown uuder the unguarded
wheels. His legs were crushed by the
heavy car, and he was taken to St. Luke's
Hospital, where he died a few days later.
A Coroner's jury investigated Fricbetto's
death yesterday, and obtained abundant
evidence th:<t the car was tuov ng at a
very high rate of speed, and that the law
requiring guards to be placed around the
wheele of all streetcars was disregarded
in its construction.
t Tbe jury leturned the following verdict:
Ihat deceased came to bis death througn
carelessness on bis part in attempting to
board a moving car and through the negli
gence of the Market-street Railway Coir.
pany in not having the proper guards on
the wheels, according to law."
Cleopatra Drank Pearla
In her wine, and captivated Ctesar with her beant y
»nd niacenee. But pearls la the mouth are
better, and our modern beauties mar nave these
If they faithfully use BOZODONT every day, ana
captirateail by «impi r smilius to show tliulr
pretty white teeth.
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1894.
As Against the Railroad
ADOLPH SUTRO'S OPINIONS.
Some Action Must Be Taken Now
THE PEOPLE'S PARTY PRINCIPLES
Addresses Made at a Mass-Meeting
Last Night by Several of the
The nns^-meeting of the People's party
at Metropolitan Temple last evening was a
success as far as numbers webt. Tb« hall
was crowded. An overture was furnished
outside of the band in attendance by sev
eral energetic members at the pp.rty who
Insisted on • jm-tiug Clarence Ayer, who
was first nominated by the party for As
sessor, from the pi* t fora in the interest of
Mark btrouse wuom the party selected at
a reeonvention us a better candidate.
Mr. ttrouse remained on the platform,
and his banner hung In triumph from the
Henry C. Lancrehr was the pres'ding of
ficer ol the evening, and in welcoming tbe
audience, spoke briefly in behalf of the
princip'ei of the People's party, lie <x
press^d h ; 8 pleasure at seeiDg such a bn»
number interes fd in those principles, and
trusted that their interest would grow and
not ocas* erowmg until election day, when
tbe People's party ticket would be found
to be elected.
He then read a communication from E.
V. Debs of Chicago to George W. Sells ol
this ciiv. in which the writer stated that
the A. ];. U. Is ou the upgrade again and
that it would enter the field again in the
interest of the People's i«art'y.
Another communication was read which
officially notified all of the
People's party that Mark Strouse had been
selected as candidate for Assessor instead
of Clarence E. Ayer, and urged that
Strouse he supported.
The absence of P. L. Archibald, the
parly's nominee for Sheriff, from the meet
ing was explained by ;t commanieation
which stated thatihe was confined to l.is
bed by sickness. Mr. Archibald had de
sired it stated that he will stay witn the
People's party, and feels confided of elec
Mark Strouse, the candidate for As
sessor, nude a few remarks. lie ex
pressed I is thanks to the party for having
given Mm the proper recognition as h can
didate, and expressed his determination, if
elected, to conduct his cilice in a business
Ex-Judge A. W. Thompson was the
next $p°aker. He said he was a candidate
for Judce of th« Superior Court. As a
representative of the People's party he
said the question was whether the people
of California shall bn subject to the money
pnwerorwhetherthevsliali.be tree pen
! 1-. As for the tariff talk, the xpeaker
styled that as a campaign bluff. It
was a new fad in politics. The present
temporary let-up In the money question
was but a political dodge, but the
speaker was fearful of the misery
wine;, should ensue in ISDS, unless the
present financial chains were broken in a
proper manner. Tariff hid nothing to do
with the issue. There was no difference
between the .Republican and Democratic
parties as far as principles went. The
county was troubled with an aristocracy
of wealth without brains, thereby impos
ing the meanest kind of slavery upon the
people. B'lth parties were the tools of the
great monnved power, which was not the
interest of the people, but in behalf of the
shy locks of the world.
Adolph Sutro. candidate for Mayor, was
introduced aruid applause. He said:
"The tariff question has long agitated
this nation ami lias divided the people of
the United States into two great parties —
the Democratic aud Republican. People
differ in their t views on this question,
whether we should hay« a high protective
tariff, a tariff for revenue alone, or free
trade. We, however, of the Pacific Coast
have to deal more especially with another
tariff question, one more important to us,
raoH significant, more absorbing to every
man. woman and child on this coist. It in
the tariff levied on us by that giant cor
poration, the Southern Pacific of Kentucky.
"There is not a thing which you wear on
your bodies, not a thing you eat or nave
in your house, not a move you make m the
city or county, but that you pay tribute to
that great cormorant corporation. It ii
the 1 cent here and the 1 cent there in
the daily life of our inhabitant*, which ac
cumulates by degrees and at the end of
the year amounts in the aggregate to
millions of dollar*. It Is this slow trocess
of bleeding to death which has, to a lur^e
extent, impoverished this commonwealth,
until we find our progress arrested, our
industries blighted, and want, penury and
starvation appear on ail sides.
"This octopus has reached out its long,
slimy arms aod seized everything within
reach. It has managed to keep up its high
freights and fares by keeping out all com
petition, and to-lay, after twenty-four
years of extortion, we find ourselves with
out a competing road to enter San Fran
cisco; and even our waterway*, by the
way ol the Isthmus of Panama, had for
years been shut off by great subsidies to
the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.
Now comes th« No-called funding bill,'
under which this oppression is sought to
be continued for fifty years more. Do you
know what that means? D" you know
what significance that has? Why, it
means fifty years more of enslavement of
the people ot the Pacific Coast; fifty years
more of fraud, oribery, injustice and bond
"It means fifty years more of the high
sway of dictatorship of C. P. Huntington
and his successors. This bill was de
feated at the last sesslo'n of Congress and
defeated by whom? Why, I claim the
credit of having been mainly instrumental
in bringing about that defeat. About
June the Ist last, through my exertions,
three capable, honest and fearless men
started for Washington, and when they
arrived there found that a funding bill
extending the time of the payment of the
debt of the Central Pacific Railroad Com
pany for 100 year* at 2 per cent per annum,
was ready to be passed, for the mem
bers of Congress, hearing but one side of
the story, w.re made to believe that these
great and self-sacrificing patriot.-, C. P.
Huntingdon & Co., had constructed th«
Central Pacific road at great loss to them
selves, and that they were now bankrupt
a d unable to pay the debt owing to the
Government. Their minds were soon dis
abused by the efforts of the gentlemen re
ferred to and by the circulation trom here
of paniDlilets and documents bearing on
the subject. It was extremely difficult to
get bold of some of the most important
ones, for it seems they had all been gath
ered up by the agents of the octopus aud
burned and not a copy could be found
neither here nor at Washington.
"1 propose to make another energetic
effort to strangle that monstrosity if my
fellow-citizens will stand by me. >At a re
cent meeting held in this hall I made the
declaration that if elected Mayor I would
devote mv salary to the support of the un
employed. I hereby withdraw that state
ment, for I am informed by lawyers that
under the decisions in several States such
an offer before the election is a species of
bribery and a bid for votes."
In conclusion Mr. Sutro said that both
the Republican; and Democratic tickets,
as far as certain candidates went, were
manufactured under the auspices of the
railroad ; people. lie also gave an ex
haustive history of the Sutro Tunnel arid
the manner in which he had fought cor
porations for years.
At the conclusion, of his speech. Mr.
Sutr<> was cheered when he predicted that
at the next election the People's party will
succeed in electing ■ ne-thinl of the next
Congress, with a possibility that at the
next Presidential election it would sweep
the country like an avalanche.
Charles A. Suuiner and , Dr. J. L. Yoik
also addressed the meeting. Ue'.ween
speeches the audience was entertained by
songs by a glee club and a recitation by
Miss Clara Waters.
REV. H. A. WEBB'S DEATH.
How an Evangelist Lost liis Life
for a Friend.
A touching story is connected with the
leath of Rev. IT. a. Webb, the evangelist,
who was buri-d at Laurel Hill Cemetery
on Tuesday last.
Tbe deceased, who was only 30 years of
agp, was a native of Bristol. England,
wher^ he graduated at the Theological
College five yeara ag' . No sooner bad he
been ordained than tie began to devote
himself to tbe work of evaueelizin?, first
in Canada and afterward in the TJuilcd
states. For the past two and a half years
he was associated with Key. I). H. Reid,
his brotber-in-lavr, and together tney la
bored very successfully in Montana,
Washington and British Columbia. For
this autuiuu and winter they had planned
a campaign through Oregon and Califor
Part of Mr. Webb's continued success
was no doubt, owing to the fact that he
owi ed a remarkably One tenor voice,
which had won for him the title of the
Last montn he was holding meetings at
llwaeo, Wash. Just at trie time James I).
Morrison, th* banker, mysteriously disap
peared, and Mrs. Morrison, as a natural
consequence, was overwhelmed with the
suspense and anxiety nt not knowing
what calamity had belallen her husband.
At last word was brought that the missing
banker had been seep in Sacramento, and
the distracted wife, unable to induce any
of her fr ends to £0 on the trail of the lost
man, appealed to the evangelist.
Mr. Webb was co touched at her story
that he volunteered to go immediately and
try to locale Morrison. Leaving his young
wife and an infant girl 4 months old he
net out on his errand ol mercy, but. al
though he exhausted his somewhat frail
strength in searching that city and the
vicinity, he was unable to meet with any
trace of Morrison. Just as he was about to
abandon his unxticcessful search the evan
gelist was stricken with violent typhoid
lever, to which lie finally succumbed nt
feunol, Cal. Meanwhile the banker had
been located at his sister's home in Ohio,
where he had arrived in an unsound state
of mind, la that the deceased's relatives
have the added sorrow of knowing that
the search, which cost the evangelist his
hie, was a vain one.
DE WINTON'S TALE
He Will Endure Obloquy
for a Lady.
Fire Marshal Towe Will Consult
Mis Attorney To-Day as to
Fire Marshal Tone and Detective Hand
lev have concluded their SPHichint: investi
gation of the building at 1141 Dolores
.tit out, which was set on fire at an early
hour la>t Sunday morning.
"We have collected all the evidence we
require." said the Fire Marshal last even
ing, "and have withdrawn our watchman
ana given De Wintoa permission to do
whatever he likes with the building, lie
lias already ordered lumber to shore ud
(he building so as to prevent its being
"To-morrow rucrnlng I will lay the
whole facts gathered by Detective Hand
ley and myself before my attorney, and
will bo guided by his advice as to what
course we shall follow.
"We have already made public all that
we feel justified in doing at present, but
when we iak>- the decisive st*»p nothing
will he withheld. I can say that we are
more than baiistitd with the result of our
investigation, which has been most tbor
De Winlon is endeavoring to piove an
alibi. He has stated io his friends that he
si.tut Saturday night with a married lady,
but with a chivalrous regard for the lady
he says he will keep her name secret,
even though he chould liave to bear tbe
discrace ot being pointed at as n suspected
lncemliaiy. Were be to divu ge her nume
it would be the means of breaking up two
He also told his friends that after tear
inn the lady he went to the saloon of Geb
liarJt & Graner, 021 Market street, left
there a ■'on 1 o'clock Sunday morning and
wr-nt straight to the Abbotsforl saloon. 22
Eddy street, kept by Lauriston aud Ross,
where he remained for two hours.
• This looks all ughi.but mere are one
or two flaws in it. Mr. Graver says he
was at the bar of Ins saloon from 6
o'clock Saturday night ill 1 1 o'clock
Sunday morning, but he did not see De
Winton in the saloon.
Mr. Lauriston says De Wintnn came to
his saloon shortly after 1 o'clock
Sunday morning and remained till 3
o'clock, when he left for home. This is
tli«' only confirmation of bis statement.
When he was interneated on Sunday
morning by the Fire Marshal he said be
bad b«en downtown spending the evening
with Sam Kuiney, "king" McMauus aua
De Winton's friends, although staggered
by the discoveries made by the Fire Mar
shal and Detective Hundley, believe that
he will be able to clear himself from the
suspicion at present thrown upon bin.
Whether their faith will be justified re
mains to be seen.
THE "SYMPHONY" TO-MORROW.
To-morrow at the Auditorium the fifth
symphony concert will be given, when
the programme will include the first pro
duction in San Francisco of the following:
"Jeanne d' Arc" Moszttowaky
A .symphony poem In four parts, after
Schiller* "JunKfrau yon Orleans," lor
Part I— Jeanne's pastoral lire. Her great
mission revealed in a vision.
Part 2— lnternal discords. Remem
Part 3— Entry of the conquerors at the
coronation at Kbeims.
Part 4— Jeanne in prison. Hunting or
her chains. Victory, death and glorifica
Orerture. "Auacreon" Cherublui
'•Midsuiuincr Night's Dream." iherzo
Mendelssohn- Hart boldy
"Airs Uohamiens" hugeulo I'lraui
Kliap3od:e >o. '1 LiszL-.Mueiler-ISercbaus
.*■•;. n i'onup, the old man whose skull
was fractured by an unknown assailant
a f»w days ago, lias in a precarious con
di'hn at his home on Clementina street.
Hit friends state that he was not under
the InlLieuce of liquor when he was
INot for Politics.
Collector Wise said yesterday that there
was no truth in the report that Inspectors
Mau and Shepstone were dismissed for
political reasons. Their removal was rec
ommended by the special agents of the
treasury some time ago. Jamn* Outline
was appointed yesterday in Mau's place.
Buy paiuts, oils and glass of F. N. Woods &
Co., 61 First street. Lowest prices. •
Back to China.
The Rteanier that smled for China Tues
day morning took 4<39 Mongolians back to
their nativ* land. Only 150 of the passen
gers have the right to return to the United
States. The other 9 a?e laborers.
If yon want good-iiUiug specs go to Bertel
luu, 4^7 lvearuy st. •
Judge Coffey Tired of the
RULES OUT TWO ATTORNEYS.
Messrs. Towle and Holladay Have
No Standing Now.
SUPREME COURT DECISION FINAL
A Vigorous Attempt on the Part of
the Probate Judge to Rid Him
of the Incubus.
Judge Coffey has at last shown signs of
impatience at the seemingly Interminable
Klythe case. When tbe Supreme Court
koine months ago rendered :>. decision up
holding his llonor's judgment in favor of
Florence Blytiie-ilmkeley the Probate
Judge considered that he bad washed his
hands of the whole business. It was time,
ne thought, to Hunk of other things.
But be has not been allowed to do so.
No sooner had the decision been rendered
than up came a host of motions in the
Superior Court. The first heard was a
motion to set aside the judgment on the
ground that it had not been entered within
the time specified by law; the next was an
application lor distribution of the estate,
chiefly distinguishable for tie entrance of
a new claimant in the shape of Mrs. Sarah
Davis, one of the Savage family of heirs to
the estate. Bo the unfortunate Judge has
been kept very busy, and having borne his
ordeal with remarkable patience hitherto
it is Dot suiprislng that he should here
lose that patience at last. H&3&
Attorncy-Geueral Hart, one of the attor
neys for Florence, spent several days in
presenting his motion for distribution.
Bundles and bundles of documents were
introduced to clear the record in the case,
and meanwhile the various attorneys rep
resenting claims to the estate long since
knocked out have been unremitting in their
efforts to obtain grounds for one more
Wi en Dart got to the close of hi 3mi tion
yesterday he formally objected to the law
yers for other claimants being permitted to
appear at all in the case or to make any
sort of argument whatever. They had no
standing in the case, said Hart, and were
All th« attorneys collapsed. Finally At
torney Towle ventured to say that he had
a right to be beard.
Net so Judge Coffey. He told Mr. Towie
he bad no standiug in court whatever, and
that he. micht be heard merely through
courtesy. This remark was also made to
apply to Attorneys 8. W. aud E. B. Holla
day, who for years bad been fighting the
cause of the Kentucky or gypsy Blythes.
As for Mr. Highton, be represented the
alleged widow, Alice Edith Elvthe, who
still had an appeal pending. His Honor
would bear Mr. Hightnn at half-past 4
o'clock. The only reason given by the
court, for its ruling was that the Supreme
Cant's affirmation of the original judg
ment in favor of Florence was final.
Both attorney! took vigorous exceDtinn
to tliH rulinc. Mr. Towle said that botli
courts lacked jurisd'ction in the mater.
Tbe Supreme Court's decision was con
trary to the provision of section 10, article
I of the United istates constitution, which
slates that thtj Mate may pass an ex post
facto law. lie alsr> a'tempted to make a
i oint out of the. fart lhat Chief Justice
Beatty was disqualified Iron: participating
in the dfcibi >v.
S. W. Holladay was heard to say that no
judgment existed at all in this rase, and
that, therefore, the contest was stil.
This decision of Judge Coffey left only
two adverse attorneys standing — Henry
B. lligi ' .n, representing Alice Eilwh
My" he, and Timottieus J. Lynns, who is
fighting the new cause of Mrs. Sarnh
Davis. So at half-past 4 o'clock Mr.
Hightin arpe»red to make a brief argu
men in opposition to the application for
distribution. His argument was based on
legal points nnd pernaps tbe chief point
was that as his last appeal to the Supreme
Court had not yet been decided no order
for distribution of the estate could be
In spi'e of the ruling of the morning, the
ru!ed-out attorneys haunted the courtroom
again, Mr. Towle to inveigh loudly against
injustice, and Mr. Holladay to present no
tice of appeal from the court's ruling. All
the attorneys present accepted service oi
the notice from Mr. Dolladay, except the
attorneys! ol Florence, who refusrd to
recognize Mr. iiolladay as having any
standing in the case whatever, and so de
clined to t v .ke notice of any document he
might be pleased to introduce to the court.
The notice of appeal, however, was duly
tiled by Judge Cofiey.
FEARS FOUL PLAY.
James McAndrews Wants His Wife's
Young Mrs. Amelia McAndrews, wife
of James McAndrews, a brass-molder,
living at 547 Folsoui street, died last Sun
day morning under what her husband
claims are peculiar circumstapces. He
has applied o Coroner Hughes for an in
It :ipp°nrs, according to young McAn
drews. ihat be and his wiff* married
ngnin?t the wishes of the girl's mother,
Mrs. Martin. The couple were of d fferent
religious faiths, but had "run tout-tliei"
for five years tpfore tliey got Justice ol
the Peace Snook of Oakland to perform
the luiaricge ceremony binflinc ineiu as
one. Tlint was in January, 18i)'2. aud
since then AlcAndrews has been haviim
varying fortunes, and his wife has latterly
lived with her mother at f>soFolsom street.
McAodrews frequently look her out upon
little exue*litiuiitj. but always had to cjoj
bat the uislikes of his mother-in-law.
On Saturday last be was surprised to
learn that his wife was ill and went to her
residence, lie says he heard tier shriek
ing as with p »in, and Then be asked Dr.
Kearney, who attended ber. the nature of
tier trouble was informed merely that her
case was well-nigh desperate and that an
operation might be uect-ssary.
On Sundxy moruiug the girl died, and
McAndrews declares that the cause of
death as officially told him at the Health
Office was "bl >O!f-pplsoning." He was
also informed ex-oflicially that the girl had
foamed at the tuoum in her last agony.
McAndrews' grievance does not end
here, tie says he was twice arrested with
out justification for disturbing the peace
on Saturday, because be stood opposite bii
wife's abode, aud that the cases were dis
missed without comicg to trial on Mon
day. His wife's funeral, or rather the
conveyance of the remains to a vault, i.c
says, was conducted with unseemly ha«t%
and be, the husband, was not permitted h
last gUnce al his wife's face.
Another reported cause of deaib was
heart disease, but McAndrews sayg his
wifs had no tenueucy that way, and when
he last saw her she aas apparently strong
and hearty. She leaves a baby, of which
McAudrews is desirous of obtaining po
session, but bis immediate anxiety is to
ascertain the truth about tbe circum
stances surrouuding his wife's de.-itn.
The Coroner will investigate the matter.
It wes learned last night that Mrs. Mc-
Andrews was attended in ber last illness
by three reputable phystciaus, who certify
that her death was caused by heartclot
and there was nothing in the remotest de
gree suspicious about her demise.
Receiving hospital Changes.
At a nieftiug of the Bnard of Health
yesterday Dr. William P. Simpsin's resig
nation as assistant police surceon was rend
and accepted. Dr. Simpson's .'reason fir
resigning was that the duties at t!:e hos
pital occupied too much of bis time and lie
preferred to loot after outside practice.
Dr. Arthur 11. Mays wa« appointed by the
board to Lll tte vacancy. Dr. Mays bas
been a substitute at the hospital for some
Jones and Daly Have Their Revenge
Upon Riordan and Kelly.
There was "standing rvnm only" at the
Occidental Handball Cour!, last night, the
upper gallery being crowded with ladies
and their escort.
The attraction was the return match of
Jones, champion of Australia, and Den
nis Daly, champion of Oakland, against J.
C. Kiordan, champion of the coast, and W
Kellv, the "hurricane" ot tiie Union
Tiie keenest interest had been aroused
In the match from the fact that on .Sunday,
October 7, at the Union Court. Riord m
and Kelly defeated Jones ai.il Daly in
three stralgbr, and the friends <■!' the for
mer team were sanguine of another victory
. Every one present last nitrht admitted it
was the prettiest exhibition of handball
that had been se?u iv this city. They all
played to win, and there were many bril
liant i>liv* which brought forth the wild
Jones and Daly won the Grst two games,
and it looked as if the result would be
three straights. But Riordau ami Kelly De
stirred themselves and parried off die third
game amid great applause. The fourth
and final game was played with great bril
liancy ami daah, and it was nip and tuck
which would win till the close. Jones and
Daly were the winners. Pat Donnelly
was the referee, and performed his oner
ous duty to the satisfaction of everybody.
Following is the score:
Jones and Daly 21 21 16 21
Klordan and Kelly 6 15 31 17
On Sa nn!ay night Jones will play ilar
low and Kelly the be.-t three out of live
games at the S in Francisco court.
ITS TICKET FILED.
Selection of the United
Its Nominees for Municipal Offices.
A Large Number of Indorsements
on the List.
The United Labor party. througH Its
chairman, W. I*. Gracp, has filed Its ticket
with the Registrar of Voters to be placed
upon the official ballot, as follows:
Mayor— C. C. O'Donnell.
Audi i or — Frank D. 'Worth.
Assessor— M ark strouse.
Slid iff— v iliiaui J. KuildlcK.
Tax Collector— Q. W. 11. Patterson.
Treasurer— J. H. widber.
Kecorder— Henry C. Langrenr.
Omnlv Clerk— M. C Haley.
District Attorn y—L. E. McLellan.
Aitomey and Counselor— H. T. Creswell.
Corouer— R. L. Rigdon.
Public Administrator— Thomas Keougb.
Superintendent ol Public Instruction— C. S.
Surveyor— c S. Tilton.
Superintendent of Si rets— E. G. Pierce.
Superior .ludsjes— w. R. Dainperriold, W. H.
Levy. (ieoige'W. Fox, J. V. Cottey, E. A.
Beiclier (short term).
Police Judge*— .lames A. Campbell, Cuarles
T. Oonlao, M. M. Foote, c. G. Isacle.
Justices of the Peace— G. W. F. Cook, E.
Bany. Henry Warfield, August Quitzow, F. H.
First Ward— J. KID 2.
Second Ward— Peter Scully.
Tniia Ward— a w. Ne?in.
Fourth Ward-Aiphonse Hlrseb.
Fifth Ward— J. S. Dlmona.
Sixth Ward— W. E. Lane.
Seventh Ward— C. Dunker.
Elfilun Ward— Samuel H. Kent.
Xintu W.i id— H. R. Goecken.
Tenth Ward— A. B. Spreek-eK
Elefenth Ward— M. L. MrCord.
Twelfth Ward— E. L. Wagner.
School Directors— L. P. Bounder, C. H. Haw
ley, Dr. J. A. » ill.r, K. w. Warren, T. V. Max
well, J. W. Duncan, August Tillmau, J. A.
Roti.iuzi, C. A. Clinton, Hugh Tevis, F. J.
bymmes, C. A. Murdock.
Freeholders— E. H. Knight, S. F. Long,
J. A. Anderson, J. \. Moore, J. Eva. j.
bnjith, W. J. Cuthb u rtßou, J. XV. Swales,
N. C. Hawks, C. W. Perkins, T. W. Mead,
G. H. Hawes. W. McLaugnlin, M.D., J.
Mocan, M. H. Heclit.
The following are named as the aaditin 2
committee el tne party candidates: H. P.
Kail (chHirmnu). J. W. Emertorj, F. Ma
loney. T. B. lloach, S. Wilcox.
The wedding of Miss Rose Hart of this
city and Charles Heymann of Paris will
take place this evening iv the Maple Koum
at the Palace Hotel.
Miss Anna G. Chalmers and L. A. Red
man ill be united in marriage this even
ing at the residence of Hie bride's lather,
Alexander Chalmers, in Stockton.
Mr-, James Dunn will give a matinee
tea to-day a; her residence, 1218 Hyde
Eureka Circl« No. 39, Companions of the
Fores', will piye an pntenainment a:id
danoe this oveninc at 102 O'Farrell sireet.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet-
I ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
I the needs of physical being, will attest
I the value to health of the pure liquid
j laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
j Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas-
. ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
I beneficial properties of a perfect lax-
| ative; effectually cleansing the system
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
. met with the approval of the medical
I profession because it acts on the Kid-
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak-
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug*
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man-
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
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r~ I A Vy 'i 303 sutteb St., s. f.
Knabe, Hainbs, Bush t & Gerts, and others.
■ Cash or installments. ?• Please call or correspond. / .
JlStf burn i 9
DRY GOODS. Sl4
KELLY 4 IITeS,"
„,.„„- -- SLULCp
Cloak and Suit House,
X2O iSLozMCiOL-y Street.
SPECIAL SALE OF FUR CAPES.
All our capes are specially selected perfect skins,
no pieces, no poor imitation furs; all beautlfuily
lined and made and
FULL MILITARY CIRCLE CUT.
2'J-Inch Black French Coney, satin <jun (\r\
24-lnch Extra Fin« Black French <r>Q ca
27-inch Extra Fine Black French (D» 11 r\r\
22-lnch Deep JBlact Baltic Seal Capes, flio A f\fhm
■ very full «3>ll/.UU
24-inch Deep Black Baltic Seal Capes, J> I O f\f\
very full lZi.\)\J
27-incn Deep Black Baltic Seal Capes, £. l a an
very full.. ©lti.UU
Special bargains in Astrakhan. Electric Seal,
plain and Marten trimmed capes, all sizes and
lengths. ocl4 tf SnTuTh
A FIRST-CLASS HIGH-ARM
3 Drawers - - v^loj
With §L<7>-J ">E?
5 Drawers - £ 'O**J&
In STYLE, QOALITy and DURABILITY the
"Golden Rule" machines are equal to those selliuz
for twice the price.
GUARANTEED 5 YEARS.
( "7!BMWKETST.*nD J\
ap!s SuTuTU tf 1
For th« Creetlun of School Bnildlnc.
OFFICK OF THE CLEKK OK THE BOARD OF i
A-' Supervisors of the City and County of San
Francisco. October 17. 1894.
In accordance with Resolution No. 11.172
(third Series) or the Board of Supervisors, and
in conformity With tiie act of the Legislature,
authorizing the Hoard of Supervisors of the City
and County of San Francisco to lease a certain
school lot, issue bonds, purchase sites and erect
school buildings, etc., approved March 30. 1574.
| SKALED FBOPUSAZ.a will be received In open
I session of the board on MoM>aV *I ; TKK>OU.N, -l -
October 29. 1894. from '.' to 2:30 o'clock, for tha :
erection of a two-story eighth-class school build- log
luff on the lot on tne southwesterly corner of^'
Coillngwood and Nineteenth street* In strict con-
i formity with plans aud specifications to be seen
I at the office of X. J. \Ye!ch, architect, room 95,
! Flood building.
NO TlCK— Bidders will estimate with the dis-
i tinct understanding that the work proposed will
j be awarded separately to the lowest bidder, and
I that no bid w II be received or entertained unlesg '
: from a party who is known to be a dealer In or
contractor lor tiie special work old npon. Bidders
will state a specific sum in compliance with the
, specifications for the work as follows: .
* irst— For excavating, grading, concrete cement
I work, bituminous flours, brie-; and stone work.
Second— Kor piumbine. pas fitting and sewers.
Third— For tin aud galvanized iron work. ,
Fonrtb— r'or painting and varnishing. J
Fifth— Kor carpenters' work, joiners' work, plat- -i-iftj
j teriiKT. hardware, glazing and the balance of work '-
j specified in Clans ft or the specifications, but not
| mentioned In the a»ova.
Ktgbt hours to constitute a day's work for per-
! sons employed upon th.- work.
The party to wnom the contract is awarded will :
be required, pr or to or at the time of the execu-
i tion of tne contract, to pay a proportion of tho
1 cost of advertising this notice in three daily
i newspaper*. ... "' ■
I n order to preserve uniformity and to facilitate
the award the board lias resolved 10 receive uo •
bids unless made upon blank rorms prepared dv
| the committee And bidders upon any of the first
four propositions must deposit with" their bid a
certified check for the sum of $500 and on propo-
i sition No. 5 a -certified chcc:< of sioOO condi-
tioned If the proposal Is accepted and the con- -'
tract awarded, and if the binder shall fail or
I neglect to execute a written • agreement and eiva
the required bond wituiu six days after, the sum
| shall be paid Into the city ana county treasure ' !
| by said clers as liquidated damages for failure
and neglect, . " ur( '
Blanks furnished by the clerk.
• The board reserves tne right to reject all nlda
if the public good so require. 3 aU "
oc!7td JNCX A. RUSSELL, Clerk.
S^\ Dr. Gibbon's Dispensary,